Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

In this post you’ll find the calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s Midweek Update email. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, February 16
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 130, 132
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, The Commons
6:30 p.m. | Youth Middle and High School Bible Studies, Room 102
6:45 p.m. | “The Biography of a Christian” Adult Class, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Class, Online
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Thursday, February 17
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Online
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, February 18
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132

Saturday, February 19
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
4:30 p.m. | Young Marrieds Potluck with a Purpose, Offsite

Sunday, February 20
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
9:30 a.m. | Officer Training for Elders and Deacons, Room 130
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, February 21
Church offices are closed in observation of Washington’s Birthday
9:00 a.m. | Mission DMV: Take Over the Mission for a Day , Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, February 22
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Women’s Fellowship, Online
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, Emmaus House

Ongoing activities:  Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community GroupsSpecial Blessings Sunday SchoolYoung Adults, Youth Sunday School, and Women’s Bible Studies.


Adult Education

Visit the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Parents, please check in your children before classes at the computers at the Children’s Welcome Center on the first floor or the computers outside the Children’s Library on the second floor. Face masks are required for Sunday School, Cherub Church, and Children’s Church.

Nursery | Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, infants-2 years old. Face masks are not required.

Sunday School | Classes during the 9:30 a.m. service for age 2 through 5th grade.

Cherub Church | Sundays, 11:00 a.m. service, age 2 to pre-kindergarten. Children begin in their classroom and are escorted by their teachers to Cherub Church for singing and teaching. They are escorted back to their classrooms for crafts and activities. Parents please pick up your children in their classroom after the service.

Children’s Church | Sundays, 11:00 a.m. service, kindergarten to 3rd grade. Beginning February 20, before the sermon, children will be invited forward for prayer, dismissed out the side door, and accompanied by their teachers to Children’s Church. Parents please pick up your children from their classroom immediately after the service. 

Contacts: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org and Marce Bettridge, mbettridge@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

GriefShare | Thursdays, February 24–June 2, Online. Weekly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To learn more and to register, see the GriefShare webpage at griefshare.org. For more information and the Zoom link, email griefshare@4thpres.org.

DivorceCare Support Group | Tuesdays, through April 5, 7:00 p.m., The Commons. This Bible-centered support group offers a non-judgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. Everyone is welcome at any time, regardless of faith background or current marital status. To learn more and to register, see the DivorceCare webpage at divorcecare.org.

Blended Families | Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., Online. Adults in blended families meet the third Thursday of the month for discussion, fellowship, and support. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information and the Zoom link.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Fourth Fellows

Visit the Fourth Fellows webpage to read blog posts written by current Fellows about their experience this year.  Fourth Fellows is accepting applications for the 2022-23 class. Late deadline is March 15. The application can be found at 4thfellows.org/apply.

Men’s Ministry

Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris, via Zoom. Men of all ages are welcome.

Men’s Retreat | March 11-13, “Faithful Men in a Pagan World,” Sandy Cove Retreat Center, North East, MD, Dr. Robert Norris. Register online; email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

For more information, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Missions & Outreach

Missions Conference | “God’s Providential Care for his People”, March 25-30. Come meet some of Fourth’s missionaries. The Friday night banquet, 7:00 p.m., features ROSE Women’s Foundation. On Sunday, missionaries will attend Sunday activities, and Wednesday night there will be a virtual missions fair for adults. See the Missions webpage for information.

English Classes | Volunteer to be a conversation partner with a student. For more information contact englishclasses@4thpres.org.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | Our weekly Bible study, G2G, a study on II Corinthians, Knowing the Bible, is ongoing.  There are four options (in person and via Zoom) to gather. We conclude the week of March 21, to be followed by a six-week study on the I AM’s of Jesus.

Women’s Ministry Retreat | Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA. Registration is open through February 18. This year’s retreat is a one-day event, but if you wish to spend Friday and/or Saturday night, a small block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted price of $100. To make a reservation, call the Marriott directly at 800-266-9432 and give the group name, “Fourth Presbyterian Church.” Reservations must be received by the hotel by noon, Friday, February 18.

For more information, please visit the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adults

Young Marrieds Potluck with a Purpose | February 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Offsite. Come to our monthly gathering for couples in the early years of marriage where we discuss a variety of practical topics around the theme of thriving together in Christian marriage. For more information, email John Kimbrough at ymf@4thpres.org.

Youth Ministry

High School Game Night | Saturday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 102. Come for a night of games, from capture the flag to hide n’ seek and everything in between. No RSVP required, just come and bring your friends. Drop-off and pickup at Lower Lot Entrance.

Middle and High School Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102. Students in 6th-12th grade, join our weekly Wednesday night Bible studies. After fun and fellowship, we will divide by grade/gender and study the book of Exodus. Drop-off and pickup in the Lower Parking Lot.

Virginia Middle School Girl’s Bible Study | Wednesdays, through May 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come study the book of Exodus while meeting at a church member’s home. Email Noel Bradley for the address.

Youth Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Commons. Parents of 6th-12th grade students, join us for this time set aside for fellowship, conversations on parenting, and prayer.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org




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