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 23
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
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 24
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
6:45 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142
7:00 p.m. | Grief Share Support Group, Online
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Saturday, February 26
9:00 a.m. | Women’s Retreat, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | High School Game Night, Room 102

Sunday, February 27
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
5:00 p.m. | TIC-TAC Youth Discussion on Culture, Room 007
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, February 28
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, March 1
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 optional 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.

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. 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.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Coffee Ministry

Beginning Sunday, February 27, coffee will be served in Halverson Hall between services. Please join this ministry and volunteer to set up and prepare coffee during the morning services. Various shifts are available to serve each month.

Contact: Gina Hardiman, ghardiman@4thpres.org

Instructions on Giving

Did you know?

Online giving on Fourth’s website is easy and secure. Go to 4thpres.org/giving.

    • If you give by check, your check has everything we need to record your gift for tax purposes.
    • An envelope with your name and address is needed for tax credit only when you are giving cash.
    • Giving envelopes are mailed every three months to those who request them. We are happy to send them if you want them.

If you no longer need or want giving envelopes, please email to be removed from the envelope mailing list.

Contact: Carol Menkis, cmenkis@4thpres.org

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.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Sunday School |  Class during the 11:00 a.m. service,  Online. For all ages and parents, leaders guide the class through a 12-lesson unit on dependence from the seeJesus Bethesda series.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org 

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry Retreat |  Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA. Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, email Jean Bronson to see if there have been cancellations or to place your name on a waiting list.

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.

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

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@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.

TIC-TAC (Truth in Culture-Truth and Culture) Youth Discussion on Culture | Sunday, February 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 007. Explore culturally relevant issues from a Christian worldview, ask questions, and pray together. We encourage students to stay and attend our 6:00 p.m. service together with youth leaders and afterward get ice cream. Drop-off and pickup at 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Parking Lot.

Youth Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Commons. Come gather and discuss topical conversations and pray for our families and Youth Ministry.

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.

Weekly Time of Prayer  | Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:30 a.m., and Wednesdays, noon, via Zoom. Parents join us as we pray for our Youth Ministry. Email Noel for the link.

Dinner for Youth Volunteer Leaders | Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. Help support our adult volunteers by providing dinner before they lead the Bible studies each week.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org




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