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, March 9
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, March 10
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
6:45 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142
7:00 p.m. | GriefShare Support Group, Online
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, March 11
4:00 p.m. | Men’s Retreat, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, March 12
10:00 a.m. | Yarns of Hope, Room 111B
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online

Sunday, March 13
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, March 14
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, March 15
7:00 a.m. | 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, The Commons
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131

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 through 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

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m., Room 111. Join us as we knit and crochet to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. For more information, email yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

GriefShare | Thursdays, through 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 Family Support Group | Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. Adults in blended families meet for discussion and fellowship. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information and the Zoom link.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@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. Today is the final day to register online.

Men’s Missions Breakfast | Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room. Men of all ages are invited to enjoy breakfast with our missionaries and guest speaker, Francis Husson of CRU France. Cost is $4. For more information, email mof@4thpres.org.

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

Mission DMV Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Upper Portico. Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing, and household items in brown paper bags with handles. Pick up empty Easter Eggs to fill with one piece of candy and return filled eggs April 9 (at next Drive-Through Collection) or March 20, 27, or April 3 (in Halverson Hall). Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for food items: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Missions & Outreach

Missions Conference | “God’s Providential Care for his People”, March 25-30. Come meet some of Fourth’s missionaries at various gatherings throughout the conference including the Missions Banquet on Friday night. 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 | Wednesdays (through May), 7:00-9:00 p.m., online. New students can join throughout the year. For questions or more information, email Hannah Lyons and Maria Korossy, englishclasses@4thpres.org.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

New Members

New Members Reception | Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 p.m., Upper Room. Welcome new members as they share their testimony and are received into membership. Refreshments will be served. Email newmembers@4thpres.org for more information.

Special Blessings

Sunday School |  Class during the 11:00 a.m. service, through April 10, online. For all ages and parents, leaders guide the class through a 12-lesson unit on dependence from the seeJesus Bethesda series.

Moms’ Support Group | March 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. Moms meet once a month online for support, prayer, and encouragement and are currently discussing Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo.

Dads’ Support Group | March 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m., via Zoom. Dads meet once a month online for support, prayer, and encouragement and are currently discussing Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo.

For more information visit the Special Blessings webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org 

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | A new spring Bible study begins the week of March 28 and continues through the week of May 9. We will study  I AM: Seven Powerful Claims of Christ. Groups will meet in person at church Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., or via Zoom Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., or Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Contact Jean to let us know which group works best for you.

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

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

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.

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.

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.

Dinners 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.

TIC-TAC Youth Discussion on Culture | Sunday, March 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 007. All 6th-12th graders and friends join us for this TIC-TAC (Truth In Culture-Truth And Culture) where Carin Robinson will lead a discussion on biblical principles in politics in the United States and around the world. We encourage students to stay and attend our 6:00 p.m. service together with youth leaders. Afterward, we take a walk to get ice cream. Drop-off and pickup at 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Parking Lot.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org




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