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 30
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 Parents Missions Talk, The Commons
6:30 p.m. | Youth “See the World” at Fourth, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | English Class, Online
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Thursday, March 31
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, April 1
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club (FNC), Room 102

Sunday, April 3
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
12:15 p.m. | Missions Committee Gathering, Room 117
12:30 p.m. | Women’s Council Meeting, Room 132
12:30 p.m. | Young Adult Lunch, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, April 4
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, April 5
6:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, The Commons

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.

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

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 | April 21, 7:00 p.m., Online
Join us the third Thursday of each month as adults in blended families meet for discussion and fellowship. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Lost and Found

Missing a Bible, glasses, coat, or jacket? It’s time to clear out the many items that have accumulated in the Main and Youth offices. Please claim your items before Saturday, April 9. After that date, uncollected items will be donated to Fourth’s ministry partners.

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., via Zoom, led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris
Men of all ages are welcome. Email menproverbs@4thpres.org for the Zoom link.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts |  Resume April 19, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $4
Join us for fellowship, breakfast, and teaching by Rob Norris. No reservations are required. See 4thpres.org/ministries/men/ for the schedule.

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

Missions DMV

Rockville Women’s Center | April 1, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
To participate in First Friday Prayer on the phone, call 605-313-4415 and enter code 357470 followed by # (pound sign).

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. Return filled Easter eggs for Easter activities with our ministry partners. 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”, concludes March 30
Tonight, attend a virtual missions fair for adults. See the Missions webpage for information.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

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

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 this week and continues through the week of May 9. We are studying I AM: Seven Powerful Claims of Christ. Groups 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

Youth “See the World” at Fourth | Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
During their normal Bible study times, middle and high school youth will join our missionaries to learn about their work and the countries where they serve.

Youth Parents Missions Talk | Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Commons
Parents are invited to special presentation from  missionaries Rob and Lois Thar. This is in lieu of the Youth Parent Fellowship.

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.

Middle School Friday Night Club (FNC) |  April 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Students, in 6th-8th grade, invite your friends for a night of fun, food, games, and a message. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside. Drop off and pickup in the Lower Parking Lot.

Dinners for Youth Volunteer Leaders | Help support our adult volunteers by providing dinner before they lead various activities.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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