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, April 6
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. | Middle & High School Bible Studies, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | English Class, Online
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 131
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Thursday, April 7
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 8
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, April 9
10:00 a.m. | Yarns of Hope, Room 111
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online
Sunday, April 10
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
1:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Service Project, Offsite
5:00 p.m. | TIC-TAC Discussion for Youth, Room 007
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, April 11
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, April 12
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Women’s Fellowship, Online

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

New classes begin April 24. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for details.

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.

9:30 a.m.
Nursery – infants- age 2
Sunday School – age 2 through 5th grade

11:00 a.m.
Nursery – infants-age 2
Cherub Church – age 2-pre-kindergarten – Children are escorted by teachers from their classroom to Cherub Church for singing and teaching and back for crafts and activities; pick up in original classroom.
Children’s Church – kindergarten-3rd grade – Children begin in the service with their parents and are dismissed and accompanied by teachers to Children’s Church; pick up in classroom.

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

Congregational Care

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.

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m., Room 111B
Once a month, we gather to use knitting and crocheting skills to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. For more information, email yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Coffee Ministry

Coffee is available in Halverson Hall between services. Volunteers are needed to set up and prepare coffee during the morning services. Various shifts are available to serve.

Contact: coffee@4thpres.org to volunteer

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.

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.


Alpha | Two different classes begin the last week of April and run for eight weeks, both at 6:30 p.m. The Tuesday class starts April 26 and meets in a home in the Flower Valley area of Rockville. The Thursday class will meet in a Bethesda home near Fourth beginning April 28. Contact alpha@4thpres.org for details or to register a guest.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Missions DMV

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

Special Blessings

Sunday School |  To celebrate Holy Week, we are meeting in person for our final class of the semester this Sunday, April 10, in Room 123. If you are interested in helping lead our classes, please contact Noel.

Moms’ Support Group | April 8, 6:30 p.m., Online
Virtual gathering meets the second Friday of each month to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for moms of young or adult children (any age) with special needs.

Dads’ Support Group | April 9, 7:00 p.m., Online
Meets online the second Saturday of each month to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for fathers of young or adult children (any age) with special needs.

Young Women’s Fellowship | April 12, 5:00 p.m., Online
Young women who have special needs gather and build friendships through conversation, music, and games. Currently focusing on ages 21 and up. Meets regularly at 5:00 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Newcomers are welcome.

For more information visit the Special Blessings webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org 

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | Bible study continues through the week of May 9. We are studying I AM: Seven Powerful Claims of Christ. Groups meet in person at church  and via Zoom. 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

Pre-Bible Study Dinner | Wednesday, April 6, 5:45-6:30 p.m., Offsite
Pastor David and Erin Frerichs (and Zeke and Marit) invite middle and high school students to join them for dinner at their home before going to Bible study. No RSVP needed; contact Noel for location.

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 Parents 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.

Opportunity to Serve | Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive, Saturdays, April 9, May 14, June 11, Upper Portico, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
High school students, 9th-12 grade, and families volunteer to help unload and sort food and household donations. SSL hours are available. Email Noel for questions or to sign up.

TIC-TAC | Sunday, April 10, 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 Pastor Tommy Myrick will lead a talk on the Sacrament of Baptism. We encourage students to stay and attend our 6:00 p.m. service together with youth leaders and after take a walk down the block to get ice cream; 5:00 p.m. drop-off /8:00 p.m. pick-up at Lower 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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