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 13
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, April 14
7:30 p.m. | Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Sanctuary

Friday, April 15
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132
7:30 p.m. | Good Friday Tenebrae Service of Darkness, Sanctuary

Saturday, April 16
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, April 17
6:00 a.m. | Easter Sunrise Communion Service, Sanctuary front steps
6:30 a.m. | Easter Sunrise Breakfast, Upper Room
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, April 18
Church Offices are closed in observance of Easter Monday
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, April 19
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131

Ongoing activities:  Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community GroupsYoung 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.

8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday
Nursery – infants – age 2

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.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@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 |  Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $4
Men of all ages are invited to gather to share praises, prayer needs, and fellowship over a hot breakfast as Dr. Norris teaches from the life of Moses. No reservations are required. The next men’s breakfast is May 3. 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

Youth Ministry

High School Progressive Dinner | Saturday, April 23, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
We will meet at the church and then go together to a progressive dinner hosted in the homes of members who live close by. Pickup back at church. RSVP to Taylor Bradley.

TIC-TAC | Sunday, April 24, 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 David Frerichs 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 in 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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