Week-at-a-Glance & 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, September 14
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 112,  130
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Room 144
7:00 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Rooms 007, 102, 111
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Various Rooms
7:00 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Room 200
7:45 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsals, Rooms 007 and 102

Thursday, September 15
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
7:00 p.m. | Blended Families Support Group, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, Room 231
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room

Friday, September 16
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Theological Reading Group, Room 132
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms Group, Online

Saturday, September 17
7:30 a.m. | High School Bike Trip Prep Day, Lower Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, September 18
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
4:00 p.m. | Ring Forth! Handbell Rehearsal, Room 146
5:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Handbell Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room

Monday, September 19
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Ongoing activities:  Adult Discipleship, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community Groups, Men’s Ministry, Mission DMV, Missions, Music, Special Blessings, Women’s Ministry, Young Adults, and Youth Ministry.


Adult Education

Fall Adult Sunday School | Through December 11, 9:30 a.m. hour
Fall Adult Sunday school classes are underway. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Parents, visit the Children’s Ministry webpage for full information on all our offerings for children on Sunday mornings.

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

Congregational Care

DivorceCare | Thursdays, September 15–December 8, 7:00 p.m., Room 231
This Bible-centered support group offers a nonjudgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. To register and learn more, see the DivorceCare webpage at divorcecare.org. Email divorcecare@4thpres.org with questions.

Blended Family Support Group | September 15, 7:00 p.m., Room 130
Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

GriefShare | Mondays, through December 12, 7:00 p.m.
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. Email griefshare@4thpres.org for more information.

For more information, visit the Congregational Care webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Fourth Fellows

The Fourth Fellows Class of 2023 has arrived! Visit our webpage for pictures and short bios of the new class. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the program and participants. Follow our progress this year by connecting on Instagram @fourthfellows.

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. Learn more.

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room
Men of all ages are invited to gather to share praises, prayer needs, and fellowship over a hot breakfast as Dr. Norris teaches on the theme “Growing in Grace.” Cost is $4. No reservations are required. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

For more information and to learn of upcoming events, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

SERVE Day | Saturday, October 15
Registration is now open at 4thpres.org/missiondmv. Join as we work in teams to support Fourth’s mission partners. Youth are encouraged to sign up for the Central Union Mission and Camp Bennett opportunities.

For more information or to learn of ways to serve, visit the Mission DMV webpage.


English Classes | Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Various Rooms
New students can register throughout the September–May course year. Visit 4thpres.org/englishclasses. Volunteers are also needed to be conversation partners with our students. The commitment is 30 minutes each week either online or in person.

Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE) 30th Anniversary Celebration | October 1, 6:30 p.m., McLean Presbyterian Church
Come and enjoy a special dinner and music as RCE celebrates “A Harvest of Mercy: The First 30 Years”. September 22 is the RSVP deadline.

Newsletter | Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about missionaries and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Fall Music Programs | Begin in September 
Registration is open for fall programs including Sanctuary Choir, children and youth choirs, and children’s instrumental groups. For a list of offerings and to register visit the music webpage.

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Moms’ Group | Friday, September 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Online
Moms of children with special needs meet online to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for one another. We are currently discussing “Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The Five Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities” by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo. All are welcome.

For more information, visit our webpage.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, September 18, 12:20 p.m., Room 132
Enjoy lunch with sharing, praying, and a healthy dose of encouragement as we lean on Christ during this hard patch in life’s journey.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Bring your friends to a fun-filled night of playing games and making new friends, followed by a faith message.

Bike Trip Prep Day | Saturday, September 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
All current 8th-11th graders interested in attending next summer’s Bike Trip (for 9th-12th) are invited to join us in biking to Wakefield Park, VA, and back to Fourth. Students must attend at least two prep days to go on the Bike Trip.

Middle and High School Fall Retreat | September 23-25, NorthBay Adventure Camp
For more information and to register go to 4thpres.org/ministries/youth/.  This is a great way to build friendships and faith through fun competitions, skits, worship, and studying God’s word.

Wednesday Bible Studies | Wednesdays, September 14-December 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Rooms 102, 007
Middle and high school students, come hear God’s word and reflect on Jesus’ teaching as we read through the Book of Matthew. Bring a Bible and notebook.

Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, September 14-December 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 200
Spend time with parents of other middle and high school students during the youth Bible Study. We will also discuss the Book of Matthew, providing a great opportunity for families to discuss together.

For information, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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