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 28
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 29
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, Room 231
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, September 30
6:00 p.m. | Young Adult Progressive Dinner, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Sunday, October 2
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
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
7:30 p.m. | Middle and High School Fall Retreat Recap, Room 007

Monday, October 3
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, October 4
7:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131

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.

Memory Zone Volunteers Needed | Sunday mornings, Children’s Library
Beginning October 2, children will come “beneath the stars” to the Memory Zone to recite memory verses. Each week, monitors are needed 15 minutes before and after Sunday school (9:15-9:30 a.m. and/or 10:35-10:50 a.m.) to hear little ones recite God’s word and distribute prizes. For more information or to sign up email Jean Bronson.

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

Congregational Care

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m., Room 111
Once a month, we gather to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. For more information, email yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

DivorceCare | Thursdays, through 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.

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

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

Men’s Conference & Brunch | Saturday, November 12, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Upper Room, $15
“The Wisdom of the Ages for Living in a Warped Age—Studies in Proverbs 8-9” taught by Dr. Todd M. Smedley. Registration begins October 1; deadline to register is Sunday, November 6. For more information, email mof@4thpres.org.

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, October 11, 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

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, October 8, 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. Donated items go to ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for Food items: Noel Bradley, SERVE@4thpres.org
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

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.

Rockville Women’s Center 35th Anniversary Gala | Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m., Derwood Bible Church
Register now to join RWC for dinner and a special celebration honoring the founder, Gail Tierney. Register at rwcdonors.com.

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.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Fall Music Programs
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

Young Adult Ministry

Progressive Dinner | Friday, September 30, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Offsite
The progressive dinner is a multi-course meal where each course is served at a different church member’s home. Registration for this event is currently closed. Please email Dave (dfrerichs@4thpres.org) to be added to the waiting list.

Second Sunday Lunch | October 9, 12:30 p.m., Offsite
Enjoy lunch and the chance to get to know other young adults as well as the different Fourth families who open their homes. Held once a month after the 11:00 a.m. service.

Fall Retreat | October 14-16, Camp Wabanna, Edgewater, MD
Join us in this beautiful setting as Dr. Scott Redd speaks on “Life in Sojourn: the Psalms of Ascents for the Christian Life.” Connect with the wider young adult community, grow in Christ, and form deeper relationships. Spaces available for married and single young adults. Register online.

For more information, visit the Young Adult webpage.

Contact: Dave Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday, September 30, 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.

Fall Retreat Recap | Sunday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Room 007
After the evening service, middle and high school students are invited to have dessert and remember the good times from the past weekend.

Wednesday Bible Studies | Wednesdays, through 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, through 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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