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 7
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 112,  130
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes Registration, Room 142
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 131

Thursday, September 8
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room

Friday, September 9
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Saturday, September 10
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111

Sunday, September 11
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
12:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fall Meeting, Room 007
4:00 p.m. | Ring Forth! Handbell Rehearsal, Room 146
4:30 p.m. | Samaritan Inns Dinner Drop-Off, Offsite
5:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Handbell Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room
7:15 p.m. | Missions Program, Upper Room
7:30 p.m. | High School Sunday Night Live (SNL), Room 007

Monday, September 12
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Offsite

Tuesday, September 13
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
7:30 p.m. | Women’s Council Meeting, 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 |  September 11–December 11, 9:30 a.m. hour
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.

Sunday School Hour 
Sunday, September 11, children will be “rising” to their new classes.

Cherub and Children’s Church
On September 11, as children “rise” to their next grade, please note that Cherub Church is for 3 years-PreK and Children’s Church is for K-3rd grade. If you have questions about a child attending Cherub Church for the first time or a child “rising” to 4th grade and no longer attending Children’s Church, please contact us.

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

Community Groups

Community Groups resume in September! To find a community group meeting near you or at a time that fits your schedule or to download sermon discussion guides visit 4thpres.org/groups.

Congregational Care

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, September 10, 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.

GriefShare | Mondays, September 12–December 12, 7:00 p.m., Online
Thirteen weekly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To register and learn more, see the GriefShare webpage at griefshare.org. Email griefshare@4thpres.org with questions.

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.

For more information, visit the Congregational Care webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $4
Men of all ages are invited to gather over a hot breakfast as Dr. Norris teaches from the Scriptures. No reservations are required. See the Men’s Ministry webpage for future dates. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

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.

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

Mission DMV

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, September 10, 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

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


English Class Registration  | Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.
Non-native English speakers are invited for placement testing and textbook pickup. Go to 4thpres.org/englishclasses to register online. Open enrollment is ongoing. For questions, please email mkorossy@4thpres.org.

Presentation by Eric and Sue Takamoto | Sunday, September 11, 7:15 p.m., Upper Room
Eric and Sue Takamoto, our missionaries serving in Japan, are visiting Fourth for the first time in several years. We’ll learn about their work in Ishinomaki with men, women, and children who were deeply traumatized by the 2011 tsunami, which devastated their community. They will also share about their jewelry ministry, the Nozomi Project. No RSVP needed.

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.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Fall Music Programs | Beginning 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

Women’s Ministry

Generation-to-Generation (G2G) Bible Study | Begins the week of September 7
Registration remains open, and we welcome new women to join us.

Circles | Monthly gatherings begin this week. Please visit 4thpres.org/women to see what we are studying and what time groups are meeting.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Parents Meeting | Sunday, September 11, 12:30 p.m., Room 007
Parents of youth, grades 6-12, are invited to hear about our fall calendar and plans for the youth ministry this school year. Lunch will be provided.

Middle and High School Sunday School | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Join us Sunday mornings for fellowship, worship, and reading the Bible to gain a deeper understanding of God’s word. Middle school meets in Room 102; high school meets in Room 007.

High School Overtime | Friday, September 9, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Offsite
Once a month after football games, bring your friends and hang out at one of our open houses. We will be meeting at different homes throughout the fall; for location information email Noel Bradley.

High School Sunday Night Live (SNL) | September 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 007
Come to the evening service and then stay and spend an hour together with games, skits, and a devotional to start the school week.

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.

For information, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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