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, October 5
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 112, 130
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:00 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142
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
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 130
7:45 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsals, Rooms 007 and 102

Thursday, October 6
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, October 7
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Saturday, October 8
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico

Sunday, October 9
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
12:00 p.m. | 5th Grade Sunday School Party, Rooms 200, 201
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. | High School Sunday Night Live, Room 007

Monday, October 10
Church Offices are closed due to the holiday
7:00 p.m. | Grief Share Support Group, Online
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, October 11
6:30 a.m. |Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room

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 | Sunday mornings, Children’s Library
Children, 5th grade and younger, are invited to come to the Memory Zone to recite memory verses. Each week, volunteers 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

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.

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.

For more information, visit the Congregational Care webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Deacon Ministry

Thanksgiving Bags
Share the love of Christ by suggesting those who may need help this holiday. Complete a nomination form online by November 2. Bag pickup will be Sunday, November 13, or Tuesday, November 15. For more information, see the Deacon webpage.

“40 Days for Life” Prayer Vigil

Pray with others from Fourth on a public sidewalk near an abortion facility in Bethesda (10401 Old Georgetown Rd./Wildwood Medical Center). Come for one or more hours on Tuesday morning, October 25, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and/or Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 1:00-5:00 p.m., as we pray for the most vulnerable among us and for all who are affected by abortion. Email 40days@4thpres.org with questions.

Lost and Found

Many items have been left at the church and can be found at three locations: on the coat racks in the Upper Room hallway near the Kitchen, inside the Youth Entrance, and in the Front Office. Please reclaim your items.

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 is open; 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, $4.50
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.” 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

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, October 7, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
To participate in First Friday Prayer on the phone, call 605-313-4415 and enter code 357470 followed by # (pound sign).

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 (RWC) 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.


Update on the South Sudan Seminary | Sunday, October 16, 12:15 p.m., Upper Room
Following his trip to South Sudan, Dr. Rob Norris will share an update on the Seminary. After 20 years of planning, praying, and setbacks, you will hear what God is doing there to enable classes at the Seminary to begin in January.

Volunteers Needed for English Class Students
Please consider serving as a conversation partner for one of our advanced English students. No experience is necessary and you can choose when and where to meet. This is a great opportunity to make a new friend and learn about a different culture. For more information, please contact Maria Korossy, mkorossy@4thpres.org.

Special Blessings

Dads’ Group | Saturday, October 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Online
Dads of children and/or adults with special needs meet online the second Saturday of each month to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for one another. We are reading and discussing, “Parenting and Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence,” by Stephanie Hubach. All are welcome.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org

Young Adult Ministry

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

High School Overtime | Friday, Oct. 7, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Offsite
Once a month after football games, grab your friends and hangout at our open house held at a church member’s home. We’ll have pizza and drinks. Contact Jesse Ritterpusch or Genna Repich in the Youth Office for the location.

High School Sunday Night Live | October 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 007
Come to the evening service, and then hang out with friends for games, skits, and a devotional to start the school week.

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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