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 12
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
7:45 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsals, Rooms 007 and 102

Thursday, October 13
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 14
6:00 p.m. | Young Adults Retreat, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms Group, Online

Saturday, October 15
8:00 a.m. | Mission DMV SERVE Day, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, October 16
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
12:15 p.m. | Presentation on South Sudan, Upper Room
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 131
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, October 17
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda, Offsite
7:15 p.m. | GriefShare Support Group, Online
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.

Memory Zone | Sunday mornings, Children’s Library
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

Blended Family Support Group | Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., Room 130
Adults in blended families meet for a light dinner, discussion, and fellowship. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information.

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

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.

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.

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

Mission DMV

Opportunities to Serve YoungLives Ministry
There are several new opportunities to serve teen moms through YoungLives clubs in Northwest DC, Silver Spring, and Upper Montgomery County, including helping with childcare and leading monthly club meetings. For more information about this vital ministry, please contact SERVE@4thpres.org.

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. Robert 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

Moms’ Group | Friday, October 14, 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 “Parenting and Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence”.  All are welcome.

For more information, visit our webpage.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Fall Hike | Saturday, October 22, 8:30 a.m., Harpers Ferry, WV
We will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. for a lovely day of hiking and lunch at Harpers Ferry, WV, and return in the early afternoon. To join the group, please contact Jean Bronson.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | October 16, 12:20 p.m., Room 132
We meet the third Sunday of the month following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Together we 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, October 14, 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. Contact Middle School Coordinator Clay Stevens with questions or for more information.

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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