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 19
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 20
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Offsite
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 21
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Theological Reading Group, Room 132
5:00 p.m. | Boys 6th Grade Camping Trip, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Girls 9th Grade Movie Night, Offsite

Saturday, October 22
8:30 a.m. | Women’s Fall Hike, Offsite

Sunday, October 23
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. | Women’s Council Meeting, 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
7:30 p.m. | High School Sunday Night Live, Room 007

Monday, October 24
7:00 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

Tuesday, October 25
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
7:00 a.m. | 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil, Offsite

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

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., Online
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 Breakfast | Tuesday, October 25, 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 from the Scriptures. No reservations are required. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

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.

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


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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.

Contact: Janie Randall, jrandall@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Sunday Fellowship Brunch | October 23, 9:30 a.m., Room 123
We invite our families to join us for a fellowship brunch during the Sunday School hour in our regular classroom.

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.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Monthly Dinner | October 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Offsite
Come for a delicious meal, intentional conversation, and a time when the entire young adult community (20s, 30s, married, single) can gather and meet new people. A great place for those who can’t make Sunday morning class to reconnect or stay connected with each other and with those frequently involved. For more information, email Dave Frerichs.

For information, visit our Young Adult webpage.

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Boys 6th Grade Camping Trip | October 21-22, Offsite
This short getaway provides the perfect time to talk about what it means to be a man of God. Fathers are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Clay Stevens.

Girls 9th Grade Movie Night | Friday, October 21, 7:30-10:15 p.m.
Come to movie night featuring “The Parent Trap” at High School Coordinator Genna Repich’s home in Bethesda. Please bring a snack or drink to share. Contact Genna Repich with questions and location information.

Girls 7th and 8th Grade Apple Picking | Saturday, October. 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Offsite
Join us for an afternoon of apple picking at a local farm. For location information contact Gabbi Hickly.

Sunday Night Live | October 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 007
Bring your friends to the evening service, and then we will spend an hour together with games, skits, and a devotional to start the school week.

High School Hike | Saturday, October 29, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
We will meet at the church and then take passenger vans to the mountains of Frederick County, MD. Bring money for dinner afterward. We will return to the church by 6:30 p.m.

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 discuss the Book of Matthew also, 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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