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, November 2
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, November 3
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, November 4
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Sunday, November 6
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

Monday, November 7
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, November 8
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.

Opportunities abound during the busy Christmas season to serve in Children’s Ministry.

  • November 13 – Reception at the 9:30 hour for second graders receiving their Bibles that day
  • November 27 – Advent Kit distribution as parents drive through the Upper Portico (before and after worship services)
  • December 8 – Children’s Christmas Party, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 – Family Christmas Eve Worship Service, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

If you would like to sign up to help contact Jean Bronson.

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

Congregational Care

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, November 12, 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., 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

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.

Men’s Breakfast |Tuesday, November 8, 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. Reservations are not required. 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

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, November 4, 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, November 12, Upper Portico, 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.

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org


International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church | Sunday, November 6
We invite you to pray for believers where Christians are facing persecution, especially in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and India. Christians are currently the most persecuted religious group in the world. Their biggest request is for prayer. Please take time to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Contact: Janie Randell,  jrandell@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Fourth Orchestra
Join the Fourth Orchestra to participate in the Advent Carol Sing, November 27, 6:00 p.m. Adult and high school students with several years experience playing any orchestral instrument are welcome. Rehearsals will be November 9, 16, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Erin Jones.

High School Choir
Singers of all skill levels, grades 9-12, are invited to sing under the direction of Wyeth Duncan. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Room 131; we will sing periodically in the Sunday morning service. Registration is open.

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Christmas Dessert | Thursday, December 8, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Upper Room, $10
Invite your friends and hear author Susan Yates speak on, “Finding Peace in a Season of Uncertainty.” We will sing carols, decorate centerpieces, and enjoy some holiday fun. Registration is open.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adult Ministry

Second Sunday Lunch | Sunday, November 13, 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.

For information, visit our Young Adult webpage.

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

High School Overtime | Friday, November 4, 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 contact Jesse Ritterpusch  or Genna Repich.

High School Sunday Night Live (SNL) | November 6, 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. Our theme this week is “Birthday Party” SNL.

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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