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 9
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, 102

Thursday, November 10
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 11
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Saturday, November 12
8:30 a.m. | Men’s Conference and Brunch, Upper Room
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads Group, Online

Sunday, November 13
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
8:45 a.m. | Thanksgiving Bag Pickup, Room 223
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 14
7:00 p.m. | GriefShare 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, November 15
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Adult Fellowship, Online
7:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131

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

Blended Family Support Group | November 17, Room 130
Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

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
Registration extended until today, Wednesday, at 5:00 p.m. “The Wisdom of the Ages for Living in a Warped Age—Studies in Proverbs 8-9” taught by Dr. Todd M. Smedley. 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

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

Special Blessings Ministry

Dads’ Group | November 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Online
Dads of children with special needs meet online to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for one another. The group is currently discussing, “Parenting and Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence,” by Stephanie O. Hubach. All are welcome.

Young Adult Fellowship | November 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Online
A great opportunity for young men and women (ages 21+) to gather and build friendships through fun conversation, music, and games.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@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. Additionally, through our partnership with Mission DMV and YoungLives (an organization that supports pregnant and parenting teens), there will be an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for families in need. More details will be provided at the dessert. 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

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday, November 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
This week’s theme is Film Fest! Bring something to record with (if you can) and friends, too!. Contact Clay Stevens with questions or for more information.

Eighth Grade Parent Fellowship | Friday, November 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Offsite
During Friday Night Club, 8th grade parents are invited to gather in the home of a fellow parent. Contact Noel Bradley for location and to RSVP.

Middle School Girls Movie Night | Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Offsite
Bring your friends to watch “Princess Diaries”. Contact Gabbi Hickly for location information.

High School Paintball | Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pickup/drop off at Fourth
Bring your friends and muster your courage as we fight honorably on the battlefield. Registration is open; limited slots available. Contact Jesse Ritterpusch with questions.

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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