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, December 14
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Room 200
8:00 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsal, Rooms 007, 102
8:00 p.m. | Middle and High School Pizza Hangout, Room 102

Thursday, December 15
12:00 p.m. | Mission DMV Toy Drive Drop Off, Old Welcome Center
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 130
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room

Friday, December 16
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, December 17
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Youth Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite

Sunday, December 18
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. | Youth Volunteer Christmas Lunch, Room 007
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. | Advent Communion Service, Upper Room
7:30 p.m. | High School Sunday Night Live, Room 007
7:30 p.m. | College Youth Group Reunion, Offsite

Monday, December 19
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda, 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

Special Christmas Class | December 18, 9:30 a.m., Upper Room
Hear Dr. Robert Norris teach about the history of Christmas and its traditions.

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

College Ministry

Youth Group Reunion Christmas Party | Sunday, December 18, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Offsite
Did you graduate from high school during the years 2015-2022? If so, please join us for the first annual youth group reunion Christmas party. We will gather after the evening service; Christmas attire is encouraged! No RSVP necessary. For the location contact college@4thpres.org.

College Retreat | January 8-10, $50, Offsite
Spend time together on the Eastern shore where we’ll have plenty of time to hang out, eat great food, and talk about our faith. Registration is open; scholarships are available.

Sunday School Class | 9:30–10:30 a.m., Room 142 (Chapel)
College-aged young adults are invited to attend an in-depth look at the Christian community through the lens of the “one another” passages of the New Testament with Rev. David Frerichs. Afterward, we will attend the 11:00 a.m. service.

For more information, visit our College webpage.

Contact: Rob Henneberg, rhenneberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

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

Mission DMV Toy Drive
If you signed up to purchase gifts for Mission DMV partners, “Operation Christmas Miracle” with Central Union Mission and YoungLives, your last opportunity to  drop off your unwrapped present is tomorrow, Thursday, December 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m., in the former Welcome Center across from the Main Office.

For more information of ways to volunteer, visit the Mission DMV webpage.

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org


Conversation Partners 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 Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Moms’ Group | Friday, December 16, 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 “Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The Five Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities” by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo. All are welcome.>

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Senior Class Breakfast | Saturday, December 17, 10:00 a.m., Offsite
Don’t miss our every-other week seniors-only gathering. Bring your friends! For location, contact Jake Willeman or Genna Repich.

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.

High School Sunday Night Live | December 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 007
After the evening service, high schoolers are invited to hang out for an hour of games, skits, and a devotional for the week. Contact Jesse Ritterpusch with questions.

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday, December 16, 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.

For information, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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