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, January 4
9:30 a.m. | G2G Bible Study, Various Rooms
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:00 p.m. | English Classes, Various Rooms

Thursday, January 4
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare, The Commons
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room

Sunday, January 8
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Service, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
9:30 a.m. | Farewell Reception for Dr. Rob Norris, Upper Room
12:30 p.m. | Young Adult Lunch, Offsite
2:00 p.m. | College Retreat, Offsite
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 Worship, Upper Room

Monday, January 9
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | G2G Evening Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, January 10
7:00 p.m. | Deacon’s 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

Adult Sunday school classes will resume on January 15. 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

College Ministry

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.

For more information, visit the College webpage.

Contact: Rob Henneberg, rhenneberg@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

DivorceCare | Thursday, January 5-March 30, 7:00 p.m., The Commons
This Bible-centered support group offers a nonjudgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. To learn more and to register, see the DivorceCare webpage at divorcecare.org. Email divorcecare@4thpres.org for more information.

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, January 14, 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.

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.

Men’s Retreat | March 10-12, Sandy Cove Retreat Center
Hear Derek Rishmawy, the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) campus minister at University of California Irvine, speak on “Our God Is a Consuming Fire: The Holiness of God”. Registration is open.

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

Mission DMV

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, January 6, 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, January 14, 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

Volunteer to Serve as a Bible Study Leader
We are forming a team of men to lead an evening Bible study on a regular basis (monthly; quarterly) onsite at the overnight shelter located at Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW. For more information contact SERVE@4thpres.org.

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

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org

Young Adults

Second Sunday Lunch | January 8, 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.

Contact: Dave Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

High School Overtime | Friday, January 6, 8:00-10:30 p.m., Offsite
Bring your friends and hang out at our open house held at a church member’s home. There will be pizza. For location information, contact Genna Repich.

Wednesday Bible Studies | Resume January 11 through May 3, 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.

Pizza After Bible Study | Resumes January 11 through May 3, Room 102
Students are invited to stick around after Bible studies end for pizza and hangout time. Please pickup by 8:45 p.m.

Parent Fellowship | Resumes Wednesday, January 11 through May 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 200
Spend time with parents of other middle and high school students during the youth Bible Study.

Youth Parent Meeting | Sunday, January 22, 12:30 p.m., Room 007
All parents of 6th-12th grade students are invited to the meeting and lunch for an update on planning for the winter and spring semesters. Look for an Evite; contact Noel Bradley if you haven’t received it by January 6.

Winter Freeze High School Retreat | January 27–29, Offsite
Invite your friends for a weekend of indoor/outdoor games, talks, music, and conversations about our faith. Early bird cost is $225 until January 20; $275 beginning January 21. Scholarships are available. Registration is open.

Winter Chill Middle School Retreat | February 10–12, Offsite
Bring your friends for a winter weekend of games, talks, and music. Register by February 3 for the early bird cost of $225; $275 beginning February 4. Scholarships are available.

For information, visit the Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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