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 11
9:30 a.m. | G2G Bible Study, Various Rooms
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Room 144
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Various Rooms
7:00 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Rooms 102, 007
7:00 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Room 200
8:00 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsal, Rooms 102, 007
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102

Thursday, January 12
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare, The Commons
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, January 13
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Dinner & Movie Night, Room 102

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111

Sunday, January 15
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
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, 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 Worship, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | High School Ice Skating, Offsite

Monday, January 16
Church Offices are closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | G2G Evening Bible Study, 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

Adult Sunday school classes will resume this Sunday, 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

Congregational Care

DivorceCare | Thursdays through 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.

Blended Family Support Group | January 19, Room 130
Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

English Classes

Conversation Partners for English Class Students
Several of our English language learners have requested help with practicing speaking English. No experience necessary and the time commitment is flexible. If you are interested in showing Christ-like love and meeting someone new from our international community, please contact Maria Korossy.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast | January 24, 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. Todd Smedley teaches from the Scriptures and discusses “Reclaiming Lost Virtues.” No reservations are 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.

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

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: 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

Music Ministry

Children’s and High School Choirs
Registration is open for the Children’s and High School Choirs spring semesters. For more information or to register, visit the Music Ministry webpage  and/or contact Erin Jones.

Young Adults

Sunday Morning Class | 9:30-10:30 a.m., Room 142 (Chapel)
Join us as we take an in-depth look at Christian community through the lens of the “one another” passages of the New Testament, taught by David Frerichs and others.

Contact: Dave Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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 stay 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.

High School Ice Skating | Sunday, January 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $12.00, Offsite
After the evening service, come enjoy a night of ice skating. Rides are available from the church. Registration is open; for more information contact Genna Repich.

Middle School Dinner & Movie Night | Friday, January 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Room 102
Come and bring your friends to spend an evening with dinner and a movie. No RSVP needed; contact Clay Stevens or Gabbi Hickly for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity | Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Upper Portico
Volunteer to help with the Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive. You must register in advance to participate. Service hours are available. Email Noel Bradley to sign up.

Thursday Breakfast Club (TBC) | January 19, 6:30-7:15 a.m., Room 102
TBC is back! Bring your friends and enjoy pancakes, games, and a short devotional before school.

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. If you did not receive an Evite to RSVP contact Noel Bradley

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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