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 18
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
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 130
8:00 p.m. | Middle and High School Band Rehearsal, Rooms 102, 007
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102

Thursday, January 19
6:25 a.m. | High School Thursday Breakfast Club, Room 102
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare, The Commons
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Offsite
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, January 20
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Theological Reading Group, Room 132
8:00 a.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Saturday, January 21
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
12:00 p.m. | Middle School Trampoline Park, Offsite

Sunday, January 22
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
12:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Meeting, 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. | Evening Worship, Upper Room

Monday, January 23 
7:30 p.m. | G2G Evening Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, January 24
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | Lebanon Mission Trip Informational Meeting, Room 231

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 have resumed. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


New groups begin this spring in various locations. This course is designed to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Each week features dinner, fellowship, and a 25-minute film. For more details and confirmed dates/times, email alpha@4thpres.org and visit the Alpha Ministry webpage.

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.

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

“Take Over the Mission” Serve Day | Monday, February 20, 1:30 p.m.
Join us at Central Union Mission (65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC) to support this Christ-centered ministry to homeless and hurting people. Participants must be age 12 and over. Registration is open; email SERVE@4thpres.org with questions.

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


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Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Covenant and High School Choirs
The Covenant and High School Choirs are set to begin spring semester. For more information or to register, visit the Music Ministry webpage  and/or contact Erin Jones.

Youth Ministry

Senior Class Breakfast | Saturday, January 21, 10:00 a.m., Offsite
Class of 2023, come for a seniors-only breakfast every other Saturday; classmates are welcome! For location or more information contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman.

Middle School Trampoline Park | Saturday, January 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m., $33/student, Offsite
Bring your friends and spend an afternoon bouncing. Registration and waiver required. Transportation from church available. Scholarships available. Contact Clay Stevens or Gabbi Hickly for more information.

Wednesday Bible Studies | Wednesdays 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 |  Wednesdays through May 3, 8:00-8:45 p.m., 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 | Wednesdays 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.

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 through this Friday, 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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