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 25
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. | Young Adult Men’s Bible Study, Prayer Room
7:00 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Rooms 102, 007
7:00 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Room 200
8:00 p.m. | High School Band Rehearsal, Room 007
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102

Thursday, January 26
6:30 p.m. | Young Adult Monthly Dinner, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare, Room 132
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, January 27
3:30 p.m. | High School Winter Retreat Departure, Youth Entrance

Sunday, January 29
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
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 30 
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 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

For information about ongoing support groups including DivorceCare, Blended Families, and GriefShare, please see the Congregational Care Ministry webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Instructions on Giving

Did you know?
Online giving on Fourth’s website is easy and secure. Go to 4thpres.org/giving.

    • If you give by check, your check has everything we need to record your gift for tax purposes.
    • An envelope with your name and address is needed for tax credit only when you are giving cash.
    • Giving envelopes are mailed every 3 months to those who request them. We are happy to send them if you want them.
    • If you no longer need or want giving envelopes, please email to be removed from the envelope mailing list.

Contact: Carol Menkis, cmenkis@4thpres.org

Lost and Found

Many items including coats and commuter mugs have been left at the church and can be found at three locations: the coat racks in the Upper Room hallway near the kitchen, inside the Youth Entrance, and the Front Office. Please reclaim your items.

Men’s Ministry

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 about weekly activities 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.

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

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org


Mission Trip to Lebanon | May 19-27
If you are interested in learning more about this trip to serve at the Philemon Project preschool in Beirut, please go to the Missions Ministry webpage or contact Missions Director Janie Randell.

Young Adult Ministry

Young Men’s Bible Study | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Prayer Room
Young Adult Men will meet weekly for Bible study. Contact Dave Frerichs for further information.

Monthly Dinner | Thursday, January 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Offsite
Come for a delicious meal, intentional conversation, and a time when the entire young adult community (20s, 30s, married, single) can gather and meet new people. A great place for those who can’t make Sunday morning class to reconnect or stay connected with each other and with those frequently involved. For more information, email Dave Frerichs.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Middle and High School Band Rehearsal | 8:00-8:45 p.m., Rooms 102, 007
If you play an instrument or sing, you’re welcome to join our middle or high school bands, which lead music at Sunday School. Bands practice after Bible Study and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  Note: middle school rehearsal will begin February 12.

Winter Freeze High School Retreat | January 27–29, Offsite
There’s still time to invite your friends for this weekend of indoor/outdoor games, talks, music, and conversations about our faith.  Cost is $275. Scholarships are available. Registration is still 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 weekly events including Wednesday evening Bible Studies, Parent Fellowship, and Pizza After Bible Study and for more information, visit the Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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