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, February 1
9:30 a.m. | G2G Bible Study, Various Rooms
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:00 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142 (Chapel)
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
7:30 p.m. | Women’s Council Meeting, Online
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 130
7:30 p.m. | Fourth Orchestra Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | High School Band Rehearsal, Room 007
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102

Thursday, February 2
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, February 3
6:15 p.m. | High School Laser Tag, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Saturday, February 4
10:00 a.m. | Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Young Adult Game Night, Offsite

Sunday, February 5
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Service, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
9:00 a.m. | Budget Q&A Information Session, Room 132
9:00 a.m. | Meeting for Bylaws Revisions, Room 231
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
10:30 a.m. | Budget Q&A Information Session, Room 132
10:30 a.m. | Meeting for Bylaws Revisions, Room 231
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, February 6
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

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, February 11, 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.

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

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $5.00 (new price)
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. No reservations are required. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

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

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, February 3, 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, February 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Please drop off contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. This month’s event will also feature a special collection for the Rockville Women’s Center (RWC). Please visit the Mission DMV webpage to see a list of requested donations; clearly mark these donations “RWC”.

Contact for Food items: SERVE@4thpres.org
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance

New YoungLives Opportunities 
Volunteers are needed  to serve teen moms through YoungLives clubs in Northwest DC, Silver Spring, and Upper Montgomery County, including helping with childcare and leading monthly club meetings. For more information about this vital ministry, please contact  SERVE@4thpres.org.

“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. Limited volunteer spots are available; registration is required. Visit the Mission DMV webpage for more information and register here.

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
Participants will assist the teaching staff of the Philemon Project Grow Center in Beirut, supporting a preschool for children from at-risk families and their adult mentoring program. Contact Janie Randell for an application; applications are due Wednesday, February 15.

Online Monthly Prayer Meeting | Friday, February 24, 6:30 a.m.
A new monthly prayer Zoom meeting for unreached people is beginning the last Friday of each month. Contact Janie Randell for the Zoom link and to receive a copy of the specific prayer requests.

For more information see to the Missions Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

Game Night | Saturday, February 4, 6:00 p.m., Offsite
Bring a favorite board game or card game or puzzle, and enjoy a fun night with one another! Email Dave Frerichs for details.

Thursday Night Praise and Prayer | February 9, 7:00 p.m., Offsite
Come to a casual, often intergenerational, gathering to sing and read Scripture together. Email Dave Frerichs for details.

Second Sunday Neighborhood Lunch | February 12, Offsite
Enjoy lunch and the chance to get to know other young adults as well as the different families who open their homes. Held the second Sunday of every month after the 11:00 a.m. service. Location announced in class or email Dave Frerichs for location details.

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.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Friday Night Club (FNC) | February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Bring your friends for a night of games, making new friends, and hear more about who God is and how he relates to you. No RSVP needed. Contact Clay Stevens or Gabbi Hickley for more information.

High School Laser Tag | Friday, February 3, 6:15-9:15 p.m., $30, Offsite
Bring your friends and join us for a night of laser tag in Virginia. Cost includes unlimited play, pizza, drinks, and arcade games. Registration is required by 5:15 p.m., February 2 deadline. Meet there or contact Genna Repich for a ride from church. Scholarships are available; contact Rob Henneberg.

Senior Class Breakfast | Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m., Offsite
Invite your senior class friends for a morning breakfast and conversation at a church member’s home. Contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman for the address.

Middle and High School Band Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 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 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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