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 8
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. | 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 9
7:00 p.m. | Young Adult Thursday Night Praise & Prayer, 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, February 10
2:00 p.m. | Middle School Winter Retreat Departure, Lower Parking Lot

Saturday, February 11
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online

Sunday, February 12
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. | Annual Congregational Meeting, Upper Room
12:30 p.m. | Young Adult Second Sunday Lunch, 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, February 13
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, February 14
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room

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


Several new groups begin this spring in various locations. The Alpha 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 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.

Blended Family Support Group | February 16, Room 130
Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

For information about ongoing support groups including Divorce Care 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.

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 about weekly activities and to learn of upcoming events, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

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 there will also be 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

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

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org


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.

Conversation Partners for English Class Students
Please consider serving as a conversation partner for one of our advanced English students. No experience is necessary and you can choose when and where to meet. This is a great opportunity to make a new friend and learn about a different culture. For more information, please contact Maria Korossy, mkorossy@4thpres.org.

For more information see to the Missions Ministry webpage.

Special Blessings

Parent Groups | Online
Parent groups meet online to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for moms and dads of any age children who have special needs. The groups are now reading and discussing “Parenting and Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence” by Stephanie O. Hubach.

Dads’ Group will meet Saturday, February 11, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Moms’ Group will meet Friday, February 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Young Adult Fellowship | Tuesday, February 21, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Online
A great opportunity for young men and women (ages 21+) to gather and build friendships through fun conversation, music, and games.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

One-Day Conference | Saturday, February 25, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., $25
Come enjoy a time of teaching and fellowship as Dr. Carin Robinson discusses “Reflections on Colossians 1:15-20: Finding our Identity in Christ’s Supremacy”. Cost includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is open.

For more information, see the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

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.

Weekly Sunday School Class | Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Room 142 (Chapel)
During the weeks leading up to Easter, we are looking at Scripture’s laments – passionate expressions to God of grief and sorrow. After Easter, we’ll examine the place of joy in this fallen world. We’ll cover Psalms of Lament, the book of Lamentations, and several New Testament passages, as well as hear testimonies of God’s grace from several church members. Please sign up to bring brunch snacks to share with the class.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Thursday Breakfast Club (TBC) | February 16, 6:30-7:15 a.m., Room 102
Bring your friends and enjoy pancakes, games, and a short devotional before school.

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 15.

Winter Chill Middle School Retreat | February 10–12, $275, Offsite
Bring your friends for a winter weekend of games, talks, and music. It’s not too late to register. Scholarships are available; contact Rob Henneberg.

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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