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 15
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 16
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. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 130
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 17
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132B
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, February 18
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, February 19
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
7:30 p.m. | High School Golf Night, Offsite

Monday, February 20
Church Offices are closed in observance of Washington’s Birthday holiday
1:30 p.m. | Mission DMV “Take Over the Mission” Day, Offsite
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

Tuesday, February 21
4:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Adult Fellowship, 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


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

DivorceCare | Thursdays, through March 30, 7:00 p.m., Room 132
This Bible-centered support group offers a nonjudgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. To register and learn more, see the DivorceCare webpage. Email divorcecare@4thpres.org with questions.

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

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

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.


Online Monthly Prayer Meeting | Friday, February 24, 6:30 a.m.
A new monthly prayer Zoom meeting for unreached people groups 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.

Newsletter | Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about missionaries and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

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. Our 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
Enjoy a day of teaching and fellowship as Dr. Carin Robinson shares “Reflections on Colossians 1:15-20: Finding our Identity in Christ’s Supremacy”. Cost includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is open.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, February 19, 12:15 p.m., Room 132
We meet monthly following the 11:00 a.m. service. Together we enjoy lunch with sharing, praying, and a healthy dose of encouragement as we lean on Christ during this hard patch in life’s journey.

Infertility Support Group | Sunday, February 26, 12:30 p.m., Room 132
Join us for lunch, discussion, and prayer. Please email Jessica de Voest and Rebecca Sparks-Korossy at ISG@4thpres.org for more information or to RSVP, although RSVP is not required. We look forward to seeing how God works in and through this group.

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

Young Adult Ministry

Monthly Roundtable Dinner | February 23, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Offsite
Upgraded meal, intentional conversation, and a time when the entire young adult community (20s, 30s, married, single) can come together 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. Please RSVP to Dave Frerichs.

Young Men’s Bible Study | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Prayer Room
Young adult men 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 School Friday Night Club | Friday February 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Invite your friends to a fun-filled night of playing games and making new friends, followed by a faith message.

High School Golf Outing | Sunday, February 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $20
After the evening service come and hit a few golf balls with your friends. Bring extra money for food. Meet us there or contact Genna Repich if you would like a ride from church or for location information. Registration required by February 18 at noon. Scholarships are available; contact Rob Henneberg.

High School Overtime | Friday, February 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Offsite
Bring your friends and hang out at one of our open houses. We will be meeting at different homes throughout the year; for location information email Genna Repich.

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 begins tonight, February 15.

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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