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, March 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. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 130
8:00 p.m. | High School Band Rehearsal, Room 007
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102

Thursday, March 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, March 3
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Saturday, March 4
10:00 a.m. | Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite

Sunday, March 5
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
11:30 a.m. | Women’s Council Meeting, Room 132B
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, March 6
7:00 p.m. | GriefShare Support Group, Online
7:30 p.m. | G2G Evening Bible Study, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, March 7
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 are ongoing. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


New groups begin this spring in Kensington, Bethesda, Ijamsville, and one designed specifically for youth in Potomac. This course introduces the basics of the Christian faith through discussion, 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

Vacation Bible School (VBS) | July 10-14, 9:00 a.m.-noon, $50/child
Children, age 3 (potty trained) through rising 5th grade, are guaranteed to have a “stellar” experience as we shine a light on Jesus’ love for us and our love for others. Registration is open. Our desire is for every child to attend VBS without concern of finances. Please contact Jean Bronson for a scholarship.

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

College Ministry

Parent Prayer Gathering | Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 p.m., Online
Parents of college and career young adults (ages 18-22) join us for virtual prayer gatherings the first Wednesday of each month. For the Zoom link or to share prayer requests, contact Noel Bradley.

Congregational Care

GriefShare | Mondays, March 6–June 12, 7:00 p.m., Online
Join us for weekly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To learn more and to register, see the GriefShare webpage. Email griefshare@4thpres.org for more information.

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, March 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 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 ends Sunday, March 5.

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $5
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.

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, March 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, March 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. Donated items go to ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for food items: Noel Bradley, SERVE@4thpres.org
Contact for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

YoungLives Opportunity | Saturday, March 25, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Offsite
Provide childcare during the Spring Day Camp for young moms in Massanutten, VA. For more information about serving, please email SERVE@4thpres.org.

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


Mission Presentation | Sunday, March 19, 12:30 p.m., Upper Room
Missionaries Jackie and Paul will share about church planting in Central Asia and their work with teens who have special needs. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information see the Missions Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

Second Sunday Neighborhood Lunch | March 13, 12:30 p.m., 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.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Senior Class Breakfast | Saturday, March 4, 10:00 a.m., Offsite
Invite your senior classmates to come for a morning breakfast hangout at a church member’s home. For location, contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman.

Service Opportunity | Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteer to assist with the Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive helping unload donations. Community service hours are available. Contact Noel Bradley for required registration.

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday March 3, 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 Overtime | Friday, March 3, 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.

For weekly events including Wednesday evening Bible Studies, Band Rehearsal, 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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