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 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

Thursday, March 9
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 10
4:00 p.m. | Men’s Retreat, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Room 007

Saturday, March 11
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111

Sunday, March 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. | 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, March 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

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

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

Congregational Care

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 and Blended Family please see the Congregational Care Ministry webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

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.

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, 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. This month there are additional items needed for Rockville Women’s Center. For more information, visit the webpage.

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.

Special Blessings

Parent Support 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. All are welcome.

Moms’ Group | Fridays, March 17, April 14, June 9, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (no May online meeting)
Dads’ Group | Saturdays, March 18, April 8, May 13, June 10, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Young Adult Fellowship | March 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

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

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 10, 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 10, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Room 007
It’s a Friday night hangout with Wii, games, puzzles, food, and friends (please bring them!). This week we will be meeting at Fourth .

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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