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 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. | Youth Bible Studies, Room 102
7:00 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Room 200
7:00 p.m. | Young Adult Men’s Bible Study, Prayer Room
7:00 p.m. | New Members Reception, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102
8:00 p.m. | Middle & High School Band Rehearsal, Room 102, 007

Thursday, March 16
6:25 a.m. | High School Thursday Breakfast Club, Room 102
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare, Room 132
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 130
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, March 17
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Theological Reading Group, Room 132B
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102
6:30 p.m. | High School March Madness, Room 007
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, March 18
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | High School Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online

Sunday, March 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
12:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132B
12:30 p.m. | Missionary Presentation, Upper Room
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 20
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, March 21
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
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 are ongoing. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


Hosted in private homes, the 8-week 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. Please email alpha@4thpres.org to learn more about the groups now forming and prayerfully consider who you might invite to attend Alpha.

• Monday evenings, starting March 27 — Kensington, MD
• Thursday evenings, starting March 30 — Bethesda, MD
• Tuesday evenings, April & May — Youth Alpha in Potomac, MD

Children’s Ministry

Parents, visit the Children’s Ministry webpage for full information on all our offerings for children on Sunday mornings as well as Vacation Bible School, July 10-14.

Contacts: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org, and Marce Bettridge, mbettridge@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Blended Family Support Group | March 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 130
Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

For information about ongoing support groups please see the Congregational Care Ministry webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $5.00
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

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.

“Love Your Neighbor” Seminar | Saturday, March 25,  9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Offsite
Come hear our missionaries, Dan and Melinda Seibert, provide great ideas, encouragement, and inspiration for reaching your neighbors. Registration is open.

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 the Missions Ministry webpage.

New Members

New Members Reception | Tonight, March 15, 7:00 p.m., Upper Room. Welcome new members as they share their testimonies and are received into membership. Refreshments will be served. Email newmembers@4thpres.org for more information.

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

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, March 19, 12:20 p.m., Room 132
Enjoy lunch with sharing, praying, and a healthy dose of encouragement as we lean on Christ during this hard patch in life’s journey.

For more information about this and other ongoing events, see the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

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. 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) | March 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, March 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Come to an 1880s-themed, fun-filled night of playing games and making new friends, followed by a faith message.

High School March Madness | Friday, March 17, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Room 007
We will gather to cheer on our favorite basketball teams! Bring your friends; food will be provided.

Senior Class Breakfast | Saturday, March 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Offsite
Bring your fellow senior classmates to a seniors-only breakfast! For location information, contact 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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