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, April 12
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. | Covenant 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. | Deacons’ Meeting, Room 300B
7:30 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 130
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102
8:00 p.m. | Middle & High School Band Rehearsal, Room 102, 007

Thursday, April 13
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
6:30 p.m. | Bethesda Alpha Course, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, April 14
4:00 p.m. | Middle School 8th Grade Retreat Departure, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online
8:00 p.m. | High School Overtime, Offsite

Saturday, April 15
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111
10:00 a.m. | High School Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, April 16
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 132
4:00 p.m. | Ring Forth! Rehearsal, Room 146
5:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Upper Room

Monday, April 17
6:30 p.m. | Kensington Alpha Course, 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, April 18
4:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Adult Fellowship, Online
6:30 p.m. | Youth Alpha Course, Offsite

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

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

Coffee Ministry Support

Join the team of volunteers that set up and prepare coffee in Halverson Hall during the morning services. Various shifts are available to serve each month. For more information or to sign up, contact coffee@4thpres.org.

Congregational Care

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, April 15, 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. Please note we are meeting the third week of the month for April only.

Blended Family Support Group | Thursday, April 20, 7:00 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, April 25, 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.

Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris, via Zoom. Men of all ages are welcome. For more information see the ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, April 15, 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. Please note the collection is the third week of the month for April only.

Contact for Food items: Noel Bradley, SERVE@4thpres.org
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

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


Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE) Fun Run/Walk | Saturday, May 6, 8:30 a.m., Offsite
All ages are invited to participate either via Zoom or in person. Registration is now open.

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, April 14, June 9, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (no May meeting)

Young Adult Fellowship | April 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Online
Young men and women (ages 21 and over) with special needs gather online to build fellowship through fun conversation, music, and games.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, April 16, 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, see the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

Thursday Night Praise and Prayer | April 20, 7:00 p.m., Offsite
A casual, often intergenerational, gathering to sing and read Scripture together. Email Dave Frerichs for details.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Volunteer Opportunity | Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sign up is required for students to help with the Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive. Two shifts are available: 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contact Noel Bradley to register.

Retreat for 8th Graders | April 14-15, Offsite
Join us for a special weekend away to prepare for high school. For more information contact Noel Bradley.

High School Overtime | Friday, April 14, 8:00-10:30 p.m., Offsite
Bring your friends and hang out at a church member’s home. For location, contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman.

High School Thursday Breakfast Club (TBC) | April 20, 6:30-7:15 a.m., Room 102
Bring your friends to start your day at TBC before school and enjoy pancakes, games, and a short devotional.

Senior Class Breakfast| Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Invite your fellow senior classmen to a morning hangout with great food! Contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman for the address of the church member’s home.

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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