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 5
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. | 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. | Prayer for Parents of College-Aged Young Adults, Online
7:30 p.m. | Fourth Orchestra Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | Youth Pizza Fellowship, Room 102
8:00 p.m. | Middle & High School Band Rehearsal, Room 102, 007

Thursday, April 6
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
6:30 p.m. | Bethesda Alpha Course, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Maundy Thursday Communion Service, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, April 7
7:30 a.m. | Good Friday Tenebrae Service, Upper Room

Saturday, April 8
9:30 a.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
10:00 a.m. | Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online

Sunday, April 9
6:00 a.m. | Easter Sunrise Communion Service, Sanctuary Front Steps
6:30 a.m. | Easter Sunrise Breakfast, Halverson Hall
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Service, Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Upper Room

Monday, April 10
Church offices are closed in observance of Easter Monday
6:30 p.m. | Kensington Alpha Course, Offsite
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

Tuesday, April 11
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


Hosted in private homes, the eight-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.

• Tuesday evenings, beginning April 11 — 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

Coffee Ministry Support

Coffee is available in Halverson Hall between services. Please join our team and volunteer to set up and prepare coffee during the morning services. Various shifts are available to serve each month. For more information or to sign up, contact coffee@4thpres.org.

College Ministry

Prayer Gathering | April 5, 7:00 p.m., Online
Parents of young adults, age 18-22, pray together on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information and/or the Zoom link contact Noel Bradley.

For more information about ongoing activities please see the College Ministry webpage.

Congregational Care

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

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

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

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

YoungLives Volunteer Opportunity | Tuesday, April 25, Offsite
Provide dinner or transportation to and from a monthly club meeting in Silver Spring. For more information, please contact SERVE@4thpres.org.

For more more information about ways to volunteer, see the Mission DMV 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 online meeting)
Dads’ Group | Saturdays, April 8, May 13, June 10, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Young Adult Ministry

Thursday Night Praise and Prayer | April 6 & 20, 7:00 p.m., Offsite
A casual, often intergenerational, gathering to sing and read Scripture together. Email Dave Frerichs for details.

Second Sunday Neighborhood Lunch | April 11, 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

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.

Middle School Friday Night Club | Friday, April 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Bring your friends to a fun-filled night of playing games and making new friends, followed by a faith message.

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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