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, May 3
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. | Prayer Gathering for Parents of College-Age 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, May 4
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
6:30 p.m. | Bethesda Alpha Course, Offsite
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Upper Room
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, May 5
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Saturday, May 6
8:30 a.m. | Romanian Christian Enterprise (RCE) Fun Run/Walk, Offsite

Sunday, May 7
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
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, May 8
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, May 9
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
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 for the spring semester conclude next week.

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

College-Age Young Adult Ministry

Prayer Gathering
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-8:00 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

Yarns for Hope
Saturday, May 13, 11:00 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.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast
Tuesday, May 9, 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 see the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

Rockville Women’s Center (RWC) First Friday Prayer Call
Friday, May 5, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Join the RWC team on this prayer call. Dial 605-313-4415 and enter access code 357470#. If you’re unable to join the call, please pray for abortion-vulnerable women and the lives of the unborn.

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive
Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Upper Portico
Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing, and household items in 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

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 Ministry

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, May 5, June 9, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Dads’ Group | Saturdays, April 8, May 13, June 10, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Young Adult Ministry

Second Sunday Neighborhood Lunch
Sunday, May 7, 12:30 p.m., Offsite
Enjoy lunch and the chance to get to know other young adults as well as the church families who open their homes. Held immediately after the 11:00 a.m. service. Location announced in class or email Dave Frerichs for details.

For more information see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Friday Night Club
Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Bring 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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