Fourth Night Returns!

Fourth Night: Food and fellowship followed by classes and activities make for a midweek highlight for all ages.

The Church Family Gathers Midweek, Too

Fourth Night is our all-church midweek gathering that brings the church family together to enjoy good food, intergenerational fellowship, and teaching for all ages. We gather “to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:15) — to be discipled and make disciples, to share the gospel, pray, sing, and serve our neighbors.

With the resumption of Fourth Night, we’re consolidating a number of meetings which previously met throughout the week and on Sundays. Now committees, music ensembles, and other groups will convene after dinner and classes. This practice will create more space for the focus of Sundays to be worship, fellowship, and rest. It will also free us up to engage with family, friends, and neighbors on the other days of the week, empowering loving service outside the church.

Each Wednesday evening will afford the opportunity to delight in God’s glory, demonstrate his grace, and declare his gospel even as we enjoy the breadth and vibrancy of our church life together.

When Is Fourth Night?

The fourth night of the week, of course! Wednesdays, September 13–November 8, dinner will be served in the Upper Room for an hour beginning at 5:45 p.m. Classes will take place in various rooms, 6:45–7:30 p.m.

4:30 – 5:15 | Fourth Strings Rehearsal
5:15 – 6:15 | Children’s Choirs (up to 8th grade)
5:45 – 6:45 | Fourth Night Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 | Youth Small Group Bible Studies
6:45 – 7:30 | Classes for Adults and Children & Nursery
7:00 – 9:00 | English Classes
7:45 – 8:45 | Kingdom Choir
7:45 – 8:45 or later | Committee Meetings, Youth Band Practice, Orchestra

• Adults and children age 13 and up, $8
• Children age 6–12, $4
• Children age 5 and under, free
• Maximum per family, $25

Cash and checks are accepted or use Text-to-Give to streamline payment for dinner at Fourth Night.
Sign in to Online Giving ( or create an account if you don’t have one. Look for “Text Giving” under the “Your Account” menu and follow the steps to sign up for Text-to-Give. Setting up a payment method is required if you have not set one up previously. Once you’ve signed up, you can simply text “DINNER 8” (or “DINNER” plus the relevant dollar amount) to 240-623-5558. All done!
For help, please call the Finance office at 301-320-3600 x239 or email

What Classes Are Offered?


Reading Bible as Scripture
Taught by Dr. Todd Smedley, Dr. Scott Redd, and others

The Bible is Scripture—God’s inspired word given to us through the prophets and apostles and passed down to us through the history of the Church. This class will explore what the Bible is, what it teaches God’s people, and how we can read it in a way that honors the God who reveals himself in it and who promises to transform us through it.

Decisive Moments in Church History
Taught by Jeremy Williams
Room 130

This class will examine critical points in church history and the questions they raised. We will examine the who, what, when, where, and why of these moments, and the lessons we can learn today. Download resource list here.

Parenting Discussion Group
Led by Steve Liston
Room 233 (Prayer Room)

This is a discussion-oriented class around topics pertaining to parenting. Each week participants will be asked to listen to a podcast from The Center for Youth/Parent Understanding ( prior to the class, which will provide the basis for discussion during the meeting.

Contact: Dr. Scott Redd, or Kathy Lofberg,


Middle School and High School Small Group Bible Studies
High School starts in Room 007; Middle School starts in Room 102
Students meet for Bible studies led by discipleship leaders.
Contact: Rob Henneberg, or Noel Bradley,


4th Kids at Midweek
A little bit of theology, a lot of fun! A short devotional reflecting on the previous Sunday’s sermon followed by games, crafts, and other fun things to do.
Nursery-5th grade
Contact: Jean Bronson,


7:00–9:00 p.m.
Students of all levels meet weekly for English language instruction. There is a one-time $50 book fee.
Registration Night is Wednesday, September 6th, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Contact: Maria Korossy,


Missions Dinner & Fair
Wednesday, October 25
Join us for a special Fourth Night Missions Fair Dinner followed by presentations from our visiting missionaries in lieu of normal Fourth Night Classes and Youth Bible Studies.
Contact: Janie Randell,