The Women’s Ministry seeks to disciple women in the Word of God to his glory. We pursue this call in study, fellowship, cultivating friendships, and reaching our neighbors for Christ. We invite you to explore the opportunities below.
Women’s Book Clubs
Tuesdays, June 22 – July 27 | 7:00 p.m.
All groups meet in the church
The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best
By Irwyn L. Ince Jr. | Led by Susan Scola | Room 132B
In The Beautiful Community, pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. (This book is listed among Fourth’s Resources on Racial Reconciliation.)
A Parliament for Owls
By Mary Reeves Bell (one of our own) | Led by Mary Ann Bell & Nancy Greenwold | Chapel
A smart, sophisticated novel set in the D.C./N. Va. power corridor. The story revolves around a celebrity family whose quest for power goes badly, leaving many disillusioned, damaged individuals as a result. It's a story not unfamiliar in Washington political circles.
Excerpts and Essays
Led by Carin Robinson | Room 131
Join us as we read observations about the Christian life by women writers, past and present. Together, we will explore beautiful meditations on vulnerability, imagination, sorrow, and community by a diverse set of women authors and experts. A new author and a new reading each week! Electronic copies or links to the material will be provided.
Register for a book club by clicking the button below. If interested in options 1 or 2, purchase your book, and your group leader will be in touch with meeting details. For more information, email Jean Bronson.
Women's Spring Program
Like so many things in the last year, our traditional women's events have not taken place. However, it is with the greatest joy that we present the women of Fourth as they tell about the faithfulness of God in what has been at its very best a challenging year.
Fourth Circles are monthly gatherings for women of all ages in various neighborhoods. They focus on friendship, prayer, and mentoring as they explore God's Word. Meetings begin in September and will continue via Zoom until it’s safe to meet in person. Below are the areas each group normally meets and the study for this year.
Bethesda/Potomac (Rebekah) | 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Bethesda/Potomac (Martha) | 2nd Monday, 7:15 p.m.
Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick (Mary) | 3rd Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Northern Virginia (NoVA) | 3rd Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Silver Spring (Esther) | 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Bethesda (Abigail) | 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Looking ahead to the fall...
• Fall | 2 Corinthians (Knowing the Bible series)
• Winter | Glory Veiled and Unveiled, A Heart-Searching Look at Christ’s Parables (Gerald Bilkes)
• Spring | Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’ Sayings of Christ (R.C. Sproul)
Fourth Presbyterian Church's Women's Council was established in 2013 and is made up of ten to twelve women who commit to lead, love, and pray for the women of Fourth. The group changes yearly, but the overall purpose of the Women’s Council remains the same – to coordinate and oversee all women’s Bible studies, discipleship and mentoring groups, and events.
2020-2021 Council Members
President, Amie Biegler
Administrator, Allison Harrison
Advisor, Betsy West
Past President, Marce Bettridge
Fourth Staff, Jean Bronson
Carol Van Duzer