Thank you for exploring Fourth Church. I invite you to join us in celebrating the grace of God at any of our Sunday services below. We are eager to help you get to know the life of the church and our ministries that serve the church body, community, and world. I look forward to meeting you.

Grace and peace,

Dr. Todd M. Smedley
Senior Pastor

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Sundays at Fourth


Worship services are at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. in the Upper Room. The 11:00 service is available via livestream. Services usually last just over an hour.


Join us for the evening service each week at
6:00 p.m. in the Upper Room.


At Sunday services, you will hear the reading of Old and New Testament Scriptures, congregational and choral singing, corporate prayers of confession and thanksgiving, and preaching from the Bible.


You will see a range from dressy to casual. Our goal as we gather is to direct our gaze to our great God and make him the focus. All are welcome!


Fourth offers classes for all ages at 9:30 am. Check our individual pages for children, special needs, youth, college, young adults/young marrieds, and adults.


If you are new to Fourth, visit the Welcome Table in the Upper Room to connect with a greeter and get information on ministries and current activities.


Fourth is located at 5500 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland, a five-minute drive east of the Capital Beltway (I-495). Visitor parking spaces are available in the Lower Parking Lot (entrance from Ridgefield Road). General parking is available in the church lots as well as the neighborhood.


Parking spaces are reserved in the Lower and Upper Parking Lots for those with accessibility needs. Wheelchair and walker access to the building is provided through the covered Lower Portico and Upper Portico doors on the Ridgefield Road side of the building. The most convenient elevator access to the Upper Room is via the Lower Portico.


Parents, for all classes and nursery please check in your children. Check-in kiosks are located at the Children's Welcome Center on the first floor, by the children's classrooms on the second floor, and in the Upper Room.

We hope you will find your home here through weekly worship services, Sunday school classes, fellowship in community throughout the week, service opportunities, and more. We would love to meet and welcome you. If you need more information or have any questions about how to join the Fourth community, please reach out to Lydia Rothbard, our Connections Coordinator, at or 301-320-3600 x214.


Delighting in God's Glory • Demonstrating His Grace • Declaring His Gospel