The Knollwood News 
Week of February 11, 2018 
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Baptisms ...more
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Moms Bible Study ...more
  • Persecuted Church ...more
  • Room4More ... more
  • Stretch Your Faith Yoga ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • Volunteers Needed ...more
Room4More Updates! fctour
Thank you to all who have made a commitment to the Room4More  campaign. We are so excited to see how God is working in the life of our church to provide funds to finish off the lower level. This Family Center will be used to carry out our vision statement for our children and our adults in many different ways. If you haven't made a commitment, it is not too late to fill out a card. Stay tuned for more updates as we report on the amazing progress!

Baptisms baptism

We'll be conducting several baptisms over the next several weeks. If you're interested in being baptized, please email Pastor Chris at

Volunteers Needed! volunteer

Looking for a way to serve at Knollwood? Please see below for a list of volunteer positions. If you are interested in any position, please contact the ministry leader listed below.

Children's Ministry - Childcare, Teacher, Substitute
Katie Conaway at
Community Group Leaders
Chris Mendez at
Community Outreach
Glenn Keller at
Greeters and Ushers
Jim Spencer at
Prayer Ministry Team Leader
Alan Fischer at
Bill Perry at
Worship - Praise Singers, Band, Tech Team
Chris Mendez at

Mission Ministry Persecuted Church Prayer Focus - China perschurch

China's communist government only recognizes state-registered churches and officially admits the existence of around 22 million Christians. In reality, there may be as many as 100 million believers in China, most of whom are part of a vibrant unregistered "house church" movement, which is seen as a threat to the avowedly atheist state.   

Outright persecution is usually localized and sporadic, but since XI Jinping became president in 2013, there has been an increase in persecution. In August 2017, authorities notified more than 100 registered churches in the eastern province of Zhejiang that minors would not be permitted to participate in religious activities, even if accompanied by their parents.  

Christians also face discrimination in employment and are barred from high level positions in business and government. The director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs said party members (89 million of Chinese citizens) ,"should be firm Marxist atheists, obey party rules and stick to the party faith...they are not allowed to seek value and belief in religion."  

Recently, three provincial governments in China have deported hundreds of South Korean missionaries from the North Korean border region. Many believe that the missionaries were deported because of their involvement with assisting North Korean defectors. 
  • Please pray for the safety of the house church members as they meet in clandestine locations.
  • Pray that they hear the truth of your word and that they remain faithful in spite of the persecution.
  • Also, pray that XI Jinping's government realize that the church movement among Christians is not a political movement and not to fear their presence.
  • China is in need of Bibles, and when the opportunity arises, pray that we will meet that need.
  • Pray that those who escape North Korea and end up in China will find help among the Christians there.
Bible Study for Moms momsstudy
Thursday Mornings
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free Childcare for infants through Age 5
Meeting through April 26
Moms! If you are looking to build community with other moms and dig deeper into God's Word, then please join us for the Spring Session of our Moms' Bible Study! Free childcare is provided for children from birth to Age 5. To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact Glenda Letcher ( or  703-753-5384).

"Stretch Your Faith" Winterholyyoga
Tuesdays at 6:15pm or Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Fellowship Center
Stretch Your Faith  winter classes Scripture focus is Zeph 3:17. "... He will exult over you with loud singing." Improve your physical and spiritual fitness by joining us on Tuesdays at 6:15pm and/or Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Fellowship Center. 

Our classes are for adult men and women looking to improve fitness and find stress relief while giving glory to the Lord. This ministry is a Christian-based class taught by Sandy Rogers, a certified yoga instructor from the Christian ministry, Holy Yoga (for mission statement, visit

Classes are open to Knollwood and the local community. Invite a friend to join you. Questions? Contact Sandy Rogers at 571-239-3416 or Register at the first class - 10 classes for $60 donation or 20 classes for $100 or drop-in at $8 donation/class.
mark your calendars
11 - Focus on Missions
19 - President's Day-Office Closed
25 - Communion
FY17 Budget Report as of February 4, 2018 budget

Year to Date Budget = $303,895
Year to Date Income = $309,046
Year to Date Expenses = $261,575
Contact Executive Pastor  Alan Fischer ( with any finance-related questions.

Did You Know? Knollwood offers convenient, systematic ways to give-- even when you are out of town! Check it out at

thisweekThis Week at Knollwood
Sunday, February 11
Focus on Missions
  8:30a  Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6) 
  9:00a  Adult Community Groups (Learning Center); childcare and children's                 program available (Learning Center) 
10:00a  Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer) 
10:30a  Worship Service (Worship Center) 
11:40a  Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)
  6:00p  Sunday Night Smash

Tuesday, February 13
  6:15p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga

Wednesday, February 14
  9:30a  Women's Bible Study (Worship Center Foyer)

Thursday, February 15
 10:00a  Moms' Bible Study 
  1:30p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga

Sunday, February 18
  8:30a  Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6) 
  9:00a  Adult Community Groups (Learning Center); childcare and children's                 program available (Learning Center) 
10:00a  Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer) 
10:30a  Worship Service (Worship Center) 
11:40a  Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer) 
  5:00p  Sunday Night Community Groups (Fellowship Center)
  6:00p  Sunday Night Smash

To email us, click on the desired name or add first name to if you are unable to access link. 
Mark Petersburg , Senior Pastor
Alan Fischer , Executive Pastor
Chris Mendez, Worship and Discipleship Pastor
Elijah Hearin, Youth Director 
Katie Conaway , Children's Ministry Director
Mary Mendez, Children's Ministry Assistant
Sarah Seigle, Children's Ministry Assistant
Kathryn Howell , Bookkeeper
Sherry Baker , Preschool Director

**Knollwood Board of Elders, **

**The Knollwood Prayer Ministry is always available to receive your prayer requests and will join with you in presenting them to God.  Email requests to .**

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