The Knollwood News 
Week of January 14, 2018 
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Building Committee ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Family Center Tour ...more
  • Gretchen Lund ...more
  • Moms Bible Study ...more
  • Persecuted Church ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith Yoga ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • Women's Retreat ...more

Much work has already been accomplished in developing a very useful plan for The Family Center (the 8900 sq ft space under the Worship Center).  A dedicated group of building committee members has met several times and will continue to do so as construction begins in the spring.
Thanks to the following who are serving our church in this capacity:

Pastors Mark, Alan and Chris
Katie Conaway
Thomas DiPietro
Sandy Gardner
Stan Harris
Ed Murphy
Frank Murray

Gretchen Lund gretchen

Gretchen Lund, Knollwood member, passed into glory on Friday, December 15, 2017.   A memorial service will be held at Knollwood Community Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00p with a reception following in the Fellowship Center.

Please keep Allan, Gretchen's husband, in your prayers.

Tour of the Family Centerfctour
On  Sunday, January 21, you are invited to go down to t he lower level of the Worship Center after church and see The Family Center before construction begins later this spring.  This is a great opportunity to see the space and envision what it will look like when completed.  

Children's ministry staff will be in their respective places to welcome you.  If you have children in the children's ministry that morning, go pick them up and bring them along with you.  They will be excited to see where they will eventually meet.
Bible Study for Moms momsstudy
Thursday Mornings
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Free Childcare for infants through Age 5
January 25th to 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).

January Mission Ministry 
Persecuted Church Prayer Focus - Nigeria persecutedchurch

Between 2013 and 2016 over half a million Christians from the Christian majority Benue State in Nigeria have found themselves displaced and in search of work due to clashes with the Fulani militants. In late 2016, Fulani militants attacked a Christian village, destroying its crops and  in other attacks, several villages were ambushed, forcing thousands to flee to neighboring communities. Many who fled ended up seeking refuge at an internally displaced person (IDP) camp in Kanfanchos.  

On March 2017, thirty people were killed when ethnic Fulani gunmen attacked Zaki Bian, a predominantly Christian village. Neighboring Plateau State, which is also predominantly Christian, has witnessed persistent Muslim Fulani attacks. In October 2017 alone, over 55 people were killed in attacks on Christian communities.  

Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria to stand firm in their faith in spite of these attacks. Pray that the Fulani militants would be halted in their attacks and that the Nigerian government would be more actively involved in protecting their citizens.
KCC Women's Spring Retreat retreat
March 9-10, 2018
Meadowkirk Retreat Center
Middleburg, VA


Come fellowship with us at the Spring Retreat. The speaker will be  DeeAnn Jeremiah.

DeeAnn (a member of the Capital Speakers Club) is a pioneering author, speaker, and teacher  whose enthusiasm for following God and fulfilling her destiny inspires others to do the same.   She inspires people to strip away pretense, dive deep into the heart of the matter, and follow God into their Destiny, as she communicates with warmth.  DeeAnn is most passionate about the life change possible by becoming all of the real you, and knowing all of the real God-the full measure of JOY!

Register by January 26th either at Information Table in the church foyer or online:

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Woodward at (703-981-8076) or Carolee Fischer at ( 703-283-1805).

"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
13 - Gretchen Lund Memorial Service
15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Office Closed
21 - Family Center Tour
28 - Communion
FY17 Budget Report as of January 7, 2017 budget

Year to Date Budget = $239,917
Year to Date Income = $254,334
Year to Date Expenses = $207,411
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, January 14
  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

Monday, January 15
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Office Closed

Tuesday, January 16
  6:15p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga

Wednesday, January 17
  9:30a  Women's Bible Study (Worship Center Foyer)

Thursday, January 18
  1:30p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga

Sunday, January 21
  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) 
11:45a  Tour of the Family Center
  5:00p  Sunday Night Community Groups (Fellowship Center)
  6:00p  Sunday Night Smash

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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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