The Knollwood News 
Week of December 3, 2017 
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  • Be Encouraged Women's Event ... more
  • Benevolence Gifts ...more
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Food Fight 2018 ...more
  • Membership at Knollwood ...more
  • Operation Christmas Child ...more
  • Persecuted Church Prayers ...more
  • Poinsettias ... more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • Welcome New Members ... more
Order a Poinsettia to Honor a Loved One This Christmas!
As we approach the celebration of Christmas, we are offering everyone an opportunity to purchase poinsettias to be used in decorating the Knollwood Worship Center in honor of or in memory of loved ones. 
The cost is $23 per plant (not tax-deductible).
Order Deadline: December 3rd
If you would like to order a poinsettia, either download the form on the church website or find a form on the Information Table. Attach your payment and put in the tray at the Information Table in the Worship Center foyer.  Payment must be attached to the completed form. Make checks payable to Knollwood and note "flower" in the memo section.
We will publish the name of your loved one(s) in the Christmas Eve program. You may take your plant home following the 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
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Be Encouraged - Women's Fellowship Event
December 8, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for an evening of good food, friendship and encouragement!

Knollwood Fellowship Center
Speaker: Sarah Seigle (KCC member)
Childcare will be provided (childcare drop off at 6:15)
If your last name begins with:
  • A-M- Bring a dessert to share
  • N-Z- Bring an appetizer to share
Sign up in the church foyer or online at

Mission Ministry Persecuted Church Prayer  
Focus - Sudan 

Sudan has consistently been ranked in the top 20 countries with the hardest persecution against Christians since 1963. This year, Sudan is listed as the fifth worst country for treatment of believers.

It is the government's agenda to make Sudan a one-religion nation under Islam. The persecution against Christians is especially severe for Christian pastors. Many Sudanese pastors have been killed, fled the country, or suffered imprisonment. The pastors who remain in Sudan are few, and pastors who share the Bible and teach the truth are becoming rare. For those who remain the challenge to be bold for Christ is a dangerous one.

However, the Sudanese Christians have not despaired. According to one pastor,  "we want people to know that in spite of the situation that we are going through,...Christianity and the church in Sudan is still strong. What has happened has astonished us. But the simple Christians...who believe that God is involved in the situation, they encourage us and give us hope that Christianity is not finished in Sudan.
  • Please pray for these dear pastors who choose to remain in Sudan during these difficult times.
  • Pray that they would know that they are not forgotten by the Body of Christ.
  • Pray that they will be strengthened and encouraged through the Holy Spirit and continue to be bold for Christ.
  •  Pray for the believers to remain strong in their faith and for the hearts of unbelievers to be changed and turned to Christ.
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Operation Christmas Child
Volunteers Needed

Millions of shoe boxes are collected during National Collection Week.  Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world,  each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment by volunteers.
You can help prepare shoe boxes for delivery by volunteering at the Processing Center in Baltimore on
Saturday, December 2nd from 1 pm to 5pm.   
Knollwood has reserved 20 volunteer slots.
  • You  must be 13 years old to work at the Processing Center.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, stop by the OCC table at KCC to sign up or contact Judy Corcoran at or  call 703-314-9857 if you have questions.

Save The Date - Food Fight 2018
May 4-6, 2018
Yes folks there will be a Food Fight 2018 at the Dulles Convention Center .  The goal is to pack 5 million meals. This event will be co-sponsored by our neighbor Good Hope Church and Feed My Starving Children.  Many of us participated in 2016 and know how much fun this event is for the whole family.  More to follow in the future. If you have any questions, please contact

mark your calendars
Dates to Remember
2 - Operation Shoe Box Preparation 
3 - Canned Food Drive 
8 - Be Encouraged Women's Event
24 - Christmas Eve Sunday
No 9am Programs
Regular 10:30am Service & Children's Program
5:00pm & 6:30pm Christmas Eve Services
No Smash
25 - Office Closed
31 - New Year's Eve Sunday
No 9am Programs
Regular 10:30am Service  & Children's Program
No Smash
FY17 Budget Report 
as of November 19, 2017

Year to Date Budget = $143,950
Year to Date Income = $128,595
Year to Date Expenses = $128,519
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

This Week at Knollwood
Sunday, December 3
Focus on Missions
  Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6) 
  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) 
  Sunday Night Community Groups 
6:00p   Sunday Night Smash 
Tuesday, December 5

Stretch Your Faith Yoga

Wednesday, December 6

Women's Bible Study

Friday, December 8

Be Encouraged Women's Event (FC)

Sunday, December 10
Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6)

Adult Community Groups (Learning Center); childcare and children's program available (Learning Center)

Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer)

Worship Service (Worship Center)

Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)

Business Meeting for Members

Sunday Night Smash

Contact Us

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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