The Knollwood News
Week of December 1, 2019
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Canned Food Drive ...more
  • Christmas at Knollwood ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • December Mission Focus ...more
  • Knollwood Student Ministry ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
Christmas at Knollwood Christmas


December 1st
"Love Demonstrated"
December 8th
"Peace Secured"
December 15th
"Joy Experienced"
December 22nd
"Hope Realized"

Sunday, December 15th
After the service we will have hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies. Also, a petting zoo by the play garden-including a camel!
Sunday, December 22nd
Traditional service of carols with brass instruments and Children's Program from Infant to 6th Grade.
Christmas Eve, December 24th: Candlelight Services at 5pm and 6:30pm
We will have a family friendly service with Christmas carols and candle lighting. Childcare offered from Infant to Age 5. 

Bring your children to the 5pm service for a special Children's Story.

We look forward to worshiping with you 
this Christmas Season!


Bring canned and boxed food this Sunday, December 1st 
to benefit the Central Union Mission 

December Mission Focus mission

The December mission focus speaker is Chaplain Vic Ransom from the Good News Jail Ministry.  Vic will speak on December 8th at:
  • 9:00am - in great depth about how God is working at the Fairfax jail in the Murphy Room;
  • 10:30am - briefly during the main service. 
All are invited, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Good News Jail Ministry and the work they are doing here in Fairfax. Glenn Keller ( )
Chaplain Vic forwarded the following prayer requests:
  1. God's work of healing through our Heart Healing class. So many of the men and women in the ADC have experienced such pain in their lives. They seek to numb the pain with drugs, alcohol, and other destructive behavior which brings them to jail.
  2. God's provision of encouragement and perseverance as our faithful volunteers lead worship, teach classes, and meet with men and women one to one.
  3. God's wisdom for building the ministry inside the jail, especially insight for reaching the many who do not come to any of our worship services or classes.
  4. God's Spirit to open the eyes of the hearts of men and women to believe in Christ and then grow in Christ.

Starting This Week!


All I Want For Christmas
For many students, Christmas is all about one thing: presents! While there may be a sense that the holiday is about more than what's under the tree, the truth is, it's easy for all of us to lose sight of what the holiday is really about. That's why, in this Christmas series, we want to help students shift their focus to what's most important: the gift of Jesus and how generous God is toward us-and how because of that, we can be generous toward others, too.

WEEK 1: God Sending Jesus is the ultimate example of generosity.
WEEK 2: If you want to light the way for others, love them like Jesus.
WEEK 3: Show you care by showing up.

What's Coming Up!
Sunday, December 8 - KSM Christmas Party
Grades 7-12 are invited to a White Elephant Christmas Party at Knollwood. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 4 at the link that will be emailed to parents. Bring a 2-liter drink, chips, or dessert to share, and a $10 or less gift to exchange. We'll provide the pizza!
Sunday, December 15 - KSM Ice & Lights
Grades 7-12 are invited to a Winter Wonderland at Cameron Run Waterpark in Alexandria with an ice-skating rink, tunnel of lights, heated igloos and more. Bring a friend! Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 11 at the link that will be emailed to parents. Bring $20 cash (covers admission, ice-skating, and skate rental) or make your check payable to KCC (note to KSM Events). Don't let the fee stop you from coming. We have scholarships.

Stretch Your Faith-Fall Quarter yoga

YES, you can join our stretching class NOW. Instead of just feasting on food this Thanksgiving Season, join us for a feast of stretch. 

Our November spiritual focus is Revelation 3:20 " Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any hear my voice and open the door, I will come into their house and eat with them, and they will eat with me." GNT

Our fall classes are ongoing up to December 12 (except for Thanksgiving Day) on Tuesdays 6:15pm and/or Thursdays 1:30pm in the Fellowship Center. Drop in for $8/class. 

This is a yoga style stretching class for adult men and women. "Stretch Your Faith" is a Christian-based class taught by Sandy Rogers, a certified yoga instructor from the Christian ministry Holy Yoga (for mission statement, visit .) 

Questions? Contact Sandy Rogers at 571-239-3416 or  

Register at your first class or email Sandy to request forms by email.


Focus on Missions; KSM White Elephant Christmas Party

Family Christmas Celebration; KSM Ice & Lights

No 9am Programs

Christmas Eve Services (5pm & 6:30pm)

Christmas Day

Office Closed

NO 9:00a Community Group; 9:00a-KSM Games and Goodies & Service Sunday

FY20 Budget Report as of November 24, 2019 budget

Year to Date Budget = $141,998
Year to Date Income = $133,074
Year to Date Expenses = $138,026
Difference between Income & Expenses = $ -4,952

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, December 1
Canned Food Drive

Prayer Time (Murphy Room)

Community Group Bible Study (Murphy Room);
Childcare (Family Center)

Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer)

Worship Service; Newborn to 6th Grade (Family Center); 
KSM 7th to 12th Grade (Fellowship Center)

Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)

Tuesday, December 3

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Wednesday, December 4

Women's Bible Study (Murphy Room)

Prayer for our Nation (Murphy Room)

Thursday, December 5

Moms' Bible Study (Murphy Room)

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, December 8
Focus on Missions

Prayer Time (Murphy Room)

Community Group Bible Study (Murphy Room);
hildcare (Family Center)

Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer)

Worship Service; Newborn to 6th Grade (Family Center); 
KSM 7th to 12th Grade (Fellowship Center)

Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)

Church office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am to 4pm in the Fellowship Center. 
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
Katie Conaway , Next Generation Ministry Director (Newborn - 12th Grade)
Mary Mendez, Student Ministry Leader
Sarah Seigle, Children's Ministry Assistant
Kathryn Howell , Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant
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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