The Knollwood News
Week of January 12, 2020
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Inclement Weather ...more
  • January Mission Focus ...more
  • Knollwood Student Ministry ...more
  • Moms' Bible Study ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith Yoga ...more
  • Thank You! ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
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A Huge Thank You! thanks

Financially. we are glad to announce that we ended 2019 in the black-all because of you! In fact, the offering that came in the last week of the year was one of the largest we have had. Even with an increase of $40,000 in our budget this fiscal year over last, we ended the year with income over budget of $31,900!  
God is moving among our people to realize more and more that there is joy in giving by being a good steward of the resources God has so bountifully given. As we move into 2020, may God continue to be honored by the gifts of time, talent and treasure that we give back to Him through Knollwood! Lives are being changed for His glory!

January Mission Focus-Children's Vision International, Inc. (CVII) cvii

CVII is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose purpose is to help the needy and homeless around the world. Their primary location is in Bogota, Colombia where they are currently working on completing their 5th home for abandoned and homeless children. 

Founded by Jeanene Thicke-Sanderson in 1993 with a simple burden in her heart to help children in need, the program in Bogota has now grown to house, clothe, feed and love 200 + children daily.

As a church family, not only does Knollwood support CVII with occasional one-time financial gifts for special needs, but on a yearly basis we also support two specific children from the children's home in Bogota. 

This past May, the children at Knollwood took time during the regular Sunday morning children's ministry to learn about these two children and then made some personal cards to send with our yearly birthday and Christmas gifts from the church. 

 Please continue to pray for our two sponsored children, Valeria and Andres, (pictured below) as well as all the children and staff in the CVII homes in Bogota.


This Sunday!

The Chase

We're all chasing something in life-including our students. However, what they may not realize is that when we choose to chase one thing, it often means we have to stop chasing something else. The same is true when it comes to following Jesus. In this series, we want to help students see that in order to truly chase after Him, we have to stop chasing some other things along the way.

WEEK 1: Chasing Jesus means not chasing performance.
WEEK 2: Chasing Jesus starts with a step.
WEEK 3: Chasing Jesus means sharing with them.

Stretch Your Faith 2020 - Join Us Now

Improve your physical and spiritual fitness this year. Winter Quarter Jan 7 to April 2 - Tuesdays at 6:15 pm and Thursdays 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Center.  Winter scripture focus is Strong and Fearless. 

Classes are for adult men and women looking to improve fitness and find stress relief while giving glory to the Lord. This is an "all levels" class so beginners will feel right at home. This ministry is a Christian-based class taught by Sandy Rogers and Natalie Sarigianis, certified yoga instructors from the Christian ministry Holy Yoga (for mission statement, visit .

Classes are open to Knollwood and the local community. Questions? Contact Sandy Rogers at 571-239-3416 or Register at the first class - 13 classes for $72 donation; 26 classes for $132 or drop-in always welcome at $8 donation/class.

Moms' Bible Study momsbible

Studies in the Psalms
Thursday Mornings 9:30-11:00
January 23 - April 30
Family Center - Murphy Room

Moms! If you are looking to build community with  other moms and dig deeper into God's Word, then  please join us for our Moms' Bible Study! Free childcare is provided for children from newborn to Age 5.

To sign up, or if you have any questions, please email Glenda Letcher at

Questions about childcare, please email Katie Conaway at

Inclement Weather weather

As we head into the winter season, please note:

If there is a need to cancel Sunday activities due to snow, a notice to that effect will be on the Knollwood website. Click on the word "ALERTS" at the top right portion of the home page. It will also be posted on our Facebook page ( @KnollwoodCC)

If we cancel, the notice will be posted as soon as we make that decision. If no cancellation notice is there, we will have services as usual. (Hopefully we will be able to make that decision by Saturday evening).

During the week, the church follows the Fairfax County Public School lead. If the schools close, then any regularly scheduled meetings, Bible studies, etc. will be cancelled.


Focus on Missions; KSM Laser Tag

Communion; KSM Games and Goodies & Service Sunday

FY20 Budget Report as of budget
January 5, 2020

Year to Date Budget = $248,497
Year to Date Income = $275,171
Year to Date Expenses = $253,250
Difference between Income & Expenses = $21,921

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 12
Focus on Missions

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-Grade 7-12 (Fellowship Center)

Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)

KSM Laser Tag (Off-Site)

Tuesday, January 14

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Wednesday, January 15

Women's Bible Study (Murphy Room)

Prayer (Murphy Room)

Thursday, January 16

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, January 19

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-Grade 7-12 (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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