The Knollwood News
Week of March 1, 2020
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Business Meeting ...more
  • Canned Food Drive ...more
  • Chili Cook-Off & Game Night ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Inclement Weather ...more
  • Knollwood Student Ministry ...more
  • March Mission Focus ...more
  • Men's Bible Study ...more
  • Moms' Bible Study ...more
  • New Members ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith Yoga ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
Important Business Meeting 
This Sunday, March 1, 2020  meeting

There will be a called-business meeting this Sunday, March 1, 2020, immediately following the morning service. Members will vote on a motion from the Board of Elders to select Pastor Chris Mendez to be the senior pastor successor to Pastor Mark Petersburg, effective June 1, 2021. 

All members of Knollwood Community Church are encouraged to attend and participate in the vote.  The church Bylaws do not allow for either proxy or absentee votes. Please be in prayer for this important decision.

Childcare is available.

Date:  Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  Fellowship Center

Come join your church family for a night of food and fellowship!  We will be holding a church-wide Chili Cook-Off and Game Night on Saturday evening, February 29, 2020.  Please use the sign up below to indicate how many people in your family will attend, and what you are able to contribute to dinner.  Hot dogs and drinks will be supplied by the church.  We will have a friendly competition for the following categories:
  • Best Chili
  • Best Dessert
  • Best Dessert made by a child (Grade 6 and younger)
**If you plan to enter one of our competitions, please plan to bring your entry by no later than 4:45 p.m.  Judging will take place at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m.  Winners will be announced at the end of the evening. 

Everyone will eat dinner together in the Fellowship Center, and then childcare will be offered for kids (babies through Grade 1) during the games portion of the evening.   Games will be in the Fellowship Center, and Childcare will be in the Family Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Conaway (

Sign Up Link:

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

Men's Bible Study mens

Study of the Holy Spirit
Saturday mornings 8:30-10:00
March 7 - April 25
Fellowship Center
Men, join us for this eight-week study of the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. It will also be a great opportunity to meet and fellowship with other men at Knollwood. 

The study will be led by Greg Heruth, Pastor Chris and Pastor Mark. Contact us if you have any questions: or .

Welcome New Members newmembers

Please give a warm welcome to our newest members at Knollwood!

Blanca Shumann
Cole & Kathryn Howell

March Mission Focus:
Sanctity of Life Ministrieslife

On March 8th, we welcome Addison  O'Donoghue, from the Fairfax Sanctity of Life office. 
Addison will share at:
  • 9am in the Murphy Room to discuss in greater depth about how God is working in their ministry;
  • 10:30am during the main service to give a broader overview of their mission.
All are invited. This is a really good opportunity to learn more about Sanctity of Life and the work they are doing here in Fairfax! 
For any questions, contact Glenn Keller at


KSM March Series
WEEK 1: Fix Your Eyes On Jesus
WEEK 2: Internal Struggles & Facing Hardships
WEEK 3: We talk to God
WEEK 4: God Talks to Us - Pastor Chris
Sunday, March 8 - KSM Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Let go of gravity and grab some air on the sprawling wall-to-wall trampoline courts. Challenge a friend or show off your inner acrobat. Reach new heights while flipping and jumping on the biggest trampoline court in the park. Please RSVP on the link emailed to parents and send in your $25 payment (cash or check payable to KCC) by Sunday, March 1.
Sunday, March 22 - KSM HS Dinner & A Movie
One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of "I Can Only Imagine" comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love in "I Still Believe", based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. "I Still Believe" is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life's storms, true hope can be found. Please RSVP on the link emailed to parents and send in your $15 movie payment by Sunday, March 15. Please bring extra cash for food.

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.
upcoming events


Special Business Meeting

KSM Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Baptism; KSM High School Dinner & Movie

Communion; 5th Sunday Potluck; KSM Breakfast and Games & Service Sunday


Easter Sunday Services at 9am & 10:30am

Easter Monday - Office Closed

Baptism; Communion; KSM Breakfast and Games & Service Sunday
FY20 Budget Report as of budget
February 23, 2020

Year to Date Budget = $372,745
Year to Date Income = $403,825
Year to Date Expenses = $366,188
Difference between Income & Expenses = $37,637

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

Saturday, February 29
Chili Cook-Off and Game Night 

Sunday, March 1
Canned Food Drive; Special Business Meeting

Prayer Time (Murphy Room)

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

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)
Special Business Meeting

Tuesday, March 3

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Wednesday, March 4

Women's Bible Study (Murphy Room)

Prayer (Murphy Room)

Thursday, March 5

"Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Saturday, March 7

Men's Bible Study (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, March 8
Focus on Missions, Daylight Savings Time Begins

Prayer Time (Murphy Room)

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

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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