The Knollwood News
Week of November 10, 2019
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Budget Report ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Food Packing Event ...more
  • Knollwood Student Ministry ...more
  • Moms' Bible Study ...more
  • Operation Christmas Child ...more
  • Social Emotional Learning Seminar ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • VBS Save the Date ...more
  • Volunteers Needed ...more
Operation Christmas Child OCC 

Please have your shoeboxes filled and at the church by this Sunday, November 10th.  

You can also email Judy Corcoran at if you want to help with the collection process. 

Social Emotional Learning Seminar
November 13, 2019 from 7pm - 9pm
There is a $10 fee for the class.
To register email Sherry Baker at

Food Packing Event
Saturday, November 16, 2019 foodpacking

This year our Knollwood Thanksgiving offering will involve teaming with "The Outreach Program" to package 15,000 meals on Saturday the 16th of November. These meals will be provided to our Northern Virginia neighbors through the Columbia Baptist food pantry in Annandale. 

This will be a family event with children five and older eligible to participate; children are encouraged to invite a friend.  There will be two shifts beginning at 9am. Registration is now open. Click here to register

Please consider making a donation of $25.00 (100 meals). Each bag contains 6 meals at a cost of $1.50.  Donations can be made by writing a check to Knollwood, in the memo section write "Food Packing Event."  Questions? Contact Glenn Keller at .
Central Union Mission - Volunteers Needed - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 volunteers

On Tuesday, November 19th, Feed the Children, Concord Hospitality, and Central Union Mission are partnering to feed and assist 400 families in need.  Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food, a
15-pound box of essentials, and additional food items.  

They need us to help set-up, distribute boxes, assist elderly folks by moving the boxes in grocery shopping carts to their vehicles, and cleaning-up.  Should be back at KCC by 1pm latest.
The plan is to meet at the KCC parking lot at 7am since we need to be there at 8am.  The event runs from 9am to 11am but based on the size of the crowd it might run a little later.  Currently there are five men signed up to go and we have more room since the van is available.  Let me know if you plan on attending or have questions. 

Tracy, the director, advises:  Lots of people, chaos, and tremendous blessings.  

Save the Date! vbs

Even though we are in the midst of falling leaves and cooling temperatures, the Children's Ministry Team is already thinking about next summer's Vacation Bible School!  VBS next summer will be held in  JUNE!   

Our dates are  Tuesday, June 23 to Friday, June 26th . Mark your calendars!  Hope you can join us.

What's Coming Up

KSM Meal-Packing (Grades 7-12)
Saturday, November 16 at Knollwood
Drop-Off: 11:00 a.m., Pick-Up: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Bring cash for lunch at Wendy's

Grades 7-12 are invited to pack meals for those in need! KSM has reserved a station at our church-wide meal-packing event for 12 students at the 11 o'clock session. Please reserve your spot by registering on the KSM link that was emailed to parents. 

After our session ends at 12:30 p.m., we will walk to Wendy's for lunch (bring cash) and will return to Knollwood by 2:00 p.m. for parent pick-up.

November 2019 Schedule

Moms' Bible Study momsbible

Thursday Mornings
9:30a - 11:00a
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 the Fall Session of 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 contact Glenda Letcher (  or  703-753-5384 ).

Stretch Your Faith-Fall Quarter yoga

" steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord..." 1 Cor 15:58

How's your balance? Can you remain steadfast in a challenging situation? Join us for spiritual and physical strength training this Fall. Classes Sept 10 to Dec.12 on Tuesdays 6:15pm and/or Thursdays 1:30pm in the Fellowship Center. Fall Quarter registration will be 13 classes for $78 ($6/class) or 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 .) This class is an amazing opportunity to connect to and glorify God in your mind, body and soul. 

Never tried a stretching class? You are welcome to come and try one class at no charge before you decide to register. Classes are open to Knollwood and the local community. 

Questions? Contact Sandy Rogers at 571-239-3416 or Register at the first class or email Sandy to request forms by email or click here.                 

mark your calendars

10 - KSM Bonfire & Smores at the Rogers' Farm           (Grades 7-12)
16 - Meal Packing Event
24 - Communion;  KSM Games and Goodies &             Service Sunday (Grades 7-12)
28-29 Thanksgiving - Office Closed

  8 - Focus on Missions
15 - Children's Ministry Christmas Event
24 - Christmas Eve Services (5pm & 6:30pm)
25 - Christmas Day
25-31 Christmas - Office Closed
FY20 Budget Report as of November 3, 2019 budget

Year to Date Budget = $88,749
Year to Date Income = $78,815
Year to Date Expenses = $87,910
Difference between Income & Expenses = $ -9,095

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, November 9
  Men's Bible Study (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, November 10
  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)
  KSM Bonfire (Off-Site)

Tuesday, November 12
  "Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Wednesday, November 13
  Women's Bible Study (Murphy Room)
  Prayer for our Nation (Murphy Room)

Thursday, November 14
  Moms' Bible Study
  "Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Saturday, November 16
  Meal Packing Event-Set Up (Fellowship Center)
  First Packing Session (Fellowship Center)
  Second Packing Session (Fellowship Center)
  Meal Packing Event-Clean Up (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, November 17
  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)

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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