The Knollwood News
Week of November 17, 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
  • Stretch Your Faith ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • VBS Save the Date ...more
  • Volunteers Needed ...more
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. 

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.

Special Thanks - Bonfire Fun

Special thanks to Tom and Sandy Rogers for opening up their home and farm to about 25 energetic and excited teenagers! We had a great time making smores, playing games, gazing at horses and being enamored by the 20-foot bonfire flames. Thank you for being generous hosts to us!!

What's Coming Up

Games & Goodies - November 24 at 9am

Grades 7-12 are invited to meet up before the worship 
service from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for breakfast and card games in the KSM room. 

Service Sunday - November 24 at 10:30am

November 24th is the fourth Sunday, our Service Sunday. Students are invited to attend the worship service or to volunteer in a ministry.

Contact Mary Mendez ( if you need help finding a place to volunteer.

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

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.

mark your calendars

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 
25 - Christmas Day
25-31 Christmas - Office Closed
FY20 Budget Report as of November 10, 2019 budget

Year to Date Budget = $106,499
Year to Date Income = $97,244
Year to Date Expenses = $116,624
Difference between Income & Expenses = $ -19,380

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 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)

Tuesday, November 19
  "Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Wednesday, November 20
  Women's Bible Study (Murphy Room)
  Prayer for our Nation (Murphy Room)

Thursday, November 21
  Moms' Bible Study
  "Stretch Your Faith" Yoga (Fellowship Center)

Sunday, November 24
  Prayer Time (Murphy Room)
  Community Group Bible Study (Murphy Room); 
  Childcare (Family Center); KSM Games & Goodies (Fellowship            Center)
  Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer)
  Worship Service; Newborn to 6th Grade (Family 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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