The Knollwood News
Week of November 4, 2018 
Inside This Edition backtotop
  • Canned Food Drive ...more
  • Contact Us ...more
  • Dates to Remember ...more
  • Daylight Savings Ends ... more
  • Help Furnish the Family Center ...more
  • International Day of Prayer Guest Speaker ...more
  • Operation Christmas Child ...more
  • Persecuted Church ...more
  • Service Opportunities ...more
  • Stretch Your Faith Fall Quarter ...more
  • Thanksgiving Turkeys Needed ...more
  • This Week at KCC ...more
  • Youth News ...more
This Sunday...fooddrive

To Benefit the Central Union Mission

persecutedchurchspeakerInternational Day of Prayer:
Guest Speaker November 4th at 9:00am
Sunday, November 4th, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. To mark the occasion, the Fleming Community Group invites everyone to hear a special speaker at 9:00 am on November 4th in the lower level of the Learning Center.
About the speaker: William Stark is the Senior Regional Manager for International Christian Concern (ICC) and has served in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This has allowed him to serve the persecuted firsthand in some of the world's most difficult nations, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Egypt. He has authored numerous articles and is recognized as a subject matter expert on the topic of persecution.

furnishThank You for Helping Furnish  the Family Center!

Thank you to everyone who donated money during the month of October to help us furnish our new Family Center.  Every donation, no matter how big or small, is very much appreciated!  Your generosity and support for this project is amazing!  

During our October campaign we were able to raise approximately $2,730!  This is huge!  If you still wish to donate, you can put your donation (cash or check) in a specially marked envelope and put it in the offering plate.  Envelopes are available at the Kids Connection/Fusion sign in table.   

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Conaway ( ). Thank you again for all your support!

ROCK SOLID (Grades 7-12)
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Fellowship Center

Date: Every Sunday
Time 6pm - 8pm
Location: Fellowship Center

Upcoming Events
What: Youth Group Day Retreat  (Boys and Girls will separate once there)
Date: November 18 
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Museum of the Bible

Rock Solid Junior High Recap
Question 6 - How can we glorify God?
Answer - By loving him and by obeying his commands and law.
~ Deuteronomy 11:1-13

Rock Solid Senior High Boys and Girls
Knowing God - His Goodness and Love
~ Ezekiel 16:1-14

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stretchyourfaith"Stretch Your Faith"  
Meet Tuesdays at 6:15pm or Thursdays at 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 just one class 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.      
  turkeysThanksgiving Turkeys Needed
Central Union Mission is in need of turkeys to pass out at their next Senior Fellowship scheduled for Friday, November 16th. They've asked Knollwood if we could provide 50 turkeys for this event. They are expecting more than 200 seniors to attend.
There are two ways to support this effort. You can provide a monetary donation by making a check out to Knollwood and write in the memo section Central Union Mission Turkey. Or, you can provide a frozen turkey; please email or call Glenn Keller (, 703-250-6059) to make arrangements for delivery.
All checks must be in by November 11th. The deadline for frozen turkeys is November 14th. Thank you! 

serviceService Opportunities: ECHO
Hebrews 13:16 says, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Looking for a place and way to serve our community? The service organization focus for October is Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO). ECHO gives food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies, and provides clothes and household items to people with low incomes. It is located at 7205 Old Keene Mill Road.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at ECHO: working with food donations on Friday mornings, assisting with the Donation Door, assisting with clothing donations, speaking Spanish with clients on the phone or translating for Family Counselors, or working as a Family Counselor. A list of needed supplies is available on their website: .
Upcoming events:
  • November 18, 2pm: Annual Burke CROP Hunger Walk
  • December 1: Deadline to be paired with a family to provide a Christmas meal
November Prayer for the Persecutedmissions

Praise God for the release of U.S Pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned in Turkey based on false accusations. Pastor Brunson, from North Carolina faced the possibility of 35 years in prison on Charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups..."  Thanks to the many prayers of Christians and the intervention by our government, Pastor Brunson is now safely in the United States. 

False accusations against Christians are one of the ways that can lead to imprisonment and violence and which are also used to bar believers from politics and public life in many countries. Christians in Pakistan have become very vulnerable to being falsely accused under their country's  "blasphemy law."  Asia Bibi has been in a Pakistani prison for nine years under this blasphemy law. As a former Muslim who became a Christian she is accused of offering water to two Muslims at her workplace. As an "unclean" person, that is against the law in Pakistan. Christians in high profile positions in countries where they are a minority are extremely vulnerable to false allegations and rumors.

Please pray that God would protect Christian pastors, workers and believers from  false accusations in countries where they are the minority.  

occshoeboxOperation Christmas Child National Shoebox Collection Has Started!
Hope everyone is busy shopping and filling those Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes you picked up in the church foyer!! 

If you haven't gotten your box yet - there are some still available in the foyer!

Let's see if we can top last years number of 175 boxes lovingly packed. 

Remember November  11th is the last day to return them to KCC. 

If you can't return them to KCC:
Burke Community Church and Chick-Fil-A will also accept them from Nov 12-19th during National Collection Week. 

Have fun shopping!!
mark your calendars
4 - Daylight Savings Time ends; International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
22-23 - Church office closed for Thanksgiving
25 - Communion 
thisweekThis Week at Knollwood
Sunday, November 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends; Persecuted Church Sunday; Canned Food Collection
  8:30a  Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6) 
  9:00a   Starting Point (Learning Center); Guest Speaker William Stark
             (Learning Center); Childcare (Learning Center);Rock Solid (Fellowship
10:00a  Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer) 
10:30a  Worship Service (Worship Center)
11:40a  Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)
  6:00p  Teen (FLOW) Sunday Night Event
Tuesday, November 6      
  6:15p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga (Fellowship Center) 
Wednesday, November 7      
    9:30a  Women's Bible Study (Fellowship Center)
  11:45a  Prayer (Fellowship Center)
Thursday, November 8        
   9:30a  Mom's Bible Study (Worship Center and Fellowship Center) 
   1:30p  Stretch Your Faith Yoga (Fellowship Center)
Sunday, November 11
  8:30a  Prayer Time (Learning Center Upper Level, Room 6) 
  9:00a  Starting Point (Learning Center);  Childcare (Learning Center);
Rock Solid (Fellowship  Center)
10:00a  Light Refreshments (Worship Center Foyer) 
10:30a  Worship Service (Worship Center)
11:40a  Guest Meet & Greet (Worship Center Foyer)
  5:00p  Immersion (Senior High) 
  6:00p  Teen (FLOW) Sunday Night Event

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
Elijah Hearin, Youth Director 
Katie Conaway , Children's Ministry Director
Mary Mendez, Children's Ministry Assistant
Sarah Seigle, Children's Ministry Assistant
Kathryn Howell , Bookkeeper
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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