Growing throughout our lives

Following Jesus, engaging society faithfully and justly, knowing and interpreting the Bible, loving self and others—we reach for these goals throughout our lives.

At Knollwood, faith formation opportunities stretch across the changing continuum of adulthood. Week by week, month by month, we gather in groups that meet together to nurture faith. Learn more about our varied and rich offerings:

How might you get involved?

announcements

2020 KBC Lenten Devotional

The KBC 2020 Lenten Devotional Booklet is coming in February, and we want YOU to contribute.  All submissions are due by November 1, so please sign up now!

upcoming events

Faith in the City: Deepening Community Conversations

November 5, 2019

Dr. Paul Robeson Ford, pastor of First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue, will share theological reflections on equity in light of local disparities in education. The gathering will also  invite discussion of a significant and well-attended October 10th event that featured New York Times Magazine investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Senior Adult Sing - November

November 11, 2019

New for Senior Adults

Second Monday

2 pm in the Dining Room

Join Susan Edge and Rozanna Goocey for a time of singing familiar songs to prepare for visiting shut-ins. Join us for some fun time together.

Sunday morning Bible study

Each Sunday morning all around our church campus, groups of adults gather to study, converse, debate, pray, listen, and simply walk alongside one another in life and faith.

Some groups share a particular life stage; others are brought together by their approach to faith formation. All classes value mutual support and community.

Come find your place in one of our classes, from 9:45–10:45 a.m.

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Wednesday night programs

On Wednesday evenings, we gather from 5:30–6:15 p.m. to share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. Then, from 6:15–7:00 p.m., through careful and varied programs, we delve into topics relevant to our faith, our times, our call to missions and service. See the upcoming options below.

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Upcoming WEDNESDAY NIGHT events

Fellowship Meal and Program Oct 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

This evening we embark On A Journey of Generosity, led by the Stewardship Committee. We also take time to say thanks to Diane Lipsett for her service as Minister of Faith Formation and Education at Knollwood.

From 5:30–6:15 p.m. join us for a meal and to share the joys and concerns of our community, with the faith formation program following from 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Fellowship Meal and Program Oct 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

Trunk or Treat -- On this intergenerational Wednesday all adults and children will participate in Knollwood's annual Halloween festival, Trunk or Treat. Join us from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. for a meal and costume parade. The games and fun begin at 6:15.

Fellowship Meal and Program Nov 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

AMOS Health and Hope -- Tonight we welcome back respected missionary partners from Nicaragua whose broad health care initiative continues to develop community leaders to improve the health of vulnerable people in need.  Join us from 5:30–6:15 p.m. to share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. Then, from 6:15–7:00 p.m., enjoy the informative and inspiring faith formation program.

Fellowship Meal and Program Nov 13, 2019

November 13, 2019
On Wednesday evenings, we gather from 5:30–6:15 p.m. to share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. Then, from 6:15–7:00 p.m., through careful and varied programs, we delve into topics relevant to our faith, our times, our call to missions and service.

Faith formation in small groups

In addition to participating in our thriving adult Sunday school classes, many Knollwood members nurture their faith, curiosity, and relationships by gathering in small groups at varied times and places.

Come find your place and your people!

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Special series, speakers, workshops, and retreats

Sometimes we need to go deeper than our regular schedules will allow—deeper into a high-stakes topic or deeper into cultivating spiritual practices. Consider the upcoming opportunities below.

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ADULT SPECIaL events

Faith in the City: Deepening Community Conversations

November 5, 2019

Dr. Paul Robeson Ford, pastor of First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue, will share theological reflections on equity in light of local disparities in education. The gathering will also  invite discussion of a significant and well-attended October 10th event that featured New York Times Magazine investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Especially for our senior adults

Our senior adult ministry provides older adults with opportunities for spiritual nurture, even as we recognize them as vital resources for service and programming. This ministry includes intergenerational activities, fellowship and bonding, service, and education.

A Senior Adult Ministry Team plans and executes various activities for our seniors as well as maintaining an up-to-date list of those who are completely homebound, in coordination with ministerial staff. This team also coordinates helping hands, such as:

  • Delivering audio copies of the Sunday worship services to the homebound
  • Taking homebound members flowers at Christmas and Easter
  • Participating in the Knollwood Meals on Wheels program
  • Maintaining a list of volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels

Watch for upcoming senior adult activities!

To participate in the Senior Adult Ministry, contact Diane West.

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Senior ADULT SPECIaL events

Sink Luncheon - Fall 2019

October 22, 2019

Gather at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Lunch is at noon.

Entertainment by Dan Knight

Reserve by Tuesday, October 15, at 5 PM by calling the church office, 336-725-1343.

Senior Adult Sing - November

November 11, 2019

New for Senior Adults

Second Monday

2 pm in the Dining Room

Join Susan Edge and Rozanna Goocey for a time of singing familiar songs to prepare for visiting shut-ins. Join us for some fun time together.

Leadership

Dr. Diane Lipsett
Minister of Faith Formation and Education
diane@knollwood.org
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Rev. Lucrecia “Chris” Norman
Minister to Senior Adults and Weekday School
lnorman@knollwood.org
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Downloads

Adult Sunday Morning Groups brochure

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