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

Climate and Faith—An All God's Children Lunch Presentation

The All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to a lunch-and-learn featuring speaker Bill Blancato, local attorney and leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The forum will be held in the Fellowship Hall, Knollwood Building B, at 12:15 PM on Sunday, May 5. Child care will be provided. To help us plan for lunch and child care, please RSVP to Spence O’Neill at allgodschildrenkbc@gmail.com.

Knollwood’s Lenten journey to Easter

Our Lenten journey at Knollwood began on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and continues throughout a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter. Learn more here about how you can join us in observing this holy season.

upcoming events

Taizé worship

March 27, 2019

As a shared Lenten practice, experience meditative worship in the style of Taizé. During our Wednesday evening program on March 27, we will share a contemplative time of song, prayer, scripture, and silence. With Rebecca Husband Maynard. 6:15-7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Knollwood Building B. Children's activities run concurrently.

Faith in the City: Deepening Community Conversations

April 2, 2019

"The Struggle for Equity in Education" is our focus in these monthly presentations and conversations. Our April topic is restorative practices in the classroom, looking at alternatives to discipline measures that unfairly target students of color. With Valerie Glass of Triad Restorative Justice. We gather noon–1 PM, first Tuesdays, October–May. All are welcome. In the Dining Room, Knollwood Building B. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. For more information, contact Diane Lipsett.

Racial Self-Awareness Book Study

April 2, 2019

Knollwood's study group for racial self-awareness invites you to join a five-session study of the book Waking Up White. Contact Jeff Stallings or Lisa Sykes for more information.

Climate and Faith—An All God's Children Lunch-and-Learn

May 5, 2019

The All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to a lunch-and-learn featuring speaker Bill Blancato, local attorney and leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The forum will be held in the Knollwood Building B, Fellowship Hall, at 12:15 PM on Sunday, May 5. Child care will be provided. To help us plan for lunch and child care, please RSVP to Spence O’Neill.

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

Taizé worship

March 27, 2019

As a shared Lenten practice, experience meditative worship in the style of Taizé. During our Wednesday evening program on March 27, we will share a contemplative time of song, prayer, scripture, and silence. With Rebecca Husband Maynard. 6:15-7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Knollwood Building B. Children's activities run concurrently.

The Cross: Ways of Seeing

April 3, 2019

A Lenten study of the cross of Jesus, perceived from different perspectives. In the fellowship hall, Knollwood Building B.

The Cross: Ways of Seeing

April 10, 2019

A Lenten study of the cross of Jesus, perceived from different perspectives. In the fellowship hall, Knollwood Building B.

No Wednesday education programs are scheduled during Holy Week

April 17, 2019

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

April 2, 2019

"The Struggle for Equity in Education" is our focus in these monthly presentations and conversations. Our April topic is restorative practices in the classroom, looking at alternatives to discipline measures that unfairly target students of color. With Valerie Glass of Triad Restorative Justice. We gather noon–1 PM, first Tuesdays, October–May. All are welcome. In the Dining Room, Knollwood Building B. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. For more information, contact Diane Lipsett.

Racial Self-Awareness Book Study

April 2, 2019

Knollwood's study group for racial self-awareness invites you to join a five-session study of the book Waking Up White. Contact Jeff Stallings or Lisa Sykes for more information.

Climate and Faith—An All God's Children Lunch-and-Learn

May 5, 2019

The All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to a lunch-and-learn featuring speaker Bill Blancato, local attorney and leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The forum will be held in the Knollwood Building B, Fellowship Hall, at 12:15 PM on Sunday, May 5. Child care will be provided. To help us plan for lunch and child care, please RSVP to Spence O’Neill.

Faith in the City: Deepening Community Conversations

May 6, 2019

 "The Struggle for Equity in Education" has been our focus all year in this monthly series. This month we hear from principals of local schools that have made significant progress improving student outcomes and reducing disparities in achievement. Although we usually meet on Tuesdays, this month we're moving to Monday, May 6. All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. We’ll provide tea, lemonade, and cookies. For more information, contact Dean Clifford, Sylvia Oberle, Spence O’Neill, or Diane Lipsett. Knollwood Building B, Dining Room.

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

Joy Club Lunch and Singing

April 15, 2019

Bring a bagged lunch on the third Monday of each month to join us in fellowship, opportunity to introduce friends and new people to our church, and singing of old hymns.

Downtown Bus Tour

April 23, 2019

What’s Happening Downtown in Winston-Salem?!

Come see … enjoy … and learn
Downtown bus tour led by Gayle Anderson

An Evening of Theatre: Man of La Mancha

May 3, 2019

Join us for a night at the theatre. Sixteen tickets are available at a cost of $21 each. Reservations with payment must be turned in to the church office by noon on April 9; no reservations are accepted without payment. Bus charge is $2; bus departure time TBA. Call the church office, 336-725-1343.
The performance will be held at SECCA in the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium.

Sink Luncheon

May 14, 2019

Gather at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Lunch is at noon.

Entertainment by Pepper Choplin

Reserve by Tuesday, May 7, at 5 PM by calling the church office, 336-725-1343.

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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