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

Possible Daytime Enneagram Group—Information Meeting

Interested in the Enneagram? Come to an information session to explore the possibility of a new weekday Enneagram group. Our evening Enneagram group is thriving, but some have also expressed interest in a daytime group.  April 25 at 10 a.m., Knollwood Wellness and Community Center, in the Community Room. For information contact Melanie Wilkinson, melanie.o.wilkinson@gmail.com.

African American History and Culture in Winston-Salem—A Bus Tour

Knollwood’s All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to join a bus tour of African American historic and cultural sites in Winston-Salem. The tour will be led by Cheryl Harry, executive director of Triad Cultural Arts. Cheryl was previously director of African American programming at Old Salem. The church bus will depart KBC’s parking lot at 9 AM on Saturday, April 27, returning at 1:30 PM. Cost is $5. The tour is open to the public, but reservations are required. Contact AllGodsChildrenKBC@gmail.com to make your reservation.

upcoming events

African American History and Culture in Winston-Salem—A Bus Tour

April 27, 2019

Knollwood’s All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to join a bus tour of African American historic and cultural sites in Winston-Salem. The tour will be led by Cheryl Harry, executive director of Triad Cultural Arts. Cheryl was previously director of African American programming at Old Salem. The tour is open to the public, but reservations are required. The cost is $5. Contact AllGodsChildrenKBC@gmail.com to make your reservation.

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 Community room of Knollwood's Wellness and Community Center 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, AllGodsChildrenKBC@gmail.com.

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.

Spirituality and the Narrative Enneagram—A 2019 Summer Retreat

July 19, 2019

Come join in this three-day retreat, July 19–21, 2019. Explore the narrative enneagram while enjoying lovely surroundings with a lake, walking trails, swimming pool, and more. With Chris Copeland, Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life, and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality, Wake Forest School of Divinity. Registration will open in late March 2019.

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

Changed! How missions and service forms our faith

April 24, 2019

Knollwood's missional support team, headed by Dean Clifford, will guide us in exploring how our faith is deepened and stretched when we respond to Jesus' call to serve others. From 5:30–6:15 PM we will share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. The program is offered from 6:15–7:00 PM.

Changing Climate and Constant Faith

May 1, 2019

Why does climate policy matter for persons of faith? Stan Meiburg, director of WFU's graduate program in sustainability, joins us to explore that question. Dr. Meiburg was the acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2014 to 2017, the culmination of a 39-year career with the EPA. He received EPA’s Distinguished Career Service Award, EPA’s Gold Medal for his work on the Clean Air Act Amendments, the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army, and was recognized by President Barack Obama as a Distinguished Federal Executive in 2012, the highest civilian award for a federal senior executive. He also has Knollwood roots: His parents and family were members here from about 1959–1964, and Stan was baptized at Knollwood in 1963. In the Fellowship Hall, Knollwood Building B, 6:15–7:00 PM.

Knollwood's Annual Meeting

May 8, 2019

What did our church accomplish and learn in the past church year? What are we aiming for next year? Who will lead us? Len Preslar, incoming chair of deacons, will convene our annual meeting, exploring these questions, presenting our annual report, and calling for a vote on lay leaders and committees for next year. Jazz pianist Dan Knight will enliven the evening with music. From 5:30–6:15 p.m. we will share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. The program is offered from 6:15–7:00 p.m.

Children's Choirs End-of-Year Program

May 15, 2019

The annual meeting will include high-interest reports from committee chairs, a vote on leaders and committees for the upcoming church year, and jazz performances from pianist Dan Knight. Len Preslar, incoming chair of Deacons, will convene the meeting. From 5:30–6:15 p.m. we will share a meal and the joys and concerns of our community. The program goes from 6:15–7:00 p.m.

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

African American History and Culture in Winston-Salem—A Bus Tour

April 27, 2019

Knollwood’s All God’s Children Ministry Team invites you to join a bus tour of African American historic and cultural sites in Winston-Salem. The tour will be led by Cheryl Harry, executive director of Triad Cultural Arts. Cheryl was previously director of African American programming at Old Salem. The tour is open to the public, but reservations are required. The cost is $5. Contact AllGodsChildrenKBC@gmail.com to make your reservation.

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 Community room of Knollwood's Wellness and Community Center 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, AllGodsChildrenKBC@gmail.com.

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.

Spirituality and the Narrative Enneagram—A 2019 Summer Retreat

July 19, 2019

Come join in this three-day retreat, July 19–21, 2019. Explore the narrative enneagram while enjoying lovely surroundings with a lake, walking trails, swimming pool, and more. With Chris Copeland, Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life, and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality, Wake Forest School of Divinity. Registration will open in late March 2019.

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

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.

Joy Club Lunch and Singing

May 20, 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.

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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