Advent 2022 - A Light Shines in Darkness

Advent worship this year will be led by voices and ringers of all ages, teachers and readers, proclaimers and leaders of prayer, all reminding us that hope, peace, joy and love are with us even now as we await the birth of the Christ Child. These are gifts given by God to those who earnestly seek the light of Christ throughout the church year, but I’m always grateful for our intentional reflection on them during Advent.

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Sundays in Advent

November 27 • First Sunday • Advent HOPE

10:45am • Worship - The Sanctuary will be filled with sights and sounds that signal this season of hopeful waiting. The Chancel Choir sings. 
3:30-4:30pm • Advent Wreath Making Class - You and your family are invite to join us to construct a beautiful Advent Candle Wreath for your family to take home and use this Advent. This beginner-level craft is kid friendly, and people of all ages can contribute. Please register at

December 4 • Second Sunday • Advent PEACE

10:45am • Worship - A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols with Youth Choir, Youth Bells, and Chancel Choir will help us prepare for Christ's birth and reign of peace. After worship, we'll enjoy cookies and hot cider on the front lawn.

December 11 • Third Sunday • Advent JOY

9:00-9:30am • Advent Joy Brunch - Gather in the fellowship hall before Sunday school for a joyous brunch, including Knollwood punch, ham biscuits, sausage balls, fruit, and other delicious breakfast treats. Take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree, and pick up your 2022 Knollwood ornament.
10:45am • Worship - Children’s Choirs and Children’s Bells will lead us in this service of Joy. We will gather around God’s Table to share communion and experience the joy offered first to Mary, and then to us through the Christ Child’s birth. This will also be Commitment Sunday for the Stewardship Campaign.

December 18 • Fourth Sunday • Advent LOVE

10:45am • Worship - Chancel Bells and Chancel Choir lead us in worship as we experience the love of Emmanuel.
4:00-6:00pm • Church-wide Caroling - Children, youth and adults of all ages will gather together to enjoy cookies and cocoa before we board chartered buses and visit local retirement communities for caroling.
To register for caroling, please follow this link.

December 25 • Christmas Day

10:45am • Worship - Singing carols with the professional brass ensemble, Ardmore Brass, we’ll celebrate this festive day! Come in casual dress to experience glorious music and worship with your church family on the birthday of the Christ Child.
PLEASE NOTE - There will be no Knollchat, Sunday School or Worship Care this morning.

Celebrating Advent & Christmas

November 30 • Intergenerational Advent Night of Service

5:30-7:00pm - Join us for a Wednesday evening of service, as our Knollwood community partners with other community organizations in Winston-Salem, assembling some holiday joy.

December 7 • Adult Programming: What Jesus Learned from John the Baptist

We’ll join New Testament scholar Richard Vinson in examining this assumption: how did Jesus follow John the Baptist, and in what ways did he follow a different path?

December 14 • Wednesday evening

Children's Choirs and Kids Connect - Following dinner, with costumes, story, and song, our children will act out the story of Jesus’ birth with a barely rehearsed pageant in the Fellowship Hall.
7:00pm • Service of Remembrance - Members of our community of faith gather in the sanctuary with families and friends to remember loved ones we lost this year.

December 24 • Christmas Eve

5:30pm • Christmas Eve Service - Gather in the Sanctuary for treasured traditions of carols by candlelight, scripture reading, and choral music.