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May 24th, Ascension Sunday

May 24th Worship Order

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The writer of Ecclesiastes exhorts us, “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

We saw that truth expressed in a powerful way during last Sunday’s worship. Our youth planned, prepared, and executed every facet of that service. The creativity, depth, and sincerity of what they offered in the music, prayers, readings, litanies, reflections, and art was a gift to our congregation.

Our deepest thanks to our youth, to Josh Godwin for leading the planning and preparation of the service, and to Rozanna and Lauren for helping with the music.

If by chance you missed the Youth Sunday service on May 17, you can view it at https://youtu.be/uOfRnD5m4AA.

An Update from the Finance Committee

Although we are rightfully concerned about our finances during this unique stay-at-home time, there is reason for gratitude and hope.

Our first-quarter income is covering our expenses even though our 2020 April income is about $42,000 less than last year’s. Anticipating this possibility, church leaders and ministers and staff have made efforts to reduce church expenses. So far, we’re spending about $15,000 less on programming costs and meal supplements. We’ve been able to keep our April facilities costs about $5,000 less than the same month last year.

As we trim our expenses, we continue to maintain two priorities:

1) Honoring our budgeted payroll for ministers and church staff;

2) Paying 10% of our contributions to both our ongoing missions partners, such as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) and Forsyth Prison Ministries, as well as making discretionary gifts as identified by our missions committee, MAAC.

From the Finance Committee, we say many thanks to all of you who continue to support our Knollwood ministries with your gifts of service, prayer, and financial support.

Carol Danforth, Chair of Finance Committee

Questions About Reopening

The Knollwood Medical Advisory Group (names listed at the end of this email) is actively monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and giving thoughtful advice to our ministers, staff, and lay leadership on when and how we can safely reopen the campus for worship and other activities. As we move through the phases toward reopening, there will be changes in the way we worship and gather at Knollwood. Those changes will be based on our commitment to the safety of our members and community.

Joe Long, Coordinator, Medical Advisory Team

Other Updates

Click on this link to read an interesting story about how one of our KBC families is faring during the COVID-19 crisis:

Rachel and Her Family Are Quarantining Together and Learning Lessons About Each Other  

And our congratulations to Mark Jensen who received the Bill J. Leonard Distinguished Service Award from the Wake Forest Divinity School, one of our church’s mission partners. Mark received the award at Saturday’s online hooding ceremony and gave the homily for the service.


“Fear not, little flock. For it is God's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” ~ Jesus
(Luke 12:32)

Knollwood Medical Advisory Team

Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH
David Ramsay, MD
Christine Ebert, PharmD
Joe Long, JD
Grover “Chip” Mims, MD
John Roach, III, MD

Related links and PDFs can be found under the Communications section at: https://www.knollwood.org/media-documents

Minister on Call
If you need a Knollwood minister, please call our Minister On-Call at 336-283-5067. This number is staffed 24/7 by a Knollwood minister.

Administrative Staff on Call

Monday-Friday, 9 am–5 pm – As the office staff is now working remotely, please call 336-496-0403 to reach a member of our administrative staff.

Knollwood Staff and Email Addresses

Bob Setzer, Jr., Pastor bob@knollwood.org

Lucrecia Norman, Minister to Seniors and Weekday School, lucrecia@knollwood.org

Josh Godwin, Minister of Youth and Recreation, josh@knollwood.org

Katharine Martin, Interim Minister of Faith Formation and Education katharine@knollwood.org

Chrissy Hardy, Children’s Ministry Associate, chrissy@knollwood.org

Rozanna Goocey, Minister of Music, rozanna@knollwood.org

Lauren Winkelman, Music Ministry Associate and Organist, lauren@knollwood.org

Ted Philpott, Pastoral Associate for Congregational Care, ted@knollwood.org

Robin Spainhour, Church Administrator, robin@knollwood.org

Colleen Booth, Publications/Website, colleen@knollwood.org

Lisa Ehlers, Front Desk, frontdesk@knollwood.org

Finance Administrator, finance@knollwood.org