Your children have a place at Knollwood

Children are precious to us at Knollwood, where our children’s ministry seeks to inspire in them a passion for Jesus Christ through Scripture, and to empower families for spiritual growth.

We focus on children’s fellowship, service, worship, and a deepening knowledge of and relationship with Jesus, together with providing support for parents and families.
Regular weekly opportunities and special events are designed to work together to help us meet these goals.

announcements 2023-24 Children's Calendar

The Children’s Ministry at Knollwood has a full year of exciting activities planned for our youngest members. We look forward to seeing you, and we encourage you to invite friends to join you for these times of fun and faith!

upcoming events

Wreath Making with Marissa Joyce

December 3, 2023

You and your family are invited 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. 

Advent Brunch

December 10, 2023

Gather in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday school for a joyous brunch. Take a family photo in front of the Christmas tree and pick up your 2023 Knollwood ornament.

Christmas Cookie Decorating

December 17, 2023

Children and their families are invited to come decorate Christmas cookies and sip apple cider and hot cocoa. Please register by Dec. 8 to ensure we have enough supplies on hand.

Sunday morning

The centerpiece of our Christian education for children on Sundays is through Sunday School where we focus on biblical foundations, fellowship, and service.

For worship, we provide:
  • Worship care for infants through four-year-olds.
  • Children’s Worship for kindergarten through third graders on the first, third, and fifth Sundays. Children depart from regular worship during the second hymn.
  • Worship bags and children’s activities, available in the narthex before the service.
  • Growing opportunities for children to participate in worship throughout the year. 

sunday school • 9:30–10:30 AM

Elementary Division

Kindergarten through fifth graders use the Shine curriculum to gain greater experience in applying the teachings of the Bible to their own lives and the work of the church. These students begin Sunday school practicing hymns from the Hymns for a Lifetime program.

Knollwood Building B, Rooms 241–254

Preschool Division

We provide infants through preschoolers with a nurturing, creative, and caring environment during the Sunday school time through activities with Bible stories, music, and crafts.

Knollwood Building B, Rooms 111–124

Wednesday night

Wednesday nights during the school year are an important time to connect with others in our community midweek. Our children have music education, a meal, fellowship, missions, and learning opportunities for all ages.


Playground Pals on the KBC playground (weather permitting)
Child care opens for infants through preschoolers
Elementary (Kindergarten-5th grade) Choirs
Preschool Music & Kids.Connect
Kids Dinner and Kids.Connect
Open gym in the WCC


Kids.Connect is our Wednesday night faith formation for children 4 years old through fifth grade. The program rotates among activities such as art, recreation, team-building games, science, drama, missions, and service activities.
You’ll find weekly programming announcements and locations for Kids.Connect in the weekly e-mail.


Child lectors
A child lector reads one of our scripture lessons in worship every third Sunday.
Fourth and fifth graders may be involved in the sacred act of worship by serving as acolytes.
Any children who would like to learn how to usher may assist their parents or another adult to learn how to serve.
For more information, contact Sara Smith.

Parent and family opportunities

Parents will find many options for spiritual growth at Knollwood, including Sunday morning Bible study, small Bible study groups that meet during the week, and marriage enrichment groups.


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If you would like to volunteer to help with children's activities and events, contact Sara Smith.

  • Worship care volunteers
  • Wednesday night volunteers
  • Special events volunteers
  • Sunday school volunteers

Cub Scouts

Knollwood now sponsors the Cub Scout Pack 911, which meets Sunday late afternoons and other times. Pack 911 enjoys bimonthly den meetings, camping, monthly excursions and activities, Cub Scout Camp at Raven Knob, and summer day camp.

In Cub Scouts, the boys start with the best right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves.

Contact Beth Fields.


Rev. Sara Smith
Interim Minister to Children and Families
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Children's Ministry Handbook for 2023-2024

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Children’s Ministry Calendar 2023-2024

Stay in touch

We use a variety of communication tools to keep parents informed, listed below in order of priority: