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.


Women's Retreat Registration

(Re)DiscoveringMe: My Longings, God’s Calling
March 13–15, 2020

Registration deadline: March 1

Catholic Conference Center
1551 Trinity Lane, Hickory, NC  28602

For details visit the Event page.

Knollwood’s Lenten Journey to Easter 2020

Our Lenten journey at Knollwood begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 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

Kids Connect

March 4, 2020

Our kindergarten through fifth graders gather during Kids Connect for dinner and devotion. This evening, the children will have an Open Gym night to celebrate their hard work leading up to Children's Sunday.

Kids Connect

March 11, 2020

Our kindergarten through fifth graders gather during Kids Connect for dinner and devotion followed by fun and games together.

Kids Connect

March 18, 2020

Our kindergarten through fifth graders gather during Kids Connect for dinner and devotion followed by fun and games together.

Kids Connect

March 25, 2020

Our kindergarten through fifth graders gather during Kids Connect for dinner and devotion followed by fun and games together.

Sunday morning

The centerpiece of our Christian education for children is Sunday morning Bible study, where we focus on biblical foundations, fellowship, and service.

For worship, we provide:

  • Worship care for preschoolers.
  • Children’s Worship for first through third graders on the first, third, and fifth Sundays. Children depart from regular worship during the second hymn.
  • Worship bags and children’s worship bulletins, available in the narthex before the service.
  • Growing opportunities for children to participate in worship throughout the year. 

sunday school • 9:45–10:45 AM

Preschool Division

We provide infants through kindergartners 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

Elementary Division

First 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

Wednesday night

Wednesday nights during the school year are an important time to connect with others in our community midweek. Our children’s choirs rehearse on Wednesday evenings, followed by a meal, fellowship, missions, and learning opportunities for all ages.


Playground Pals on the KBC playground (weather permitting)
Child care opens for children 5 and under
Concord Choir (ages 4–K), Room B244
Carol Choir (1st and 2nd graders), Room B251
Chapel Choir (3rd through 5th graders), Room B241
Dinner line opens
Dinner and Kids.Connect
Open gym in the WCC


Kids.Connect, offered for kindergartners through fifth graders, runs concurrently with the adult programming on Wednesday nights. 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 Chrissy Hardy.

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.


Children’s Ministry Bible study groups for moms

These two Knollwood small groups are focused on encouraging mothers of preschool and elementary-age children through scripture and prayer, providing a space for them to renew their spirit through biblical study and fellowship. They are open spaces for those who wish to study the Bible and pray together while sharing their experiences of motherhood.

Contact Chrissy Hardy.

Seasons: Bible Study for Moms of Young Children

Sponsored by the Knollwood Children's Ministry, this reflective group of moms meets to study the Bible and share life.

Women and the Word: Bible Study for Moms

An evening Bible study and discussion group has also formed for moms, sponsored by the Knollwood Children's Ministry.  


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

  • 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.


Mrs. Chrissy Hardy
Children's Ministry Associate
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Downloads booklet 2019-20

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Children’s ministry calendar 2019-20

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Stay in touch

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