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.


Inspire 2024: Worship, Arts, and Service Camp

This summer’s Inspire 2024: Worship, Arts, and Service Camp is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2 and is for children who have completed first through eighth grades. It will run daily from 8:30 AM-1 PM with an optional extra music intensive hour from 1-2 PM Monday through Thursday. 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

Children’s Sunday

March 10, 2024

What is God like? Our elementary students have been pondering that question on Wednesday nights together, and they are eager to share their thoughts with the congregation. Our children will lead our congregation in worship on March 10. All children in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to participate.

Empty Bowls

March 13, 2024

Children and adults will glaze bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser of the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC.

Empty Bowls

March 20, 2024

Children and adults will glaze bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser of the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC.

Children’s Easter Celebration

March 30, 2024

Bring your Easter baskets! There will be carnival-style games, art projects, relays, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, stories, songs, and more!

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
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: