Equipping youth for life

KBC.ym is a dynamic group of young people in the 6th through 12th grades. We have high-energy group times and events full of games, activities, and laughs, but we also have mellow times of sharing, praying, and thinking with one .

We gather to celebrate and explore God’s place in our lives, to support and uplift each other, and to provide a safe and relaxed space for young people. Throughout the year, we offer retreats, Passport Camp, mission efforts, and other special opportunities for growth.
Youth are also a welcome part of Knollwood’s worshipping community—reading scripture, serving as acolytes, singing in choirs, or playing handbells. And each year the youth design and lead an entire worship service.
Our hope and goal is to equip teenagers to live the life they have been created for, rooted in a foundational relationship as a beloved child of God through Christ.


2023 Advent Devotional Booklet: Contributors Wanted

Advent 2023 will have a congregational focus through the KBC 2023 Advent Devotional Booklet, and we want YOU to contribute. All the slots for devotional writers are filled, but you can still contribute photos or artwork.

The booklet will highlight the four traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love, as well as Christmastide — the season that spans Dec. 26 through Jan. 6 and focuses on the nativity, the gifts of the Christ Child, and Epiphany.

We urge newbies of all ages to participate. See guidelines for submission.

The deadline for all submissions is Oct. 6.

Questions? Contact Mary Hix.

upcoming events

Trimming Our Tree! Class

September 25, 2023

Middle-school age and up will make clay Christmas ornaments that will be used on the KBC Christmas tree.

Trimming Our Tree! Class

September 27, 2023

Middle-school age and up will make clay Christmas ornaments that will be used on the KBC Christmas tree.

Trimming Our Tree! Class

October 3, 2023

Middle-school age and up will make clay Christmas ornaments that will be used on the KBC Christmas tree.

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. 


Bringing outstanding leadership and teaching to address the natural inquisitiveness of young people can seem a daunting task; however, these come together beautifully on Sunday mornings.

During this time, young people are encouraged to explore the Bible and invited to bring all of their questions to a shared discussion with their peers, as well as with experienced and well-prepared teachers.

Bible study classes meet from 9:40–10:30 a.m. in the Noffsinger Youth Building.

On Sunday evenings we gather from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in our flagship program, SND.yg (Sunday Night Youth Group). After sharing a meal together, the group engages in exciting activities, times of prayer, and enlightening discussions.

Sunday youth gatherings

Middle School Class

Youth Sunday morning Bible study for 7th and 8th graders is a time when they can become more familiar with the stories, lessons, and questions raised in the biblical narrative.

High School Class

On Sunday morning, 9th–12th graders experience a Bible-centric time with insightful instructors who encourage youth to ask questions and think through these teachings.

SND.yg, or Sunday Night Youth Group

SND.yg is our Sunday evening gathering for the entire youth group. Part fun, part prayer, part discipleship, all community building, this is where we build the bonds of our youth group community. We share a meal together in the Noffsinger dining room, have some fun, spend some time in prayer, and grow together through small group conversations about faith and life.

Sixth Grade Class

A Sunday morning group specifically for 6th graders provides a space for folks new to the youth group experience to launch their adventure together through thoughtful, creative conversations about the biblical narrative and our faith.

Wednesday nights

Through conversations with young people, we realized that weekdays are hectic and stressful. WNSD (WedNSDay Night) is a weekly oasis from that chaos, a time when we come together to simply be, to listen to one another and support one another in our journeys.

Youth music

Music ministry for youth at Knollwood takes many forms. There are middle school and high school bell choirs; opportunities for instrumentalists in Knollwood Brass and guitar classes; private vocal instruction; and, of course, Youth Choir.

Youth Choir

These singers, grades 6–12, provide music in worship on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Youth Bells

Youth in grades 6–12 ring hymn arrangements, classical music transcriptions, and original sacred works for worship some fourth Sundays each month.

Knollwood Instrumental Ensemble

Our Instrumental Ensemble adds an extra level of joy, energy, and beauty to worship. The group is open to any high school or adult player of intermediate ability.


Rev. Evan Sieges
Interim Minister to Youth
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Stay connected
We offer multiple ways for young people and their parents to stay in touch with what’s happening in the youth program.


Youth ministry information, 2021-22

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Youth ministry calendar, 2021-22

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Youth ministry digital forms, 2021-22

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