Community Groups: Our new Community Groups are going strong and you are highly encouraged to find a group that fits you and join it. True Gospel change happens in the context of the community of the Body of Christ, striving together to have “Gospel-intentional” relationships to share with and serve one another with the love of Christ.
Co-facilitators: Jan Farnsworth & Laura Beth Bond
Dec 8 & 22 at 11:30 a.m. @ church
Studying Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
AWS (Adults with Seniority) Group
Facilitator: Jim Morgan
Meets Dec 13 & 27 from 2-3:30 p.m., at home of Bob & Grace Hendrick.
Discussing Sunday morning Scriptures
Facilitator: Rob Blanchard
Dec 6 & 20 from 6:30-8, at Andrews’ home.
Discussing Sunday morning Scriptures
Facilitator: T.C. Ledbetter
Meets Dec 4 at 7:15 at the church
Tell Joetta Morgan if you would like to provide a meal
Wednesday Night Group
Facilitator: Harris Bond
Meets Dec 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Harris and Laura Beth Bond.
Studying Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.
Merry Christmas from Knollwood Church Library!
We have books and videos that will inspire, entertain, & bless you.
Session Highlights (11/13/11)
Submitted by Milt Hurston, Clerk of Session
• Approved Fellowship Team request to help a family in church with Christmas needs
• Discussed request from the Missions team to have a layman offer prayer for specific missionaries we support as part of Sunday morning worship services
• Eddie and JoAnne Finch were examined for and received into church membership
• Discussed visit with Lyn Downing, church revitalization ministry, and will make plans for follow up with Lyn.
• Moved to serve communion Sunday, Dec 18.
• Approval given for Rev. Bond to be absent from pulpit January 1.
Knollwood Missions Conference
Speaker: Al Baker
Watch for more details!
News from Knollwood Christian School
by Dr. Larry Jones
The fall is rushing by. We were honored by the presence of many Veterans who came to our annual Veterans’ Day program. The students did an outstanding job under the direction of their teachers and our music teacher, Teresa Yager.
As always, we put an extra emphasis on how truly blessed we are at this time of year. Thanksgiving gives us the chance to focus on our earthly blessings followed by Christmas which gives us the opportunity to reflect on our spiritual and eternal blessings. It is our prayer that all of our eyes will be opened to how truly blessed we are, and that we can truly express our gratitude to God for the many things that we all too often take for granted.
We would love for you to come join us for the Knollwood Christian School Christmas candlelight service which will be at the church at 6:30 on December 20.
December Special Events
Dec 7-6:30 p.m. ~ Ladies Christmas Cookie Exchange ~ We will have a soup dinner, sharing, pack cookies for shut-ins and then get some for ourselves. This will be a great way to begin the holiday!
Dec 11-6:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Celebration ~ This will feature dancing, singing, instruments, and Scripture readings.
Dec 16-6:30 p.m. ~ Christmas Party ~ This year the entire family is invited to join the party. We will be going to Poplar Point and Carolyn and Keith Pitman will provide our entertainment. There will be no charge for the party, but funds will be accepted to provide Christmas gifts for a church family in need. Designated “Christmas Family” on your check to the church for this need. Money and reservations need to be turned in by Dec 11.
Dec 18-6:00 p.m. ~ Gordon Mote ~ We’ll fill the van and other cars to join the congregation at Rainbow City PCA for this special service of music and worship. It will be held at the Gadsden City High Schoolauditorium.
Dec 24-5:00 p.m. ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service ~ A service of music and Scripture and a meditation to help us focus on Christ.
Dec 25-10:30 a.m. ~ Morning worship (No Sunday School or evening worship)