Welcome to Kingswood!


If you are seeking a place to worship … experience God’s love … be surrounded by a supportive congregation … grow in faith … and use your talents in outreach to others … we encourage you to visit us at Kingswood United Methodist Church.

  We’re located in Rural Hall, N.C., just north of Winston-Salem. Our contemporary architecture and spacious front lawn make us easy to spot us at 6840 University Parkway North.   We are a mid-size church with about 450 members, some of whom are long-time residents of Rural Hall, but many others who have joined us after moving to this area from other communities or states.   Our congregation includes those who have grown up as United Methodists, others who have come to accept Jesus as adults, and those who have transferred their membership from other denominations.   You'll find us a friendly congregation that welcomes visitors and encourages active involvement.   Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45; Worship services are at 11:00 on Sunday.   Whether you prefer “church clothes” or come casual, you will feel at home with our friendly congregation. We hope to see you soon!   For additional information, call the church office at 969-5437.

Children and Youth Ministries Director Needed

Kingswood United Methodist Church in Rural Hall, NC is seeking to hire a part-time salaried Children and Youth Ministries Director.  This individual will work with volunteer leaders in both age groups to achieve the church’s vision of dynamic children and youth ministries.

The detailed job description for this position outlines specific goals and responsibilities and can be accessed by clicking on the job description above.  Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and three references to Rev. Sid Lanier at rlanier645@aol.com, or mail to P. O. Box 399, Rural Hall, NC 27045.

Contact:  336-969-5437

BAZAAR – Saturday, Nov. 22 – 8:00 – 11:00 am

Join us for breakfast, cash drawings, baked goods and crafts of all kinds.

We need the family of Kingswood to help provide cakes, pies, cookies, breads, any kind of baked goods and crafts of all kinds. Drop off all bazaar items in the fellowship hall Friday, November 21, 4:00—8:00 pm. Please price any item you bring!

Thanks so much to our Kingswood Family!

We can’t do it without YOU!

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Don’t forget to turn your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 1!

Nurturing Ministries

Members of the Children, Youth, Higher Education and Education Nurturing Ministries met on October 6 and will meet again on November 4, 2014, 7 p.m. in the church parlor to continue discussing our goals and best practices for achieving those goals. As members of Nurturing Ministries, our mission is to provide clarity, enthusiasm and support for a ministry to children and youth that sings to the community that there is HOPE here. We want to show our children and youth that they are an important part of our faith community and that God has BIG things in store for them. Thank you for participating in and praying for these Nurturing Ministries planning sessions.

SKY Group: an update on planned activities

Many thanks to those who met in early October to prepare gift packages for our shut-ins and write cards to our college students. The lunch at Johanne’s was outstanding!

Eleven members of the SKY group headed to Abingdon, Va., on October 16 for a matinee performance of “Driving Miss Daisy.” It was a wonderful trip (this group loves to travel), and the play was amazing!

Our final October trip, on Monday, October 27, was to Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the leaves, eat (of course!) and explore the mill as well as nearby sites.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 6 at 10:00 at the church to prepare items for the Bazaar, including a lesson in silk scarf painting led by Ann Marshall. We will also prepare casseroles to be frozen for sale at the Bazaar. Guys will have an opportunity to work on trays, bookends and other wooden items. All materials will be provided.

NOTE: The Christmas Holiday Performance at Wohlfahrt House in Wytheville sold out a month in advance for the weekday matinee, so we will try again next spring or summer to schedule a trip to a 2015 performance. In the meantime, we are planning a group trip to the Winston-Salem Symphony Fox 8/Old Dominion Holiday Concert at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Saturday, December 13. There is no cost for parking or admission – just bring canned food or other nonperishable items for the Salvation Army food bank.

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

Kingswood will host the Rural Hall/Stanleyville Community Thanksgiving Service and Love Feast. Join us on Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 pm here at Kingswood United Methodist Church.

Light refreshments will be served after the service. Details will come later.

No November Third Thursday

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will not have a Third Thursday meal in November.

Nursery Ministry

The current Nursery Calendar runs out December 31.  A sign-up sheet will begin circulating to sign up for nursery duty for 2015 during our worship service. If you want to help serve your church by keeping the nursery, please make sure you are signed-up. PLEASE consider serving Kingswood by volunteering to keep the nursery. There is not much greater reward than the smiles, giggles, and love of our precious little ones. Thanks for all who have helped this past year and we hope to see A LOT of repeat helpers!

Samaritan Ministries Annual Penny Campaign

This year’s goal is $90,000. Funds will go to providing food and shelter for people who are hungry and homeless. Just 196 pennies buys someone a hot meal.

Please donate your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help achieve this worthy goal. Final collection day will be December 6. All of the money raised stays in our community to help our neighbors.

Update on Children and Youth Ministry Director Search

The Personnel Committee, composed of members of the Christian Education Task Force and the Staff Parish Relations Committee, is actively advertising for candidates for the Children and Youth Director of Ministries position at Kingswood. After an initial hire took another job a day after accepting the Kingswood position, the Committee continued to accept applications for the staff position. Please continue to pray for this effort!

You are invited to support this fund as you are able with gifts, honorariums and memorial gifts. Gifts given to this account should be designated “Children and Youth Ministry Fund.” As the Personnel Committee appointed by the Staff Parish Relations Committee continues its efforts to hire a Children and Youth Director of Ministries, we also solicit your prayers that God will lead us to the right person for this new position.