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.

Worship services are at 11:00 on Sunday; Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45.

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.

Ice Cream Social, August 17

Sunday, August 17

Make a churn of your favorite homemade ice cream to share. We will meet in the fellowship hall at 4:00 pm!

Heritage Sunday, August 24

There will no NO Sunday School and the Worship Service will start at 10:30 am!

Kingswood’s annual Camp Meeting Month honors the centuries old Methodist tradition of friends and family coming together for worship and fellowship during the waning days of summer. Old hymns, vintage clothing, guest musicians, guest ministers and delicious home-cooked food are highlights of the final Sunday of services on the last Sunday of August, Heritage/Homecoming Sunday. This year, Heritage Sunday will be held on August 24, and a former minister, Rev. Jim Long, will preach.

If you have vintage clothing from any era, from the 1800s through the 1950s, please pull it out of storage and prepare to wear it to the Heritage Sunday Service! Overalls, long skirts, hats (men and women), gloves, bowties, muffs, shawls, etc. will be visual reminders of the many souls who had conversion experiences or who renewed their faith at camp meeting services through the generations. If you have little ones, invite them to participate in the vintage clothing fun as you explain camp meeting to them!

Following the Heritage Sunday Worship Service, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall downstairs for another of our finest traditions: a potluck lunch! As you prepare your favorite dishes, please keep in mind that we may have visitors who we hope will join us for a delightful time of food and fellowship.

Line Dancing

The line dancing group will resume in August. Please join us each Tuesday at 10:00 am.

Adult Handbell & Choir

We will resume our regularly scheduled practice in August.  Handbells will meet at 6:30 and choir at 7:30 pm, beginning August 6.

Children and Youth Ministry Fund Created at Kingswood

Just as an earthly mother gives birth to a child, the church of Christ “faithfully labors to give birth to God’s children; to teach of His love …. We labor and love and sacrifice …for the sake of seeing the miracle of grace born and nurtured in another human heart.” (Edie Wadsworth , Life in Grace)

The words of blogger Edie Wadsworth aptly describe the motivation behind the creation of a new fund at Kingswood whose growth will enhance Kingswood’s ability to plant the seeds of faith and salvation in the hearts and minds of our church and community’s children and youth. As the effort to hire a Children and Youth Director of Ministries proceeds, ongoing financial support for this position will be essential. The members of the Christian Education Task Force and the Kingswood Church Council voted unanimously to support the creation of this new staff position after prayerful consideration and out of heartfelt, Holy Spirit based concern for the faith development of our children and youth.

Mark, Missy, Sarah Beth and Tanner Moore have generously and lovingly designated the first gift to this fund in honor of all our children, youth and young growing families. 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.”

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 by July 31, 2014 to Rev. Sid Lanier.

Contact:  336-969-5437

Preschool Registration Open

We currently have openings in all classes for the upcoming school year.  Please help spread the word!  Contact the Preschool office, 969-2458, for information.

United Methodist Women

The Tuesday Morning Circle Group has reorganized and has joined the UMW.  Stay tuned for meeting times and dates.

Kingswood has a new email address

To contact the church office use, kingswood@triad.twcbc.com.  Please delete any other email addresses you have for the church.

Needed: Additional sound system operators for weekday events

We are so fortunate to have Scott Northrup operating our sanctuary sound system and slides on Sunday mornings throughout the year. A number of additional volunteers have been trained as Scott’s backups. However, we are very much in need of individuals who can be called on when there is a funeral or other special situation during a weekday. If you are willing to be part of that on-call team, please notify Pastor Sid.