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 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.

Meet Our New Pastor July 17 Hot Dogs and Ice Cream Social

We will have a hot dog and ice cream social for our new minister on Sunday, July 17 at 5:30 pm.  Please bring a freezer of your favorite ice cream! 

We hope we will have a great turnout to welcome Rev. Jeff Sypole and his wife, Laurie.  Mark your calendar now!

July 31 – August 3 Vacation Bible School

We will feed the children at 5:30 and the program will follow 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Please spread the word to your family, friends and community.

SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) Group


In June, the SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) group at Kingswood continued its tradition of having a great time together, laughing a lot – and being willing to shift to Plan B whenever needed. This time, we headed to Danbury to enjoy the historic courthouse and former inn next door, check out new areas of town, and have lunch. As it turned out, the attractive new restaurant where we had planned to eat had begun closing on Mondays, but our group never missed a beat – or a chance to eat somewhere new and different, this time at Lulu’s, a local café. We paid a fun visit to days gone by at Priddy’s General Store before heading back to Rural Hall.

Before leaving on our trip, we prepared Fourth of July items for delivery to our shut-ins and others who would appreciate a visit. Please check the display in the narthex and let us know if additional items are needed.


We are looking at a trip to a dinner show at NarroWay Productions near Charlotte. Watch for details!

We also hope to plan an opportunity for Pastor Jeff to get to know our wonderful SKY group first-hand. Again, watch for details.

If you would like to help provide food to a SKY member who has been in the hospital, call Jo Hunter at 969-6155.

The Bunco group will not be meeting during the summer. Many thanks to Michael and Vickie Saunders for hosting this fun group every month; we look forward to resuming Bunco in October.

The card players will continue to meet on Thursday mornings at 9:00 at Mary Kiger’s house. Call Mary at 969-5197 for details.

We have the opportunity to touch the life of a child! If you would like to volunteer in any capacity during Vacation Bible School or help with a meal, contact Allison Cardwell or LuAnn Winfrey. Dates are Sunday, July 31 – Wed., August 3.

Handbells and Adult Choir

We will not practice on Wednesdays during July.

Children & Youth Music

All Preschool – 3rd grade boys and girls will meet in the fellowship hall, Sunday morning at 9:30 am – 9:55 for choir practice with Madeline Griggs. They will go to Sunday School afterwards.]

The 4th-12th grade boys and girls will meet in the parlor at 9:30 A.M. with Deb Pappalardo and Deb Dougherty.


United Methodist Women

The morning circle has been reorganized as United Methodist Women of Kingswood UMC, Barbara Wilson Unit. Please note out meeting date has changed to the four Monday of each month. Please join us at 10:00 am in the parlor.

Our next meeting will be June 27 at 10:00 am in the church parlor.

Kingswood Preschool

It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again! The 2015-2016 school year is underway at Kingswood Preschool. Our enrollment is strong, our staff is enthusiastic, and our programming is top-notch. Please let us know if you have a talent or interest you would like to share with our children. We love volunteers, and we would love to have you visit us. Remembers to pray for us as we begin our brand new year!

Preschool 2015-2016 Calendar

Please click here for the full school year calendar.

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.