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.

Graduation Sunday

Graduate Reception – Join us in congratulating our graduates this year on June 11 during the worship service and at a reception after the service. Please give the name, school, and degree of your graduate to the church office, or to Pat Stone by June 1.

Summer Children’s Sunday School

The One Room Schoolhouse is back!  Our kindergarten through fifth grade children will be experiencing a one room schoolhouse again for Sunday School this summer.  There will be a theme and each Sunday will focus on one way of learning that theme.  The different learning styles will include (one per Sunday) storytelling, cooking, games, science, music and art.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know our young people and share your talents with them.  Detailed lesson plans are included for each Sunday.  Please contact Pat Stone for the chance to share a Sunday with our children between June and August.

2017 Confirmation Class

Pastor Jeff and Debbie Pappalardo will be taking some of our youth to a confirmation weekend on May 5-7.  It will be a time of intentional immersion into scripture, worship, service, prayer, church doctrine, and discovery.

Kingswood Christian Preschool

Mark your calendar for May 21 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kingswood Preschool during our Sunday worship service.  Immediately following the worship service everyone is invited to enjoy a barbecue luncheon in the fellowship hall.  Please come and help us celebrate this milestone as we pay tribute to this very special outreach ministry of Kingswood.

We wish to thank John Hunter IV for designing our 40th anniversary logo. We also want to thank Mark Moorefield, JD Hoots, and James Hoots for providing the sign on the front lawn commemorating our 40th anniversary.

SKY Group Meeting


It’s one of our favorite places to go, thanks to great food and wonderful live musicals! This time, we’re heading to Wytheville on Tuesday, June 20 for lunch and the musical “Then Sings My Soul.”

To be part of the fun, just call the church office or turn in the signup sheet in the worship bulletin as soon as possible. We have reservations for 22, and they are going fast. So make that call quick!

Cost is $42 each. Make your check out to Kingswood UMC and put “SKY Trip” in the memo line.


Here’s a description of the musical:

The original production is back! Featuring one of the most beloved musical genres of all time – Gospel Music. From historic spirituals to Southern Gospel to contemporary Praise and Worship, this inspirational show is overflowing with the songs you grew up singing and are still singing today. Songs from the Carter family, Elvis, Mahalia Jackson, The Gaithers and many more will touch your soul as no other kind of music can. You don’t want to miss the heavily tribute to Gospel Music!


Joyful Noise

This is our children’s music group! We will suspend our Sunday morning practice until the Fall.

Prayer/Bible Study

Pastor Jeff holds Bible Study each Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the church parlor.  This session is on the “Parables of Jesus.”  Please join us!  All you need to attend is your Bible! Come and grow spiritually.

United Methodist Women Evening Group

Please join us the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.

United Methodist Women

The morning circle meets the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the parlor.  Please join us for a short program and light refreshments.

Kingswood UMC Christian Preschool

The Kingswood UMC Christian Preschool was established in 1976.  The Preschool is an integral part of the outreach ministry of Kingswood United Methodist Church. Our mission is to nurture hearts for God and minds for learning.

We provide a loving environment and a welcoming atmosphere for our children and we integrate Christian-based activities into our academic program.

We offer a classes from ages 2 through K-readiness.

Classes begin at 9:00 am and dismiss at noon.