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.

Plow Point Vision Planning

We will meet October 1 at 7:00 pm to finalize our time line.  Then Rev. Darren Crotts will be coming back to Kingswood UMC to finish our strategic vision planning. This session will be a longer session. So for those who are coming please plan to be at the church early on that Saturday and we will finish that afternoon. Lunch will be provided. We will meet Saturday, October 10, 9:00-4:00 pm.

Fall Festival – October 17

Join us Saturday, October 17 for lots of games, a haunted trail, cake walk, weenie roast, Trunk-or-Treat, and LOTS more!

Please save the date!

Crop Walk

On Sunday, October 18th following worship the youth will participate in the Annual Crop Walk.  Our youth will be taking up donations following Worship for the next three Sundays to contribute to the Crop Walk. Please support the youth in this service project to help feed the hungry.

Charge Conference

Charge Conference has been set by the DS. We will hold the Charge Conference at Kingswood UMC on Monday Oct. 26 at 7pm. The Missional Network of churches will all be at New Hope for the Charge Conference. So committees please start thinking about plans for 2016 and budget for your work areas and get those to Brian Hansel.

SKY Group – Opportunities for Fun and Spiritual Growth in October

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 — We’ll gather at the church at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a planning session as we consider the various trips and service projects we want to put on the calendar for the rest of 2015. Jo, Mame and Linda will provide coffee, juice, breakfast casseroles and muffins to create a great breakfast spread. As we eat, we’ll:

Have a devotional based on the movie “War Room”

Choose a service project for fall

Brainstorm ways to support Kingswood’s ongoing programs and upcoming events

Decide on a trip for November

Finalize plans for our October trip to Boone/Blowing Rock

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 – We’ll leave at 9 a.m. and head to the Boone/Blowing Rock area to enjoy the leaves and beautiful scenery. Please sign up for this trip so we can make lunch reservations!



Mark Saturday, October 17 on your calendar – lots of fun in store!

The Kingswood Fall Festival begins at 5 p.m. and is a great place to enjoy fellowship and food, along with a Trunk or Treat and other activities for children.

Our own Glenda Brown will be performing with the Piedmont Chamber Singers at Home Moravian Church that night at 7 p.m. She has tickets, which are $20 each for individuals or $15 for a group of 10 or more. Contact Glenda for details and ticket purchases.


Those of all ages from Kingswood who attended “War Room” saw previews of a number of other faith-based movies coming to local theaters during the coming months. One is the movie “Woodlawn,” which opens in mid-October. It is the story of a football player, his team mates and coach during the early days of government-mandated integration in the deep South in the 1970s. Based on a true story, this movie is being described as an inspirational example of the difference one person can make, whatever the setting or the times. Watch for details as we schedule opportunities to attend as a group.

In addition, the SKY group hopes to begin sponsoring faith-based movies at the church. Again, watch for details to come!

Kingswood and Pfeiffer University Team Up

On Sunday evening, November 15 at 6:00 pm, Pfeiffer University will present a program at Kingswood for senior high youth and their parents on best practices of preparing for college.  Rev. Sherri Barnes will lead a discussion intended to encourage students to Prepare for College and Become a World Changer by considering the academic, financial and spiritual aspects of the pre-college years. An invitation is being extended to the churches of the Missional Network and other local churches.

Children’s Christmas Program

It will be Christmas before we know it and plans are being made for the annual Children’s Christmas Program!  Group Publishing Company has written a program called “Twas the Light before Christmas” One Night Christmas Play and Deb Papparlardo, our veteran and much-loved children’s Christmas Program leader,  has agreed to lead the performance once again. This new concept is designed for the church family  to enjoy together in one afternoon and concludes with a production celebrating Christ’s birth at the end of a two-hour session. The program is scheduled for Sunday, December 13, so please mark  your December calendar for that day. Deb will be calling on parents and other volunteers to help prepare for the Sunday afternoon of fun and celebrating, but there won’t be practices ahead of time! Please plan to come and enjoy this new and creative way of celebrating Christmas with our children!

College Students

It is time to update the addresses of our college students. Please send your current college address to Lisa Williamson at Lisa.williamson@salem.edu if you would like to be included in the college students mailings. College students receive a printed copy of The Messenger each month, exam packages twice a year and your addresses will be shared with the congregation. Please send Lisa your address as soon as possible.  Please pray for all of our college students as they return to school this month.

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!

United Methodist Women

The Tuesday morning circle has been reorganized as United Methodist Women of Kingswood UMC, Barbara Wilson Unit. Please join us on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the parlor.

Our next meeting will be August 25 at 10:00 am.