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.

One Classroom Experience Continues

The story of Noah and the Ark for all ages of children continues through storytelling, art, music, cooking, science, video and games. We meet in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Delicious snacks such as Rainbow Sherbet and Animal Crackers and Marshmallows and gummy animals surrounded by water (lemonade!) continue to enhance the lessons being learned about the meanings found in Noah’s story: the whole earth will never flood again and “when clouds of heartache gather, when trouble rains down in buckets, when sorrow threatens to wash away your joy…The same God who sent instructions to save Noah, sent his Son to save you.” (from Oah’s Nark written by Andy Lambert). Thanks to the many teachers and volunteers who are making this summer experience such a good one for our children!

 

Vacation Bible School, July 12 – 15

G-Force Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on July 12-15, 2015. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the fun begins at 6. This link can be used to pre-register: http://2015.cokesburyvbs.com/kingswoodumc.org. You can also register on the first night of VBS. There will be Science, Crafts, Recreation, Music and Storytelling for ages 3 years old through students who have just completed 5th grade. Youth age students are welcome to come and help. Come and experience God’s unstoppable love and see how to show God’s love in action. Remember: “In God we live, move, and exist.” Acts 17:28a

Click here to preregister.

Toilet paper tubes are needed for the Science Project part of our Vacation Bible School and we are asking the congregation to donate as many as possible before July 12. A box will be provided in the narthex for donations! Thanks!

Our G-Force VBS theme will give the children a four-day opportunity to explore how to serve God and others with active love. Based on Acts 17:28a: “In God we live, move, and exist,” the children’s mission project will be collecting items for Care Packs to give to homeless people who stand on street corners seeking help from those who pass by. We will collect items each night of VBS:

Sunday:  16 oz. water bottles; Granola bar, Cereal bar, Fruit snack or Applesauce cup

Monday: Tuna or Ravioli cans with pop-up tops, Band-aids

Tuesday: Sample size toothbrushes and toothpaste, Chapstick

Wednesday: Sample size Shampoo and Soap, Sample size Kleenex

We invite the congregation to join us in collecting these items for the homeless. There will be a box in the narthex for the contributions. The packs will be sent home with the children on  Wed. night with instructions about how to distribute the packs.

Thanks you for your help with showing God’s active love to our community!

 

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.

We will not have a meeting in July.

Line Dancing

The Tuesday morning line dancing class has suspended class for the summer.

SKY Group

This is a wonderful group! We love to be together, travel a bit, laugh a lot – and eat! For July, we’ll be doing all of those things at Cody Creek near Dobson. We’ll leave the church at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 22 so we can be there when the doors open at 5:00. After supper, we’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the chapel, landscaping and other features that make this far more than a place to eat.

Please sign up in advance so we can make reservations and all sit together!

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LOOKING AHEAD … We’ll enjoy an evening of Dash baseball with other Methodists from the district on August 21. The game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $11. Reservation deadline is August 1 (see separate article in this issue of the Messenger). Watch for details related to transportation.

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JUNE WAS MUCH FUN as we traveled to Kernersville to play airplane pilot, enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens, stop by the Veterans Memorial at Triad Park and, of course, have lunch. On June 22, we honored Harvey and Juanita for their beautiful lives of service, then headed to Mt. Airy for lunch and shopping.

Thanks to the SKY members who have provided refreshments for our combined children’s Sunday School this summer.

SKY members will be helping with Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 12-15.

If you would like to help and haven’t had a chance to sign up, contact Trudy Cox.

United Methodist Family Night at BB&T Field

Winston-Salem Dash vs Carolina Mudcats

August 21 at 7 pm.

Ticket price is $11, fireworks to follow the game.

Make your reservation by August 1; call Janice Wall or the church office.

Preschool 2014-2015 Calendar

Please click on the “Preschool” link to the right side of the page 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.