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.

Kingswood Family Directory

A new directory is in the narthex.  Please take a minute and review your family information and make any changes need.  If you would like the church to have your email address please add that as well.

Please do not remove the directory from the narthex.  Thank you.

Safe Santuary

It is that time of year when we update our Safe Sanctuary Child/Youth Information forms.  If there have been any changes in your child’s information in the past year please contact Carolyn Cooke or the church office.

Thank You Dinner

Courtney Winfrey invites everyone to a dinner and presentation on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 pm.  She will share with us some of her experiences on her Guatemala Medical Mission Trip.  Thank you so much for your contribution to this trip!

Project AGAPE

Project Agape is the only humanitarian relief group on the Kashatagh Province of Nagorno-Karabakh.  The fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent boundary dispute have blocked the economic growth and development in this area.  The average monthly income of Kashatagh is the equivalent of $60 or less.

There are plastic boxes in the narthex with a list of items needed.  Please fill the box, fill out the form and return your box to the narthex.  There is a $5 shipping fee for each box.  Please DO NOT put cash or checks in, or on, the box.  Make checks out to Kingswood, with AGAPE on the note line or put cash in a giving envelope and mark AGAPE on the envelope.  Thank you!

Kingswood Endowment Fund

Consider making a gift to the Kingswood Endowment Fund of a stock or other security you own that has appreciated in price. This will allow you to make a substantial gift above your cost price and give you a tax deduction based on the current market price of the security.

This gift will grow with our fund and keep giving back to our church.

For additional information, contact Darle Shouse at 336-983-3248.

SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) Group


The SKY Group has a really fun trip in the works as we head to Fort Mill near Charlotte for a NarroWay Productions dinner show entitled “The Gospel According to Tennessee.”

Here’s the catch – this is a very popular show! We want to go on a Saturday to avoid driving home late at night, and had hoped to go the last Saturday in August. However, that performance is already sold out.

So … we are asking for a quick response so we can lock in a September date. Here are the details:

NarroWay Productions is a highly acclaimed Christian theatre. This particular play is described below.

The lunch/play is from 12-3, so we will leave the church at 9:00 or so and should get back around 5:30 or so.

The total cost of the meal and play is $34 for seniors; if we have 15 or more sign up, there is a $2 discount.

The new date we have chosen is Saturday, September 10.

We have sent an email to SKY members with details, but may not have everyone’s email address. If you are a SKY Group participant – or would like to be one – and did not receive this email, let Jo Hunter know at hunterjo830@yahoo.com.

Please let Mame Verdinek, Linda & Wayne Allred or Jo Hunter know if you want to join us on Saturday, September 10. We need to order tickets the end of July.

 Set in 1926


Set in 1926, this fast-paced musical dinner show takes you to East Tennessee where the fun never ends. Sing along with fabulous old Southern classics and watch the gospel truths unfold through the eyes and imagination of Tennessee!


* Southern Fried Chicken

* Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

* Down-Home Pinto Beans

* Hot Cornbread and Butter

* Country-Style Chow Chow

* Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

* Sweet Iced Tea or Water

Want to check out more details? Go to: https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee

Kingswood UMC Christian Preschool


Open House – September 6 and 7

First day of school – September 8 and 9

Please contact LuAnn Winfrey at 336-969-2458 for more information.

United Methodist Women

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

Our next meeting will be August 29 at 10:00 am in the church parlor.

Handbells and Adult Choir

Beginning Wednesday, August 10 we will resume our regularly scheduled practice; handbells 6:30 pm, choir and 7:30.

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.