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.

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 8


Children and Youth Ministries Director Needed

Kingswood United Methodist Church in Rural Hall, NC is seeking to hire a part-time salaried Children and Youth Ministries Director.  This individual will work with volunteer leaders in both age groups to achieve the church’s vision of dynamic children and youth ministries.

The detailed job description for this position outlines specific goals and responsibilities and can be accessed by clicking on the job description above.  Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and three references to Rev. Sid Lanier at rlanier645@aol.com, or mail to P. O. Box 399, Rural Hall, NC 27045.

Contact:  336-969-5437

Soup & Salad Lunch

The Youth will host a lunch following the Worship Service on Sunday, March 22. The meal is free but a love offering will be accepted to help fund our summer camp.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday March 29! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. Don’t forget to send an Easter Basket with the children.

We need candy filled plastic eggs for the Hunt. Please bring them and place in the collection basket in the narthex.

Children’s News

ª The Promises: Worship Time programming for children ages 3 years -2nd grade started the new year with a new name for this special group of little ones: The Promises! As we continued learning about the worship service, we also enjoyed talking about God’s promises to us and ways we grow in our loving relationship with Him by keeping our promises. Every month of the year, The Promises will learn “anthems,” study Bible verses and talk about different themes relating to how they can grow closer to Jesus. During the month of March, we will be studying “The Fruits of the Spirit” from the book of Galatians.

If you would like to volunteer to lead this special group of Promises for a month, please call or e-mail Trudy Cox, 642-4394, jcox47@triad.rr.com!

The next Children’s Council meeting will be Sunday, March 8th at 10:00am.

A big Thank You to Kim Beardsley for helping with Children’s Church in February!

SKY Update

We need your ideas to help make 2015 a great year for SKY. What does that mean? At least three things:

  • Fun on the road! We’ve stayed close to home during the cold-weather months but soon it will be time to take some trips and expand our horizons!
  • In addition to having fun, we want to be a group that supports each other. Let’s find ways to make sure we are doing that effectively.
  • Finally, we’re a group with lots of talents and skills that can make a difference in our church and in the community. Let’s see if we can identify some very special needs and opportunities as part of our “Use Me, Lord” emphasis.

We have set Monday, March 16 for our next meeting. We’ll meet at the church at 10:00 and enjoy coffee and a snack as we share ideas and put some trips and events on the calendar. We’ll adopt at least one “Use Me, Lord” project for this spring and discuss the possibility of a mini-bazaar as an outreach fund-raiser. As part of our “Getting to Know You” series, we’ve asked Mary Lea Shreve to let us interview her as our member in the spotlight. And we’ll create Easter baskets for our shut-ins, so the children can fill them during their Easter event on Palm Sunday afternoon.

Then we’ll head out to eat (stay tuned for details!).

There is a signup sheet outside the office just to give us an idea if this date works for the group. You’ll also find a handy form to take home and list your suggestions for 2015 to bring to our March meeting.

Thanks to Pam Myers for providing a great logo for our group.

We are looking sharp!!


We had a great turnout for our late January meeting as we learned about the real Senior Olympics and More, then heard from Darle Shouse a truly inspiring personal description of the importance of setting goals and working toward them in spite of physical limitations.

Then our entire group of 30+ divided into teams, and again into groups of three, heading around the Fellowship Hall to give it their best in a variety of “senior games.” It was SO much fun as we experienced the joy of laughing and playing together. Could be a tradition in the making! Thanks to all who helped with the meal and cleanup!!

Third Thursday

There is no meal planned for March.

The Living Well

Activities at the Living Well Senior Center include the monthly events of chair exercise, Knit Wit group, birthday luncheons, book club, cheer leader, chorus practice and puzzle hours.  A new event began in February which we are calling “The British Invasion”. It  consists of tea and pastry and watching re-runs of Downton Abbey and Doc Martin.  Our new location is at Northridge Baptist Church on Cook Road and Ketner Farm Road near Nazareth Lutheran Church.  Call 969-0411 for more information or directions.

Try us out – the Living Well may be just the place you’ve been looking for.

Inclement Weather

In the case of bad weather Pastor Sid, along with the Trustees, work together to make a decision about services. Tune in to WXII for any church schedule changes or cancellations. We will also send an announcement through our automated telephone system.

If an announcement is not made on WXII or your phone tree then we are having services.

Line Dancing

The Tuesday morning line dancing class meets each Tuesday 9:50 am.  This will allows time for those planning to attend the 11:00 am Bible Study.