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 who 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.

Worship services are at 11:00 on Sunday; Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45.

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.

Preschool 2014-2015 Calendar

Please click on the “Preschool” link to the right side of the page for the full school year calendar.

Promotion/Bible Presentation Sunday on September 7

In keeping with Kingswood’s longstanding loving tradition of presenting Bibles to their third graders, we will do so again on Sunday, September 7, 2014! We will also award certificates to those members of Sunday School who will be promoted based on a new grade in school on that Sunday. Currently, we welcome children into our nursery (infants through age 2), a 3 years old – Kindergarten Class, a 1st and 2nd grade Class and a 3rd through 5th grade Class during the SS hour.   If your child is not currently attending a Sunday School class, you are invited to bring them!

On Sunday, September 14, Jo Hunter will begin teaching a class to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders during a portion of the Worship Service about How to Read Your Bible. We feel responsible for guiding young hearts towards a closer walk with God and know that understanding how to use his Word is critical in developing a relationship with Him. Following Children’s Time during the Worship Service, those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity will leave the sanctuary to meet in the library with Ms. Jo.

Parenting Classes During Sunday School in September

A new Adult Sunday School Class that will focus on Parenting whether you have babies, toddlers, elementary or youth age children, will begin at Kingswood on Sunday, September 14. Taught by Jo Hunter, the class will use a variety of resources and will allow parents to share concerns and questions that affect their efforts to raise children grounded in a sustainable faith in a loving God. The class will begin at 10 a.m. with the location to be determined but anyone interested in participating in this group is invited to attend!

Covenant Bible Study Begins in September

This Covenant experience will guide participants in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible over the next several months. Unlike the learning participants may have experienced in other groups, this in-depth study of the whole Bible emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books of the Old and New Testament. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people. This relationship is grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and in our ongoing commitment to stay in love with God while we share signs of that love with others.

The study is divided into 8 week sessions. Creating is the first 8 weeks, living the next 8 weeks, followed by Trusting the last 8 weeks. Each of this emphasis has 8 weeks of study through the Scripture; there is also a daily devotional reading.

The study will start Sept 15 and run thru the first or second Monday of November. This way we will be done with the first 8 weeks and start the next session in January. If you have any questions or want to know more you can also go on line to Covenantbiblestudy.com.

The study will be conducted on Monday nights at 7:00 pm.  However, we will also offer a daytime session.  Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex and indicate which day of the week, and the time, you are most interested in.

Third Thursday Returns

We will resume our Third Thursday meal and program this month. Please plan to join us on Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 for a meal that will be provided by the Youth.

Senior Keeping Young (SKY) Update

Some 28 members of the Kingswood SKY group (Seniors Keeping Young) headed to the mountains in July for a day of exploration, including visits to the Churches of the Frescos and the Ashe County Cheese Factory, with lunch at Shatley Springs. Amid much laughter and exceptional patience with rarely accurate directions provided by Ms. Jo, the group had a wonderful day! Thanks to those who suggested this trip and also to the drivers!

In August, we focused on lending our talents, energy and elbow grease to help prepare the church for Heritage Sunday. Watch for details to come about a possible trip in September to Abingdon, Va., to see “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Barter Theater and enjoy the sights in historic Abingdon.

Other trips being considered for this fall include a ride on a steam train during the October leaf season, a visit to Biltmore House shortly after Thanksgiving, supper at Cody Creek, and more! Outreach projects include providing a meal at Hospice for families who have loved ones there, and visits to Kingswood shut-ins.

Our card players continue meeting on Fridays at different locations; please contact Ann Marshall for details.

Ideas appreciated! Contact Jo Hunter or Mame Verdinek.


A number of SKY folks are continuing to enjoy the weekly card games and line dancing. Feel free to join them! Call Madeline Griggs regarding line dancing (all ages are invited), and Ann Marshall regarding card games (this group is now meeting in members’ homes).

Line Dancing

Join us each Tuesday at 10:00 am for line dancing!  No experience is necessary.

United Methodist Women

The Tuesday morning circle has been reorganized as United Methodist Women of Kingswood UMC, Barbara Wilson Unit. We chose to name our unit for Barbara Wilson because she was our leader for some 25 years and with love and joy she inspired each of us to be better witnesses for Christ and our community. We miss her but are happy that she is in Georgia near family.

Please join us on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the parlor.

Preschool Registration Open

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.

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 by September 30, 2014 to Rev. Sid Lanier at rlanier645@aol.com, or mail to P. O. Box 399, Rural Hall, NC 27045.

Contact:  336-969-5437