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.   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.

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

Newsletter Changes

NOTICE! Our church council voted approval for the November Messenger to be the beginning of a trial period for reading our newsletter on the Kingswood website.     Paper copies of the newsletter will be sent to home bound members and members who do not have access to a computer. The Messenger is available now from our homepage in a PDF format. We ask your patience during this trial and welcome  comments or concerns. Janice Wall and Pam Myers.

Are you receiving the mid-week “Keeping Up” email from Kingswood?  Do you receive periodic telephone announcements? If not, please contact the church office at 969-5437 to update your contact information. Thanks!

Kingswood Fall Festival October 18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for chicken stew and a weenie roast! The Pre-school is going to have all kinds of games to play! There is going to be a raffle for a Christmas tree that will be decorated and delivered to the winner’s home! The Fire Department is coming! The Youth Group is having a Haunted Trail! There will be vendors! Oh, and let’s not forget the Trunk-or-Treat!!! Lots more to see and do! Mark the date on your calendar and come out in your costumes and party with us at the Kingswood Fall Festival!

Education Council Meeting

All members of the Education, Children and Youth Division of the Nurture Ministries of Church Council are invited to attend a meeting to discuss programming and strategic visioning on Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm in the Church Parlor.  Please let Trudy Cox or Pastor Sid know if you can attend the meeting.

Charge Conference to be Held at Kingswood

Our Cluster Charge Conference is scheduled for Sunday ,October 5 at 5:00 pm. We will host the meeting this year.

Our DS, Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, extends an invitation to ALL church members. He wants to bring the message about the future of the church to as many members are possible!


Chicken Pies

We will meet to make chicken pies on Monday, October 6 at 8:00 am.  The chicken will be ready to cut at 7:30 am.

Line Dancing

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

Third Thursday

Please plan to join us on Thursday, October 16 at 5:30 for a fellowship meal.

Update on Children and Youth Ministry Director Search

The Personnel Committee, composed of members of the Christian Education Task Force and the Staff Parish Relations Committee, is actively advertising for candidates for the Children and Youth Director of Ministries position at Kingswood. After an initial hire took another job a day after accepting the Kingswood position, the Committee continued to accept applications for the staff position. Please continue to pray for this effort!

You are invited to support this fund as you are able with gifts, honorariums and memorial gifts. Gifts given to this account should be designated “Children and Youth Ministry Fund.” As the Personnel Committee appointed by the Staff Parish Relations Committee continues its efforts to hire a Children and Youth Director of Ministries, we also solicit your prayers that God will lead us to the right person for this new position.

SKY Group Plans a Busy October

In October, we have some fun events planned for our SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) group, as well as an outreach activity.

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, we’ll meet at the church at 10:00 to assemble small gift bags for our shut-ins and learn to play the Krystal Bells (if you know your colors, you can do this!). At 11:00, we’ll go a nearby retirement home to play bells for the residents there, then head to lunch at Johanne’s on Bethania Station Road.

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, we’ll travel to Abingdon, Va., for a matinee performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” at The Barter Theatre. Plans are to leave the church at 9:00, arrive in time to enjoy the historic downtown and have lunch (one option is the Martha Washington Inn, but there are numerous other options). We’ll meet at the theater for the 2:00 performance then head home, arriving before dark. Tickets are $28 and must be purchased in advance. Please sign up as soon as possible; we’ll contact you about purchasing tickets.

ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, we will drive to Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, spending a bit of time at the historic mill and having lunch; those who would like to can visit a nearby apple orchard and stop at Nancy’s Candy Company in Meadows of Dan. Again, we’ll leave the church at 9:00.

Note: we plan to carpool for both out-of-town trips, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are willing to drive, or if you are going and will need a ride.

See the sign-up sheet outside the church office or call Mame Verdinek or Jo Hunter. Thanks!