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.

New Church Office Hours

Beginning May 1 the church office will operate on the following schedule:

Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am—2:30 pm

Thursday 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Closed on Wednesday and Friday

National Day of Prayer Service

Kingswood will host the community service on May 7 at 12 noon.  Please join us for the service, lunch will be provided.

This service is sponsored by the Rural Hall Ministerial Association.

Lunch provided by Nationwide Insurance, Steve Hill Agency, Carolina Farm Credit and Kingswood United Methodist Church.

SKY Group

It might have been a bit rainy outside, but inside the Wohlfahrt Haus in Wytheville, the food was excellent and the “Back to the 50s” musical was lively and fun! Some 18 members of the SKY group had a wonderful time being together and enjoying music from the past.

Next trip: Blowing Rock on Monday, May 11. We’ll leave the church at 9:00 and head for beautiful Moses Cone Craft Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, then on to Blowing Rock to enjoy the downtown shops and park. Lunch will be downtown at Storie Street Grill. Be sure to sign up so we can plan transportation and make lunch reservations.

Other activities planned for May:

We will be making casseroles to send with Billy Walker and the building team as they head to Edenton, N.C. If you can contribute, please contact Jo Hunter at 969-6155.

We’ll have a work day at the church, with the date to be announced. Many thanks to Dianne Tuttle for donating two clothes racks to help store the church costumes used in plays and services.

We’ll be visiting the Dezarn farm, followed by lunch in Mount Airy. Date to be announced.

NOTE: The SKY card players continue meeting every Friday at 9:00 at the home of Julia Edgeworth on Broad Street. Contact Mary Kiger for details.

SKY stands for Seniors Keeping Young. If you have never been on one of our trips, check with Jo or Mame Verdinek for more information. It’s a wonderful, welcoming group, and we know you’ll enjoy the fellowship and fun. And don’t forget – Jo and Mame encourage you to suggest ideas for future trips!

From “Good Things” to “God Things”

Rev. Darren Crotts, our Plowpoint transformation team leader, will be leading Kingwood’s first session on May 30, 9 am to 3 pm. All officers, and any persons who are interested in vision and planning, please plan to be in attendance. Again May 30, 9 am to 3 pm.

Safe Sanctuary Training

We will show a video on how to operate our Automated External Defibrillator on Sunday, May 31 at 9:45 in the church library.  We will finish in time for Sunday School at 10:00.  If  you are interested in learning how to operate our defibrillator, please join us in the library.

There will also be a Safe Sanctuary training session on Sunday, May 31 at 10:15 in the church library.  If you have recently completed a Safe Sanctuary Volunteer application form, please plan to attend.

Graduation Sunday

We will honor our graduates on June 7th so if you know of someone who is graduating from high school, college, master’s program, etc. please let Lisa Williamson know so they can be recognized.

Vacation Bible School, July 12 – 15

Please put this date on your summer calendar and plan to join us for a wonderful four days of learning more about our Savior! VBS will begin each evening with a light supper. If you feel that you could share your love for Christ with our little ones during those four days, please call Mandy Butler or Allison Cardwell, Children’s Coordinators.

Line Dancing

The Tuesday morning line dancing class meets each Tuesday 10:00 am.

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

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.