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.

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

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.

Maundy Thursday Service, April 2

As we prepare for Easter, don’t miss the service that truly sets the stage for celebrating Christ’s resurrection. This year, Kingswood will present a dramatic enactment of the 12 disciples sharing their experiences and emotions as they watched Jesus face betrayal, imprisonment and crucifixion. The service will be Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm.

Easter Sunday Schedule

Sunrise Service – 7:00 pm Crestview Cemetery

Sunday School – 9:45 am

Worship Service – 11:00 am

Please bring a fresh-cut flower for the Flowering of the Cross

Annual Chili/Dessert Cookoff

Our annual chili/dessert cook off will be April 19 following Worship. Bring your favorite homemade chili and/or that special dessert you are famous for! The chili and desserts will be judged by a panel of Kingswood’s finest palates! Please plan to join us for delicious food and Christian fellowship!

Bereavement Teams

A Wonderful Way to Show Love and Caring

For years, we have had a ministry that makes it possible for the church to provide a meal in the event of the death of a church member, or death of a parent, spouse or child of a church member.

Often the meal is served at the church before or after the funeral service; if the family prefers, it is taken to the home.

To provide this expression of love and caring, we have 12 Bereavement Teams – one for each month. Diane Tuttle is our Bereavement Team coordinator, and she welcomes calls from anyone who would like to participate in this program and is not currently on a team. (Please note, men as well as women: even if you aren’t comfortable preparing a dish, it can be extremely helpful to have donations of money for items to be purchased.) Diane’s number is 969-4808, or you can email her at tuttleg@juno.com.

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! Meals will be provided each evening and invitations are extended to all friends, grandchildren and members of the community!

Music Time for Children and Youth on Sunday Mornings

God speaks to all ages through music and we hope to share His love through songs and instruments with our children and youth on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Parlor during March, April and May.  A breakfast treat and drink will be served each Sunday before the music instruction begins under the guidance of a talented team of leaders: Deb Dougherty, Deb Papparlardo, Gina Fulk and Courtney Winfrey. We are grateful for each of these adult leaders and their willingness to help our children and youth grow in their faith-walk through music.

If you can provide a light breakfast treat and drink on any of the following Sunday mornings, please let Gina Fulk know at 336-391-5433 or at ginagail64@yahoo.com: March 29, April 5, 12,19,26; May 3,10,17,24.

Children’s News


Worship Time programming for children ages 3 years – 2nd grade will focus on Easter and What a Wonderful World during the month of April. Allison Cardwell will be leading the Promises during April. 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.

SKY Update

SKY Trip Planned to Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater!

The SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) Group is back in full swing and all set to enjoy spring! We met Monday, March 16, at the church to plan a number of trips and other activities during the year. We shared concerns and celebrations and responded to requests for help with activities and food during the Children’s Easter Event on March 29, as well as casseroles for the building team that will be going to Washington, NC in May.

Our featured member was Mary Lea Shreve, and she kindly shared some highlights from her life – including her early life in New York City and Hollywood – along with an assortment of photographs. Thank you, Mary Lea!

Our April trip will be to Wohlfahrt Haus in Wytheville, Va. for a “Back to the 50s” musical and lunch. See details below. Many thanks to Janice Wall and Linda Allred for helping to organize this!

Our trip to Wohlfahrt Haus will be Tuesday, April 14.  We will leave the church at 10 a.m. and carpool to Wytheville for lunch reservations at noon. The show begins at 2 p.m. The cost for lunch and show is $37. We should be back to Rural Hall before 6 p.m. Call Janice or Linda by March 27 if you are interested in going with us; it promises to be fun.