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.

Don’t Miss Christmas Eve at Kingswood

Join the Kingswood family as we prepare for the wonderful gift of Christmas in this service. Visitors are welcome!

Tuesday, December 24, 5:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in the sanctuary.

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

Line Dancing

The Tuesday morning line dancing class will resume their weekly practice on Tuesday, January 6 at 9:50 am.  This will allow time for those planning to attend the 11:00 am Bible Study.

The Love Project

Learn what God has to say about issues pertaining to human sexuality, romance and purity.

The class will be offered to our older youth beginning January 7. We will meet each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm in the church parlor. John Cox will lead the young men, and Lisa Williamson will lead the young ladies in this eight-week course. If you are interested, or are interested in your youth attending please contact John, Lisa or the church office, 969-5437.

Covenant Bible Study Winter Session

This is a follow up to the Disciple Bible studies that have been so popular across our denomination. The difference is that Covenant is broken up into eight-week sessions. The Fall session was titled “Creating,” this second session will be “Living.” This eight-week study will meet on Monday nights at 7:00 pm and Tuesday mornings at 11:00 in the church parlor. The first session begins Monday, January 12.

If you are interested in attending there are participant books, and daily devotionals during the time of the study. You will need a study Bible also or be prepared to hear others talk about their footnotes in the study Bibles. You can even sign up from the mobile app on your mobile phone for the daily meditations. If you have any questions or want to know more you can go online to Covenantbiblestudy.com

There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Winter Revival

Our Winter Revival will be conducted by Austin Caviness. Austin was the TV personality who was known as the WXII 12 weather man. He changed careers and is now the pastor of a Disciple of Christ Church in Dobson, NC. I first met Austin at the Grocery Store. We talked and he told me about his feeling called into ministry. I invited Austin to preach for me while I was gone on vacation. Since that time Austin answered a call to ministry and is now leading a congregation in Dobson, NC. He will tell you that Kingswood played a part in his decision to go into ministry. He will be leading our congregation in a Revival on Sunday Jan. 25 through Jan 27th. These services will be at 7pm. each evening.

Also the Northwest Missional Network has special preaching every two weeks leading up to Holy Week. Our Revival kicks off the preaching schedule for the Missional Network Churches. All eight churches will be coming to our Revival. The responsibility of the churches during this special preaching time is also to provide a soup and sandwich or soup and salad light Supper at 6pm. SO there will be folks from 8 churches worshipping with us on the night of the Revival Jan. 25th. Please make plans to attend our Fall Revival. Please plan to bring a crock pot full of soup on the night of Jan. 25th. 6pm. You could also make some sandwiches. I think this will be a special time at Kingswood. Pray for Rev. Austin Caviness as he prepares to lead us.

Giving Tree

Again this year, Kingswood helped families in need from Mineral Springs Elementary School. Thanks to Faye Ray and LuAnn Winfrey for coordinating this, and thanks to everyone who participated. A special thanks to the Faith Seekers Class, who helped extend our outreach to an additional family in great need.

United Methodist Women

The Tuesday morning circle has been reorganized as United Methodist Women of Kingswood UMC, Barbara Wilson Unit. Please join us on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the parlor.

Mr. Paul Hepler presented the United Methodist Women of Kingswood a donation in memory of his wife, Margaret Hepler. This gift was given to establish a memorial garden that is now being placed under the Cross and Flame.

Many thanks to the Trustees for helping us accomplish Paul’s dream. Any changes or additions to the garden must be approved by the Trustees.

Endowment Fund Proposal Approved

At a special Charge Conference held at the beginning of the Church Council meeting on Dec. 16, the proposed change in the formula for calculating funds for distribution was unanimously approved.

Following the vote, Darle Shouse, chairman of the Endowment Fund, reported that the Endowment Fund Committee had approved a distribution of $5,000 for this year. He also reported that the fund’s balance at June 30, 2014 (the fund’s fiscal year end) was $157,962, a figure that had grown to $162,405 by November 30 (not including the distribution).

Following the recommendation of the Endowment Fund Committee, the Church Council voted to apply the $5,000 distribution as follows: $2,500 for the Children & Youth Ministry Fund; $1,500 for General Building Repairs; and $1,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund administered by Pastor Sid.

Many thanks to those who continue to support the Endowment Fund as a vehicle for long-term growth, generating funds for needs above and beyond the church budget.

Third Thursday

At this time, there is no Third Thursday program scheduled for January.  Stay tuned!