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.

Heritage Sunday, August 30

Please join us for our annual Heritage Sunday service. Our former pastor, Rev. Lee Strange will be the featured speaker. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Strange and Barbara back to Kingswood. The group, None of the Above will provide special music. Don’t forget to wear your vintage clothing, and bring that delicious dish that only you can make, for the covered dish lunch after the service.

See you at Homecoming/Heritage Sunday.

NO Sunday School

10:30 am Worship Service

Covered Dish Lunch

Troop & Pack 914 Reunion

Sunday August 30, 2015 2pm at Kingswood

Troop and Pack 914 Reunion to celebrate 60+ years of Service in the Rural Hall Community. Any past Scout from Troop or Pack 914 (or Troop 14 if applicable), and our friends of Scouting in the community, are invited to attend this event. The Troop will conduct a Court of Honor and then host a reception in the Fellowship Hall for all past Scouts and their families that attend.

Please bring any Memorabilia from your time in Scouting to share with all that gather. If you would like to assist, please email – troop914rh@gmail.com.

Promotion Sunday

One of Kingswood’s beloved traditions is presenting rising third graders a Bible of their own. We will present the Bibles on Sunday, September 13 during the Worship Service. We will also be giving Certificates of Promotion on that day to children who will be moving to a new Sunday School class based on their grade in school. If you are eligible for a Bible or a Promotion, we hope you will be in church on September 13!

Covenant Bible Study

We will begin the final eight weeks of the Covenant Bible Study, Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22.  Classes meet Mondays at 7:00 pm, and Tuesdays at 11:00 am. It’s not to late to join!

SKY Group – We have exciting plans for September

We have two September trips planned:

We will carpool to High Point, spending a bit of time at the High Point Museum (highpointmuseum.org) with lunch at Emerywood Fine Foods (emerywood.com). Our special guest for lunch will be Courtney Winfrey, who is a student at High Point University. After lunch, Courtney will provide a brief tour of the campus as we learn what’s behind the outstanding growth in this school’s national ranking in recent years. THE DATE FOR THIS TRIP WILL BE FINALIZED AND COMMUNICATED ONCE COURTNEY CAN CONFIRM HER SCHEDULE. Stay tuned!


* On Wednesday, September 23, we will meet at the church to carpool to dinner and then attend a concert by Ukrainian musicians at Centenary UMC. Below is information provided by the District Office:

Many Americans trace their ancestry in some way to Ukraine. Recent instability, invasion, war and suffering in Ukraine leave Americans wondering; “What’s really happening in Ukraine,” “How can we help? How can we pray?” Music Mission Kiev (MMK) has been on the front line of ministry in Ukraine for over 24 years, including these recent months of trauma and foreign invasion. MMK has seen, touched, smelled and experienced the recent horrors, wounds and tears. Wes and Kim Janzen will bring 42 fabulous Ukrainian musicians from the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (KSOC) here to Centenary’s sanctuary at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd to share a sacred concert and stories of God’s grace. You won’t want to miss it. Franz Mohr (Steinway) said of a recent KSOC concert; “That’s the best sacred concert I’ve heard, anywhere.” See and hear what God is doing in the lives of other believers around the world.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/845246138856865/

Tour Promotional Video:https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5pze1re1groowd/KSOC%20Promo%2C%202015%20Tour%2C%20Generic.mp4?dl=0

Music Mission Kiev Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kyJztXHktc

* The SKY group will also help provide food for the Building Team to take with them when they head to Edenton the week of September 20 to help repair a home damaged by a tornado last year. (Note: There are still openings on the team; if you would like to help, contact Billy Walker.)

What’s ahead for October? Watch for details on our trip to Boone/Blowing Rock to enjoy the fall leaves plus opportunities to help with the annual Kingswood Fall Festival. So many choices for this great group!

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.

Our next meeting will be August 25 at 10:00 am.

Plow Point Vision Planning

Rev. Darren Crotts will be coming back to Kingswood UMC to finish our strategic vision planning. This session will be a longer session. So for those who are coming please plan to be at the church early on that Saturday and we will finish that afternoon. Lunch will be provided. We will meet Saturday, October 10, 9:00-4:00 pm.

Children’s Sunday School

We have enjoyed a One Classroom Experience this summer with a number of teachers leading the children in a study of Noah and David through Music, Art, Games, Science and Storytelling. Beginning the first Sunday in September, we will return to age-appropriate classes and begin using a new Cokesbury curriculum based on the Deep Blue Bible. If your child is not attending Sunday School, we invite you to bring them as the teachers are loving, well-prepared and excited about sharing Christ with them!

Fall Festival – October 24

We will have a weenie roast, Trunk or Treat and much, much more. Last year this was one of our best attended events. Watch for details in upcoming communications.

Please save the date!

AGAPE Christmas Boxes

Project AGAPE, a ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters, is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church in a joint effort with the Armenian Apostolic Church.

We are once again participating in the project. Please pick up a box and instructions from the narthex.