The Youth will provide mailboxes for members to send Christmas cards to each other again this year. Baskets will be in the narthex on Sunday, Nov. 29.
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.
This is our opportunity to brighten Christmas for Mineral Springs families. Ornaments on the tree represent gifts requested by the children. Please wrap the gifts and attach the ornament so we can distribute the them to the right child. Some ornaments have dollar amounts, these will be used to buy food for the families. Place the checks, along with the ornament, in the collection plate or bring to the church office.
The SKY Group is planning a repeat trip to Southern Supreme, “the fruitcake factory,” in Bear Creek, NC. Those who went last year really enjoyed it!
We will leave at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4. It takes about an hour and a half, so there should be time for shopping, lunch and a return trip in time to pick up grandchildren, if needed, or a more leisurely trip for those who don’t need to rush back.
Want to check out the full range of products they offer? Visit southernsupreme.com. Questions about the trip? Call Madeline Griggs at 969-5338.
On Wednesday, December 16, we will meet at the Old Salem Visitors Center for a free Tannenberg Organ Recital from noon to 12:30, then head to Salem Tavern for lunch, and enjoy the shops at Old Salem decorated for Christmas. If you would like a ride, contact Jo Hunter at 969-6155.
Note from online information: The organist for this recital is Mary Lou Kapp Peeples, organist at Calvary Moravian Church. She earned her music degrees at Salem College and the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Margaret and John Mueller, and Russell Sanders. She has performed numerous recitals in the United States and France, including a recital at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York. She was selected by internationally renowned organist Marie-Clair Alain to study privately with her in Paris for two years. Mrs. Peeples was the first American organist to give a recital at the Eglise St. Louis des Invalides in Paris.
Again this year, the SKY group will prepare Christmas treat bags for our shut-ins and will personally deliver them before Christmas. We’ll also be sending cards to our college students.
The SKY card players now meet each Friday from 9 to 2 at the home of Mary Kiger on Foster Street. For details, call Mary at 969-5197.
It’s that time of the year again!!! We are looking forward to a Family Christmas program this year. I say family because everyone is involved this year. We have a fun program planned that will take just part of one afternoon to prepare and perform for the congregation. The date is December 13; this promises to be something totally different from what we’ve done before.
I want to invite the whole family to participate, whether your child is in preschool, elementary, middle or high school. We are going to have fun, learn some new music and make some awesome props.
Our starting time for participants to begin preparations is 4:00. Your family will choose one of four scenes to be part of. A leader will help your group prepare props, learn a simple song and practice the scene. Then we’ll all gather in the sanctuary to put the four scenes together.
Congregation and friends are invited to come at 5:30 to enjoy this program and support our young people. We will serve refreshments after the program. Congregation members are asked to bring a small plate of cookies or snacks to share.
We will celebrate Jesus’s birthday with our children with a very special Birthday Party in His honor on December 20 during Sunday School. Plans include offering breakfast at 9:30 am, providing a class for parents to attend that will offer a setting where they can share ideas and be inspired to adopt additional ideas for family activities that help keep the focus on the deeper meaning of Christmas and a meaningful mission project. Anyone interested in helping with this special opportunity are invited to attend a planning meeting on Sunday, November 22 at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall.
Everyone is invited to go Christmas caroling and to see the lights in Pilot Mountain on December 21st with our children and youth. We really enjoyed the adults that went with us last year and hope that even more of the choir and other adults can participate this year. We will meet at the church to load the bus at 4:30 and head to Dairi-O in King to eat. After dinner we will go to Pilot Mountain Christmas to see the lights, we will then head to Christmas carol to our elderly and shut ins. You can tag up with us after dinner and the lights to just go caroling if you would like. You may call or text Lisa Williamson at 336-817-2185 to see where we are if you want to meet up. Also, if you have a request of someone you would like for us to go and Christmas carol to we would love to add them to our list.
If you have ever attended the Christmas Eve service at Kingswood you know how special it is . . . the warm glow of luminaries lighting the sidewalk . . . the strong sense of God’s presence as we sit quietly with family and with our church family pondering the Chrismon Tree and the cross, singing familiar carols, listening to the so-familiar yet so-welcome story of Christ’s coming, sharing communion . . . contemplating what we will do with His gift of love . . . leaving by candlelight . . . pausing for hugs and handshakes as we wish each other Merry Christmas. We hope you will join us Thursday, December 24 at 5:00 pm for this special occasion.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again! The 2015-2016 school year is underway at Kingswood Preschool. Our enrollment is strong, our staff is enthusiastic, and our programming is top-notch. Please let us know if you have a talent or interest you would like to share with our children. We love volunteers, and we would love to have you visit us. Remembers to pray for us as we begin our brand new year!
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 November 24 at 10:00 am.
Please click on the “Preschool” link to the right side of the page for the full school year calendar.
We currently have openings in all classes for the upcoming school year. Please help spread the word! Contact the Preschool office, 969-2458, for information.