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 These Christmas Events at Kingswood

Join the Kingswood family as we prepare for the wonderful gift of Christmas in a variety of ways. Visitors are welcome!

Sunday, November 30, 11:00 am – “Hanging of the Greens” service and lighting of the Chrismon tree to celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.

Sunday, December 7 – Kingswood kids and youth will stay after church to eat and decorate our float for the Rural Hall Christmas Parade, which begins at 2:30.

Sunday, December 14, 5:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Pageant. Please bring light refreshments to share afterwards.

Thursday, Dec. 11, 5:30 pm – ThanksMas Feast. Meats are provided; bring a side dish or dessert and be part of this wonderful time of fellowship, Christmas carols and entertainment.

Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am – “Birthday Party for Jesus” celebration during children’s Sunday School time. Please bring a canned item of food for Crisis Control.

Sunday, December 21, 11:00 am – The Kingswood choir and instrumental ensemble will perform “When Earth Received Her King” during the worship service.

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

Check the December issue of the Messenger for information on the Giving Tree and other December activities.

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

SKY Group: an update on planned activities

On Monday, December 1, we will meet in the parking lot at 9 am for a trip to the Southern Supreme Fruitcake factory/store in Bear Creek. On Saturday, December 13, we’ll eat together then enjoy a group trip to the Winston-Salem Symphony Holiday Concert at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. There is a signup sheet for both events outside the church office with additional details.

Nursery Ministry

The current Nursery Calendar runs out December 31.  A sign-up sheet will begin circulating to sign up for nursery duty for 2015 during our worship service. If you want to help serve your church by keeping the nursery, please make sure you are signed-up. PLEASE consider serving Kingswood by volunteering to keep the nursery. There is not much greater reward than the smiles, giggles, and love of our precious little ones. Thanks for all who have helped this past year and we hope to see A LOT of repeat helpers!

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.

Newsletter Changes

NOTICE! Our church council voted approval for the November Messenger to be the beginning of a trial period for reading our newsletter on the Kingswood website.     Paper copies of the newsletter will be sent to home bound members and members who do not have access to a computer. The Messenger is available now from our homepage in a PDF format. We ask your patience during this trial and welcome  comments or concerns. Janice Wall and Pam Myers.

Are you receiving the mid-week “Keeping Up” email from Kingswood?  Do you receive periodic telephone announcements? If not, please contact the church office at 969-5437 to update your contact information. Thanks!

Line Dancing

The Tuesday morning line dancing class will take a break for the Holidays.  We resume on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 am.

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.

 

Preschool 2014-2015 Calendar

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.