What are Kingswood's addresses?  Where do I park?

Our Buffalo Grove campus address is 401 W. Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089.  The main entrance is located on Dundee Road just west of Golfview Terrace in Buffalo Grove. Parking is available on the east side and south side of our building. Entrances are available off of both parking lots. Handicap parking is available on the east side of the building near the main entrance. There is also a handicapped automatic opening door at our main entrance.  The parking spaces are clearly designated. Worship takes place in our sanctuary on the north end of our building near the main east entrance.

Our Deerfield campus address is 600 Deerfield Road in Deerfield, IL 60015. The main entrance is located off Rosemary Terrace just east of Deerfield Rd and Waukegan Road in Deerfield. Parking is available in the municipal public lot on the northwest corner of Deerfield Rd and Rosemary Terrace (by the Domino's Pizza and ERIK'S Bike Board Ski shop). Handicap parking is available in the municipal lot. There is also a handicapped automatic opening door and lift at our main entrance. Worship takes place in our sanctuary on the south side of our building up a few steps near the main entrance.

What should I wear?

You are welcome to dress casually or more formally if you wish. There is no dress code.

Where do children go during the service?

At the Buffalo Grove campus, children (birth through senior high school) are invited to Sunday School during the 9:00 am worship service. Sunday School for children four and under is available in our nursery, located on the Northwest corner of the building (near the lobby). Occasionally, children are included in worship for special family services; we also provide age-appropriate materials for children who want to worship with their parents.

At the Deerfield campus, children (birth through fifth grade) are invited to Sunday School during the 10:00 am worship service. Children will begin in the sanctuary with their families and are dismissed before the sermon. The dismissal timing is clearly listed in the worship bulletin each Sunday. Youth (6th-12th grade) are encouraged to help during the worship service as readers, A/V support, or more. Speak with Rev. Clayton Edwards about ways your youth can get involved during the service.

What accommodations are there for those with special needs?

Persons who have special needs are most welcome at both campuses of Kingswood Church. Persons with walkers will find seating to accommodate them. Wheelchairs can also be accommodated at each service. People with walking difficulties should enter through the main entrances.  We can provide large-print hymnals on request from the ushers. Hearing aid devices are also available from the ushers.

How is the Offering handled?

Please do not feel like you have to contribute to our offering, but if you feel called to do so, you can give five different ways: the offering baskets in our Fireside Room or Lounge, mailing your offering to the church, donating online at our website or directly from our app, or texting your gift to the church.  Your offering supports our ministry and mission.

How is Communion offered?

We practice open Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month.  All who wish to participate are welcome.  Individually packaged gluten free wafer and communion cups will be available for those who do not wish to participate through the act of intinction; intinction is the receiving of a piece of bread and then dipping it in the cup and partaking.

Are interfaith families/couples welcome?

Yes! Kingswood has interfaith families where one spouse practices or identifies with a faith, like Judaism.  As a founding member of the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council, we have been very committed to interfaith and ecumenical relationships.

Are there refreshments and opportunities to meet new people?

Each Sunday, before and after all services, we offer time and space in our Fireside Room at Buffalo Grove and the Lounge in Deerfield as well as our parking lot and patios to get to know one another. We invite you to stay and enjoy fellowship time with others from Kingswood.  Coffee is available each week, and light refreshments are offered on occasion!

I think I'd like to visit!  How can I get connected?

Jenn Sawyer is our Minister of Welcoming and Connecting, and she would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.  Please feel free to call her at the church office 847-398-0770 or email her at jsawyer@kingswoodumc.com.   We encourage you to sign up for our E-Newsletter by subscribing below. We have a welcome center in the Fireside Room in Buffalo Grove and outside of the sanctuary in Deerfield where you can find more information about Kingswood!