“When you search for me, you will find me…” Jeremiah 29:13
Kingston United Methodist Church is a small, traditional family-focused church located in the Kingston, Texas community at the intersection of US Highway 69 and County Road 1038. It is one of two churches that comprise the Celeste/Kingston Charge in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Worship services are blended with both traditional and contemporary music. Bible study and youth group opportunities are provided as part of a joint-ministry with Celeste First United Methodist. Kingston United Methodist Church also participates in outreach ministries and charities such as Hunt County CASA, Hunt County Kids, and the Celeste Area Angel Tree Program. Whether you are a life-long Methodist or just beginning your walk with Christ, all who seek God are welcome at Kingston United Methodist Church.
The congregation’s roots can be traced back to the formation of the town of Kingston in 1880 when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad established a depot in the area where local farmers were able to sell and transport their crops and livestock. Historical church records indicate that a congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, lacking a church building, met locally for outdoor worship services and held baptisms in the nearby Sabine River. Despite the departure of railroad and businesses, the closure of the local post office, and much of the town’s population relocating to Celeste and Greenville, the congregation remained and eventually merged with the Methodist Church (later becoming the United Methodist Church). The Kingston United Methodist Church continues to faithfully serve the Kingston community.