Hinshaw United Methodist Church

A Methodist (UMC) church in Greensboro, NC
Hinshaw United Methodist Church

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4501 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407

336 299-6330


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Who We Are

Hinshaw Church is a United Methodist Church in Greensboro, N.C. As a church we claim hospitality, holiness, and the ministry of reconciliation as the Christian way of life. On the surface, you might think that we are not that much alike. We come from various cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. We all share a faith in Jesus Christ, yet we do not always share the same opinions about every faith issue or social concern. We aren’t striving to be all the same, but we are striving to work together to make a significant difference in the world.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Casual, Inclusive, Friendly, Gay affirming

Community Service, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Food Pantry

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
Our worship is every Sunday at 11:00 AM. All are welcome and invited! We don't like to label what kind of service our worship is other than it is uniquely ours and represents the gifts and interests that God has given us. We have an organist, pianist, bell choir, and worship band. Some Sundays we even bring in guest musicians including wind and brass instruments. We sing hymns and non-traditional music with a variety of musical accompaniment. Some folks dress up, some folks do not. Putting aside any popular terms such as "contemporary", "traditional", or "blended" our service is simply focused on a sincere participation of worshipers, inspired by the Holy Spirit, in communion with one another, in a spirit of praise and thanksgiving. During each service there is a brief children's message where the children are asked to come down front. There is also a nursery available.

What is the community like?
Hinshaw is a diverse church in Greensboro, N.C.. We believe in acceptance, tolerance and equality. We strive for unity and oneness in Christ. We do not all look alike, dress alike, talk alike, or act alike, but we are all bound together by our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is God that brings us together and it is our faith in Him that we share. So everyone is welcome at Hinshaw.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you have not yet given your life to Christ we invite you to come and learn how much God loves you. If you have given your life to Christ, but are not an active member of another church, we invite you to come and share the Christian journey with other people who will share, pray and minister with you.

Leadership View all

Donna Smith

Donna Smith

Donna became pastor of Hinshaw in late June 2008. She is married to Kelly and they have a beautiful son, Daniel, and his pet cat Meow-Meow. Donna grew up in Greensboro and graduated from Western Guilford High School. She also graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music Education-Voice and served as a part time Church music director and taught elementary music in the GreenboroCity/Guilford County schools for 7 years before she felt called into the pastoral ministry. She enjoys playing the piano and singing and would love to make professional recordings some day very soon (with particular interest in healing music) to be used for ministry. Donna received her Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, was ordained Deacon in 1999 and Elder in 2002 and is the first and only Native American Female Elder in the Western NC Annual Conference. Donna has served other congregations in Salisbury and in Mount Mourne (Mooresville), NC before coming to Greensboro.

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