Main Street UMC, Kernersville, NC

Community-OutreachAdult Mission Teams
Our Adult Mission Trip Team travels to areas in our country affected by poverty or natural disasters to help rebuild peoples lives and homes. If you would like more information on becoming a team member, contact Wayne Boger at

Bethany Café
bethany-cafeBethany Café provides a meal to members of our community and delivers a meal to homebound on the THIRD Saturday of every month. Volunteers are alwaysneeded; if you can help please contact Pat & Vicki Horner at

CrisisControlCrisis Control Ministries of Kernersville
Crisis Control Ministries of Kernersville helps those needing emergency assistance with food, finances, and more. We financially support this ministry with your contributions to the church along with donations at our annual Spring Folly Parking Lot Fundraiser. The Cornerstone Sunday School class collects food every month for Crisis Control. For more information on how you can help please contact Crisis Control at 336-996-5401.

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Crossnore SchoolCrossnore School & Children’s Home
Crossnore School and The Children’s Home is a Methodist institution in Winston-Salem. Originally an orphanage, the Children’s Home now provides services for troubled youth. For more information
please contact The Children’s Home at 336-721-7600.

Kids in Action Summer Camp
Kids in Action is a week long service camp and offers a service project in the morning and a fun activity in the afternoon for children in 3rd-5th grade. For more information email

Main Street Community Garden
The Main Street Community Garden is a wonderful opportunity to help offer those in our community a place to grow their own vegetables or just a chance to get their hands dirty to help those in need. For more information please email the church office at

Main Street UMC MSUMC_Preschool
For over 50 years Main Street has provided a half-day preschool program for members of our community. The program offers love, fun, Christian values, academics, and music for ages infant through pre-k. For more information please email Ruth at

Open Arms CommunityOpen Arms Community –
The primary mission of Open Arms has been to share the love, hope, and joy of Christ by offering programs on-site to mitigate poverty, low educational achievement, substance abuse, and societal prejudice against marginalized people and groups.  Newsletter – Sept. 2020

Prison Ministry—KAIROSPrison Ministry—KAIROS and the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry
With these prison ministries, men are allowed to enter facilities to minister to the residents. KAIROS is a 4-day Spiritual Retreat held annually in August. Women can volunteer for this retreat by becoming involved in the preparation of the meals for the volunteers and residents. When you volunteer at the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministry you will be ministering to prisoners at a worship service and share fellowship time. Personal hygiene items are collected at various times throughout the year
to give to the these residents.

Second HarvestSecond Harvest
Volunteer opportunities include sorting and organizing food in the warehouse, assisting the nutrition services team, teaching hand-on workshops, helping with community food drives, fundraising, and
helping in the garden at Crossnore School and Children’s Home. For more information please contact them at 336-784-5770.

Shepherd’ Center of KernersvilleShepherds Center
Volunteers have a purpose in serving our neighbors who are aging or disabled by offering compassion, enrichment, and enhancing lives. Volunteer opportunities include visitation, drivers, phone calls, office assistants, and more. For more information please contact the Shepherd’s
Center 336-996-6696.

This interfaith ministry supports and promotes successful aging through educational, service, volunteer, and support programs for older adults. Some of the programs include caregivers support group, companion sitters and respite care, counseling, equipment loan, household repairs. Members of Main Street Church serve on the Board and as volunteers in many of the programs.

Vacation Bible School
We have a Vacation Bible School every summer in June with registration taking place in May. Everyone is welcome and volunteers are always needed. For more information email

Other Missions and Outreach Programs and Opportunities Main Street Offers and Supports

  • UMAR
  • Methodist group homes for adults with disabilities
  • Angel Flight, medical transport flights
  • United Methodist Circles & United Methodist Men Small Groups
  • Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser
  • Scouting—Boy & Girl Scouts
  • Alcoholics Anonymous & ALANON
  • MS Support Group
  • Crane’s Nest
  • Homebound Visitation Team
  • Open Arms Ministries

Because of your financial and spiritual support, Main Street also contributes to these organizations.

  • Conference Missionaries —Connie DeLeo and Samual Om
  • Missionaries Esther Mueller, the Burnette Family, Emily Wilburn, and the Hodgins Family
  • Egbe School, Nigeria, Africa
  • MSUMC Mission Teams
  • United Methodist Campus Ministries
  • Crisis Control Ministries
  • Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries &
  • Shepherd Center of Kernresville
  • Samaritan Ministry
  • Second Harvest
  • CareNet Counseling of Kernersville
  • Helping Hands Community Fund
  • Next Step Ministries of KernersvilleNext Step Ministries of Kernersville
    Next Step Ministries is a safe haven for victims of domestic violence in our community. This ministry is dedicated to the mission of providing refuge, advocacy, and education to survivors of domestic violence and the broader community. Next Step operates the Next Step Ministries Thrift Store on Hwy 66 as a service to the community and a way to partially fund the agency. Many opportunities are available to be involved with this ministry include volunteering, shopping, and donating to the Thrift Store, and volunteering as an advocate, transportation provider, and furniture mover at the Safe House.Members of Main Street UMC serve on the Board and as volunteers at the store, safe house, and on several committees. For more information please contact the Next Step office at 336-413-7054 or the Next Step Thrift Store at 336-993-0630.
  • Children of Zion Ministries
  • Kids First
  • Open Arms Community
  • Angel Flight
  • Hall Woodworth Elementary School
  • Bethesda Center
  • Abundant Life
  • Bethany Café
  • Bethel UMC
  • Bookbag Ministry
  • Boy Scouts & Eagle Scout Projects
  • Duke Energy–Share the Warmth
  • Feed My Sheep
  • Shalom Project
  • Kernersville Cares for Kids
  • Smith Farm Elementary School
  • Stand Out Ministries
  • WSFC School Buddies Program
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