Main Street UMC, Kernersville, NC

MSUMC Missions & Outreach
GuamMozambique –

1. Guam – Grant and Jenna Hodgins

April 2021 – We believe that God is always at work in our lives, even when we don’t see or feel it.  But sometimes He works in situations in such a way that we are in awe and know that we have witnessed something that only He could do. At those times we want to share the stories with you so that you can also praise God, be encouraged, and rejoice with us!
Our family recently went through an experience that caused us to put complete trust in God and His plan for us, even when it didn’t make sense and definitely was not what we desired.  In the end, our faith was strengthened and we were able to see firsthand how God can move mountains. Our plan was to send you an email to tell the story, but Rachel chose to make a video to tell the story in her own words from her perspective, and we have nothing to add! Click the link to hear Rachel explain how God provided for her as she is about to graduate and can now plan to attend Liberty University in the fall.

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Newsletter – 2019 -> Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Newsletter – 2018 -> June, September, December
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Newsletters – 2016 -> January , February , September, December
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Guam** WIN a trip to visit us in GUAM! **

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Hodgins family on Guam! Thank you for taking the time to pray for our family and the ministry of TWR in Asia.  Here is our quarterly newsletter, which is mostly personal updates this time.  For specific information on TWR ministry projects, check out social media pages for TWR and TWR Asia, or shoot us an email and we will happily fill you in on ministries that are closest to your heart.

Grant and Jenna Hodgins


2. Daryl and Leah Burnette – Missionaries to Mozambique / South Africa


Update from the Burnettes in Mozambique!

We were hoping that the New Year would bring changes for us to be able to begin planning our return to Mozambique, but COVID cases are increasing in Southern Africa and the country has reverted to previous restrictions to keep people safe.  So we continue to wait for the visas we need to return.  After talking with our leadership at WorldVenture, we have made the decision that Daryl will be making a trip back to Mozambique in March.  This trip has two purposes.  First, he will be spending time in the capital trying to find out when our visas will be available.  Secondly, he will be going up north to where our team and ministries are located to visit, encourage, and work with both our colleagues and nationals.  We would appreciate your prayers as we navigate buying tickets, getting him a COVID test before flying, and for Leah and the kids while he is away.… ( MORE )

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2020 – April, August, October
2019 – Spring, June, Sept
2018 – April, July, August, Oct , Dec
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2015 -> May,  April – March – Feb.
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Main Street UMC reaches out to the community of Kernersville by allowing several groups to use our facilities for their meetings –


Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the lower level of the Chapel Building at 8PM on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The Kernersville Pastoral Counseling Center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM by appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 336.992.1793.

Below are mission projects funded through the budget of Main Street UMC:


Bethlehem Center: Winston-Salem * Located in Winston-Salem, this community center provides programs for inner-city women, children, youth, and families.

African Methodist University A university which was founded and now operated by the United Methodist Church to provide undergraduate and graduate education for the African people.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) The agency of the United Methodist Church which provides emergency and long term assistance in the event of disasters caused by natural disasters, political instability, war etc.

Curamericas This project, formerly Andean Rural Health Care, carries out preventative and primary health care services to over 50,000 persons in rural villages and low-income barrios in Bolivia.

Volunteers in Mission/Building Teams This ministry utilizes the labor of volunteers from congregations across the annual conference that spend two weeks or more in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Alaska building churches, community centers, and clinics. Members of Main Street Church are regular participants on Building Teams.

Red Bird Mission Located in western Kentucky, this community development program provides a school for 300, housing for the elderly, meals for the homebound, medical transportation for the needy, a jobs program, a store selling clothing and household products at low cost, and a housing repair and construction program.

Henderson Settlement A program providing childcare, agricultural and economic development, housing assistance, and recreation for disadvantaged children, youth, parents, and elderly in an isolated, impoverished Appalachian community.

United Methodist Agency for the Retarded (UMAR) This organization of the annual conference provides a safe home environment for adults who are developmental impaired.

Hinton Rural Life Center This program advocates for the small membership congregations within the United Methodist connection. It serves as a place of training, renewal, and missional activity for small membership congregations.

The Children’s Home* A residential home for troubled and in-trouble children and youth and their families.

United Methodist Campus Ministry* This ministry provides a chaplain and religious programming for United Methodist students and others attending colleges and universities in Winston-Salem.

Hispanic Ministry*  Through this ministry, Oswaldo Garcia provides cultural (ESL classes, community center activities, etc.) and religious (worship and Bible studies) programs for the large Hispanic community in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and, consults with Anglo congregations about ministries for and with the Hispanic communities.

Missionary Salary Support The salaries of Michael and Ariel Collins, United Methodist missionaries in Cambodia, are partially funded through this support.

World/Hunger Poverty This fund of UMCOR assists the millions of people suffering from chronic malnutrition and hunger through emergency assistance and long term development.

Western North Carolina Conference Outreach Apportionment These funds are Main Street Church’s participation in the missional as well as administrative ministries of the annual conference and the United Methodist Church.

*These mission projects of the UMC are all located in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County


Hospice This service provides health care services and support for people with a limited life expectancy and their families at home, in the hospital, or in a long-term care facility. Hospice also operates a residential care facility, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Crisis Control This community service agency provides emergency assistance including, food, clothing, fuel, electricity, rent, and medications.

CONTACT Telephone Ministry Trained telephone volunteers staff phones 24-7 to answer calls from people in crisis or distress, needing information about resources and encouragement.

Samaritan Ministry This ministry in downtown Winston-Salem provides emergency shelter for homeless men. It also operates a “soup kitchen,” which serves breakfast to residents and lunch to residents and other homeless persons.

Members and groups from Main Street Church serve as hosts at the Samaritan Inn.

Food Storage of Northwest NC This program collects and distributes food to needy individuals and community service agencies in the region.

Potter’s House The ministry provides care for the “latch-key” children of east Winston-Salem during the school year and a full-time program for these children during the summer months. They also provide a food distribution center and an adult Bible study group.

Forsyth County Jail Ministry This ministry serves the inmates in the Forsyth County Jail with worship services, Bible studies, counseling, and personal supplies (soap, shampoo, tooth paste, etc.)

Habitat for Humanity This international ecumenical ministry basic goal is to provide housing for low-income persons. Local people provide land, labor, and materials to build homes, which are sold to low-income persons a no interest 20-year loans. Members and groups from Main Street Church volunteer as “builders.”

Arbor Acres: A United Methodist Retirement Community Through the Mother’s Day Offering, supplemental assistance funds are provided to help residents at Arbor Acres whose funds do not cover all their needs.


Kids’ Café Kids’ Café is a ministry of various local churches. Three evenings a week, at-risk children are given a hot meal, homework tutoring, and playtime. The success of Kids’ Café is wholly dependent upon volunteers from Main Street UMC and other organizations in the community. If you are interested in volunteering or donating funds to support this wonderful ministry, please contact the church office at 336.993.3411.

CareNet Counseling of Kernersville This ministry is a part of the pastoral care department of Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center and provides affordable faith-based counseling to individuals and families. The Center is housed on the campus of Main Street Church.

Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville 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.

Camp Close Encounter A weekend residential camping program for at-risk children from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools that is operated by Main Street United Methodist Church. This ministry is entirely funded and staffed by members of Main Street United Methodist Church.

Next Step Ministries, Inc. 24-hour crisis line: 336-413-3156. A resource for abused women and children.