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Often we feel that the problems are too big and our ability too small. What can one person do to make any sort of difference in a community that faces so much brokenness and isolation? Main Street believes that our strength is in the unity of the Spirit. One person has the ability to make significant change, but united together with a God given vision, we can transform the world to His glory. Unite with us to meet the needs of our beautiful community. 

Fishes & Loaves

We provide weekend meals for children struggling with poverty. Backpacks are inconspicuously loaded by teachers at North Tazewell with a nutritionally balanced set of meals. The food covers weekend meals, snow days, and will soon extend into summer months. 

  • 5,214 meals provided per school year
  • Yearly Cost: $22,000 
  • Our program yields a Total Family Impact

Hope Luncheon

A monthly community meal designed to combat isolation in our area taking place the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM. Our Program supports those struggling with a sense of community through social visiting, small-group activities, and meals. We prioritize fellowship.

  • 1,200 meals provided per year
  • Yearly Cost: $14,000
  • Countless spiritual needs met

After school Program

A safe place for children in the area to gather after school. We provide a hot meal, help with homework, crafts, and fun activities! There is no cost to the child or family. Generous individuals through Main Street UMC provide this rich and rewarding program.

  • 120 monthly average attendance with meal
  • Yearly Cost: $12,000
  • Child care that strengthens faith at a critical age


Donations of food, clothing, and volunteer support are provided through Main Street. Utilizing A Child Shall Lead Them Food Pantry & Lillies of the Field, Main Street is able to sustainably provide a variety of essentials and opportunities to the people of our community. 

  • Distributes 5,000 pounds of food
  • Provides area with clothes and carseats
  • Volunteers are answered prayers

Merge Youth

Designed to be a safe place to appeal to the next generation with impactful worship and practical lessons. A faith-based, community supported, development program that is mentoring, training, educating, coaching, supporting, and guiding children and youth to be mature women and men of faith. 

Sunday Night: 5:00 - 6:30, Kindergarten - 8th grade

Wednesday Night: 6:00 - 8:00, 9th - 12th grade

  • 50 Children & Youth connected
  • 32 Weekly attendance
  • 14 Churches participating

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered 12 step program focusing on healing the hurts, hangups and habits that lead to brokenness, depression, grief, loneliness, anxiety drug/alcohol addiction, and abuse. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential groups where people can grow. 

  • 380 meals served monthly
  • Yearly Cost: $36,000
  • The area's most utilized recovery program

Tazewell Ministerial Association

Generous donations from local churches, TMA, administered by Main Street UMC, helped over 240 families with everything from paying portions of utility bills, rent, and providing vouchers fro gasoline, kerosene during the winter months, diapers, and school supplies.

  • Yearly Dispersment: $25,000
  • 240 families, 960 people affected
  • 86 families turned about due to lack of funding

Shoe Ministry

Established in 2002, when Debbi Mason and her Teacher's Aide decided to start purchasing shoes for children in need at Tazewell Elementary School. Mrs. Mason talked to a church member about what the Lord laid on their hearts, and the shoes started coming in. In one week, MSUMC purchased 86 pairs of boots for needy students at North Tazewell Elementary. 

  • 86 local students helped
  • Increased faith based service in local community 
  • Impact for both families and children