Every Sunday morning, Hyde Park United Methodist’s Open Arms Ministry provides a nourishing meal to homeless and low-income individuals, and an invitation to worship with the congregation. Open Arms also collects toiletries and clothing on a regular basis and distributes these on the first Sunday of the month. Haircuts are available on the third Sunday of the month.

Open Arms Guests

Find fellowship and a hot breakfast every Sunday morning. Open to all who are homeless or simply in need of a hot, delicious meal. We also provide haircuts (third Sunday) and clothing distribution (first Sunday) monthly, as well as other services for the homeless. For more information, contact Pam Carpenter.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are multiple opportunities to help with the life-changing impact of our Open Arms ministry to the homeless and those in need. Contact Jill Krantz, volunteer coordinator, to learn more and sign up.

  • Sunday during Open Arms: Prepare food at 7 a.m., serve food at 8 a.m. and clean-up at 9 a.m., whatever works best for your schedule
  • Throughout the week to support Open Arms: Food and bread pickups, organize clothing
  • Monthly during Open Arms: Distribute clothing and toiletries (first Sunday of the month), cut hair (third Sunday)
  • Semi-Annually During Open Arms: Mission Smiles dental clinic


Disposable food containers, clothing and toiletries are distributed to our Open Arms guests weekly. Donations may be dropped off at our Ministry Offices. Contact Pam Carpenter for specific donation needs.



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