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 Sudnay of the month. Haircuts are available on the third Sunday of the month.

Open Arms Guests

Hyde Park United Methodist provides fellowship and a hot breakfast every Sunday morning through our Open Arms Ministry, which is open to all who are homeless or simply in need of a hot, delicious meal.  The Open Arms Ministry also provides haircuts (3rd Sunday) and clothing distribution (1st 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 Kill Krantz, volunteer coordinator, to learn more and sign up.

  • Weekly on Sunday during Open Arms: Prepare food at 7 a.m.,  serve food at 8 a.m. and clean-up at 9 a.m. Choose what works best for you.
  • Weekly throughout the week to support Open Arms: Food and bread pickups, organize clothing
  • Monthly during Open Arms: Distribute clothing and toiletries (1st Sunday of the month), cut hair (3rd 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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