God's Open Arms is a Ministry Dedicated
to Blessing Those Around Us.

God’s Open Arms Ministry, located in Hancock, Co., Indiana, is a group of passionate individuals on a mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving the needs of the communities around them. Our goal is to #blesstheworld
God’s Open Arms prepares more than 150 hot meals weekly, distributing them in Hancock Co. and Downtown Indianapolis. In addition, we host many other events aimed at clothing, feeding, and improving the welfare of those in need.


 Important Reminders
 A Day of Love and Caring - 2017
For those who want to #blesstheworld on Christmas Eve by volunteering, please follow the instructions below to register.  
If you want to volunteer AT THE FAIRGROUNDS - email Pam Hochstedler (Pam.hochstedler@hotmail.com) with subject line "A Day of Love and Caring 2017 Volunteer".   
If you want to volunteer to DELIVER MEALS - email Amanda Foust (adfoust@comcast.net) with subject line "A Day of Love and Caring 2017 Meal Delivery". 
December 19th is the cutoff date for receiving new toys and new kids clothes. 
Any food donations should be coordinated through the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen.  
Please contact us if you have any other questions by using the form on our contact page.  

One Less Gift 

As we enter the holiday season, take a moment to watch this short video. What if Christmas could be different this year? What if you could spend LESS and get MORE



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Our Mission Statement

God's Open Arms Ministry is a family of Christian brothers and sisters who strive to love like Jesus; to be His hands, His feet and His voice; as we humbly feed, clothe, visit with, and encourage the homeless and those in need.

Matthew 25:35-40(NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’