Open Hands is our Community Meal and Food Parcels Ministry especially designed to support people in the local area who are finding it hard to make ends meet or who are simply lonely and need to feel the love of a safe community. Open Hands operates every Wednesday from 12 noon to about 1:30pm, where we serve a delicious hot lunch and offer free food parcels.
Open Hands is strongly supported by over 10 local businesses, associations and other churches. Together we aim to serve the local community and to demonstrate the love of God in a practical way. We are now in our ninth year of operation and Open Hands has been a very successful ministry assisting hundreds of people with valuable support.
We rely on a very loyal and committed team of volunteers who are the back-bone of the work. But we’re always looking for more helpers and so new volunteers are welcome. They typically arrive by 11:00 am at the church on Wednesday mornings and look after setting up the venue, serving food, cleanup and general duties. Many of our volunteers also form great friendships with those that come, sharing in conversations of life and faith.