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open hands

Our Open Hands Ministry Center assists people of Crawford County with meeting their basic grocery needs. In addition, each person that is assisted has opportunity to hear the good news that Jesus Christ died for sinners.

Open Hands operates through volunteers. If you can volunteer for just two hours every other month (or more), please click here to download a Volunteer Form or pick one up at the Welcome Center or the church office.

For more information, contact the church at

Open Hands is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM. Those seeking assistance are required to bring a

a state-issued photo ID, social security cards for everyone in the household, and a current utility bill in their name for address verification on every visit.

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