Upcoming Events

  • Volunteer Training - online
    Wed, Sep 01
    Virtual training for volunteers
    Sep 01, 1:00 PM
    Virtual training for volunteers
    Training for those volunteers who were unable to attend the Tuesday evening session.
  • Volunteer Training - In Person
    Tue, Aug 31
    Open Arms Community Center
    Aug 31, 6:00 PM
    Open Arms Community Center, 437 E Sprague St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, USA
    Join us at Open Arms to see the space and learn how we will keep students safe during our programs this year.
 
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OPEN ARMS COMMUNITY WELCOMES YOU

Loving God and Neighbor

 
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OPEN ARMS COMMUNITY AT A GLANCE

Serving our neighbors together

Open Arms Community seeks to mitigate the effects of poverty, low educational achievement, addiction, and socio-economic and racial prejudice by offering programs specifically designed to address these issues. Since 2000, we have been doing this with the help of volunteer staff, most of whom are Christian servants seeking to live out their faith and offer hope, peace, joy and love to their neighbors.

 

ACTIVITIES

Bringing Change

TUTORING

Helping children achieve

At Open Arms Community, we have dedicated volunteers with knowledge and experience in the field of education. These volunteers stay with the same children throughout their time with us at Open Arms. Each child is given individualized attention and encouraged to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

*During the pandemic, our tutoring program was modified. We became a Remote Learning Center in cooperation with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Forsyth Promise. However, we will return to Tuesday evening tutoring for the 2021-2022 school year.

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HISPANIC BIBLE STUDY

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Through a partnership with a local Hispanic United Methodist congregation, this study is offered to adults while child care is offered to children. Everyone is invited to dinner together beforehand.

*Due to Covid-19 this is currently being offered on Facebook through Marvin United Methodist Church's Facebook page.

A través de una asociación con una congregación local hispana metodista unida, este estudio se ofrece a los adultos mientras que el cuidado de los niños se ofrece. El estudio se imparte en español. Todos están invitados a cenar juntos de antemano.

*Debido a Covid-19 esto se ofrece actualmente en Facebook a través de la página de Facebook de la Iglesia Metodista Unida Marvin.

FOOD AND PAPER PRODUCT DONATIONS

Blessed to be a blessing

With the help of our ministry partners, we are able to provide food and other necessities to families and neighbors in times of need. One way we do this is through a Blessing Box located outside our center. Anyone can drop off or pick up food from the box at any time, no questions asked.

We also have a pantry (inside) which we stock with food used for providing meals to the families who participate in our programs each week.

There is also a Free Little Library located outside for neighbors to drop off or pick up books to read.

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"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."

Paulo Freire

 
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PARTNER WITH US

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

MAKE A DONATION

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CONTACT OPEN ARMS COMMUNITY

437 E Sprague St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, USA

(336) 724-0850 or (336) 618-7719

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