Ministry Campus Programs

Redeemed Lives Men's Group

This is one of our fastest growing ministries of Open Arms Mission. It began with 5 men meeting in the farm house of the Ministry Campus. Numbers rapidly grew until the house was no longer a suitable space for the men; they moved out to "The Barn". Men come from all over the Niagara Region to gather together so that "Iron Sharpens Iron". Dozens of men meet at The Barn. The group is open to men 14 years and up at any point in their spiritual walk. Every Wednesday evening. Meal is served at 6:00pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Food Warehousing

We warehouse food for our food bank. If you would like to volunteer to sort food with your group or as an individual, please speak to Bryon, our Ministry Campus Manager at 905-732-8260. Donations of non-perishable food can be brought directly to our warehouse.

Warehouse Sales

Furniture, electronics and household goods can be purchased at our warehouse. The warehouse is open for sales Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to 4:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted payment methods. Sorry, no debit at this time. 

Free furniture pick up is available. Please call 905-732-8260 and leave a detailed message with the items, your name and phone number and someone will call you back. Items can also be dropped off at our warehouse Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

Learning Garden

We are pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant for 2016-2018 to assist us in establishing and developing our Food Central Learning Garden. This grant is funded in part by the Niagara Region through the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.  

We have a 5,000 sq. ft. garden and a greenhouse. The plants grown in the greenhouse will be transplanted to our large garden at the Ministry Campus. Client volunteers will learn the whole process of growing, harvesting, storing and cooking fresh produce. Some of the produce will be sold at a farm stand and some will be given out to clients at our food bank. It will be a great learning opportunity and source of healthy fresh food for our food bank. If you enjoy gardening, canning or cooking and would like to help teach others, email Judith Mercer, our Learning Garden Supervisor at judithmercer@ymail.com.

Power Washing

This ministry of the Open Arms Mission puts people to work! We provide power washing services in Welland and the Niagara Region and use this opportunity to train and guide Redeemed Lives and Mission Centre clients. Our power washing service is exceptional for driveways, decks, fences, sheds, and equipment. We have a "Hotsy" hot power washer that cleans deeply and quickly. You can bring your equipment to us at our Ministry Campus or we will come to you. Call Bryon at 289-690-0122 to book or for more information about the power washing service.

Storage Rental

We have a large area of the campus parking lot designated for outdoor storage.  Your boat, extra vehicle, camper or trailer can be stored here for the winter season (Sept - May) for $250 or $350 for the full year. Call Bryon at 289-690-0122 for more information.

Recycling

Since opening the Ministry Campus in January 2012 we have been running a recycle program in cooperation with our division, Redeemed Goods, for metal and electronics. Scrap metal can be dropped off Tuesday to Friday from 10am - 4pm. Please ring the buzzer at Door #4 and an attendant will serve you.