2021 – OPEN M, Akron, Ohio

Sep 8, 2019


Welcome to Forward Church's mission trip to OPEN M in Akron, Ohio! We are excited to embark on this transformative journey of service and community engagement. At Forward Church, we believe in making a positive impact and creating a sense of belonging. Join us as we strive to spread love, hope, and compassion in Akron and beyond.

Discover OPEN M

OPEN M is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, medical care, and other essential services to underserved communities in Akron. With a mission to break the cycle of poverty, OPEN M's comprehensive approach addresses not only immediate needs but also long-term solutions and empowerment.

Our Mission Trip

At Forward Church, we are committed to actively engaging with our community. Our mission trip to OPEN M is an opportunity for our members to serve alongside dedicated volunteers, learn about the challenges faced by individuals and families in need, and make a tangible difference in their lives.

Service Opportunities

During our mission trip, we offer various service opportunities to suit different interests and skills. Whether you have a background in healthcare, education, construction, or simply possess a heart to help, there's a meaningful role for everyone. Some of the service areas include:

  • Food Pantry Assistance: Help distribute food to individuals and families struggling with food insecurity.
  • Medical Clinics: Volunteer at healthcare clinics, providing basic medical care and resources.
  • Educational Programs: Support educational initiatives, tutoring, and mentoring youth.
  • Construction and Repair Projects: Assist with building, repairing, and improving facilities.
  • Community Outreach: Engage with the local community, spreading awareness about available resources.

Why Join Forward Church's Mission Trip?

By joining our mission trip to OPEN M, you'll experience the transformative power of service and witness firsthand the impact of your efforts. Here are some reasons to consider joining:

1. Making a Difference

Through our collaboration with OPEN M, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families facing challenging circumstances. Your time, energy, and skills can help bring hope and healing to those who need it the most.

2. Building Relationships

During the mission trip, you'll build lasting relationships with fellow volunteers, community members, and OPEN M staff. Together, you'll create a network of support and understanding, fostering a sense of togetherness and empowerment.

3. Personal Growth

Participating in a mission trip encourages personal growth and self-reflection. It allows you to develop empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of societal issues. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you'll gain new perspectives and transform as an individual.

4. Strengthening Faith

For individuals with a faith background, a mission trip provides an opportunity to integrate spirituality with action. By putting your faith into practice, you'll reinforce your beliefs and experience a deeper connection with God and the community.

How to Get Involved

If you're interested in joining Forward Church's mission trip to OPEN M in Akron, Ohio, we invite you to reach out to us and express your interest. Our team will provide you with further details, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the registration process.


Forward Church's mission trip to OPEN M in Akron, Ohio is an incredible opportunity to serve, learn, and make a lasting impact. Together, we can create positive change and foster a sense of belonging in our communities. Join us on this transformative journey of compassion and service.

Remember, the power to make a difference lies within each and every one of us. Let's come together, hand in hand, and be the change we wish to see in the world.

Stephanie McGuire
Looking forward to making a difference in Akron! 💪🌟
Oct 5, 2023