“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of gratitude. A soul generated by love.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Arms Up

Welcoming Arms

This important ministry supplies our local community with everything from food vouchers, YRT tickets, or household cleaning supplies, to simply offering support for those who find themselves in need.


This initiative is a partnership of six Aurora churches, and is located here at the Trinity Aurora Rectory.

Canned Food

The Help Cupboard

The Help Cupboard is a self-help 24/7 supply of critical food needs.


Aurora has 2,735 households with family incomes below the poverty line, and those homes include 23% of our town’s children. We are addressing a need not covered by other community support ministries and it works because of the generosity of people like you.

The needs of our community keep changing and we need to keep the Help Cupboard on target to deliver the value to which we all desire. Bottom line, more homeless are visiting our cupboard. We need to respond with different contributions:

  • Cans: Please contribute zip-top cans whenever possible

  • Legumes: While high in protein, they normally need cooking. We now have an overflow of about 6 different kinds, so let’s drop that and consider canned tuna or something similar


Thank you all for your support! The Men’s group would like to remind us all to please help by not contributing anything in opened containers or repackaged goods, like sandwich bags of food, and avoid things you don’t need anymore, wouldn’t eat yourself, or close to expiry/expired. Again, thank you so much for your support, sharing gifts of food with others.   
While we continue in lockdown please place the food directly into the Help Cupboard in our parking lot, or the wagon near the door as the building is locked and for the time being, there is no way to drop food items off in the narthex (Rev'd Karen or Fr Dan may be in the building and you can ring the doorbell). The Men’s Group will continue to fill the cupboard daily and any support you can provide is truly appreciated.


Clothes on Rack

clothes closet

Drop in Monday through Saturday from 9:30am – 11:30am for a great source of gently used women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, shoes and boots. This ministry is located in the lower level of the church, and all proceeds are directed towards the ministry of Welcoming Arms. 

Due to COVID-19, the ministry is cancelled until further notice. 

Open Hands

Endowment Committee

Each year a portion of the income received annually on Trinity Aurora’s Endowment Fund assets (the capital portion is held forever) is used to support causes in the nature of ministry and mission, not ordinarily within the purview of the operating funds of Trinity Church.  This is done at the local, national and global level. 


Groups such as Welcoming Arms, Doctors Without BordersPikangikum Water Project, Gran Aurora, The ABLE Network and many others have received funding in the past. 

If you would like to know more, or request an application for funding, please contact Scott Allan, Fund Chair for an application form.  

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