Welcoming Arms 

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Welcoming Arms 2023 Annual Report




Welcome Table

Welcome Table offers an in-person meal from 5:00-6:00 every Wednesday night. 

Please share this good news with your neighbours and friends!


Martha's Table

Martha's Table is now closed for the summer. See you on September 5!

Martha's Table from 11:30 am to 1pm on Thursdays at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Mosley Street, Aurora. Soup, sandwiches and dessert for take-out or in-person meal.

Our Vision.....



Welcoming Arms started operation in October 2006. The concept originated through discussions between a number of the churches in Aurora as they looked at the needs of low income families in the town. The view of the church leaders was that the community could be better served if the churches’ resources were pooled somehow, in this way there could be more leverage gained from the financial and human resources of the churches. From these discussions Welcoming Arms was born.

Who We Are:

  • Aurora United Church  
  • Aurora Cornerstone Church  
  • The Campus Church - Bathurst
  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church                    
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • Trinity Anglican Church

Sudden illness can profoundly affect a person’s ability to earn a living, many who become ill are laid off, or forced to quit work because of the effects of treatment, leaving a family without food and necessities of life. 14% of seniors who live alone are living in poverty. Many of these people come to Welcoming Arms for assistance, food vouchers, YRT tickets, toiletries and a listening ear. Aurora United Church is in partnership with 5 other churches in supporting W.A., through financial assistance, volunteers, and providing toiletries each week.

How Can You Help…

1) Via cash or cheque to “Welcoming Arms” – 44 Metcalfe St, Aurora, ON L4G 1E6

2) Via e-transfer to welcomingarms@live.ca

3) At www.welcomingarms.ca/donate 

***If you know of someone who could use extra financial, emotional and spiritual support, please link them with Welcoming Arms atwww.welcomingarms.ca or by calling 905-726-1483 

Collectively we can make a difference in someone’s life!

Mission Statement…

“Welcoming Arms believes in the inherent dignity of all people. Reflecting Christ’s love, we seek to help Aurora residents in need to experience a fuller participation in society by providing social, economic and spiritual support.”