Aurora is a non-denominational community church in the North End of
Halifax. We are nurturing into existence a spiritual home centred on
Jesus for people in the North End that is community minded and
"a non-denominational community church"
From the beginning we have not wanted to identify ourselves
denominationally; we appreciate our partners and we could not exist
without them but first and foremost we want to focus on following
Christ and connecting with people regardless of denomination or
background. We are thankful for our partners: Vision Ministries, the
Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, and the Navigators of Canada
all play a significant role in helping us. We appreciate that
deeply. We welcome everyone and anyone in our local area to be a
part of our community. As we are a new church, we are a bit smaller,
so we can guarantee you will be welcomed and your presence will be
"nurturing into existence"
We recognize, we appreciate, and we enjoy that it takes time to
build good things. To see your garden grow, to brew good beer, or to
raise kids well takes time, patience, care and attention. The kind
of Christian community we want to develop — deeply involved in the
fabric of the North End, knowing one another, and being there for
one another — takes time. We are glad to be nurturers.
"a spiritual home centred on Jesus"
Home. Most of us have had one. Some of us have one now. Some don't.
Homes evoke feelings and memories good and bad. At its best, a home
centres you and is a refuge and place you can be yourself. At
Aurora, we consider our church to be our spiritual home and a place
that all of us — all ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities,
incomes, languages, and ethnicities — can belong, be nourished,
contribute, grow, share and find God.
We are centred on Jesus, God in the flesh. We want to be like Christ
and learn to do and act as he did in our neighbourhood. Yet even
those who wouldn't quite say this is true for themselves, still
belong and are given space to explore, test the boundaries, search
and contribute. Our hope is that in following Jesus well we will
become a beautiful expression of his kingdom in the North End. Our
name Aurora means ‘the dawn' – a wonderful picture of the beautiful
new things God desires for people and places.
"community minded and justice oriented for people in the North End"
Our passion is local and our energies are directed toward our
neighbourhood. Like many others, we love the North End and as a
church it is our longing to help it flourish and to partner with
others who want the same. We care deeply about justice and are
growing in our understanding of the stories of this place and enjoy
being part of those stories in meaningful and practical ways.