Every journey starts at the same place… the beginning. This group is designed to give you an introduction to what it means to be a Christian and to follow Jesus. If you are still questioning, new to faith or a little further along in the journey you are welcome to be a part. Gathering for discussion and teaching over a meal for 5 weeks starting April 26 at 6pm.
RSVP to Geoff and Cheryl Prescott at 250.286.6776
It’s Easter and that means it’s time to celebrate!
More specifically it’s time to celebrate and remember the best news the world has ever heard
Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today!
Check out what’s happening this week at Gateway.
Join us at 12noon to invite our neighbourhood to hear the good news of Easter this Sunday. Stay for a pizza lunch after we deliver door hangers. Contact the office at 250.287.8133 if you plan to join in.
DOWNTOWN EASTER EVENT
Stop by our booth at the BIA’s annual Easter event at Spirit Square. It starts with an egg hunt at Robert Ostler Park at 11:00am and continues till 3:00pm. Want to be apart of the team as we spread some joy and invite others to our Easter services? Contact the office at 250.287.8133.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
This annual inter-denominational service is one of the highlights of Easter. Plan to gather with other believers for this time of reflection and communion with the body of Christ in Campbell River. Hosted by the CR Christian Ministerial at CR Baptist Church at 10:00am.
It’s a Resurrection Day party! Be here at Gateway at 9:00 or 11:00am for an inspiring Easter service and stay after for tasty treats, bouncy castles and Easter fun. The kids will enjoy a special program call ‘The Great Surprise’ at Kidz Church. Bring someone along for a great morning.
Join in on the food and fellowship this month at Dinner for 8. You will be connected to one of the host homes across the city hosting small potlucks where you can connect with the Gateway family over a meal. No agenda other than connection and tasty food.
Sign up today with the form below to attend or to host. You will be contacted by your host by March 14.
Dinner for 8
For the past number of years, we have been supporting the work of Foursquare in the Nordic nations of Europe as one of our areas of focus. Brett and Tammy Toft having been working to encourage, support and catalyze new churches and missions across the region. They have been based in Tallinn, Estonia but are transitioning to the greater Copenhagen area this year. Check out this interview by Area Missionary to Europe Jeff Roper. I know you will enjoy hearing about Brett’s journey.
Join us in seeking the Lord for our church as we begin 2017. Follow along in the Prayer + Fasting Guide below.
There are 2 prayer meetings left at Gateway this Thursday at 12:00noon and 7:00pm. We would love to see you there.
Prayer and Fasting Guide Jan 2017
This morning we went to the Casa Ninos Felices children’s home and did crafts with the kids. The team enjoyed the opportunity to be with the kids, and the kids were very appreciative. After lunch, the guys went to buy a bed for a resident of the flood damaged village of Redemption, the family that received the bed was very blessed. The ladies held a bible study in the afternoon that was well attended with 13 women from Loma. Tanya, Tricia and Lena spoke, with Tanya and Tricia sharing their testimonies as well. The women were very responsive and they had a great time of prayer at the end. The Loma ladies are very encouraged by the ministry that has happened in the village and expressed a lot of hope to the team.
We attempted to get to Loma this morning, but the overnight rain made the dirt road so slippery we couldn’t do it. Plan B was to go to the pregnancy resource centre and assemble some humanitarian supplies to hand out to some of the local flood victims and also to sort and organize the supplies that we had brought down with us. In the afternoon we visited a couple of areas seriously damaged by the flooding including the village of Redemption, which mainly consists of Haitian people. The devastation and the living conditions were overwhelming for us all. We had the privilege of meeting some of the women and children that are clients at the pregnancy resource centre that live there. We were able to see first hand how their homes and belongings were affected, and what their specific needs are. The floods came quickly and without warning, so a lot of their personal belongings were lost as well as any furniture they may have had. Since all of the homes we visited had pregnant women or young children the needs are immediate and heart wrenching. The homes we visited will be provided with some food and personal items from Servants Heart. We are planning to return tomorrow with some new beds that we will be buying for the families in the greatest need. We are looking forward to showing Christ’s love in a practical way.
Our first day of construction! We started the day off with a great devotional time by the ocean. It was a beautiful day, light cloud and then some sun with moderate temperatures. A good chance for things to dry out after the floods. The men were quickly tasked with the job of feeding blocks, mortar and cement to the brick layers. The ladies did a bible teaching for the kids in the morning, and then another in the afternoon. The village has been very receptive to the new community centre and participation is good. Lena did an awesome job of teaching!
The ladies then came back to the construction site a couple of blocks away from the community centre and were very helpful in creating a human chain to pass supplies down the steep little hill to the construction site. The neighbours picked fruit for the team and gave us bread and candies to keep our energy up. Many of the local children came out to watch and play with the girls on the team. After some hard work the team enjoyed a hot shower and dinner at the hotel. It was early to bed all around as we were exhausted. Thank God for a great day!
November 22 2016
Praise God! Our team has arrived safe and sound, and we are eager to share God’s love with the amazing people here.
Our morning started with a walking tour around Sosua, escorted by Servant’s Heart Ministries. We proceeded with an awareness tour in Congrejo, and Sosua Abajo. It was here we met some very special and committed individuals while visiting two schools and a local church. We were also invited into homes that were affected by the heavy rains and flooding. In the afternoon we continued touring, we visited Loma de los Chivos and we were able to see the needs the people around the community. With open hearts and willing hands we walked the roads of Loma and became acquainted with the community. We were warmly welcomed into homes that were built through the Loma Project. During our walk we met the beautiful woman we are building a house for, Narcissa, right in front of her land. She is so thankful to God and so grateful to have us here. We witnessed such strength, courage, and resilience from the men, women, and children of Loma. We have been openly accepted by the community and thanked consistently by everyone we have met. The team took advantage of every opportunity to pray for the people and bless them with a word, a smile, and many hugs. We went to the new community center and witnessed the first English class for young girls in that location.
We toured the PRC (Pregnancy Resource Center) and heard about the support offered to the women during and after their pregnancies. The director of the center experience the support firsthand when she was pregnant and now she is an advocate for the women that come to her for help.
Peter and Cliff joined Servant’s Heart Ministries’ employees and held a men’s Bible study, the first Men’s Bible Study in Loma. There were nine men in attendance, and two of them were saved. Peter shared his testimony and Cliff spoke as well. It was well received and the feedback was very positive.
God is so good, and we are eager to share all that He is doing, both with the amazing people here and with us as a team. Please continue to keep us and the people of Sosua in your prayers. There will be more updates, please stay tuned and God Bless.
The Christmas season is nearly upon us and we are anticipating a wonderful time of celebration and family. Here is a listing of what’s happing this year at Gateway:
Ladies Christmas Brunch
December 3 11:00am
Calling all ladies for a fesitve morning together. More details to follow.
Gateway Family Christmas Party
December 11 6:30pm
It’s our biggest party of the year. Don’t miss out on a night full of appy’s and desserts, music, and testimonies. Bring some food to share and an ornament for the Testimony Tree. Have a talent to share? Call the office at 250.287.8133.
Christmas Celebration at the Tidemark
December 18 10:00am
Invite your friends and neighbours for a morning of music and hope. We are looking forward to celebrating the Wonderful news of Christmas with as many people as possible. Note: There will only be one service on Dec. 18th with no services at 403 5th.
Christmas Eve Services
December 24 5:00 & 7:00pm
Our annual hour-long candlelight services are a great opportunity to celebrate the real reason for the season. Carols, candles and the story of Jesus’ birth.
Christmas Day Service
December 25 10:00am
Jesus is Born! We will gather in one family service for a special morning of carols, a Christmas message and cinnamon buns. Yum.