Gateway Community Church

Gateway Community Church

Canora, Saskatchewan

A Faith Community

About Us

We come together to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and to share our lives together as we follow Him.

Our weekly worship services are key gathering times for our community of believers. We meet on Sundays, 11:00 AM, at 332 Canora Ave. (3 blocks east of Highway #9) and we have children’s Sunday School during the adult teaching time. We meet both in person and also via Zoom (contact us for a link). Our services are not recorded for later viewing.

Sunday Mornings:

Worship Service: 11:00 AM Sunday in person or via “Zoom”. You can get a link by contacting the church.

Join us for “Engage” at 10:00 AM on Sundays at church. This is a time to ask questions and process your faith in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Youth “Dive In” to the Bible at 10:00 on Sunday mornings downstairs while the adults meet upstairs. Cherish and Jordan Lazaroff give leadership to the Youth Group and Rocky Neufeld teaches the Dive In time.

During the week:

We’re a community: we support one another and together we follow Jesus. We meet during the week in smaller groups to share and pray together and to study the Bible. And sometimes we just hang out together…

Like on Tuesdays evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the church. This “Dessert & a Movie”. It’s exactly what it sounds like. We get together with friends and watch through the series “The Chosen” which is a recent, high quality dramatization of the life of Jesus. You can watch it on your own (check out “The Chosen” app on line – it’s free.) or you can watch it with a fun group of friends – on a big screen – in comfortable chairs – and with a fabulous dessert! Everyone is welcome. It’s a low key time to visit and watch a good series – together. And if you miss one episode, you can always watch it at home.

Our Men’s Coffee is at 5:00 PM on Wednesdays, usually at Wong’s Cafe on Main Street, Canora and also on Zoom (request a link to join in this way). It is a casual time to meet and chat. Contact the church office for more details.

We meet for a Prayer Time on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM on Zoom. Contact the church for a link if you would like to join us.

Men’s Bible Study takes place at the church on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. Steve Merriam is the facilitator of this study.

Our Youth meet on Friday evenings at 7:00 for a variety of activities. Cherish and Jordan Lazaroff are our Youth leaders.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • “Dessert and a Movie” – 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Tuesdays – watch “The Chosen” with a fun group of friends – and a fabulous dessert too! Come with a friend.
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – a simple soup lunch and a short time of prayer from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on the weekdays at Canora churches: January 16 Monday ~ Good Spirit Community Church, 833 3rd St. (in the house across from 7th Day Adventist Church); January 17 Tuesday ~ Parkland Christian Centre, 132 4th Ave. E.; January 18 Wednesday ~ St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 201 4th Ave. E.; January 19 Thursday ~ St. Andrew’s United Church, 502 Main St.; January 20 Friday ~ Gateway Community Church, 332 Canora Ave. – Arranged by the Canora Ministerial Association.
    • Pastor Greg will lead a Worship Service at Gateway Lodge Special Care Home on Friday, February 3, at 2:00 PM. Guests are welcome but must adhere to the health and safety guidelines of Gateway Lodge. (Masking will be required as it is for guests in all health facilities.)

Our Beliefs

We believe that we are here for a reason — there is higher power — God, who shapes the world and each of our lives. He has revealed Himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. We invite you to come and get to know Him with us.

We are a member congregation of the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches ( and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (

Are you interested in learning more about our congregation? We’re happy to share more about our journey with Jesus Christ. Come and meet us and grow with us (or for now, connect with us via “Zoom”).

To learn more about what we believe, you can take a look at our “Sidewalk Version” of our Confession of Faith. Click Here

Greetings! I’m Pastor Greg Bright.

It is my honour to serve as pastor of this wonderful congregation in Canora. At times it can be a lot of fun!

We are a diverse congregation from a variety of backgrounds. We find our common ground in Jesus. We share a love for Him and a desire to know Him better. Together we seek to follow Him more closely in every part of our daily lives. I love our diversity! It mirrors, for me, the heart of our God who loves the whole world! Everyone is welcome and together we learn and grow as God speaks to us and through each of us by His Spirit.

My wife, Carolyn, and I are so thankful for our three children and their families. Two of our children are married and, in all, we have 5 grandchildren – all of them are a wonderful blessing! Carolyn and I are privileged to have served with Gateway Community Church for over 26 years and we continue to do so with joy.

Over the years Carolyn and I have worked at a few different second jobs. Carolyn is a substitute teacher and I am in my seventh year as a part-time Direct Support Professional working at the Canora Group Home supporting people with intellectual disabilities. It is an honour to serve God and others in this way too.

We see ourselves as partnering with God and His people while He does His work in us, among us and through us in creative and wonderful ways. Moreover, we look forward with hope as we anticipate that the Lord will continue His work in the days, weeks and years ahead.

Get in Touch

Gateway Community Church
332 Canora Avenue, Canora, SK S0A 0L0
306-563-4380 (call or text)

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