Mercy Ministries

We are called to care for one another and love one another in the world but specifically in our church family as well. Do you feel led to serve or have a need? Below are ways Gashland ministers to our members, regular attenders, and those who walk-in with needs. 

Compassion Meals

If you, or someone you know, are in need of a meal or more (perhaps due to a new birth, an illness or just a difficult time of life), this ministry would love to serve. If you love to cook and like to share, this ministry may be for you. 

Memorial Meals

Provides and serves a meal at the church to families after funeral services celebrating the life of a loved one. 

Compassion Wheels 

Provides transportation for members who find themselves in need of a ride. The specific reasons are varied, but often include doctor’s appointments, therapy, or inability to drive due to recent surgery/injury. More than a taxi service, this ministry can begin amazing connections within the body of the church. 

Visitation to Assisted Living Friends and Shut-Ins & Communion Delivery

Do you have a heart for those who are confined to their homes or a care facility? Consider brightening their day with a visit. Join a team of caring members who bring joy to those who cannot get out. Also, if you know of someone who needs a visit from a friendly face, please contact the Mercy team at 

Pastoral Aid

This critical calling ministry is set up to notify or remind the church body of special events and important information including deaths, congregational meetings, and other special functions. 

Service Bank 

A centralized of information designed to identify and mobilize the skills and gifts of the congregation. If you have time, and are willing to render services to someone in need, consider supplying this information to the service bank. Services could include, but are not limited to, transportation, meals, child care, yard work, shopping assistance, light housework, home repair, carpentry, car repair, appliance repair, etc. 


Occasionally, non-members of GEPC find themselves in need, and walk-in requesting help with food, hygiene products, and baby items. Since only a limited supply of these items can be kept in stock at the church, intermittent donations are necessary. Volunteers willing to donate to this ministry are placed on a list and contacted as requests come in. Please email Mercy team at to be placed on this contact list. 

Care Team

People who are hospitalized often feel isolated, lonely and scared. This ministry seeks to extend the love, comfort, and compassion of Jesus to those who are admitted to the hospital for the purpose of physical healing.

The Care Team offers a quiet way to make a difference in others’ lives. This ministry is a way to encourage and comfort those who are hurting and celebrate with those who are celebrating. If you are a person who prays and thinks of others, and are willing to write them an encouraging word, this ministry may be for you. If you know of someone that is ill or is going through a rough time and could use some encouragement or comfort, please email Barb Lynn at or call Kay Bowin at (816) 519-7575.


Interested in Serving with our Mercy ministry team? Visit TheLink to find up-to-date announcements and service needs and feel free to contact Mercy team to see how you can be of help at