GEPC wants to be a redeeming force locally, city-wide, and globally. We support a number of local ministries at various levels and support many missionaries around the world. Join us in serving where you may feel led!
At Gashland EPC our emphasis and focus in local outreach is in our partnerships with the local schools that surround us: Gashland Elementary, Clardy Elementary, and Oak Park High School. We strive to be the kind of neighbor that Jesus calls us to be. We are eager for our community to know and be transformed by the gospel of Jesus. Please, come and join us as we seek to serve our local schools, bless our community, and give glory to the name of Jesus.
We support 4 local missions organizations: City Union Mission, Hillcrest Ministries, Rachael House, and Light House. See details below for more information. Also check out the Gashland Link to stay up to date on the latest collection needs for these organizations!
City Union Mission
Since 1924, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food, and a place for safety for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women, and children. The Mission’s staff has been uncompromising in the commitment to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the hurting and the lost.
City Union Mission has full and part-time paid positions available on an ongoing basis. They also have needs of people to partner with them in Ministry in a variety of ways. These require a commitment of from just a few hours to a few days to support seasonal events.
One easy way to serve City Union Mission at our church on a monthly basis is to help prepare sandwiches from 9:30-10:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall.
Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles and youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.
Gashland sponsors an apartment for those trying to transition out of homelessness. You can help by stocking the apartment with groceries, participating on the cleaning crew and loving on the family. Contact the missions team if you are interested in helping out at email@example.com.
“Rachel House creates a culture of life for every woman who comes to us. She experiences the compassion of Christ through volunteers and staff who help meet her physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Rachel House shares the truth about abortion and empowers her to choose life for her unborn baby through services, counseling and abortion education. We offer every client the opportunity to pray and share the Gospel with those open to hearing.” If you are interested in supporting Rachael House please contact the Missions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support several foreign missionaries! Check out our missions board at the church to see more information about our missionaries and to send them a personalized message through the iPad. You can also find out about our missionaries on Sunday Mornings in the printed link and during the announcements through our Missionary of the Month Highlight.