News & Updates

Join Us For Our Fall 2017 Conversations Series! 

Please join us every Wednesday night for Conversations! We will continue in our new series, “Mixed Feelings: Understanding the Good and Bad of Everyday Emotions.” We all have emotions, but often times we don’t know what to do with them or how to handle them well, which often causes problems in our everyday life. This begs the question: how do we manage our emotions well? Come and join us to find out as each week we will take a look at a different emotion and how God’s Word gives us wisdom and insight in handling that emotion well. This series will feature interactive discussion as we engage with culture, everyday life, the heart, and the gospel. 

Our meal begins at 6:00 in the Ministry Center and activities for students and children are offered so that the whole family can join us on Wednesday nights! See you there!

Gashland Directory is Ready! 

The Gashland directories are printed and ready!! Please feel free to pick up a copy tonight at Conversations in the Ministry Center. They will also be available Sunday morning in the lobby. We hope this will be an effective tool to keep us all connected!

Sign Up for Next Step Sermon Reflection Questions

Next Step is a weekly email that provides reflection questions from the previous week’s sermon. We would encourage you to use these questions in your own quiet times to reflect and dig deeper into Sunday’s sermon: to discuss the sermon with friends or family over coffee, in small groups or Bible studies, or over a family meal. Next Step provides questions for both adults and children. Sign up on the back of the communication card or by emailing Michael at

Mercy Fund Update

Our church family here at Gashland EPC is blessed. As of August 31, 2017, the balance of the Mercy Fund (formerly called the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund) to which many of you have contributed, is $38,340.58. There were no funds disbursed in the month of August. To date, all eligible requests for assistance have been approved. Thank you to all who have faithfully donated and prayed for this ministry.

Thursday Night Basketball Over Until Spring

The Thursday night basketball open gyms have been great but we are taking a break from November to the Spring. There will still be basketball for the next few Thursdays in October but after that we will be taking the winter off. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all in the spring!

Ministry Opportunities 

October 22ndGashland’s Fall Fest

Come enjoy an evening full of fun Fall activities and a little competition on Sunday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm at the pavilion on the church grounds! We’ll have yard games, a quarterback contest, s’mores, hot dogs, cider, square dancing, and fire pits! Not only that– come show off your cooking skills in our chili contest! Chili contest sign ups will be held after first and second service. Invite your friends, bring your families, and come enjoy the change in weather with us.

November 4th | Special GEPC Men’s Fellowship Event

This special Men’s event will be held on Saturday, November 4th, at Mark Lancaster’s farm about 30 minutes north of the church. We’ll gather and head out from the church at 2:30 pm; once there we’ll spend a some time exploring the “ancient paths” of walking with God and how crucial role assumptions and agreements play into a man’s journey. We’ll also enjoy a great meal and fellowship time under the Heavens and around the fire; all you need bring is a journal and a folding chair. So we can properly plan the food for the event, please sign up after Conversations or 1st or 2nd service, or contact Chris Taylor at or by phone at 816-206-2058.

Donations & Service Opportunities 

October 29th | Trunk or Treat

We are excited to gear up for our annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29th from 5-7 pm. This event is always a great way to love the kids in our community well. We are looking for volunteers to help run the event. We need decorated trunks, folks to prepare food, and candy donations. Look for a sign up table in the near future before and after each service. If you are able to donate candy, please drop off your donations in the office. Let’s get excited about this as we bring the light of Jesus to the families in our community. Mark your calendars! 

October Missions | Hillcrest Hope

The residents at Hillcrest Hope (transitional housing) are on a 90 day program to encourage them to stay on budget, so all of their food is cooked at home. Hillcrest Hope’s Food Pantry is in need of Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip, taco seasoning or other seasoning packets, gravy mixes, spaghetti sauces, pancake mix, syrup, cake mixes, and frosting. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! Your donation can be placed in the Mission Box on the 2nd Floor across from the Mission Board by the Chapel. God Bless and Thank You!

Nursery and Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed 

We are in need of your help!!! We currently are looking for four people to volunteer once a month in the nursery during 1st Service and Sunday School. We also need two volunteers to help out in Children’s Church on a rotating basis (serving approximately once every five weeks). Please email Michael at or sign up on the back of the communication card if you are interested! Thanks!

WANTED | GEPC Liaison – Hillcrest Hope Apartment

GEPC has been supporting an Apartment for many years at Hillcrest Hope. We are in need of a coordinator/liaison to oversee and delegate our volunteers for various tasks that need to be done, as Amy Clapham has stepped down as our coordinator (which she has enjoyed doing for many years and will still help when she can). Thanks to Amy for doing an amazing job! Description of various tasks/more information will be on the bulletin boards upstairs and down, as well as on the Mission Board across from Chapel for reviewing. Please call Joyce Grady (816) 419-5625 with any questions or to help fill this void!

Church Wide Calendar

Please do not use this calendar to plan events at Gashland EPC. If you have a date in mind for your event, but need to know if there are possible conflicts with private, non-GEPC events, please call the church office and speak with our office coordinator, at 816.436.3583.

Visit our Events & Facility-Use page to learn more about planning an event at Gashland EPC. Please note all event inquiries should be made by phone or in person with our office coordinator. 

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October 2017

Links & Resources 

Member Resources Page

The Member Resources page includes a leadership structure page, budget reports, and a master calendar among other member resources. New resources will be updated as available. The password to access the page is “gashlandpassword”