News & Updates

Sign up for Summer Socials!

Summer Socials are a fun way to connect, grow in relationships, and have fun together over the summer! Each themed social group will meet a minimum of three times (once a month) in June, July, and August to explore their common interests. Each social group will have a general organizer, but the groups get to determine how best to get to know one another and have fun together! Each group has 10-12 spots available. Sign up and list your top two groups! You can sign up in the lobby, on the back of the Communications Card, or online at www.gashland.org/summersocials.

Church-Wide Picnic June 3rd!

Come join us on Sunday, June 3rd, for our Church-Wide Picnic! We will have food, contests, recreational activities, fellowship, and fun! The picnic will start shortly after second service. We will burgers, hot dogs, and chips! We are asking everyone to bring a side or a dessert to share. We will also be having our annual Pie Contest and Washers Tournament with prizes! You can sign up in the lobby if you would like to participate in either of those. We will also have a NEW recreational activity this year: Baseball Outfield Catching Contest! (No sign up needed). Lastly, we will also kick off Summer Socials at the Picnic! People will find out what Social they are in and will be able to schedule their first outing together! We hope to see you there!

Pie Contest & Washers Tournament Sign Ups for Church Picnic!

Love baking pies? Love competition? Love throwing washers? Sign up in the lobby on Sunday for our Annual Pie Contest or our Washers Tournament! The Pie Contest winner will receive a $50 gift card and 2nd and 3rd place will also receive a prize. The Washers Tournament winner will receive free Royals tickets and 2nd and 3rd place will also receive prizes as well! Come join the fun with your church family!

Breakaway – Gashland’s Faith-Based Sports Camp!!

This summer Gashland EPC is excited for Breakaway! Breakaway is a new 5 day sports camp for ages 5-12. It will be a fun packed week where your children will learn sports skills for basketball, soccer, and volleyball, character building, and faith. The camp will run from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm every day from July 9-13. The cost of the camp is $25. Camp includes a free lunch every day and a t-shirt! Register today at gashland.org/breakaway.

Volunteer at Breakaway: Gashland EPC’s Sports Camp

Breakaway is coming up July 9th-13th and we need your help to love and share the gospel with the kids in our church and community! No matter what your age is or your experience is with sports there are ways to serve and help! We need people to help with registration and administration, photography and videography, snacks and drinks, medical volunteers to helps with cuts, scrapes, and bruises, group leaders, assistant group leaders, and people who want to specifically help run the basketball, soccer, and volleyball stations, and scholarship partners. Camp is from 8:00 am-12:30 pm. Sign up on the back of the communication card or in the lobby!

Women’s Ministries  

Around the Table Sign Ups- This Sunday

GEPC ladies, Around the Table sign ups are this Sunday during coffee hour and after second service. These evenings gather women to share a simple meal and gospel-centered conversation in order to inspire each other to deepen our relationship with Christ. Join 6 women for a sweet time of fellowship. There are new sign ups for new tables every month and a variety of dates and times to choose from.

Student Ministries

High School Graduation Sunday

Join us Sunday, May 27th as we honor the students of our church who are graduating High School this year. We will be celebrating them, announcing their future plans and praying over them as a church in both services. This is an important milestone and as a church family, we are excited to encourage them as they take on this next step in life. If you are a graduating senior at GEPC please email caleb@gashland.org your future plans and a senior photo in order to be acknowledged during this event.

Service Opportunity & Donation  

May Mission Collection for City Union Mission

We will be collecting bottled water for the kids and counselors for this years Camp CUMCITO in Warsaw, MO.  To make things easier, a GEPC member will park their beige Sedona Van from 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. by the patio on the east side of church on the following Sundays: May 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Also, an urgent SPECIAL REQUEST has been made for men’s underwear of any size.

You may also drop off your donations at the Mission Box across from the Mission Board by the Chapel on the 2nd Floor.  

Finally, City Union Mission is trying to get raise enough money and recruit enough volunteers to help send 620 kids to camp. as last year they fell short. Last year they fell short of the desired number of campers they wanted to send. This year let’s help them reach their goal. If you would like to learn more about making camp a reality for kids please visit cityunionmission.org.


Book of the Month

May’s Book of the Month: The Gospel & Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

Evangelism is not only misunderstood, it is often unpracticed. Many Christians want to share the gospel with others, but because they don’t grasp the fundamentals of witnessing, they feel intimidated and incapable of sharing the truth of the gospel. Yet, we must remember that God has already established who and how we are to evangelize. In The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Dr. Mark Dever seeks to answer the four basic questions about evangelism that many Christians ask: Who should we evangelize? How should we evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? In his answers, Dever draws on New Testament truths and helps believers apply those truths in practical ways. As readers understand the fundamentals of evangelism, they will begin to develop a culture of evangelism in their lives and their local churches.


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. 

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”