News & Updates

Conversations TONIGHT!

Come join us TONIGHT for our Fall Conversations! Every Wednesday for Conversations we have a church-wide meal from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Children and Students have a Wednesday Night Program from 6:30pm-7:45pm and the Adults have Conversations from 6:45-7:45pm. This Fall Semester for Conversations our series is called “Gifts: Avenues for Enjoying God or Detours into Idolatry.” How are we to navigate the good gifts that we find in this world? For while these gifts are good, it doesn’t take much for our human heart to twist them into an idol to be worshipped. So what are we to do with these gifts? Reject them? Use them? Ignore them? Enjoy them? Look at them with suspicion? Feel guilty about them? Join us on Wednesdays as we discover how to navigate the gifts that God gives us!

Chapel open for Prayer 5:30-6:00pm on Wednesdays before Conversations

We want to encourage you to use the Chapel on Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:00pm before Conversations as a space and a time to pray. Use this time and space to prayer alone or with others. There is no formal structure or leader for this time. Please come and go as you please!

Join us for Fall Fest Oct. 6th!

Come enjoy an evening full of fun Fall activities and a little competition on Saturday, October 6th from 5:30-8pm 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 are available in the lobby! Invite your friends, bring your families, and come enjoy the change in weather with us.

Chili Cook-Off Sign Ups for the Fall Fest!

Interested in putting your chili to the test?! Sign up for our annual chili-cook off at Gashland’s Fall Fest on October 6th! Sign ups are available in the lobby! Look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer Retreat

There will be a “Volunteer Retreat” for all current or potential volunteers in Youth Ministry. This retreat will be held at the church on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00am-11:00am. This retreat will give you a better understanding of volunteer opportunities within Youth Ministry. We will also have a time to worship and to get to know one another better. I am praying that if you have reservations about how to serve or doubts of whether you would even want to serve, you would still come out and hear the heart behind this ministry.

Mission Trip

If you are interested in going on the mission trip this Spring but missed the meeting you can pick up information on the table in the main lobby, fill out the communication card, or email Caleb at caleb@gashland.org

Men’s Ministries

Men’s Special Fellowship Event – Fall Campfire at Lancaster Farm

This special Men’s event will be held on Saturday, October 13, at Mark Lancaster’s farm 30 minutes north of the church. We’ll gather and head out from the church at 7:15 AM; once there we’ll spend some time exploring the “ancient paths” of walking with God through the various stages of a man’s life, with a special emphasis on how God can “father” us through these stages and set us firmly on the path of authentic manhood. We’ll also enjoy a great meal and fellowship time around the fire – dismissing around 4:30 PM. All you need bring is a journal and a folding chair. Please sign up during Conversations or on Sunday mornings between now and October 10 so we can properly plan the food.

Men’s Monthly Campfire

The men’s monthly campfire is the last Saturday of each month – Sep 29th – at 6:30pm. The men of Gashland are invited to participate in a campfire cookout here at the church. Come enjoy campfire food and participate in a night of fellowship and worship. This is an opportunity to know your fellow brothers in Christ on a deeper level. A time of social fellowship and a time of reflection.

Women’s Ministries

Precepts Study – Day Group and NEW Evening Group

Our Precepts groups will start a 9-week study in October on Philippians – How to Have Joy. How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away! Day group meets Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm with an optional video from 3:00-4:00pm. The contact for this group is Lisa Miller (816-813-1236, lisam0724@gmail.com). Our new evening group meets Mondays at 7:00-8:30pm. The contact for this group is Carol Bryan (314-277-5619, bryancarolann@yahoo.com). Cost for materials is $25 and sign-up is requested by Sept 20.

Thursday Night Women’s Bible Study

Join us tomorrow Thu, Sept 20 at 7:00pm for an interest gathering. Our group meets weekly on Thursdays from 7-9pm in the Chapel, and this Fall our study topic is Finding Jesus in the Old Testament. Contact Heather Lorenzetti (816-835-2812, hjlorenzetti@gmail.com) with any questions.

Service Opportunity & Donation  

September Mission – Baby Bottle Drive For The LightHouse

We will be in the Lobby by the Office after the 1st Service and downstairs in the Lobby by Ministry Center before and after the 2nd Service for you to pick up an empty baby bottle for your filling with loose change, cash or even a check (made out to The LightHouse). Please return your filled bottle(s) to the same place in the Lobby where you picked your bottle up from. This Bottle Drive will end on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Did you know that The LightHouse, a pro-life agency serving the greater Kansas City metro area since 1985, expanded their service on July 1, 2014, with a maternity home program which began accepting expectant mothers (age 12-21) who already have children younger than 18 months. Previously, the LightHouse was only able to admit expectant mothers who did not have children. GOD BLESS and Thank You!

Book of the Month

September’s Books of the Month

For Women: Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin. Synopsis: We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to make it a habit. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? This book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. 

For Men: The New Man: Becoming a Man after God’s Own Heart by Dan Doriani. Synopsis: The new man in Christ is shaped by knowing God through his Word, because the way of a godly man is the way of his God. With a focus on honing character rather than following techniques, Doriani helps you to reflect God’s character in marriage, friendships, wealth, work, fitness, play, and more. You won’t find checklists for self-improvement, but you will find clarity, insight, honesty, encouragement, and freedom in the Man who is ultimately our Savior, not just our example.

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”