News & Updates

Conversations Starting Up September 13th!

Come and join us on Wednesday nights this fall for Conversations! We will have amazing home cooked meals, great fellowship, and some light and interactive teaching and discussion. Conversations starts at 6:00pm with a church-wide meal. Then at 6:30pm the students and children are dismissed for their Wednesday Night Programs. At 6:45pm, the adults will begin their time of discussion and dialogue. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Michael Morefield at Thanks!

2018 Elder and Deacon Nomination Process

We are excited that the 2018 elder and deacon nomination process is beginning. If you are interested in putting names forward for elder and deacon positions, there will be selection workbooks out after both worship services. Names for deacons, elders, and the next rotation of the nomination team will be accepted through September 3rd. You can contact Aaron Kleinmeyer at or 816-277-5249 if you have any specific questions. Thanks for being a part of this important process for the future of our church. 

Can You Hear Me Now?

As you may have heard, Hearing Loop technology has arrived at GEPC and is being set up this week. We have purchased 10 units that may be used during the Worship services and Conversations beginning Sunday, August 27th. Anyone with difficulty hearing during the service is welcome to check a unit out. These work with or without hearing aids. If you are interested in using one, they will be available for check out in the back of the sanctuary/ministry center before the services begin, and must be checked back in after service is over. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Taylor or Bill Leuenberger.

August 27th | Congregational Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, August 27th in the Ministry Center immediately following the second service. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the terms of call for Michael Morefield as Associate Pastor of Discipleship.

Ministry Opportunities 

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 six 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.

August 26th | Men’s Campfire

The next monthly Men’s Campfire will be held on Saturday, August 26th between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the GEPC Pavilion. These fun evenings of food and fellowship are a great opportunity to spend time with old friends – and make new ones – while exploring the joy, risks, and rewards of walking with God in a community of men. All you need is a lawn chair, an appetite, and a desire to know God better! Questions? Please contact Chris Stackpole ( or 817-223-0457) or Chris Taylor ( or 816-505-9443). Hope to see you there!

September 10th | Women’s Ministry Night of Worship and Fall Preview 

On September 10th from 6:30-8 pm, join the women of Gashland for an evening to worship God through music, prayer, and sharing. There will also be an opportunity to hear what God has been doing among the women at our church and what the fall opportunities are for you to seek fullness in Christ with other women. God anointed our last night of worship and the Women’s Ministry team would love for you to join us for our next evening. The mission of the women’s ministry is that GEPC women would experience the fullness of Christ by equipping them for a vibrant relationship with Him and each other. We hope this evening is an opportunity for you to connect with God and one another, which both lead us to living fully in Christ. Worship in the sanctuary will be followed by desserts in the fellowship hall. Save the date; you will be blessed.

Donations & Service Opportunities 

Children’s Ministries Volunteers Needed

Volunteers for both Children’s Sunday School and KidZone are needed for the fall. If you enjoy working with children, please prayerfully consider helping out on either Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights. For Sunday School, we need one classroom assistant to serve from September-May. For KidZone, the positions available include Memory Work Station Leader (materials supplied), Song Leader substitute, Game Leader substitute (ideas and equipment supplied), and small group leaders and assistants. KidZone takes place on Wednesday nights during Conversations. Please email Rachael Adams at or check the Communication Card if you are interested.

W.I.S.E Mentorship Program Starting This Fall 

An exciting new ministry is starting up at Gashland this fall with the W.I.S.E. Mentorship Program! Our goal is to equip and disciple God’s flock by providing mentoring relationships where God’s people can grow in grace and godliness from generation to generation. If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee, please sign up by filling out the back of the communication card or going to and filling out the online submission form. For more information, please visit the mentorship table which will be set up after both of our Sunday Services or send an email to Thanks!

August Mission Collection | City Union Mission

City Union Mission has a great need at this time for the following medical items as they serve many men, women, and children on a weekly basis: alcohol prep pads, tongue blades, gloves, pill boxes, Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve, non-alcoholic cough syrup, and cough drops. Please drop off your donations in the big Mission Box across from the Mission Board (by the Chapel) on the 2nd floor. God bless you all and thank you!

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”