News & Updates


There will be NO Conversations this Wednesday, March 21st, due to spring break! Due to Holy Week, the following week will also look a little differently. We will not have Conversations on Wednesday, March 28th, but we will have a Maundy Thursday Service on March 29th. At the Maundy Thursday Service, a meal will be provided in the Ministry Center at 6:00pm and we will take a look at the Upper Room Discourse found in John 14-17 in our time together. Hope to see you there!

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday | March 25th

Regular Sunday services will be held

Maundy Thursday | March 29th 

Service will be held at 6:00 in the Ministry Center. See Conversations announcement above for more details. 

Good Friday | March 30th

Service will be held at 7:00 in the Sanctuary.

Easter Sunday | April 1st

Regular Sunday service times will be held.

Getting to Know Gashland Starts April 8th

On April 8th, during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 am), Getting to Know Gashland begins! This six-week class is an opportunity to hear from the pastor and other leaders about Gashland and a chance to ask questions about the life and ministry of GEPC. This class is a great opportunity to meet others and is a path toward membership for those who so desire. Sign up for the class Sunday on the back of the Communications Card and place it in the offering plate or sign up online at We hope to see you there!

Palm Cross Workshop

We will be making crosses out of palm fronds to be given out on Palm Sunday to the congregation.  Please bring your scissors and a friend.  We will teach you how to make the crosses if you’ve never done it before.  We will start at 9:30 on Friday, March 23, and hopefully be done by 12:30pm, in room 217. If you have any questions please contact Marian Anderson at 816-452-3911 or Pat Daniels at 816-452-6068. We would love to have you come join us.

Month of Prayer – Preparing our Hearts for Easter

The Discipleship Team at Gashland is hosting a month of prayer in March to prepare our hearts for Easter. Every Sunday in the Chapel during Sunday School, we will read some scripture from John 17-20 and then spend some time in prayer reflecting on Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. We encourage you to come and join us!

Easter Lilies

Representing purity, hope, and the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Easter Lilies may be ordered for display throughout the church on Easter Sunday, April 1, for $10.50. Please order on the communications card on Sunday morning, including payment and noting on the check memo or payment envelope “Easter Lily”, or stop by a sign-up table between Sunday services in the main Lobby, or stop in the office during the week. Orders with payment are accepted from March 13th through March 26th. If purchasing a lily in memoriam of a loved one, please indicate your name, their name, and their relationship to you. Lilies should be claimed at the end of Easter Sunday services and unclaimed plants will be kept in the main lobby for pick-up for a few days after Easter.

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

Get excited! This summer Gashland EPC is introducing a new summer camp called Breakaway! Breakaway is a 5 day faith-based sports camp, July 9-13, where kids will learn sports, the gospel story, and character. Our goal is to interweave the gospel into everything we do in camp so that as kids learn new skills for basketball, soccer, and volleyball they will also be learning precious truths about the gospel. Camp is for ages 5-12. Breakaway will go from 8:00am to 12:30pm every day. The cost of the camp is $25 and includes a free lunch every day and a t-shirt. Register TODAY at Breakaway is a camp that is Gashland created and Gashland run! More details to come soon on how you can serve and volunteer at Breakaway!

Church Wide Game Night!

Bring your whole family Saturday, April 7th from 7-9 pm for a church wide game night in the ministry center!! They’ll be root beer floats and popcorn to energize your gaming skills! If you’d be willing to facilitate a game table, sign ups will be out during coffee hour and second service! You’ll need to list your name, your game and the number of people who can play! Keep in mind we’ll need both adult and children’s games! Come for good old fashioned fun!!!

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  

BINGO and Silent Auction Fundraiser

The Student Ministry is putting on their annual Bingo & Silent Auction Fundraiser Saturday, March 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be having a bingo competition with prizes for the winners! The cost to enter the bingo competition is $4 per person or $12 for a family. There will also be all you can eat desserts and a silent auction! All proceeds will go to helping our high school students go to summer camp in North Carolina where they will be learning about Christ and making life-long memories

Service Opportunity & Donation  

March Mission Collection for City Union Mission

We will be collecting for City Union Mission from their greatest needs list: Canned Veggies especially Carrots, Men’s Shoes, Underwear, and Pants (all sizes). Also Twin Size Blankets (not comforters). We have supported City Union Mission for over 50 years! Some of the ways they reach out to the homeless (men, women, and children) in the Kansas City area is providing shelter, food, beds, bible study, teaching job skills/education, building self-confidence and help in finding jobs. This is a great way to reach out to our Community by helping to build lives. If you would like to help, please place your donations in the Mission Box located across from the Mission Board by the Chapel on the 2nd Floor. Thank You and God Bless You!

Book of the Month

March’s Book of the Month – The Joy Project by Tony Reinke

Book Synopsis: We think of our chase for joy as a fundamental right — and it’s no surprise. By nature we are pleasure-seekers, and we are also chronically unsuccessful at finding the type of joy that will endure for more than a passing moment. But what if long-lasting joy isn’t found at all? What if the deepest and most durable happiness breaks into our lives, overcomes our boredom, and ultimately finds us? What if true joy is out of our reach, but reaches for us?

Stop by the newly updated church library to check out a copy today! Limited amount of copies available!

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”