News & Updates

Conversations TONIGHT!

Come join us TONIGHT for our Fall Conversations! Every Wednesday for Conversations we have a church-wide meal from 6:00–6:30 PM. Children and Students have a Wednesday Night Program from 6:30-7:45 PM and the Adults have Conversations from 6:45-7:45 PM. This Fall Semester for Conversationsour 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!

Offering | Treasure 2019

Over the past weeks we have been turning in the “Offering of Our Treasure” cards. In the past these have been known as Stewardship Cards or Pledge Cards. This is an important element of what our leadership uses to plan for next year’s ministry and budget. If you would like to turn in a card you can grab one from the back and turn it in during the offering, or you can go to http://www.gashland.org/treasure2019/ and fill out a form online.

Missions Rummage Sale

The Guatemala missions team will be hosting a rummage sale (large church-wide garage sale) in the Ministry Center November 16th-17th. If you have large items you need help transporting to the church please email Caleb at caleb@gashland.org. We will be open Friday from 4:00-8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. All proceeds from this event will go to support the team of 10 that our church is sending on mission to Guatemala in March. If you would like to donate anything for the rummage sale (furniture, books, jewelry, clothes, tools, toys, etc…) please plan on dropping them off Sunday between 12:30-1:30 PM, between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM November 12th-16th, or after Wednesday night Conversations. If you are able to price your larger items before bringing them in, it would greatly appreciated.

Family Ministries Serve Day

We are inviting families to come out and serve our church Saturday, November 10th from 9:00AM-12:00PM. We will be serving our church by cleaning and doing small maintenance projects around the church grounds. We hope this is not only a day where we are able to serve our church but also a day where families can bond through serving side by side.

Update Your Photo and Info for Gashland’s New Directory!

We are in the process of creating a new picture directory for our church! Please go to gashland.org/Directory to update your address, phone numbers, and a picture of those in your household. If you would prefer not to email your information, you can update your information at the info tables. If you need a picture taken, we will take pictures in the lobby outside of the ministry center during Sunday School on November 11th and 18th. Thanks!

Care Cards on the Engagement Tables

Please stop by the Engagement Tables available for both the 8:30 and 11:00 AM services to pick up a Care Card if you know someone who would enjoy a visit, phone call or card. The Care Cards will be placed there each Sunday for your convenience. Just complete the card and put it in the box for retrieval. If you have any questions, please contact Kay Bowin at 816-519-7575 or Barb Lynn at barblynn0990@gmail.com.

Women’s Ministries

WOMEN’S MORNING CIRCLE MEETS TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 9:30-11 AM

All women are invited as we meet in Fellowship Hall to pray and study together, as Linda VanDerWeele leads in the study of the fourth of The Ten Commandments.
Call Cindy Harris for more information(816-792-3031).

Martha Circle meets Tues evening, Nov. 13

Martha Circle, a Scripture, Prayer and Fellowship Group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM, at the home of Bonnie Stalder, 9601 North Wayne, KCMO 64155. Phone 816-734-4967. Our lessons this year are on Finding Jesus in the Old Testament. No preparation beforehand, lots of good discussion and material to take home for your own devotional time. Mission for November is Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue for City Union Mission. Joyce Grady will park her beige Sedona Van from 9:30-10:55 AM by the patio on the east side of the church on the following Sundays: November 11, November 18 and November 25. Donations may also be brought to circle or put in the Mission Collection Box at church. If you are interested in carpooling/caravaning from the church, please call Linda Reeve at 816-550-9128.

Student Ministries

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl

We will be playing our 2nd Annual Turkey Bowl Sunday, November 18th from 4:00-6:30PM. This will be a friendly flag football game at Oak Grove Park. Both High School students and Middle School students are invited to participate as well as parents. This game will have plenty of laughs, a little bit of competition and some good food! Even if you have never played football come on out, this game is for ALL skill levels!

Middle School Movie Night

All Middle School students are invited to a movie night at the Wilson’s (13270 Timber Park Terrace Platte City) November 16th from 6:30-9:45 PM. Bring a bean bag or pillow and get ready to curl up in front of the fireplace for an evening of food, fun and adventure. Be sure to bring a jacket/hoodie and good shoes because after the movie we will take a hike!

Service Opportunity & Donation  

November Mission Collection for City Union Mission

We will be collecting Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue for City Union Mission. They use more than 3,500 rolls of Toilet Paper each month and with winter coming on Facial Tissue will be much needed as well. To make things easier for dropping off, Joyce Grady will park her beige Sedona Van from 9:30-10:55 AM by the patio on the east side of the church on the following Sundays: November 11th, November 18th, and November 25th. The donations can also be put in the Mission Collection Box on the 2nd Floor across from the Mission Board by the Chapel. Thank you and God Bless!

Book of the Month

November’s Book of the Month: Heaven on Earth by Derek Thomas

As we enter into a season of thanksgiving, it is helpful to reflect on the hope we have in heaven and to give God thanks for this bright future that we possess. This is a thoughtful and short book that helps instruct us about our eternal home!

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”