News & Updates


Come join us tonight, 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 spring semester for Conversations we will be going through a series called “Gospel-Shaped Mercy.” The world we live in is a broken, fractured world that is hungry for the love and grace of Jesus. And while many churches are committed to worship, evangelism, and Bible ministry, we can be at times hesitant to engage in works of mercy and compassion. Yet, the gospel clearly calls us to works of mercy and compassion. It’s an integral part of our witness to the world and an integral part of following Jesus. In this series, we will wrestle and learn how we as a church can do better in showing mercy and compassion to our neighborhood, community, city, nation, and world.

Basketball Open Gyms TONIGHT!

It’s that time again! Basketball open gyms will be resuming tonight. These open gyms will be every Wednesday evening directly following Conversations from 8:00-9:30 PM. We are open to all skill levels and from all ages high school and up. So start stretching now and we will see you tonight!

W.I.S.E. Mentor Ministries Interest Meeting This Week!

The W.I.S.E. Mentor program is starting back up this Winter/Spring! This is a three-month mentorship program that seeks to provide mentoring relationships where God’s people can grow in grace and godliness. In this program, you can sign up to be a Mentor, Mentee, or both. Mentors and Mentees are committing to meet at least two times a month from March to May. If you are interested in finding out more, please come to our interest meeting this Sunday during the Sunday School Hour in the chapel from 9:45-10:45! If you are interested in signing up for the program, you can do so at the tables or on the back of the communication card.

Parenting & Intentional Discipleship: A Family Ministry Seminar

Registration is open starting today for “Parenting & Intentional Discipleship: A Family Ministry Seminar.” As parents we know we are called by God to disciple our children, but we often don’t know how or what that looks like at different ages as our children grow older. The purpose of this seminar is to help equip parents or grandparents to intentionally and meaningfully disciple their children/grandchildren.

When: Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30-11:45AM
Who is it for: Parents/grandparents who have kids in children ministries or student ministries
Where: Gashland EPC
Cost: Free
What will be provided: Coffee & Donuts, free children’s program provided for kids during the seminar, and a free copy of Raised By Grace: A Family Discipleship Guide

To register or find more information go to:

Student Ministry Donut Fundraiser

Back by popular demand! We will be selling donuts after both services again this Sunday. All of the proceeds will go towards getting students to summer camp. Summer camp is an amazing time for students to bond with one another but more importantly, it is a time where they learn who Christ is and why He is worthy of their lives. So bring your appetite this Sunday and help our students get to camp!

Women’s Ministry   

Women’s Day Circle Meets Tuesday, February 19

All women are invited to join in the study of The Ten Commandments, led by Linda VanDerWeele, on Tuesday, February 19th at 9:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. We will be considering the Fifth Commandment. No preparation is needed and material is provided. Our voluntary mission collection will go to Hillcrest Hope. Please see February’s mission collection for a listing of requested items. For further information or questions, please contact Cindy Harris at 816-792-3031.

Martha Circle Meets Tuesday Evening, February 19

Martha Circle, a Scripture, Prayer and Fellowship Group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, February 19, 2019, 7:00 PM at the home of Linda Reeve, 7501 NE 113th Street, KCMO 64157. Phone 816-550-9128. 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 collection is for Hillcrest Hope..vegetable oil, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper shakers, baking soda, spices, muffin mixes, cookie mixes, cupcake paper liners, and frosting. If you are interested in carpooling caravaning from the church, please call Linda Reeve at 816-550-9128. We welcome all, even if you have not attended circle before.

Women’s Prayer Retreat Save the Date

Ladies, mark your calendar for SATURDAY APRIL 13th! Women’s Ministry will be hosting a day-long retreat meant to bless you, equip you and to give your heart and mind rest. Details to come.

Service Opportunities & Donations  

Special Local Mission – Hillcrest Hope

Hillcrest Hope transforms and restores individuals and families, giving them a redemptive opportunity to write a second story in their lives through rigorous education and curated community. Hillcrest Hope individuals and families gain the life skills they need to become independent. During their 90-day stay, residents receive rent and utility-free furnished housing and also have access to auto repair, food, medical and dental care, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, clothing and more.

Hillcrest Hope Prayer Requests:
– That Hillcrest Hope individuals and families will accept the direction and guidance of the program.
– That Hillcrest Hope staff will be filled with humility and grace as they work with the residents.
– That God would lead faithful volunteers to mentor and encourage the individuals and families of Hillcrest Hope.
– That Hillcrest Hope individuals and families would encounter God through the community of the church.

Hillcrest Hope Donations Request

Let’s Get Cooking! Please drop off the following donations in the Mission Box:
Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil, Sugar, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Baking Soda, Spices, Muffin Mixes, Cookie Mixes, Cupcake Paper Liners, Frosting.

February’s Book of the Month

Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers and one of the most helpful resources on prayer. It is theologically rich and truly gospel-centered. It will certainly serve as an encouragement to persevere in prayer throughout each and every day as you deal with the various situations and circumstances of life that come your way.

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”