News & Updates

Special Conversations | March 27th, A Meal and a Time to Hear The Morefield’s Story

On March 27th at 6:00 PM we will have our regularly Wednesday night meal and activities followed by a special Conversations.  We will hear the story of how God brought Asher to Michael and Lacey and through adoption, formed this sweet family.  Join us as we get to love on this family and their new baby, and celebrate God’s good gifts.

Special Communion This Sunday

We will celebrate a special Communion this Sunday after the sermon, which is a reflection upon the Passover found in Exodus 12. 

Youth Ministry BINGO Fundraiser

The High School Ministries is putting on their annual BINGO Fundraiser in the ministry center on Saturday, April 6th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 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 get to summer camp in Andrews, NC where they will be learning to cherish the truth that they are children of God. If you are willing to donate a themed basket for our silent auction that would be most appreciated! Please drop off your donations at the church office by Friday, April 5th. Thanks so much for your help!

Family Ministries Ice Skating

Come join us on Saturday, March 30th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Line Creek Community Center for ice skating! This event will be $7.00 per person and is an event for the whole family. Meet us there for a special afternoon with both your immediate family & your church family.

20’s and 30’s Progressive Dinner

Join us for the second annual 20’s and 30’s Progressive Dinner on Saturday, March 30th from 5-8 pm. We’ll meet at church at 5 PM, hop in some cars, and drive to three different homes of church families in the area, where we will enjoy appetizers, a main course, and dessert! The event is free and childcare is provided at church as needed. Please RSVP to kelsiekleinmeyer@gmail.com so we know how many folks are joining us for food and childcare purposes!

Pastoral Aid Calling List Updated

The Pastoral Aid calling lists have been updated. If you make calls, please pick up your new calling list in the lobby before or after services on March 24. We thank the callers for their years of service and continued dedication in this ministry. Mercy Team

11am Media Team Opening

Do you have the gift of helps or service? Are you detail orientated? Well, if you don’t know your gifting or if you can at least organize your sock drawer at home, we should talk! The media team for the 11 AM service is searching for that right person to join this important team. This is a vital role needed every Sunday to assist in the presentation graphics, sermon slides, and lyric support during the 11 AM service. 

Experience? – You do not need an IT degree for this position! We can train you.
Commitment? – This is a volunteer position for at least one Sunday per month
Time? –  Around 3 hours of your time on a given Sunday. 1.5 hours prior to Sunday school and 1.5 hours for the service.

Please contact Phil Pace if you are interested. 815.814.2920

Join us for Conversations on Wednesday Nights!

Come join Wednesday nights, 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.

Spring 2019 Sunday School Classes

The Letters of John |Teacher: Kelly Dunn | Room: 217-218

The Apostle John’s first epistle has brought encouragement and conviction, understanding and confidence to followers of the Lord Jesus Christ for twenty centuries. We 21st Century Christians often prefer to view our lives through rose-colored glasses. John’s first letter doesn’t allow for that, but rather tells us the truth about salvation from sin and fellowship with God about walking in the light and the holiness of God, about the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ and His Second Coming. Careful, prayerful contemplation of these themes revolutionizes believers through and through.

Pray Always | Teacher: Mark Lancaster | Room: 219

During the Sunday School hour, we will gather to talk to the Lord.  There will be a short lesson or scripture reading, then we will pray for what anyone would like to bring.  Whether you pray out loud or to yourself, you will find others who believe that praying together and praying regularly are important. 

College and Career | Teacher: Derek Williams | Room: 220

The college and career class will be continuing a look at OT and NT connections as well as wrapping up the book “To be Told” by Dr. Dan Allender. We will also be exploring as a class where to go next. Come and be a part of the story!

The Men’s Class – Making a Difference | Teacher: Chris Taylor | Room: 221

The Men’s Class is a fellowship of men devoted to praying for one another and journeying together as we strive to live out Biblically based authentic manhood.  The class is open to all men on an ongoing basis – its makeup shifts from session to session as men join and depart depending on their season of life and the urging of the Lord.  During this next session, we’ll study several competing & diverse worldviews and value systems, and discern how we – as Christian men – can use our Biblical perspective to impact this fallen world with our faith. We invite any man who longs for a deeper and richer walk with God to join us! *This class is for men only so that we can address the unique issues facing Christian men today by sharing in an open and secure environment.

Go and Do Likewise | Teacher: Beth Armstrong | Room: Reception Room

We’ve either read or heard the Parable of the Good Samaritan multiple times. Jesus concludes His story with the words, “Go and do likewise.” We all agree with Jesus, but are we really doing what He said? In this class, we’ll take a look at what Jesus did, what He taught, how He lived…and how to move beyond simply agreeing with Him to actually doing what He said to do.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | Teachers: Mike Brink and Matt Martinie | Room: Fellowship Hall

The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church at Corinth to combat the false teachers in its midst, charlatans who denied Paul’s apostleship and his message. He calls out these false teachers as instruments of Satan who “masquerades as an angel of light”, and stresses his own weakness and sufferings for Christ who fulfilled the promises of God in His own weakness. Please join us as we study this letter which is so relevant to the church today.

Service Opportunities & Donations  

March Mission Collection for Rachel House

We will be doing a Baby Bottle Drive to Support Rachel House through Sunday, March 31st. Pick up a baby bottle and fill it with coins, currency, or checks made out to Rachel House. These bottles may be picked up/dropped off when filled in the Lobby by the Office after First Service and Downstairs in Lobby before and after 2nd service at the Rachel House Table. 2018 Stats for Rachel House – Over 2,600 girls and women came to Rachel House for help**1,349 ultrasounds were conducted to affirm life**343 men were seen by Male Advocates in Rachel House’s Fatherhood Program**9 Mentoring Clients, and the Gospel was shared more than nearly 2,200 times. LEARN MORE about Rachel House at rachelhousefriends.org Thank you and God Bless You! 

March’s Books of the Month

“Not Yet Married” & “The Meaning of Marriage”

This month we are highlighting two different books. “Not Yet Married” by Marshall Segal seeks to help those in the pursuit of joy in singleness & dating. “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim and Kathy Keller aims to give Godly wisdom to those facing the complexities of commitment. We would encourage you to stop by the library today to check one of these out!

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”