News & Updates

Last Conversations Of The Year Tonight!

Join us tonight for the last Conversations of the year! Conversations is aimed at building community among the people of Gashland and to provide a comfortable place to invite a friend. A great meal is provided, and is served downstairs in the Ministry Center at 6:00-6:30 PM and the short teaching times and table discussions surrounding faith and culture begin at 6:40-7:45 PM.

Join Us For Our Christmas Eve Services

We will have three Christmas Eve services in the . The first is guitar-led at 3:00 PM in the Chapel while the 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM are traditional in style meeting in the sanctuary. Come join us for this special candlelight event that gives us a final opportunity to reflect upon the gift of Christ before Christmas morning.

Gashland Cookbooks for Sale!

Need a Christmas gift idea? How about a GEPC cookbook! This hardcover cookbook is loaded with recipes from our own GEPC people. All proceeds go directly to the Mercy Fund. Books are available for purchase at Conversations tonight, in the lobby on Sunday, Dec. 15th and 22nd, and in the office during the week.

Gashland Family Christmas Caroling This Sunday!

Join us in Fellowship Hall at 6 PM this Sunday, December 15th to spend an hour spreading some Christmas spirit to those in our church family who aren’t able to leave their homes. Groups will be divided up and provided with addresses. No vocal skills required. There will be hot chocolate and cookies afterwards!

20s and 30s Thanksmas This Friday

Come join us to celebrate our 20s and 30s “Thanksmas” with a Thanksgiving Meal, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, and White Elephant Gift Exchange at the Welch home at 6 PM this Friday, 12/13. Address is 8202 NE 98th St, Kansas City, MO 64157. Wear your best ugly sweater, bring a small white elephant gift, and sign up for a Thanksgiving food item. For more details, contact kelsiekleinmeyer@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there!

20s and 30s December Lunch Out

Come join us at McAllister’s at 1 PM at on Sunday, December 22nd for our monthly lunch out. The address is 127 S Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO 64068. Hope to see you there!

Women’s Ministries  

Christmas Tea Report and Thanks

What a blessing the Christmas Tea was this year! It was our largest one yet at over 200 registrants, with over half being guests. Women sat in awe of the musical talent, voice, and biblical depth of our very own Brook Pernice. This beautiful event could not happen without all the many volunteers. Thank you to the 25 table hostesses, the 15 men that humbly served us, our sound tech, the kitchen staff who cleaned up, the 30 chefs who baked delicious desserts, table/chair set up help, and of course the leadership team that worked behind the scenes. God’s name was lifted high, and the Christ child celebrated.

Women’s Morning Circle Does Not Meet In December

There will be NO MEETING in the month of December for the Women’s Morning Circle. We will resume meeting in January, so watch for an announcement. Enjoy this Christmas Season!!

Biblical Theology Workshop for Women

Join women from across Kansas City for a Biblical Theology Workshop taught by Nancy Guthrie. Midwestern Seminary will host the one-day event on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. From the event website: “Our aim will be to increase our Bible skills so that rather than being bored or intimidated by our Bibles, we’ll become more intrigued by them. We want to grow in confidence that we’re grasping what the Bible communicates to us and grow in love for the Savior it reveals.” Early bird pricing (through Dec 31st) is $30 and includes lunch. Visit www.nancyguthrie.com/biblical-theology-workshop for a link to buy individual tickets and then we will coordinate all the GEPC women who plan on attending. Email women@gashland.org if you have any questions.

Student Ministries 

Student Volunteer Night of Worship

As this year comes to a close I want to personally thank each and every one of our volunteers for all of the ways they have helped with our youth ministry here at Gashland. Whether you attended an event, cooked lasagna or taught a Sunday School class each and every one of you are an integral part of this team. As a way to thank our team and as a way to prepare our hearts for another year of ministry we will be holding a “Night of Worship” at Gashland on Friday night January 10th 6 PM-8 PM. We will worship alongside one another and we will have some good conversations over coffee and dessert. Please plan on joining me on this great night!

2020 Winter Retreat

Our annual Winter Retreat is coming up fast! The Retreat is during MLK weekend, January 17th-20th. This retreat is a chance for students to refocus on Christ for the second semester. This is an in-town retreat so we will be staying at the church for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The cost of the event is $75.00 total but if cost is the issue please reach out and we would love to figure out a way for your student to attend, don’t let cost be the issue! Please RSVP now to secure your spot, the deadline to sign up is December 22nd! Also, if you’d like to volunteer please email Caleb@gashland.org, we NEED tons of volunteers! (Drivers, food, etc…)

Service Opportunities & Donations  

We Need Peanut Butter & Jelly

The PB&J team needs peanut butter and especially jelly to make PB&J sandwiches for City Union Mission. Items can be dropped off in the upstairs kitchen or in the office. Thank you!

Christmas Meal Bags for City Union Mission

December 8th and 15th, we will be collecting MEAL BAGS to bring the celebration of Christmas to the homeless, the hurting, and the poor of our City. So families cared for through Community Assistance Program each receive the ingredients for creating a delicious Christmas meal. PLEASE SHOP for the following items and place them in a quality paper bag (not a lightweight plastic bag) to feed a family of 4: Instant Potatoes*1 large 16 oz box, Gravy Mix*2 packets, Marshmallows*1 small bag, Cranberry Sauce*1 can, Pie Crust Mix *1-15 or 21 oz box, Stuffing Mix*2 boxes, Yams*2-15 oz cans, Green Beans*2-14 oz cans, Pie Filling*1-15 oz can, Crystal Light Drink Mix*1package, *Include a prayer card for the family (a turkey will be provided by City Union Mission). OR DONATE a few items from the list for making additional bags. COLLECTION of these bags and items will be in the lobby by office after 1st service and downstairs lobby after 2nd Service FOR 2 SUNDAY’S ONLY! Thank you and God Bless!

Winter 2019 Sunday School Classes

The Gospel of Mark

Teacher: Kelly Dunn 

The Gospel of Matthew is written to Jews telling them that Jesus is the Messiah King who fulfills Old Testament prophecy. Mark is written to Romans telling them that Jesus is the Suffering Servant who actively ministers on our behalf and gives His life as a ransom form any. Luke is written to Greeks telling them that Jesus is the perfect Son of Man who came to save and minister to all people through the power of the Holy Spirit. John is written to the world, telling that Jesus is the fully human, fully divine Son of God in whom we must believe to have eternal life.
The Gospel of Mark is fast-moving and hard hitting! By the far the shortest of the four Gospels, it is noted as much for what it omits as what it includes. In Mark there is no genealogy of Jesus, no miraculous birth narrative with Bethlehem and shepherds, no childhood at Nazareth or visit to the temple, no Sermon on the Mount, and few parables.
To summarize, Mark recorded in rapid fire succession, specific events from the life and ministry of Jesus to prove to a Roman audience that He is the Christ, the Son of God, who served , suffered , died , and rose again as the Suffering Servant of the Lord depicted by the prophet Isaiah.

Room: 217-218 

Pray Always

Teacher: Mark Lancaster

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.  

Room: 219

College and Career

Teacher: Derek Williams and Eric Adams

College and Career will be looking at “Hot Topics”, studying what the Bible says about them and discussing what the Christian response has been and should/could be.

Come and be a part of the story!

Room: 220

The Men’s Class – Difficult Passages in Scripture 

Teacher: Bob Williams

Many passages in Scripture are challenging, not because they are hard to understand, but because, at first glance, they appear to be understandable but they are often difficult to apply. Some examples found in Philippians might be, “…count others more significant than yourselves.” or “Do all things without grumbling or disputing..” or “Rejoice in the Lord always...” In this class, we will explore some of these difficult passages found in the Epistles authored by Paul, Peter, James & John.  We will study them in the context of the passage and in the context in the Bible as a whole and then discuss together how to live-out these truths in our culture and in our lives.

Room: 221 

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. 

The Power of One Word: A Study of Philippians

Teacher: Beth Armstrong

If we were to sum up the book of Philippians in one word, it very well might be joy. Despite being in prison when he wrote it, Paul’s letter is an uplifting, encouraging message to this body of believers. There was no crisis or deep doctrinal dilemma at the time. Just a spontaneous utterance of joy. It’s joyful, and Jesus-filled. Because the book is so familiar and often quoted, our main thrust will be in the Message Translation, steadying ourselves in other translations as we go. We’ll sum up each lesson with one word–one powerful word to focus on and challenge us throughout the week. 

Room: Fellowship Hall

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. 

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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”