News & Updates

Join us for Conversations!

Join us tonight and every Wednesday for Conversations! 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.

Giving Out of Gratitude and Generosity

Giving this year has been outpaced by expenses. As of September 30, our YTD deficit is $92,549 on an Annual Budget of $875,777 or 11%. While our strongest giving tends to come at the end of the year, we don’t expect the deficit will be overcome without additional, unexpected gifts. We have a plan for adjusting our expectations for next year’s budget, and for the years to come.

For now, we are asking everyone to faithfully consider making an extra gift this year.

As we come to the end of the year, our goal isn’t to just finish, but to finish strong. Giving tithes and offerings is one way we respond to the Gospel’s work in our life regardless of life’s circumstances.

If you have been coming to Gashland as a regular attendee or member for a while and perhaps giving isn’t a spiritual discipline that you’ve regularly practiced, would you consider engaging that discipline at this time? And, if you give regularly, or if the Lord has specially blessed you this year, would you think on the richness of the Lord’s gifts to you, and consider making an extra gift to His church?

Out of gratitude, and out of love for our Father, would each of us respond with a generosity that reflects our love for Him.

Gashland Finance Team

Getting to Know Gashland Starts October 13th!

Getting to Know Gashland begins October 13th at 9:45 AM! This six-week Sunday School class is an opportunity to hear from the pastors 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. CLICK HERE to sign up or sign up on the back of the Communications Card and place it in the offering plate. We hope you will join us!

Missions Bake Sale

On Sunday, October 27th we will be holding a bake sale after both 1st and 2nd services. Bring your appetite because our team will be baking up an assortment of delicious treats! All proceeds will go to our missions team as we prepare to go to Guatemala and proclaim Jesus’ name to the nations.

Rummage Sale This Fall

We will be having a rummage sale again this year to raise funds for the Guatemala Mission Trip. Hang on to your stuff and be on the look out for upcoming donation information.

Monthly Student Serve Day

The student ministry is emphasizing service & outreach this school year. We will be organizing a “Serve Day” once a month where we will be looking to serve our church members and our local community. Our next serve day will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. If you have anything that you need help with on that day (yard work, raking leaves, small maintenance projects, organizing, painting, cleaning, etc…) or if you know of any ways that we can help our local neighborhood please contact Caleb Mason at Caleb@gashland.org.

Trunk or Treat Candy Collection!

One of our biggest community outreach events each year is Trunk or Treat! We are officially starting our process to collect candy. Our goal is to collect 20,000 pieces of candy! You can drop off candy anytime at the church office. If you are interested, there are a lot of other ways you can help make Trunk or Treat possible as well. You can decorate a trunk, help prepare food, pop popcorn, serve as a greeter, visit with people while they eat, run registration, or help set up/tear down tables and chairs! Sign ups for these other volunteer positions will be available in the coming weeks in the church lobby on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Nights. Thanks for loving our community!

Men’s Ministries  

Special Men’s Campfire Event – Men Like Us

Join us for a special Men’s Campfire Event on Saturday, October 19th for a time of teaching, discussion, and private time with God as we examine some the extraordinary work done for God by “ordinary men” in the Old and New Testaments and consider what that might mean for us – the ordinary men of today. The event will take place from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Mark Lancaster’s farm. A light breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided; all you need to bring is your Bible and a journal. If you’d like to carpool please meet at the church by 7:15. You can sign up in the lobby on Sunday mornings and in the Ministry Center on Wednesday evenings; please do so by October 16th so we can plan on the right amount of food. Contact Chris Taylor (206-2058; christaylor90@att.net) if you have any questions. See you then!

Women’s Ministries  

Women’s Morning Circle Meets Tuesday, October 15th, 9:30-11:00 AM

All ladies are invited to attend the Morning Circle as we meet in Fellowship Hall to share prayer and praises, and study God’s word. Linda VanDerWeele will continue to lead our study of God’s commandments to His people. No preparation is required and handouts are provided. Contact person: Cindy Harris(792-3031).

Martha Circle Meets Tuesday evening October 15th

Martha Circle, a prayer and fellowship group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, Oct. 15th, 6:30 PM at the home of Diane Fry, 4110 NE 52nd Terrace, KCMO 64119; phone 816-868-0106. We are continuing our study of Finding Jesus in the Old Testament. Please note our earlier scheduled time of 6:30 PM.

Student Ministries  

High School Lock-In

On Friday, October 11th at 8:00 PM we will be hosting our annual High School Lock-In. This event goes from 8:00 PM-8:00 AM! This event is an all-nighter filled with games, candy, soda, adventure and late night conversations. Your student will not want to miss this night, it is a great time for them to further build their relationships with the other kids in the youth group. This is a great event to invite a friend to! Please bring a snack or drink to share!!

Children’s Ministries  

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Retreat – October 12th

This retreat is for all current or potential volunteers in any area of Children’s or Little Lambs Ministries. The retreat will be on Saturday, October 12th, from 8:30-11:30 AM. In Children’s Ministries, we want to share the hope of Jesus with the children of Gashland. At this retreat you will have the opportunity to have your heart renewed in this purpose and vision, get to know others who serve in Children’s Ministries and worship alongside one another. We would love to have you come even if you aren’t serving yet, but just want to find out more. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided.

Service Opportunities & Donations  

Operation Christmas Child

It is that time of year again! Time to think about children around the world who do not yet know Jesus and how you can touch their lives through a shoebox filled with fun gifts and a booklet telling them about the gift of Jesus and how he can change their life. You can pick up empty boxes with gift-giving ideas on Sunday, October 13 and October 20. Please pray for this ministry. If you have questions, contact Marlene Weatherford at 734-8133.

We Need Jelly for PB&J – City Union Mission

We are in need of Jelly to make sandwiches for City Union Mission. Gashland hosts a PB&J group on the 2nd Tuesday of every month starting at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome! These sandwiches serve those in need. If you would like to donate, please leave your donation in the Fellowship Hall Kitchen on the 2nd floor. Thank you!

City Union Mission – Volunteers Needed

We will need 16 volunteers to help serve a meal at the Men’s Center located at 10th & Troost, KCMO. This dinner will be on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 6:45-8:30 PM for set-up, serving the meal, and cleanup. We will meet across the street in the Administrative Building Parking Lot located between 10th and 11th Street (entrance on Troost) between 6:30-6:45 PM. Anyone who is interested in helping or have questions, please contact Joyce Grady at 816-419-5625 or e-mail her at jgrady1983@gmail.com. Thank you and God Bless!

Book of the Month

October’s Books of the Month

In light of Reformation Sunday coming up on October 27, the books of the month for October will all be related to the Reformation. We are highlighting three different books, “Portrait of Calvin” by T.H.L. Parker, “John Knox: Fearless Faith” by Steven J. Lawson and “The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World” by Stephen J. Nichols.

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”