News & Updates

No Conversations April 17th

There will be no Conversations April 17th. See Holy Week announcement below for this week’s schedule.  

Holy Week Schedule 

Maundy Thursday | April 18th
Meal and service will be held at 6:00 PM in the Ministry Center. There will be activities for children ages 4-5th grade. Nursery will be available.
Good Friday | April 19th
Service will be held at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Nursery will be available.
Church Office Closed
Easter Sunday | April 21st
Regular Sunday service times will be held.

Sign Up Here for the GEPC Prayer Vigil

The GEPC Prayer Vigil will begin at 8:00 pm on Friday, April 19th, after the Good Friday Service and will go until 8:00 am Easter Morning. Please join us and be a part of this Easter preparation event! Prayer times are on the hour and two individuals, a couple, or a family can pray in each time slot. Sign-up sheets will be in the office throughout the week and downstairs in the Ministry Center during the Maundy Thursday service. You can also CLICK HERE to sign up online. People who sign up will pray at home on the 30th, at home or in the Chapel from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th, and at home 7:00 PM Saturday through 8:00 AM Sunday.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Fellowship Event – Dinner & Movie Night

Join other GEPC men for an evening of good food, good fun, and great fellowship on Friday, April 26th, at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll dine on “movie-themed” dinner and dessert, after which we’ll watch Dead Poets Society – a classic movie that showcases both the importance of the community of men and the need for fathers to nurture and care for their sons. Previous dinner and movie nights have been great times for fellowship and fun and this event promises to be even better! Sign up at church or contact Chris Taylor (206-2058; christaylor90@att.net) directly; please sign up by April 24 so we know how much food to prepare. See you then!

Student Ministry  

Graduation Sunday

Join us Sunday, April 28th as we honor the students of our church who are graduating High School this year. We will be celebrating them, announcing their future plans and praying over them as a church in both services. This is an important milestone and as a church family, we are excited to encourage them as they take on this next step in life. If you are a graduating senior at GEPC please email caleb@gashland.org your future plans and a senior photo in order to be acknowledged during this event.

Student Ministries Camp Out

On May 3rd-4th we will be having our 2nd annual Student Ministries Campout! We will be leaving from GEPC at 5:00 PM Friday and getting back to church on Saturday a3:00 PM. We will be heading up north to Mark Lancaster’s farm to camp out for the night. This will be a great night of fun and fellowship, you won’t want to miss out! There will be s’mores, plenty of games and sleeping under the stars! Both Middle School and High School students are welcome to attend this event. Please RSVP by emailing Caleb@gashland.org so we know how many drivers to recruit & how much food to bring.

Children’s Ministry  

Children’s Ministries Donations Needed

Donations are requested for our upcoming KidZone Store. The children are able to spend their points at the store as a reward for their Scripture memory work. Items requested include gifts for Mom and toys for ages 4-11 year olds. They also enjoy outdoor items, crafts, games, room decorations, purses, jewelry, etc. Donations may be brought to the main office and marked KidZone Store. Contact rachael@gashland.org with questions.

Service Opportunities & Donations  

April Mission Collection for City Union Mission

We will be collecting canned Corn, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables and Fruit for City Union Mission. The pantry was checked and they are low on canned goods as it was a long cold winter and they fed many homeless. They serve over 800 meals a day to those who may not otherwise be able to eat. Feeding the homeless is a BIG JOB as the numbers grow. Any help you can give would be appreciated! To make things easier for dropping off, Joyce Grady will park her beige Sedona Van from 9:30 AM-10:55 AM by the patio on the east side of the church on the following Sundays: April 14th, April 21st, and April 28th. 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!

April’s Book of the Month

Mission Accomplished: A Two-Week Family Easter Devotional

Book Synopsis: Starting on Palm Sunday, your family will spend two weeks (fourteen devotions) walking in time with Jesus as he finished the work his Father had given him. Extending your devotional time into the week beyond Easter Sunday will encourage your family to follow the risen Jesus as he calls his disciples on a Spirit-filled mission to spread the good news to all nations. Your family will learn that God calls every Christ follower to that very same task, promising that his power and presence will help us as we go. Each devotion takes just ten-minutes and is suitable for all ages of children. Included are suggestions for hymns to sing and family activities that give you a chance to remember and apply the truth that Christ is risen indeed!

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”