Christmas Decoration Help Needed

It’s time to adorn our church building for Christmas and the Advent season which begins next Sunday! The church beautification process is in great need of people willing to volunteer their time and talent and glorify the Lord in this way. Setting up trees, restoring stored greenery, hanging wreaths and roping, and creating floral arrangements are just some of the ways you can enjoy making your church transformed for the Christmas season.

Participation during these times is greatly needed: Friday, 11/26, and Saturday, 11/27, 10:00-3:00. Please call Sarah Sporrer, 816.591.2087, for more specific information. Sign up on the back of the Communication Card or contact Sarah. And please consider becoming part of a beautification group for Christmas and Easter church decor.

Men’s Christmas Dinner & Movie | December 4th

The annual Men’s Christmas Dinner & Movie will be December 4th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Gashland. This year we will be switching it up a bit by viewing 2 short films after the traditional meal, with time for discussion, reflection, and dessert in between! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Lobby and Men’s Class this Sunday and next Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Schupp at (816) 805-3842 or chrisschupp90@gmail.com.

Women’s Christmas Tea | December 6th

Ladies, the Christmas Tea is Back! Mark Monday, December 6th on your calendar for this lovely night of music, inspiration, food and fellowship. This years capacity will be LIMITED due to pandemic concerns. So reach out to your friends and family now and be prepared to register as soon as you can in person Sunday mornings Nov 14, 21, 28, or online at gashland.org/christmastea2021. Volunteers and men servers will be needed. Details to come soon.

20s & 30s Progressive Dinner | December 11th

We are having a progressive dinner Christmas party for the 20s and 30s of Gashland on Saturday, December 11th at 5:00 pm- 8:00pm. Meet at Gashland to carpool and drop kids off with childcare if needed. Please text Brittany (501-416-0315) for a link to the form to RSVP so we have an idea of how much food will be needed and ensure we have sufficient childcare provided. We hope to see you there!

Stewardship Offering 2022 Campaign 

The 2022 Stewardship Offering Campaign is winding down.  The Stewardship Team again thanks those members that have submitted Offering Commitment cards.  However, we have not yet reached our 2022 goal.  Our ministry Teams need to submit their 2022 budgets for next year’s ministry programs soon.  If you plan to make a financial commitment to Gashland for 2022 we ask that you return your commitment card as soon as possible. If you’d prefer to commit online, the link is https://gashland.org/treasure2022/    

Mercy Fund

Gashland Family, we want to remind you that if you are struggling due to a need, our church has resources that are here to help. One of those resources is our Mercy Fund. The purpose of the Mercy Fund is to assist members and regular attenders (those who demonstrate consistent commitment to Gashland EPC and consider GEPC their home church), who find themselves in immediate financial need due to job loss, physical or emotional difficulties, illness or other emergency circumstances. To inquire about the Mercy Fund please contact mercy@gashland.org.

Service Opportunities & Donations

Eleos Donations | Thank You!

Our donations exceeded the goal of providing Eleos 200 cans of green beans for their Thanksgiving outreach. A big “Thank you!!!” to our church family for going above and beyond! 457 cans along with 16 bags (approximately 480 lbs!) of coats, sweaters, blankets and other winter weather gear was delivered on the 19th! This will help Eleos serve many of our brothers & sisters living in a economically depressed neighborhood as they struggle with homelessness, chemical dependency, poverty and other serious issues. Please join the Missions Committee in prayer for Eleos as they work to transform the area through bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to residents. Thank you, Gashland Family!!

Baby Bottle Drive | Thank You!

Gashland family, you raised a total of $2939.00 for Resource Health this October. Thank you for giving so generously to Resource Health and all the families they serve.

November Outreach Collection for Hillcrest Hope | November 2021

We will be collecting protein bars, canned soup and dry soup mixes, cooking spices, breakfast cereal, hot chocolate mix, Hamburger Helper and Tuna Helper, dry pasta, canned tuna, hand lotion, kitchen-sized trash bags and toilet paper for Hillcrest Hope.

These items can be placed in the Mission Collection Box on the 2nd Floor across from the Mission Board by the Chapel.

Donations Needed for KidZone Store 

Here’s an opportunity to bless our KidZone children this Christmas season by donating items for our KidZone Store. Donations are needed by Sunday, November 28th and can be dropped off in the main office and marked “KidZone Store.” The children have been earning points to spend at the store through their Bible memory work and recitation. Items they would enjoy include age-appropriate toys, crafts, building and science kits, jewelry and fun personal care items, games and sporting goods. The children also enjoy shopping for Christmas gifts for their parents, so donations for Mom and Dad are welcome, too! Please contact Rachael Adams at rachael@gashland.org with any questions.

Outreach Collection for City Union Mission | December 2021

We will be collecting Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes, Canned Peaches, Canned Pears, New and Gently Used Pants for Infants up to size 3T and New and Gently Used Long Sleeved Shirts for Men for City Union Mission. To make it easier for you, Joyce Grady will park her beige Sedona Van from 9:30 am to 10:55 am by the patio on the east side of the church for dropping off your donations for 2 SUNDAYS ONLY, December 12th and 19th. Donations can also be put in the Mission Box on the 2nd Floor across from the Mission Board by the Chapel. Thank you and God Bless!