Bible Reading 2022

Reading through the Bible this year? ( https://gashland.org/emphasis2022/ ) Come talk about what you’ve read with others on Friday, January 14th at 8:30pm at the church.

Men’s Movie Night

Do you appreciate cheesy movies? Do you enjoy watching comedians interact with the absurd nature of these films? Put the kids to bed and then come watch and laugh at a movie like this with us on the second Friday of every month. Any male old enough to stay up this late is welcome to join. Soft drinks will be provided, but bring your favorite snack! The first event will be Friday, January 14th at 9:00 pm at the church. 
 

Financial Peace | New Start Dates

Did you know that members, friends, and family of Gashland have access to the Every Dollar budgeting tool and all Financial Peace University content for free?! Sign up at no cost to you https://www.financialpeace.com/hosts/gashlandpresby?pcV546261 Gashland’s free passcode is 56546261

The next in person Financial Peace offering now has a new start date and will be held at 9:45 each Sunday starting on January 16th. Childcare will be provided! If you’re interested, sign up at fpu.com/1144305

Gashland is also offering a virtual Financial Peace course starting on Tuesday January 18th. Invite your friends and family in all time zones to sign up here fpu.com/1144307! The zoom link is provided when you sign up. Financial Peace questions? Please reach out to Ramsey@gashland.org or Angela Kleinmeyer at 816-616-4291.

Martha Circle | January 18th

Martha Circle, a Scripture, Prayer and Fellowship Group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, January 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your choice of drink. We will have a dessert to share. We will be studying Mark 3 – Lesson 3 in our study book. Mission collection for January is baby wipes and $5.00 Quick Trip gift cards for the new parents. If you have never attended Martha Circle before and have an interest, please feel free to come, or call Linda Reeve, 816-550-9128 if you have questions or would just like more information about our Bible study group. We welcome all who would like to study and fellowship with us!

Women’s Morning Circle Cancelled

The Women’s Morning Circle will NOT meet this month due to a variety of circumstances that affect both leadership and attendance.

Members will also be contacted through email. For any questions, you may call Cindy Harris, at 816-792-3031.

Around the Table Coffee Edition

Women’s Ministry will be putting a hold on Around the Table for the months of January and February. BUT- since some of us are longing for connection and to get out, there will be two Around the Table Coffee times hosted at the church on Saturday mornings. For those desiring a fellowship break from these long hard months, join us January 22nd and February 19th at 9:30a. No sign ups needed. Breakfast treats will be provided, just bring your favorite cup of coffee in your favorite mug!

Apples of Gold | Women’s Ministry

Proverbs 25:11 tells us that “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”. During these short winter days let us take time to shine light and joy into each other’s lives with small acts of caring. We will be gathering a list of women who have a desire to receive and/or give “a fitly spoken word” of encouragement (many of us will want to do both!). For the month of February participants will be offering “apples of gold” to one person once or twice a week. Examples include notes, texts, emails, and phone calls. Please email women@gashland.org or call Lisa Miller (816-813-1236) by Sunday, January 23 in order to sign up. You will be contacted for additional information. Matches will be assigned by January 30. This was a huge blessing and success last year and what being in the body of Christ is all about, won’t you join us?

Men’s Campfire | January 29th

Males of all ages welcome to join us around a campfire to enjoy food and scripture as we journey through the smallest books of the Bible on the last Saturday of every month. The first one will be Saturday, January 29th at 6:30pm at the church. If weather is too cold, we will move indoors. If weather is bad, watch https://gashland.org/mens-ministry/ for cancellation.

Rummage Sale | This Spring

We will be having a rummage sale this year to raise funds for our summer Student Ministry trips. The sale will be in late April. Hang on to your stuff and be on the look out for upcoming donation information!

Endowment Fund Minute | January 2022

How can an Endowment Fund help Gashland fulfill its mission and vision going forward into the future? To do this a church must have adequate resources, both now and into the future. The Annual Budget Campaign and Periodic Capital Campaigns target what is going on in church now. 

Two excellent ways to target future resource needs are (1) Memorial Gifts and (2) the Endowment Fund Program. Both programs are a way for members of the congregation to give to the church in the memory of loved family members and close friends that will be remembered long into the future.

To learn more about how to give to either the Endowment Fund here at Gashland or to Memorial Gifts, contact your financial adviser. You can also contact Finance Team members Phil Josephson (816-582-4450) or Rick Johnson (816-225-1662).

 

Service Opportunities & Donations

January Outreach Collection | Resource Health

We will be collecting Baby Wipes and QT (Quik Trip) Gift Cards for $5 each. These QT Cards will be gifted to moms and dads upon their first visit with Resource Health. Joyce Grady will be in the Lobby by the Office after 1st Service and the Ministry Center Lobby before and after 2nd Service to collect the QT Cards and Baby Wipes you would like to donate on Sunday, January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. If you would like to donate Baby Wipes through the week (QT Cards, they can be dropped off at the Office at front desk), please drop off in the Mission Collection Box on the 2nd Floor across from the Mission Board by the Chapel. Thank you and God Bless!