Men’s Campfire | This Saturday!
Men of Gashland, join us as we gather around the campfire for a time of fellowship and good food. We will meet by the Gashland pavilion at 6:30pm. The topic we will be considering this year is Prayer. Feel free to bring your sons! We really enjoyed having some of the boys there this last year. Weather Permitting: We will be sure to send out an update ahead of time if the event is canceled due to weather.
Around the Table | This Sunday!
GEPC ladies, Around the Table sign-ups are this Sunday during coffee hour and before/after second service. Sign-ups occur the last two weeks of every month. We invite women to share a simple meal and gospel-centered conversation in order to inspire each other to deepen our relationship with Christ. Join 6 women for a sweet time of fellowship. Please sign up to attend! There are new sign-ups for new tables every month and a variety of dates and times available.
Conversations This Semester
Join us for Conversations tonight at 6 pm in the Ministry Center! The title of our focus this semester is “Making All Things New: Cultivating a Visual Faith.” We will be talking about the relationship between art and the church, how to look at and interact with art using Scripture as our lens, and how art can enrich our understanding of God as Creator and Beauty.
Congregational Meeting | February 5th
We will be having a Congregational Meeting on February 5th promptly following second service in the Ministry Center, at approximately 12:15 pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive the 2023 budget, elect Steve Phelan as deacon, and approve terms of call for pastors Ritchey Cable and Michael Morefield.
Scripture Reading Dinner | February 11th
Please gather with us to read the Scriptures and share a meal together! Each month we will choose a book of the Bible to read all of the way through together. Then, if time allows, let us engage in discussion over the book read. February’s reading will be Saturday, February 11th @ 5pm in the Fellowship Hall (note the change of the day of the week).
We hope to honor the way that Jesus would teach the disciples while they broke bread together. There is also precedent for God’s Word being read in its entirety, to take in the full meaning and value of the text. RSVP via email to email@example.com or between services in the upstairs lobby.
Discipleship Emphasis for 2023 | Service
Every year at Gashland we emphasize an area in our lives where we can grow as disciples of Christ. This year, 2023, we will be focusing on the area of service. In Mark 10:45 we read, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Service is a defining characteristic of how Jesus lived. For this reason it is our heart, that we would be a congregation who seeks not to be served, but to serve one another with the love of Christ. In order to help us grow in this area of service, the discipleship team will be providing a booklet in the next few weeks, that will show us all the ways in which we can serve at Gashland EPC. Also, each month we will be highlighting a different ministry that has a need for people to serve. Our prayer is that as we serve we may faithfully live out our calling as disciples of Jesus and that God may receive all the glory!
Interested in a Bible Reading Plan for 2023?
It is our heart that we would be people of the Word. In order to help us grow in our knowledge and love of God’s Word, the Discipleship Team is providing copies of a Bible Reading Plan in the main lobbies! This plan allows you to read through the entire Bible in a year or you have the option on this plan to just read the entire New Testament in a year. We hope you will join us in diving deep into God’s Word in 2023!
Service Opportunities & Donations
Outreach Collection | Resource Health
Thank you for your baby bottle donations. Church family, we were able to raise $1,283.30 in October! This January we have the opportunity to help the parents of the unborn visit Resource Health and hopefully come back for a free ultrasound to see their unborn child. Resource Health encourages this by giving first time visiting parents a $5.00 QuikTrip card. Please bring your $5.00 card or monetary donations to Brittany Johnston-Colle in the upstairs lobby after first service or the downstairs lobby after second service from January 1-29. Thank you!
Outreach Collection | City Union Mission
We will be collecting in February canned tuna, canned corn and green beans (large cans are good too), toilet paper, travel soaps, small combs, men’s and women’s underwear (New Only Please). Gently Used – towels (bath and hand), pillowcases (any size), twin flat and fitted sheets, bed blankets (twin ideal but Queen is fine too). Donations can be put in the Mission Box during the week located on the 2nd Floor by the Chapel OR FOR 2 Sunday’s only, Joyce Grady will have her beige Sedona Van from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. parked by the patio on the east side of church for dropping off your donation on Sunday February 19th and Sunday February 26th (weather permitting). Thank you and God Bless!