Free Money Management Resource | Ramsey+

Today’s the day! Sign your family up for Ramsey+ and start your journey toward financial peace.
Read this email closely for all of the important information on how to get set up.
Where do I start?
We’ve made it really easy! Just follow these instructions:
1. Watch this video to learn about your Ramsey+ account. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpZgeXFMPkc
2. Watch this video to learn how to activate your Ramsey+ account. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVDFXJvfMhw
3. Use the following link to create your account. This is our church’s unique passcode link that allows you to get into Ramsey+ for free: https://www.financialpeace.com/hosts/gashlandpresby?pcV546261
4. After you’ve created an account, save this link to use when you want to log in to your account:
www.ramseyplus.com
You’ll set up your account using the link above. This will give you a year of access to Ramsey+ through our church’s site license.

Men’s Campfire | This Saturday!

The last Saturday of every month is a time for the men of Gashland to build relationships enjoy campfire food. Join us as we study Psalm 119 this year. Subscribe to your favorite digital calendar by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/GashlandCampfire

Around the Table Sign Ups

GEPC ladies, Around the Table sign ups are this Sunday, 9/26, during coffee hour and before/after second service. 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. There are new sign ups for new tables every month and a variety of dates and times available. If you can’t sign up in person, feel free to email women@gashland.org or call Lisa Miller at 816-813-1236.

Give Us This Day | Women’s Day of Prayer and Solitude

Ladies, we invite you and guests to join us Saturday, October 9th from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. We live in a time where it is hard to slow down, to silence the barrage of voices coming our way, and to quiet ourselves enough to hear from the Lord. Through guided prayer times, times to be still, and times to go off on your own, our hope is to help you reflect, recharge, regroup, and reconnect with your Creator. Registration will be on Sunday mornings September 19th, 26th, and October 3rd. A suggested $15 donation covers lunch and a journal.

Men’s Bible Study | Every Saturday

Our Saturday Men’s Bible Study is still meeting every Saturday morning at 7:30 in the morning. We are meeting in person at the church Library with zoom available if there is interest. Call or text Dale Anderson at (816) 517-8518 or email to dakasaan@sbcglobal.net for information.

Women’s Ministry Fall Studies & Events

Ladies, we want to equip you and connect you to God and to each other! Visit the lobby tables for our Fall 2021 brochure with details and dates for our upcoming events (including full details on the study groups.) If you are worshipping virtually and want an electronic copy of this brochure, please click here. 

Getting to Know Gashland | Starting October 3rd

Interested in becoming a member at Gashland or simply want to know more about Gashland? We will be offering our new members class, “Getting to Know Gashland” starting on October 3rd! We will meet during the Sunday school hour, 9:45 am-10:45 am. This 6 week class gives you an opportunity to discover what we believe and who we are, learn about our various ministries, and also meet and hear from our leadership and staff. It is led by Pastor Ritchey Cable. We look forward to seeing you there!

Finance Team Update on Giving | September 2021

When I was young and just starting out in my faith journey, I found myself tithing sporadically. I felt the Holy Spirit laying on my heart to give more frequently and I did.  When I became more seasoned in life/work/faith, I was blessed with more, and it weighed on my heart that I should give more.  

According to Leviticus 27:30, a tithe of everything belongs to the Lord. (The word tithe literally means tenth in Hebrew.)  What I didn’t do, was begin tithing. I felt that I needed that stability even though I was better off. I was responsible for more, and that justified me in only continuing to give at the original interval.  Some time passed and that way of giving started weighing in on me. I didn’t know how I could get along with sacrificing that additional amount that I knew I should, but I trusted that this calling in my heart was getting louder for a reason.  Eventually I began giving at a more stable interval and I felt better. I felt it was right, and it was where it should be.

Tithing no longer felt like a burden of guilt, but a blessing of joy. God was blessing my life in amazing ways. I found in the New Testament that Jesus taught that giving should be generous, consistent, and joyful.  I quickly realized how I had been clinging to a worldly security, that I could actually share joyfully, willingly, and be happier for it. God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7).

After discovering these truths through action, it was no longer my life/work/faith journey, but how I saw my faith-life-work journey, grow and mature.  The joyful giver understands that this earth is not everything. This is why Jesus said, ““Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:19-21).

~ Landon Welch

  Gashland Finance Team

PS:  After 8 months, we’re currently at a deficit that represents around 9% of our budget to date.

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.  Please consider what joy can be brought to the storehouse, bless your life, and store up treasures in Heaven.

Service Opportunities & Donations

September Mission Collection | City Union Mission

GEPC will be partnering with City Union Mission’s Thrift Store on Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  A City Union Mission Thrift Store Truck will be parked in the South Parking Lot of the Church.  We are collecting:  household items, clothing and shoes, furniture, home decor, tools and electronics (flatscreen TVs, 2 years or newer in working condition only) and collectibles. If you can’t be there on the 25th, Joyce Grady will park her Beige Sedona Van from 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 am on September 12th and 19th by the patio on the east side of church if you wish to drop off any items. If you have any questions, please call Joyce at (816) 419-5625. Thank you and God Bless You!

Upcoming Winter Collection | Eleos

We have partnered with Eleos for the last 3 years collecting winter items to be passed out to people who are homeless in their neighborhood. As you go through your closets these next few weeks for our City Union Mission Collection on September 25th, PLEASE ALSO LOOK for gently used blankets as well as winter coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens for all ages for Eleos to pass out to these folks in need. We will let you know in October which weeks and where to drop off these items for Eleos as they will need them around the 1st and 2nd week of November. 

Budget Counselors Needed | Hillcrest Hope

When new residents are admitted to the normal 90-day housing plan, part of that plan is to receive budget counseling. Each new resident is required to be working at a job while in the program and has agreed to meet weekly with a budget counselor to account for the spending of every penny they earn. While this may seem extreme, the goal is to teach residents how to live within their means while also retiring debt. Currently, Hillcrest Hope is in need of budget counselors at Avondale and Liberty. Budget counseling normally takes place in the late afternoon or early evening after the residents have completed their work day.

If you are interested in volunteering for this type of work please contact: Karah Barnes at Hillcrest Hope Avondale (next to Kansas City North Hospital) – 816.282.2130, karah@hillcresthope.org

Should you have any further questions please contact: Mike Zachary –

816.612.0098, michael.zachary@att.