Summer Socials Sign Up!

Join fellow Gashland family members this summer as we look for ways to connect, to know, be known, and have fun together! Summer Socials are themed social groups that gather around a shared common interest (Film Fanatics, Exploring Eateries, BBQ Bonanza, Go Go Games, Barista Bound, Nature Lovers, Pizza Pursuits, Pie on the Patio, Big Kid Family Fun). Go to gashland.org/summer-socials to get a detailed description of each group. Each themed social group will meet 1-2 times per month in June, July and August to explore their common interests. Each social group will have a general organizer, but the groups will get to determine how best to get to know one another and have fun together. Groups have 8-10 spots available, and depending on interest, there may be multiple groups for certain themes. Sign up by May 21st at gashland.org/summer-socials/

Marthas Circle Meets for Salad Potluck | May 21

Martha Circle, a Scripture, Prayer and Fellowship Group open to all women, will meet Tuesday evening, May 21, 2024, 6:00-8:30 pm at the church. We will have a salad potluck (please note earlier time) and study the last lesson The Resurrection of Jesus and What It Means for You from our study book Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection. This completes our study of the book of Mark and is our final meeting before we break for the summer. Please bring a salad to share and your own beverage. Our opportunity for outreach this month is for City Union Mission. They can use canned vegetables, fruit, tuna, chicken and salmon; tortillas, bags of red or black beans and/or rice. We will reconvene in the fall with a new study lesson. Contact Linda Reeve at 816-550-9128 for more information.

Men’s Campfire | May 25th

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 are engaging in discussion this year is The Fruit of the Spirit. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your sons! Weather Permitting: We will be sure to send out an update ahead of time if the event is canceled due to weather.

Breakaway Registration is Closing SOON!

We are excited to host Breakaway Field Days again this year! Breakaway will be held June 3-7 from 8:30am – 12:30pm each day and is open to kids between the ages of 5-12. Kids will have fun playing field day games, making a craft and receiving Bible teaching as well. Lunch will also be served each day. The cost to attend is $5 per child. If your child would like to join us this year please register at www.gashland.org/breakaway.

All Church Picnic and Carnival | June 9th

You don’t want to miss the All Church Picnic and Carnival on June 9th following 2nd service! The scent of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill will be tempting you to join us. We are asking for last names A-M to bring a side dish and N-Z to bring dessert. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Activities include an inflatable Obstacle Course for the kids, a free throw contest, face painting, a sticker activity, pie contest, yard games and Duckies on the Go food truck will be providing Ice Cream Floats and Cotton Candy. Seating will be both outside and inside the Ministry Center and you can also bring lawn chairs. This is a great event to come together as a church family and have some fun!

Pie Contest | June 9th

Get out your recipes and make your best pie for the picnic! Pies will be judged at the beginning of the All Church Picnic and prizes will be awarded. Those pies will then be added to the dessert table to be enjoyed by all. If you would like to submit a pie, please sign up at gashland.org/pie. Contact Amy Clapham at aclapham25@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Office Help Needed!

We are in need of some extra office help! In particular we are looking for volunteers to serve at Kathy’s desk when she is unable to be at the office (particularly when she is serving on the High School and Middle School Trips this summer). This requires answering the door, phone, taking messages, and unlocking doors for any groups/bible studies that meet during the day. If you would be willing to occasionally fill in for a day or two or more, please contact Kathy at kathy@gashland.org.

Outreach Collection | City Union Mission

For this month, we will be collecting for City Union Mission’s Community Assistance Clients for the Blessing Zone. These items are some of the things City Union Mission helps those in the Community with that are at risk of being Homeless. Items needed: Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Salmon, Tortillas, Bags of Beans (red or black) and/or Rice. These items can be placed in the Brown Mission Boxes.  One is located in the upstairs lobby by the Office under the TV or downstairs in the Ministry Center’s Lobby by the south double doors. Thank you and God Bless You!!!Contact outreach@gashland.org with any questions.