Family News, Announcements

Church News for 26 May 2024

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 26 May 2024.
Have a blessed week ahead.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Below is a list of our members and adherents celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the coming week. If you are also celebrating your special date during this period and your name is not listed, please visit our “Birthdays / Anniversaries” page to update your information.

Birthday & Anniversaries – Week of May 26, 2024 – June 1, 2024

May 26th

Ajani Anderson (o/s)
Ann Marie Janet Johnson

May 27th

Zachary Beezer
Monica Hyde-Marshall
Matthew Kerr Clarke
Kavene Tocker (o/s)

May 28th

Jaheim Fender
Conrad Stewart
Andrew Williams

May 29th

Joyce Campbell
Oran Mason
Mia McKenzie
Salema Oti
Zoe Simpson
Pauline & Mark Garvey – Anniversary

May 30th

Khadeem Nelson

May 31st

Shawn Tucker
Katherine & Andrew Getton – Anniversary

June 1st

Anjesh Zodge

Prayer and Bible Studies

  • Wednesday’s midday Bible Study starts at 11:00 am.
  • Wednesday evening’s Prayer Meeting session starts at 7:00 p.m. on ZOOM. There will be no evening Bible Study sessions or YouTube streams for May 2024. Instead, we will have presentations from various professionals for Family Month. See the brochure below.
  • Weekly Thursday Morning Prayer at 10:00 a.m. The GMC Sanctuary will remain open until 4:00 p.m. each Thursday for those who wish to pray there.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry – Friday, May 31, 2024 – Family Games Night @7:00 p.m.
Youth In Praise (YIP) meets on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and
Teens In Praise (TIP) meets on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday School Activities

Sunday School classes for all age groups meet each Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.
A new cohort of the Freedom In Christ Discipleship Programme will commence on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Interested persons are asked to give their names and contact numbers to the Church Office.

Sunday Service

Our Worship Services continue face-to-face from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. It is shared via ZOOM and live-streamed on our YouTube Channel. Our speaker for this Sunday is Sister Cameka Ruth Taylor.

We welcome your feedback regarding our Bible Studies and Sunday Services. Your comments will help us to grow and serve you better. So call or email the office or any of the Elders or Deacons, or email us via our website using our contact page. In addition, you may complete an online survey on our Polls page. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Membership and Baptism

We ask anyone desirous of Baptism or Membership, please indicate your interest to the Church Office, or speak directly with Reverend Mark Dawes.

GMC Connect Card

The GMC Connect Card is available on our Membership Page and from our Team of Ushers. We invite you to complete and submit the card to help us to get to know you better. This will help us to provide the spiritual support you may need from time to time.

Members’ Milestone Recognition

The Membership Department wants to recognize and celebrate with our members with upcoming Milestone Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries. If you have one such special event, please share it with Sister Dawn Ashley- the Social Support Officer or a member of the Church Office Team.

Church Photo Directory

Efforts continue to develop a Church Photo Directory here at GMC, to help our members recognize and get to know each other. This is a part of our drive to facilitate caring relationships within our fellowship. For those who wish to participate, we ask that you kindly email to the Church Office, a recent photo ( a selfie will also work), that represents you. GMC’s email address is gracemis@cwjamaica .com. Those without electronic access may send or hand deliver photos to the Church Office Team.

Other Announcements

Let us pray for and encourage those of our Church Family who recently lost loved ones:

✓ Sister Nicole Roberts-Holness and family on the loss of her father-in-law, Horace Holness, on May 2nd.
✓ Brother Hervin Willis & family on the loss of his sister, Norma East, on May 7th.

Funeral arrangements will be shared when available.

Remember to also pray for our brethren and friends who are not well or are recuperating:

  • Reverend Garnett Roper
  • Mrs. Phyllis Robinson
  • Brother Lloyd Trusty
  • Sister Margaret Harriott
  • Brother Orville Beckford
Family Month (May 2024) at GMC, hosted by GMC’s Ministry Department

2024 Theme: “Renewal and Revival Through Transformational Leadership in our Families“.

This Wednesday Night, May 29th, following our Prayer Session at 7:00 pm, Mr. Daryl Palmer, Attorney at Law, will present on the Data Protection Act.

The Youth Meeting on Friday, May 31st, will feature a Family Games Night.

Join us today:

  1. immediately following the morning service for our Annual Fellowship Dinner in the Annex.
  2. at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for the Family Concert.
GMC UPCOMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES!

✓ Music Month – June 2024

✓ Family Fun Day – June 22, 2024
at the Boone Hall Oasis in the cool hills of St. Andrew. The Team will continue to provide further details on this exciting upcoming event.

✓ University Singers Concert – June 29, 2024
Tickets are available from the Church Office, members of the Sanctuary Choir and the Worship, Music & Creative Arts Department for $3,500.00 each.

✓ NMYM Summer Camps 2024 -July 13 – August 17, 2024
Camp Forms are now in the Church Office and may be picked up at your convenience. Please note that registration closes on Monday, July 8, 2024.

GMC Legal Aid Services

Starting June 2024, lawyers from our Fellowship will provide free general legal services each Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm by appointment, from the Church Office. Please contact the Church Office at 876-969-0413 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to schedule your appointment.

Opportunity for Ministry

The Communion Team needs additional members to assist with the preparation of emblems for our Communion services. Please give this request your prayerful consideration and indicate your interest to the Church Office Team at 876-969-0413, or by email to: gracemis@cwjamaica.com.

Prayers

Please continue to pray for God’s healing touch for our members who are at this time recuperating. Also, please remember to pray for the “Sick and Shut-Ins” and those classified as vulnerable. In addition, remember to stay in touch with each other during our time of isolation and separation.

Sick and Shut-In List for February 18, 2024
Sick and Shut-In List

We continue to observe the following protocols for your safety and comfort when we meet:

  1. Hand Washing and Sanitization.
  2. Mask Wearing in enclosed spaces (highly recommended, but not mandated).
  3. Maintaining Physical distance (highly recommended, but not mandated).
  4. Remaining at home if you are feeling unwell.

Also, please remember to pay very close attention to the periodic updates and advisories issued by the Health Authorities.

Please remember to call and pray with one another.

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