Family News, Announcements

Church News for 5 May 2024

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 5 May 2024.
Have a blessed week ahead.

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
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 5, 2024 – May 11, 2024

May 5th

No Listing

May 6th

Leighton Andrew Gooden
Nicole & Patrick Holness – Anniversary

May 7th

Jehan Johnson
Rajesh Zodge

May 8th

Dionne Richards
Chue Ping Russell
Prunella Vassell
Vivienne Watson
Julian & Bernard Smothers – Anniversary

May 9th

Donna Wellington

May 10th

Janice Beezer
Zachary McGibbon

May 11th

Ashley Isaacs

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.
  • 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 10, 2024 – Christian Creatives Film Making Webinar @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.

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 Reverend Mark Dawes.

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

The Thanksgiving Service for the life of our Sister Heather Elrington will be held here at GMC on May 11, 2024, at 10:00 am. Let us support the family with our prayers and presence at the service.

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

  • Sister Patrice Martin and family as they grieve the loss of her mother, Mrs Rosetta Fisher.
  • Brother Mark Barnaby whose brother, Matthew Chevannes, died recently. Funeral arrangements will be shared when available.

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

  • Reverend Garnett Roper
  • Mrs. Phyllis Robinson
  • Brother Lloyd Trusty
  • Sister Margaret Harriott
  • Brother Orville Beckford

A number of our young people in YIP, TIP, Sunday School and GYM, will sit school and college/university examinations this month. Let us ask the Lord for wisdom, confidence and recall for all of them during this time.

Family Month (May 2024) at GMC, hosted by GMC’s Ministry Department

2024 Theme: “Renewal and Revival Through Transformational Leadership in our
Families
“. Features include:
➢ Schedule of special events and activities designed to interest and spiritually impact each family member.
➢ Special speakers for Sunday Morning Worship services
➢ Wednesday Night Presentations on relevant and interesting topics by experts
➢ Youth Activities
➢ Fellowship Dinner
➢ Family Concert

GMC UPCOMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES!

✓ Music Month – June 2024
✓ Family Fun Day – June 22, 2024
✓ University Singers Concert – June 29, 2024
✓ NMYM Summer Camps 2024 (July 13 – August 17)

Family Fun Day

Hosted by GMC’s Membership Department, the Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, 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.

The Constant Spring Road Men Of the Church Of God invite you to their fundraiser – The Portmore Chorale in Concert on May 5, 2024, at 5:00 pm at 93B Constant Spring Road. Admission $1,200.00. There will be refreshments on sale.

Jamaica Youth For Christ with Imperium Gospel Ltd invites you to “Roses For Royalty – A Mothers’ Day Celebration” at Stephanie Hall, Holy Childhood High School, 9 Skibo Avenue, Kingston 10, on May 11, 2024, from 5:00-10:00 pm. Adult Tickets – $6,000.00. For further ticket information please contact the National Director, Rev. Dexter Johnson, at 876-960-4830 or 876-464-0198

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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