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The Church News for 10 April 2022

The Church News for 10 April 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Below is a list of our members and adherents who will be 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.

April 10th

Chrisia Daniels
Charlene James-Devora

April 11th

No Listing

April 12th

Phillip Martin
James Simpson
John Mark Simpson (o/s)

April 13th

Lanna Bennett

April 14th

Denae Gray

April 15th

Nickesha Campbell

April 16th

Hazel & Cecil Campbell – Anniversary

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is on Saturdays at 3:00 PM via ZOOM. Please contact Sisters Michelle Dinald or Carol Blake for the Link. You may also contact the Church Office.

Youth Ministries Meeting

The Youth Department meets each Friday at 7:30 pm via ZOOM. So please contact Sister Dionne Richards for the Link and join us.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

Our weekly Prayer Meeting session every Wednesday starts at 7:00 PM on ZOOM and our Bible Study session follows at 8:00 PM on ZOOM and YouTube. The first hour is reserved for our prayer session on ZOOM only. In Bible Study this week we discuss “The Tenth Commandment”.

Prayer, Praise and Testimonies

We have “Prayer, Praise and Testimonies” sessions on the last Sunday of each month @ 7:00 pm via ZOOM. Please join us for a time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal on the platform.

Sunday Service

We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. via ZOOM and our YouTube Channel. The speaker this Palm Sunday is our Reverend Mark Dawes.

Also, if anyone is desirous of Baptism or Membership, please indicate your interest to the Church Office or speak directly with Reverend 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. You may also email us via our website at webmaster@gmc-mca.org. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Easter Weekend Activities

  • April 15, 2022 – Good Friday Service starts at 9:00 AM.
  • April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday Service starts at 9:00 AM.
  • Virtual Easter Production – starts at 6:30 PM on Grace YouTube Channel and our YouTube page.

Resumption of Church Activities

With the rescinding of the DRMA COVID-19 Containment Measures, plans are being made for a gradual resumption of other ministry activities in ‘face to face’ mode’, These will be guided by the Enforcement Measures under the Public Health Act. We will provide additional details as soon as we finalize the arrangements.

Family Month – May 2022

A number of activities are being planned for Family Month 2022 and the Schedule of Events will be circulated soon. Please be praying with the Planning Team for God to be glorified through all the activities.

Also, the Annual Health Fair is scheduled for May 15, 2022 and the Ministry Department is seeking your support by way of sponsorship for this event to help to defray the cost of various medical tests to those who will participate. If you can assist in any way, please contact the Church Office at 876-969-0413, 876-925-3214 or 876-924-1576.

Other Announcements

The GMC Connect Card is now available on our Membership Page and from members of 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.

The Eastern Area 2 Women’s Ministry will host a Morning of Prayer on April 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am at GMC. This will also be shared on The MCAJ YouTube Channel. Additional details will be provided at a later date.

Also, let us continue to be in prayer for Mr. Devon Brown (brother of Sis. Catherine James) as he is still a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas. Let us be praying for the family as well.

The Missionary Church Association in Jamaica has several events planned.

  • Annual Conference – April 19 to 21, 2022, starting at 9:00 am each day.
  • 72nd Annual Convention – Sunday, April 24, 2022, also starting at 9:00 am. The Guest Speaker is Reverend Courtney Stewart, General Secretary, Bible Society of The West Indies.

At this time, these events are expected to be virtual. 

Also, The MCAJ invites the participation and support of Grace Missionary Church in the weekend Crusades and Online Weeks of Prayer as detailed below.

Date: Online Week of Prayer and Prayer WalkDate: Weekend Crusade
May 29 – June 5, 2022June 3 – 5, 2022
August 21 – 28, 2022August 26 – 28, 2022
MCAJ Planned Events

Additional information will be provided as the dates approach. So please continue to pray for the success of these ministry initiatives.

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“, as well as those classified as vulnerable. In addition, remember to stay in touch with each other during our time of isolation and separation.

Church News, Sick and Shut In
Sick and Shut-In List

Covid-19 Update

The COVID-19 virus containment measures are now governed by the Public Health Act Regulations, effective March 18, 2022. The recommended protocols are:

  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 relevant authorities relating to COVID 19.

Please remember to call and pray with one another. Also, keep safe, practice social distancing, wash hands, and clean surfaces regularly.

In addition, remember to wear your masks, sanitize, and maintain 6 feet physical distance. Also, let us keep in touch and encourage each other, especially during these very challenging times.

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