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The Church News for 10 December 2023

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 10 December 2023.
Have a blessed week ahead.

If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands, even though they do not know it, they are guilty and will be held responsible.
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.

December 10th

Jessica Baugh (o/s)
Carol & Lenworth Miller – Anniversary

December 11th

Andrew Robinson

December 12th

Brianna Amoi Woolcock

December 13th

Nishani Clarke
Yanique Denton
Andrew Drummon Jr
Lavern Gordon
Nikki Nesbeth

December 14th

Keisha & Andrew Drummond – Anniversary
Angie & Noel Stennett – Anniversary

December 15th

Novlet Johnson
Everton McPherson
Lanna & Desmond Bennett – Anniversary

December 16th

Claudette Ainsworth
David Bramwell-Angus (o/s)
Peggy-Ann Burgher
Marcia Pinnock
Cornel Richards
Georgia & Orville Beckford – Anniversary
Valerie & Paul Soman – Anniversary

Prayer and Bible Studies:

  • Wednesday midday Bible Studies will resume in January 2024.
  • Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting session starts at 7:00 p.m. on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study begins at 8:00 p.m. and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.
  • The next Tuesday Morning Online Prayer meeting is scheduled for December 19, 2023, at 5:00 a.m. The Zoom link will be shared.
  • 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 (GYM) meets each Friday at @7:00 p.m. This Friday, December 15th, we will journey to Devon House for fellowship. Following this trip, we will be on break until January 2024.
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. Following the Children’s Christmas Production this evening, December 10th, we will break until January 2024 as well.

Sunday School Activities

Sunday School classes for all age groups meet from 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. each Sunday.

  • The Freedom in Christ group meets in the Board Room at 8:00 a.m. with lessons facilitated by Sister Diana Reynolds. All are invited.
  • Regular Adult Sunday School classes continue in the Annex with Sister Paula Blake.

Following Sunday School on Sunday, December 17th, classes will be suspended until January 14, 2024.

Sunday Service

Our Worship Services continue in a face-to-face format 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

We continue to offer support through our prayers and words of encouragement to our members and adherents who have recently lost loved ones. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be yours.

Remember our brethren who are not well or are recuperating, at this time. Let us keep surrounding them with our prayers and words of encouragement:

  • Reverend Garnett Roper
  • Mrs. Phyllis Robinson
  • Mr. Leroy Blake (husband of Sister Carol Blake)
  • Ms. Angela Delfosse

GMC Year-End Events Schedule:

  • Children’s Christmas Production Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 6:00p.m
  • Sunday School Christmas Party Club:
    ✓ Saturday, December 16@ 2:00 pm – GMC
    ✓ Sunday, December 17 @ 3:00 pm – Rae Town
  • Sing Along & Fellowship Dinner Wednesday, December 20, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Morning Service- Monday, December 25, 2023 @ 6:30 a.m.
  • Watchnight Service- Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 10:30 p.m.

You are invited to the 31st Annual National Prayer Vigil at The East Queen Street Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
(Live on Youtube: @eastqueenstreetbaptistchurch)

GMC’s Benevolence Drive (The Barrel of Love) is on for Christmas 2023. The Membership Department is reaching out once more for donations of non-perishable items, to be delivered to the Church Office by December 11, 2023. Christmas baskets will then be prepared for distribution to our vulnerable members and adherents. Please assist if you can.

We anticipate your usual support in attendance, as well as contributions in cash and/or kind, to the provision of the meal for the Fellowship Dinner to be held following the Christmas Sing Along on Wednesday, December 20th. The list of items needed has been circulated by email and as always, we are grateful for your kind support. Please respond by return email or a call to the Church Office at 876-969-0413.

As of Sunday, December 17, 2023, the Book Table, managed by Sister Marcia Leair, will resume operations by the Church Office. Please remember to visit and support this ministry!

The Children’s Christmas Production will take place this evening, December 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. here at GMC. Come and support our YIP and TIP teams and celebrate the Birth of the King!

The Greater Grants Pen Ministers Fraternal meets for prayer on the 1st Monday of each month. All Christians of member churches of the fraternal are invited to pray for revival in the communities served by the fraternal.

The Greater Portmore Missionary Church will hold their Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. (This is a change in date from November 12, 2023).

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
Sick and Shut-In List

Resumption of Church Activities

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. 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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