Family News, Announcements

The Church News for 11 December 2022

The Church News for 11 December 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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.

December 11th

Andrew Robinson

December 12th

Nicole Quallo
Brianna Amoi Woolcock

December 13th

Nishani Clarke
Demola Cunningham
Yanique Denton
Andrew Drummond Jr.
Lavern Gordon
Nikki Nesbeth

December 14th

Odail Gairy (o/s)
Rasheed Malcolm
Deseree Whittle
Kerisha & Andrew Drummond – Anniversary
Angie & Noel Stennett – Anniversary

December 15th

Saleem Campbell
Novlet Johnson
Everton McPherson
Lanna & Desmond Bennett – Anniversary

December 16th

Claudette Ainsworth
David Bramwell-Angus
Peggy-Ann Burgher
Launa Corbin
Marcia Pinnock
Cornel Richards
Georgia & Orville Beckford – Anniversary
Valerie & Paul Soman – Anniversary

December 17th

Morris Dean
Denis Gray Jr.
D’rashado Hamilton
Russell James
Marlene McPherson
Maurice Samuels
Shala & Grason Dinald – Anniversary
Claudette & Maurice Samuels – Anniversary

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

On Wednesdays, we meet for our weekly Bible Study at 11:00 AM in the Annex, and for our Prayer Meeting session at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study starts at 8:00 PM and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry meets each Friday at 7:00 PM. Contact Sister Dionne Richards if you wish to join them.
Also, on Saturdays Youth In Praise meets @ 1:00 PM and Teens in Praise meets @ 2:30 PM. Join us in the sanctuary for, Music, Dancing, Drama, Sign Language, Miming, and Games.
(Covid containment protocols observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization). See you there!

Sunday School

Sunday School classes for all age groups take place from 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM. This is immediately before Worship Services.
(Covid containment protocols will also be observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization)

Sunday Service

We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM via ZOOM and live-stream on our YouTube Channel. This month at GMC, we celebrate our Youth and Children’s Ministries and our speaker today 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 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.

Other Announcements

The Membership Department is reminding everyone of our Benevolence Drive for Christmas 2022. As usual, we are reaching out to you for your donations of non-perishable items, to be delivered to the Church Office.  The deadline for delivery of the donations is December 15, 2022. Christmas baskets will be prepared for distribution to our vulnerable members and adherents.

Final arrangements are being made for our Sister Ivel Barrett who went home to the Lord on Monday, November 21, 2022, after a period of illness. Details will be announced in due course

For the members of our Church Family who recently lost loved ones, we continue to support their families with our prayers and words of encouragement:

  • Sister Dawn Ashley lost her father.
  • Sister Sonia Beaton-Bogle whose brother was laid to rest during the past week.
  • Sister Darlene Jones lost an aunt.

We will share the Funeral Arrangements when they become available.

Also 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
  • Sister Evadne McLean
  • Yvonne Wright (University Hospital)

Any GMC Church Family member who does not have a Birth Certificate is invited to contact Sister Dawn Ashley, our Social Support Officer, through the Church Office. The Membership Department will be reaching out to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) to determine the best way of helping our congregants to acquire this most important document.

GMC Christmas Celebrations

  • Our Christmas Production will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. It will feature the talents of both the Youth-in-Praise and Teens-in-Praise Teams. There will also be a Cake Sale immediately following the event.
  • GMC Sunday School Christmas Party (Ages 4-14 years):
    • Grace Missionary Church – Saturday, December 17, 2022 (2 pm-4 pm)
    • Paradise Street Basic School, Rae Town – Sunday, December 18, 2022 (2 pm-4 pm)
    • Our Sunday School Teachers could use your assistance for these events. If you are able to contribute your time, cash, or kind, please alert the Church Office
  • The Annual Christmas Sing-Along and Dinner resumes after two years and is scheduled for December 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Please let the Church office know if you will attend and/or are able to contribute in cash or kind to defray the event costs. Let’s all get involved in the Celebration of His Birth!!
  • Christmas Day Worship Service is on Sunday, December 25, 2022, starting at 7:00 am.
  • Watchnight Service is on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 10:30 pm.

The Greater Portmore Missionary Church is inviting us to their Harvest Service under the theme, “Grateful Hearts, Celebrating Our Faithful God”, today at 4:00 PM.


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.

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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