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The Church News for 14 April 2024

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 14 April 2024.
Have a blessed week ahead.

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

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 April 14, 2024 – April 20, 2024

April 14th

Danae Gray

April 15th

Nikesha Campbell

April 16th

Nazario Campbell
Tyane Robinson
Hazel & Cecil Campbell – Anniversary

April 17th

Alecia English
Robert Kerr (o/s)
Glena Traille-Nassor

April 18th

Denis Gray

April 19th

Benedict Ranger
Tiviene Smith
Maise & Tennyson Chin – Anniversary

April 20th

Adrienne Gray
Lilieth Hamilton-Bailey
Shalloma & Carey – Nicholas – Anniversary
Thelora & Roy Reynolds – Anniversary

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. The evening Bible Study begins at 8:00 p.m. and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.
  • 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.
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 Michael Smellie.

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.

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

  • Sister Pearl Derby lost her sister Mrs. Clarice Dunn, who died in Florida on March 19th. Sister Derby will travel to Florida with other family members, to attend the Thanksgiving Service scheduled for April 16, 2024.
  • Brother Mark Barnaby’s brother, Matthew Chevannes, passed away in Atlanta on March 27th following a period of illness. Funeral arrangements will be shared when available.
  • Please continue to remember the family of our Sister Heather Elrington, who died recently in the United Kingdom. Funeral arrangements will be shared as they become available to us.

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
  • Brother Lloyd Trusty
  • Sister Sadie Duncan
  • Sister Margaret Harriott
  • Ms. Rosetta Fisher (mother of Sister Patrice Martin)
  • Brother Orville Beckford

The MCAJ Eastern Region Women’s Ministry will host Women’s Morning of Prayer 2024 on April 20, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at First Missionary Church, 58 East Street, Kingston. Our speaker will be Dr. Zoe Simpson. Ladies, you are all invited to join us in intercession for our Church, Children, Nation and Government.

The Jamaica Broilers sponsored eventFun In The Son” will be held at the National Stadium on April 20, 2024. Please pray that lives will be changed as attendees come to know Christ, through the activities planned for that day.

May is Family Month at GMC. The Ministry Department has organized several events and activities for the month. These will begin on Saturday, May 4, 2024, with the Annual Health Fair on the Church Grounds at 7 West Avenue, Kingston 8. Here, members of our Community and Church Fellowship will be able to access or be referred for free medical services between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Further details regarding other Family Month activities will be shared during the coming days.

GMC’s Membership Department presents Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Boone Hall Oasis in the cool hills of St. Andrew. The Team will provide further details on this exciting upcoming event.


✓ Family Month- May 2024
✓ Health Fair – May 4, 2024
✓ Music Month – June 2024
✓ Family Fun Day – June 22, 2024
✓ University Singers Concert – June 29, 2024
✓ NMYM Summer Camps 2024 (July 13 – August 17)


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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