Family News, Announcements

The Church News for 15 May 2022

The Church News for 15 May 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

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.

May 15th

Paige Martin
Nelcie & Eddison Etienne – Anniversary (o/s)

May 16th

Georgian Cohall
Paula Harris

May 17th

Janet Edwards
Charmaine & Donahue Martin – Anniversary

May 18th

Jabari Beckford
Kamol Burke
Franklyn Constantine
DJ Crawford
Patrick Dawson (o/s)
Michelle Dinald

May 18th …cont’d

Bianca Hall (o/s)
Ann Logan
Joseph Prendergast

May 19th

Richard Beckford (Rev.)
Darlene Graham
Ramon Jackson
Donahue Martin Snr.

May 20th

Adam Dinald
Xavier Ricketts

May 21st

Joyce Crooks
Camele Wilson (o/s)

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

We meet for our weekly Prayer Meeting session every Wednesday starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. However, for “Family Month” our Bible Study sessions are replaced with various presentations. So on Wednesday, May 18th, we will have a presentation on Estate Planning. The presenter will be our own Sister Sheryll Lewis, Attorney-At-Law.

Grace Youth Ministries (GYM) 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.

Teens in Praise (TIP)

Teens in Praise resumes on Saturdays at 2:30 PM (in person) with Bible Study, Dancing, Drama, Sign Language, Miming & Games.
(Covid containment protocols will be observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization)

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 AM via ZOOM and our YouTube Channel. The Speaker for this Youth Sunday is Reverend Richard Beckford.

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.

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.

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 We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Other Announcements

The Thanksgiving Service for the life of Sister Muadge Nicholson (Jen) will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM here in the Sanctuary. Please continue to remember her family, especially her brother Jim, in prayer at this time.

Sister Kadian Ingleton will participate in the Special Olympics to be held June 5 – 12 in Orlando, Florida. She will compete in the Open Water Swimming.  Sister Kadian is scheduled to depart Jamaica on June 4 and has requested prayers for herself and her mom.

The Greater Portmore Missionary Church (Team LOVE) presents a Gospel Concert on Friday, May 27, 2022, @ 6:00 PM. This will be at the Belmont Park Primary School, 6West Greater Portmore. So get your tickets (Adults – $1000.00; Children $200.00) from the GMC Church Office.

Family Month – May 2022

May is Family Month and you are invited to join us in as many of the planned activities as you are able to. The Brochure detailing the events is again being circulated, along with the announcements. Also, our theme is “Renewal of the Family in Body, Mind, Spirit”.

The MCAJ invites the participation and support of Grace Missionary Church in the following events.

Children's Crusade
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.


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 15 May 2022
Sick and Shut-In List

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.

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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