These are the Church News for 17 October 2021.
Have a blessed week ahead.
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.
Alex Hakeem Mitchell
Ruth & Barry Preston – Anniversary
Brian Livingston (o/s)
October’s Theme – “STEWARDSHIP”
We are not our own, all that we have belongs to the Lord
(Our Time, Talents and Treasures)
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.
Our Bible Study sessions are held every Wednesday, starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM and 7:30 PM on YouTube. For October, we again focus on the theme – “Stewardship“. Reverend Ronald Webster leads for the first three weeks of the month and Reverend Michael Smellie leads the last week.
Information on how to join these Studies is also provided by email and posted in the various WhatsApp groups. Therefore, please invite family/friends/co-workers to join us each Wednesday. Also, please share the link with everyone.
Reverend Mark Dawes is our preacher for Youth Sunday, October 17th. Weekly services start at 9:00 AM. We also share these via ZOOM and stream them on our YouTube Channel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate your feedback.
The Memorial Service for Sister Marlene Ellis takes place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the St. Margaret’s Church at 10:00 AM. Please join them via the Youtube link https://youtu.be/OXbtvpYfC1w.
Evenings of Prayer, Praise and Testimonies
Various departments of the church will host Evenings of Prayer, Praise and Testimony on the Sunday evenings listed below.
- October 31st 2021 – led by Membership Dept.
- November 7th 2021 – led by Ministry Dept.
- November 21st 2021 – led by Prayer Coordinator – Deacon Arlene Burton
Please join us for some uplifting evenings.
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 as we return from isolation and separation.
Updated Measures Relating to Covid-19 Effective September 18 – October 28, 2021
The following are updated national measures on Covid-19 under The Disaster Risk Management Act – September 07, 2020.
No Movement Days
- All Sundays in the period (Worship Services – 50 persons allowed with the requisite Authorization Form)
- Monday, October 18, 2021 – National Heroes Day
Mondays to Fridays the curfew starts at 8:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM the following morning. Also, on Saturdays, the curfew starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM on the following Monday.
Weddings and Funerals are allowed with a maximum of 20 persons. However, Burials are only allowed from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM with a maximum of 15 persons and last no longer than 30 minutes. Burials are not allowed on Public Holidays.
Finally, Worship Services are allowed with a maximum of 50 persons, with the requisite permission.
Persons 60 years and older, required to work from home and otherwise, must stay home (fully vaccinated persons are exempt). They are, however, permitted to leave home once per day for medical care, food, exercise and other essentials of life.
Also, please remember to pay very close attention to the periodic updates and advisories issued by the relevant authorities relating to COVID 19.
So 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 the 6 feet physical distance. Also, let us keep in touch and encourage each other, especially during these very challenging times.