Family News, Announcements

The Church News for 18 December 2022

The Church News for 18 December 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

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 18th

Leroy Blake
Antoinette Dixon
Zeta Leslie
Olivene & Harven Burke – Anniversary
Olga & Horace Shaw – Anniversary

December 19th

Ruth Somers

December 20th

Lenworth Miller
Stephen Roper
Sandrene & Nolan Aikens – Anniversary
Audrey & Carlton Anderson – Anniversary
Andrea & Robert Kerr – Anniversary
Joan & David Mitchell – Anniversary

December 21st

Orain Johnson
Sandra & Neil Fairclough – Anniversary (o/s)
Annette & Stanley Rampair – Anniversary

December 22nd

Winston Dryden
Joseph Elliott (o/s)
Lamon Forbes (o/s)
Sheron Lawson (o/s)
Brook Ramtallie
Dominic Smith
Verdine Stephenson

December 23rd

Michael Causewell
Carolyn & Wayne Allen – Anniversary (o/s)

December 24th

Leonard Bowerbank
Carol Livingston (o/s)

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

We will not be online with a Bible Study and Prayer session this Wednesday evening. Instead, we invite you to join us at Church for the Annual Christmas Sing-Along and Fellowship Dinner. Also, our Midday Bible Study will resume in January 2023.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry meets each Friday at 7:00 PM. Contact Sister Dionne Richards if you wish to join them. However, “Youth in Praise” and “Teens in Praise” have begun their end-of-year break. Their activities will resume in January 2023. The exact date will be announced.

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. 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

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 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)
  • Brother Clifford Linton
  • Justin Grey
  • Dr. Carmen Moe, sister of Elder Donald Blake

Birth Certificate Assistance

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

  • The Annual Christmas Sing-Along and Dinner resumes after two years and is scheduled for December 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm. So, for us to get an indication of the expected numbers, we are asking that you kindly indicate your intention to attend on the form placed at the Ushers’ table. If you are able to contribute in cash or kind, please let us know that as well. Let’s all get involved in the Celebration of His Birth!!
  • GMC Sunday School Christmas Party (Ages 4-14 years):
    • 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.
  • Christmas Day Worship Service is on Sunday, December 25, 2022, starting at 6:30 am.
  • Watchnight Service is on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 10:30 pm.

Sister Sonia Dean and the Team wish to extend sincere gratitude to those who contributed in any way to the Christmas Benevolence Drive this year. Your generous donations have blessed a number of households in and around our church community. Thanks so much for your kind support!

Special Appeal

A member of our fellowship is urgently seeking a self-contained room with access to cooking facilities for light meals. If you have such a space in your residence and are willing to make it available for rental, please contact the Church Office.


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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