Family News, Announcements

The Church News for 21 August 2022

The Church News for 21 August 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
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.

August 21st

Nicole Burrell
John Lawford
Danielle Lewis
Gavin Logan

August 22nd

Athlene Hammond
Chad Nehemiah
Gail & Carl Nehemiah – Anniversary

August 23rd

Shaneil Fairclough (o/s)
Janice Grant-Brown
Carey Nicholas
Maya Rampair
Thelma & Sam (Rev) Green – Anniversary (o/s)

August 24th

Teddy Jones (Rev)
Riael Leair

August 25th

Jodi-Ann Beckles (o/s)
Donna McNaughton
Stanley Rampair

August 26th

Delores Clarke

August 27th

Sadie Duncan
Stephan Elrington
Wendel Guthrie
Kerry-Ann Johnson

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

We meet for our weekly Prayer Meeting session every Wednesday starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. This is followed by our Bible Study at 8:00 PM on ZOOM and YouTube. The presenter is our own Reverend Mark Dawes and he continues the focus on the topic of “Creation“.

Grace Youth Ministries (GYM) Meeting

The Youth Department will not hold any meetings during August but will resume on September 3, 2022. Look out for further announcements from them.

Sunday School

In-person Sunday School classes for all age groups take place from 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM. This is immediately before Worship Services.
(However, Covid containment protocols will 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. The Speaker for this Sunday is Reverend Alston Henry.

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 webmaster@gmc-mca.org. 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 Thanksgiving Service for the life of Mr. Sydney Roomes, father of Elder John Roomes, will take place in Mandeville at the Ridgemount United Church on September 2, 2022, starting at 10:00 AM. Let us support the family with our prayers during this time.

We also continue to hold up in prayer others from our Church family who are grieving the loss of close family members:

  • Brother Carl Nehemiah
  • Sister Marlene McPherson

Do remember our brethren who are not well, or recuperating, at this time. Let us keep surrounding them with our prayers and words of encouragement:

  • Reverend Garnett Roper
  • Sister Yvonne Wright
  • Elder Mary Clarke

Sister Paula Powell is asking for prayer as she travels to the USA today, 21 August 2022, with her son, Kareem, who will be pursuing graduate studies.

September is Evangelism Thrust month at GMC. Therefore, let us pray for God to speak through His servants who will deliver the Word and to all who will hear the gospel each Sunday.

Jamaica Theological Seminary Leadership Conference

Church News 21 August
Leadership Conference 2022

The Jamaica Theological Seminary will host Leadership Conference 2022, September 5-9, 2022 under the theme “Effective Leadership for the 21st Century”.

A number of speakers, led by Dr. Jimmy Knott, Author, Conference Speaker, and Leadership Coach, will address various related topics.

To register for all sessions, please contact Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) at
876-619-1244 (*Ext. 302)
or
email: dawnpetgrave@jts.edu.jm.

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

Date: Online Week of Prayer and Prayer WalkDate: Weekend Crusade
August 21 – 28, 2022August 26-28, 2022

Employment Opportunity

A Christian family is in need of a reliable housekeeper to work Mondays to Fridays and every other weekend. If you are interested in this opportunity, please call the Church Office for further details.

Prayers

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

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.

We continue to observe the following protocols for your safety and comfort:

  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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