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The Church News for 22 August 2021

These are the Church News for 22 August 2021.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

August’s Theme – “PURPOSE”
What Am I Here For – My S.H.A.P.E.
(Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences)

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 22nd

Athleen Hammond
Chad Nehemiah
Gail & Carl Nehemah – Anniversary

August 23rd

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

August 24th

Riael Leair

August 25th

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

August 26th

Delores Clarke

August 27th

Pastor David Biberstein (o/s)
Sadie Duncan
Stephan Elrington
Wendell Guthrie
Kerry-Ann Johnson

August 28th

Jordan Channer
Claudette Leair-Samuels
Donna & Stanley Ford – Anniversary

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is on a break for the month of August. Following this, we will have Children’s Church every Saturday at 3:00 PM via ZOOM. So you may contact Sisters Michelle Dinald or Carol Blake for the Link. You may also contact the Church Office.

Youth Ministries Meeting

The Youth Department is also on a break for August. Otherwise, we meet every Friday evening at 7:30 pm via ZOOM. So please contact Sister Dionne Richards for the Link and join us.

Bible Studies

Our Bible Study sessions are held every Wednesday, starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM and 7:30 PM on YouTube. For the month of August, we focus on the theme – “Purpose“. Also, Reverend Richard Beckford leads the study for the month.

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.

Sunday Service

Reverend Michael Smellie is our speaker for Missions Sunday, August 22nd. Our service starts at 9:00 AM. Please note carefully, there will be no face-to-face services on August 22nd, 29th and September 5th. These will only be transmitted via ZOOM and 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 webmaster@gmc-mca.org. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Prayers

Firstly, for Deacon Loy Evans who is out of the hospital and now at home recuperating.

Also for Sister Nicole Evans (US) who had surgery on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. She is recovering in the ICU.

We pray for healing and recovery for both of them.

Finally, please also 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.

Church News, Sick and Shut in List
Sick and Shut-In List
Issues Relating to Covid-19 Effective August 20 – September 5, 2021

These are updated national measures on Covid-19 under The Disaster Risk Management Act – September 07, 2020.

NO MOVEMENT DAYS
  • Sunday, August 22, 2021 (No face-to-face Worship Services)
  • Monday, August 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 (Worship Services – 20 persons allowed with the requisite Authorization Form)
  • Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • Sunday September 5, 2021 (Worship Services – 20 persons allowed with the requisite Authorization Form)

Curfew Updates: – Mondays and Tuesdays are NO MOVEMENT DAYS. For Wednesdays to Fridays, the curfew starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM the following morning. On Saturdays, the curfew starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 5:00 AM.

Our church office will be closed on Friday, September 3, 2021.

For Funerals and Burials:

  • Funeral Services are not allowed August 25 – September 5, 2021.
  • Burials will be permitted with a maximum of 15 persons.
  • Burials may also take place from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays to Fridays Only. The time allotted is 30 minutes only.

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.

Most importantly, 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.

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