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The Church News for 23 July 2023

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 23 July 2023.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

Below is a list of our members and adherents 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.

July 23rd

Ramona Barclay James
Kevin Thompson
Sharon & Telroy Mrgan – Anniversary

July 24th

Desrine Lawson

July 25th

No Listing

July 26th

Shauna Campbell-Bailey
Elaine Traille

July 27th

Pauline Barrett
Arlene Burton

July 28th

Tricia Channer
Ryan Thompson

July 29th

Nicola Cooper

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies:

On Wednesdays, we meet in the Sanctuary for our weekly midday Bible Study at 11:00 AM and, later, our Prayer Meeting session starts at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study starts at 8:00 PM and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry (GYM), Youth In Praise (YIP) and Teens In Praise (TIP) are on break for the summer.

Sunday School Activities

Sunday School classes for all age groups occur from 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM. This is immediately before our Worship Services.

Special Note:
  • The Freedom in Christ sessions began on Sunday, July 2, 2023, in the Board Room, at 8:00 a.m. This is facilitated by Sister Diana Reynolds.
  • Regular Adult Sunday School classes will continue in the Annex with Sister Paula Blake-Powell and will consider the topic: The Family, The Law, The Bible.
Sunday School Poster

Sunday Service

Our Worship Services continue in a face-to-face format from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM. It is shared via ZOOM and live-streamed on our YouTube Channel. Our speaker for this Sunday is Reverend Mark L. 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 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.

Members’ Milestone Recognition

The Membership Department wants to recognize and celebrate with our members who have upcoming Milestone Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries. If you have one such special event, please share it with Sister Dawn Ashley- the Social Support Officer or a member of the Church Office Team.

Other Announcements

We announce with sadness the recent passing of our Sister Lucille Alexander, a valued member of our Church Office Team. We, her church family join with her grandson Christopher and the other family members who grieve her passing at this time. Do remember the family in your prayers. The funeral arrangements for “Sis Luce” will be shared as soon as they are finalized.

The Thanksgiving Service for the Life of Brother Horace Shaw, a founding member of Grace, is scheduled for August 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the GMC Sanctuary.

We continue to offer support through our prayers and words of encouragement to our members and adherents who have recently lost loved ones. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be yours.

We 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
  • Brother Leonard Bowerbank

Prayer Emphasis

Grace Missionary Church is seeking to further augment prayer in our Fellowship, starting August 2023. A number of activities have been organized around 40 days of prayer for our Children & Youth, through Corporate and Individual times of seeking the Lord. These include:

  1. A Prayer Chain
    A 24-hour schedule is available at the Ushers’ table, where all are invited to stop by and indicate by Name and Contact Number, the timeslot in which you will commit to pray each day.
  2. Prayer Meetings
    Our scheduled Wednesday Evening meetings will, during this time, include intentional prayer for our Children and Youth.
  3. Prayer & Fasting on Thursdays
    The GMC Sanctuary will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm each Thursday to facilitate those wishing to pray there.

Further details may be had from our Prayer Coordinator, Deacon Arlene Burton.

Efforts continue to develop a Church Photo Directory here at GMC, to help our members recognize and get to know each other. This is a part of our drive to facilitate caring relationships within our fellowship. For those who wish to participate, we are asking that you kindly email to the Church Office, a recent photo ( a selfie will also work), that represents you. GMC’s email address is gracemis@cwjamaica .com. Those without electronic access may send or hand deliver photos to the Church Office Team.

Arrangements are also being made to facilitate a photo session after the service one Sunday, where we will have a photographer on the spot to take pictures for the directory, for those of us who need to.

Upcoming MCAJ Events

National Evangelism & Missions Department presents:

  1. Eastern Region Evangelism Training with Reverend Ronald Webster:
    • Part 2: to be rescheduled.

NMYM Camp 2023 is on now! Our GMC/Rae Town Campers will attend Camps 2-5, and we ask that you pray specifically for a great time of fun, their safety and spiritual upliftment as they participate this year.

Summer Camps 2023

The Mamby Park Baptist Church invites you to their Crusade – “Jesus Comes For One, He Comes for All” on July 16-23, 2023. This will be on the Church Grounds at 161A Constant Spring Road. A number of dynamic speakers will share the Word.

Barry Williams & Associates presents: “An Evening With The Classics” on July 30, 2023, at The UWI Chapel with featured artistes Barry Williams (Baritone), Lori Burnett (Soprano), & Students of Classical Music. Tickets are available at Music Mart – South Avenue; Fontana Pharmacies in Kingston and at the door. Email:


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” and 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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