These are the Church News for 24 January 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.
Janet & Norris Williamson – Anniversary
Abigail Squire (o/s)
Tanya Roxanne Clarke (o/s)
Carvan Perue (o/s)
Please remember that Children’s Church is held 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 meets every Friday evening at 7:30pm via ZOOM. So please contact Sister Dionne Richards for the Link and join us.
We will have no Bible Study this Wednesday. We will join with the Kingston Keswick Convention virtually for the week via their YouTube Page. Be sure to bookmark their channel for notices. See further notice below regarding the Convention.
We will resume our studies on February 3, 2021.
Information on how to join these Studies is 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 Courtney Richards is our speaker for the sermon today, January 34th, 2021. We will also transmit our service live via ZOOM and YouTube. In addition, we will post it here on our website later in the afternoon.
We welcome your feedback regarding our Bible Studies and Sunday Services. So call or email the office or any of the Elders or Deacons. You may also email us via our website at email@example.com.
Kingston Keswick Virtual Convention 2021
This year the convention will be virtual, running from Sunday, January 24 to Sunday, January 31, 2021, under the theme: “CONSISTENT FAITH IN CHALLENGING TIMES“, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in view and specifically geared for local, regional and global participation. Please join the Kingston Keswick Virtual Convention 2021 Gathering via their Facebook and YouTube pages.
MCAJ Eastern District Virtual Conference 2021
The Eastern District Convention of the Missionary Church Association in Jamaica (MCAJ) will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2021, commencing at 9:30 am. The Guest Speaker will be The MCAJ Chairman, Rev. Jacob Mclean. Having regard to Covid-19 Protocols, we are being asked to tune in to the Convention via the Portmore Missionary Church Facebook and YouTube pages.
Therefore, our Sanctuary will be opened on Sunday, January 31, 2021, with live streaming via the Portmore YouTube Page for the Convention. A special offering will be collected, which will be used to promote Christian witness in the region as well as defray expenses associated with the Convention. As is customary, the Convention will culminate in the observance of the Lord’s Supper and Grace Missionary Church will be participating in the serving of Communion. We anticipate your attendance
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.
Issues Relating to Covid-19
These are updated national measures on Covid-19 under The Disaster Risk Management Act – September 07, 2020.
Persons 65 years and older who are required to work from home and otherwise, must stay home. They are, however, permitted to leave home once per day for medical care, food, exercise and other essentials of life – which include attending a worship service.
Also, Worship Services may continue to be held within the existing guidelines. There must be temperature checks, sanitization, and the MANDATORY wearing of masks during services.
We are still in the community transmission phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. So please remember to pay very close attention to the periodic updates and advisories issued by the relevant authorities.
Therefore, 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.