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The Church News for 25 June 2023

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 25 June 2023.
Have a blessed week ahead.

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

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.

June 25th

Rachelle Cummings
Gavin Ford (o/s)
Matthew Leigh
Gary Livingstone (o/s)
Patrice Martin

June 26th

Sonia & Morris Dean – Anniversary

June 27th

Mellissa Baugh
Worrick Bogle
Joelle Cummings
Stephanie Cummings
Aston Walker

June 28th

Nicholas Beckford
Pauline Garvey
Darlene & Carl Jones – Anniversary

June 29th

Giselle Thomas
Shirley & Paul Wilson – Anniversary

June 30th

Caleb Allen (o/s)
Gabrielle Lawson
Devonie Roomes-Henry
Sandra & Paul Simpson – Anniversary

July 1st

Sharna Grandison Drysdale
Lorraine Lewis
Monica Powell
Roy Reynolds Jr (o/s)
Rachael & Delorn Dixon – Anniversary

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) meets each Friday at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Also, Youth In Praise (YIP) and Teens In Praise (TIP) both meet in the Sanctuary on Saturdays at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM respectively.

Sunday School Activities

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

Special Note:
  • Arrangements are being made for a second cohort of the Freedom in Christ Adult Sunday School series to commence. You have been hearing testimonies of how God has been working in persons’ lives through the teachings. Please be in prayer and indicate interest in participating to Sister Darlene Jones, Sunday School Superintendent or the Church office. A warm welcome awaits you.

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 Robert Edwards.

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

The Funeral Service for Mrs Donna Marie Harris, the late sister of Brother Desmond Bennett, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023, here at Grace Missionary Church.

We have been advised of the passing on June 22nd of Horace V. Shaw, a founding member of GMC who was based in Florida in recent years. Let us remember his loved ones in prayer during this time. Funeral arrangements will be shared when available.

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
  • Sister Lucille Alexander – Mandeville Hospital
  • Brother Leonard Bowerbank

GMC’s Worship Music & Creative Arts Department celebrates Music Month in June under the theme Magnify the Lord”. A number of activities have been planned and we welcome your participation today, in this special season of Praise, Worship, and the Word, giving glory to God.

Upcoming MCAJ Events

National Evangelism & Missions Department presents:

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

National Missionary Youth Ministries Summer Camps 2023: July 15 – August 19, 2023. Plan to be there for the first full week of residential camps since 2019!
Come for Fun & Spiritual Upliftment!

Summer Camps 2023
  • A non-refundable fee of $1,000 must accompany the completed camp form.
  • Registration closes Monday, July 3, 2023.
  • Camp Registration Forms are available at the GMC Church Office.

Persons who can assist by sponsoring campers this year are asked to contact to the Church Office.

Wycliffe Caribbean Events

Wycliffe Caribbean celebrates 30 years of ministry in the work of Bible Translation. The following special Anniversary events are coming up, and your participation is invited:

✓ 30th Anniversary Church Service– Sunday, June 25, 2023, at Mona Baptist Church – 9:00 a.m.
✓ 30th Anniversary Pastors’ & Church Leaders’ Breakfast on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. at The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. Tickets are available from the Head Office at 7-7a South Avenue, Kingston 5 or online via www.spurropen.com/wb30th for J$5,000.

Christian Life Fellowship (CLF) is offering for Ministry Leaders, online Grief Counselling Training in a 16-week programme from May to October 2023. Please contact them at 876-927-1175 or 876-477-9297 for further information. (An information flyer is below).

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: barrygwilliams@gmail.com.

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

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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