The Church News for 26 March 2023 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
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.
Mary A. Clarke
Kimberley Beckles (o/s)
Dale Clarke (o/s)
Jennifer & Danville Japp – Anniversary
Veretta Murray (o/s)
Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies:
On Wednesdays, we meet in the Sanctuary for our weekly midday Bible Study at 11:00 AM and our Prayer Meeting session at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study starts at 8:00 PM and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.
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. Covid Containment protocols continue to be observed.
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 Michael Smellie.
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 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.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Brother Leyland Walker, a member of GMC, on March 23, 2023. Let us remember to pray for God’s comfort to his family during this challenging time. The 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.
- Elder Clinton Thompson lost a brother. Thanksgiving Services were held in Florida last week.
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
- Brother Leonard Bowerbank
GMC Easter Worship Opportunities
- Good Friday Service – 9:00 a.m. April 7, 2023
- Easter Sunday Service – 9:00 a.m. April 9, 2023
- Easter Production – 6:00 p.m. April 9, 2023, featuring:
- Youth In Praise
- Teens In Praise
- Grace Youth Ministry (GYM)
- GMC Sanctuary Choir
Come and enjoy the talents and ministry of our Worship Music and Creative Arts and Youth Departments. Bring the family and let us Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!!
The 2023 MCAJ Conference will begin on April 11, 2023, and end with the Annual Convention on Sunday, April 16, 2023. The Conference will be hosted virtually April, 11-14, 2023, while we will meet “face to face” for the convention at the Kendal Camp & Conference Centre, Mandeville, for the first time in three years. GMC Members are asked to submit to the Church Leadership (by April 9th), any matters they wish to have aired or discussed at this year’s Conference.
The Eastern Region of the MCAJ Women’s Fellowship will host a Morning of Prayer here at GMC starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Ladies…you are all specially invited.
There is a special appeal for emergency financial assistance to the church in Malawi which was severely impacted earlier this month by Tropical Cyclone Freddy. We continue to pray for the brethren there as we receive updates on the situation from Pastor Charles Malunga, through our Elder John Roomes.
Today’s Walk-up Missions Offering will be prayerfully allocated to that cause. Please support as you are able to.
The telephone and internet systems in the Church Office are currently being upgraded. During this exercise, 876-924-1576 is the only contact number. The remaining phone numbers are being ported and will be reinstated when the upgrade is complete. Our service provider has also made available to us, some temporary contact numbers: 876-678-1481; 876-678-1479; 876-678-1418; 876-678-1392.
Any GMC Church Family member who does not have a Birth Certificate is invited to contact Sister Dawn Ashley, our Social Support Officer, through the Church Office. The Membership Department will be reaching out to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) to determine the best way of helping our congregants to acquire this most important document.
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.
Resumption of Church Activities
We continue to observe the following protocols for your safety and comfort when we meet:
- Hand Washing and Sanitization.
- Mask Wearing in enclosed spaces (highly recommended, but not mandated).
- Maintaining Physical distance (highly recommended, but not mandated).
- 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.