Family News, Announcements

The Church News for 27 November 2022

The Church News for 27 November 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
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 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.

November 27th

Opal Pyke-Leair
Grace McDonald
Imani Scott
Hilma Watson
Dionne & Jeremy Richards – Anniversary

November 28th

Mark Blake
Ethan Cadogan
Joy Callendar
Joan Dunkley (o/s)
Reverend Jacob McLean

November 29th

No Listing

November 30th

Cerise Casserly
Arlene Kirton
Ashley Lofters (o/s)

December 1st

Debbie-Ann ChinYoung
Avril King (o/s)
Patrick Leslie
Jeremy Richards
Jonathan Wiggan

December 2nd

Tiffany Brown-McGregor (o/s)
John Murray (o/s)
Jade Reynolds (o/s)
Gabrielle Thomas (o/s)

December 3rd

Hazel Campbell
Isemenda (Peggy) Dixon
Adassa Lugg
Glendine Martin
Janet & Desmond Palmer – Anniversary

Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies

On Wednesdays, we meet for our weekly Bible Study at 11:00 AM in the Annex, and for 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.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry meets each Friday at 7:00 PM. Contact Sister Dionne Richards if you wish to join them.
Also, on Saturdays Youth In Praise meets @ 1:00 PM and Teens in Praise meets @ 2:30 PM. Join us in the sanctuary for, Music, Dancing, Drama, Sign Language, Miming, and Games.
(Covid containment protocols observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization). See you there!

Sunday School

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 will also be observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization)

Sunday Service

We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM via ZOOM and live-stream on our YouTube Channel. This month at GMC, we celebrate our Youth and Children’s Ministries and our speaker today is Dr. Zoe Simpson.

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.

Other Announcements

The Membership Department is reminding everyone of our Benevolence Drive for Christmas 2022. As usual, we are reaching out to you for your donations of non-perishable items, to be delivered to the Church Office.  The deadline for delivery of the donations is December 15, 2022. Christmas baskets will be prepared for distribution to our vulnerable members and adherents.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our dear Sister Ivel Barrett, a longstanding member of GMC. She went home to the Lord on Monday, November 21, 2022, after a period of illness. Final arrangements are being made and will be announced in due course.

The funeral service for Mr. Herman Williams, brother of Sister Catherine Barclay-James is scheduled for December 3, 2022, in St. Thomas. Further details will be provided at a later date.

Additional members of our Church Family have recently lost loved ones, and we continue to support their families with our prayers and words of encouragement:

  • Sister Dawn Ashley has lost her father.
  • Sister Sonia Beaton-Bogle has lost her brother.

Funeral Arrangements will be shared when they become available.

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 Evadne McLean
  • Yvonne Wright (University Hospital)

GMC Church Family members who do not have a Birth Certificate are 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.

The National Missionary Youth Ministries (NMYM)

The NMYM observes November 2022 as Youth Month around the theme: Re-engage, Revive, Rebuild. Join us at GMC in the activities being organized by the Youth and Children’s Ministries.

Also, as the curtain comes down on the Youth Month activities, please be praying for safety and a rich time of blessing for our Team from Grace Youth Ministries (GYM) who have journeyed to Kendal Camp & Conference Centre, today for the NMYM National Youth Convention.

The Greater Portmore Missionary Church is inviting us to their Harvest Service under the theme, “Grateful Hearts, Celebrating Our Faithful God”, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 4:00 PM. 

The Evangelism and Missions Department of the MCAJ will host a National Evangelistic Crusade “Christ for the Nations” from Sunday, November 27- Friday, Dec 2, 2022. This year the crusade will be hosted and broadcast from each of the three regions:

  • Sunday and Monday –  Rev. Donald Webley
  • Tues and Wednesday – Rev. Rennard White
  • Thursday and Friday – Rev. David Roomes

All services will be streamed on

Ye Must Be Born Again, Crusade,


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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