These are the Church News for 27 September 2020.
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.
Nickie Lannaman (o/s)
Donette Swaby (o/s)
Hortense Toyloy (o/s)
Congratulations to all our students who sat the CSEC and CAPE Examinations recently and will now be moving on to higher studies, whether Sixth Form or University.
We welcome your feedback regarding our Bible Studies and Sunday Services. So call or email the Office, or any of the Elders or Deacons.
Our Bible Studies for October 2020 continues each Wednesday via Zoom at 7:00 PM. Also, the presenter will continue to be Reverend Richard Beckford. The theme under discussion is “Saved to Serve” as part of the theme for September-October 2020.
In addition, information on how to join these Studies is shared by email. It is also posted in the various What’s App groups. So look out for this and stay connected.
As part of the process of engaging our members and congregants, on Wednesday September 16, 2020 we sent out an email questionnaire seeking your feedback regarding the kind of Pastor that you wish to have shepherding the flock at GMC at this time.
Your response will facilitate the development of a job specification for the Pastor of GMC. So we ask that you take the time to complete this questionnaire.
However, if you have any challenges in completing the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact the office for assistance (email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone-876-969-0413 or 876-924-1576). We are requesting that you complete and return the questionnaire via email on or before Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
We look forward to your participation. So please check your email and notify us if you have not received the questionnaire. You may also contact our Head Usher for a copy.
Congregational Corporate Prayer
The Church will engage in a time of Corporate Prayer on Sunday, September 27, 2020 commencing at 6:00PM. The main purpose of this prayer session is the selection of a Pastor for Grace Missionary Church. Therefore, we are hoping to have as many members and adherents as possible in attendance. The Zoom Link was sent out soon for this time of prayer.
Finally, remember 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
The updated national measures on Covid-19 under The Disaster Risk Management Act – September 07, 2020.
Persons 70 years and older 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.
Therefore, please remember to call and pray with one another. Also, keep safe, practice social distancing, wash hands and clean surfaces regularly.
We are now 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.
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.