The Church News for 30 October 2022 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.
Sam Green (Rev) (o/s)
Gloria Noelliste (o/s)
Monica & Edwin Douglas – Anniversary
Gracelyn Green (o/s)
Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies
We meet for our weekly Prayer Meeting session every Wednesday starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. This is followed by our Bible Study at 8:00 PM on ZOOM and YouTube.
Grace Youth Ministry meets each Friday at 7:30 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!
In-person 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)
We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM via ZOOM and live-stream on our YouTube Channel. The Speaker for this Sunday is Reverend Mark Dawes.
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.
Our Sister Catherine Barclay-James lost a brother this past Wednesday. Please support the family with your prayers for God’s comfort, at this time. We continue to pray as well for those of our number who have lost close relatives in recent weeks.
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 Evadne McLean
- Sister Angela Rose Lee
GMC Church Family members who do not now 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.
Plans are being made for the resumption of GMC’s 11:00 AM Wednesday Mid-Day Bible Study on November 2, 2022, in ‘face-to-face’ mode. As with all such activities, Covid containment protocols will be observed. (Wearing of masks, Sanitization, etc.)
The MCAJ Women’s Ministry Eastern Area 2 Ingathering
The MCAJ Women’s Ministry Eastern Area 2 Ingathering Service which was rescheduled from its original September date, will now take place this afternoon at 4:00 PM at the Hampton Green Missionary Church. Dr. Zoe Simpson is the speaker.
The next meeting of the GMC Women’s Fellowship is scheduled for November 12, 2022, at 9:30 AM, in ‘face-to-face’ mode. Further details will be provided at a later date.
The National Missionary Youth Ministries (NMYM)
The NMYM will observe November 2022 as Youth Month around the theme: Re-engage, Revive, Rebuild. Information on activities being organized by Grace Youth Ministry (GYM) will be shared as it becomes available.
They will also present CAMP OUT at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre – Cost $8,000.00 (limited space available):
- November 25-27 for ages 14-17 years
Registration Link – https://spurropen.com/NMYMweekendcamp.
Please contact #876-344-3420 or nmymmca on Instagram, for more information.
The Eltham Missionary Church has extended an invitation for our support at their Annual Harvest & Thanksgiving Service to be held on November 13, 2022, starting at 4:30 PM.
Also, The Mamby Park Baptist Church Health & Wellness Ministry will host a virtual presentation, Eating For Life, on Sunday, October 30, 2022, (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM). The presenter will be Mrs. Patricia Fletcher, Nutritionist, and Corporate Wellness and Lifestyle Consultant. All are invited to join. The Zoom ID is 611 138 3180.
The MCAJ Evangelism and Missions Department in collaboration with the Christian Education Department invites all Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Board Members, and those involved in Altar Work (Counselling) / Follow-up to a National Training on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, via the Zoom platform. Registration will open on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, and the Zoom details will be provided at a later date.
Areas to be covered are:
1. Altar Work 2. Discipleship Process 3. Follow-up Process
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.