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The Church News for 31 January 2021

These are the Church News for 31 January 2021.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
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.

January 31st

Vivienne Vassell

February 1st

Margaret Harriott

February 2nd

Millicent Grizzle (o/s)
Shyan Reid
Russell Thompson

February 3rd

Donna Ford (o/s)
Quin Mitchell

February 4th

Kimberlee Blake

February 5th

Everton Lewis
Terri Richards
Stacy-Ann & Rajesh Zodge – Anniversary

February 6th

Violet Stephenson
Harvin Willis

Children’s Church

Please remember that Children’s Church is held every Saturday at 3:00 PM via ZOOM. So you may contact Sisters Michelle Dinald or Carol Blake for the Link. You may also contact the Church Office.

Youth Ministries Meeting

The Youth Department meets every Friday evening at 7:30pm via ZOOM. So please contact Sister Dionne Richards for the Link and join us.

Bible Studies

Our Bible Study series resumes on February 3rd, 2021. The theme for February is also “Hope in Times of Crises”. Our presenter will be Reverend Ronald Webster. As usual, we start at 7:00 PM each Wednesday night on ZOOM. The link will be distributed.

Information on how to join these Studies is provided by email and posted in the various WhatsApp groups. Therefore, please invite family/friends/co-workers to join us each Wednesday. Also, please share the link with everyone.

Sunday Service

Reverend Courtney Richards is our speaker for the sermon today, January 34th, 2021. We will also transmit our service live via ZOOM and YouTube. In addition, we will post it here on our website later in the afternoon.

We welcome your feedback regarding our Bible Studies and Sunday Services. So call or email the office or any of the Elders or Deacons. You may also email us via our website at webmaster@gmc-mca.org.

Ash Wednesday Fasting and Prayer Service

On Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, we will have a Fasting and Prayer Service, starting at 9:00 AM. We will also commence a 21-Day Daniel Fast on the day.

MCAJ Eastern District Virtual Conference 2021

The Eastern District Convention of the Missionary Church Association in Jamaica (MCAJ) takes place today, Sunday, January 31, 2021, commencing at 9:00 am. The Guest Speaker will be The MCAJ Chairman, Rev. Jacob Mclean. 

Therefore, our Sanctuary will be open on Sunday, January 31, 2021, with live streaming via the Portmore YouTube Page for the Convention. A special offering will be collected, which will be used to promote Christian witness in the region as well as defray expenses associated with the Convention. As is customary, the Convention will culminate in the observance of the Lord’s Supper and Grace Missionary Church will be participating in the serving of Communion. We anticipate your attendance

Prayers

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 as we return from isolation and separation.

Church News 2021
Sick and Shut-In List
Issues Relating to Covid-19

These are updated national measures on Covid-19 under The Disaster Risk Management Act – September 07, 2020.

Persons 65 years and older who 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.

We are still 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.

Therefore, please remember to call and pray with one another. Also, keep safe, practice social distancing, wash hands and clean surfaces regularly.

Most importantly, 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.

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