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The Church News for 31 July 2022

The Church News for 31 July 2022 is distributed by the Grace Missionary Church Office.
Have a blessed week ahead.

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

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.

July 31st

Maxine Barton (o/s)

August 1st

Michael Smellie
Yvonne Dale Reynolds

August 2nd

Carolyn Allen (o/s)
Adrian Miller
Cheryl Ruddock

August 3rd

Jacqueline Hamilton

August 4th

Sandrene Aikens
Ravayna McLeod
Marjorie Spencer

August 5th

Denisha Bourne
Darlene Jones
Laurie-Ann Jones
Rupie & Nigel Clarke – Anniversary

August 6th

Paulette Dixon
Kadian Ingleton
Chad Miller (o/s)
Stephen Rampair
Andrew Richards
Michelle Shand-Forbes
Charmaine & Glendon Newsome – Anniversary

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. The presenter is our own Reverend Mark Dawes and he continues the focus on “Creation“.

Grace Youth Ministries (GYM) Meeting

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

Sunday School

In-person Sunday School classes for all age groups take place from 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM.
(However, Covid containment protocols will 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 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. You may also email us via our website at 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 Funeral service for our brother Desmond Bennett’s mother is scheduled for August 13, 2022, at Bethel Baptist Church. Let us continue to pray for the Bennetts during this time.

Also, let us continue to remember those from our Church family who are grieving the loss of close family members. A number of the Thanksgiving services were held during this past week and we pray for God’s comfort and strength for our brethren.

Do remember our brethren who are hospitalized or recovering from surgery. Let us keep surrounding them with our prayers and words of encouragement:

  • Reverend Garnett Roper
  • Sister Yvonne Wright
  • Elder Mary Clarke

In addition, please pray about GMC’s Evangelism Thrust planned for the month of September. Let us also pray for God to speak through His servants who will deliver the Word and to those people we will invite to join us in the Sanctuary or via our online platforms to hear the gospel each Sunday during the month.

The MCAJ invites the participation and support of Grace Missionary Church in the following events.

Date: Online Week of Prayer and Prayer WalkDate: Weekend Crusade
August 21 – 28, 2022August 26-28, 2022

Additional information will be provided as the dates approach. So please continue to pray for the success of these ministry initiatives.

MCAJ Summer Camps in the usual format have been suspended for this year. There are plans for two weekend camps during October and November 2022. Further information will follow.

National Events

During this week Jamaica celebrates Emancipation and the 60th anniversary of our Independence! We give thanks to Almighty God, who has brought our nation this far, and pray for His intervention in the challenges of crime and the breakdown in family values with which we are currently faced.


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 15 May 2022
Sick and Shut-In List

Resumption of Church Activities

With the rescinding of the DRMA COVID-19 Containment Measures, plans are being made for a gradual resumption of other ministry activities in ‘face-to-face’ mode’. These will be guided by the Enforcement Measures under the Public Health Act. We will provide additional details as soon as we finalize the arrangements.

We continue to observe the following protocols for your safety and comfort:

  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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