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The Church News for 31 March 2024

The Grace Missionary Church Office distributes the Church News for 31 March 2024.
Have a blessed week ahead.

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Below is a list of our members and adherents 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.

Birthday & Anniversaries – Week of March 31, 2024 – April 6, 2024

March 31st

No Listing

April 1st

Veretta Murray (o/s)

April 2nd

Marcia & Eval Lyn-Cook – Anniversary

April 3rd

Jorie Lawson
David Willis

April 4th

Edisson Etienne (o/s)
Amelia Neil
Yvette Woolery

April 5th

Pauline Campbell
Carl Nehemiah
Gail Nehemiah
Valerie Smellie
Janet Williamson

April 6th

Halle King
Marvin McNeil (o/s)

Birthday & Anniversaries – Week of April 7, 2024 – April 13, 2024

April 7th

Donald Blake
Beverley Orboine
Grace Sinclair
Marjorie Williams

April 8th

David Beezer
Marcel Logan (o/s)
Silvena & George Speid – Anniversary (o/s)

April 9th

No Listing

April 10th

Chrisia Daniels
Charlene James-Devora

April 11th

No Listing

April 12th

Phillip Martin
James Simpson
John-Mark Simpson (o/s)

April 13th

Lanna Bennett

Prayer and Bible Studies

  • Wednesday’s midday Bible Study starts at 11:00 am.
  • Wednesday evening’s Prayer Meeting session starts at 7:00 p.m. on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study begins at 8:00 p.m. and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.
  • Weekly Thursday Morning Prayer at 10:00 a.m. The GMC Sanctuary will remain open until 4:00 p.m. each Thursday for those who wish to pray there.

Youth Meetings

Grace Youth Ministry (GYM) meets each Friday at @7:00 p.m. (Youth Fellowship Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. – Jeopardy Bible Quiz: The Easter Story from the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke & John)
Youth In Praise (YIP) meets on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and
Teens In Praise (TIP) meets on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday School Activities

Sunday School classes for all age groups meet each Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Sunday Service

Our Worship Services continue face-to-face from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. It is shared via ZOOM and live-streamed on our YouTube Channel. Our 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 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.

Members’ Milestone Recognition

The Membership Department wants to recognize and celebrate with our members with upcoming Milestone Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries. If you have one such special event, please share it with Sister Dawn Ashley- the Social Support Officer or a member of the Church Office Team.

Church Photo Directory

Efforts continue to develop a Church Photo Directory here at GMC, to help our members recognize and get to know each other. This is a part of our drive to facilitate caring relationships within our fellowship. For those who wish to participate, we ask that you kindly email to the Church Office, a recent photo ( a selfie will also work), that represents you. GMC’s email address is gracemis@cwjamaica .com. Those without electronic access may send or hand deliver photos to the Church Office Team.

Other Announcements

We continue to offer support through our prayers and words of encouragement to our members and adherents who have recently lost loved ones. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be yours.

Let us pray for and encourage those of our Church Family who recently lost loved
ones:

  • Sister Pearl Derby lost her sister Mrs. Clarice Dunn, who died in Florida on March 19th. Sister Derby will travel to Florida with other family members, to attend the Thanksgiving Service.
  • Brother Mark Barnaby’s brother, Matthew Chevannes, passed away in Atlanta on March 27th following a period of illness.
  • Please continue to remember the family of our Sister Heather Elrington, who died recently in the United Kingdom. Funeral arrangements will be shared as they become available to us.

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
  • Mrs. Phyllis Robinson
  • Brother Lloyd Trusty
  • Sister Sadie Duncan
  • Sister Margaret Harriott
  • Ms. Rosetta Fisher (mother of Sister Patrice Martin)
MCAJ Conference and Convention

➢ The Annual MCAJ Conference is scheduled for April 2-5, 2024, at the Kendal Camp & Conference Centre in Mandeville.
➢ All are invited to attend the 2024 MCAJ Convention at Kendal on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Please add your name to the list at the Ushers’ Table if you wish to go but need transportation. You will need to pack a lunch or be prepared to purchase lunch at the location.
There will be no services in the GMC Sanctuary on that date.

The next GMC Women’s Fellowship Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the residence of Sister Joyce Bailey, Ewarton, St. Catherine. Ladies are required to meet at Grace Missionary Church at 8:00 am before departure. We pray for a safe journey for our sisters.

The Jamaica Broilers sponsored eventFun In The Son” will be held at the National Stadium on April 20, 2024. The organizers need Counsellors for the event and invite Christians to join them at Swallowfield Chapel on April 13th for training. An email has been circulated to the GMC email group with further information and a form to be completed by interested believers. Please pray that lives will be changed as attendees come to know Christ, through the activities planned for that day.

GMC UPCOMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES!

✓ Family Month- May 2024
✓ Health Fair – May 4, 2024
✓ Music Month – June 2024
✓ Family Fun Day – June 22, 2024
✓ University Singers Concert – June 29, 2024

Prayers

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” and 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 for February 18, 2024
Sick and Shut-In List

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.

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