The Church News for 4 December 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.
Monica Douglas (o/s)
Lorie-Ann Whittaker-Simpson (o/s)
Mildred & Leonard Bowerbank – Anniversary
Eileen & Frances Felix – Anniversary
AnnMarie & Barrington Graham – Anniversary
Adrienne & Denis Gray – Anniversary
Vanessa Foote (o/s)
Clayton Russell Jr.
Curtis Whittley (o/s)
Abigail Morrison (o/s)
Laurie-Ann Spencer (o/s)
Jessica Baugh (o/s)
Carroll & Lenworth Miller – Anniversary
Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies
On Wednesdays, we meet for our weekly Bible Study at 11:00 AM in the Annex, and for our Prayer Meeting session at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. The evening Bible Study starts at 8:00 PM and is shared on ZOOM and YouTube.
Grace Youth Ministry meets each Friday at 7:00 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!
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. This month at GMC, we celebrate our Youth and Children’s Ministries and our speaker today is Reverend Orville Neil.
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.
The Membership Department is reminding everyone of our Benevolence Drive for Christmas 2022. As usual, we are reaching out to you for your donations of non-perishable items, to be delivered to the Church Office. The deadline for delivery of the donations is December 15, 2022. Christmas baskets will be prepared for distribution to our vulnerable members and adherents.
Final arrangements are being made for our Sister Ivel Barrett who went home to the Lord on Monday, November 21, 2022, after a period of illness. Details will be announced in due course
For the members of our Church Family who recently lost loved ones, we continue to support their families with our prayers and words of encouragement:
- Sister Dawn Ashley lost her father.
- Sister Sonia Beaton-Bogle lost her brother.
Funeral Arrangements will be shared when they become available.
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
- Yvonne Wright (University Hospital)
Any GMC Church Family member who does not have a Birth Certificate is 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.
The GMC Women’s Fellowship will meet on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 9:30 am in the annex. Devotions will be led by Sister Paula Blake-Powell and Deacon Arlene Burton will present on the topic “Your Health and Wellness: Striking the Balance”. Please bring your exercise gear. Refreshments will be provided.
GMC Christmas Celebrations
Our Christmas Production will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. It will feature the talents of both the Youth-in-Praise and Teens-in-Praise Teams. There will also be a Cake Sale immediately following the event.
Details of other Worship opportunities and activities planned for the Christmas Season will be shared in subsequent bulletins.
The Greater Portmore Missionary Church is inviting us to their Harvest Service under the theme, “Grateful Hearts, Celebrating Our Faithful God”, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 4:00 PM.
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.