The Church News for 5 June 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.
Jace Dawson (o/s)
Greg Spencer (o/s)
Ann-Chantol & Leon Nash – Anniversary
Hyacinth & Robert Wright – Anniversary
Kellie-Ann & Wickham Smith – 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 will be our own Reverend Mark Dawes.
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.
Teens in Praise (TIP)
Teens in Praise resume in-person meetings on Saturdays at 2:30 PM with Bible Study, Dancing, Drama, Sign Language, Miming & Games.
(Covid containment protocols will be observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization)
Prayer, Praise and Testimonies
We have “Prayer, Praise and Testimonies” sessions on the last Sunday of each month @ 7:00 PM via ZOOM. Please join us for a time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal on the platform.
Welcome back to Sunday School at GMC! In-person Sunday School classes for all age groups resume today June 5, 2022, from 8:00 – 8:55 AM.
(However, Covid containment protocols will be observed- Wearing of masks, Sanitization)
We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM via ZOOM and our YouTube Channel. The Speaker for this Communion Sunday is Reverend Mark Dawes.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate your feedback.
The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Rev. David B. Clarke, former pastor of Grace Missionary Church, will take place in the United States later this month. Let us continue to pray for God’s comfort to his family during this time of loss.
Along with the MCAJ, Grace Missionary Church extends our sincere condolences to the family of this stalwart in Christian ministry.
Sister Inez Wright-Elliott, a member living overseas, has advised of the passing of her mother and her aunt in the space of two (2) weeks. She has requested that the church remember her in prayer during this very sad time for her.
Also, Sister Kadian Ingleton departed Jamaica on June 4th. She will participate in the Special Olympics to be held June 5 – 12 in Orlando, Florida, in the Open Water Swimming. So continue to pray for herself and her mom.
The funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Bennett, (mother of Pastor Dalkeith Bennett), who died on May 28, 2022, will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, corner of Molynes Road and Washington Boulevard. Please uphold the family in prayer as they grieve.
Additionally, we are so thankful to God for successful back surgery for our bass guitar player, Brother Cordel Rattray. Please pray for complete recovery as he recuperates.
Music Month – June 2022
June is Music Month. During this time special focus will be given to worship through the music of different genres. Therefore, each Sunday we expect to have with us speakers and musicians whose God-Given gifts and talents will enrich the worship experience.
Our theme this year is Psalm 150 – ‘Let everything that hath breath, Praise the Lord‘. So let us pray for a rich time of blessing as we honour God with our praise.
Finally, GMC’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually by Zoom on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 5:30 PM. We circulated the meeting invitation to the Membership and encourage all members to try to be present to facilitate the conduct of the business of the church.
The MCAJ invites the participation and support of Grace Missionary Church in the following events.
|Date: Online Week of Prayer and Prayer Walk||Date: Weekend Crusade|
|August 21 – 28, 2022||August 26-28, 2022|
Additional information will be provided as the dates approach. So please continue to pray for the success of these ministry initiatives.
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
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.
The COVID-19 virus containment measures are now governed by the Public Health Act Regulations, effective March 18, 2022. The recommended protocols are:
- 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 relevant authorities relating to COVID 19.
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.