The Church News for 8 May 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.
Chue Ping Russell
Julian & Bernard Smothers – Anniversary
Richard Wilson (o/s)
Kay Ann Williams
Children’s Church is on Saturdays at 3:00 PM via ZOOM. Please contact Sisters Michelle Dinald or Carol Blake for the Link. You may also contact the Church Office.
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.
Prayer Meeting and Bible Studies
We meet for our weekly Prayer Meeting session every Wednesday starting at 7:00 PM on ZOOM. However, for “Family Month” our Bible Study sessions are replaced with various presentations. So on Wednesday, May 11th, we will have a presentation on Parent/Child Relationships. The presenter will be announced at a later time.
Teens in Praise (TIP)
Teens in Praise resumes on Saturdays at 2:30 PM (in person) 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.
We transmit our Worship Services from the Sanctuary each Sunday at 9:00 AM via ZOOM and our YouTube Channel. The Speaker for our Mother’s Day Service is Sister Marsha Beckford.
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 email@example.com. We greatly appreciate your feedback.
The funeral service for Sister Murl Braham will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11:00 AM here in the Sanctuary. Please be in prayer for the family.
Sister Kadian Ingleton will participate in the Special Olympics to be held June 5 – 12 in Orlando, Florida. She will compete in the Open Water Swimming. Sister Kadian is scheduled to depart Jamaica on June 4 and has requested prayers for herself and her mom.
Family Month – May 2022
May is Family Month and you are invited to join us in as many of the planned activities as you are able to. The Brochure detailing the events is again being circulated, along with the announcements. Also, our theme is “Renewal of the Family in Body, Mind, Spirit”.
In addition, the Annual Health Fair is scheduled for May 14, 2022, starting at 9:00 AM. The Ministry Department is seeking your support by way of sponsorship for this event to help to defray the cost of various medical tests for those who will participate. So if you can assist in any way, please contact the Church Office at 876-969-0413, 876-925-3214, or 876-924-1576.
The MCAJ invites the participation and support of Grace Missionary Church in the weekend Crusades and Online Weeks of Prayer as detailed below.
|Date: Online Week of Prayer and Prayer Walk
|Date: Weekend Crusade
|May 29 – June 5, 2022
|June 3 – 5, 2022
|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.