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CIRMC Weekly Update January 11 2019

Friday Jan 11, 2019
 
UCJCI PEACE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES     PEACE IN THE CONGREGATION 
Peace in the Congregation should be assumed as a ‘given’. After all, are we not called to be ‘peacemakers’  and do we not possess the ‘spirit of peace’? Yet not only in today’s Church but in the New Testament Church, Paul found it necessary to encourage believers to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. 


 

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CIRMC Weekly Update January 4 2019

Friday Jan 11, 2019
 
January to March 2019-  DISCIPLES IN WORSHIP “Yet a time is coming, and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24 NIV)  At the Heart of the Renewal and Transformation mandate for the United Church, is “life-giving Worship.” Life-giving worship anchors, affirms and activates our faith towards living and being “Disciples for life!”  

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CIRMC Weekly Update December 20, 2018

Thursday Dec 20, 2018
 
The reading from the Gospel of Luke this Sunday brings the Magnificat to our attention. Luke’s Gospel, in general, underscores God’s preferential care towards the humble, the hungry, and the deprived, and God’s verdict upon the self-indulgent. Mary’s Song invites us to reflect on the surprising inversion in God’s actions; ‘He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly’, He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty’.

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CIRMC Weekly Update December 14, 2018

Monday Dec 17, 2018
 
 ‘Joy to the World, the Lord has come’ written by Isaac Watts (16741748) is still one of the most popular Christmas Carols. Originally penned as a poem, based on Psalm 98, it was included in Watt’s work entitled ‘The Psalms of David, Imitated in the New Testament’. The Carol speaks to the Second Coming of the Messiah and was initially entitled ‘The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom’. For Watts, the Psalms find their fulfillment in the New Testament.

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CIRMC Weekly Update December 5, 2018

Thursday Dec 06, 2018
 
Members of the Girls’ Brigade brought the Nativity scene alive during the Annual Girls’ Brigade Carol Service held at the Savannah United Church on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Ms. Debbie McLaughlin, Chairman, G. B. Council Cayman, welcomed all present including Patron, Mrs. Olive Miller and President, Mrs. Iva Good. All the Companies participated in the Service which was themed as ‘The Signs of Christmas’.

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CIRMC Weekly Update November 28 2018

Friday Nov 30, 2018
 
New leadership installed for Council's Women's Fellowship.  A new section entitled 'Know your UCJCI Constitution' has been included in the Weekly Update.

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CIRMC Weekly Update November 21, 2019

Friday Nov 30, 2018
 
UCJCI Child Care and Protection Policy -17  persons complete training in CIRMC

At the 2015 Synod of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, a Resolution was passed to develop a Child Care and Protection Policy for the whole church.  The policy not only protects our children but also protects our leaders, most of whom are volunteers. For the United Church, this is more than just writing a statement or providing guidelines, this is a powerful commitment – a totally new strategy of engagement – a church that values its children and young people above rubies. Every child matters! 

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CIRMC Weekly Update November 15, 2018

Thursday Nov 15, 2018
 
Cayman Prep and High School offers a world-class education to over nine hundred students and has a mission to enable students to become not only critical thinkers but responsible citizens and lifelong learners. CPHS is owned and operated by the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.   

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CIRMC Weekly November 8 2018

Thursday Nov 08, 2018
 
Chair of Council, Ms. Angela Martins was recently elected as the Convener of the Caribbean and North America Area Council (CANAAC). This edition focuses on ecumenical engagements with CANAAC, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the Council for World Mission. 

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CIRMC Weekly Update November 1, 2018

Thursday Nov 01, 2018
 
Highlights from the Synodical Committees meetings held October 22-27, 2018 are featured in this week's CIRMC Update. 

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