RBC Weekly Newsletter (5/7/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

We are having a BUSINESS MEETING on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  All Members are urged to attend. All are welcome. We are continuing to monitor the CDC Guidelines but at this time all policies and practices we currently have in place will be for this meeting as well. We will keep everyone informed if any changes are made to these policies and procedures. Thank you all for your understanding. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to give the office a call or email.

THIS WEEK: 05/09/2021: ~ “Are You the Pitcher or the Stone?” – (1 Peter 2:1-12) ~ Mother’s Day

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YOUTH GROUP 

Sunday, May 9th3:30pm – 5:00pm Meeting Held at Ministry Center

Invite your friends!! We are open for the Youth Group to bring friends from outside the church. (Masks are still required.)

Lesson series: “Paul’s Books to the Church”

We will look to Paul’s writings to the church and how they apply to students’ lives as they live out their faith in today’s world. I look forward to what we will learn together.

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

Impact Adventure Camp

Volunteer Meetings

Monday, May 17, 2021 ~ 6:30 pm in the Great Room

Monday, June 14, 2021 ~ 6:30 pm in the Great Room

Contact: Tara Swist

603.300.0797

Tara123abc@comcast.net

Club2:52: Preregister at: https://vbspro.events/p/club252may9

This will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister, links change weekly. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

CLUB2:52 SPRING ADVENTURE: 

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am 

Sign up is now available.  Please use the below link to sign your child(ren) up for Impact Adventure Camp 2021.

https://vbspro.events/p/impact-adventure-camp-2021

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

PLEASE SEE THE FLYER FOR MORE DETAILS: Parent workshop taking place on Saturday, May 22nd, here at New Life Church. We would love for you to join us and also, help spread the word. This workshop is not only for parents – but those who work with youth and/or are invested in the lives of our young people. The speaker is Tori Ferrari of the Girls’ Bloom Home of Teen Challenge. Below I have given some basic information as well as attached a sheet listing the session topics.

What: A workshop for parents of youth that are approximately 11 years and older.  This workshop is created to come along side parents to help our youth navigate the dangerous culture in which they live. The cost of the workshop is $15 per person/couple. Lunch is included.

When: Saturday, May 22nd, 9AM-4PM

Where: New Life Church, Raymond, NH 03077

Who (is this workshop for): Adults: parents, grandparents, youth pastors, teachers, police officers, child/youth workers; individuals who want to help today’s teens navigate today’s dangerous culture

How (do I sign up): Contact Selena Black, Director of Family Ministries at New Life Church; 603-895-6041; sblack@newliferaymond.org; the deadline for registration is Monday, May 17th.

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Check on the new Newsletters and Updates that have been recently posted by viewing the Missions information and check out a listing of our missionaries we support by going to our website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

TO INSTALL THE RBC APP FOR APPLE USERS: For Apple users, you need to go to your app store and install the Sharefaith app. From that app, you can install “Raymond Baptist Church.” (You will only have one app on your device.) You can either choose the RBC icon or the default Sharefaith icon for your screen.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm, Jim & Ginny Fernald’s Home. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES: Friday, May 14th from 11:00am-1:00pm and Friday, May 28th from 11:00am-1:00pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles. They do not ask for proof of residency or proof of income. These events are open to all.

NA will once again be holding their NA Meetings on Friday’s at 7:00pm, starting June 4, 2021 in the Great Room. Please pass the word if you know of anyone who is in need of recovery or a meeting place!

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (4/30/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

We are having a BUSINESS MEETING on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  All Members are urged to attend. All are welcome. We are continuing to monitor the CDC Guidelines but at this time all policies and practices we currently have in place will be for this meeting as well. We will keep everyone informed if any changes are made to these policies and procedures. Thank you all for your understanding. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to give the office a call or email.

THIS WEEK: 05/02/2021: ~ “Fight Club” – (1 Peter 1:13-16) How to Fight for Your Home

NEXT WEEK05/09/2021: ~ “Are You the Pitcher or the Stone?” – (1 Peter 2:1-12) ~ Mother’s Day

Last week’s session produced enjoyable feelings and attempts to render the beauty of God’s flowers. The rest of May will be focused on Flowers and decorating flowerpots. See you soon.”

Amateur Artists! Expression and creativity await you started on Saturdays, from 12 noon for a couple of hours at the church Great Room (or outdoors), rain or shine. No judgment zone! Crayons and paper provided or bring your own supplies. Mask and social distancing required. Remember: An Amateur is one “who engages in a pursuit as a pastime rather than a profession “. Allow yourself the freedom to express yourself.  If anyone has any questions please send Terry Austrew an email at taustrew@gmail.com or give the Office a call.

70th NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER MAY 6, 2021:  Schedule of Events:

May 6—–6am-6pm Prayer Vigil (15-minute time slots, pray from wherever you are)

May 6—-Noon:  Prayer time with area Pastors (On the Raymond Town Common)

May 6—-7pm-8pm: A Time of Prayer & Praise (at Raymond Baptist Church)

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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, May 2nd:

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Meeting Held at Ministry Center

Invite your friends!! We are open for the Youth Group to bring friends from outside the church. (Masks are still required.)

Lesson series: “Paul’s Books to the Church”

We will look to Paul’s writings to the church and how they apply to students’ lives as they live out their faith in today’s world. I look forward to what we will learn together.

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well. Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Club2:52: Preregister at: https://vbspro.events/p/club252may2

This will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister, links change weekly. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

CLUB2:52 SPRING ADVENTURE

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

Sign up is now available.  Please use the below link to sign your child(ren) up for Impact Adventure Camp 2021.

https://vbspro.events/p/impact-adventure-camp-2021

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION:

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

THERE ARE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE, SIGN UP TODAY!

Children’s Fishing Derby (Please Note LocationThe Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Check on the new Newsletters and Updates that have been recently posted by viewing the Missions information and check out a listing of our missionaries we support by going to our website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

TO INSTALL THE RBC APP FOR APPLE USERS: For Apple users, you need to go to your app store and install the Sharefaith app. From that app, you can install “Raymond Baptist Church.” (You will only have one app on your device.) You can either choose the RBC icon or the default Sharefaith icon for your screen.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm, Jim & Ginny Fernald’s Home. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES: Friday, May 14th from 11:00am-1:00pm and Friday, May 28th from 11:00am-1:00pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles. They do not ask for proof of residency or proof of income. These events are open to all.

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (4/23/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

We are having a BUSINESS MEETING on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  All Members are urged to attend. All are welcome. We are continuing to monitor the CDC Guidelines but at this time all policies and practices we currently have in place will be for this meeting as well. We will keep everyone informed if any changes are made to these policies and procedures. Thank you all for your understanding. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to give the office a call or email.

THIS WEEK: 04/25/2021: ~ “It All Starts Here” – (1 Peter 1:1-9) Foundation God Has Given Us to Endure

NEXT WEEK05/02/2021: ~ “Fight Club” – (1 Peter 1:13-16) How to Fight for Your Home

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP: There will be a VBS Meeting for all VBS Volunteers on Monday, April 26th at 7:00pm in the Great Room. Please contact Tara at Tara123abc@comcast.net  or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

Amateur Artists! Expression and creativity await you starting Saturday, April 24th from 12 noon for a couple of hours at the church Great Room (or outdoors), rain or shine. No judgment zone! Crayons and paper provided or bring your own supplies. Mask and social distancing required. Remember: An Amateur is one “who engages in a pursuit as a pastime rather than a profession “. Allow yourself the freedom to express yourself.  If anyone has any questions please send Terry Austrew an email at taustrew@gmail.com or give the Office a call.

Leading up to National Day of Prayer, we would like to bath the community in prayer to pave the way for revival in our town by encouraging our church family to form neighborhood/town walking prayer groups to pray for families as you pass by each home.   We would love to hear back if anyone starts a walking prayer group in their neighborhood.

Join Us on the Town Common on May 6th at 12:00 noon and a Prayer Meeting being held at the Church in the Sanctuary May 6th at 7:00pm,

POSITIVITY URGENTLY NEEDED: We are compiling a booklet for National Day of Prayer titled “New Appreciation for Life’s Simpler Joys and Hopes learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic”. We are hoping this booklet will provide the community some positivity and hope. There is always something positive that comes out of a negative.  If you could send to the office a brief sentence or paragraph stating something positive that came out of Covid-19 in your family, community or friends please let us know.  Thank you in advance for your comments. You can email them to marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, April 25th:

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Meeting Held at Ministry Center

Invite your friends!! We are open for the Youth Group to bring friends from outside the church. (Masks are still required.)

Lesson series: “Paul’s Books to the Church”

We will look to Paul’s writings to the church and how they apply to students’ lives as they live out their faith in today’s world. I look forward to what we will learn together.

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

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Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Club2:52: Preregister at: https://vbspro.events/p/club252april25

This will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister, links change weekly. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

CLUB2:52 SPRING ADVENTURE

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

Sign up is now available.  Please use the below link to sign your child(ren) up for Impact Adventure Camp 2021.

https://vbspro.events/p/impact-adventure-camp-2021

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

THERE ARE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE, SIGN UP TODAY!

Children’s Fishing Derby (Please Note LocationThe Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Check on the new Newsletters and Updates that have been recently posted by viewing the Missions information and check out a listing of our missionaries we support by going to our website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

 

TO INSTALL THE RBC APP FOR APPLE USERS: For Apple users, you need to go to your app store and install the Sharefaith app. From that app, you can install “Raymond Baptist Church.” (You will only have one app on your device.) You can either choose the RBC icon or the default Sharefaith icon for your screen.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm, RBC Great Room. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES: Friday, April 30th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive!

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12 PM EDT – 5 PM EDT

Battle of the Badges is back for 2021! Join us for the 4th annual drive, donate life-saving blood and cast your vote for Team Fire or Team Police!

Unfortunately, no walk-ins, so please sign up with the link provided!      

     www.redcrossblood.org/

     Walmart Distribution Center has

     donated a Dell laptop and Sony  

     PlayStation 4 to raffle off at the drive!

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (4/16/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

We are rejoicing that Raymond Baptist Church is celebrating another anniversary!! 71 years on April 18th! It has been so encouraging to see our church grow over the years. Through all the ups and downs, God has been faithful. Special thanks to our congregation, ministries, members and communities for all that they do to help bring Jesus, encouragement and help into the lives of many.

As we have all seen in the news, the state is dropping its mandatory mask mandate as of today, but still keeping it as a recommendation for best policy. As this pandemic has progressed, changes have been expected in recommendations, and the leadership has been careful in examining those changes and recommendations from the CDC and the state. As we progress through time we will continue to be alert to changes, and the upcoming recommendations on May 7th from the “Safer at Home” guidance. If you would like offer any helpful input for the Board, please feel free to drop a note to the church office.

 

The Board of Elders welcome all comments and questions regarding the workings, policies, goals, moving forward, etc. of the Church and would love to have a discussion with you.  If you would like to contact any of the Elders the following are the email addresses for all. They look forward to answering any and all questions, praying with and for you and having a discussion. Please contact them, they would love to hear from you.

Mike Chouinard          chouinardmike55@gmail.com

Ed Burgess                   edndonnaburgess@comcast.net

Ted Whitten                tedwhitten@comcast.net

Mark Baldwin              m1b16@comcast.net

Scott Osterhuber        sgomso3795@gmail.com

Jim Belknap                 belknapje@icloud.com

Kevin McBride            kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com

THIS WEEK: 04/18/2021: ~ “Teen Challenge”

NEXT WEEK04/25/2021: ~ “It All Starts Here” – (1 Peter 1:1-9) Foundation God Has Given Us to Endure

STORIES STILL NEEDED: After Easter the main teaching theme for Sunday mornings will be “The God Who Gives Second Chances,” we will be using Peter’s writings to see how God gave him, and us second chances to be used. If you have a story about how God gave you a second chance in life and are willing to share it, let the Office or Pastor Kevin know.

Amateur Artists! Expression and creativity await you starting Saturday, April 24th from 12 noon for a couple of hours at the church Great Room (or outdoors), rain or shine. No judgment zone! Crayons and paper provided or bring your own supplies. Mask and social distancing required. Remember: An Amateur is one “who engages in a pursuit as a pastime rather than a profession “. Allow yourself the freedom to express yourself.  If anyone has any questions please send Terry Austrew an email at taustrew@gmail.com or give the Office a call.

Leading up to NDP, we would like to bath the community in prayer to pave the way for revival in our town by encouraging our church family to form neighborhood/town walking prayer groups to pray for families as you pass by each home.   We would love to hear back if anyone starts a walking prayer group in their neighborhood.

POSITIVITY STILL NEEDED: We are compiling a booklet for National Day of Prayer titled “New Appreciation for Life’s Simpler Joys and Hopes learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic”. We are hoping this booklet will provide the community some positivity and hope. There is always something positive that comes out of a negative.  If you could send to the office a brief sentence or paragraph stating something positive that came out of Covid-19 in your family, community or friends please let us know.  Thank you in advance for your comments. You can email them to marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, April 18th:

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Meeting Held at Ministry Center

Invite your friends!! We are open for the Youth Group to bring friends from outside the church. (Masks are still required.)

Lesson series: “Paul’s Books to the Church”

We will look to Paul’s writings to the church and how they apply to students’ lives as they live out their faith in today’s world. I look forward to what we will learn together.

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Club2:52: Preregister at: https://vbspro.events/p/april-18

This will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister, links change weekly. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP: There will be a VBS Meeting for all VBS Volunteers on Monday, April 26th at 7:00pm in the Great Room. Please contact Tara at Tara123abc@comcast.net  or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

Sign up is now available.  Please use this link to sign your child(ren) up for Impact Adventure Camp 2021.

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

THERE ARE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE, SIGN UP TODAY!

Hunter Education Field Day: The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to announce that it will host a NH Hunter Education Field Day on Thursday May 6th, 2021. This course is only for those that have successfully completed the Online NH Hunter Education course and have the invitation to complete their training at an approved field day event. The course will be held from 5:30pm to approximately 7:30pm and will involve the written exam and field walk certification.  All Covid protocols will be in place so students are asked to bring a mask for use indoors.  This course can only be accessed via the NH Hunter Education website by those that have completed the on line course, so complete the online course and sign up soon before this class fills up!

Children’s Fishing Derby(Please Note LocationThe Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more  information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Check on the new Newsletters and Updates that have been recently posted by viewing the Missions information and check out a listing of our missionaries we support by going to our website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested (amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

TO INSTALL THE RBC APP FOR APPLE USERS: For Apple users, you need to go to your app store and install the Sharefaith app. From that app, you can install “Raymond Baptist Church.” (You will only have one app on your device.) You can either choose the RBC icon or the default Sharefaith icon for your screen.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm, RBC Great Room. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES: Friday, April 16th from 11:00-1:00 AND Friday, April 30th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (4/9/21)

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RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/26/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES ~ Palm Sunday

JOIN US THIS EASTER! All services will be in-house as well as shown on Facebook Live,

  • Palm Sunday Svc. (3/28) – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thurs. Worship, Communion Drama Presentation (4/1) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Svc. (4/2) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunrise (4/4) – Hampton Beach (by pavilion) – 6:00 a.m. (will not be shown on

    Facebook Live)

  • Easter Services – RBC Sanctuary (4/4) – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

For Easter Service planning purposes only:

If you know the Easter Service time (8:30am or 10:30am or both) you are planning on attending if you could let the office or the person checking you in on Sunday know it would be appreciated. Thank you.

THIS WEEK: 03/28/2021: ~ “Palm Sunday” “Time to Win” (John 12:12-19)

NEXT WEEK04/04/2021: ~ Easter Sunday ~ “Need a Second Chance” (John 20:1-19)

STORIES STILL NEEDED: After Easter the main teaching theme for Sunday mornings will be “The God Who Gives Second Chances,” we will be using Peter’s writings to see how God gave him, and us second chances to be used. If you have a story about how God gave you a second chance in life and are willing to share it, let the Office or Pastor Kevin know.

EASTER FLOWERS: Help us to decorate the church for Easter! If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete the form in your bulletin and hand in or mail with payment ($7 each) by March 26th. (See order Form at the end of this Newsletter)

SAVE THE DATE! The Landscaping Team needs your help to do Easter/Spring cleaning of the gardens and rake the grounds of the Church on Saturday, March 27th from 9:00am – 11:00am; Bring your garden tools and let’s have some outside fun!!! If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Hassenpflug at: 603-706-3544. Thank you for putting this date on your calendar!  If you only have an hour or so to give, just show up all help is appreciated and welcomed!.

RBC TABLE TALK ~ Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. We want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting. We want to invite you to join Pastor Kevin on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray. The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other. 

Following are the listed dates for the RBC Table Talk ~ Every week on Wed, until Apr 7, 2021

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

Effective Monday, March 29th there will be no more fogging of the Church Building.  We still ask that everyone who holds meetings, events, small groups, etc. to please continue the policy of wearing masks and wiping down surfaces after use. Thank you to all who have and continue to help do their part in helping all of us to remain safe and well.

 The Board of Elders welcome all comments and questions regarding the workings, policies, goals, moving forward, etc. of the Church and would love to have a discussion with you.  If you would like to contact any of the Elders the following are the email addresses for all. They look forward to answering any and all questions, praying with and for you and having a discussion. Please contact them, they would love to hear from you.

Mike Chouinard          chouinardmike55@gmail.com

Ed Burgess                   edndonnaburgess@comcast.net

Ted Whitten                tedwhitten@comcast.net

Mark Baldwin              m1b16@comcast.net

Scott Osterhuber        sgomso3795@gmail.com

Jim Belknap                 belknapje@icloud.com

Kevin McBride            kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com

POSITIVITY NEEDED: We are compiling a booklet for National Day of Prayer titled “New Appreciation for Life’s Simpler Joys and Hopes learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic”. We are hoping this booklet will provide the community some positivity and hope. There is always something positive that comes out of a negative.  If you could send to the office a brief sentence or paragraph stating something positive that came out of Covid-19 in your family, community or friends please let us know.  Thank you in advance for your comments. You can email them to marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, March 28th:

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Meeting held at Ministry Center

I am very excited about this week’s lesson as we study, Jesus’ Power Over… We will look at Jesus’ power over nature, evil (Satan, demons), and even death.

Every week during Youth Group we have started, “Bible Trivia.”  We have started using this as a tool to help the students know where books of the Bible are located. We make it fun, and there are prizes included.

No Youth Group Easter Sunday (April 4th)

After Easter we will be studying Paul’s letter to the churches. Our goal is to learn how God calls us to live as follower of His.

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52-march28

will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

BEGINNING APRIL 11th:

To register:

https://vbspro.events/p/club252april11

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

Sign up is now available.  Please use the below link to sign your child(ren) up for Impact Adventure Camp 2021.

https://vbspro.events/p/impact-adventure-camp-2021

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

Hunter Education Field Day: The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to announce that it will host a NH Hunter Education Field Day on Thursday May 6th, 2021. This course is only for those that have successfully completed the Online NH Hunter Education course and have the invitation to complete their training at an approved field day event. The course will be held from 5:30pm to approximately 7:30pm and will involve the written exam and field walk certification.  All Covid protocols will be in place so students are asked to bring a mask for use indoors.  This course can only be accessed via the NH Hunter Education website by those that have completed the on line course, so complete the online course and sign up soon before this class fills up!

Children’s Fishing Derby(Please Note LocationThe Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.comor you can view all the Missions information and a listing of our missionaries we support go to: 

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

TO INSTALL THE RBC APP FOR APPLE USERS: For Apple users, you need to go to your app store and install the Sharefaith app. From that app, you can install “Raymond Baptist Church.” (You will only have one app on your device.) You can either choose the RBC icon or the default Sharefaith icon for your screen.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 9:30am.  This is open to anyone who is interested. The study is on O.S. Hawkins “The Bible Code” – Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES: Friday, April 16th from 11:00-1:00 AND Friday, April 30th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

Please feel free to cut here and drop in offering plate at service or you can mail it in to RBC, PO Box 106, Raymond NH 03077

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Easter Flowers

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Easter Plants are limited this year so please make a 1st Choice and a 2nd Choice of plants. We will do our very best to get your 1st choice if at all possible. If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete this form and hand in to the Welcome Center with payment ($7 each) by March 26th.

 

1st Choice                2nd Choice

__Lily                           __Lily                                                    In memory of:             _____________________

__Tulip                         __Tulip                                                  In memory of:             _____________________          

__Hyacinth                   __Hyacinth                                            In memory of:             ____________________            

__Daffodil                    __Daffodil                                             In memory of:             _____________________ 

Your Name:                                                                                              

Amount Paid:                                

All flowers will be placed on a table outside the Foyer Easter Sunday for anyone who would like to pick them up after Easter Services.

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/19/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

JOIN US THIS EASTER! All services will be in-house as well as shown on Facebook Live,

  • Palm Sunday Svc. (3/28) – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thurs. Worship, Communion Drama Presentation (4/1) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Svc. (4/2) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunrise (4/4) – Hampton Beach (by pavilion) – 6:00 a.m. (will not be shown on

    Facebook Live)

  • Easter Services – RBC Sanctuary (4/4) – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

For Easter Service planning purposes only: If you know the Easter Service time (8:30am or 10:30am or both) you are planning on attending if you could let the office or the person checking you in on Sunday know it would be appreciated. Thank you.

STORIES NEEDED: After Easter the main teaching theme for Sunday mornings will be “The God Who Gives Second Chances,” we will be using Peter’s writings to see how God gave him, and us second chances to be used. If you have a story about how God gave you a second chance in life and are willing to share it, let the Office or Pastor Kevin know.

EASTER FLOWERS: Help us to decorate the church for Easter! If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete the form in your bulletin and hand in or mail with payment ($7 each) by March 26th. (See order Form at the end of this Newsletter)

SAVE THE DATE! The Landscaping Team needs your help to do Easter/Spring cleaning of the gardens and rake the grounds of the Church on Saturday, March 27th from 9:00am – 11:00am; Bring your garden tools and let’s have some outside fun!!! If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Hassenpflug at: 603-706-3544. Thank you for putting this date on your calendar!  If you only have an hour or so to give, just show up all help is appreciated and welcomed!.

RBC TABLE TALK ~ Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. We want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting. We want to invite you to join Pastor Kevin on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray. The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other. 

Following are the listed dates for the RBC Table Talk ~ Every week on Wed, until Apr 7, 2021

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

THIS WEEK: 03/21/2021: ~ “Prayers from the Heart” (John 17:1-26)

NEXT WEEK: ~ Palm Sunday ~ “Time for a Win” (John 12:12-19)

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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, March 21stTeaching: Youth Group has started a short series on, “Jesus.” We are using Luke’s Gospel for this series. 

  • This week we will look at “Jesus Taught”, What did Jesus teach and to whom?
  • Next week we will look at “Jesus Power Over Nature, Satan, and Death!!”

Lesson: “Jesus Taught What?” We will look at some of what Jesus taught and the impact it still has today.

No Youth Group Easter Sunday (April 4th)

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52-march21

will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

Hunter Education Field Day: The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to announce that it will host a NH Hunter Education Field Day on Thursday May 6th, 2021. This course is only for those that have successfully completed the Online NH Hunter Education course and have the invitation to complete their training at an approved field day event. The course will be held from 5:30pm to approximately 7:30pm and will involve the written exam and field walk certification.  All Covid protocols will be in place so students are asked to bring a mask for use indoors.  This course can only be accessed via the NH Hunter Education website by those that have completed the on line course, so complete the online course and sign up soon before this class fills up!

Children’s Fishing Derby(Please Note LocationThe Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view (Click a right handed click and Open Hyperlink if you are unable to click on the link and go to the update or copy the website address) You can also copy the website in your browser and go directly to the video:

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest newsletter

https://player.vimeo.com/video/500580476

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest newsletter
https://player.vimeo.com/video/500584806

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

https://player.vimeo.com/video/500591711

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Newsletter

Hi everyone, this August, Ruth and I are planning a “create your own” mission trip to El Salvador and serve with Pastor Nelson Juarez. Usually we have a particular project in mind and recruit a team to go and serve that project. This year however, with all of the uncertainty Covid has imposed upon us with travel, we are doing something very unusual and reversing that process. We are looking for people before we have a particular project picked out. Ruth and I spent the entire month of January last year traveling the country with Pastor Nelson and his wife Consuelo, and were able to uncover a number of worthwhile projects that could use our attention. These opportunities include medical, church and home building, Vacation Bible School, and more. Our goal is to recruit as many folks as possible to come and join us in August, and the project will be determined based upon the interests, capabilities and gifts of those choosing to join us. So… if your interests lie in building projects, children, feeding projects, or a vision trip where you will learn more about your Central American brothers and sisters, their culture and their needs, then take that information and vision back to your home church, please come and join us this August in El Salvador. If that timing doesn’t quite work for you for, we are also planning on a building trip to Honduras and Pastor Victor Almendarez in July and are certainly open to other locales and times to make it work best for you. Ruth and I are praying for you to hear God ‘s voice. God bless. Here is a short video announcement about our plans.

 https://www.facebook.com/658552398/videos/10158067155482399/

Please contact us if you would like to “create your own” mission trip”, or if you would like to financially support such a trip. We would love to hear from you!

ricknruth@icloud.com

www.ricknruth.org

www.missionsdoor.org

or you can view all the Missions information and a listing of our missionaries we support go to:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the congregation. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 9:30am.  This is open to anyone who is interested. The study is on O.S. Hawkins “The Bible Code” – Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible.

Starting 3/23/2021: Adult Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 6:30pm. The study is on Dr. Jeremiah “From Fear to Fear Not”. Please contact Jim & Ginny Fernald at vfernald@msn.com or give the Office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  A new federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) launched on March 15th to provide assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NHERAP will be administered by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR).

To be eligible for rental or utility assistance, at least one person in the household must have qualified for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must be at risk for homelessness or housing instability, and meet certain income requirements.

NHERAP will: Pay current and past due rent, as well as utility and home energy costs for eligible households. This assistance is available retroactive to April 1, 2020 through the date of application, and the applicant may also receive assistance for these same future expenses, for a total of 12 months.

  • Pay for current and past due utility and home energy costs for eligible households, even you are not receiving rental assistance.
  • Pay grants directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household.
  • Work with a landlord, with the tenant’s permission, to apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant.

The five regional Community Action Partnership (CAP) (Raymond Community Action) agencies will administer applications and payments for the program. Full program guidelines and the NHERAP application (online and a printable form) are available at www.CAPNH.org.

Please feel free to cut here and drop in offering plate at service or you can mail it in to RBC, PO Box 106, Raymond NH 03077

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Easter Flowers

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Easter Plants are limited this year so please make a 1st Choice and a 2nd Choice of plants. We will do our very best to get your 1st choice if at all possible. If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete this form and hand in to the Welcome Center with payment ($7 each) by March 26th.

 

1st Choice                2nd Choice

__Lily                           __Lily                                                    In memory of:             _______________

__Tulip                         __Tulip                                                  In memory of:             _______________             

__Hyacinth                   __Hyacinth                                            In memory of:             _______________            

__Daffodil                    __Daffodil                                             In memory of:             _______________          

 

Your Name:                                                                                              

Amount Paid:                                

All flowers will be placed on a table outside the Foyer Easter Sunday for anyone who would like to pick them up after Easter Services.

 

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/12/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – SPRING FORWARD: Remember to set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night, March 13th. Mark your calendars! This is a good time to replace your batteries in your smoke detectors.

JOIN US THIS EASTER! All services will be in-house as well as shown on Facebook Live,

  • Palm Sunday Svc. (3/28) – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thurs. Worship, Communion Drama Presentation (4/1) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Svc. (4/2) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunrise (4/4) – Hampton Beach (by pavilion) – 6:00 a.m. (will not be shown on Facebook Live)
  • Easter Services – RBC Sanctuary (4/4) – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

For Easter Service planning purposes only: If you know the Easter Service time (8:30am or 10:30am or both) you are planning on attending if you could let the office or the person checking you in on Sunday know it would be appreciated. Thank you.

EASTER FLOWERS: Help us to decorate the church for Easter! If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete the form in your bulletin and hand in or mail with payment ($7 each) by March 26th. (See order Form at the end of this Newsletter)

Praise God.  It is with joy and happiness that there are a lot of church family, some new, that are starting to return to in-house Church, we have missed you! This is largely due to vaccines being provided to those that are in the current CDC categories that want one, and some have already received both vaccines! Just as a reminder to all that RBC is still following CDC Guidelines which require social distancing and masks even for those vaccinated.  We want everyone to continue to be safe and stay well during this pandemic. We check often for changes in the guidelines and as soon as changes are made we will let everyone know of the changes.

RBC TABLE TALK ~ Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. We want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting. We want to invite you to join Pastor Kevin on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray. The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other. 

Following are the listed dates for the RBC Table Talk ~ Every week on Wed, until Apr 7, 2021

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

THIS WEEK:

03/14/2021: ~ “From Grief to Glad” ~ (John 16:17-33)

NEXT WEEK: “Prayers from the Heart” (John 17:1-26)

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YOUTH GROUP 

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, March 14th:

New series through the month of March leading up to Easter: “Jesus_________” We will walk through Luke’s depiction of Jesus’s life.

Lesson: – “Jesus’s followers” ~ What type of people followed Jesus, Why?

Upcoming Lessons

March 21st – “Jesus Taught” ~ What did Jesus teach and to whom?

March 28th – “Jesus Power” ~ Jesus power over nature, Satan, and even death!

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52-march14

will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

Maple Sugaring Class The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to host the annual back-yard maple sugaring class at 1:00pm on March 20th.  This event is family friendly and is for beginners who may want to try maple syrup production for themselves.  The instruction will include how to identify and properly tap maple trees, sap collection and storage methods, boiling techniques and temperatures, finishing and storing the final product.  This is an interactive event that is perfect for homeschoolers and families looking to fun afternoon.  Much of the class will be spent outdoors so dress for the weather and woodland conditions.  This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

Hunter Education Field Day: The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to announce that it will host a NH Hunter Education Field Day on Thursday May 6th, 2021. This course is only for those that have successfully completed the Online NH Hunter Education course and have the invitation to complete their training at an approved field day event. The course will be held from 5:30pm to approximately 7:30pm and will involve the written exam and field walk certification.  All Covid protocols will be in place so students are asked to bring a mask for use indoors.  This course can only be accessed via the NH Hunter Education website by those that have completed the on line course, so complete the online course and sign up soon before this class fills up!

Children’s Fishing Derby(Please Note Location) The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church will host their annual kid’s fishing derby on Saturday May 8th registration will open at 8:30am – with fishing from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This event is for children 12 years old and under, accompanied by an adult.  This event is free. Some equipment will be available for use with prior notification.  This event will be held at Raymond Sportsman’s Club, 20 Branch Road, Raymond NH.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. There will be lots of prizes and awards for all participants. Lunch will be provided at 11am when the derby ends and awards will immediately follow lunch. This event does require prior registration by signing up, To sign up you can email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com  or calling Raymond Baptist Church at 603-895-2859.  Invite your friends!

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries,  discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view (Click a right handed click and Open Hyperlink if you are unable to click on the link and go to the update or copy the website address) You can also copy the website in your browser and go directly to the video:

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest newsletter

https://player.vimeo.com/video/500580476

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest newsletter
https://player.vimeo.com/video/500584806

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

https://player.vimeo.com/video/500591711

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Newsletter

Hi everyone, this August, Ruth and I are planning a “create your own” mission trip to El Salvador and serve with Pastor Nelson Juarez. Usually we have a particular project in mind and recruit a team to go and serve that project. This year however, with all of the uncertainty Covid has imposed upon us with travel, we are doing something very unusual and reversing that process. We are looking for people before we have a particular project picked out. Ruth and I spent the entire month of January last year traveling the country with Pastor Nelson and his wife Consuelo, and were able to uncover a number of worthwhile projects that could use our attention. These opportunities include medical, church and home building, Vacation Bible School, and more. Our goal is to recruit as many folks as possible to come and join us in August, and the project will be determined based upon the interests, capabilities and gifts of those choosing to join us. So… if your interests lie in building projects, children, feeding projects, or a vision trip where you will learn more about your Central American brothers and sisters, their culture and their needs, then take that information and vision back to your home church, please come and join us this August in El Salvador. If that timing doesn’t quite work for you for, we are also planning on a building trip to Honduras and Pastor Victor Almendarez in July and are certainly open to other locales and times to make it work best for you. Ruth and I are praying for you to hear God ‘s voice. God bless. Here is a short video announcement about our plans.

 https://www.facebook.com/658552398/videos/10158067155482399/

Please contact us if you would like to “create your own” mission trip”, or if you would like to financially support such a trip. We would love to hear from you!

ricknruth@icloud.com

www.ricknruth.org

www.missionsdoor.org

or you can view all the Missions information and a listing of our missionaries we support go to:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY ~  WHO IS INVOLVED IN STEPHEN MINISTRY?

CONGREGATIONS: More than 13,000 congregations enrolled representing 183 different Christian denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 30 other countries

PEOPLE: More than 75,000 pastors, church staff, and laypeople have been trained as Stephen Leaders. They have trained more than 600,000 congregation members to be Stephen Ministers.

If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

GIVING: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 9:30am.  This is open to anyone who is interested. The study is on O.S. Hawkins “The Bible Code” – Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

NH FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, March 19th from 11:00-1:00pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

NEW HAMPSHIRE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  A new federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) will launch March 15th to provide assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NHERAP will be administered by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR).

To be eligible for rental or utility assistance, at least one person in the household must have qualified for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must be at risk for homelessness or housing instability, and meet certain income requirements.

NHERAP will:

  • Pay current and past due rent, as well as utility and home energy costs for eligible households. This assistance is available retroactive to April 1, 2020 through the date of application, and the applicant may also receive assistance for these same future expenses, for a total of 12 months.
  • Pay for current and past due utility and home energy costs for eligible households, even you are not receiving rental assistance.
  • Pay grants directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household.
  • Work with a landlord, with the tenant’s permission, to apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant.

The five regional Community Action Partnership (CAP) (Raymond Community Action) agencies will administer applications and payments for the program. Full program guidelines and the NHERAP application (online and a printable form) will be available by March 15, 2021 at www.CAPNH.org.

Please feel free to cut here and drop in offering plate at service or you can mail it in to RBC, PO Box 106, Raymond NH 03077

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Easter Flowers

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Easter Plants are limited this year so please make a 1st Choice and a 2nd Choice of plants. We will do our very best to get your 1st choice if at all possible. If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete this form and hand in to the Welcome Center with payment ($7 each) by March 26th.

 

1st Choice                2nd Choice

__Lily                           __Lily                 In memory of:             ___________________________

__Tulip                         __Tulip               In memory of:             ___________________________                

__Hyacinth                   __Hyacinth        In memory of:             ___________________________                

__Daffodil                    __Daffodil          In memory of:             ___________________________                

 

Your Name:                                                                                              

Amount Paid:                                

All flowers will be placed on a table outside the Foyer Easter Sunday for anyone who would like to pick them up after Easter Services.

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/5/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

“This is my command: Love each other” (John 15:17).

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and to continue to help them” (Hebrews 6:10).

 

Praise God.  It is with joy and happiness that there are a lot of church family, some new, that are starting to return to in-house Church, we have missed you! This is largely due to vaccines being provided to those that are in the current CDC categories that want one, and some have already received both vaccines! Just as a reminder to all that RBC is still following CDC Guidelines which require social distancing and masks even for those vaccinated.  We want everyone to continue to be safe and stay well during this pandemic. We check often for changes in the guidelines and as soon as changes are made we will let everyone know of the changes.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – SPRING FORWARD: Remember to set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night, March 13th. Mark your calendars! This is a good time to replace your batteries in your smoke detectors!

RBC TABLE TALK ~ Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. We want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting. We want to invite you to join Pastor Kevin on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray. The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other. 

Following are the listed dates for the RBC Table Talk ~ Every week on Wed, until Apr 7, 2021

Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

THIS WEEK: 03/07/2021: ~ “You’re in Good Hands” ~ (John 16:1-16)

NEXT WEEK: “From Grief to Glad” (John 16:17-33)

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YOUTH GROUP 

Youth Group is now in the Ministry Center. Students will be required to wear masks at all times while at Youth Group. Hand sanitizer will also be available at all times. The building will also be fogged every week to kill any possible germs left behind, and protect from Covid.

Sunday, March 7th:

We will be starting a new series through the month of March leading up to Easter: “Jesus_____________” We will walk through Luke’s depiction of Jesus’s life.

Lesson: – “Jesus Heals” ~ Who did Jesus heal.

Upcoming Lessons

March 14th – “Jesus’s followers” ~ What type of people followed Jesus, Why?

March 21st – “Jesus Taught” ~ What did Jesus teach and to whom?

March 28th – “Jesus Power” ~ Jesus power over nature, Satan, and even death!

Important information: If we have to cancel an in person Youth Group even for a week or an extended amount of time, we will have a google meets meeting instead.

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

This would give time to share our week with each other and share in a lesson as well.

Matt will email or text out a google meets invitation for all students to be able to join.

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Now, moving forward, we will have Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade downstairs in the Great Room, Children’s Ministry rooms, and utilize outdoor space (weather permitting). 

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52-march7

will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church
TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net
603.895.2859

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries, discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view (Click a right handed click and Open Hyperlink if you are unable to click on the link and go to the update or copy the website address) You can also copy the website in your browser and go directly to the video:

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest video

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest video 

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Click for latest newsletter

or you can view all the Missions information and a listing of our missionaries we support, go to:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~  WHO IS INVOLVED IN STEPHEN MINISTRY?

CONGREGATIONS: More than 13,000 congregations enrolled representing 183 different Christian denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 30 other countries

PEOPLE: More than 75,000 pastors, church staff, and laypeople have been trained as Stephen Leaders. They have trained more than 600,000 congregation members to be Stephen Ministers.

If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: Now Available~ Online Giving; Sermon Messages (Audio & Video); Important Alert Notifications; Weekly Bulletin & Prayer Requests; Upcoming Events; Pastor’s Blog; and more! Download from Play Store or iTunes for Tablets & Smart Phones. Check it out and keep in touch!  Check Out: Facebook Live

NOTE: All giving goes to the General Fund. If you desire a portion to be given to the Covid-19 or the Land Project, please specify it on your gift.

If you would like to give online, please see the below instructions:

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

(amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)

Submit

We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties.

(You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: There are many ways during Covid-19 that this can be achieved. Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring/Summer Small Group).

Men’s Group 6:00am Wednesday Bible Study. Location varies, contact Les Houston for meeting location 603-785-2491.

Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday’s at 9:30am.  This is open to anyone who is interested. The study is on O.S. Hawkins “The Bible Code” – Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

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If you do not have insurance you can apply for Covid-19 Testing through the State of NH at:  https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/uninsured/o/uninsured-start   If you are found eligible using this application, coverage and payment is limited to testing and diagnosis for COVID-19. It does not include coverage for services for the treatment of COVID-19. 

PLEASE VOTE:

Town of Raymond Election

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7AM – 7PM

Iber Holmes Gove Middle School

Visit our website at

https://www.raymondnh.gov/voter-information

for Absentee Ballot Applications and

all information regarding Voting

NH FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, March 19th from 11:00-1:00pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

NEW HAMPSHIRE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  A new federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) will launch March 15th to provide assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NHERAP will be administered by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR).

To be eligible for rental or utility assistance, at least one person in the household must have qualified for unemployment benefits, had their income reduced, had significant costs, or had other financial hardship due to COVID-19. The household must be at risk for homelessness or housing instability, and meet certain income requirements.

NHERAP will:

  • Pay current and past due rent, as well as utility and home energy costs for eligible households. This assistance is available retroactive to April 1, 2020 through the date of application, and the applicant may also receive assistance for these same future expenses, for a total of 12 months.
  • Pay for current and past due utility and home energy costs for eligible households, even you are not receiving rental assistance.
  • Pay grants directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the household.
  • Work with a landlord, with the tenant’s permission, to apply for assistance on behalf of their tenant.

The five regional Community Action Partnership (CAP) (Raymond Community Action) agencies will administer applications and payments for the program. Full program guidelines and the NHERAP application (online and a printable form) will be available by March 15, 2021 at www.CAPNH.org.

Please feel free to cut here and drop in offering plate at service or you can mail it in to RBC, PO Box 106, Raymond NH 03077

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Easter Flowers

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Easter Plants are limited this year so please make a 1st Choice and a 2nd Choice of plants. We will do our very best to get your 1st choice if at all possible. If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete this form and hand in to the Welcome Center with payment ($7 each) by March 26th.

1st Choice 2nd Choice

__Lily                     __Lily                                     In memory of:      ___________________________

__Tulip                   __Tulip                                   In memory of:      ___________________________                            

__Hyacinth              __Hyacinth   In memory of:        ___________________________                   

__Daffodil               __Daffodil    In memory of:        ___________________________                   

 

Your Name:                                                                        

Amount Paid:                     

All flowers will be placed on a table outside the Foyer Easter Sunday for anyone who would like to pick them up after Easter Services.

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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