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RBC Weekly Newsletter (9/25/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Happy Fall and we are glad for all who have returned and for all who are watching online or on Channel 13.  We want to thank everyone for their understanding as we have adapted our worship amidst the ongoing COVID19 chapter. This is a kind reminder that for safety of all of our attendees that please on Sundays wait to be seated before service by an Usher once you have checked in, as well as being escorted from your seat after the service has ended and that masks are required.  Please feel free after service to chat in the parking lot, maintaining socially distanced but due to the check-in process and procedures currently in place please do not meet or gather together in the Foyer. Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and take advantage of the prayer garden to pray or meet with someone. Continue to pray with us as we learn how to best be the church in changing times.

Fall Series: “Nobody but Jesus”- Studies in John’s Good News About Jesus:

9/27/2020: Understanding Jesus’ Invitation ~ (John 3:1-21).

MEN’S MINISTRY ~ GET FIRED UP is on for October 2nd, 6:00pm at Mike & Glenda Paquin’s home (32 Frost Lane, Fremont). The guest speaker will be Pastor Frank Reynolds. Men please invite your friends and family members to this fellowship around the fire, and a chance for all men to hear a message we pray the Holy Spirit brings to us through Frank.  RBC Covid-19 Policy & procedures will be followed.  There will be food served (a little different than prior years) but wicked good food nonetheless… Please contact the office either by email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859 to sign up

The RBC Gardens have been beautiful this year, hope many of you had an opportunity to enjoy them.  It is now that time of year for Fall clean up! Please join the RBC garden crew Saturday October 10th from 8 -11 AM for some great fellowship as we work together putting the gardens to bed for the Winter! If you have any questions, please call Kathy Hassenpflug at 603-706 -3544.

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

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YOUTH GROUPImpact Youth Fall schedule and Planning

TIMES OF SMALL GROUP AND MATERIAL

Junior High (5th– 8th grade) Sunday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Pastor will be preaching on the Book of John starting in September and continuing with that theme we have chosen for the Jr. High to Study John as well.

The book we are using is, “John, The Gospel of Light and Life.” by Adam Hamilton. 

Corey and Jenn Walker will be heading up this group. 

Senior High Girls (9th – 12th grade) Sunday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

The book the girls will be using is, “Define” by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

A book to discover who we are in Christ and finding our value in Him. 

Katie Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Senior High Boys (9th – 12th Grade) Sunday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

The book the boys will be using is, “Thrive” Dare to Live Like Jesus by Kevin Johnson.

A book to help young men live life as Jesus intended. 

Matt Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Matt Chouinard will be overseeing all the groups and will communicate with parents on a regular basis. Again it is our intent to run these Groups from September 13th – November 22nd. We ask that students dress appropriately for the weather. Students will also be responsible for bringing their books every week. If you have concerns, comments or communication please address with Matt Chouinard. We look to serve your students well through this time.

In Christ,

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 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.

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

  • Face Masks required by teachers and children
  • Social distance Spacing
  • Reduce number of children in classrooms
  • Hand Sanitizer and cleaning protocols
  • Individualized materials for each child
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.

Process:

  • Preregistration each week will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbatistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.
  • Children will check in with family in church foyer.  Staff will assist children to the Great Room while parents/guardians continue into the sanctuary.
  • Children will participate in “Video Worship” geared for children, Bible Lesson, and small group lessons and activity using individualized material.
  • At the End of Service: children will be brought to the foyer for pick up. We ask the parents/guardians remain upstairs for social distancing protocols.
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.
  • During the week, all areas and materials will be cleaned meeting CDC guidelines.

Impact Children’s Ministry will continue providing resources through different forms of media on the Raymond Baptist Church Website and App, as well as continuing with Zoom lessons. This ministry thanks you for entrusting us to serve you and ask that you continue to be flexible as we navigate through this journey.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the church office and Tara will return your call.

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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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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MEN’S MINISTRY ~ GET FIRED UP is on for October 2nd, 6:00pm at Mike & Glenda Paquin’s home (32 Frost Lane, Fremont). The guest speaker will be Pastor Frank Reynolds. Men please invite your friends and family members to this fellowship around the fire, and a chance for all men to hear a message we pray the Holy Spirit brings to us through Frank.  RBC Covid-19 Policy & procedures will be followed.  There will be food served (a little different than prior years) but wicked good food nonetheless… Please contact the office either by email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859 to sign up

The RBC Gardens have been beautiful this year, hope many of you had an opportunity to enjoy them.  It is now that time of year for Fall clean up! Please join the RBC garden crew Saturday October 10th from 8 -11 AM for some great fellowship as we work together putting the gardens to bed for the Winter! If you have any questions, please call Kathy Hassenpflug at 603-706 -3544.

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OTHER INFORMATION

If you have received an email from Brad and Carlene looking for someone to buy a $200 Amazon gift card for their “sick niece”. The scam claims that the person is having trouble with their credit card and will take “…a few days to get it sorted with their bank” – Please DO NOT reply or open! ~ Brad and Carlene have been aware and this has been reported to Google as a potential scam email.  If you receive any other emails indicating from another person please let the office know right away, thank you.

 

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the Fall, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 10:30am.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 10:00. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 10:15. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 10:15 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (9/11/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

REMINDER:  Church Service starts at 10:30am on Sunday!

STARTING September 13th Church Services will return to 10:30am. The RBC Covid-19 policies and procedures will remain in effect with one difference. We will be scheduling some songs at the end of the service for people who would like to sing along with the Worship Team with masks on.  Pastor Kevin will have Announcements and after Announcements people who are not comfortable staying during the singing portion are welcome to leave before the singing starts.
 

In planning with Kent, we have scheduled a Memorial service for Joan on Thursday September 17th at 7:00pm at the Church. Because of current conditions we have had to set the following procedures for those who would like to attend.

  1. Service size will be limited. If you plan on attending, you MUST call the office ahead of time (895-2859). No walk-ins can be allowed.
  2. When you call you must give your name, number attending and your phone number. Being seating will be limited, if your plans change, please inform the office so others may attend.
  3. Doors will open at 6:30pm. When you arrive, you will be seated according to the number in your party. Once seated you may not visit others.
  4. Masks will be required.
  5. At the end of service, you will be ushered out. You may visit only in the parking lot upon exiting.

 

For those who knew Joan and want to share a thought, memory, or impact Joan made upon your life, you may email them to the office, no later than Tuesday September 15th. No public sharing will occur during the service. 

Due to the limited amount of seating we ask that you not share this information on social media.

Kent appreciates everyone’s understanding in this. Please be in prayer for this time as we honor someone who through their faith and life impacted many.
 
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with our policies and procedures still in effect. More details to follow.
 
New Fall Series starting September 13th: “Nobody but Jesus”- Studies in John’s Good News About Jesus:  9/06/2020: Revival of Grace ~ (John 1:14).
 

Thank you to the “rock” painters and for adding them to RBC prayer garden!!!! They are wonderful, bright colors with great messages! Everyone, go check them out!

The RBC Gardens have been beautiful this year, hope many of you had an opportunity to enjoy them.  It is now that time of year for Fall clean up! Please join the RBC garden crew Saturday October 10th from 8 -11 AM for some great fellowship as we work together putting the gardens to bed for the Winter! If you have any questions, please call Kathy Hassenpflug at 603-706 -3544.

We now have a Fire Pit which was installed in the Ministry Center fenced in area for use by any of the ministries who would like to plan an event around the fire.  Please call the office to schedule its use, it will not be available on Sunday evenings at this time as Youth Group will be using this Fall.  If anyone would like to view the Fire Permit which has been obtained, please let the office know.  It is currently posted at the Office Building. 

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

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YOUTH GROUP:

Impact Youth

Fall schedule and Planning

As September quickly approaches Impact Youth would like to share our plans for the upcoming year as we continue to work through the best practices as we continue to deal with Coronavirus.

With this hard time upon us we are looking at the best way to serve the youth of Raymond Baptist Church. 

The Leaders have met and talked about these issues. This is where we feel God is leading us at least the short term. We will be running Small Groups from Sunday September 13th through November 22nd. I will give you the breakdown of the small groups and the materials we will be using to help our students grow in this tough time in our nation. 

First I would like to share some guidelines during this time. All Small Groups will be held outside in the courtyard of the Ministry Center. We have put in a fire pit, set up a tent and will provide games that are social distancing appropriate (we are looking for a Corn hole set, and ladder gold if anyone could donate). The building will be open only for use of a bathroom. We require all students to have social distance at all times while attending their small groups. During lesson time we will maintain 6 ft. around the fire pit. 

TIMES OF SMALL GROUP AND MATERIAL

Junior High (5th– 8th grade) Sunday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Pastor will be preaching on the Book of John starting in September and continuing with that theme we have chosen for the Jr. High to Study John as well.

The book we are using is, “John, The Gospel of Light and Life.” by Adam Hamilton. 

Corey and Jenn Walker will be heading up this group. 

Senior High Girls (9th – 12th grade) Sunday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

The book the girls will be using is, “Define” by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

A book to discover who we are in Christ and finding our value in Him. 

Katie Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Senior High Boys (9th – 12th Grade) Sunday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

The book the boys will be using is, “Thrive” Dare to Live Like Jesus by Kevin Johnson.

A book to help young men live life as Jesus intended. 

Matt Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Matt Chouinard will be overseeing all the groups and will communicate with parents on a regular basis. Again it is our intent to run these Groups from September 13th – November 22nd. We ask that students dress appropriately for the weather. Students will also be responsible for bringing their books every week. If you have concerns, comments or communication please address with Matt Chouinard. We look to serve your students well through this time.

In Christ,

Matt Chouinard

Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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Hello Everyone,

What has Impact Children’s Ministry looked like during the Covid-19 Pandemic? I can honestly say it has been different, but like many Children’s Ministry leaders, I have spent a lot of time in prayer and asking God to show me a path that Raymond Baptist Church can do remotely. He answered!

Thankfully we live in the Technology Era, so emails, texting, phone calls, and using media and Zoom to connect to families has been vital to the ministry. Some things have worked, while other things have not.  It is all a learning curve. I have spent many hours each week planning for the “reopening” and writing notes to the children, families and staff, and taking online seminars to be informed of how to keep ministry moving. 

Impact Children’s Ministry had many opportunities for families and children in our community to connect. The Snail-Mail Club had 9 children participate, Zoom Club 2:52 with Jordan has been very rewarding for the children, CEF of NH has had weekly lessons posted on our website, and Impact Adventure Camp 2 Go reached 22 Families and approximately 43 children ages 3 – 8th grade, in our local community and beyond.

Now, moving forward, beginning September 20, 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). 

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

  • Face Masks required by teachers and children
  • Social distance Spacing
  • Reduce number of children in classrooms
  • Hand Sanitizer and cleaning protocols
  • Individualized materials for each child
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.

Process:

  • Preregistration each week will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbatistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.
  • Children will check in with family in church foyer.  Staff will assist children to the Great Room while parents/guardians continue into the sanctuary.
  • Children will participate in “Video Worship” geared for children, Bible Lesson, and small group lessons and activity using individualized material.
  • At the End of Service: children will be brought to the foyer for pick up. We ask the parents/guardians remain upstairs for social distancing protocols.
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.
  • During the week, all areas and materials will be cleaned meeting CDC guidelines.

Impact Children’s Ministry will continue providing resources through different forms of media on the Raymond Baptist Church Website and App, as well as continuing with Zoom lessons. This ministry thanks you for entrusting us to serve you and ask that you continue to be flexible as we navigate through this journey.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the church office and Tara will return your call.

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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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAYor 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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MEN’S MINISTRY ~ GET FIRED UP is on for October 2nd, 6:00pm at Mike & Glenda Paquin’s home (32 Frost Lane, Fremont). The guest speaker will be Pastor Frank Reynolds. Men please invite your friends and family members to this fellowship around the fire, and a chance for all men to hear a message we pray the Holy Spirit brings to us through Frank.  RBC Covid-19 Policy & procedures will be followed.  There will be food served (a little different than prior years) but wicked good food nonetheless… Please contact the office either by email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859 to sign up. 

Proposed Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Ministries Fall 2020

As we enter this new phase of our community life, the leadership team of the church has taken time to evaluate our current conditions and determine best practices for us as a church community moving into fall. Please know that we will continue to keep abreast of our community conditions and these guidelines could change as we move through the fall. As we move later into the fall we will examine these guidelines again.

It is very evident that many have formed their own opinions as to the severity of this disease. Please know that these guidelines are open for explanations, but not debate. These protocols have been chosen to help to protect people without violating current health recommendations by DHHS and CDC guidelines. Please continue to pray with us as we track this throughout the fall.

Starting September 1, 2020

Outside Groups to the Church

With the exception of the Red Cross, no outside groups will be allowed to use our facilities. We will evaluate this again before November 1st.  This will help us best understand how to handle others in the buildings as we start with our own ministries.

Raymond Baptist Church Ministries Starting September 1st.

  • A written policy will be given to all ministries and the ministry leaders will be asked to acknowledge and sign that they understand the guidelines.
  • ALL events, meetings, gatherings MUST be scheduled through the church office. No keys may be shared, no random meetings.
  • At this time only the Great Room is available to be used. This will help in maintaining proper sanitizing of our facilities. Office and Ministry Center space is not available.
  • Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained between group participants. Group leader is responsible to monitor. Note that this may limit meeting size. Size of group may not exceed 50 at this time.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building. No exceptions.
  • No food preparation or serving at this time in the building. Outdoors food preparation and serving is allowed with appropriate social distancing. Disposable dinnerware is required.
  • Each group must have a designated person, and inform the office who will be responsible for sanitizing the Great Room, bathrooms and all touch surfaces, counters, door handles etc. after use.
  • Group size of 8 or under can wipe down all surfaces. Groups over 8 will be responsible for “air fogging” all spaces used. Training on the use of the equipment will be provided to a person responsible for each group by Ted Whitten.  Machine is light weight and easy to use and if done effectively should only take about 25 minutes after the group event.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging days.

If you have any questions, please do not contact the church office, but you may contact one of the following Elders for more information.

Mark Baldwin- 734-4677; m1b16@comcast.net

Jim Belknap- 207-751-7286; belknapje@icloud.com

Scott Osterhuber-812-1600; sgomso3795@gmail.com 

Ted Whitten-895-0650; tedwhittensr@gmail.com

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OTHER INFORMATION

Jim and Ginny Fernald are looking to borrow the following items for the weekend of September 26th a Wheelbarrow; a Lawn Roller ; a Rototiller If you can help them with this please give them a call at: 603-895-1320 or email them at vfernald@msn.com  Thank you.

Friday, Sept. 25th from 1pm – 3pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles. This event is open to all regardless of where they live! Each car/family will receive a prepacked box of assorted non-perishable items, and a box of fresh food as well. All clients must have a vehicle, there is not a walk-up option.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED

HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the Fall, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 10:30am.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday:

“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 10:00. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 10:15. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 10:15 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (9/4/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Monday, September 7th is Labor Day – The Office will be closed on Monday. Happy Labor Day and Enjoy!

STARTING September 13th Church Services will return to 10:30am. The RBC Covid-19 policies and procedures will remain in effect with one difference. We will be scheduling some songs at the end of the service for people who would like to sing along with the Worship Team with masks on.  Pastor Kevin will have Announcements and after Announcements people who are not comfortable staying during the singing portion are welcome to leave before the singing starts.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with our policies and procedures still in effect. More details to follow.

New Fall Series starting September 13th: “Nobody but Jesus”- Studies in John’s Good News About Jesus:

9/06/2020: Revival of Grace ~ (John 1:14).

Thank you to the “rock” painters and for adding them to RBC prayer garden!!!! They are wonderful, bright colors with great messages! Everyone, go check them out!

We now have a Fire Pit which was installed in the Ministry Center fenced in area for use by any of the ministries who would like to plan an event around the fire.  Please call the office to schedule its use, it will not be available on Sunday evenings at this time as Youth Group will be using this Fall.  If anyone would like to view the Fire Permit which has been obtained, please let the office know.  It is currently posted in the Office Building. 

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

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YOUTH GROUP:

Impact Youth

Fall schedule and Planning

As September quickly approaches Impact Youth would like to share our plans for the upcoming year as we continue to work through the best practices as we continue to deal with Coronavirus.

With this hard time upon us we are looking at the best way to serve the youth of Raymond Baptist Church. 

The Leaders have met and talked about these issues. This is where we feel God is leading us at least the short term. We will be running Small Groups from Sunday September 13th through November 22nd. I will give you the breakdown of the small groups and the materials we will be using to help our students grow in this tough time in our nation. 

First I would like to share some guidelines during this time. All Small Groups will be held outside in the courtyard of the Ministry Center. We have put in a fire pit, set up a tent and will provide games that are social distancing appropriate (we are looking for a Corn hole set, and ladder gold if anyone could donate). The building will be open only for use of a bathroom. We require all students to have social distance at all times while attending their small groups. During lesson time we will maintain 6 ft. around the fire pit. 

TIMES OF SMALL GROUP AND MATERIAL

Junior High (5th– 8th grade) Sunday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Pastor will be preaching on the Book of John starting in September and continuing with that theme we have chosen for the Jr. High to Study John as well.

The book we are using is, “John, The Gospel of Light and Life.” by Adam Hamilton. 

Corey and Jenn Walker will be heading up this group. 

Senior High Girls (9th – 12th grade) Sunday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

The book the girls will be using is, “Define” by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.

A book to discover who we are in Christ and finding our value in Him. 

Katie Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Senior High Boys (9th – 12th Grade) Sunday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

The book the boys will be using is, “Thrive” Dare to Live Like Jesus by Kevin Johnson.

A book to help young men live life as Jesus intended. 

Matt Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Matt Chouinard will be overseeing all the groups and will communicate with parents on a regular basis. Again it is our intent to run these Groups from September 13th – November 22nd. We ask that students dress appropriately for the weather. Students will also be responsible for bringing their books every week. If you have concerns, comments or communication please address with Matt Chouinard. We look to serve your students well through this time.

In Christ,

Matt Chouinard

Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY:

Hello Everyone,

What has Impact Children’s Ministry looked like during the Covid-19 Pandemic? I can honestly say it has been different, but like many Children’s Ministry leaders, I have spent a lot of time in prayer and asking God to show me a path that Raymond Baptist Church can do remotely. He answered!

Thankfully we live in the Technology Era, so emails, texting, phone calls, and using media and Zoom to connect to families has been vital to the ministry. Some things have worked, while other things have not.  It is all a learning curve. I have spent many hours each week planning for the “reopening” and writing notes to the children, families and staff, and taking online seminars to be informed of how to keep ministry moving. 

Impact Children’s Ministry had many opportunities for families and children in our community to connect. The Snail-Mail Club had 9 children participate, Zoom Club 2:52 with Jordan has been very rewarding for the children, CEF of NH has had weekly lessons posted on our website, and Impact Adventure Camp 2 Go reached 22 Families and approximately 43 children ages 3 – 8th grade, in our local community and beyond.

Now, moving forward, beginning September 20, 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). 

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

  • Face Masks required by teachers and children
  • Social distance Spacing
  • Reduce number of children in classrooms
  • Hand Sanitizer and cleaning protocols
  • Individualized materials for each child
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.

Process:

  • Preregistration each week will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbatistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.
  • Children will check in with family in church foyer.  Staff will assist children to the Great Room while parents/guardians continue into the sanctuary.
  • Children will participate in “Video Worship” geared for children, Bible Lesson, and small group lessons and activity using individualized material.
  • At the End of Service: children will be brought to the foyer for pick up. We ask the parents/guardians remain upstairs for social distancing protocols.
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.
  • During the week, all areas and materials will be cleaned meeting CDC guidelines.

Impact Children’s Ministry will continue providing resources through different forms of media on the Raymond Baptist Church Website and App, as well as continuing with Zoom lessons. This ministry thanks you for entrusting us to serve you and ask that you continue to be flexible as we navigate through this journey.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the church office and Tara will return your call.

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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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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports were due, Friday, August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted. 

MEN’S MINISTRY ~ GET FIRED UP is on for October 2nd, 6:00pm at Mike & Glenda Paquin’s home (32 Frost Lane, Fremont). The guest speaker will be Pastor Frank Reynolds. Men please invite your friends and family members to this fellowship around the fire, and a chance for all men to hear a message we pray the Holy Spirit brings to us through Frank.  RBC Covid-19 Policy & procedures will be followed.  There will be food served (a little different than prior years) but wicked good food nonetheless… Please contact the office either by email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859 to sign up. 

Proposed Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Ministries Fall 2020

As we enter this new phase of our community life, the leadership team of the church has taken time to evaluate our current conditions and determine best practices for us as a church community moving into fall. Please know that we will continue to keep abreast of our community conditions and these guidelines could change as we move through the fall. As we move later into the fall we will examine these guidelines again.

It is very evident that many have formed their own opinions as to the severity of this disease. Please know that these guidelines are open for explanations, but not debate. These protocols have been chosen to help to protect people without violating current health recommendations by DHHS and CDC guidelines. Please continue to pray with us as we track this throughout the fall.

Starting September 1, 2020

Outside Groups to the Church

With the exception of the Red Cross, no outside groups will be allowed to use our facilities. We will evaluate this again before November 1st.  This will help us best understand how to handle others in the buildings as we start with our own ministries.

Raymond Baptist Church Ministries Starting September 1st.

  • A written policy will be given to all ministries and the ministry leaders will be asked to acknowledge and sign that they understand the guidelines.
  • ALL events, meetings, gatherings MUST be scheduled through the church office. No keys may be shared, no random meetings.
  • At this time only the Great Room is available to be used. This will help in maintaining proper sanitizing of our facilities. Office and Ministry Center space is not available.
  • Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained between group participants. Group leader is responsible to monitor. Note that this may limit meeting size. Size of group may not exceed 50 at this time.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building. No exceptions.
  • No food preparation or serving at this time in the building. Outdoors food preparation and serving is allowed with appropriate social distancing. Disposable dinnerware is required.
  • Each group must have a designated person, and inform the office who will be responsible for sanitizing the Great Room, bathrooms and all touch surfaces, counters, door handles etc. after use.
  • Group size of 8 or under can wipe down all surfaces. Groups over 8 will be responsible for “air fogging” all spaces used. Training on the use of the equipment will be provided to a person responsible for each group by Ted Whitten.  Machine is light weight and easy to use and if done effectively should only take about 25 minutes after the group event.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging days.

If you have any questions, please do not contact the church office, but you may contact one of the following Elders for more information.

Mark Baldwin- 734-4677; m1b16@comcast.net

Jim Belknap- 207-751-7286; belknapje@icloud.com

Scott Osterhuber-812-1600; sgomso3795@gmail.com

Ted Whitten-895-0650; tedwhittensr@gmail.com

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OTHER INFORMATION

Jim and Ginny Fernald are looking to borrow the following items for the weekend of September 26th a Wheelbarrow; a Lawn Roller ; a Rototiller If you can help them with this please give them a call at: 603-895-1320 or email them at vfernald@msn.com  Thank you.

Reminder to Vote: Note: Social distancing procedures will be in place.  Masks will be required inside buildings for all locations.

Voter Information; State Primary Election – September 8, 2020; State General Election – November 3, 2020

Raymond: Iber Holmes Middle School (Polls are open 7:00am-7:00pm)

Nottingham: Nottingham School, 245 Stage Road (Route 152). Polls are open 7am to 7pm. 

Epping: Middle School gymnasium (Polls open 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Deerfield:  Deerfield Fairgrounds, Arts & Crafts Bldg. (Polls open 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

 

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (8/28/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Marion will not be in the office on September 2nd and will not have access to emails or texts.

STARTING September 13th, Church Services will return to 10:30am. There will be more details to follow.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with our policies and procedures still in effect. More details to follow.

New Fall Series starting September 13th: “No One Understands Jesus”- Studies in John’s Good News About Jesus:

8/30/2020: Special Guest Speaker, Donnie Bentley ~ (Psalm 61).

What do you think is the oldest and still operating business in Raymond? The answer is I.C. Reed & Sons which was started in 1953. Congratulations to the Reed Family!

We now have a Fire Pit which was installed in the Ministry Center fenced in area for use by any of the ministries who would like to plan an event around the fire pit. Please call the office to schedule its use, it will not be available on Sunday evenings at this time as Youth Group will be using this Fall.

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)
Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com
Go to My RBC
Click on Give
Choose a Fund
Fill in the blanks requested (amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)
Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:
Raymond Baptist Church
PO Box 106
Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices. If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word. Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:
Sunday 9:00am
Monday 2:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm
Thursday 10:00pm
Friday 2:00am
Saturday 6:00am

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YOUTH GROUP
Impact Youth Fall schedule and Planning

As September quickly approaches Impact Youth would like to share our plans for the upcoming year as we continue to work through the best practices as we continue to deal with Coronavirus.

With this hard time upon us we are looking at the best way to serve the youth of Raymond Baptist Church.

The Leaders have met and talked about these issues. This is where we feel God is leading us at least the short term. We will be running Small Groups from Sunday September 13th through November 22nd. I will give you the breakdown of the small groups and the materials we will be using to help our students grow in this tough time in our nation.

First I would like to share some guidelines during this time. All Small Groups will be held outside in the courtyard of the Ministry Center. We have put in a fire pit, set up a tent and will provide games that are social distancing appropriate (we are looking for a Corn hole set, and ladder gold if anyone could donate). The building will be open only for use of a bathroom. We require all students to have social distance at all times while attending their small groups. During lesson time we will maintain 6 ft. around the fire pit.

TIMES OF SMALL GROUP AND MATERIAL

Junior High (5th- 8th grade) Sunday, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Pastor will be preaching on the Book of John starting in September and continuing with that theme we have chosen for the Jr. High to Study John as well.
The book we are using is, “John, The Gospel of Light and Life.” by Adam Hamilton.
Corey and Jenn Walker will be heading up this group.

Senior High Girls (9th – 12th grade) Sunday, 5:00pm-6:30pm
The book the girls will be using is, “Define” by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.
A book to discover who we are in Christ and finding our value in Him.
Katie Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Senior High Boys (9th – 12th Grade) Sunday, 6:30pm-8:00pm
The book the boys will be using is, “Thrive” Dare to Live Like Jesus by Kevin Johnson.
A book to help young men live life as Jesus intended.
Matt Chouinard will be heading up this group.

Matt Chouinard will be overseeing all the groups and will communicate with parents on a regular basis. Again it is our intent to run these Groups from September 13th – November 22nd. We ask that students dress appropriately for the weather. Students will also be responsible for bringing their books every week. If you have concerns, comments or communication please address with Matt Chouinard. We look to serve your students well through this time.

In Christ,
Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church
mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com
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CHILDRENS MINISTRY
Hello Everyone,

What has Impact Children’s Ministry looked like during the Covid-19 Pandemic? I can honestly say it has been different, but like many Children’s Ministry leaders, I have spent a lot of time in prayer and asking God to show me a path that Raymond Baptist Church can do remotely. He answered!

Thankfully we live in the Technology Era, so emails, texting, phone calls, and using media and Zoom to connect to families has been vital to the ministry. Some things have worked, while other things have not. It is all a learning curve. I have spent many hours each week planning for the “reopening” and writing notes to the children, families and staff, and taking online seminars to be informed of how to keep ministry moving.

Impact Children’s Ministry had many opportunities for families and children in our community to connect. The Snail-Mail Club had 9 children participate, Zoom Club 2:52 with Jordan has been very rewarding for the children, CEF of NH has had weekly lessons posted on our website, and Impact Adventure Camp 2 Go reached 22 Families and approximately 43 children ages 3 – 8th grade, in our local community and beyond.

Now, moving forward, beginning September 20, 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).

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:
• Face Masks required by teachers and children
• Social distance Spacing
• Reduce number of children in classrooms
• Hand Sanitizer and cleaning protocols
• Individualized materials for each child
• If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.

Process:
• Preregistration each week will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbatistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.
• Children will check in with family in church foyer. Staff will assist children to the Great Room while parents/guardians continue into the sanctuary.
• Children will participate in “Video Worship” geared for children, Bible Lesson, and small group lessons and activity using individualized material.
• At the End of Service: children will be brought to the foyer for pick up. We ask the parents/guardians remain upstairs for social distancing protocols.
• If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has been sick, please keep your child at home.
• During the week, all areas and materials will be cleaned meeting CDC guidelines.

Impact Children’s Ministry will continue providing resources through different forms of media on the Raymond Baptist Church Website and App, as well as continuing with Zoom lessons. This ministry thanks you for entrusting us to serve you and ask that you continue to be flexible as we navigate through this journey.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the church office and Tara will return your call.

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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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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS
Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).
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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)
MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports are due, Friday, August 28, 2020. Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer. This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted.

MINISTRY LEADERS: Budgets were due by Sunday August 16, 2020. Please make every effort to complete your proposed budgets and return them to Donna Burgess.

Proposed Covid-19 Reopening Guidance for Ministries Fall 2020

As we enter this new phase of our community life, the leadership team of the church has taken time to evaluate our current conditions and determine best practices for us as a church community moving into fall. Please know that we will continue to keep abreast of our community conditions and these guidelines could change as we move through the fall. As we move later into the fall we will examine these guidelines again.

It is very evident that many have formed their own opinions as to the severity of this disease. Please know that these guidelines are open for explanations, but not debate. These protocols have been chosen to help to protect people without violating current health recommendations by DHHS and CDC guidelines. Please continue to pray with us as we track this throughout the fall.

Starting September 1, 2020

Outside Groups to the Church

With the exception of the Red Cross, no outside groups will be allowed to use our facilities. We will evaluate this again before November 1st. This will help us best understand how to handle others in the buildings as we start with our own ministries.

Raymond Baptist Church Ministries Starting September 1st.

 A written policy will be given to all ministries and the ministry leaders will be asked to acknowledge and sign that they understand the guidelines.
 ALL events, meetings, gatherings MUST be scheduled through the church office. No keys may be shared, no random meetings.
 At this time only the Great Room is available to be used. This will help in maintaining proper sanitizing of our facilities. Office and Ministry Center space is not available.
 Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained between group participants. Group leader is responsible to monitor. Note that this may limit meeting size. Size of group may not exceed 50 at this time.
 Masks must be worn at all times in the building. No exceptions.
 No food preparation or serving at this time in the building. Outdoors food preparation and serving is allowed with appropriate social distancing. Disposable dinnerware is required.
 Each group must have a designated person, and inform the office who will be responsible for sanitizing the Great Room, bathrooms and all touch surfaces, counters, door handles etc. after use.
 Group size of 8 or under can wipe down all surfaces. Groups over 8 will be responsible for “air fogging” all spaces used. Training on the use of the equipment will be provided to a person responsible for each group by Ted Whitten. Machine is light weight and easy to use and if done effectively should only take about 25 minutes after the group event.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging days.

If you have any questions, please do not contact the church office, but you may contact one of the following Elders for more information.

Mark Baldwin- 734-4677; m1b16@comcast.net
Jim Belknap- 207-751-7286; belknapje@icloud.com
Scott Osterhuber-812-1600; sgomso3795@gmail.com
Ted Whitten-895-0650; tedwhittensr@gmail.com

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OTHER INFORMATION

FOOD BOXES: Friday, September 4th from 1pm – 3pm (or while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles. This event is open to all regardless of where they live! Each car/family will receive a prepacked box of assorted non-perishable items, and a box of fresh food as well. There is not a walk-up option.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED
HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th Please contact us today! ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)
This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday:

“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.
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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 (8/14/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

From Pastor KevinThis week the leadership team has met and discussed potential changes in our guidelines for our worship services and ministries moving into the fall considering current community conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be reviewing these changes and they will be distributed before the end of the month. In June when we set the current protocols in place, they were done upon what was known at the time, and we had said we would continue to evaluate as time goes on. Any changes we may consider will be subject to review at any time as conditions change. Thank for all who have helped through these days. May we all remember that our ultimate goal is to be the best representatives of Christ we can be to those around us.

New Series: “The Tarnished Rule” ~ How We Have Missed the “Golden Rule” in a world seeking justice: “Justice for the Crayon Box” ~ (Micah 6:8).

RBC PRAYER GARDEN: The RBC prayer garden has been cleaned! Please feel free to use this garden area anytime just bring along your bug spray! God is always there waiting to spend time with you! We are also looking for some creative people to paint some rocks, any size, to be placed around the garden. Be creative with a scripture verse or picture. You can paint and leave your rocks in the Prayer Garden.  Please check out the Prayer Garden and Enjoy! (The Prayer Garden is off to the back of the lower parking lot)

OUTDOOR CLUB: REVISED DATE ~ The Outdoor Club is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau for an evening of outdoor wild fish and game BBQ grilling. Come join Denny for some open air social distanced demonstrations on how to use your grill to prepare Wild Game fajitas, Cabin Fever Wild Game Sliders, Wild Turkey Kabobs, and maybe even some Wild Catch with Grilled Tomato Gratin and Watercress Salad. The event will be held at RBC on Thursday August 27th at 6pm.  Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor event.  Check local weather conditions as the event will be subject to cancellation due to inclement/threatening weather. Please pre-register for this family friendly event by contacting Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering, please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

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YOUTH GROUPWednesday’s ~ “impact youth RBC” YouTube video lessons.

Stay Tuned for additional updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRYStay Tuned for additional updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO: Please contact: Tara Swist

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

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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 Livedivider

CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted. 

MINISTRY LEADERS: Budgets are due by Sunday August 16, 2020. Please make every effort to complete your proposed budgets and return them to Donna Burgess.

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OTHER INFORMATION

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (8/7/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

From Pastor Kevin: Summer is quickly slipping by! I want to thank everyone for their understanding as we have adapted our worship amidst the ongoing COVID19 chapter. Thanks to all those who have come out for worship, and to all those who continue to watch on-line. I know that for each of us the current worship format is not ideal. When the leadership team implemented this plan for the summer, we did so through after a tremendous amount prayer, research and consultation with both church and medical professionals and paying close attention to guidance being given at the time by state and federal agencies. We did so with the desire to best protect the greatest number of people, especially the most vulnerable. While it may not be ideal to some, it is a gift to others. It has been with the mindset of looking out for others. Thanks to all who understand this. As this month goes on the leadership will be re-evaluating what we are doing in light of current guidance and conditions of our communities and see what will be the best practices for us, and our ministries moving forward into the fall.

This has been a good time to be reminded that if our own personal source of worship and fellowship is confined to only Sunday mornings then we miss out on all the richness we can have. Take advantage of this time to gather in smaller groups, socially distancing outside. Get together, walk, hike, pray, read scripture, worship in small gatherings. That was the pattern of the early church we can rediscover and from which we can learn and benefit. On Sundays feel free to chat in the parking lot after service, maintaining socially distance. Take advantage of the prayer garden to pray with someone (Do you know where it is?). Continue to pray with us as we learn how to best be the church in changing times.

Change is hard, but change helps us grow. Right now we are all learning how to do that.

Thanks, and stay tuned for more updates as we move forward. Thanks to all who have helped us through this time by their actions, prayers and attitudes this summer. 

New Series: “The Tarnished Rule” ~ How We Have Missed the “Golden Rule” in a world seeking justice:

“When Evil Rules, Justice Fades” ~ The need for Biblical Justice today

(Ephesians 6:10-19).

OUTDOOR CLUB: REVISED DATE ~ The Outdoor Club is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau for an evening of outdoor wild fish and game BBQ grilling. Come join Denny for some open air social distanced demonstrations on how to use your grill to prepare Wild Game fajitas, Cabin Fever Wild Game Sliders, Wild Turkey Kabobs, and maybe even some Wild Catch with Grilled Tomato Gratin and Watercress Salad. The event will be held at RBC on Thursday August 27th at 6pm.  Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor event.  Check local weather conditions as the event will be subject to cancellation due to inclement/threatening weather. Please pre-register for this family friendly event by contacting Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

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YOUTH GROUPWednesday’s ~ “impact youth RBC” YouTube video lessons.

Stay Tuned for additional updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

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CHILDRENS MINISTRYStay Tuned for additional updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO: Please contact: Tara Swist

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

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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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted. 

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OTHER INFORMATION

Bill Weghorst will be clearing land Late Summer, Early Fall and he has a number of oak and hard wood trees, estimated at approximate 30 cords of wood. No cost.  The trees will be cut and dropped but will need to be cut up and loaded.  The trees will be easily accessible to pull up and load.  Need own saw(s). If anyone is interested in the free wood, please give him a call at 603-608-1013 to discuss details.

Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th

Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders, names are listed below. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (7/31/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Starting this week: New Series: “The Tarnished Rule” ~ How We Have Missed the “Golden Rule” in a world seeking justice:

“Just God” – Do I understand justice as a fundamental character trait of God?

Update on Joan’s passing:  Due to the wishes of the family there will be no public service at this time. There will be a memorial service planned at a future date. Please continue to pray for Kent and the family as they go through this very difficult time.

OUTDOOR CLUB: The Outdoor Club is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau for an evening of outdoor wild fish and game BBQ grilling. Come join Denny for some open air social distanced demonstrations on how to use your grill to prepare Wild Game fajitas, Cabin Fever Wild Game Sliders, Wild Turkey Kabobs, and maybe even some Wild Catch with Grilled Tomato Gratin and Watercress Salad. The event will be held at RBC on Thursday August 6th at 6pm.  Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor event.  Check local weather conditions as the event will be subject to cancellation due to inclement/threatening weather. Please pre-register for this family friendly event by contacting Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

HANNFORD PICKUP ON SATURDAY’S:  If anyone is in need (Church and Community) of the Hannaford Produce, Bread pickup from Saturday please contact Sandy Unger. 

SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, August 7th from 1pm – 3pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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YOUTH GROUPStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRYStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFOPlease contact: Tara Swist

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

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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

CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted. 

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OTHER INFORMATION

Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th

Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (7/24/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Please Welcome Back our Special Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. 

Practicing the Mind of Christ in a Pagan World.  Philippians 4:6-9

Next Week: New Series: “The Tarnished Rule” ~ How We Have Missed the “Golden Rule” in a world seeking justice:

Just God” – Do I understand justice as a fundamental character trait of God?

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

HANNFORD PICKUP ON SATURDAY’S:  If anyone is in need (Church and Community) of the Hannaford Produce, Bread pickup from Saturday please contact Sandy Unger. 

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YOUTH GROUPStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

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CHILDRENS MINISTRYStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO: Please contact: Tara Swist

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

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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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

OUTDOOR CLUB: The Outdoor Club is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Chef Denny Corriveau for an evening of outdoor wild fish and game BBQ grilling. Come join Denny for some open air social distanced demonstrations on how to use your grill to prepare Wild Game fajitas, Cabin Fever Wild Game Sliders, Wild Turkey Kabobs, and maybe even some Wild Catch with Grilled Tomato Gratin and Watercress Salad. The event will be held at RBC on Thursday August 6th at 6pm.  Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor event.  Check local weather conditions as the event will be subject to cancellation due to inclement/threatening weather. Please pre-register for this family friendly event by contacting Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give the office a call. We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

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OTHER INFORMATION

Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th

Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.

THIS SUNDAY ~ (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders, names are listed below. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

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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 (7/17/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

THIS SUNDAY ~ WELCOME BACK (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders, names are listed below. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

Please Welcome our Special Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. Peace in a Covid World; Philippians 4:4-9

Pastor Kevin will be out of the office from 7/13-7/26. 

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give the office a call. We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

HANNFORD PICKUP ON SATURDAY’S:  If anyone is in need (Church and Community) of the Hannaford Produce, Bread pickup from Saturday please contact Sandy Unger. 

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YOUTH GROUPEvery Wednesday you can find a YouTube lesson video at: “Impact Youth RBC”

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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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

CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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MINISTRY INFORMATION/EVENT(S)

Canoe and Kayak Trip: The Outdoor Club is pleased to invite paddlers on a canoe and kayak trip on the Contoocook River in Concord, NH.  This family friendly event is planned for July 18th, meeting 9am at the Raymond Baptist Church, or 10 am at the launch site 9 Horse Hill Road, Concord, which is the site of the Contoocook River Canoe Company.  The planned route includes about 4 miles of paddling in very gentle river conditions.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Daisy Beach and plenty of hydration.  Canoe or kayak rentals are available and should be made individually in advance with Contoocook River Canoe company.  Those launching their own water craft will owe a small fee of roughly $4 per vessel. Reservations are required so the group size and launch location of each party is determined.  Social distancing will be maintained at gathering points, and masks will be available. Call the church office or email to sign up.

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Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

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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 (7/10/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

THIS SUNDAY ~ WELCOME BACK (ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES STILL REMAIN IN EFFECT)

This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders, names are listed below. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.

Summer Sermon Series: “What’s Normal” ~ “Tolerating Tension in Transition”. (Acts 11:1-18).

Pastor Kevin will be out of the office from 7/13-7/26.  

MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give the office a call. We have added a new way to Give – Check it Out!

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.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

HANNFORD PICKUP ON SATURDAY’S:  If anyone is in need (Church and Community) of the Hannaford Produce, Bread pickup from Saturday please contact Sandy Unger. 

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YOUTH GROUPEvery Wednesday you can find a YouTube lesson video at: “Impact Youth RBC”

This Week’s Video and Lessons: https://youtu.be/ODY8LLO-Fpc

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade

Please contact: Matt Chouinard

(603)895-2859

Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

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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

CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).

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Canoe and Kayak Trip: The Outdoor Club is pleased to invite paddlers on a canoe and kayak trip on the Contoocook River in Concord, NH.  This family friendly event is planned for July 18th, meeting 9am at the Raymond Baptist Church, or 10 am at the launch site 9 Horse Hill Road, Concord, which is the site of the Contoocook River Canoe Company.  The planned route includes about 4 miles of paddling in very gentle river conditions.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Daisy Beach and plenty of hydration.  Canoe or kayak rentals are available and should be made individually in advance with Contoocook River Canoe company.  Those launching their own water craft will owe a small fee of roughly $4 per vessel. Reservations are required so the group size and launch location of each party is determined.  Social distancing will be maintained at gathering points, and masks will be available. Call the church office or email to sign up.

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Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

We are is still seeking some volunteers each week who will help on Sunday AM with keeping surfaces sanitized on Sunday mornings. If you can help let the office know. Thank you.

Friday, July 17th from 1pm – 3pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region.  This is a drive thru event.  All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.divider
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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