News & Updates
 

RBC Weekly Newsletter (1/14/22)

THIS WEEK: 01/16/2022 ~ “Be Careful What You Wish For”- Exodus 32:1-14

After a miraculous deliverance from Egypt, the people of God asked for a god they could handle. What they got; they couldn’t handle.

NEXT WEEK: 01/23/2022 ~ “At the Heart of Worship”- Exodus 40:1-23

“Worship is….” Ask a variety of people, and you will probably get a variety of answers. In our individualistic culture we want “designer worship”- worship that fits me. In Exodus, God reminds people that true worship is not about them, but about Him. He alone is the center of our worship.

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER is on May 5, 2022. As part of our participation we typically provide breakfast for all our town employees, including the Police and Firefighters in recognition of all they do for our community.  We are not sure how we will need to do this this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, if any at that time, but we need to start the planning on this event early, we are open to suggestions but we are asking for volunteers at this time to help with this.  Please give the office a call if you would/could help with this. If you would like additional information or you have questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call to discuss.

Over these past 18 months, God has been gracious to us as a church as we have tried to carefully walk through the pandemic. That deserves our praise.

As we are all aware the rise of COVID cases is again spreading through our communities. We are all hearing, experiencing more people in our personal lives who are now having to deal with this virus. We are now having more reports of people within our church community wrestling with this as well. As a church we have done well and do not want to step backwards at this point. So, in light of our current environment, please consider the following for this next period of time this winter.

  1. PLEASE be in prayer for those who are struggling with this disease, and for those who are now hospitalized in our communities, and from our church family.
  2. PLEASE be aware of the needs that people may now have as they may need help with transportation, care, food etc. as people may need to isolate from work and life as they struggle.
  3. PLEASE, if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, PLEASE follow all current CDC guidelines for isolation, testing and masking before returning to public worship. PLEASE be responsible for contacting any with whom you may have had contact.
  4. PLEASE, for the safety of others around you, be mindful of our current policy on masks while attending church functions. This is not just limited to Sunday worship, but any church activities.
 

We have, and we can continue to help each other through these days. Thank you to all who have supported our efforts.

Watch for our new website coming in 2022, with a fresh new look and better functionality.  You will be notified via email when this site goes live and you will be given the opportunity to access the online church directory.” Stay tuned!

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MEMBERSHIP CLASS: There is still time to sign up. Are you new or just want to know more about RBC and membership, what we believe and how things work here or interested in becoming a member? If you are interested, or would like more information, or have questions, please call or email the Office.

Membership Class- Tuesday January 23rd– 7:00pm- Great Room

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Baptism: There is still time to sign up. We currently have some baptisms scheduled in early February so if you are interested in being baptized please contact Pastor Kevin or the office.

Baptism Class Sunday Morning January 30th – 9:00am – Great Room

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BACKGROUND CHECKS will be done in the Foyer on January 23rd before service. For all volunteers who work with the children, regardless of the program(s) please see Marion Guay for a Background Check Form that needs to be filled out and processed.  Background Checks are recommended to be redone periodically and at the least every 3 years to comply with the laws of the State.  Unfortunately, due to recordkeeping required we cannot accept background checks that were done by another company/firm/school.  There are Forms available at the Welcome Center.  Please fill out and return to Marion. (Marion can notarize them if needed).

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com •          Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) •          Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/jan-16

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/january-16

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

Youth Group Deep Freeze Bistro On The Go

Take Home Lasagna for Lunch!!!

Sunday, January 23rd ~ Right After Service

Sponsored by the Impact Youth Group to support kids attending Camp Berea’s winter retreat. Donations Accepted. The Deep Freeze Bistro is to raise money for the cost of Snow Camp.

Support our Youth Group. The Deep Freeze is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Great Room (change in location for January). Please contact the office if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION:

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Great Room) Next Gathering is January 17th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information.

FATHERS AND SON’S MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:30am-9:00am, Great Room. Join us as it will be a great morning.

Anyone newly interested in participating in the ministry of Sonshine Community Table; as well as those who have already attended earlier planning and information meetings for Sonshine Community Table; should attend. We will be discussing an updated status of this ministry as well as discussing alternatives ways of showing the love of Christ in action, as well as serving our community.  Please bring your ideas; and prayers are certainly welcome. Please contact Mark or Kathy Hassenpflug  at mmhkjh@myfairpoint.net or call  at 603-686-4651 for any questions. Meeting will last no more than 1 1/2 hours. Meeting will be Monday January 24th in the Great Room of Raymond Baptist Church at 6:30 pm

     RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday February 4th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last); Comcast Parking Lot, 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ Women’s Ministry

 (If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry, please call the Office, we would love to talk to you).

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

The Women’s Ministry exists to provide situations for women to connect on a spiritual level with God and other women. This focuses on outreach, but leaves opportunities to feed and encourage our “core group” in various events.

(We currently do not have a Ministry Leader for this Ministry and it is an open ministry – Interested?)

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (January)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Joseph D.; Hannah B.; Carolyn M.; Jamie W.; Mike P.; Doug R.; Leah U.; Wendy R.; Sandy C.; Kim T.;

Don H.; David J.; Lily H.; Levi C.

Take God as your partner in every enterprise. (Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

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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 (1/8/22)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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THIS WEEK: 01/09/2022 ~ “A Time to Pray” (Zechariah 8:20-23).

NEXT WEEK: 01/16/2022 ~ Be Careful What You Wish For”- Exodus 32:1-14

After a miraculous deliverance from Egypt, the people of God asked for a god they could handle. What they got; they couldn’t handle.

dividerOver these past 18 months, God has been gracious to us as a church as we have tried to carefully walk through the pandemic. That deserves our praise.

As we are all aware the rise of COVID cases is again spreading through our communities. We are all hearing, experiencing more people in our personal lives who are now having to deal with this virus. We are now having more reports of people within our church community wrestling with this as well. As a church we have done well and do not want to step backwards at this point. So, in light of our current environment, please consider the following for this next period of time this winter.

  1. PLEASE be in prayer for those who are struggling with this disease, and for those who are now hospitalized in our communities, and from our church family.
  2. PLEASE be aware of the needs that people may now have as they may need help with transportation, care, food etc. as people may need to isolate from work and life as they struggle.
  3. PLEASE, if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, PLEASE follow all current CDC guidelines for isolation, testing and masking before returning to public worship. PLEASE be responsible for contacting any with whom you may have had contact.
  4. PLEASE, for the safety of others around you, be mindful of our current policy on masks while attending church functions. This is not just limited to Sunday worship, but any church activities.

We have, and we can continue to help each other through these days. Thank you to all who have supported our efforts.

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Watch for our new website coming in 2022, with a fresh new look and better functionality.  You will be notified via email when this site goes live and you will be given the opportunity to access the online church directory.” Stay tuned!

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MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Are you new or just want to know more about RBC and membership, what we believe and how things work here or interested in becoming a member? We are coordinating a membership class this Winter so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office.

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Baptism: Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and a public declaration to follow Jesus and to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to a person’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It is prerequisite for us for full church membership church membership.

At RBC, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. However, we welcome families who would like to have their children dedicated where parents make promises for themselves and family, and our church makes promises to raise the child to learn about Christ and be a disciple. For more information or have any questions please contact Pastor Kevin or the office.

We currently have some baptisms scheduled in early February so if you are interested in being baptized please contact Pastor Kevin or the office.

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BACKGROUND CHECKS will be done in the Foyer on January 23rd before service. For all volunteers who work with the children, regardless of the program(s) please see Marion Guay for a Background Check Form that needs to be filled out and processed.  Background Checks are recommended to be redone periodically and at the least every 3 years to comply with the laws of the State.  Unfortunately, due to recordkeeping required we cannot accept background checks that were done by another company/firm/school.  There are Forms available at the Welcome Center.  Please fill out and return to Marion. (Marion can notarize them if needed).

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com • Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) • Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/january-9

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/jan9

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP 

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

Youth Group Deep Freeze Bistro

On The Go

Take Home Lasagna for Lunch!!!

Sunday, January 23rd ~ Right After Service

Sponsored by the Impact Youth Group to support kids attending Camp Berea’s winter retreat. Donations Accepted

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Great Room (change in location for January). Please contact the office if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION:

FATHERS AND SON’S MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:30am-9:00am. Join us as it will be a great morning.

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is January 17th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday February 4th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last); Comcast Parking Lot, 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ TECH TEAM

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry, please see the Interim Ministry Leader, Ed Burgess would love to talk to you). 

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

Help is needed! If you enjoy working with computers, sound systems, cameras, and/or Proclaim, your help is needed. Time commitment is limited to Sunday mornings and Tuesday practice (for Sound person) on a rotating basis. No experience necessary as we will train you.

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (January)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Joseph D.; Hannah B.; Carolyn M.; Jamie W.; Mike P.; Doug R.; Leah U.; Wendy R.; Sandy C.; Kim T.;

Don H.; David J.; Lily H.; Levi C.
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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 (12/30/21)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

THIS WEEK: 01/02/2022 ~ “What’s My Why?” (Ephesians 4:11-13).

NEXT WEEK: 01/09/2022 ~ “A Time to Pray” (Zechariah 8:20-23).

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Watch for our new website coming in 2022, with a fresh new look and better functionality.  You will be notified via email when this site goes live and you will be given the opportunity to access the online church directory.” Stay tuned!

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Reminder: The Office is closed on December 31st in observance of the New Year. May all have a blessed, peaceful, joyful and safe New Year. Happy New Year.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com • Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) • Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/jan2

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/january2

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is January 3rd. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, January 7th and Friday February 4th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last); Comcast Parking Lot, 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ TECH TEAM

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry, please see the Interim Ministry Leader, Ed Burgess would love to talk to you).

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

Ed Burgess (Interim Ministry Leader)

Help is needed! If you enjoy working with computers, sound systems, cameras, and/or Proclaim, your help is needed. Time commitment is limited to Sunday mornings and Tuesday practice (for Sound person) on a rotating basis. No experience necessary as we will train you.

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (January)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Joseph D.; Hannah B.; Carolyn M.; Jamie W.; Mike P.; Doug R.; Leah U.; Wendy R.; Sandy C.; Kim T.; Don H.; David J.; Lily H.; Levi C.

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Take God as your partner in every enterprise. (Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

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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 (12/23/20)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

THIS WEEK:

12/24/2021: 4:00pm: Christmas Eve Service, “The Message of Christmas in Carols and Scripture”.  This will be a mask required and social distancing (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

12/24/2021: 6:00pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” (Matthew 1:18-23). We are respectfully requesting all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you. 

12/26/2021: ~ Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds, “Wise Men Still Seek Him”. Special Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds is from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. 

NEXT WEEK: 01/02/2022 ~ “What’s My Why?” (Ephesians 4:11-13).

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Watch for our new website coming in 2022, with a fresh new look and better functionality.  You will be notified via email when this site goes live and you will be given the opportunity to access the online church directory. Stay tuned!

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Please note that the Office will be closed on Friday December 24th and Friday December 31st to celebrate the Holiday.  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year from all of us.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com • Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) • Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/december-26

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/dec-26

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is January 3rd. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, January 7th and Friday February 4th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last); Comcast Parking Lot, 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry, please see the Ministry Leader, Tara would love to talk to you).

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

It is our desire to come alongside parents in order to supplement their God-given task to raising their children to personally know and love Christ, and then help them live a God-centered life. As well as, to Impact the families in our communities, as we Reach, Teach and Serve by showing the love of Chris

Nursery is designed and equipped to minister to infants thru three years of age. We provide an atmosphere filled with love and laughter as our volunteers show the love of Jesus in a safe, clean kid-friendly environment.

Club 2:52 for children ages 3 – 5th grade held during the Sunday morning service. A time where children explore the Word of God through diverse learning experiences.

Impact Adventure is a fun-filled one-week program held during the summer for children in our community ages 4 thru 12. Volunteers help children learn about a God who loves them and wants a personal relationship with them. A theme-based program with Bible lessons, snack, art, music, game and more, helps children step in the Bible in a safe age appropriate way.

Tara Swist (Childrens Ministry Director)

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Happy Birthday to our own Pastor Kevin! Have a great and fun-filled day…

BIRTHDAY MONTH (January)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Joseph D.; Hannah B.; Carolyn M.; Jamie W.; Mike P.; Doug R.; Leah U.; Wendy R.; Sandy C.; Kim T.;

Don H.; David J.; Lily H.; Levi C.

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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 (12/17/21)

THIS WEEK: 12/19/2021: ~ Christmas Sunday – “Gathered for Peace”, (Isaiah 8:19, Isaiah 9:7, and, John 3:16)

12/24/2021: 4:00pm: Christmas Eve Service, “The Message of Christmas in Carols and Scripture”.  This will be a mask required and social distancing (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

12/24/2021: 6:00pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” (Matthew 1:18-23). We are respectfully requesting all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you.

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NEXT WEEK: 12/26/2021: ~ Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds, “Wise Men Still Seek Him”

Please note that the Office will be closed on December 24th and December 31st to celebrate the Holiday.  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year from all of us.

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NEW WORSHIP SERVICE OPTION ADDED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE- 4:00PM

As we are all aware, the high rate of community transmission for COVID-19 is affecting many. For many who are at risk, this Christmas would be the fourth major holiday since the start of the pandemic that they, for health and safety reasons, would not be able to attend worship. For that reason, we want to make an additional worship opportunity available.

4:00pm Christmas Eve we will be adding a simple service of Scripture, carols, and a Christmas message. No children’s programming will be offered at 4:00pm. This will be a MASK REQUIRED SERVICE and SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

Our 6:00pm service will still our standing policy of RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you.

With the significant increase in our communities, and the increase in our interaction with others during the Christmas season, we again ask that, for the safety of others around you please consider wearing a mask for all church activities during this season.

Thanks for understanding and watching out for each other. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com •          Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) •          Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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RBC provided 12 Gift of Warmth Wrapped Bags and Fully Packaged Back Packs with all sorts of goodies to the Head Start children this week (ages 4-6 yrs. old). Each Gift of Warmth Bag included a new coat, snow pants, hats, ear muffs, mittens and scarfs based on the sizes and gender requested. We want to thank everyone who participated and for your generosity in this special Christmas Program. It was a huge success and very much appreciated.

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Please Note: Please watch your emails, RBC Facebook Page, etc. due to the upcoming forecast for snow storm this weekend Pageant may or may not be rescheduled. Stay Tuned…

Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/december-19

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/dec-19

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is December 20th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, January 7th and Friday February 4th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last); Comcast Parking Lot, 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester. Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ MAINTENANCE TEAM (TRUSTEES)

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry, please see the Ministry Leader, Mike would love to talk to you).

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

If you would enjoy working with your hands, have the talent for building things, maintaining things, fixing things, painting things, or cleaning things, this Team is just right for you.

Mike Paquin (Ministry Leader)

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (December)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Michael R.; Dan B.; Sandy U.; Rachel Dallaire; Clare M.; Jack M.; Len F.; Constant G.; Janice H.; Ruth B.; Norman L.; Pat W.; Kevin M.; Emily C.; Teddy D.

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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 (11/10/21)

THIS WEEK: 12/12/2021: ~ “Gathered with Joy” (John 1:1-18, John 3:16)

NEXT WEEK: 12/19/2021: ~ Christmas Sunday – “Gathered for Peace” (Isaiah 8:19, Isaiah 9:7, and, John 3:16)

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NEW WORSHIP SERVICE OPTION ADDED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE- 4:00PM

As we are all aware, the high rate of community transmission for COVID-19 is affecting many. For many who are at risk, this Christmas would be the fourth major holiday since the start of the pandemic that they, for health and safety reasons, would not be able to attend worship. For that reason, we want to make an additional worship opportunity available.

4:00pm Christmas Eve we will be adding a simple service of Scripture, carols, and a Christmas message. No children’s programming will be offered at 4:00pm. This will be a MASK REQUIRED SERVICE and SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

Our 6:00pm service will still our standing policy of RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you.

With the significant increase in our communities, and the increase in our interaction with others during the Christmas season, we again ask that, for the safety of others around you please consider wearing a mask for all church activities during this season.

Thanks for understanding and watching out for each other. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office.

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REMINDER TO ALL WHO ATTEND RBC SUNDAY SERVICES:

In light of the current high transmission rates of COVID-19 in our communities, especially now growing among children in school, and the increase in people contact we are all having during the holidays, the Elder Team want to remind everyone of our current policy of respectfully requesting that everyone wear a mask during church activities to keep those around you safer. This is not a change, but a friendly reminder for all of us during this Christmas season. Thank you.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com •          Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) •          Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)
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RBC provided 12 Gift of Warmth Wrapped Bags and Fully Packaged Back Packs with all sorts of goodies to the Head Start children this week (ages 4-6 yrs. old). Each Gift of Warmth Bag included a new coat, snow pants, hats, ear muffs, mittens and scarfs based on the sizes and gender requested. We want to thank everyone who participated and for your generosity in this special Christmas Program. It was a huge success and very much appreciated.

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Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Pageant Prep Change:  Thanks to all who have helped this week in prepping the stage for the Pageant it is all coming together so beautifully.

We will not need to meet on Saturday for set up, but rehearsals are scheduled for:

December 13, Monday           7 pm – 8:30 pm          All participants

December 17, Friday              7– 9:00 pm                  Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday

3:30 pm performance

Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7:00 pm Performance            

December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas

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Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week children will go directly to Club 252.

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/dec-12

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/december-12

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP 

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION

DUE TO UNFORSEEN MEDICAL (NON-COVID) ISSUE IT WAS NECESSARY TO CHANGE THE WILD GAME COOKING CLASS DATE TO DECEMBER 16th. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE:

There are spots still available so if you are now can or would like to attend please do not hesitate to sign up

Free Wild Game Cooking Class! 

The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff, Denny Corriveau who will spend an evening sharing his wild game culinary secrets! The event will be held Thursday December 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Raymond Baptist Church, located at 145 Route 27 in Raymond.  Come join Denny and other cooking enthusiasts as he prepares and cooks numerous dishes live and up close in front of the audience with a theme of Wild Game Comfort Foods.  Expected menu to include Venison and Cranberry Hash, Stuffed Venison Tapas Meatballs, Duck and Wild Cherry Marsala.  This family friendly event is for all ages.  Please contact Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or call 603-895-2859 to reserve your spot.  Masks are recommended but not required while seated, and are to be worn when not seated. 

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is December 20th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, 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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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ Worship Team ~ Music

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry please see the Ministry Leader, Ken would love to talk to you).

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

Music: The Worship team exists to lead others in music for the purpose of praising God. It is our hope that we send the message that we love Jesus and want to share it with others. We continue to blend hymns, praise songs and contemporary worship music to meet the different generations in our church family. 

Worship Leader: Ken Swist

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (December)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Michael R.; Dan B.; Sandy U.; Rachel Dallaire; Clare M.; Jack M.; Len F.; Constant G.; Janice H.; Ruth B.; Norman L.; Pat W.; Kevin M.; Emily C.; Teddy D.

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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 (12/3/21)

THIS WEEK: 12/05/2021: ~ Communion Sunday ~ -“Gathered with Hope”, (Isaiah 64:1-12, John 3:16)

NEXT WEEK: 12/12/2021: Advent 2021 “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” ~ “Gathered with Joy”, (John 1:1-18, John 3:16)

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REMINDER TO ALL WHO ATTEND RBC: In light of the current high transmission rates of COVID-19 in our communities, especially now growing among children in school, and the increase in people contact we are all having during the holidays, the Elder Team want to remind everyone of our current policy of respectfully requesting that everyone wear a mask during church activities to keep those around you safer. This is not a change, but a friendly reminder for all of us during this Christmas season. Thank you.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com •          Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) •          Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

December 4, Saturday           9 am -10:30 am          All participants

December 11 Saturday           8:30 – noon                 Stage Set up

December 13, Monday           7 pm – 8:30 pm          All participants

December 17, Friday              7– 9:00 pm                  Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday

3:30 pm performance

Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7:00 pm Performance            

December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas

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Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week beginning November 7 children will go directly to Club 252.

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/dec-5

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/december-5

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION:

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is December 6th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

FREE WILD GAME COOKING CLASS! WE HAVE 8 SEATS STILL AVAILABLE SIGN UP TODAY! The Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff, Denny Corriveau who will spend an evening sharing his wild game culinary secrets! The event will be held Thursday December 9th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Raymond Baptist Church, located at 145 Route 27 in Raymond.  Come join Denny and other cooking enthusiasts as he prepares and cooks numerous dishes live and up close in front of the audience with a theme of Wild Game Comfort Foods.  Expected menu to include Venison and Cranberry Hash, Stuffed Venison Tapas Meatballs, Duck and Wild Cherry Marsala.  This family friendly event is for all ages.  Please contact Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or call 603-895-2859 to reserve your seat.  Masks are recommended but not required while seated, and are to be worn when not seated. divider

THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ Youth Group

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry please see one of the Ministry Leaders, they would love to talk to you)

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

Mission: “Impact Teens to Impact the World”

We offer a program for teens grades 5-12 who are committed to Christ and want to get their friends hooked up with Christ too.

The goal of this team is to worship God, explore His Word (the Bible), grow stronger roots in our faith, and plan our strategy for getting the word out to our friends and neighbors.

Every other week we practice what we preach by going into our communities and inviting our friends and neighbors.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE: Sunday’s 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Ministry Center

To Teach and Disciple: We want to develop authentic Christ followers. (Matthew 28:19-20) Service: We are committed to serving each other as well as the community around us. (Galatians 5:13) Building Relationships Teen Extreme Outreach: We are committed to reaching out to share the love of God with other teens. (Mark 16:15) Being an Example: We as leaders are committed to being an example to our teens so that they can be an example in their communities. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (December)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Michael R.; Dan B.; Sandy U.; Rachel Dallaire; Clare M.; Jack M.; Len F.; Constant G.; Janice H.; Ruth B.; Norman L.; Pat W.; Kevin M.; Emily C.; Teddy D.

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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 (11/24/2021)

THIS WEEK: 11/28/2021: Advent 2021 “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” ~ “Gathered with Love”, (Isaiah 40:1-11, John 3:16)

NEXT WEEK: 12/05/2021: ~ Communion Sunday ~ -“Gathered with Hope”, (Isaiah 64:1-12, John 3:16)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING:

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

The Office will be closed on November 25th and Friday November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and we will be back in the office on Monday, November 29th. If there are any non-urgent issues 11/25-26 they will be addressed when back in office on November 29th. Thank you and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office via email or call.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This Sunday and next Sunday we ask our members and friends to give above your normal giving for a special Thanksgiving offering. The proceeds of this year’s Thanksgiving offering will go towards Operation Blessing in Portsmouth NH. Operation Blessing fights poverty by embracing people and families in crisis with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives by providing food, clothing and household necessities to those in need; Promoting healthy life choices through targeted community education and outreach programs; Offering a place of hope and dignity for a changed life that comes through faith in Christ. ​So on Sunday November 28th please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.”

dividerAs we head into the Holidays and people are gathering with families and friends, this is just a friendly and loving reminder of our existing Covid-19 Policy at RBC. We want everyone to stay healthy and safe. There has been no change to the existing policy that was sent out and discussed in prior announcements but the Elders wanted to reiterate our policy for everyone to be aware of the current policy and be well informed. So with that being said and in light of current community conditions, we would like to draw your attention again to our current guidelines and that it is highly and respectfully recommended that everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks for indoor activities in areas of substantial transmission (NH is included in this). We ask that you consider this recommendation for the safety and protection of others around you while participating in services, activities and ministries here at RBC. Thank you.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

 

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com • Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices) • Email updates
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GROWING!
We are needing to create some additional space for our children’s department to help with the greater diversity of ages that are attending. If there are any books in the current library space that are of interest to you personally, you are invited to take them by December 1st. Cleaning the library space will be part of a comprehensive full sanctuary level interior cleaning going into the winter months. If you haven’t noticed all exteriors of all buildings have already been done and they look great.
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Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

December 4, Saturday 9 am -10:30 am All participants

December 11 Saturday 8:30 – noon Stage Set up

December 13, Monday 7 pm – 8:30 pm All participants

December 17, Friday 7– 9:00 pm Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday

3:30 pm performance

Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7:00 pm Performance

December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas

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Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week beginning November 7 children will go directly to Club 252.

In consideration of others, we ask that you wear a mask during rehearsals when you are not on stage as a speaking part or singing.

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PRAYER NIGHT: Please Join Us on the 1st Thursday of every month, Next Prayer Night is December 2nd 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Raymond Baptist Church in Sanctuary.divider

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

 

Club 252 Pre-Register at: https://vbspro.events/p/november-28

Nursery Pre-Register at: https://vbspro.events/p/nov-28

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

 

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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YOUTH GROUP:

 

 

The Youth Group will have a Game Night at the Burgess Home on Saturday, November 27th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

 

There will be No Youth Group Sunday, November 28th

 

 

SAMARITAN PURSE – CHRISTMAS BOXES: The Youth Group coordinated, collected and they delivered on Sunday a total of 63 Christmas Boxes! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with us and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Thank you from all of us for contributing so much of your time, energy, and efforts to it. You did an excellent job and you are so appreciated. Operation Christmas Child can take many forms but has one purpose—to bring the Gospel to children in need around the world and the Youth Group did just that!

 

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group.

 

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend.divider

RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION:

MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is December 6th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

 

Friday, Dec. 3rd from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

 

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ Men’s Ministry

(If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this Ministry please see one of the Ministry Leaders, they would love to talk to you)

 

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to bring men together to assist them in knowing Jesus Christ and growing in His love, in order to experience a balanced life through His direction.

 

Creating opportunities for fellowship: We realize that it is often difficult for men to join with other men in fellowship. Our goal is to offer events and activities that help introduce men to other men in an environment that fosters fellowship. We offer events such as fishing trips, breakfasts, baseball games and others to create opportunities for men to invite other men.

Helping Men to grow in Christ: We strive to create times for spiritual growth and fellowship with men by offering prayer dinners and overnight retreats. We invite inspirational speakers to attend our events – men who can encourage and challenge us in our walk with God.

Relationships: The key ingredient of this ministry is relationships – with other men, and with God. We strive to offer opportunities to nurture these relationships.

Investing in men’s need for balance: We look for ways to educate men about the need to balance work, family, and church. We seek this balance in our own lives and earnestly look to each other for help in this important area of a man’s walk with God.

Sponsoring activities that balance our Core Values: We attempt to create functions and events that appeal to one or more of the established core values in our ministry. For example, we attempt to create a breakfast that will meet our goal of reaching out to men while at the same time finding speakers at this event who will appeal to appeal to drawing men closer to God.

Teamwork through work projects

As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One Man Sharpens Another. Proverbs 27:17

 

Men’s Ministry Leaders

Barry Brown

Jeff Beach

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (December)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

 

Michael R.; Dan B.; Sandy U.; Rachel Dallaire; Clare M.;

Jack M.; Len F.; Constant G.; Janice H.; Ruth B.; Norman L.; Pat W.; Kevin M.; Emily C.; Teddy D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 (11/19/21)

REMINDER: This Sunday is Thanksgiving Sunday: Each year on Thanksgiving Sunday we ask people to come prepared to publically share how they are grateful for God’s presence in their lives. Please bring a word of praise or thanksgiving to share as part of our morning worship.

THIS WEEK: 11/21/2021: Thanksgiving Sunday” ~ Communion Sunday

NEXT WEEK: 11/28/2021: Advent 2021 “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” ~ “Gathered with Love”, (Isaiah 40:1-11, John 3:16)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

The Office will be closed on November 25th and Friday November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and we will be back in the office on Monday, November 29th. If there are any non-urgent issues 11/25-26 they will be addressed when back in office on November 29th.  Thank you and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office via email or call.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This Sunday and next Sunday we ask our members and friends to give above your normal giving for a special Thanksgiving offering. The proceeds of this year’s Thanksgiving offering will go towards Operation Blessing in Portsmouth NH.  Operation Blessing fights poverty by embracing people and families in crisis with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives by providing food, clothing and household necessities to those in need; Promoting healthy life choices through targeted community education and outreach programs; Offering a place of hope and dignity for a changed life that comes through faith in Christ. ​So on Sunday November 21th, and Sunday November 28th please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.”

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As we head into the Holidays and people are gathering with families and friends, this is just a friendly and loving reminder of our existing Covid-19 Policy at RBC. We want everyone to stay healthy and safe. There has been no change to the existing policy that was sent out and discussed in prior announcements but the Elders wanted to reiterate our policy for everyone to be aware of the current policy and be well informed. So with that being said and in light of current community conditions, we would like to draw your attention again to our current guidelines and that it is highly and respectfully recommended that everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks for indoor activities in areas of substantial transmission (NH is included in this). We ask that you consider this recommendation for the safety and protection of others around you while participating in services, activities and ministries here at RBC. Thank you.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. Check any of the following for latest updates:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com      •  Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices)  • Email updates               
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GROWING! We are needing to create some additional space for our children’s department to help with the greater diversity of ages that are attending. If there are any books in the current library space that are of interest to you personally, you are invited to take them by December 1st. Cleaning the library space will be part of a comprehensive full sanctuary level interior cleaning going into the winter months. If you haven’t noticed all exteriors of all buildings have already been done and they look great.
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Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Please Note: The Pageant was originally listed as 3:00pm and 7:00pm on December 18th, the time has been revised and is scheduled for 3:30pm and 7:00pm, December 18th.

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.

If you can help or you have additional questions please contact Tara Swist Tara123abc@comcast.net, Text: 603.300.0797, Church Office 1.603.895-2859 ~ Thank you.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

November 21, Sunday            11:45 am – 1:00 pm    All participants (Costume fitting)

December 4, Saturday           9 am -10:30 am         All participants

December 11 Saturday           8:30 – noon                Stage Set up

December 13, Monday           7 pm – 8:30 pm          All participants

December 17, Friday              7– 9:00 pm                 Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday

3:30 pm performance

Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7:00 pm Performance            

December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas

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Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week beginning November 7 children will go directly to Club 252.

In consideration of others, we ask that you wear a mask during rehearsals when you are not on stage as a speaking part or singing.

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PRAYER NIGHT: Please Join Us on the 1st Thursday of every month, Next Prayer Night is December 4th. 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Raymond Baptist Church in Sanctuary.divider

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/november-21

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/nursery-nov-21

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP

Sunday’s 5:00pm ~ 6:30pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

Sunday, November 21st Youth Group will be from 12:00pm-2:00pm-A Pizza Lunch will be served and they will be loading up the Samaritan Purse Christmas Child Boxes for delivery to the drop off location in Auburn. A huge thank you to the Youth Group for all their hard work and effort for this ministry. Everyone did a Great Job!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. 

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RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION

FATHERS AND SON’S MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 20th at 8:00am-9:00am. Guest Speaker will be Ron Townsend. Join us as it will be a great morning. Please sign up at the Welcome Center or give Barry Brown a call.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Michael and Tami Cole have done a great job coordinating and serving this ministry well but will be unable to do so moving forward. We are looking for a person to head up this very important Ministry and coordinate the distribution, packaging, letter writing and coordinating the boxes for the sending of the care packages to the college students and Military. Provides them with a feel for home and lets them know we are thinking of them. If you would like more information or are willing to head this up please let me know either by contacting the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email me at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Thank you for being in prayer and considering this ministry.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Friday, Dec. 3rd from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

RBC is looking to help a 78-year-old woman in Candia who lost her husband over the summer and just fell in her basement this week and is unable to work in her yard. She has some yardwork to do before winter sets in and has asked us if we know of anyone.  If you can help or know of anyone who could help please let the office know and we will provide the contact information and address. Thank you in advance.

Lois Frost is looking for the woman who inquired about her Amish Relish recently at Church and she promised this person she would get some to her.  If you are that person, please give her a call or contact the office as she would love to be able to give you some J

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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT ~ RBC OUTDOOR CLUB

Please Pray for the Outdoor Club, Les, the volunteers and their upcoming event(s):

We pray especially for those you’ve called into ministry, to be leaders, teachers, discipleship and friends in our church and community. Keep God’s word fresh in their hearts, renewing and refreshing their spirit for their work ahead. May they seek your counsel daily, give them godly wisdom day by day as they tackle their designated ministry work and guide them as they give spiritual guidance to others around them… Amen.

The Outdoor Club is an opportunity to join in with people who enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities and appreciate God’s creation from a front row view! Activities include our popular wild game dinners and cooking classes as well as fishing derbies, hiking, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, and much more. We also conduct NH Hunter Safety Education courses twice per year, and usually have a special event every month.

Outdoor Club Ministry Leader

Les Houston

UPCOMING EVENT

Free Wild Game Cooking Class!  The Outdoor Club of is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff, Denny Corriveau who will spend an evening sharing his wild game culinary secrets! The event will be held Thursday December 9th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Raymond Baptist Church, Great Room.  Come join Denny and other cooking enthusiasts as he prepares and cooks numerous dishes live and up close in front of the audience with a theme of Wild Game Comfort Foods.  Expected menu to include Venison and Cranberry Hash, Stuffed Venison Tapas Meatballs, Duck and Wild Cherry Marsala.  This family friendly event is for all ages.  Please contact Marion to reserve your spot.  Masks are recommended but not required while seated, and are to be worn when not seated. 

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (November)

Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

Carol H.; Jean C.; Brad R.; Cilla C.; Will J.; Dana S.; Kathleen F.; Tammy L.; Abby Declan W.; Cosette P.; Cassandra M.; Natalie D.

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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 (11/12/21)

THIS WEEK: 11/14/2021: “Think Globally, Act Locally”, (John 17:13-18). Guest Speaker ~ Rev. Grant Winnes, Pastor of Adult Ministries, Hampton Falls First Baptist Church

NEXT WEEK: 11/21/2021: Thanksgiving Sunday”  

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THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICENovember 21st  is Thanksgiving Sunday. Each year on Thanksgiving Sunday we ask people to come prepared to publically share how they are grateful for God’s presence in their lives. Please bring a word of praise or thanksgiving to share as part of our morning worship.

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS GROWING! We are needing to create some additional space for our children’s department to help with the greater diversity of ages that are attending. If there are any books in the current library space that are of interest to you personally, you are invited to take them by December 1st. Cleaning the library space will be part of a comprehensive full sanctuary level interior cleaning going into the winter months. If you haven’t noticed all exteriors of all buildings have already been done and they look great.

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Christmas Pageant: The Weekend of December 18, 2021

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.

If you can help or you have additional questions please contact Tara Swist Tara123abc@comcast.net,  Text: 603.300.0797,  Church Office 1.603.895-2859 ~ Thank you.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE SCHEDULE

November 15, Monday           7 pm – 8 pm                Vocalist/Musician/Tech

November 21, Sunday            11:45 am – 1:00 pm    All participants (Costume fitting)

December 4, Saturday            9 am -10:30 am           All participants

December 11 Saturday           8:30 – noon                 Stage Set up

December 13, Monday           7 pm – 8:30 pm          All participants

December 17, Friday              7– 9:00 pm                  Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday – 3 pm performance ~Arrive at 2 pm – Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7 pm Performance – December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas

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Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week beginning November 7 children will go directly to Club 252.

In consideration of others, we ask that you wear a mask during rehearsals when you are not on stage as a speaking part or singing.

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PRAYER NIGHT: Please Join Us on the 1st Thursday of every month, Next Prayer Night is December 4th. 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Raymond Baptist Church in Sanctuary.
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

Adult Sunday school is being held at 9:00am, Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary. we ask that you please remain in the foyer area until class has been completed. thank you.

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

Club 252  Pre-Register at:  https://vbspro.events/p/14nov

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/nov-14

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade

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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YOUTH GROUP 

Sunday’s 5:00pm ~ 6:30pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!

Sunday, November 21st Youth Group will be from 12:00pm-2:00pm-A Pizza Lunch will be served and they will be loading up the Samaritan Purse Christmas Child Boxes for delivery to the drop off location in Auburn. A huge thank you to the Youth Group for all their hard work and effort for this ministry. Everyone did a Great Job!

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining, creating a Zoom Study, meeting in person or thinking of a creative way to study or start a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group.

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

Women’s Group 9:30am Tuesday Bible Study. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend. divider

RBC MINISTRY INFORMATION:

FATHERS AND SON’S MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 20th at 8:00am-9:00am. Guest Speaker will be Ron Townsend. Join us as it will be a great morning. Please sign up at the Welcome Center or give Barry Brown a call.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Michael and Tami Cole has done a great job coordinating and serving this ministry well but will be unable to do so moving forward. We are looking for a person to head up this very important Ministry and coordinate the distribution, packaging, letter writing and coordinating the boxes for the sending of the care packages to the college students and Military. Provides them with a feel for home and lets them know we are thinking of them. If you would like more information or are willing to head this up please let me know either by contacting the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email me at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Thank you for being in prayer and considering this ministry.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Friday, Dec. 3rd from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. No proof of income or residence is needed. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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BIRTHDAY MONTH (November)

Happy Birthday from your RBC FamilyJ

Carol H.; Jean C.; Brad R.; Cilla C.; Will J.; Dana S.; Kathleen F.; Tammy L.; Abby Declan W.; Cosette P.; Cassandra M.

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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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