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RBC Weekly Newsletter (1/24/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

A heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers at all levels who helped with the wild game dinner.  To those who donated meat, to the cooks, to the servers, to the setup, clean up, decorating crews, and all the admin support…. rest assured you were part of advancing God’s Kingdom.

Highlights from the Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd

We out cooked the crowd once again and had leftovers to send home, send to the Raymond police and fire departments, and other locations.

Approximately 134 Camo New Testaments left with guests

Quick scanning of response cards show the evening impacted people in various forms, from indicating they connected with God for the first time, other’s were strengthened in their walk, and others said they want to hear more.

Approximately 230 were in attendance, about 70 were first time visitors to our church,  served by 40 volunteers present that night, including the Alert Cadets that came and supported the evening.

$876 was donated by guests to support the raptor rescue organization that presented last night called On the Wing from Epping NH.

Mostly, the overall feedback was the guests reported overwhelmingly that they experienced an energetic, wholesome, family friendly evening, with great food and a friendliness that disarmed them and caused them to experience a sense of community, comfort, and contentment.  Their words confirm we created an environment that made it easy to share the gospel because of the genuine love we displayed toward our guests.

Thanks to all who had a part.

Les

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 starting on February 2nd so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Transforming Trinity- Rediscovering the heart of our faith” will be a 7 week study that will help us reflect on, and discover the transforming power of the trinity for our spiritual lives.  Sunday, 9:00am in the Great Room.

As everyone is well aware, we are in a severe flu season. There are many who are affected.  We have attendees who are especially susceptible- people with compromised immune system, some elderly and our children. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to be in worship and participating in the life of the church, we would ask during this time that we would all use great wisdom with our own health to determine whether we should be around others. If you are ill, or have been ill recently please use good judgment regarding your exposure to others. Hand sanitizer stations are available around the church for your convenience as well. Sunday services are available through Facebook Live and through our church app which is posted early in the week. Videos of service are available on Channel 22 in Raymond.  Be in prayer for many who are struggling through this winter season, and thank everyone for watching out for the health of all.

Month of January ~ Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

1/26/2020:- “Do I Live Worship”. Worship is not an event, but a lifestyle.  If someone were to follow me around all day, would they say I am a true worshipper of God? (Romans 12:1-2).

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

Seacoast Medical will be doing a Free Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic on January 27th at the Sonshine Community Table Dinner. All are welcome.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE (SCT) – Steven Hamel from Anthem will be at the February 3rd, SCT Dinner at 5:00pm to meet with guests and anyone who would like information or would like to sign up/renew the Medicare/Medicaid Government Program being offered to people who have both Medicare and Medicaid. This is a no cost program to eligible participants. If anyone has questions, please email or give the office a call

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30-9:00am. Join us as it will be a great morning. Bring a friend!  Barry Brown will be the Guest Speaker.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTFebruary 1st  at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

NH FISH & GAME TURKEY HUNT MENTORING CLASS March 28th ~ 8:00am – Great Room. 

FLY TYING CLASS February 20th ~ 6:30pm – Great Room

MAPLE SUGARING CLASS March 7th ~ 1:00pm – Great Room

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

The Sonshine Community Table has served 1,138 hot meals in the 4th Quarter and the Food Pantry has supplied 825 meals to families in need.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church

2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670

or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, February 7th from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (1/26)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

Normal Youth Group 6-8pm, Grades 5th – 12th.

Lesson: “God’s Thought of You”

ICE SKATING!!

February 2, 2020

12:00pm-2:30pm

Exeter Ice Arena

$6.00 to Skate
$4.00 to Rent skates

Students can bring lunch or a few dollars to get lunch at the Arena!
(if your student or a friend needs help with cost Contact Matt Chouinard at mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

“Camp Berea Snow Camp”

March 6th – 8th!

   Grades:  6-12

    Depart:  Fri. 3/6      5:00 pm

    Return:  Sun. 3/8   3:00 pm

    Cost:       $100.00

*($50 deposit to save spots is due February 16th).

Snow Camp is one of the highlights of our year!! It is a time of great worship and teaching.

There are activities for all interests, including sports, paintball, high ropes course, climbing wall and arts and crafts just to name a few.  Scholarships are available.

* Must support Bistro in some way to share in proceeds.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade

6:00pm-8:00pm

Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard

(603)895-2859

Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

 (Winter is Here!  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

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PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time, if you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time please meet in the Foyer if service has started, it would be greatly appreciated.

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

 

Les Houston is looking for a reasonably priced used car, decent for winter travel, inspected and ready or at least inspectable and ready to drive. Please contact him directly if you have or know of someone who can help him.

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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 (1/17/2020)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: This is Sanctity of Human Life week. Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Pick up a bottle after church from Wanda Molligi and fill it with your spare change or bills. Baby Bottles will be due back by February 16th. For more info, call 603-623-1122.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are still needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also still needed. We are still looking for cooks, helpers, servers and set up people.  Setup for the WGD will be Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm in the Great Room.  Les Houston will meet with all volunteers right after Sunday’s service, up front for 5 minutes to clarify any questions you may have, timelines of event, etc.

Les Houston is in need of more cook volunteers for the Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd at 6:00pm.  Recipes can be provided, food can be prepared and frozen, refrigerated and dropped in advance, or crock pot type meals that can be made earlier and delivered that evening.   If you are interested in helping with the cooking please let Les or Marion For all the cooks signed up or interested in signing up, the recipes and meat will be ready to pick up Sunday January 19th after church in the lobby

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 starting on February 2nd so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Transforming Trinity- Rediscovering the heart of our faith” will be a 7 week study that will help us reflect on, and discover the transforming power of the trinity for our spiritual lives.  Sunday, 9:00am in the Great Room.

There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

As everyone is well aware, we are in a severe flu season. There are many who are affected.  We have attendees who are especially susceptible- people with compromised immune system, some elderly and our children. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to be in worship and participating in the life of the church, we would ask during this time that we would all use great wisdom with our own health to determine whether we should be around others. If you are ill, or have been ill recently please use good judgment regarding your exposure to others. Hand sanitizer stations are available around the church for your convenience as well. Sunday services are available through Facebook Live and through our church app which is posted early in the week. Videos of service are available on Channel 22 in Raymond.  Be in prayer for many who are struggling through this winter season, and thank everyone for watching out for the health of all.

Month of January ~ Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

1/19/2020:- “My Inside Track to Worship”. Worship starts with, and is informed by my inner devotion to God. What is in me either helps me or hinders me. What should be the center of my heart if I hope to be able to worship as God intended (Philippians 1:18-24).

Women’s Ministry ~ Connections Saturday, January 18th, 9:00-11:00 RBC Great Room (basement) “Finding Blessings in Trials”, Join us this month to hear Jordan Taylor share her story about this important topic. Delicious brunch, great speaker, and fun fellowship – come Connect with us!

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person.

Seacoast Medical will be doing a Free Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic on January 27th at the Sonshine Community Table Dinner. All are welcome.

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30-9:00am. Join us as it will be a great morning. Bring a friend!  Barry Brown will be the Guest Speaker.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTFebruary 1st  at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

The Sonshine Community Table has served 1,138 hot meals in the 4th Quarter and the Food Pantry has supplied 825 meals to families in need.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church

2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670

or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, February 7th from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.divider

YOUTH GROUP

SUNDAY (1/19)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

Normal Youth Group 6-8pm, Grades 5th – 12th.

DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): The Youth Group invites you to a dinner of lasagna, salad, and dessert on Sunday, February 16th from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room. All tips and gratuities will go toward the cost of Snow Camp this March.

“Camp Berea Snow Camp”

March 6th – 8th!   Grades:  6-12

 Depart:  Fri. 3/6      5:00 pm

 Return:  Sun. 3/8   3:00 pm

 Cost:       $100.00

*($50 deposit to save spots is due February 16th).

Snow Camp is one of the highlights of our year!! It is a time of great worship and teaching.

There are activities for all interests, including sports, paintball, high ropes course, climbing wall and arts and crafts just to name a few.  Scholarships are available.

* Must support Bistro in some way to share in proceeds.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade

6:00pm-8:00pm

Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard

(603)895-2859

Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

 (Winter is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS 

Our very own Tami Cole J

Overview

You can rarely avoid them; the storms of life show up to blow you off course, suck you into a vortex of wavering faith and make you doubt the direction you are going. Storms can drown you, devastate you, and cause you to fall into despair on ever finding your destination safely.

However, there is hope for peace and direction in the storms of life, and that is through God. Author Tami Cole celebrates this belief as she shares the joy of God’s provision in, Anchored In Him.

This Bible study consists of twelve chapters reflecting on aspects of God’s provision and love that create “anchors” for us to hold onto when the storms of life batter us relentlessly. Written during a difficult storm in Tami’s own life, she uses what God told her during quiet times spent in His Word to craft a Bible study helpful to the individual or group trying to find refuge in life’s storms.

NOW an eBook. Due to be released in hard copy & paperback January 9!!! ~ Check it out!

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time, if you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time please meet in the Foyer if service has started, it would be greatly appreciated.

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)
 

Les Houston is looking for a reasonably priced used car, decent for winter travel, inspected and ready or at least inspectable and ready to drive. Please contact him directly if you have or know of someone who can help him.

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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 (1/10/20)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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 starting on February 2nd so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Our spiritual growth time for adults will start again on Sunday January 12th at 9am. “The Transforming Trinity- Rediscovering the heart of our faith” will be a 7 week study that will help us reflect on, and discover the transforming power of the trinity for our spiritual lives.

There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

FLU SEASON: As everyone is well aware, we are in a severe flu season. There are many who are affected.  We have attendees who are especially susceptible- people with compromised immune system, some elderly and our children. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to be in worship and participating in the life of the church, we would ask during this time that we would all use great wisdom with our own health to determine whether we should be around others. If you are ill, or have been ill recently please use good judgment regarding your exposure to others. Hand sanitizer stations are available around the church for your convenience as well. Sunday services are available through Facebook Live and through our church app which is posted early in the week. Videos of service are available on Channel 22 in Raymond.  Be in prayer for many who are struggling through this winter season, and thank everyone for watching out for the health of all.

Month of January ~ Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

1/12/2020:- “Worship?”. For many, our understanding and practice of worship is shaped by our preferences, culture and many other things. How much do we understand worship as practiced and modeled in Scripture?  (John 4:19-24 and Revelations 22:8- 9).

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

Women’s Ministry ~ Connections Saturday, January 18th, 9:00-11:00 RBC Great Room (basement) “Finding Blessings in Trials”, Join us this month to hear Jordan Taylor share her story about this important topic. Delicious brunch, great speaker, and fun fellowship – come Connect with us!

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30-9:00am. Join us as it will be a great morning.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTFebruary 1st  at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670, or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, February 7th from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (1/12): School 9:00am-10:00am

Normal Youth Group 6-8pm, Grades 5th – 12th.

Lesson: “How does God Want Us to Move Passed Failure?”

“Camp Berea Snow Camp”

March 6th – 8th!

   Grades:  6-12

    Depart:  Fri. 3/6      5:00 pm

    Return:  Sun. 3/8   3:00 pm

    Cost:       $100.00

*($50 deposit to save spots is due February 16th).

Snow Camp is one of the highlights of our year!! It is a time of great worship and teaching.

There are activities for all interests, including sports, paintball, high ropes course, climbing wall and arts and crafts just to name a few.  Scholarships are available.

* Must support Bistro in some way to share in proceeds.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade  6:00pm-8:00pm  Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard  (603)895-2859  Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

 (Winter is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

ANCHORED IN HIM, by our very own Tami Cole!

Overview

You can rarely avoid them; the storms of life show up to blow you off course, suck you into a vortex of wavering faith and make you doubt the direction you are going. Storms can drown you, devastate you, and cause you to fall into despair on ever finding your destination safely.

However, there is hope for peace and direction in the storms of life, and that is through God. Author Tami Cole celebrates this belief as she shares the joy of God’s provision in, Anchored In Him.

This Bible study consists of twelve chapters reflecting on aspects of God’s provision and love that create “anchors” for us to hold onto when the storms of life batter us relentlessly. Written during a difficult storm in Tami’s own life, she uses what God told her during quiet times spent in His Word to craft a Bible study helpful to the individual or group trying to find refuge in life’s storms.

NOW an eBook. Due to be released in hard copy & paperback January 9!!! ~ Check it out!

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time, if you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time please meet in the Foyer if service has started, it would be greatly appreciated.

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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145 Route 27 :: PO Box 106 :: Raymond, NH 03077 :: 603-895-2859

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RBC Weekly Newsletter (01/03/2020)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Email: I am having some email issues on raymondbaptistchurch.com and not receiving email at this address, If anyone has sent an email to the .com this week please resend as it was not received.  Please if corresponding with the office please use marion@raymondbaptistchurch.comcastbiz.net at this time. Thank you!

Flu: As everyone is well aware, we are in a severe flu season. There are many who are affected.  We have attendees who are especially susceptible- people with compromised immune system, some elderly and our children. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to be in worship and participating in the life of the church, we would ask during this time that we would all use great wisdom with our own health to determine whether we should be around others. If you are ill, or have been ill recently please use good judgment regarding your exposure to others. Hand sanitizer stations are available around the church for your convenience as well. Sunday services are available through Facebook Live and through our church app which is posted early in the week. Videos of service are available on Channel 22 in Raymond.  Be in prayer for many who are struggling through this winter season, and thank everyone for watching out for the health of all.

Month of January ~ Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

1/5/2020:- “Why Am I Here?” New Year’s is the time for many to take stock of their lives, assess where they want to go and plan to make changes. This is a time for us as a church to do the same.  (Ephesians 4:11-13).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Our spiritual growth time for adults will start again on Sunday January 12th at 9am. “The Transforming Trinity- Rediscovering the heart of our faith” will be a 7 week study that will help us reflect on, and discover the transforming power of the trinity for our spiritual lives.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTJanuary 4th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, February 7th from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

dividerYOUTH GROUP 

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade 6:00pm-8:00pm Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Winter is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

Anchored in Him, by our very own Tami Cole J

Overview

You can rarely avoid them; the storms of life show up to blow you off course, suck you into a vortex of wavering faith and make you doubt the direction you are going. Storms can drown you, devastate you, and cause you to fall into despair on ever finding your destination safely.

However, there is hope for peace and direction in the storms of life, and that is through God. Author Tami Cole celebrates this belief as she shares the joy of God’s provision in, Anchored In Him.

This Bible study consists of twelve chapters reflecting on aspects of God’s provision and love that create “anchors” for us to hold onto when the storms of life batter us relentlessly. Written during a difficult storm in Tami’s own life, she uses what God told her during quiet times spent in His Word to craft a Bible study helpful to the individual or group trying to find refuge in life’s storms.

NOW an eBook. Due to be released in hard copy & paperback January 9!!! ~ Check it out!

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time. If you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time, please meet in the Foyer if service has started, It would be greatly appreciated.

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

dividerPrepared 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 (12/20/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

MERRY CHRISTMAS
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord”  (Luke 2:10-11).

PARKING LOT: The new parking lot is up and running and we encourage its use.  Please be reminded that anyone using the Long Hill Road Extension exit of the parking lot to please use caution when exiting.  This is a new exit and people in the area are not used to seeing vehicles coming out in that area.

A special thank you to Paul Dallaire and all involved who worked diligently in the completion of the new parking lot. Great job to all!

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/22/19:- Fourth Sunday of Advent – “Joy Unwrapped” The anticipation is great. The house is ready. The maelstrom of shredded paper has begun. Are we ready for the release of joy into our lives? (Luke 2:8-20).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.  Please note that there will be no Adult Sunday School starting 12/22/19 through 1/5/20. Adult Sunday School will resume on 1/12/20.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us on Christmas Eve for our family friendly candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. It will be a special time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

The Rockingham County Department of Corrections is conducting its annual appeal for wholesome games to be delivered to the inmate housing blocks in time for Christmas. The needed games are new Puzzles and Playing Cards. If you would like to help, please bring in new, unwrapped gifts (e.g., Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, Uno, Checkers, Chess, & Puzzles) by Dec 20th and leave at the Welcome Center. NOTE: Due to increased security, games cannot have any wooden boards or metal containers – inexpensive versions are best. Also needed are new boxed Christmas Cards, juvenile and adult  They are also looking for help in funding special programs to better prepare inmates for return to society. Their goal is to keep the recidivism rate down by building godly lives. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund.

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTJanuary 4th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670, or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, January 3rd from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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We will NOT have Sunday School December 22nd and 29th!

Sunday December 22nd- 29th there will be no Youth Group.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard, (603)895-2859, Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

MISCELLANEOUS

We received a call regarding an elderly woman in her seventies who lives in Raymond and going through chemotherapy. We have been asked if we know of anyone who would be willing to help with snow removal, driveway, walkways.  The family is willing to pay someone, but does not know anyone in Raymond that could help. If you know of someone, please give the office a call for all the details to make arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time, if you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time please meet in the Foyer if service has started, it would be greatly appreciated.

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

Epping TV is broadcasting our services on Sundays at 10am. Hope some people are watching!

Dennis & Jean Covill have 2 very gently used box spring and mattresses one for a twin and one for a double bed if anyone would like them.  Please contact them directly.

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RBC Weekly Newsletter (12/15/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

PARKING LOT: The new parking lot is up and running and we encourage its use. Please be reminded that anyone using the Long Hill Road Extension exit of the parking lot to please use caution when exiting.  This is a new exit and people in the area are not used to seeing vehicles coming out in that area.

A special thank you to Paul Dallaire and all involved who worked diligently in the completion of the new parking lot. Great job to all!

THE CHRISTMAS DRAMA HERE!  This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/15/19:- Third Sunday of Advent – “Joy’s Waiting Room?” No one likes waiting – whether its waiting for a plane, waiting for an answer or waiting for hope. How can we best wait for the joy God wants to bring into our lives (Luke 1:39-56).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.  Please note that there will be no Adult Sunday School starting 12/22/19 through 1/5/20. Adult Sunday School will resume on 1/12/20.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us on Christmas Eve for our family friendly candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. It will be a special time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

GAMES WANTED: The Rockingham County Department of Corrections is conducting its annual appeal for wholesome games to be delivered to the inmate housing blocks in time for Christmas. The needed games are new Puzzles and Playing Cards. If you would like to help, please bring in new, unwrapped gifts (e.g., Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, Uno, Checkers, Chess, & Puzzles) by Dec 20th and leave at the Welcome Center. NOTE: Due to increased security, games cannot have any wooden boards or metal containers – inexpensive versions are best. Also needed are new boxed Christmas Cards, juvenile and adult  They are also looking for help in funding special programs to better prepare inmates for return to society. Their goal is to keep the recidivism rate down by building godly lives. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund.

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTJanuary 4th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEA: Join the Women’s Ministry for our annual Christmas Tea! This is a festive event that includes a delicious brunch, beautifully decorated tables, an insightful message and warm fellowship. a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season! Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room. Guest speaker is Jenn Wilson.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, January 3rd from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (12/15)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

We will NOT have Sunday School or Youth Group December 22nd and 29th!

CHRISTMAS PARTY – RBC Youth Group – Ministry Center – December 15th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pizza Party: We will have an ugly sweater contest, winner gets a huge prize. We will have some exciting Christmas games, prizes, and our annual White Elephant. (White Elephant: A gift that is not bought, can be fun, funny, reused, but not inappropriate please.) Bring a friend!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO

5th thru 12th Grade  6:00pm-8:00pm  Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard  (603)895-2859  Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.comdivider

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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Fall is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

If anyone knows of any families with children who are in need for help for Christmas please give the office a call or email with what help is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

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

Epping TV is broadcasting our services on Sundays at 10am. Hope some people are watching!

Dennis & Jean Covill have 2 very gently used box spring and mattresses one for a twin and one for a double bed if anyone would like them.  Please contact them directly.

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145 Route 27 :: PO Box 106 :: Raymond, NH 03077 :: 603-895-2859

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RBC Weekly Newsletter (12/6/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/08/19:- Second Sunday of Advent – “When Joy Leaves the Room?” The holiday season is hard for many. Life can be overwhelming, especially for those who have suffered loss. God’s real and personal presence is an antidote to the suffering we face, and give a lifeline for our joy. (Isaiah 49:8-18).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Please join us. Phil & Jen Wilson  of AMG International, Guatemala will be visiting on December 8th.  Please join the Adult Sunday School at 9:00am in the Great Room for a Missions Update.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. Please let Marion know if any addresses have changed and if available the new addresses for the care packages to be shipped to.  Also if there are college students or Military you would like to add to our Prayer Request and send a care package to please provide the name, school/branch of Military and address information. Thanks.  Care Package goodies need to be back this Sunday. There are still several cards still left so please let Tami or Michael Cole know if anyone can help out with what items are still needed.

THE CHRISTMAS DRAMA IS COMING QUICKLY!  Donna Burgess is looking for people to help out with refreshments. If you can bake, we are looking for several people to bake cookies. There will be 3 performances-Friday, December 13 at 7 PM, Saturday December 14 at 7 PM, and Sunday, December 15 at 2 PM. It would be ideal to have 3 separate trays with a couple dozen on each tray-one for each performance.  If baking isn’t for you, then maybe you could bring crackers and cheese. Or you could purchase 2 liter bottles of Sprite or raspberry sherbet for punch.   She would ask that the refreshments be there prior to 5:30 on Friday so that the refreshments can be ready by 6:30 before guests arrive.  If you would like to help serve(coffee, punch) at any of the performances let Donna Burgess know.  Please email her back at (edndonnaburgess@comcast.net) if you can help and let her know what you are providing.  Thanks in advance!

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: It’s that time again for our annual Free Christmas Drama, our gift to the community. This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…There are tickets available to hand out to friends, family and people you don’t know yet. Pick up your tickets today at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or you need more information please see Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us on Christmas Eve for our family friendly candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. It will be a special time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

The Rockingham County Department of Corrections is conducting its annual appeal for wholesome games to be delivered to the inmate housing blocks in time for Christmas. The needed games are new Puzzles and Playing Cards. If you would like to help, please bring in new, unwrapped gifts (e.g., Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, Uno, Checkers, Chess, & Puzzles) by Dec 20th and leave at the Welcome Center. NOTE: Due to increased security, games cannot have any wooden boards or metal containers – inexpensive versions are best. Also needed are new boxed Christmas Cards, juvenile and adult  They are also looking for help in funding special programs to better prepare inmates for return to society. Their goal is to keep the recidivism rate down by building godly lives. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS BOXES: Raymond Baptist filled and shipped 172 boxes this year.  Thank you for all you did.  Praying for the boxes, filling your own boxes, helping fill boxes at the church, donating items for the boxes, and donating money for shipping.  Our boxes went to a relay station and this is how our area did.   With God’s help and yours our area received 10,176 boxes this year!  That is 10,176 children who will experience God’s blessing first hand and get to hear just how much he loves us. Thank you so much for all you do.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTDecember 7th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

LADIES YANKEE SWAP AND POT LUCK – There will be a Ladies Christmas Yankee Swap and Potluck event on December 7th at 6:00pm at Lisa Macri’s Home. Ladies are asked to bring a $10.00 wrapped gift.  This will be a pot luck and a signup sheet will be at the Welcome Center.  We must have a minimum of 20 ladies sign up or there will be need to cancel this event so please join us. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEA: Join the Women’s Ministry for our annual Christmas Tea! This is a festive event that includes a delicious brunch, beautifully decorated tables, an insightful message and warm fellowship. a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season! Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room. Guest speaker is Jenn Wilson.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, January 3rd from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (12/08)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am Students will join the Adult Sunday School Class to hear from the Wilson’s (Missionaries to Guatemala).

Youth Group 6:00pm-8:00pm:

Lessons Series- “Why Christmas?”

This week’s lesson- “Jesus came to get messy”

Bring your friends!!

CHRISTMAS PARTY – RBC Youth Group – Ministry Center – December 15th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pizza Party: We will have an ugly sweater contest, winner gets a huge prize. We will have some exciting Christmas games, prizes, and our annual White Elephant. (White Elephant: A gift that is not bought, can be fun, funny, reused, but not inappropriate please.) Bring a friend!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade 6:00pm-8:00pm Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.comdivider

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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Fall is Here!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

If anyone knows of any families with children who are in need for help for Christmas please give the office a call or email with what help is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please Note: We will not be having the yearly Christmas Card box out in the Foyer this year.  This would be a great opportunity to meet new people and connect to others by handing them personally a Christmas card.

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

 

Epping TV is broadcasting our services on Sundays at 10am. Hope some people are watching!

 

Les Houston is looking for a reasonably priced used car, decent for winter travel, inspected and ready or at least inspectable and ready to drive. Please contact him directly if you have or know of someone who can help him.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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RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/27/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

The Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

“Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5).

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/01/19:- First Sunday of Advent – Communion Sunday – “Why Choose Joy?” We may have heard it said, “The joy is the Lord my strength” but sometimes the truth is that joy is not something we choose, desire, or even want. How can we make an intentional choice of joy to get us through the holiday season? (Nehemiah 8:1-12 – Communion).

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This 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 Leah Unger’s mission to provide clean water and a medical help to the girls in Uganda. Leah’s goal is to raise $50,000 by her birthday in January, and currently with her sister Abby and her parents have already raised over $31,000 for this ministry. So on Sunday December 1st please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.” Thanks to Leah and her family for modeling in a very practical way Jesus’ love for others.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.  Please join us.

Phil & Jen Wilson of AMG International, Guatemala will be visiting on December 8th. Please join the Adult Sunday School at 9:00am in the Great Room for a Missions Update.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. Please let Marion know if any addresses have changed and if available the new addresses for the care packages to be shipped to.  Also if there are college students or Military you would like to add to our Prayer Request and send a care package to please provide the name, school/branch of Military and address information. Thanks.

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: It’s that time again for our annual Free Christmas Drama, our gift to the community. This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…There are tickets available to hand out to friends, family and people you don’t know yet. Pick up your tickets today at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or you need more information please see Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us on Christmas Eve for our family friendly candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. It will be a special time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTDecember 7th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

LADIES YANKEE SWAP AND POT LUCK – There will be a Ladies Christmas Yankee Swap and Potluck event on December 7th at 6:00pm at RBC Great Room. Ladies are asked to bring a $10.00 wrapped gift.  This will be a pot luck and a signup sheet will be at the Welcome Center.  We must have a minimum of 20 ladies sign up or there will be need to cancel this event so please join us. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEA: Join the Women’s Ministry for our annual Christmas Tea! This is a festive event that includes a delicious brunch, beautifully decorated tables, an insightful message and warm fellowship. a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season! Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room. Guest speaker is Jenn Wilson.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

 First Baptist Church

2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670

or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, December 6th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (12/01)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

“66 Love Letters.” Judges 

The will be No Youth Group

CHRISTMAS PARTY RBC Youth Group – Ministry Center

December 15th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm Pizza Party

We will have an ugly sweater contest, winner gets a huge prize. We will have some exciting Christmas games, prizes, and our annual White Elephant.

(White Elephant: A gift that is not bought, can be fun, funny, reused, but not inappropriate please.)  Bring a friend!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade  6:00pm-8:00pm  Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard  (603)895-2859  Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

 SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Fall is Here!  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please Note: We will not be having the yearly Christmas Card box out in the Foyer this year.  This would be a great opportunity to meet new people and connect to others by handing them personally a Christmas card.

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

 

Congratulations to John Courtemanche who was awarded the “Most Improved” and “Sportsmanship” award Raymond High School Football Team. Great Job John!!

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



RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/22/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Month of November: “Thanks for the Grace” ~ There are many reasons we have to  give thanks. People, life, but rarely do we think about giving thanks for grace. In this season of Thanksgiving, can we take the time to focus on the grace that God provides for us each day.

11/24/19: “Thanksgiving Praise Sunday” and Paul Ohlin” Psalm 100:4-5

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE:  November 24th is Thanksgiving Sunday. We will be asking people to speak publicly and 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

“Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5).

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 Leah Unger’s mission to provide clean water and a medical help to the girls in Uganda. Leah’s goal is to raise $50,000 by her birthday in January, and currently with her sister Abbie and her parents have already raised over $31,000 for this ministry. So on Sunday November 24th, and Sunday December 1st please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.” Thanks to Leah and her family for modeling in a very practical way Jesus’ love for others.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.  Paul & Diane Ohlin who are RBC sponsored missionaries working in South Africa with United World Mission will be visiting. The Ohlin’s will speak at Adult Sunday School and will be giving us an update during service. Please join us.

Phil & Jen Wilson  of AMG International, Guatemala will be visiting on December 8th.  Please join the Adult Sunday School at 9:00am in the Great Room for a Missions Update.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICENovember 24th 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

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: It’s that time again for our annual Free Christmas Drama, our gift to the community. This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…There are tickets available to hand out to friends, family and people you don’t know yet. Pick up your tickets today at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or you need more information please see Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall.

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CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. Please let Marion know if any addresses have changed and if available the new addresses for the care packages to be shipped to.  Also if there are college students or Military you would like to add to our Prayer Request and send a care package to please provide the name, school/branch of Military and address information. Thanks.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:  are due back no later than the morning of November 23rd and they will be having a packing party to pack up and get the boxes ready to ship on Saturday November 23rd at 11:00am in the Great Room. These shoeboxes are a way to show God’s love to a child that feels lost and alone.  Not only does the child get a shoebox, but they get love and hope.  This shoebox is the opportunity for others to let the children know about Jesus.  Many of these children in turn teach their families about Jesus.  Many accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  What an impact you can make on lives with a simple shoebox. Michelle has included a link to Samaritans purse for helpful tips, stories, and further in depth information about OCC. (Operation Christmas Child 2018 Special Report https://sampur.se/2Gb4UXV.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Michelle Osterhuber.  Michelle also store the extra goods for the shoeboxes until we pack them in November.

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30-9:00am. Our Guest Speaker is Frank Reynolds from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. Join us as it will be a great morning.

LADIES YANKEE SWAP AND POT LUCK – There will be a Ladies Christmas Yankee Swap and Potluck event on December 7th at 6:00pm at RBC Great Room. Ladies are asked to bring a $10.00 wrapped gift.  This will be a pot luck and a signup sheet will be at the Welcome Center.  We must have a minimum of 20 ladies sign up or there will be need to cancel this event so please join us. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

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HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, December 6th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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Reverb Update!! We were excited to bring our Youth to Reverb. We had 7 non church students join our group. We had one student make a decision, and many students hearing the Love of Christ for the first time. The students had a lot of fun. We thank you for your prayers!

SUNDAY (11/24)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

The Youth Group will be joining the Adult Sunday School class to hear from the Ohlin’s.

Youth Group 6:00pm-8:00pm, Lesson: “Thankfulness” – Please invite your friends from Reverb

CHRISTMAS PARTY

RBC Youth Group – Ministry Center – December 15th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm

Pizza Party – We will have an ugly sweater contest, winner gets a huge prize. We will have some exciting Christmas games, prizes, and our annual White Elephant.

(White Elephant: A gift that is not bought, can be fun, funny, reused, but not inappropriate please.)  Bring a friend!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade  6:00pm-8:00pm  Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

 (Fall is Here! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group).

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PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors.  Thank you for all for your understanding.

Please Note: We will not be having the yearly Christmas Card box out in the Foyer this year.  This would be a great opportunity to meet new people and connect to others by handing them personally a Christmas card.

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)

Congratulations to John Courtemanche who was awarded the Varsity Football Sportsmanship award. Great Job!

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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 (11/15/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Month of November: “Thanks for the Grace” ~ There are many reasons we have to  give thanks. People, life, but rarely do we think about giving thanks for grace. In this season of Thanksgiving, can we take the time to focus on the grace that God provides for us each day.

GUEST SPEAKER THIS SUNDAY 11/17/19:  Dane Fowlkes serves as Senior Regional Director of Church Partnerships for Samaritan’s Purse and directs the national Church Partnerships team. He is currently in his fifth year with Samaritan’s Purse, having served previously for many years as a missions professor and missionary to East Africa and India. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Missiology from The University of the Free State in South Africa. He is married to Jo Beth Fowlkes. Dane also has written a book titled Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace”: a book of reflections on the extraordinary potential of an ordinary life. “Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace” Published author Dane Fowlkes, has led anything but a dull existence—from initiation into an African tribe in northern Kenya where he is known as Jilo, a name that means “a season of celebration,” to living near Gandhi’s ashram on the Sabarmati River in Gujarat, India. Dane served as pastor of several churches before being appointed for missionary service in Kenya. He worked with an unreached tribe in northern Kenya and equipped existing churches around Mount Kenya to establish new ones, later becoming dean of Kenya Baptist Theological College and leading a national program of theological education for pastors. After two terms of service in Kenya, he moved to India, before returning to the United States.

This will be a very special and informative Sunday so we look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to meet and greet Dana with our Raymond Baptist Church warm welcome.

11/17/19: “Who Is My Neighbor” and Operation Christmas Child Sunday” Luke 10:25-37

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS: Food baskets will be given out again this year to families in need. If there are any families that you are aware of or that you would like to help, leave their name at the Welcome Center by November 15th. Contact Marion Guay with questions.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICENovember 24th is Thanksgiving Sunday. Each year on Thanksgiving Sunday we ask people to come prepared to publicly 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

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: It’s that time again for our annual Free Christmas Drama, our gift to the community. This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…There are tickets available to hand out to friends, family and people you don’t know yet. Pick up your tickets today at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or you need more information please see Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall.

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COUPLES BOWLING: RBC will be holding a Couples Bowling event on November 16th at 4:00pm at Striker’s East in Raymond.  Cost will be $5.00 per game/$3.50 for show rental.  All are welcome. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

OHLIN’S: Paul & Diane Ohlin who are RBC sponsored missionaries working in South Africa with United World Mission will be visiting RBS on November 24th. The Ohlin’s will speak at Adult Sunday School and will be giving us an update during service. Please join us.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. Please let Marion know if any addresses have changed and if available the new addresses for the care packages to be shipped to.  Also if there are college students or Military you would like to add to our Prayer Request and send a care package to please provide the name, school/branch of Military and address information. Thanks.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Connections will be held on Saturday November 16th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Great Room (basement). Our Guest speaker will be Kathy Hassenpflug. We are excited to hear what Kathy has to share with us! Join us for brunch, fellowship, and a great speaker!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:  Now is a good time to pick up some supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.   With the low prices for back to school on crayons, note books, pens, whatever you want to include.  If you want to pick up extra, that is wonderful.  As we do a packing party to fill shoeboxes with goods purchased during the year.  We love any donations to help fill boxes.  Also, be checking out the Mark downs for great deals.  We have found silly toys marked as low as .10 cents that can go into a shoebox.  These shoeboxes are a way to show God’s love to a child that feels lost and alone.  Not only does the child get a shoebox, but they get love and hope.  This shoebox is the opportunity for others to let the children know about Jesus.  Many of these children in turn teach their families about Jesus.  Many accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  What an impact you can make on lives with a simple shoebox. Michelle has included a link to Samaritans purse for helpful tips, stories, and further in depth information about OCC. (Operation Christmas Child 2018 Special Report https://sampur.se/2Gb4UXV.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Michelle Osterhuber.  Michelle also store the extra goods for the shoeboxes until we pack them in November.

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30-9:00am. Our Guest Speaker is Frank Reynolds from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. Join us as it will be a great morning.

LADIES YANKEE SWAP AND POT LUCK – There will be a Ladies Christmas Yankee Swap and Potluck event on December 7th at 6:00pm at RBC Great Room. Ladies are asked to bring a $10.00 wrapped gift.  This will be a pot luck and a signup sheet will be at the Welcome Center.  We must have a minimum of 20 ladies sign up or there will be need to cancel this event so please join us. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall here and Winter fast approaching we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half  of time to spare on every other Monday night?  Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean.  If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you!  To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND:  If anyone knows of any WWII or Korean War Veterans that have not made the Honor Flight trip yet, please encourage them to apply.  Their website is: honorflightnewengland.org   or email them at honorflightnewengland@gmail.com or you can call them at 603-518-5368 for more information. We are in a race against time ~ together we can give these Heroes the recognition they deserve.

Christian Aftercare Ministries is urgently looking for the following donations: Winter coast, large towels, small refrigerators, coffeemakers, shoes, socks, jeans, slacks, boots, pots & pans, bedding (sheets, blankets).  For more information about  donations and where to drop off please contact 603-669-5090.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

SEACOAST FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Providing peer support to adult family members with a loved one afflicted by Substance Use Disorder.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Sharing resources and hope in a safe and confidential environment. Support Group will be held at the:

First Baptist Church, 2 Spring St., Exeter, NH Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670 or Ann 603-731-4227

THE DERRY LIGHTHOUSE ~ OFFERING CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT…IN THE STORM OF ADDICTION (DRUGS & ALCOHOL).  Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm held at First Baptist Church, 44 East Broadway, Derry NH (corner of Crystal and Broadway).  They can be contacted at 603-432-3482.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive here in the Great Room Friday, December 6th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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SUNDAY (11/17)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

There is no Youth Group

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

5th thru 12th Grade, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard, (603)895-2859, Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

dividerRBC 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

TROUBLESHOOTING THE APP: Anyone with an Android phone and have noticed that you cannot get into the current sermons please try the following. Try a hard refresh. While in the app, go to the menu (horizontal bars upper left), and press and hold the refresh icon (circle with arrows bottom left) for 10-12 seconds until a message says it needs a few moments to sync. Give it about 10 minutes to sync, then get out and go back in to the app and this should allow you to get into the current information.

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

SMALL GROUPS: Have you thought about joining or starting a small group? Lives are transformed when people meet together to pray, to study, and engage in fellowship. Join one this week.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

Friday 7:00pm

Deerfield

Barry & Sue Brown’s Home

Bible Study

 (Fall is Here!  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/Winter Small Group).

dividerMISCELLANEOUS

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s at 10:25am the Great Room doors will be locked for safety purposes.  If you arrive late for service, you will have to enter through the Sanctuary doors. Thank you for all for your understanding.

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