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RBC Weekly Newsletter (1/18/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

With the impending storm due over the weekend please check the following before you head out to RBC Sunday Service or any activities:

INCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

FLU SEASON: As everyone is well aware, we are in the middle of 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 our church app and are 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 

Sanctity of Life Sunday – January 20th Our church will be participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support the CareNet Pregnancy Center. Pick up a bottle after church from Wanda Molligi on January 20th and fill it with your spare change or bills. Baby Bottles will be due back by February 17th.

Winter Sermon Series- “The Forgotten God” Pastor Francis Chan in his book, “The Forgotten God” presents the case that many churches, even if they would not say it’s true, have forgotten God in their worship and practice by neglecting the person and practice of the Holy Spirit. Is this true for each of us? Could this be said about our church? Do we live and minister in such comfort that we have eliminated the need of God’s Spirit? Would we even notice His absence? 1/20- “Afraid of Answering the Door”- Luke 11:13

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 in the process of coordinating a membership class so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center

DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Great way to start off the new year…Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration and a signup of at least 3 people is required, We still need 2 more people. Cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please continue to prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward. divider MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, February 2nd  at 8:30am.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Connections: January 19th, 9-11, RBC Great Room. Come hear our Guest Speaker speak as we kick off 2019. You won’t want to miss the delicious brunch, warm fellowship, & thought-provoking discussion. Come and bring a friend!

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30-9:00am.  Barry Brown will be the Guest Speaker and will be speaking on “Our Relationship with God”. Join us as it will be a great morning.

DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): The Youth Group invites you to a dinner of lasagna, salad, and dessert this coming Sunday, February 17th 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. divider COMMUNITY EVENTS

NIGHT OF PRAYER Sunday | February 10 | 6:00PM – 7:15PM Raymond Campus Bethany Church. God has said to His people in His Word “Call unto me, and I will answer…” (Jeremiah 33:3) and we firmly believe that His Word still holds true today. You are invited to gather together with other local pastors and congregations for an evening of prayer. We will seek God for His direction and blessing for our families, our churches and our communities.

“The SoulSafe Basic” workshop : The Congregational Church in Candia will be hosting an event on Saturday, February 9  that would have churches have the ability to provide a core group of “first responders” for both their Church family and the community.  The event is titled “The SoulSafe Basic” workshop and it will be put on by the organization called SoulSafe USA and will be presented by Natalie Larson who is the Associate Pastor of the Vineyard Church in Derry NH and is bringing her program to many people who desire to have the knowledge and compassion required to aid people with the emotional and spiritual aspects of anyone who has suffered a traumatic event.  The workshop will be held at The Congregational Church in Candia, 1 South Rd., Candia NH from 8:30am until 2:30pm.  Pre-registration will be required as well as a payment of $50.00 registration fee.  The fee covers all materials for the course and well as lunch during the day.  The number of seats will be limited and the deadline for registering is February 1 by 5:00pm.  To register for this event go to www.eventbrite.com and search on “SoulSafe in NH” and click the tickets button.  Feel free to contact the church office at 603-483-0506 between 20:00am-2:00pm Wednesday through Friday or email the church at office@candiacongregational.org.

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 8th  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

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 1/20): We will have Junior and Senior High Youth Group combined Sunday from 4-6pm at the Ministry Center. Lesson: “Influence for God!!” Please invite your friends!!!

Youth Group (SUNDAY 2/3): There will be no Youth Group.

Youth Group (SUNDAY 2/13): Bistro to raise money for Deep Freeze will be Sunday, February 13th.

DEEP FREEZE

When: March 1st 3rd    
Where: Camp Berea
Cost: $100.00 a person
$50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots. We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it. Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event.
 
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:
Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:
Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com divider  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!
Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children:  dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS As you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study, please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing. For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.
 
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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 2:30pm Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

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NEW DIRECTORY: We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email to directory@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you).

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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 (1/5/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Sanctity of Life Sunday – January 20th Our church will be participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support the CareNet Pregnancy Center. Pick up a bottle after church from Wanda Molligi on January 20th and fill it with your spare change or bills. Baby Bottles will be due back by February 17th.

SUNDAY IS COMMUNION SUNDAY: Following Sunday’s service, the Elders will be at the back of the church taking a collection for the Deacon’s Fund which is used to help people in our community.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL; Reflections of Yesterday, Decisions for Today, Plans for Eternity. Starting this Sunday January 6th thru February 17th at 9:00am in the Great Room; Study will include: Something to Live For…Philippians 4; An Internal Compass…John 10; Living with Hope and Joy…Psalm 16; Connections to Create…Colossians 3; Sculpturing of Hardships…Romans 5 Course Corrections: Reflection and Refocus…Romans 8; A Role to Play…1 Corinthians 12; and A Time to Act…Acts 1. Please see Mike Chouinard if you have any questions.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center.

UGANDA:  There will be an Informational Meeting at Paula Chouinard’s Home on Monday, January 14th at 7pm. for those interested in learning more about the Uganda trip. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center and Paula will be in the Lobby before and after service today for anyone who has questions or needs additional information.

Starting Sunday, January 13th ~ New Sermon Series- “The Forgotten God” Pastor Francis Chan in his book, “The Forgotten God” presents the case that many churches, even if they would not say it’s true, have forgotten God in their worship and practice by neglecting the person and practice of the Holy Spirit. Is this true for each of us? Could this be said about our church? Do we live and minister in such comfort that we have eliminated the need of God’s Spirit? Would we even notice His absence?

1/13- “I’ve Got Jesus, I’m All Set”- John 14:15-27

Sonshine Community Dinners will resume to the normal schedule this Monday January 7th .

DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration and a signup of at least 3 people is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please continue to prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, January 5th  at 8:30am.

A SCT COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on January 9th at 6:30pm in the Upstairs Classroom.  If you have any questions please contact Mark Hassenpflug.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are still needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person.  For all the cooks the recipe and meat will be ready to pick up Sunday Jan 13th after church in the lobby.  Please see Les Houston if you have any questions.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Connections: January 19th, 9-11, RBC Great Room. Come hear our Guest Speaker speak as we kick off 2019. You won’t want to miss the delicious brunch, warm fellowship, & thought-provoking discussion. Come and bring a friend!

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30-9:00am.  Barry Brown will be the Guest Speaker. Join us as it will be a great morning.

DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): The Youth Group invites you to a dinner of lasagna, salad, and dessert this coming Sunday, February 17th 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.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 8th  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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering 6 week long Bereavement Support Groups, starting on January 21st, in Exeter & Epping.  A Monday daytime group, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Epping Regional Health Center, a Tuesday evening group, from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, and a Wednesday evening group from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, are planned.  We also offer a monthly drop-in Grief Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00-4:30pm at Epping Regional Health Center.   These groups are free to the public, but registration is required.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, Bereavement Services  Coordinator, at 603-772-2981.

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YOUTH GROUP:

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 1/6):

Normal Youth Group: 

Junior High 4-6pm, Senior High 6-8pm   Please invite your friends!!! Lesson: “They Made Me Do It.” Romans 14:12 (Do we blame others for our bad decisions?)

We are starting a new series called “Influenced”

  • They Made Me Do It (Romans 14:12);
  • Reputation (Proverbs 10:7(you choose how you will live)
  • Influence for God’s Glory (Proverbs 22:25).

  DEEP FREEZE When: March 1st 3rd     Where: Camp Berea Cost: $100.00 a person $50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots. We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it.  Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event. YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE: Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center: Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com divider 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! Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children:  dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS As Fall approaches and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing. For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know. 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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Starting 1/15/19 Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 3:30pm Starting 1/15/19 Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

NEW SMALL GROUP: Starting on Jan. 15th.  The Small Group(s) will be studying David Jeremiah’s “Overcomer”.  Groups will meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am or 3:30pm at Carlene Reed’s Home. divider MISCELLANEOUS We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email to directory@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you). DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. Weight Loss & Wellness Classes:Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2 ESV. Are you tired of being out of shape, unhealthy & stuck in the same food rut? Let 2019 bring the world a healthier YOU!  The problem is not knowing how to eat, that is what got me to this place.  The problem is lack of discipline and lack of self-control. This 5-week class will encourage you to be transformed by getting back on track to making healthier choices, get your body moving and remembering that we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit! Each week involves a private weigh in, weekly outline, a prepared food to share with recipes, class discussion & accountability. (There is a $50.00 total cost associated with this class for materials). Starting Saturday, January 5 (and continuing to January 12, 19, 26 and February 2) from 3 to 4 pm at Tami Cole’s home, Tami has 10 plus years in the wellness business & is a certified Nutritional Counselor as well as a certified Biblical Health Coach.  Contact Tami @ (603) 670-5838 for additional information or to join! OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office. Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com Please update your contact list to reflect these changes. INCLEMENT WEATHER: From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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 (12/28/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

The Office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st.  Happy New Year to All.

There will No Sonshine Community Dinners on Monday, December 30th due to the Holidays.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL; Reflections of Yesterday, Decisions for Today, Plans for Eternity. Starting January 6th thru February 17th at 9:00am in the Great Room; Study will include: Something to Live For…Philippians 4; An Internal Compass…John 10; Living with Hope and Joy…Psalm 16; Connections to Create…Colossians 3; Sculpturing of Hardships…Romans 5 Course Corrections: Reflection and Refocus…Romans 8; A Role to Play…1 Corinthians 12; and A Time to Act…Acts 1. Please see Mike Chouinard if you have any questions.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center

Starting Sunday, January 13th ~ New Sermon Series- “The Forgotten God”

Pastor Francis Chan in his book, “The Forgotten God” presents the case that many churches, even if they would not say it’s true, have forgotten God in their worship and practice by neglecting the person and practice of the Holy Spirit. Is this true for each of us? Could this be said about our church? Do we live and minister in such comfort that we have eliminated the need of God’s Spirit? Would we even notice His absence?

1/13- “I’ve Got Jesus, I’m All Set”- John 14:15-27

CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS: The Leadership Team has set aside the month of December as a time to allow those who are interested in making an extra contribution over and above their weekly tithes and offerings. Each year the Elders ask us to focus on an end of the year gift that we could give to help others around us. Everyone has seen the devastation caused by the fires in California, the thousands displaced and homeless. This year for the month of December we would like to ask you to consider giving an extra gift that will go to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a relief agency led by Franklin Graham and provides disaster assistance to those in need around the world. Samaritan’s Purse currently has 96 volunteers on the ground in the affected areas of California. Please note on your contribution End of Year Giving “Samaritan’s Purse.” Thank you.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Please check the Lobby for your Christmas cards.  This will be the last week they will be out in the Lobby.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration and a signup of at least 3 people is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, January 5th  at 8:30am.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person=

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Connections: January 19th, 9-11, RBC Great Room. Come hear our Guest Speaker speak as we kick off 2019. You won’t want to miss the delicious brunch, warm fellowship, & thought-provoking discussion. Come and bring a friend!

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 26th at 6:00-9:00am.  Join us as it will be a great morning.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 4th  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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering 6 week long Bereavement Support Groups, starting on January 21st, in Exeter & Epping.  A Monday daytime group, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Epping Regional Health Center, a Tuesday evening group, from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, and a Wednesday evening group from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, are planned.  We also offer a monthly drop-in Grief Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00-4:30pm at Epping Regional Health Center.   These groups are free to the public, but registration is required.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, Bereavement Services  Coordinator, at 603-772-2981.

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YOUTH GROUP

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 12/30)Please Note: There will be No Youth Group December 30th(We will offer Sunday school)

DEEP FREEZE – March 1st 3rd – Camp Berea

Cost: $100.00 a person ($50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots.) We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it

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

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

dividerRBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

As Fall approaches and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.

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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

divider MISCELLANEOUS We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email to directory@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Nursery: Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you. DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office. Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com Please update your contact list to reflect these changes.dividerINCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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 (12/21/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

The Office will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.  Merry Christmas to All.

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.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES  New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 23rd  – Scripture:  Isaiah 11:1-9; Matthew 1:18-25

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Sunday.

Advent means “coming or appearing.” Each year at this time we remember , reflect and celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world. We also need to remember that even though Jesus has come once, scripture reminds us he is coming again. The first time as savior and Lord, the next time as risen conquering king.

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah. The traditional Christmas scene is filled with images that contain shepherds, sheep, quiet nights and visitors. At Jesus’ second coming, the scene will be different. No shepherds or sheep, but Jesus Christ the King reigning in his kingdom with his people forever. May we make sure that we take time this advent, to prepare us to be welcomed into the kingdom when Jesus returns.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL; Reflections of Yesterday, Decisions for Today, Plans for Eternity. Starting January 6th thru February 17th at 9:00am in the Great Room; Study will include: Something to Live For…Philippians 4; An Internal Compass…John 10; Living with Hope and Joy…Psalm 16; Connections to Create…Colossians 3; Sculpturing of Hardships…Romans 5 Course Corrections: Reflection and Refocus…Romans 8; A Role to Play…1 Corinthians 12; and A Time to Act…Acts 1. Please see Mike Chouinard if you have any questions.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center.

CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS: The Leadership Team has set aside the month of December as a time to allow those who are interested in making an extra contribution over and above their weekly tithes and offerings. Each year the Elders ask us to focus on an end of the year gift that we could give to help others around us. Everyone has seen the devastation caused by the fires in California, the thousands displaced and homeless. This year for the month of December we would like to ask you to consider giving an extra gift that will go to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a relief agency led by Franklin Graham and provides disaster assistance to those in need around the world. Samaritan’s Purse currently has 96 volunteers on the ground in the affected areas of California. Please note on your contribution End of Year Giving “Samaritan’s Purse.” Thank you.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: There is a mailbox in the lobby for your convenience for Christmas cards to be distributed to our church family. Please sort your cards by box ***It has been a long standing tradition to take the money saved on postage and donate it to Missions.***

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

There will no No Sonshine Community Dinners on Monday, December 24th or Monday, December 30th due to the Holidays.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

dividerMINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, January 5th  at 8:30am.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Connections: January 19th, 9-11, RBC Great Room. Come hear our Guest Speaker speak as we kick off 2019. You won’t want to miss the delicious brunch, warm fellowship, & thought-provoking discussion. Come and bring a friend!

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 4th  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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering 6 week long Bereavement Support Groups, starting on January 21st, in Exeter & Epping.  A Monday daytime group, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Epping Regional Health Center, a Tuesday evening group, from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, and a Wednesday evening group from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, are planned.  We also offer a monthly drop-in Grief Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00-4:30pm at Epping Regional Health Center.   These groups are free to the public, but registration is required.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, Bereavement Services  Coordinator, at 603-772-2981.

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YOUTH GROUP

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 12/23 & 12/30):

Please Note: There will be No Youth Group December 23rd and December 30th!

(We will offer Sunday school both week)

DEEP FREEZE – March 1st 3rd     Camp Berea  $100.00 a person

$50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots.

We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it. Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

dividerRBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

As the holidays approach and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.

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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

divider MISCELLANEOUS We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email to directory@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you). DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office. Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com Please update your contact list to reflect these changes. INCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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 (12/14/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

There will be no Children’s Church Sunday, December 16th. (Children’s Church and Club252 will be combined).

CHRISTMAS DRAMA,  “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd” by Elizabeth A. Marlowe, published by Eldridge Publishing Co. will be presented Dec 14th and 15th at 7 PM and Dec 16th at 2PM. What does a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity and a small church’s Christmas program have in common? For thief Collin Evans the opportunity to change his life.  See how the message of Christmas is made real as he comes face to face with the love of Christ at Christmas

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 15th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room, Guest Speaker will be Tami Cole.

CHILDREN’S GIFT WISH TAGS: Every year Raymond Community Action offers holiday assistance to local families in need through gift donations. Gift Wish Tags will be available starting this Sunday if you would like to help with a gift for a less fortunate child in our community. Gifts due this Sunday December 16th. (Each tag includes gift suggestions by the parents.). Please see Wendy Roberts or Lynn Breeze with any questions or to pick up a wish tag. Gifts should be brought in unwrapped.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES  New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

Third Sunday of Advent – December 16th

Scripture Readings – Isaiah 42:1-4, and Luke 10:26-28

This is the Third Sunday of Advent. Everyone has their own philosophy as to how they should live their lives. For some it is simply a matter of simply surviving the day.

Jesus’ birth heralds for us that there is a way to live that not only satisfies ourselves, but helps others as well. Jesus lives the life of a servant as a model for each of us. He lived to serve each of us by his life, death and resurrection. In doing so he modeled a love for God and others that he calls us to duplicate, and in doing do bring hope to others.

As we light the third candle of Advent today to remember that Jesus came to be a servant, so we could be servants to God and others, and in doing so find fulfillment in our lives.

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 23rd  

Scripture:  Isaiah 11:1-9; Matthew 1:18-25

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Sunday.

Advent means “coming or appearing.” Each year at this time we remember , reflect and celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world. We also need to remember that even though Jesus has come once, scripture reminds us he is coming again. The first time as savior and Lord, the next time as risen conquering king.

At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah. The traditional Christmas scene is filled with images that contain shepherds, sheep, quiet nights and visitors. At Jesus’ second coming, the scene will be different. No shepherds or sheep, but Jesus Christ the King reigning in his kingdom with his people forever. May we make sure that we take time this advent, to prepare us to be welcomed into the kingdom when Jesus returns.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us 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.

CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS: The Leadership Team has set aside the month of December as a time to allow those who are interested in making an extra contribution over and above their weekly tithes and offerings. Each year the Elders ask us to focus on an end of the year gift that we could give to help others around us. Everyone has seen the devastation caused by the fires in California, the thousands displaced and homeless. This year for the month of December we would like to ask you to consider giving an extra gift that will go to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a relief agency led by Franklin Graham and provides disaster assistance to those in need around the world. Samaritan’s Purse currently has 96 volunteers on the ground in the affected areas of California. Please note on your contribution End of Year Giving “Samaritan’s Purse.” Thank you.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: There is a mailbox in the lobby for your convenience for Christmas cards to be distributed to our church family. Please sort your cards by box ***It has been a long standing tradition to take the money saved on postage and donate it to Missions.***

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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GAMES: 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 Sunday, Dec 16th 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. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, January 5th  at 8:30am.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 4th  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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering 6 week long Bereavement Support Groups, starting on January 21st, 2019, in Exeter & Epping.  A Monday daytime group, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Epping Regional Health Center, a Tuesday evening group, from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, and a Wednesday evening group from 5:30-7:00 at RVNA & Hospice, Exeter, are planned.  We also offer a monthly drop-in Grief Support Group on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00-4:30pm at Epping Regional Health Center.   These groups are free to the public, but registration is required.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, Bereavement Services  Coordinator, at 603-772-2981.

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YOUTH GROUP

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Join us this weekend for our Christmas play (12/14 & 12/15 @ 7:00pm or 12/16 @ 2:00pm). Some of our youth will be a part of it!!

Youth Group (SUNDAY 12/16):

Please Note: There will be No Youth Group December 23rd and December 30th!

White Elephant Christmas Party – December 16th 6-8pm

Ugly Sweater Contest, Games, Food, White Elephant (fun or weird gift recycled but not bought)

DEEP FREEZE

When: March 1st 3rd    

Where: Camp Berea

Cost: $100.00 a person

$50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots.

We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it. Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event.

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

divider RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

As you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.

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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

MISCELLANEOUS NOTE: We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email todirectory@raymondbaptistchurch.com. Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you). DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office. Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com Please update your contact list to reflect these changes. INCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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

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RBC Weekly Newsletter (12/7/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Please welcome Ted Whitten to our Leadership Team. Ted was voted in as an Elder for a 1 year term at our Business meeting held on December 6th.

We are looking for helpers to help do a little extra cleaning in the kitchen for the Monday evening SCT dinner. All those willing to help, please meet in the Great Room at 9:00am on Monday, December 10th,  If you can help with this request or need additional information please speak with Mark or Kathy Hassenpflug.

There will be no Children’s Church Sunday, December 9th. (Children’s Church and Club252 will be combined).

CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS: The Leadership Team has set aside the month of December as a time to allow those who are interested in making an extra contribution over and above their weekly tithes and offerings. Each year the Elders ask us to focus on an end of the year gift that we could give to help others around us. Everyone has seen the devastation caused by the fires in California, the thousands displaced and homeless. This year for the month of December we would like to ask you to consider giving an extra gift that will go to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a relief agency led by Franklin Graham and provides disaster assistance to those in need around the world. Samaritan’s Purse currently has 96 volunteers on the ground in the affected areas of California. Please note on your contribution End of Year Giving “Samaritan’s Purse.” Thank you.

Please join us in celebrating the Christmas season with an evening of Christmas specials and carol singing on December 9th at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to participate.  If you are interested in sharing your talent…solo, duet, trio, instrumental….please see Kim Whitten.  All special numbers need to be pre-approved to avoid duplicates.

CHILDREN’S GIFT WISH TAGS: Every year Raymond Community Action offers holiday assistance to local families in need through gift donations. Gift Wish Tags will be available starting this Sunday if you would like to help with a gift for a less fortunate child in our community. Gifts due December 16th. (Each tag includes gift suggestions by the parents.). Please see Wendy Roberts or Lynn Breeze with any questions or to pick up a wish tag. Gifts should be brought in unwrapped.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES  New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday December 9th

Scripture Readings- Isaiah 40:3-5, Luke 1:46-53

“This is the Second Sunday of Advent. We are reminded again of God’s interest, care and concern for us this season by this simple symbol of the Advent wreath.

The first candle was lit to remind us of the value of our lives to God who created each of us in His image. Every life has value and meaning. We light the second candle to show us that our lives not only have value, but have a purpose.

So many struggle with the question, “Why Am I Here?” We spend our brief time on earth trying to find significance for our lives by what we do. Scripture reminds each of us that our greatest purpose in life is to bring honor to God and worship Him. In Luke reading, when the angel appears to her to tell her she will be the mother of Jesus, her immediate response is, “My soul magnifies (worships) the Lord.”

Our worship, honoring of God can influence all that we do- how we work, love and serve one another and bring deep meaning to our time on earth.

As we light the second candle, may we each be reminded that God has created us to honor Him, and in doing so find true joy in our everyday lives.

Third Sunday of Advent – December 16th

Scripture Readings – Isaiah 42:1-4, and Luke 10:26-28

This is the Third Sunday of Advent. Everyone has their own philosophy as to how they should live their lives. For some it is simply a matter of simply surviving the day.

Jesus’ birth heralds for us that there is a way to live that not only satisfies ourselves, but helps others as well. Jesus lives the life of a servant as a model for each of us. He lived to serve each of us by his life, death and resurrection. In doing so he modeled a love for God and others that he calls us to duplicate, and in doing do bring hope to others.

As we light the third candle of Advent today to remember that Jesus came to be a servant, so we could be servants to God and others, and in doing so find fulfillment in our lives,

CHRISTMAS DRAMA,  “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd” by Elizabeth A. Marlowe, published by Eldridge Publishing Co. will be presented Dec 14th and 15th at 7 PM and Dec 16th at 2PM. What does a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity and a small church’s Christmas program have in common? For thief Collin Evans the opportunity to change his life.  See how the message of Christmas is made real as he comes face to face with the love of Christ at Christmas

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 15th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room, Guest Speaker will be Tami Cole.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: There is a mailbox in the lobby for your convenience for Christmas cards to be distributed to our church family. Please sort your cards by box ***It has been a long standing tradition to take the money saved on postage and donate it to Missions.***

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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GAMES: 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 Sunday, Dec 16th 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. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, January 5th  at 8:30am.

WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

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COMMUNITY EVENTS 

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 Thursday, December 14th  from 11:00-4:00 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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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YOUTH GROUP:

 Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 12/9):

Junior High: 4-6pm, Senior High: 6-8pm

“Playing Christmas or Living Christmas” What’s the center of your Christmas?

There will be No Youth Group December 23rd and December 30th!

White Elephant Christmas Party – December 16th 6-8pm

Ugly Sweater Contest, Games, Food, White Elephant (fun or weird gift recycled but not bought)

DEEP FREEZE

When: March 1st 3rd    

Where: Camp Berea

Cost: $100.00 a person

$50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots.

We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it

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

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

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AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 

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As the holidays approach and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.

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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

divider MISCELLANEOUS: Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you). DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office. Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com Please update your contact list to reflect these changes. INCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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 (11/30/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. There is a signup sheet at the welcome center for cookie baking and writing letters. There are also supply cards on the bulletin board in the lobby. If you have further question please see Michael or Tami Cole.  Supplies, cookies, and letters are due back Sunday.

SCT BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next SCT Breakfast on Saturday, December 1st  at 8:30am.

There will be a Business Meeting held on December 6th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.  We will be voting on new elder(s) and Parsonage. Everyone is welcome but members are urged to attend.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES  New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

First Sunday of Advent – Sunday December 2nd “Where Did I Come From?”

“Mud Pies in the Slum”- Isaiah 49:15, Matthew 10:29-31

Author CS Lewis writes too often we act as ignorant children, settling for making mud pies in the slum when God offers us so much more. In the incarnation of Jesus, God shows us our true worth and why what we settle for each day is so far beneath what He wants to give us.

Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday December 9th

Scripture Readings- Isaiah 40:3-5, Luke 1:46-53

“This is the Second Sunday of Advent. We are reminded again of God’s interest, care and concern for us this season by this simple symbol of the Advent wreath.

The first candle was lit to remind us of the value of our lives to God who created each of us in His image. Every life has value and meaning. We light the second candle to show us that our lives not only have value, but have a purpose.

So many struggle with the question, “Why Am I Here?” We spend our brief time on earth trying to find significance for our lives by what we do. Scripture reminds each of us that our greatest purpose in life is to bring honor to God and worship Him. In Luke reading, when the angel appears to her to tell her she will be the mother of Jesus, her immediate response is, “My soul magnifies (worships) the Lord.”

Our worship, honoring of God can influence all that we do- how we work, love and serve one another and bring deep meaning to our time on earth.

As we light the second candle, may we each be reminded that God has created us to honor Him, and in doing so find true joy in our everyday lives.

BUSINESS MEETING: Please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 6th  – 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Members are urged to attend. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: There is a mailbox in the lobby for your convenience for Christmas cards to be distributed to our church family. Please sort your cards by box ***It has been a long standing tradition to take the money saved on postage and donate it to Missions.***

OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office.

Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Please update your contact list to reflect these changes.

Please join us in celebrating the Christmas season with an evening of Christmas specials and carol singing on December 9th at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to participate.  If you are interested in sharing your talent…solo, duet, trio, instrumental….please see Kim Whitten.  All special numbers need to be pre-approved to avoid duplicates.

CHRISTMAS DRAMA,  “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd” by Elizabeth A. Marlowe, published by Eldridge Publishing Co. will be presented Dec 14th and15th at 7 PM and Dec 16th at 2PM. What does a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity and a small church’s Christmas program have in common? For thief Collin Evans the opportunity to change his life.  See how the message of Christmas is made real as he comes face to face with the love of Christ at Christmas

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 16th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room, Guest Speaker will be Tami Cole.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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CHILDREN’S GIFT WISH TAGS: Every year Raymond Community Action offers holiday assistance to local families in need through gift donations. Gift Wish Tags will be available starting this Sunday if you would like to help with a gift for a less fortunate child in our community. Gifts due December 16th. (Each tag includes gift suggestions by the parents.). Please see Wendy Roberts or Lynn Breeze with any questions or to pick up a wish tag.

The Drama Ministry is still looking for the following items for props for the upcoming Christmas Drama.  Items will be returned to you after the Drama has been presented.  They are in need of the following:

  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters
  • Santa Hats

If you can help with these items please bring them to the Welcome Center and label with Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall’s name.  GAMES: 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 Sunday, Dec 16th 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. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info. WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 17th at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes are also needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person divider COMMUNITY EVENTS Candia Congregational Church will be holding their Annual Lights on the Hill celebration on December 8, 2018 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  Festivities will begin at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road, Candia NH.  For more information call Candia Congregational Church at 603-483-0506 or www.CandiaCongregational.org. PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com. 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 Thursday, December 14th  from 11:00-4:00 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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need. divider YOUTH GROUP Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade) Youth Group (SUNDAY 12/2): Junior High 4-6pm – Lesson: Being the Change! Senior High 6-8pm – Laurie Jongsma will be teaching. Here is a synopsis of the talk, “Take another with you and make a friend for life. When making life choices it’s the friends you keep that direct your paths. Parents often warn, “choose your friends wisely.” Research confirms they’re right to offer this advice. Learn how you can help fight the war on drugs by investing in the lives of your peers.” White Elephant Christmas Party – December 16th 6-8pm Ugly Sweater Contest, Games, Food, White Elephant (fun or weird gift recycled but not bought) DEEP FREEZE When: March 1st 3rd     Where: Camp Berea Cost: $100.00 a person $50 deposit is due January 27th to reserve spots. We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it. Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event. YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE: Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center: Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com divider RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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! Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children:  dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS As winter approaches and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing. For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know. 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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 3:30pm Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room (Edwards) Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

divider MISCELLANEOUS: Nursery: Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you. DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS: Kicks off at the end of January. Pre-registration is required, cost $95/person or couple and includes all course materials. Sign up at the Welcome Ctr. INCLEMENT WEATHER From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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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First Sunday of Advent

ADVENT SEASON 2018

JOIN US ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 2nd at 10:30am to hear “Mudpies in the Slum” (Isaiah 49:15 and Matthew 10:29-31)
 

“CHRISTMAS. LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS ANSWERED”

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later.
 
  • “Where did I come from?”
  • “Why am I here?”
  • “How should I live?”
  • “Where am I going?”
 
 
This Advent Season we will be looking at Scriptures from the Prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.
 


RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/21/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

The Office will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday November 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving

ADVENT SERMON SERIES: New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

First Sunday of Advent – Sunday December 2nd “Where Did I Come From?”

“Mud Pies in the Slum”- Isaiah 49:15, Matthew 10:29-31

Author CS Lewis writes too often we act as ignorant children, settling for making mud pies in the slum when God offers us so much more. In the incarnation of Jesus, God shows us our true worth and why what we settle for each day is so far beneath what He wants to give us.

OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office.

Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Please update your contact list to reflect these changes.

There will be an Information Meeting held on November 29th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary to discuss the Parsonage.  Everyone is welcome but members are urged to attend.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. There is a signup sheet at the welcome center for cookie baking and writing letters. There are also supply cards on the bulletin board in the lobby.   If you have further question please see Michael or Tami Cole.  Supplies, cookies, and letters are due back Sunday November 30th

SENIOR BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Senior Breakfast on Saturday, December 1st  at 8:30am.

There will be a Business Meeting held on December 6th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.  We will be voting on new elder(s) and Parsonage. .  Everyone is welcome but members are urged to attend.

Please join us in celebrating the Christmas season with an evening of Christmas specials and carol singing on December 9th at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to participate.  If you are interested in sharing your talent…solo, duet, trio, instrumental….please see Kim Whitten.  All special numbers need to be pre-approved to avoid duplicates.

CHRISTMAS DRAMA,  “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd” by Elizabeth A. Marlowe, published by Eldridge Publishing Co. will be presented Dec 14th and15th at 7 PM and Dec 16th at 2PM. What does a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity and a small church’s Christmas program have in common? For thief Collin Evans the opportunity to change his life.  See how the message of Christmas is made real as he comes face to face with the love of Christ at Christmas

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 16th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room, Guest Speaker will be Tami Cole.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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The Drama Ministry is still looking for the following items for props for the upcoming Christmas Drama.  Items will be returned to you after the Drama has been presented.  They are in need of the following:

  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters
  • Santa Hats

If you can help with these items please bring them to the Welcome Center and label with Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall’s name.  GAMES: 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 Sunday, Dec 16th 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. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info. divider COMMUNITY EVENTS Candia Congregational Church will be holding their Annual Lights on the Hill celebration on December 8, 2018 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  Festivities will begin at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road, Candia NH.  For more information call Candia Congregational Church at 603-483-0506 or www.CandiaCongregational.org. PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com. 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 Thursday, December 14th  from 11:00-4:00 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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need. dividerYOUTH GROUP Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade) Youth Group (SUNDAY 11/25)There will be no Youth Group Sunday, November 25th White Elephant Christmas Party – December 16th 6-8pm Ugly Sweater Contest, Games, Food, White Elephant (fun or weird gift recycled but not bought) YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE: Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center: Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

dividerRBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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 TROUGLESHOOTING 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! Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children:  dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS As you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study, please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing. For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know. 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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 3:30pm Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room (Edwards) Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: “His Love Restores My Soul”  It is based on God’s promises, our Rock and we need to know what we are standing on.  Rock or sinking sand.  Often times, we do not know until the storm hits. Lots of solid Bible verses on how much God loves us & how we must cling to His Promises so we can keep standing, and find joy in the storms & brokenness of life.”  It is a 10 week study lasting 90 minutes. Cost is $8 for study guide in a 3 ring binder. Started Tuesday, October 16 at 9:30 am but ladies can join after that date as well. Another study will begin on Starting Monday, November 19 at 3:30 pm dividerMISCELLANEOUS Starting in January, we will again be offering Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” program.  This is good material designed to help people get a grip on their finances.  We need advance sign ups in order to order the appropriate material. There is a cost for materials for the program.  More information to follow. INCLEMENT WEATHER:  From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:

  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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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 (11/16/18)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

REMINDER to all Ministries: Information regarding your Christmas activities/events were to be submitted to the Office by November 15th

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE:  Sunday, November 18th is Thanksgiving Sunday. There will be words of praise or thanksgiving to share as part of our morning worship.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This summer a massive gas leak displaced thousands of families just south of our border in Massachusetts. Months later thousands are still displaced and service may not be restored for many until next month. This year our Thanksgiving offering will go to Andover Free Christian Church in Andover Mass. Andover Free Church is working to provide help to the families in the area who are struggling with being displaced from their homes, and those who will be picking up the pieces in the aftermath. Any donation we send will be matched by a local foundation, so our offering will double. Please consider this extra contribution at this Thanksgiving time. We will collect this offering in addition to our normal offering on Sunday November 18th.

OFFICE EMAILS: please use only the following email addresses to contact the office.

Pastor Kevin: kevin@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Marion Guay: marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Matt Chouinard:  matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Please update your contact list to reflect these changes.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY –Connections: Saturday, November 17th, 9:00-11:00, RBC Great Room (basement); “But God” Join us this month to hear Tara Swist share about this important topic. “But as for you, you meant evil against me: but God meant it for good.” Genesis 50:20a.

NEWCOMER LUNCHEON on Sunday, November 18th, after service. at the McBride’s Home in Nottingham. Luncheon is for all the new attendees who have come to Raymond Baptist Church over the past several months.  Come and have lunch and get to know Pastor Kevin and Diane. There are directions available at the Welcome Center.

There will be an Information Meeting held on November 29th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary to discuss the Parsonage.  Everyone is welcome but members are urged to attend.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. There is a signup sheet at the welcome center for cookie baking and writing letters. There are also supply cards on the bulletin board in the lobby.   If you have further question please see Michael or Tami Cole.  Supplies, cookies, and letters are due back Sunday November 30th

SENIOR BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Senior Breakfast on Saturday, December 1ST at 8:30am.

There will be a Business Meeting held on December 6th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.  We will be voting on new elder(s) and Parsonage. .  Everyone is welcome but members are urged to attend.

Please join us in celebrating the Christmas season with an evening of Christmas specials and carol singing on December 9th at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to participate.  If you are interested in sharing your talent…solo, duet, trio, instrumental….please see Kim Whitten.  All special numbers need to be pre-approved to avoid duplicates.

CHRISTMAS DRAMA,  “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd” by Elizabeth A. Marlowe, published by Eldridge Publishing Co. will be presented Dec 14th and15th at 7 PM and Dec 16th at 2PM. What does a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity and a small church’s Christmas program have in common? For thief Collin Evans the opportunity to change his life.  See how the message of Christmas is made real as he comes face to face with the love of Christ at Christmas

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons they are at the Welcome Center.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES  New teaching series for the Advent Season- “This Christmas. Life’s Big Questions Answered.

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later. “Where did I come from?” “Why Am I Here? “How Should I Live?” “Where Am I Going?” This Advent season we will be looking at scriptures from the prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

First Sunday of Advent – Sunday December 2nd “Where Did I Come From?”

“Mud Pies in the Slum”- Isaiah 49:15, Matthew 10:29-31

Author CS Lewis writes too often we act as ignorant children, settling for making mud pies in the slum when God offers us so much more. In the incarnation of Jesus, God shows us our true worth and why what we settle for each day is so far beneath what He wants to give us.

NEW PARKING LOT: God has blessed enormously with the purchase of the land and God has been faithful through you, His People! But coming up with a plan was just the first step.  Now comes the task of planning and paying for the new parking lot needed, once started it must be completed. Giving is an act of worship so please prayerfully consider how and if you are able to help fund the new parking lot as we move forward.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SUNDAY TECH TEAM needs your help! It takes 3 volunteers each Sunday to keep everything running smoothly and we need more volunteers. Can you help us by clicking through the slides one Sunday a month? Can you help us with the video recording of the morning service so that folks unable to attend can still take part? We offer easy training, fellowship with a great team, and comfy chairs! Get plugged in! See Jon Thurber for more info.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Filled shoeboxes are due back by Saturday, November 17th. If anyone is interested in helping pack shoeboxes everyone will be meeting in the Great Room at 11am on the 17th for a few hours until done to pack shoeboxes.  There have been several bins of items collected during the year and they would love your help.  If you have extra items for the shoeboxes they we can always use more items. As a reminder the following are a few items that are NOT ALLOWED in the shoeboxes.  No lotions, liquids, toothpaste, candy or anything war related.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Candia Congregational Church will be holding their Annual Lights on the Hill celebration on December 8, 2018 from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  Festivities will begin at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road, Candia NH.  For more information call Candia Congregational Church at 603-483-0506 or www.CandiaCongregational.org.

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

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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 Thursday, December 14th  from 11:00-4:00 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. Donors who register with an email address will receive a $5.00  Amazon Ecard as a thank you! Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.

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YOUTH GROUP

 Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 11/18):

Junior High: 4-6pm

Senior High: 6-8pm

Lesson: “Living a Thankful Life”

There will be no Youth Group Sunday, November 25th

White Elephant Christmas Party – December 16th 6-8pm

Ugly Sweater Contest, Games, Food, White Elephant (fun or weird gift recycled but not bought)

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE:

Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center:

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pmM Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAY’S?  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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

As Fall approaches and you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.

For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.

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
Starting November 19th   Monday 3:30pm Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 3:30pm Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room (Edwards) Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: “His Love Restores My Soul”  It is based on God’s promises, our Rock and we need to know what we are standing on.  Rock or sinking sand.  Often times, we do not know until the storm hits. Lots of solid Bible verses on how much God loves us & how we must cling to His Promises so we can keep standing, and find joy in the storms & brokenness of life.”  It is a 10 week study lasting 90 minutes. Cost is $8 for study guide in a 3 ring binder. Started Tuesday, October 16 at 9:30 am but ladies can join after that date as well. Another study will begin on Starting Monday, November 19 at 3:30 pm dividerMISCELLANEOUS: The Drama Ministry is looking for the following items for props for the upcoming Christmas Drama.  Items will be returned to you after the Drama has been presented.  They are in need of the following:

  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters
  • Santa Hats
  • Bank Deposit Bags

If you can help with these items please bring them to the Welcome Center and label with Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall’s name. 

Starting in January, we will again be offering Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” program.  This is good material designed to help people get a grip on their finances.  We need advance sign ups in order to order the appropriate material. There is a cost for materials for the program.  More information to follow.

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

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