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RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/19/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

    Facebook Live)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

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

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

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YOUTH GROUP

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

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

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

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

No Youth Group Easter Sunday (April 4th)

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

Junior High and Senior High: 3:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

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

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

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

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

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

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

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

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest newsletter

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

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

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Newsletter

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

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

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

ricknruth@icloud.com

www.ricknruth.org

www.missionsdoor.org

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? ~ COMING SOON

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

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Easter Flowers

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

 

1st Choice                2nd Choice

__Lily                           __Lily                                                    In memory of:             _______________

__Tulip                         __Tulip                                                  In memory of:             _______________             

__Hyacinth                   __Hyacinth                                            In memory of:             _______________            

__Daffodil                    __Daffodil                                             In memory of:             _______________          

 

Your Name:                                                                                              

Amount Paid:                                

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

 

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

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

THIS WEEK:

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

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

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

Sunday, March 14th:

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

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

Upcoming Lessons

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

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

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

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

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

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

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS ~ PLEASE JOIN US

The Outdoor Club at Raymond Baptist Church

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

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

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

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

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest newsletter

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

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

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Newsletter

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

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

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

ricknruth@icloud.com

www.ricknruth.org

www.missionsdoor.org

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY ~  WHO IS INVOLVED IN STEPHEN MINISTRY?

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

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

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

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

NHERAP will:

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

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

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

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Easter Flowers

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

 

1st Choice                2nd Choice

__Lily                           __Lily                 In memory of:             ___________________________

__Tulip                         __Tulip               In memory of:             ___________________________                

__Hyacinth                   __Hyacinth        In memory of:             ___________________________                

__Daffodil                    __Daffodil          In memory of:             ___________________________                

 

Your Name:                                                                                              

Amount Paid:                                

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

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

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

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

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

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

Sunday, March 7th:

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

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

Upcoming Lessons

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

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

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

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

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

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

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

SAVE THE DATE

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12 – 15, 2021

9:00am – 11:45am

4-year-old thru completed 6th grade

In person at Raymond Baptist Church, Raymond NH

More information coming soon at www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

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

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest video

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest video 

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

From Rick and Ruth Odess ~ Click for latest newsletter

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~  WHO IS INVOLVED IN STEPHEN MINISTRY?

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

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

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

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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

PLEASE VOTE:

Town of Raymond Election

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7AM – 7PM

Iber Holmes Gove Middle School

Visit our website at

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

for Absentee Ballot Applications and

all information regarding Voting

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

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

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

NHERAP will:

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

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

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

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Easter Flowers

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

1st Choice 2nd Choice

__Lily                     __Lily                                     In memory of:      ___________________________

__Tulip                   __Tulip                                   In memory of:      ___________________________                            

__Hyacinth              __Hyacinth   In memory of:        ___________________________                   

__Daffodil               __Daffodil    In memory of:        ___________________________                   

 

Your Name:                                                                        

Amount Paid:                     

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

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27; PO Box 106; Raymond, NH 03077: 603-895-2859
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RBC Weekly Newsletter (2/26/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 3, 2021     12:00 PM

Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Apr 7, 2021     12:00 PM

THIS WEEK: 02/28/2021: ~ “When Love Hurts” ~ (John 15:18-27)

NEXT WEEK: “You’re in Good Hands” (John 16:1-16)

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

 

Sunday, February 28thDue to school vacation week we will have a Google Meet Youth Group.

3:30 pm for all students

Matt will be sending out the link for this today.

Winter Series 2021 Lessons:

We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons ~ “Living Without Fear”

Lesson: “Fear of God Not Being Real” (John 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

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

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club252february28

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

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view

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

Wendy Hinzman – Click for latest newsletter

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

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

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT DOES THE LOGO OF STEPHEN MINISTRY MEAN? The logo consists of a cross and circle, together with a broken person and a whole person. The broken person stands behind the cross, symbolizing the brokenness in our lives as a result of our sin. The whole person stands in front of the cross because it is through the cross of Jesus that we are made whole. The circle symbolizes both the wholeness we receive through Christ and God’s unending love for us. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry, please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net 

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

PLEASE VOTE:

Town of Raymond Election

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7AM – 7PM

Iber Holmes Gove Middle School

Visit our website at

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

for Absentee Ballot Applications and

all information regarding Voting

NH FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY:  Friday, March 5th from 11:00-1:00 AND Friday, March 19th from 11:00-1:00pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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

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

NHERAP will:

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

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

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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 (2/19/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

 

Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. I want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting.

Starting on Wednesday, February 24th from 12:00- 12:30pm I want to invite you to join me on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray.

The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long.

So, watch your emails for the ZOOM link each week and join me. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other.  Thanks. Pastor Kevin

The Children’s Ministry provided 12 school backpacks to the Sunview Fire Victims, from pre-school through College. The backpacks included everything needed to replenish their school bags, including hand sanitizer, and toiletries.  We also have available for all age groups (pre-school thru College) available if more are needed at a later time.  If anyone is aware of a need of a back pack, please contact the office.  A huge thank you to everyone who participated and to Tara Swist for coordinating, shopping, filling and delivering the schools bags to the Town for distribution.

We have collected approximately $10,866.00 (and it is still rising) for the Covid-19 Relief Fund and we have helped with Covid-19 assistance in the amount of $5,207.00 to families affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic thus far.  This includes help with rent, mortgage and testing costs for people who do not have insurance but needs to get back to work with a negative test! Thank you!!!!!

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation

Here is a single source of information to help Sunview Apartment Tenants. It will be updated as new information becomes available.  

http://www.raymondareanews.com/Sunview-Fire-Info/How-To-Help-Tenants-of-Fire.php?fbclid=IwAR1VK9sa41nzWiq7G5WebLS3NlkGiqpR7VhSVIJmV8lVrEOsuDob6UGxTVM   

(copy link into browser or right click, open hyperlink to review)

THIS WEEK: 02/21/2021: ~ “Stuck by Love” ~ (John 15:1-17)

NEXT WEEK: “When Love Hurts” (John 15:18-27)

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

Sunday, February 21st:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th – 12th

Lesson: “Fear God is Not Real”

(Luke 24:38)

Winter Series 2021 LessonsAs we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lesson: “Living Without Fear”

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

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

Preregistration each week at vbspro.events/p/club252february21

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

The Childrens Ministry has prepared school backpacks for the families who suffered the devastating loss of their homes on February 8th at the Sunview Apartments in Raymond and will be delivering them to the Town early next week to be distributed to each child. A HUGE Thank You to all who have helped make this happen.

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation.

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

Wendy Hinzman – Click for latest newsletter

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

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

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHY THE NAME STEPHEN MINISTRY?

The name STEPHEN comes from St. Stephen, who was the first layperson commissioned by the Apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need (Acts 6). If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry, please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.net.

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

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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 (2/12/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me: (John 17:23).

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have

helped His people and to continue to help them” (Hebrews 6:10).

Feeling a little isolated, unconnected? We have all been through a lot these past months. We have all felt some relationships slipping away. I want to give us an opportunity to begin the process of reconnecting.

Starting on Wednesday, February 24th from 12:00- 12:30pm I want to invite you to join me on a zoom call for a short time of reflection from scripture, and then an opportunity to just talk with each other. We can talk about getting your garden ready, talk about all the projects you have been doing around the house, talk about a spiritual question you may have, we can just talk with each other and pray.

The only two rules; no conversation about politics, no conversation about COVID ~ life is more than these two things that have been defining people for too long.

So, watch your emails for the ZOOM link each week and join me. Bring your lunch for a time to begin to reconnect with each other.

Thanks.

Pastor Kevin

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation.

Here is a single source of information to help Sunview Apartment Tenants. It will be updated as new information becomes available.  

http://www.raymondareanews.com/Sunview-Fire-Info/How-To-Help-Tenants-of-Fire.php?fbclid=IwAR1VK9sa41nzWiq7G5WebLS3NlkGiqpR7VhSVIJmV8lVrEOsuDob6UGxTVM   

(copy link into browser or right click, open hyperlink to review)

THIS WEEK: 02/14/2021: ~ “Loved to Action” ~ (John 14:15-31)

NEXT WEEK: “Stuck by Love” (John 15:1-17)

For those who asked, here is a list of differences Pastor Kevin found comparing “volunteering” to “serving”. See what you think…

  • Volunteering comes from my hands, serving comes from my heart
  • Volunteering is on my terms, serving on God’s terms
  • Volunteers keep score, servants make sacrifices
  • Volunteers are time sensitive, servants are need sensitive
  • Volunteers wonder how they look to others; servants wonder how God looks through them to others
  • Volunteering focuses on my convenience, serving focuses on my commitment
  • Volunteering makes you feel superior, serving makes you humble

DUE IN THIS WEEK! SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: This is Sanctity of Human Life week. Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Pick up a bottle after church or request a bottle from the office and fill it with your spare change or bills. You can also donate online at: www.TheFriendsofLife.org. Baby Bottles will be due back in house by February 14th and to the Office during the timeframe of February 16th through the 18th. For more info, please give Wanda a call at 603-303-5939.

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YOUTH GROUP: 

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

Sunday, February 14th:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th – 12th

Lesson: “Fear of the Next Step”

(John 14:27)

Winter Series 2021 LessonsAs we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons: “Living Without Fear”

Fear God is Not Real (Luke 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

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

Preregistration each week at https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52february14 will help ensure the correct amount of staff needed to provide a safe experience for families. Go to raymondbaptistchurch.com to preregister. You will receive a confirmation email after registering.

The Childrens Ministry has prepared school backpacks for the families who suffered the devastating loss of their homes on February 8th at the Sunview Apartments in Raymond and will be delivering them to the Town early next week to be distributed to each child. A HUGE Thank You to all who have helped make this happen.

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation.

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

Wendy Hinzman – Click for latest newsletter

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest newsletter

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

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?

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

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

 

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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

If you are behind in Rent or Mortgage payments due to Covid-19 you may be able to get assistance! Visit www.CAPNH.org to apply. Please pass this information along if you are aware of someone out there can benefit from it …More info at: https://files.constantcontact.com/f11360ec701/e4d65f41-e1aa-474d-be34-045bfdddab7f.pdf

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

Point of Contacts for the Town of Raymond – Sunview Apartment Fire Victims)

While items are no longer being accepted, gift cards and funds are still needed and will be consolidated and distributed to the families by the Town Points of Contact below:

Denise O’Grady

Town of Raymond

Public Works Director Assistant

Welfare Officer

Office Telephone 895-7036

Cell 365-9327

 

Michelle Weaver, Director

Raymond Recreation

(603)895-7029

 

Joseph S. Ilsley

Town Manager

Town of Raymond

4 Epping Street, Raymond NH 03077

Phone 603-895-7007

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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 (2/5/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

“I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me: (John 17:23).

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation

If you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, are planning to travel or planning larger gatherings with people outside your immediate household, please consider if you should return to live Sunday worship service or wait. This would be an act of kindness in potentially protecting people who will gather and reflect the current state guidelines. If anyone has any questions or you want more additional information on the State or RBC Guidelines, please do not hesitate to give the office a call.  Thank you.

THIS WEEK: 02/07/2021: ~ Communion Sunday ~ “Which Way Did He Go?” ~ (John 14:1-14)

NEXT WEEK: “Loved to Action” (John 14:15-31)

For those who asked, here is a list of differences Pastor Kevin found comparing “volunteering” to “serving”. See what you think…

  • Volunteering comes from my hands, serving comes from my heart
  • Volunteering is on my terms, serving on God’s terms
  • Volunteers keep score, servants make sacrifices
  • Volunteers are time sensitive, servants are need sensitive
  • Volunteers wonder how they look to others; servants wonder how God looks through them to others
  • Volunteering focuses on my convenience, serving focuses on my commitment
  • Volunteering makes you feel superior, serving makes you humble

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: This is Sanctity of Human Life week. Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Pick up a bottle after church or request a bottle from the office and fill it with your spare change or bills. You can also donate online at: www.TheFriendsofLife.org. Baby Bottles will be due back in house by February 14th and to the Office during the timeframe of February 16th through the 18th. For more info, please give Wanda a call at 603-303-5939.

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YOUTH GROUP

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

Sunday, January 24th:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th – 12th

Lesson: “Fear of Danger”

(Matthew 10:28)

Winter Series 2021 LessonsAs we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons: “Living Without Fear”

Fear of the Next Step (John 14:27)

Fear God is Not Real (Luke 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

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

Preregistration each week at   https://vbspro.events/p/club252february7

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

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

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

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

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

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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

Paul and Clare Hudson retired in December ~ Join the Missions Team in sending congratulations on February 25, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom Contact Mike Chouinard at chouinardmike55@gmail.com for Zoom invitation.

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view

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

Wendy Hinzman – Click for latest video

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

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

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

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

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

STEPHEN MINISTRY ~ Coming Soon to Raymond Baptist Church. If anyone has any questions or you would like more information on this upcoming ministry please contact Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net or Donna Burgess at edndonnaburgess@comcast.netdivider

RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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NH FOOD BANK MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES:

Friday, February 5th from 11:00-1:00 AND Friday, February 19th from 11:00-1:00 (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Rd. Manchester Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive. The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

If you are behind in Rent or Mortgage payments due to Covid-19 you may be able to get assistance! Visit www.CAPNH.org to apply. Please pass this information along if you are aware of someone out there can benefit from it …More info at: https://files.constantcontact.com/f11360ec701/e4d65f41-e1aa-474d-be34-045bfdddab7f.pdf

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

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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 (1/30/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much… (Helen Keller)

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one ~ I in them and you in me ~ so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:22-23).

If you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, are planning to travel or planning larger gatherings with people outside your immediate household, please consider if you should return to live Sunday worship service or wait. This would be an act of kindness in potentially protecting people who will gather and reflect the current state guidelines. If anyone has any questions or you want more additional information on the State or RBC Guidelines, please do not hesitate to give the office a call.  Thank you.

THIS WEEK: 01/31/2021: ~ “When I Am Abandoned” ~ (John 13:18-38).

NEXT WEEK: “Which Way Did He Go?” (John 14:1-14)

For those who asked, here is a list of differences Pastor Kevin found comparing “volunteering” to “serving”. See what you think…

  • Volunteering comes from my hands, serving comes from my heart
  • Volunteering is on my terms, serving on God’s terms
  • Volunteers keep score, servants make sacrifices
  • Volunteers are time sensitive, servants are need sensitive
  • Volunteers wonder how they look to others; servants wonder how God looks through them to others
  • Volunteering focuses on my convenience, serving focuses on my commitment
  • Volunteering makes you feel superior, serving makes you humble
 

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: This is Sanctity of Human Life week. Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Pick up a bottle after church or request a bottle from the office and fill it with your spare change or bills. You can also donate online at: www.TheFriendsofLife.org. Baby Bottles will be due back in house by February 14th and to the Office during the timeframe of February 16th through the 18th. For more info, please give Wanda a call at 603-303-5939.

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

Sunday, January 24th:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th – 12th

Lesson: “Fear of the Worse”

(Matthew 14:33)

Winter Series 2021 LessonsAs we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons: “Living Without Fear”

Fear of Danger (Matthew10:28)

Fear of the Next Step (John 14:27)

Fear God is Not Real (Luke 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY 

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

Preregistration each week at   hhttps://vbspro.events/p/club2-52january31

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

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

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

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

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

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

 

MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view 

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

 

Wendy Hinzman – Click for latest video

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

 

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

 

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

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

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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MINISTRY INFORMATION

THERE ARE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE – PASS THE WORD AND SIGN UP TODAY

Our next event that is planned is a FREE Fly Tying for beginners and novices on Thursday February 4th from 6pm to 8pm.  This event is planned to be held at the new location of Pawtuckaway Trading Post, 15 Freetown road in Raymond.  The class size will be limited to 18 people, socially distanced, bring a mask that can be worn at times when social distancing is not possible.  Experienced instructors will provide all equipment and materials required for this event.  If you have a fly tying vice or personal materials, you are encouraged to bring them.  Pre-registration is required by emailing Marion@raymondbatistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859.  Contact names and phone numbers of all participants will be taken at the event for contact tracing purposes.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you are behind in Rent or Mortgage payments due to Covid-19 you may be able to get assistance! Visit www.CAPNH.org to apply. Please pass this information along if you are aware of someone out there can benefit from it …More info at: https://files.constantcontact.com/f11360ec701/e4d65f41-e1aa-474d-be34-045bfdddab7f.pdf

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

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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 (1/22/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much… (Helen Keller) 

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one ~ I in them and you in me ~ so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:22-23).

THIS WEEK: 01/24/2021: ~ “Go Small or Go Home” ~ (John 13:1-17).

 

NEXT WEEK: “When I Am Abandoned”

There are DVD’s still available to pass along to others from the inspirational devotional from Barry Brown about battling COVID and being used by Jesus. If you need a DVD, please give the office a call or email.

Our 4th Quarter Reporting has been completed and the RBC Food Pantry has provided 1,344 meals for the 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec 2020) time period. Thank you to all who have donated food items and gift cards to help feed the food insecure, especially during the holidays!

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: This is Sanctity of Human Life week. Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Pick up a bottle after church or request a bottle from the office and fill it with your spare change or bills. You can also donate online at: www.TheFriendsofLife.org. Baby Bottles will be due back in house by February 14th and to the Office during the timeframe of February 16th through the 18th. For more info, please give Wanda a call at 603-303-5939.

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

Sunday, January 24th:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th – 12th

Lesson: “Fear of Not Enough”

(Matthew 6:25)

Winter Series 2021 LessonsAs we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons: “Living Without Fear”

Fear of the Worst (Mark 14:33)

Fear of Danger (Matthew10:28)

Fear of the Next Step (John 14:27)

Fear God is Not Real (Luke 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY  

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

Preregistration each week at   https://vbspro.events/p/club252january24

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

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

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

Process:

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

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

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

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

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MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

 Our Missions Team exists to create an awareness of missions and missionaries resulting in a

 commitment to pray, to give, and to go. Get to know the lives and ministries of RBC missionaries,  

 discover ways to personally support them, and increase our passion for world missions. For more

 information, email missions@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

**NEW ~ Check it out!**

Missions now has video updates for everyone to view

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

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest video

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest video

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

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

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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MINISTRY INFORMATION

THERE ARE SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE – PASS THE WORD AND SIGN UP TODAY

Our next event that is planned is a FREE Fly Tying for beginners and novices on Thursday February 4th from 6pm to 8pm.  This event is planned to be held at the new location of Pawtuckaway Trading Post, 15 Freetown road in Raymond.  The class size will be limited to 18 people, socially distanced, bring a mask that can be worn at times when social distancing is not possible.  Experienced instructors will provide all equipment and materials required for this event.  If you have a fly tying vice or personal materials, you are encouraged to bring them.  Pre-registration is required by emailing Marion@raymondbatistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859.  Contact names and phone numbers of all participants will be taken at the event for contact tracing purposes.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you are behind in Rent or Mortgage payments due to Covid-19 you may be able to get assistance! Visit www.CAPNH.org to apply. Please pass this information along if you are aware of someone out there can benefit from it …More info at: https://files.constantcontact.com/f11360ec701/e4d65f41-e1aa-474d-be34-045bfdddab7f.pdf

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

Some SNAP (food stamp) guidelines have been relaxed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. That means there are some people who may be eligible to receive benefits when they were not before. If you or you know someone who may qualify and they have any questions about their benefits or they would like to enroll for the first time, please contact the New Hampshire Food Bank’s SNAP Coordinator, Jennifer, at 603-669-9725, ext. 1147

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

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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 (1/15/21)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

Fear can overtake us sometimes, but God is all-powerful and will offer us all the strength we need. This is a great Bible verse about strength when you face tough times and may be helpful to you as you go through a tough time or times.

THIS WEEK: 01/17/2021: ~ “Seeing is Not Believing” ~ (John 12:37-49).

NEXT WEEK: “Clean Up, Clear Out”

We have added 2 new sections to our Weekly Prayer Request.  If you know of anyone in healthcare and/or is a first responder and would like to add their names to the prayer request, please email the office and it will be added.

There are DVD’s available to pass along to others from the inspirational devotional from Barry Brown about battling COVID and being used by Jesus. If you need a DVD please give the office a call or email.

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YOUTH GROUP 

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

Sunday, January 17th:

3:30pm-5:00pm

Grades 5th -12th

Lesson: “Fear of Not pleasing God”

(Matthew 9:2)

Winter 2021 Lessons:

As we begin a New Year we will be beginning a new teaching series. We will be studying on how God wants us to respond to fear.

Upcoming Lessons: “Living Without Fear”

Fear of Not Having Enough (Matthew 6:25)

Fear of the Worst (Mark 14:33)

Fear of Danger (Matthew10:28)

Fear of the Next Step (John 14:27)

Fear God is Not Real (Luke 24:38)

Fear of World Problems (Matthew 24:6)

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

Junior High: 3:30pm

Senior High: 4:30pm

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

Matt Chouinard
Director of Youth, Raymond Baptist Church

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY

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

Preregistration each week at   https://vbspro.events/p/club2-52january17

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

We will use the following guidelines for this ministry:

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

Process:

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

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

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

CHILDRENS MINISTRY CONTACT INFO:

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

MISSIONS UPDATE(S)/NEWS

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

**NEW** Missions now has video updates for everyone to view.

(Click a right handed click and open hyperlink if you are unable to click on the link and go to the update or copy the website address):

Wendy HinzmanClick for latest video

Paul & Diane Ohlin – Click for latest video

Tim & Cristina GoossenClick for latest video

Or you can view all the Missions information and a listing of our missionaries we support by going to:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to Tab “Get Involved”

Click on “Missions”

You will be able to view all the information available.

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RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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

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

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

Go to the website:

www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC Tab

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested

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

Submit

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

No processing fees, 100% giving goes to RBC

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

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

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MINISTRY INFORMATION

WILD GAME DINNER UPDATE: The Outdoor Club would normally be holding our very popular wild game dinner in the month of January.  Based on the current pandemic, it is not possible at this time to accommodate a crowd of that size in the church building.  We plan to hold the dinner at a later date possibly in April or May if the conditions allow.  We will keep you informed as to future plans to hold this event, so stay tuned!

Our next event that is planned is a FREE Fly Tying for beginners and novices on Thursday February 4th from 6pm to 8pm.  This event is planned to be held at the new location of Pawtuckaway Trading Post, 15 Freetown road in Raymond.  The class size will be limited to 18 people, socially distanced, bring a mask that can be worn at times when social distancing is not possible.  Experienced instructors will provide all equipment and materials required for this event.  If you have a fly tying vice or personal materials, you are encouraged to bring them.  Pre-registration is required by emailing Marion@raymondbatistchurch.com or by calling 603-895-2859.  Contact names and phone numbers of all participants will be taken at the event for contact tracing purposes.

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CURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS

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

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

Carlene Reed started a Women’s Bible- study on January 12th at 9:30am.  This is open to anyone who is interested. The study will be on O.S. Hawkins “The Bible Code” – Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible.  If you are interested in attending this Bible Study, please contact the office.

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COMMUNITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

If you are behind in Rent or Mortgage payments due to Covid-19 you may be able to get assistance! Visit www.CAPNH.org to apply. Please pass this information along if you are aware of someone out there can benefit from it …More info at: https://files.constantcontact.com/f11360ec701/e4d65f41-e1aa-474d-be34-045bfdddab7f.pdf

Lamprey Health Care’s Medication Assisted Treatment Program. This program is for their patients who are struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders.  They use medications in combination with behavioral health and case management services to support patients in their recovery.  They can, also, see people who are not Lamprey Patients as long as they agree to transfer their primary care to Lamprey.  Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to refer anyone, please contact our Newmarket MAT Nurse, Keith Keller at 659-3106 ext. 7206 or our Raymond MAT nurse, Shareen Lucas at 895-3351 ext. 7376.    It is truly a community effort to support residents struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorders. 

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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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