RBC Weekly Newsletter (01/03/2020)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

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

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

Month of January ~ Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

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

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

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

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

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

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

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

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

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

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!

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

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

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

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Anchored in Him, by our very own Tami Cole J

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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