RBC Weekly Newsletter (1/14/22)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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



Sunday’s ~ 9:00 am ~ Sanctuary

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



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

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

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

Club 2:52

Preschool – 5th Grade


Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church



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

Youth Group Deep Freeze Bistro On The Go

Take Home Lasagna for Lunch!!!

Sunday, January 23rd ~ Right After Service

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

     RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, Raymond Baptist Church  

     Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight

     Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

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



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

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

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

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



Happy Birthday from your RBC Family

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

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

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


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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