RBC Weekly Newsletter (1/31/20)


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

MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Are you new or just want to know more about RBC and membership, what we believe and how things work here or interested in becoming a member? Membership classes will be,  February 6th and February 9th  at 9:00am in the Church Office so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

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

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

Winter Series: “Why Worship”  

2/2 /2020:- “The Elephant in Our Worship”. 1 Chronicles 16:7-36  ~ For most people when you talk about worship, the first thought is music. We can talk about cultivating our heart with God, living for God, but eventually the question most have is “Why can’t we sing what I like?” Scripture commands us to sing in worship, but how does our music reflect our hearts in worship?

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

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

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

ADULT GAME NIGHT: We will be playing a game called “Steppin’ Up” in the Great Room on February 15th at 6:00pm. We need at least 12 people for this game, and it there are fewer than that, we will play other games. If you would like to sign up there will be a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center. We will need a count no later than Tuesday, Feb. 11th. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Becky DeConto at 793-2044 or email at bdeconto@comcast.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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


HOST FAMILY NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR TAIWAN RAYMOND STUDENT: A permanent host family is needed for Vicky from Taiwan who is attending Raymond HS so she can continue the school year there.  She is on the  math team.  She is currently with a temporary family.  Please message Ginger Smith or text or call her at 397-2494 very soon for information and interest.  Please contact Ginger Smith High School Programs Local Coordinator , Phone 603-397-2494 |, grandmaginger15@gmail.com if you can help or would like more information.

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church

2 Spring St., Exeter, NH

Contacts:  Linda 978-578-5670

or Ann 603-731-4227

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

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


SUNDAY (2/2): Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am ~  “Isaiah”

No Evening Youth Group!

ICE SKATING!! February 2, 2020, 12:00pm-2:30pm, Exeter Ice Arena

$6.00 to Skate
$4.00 to Rent skates

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

“Camp Berea Snow Camp”

March 6th – 8th!

   Grades:  6-12

    Depart:  Fri. 3/6      5:00 pm

    Return:  Sun. 3/8   3:00 pm

    Cost:       $100.00

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

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

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

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


5th thru 12th Grade


Ministry Center

Please contact: Matt Chouinard




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

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

We are now on Facebook Live. Check it out!


 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.





Monday 3:30pm


Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am


Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm


McBride’s Home

Bible Study

 (Spring is fast approaching!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring Small Group).


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

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

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

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


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


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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