RBC Weekly Newsletter (10/25/19)


Day of Service – Sunday, October 27th – It will start at 9:30am sharp – rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. We will work as long as we can.

Please pray for the weather to hold out and the projects to be completed if it is God’s will.

  1. If you have a rake bring it.
  2. We have a Habitat project that will go from 9:30-3:30 regardless of weather.  If you would like to be on that project, email donna@betterledgers.com ASAP and bring hand tools if you have them (not required).


“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17).

This is Clergy Appreciation Month and we want to say “Thank You” to Pastor Kevin, Matt Chouinard and the Elders. We know that leading and counseling, teaching and encouraging can be tough work (especially in these days). So we just wanted to say Thank you. We appreciate all you do to shine the light in a dark world and all you do to give hope and encouragement to all. 

Month of November: “Thanks for the Grace” ~ There are many reasons we have to  give thanks. People, life, but rarely do we think about giving thanks for grace. In this season of Thanksgiving, can we take the time to focus on the grace that God provides for us each day.

11/03/19: “Grace of Healed Relationships” Philemon 1:1-25

11/03/19 is Sunday is Communion Sunday ~ Following Sunday’s service, the Elders will be at the back of the church taking a collection for the Deacon’s Fund which is used to help people in our community.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.

CHILDREN’S WORKERS CONFERENCE: October 26, 2019 9:00 am – 2:30 pm;  at RBC; Cost: $10.00 per person; Registration begins at 8:45 AM. Sessions will include handout notes and other teaching helps. Lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP by October 20th: to the church office or Tara Swist  TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcast biz.net; If you work with children in your church, school, daycare, Good News Club® or everyday life, you are invited to Raymond Baptist Church for a Children’s Workers Conference. We are dedicated to strengthening your teaching, encouraging your spiritual growth, and equipping you for further church ministry.


MEN’S RETREAT: We have been invited to participate in the upcoming Maranatha Ministries Men’s Retreat. Men come prepared to enjoy tremendous fellowship, exceptional singing, and three scrumptious buffets in a relaxed atmosphere.  Join the many who see this as a highlight for their year!  This is a great time to invite a family member, someone from work, or a friend.. It is the weekend of November 1st – November 2nd  For more information, please see Jim Fernald or Barry Brown. Will leave from RBC at 4:45pm on Friday, November 1st. Please RSVP by October 28th to Jim Fernald, Barry Brown or the office.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:  Now is a good time to pick up some supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.   With the low prices for back to school on crayons, note books, pens, whatever you want to include.  If you want to pick up extra, that is wonderful.  As we do a packing party to fill shoeboxes with goods purchased during the year.  We love any donations to help fill boxes.  Also, be checking out the Mark downs for great deals.  We have found silly toys marked as low as .10 cents that can go into a shoebox.  These shoeboxes are a way to show God’s love to a child that feels lost and alone.  Not only does the child get a shoebox, but they get love and hope.  This shoebox is the opportunity for others to let the children know about Jesus.  Many of these children in turn teach their families about Jesus.  Many accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  What an impact you can make on lives with a simple shoebox. Michelle has included a link to Samaritans purse for helpful tips, stories, and further in depth information about OCC. (Operation Christmas Child 2018 Special Report https://sampur.se/2Gb4UXV.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Michelle Osterhuber.  Michelle also store the extra goods for the shoeboxes until we pack them in November.

MEN’S MINISTRY: The Men’s Breakfast will be held on November 23rd at 7:30am in the Great Room.  More information to follow.

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.


Drug Take Back Day – October 26, 10am – 2pm at Walgreens – Some important information.  

  1. Taking in narcotics is still a priority but anxiety medication like Adderall and Xanax have become a growing concern for misuse amongst teens. This is where we need your help to raise awareness to the importance of mediation safety for storage and disposal and making sure prescriptions are being used by the intended patient.
  2. The DEA is allowing for the disposal of vaping devices to encourage people quitting this very dangerous trend. Please visit and share our RCFY resource page with parents so they have information and resources to talk with the children in their lives.
  3. We take all drugs, for humans and pets, and needles in sealed containers.  We DO NOT TAKE used needles but can instruct you on how to safely dispose of these with an old detergent bottle.
  4. It is also Red Ribbon Week – Another DEA inspired prevention event encouraging people to wear a red ribbon to start a conversation about the importance of talking with the young people in your life about the prevention of alcohol and drug misuse.  Talking points and resources can be found here. If you would like a red ribbon, or bowl of them for your location, please contact our office.  This is a great photo opportunity to be promoted on our social sites too!   We have stick on ribbons that are free and pins that are $5 with all proceeds supporting our awareness to this important event.   Our theme this year is Courage – to be a leader, to have a conversation, to say ‘no’, to make a difference. 


Thank you for your support and all of your help promoting these events and raising awareness to the important role prevention has in our community.  Working together we can reach a much larger amount of people, to have an even greater impact.   These two events cover the two simple primary prevention actions we can take to reduce substance misuse – 1. reducing access to substance and 2. increasing awareness to their dangers.


If you have any questions please let me know.  Thank you for your time and I hope you have a great day,  

Celeste Clark,

RCFY Director

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week for 6 weeks from September 23rd-November 4th.  A Monday afternoon group will be held in Epping and evening groups will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Exeter.  These groups are free to the public.  The afternoon group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway and the evening groups will be held at the offices of RVNA & Hospice, 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.

The Fellowship of Christian of Athletes (FCA) is holding their annual golf tournament at the Oaks in Somersworth on October 18th  at 9:00 AM. We would appreciate your support in promoting the tournament to golfers and potential sponsors. We will have coaches, FCA student leaders and others involved in the FCA ministry participating. Please join us for a day of fun, fellowship and learn more about the FCA ministry here in New Hampshire. We hope to see you on October 18.  For more details please see the link below, attached flyer or reach out to Mike Vining at mvining@fca.org or visit the website at: https://fca.regfox.com/2019seacoastgolftournament .

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, November 8th  from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  You can register online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood. Right now, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing. Please consider giving the gift of life during a critical time of need.


SUNDAY (10/27)Day of Service: 10:00am at the church. (The Day of Service is an opportunity for students along with the rest of Raymond Baptist Church to do projects for those in need within our community. Students will join the Youth Group Leaders in doing a work project. If your student is planning on coming please have them notify Matt!)

*There will be no Sunday School or Evening Youth Group Sunday evening.

Reverb!! – Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM – Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 5:00 AM

(We will be leaving and returning from Raymond Baptist Church)

$35 per church student for the night, $18.00 for non-churched friends (if your student or a friend needs help with cost Contact Matt Chouinard at mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com

REVERB is the best all-night event on the planet!!

I give permission for my student to attend Reverb.

Parents Signature___________________________

Parents Contact Information: ________________________________(Name)

_______________________________ (Telephone No.)


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

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


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 ANDROID: 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

Tuesday 7:00pm


RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

Friday 7:00pm


Barry & Sue Brown’s Home

Bible Study

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



REMINDER FALL DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Remember to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night, November 2nd  Mark your calendars.

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.


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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