RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/15/19)


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.

GUEST SPEAKER THIS SUNDAY 11/17/19:  Dane Fowlkes serves as Senior Regional Director of Church Partnerships for Samaritan’s Purse and directs the national Church Partnerships team. He is currently in his fifth year with Samaritan’s Purse, having served previously for many years as a missions professor and missionary to East Africa and India. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Missiology from The University of the Free State in South Africa. He is married to Jo Beth Fowlkes. Dane also has written a book titled Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace”: a book of reflections on the extraordinary potential of an ordinary life. “Ordinary Glory: Finding Grace in the Commonplace” Published author Dane Fowlkes, has led anything but a dull existence—from initiation into an African tribe in northern Kenya where he is known as Jilo, a name that means “a season of celebration,” to living near Gandhi’s ashram on the Sabarmati River in Gujarat, India. Dane served as pastor of several churches before being appointed for missionary service in Kenya. He worked with an unreached tribe in northern Kenya and equipped existing churches around Mount Kenya to establish new ones, later becoming dean of Kenya Baptist Theological College and leading a national program of theological education for pastors. After two terms of service in Kenya, he moved to India, before returning to the United States.

This will be a very special and informative Sunday so we look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday to meet and greet Dana with our Raymond Baptist Church warm welcome.

11/17/19: “Who Is My Neighbor” and Operation Christmas Child Sunday” Luke 10:25-37

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

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS: Food baskets will be given out again this year to families in need. If there are any families that you are aware of or that you would like to help, leave their name at the Welcome Center by November 15th. Contact Marion Guay with questions.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICENovember 24th is Thanksgiving Sunday. Each year on Thanksgiving Sunday we ask people to come prepared to publicly share how they are grateful for God’s presence in their lives. Please bring a word of praise or thanksgiving to share as part of our morning worship

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: It’s that time again for our annual Free Christmas Drama, our gift to the community. This year the RBC Players will perform “Rented Christmas, The Musical” by Norman and Yvonne Ahern, Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. The drama will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 13th and 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 15th at 2:00pm.  The story begins as a lonely businessman walks along in town and feel the excitement and love of Christmas that is in the air. He remembers past Christmases with its happiness and love. He then spots a shop sign that reads “We Rent Anything”. He has an idea and he enters into the shop. Come and find out what John Dale decides to do…There are tickets available to hand out to friends, family and people you don’t know yet. Pick up your tickets today at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or you need more information please see Lisa Macri or Joan Threlfall.


COUPLES BOWLING: RBC will be holding a Couples Bowling event on November 16th at 4:00pm at Striker’s East in Raymond.  Cost will be $5.00 per game/$3.50 for show rental.  All are welcome. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

OHLIN’S: Paul & Diane Ohlin who are RBC sponsored missionaries working in South Africa with United World Mission will be visiting RBS on November 24th. The Ohlin’s will speak at Adult Sunday School and will be giving us an update during service. Please join us.

CARE PACKAGE MINISTRY: Fall care packages are being sent out before Christmas to college age young adults and military. Please let Marion know if any addresses have changed and if available the new addresses for the care packages to be shipped to.  Also if there are college students or Military you would like to add to our Prayer Request and send a care package to please provide the name, school/branch of Military and address information. Thanks.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Connections will be held on Saturday November 16th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Great Room (basement). Our Guest speaker will be Kathy Hassenpflug. We are excited to hear what Kathy has to share with us! Join us for brunch, fellowship, and a great speaker!

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.

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30-9:00am. Our Guest Speaker is Frank Reynolds from Candia. Frank is a retired Pastor and a current missionary to Africa. Join us as it will be a great morning.

LADIES YANKEE SWAP AND POT LUCK – There will be a Ladies Christmas Yankee Swap and Potluck event on December 7th at 6:00pm at RBC Great Room. Ladies are asked to bring a $10.00 wrapped gift.  This will be a pot luck and a signup sheet will be at the Welcome Center.  We must have a minimum of 20 ladies sign up or there will be need to cancel this event so please join us. If you have any questions please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

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.


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, December 6th  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 (11/17)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

There is no Youth Group


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 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

Tuesday 6:30pm


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).


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.

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
















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