RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/24/2021)

THIS WEEK: 11/28/2021: Advent 2021 “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” ~ “Gathered with Love”, (Isaiah 40:1-11, John 3:16)

NEXT WEEK: 12/05/2021: ~ Communion Sunday ~ -“Gathered with Hope”, (Isaiah 64:1-12, John 3:16)



Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

The Office will be closed on November 25th and Friday November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and we will be back in the office on Monday, November 29th. If there are any non-urgent issues 11/25-26 they will be addressed when back in office on November 29th. Thank you and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office via email or call.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This Sunday and next Sunday we ask our members and friends to give above your normal giving for a special Thanksgiving offering. The proceeds of this year’s Thanksgiving offering will go towards Operation Blessing in Portsmouth NH. Operation Blessing fights poverty by embracing people and families in crisis with compassion, offering hope and healing for changed lives by providing food, clothing and household necessities to those in need; Promoting healthy life choices through targeted community education and outreach programs; Offering a place of hope and dignity for a changed life that comes through faith in Christ. ​So on Sunday November 28th please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.”

dividerAs we head into the Holidays and people are gathering with families and friends, this is just a friendly and loving reminder of our existing Covid-19 Policy at RBC. We want everyone to stay healthy and safe. There has been no change to the existing policy that was sent out and discussed in prior announcements but the Elders wanted to reiterate our policy for everyone to be aware of the current policy and be well informed. So with that being said and in light of current community conditions, we would like to draw your attention again to our current guidelines and that it is highly and respectfully recommended that everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks for indoor activities in areas of substantial transmission (NH is included in this). We ask that you consider this recommendation for the safety and protection of others around you while participating in services, activities and ministries here at RBC. Thank you.


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)
We are needing to create some additional space for our children’s department to help with the greater diversity of ages that are attending. If there are any books in the current library space that are of interest to you personally, you are invited to take them by December 1st. Cleaning the library space will be part of a comprehensive full sanctuary level interior cleaning going into the winter months. If you haven’t noticed all exteriors of all buildings have already been done and they look great.

Christmas Pageant: December 18, 2021 (3:30pm and 7:00pm) in the Sanctuary

Sponsored by: Children’s Ministry and Art and Music Ministry

Please find the Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule attached for those who have not or did not receive a copy.


December 4, Saturday 9 am -10:30 am All participants

December 11 Saturday 8:30 – noon Stage Set up

December 13, Monday 7 pm – 8:30 pm All participants

December 17, Friday 7– 9:00 pm Dress Rehearsal All participants

Performance Day – December 18, Saturday

3:30 pm performance

Dinner 5 pm for all participants

7:00 pm Performance

December 18, Saturday~ 8:30pm Reset Stage and Set for Christmas


Children will be rehearsing for 10 minutes at the beginning of Club 252 each week beginning November 7 children will go directly to Club 252.

In consideration of others, we ask that you wear a mask during rehearsals when you are not on stage as a speaking part or singing.


PRAYER NIGHT: Please Join Us on the 1st Thursday of every month, Next Prayer Night is December 2nd 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Raymond Baptist Church in Sanctuary.divider


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/november-28

Nursery Pre-Register at: https://vbspro.events/p/nov-28

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





The Youth Group will have a Game Night at the Burgess Home on Saturday, November 27th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.


There will be No Youth Group Sunday, November 28th



SAMARITAN PURSE – CHRISTMAS BOXES: The Youth Group coordinated, collected and they delivered on Sunday a total of 63 Christmas Boxes! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with us and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Thank you from all of us for contributing so much of your time, energy, and efforts to it. You did an excellent job and you are so appreciated. Operation Christmas Child can take many forms but has one purpose—to bring the Gospel to children in need around the world and the Youth Group did just that!





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. Fall is Here and Winter is fast approaching! Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall/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. Carlene Reed’s Home. Please contact Carlene or give the office a call if you would like any additional information or would like to attend.divider


MEN’S GROUP: Held Every Other Monday at 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Next Gathering is December 6th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information




Friday, Dec. 3rd 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 see one of the Ministry Leaders, they 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 purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to bring men together to assist them in knowing Jesus Christ and growing in His love, in order to experience a balanced life through His direction.


Creating opportunities for fellowship: We realize that it is often difficult for men to join with other men in fellowship. Our goal is to offer events and activities that help introduce men to other men in an environment that fosters fellowship. We offer events such as fishing trips, breakfasts, baseball games and others to create opportunities for men to invite other men.

Helping Men to grow in Christ: We strive to create times for spiritual growth and fellowship with men by offering prayer dinners and overnight retreats. We invite inspirational speakers to attend our events – men who can encourage and challenge us in our walk with God.

Relationships: The key ingredient of this ministry is relationships – with other men, and with God. We strive to offer opportunities to nurture these relationships.

Investing in men’s need for balance: We look for ways to educate men about the need to balance work, family, and church. We seek this balance in our own lives and earnestly look to each other for help in this important area of a man’s walk with God.

Sponsoring activities that balance our Core Values: We attempt to create functions and events that appeal to one or more of the established core values in our ministry. For example, we attempt to create a breakfast that will meet our goal of reaching out to men while at the same time finding speakers at this event who will appeal to appeal to drawing men closer to God.

Teamwork through work projects

As Iron Sharpens Iron, So One Man Sharpens Another. Proverbs 27:17


Men’s Ministry Leaders

Barry Brown

Jeff Beach



Happy Birthday from your RBC Family


Michael R.; Dan B.; Sandy U.; Rachel Dallaire; Clare M.;

Jack M.; Len F.; Constant G.; Janice H.; Ruth B.; Norman L.; Pat W.; Kevin M.; Emily C.; Teddy D.












































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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