RBC Weekly Newsletter (11/27/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

The Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

“Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5).

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/01/19:- First Sunday of Advent – Communion Sunday – “Why Choose Joy?” We may have heard it said, “The joy is the Lord my strength” but sometimes the truth is that joy is not something we choose, desire, or even want. How can we make an intentional choice of joy to get us through the holiday season? (Nehemiah 8:1-12 – Communion).

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY OFFERING: This 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 Leah Unger’s mission to provide clean water and a medical help to the girls in Uganda. Leah’s goal is to raise $50,000 by her birthday in January, and currently with her sister Abby and her parents have already raised over $31,000 for this ministry. So on Sunday December 1st please consider making a donation and mark it “Thanksgiving Offering.” Thanks to Leah and her family for modeling in a very practical way Jesus’ love for others.

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

Phil & Jen Wilson of AMG International, Guatemala will be visiting on December 8th. Please join the Adult Sunday School at 9:00am in the Great Room for a Missions Update.

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Join us on Christmas Eve for our family friendly candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. It will be a special time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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WILD GAME DINNER: Many volunteers are needed to help with our Wild Game Dinner on January 23rd  at 6pm. A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center. Door Prizes will also be needed. It’s a great time to pick up a bargain before or after Christmas for an outdoor minded person

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTDecember 7th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

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.

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS TEA: Join the Women’s Ministry for our annual Christmas Tea! This is a festive event that includes a delicious brunch, beautifully decorated tables, an insightful message and warm fellowship. a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season! Saturday, December 14th, 9:00am-11:00 am in RBC’s Great Room. Guest speaker is Jenn Wilson.

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.

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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.

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SUNDAY (12/01)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

“66 Love Letters.” Judges 

The will be No Youth Group

CHRISTMAS PARTY RBC Youth Group – Ministry Center

December 15th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm Pizza Party

We will have an ugly sweater contest, winner gets a huge prize. We will have some exciting Christmas games, prizes, and our annual White Elephant.

(White Elephant: A gift that is not bought, can be fun, funny, reused, but not inappropriate please.)  Bring a friend!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

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

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

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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!

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 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.

 When

Town

Where

Topic

Monday 3:30pm

Raymond

Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am

Raymond

Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm

Nottingham

McBride’s Home

Bible Study

Tuesday 6:30pm

Raymond

RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

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

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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 Note: We will not be having the yearly Christmas Card box out in the Foyer this year.  This would be a great opportunity to meet new people and connect to others by handing them personally a Christmas card.

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

 

Congratulations to John Courtemanche who was awarded the “Most Improved” and “Sportsmanship” award Raymond High School Football Team. Great Job John!!

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Prepared By: Marion Guay | Church Office | Raymond Baptist Church
145 Route 27 :: PO Box 106 :: Raymond, NH 03077 :: 603-895-2859divider


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