RBC Weekly Newsletter (12/15/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

PARKING LOT: The new parking lot is up and running and we encourage its use. Please be reminded that anyone using the Long Hill Road Extension exit of the parking lot to please use caution when exiting.  This is a new exit and people in the area are not used to seeing vehicles coming out in that area.

A special thank you to Paul Dallaire and all involved who worked diligently in the completion of the new parking lot. Great job to all!

THE CHRISTMAS DRAMA HERE!  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…

Month of December ~ Advent Series: “Choose Joy”  

12/15/19:- Third Sunday of Advent – “Joy’s Waiting Room?” No one likes waiting – whether its waiting for a plane, waiting for an answer or waiting for hope. How can we best wait for the joy God wants to bring into our lives (Luke 1:39-56).

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:00am in the Great Room.  Please note that there will be no Adult Sunday School starting 12/22/19 through 1/5/20. Adult Sunday School will resume on 1/12/20.

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.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, January 11th 6:00pm, there will Family Movie Night, popcorn and drinks will be provided. Come and have a blast with us.  Sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan!  If you have any questions please contact Becky DeConto or Tami Cole.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

GAMES WANTED: The Rockingham County Department of Corrections is conducting its annual appeal for wholesome games to be delivered to the inmate housing blocks in time for Christmas. The needed games are new Puzzles and Playing Cards. If you would like to help, please bring in new, unwrapped gifts (e.g., Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, Uno, Checkers, Chess, & Puzzles) by Dec 20th and leave at the Welcome Center. NOTE: Due to increased security, games cannot have any wooden boards or metal containers – inexpensive versions are best. Also needed are new boxed Christmas Cards, juvenile and adult  They are also looking for help in funding special programs to better prepare inmates for return to society. Their goal is to keep the recidivism rate down by building godly lives. Financial donations need to be addressed to the RCDC Chapel Fund.

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There is going to be a brief Impact Adventure (VBS) Meeting held immediately after service for all VBS Volunteers. If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering for the upcoming VBS please plan on attending this brief meeting on January 12thPlease contact Tara at  Tara123abc@comcast.net or 603.300.0797 if you have any questions.

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 BREAKFASTJanuary 4th at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome.

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, January 3rd 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 (12/15)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

We will NOT have Sunday School or Youth Group December 22nd and 29th!

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.comdivider

RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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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If anyone knows of any families with children who are in need for help for Christmas please give the office a call or email with what help is needed.

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.

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

Epping TV is broadcasting our services on Sundays at 10am. Hope some people are watching!

Dennis & Jean Covill have 2 very gently used box spring and mattresses one for a twin and one for a double bed if anyone would like them.  Please contact them directly.

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

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