RBC Weekly Newsletter (12/17/21)

THIS WEEK: 12/19/2021: ~ Christmas Sunday – “Gathered for Peace”, (Isaiah 8:19, Isaiah 9:7, and, John 3:16)

12/24/2021: 4:00pm: Christmas Eve Service, “The Message of Christmas in Carols and Scripture”.  This will be a mask required and social distancing (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

12/24/2021: 6:00pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, “One Lord, One Faith, One Gift” (Matthew 1:18-23). We are respectfully requesting all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you.


NEXT WEEK: 12/26/2021: ~ Guest Speaker: Frank Reynolds, “Wise Men Still Seek Him”

Please note that the Office will be closed on December 24th and December 31st to celebrate the Holiday.  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year from all of us.



As we are all aware, the high rate of community transmission for COVID-19 is affecting many. For many who are at risk, this Christmas would be the fourth major holiday since the start of the pandemic that they, for health and safety reasons, would not be able to attend worship. For that reason, we want to make an additional worship opportunity available.

4:00pm Christmas Eve we will be adding a simple service of Scripture, carols, and a Christmas message. No children’s programming will be offered at 4:00pm. This will be a MASK REQUIRED SERVICE and SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 feet) will be maintained between seating (family may sit together) to serve the needs of many in light of current conditions.

Our 6:00pm service will still our standing policy of RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING all who attend to wear a mask for the safety of others around you.

With the significant increase in our communities, and the increase in our interaction with others during the Christmas season, we again ask that, for the safety of others around you please consider wearing a mask for all church activities during this season.

Thanks for understanding and watching out for each other. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office.


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)


RBC provided 12 Gift of Warmth Wrapped Bags and Fully Packaged Back Packs with all sorts of goodies to the Head Start children this week (ages 4-6 yrs. old). Each Gift of Warmth Bag included a new coat, snow pants, hats, ear muffs, mittens and scarfs based on the sizes and gender requested. We want to thank everyone who participated and for your generosity in this special Christmas Program. It was a huge success and very much appreciated.


Please Note: Please watch your emails, RBC Facebook Page, etc. due to the upcoming forecast for snow storm this weekend Pageant may or may not be rescheduled. Stay Tuned…

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

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



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/december-19

Nursery Pre-Register at:    https://vbspro.events/p/dec-19

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



Youth Group, Sunday’s at 5:00pm in the Ministry Center. Invite your friends!



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 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 20th. Join Them ~ To Pray, Encourage, and Get to Know One Another. See Mitch Losak for more information

RBC FOOD PANTRY: For the months of January and May 2022, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, January 7th and Friday February 4th 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 the Ministry Leader, Mike 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.

If you would enjoy working with your hands, have the talent for building things, maintaining things, fixing things, painting things, or cleaning things, this Team is just right for you.

Mike Paquin (Ministry Leader)



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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