RBC Weekly Newsletter (2/1/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Praise: This week, in cooperation with Raymond Coalition for Youth we were able to provide space for training for those looking to become Recovery Coaches for those looking for help in their addiction recoveries. There are now 40 new people trained to help those in crisis. Praise God he has given us facilities with which we can share, and a desire to share, and help our communities..

Last November the church membership voted to move ahead with the sale of the church parsonage. The property listed this month and within 72 hours we had 24 showings and 12 offers. The parsonage team reviewed the offers and accepted one. We should look at a closing date within the next two weeks. Praise God for the timing of all this. Pray for final details.

Prayer: This month the elders voted to move ahead with the next steps in determining God’s plans for our land. We have sent out requests for bids on the Parking Lot Expansion project we have been talking about for two years. We are facing a deadline of this June to either start the project, or face additional costs in re-permitting if we decide to wait. Pray for clarity, God’s timing on this project and direction on this project.

FLU SEASON: As everyone is well aware, we are in the middle of a severe flu season. There are many who are affected.  We have attendees who are especially susceptible- people with compromised immune system, some elderly and our children. While we appreciate everyone’s desire to be in worship and participating in the life of the church, we would ask during this time that we would all use great wisdom with our own health to determine whether we should be around others. If you are ill, or have been ill recently please use good judgment regarding your exposure to others. Hand sanitizer stations are available around the church for your convenience as well. Sunday services are available through our church app and are posted early in the week. Videos of service are available on Channel 22 in Raymond.  Be in prayer for many who are struggling through this winter season, and thank everyone for watching out for the health of all

Sanctity of Life Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support the CareNet Pregnancy Center. Pick up a bottle after church from Wanda Molligi and fill it with your spare change or bills. Baby Bottles will be due back by February 17th.

Winter Sermon Series- “The Forgotten God” Pastor Francis Chan in his book, “The Forgotten God” presents the case that many churches, even if they would not say it’s true, have forgotten God in their worship and practice by neglecting the person and practice of the Holy Spirit. Is this true for each of us? Could this be said about our church? Do we live and minister in such comfort that we have eliminated the need of God’s Spirit? Would we even notice His absence? 

2/3- “What’s In It For Me?” James 4:1-3

MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Are you new or just want to know more about RBC and membership, what we believe and how things work here or interested in becoming a member? We are in the process of coordinating a membership class so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

RBC TEAM IS HEADING TO UGANDA! April 20th – May 4th. Please stand with us through prayer and giving. Pray that this will result in long-term commitment to engage with the impoverished both at home and around the world. Giving may be done simply by dropping a check in the offering plate with Uganda Trip on the memo line or online at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/childvoicetrip/. Thank you for your support!  RBC Uganda Missions Team: Mike and Sandy Unger, Leah & Abby; Carolyn and Mark Baldwin, Paulette Duclair, Sarah Burgess, Paula Chouinard.

VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines! Come be a part of the stock car crew as we introduce children to the “Eternal Race” that will last a life time.  Mark your calendars with the following Drive! VBS Prep dates: 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8; 7-8 pm, upstairs room in the office building.  Contact Tara Swist with questions 603.300.0797 or at tara@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Family Breakfast on Saturday, February 2nd  at 8:30am.

DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): The Youth Group invites you to a dinner of lasagna, salad, and dessert this coming Sunday, February 17th from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room. All tips and gratuities will go toward the cost of Snow Camp this March.

THE OUTDOOR CLUB:

Fly Tying Class: On Thursday February 21st at 6:30pm the Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist is hosting a novice/beginner fly tying class.  You must register for the class as seating and supplies are limited. If you have access to a fly tying vice and some tools, it would be good to bring them so we can invite more people and supply them with the vices we have on hand. Let the church know when you call if you are bringing a vice or if you need one supplied. This is a family friendly event so young children could be brought and allowed to play nearby the class, or children 10 and over could easily master some of the skills taught. Sign up soon as the spaces will fill fast!. This event will be held at Raymond Baptist Church in the Great Room. Class size is limited to the first 12 registrants.  Please call Marion at 603-895-2859 to sign up for this event.

Maple Sugaring Class: The Outdoor Club is holding the annual Maple Sugaring Class on Saturday March 9th at 1:00pm.  This family friendly event is both fun and educational and is ideal for homeschoolers.  The entire process of identifying trees, tapping trees, collection methods, sap storage methods, the boiling process, and the finishing of the sap into syrup will be covered. This will be an outdoor event so please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for the snow level.  There will be maple sugar samples and snow cones for all!! Come join the fun and learn the simple but rewarding NH tradition of backyard maple sugaring.  This event will be held at the RBC in the Great Room.  Reservations are required either by email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling the church.

Women’s Ministry – Connections

Saturday, February 16th, 9:00 am, RBC Great Room

Mitzi Horne, one of our friends and a workshop leader from Berea, is our guest speaker this month. Come hear her special message for us, Beloved, Be Loved!

THANK YOU: We received a letter from Rockingham County Department of Corrections dated January 27, 2019:

Dear Friends, On behalf of the inmates at the Rockingham County Department of Corrections we are very grateful for your acts of kindness. God says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matthew 25:35-36).  Your response to our Christmas appeal for games and financial support has been overwhelming. With your help we are able to provide a message that each inmate is valuable in the eyes of our loving grace God and that your gift will bring them and our Lord a smile.  May God bless.  Serving on the victory side, Rev. Kent Threlfall, Chaplain.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

NIGHT OF PRAYER Sunday | February 10 | 6:00PM – 7:15PM Raymond Campus Bethany Church. God has said to His people in His Word “Call unto me, and I will answer…” (Jeremiah 33:3) and we firmly believe that His Word still holds true today. You are invited to gather together with other local pastors and congregations for an evening of prayer. We will seek God for His direction and blessing for our families, our churches and our communities.

“The SoulSafe Basic” workshop : The Congregational Church in Candia will be hosting an event on Saturday, February 9th  that would have churches have the ability to provide a core group of “first responders” for both their Church family and the community.  The event is titled “The SoulSafe Basic” workshop and it will be put on by the organization called SoulSafe USA and will be presented by Natalie Larson who is the Associate Pastor of the Vineyard Church in Derry NH and is bringing her program to many people who desire to have the knowledge and compassion required to aid people with the emotional and spiritual aspects of anyone who has suffered a traumatic event.  The workshop will be held at The Congregational Church in Candia, 1 South Rd., Candia NH from 8:30am until 2:30pm.  Pre-registration will be required as well as a payment of $50.00 registration fee.  The fee covers all materials for the course and well as lunch during the day.  The number of seats will be limited and the deadline for registering is February 1st by 5:00pm.  To register for this event go to www.eventbrite.com and search on “SoulSafe in NH” and click the tickets button.  Feel free to contact the church office at 603-483-0506 between 20:00am-2:00pm Wednesday through Friday or email the church at office@candiacongregational.org.

PRAYER WALKING every Saturday at 6:30am at Veterans Park, Manchester NH

KEEP HOPE ALIVE:  The 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm of every month thereafter there will be a Family Support Group in the Office Upstairs Classroom which will provide support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use order. If you have any questions about this program please email Ann & Tom O’Keefe at keephopealive603@gmail.com.

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, February 8th  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.divider

YOUTH GROUP

Raymond Baptist church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 6th – 12th Grade)

Youth Group (SUNDAY 2/3)There will be no Youth Group.

Youth Group (SUNDAY 2/10)Normal Youth Group

Jr. High 4-6pm

Sr. High 6-8pm

New lesson Series starting this week called: “Inner Fight”.

Series to run for a period of 3 weeks.

  1. Stress and Anxiety (John 14:27)
  2. Conflict (Ephesians 4:26)
  3. Overcoming Fear (Joshua 1:9)
 
Youth Group (SUNDAY 2/17): DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): Bistro to raise money for Deep Freeze will be Sunday, February 17th. from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room. All tips and gratuities will go toward the cost of Snow Camp this March

DEEP FREEZE
Where: Camp Berea
Cost: $100.00 a person $50 deposit is due February 27th to reserve spots.   We have scholarships available for students or their friends who want to go but cannot afford it  
Deep Freeze  is one of our most exciting events. Students will spend a weekend of excitement at Camp Berea located on Newfound Lake. There will be exciting team games, sports, tubing and so much more. Deep Freeze also have great speakers and bands for students to learn and grow. We ask that students invite friends to join them for this event.
 
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE
Sunday’s: Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center
Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Please contact: Matt Chouinard (603)895-2859 Matt@raymondbaptistchurch.com     
 
RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES  
AWAY or PLANNING A TRIP?  USE THE RBC APP: 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!
Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children: 
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As you are praying on or planning to do a Small Group Study, please let the Office know of the details such as day, time, place, etc. so that it can be added to the Small Group Listing.   For any Small Groups who would like to have Study Questions to go along with the Fall Series Sermons please let the Office know.  
 
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 Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 9:30am Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 2:30pm Raymond Carlene Reed’s Home Women’s Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

dividerMISCELLANEOUS: Please, whomever used the Ministry Center Key from the Lockbox, please make sure it is returned back to the lockbox as soon as possible.   We have a new online directory coming soon and wanted you to be aware that you should receive two emails generated by the site with the following subjects.

  • “Login for New RBC Directory”
  • “Please confirm you are happy to receive communications”

If you have questions or need help after receiving them, please send email to directory@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

Nursery: (Please note: For several reasons, we are unable to have any teenager(s) in the Nursery unless they have been scheduled to help in the Nursery ~ Thank you).  
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER   From time to time, services or events may be cancelled on account of weather. If you are unsure if a service or event will be happening or to check schedule updates, you may check any of the following for a message:
  • RaymondBaptistChurch.com
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling cancellation notices)           
  • 895-2859 (church phone/answering machine)
  • Facebook (Raymond Baptist Church)

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