RBC Weekly Newsletter (2/14/20)


ADULT GAME NIGHT: The Adult Game Night has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a future date in March. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Becky DeConto at 793-2044 or email at bdeconto@comcast.net.

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? Membership classes will be February 16th  at 9:00am in the Church Office so if anyone is interested, please call, email the Office or Sign up at the Welcome Center.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Transforming Trinity- Rediscovering the heart of our faith” will be a 7 week study that will help us reflect on, and discover the transforming power of the trinity for our spiritual lives.  Sunday, 9:00am in the Great Room.

As everyone is well aware, we are in 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 Facebook Live and through our church app which is 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.

Lenten Series: Do I Live Amazed?

2/16/2020:- “Traveling Light”. Mark 6:6-12  ~ Jesus sends out the first ministry team with nothing more than the clothes on their back and what they have seen. What keeps me from moving forward?

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Connections will be held on Saturday February 15th 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Great Room. Our Guest speaker will be Leah Unger. Want to hear her message on “Fear is a Liar” that changed a young girl’s life—and could change yours? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Leah Unger share her powerful and inspiring story! Come, and bring a friend! Join us for brunch and fellowship.

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: Our church is participating in the baby bottle benefit to help support Real Options, (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Center). Baby Bottles are due back by this Sunday, February 16th. For more info, call 603-623-1122.

DEEP FREEZE BISTRO (SNOW CAMP BENEFIT): The Youth Group invites you to a dinner of lasagna, salad, and dessert on Sunday, February 16th 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.

FLY TYING CLASS: ~ free fly tying class for beginners and novices on Thursday February 20th at 6:30pm.  The event will be held in the Great Room. This class will demonstrate the basic techniques, materials, and tools needed to tie your own flies.  There will be some equipment available for those that do not have their own, but participants are encouraged to bring their own vice or other equipment if they have access to it.  Space is limited to 15 participants so don’t delay in registering by calling Marion at 895-2859 or email marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com to reserve your spot today.

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

MAPLE SUGARING CLASS March 7th ~ 1:00pm – Great Room

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Remember to set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday night, March 8th.

NH FISH & GAME TURKEY HUNT MENTORING CLASS March 28th ~ 8:00am – Great Room. 

Please be aware that if there are any events happening or being planned that involves children and use of the children’s areas such as the Nursery or Preschool Room, children cannot be left unsupervised and there must be an adult (18+ over) supervising that has had a Background check done by Raymond Baptist Church.  We cannot accept a copy of a background check from any other source. It must be done by RBC.  For safety and insurance purposes If planning on an event that involves the Nursery, Preschool Room and/or children please make sure that either Tara Swist, Matt Chouinard or the Office is aware of activity(ies) so that we can confirm a background check and add to the schedule accordingly.  If you need more information or details please do not hesitate to give the office a call.


HOST FAMILY NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR TAIWAN RAYMOND STUDENT: A permanent host family is needed for Vicky from Taiwan who is attending Raymond HS so she can continue the school year there.  She is on the  math team.  She is currently with a temporary family.  Please message Ginger Smith or text or call her at 397-2494 very soon for information and interest.  Please contact Ginger Smith High School Programs Local Coordinator , Phone 603-397-2494 |, grandmaginger15@gmail.com if you can help or would like more information. 

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from January 27th-March 5th, 2020.  A Monday morning group will be held in Epping from 10:30-12:00 and a Thursday evening group will be held in Exeter from 6:00-7:30.  These groups are free to the public.  The morning group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway in Epping and the evening group will be held  at 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Minimum enrollment is 4 participants.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.  Drop-in grief groups are offered at Epping Regional Health Center on the 3rd Monday of every month from 3-4:30 and at 4 Alumni Drive, Exeter, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Registration is not required for drop-in groups.

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, March 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.

dividerYOUTH GROUPSUNDAY (2/16):

Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am ~  “Ezekiel”

Normal Youth Group 6:00pm-8:00pm

Deep Freeze Bistro will be held right after Sunday’s Service in the Great Room. If your student is planning on going to Deep Freeze, they need to be in the Great Room at 10:00am to help set up for the bistro. (All proceeds goes to reducing the cost of snow camp).

Please Note: $50 deposit to save spots is due this Sunday, February 16th.

Attached are the online instructions for parents to log on and sign their student(s) up for Snow Camp.

“Camp Berea Snow Camp” March 6th – 8th!

   Grades:  6-12

    Depart:  Fri. 3/6      5:00 pm

    Return:  Sun. 3/8   3:00 pm

    Cost:       $100.00

*($50 deposit to save spots is due February 16th).

Snow Camp is one of the highlights of our year!! It is a time of great worship and teaching.

There are activities for all interests, including sports, paintball, high ropes course, climbing wall and arts and crafts just to name a few.  Scholarships are available.

* Must support Bistro in some way to share in proceeds.


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

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


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

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!


 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.





Monday 3:30pm


Tami Cole’s Home

Bible Study-Woman

Tuesday 6:00am


Pastor Kevin’s Office

Bible Study – Men

Tuesday 7:00pm


McBride’s Home

Bible Study

 (Spring is fast approaching!.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Spring Small Group).


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 make sure the doors are locked if you are the last to leave any of the buildings either on Sunday’s or after any events.

Please be considerate of those who are in attendance during service time, if you need to have a conversation with a person(s) either before or after Greeting Time please meet in the Foyer if service has started, it would be greatly appreciated.

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


Les Houston is looking for a reasonably priced used car, decent for winter travel, inspected and ready or at least inspectable and ready to drive. Please contact him directly if you have or know of someone who can help him.


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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