RBC Weekly Newsletter (2/15/19)


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

SINGSPIRATION: When was the last time you attended an old fashioned Singspiration?!  Well, this Sunday, February 17th, is your chance to attend one again.  We will meet in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm.  The hymnals and the words to a couple oldies-but-goodies hymns will be provided, and you will provide the voices. Come join us for a fun evening of singing!

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 Sunday, February 17th.

NEW ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Starting Sunday February 24th at 9:00am – “The New Testament at 30,000 Feet” Between now and Easter you will get an overview of the content and structure of the New Testament. If you have ever wanted to know, “how does all this fit together?” this will be a time to learn and grow together. Led by Pastor Kevin.

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

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?

2/17- “Forget God’s Will” Galatians 5:16-26

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

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: 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.



FOOD PANTRY:  We have some very exciting news! The Hannaford Supermarket located in Raymond NH has chosen the Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! This means for the entire month of March 2019, every time the Fight Hunger bag is purchased at the Raymond Hannaford, we receive $1! This is truly a great opportunity for us and an easy way for you to show your support for our Food Pantry.  Please go to the store, find the reusable bag rack and buy a few bags! And remember to spread the word – the more bags purchased, the bigger donation to the RBC Food Pantry. For more information about the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com

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


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!


We would like to ask you, to pray and seek God’s wisdom to help you remember a time in your life when you struggled with a question, a problem, or a situation. A time when God showed up, spoke to you, and things changed. Then to write a short devotional about it. Sort of a Raymond version of the Daily Bread. Raymond’s’ real people, with real stories and problems, seeking guidance from a real God. Your stories might even come from your own journals.

In life we all hurt and often don’t understand our journey. As we spend time with each other, and share our stories we create connections.  These connections allow us the opportunity to say that there is an awesome, powerful, loving, wise God just waiting to welcome us all home.

We ask you to keep your devotional to under 200 words, contain the scripture that spoke to you, and follow this simple outline:

  1. State your situation/problem/question
  2. State how God spoke to you, and the scripture He used
  3. State how this encounter with a living God changed you, your outcome, your actions or your direction
We would like to share these devotion with our guests the morning of NDP breakfast on May 2nd. If we get enough, we would put them into a booklet for our guests to take with them.  Devotions will be printed using first names, or anonymous upon request.   Please submit these devotions by email to Marion by April 1st   Thank you so much for partnering with us in this ministry to love our community to Christ.
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.    
UGANDA MISSION TRIP INFORMATION AND UPDATES:  Please remember to pray for the RBC Uganda team. They are hoping to purchase airplane tickets this week to get the best price.
  • Immunizations, passports, fund raising, ticket purchase
  • Spiritual preparation as they study together
  • Safety, expedited travel
  • Fulfillment of the Lord’s purposes in the lives of all involved

For those interested in contributing, donations may be place in the church offering labeled “Uganda trip” or given on line at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/childvoicetrip/  Gifts placed in the offering will be shared among the team.   dividerCOMMUNITY EVENTS

14th Annual RCFY Family Fun Night Tonight February 15th at Iber Holmes Gove Middle School, 6 – 8 pm..  Great night of free family fun, with great information and prizes.  

Join the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to kick-off the Franklin Graham Decision America Northeast Tour! Come enjoy fellowship and refreshments, hear the heart behind the tour and learn ways you and your church can get involved to reach lost people in your community.  Tuesday, Feb 26 Kickoffhttps://northeast.billygraham.org/kickoff-events/  

JESSE REMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Please see the attached flyer for more information on the Open House.  

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, March 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.

dividerYOUTH 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 2/17): Youth Group will be combined (Jr. & Sr. High). Youth Group will be 6-8pm at the Ministry Center. Lesson: “Dealing With Conflict” Ephesians 4:26  

Deep Freeze Bistro: If your student is going to Snow Camp please have them at Church on Sunday at 10:00am. All tips and gratuities will go toward the cost of Snow Camp this March  

Attention!!! All paperwork for snow camp is now electronically. Please go to the Berea website https://berea.campbrainregistration.com/ and follow steps below to fill out paperwork for Deep Freeze!!   Welcome to Berea’s online registration! If you have never attended a Berea program before, please start by creating a new account under the sign-up area. For all returning visits, you can sign in with your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click on the “Password reset” link below. If you or someone in your family has previously been to a Berea program, try using the “Password rest” link before creating a new account. If we already have your email in our system, you will be able to access your household account even if it is your first time logging in to our registration portal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 603-744-6344 or office@berea.org.





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DEEP FREEZE When: March 1st 3rd     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    


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!

Check out the CLUB252 APP for Children:

dividerCURRENT BIBLE DISCOVERY SESSIONS 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

Please Note: There is no Women’s Bible Studies being held on Monday (3:30pm) and Tuesday (9:30am at Tami Cole’s Home the week of February 11th and Feb 18th.  Bible Studies will resume on February 25th.


Please, whomever used the Ministry Center Key from the Lockbox it is still not been returned, please make sure it is returned back to the lockbox as soon as possible.  

We have a new online directory 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)

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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