RBC Weekly Newsletter (2/28/20)


Lenten Series: Do I Live Amazed?

3/1/2020:- “When God Passes You By” Mark 6:45-56  ~ There are times in our life when we feel that God has forgotten and abandoned us. Here, in the midst of struggling, Peter takes a chance to reach out to Jesus.

PRAYER TIME: Starting on Tuesday, March 10th from 8:00am-9:00am in the Office Classroom. This is open to anyone who wants to come just to Pray. We will be praying for RBC ministries and those involved including any prayer requests from the weekly bulletin. Praying for the Town of Raymond, all the many different offices that incorporates, and we will include prayer for USA with all that leadership. If you have any questions, please see either Kathy Hassenpflug or Janet Therrien.

EASTER FLOWERS: Help us to decorate the church for Easter! If you would like to order an Easter flower(s) in remembrance of a loved one, please complete the form in your bulletin and hand in with payment ($8 each) by March 22nd.

JOIN US THIS EASTER! There is an invitation with info on all Easter services in your bulletin this week and more at the Welcome Center – please pick some up to invite others! Here is the schedule for your info:

  • Palm Sunday Svc. (4/05) – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thurs. Worship, Communion, Drama Presentation (4/09) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Svc. (4/10) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunrise (4/12) – Hampton Beach (by pavilion) – 5:30 a.m.
  • Easter Breakfast – Great Room – 6:15-7:30 a.m.
  • Easter Services – RBC Sanctuary (4/12) – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

FLU SEASON: As everyone is well aware, we are still 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.

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

THE OUTDOOR CLUB:  Maple Sugaring Class on Saturday March 7th at 1:00pm in the Great Room.  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. Reservations are required either by email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or by calling the office.

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

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Connections will be held on Saturday March 21st  9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Great Room. Our Guest speaker will be Sandy Courtemanche. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Sandy share her story! Come, and bring a friend! Join us for brunch and fellowship.

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

SAVE THE DATE! The Landscaping Team needs your help to do Easter/Spring cleaning of the gardens and rake the grounds of the Church on Saturday, April 4th from 8:30am – 11:00am; and Mulching of the gardens on Tuesday, April 7th, Wednesday April 8th Thursday, April 9th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Friday April 10th 8:00am-10:00am if needed.  We do have rakes but bring a rake if you have one. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Hassenpflug or you can contact the Office. Thank you for putting these dates on your calendar!  If you only have an hour or so to give, just show up all help is appreciated and welcomed!

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.

IMPACT ADVENTURE CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Mark your calendars with the following Impact Adventure Camp Prep dates:  3/19, 4/30, 5/21 and 6/4; 6:30-7:30pm, upstairs room in the office building.  Contact Tara Swist with questions 603.300.0797 or at tara@raymondbaptistchurch.com



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.


SUNDAY (3/01)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am, No Youth Group

Deep Freeze Snow Camp: Students will be leaving  church at 5:30pm on March 6th for Snow Camp. We will return between 2-3pm Sunday March 8th. (Students will call or text parents an hour before arriving back at church.) If you have not done the online sign up, please do so. This needs to be done by Sunday!!

“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

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!


 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 6:30pm

Starting March 3rd


RBC Conference Room

Bible Study

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:

  • www.RaymondBaptistChurch.com •          Facebook
  • WMUR, Channel 9 (scrolling notices)             •          Email updates
  • 895-2859 (answering machine update)


Les Houston is still 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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