RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/13/20)


SCT DINNERS: Due to the concerns over the coronavirus and the fact that the majority of guests that attend SCT dinners are both seniors and people with compromised health; the SCT dinner for next week (Monday 16th) has been cancelled! We will resume SCT when we have a better picture on preserving the safety of our elderly and vulnerable guests and staff. We will keep you all informed as to when they will resume.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY, CONNECTIONS: Due to the rising concerns over the coronavirus and in trying to protect the most vulnerable, the Women’s Ministry has cancelled the March 21st Connections.  As a reminder. there will be no Connections in April due to the “Ladies Day Apart.”  The Women’s Ministry Connections will resume in May.

BABY BOTTLES: We received the final numbers and The Baby Bottle Benefit for RealOptions Pregnancy Center totaled $2,146.27. Thank you to all who contributed

BAPTISM: Baptism is that outward sign of our commitment to Christ and what He has done in our lives.  If you would like to be baptized, we will be having a time for baptism before the Easter season.  For those who are interested please sign up at Welcome Center, let Pastor Kevin know or contact the church office at 895-2859

Lenten Series: Do I Live Amazed?

3/15/2020: – “Terrified or Testified?” Mark 8:27-33 ~ When pushed and confronted, do we shrink from our beliefs, or press forward?

PRAYER TIME: 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.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 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.  A sort of a Raymond version of the Daily Bread. Raymond’s’ real people, with real stories and problems, seeking guidance from a real God.  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. Devotions are due to Marion by April 17th.

BOWLING: (All are Welcome) RBC will be holding a Bowling event on March 14th at 4:00pm at Striker’s East in Raymond.  Cost will be $5.00 per game/$3.50 for show rental.  All are welcome. If you have any questions, please see Becky DeConto or Tami Cole

NH FISH & GAME TURKEY HUNT MENTORING CLASS March 28th ~ 8:00am – Great Room.  – we have 30 students plus about 20 instructors/mentors coming on March 28th. Les Houston is looking for volunteers to see if some folks would like to offer to prepare lunch for them. Lunch would be around 1130 am, so arrival would be 10:00am or 10:30am.  Clean up is optional.  If you can help with this please let either Les Houston or the Office know.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTApril 4th  at 8:30am in the Great Room.  Please join us. All are welcome

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!

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

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



A Circle of Christian Women – 2nd Saturday of every month – 7:30am-9:00am (3rd Floor Youth Room) ~  This month author, Tami Bemis Cole will be speaking about her new book “Anchored in Him”. If you would like some additional information or have any questions please contact Cindy Wellington at cindywellington@comcast.net or Sue Berthel at sberthel@gmail.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.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week, for 6 weeks, from April 14th to May 21st, 2020.  A Tuesday 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.

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, April 3rd 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 (3/15)Sunday School 9:00am-10:00am

Normal Youth Group 6-8pm 

Junior and Senior High

Lesson “Jesus Changes Everything”

DEEP FREEZE: First the Youth Group would like to thank all of the people that supported us through prayer and giving. It is always a great time for our youth. I wanted to share that two of our newer students took steps towards a relationship with Christ. There were many great questions asked from students to understand more. Please be in prayer that God would continue to work in the hearts of these students.


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


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.

Did You Know? Our bread table in the foyer is stocked every Sunday with items donated by Hannaford.

Please take items home and give them to people who need them in your community.


Kathleen and Len Fitton is moving on March 21st and they need help in moving to Epping.  If you can help please give Kathleen a call at 603-895-1635 or email her at curlkat@comcast.net for all the details such as time and place.  Thank you!

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.


Recipe for Hand Sanitizer from Beth Reed-Domingo: The recipe for hand sanitizer is ~ mix 1 part-Aloe Vera Gel to 2 parts-91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol or 190 proof grain alcohol, which is 95% alcohol.  Grain alcohol 190 proof is available in Delaware.  We did 1/2 cup gel to 1 cup alcohol and it worked well.  The gel simply keeps your hands from drying out. I emptied a liquid soap pump and mixed it in there. 

To Our Raymond and Surrounding Communities: As members of our local clergy group we recognize the concerns that many have during these days of uncertainty with the spread of COVID-19. In situations like these, it is the most vulnerable in our midst that will suffer the most. As pastors of local churches, we want our communities to know that as followers and servants of Jesus Christ we are here to offer whatever care and support that we and our ministries are able. We first encourage community members to be on alert and care for those who are vulnerable around you. Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself” that means avoid situations where you if sick could pass along your illness to others and provide help and assistance to those who may need it. If you or someone you know needs some extra care that you or others could not provide, please let us know and we will try to assist in obtaining the spiritual or physical care that may be needed. In the early church’s history, when disease would spread throughout the cities, and others would flee, it was Jesus’ church that stayed and helped those in need. We may not be able to address all needs, but we are willing to provide the counsel and help that we can in Christ’s name. Also, if you would like to attend a church service, and are unable you are welcome to watch any of our services on-line until this has passed.

Here’s a link with up to date information from Dept of Health and Human Services

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm .

On Behalf of the Raymond Area Clergy Group

Rev. Kevin McBride


Raymond Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Kevin McBride



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Rev. Ken Bosse


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Rev. John LaMontangue

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Rev. Steve Baker



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Rev. Joshua Bradbury


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Rev. Ted White

New-hope church.com


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(603) 734-5013

Pastor Josue Higueros



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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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