RBC Weekly Newsletter (3/29/19)

On April 18th we will be celebrating our 69 yrs. as a Church (incorporated April 18, 1950) Praise God for all the great things He has done and provided to us and to the community through his Church.

This Sunday, March 31st after service, Tara Swist and Marion Guay will have a table set up in the Foyer for Background Checks.  Any person who deals with children at any time throughout the year, regardless of the reason(s), must fill out a background check.  Please stop by at the table after service to fill out paperwork, no additional documentation will be necessary.  The fee associated with a background check is $10.00 per background check.  A $5.00 donation would be welcomed and appreciated but not required to help defray the cost of the background check. If you have any questions please call the Office.

We are currently experiencing email issues with the raymondbaptistchurch.com suffix.  It is being worked on but if you have sent Pastor Kevin, Marion, Tara or Matt any emails to the raymondbaptistchurch.com this week, we ask that you resend your emails, and any emails thereafter to the following email addresses until further notice.  If you have not received a timely response, we most likely have not received your emails. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please give the office a call.  Thank you.

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

  • Palm Sunday Svc. (4/14) – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thurs. Worship, Communion Drama Presentation “Last Words of Christ” (4/18) – 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday Svc. (4/19) – 7:00 p.m. “Reflections of the Cross”
  • Easter Sunrise (4/21) – Hampton Beach (by pavilion) – 5:15 a.m.
  • Easter Breakfast – Great Room – 6:15-7:30 a.m.
  • Easter Services – RBC Sanctuary (4/21) – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

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 or Welcome Center and hand in with payment ($8 each) by April 1st.

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 13th from 8:30am – 10:00am; and Mulching  of the gardens on Tuesday, April 16th and Wednesday April 17th  from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  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!

Your Invited to Raymond Baptist Church’s 
Maundy Thursday

Worship, Drama Presentation & Communion

April 18 – 7:00 pm

As Jesus hung on the cross, He was not silent. He still had things He needed to say, and those final words are significant. Come join us on Maundy Thursday at 7pm, as the Raymond Baptist Church Drama team presents “Last Words of Christ”. His last words from the cross weaving together stories of people who had meaningful interactions with Jesus during His ministry. Hear His last words and discover how His sacrifice on the cross was opening the door for everyone to be a part of Jesus’ family.

BABY BOTTLES: We received the final numbers and The Baby Bottle Benefit for CareNet Pregnancy Center totaled $1,109.45. Thank you to all who contributed.

CHURCH ORIENTATION DAY ON RECOVERY: The Governor has asked the Churches to become partners in recovery to overcome the addiction crisis. This training is focused on informing and equipping church leaders to answer the call and join in a network of collaboration.  Saturday April 13th 8:30am-3:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 160 Loudon Rd., Concord.  There is a fee of $30.00 ($25.00 if 3 or more attend from the same church) To register online go to: www.eventbrite.com/church-recovery-orientation-day-tickets-56645889380.

dividerApril/May/Lent Sermon Series- “Jesus’ Inside Friends”

So often when we talk about “the friends of Jesus” we are most likely to focus on the apostles, Peter, Paul, those who as Jesus says, “you are my friends if you do what I command you.” What about the people that Jesus seemed to welcome in and with whom he invited in the broken, bruised, unwanted or unwelcomed.  Do these describe our friends?

3/31- New Series “Jesus’ Challenged Friends” Luke 13:10-17

New Teaching Series starting April 28th:  “When Heaven is Dark”- When our doubts hide the light heaven.  In this series we will look at the doubts and fears that come into our lives and how they can challenge the very core of our lives and our faith

dividerVBS 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: 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.


LANDSCAPING/SITE IMPROVEMENT: 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 13th from 8:30am – 10:00am; and Mulching  of the gardens on Tuesday, April 16th and Wednesday April 17th  from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  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!

Sign up for a garden section (sections A, B, C & D) you want to be in charge of; families, friends, invite someone to join you. Work on your own schedule, & your own time, work as a buddy system for your safety, someone to help you. Be careful & respectful of the bees! Your duties would be:  pull weeds,  trim /cut back dead flowers, trim over grown shrubs and sweep the mulch back from the pavement to the garden’s edge after your clean up or after it rains There are some garden tools in the shed or you can bring your own. Thank you all for your help in maintaining RBC gardens!  Please see Kathy Hassenpflug for more information.  There is a map of the sections in this week’s bulletin.


Hunter Education Class: This course is required for anyone seeking their first firearm or bow hunting license in New Hampshire.  Anyone 12 years or older that has no court ordered firearms restriction can take this class.  The course covers wide ranging subjects such as firearms safety, wilderness survival, first aid, map and compass, hunting laws, and so much more.  The dates will be April 25th, April 30th and May 2nd from 6pm-9pm, and Saturday May 4th from 8am to 5pm.  Classes will be held at Raymond Baptist Church.  Registration must be done through the state of NH website, using this link: 

https://nhfishandgame.com/EventWeb/Event/EventDetails/2958 .All firearms and ammunition are provided.  Cost of the course is $5.00

Kids Fishing Derby: Saturday May 18th

The Outdoor Club, in cooperation with Raymond Sportsman Club and Raymond Rotary Club, is pleased to announce the date of the annual kids fishing derby.

Saturday May 18th, registration will open at 830am with fishing from 9am to 11am.  Lunch will be provided at 11am, prizes awarded at approximately 1130am.

The event will be held at the Raymond Sportsman’s Club located at 75 Branch Road in Raymond.  Despite what GPS systems may direct, access must be gained off of Route 102 at the Raymond/Chester town line.  The club house is approximately 2/10 mile in on the left. Registration is required by calling the Raymond Baptist Church Office at 895-2859.

Fly Casting Class:  Thursday May 23rd at 6pm the Outdoor Club of Raymond Baptist church will hold a fly casting class at the Raymond Sportsman’s Club located at 75 Branch Road in Raymond.  This course will teach the basics of fly casting.  Some equipment will be available based on a first requested first served basis.  Class size is limited to 12 participants, so sign up soon by contacting the church office at 895-2859.

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 and April 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, April 6th at 8:30am.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, April 27th  at 7:30-9:00am.  Join us as it will be a great morning.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 2ndWe 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.   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.  

dividerRBC 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.



  • We are so thankful for the encouragement and support from our church family!
  • We are all vaccinated!
  • Fundraising goals have been met!
  • Our plane tickets have been purchased – our itinerary is set!

Please continue to pray:

  • Spiritual preparation as we study together (we are encouraged and excited!)
  • Safety, expedited travel
  • Fulfillment of the Lord’s purposes in the lives of all involved

Active Involvement:

  • We are making THRIVE kits to bring to Uganda: every Tuesday at Paula’s from 9am to 9pm (Please contact Paula if you have a couple of hours and would like to help out. There is sewing, cutting, turning, and ironing, so you don’t need to be a seamstress.  If you have any questions please email or call Paula Chouinard at mpchouinard@comcast.net 603-289-7661.



This May, Franklin Graham will boldly proclaim the Gospel and pray with Christians like you at free, one-night evangelistic events across the Northeast. Before the tour begins, will you join with other believers from your city at the upcoming community-wide prayer meeting and ask God to open hearts? 

Together we’ll enjoy worship led by Freddy Washington—former worship leader at The Brooklyn Tabernacle—and join together in Jesus’ Name to pray that many people will come to know Him.

Manchester, NH
April 9, 2019
7:00 pm
First Baptist Church
536 Union St
Manchester, NH 03104


Franklin Graham Northeast Tour in Manchester, NH, May 23 @ 7:30 pm, Gill Stadium

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

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, April 12th  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.


 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 3/24)Sunday: Combined Youth Group 5th – 12th Grade 6:00-8:00pm

New Lesson Series: “Trust”

Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Why Should I Trust God?
  • How Do I Trust a God That Feels Distant?
  • Worry vs. Trust
  • Give All Your Heart
Easter Egg Photo Scavenger Hunt  – 
When: Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:00pm
Who:  6th graders to Seniors in High School
WhereMinistry Center

We will be serving pizza at this event!!!!

Contact Matt Chouinard for more information     

mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com or 895-2859


Laser Tag 

When: Sunday, May 5th  5:00-8:00pm

Where: Space Center, Hooksett, NH

Cost: $20.00 for laser tag

(Students can bring some extra money to play arcade games, money for arcade games is up to the individual, but we will only have half an hour to play games while waiting for Laser Tag)

We will provide pizza upon arrival back at the Church.

Please invite a friend to join us!!!!


Sunday Afternoon/Evening

Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center

Junior High: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Senior High: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please contact: Matt Chouinard





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!

Check out the CLUB 252 APP for Children: 


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
Tuesday 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 7:00pm Nottingham McBride Home Bible Study
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study




EASTER VISITORS: We typically have a record number of visitors on Easter Sunday. We would like to ask for your help in keeping an eye out for anyone who is new or seems to need help and greet them and see if they have any questions about where to sit, restrooms, etc. After introducing yourself, please introduce them to someone else so they are not left standing. You can help make their first impression a good one!  In addition, if anyone can carpool on Easter Sunday it would be appreciated as this will help free up parking spaces for visitors.

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).

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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