RBC Weekly Newsletter (5/24/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

This Sunday, we commemorate Memorial Day. In memory of many; in honor of all. Thank you.

NEW BELIEVER’S CLASS ~ Pastor Kevin will be holding a New Believer’s Class on Sunday June 2nd at 9:00am in the his Office for any interested in learning more about being a new believer.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center for anyone interested.

BAPTISM CLASS ~ Pastor Kevin will be holding a baptism class on Sunday June 16th for any interested in learning more about believer’s baptism, or wanting to be baptized.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center for anyone interested in being baptized

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

JULY 4TH PARADE & FESTIVITIES: July 4th is fast approaching. As of now this is the last year for the 4th of July activities that the area Church’s take care of so let’s show the community the Love of Christ in a huge way! We need people to sign up for help with the hot dog preparation and serving. Please consider helping – sign up at the Welcome Center or see Sandy Unger

GRADUATIONS: We will be honoring those who will be graduating High School or College in 2019. Please help us know who they are by leaving their name at the Welcome Center or emailing the Office.

VBS: Boys and girls start your engines! Get into the race for the Eternal Crown! Drive! A FREE – 4-day event, packed with fun racing games, funny skits, cool crafts, rocking music and awesome Bible time, all in a safe, loving environment. July 8-11, 2019; Time: 9:00 am – 11:45 am;  Ages: 4 – completed grade 6. If you have any questions or would like to sign up see Tara Swist or email her at tara123abc@comcast.net

May/June Sermon Series- “When Heaven is Dark. When Doubt Challenges Our Lives”

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.

5/26- “The Doubt of Silence” Psalm 13

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Summer fast approaching and vacations happening we find that we need many more helpers. Do you have an hour and a half of time to spare on every other Monday night? Two teams that rotate every other week are compiled of 35+ volunteers to shop, prepare, cook, set up, serve and clean. If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis or as needed, please let us know – we would be glad to have you! To do this, contact Mark & Kathy Hassenpflug or Lynn Breeze to discuss details or signup.

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 May 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, June 1st  at 8:30am.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 15th  at 7:30-9:00am.  ~ Join us as it will be a great morning.

MISSIONS:

Third Tuesday Thrive Kit Sewing 12 – 5 pm. Join us in assembling feminine hygiene kits for ChildVoice. These kits are distributed to adolescent girls in impoverished regions were ChildVoice works r

June 16th  Join the Uganda Team to have breakfast and share their slides and experiences at the Sunday School Class in the Great Room. For more information contact: Paula at 289-7661 or mpchouinard@comcast.net

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

New Hampshire Food Bank Fresh Food Pantry Wednesdays from April 24- October 16, 2019 700 East Industrial Park Drive Manchester, NH 4:30pm-6:30pm Join the NH Food Bank on Wednesday afternoons from April 24-October 16 for the return of our Fresh Food Pantry!  HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Happens every Wednesday (rain or shine) from April 24-October 16, 2019.; Open to ANYONE in need— No ID or proof of residence required; Participants will receive an assortment of fresh produce and other assorted items on hand.; Please bring your own bags/boxes and Distribution will take place at the NH Food Bank’s agency doors (past the main entrance around the back of the building).

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

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, June 14th  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.

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YOUTH GROUP (5/26)We will have a Combined Youth Group, 6-8pm, 5th – 12th  grade. Lesson: “Things to Live By” (Proverbs)

YOUTH GROUP (6/2)We will have a Combined Youth Group, 6-8pm, 5th – 12th  grade. Sarah Burgess will share her experience in Uganda.

YOUTH GROUP (6/23)We will have a Combined Youth Group, 6-8pm, 5th – 12th  grade. “End of the Year Party” We will have a cookout, games, fire and more!! Please join us if you have been a part of the Youth Group this year!!

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

Sunday Afternoon/Evening

Raymond Baptist Church Ministry Center

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

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

(starting on June 26thSummer Youth Group ~ Wednesday’s, 5th thru 12th Grade, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Ministry Center

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

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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: 

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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 Bible Study-Woman
Tuesday 6:00pm Raymond Tami Cole’s Home Bible Study
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
Please Note change in location Thursday 9:00am Raymond RBC Ministry Center (starting May 30th) Bible Study
Thursday 7:00 PM Deerfield Thurber Home Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

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Attached is an open invitation to Isaac Whitten’s Church Family Open House for his Graduation from RHS on June 15th.  If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please see Ted or Kim Whitten.

PLEASE, if anyone uses the key boxes to get into any of the buildings PLEASE make sure you put back the key immediately after use. 

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
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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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