RBC Weekly Newsletter (7/3/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Happy 4th of July:  The Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the 4th of July Holiday ~ Stay Safe and Enjoy!

PARKING LOT UPDATE: We have all been watching the progress on our new parking area. It is exciting to imagine the benefits it will provide to us in our service to the community. Construction has been moving along throughout the spring by a small crew. They will be moving to a new job temporarily, but will be back to finish in a few weeks. Our contracted company has been diligent and excellent. So stay tuned for new developments in the weeks ahead- and be praying how God would have us use this part of our growing facility to honor Him.

4th of JULY EVENT: People who signed up for prep should be at the Congregational Church at 8:00am; Those who signed up for serving, come to the church right before the parade starts for further instruction. The parade is scheduled to start at 9:15am. Those willing to do clean up, please see Sandy Unger or Laurie Jongsma an hour after the parade (around 11:00am). Thank you to all who are serving.

4th of JULY FLOAT: Ginny Fernald is still looking for the following help for the 4th of July Parade Float.  If you can help or you need more information please contact Ginny at vfernald@msn.com.  Thank you.

1 person to ride the float and dress in a fire suit

1 person to ride the float in a full face helmet

NH Food Bank Flyer (attached): We wanted to make you aware of an event happening next week in our area. Click to download flyer and share it with your family/friends/people in need if you feel it is applicable. Be aware that this event is only distributing fresh items such as produce and bread. There will not be any canned goods or meats available.  Currently this is a one-time event but may take place again later in the summer if donations are available. They will keep us updated.

AWAY FOR THE SUMMER??  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. PLEASE NOTE: The App needs to be synced from time to time to reconnect to the database, especially if the Sermon Series is not showing properly. Click for instructions

9:00am Sunday Adult and Youth Sunday School will not be held during the summer months, There will a Bible Study to help the Youth grow through the Summer and that will be on Tuesday’s 10:00am-12:00pm at Matt’s Home.   If you have any questions on the Youth Bible Study, please see Matt for more details.

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! If your plans have changed or changes, please join the crew for help with the hot dog preparation and serving at the Congregational Church in downtown Raymond or join in helping with or walking with the RBC Parade Float.

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

JELLY MAKING CLASS: Pat Morin will have a Jam making class July 27th at 9:00-11:00am in the Great Room Kitchen to make jam for the Welcome Kits. All are welcome to join. All supplies are provided. There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center.

divider7/7/19: Starting New Summer Series “To Boldly Go…Where?” “Not Because It Is Easy” 1 Kings 19:19-21/Communion

7/14/19: Guest Speaker Paul Bentley and Baptisms

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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.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTPlease Note: There will be no Sonshine Community Family Breakfast on July 6th due to the 4th of July Holiday.  Please pass the word…

Deep Sea Fishing! (Sponsored by the Men’s Ministry.) All family members are invited. The Men’s Ministry is arranging a deep sea fishing trip. We are planning for Saturday July 20th. An all day trip starts at 8:00am Sharp and we are back at 5pm. The cost is $78 for adults and children under 3 are free. If we get 10 folks on the list the cost is $55 per adult. We will meet at Gauron’s in Hampton Harbor, by the bridge. Otherwise some can meet at the Church if they need a ride or to carpool over. Meet @ 6:45am at the church or 7:30 at Gauron’s fishing in Hampton.  Please see Barry Brown or Jeff Beach if more information is needed and there is a sign up at the Welcome Center.  Everyone is welcome to participate.

OUTDOOR CLUB is pleased to announce the date of the ANNUAL CANOE and KAYAK TRIP.  Please join us on Saturday July 13th for a family friendly adventure on the Contoocook River just outside Concord, NH.  The group will meet at 9:15 am at the Church.  Canoe and Kayak rentals are available from the launch site. There is a $3.00 launch fee per boat. Families can depart the beach area any time for the easy paddle downstream to the launch site.  Rentals are returned no later than 5pm.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center.  See you on the water!

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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 Wednesday, July 17th  from 1:00-6:00 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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July 3rd – NO YOUTH GROUP

There will a Bible Study to help the Youth grow through the Summer and that will be on Tuesday’s 10:00am-12:00pm at Matt’s Home.   If you have any questions on the Youth Bible Study, please see Matt for more details.

SUMMER YOUTH GROUP;  WEDNESDAY:Youth Group will be every Wednesday Night through the summer!! 6-8pm; Ministry Center.

Summer Series lessons will be the Study of Proverbs.

2019 SUMMER YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE Raymond Baptist Church would love to invite your students to join us for some fun events (Events are for students 5th – 12th Grade) Summer Youth Group will be held at the Ministry Center unless otherwise noted.        

July 3rd – NO YOUTH GROUP

July 10th – CANOBIE LAKE PARK 12:00pm-6:00pm Cost: $42.00

July 17th – YOUTH GROUP 6:00pm – 8:00pm

July 24th – YOUTH GROUP 6:00pm-8:00pm

July 31st – NO YOUTH GROUP 

August 7th – SKY ZONE 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $19.00 

August 14th – YOUTH GROUP 6:00pm-8:00pm

August 21st – YOUTH GROUP 6:00pm-8:00pm

August 28th –LAST SUMMER YOUTH GROUP 6:00pm-8:00pm

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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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 Raymond RBC Conference Room Bible Study
Thursday 9:00am Raymond RBC Ministry Center Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

(Some Small Groups are ending for the Summer.  Call if interested in a Summer Small Group).

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If there are any events or meetings that require the use of any rooms here at RBC they must be brought to the Office’s attention and put on the calendar.

Please note:  If any ministry(ies) or person(s) are going to add or change the Church areas for any reason please contact the office before changes/additions are made.  Thank you.

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. 

The Office Summer Vacation Schedules are as follows so if there is anything that anyone may need during these timeframes please plan accordingly:

7/15 – 7/28     Pastor Kevin

7/28 – 8/03     Matt

8/25 – 9/03     Marion

9/07 – 9/15     Tara

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145 Route 27 :: PO Box 106 :: Raymond, NH 03077 :: 603-895-2859

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