RBC Weekly Newsletter (7/31/20)


Starting this week: New Series: “The Tarnished Rule” ~ How We Have Missed the “Golden Rule” in a world seeking justice:

“Just God” – Do I understand justice as a fundamental character trait of God?

Update on Joan’s passing:  Due to the wishes of the family there will be no public service at this time. There will be a memorial service planned at a future date. Please continue to pray for Kent and the family as they go through this very difficult time.

OUTDOOR CLUB: The Outdoor Club is pleased to welcome back New England’s Wild Cheff Denny Corriveau for an evening of outdoor wild fish and game BBQ grilling. Come join Denny for some open air social distanced demonstrations on how to use your grill to prepare Wild Game fajitas, Cabin Fever Wild Game Sliders, Wild Turkey Kabobs, and maybe even some Wild Catch with Grilled Tomato Gratin and Watercress Salad. The event will be held at RBC on Thursday August 6th at 6pm.  Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair for this outdoor event.  Check local weather conditions as the event will be subject to cancellation due to inclement/threatening weather. Please pre-register for this family friendly event by contacting Marion at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com

Text to Give: Text “Give” to (603) 333-1657. You’ll be taken to a link to enter your information. (All sensitive financial information is stored with the highest bank level security. Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given to third parties. (You will only be texted to confirm your giving.)

ONLINE GIVING Instructions (This is a safe and secure site as well as 100% goes to RBC, there are no processing fees.)

Go to the website: www.raymondbaptistchurch.com

Go to My RBC

Click on Give

Choose a Fund

Fill in the blanks requested (amount, check, credit card or debit card number and amount)


Anyone mailing in checks for the offering please use the following mailing address:

Raymond Baptist Church

PO Box 106

Raymond, NH 03077

If anyone is in need of assistance of any kind, please contact the office by calling 603-895-2859 or email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

RBC SERVICES WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 13. Channel 22 has been designated for Town and Government Notices.  If you know of anyone who is utilizing the Public Raymond Station, please pass the word.  Following is the Schedule for RBC Services:

Sunday 9:00am

Monday 2:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am & 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00pm

Friday 2:00am

Saturday 6:00am

HANNFORD PICKUP ON SATURDAY’S:  If anyone is in need (Church and Community) of the Hannaford Produce, Bread pickup from Saturday please contact Sandy Unger. 

SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING MOBILE FOOD PANTRY: Friday, August 7th from 1pm – 3pm (while supplies last) Comcast Parking Lot 676 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH Please enter on East Industrial Park Drive The NH Food Bank will bring truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region. This is a drive thru event. All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.


YOUTH GROUPStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!

CHILDRENS MINISTRYStay Tuned for updates.  Some great planning is in the works!


Tara L. Swist
Children’s Ministry Director
Raymond Baptist Church



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


Men’s Group 6:00am Tuesday Bible Study (meeting via zoom. Anyone interested can reach out to Les Houston for the zoom meeting link).



MINISTRY LEADERS: It’s that time again even in the midst of Covid-19! The 2020 Annual Reports will be due no later than August 28, 2020.  Please keep in mind when preparing your Annual Report to be in thought and prayer.  This is accountability for your Ministry(ies) so your budgets could be affected if reports are not submitted. 



Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!  For the month of July, Raymond Baptist Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 2 Freetown Road, Raymond NH.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 AND NEED HELP? Go to www.CAPNH.org for help! The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications are available starting June 30th

Please contact us today!  ww.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any NH phone.


This Sunday and for the remainder of the summer, our Facebook Live Stream will be at 9:00am and not 10:30.

Reminders for arrival on Sunday“If you need to be dropped off at the door for health reasons, or may need extra time to be seated, please arrive at 8:30. All others will be admitted to the church starting at 8:45. Please maintain your social distancing outside at 8:45 as delineated by the pavement markers until the doors are open.”

Regarding Sundays all are welcome but for those who are not feeling well, have a temperature, or are not ready at this time, or are unable to attend for any reason, we will continue serving you through our Facebook Live broadcast, and the local Raymond Town Channel 13 from which you can watch and worship at home or wherever you may be during the week.

Because our priority is to ensure a safe and reliable return to Sunday Morning Worship, please note, until further notice all church buildings will remain closed to any group meetings regardless of size. This will help to ensure any cleaning processes that will be in place during the week will not be compromised and potentially inhibit our gathering on Sunday. We will continue to monitor this throughout the summer.

If you choose to come in person on Sunday, the following safety guidelines will be in effect. You may agree or disagree with the plan in place, that is your prerogative. You may voice your thoughts to the elders. Please do not plan on attending if you are unwilling to abide with the policies we will have in place. Sunday at the door is not the time to have that discussion, or make a point, but do so now. Again, we feel this plan is in the best interest of our entire community- regardless of personal opinion. We all pray that these guidelines will be short-term and can be relaxed as the pandemic eases locally and worldwide, however we reserve the right to reset guidelines if community conditions change. This will be a process of return for all of us.


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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