RBC Weekly Newsletter (8/2/19)



The next Sonshine Community Family Breakfast will be held on August 3rd in the Great Room.

8/4/19: Please welcome Sunday our Guest Speaker Philip & Martha Matthew of Communitas International, in Dublin Ireland.

Sunday is Communion Sunday. Following Sunday’s service, the Elders will be at the back of the church taking a collection for the Deacon’s Fund which is used to help people in our community.

Next Week’s Sermon: 8/11/19: Summer Series: “To Boldly Go……Where?” “Taking the First Steps” (2 Kings 2:1-18).

MINISTRY LEADERS: BUDGET requests are due August 4th

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.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in still need of adult and teenager volunteers for the Nursery during the morning service. Sign up at the Welcome Center if you would like to help. If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please email Tara Swist or give the Office a call.



We submitted the 2nd Quarter (April, May & June, 2019) Reporting figures to the NH Food Bank this week  RBC has provided a total of 3,339 meals during the timeframe of April, May and June, 2019.

Sonshine Community Table provided and served 1,995 meals for the 2nd Quarter.  There was an increase of 591 meals since the 1st Quarter Reporting (1, 404 meals).

The RBC Food Pantry provided 1,344 meals for the 2nd Quarter.  There was an increase of 189 meals since the 1st Quarter Reporting (1,155 meals).

MINISTRY LEADERS: Annual Reports are due no later than August 16th.  Please email them to marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com.

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.

MENS BREAKFAST: Mark your calendars for the next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, August 17th at 7:30-9:00am. Join us as it will be a great morning.

Tami Cole is coordinating a BUTTERFLIES, BEES & BIRDS EVENT for Saturday, August 17th, from 10am to 2pm at Riverside Park,

Some things she will need, if you can help please let either the office or Tami know:

  • People to man the tables, help with crafts, games, etc.
  • White tee shirts, assorted sizes
  • Fabric paint, several of each color—orange, black, yellow, purple, blue, green and brown
  • Wet wipes—for easy clean up
  • Cases of water
  • Bags to put crafts in to go home
  • Assorted supplies from a craft store (Bee & bird design sponges, fabric paints, bird house paint & supplies)

Tentative schedule

10am—welcome in stage area, give out information about the park, the day’s events, etc.

10:30—Monarch information & walk

11:15—Bees information/presentation

11:45–Bird demo/presentation or build a bird house/bird feeders

12:15—lunch available to purchase, water free and available all day

12:30-2pm—crafts & games

2pm—Close & thank you for coming

If any ministry would like to host a table to give out information about church/community events and man a craft which will be a Caterpillar/butterfly that says I am a new creation in Christ please let the office or Tami Cole know.  This is a great opportunity for RBC to provide information and meet people within the Community. Thanks. 



THE 2019 THUNDER RUN NH, September 7th is a 5K Charity Obstacle Course Race Mud Run hosted by the Raymond Area Rotary Club. Located at New England Dragway in Epping, NH Mud, water, woods, military style obstacles, and live music.  Are you in? You can sign up on line at: http://thunderrunnh.com/.  Rotary raises money for local, national, and international service projects that range from scholarships to disaster relief.

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, August 9th  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.


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;  WEDNESDAYYouth Group will be every Wednesday Night through the summer!! 6-8pm; Ministry Center. Summer Series lessons will be the Study of Proverbs. Come join us from some fun!!

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.

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


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


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: 


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 6:00am 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 7:00pm Deerfield Barry & Sue Brown’s Home Bible Study

(Fall is fast approaching.  Call if interested in leading or signing up for a Fall Small Group).



We have had a number of requests for Host Families for the Upcoming School Year.  If anyone is interested in some details please give the Office a call.

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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