RBC Weekly Newsletter (8/22/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

8/25/19: “Failure Is Not An Option” 2 Kings 5:1-18.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFASTThe next Sonshine Community Family Breakfast has been cancelled for September 7th . Please pass the word.

BUDGET UPDATE: This is the last Sunday of our fiscal year. Our fiscal year ends August 31st. Please note that we are currently running slightly behind for the year.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Thursday, August 29th 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Members are urged to attend. All are welcome.

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.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

NH HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE:  Raymond Baptist Church is pleased to offer the New Hampshire Hunter Education course for students 12 years and older.  This course is required for all first time firearm or archery hunters seeking a NH hunting license.  Subject matter includes first aid, map and compass, rules and regulations taught by a NH conservation officer, field dressing, survival, wild life management, and so much more.  Cost of the course is only $5.00!  Course dates include Aug 29, Sep 3rd and 5th from 6-9pm, Sep 7th 8am to 5pm. Students must enroll on the state website by using the following link: https://nhfishandgame.com/EventWeb/Event/AllEvents?EventTypeID=166&ClassActivity=21

HUNTER ED MEALS NEEDED:  Meals and snacks are still needed for over 50 students and instructors at NH Hunter Ed classes at our church September 3rd, September 5th and September 7th. Main needs are Tuesday and Thursday dinner meals, each night dessert/snacks, and Saturday lunch help. Sign up at the Welcome Center or talk to Les Houston if you can help.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXESNow is a good time to pick up some supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.   With the low prices for back to school on crayons, note books, pens, whatever you want to include.  If you want to pick up extra, that is wonderful.  As we do a packing party to fill shoeboxes with goods purchased during the year.  We love any donations to help fill boxes.  Also, be checking out the Mark downs for great deals.  We have found silly toys marked as low as .10 cents that can go into a shoebox.  These shoeboxes are a way to show God’s love to a child that feels lost and alone.  Not only does the child get a shoebox, but they get love and hope.  This shoebox is the opportunity for others to let the children know about Jesus.  Many of these children in turn teach their families about Jesus.  Many accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  What an impact you can make on lives with a simple shoebox. Michelle has included a link to Samaritans purse for helpful tips, stories, and further in depth information about OCC. (Operation Christmas Child 2018 Special Report https://sampur.se/2Gb4UXVIf you have any questions please feel free to contact Michelle Osterhuber.  Michelle also store the extra goods for the shoeboxes until we pack them in November.

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE: We have had consistent numbers at the Sonshine Community Table over the past year(s), which is a blessing, but with Fall fast approaching 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.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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.

Rockingham VNA & Hospice will be offering Bereavement Support Groups that meet once a week for 6 weeks from September 23rd-November 4th.  A Monday afternoon group will be held in Epping and evening groups will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Exeter.  These groups are free to the public.  The afternoon group will meet at the Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Highway and the evening groups will be held at the offices of RVNA & Hospice, 4 Alumni Drive, in Exeter.  For more information and to register, please call Jane Oldfield-Spearman, MSW, at 603-772-2981.

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, September 13th  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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There will be 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 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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 RBC TECHNOLOGY UPDATE(S)/NEWS/NOTICES

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 Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room 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).

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MISCELLANEOUS:

 Marion will be on vacation the week of August 25th and will be unavailable for phone calls or emails.  She will be returning to the office on September 3rdThe Office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.

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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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