RBC Weekly Newsletter (9/6/19)

RAYMOND BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES

Fall Series: “Life’s Dramas” ~ Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” We each live in, and participate in the drama of life. We all walk through different acts, different scenes with a changing cast of characters. This fall, with God as our director, we will explore the drama play of our lives.

9/08/19: “The Drama of Conflict” 2 Chronicles 20:1-17 ~ “Choose your battles” is a widely given piece of advice. Many times there is great wisdom in that idea. But what happens when you can’t choose? What happens when a battle, a conflict is thrust upon you? Do we choose to fight, or run when we find ourselves in a conflict not of our making, or choosing? Today we will God’s advice from the life of King Jehoshaphat how to respond when we are suddenly overwhelmed by the events of life”

SONSHINE COMMUNITY TABLE FAMILY BREAKFAST:

The next Sonshine Community Family Breakfast has been cancelled for September 7th . Please pass the word.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Starting September 8th at 9:00am in the Great Room.

MINISTRY CLUSTER MEETING:  Please mark your calendars, our next Cluster Meeting will be Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm in the Great Room. A representative from each ministry should be represented.  Volunteers and anyone wishing to attend are welcome.

HERE’S THE SCOOP…Sundaes on Sunday, September 22nd, 11:45am-1:30pm after Church in the Great Room/Outdoors.  A “fruit filled” time of fellowship & fun for all ages.  Make your own Sundae, enjoy a slice of watermelon, play a few games; take turn in the bouncy house to kick-off this Fall season.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center.  If you have any questions see Matt Chouinard or Tara Swist.  Hosted by Children and Youth Ministries.

DAY OF SERVICE: Community Projects are needed and you CAN also submit a project for yourself!  No project too small! Sign-up and/or submit projects to the Office by email at marion@raymondbaptistchurch.com or drop off a form at the Welcome Center any time between now and October 11th. More information to follow in the upcoming weeks.

CHILDREN’S WORKERS CONFERENCE: October 26, 2019 9:00 am – 2:30 pm;  at RBC; Cost: $10.00 per person; Registration begins at 8:45 AM. Sessions will include handout notes and other teaching helps. Lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP by October 20th: to the church office or Tara Swist  TaraSwist@raymondbaptistchurch.comcast biz.net; If you work with children in your church, school, daycare, Good News Club® or everyday life, you are invited to Raymond Baptist Church for a Children’s Workers Conference. We are dedicated to strengthening your teaching, encouraging your spiritual growth, and equipping you for further church ministry.

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MINISTRY(IES) INFORMATION

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

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 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.

SUNDAY (9/8 & 9/15)Youth Group Training 6-8pm

This is for any 5th-12th grader that will be a consistent part of your group. (During this week’s Youth Group we will be doing a lot of team building and training to equip our students over the next school year. Our focus will be on how to share our faith through, how we live, what we stand for and the importance of inviting.)

IMPACT YOUTH – 2019 Road Rally!!

When: September 22nd, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Who: 6th graders to Seniors in High School

Where: Begins and ends at the Ministry Center (we will be traveling all over Raymond)

What: Road Rally is our signature kick-off to Youth Group event!! Students are put on teams with a leader, and travel around to different spots in Raymond doing crazy, fun, and unexpected challenges, all while earning points to win the victory and prize!!!! Invite a friend to join your team.

We will be serving pizza at this event!!!!

There will be PRIZES for the team that wins and the person that brings the most friends!!

Contact Matt Chouinard for more information mchouinardfamily1415@gmail.com or 895-2859

YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE & CONTACT INFO:

Summer 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 ANDROID: 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 6:00 AM Raymond Pastor Kevin’s Office Bible Study – Men
Tuesday 7:00pm Raymond RBC Conference Room Bible Study
Friday 7:00 PM 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:

Steve & Becky DeConto is looking for an individual to pick up Cody at Portsmouth Christian Academy, Seaborne Drive, Dover NH between 3:20 and 3:40 pm  for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from school.  Some of the days or all of the days, whatever help they can find.  They would arrange to pay for your time and gas.  If anyone is able to help please contact Steve or Becky DeConto directly at 603-583-2552 or 603-793-2044 or email at: smdeconto@comcast.net.

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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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