Worship Service
Jan
20
11:30 AM11:30

Worship Service

We’re continuing our sermon series called “What We Believe.” It’s intended to help us understand what is at the core of our beliefs as Christians, as evangelicals, and as Baptists.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: We Are Christian, Part 2
Scripture text: TBA

Join us after the service for a Q&A session about our proposed Statement of Faith.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Feb
3
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

A few times a year, we get together as a church family to share a meal and discuss any current business.

Please plan to join us right after the worship service, on the 2nd floor. We’ll have lunch together, and then hear some updates and discuss some relevant church matters.

All are welcome; members are especially encouraged to attend. Your opinion matters!

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Worship Service
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re in Week 2 of our 6-week sermon series entitled “What We Believe.” We’re getting ready to adopt a new Statement of Faith, so to begin the new year we’re looking at what it means to be Christian, evangelical, and Baptist. Our hope is to give us a better understanding of exactly what we mean when we call ourselves “believers,” and members of this particular denomination and church family.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture passage: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Community Groups Resume This Week
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Community Groups Resume This Week

Community Groups are a great way to get to know each other better, dig deeper into the Scriptures together, and to encourage and pray for one another.

CGs have been taking a break for the holidays, but are now ready to resume.

CGs meet weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at various locations. Email the church office (office@rugglesbaptistchurch.org) for more information about each group.

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Worship Service
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We begin the new year with a 6-week sermon series called “What We Believe.”

Each week we’ll focus on a different area of our statement of faith, answering questions like:
What does it mean to be a Christian?
What does it mean to be evangelical?
What does it mean to be Baptist?

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, following Christ’s command to “do this in remembrance of me.”

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday is the fifth and final installment of our Advent series entitled “Longing.”

Our Scripture passage is Isaiah 9:1-7. Each week we’ve been looking at a different “longing” in our hearts that the Messiah will fulfill when he comes. As followers of Jesus Christ, we rejoice in the knowledge that he is the Messiah that Isaiah and other prophets predicted would come.

James Marohn will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: Longing for Justice
Scripture passage: Isaiah 9:7b

Hope to see you Sunday for our last worship service of 2018!

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Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Service

If you are in Boston for Christmas, please join us for our Christmas Eve service here at the church. We’ll celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with music, prayer, Scripture, candlelight, and a brief message from Pastor Josh.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the service.

Hope to see you there!

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Worship Service (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Our Advent sermon series is called “Longing.” Our Scripture passage is Isaiah 9:1-7. Each Sunday of Advent we’re moving through this passage and looking at a different “longing” we have that is fulfilled in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: Longing for Peace
Scripture text: Isaiah 9:6-7a

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service (Second Sunday of Advent)
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service (Second Sunday of Advent)

Our Advent sermon series is called “Longing”; our Scripture text is Isaiah 9:1-7.

This week we’ll be focusing on just one verse— Isaiah 9:3. It says, “You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.”

What does this verse tell us about the longing in us that is fulfilled by the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ? Come ready to discover anew why our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is worthy of our worship and praise!

James Marohn will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: Longing for Joy
Scripture text: Isaiah 9:3

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Night of Worship
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Night of Worship

Join us here at the church for an evening of worship. We’ll spend some time singing songs of praise led by our Worship Team, as well as times of prayer, both individual and corporate. We’ll pray for our city, our nation, our world, and whatever the Lord has put on your heart to pray about.

Let’s gather together and seek the Lord.

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Worship Service (First Sunday of Advent)
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service (First Sunday of Advent)

This is the first Sunday of Advent.

Our Advent sermon series is called “Longing”; our text is Isaiah 9:1-7.

Isaiah was a prophet, and much of his prophecies focused on the coming of the Messiah: how we would recognize him, what he would accomplish. All of Israel— indeed, the entire world— longed for the day when God would send His Chosen One.

In Isaiah 9, Isaiah gives us a glimpse of what it will be like when our longing is fulfilled and the Messiah comes. Among other things, he will fulfill our longing for light, joy, victory, peace and justice. Christmas, of course, is the time when we celebrate the coming of the Messiah— Jesus Christ.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: Longing for Light
Scripture text: Isaiah 9:1-2

We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, following Christ’s command to “do this in remembrance of me.”.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we conclude our study of the Old Testament book of Jonah. This series has been called, “Discovering the Depths of God’s Grace,” because this short book (just 4 chapters long) shows us that even rebellious, stubborn people like Jonah (and us!) can’t run away from what God wants to do in our lives.

Join us this Sunday as we listen in on a real honest, heart-to-heart conversation between God and Jonah… about anger, compassion, mercy and more!

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture passage: Jonah 4:1-11

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we’ll continue with our sermon series on the book of Jonah. This series is called “Discovering the Depths of God’s Grace,” because the story of Jonah shows us, among other lessons, that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love and mercy: not the wicked Ninevites, not the pagan sailors with whom Jonah traveled, and not Jonah himself. Even while he was stubbornly running away from the Lord, Jonah was being lovingly and relentlessly pursued by God.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Jonah 3

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Today we’ll continue our sermon series on the Old Testament book of Jonah. The series is called “Discovering the Depths of God’s Grace,” because the story of Jonah’s life is not just an incredible adventure; it is also a story of the Lord relentlessly pursuing Jonah, showing love and grace to him despite Jonah’s disobedience and stubbornness. The story of Jonah is a reminder to us that we worship a God who loves us more than we can possibly comprehend, and who will do anything (anything!!) to bring us to himself.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Jonah 1:17-2:10

We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, in remembrance of the price Jesus Christ paid for the forgiveness of our sins.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re continuing with our sermon series on the book of Jonah, entitled “Discovering the Depths of God’s Grace.”

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Jonah 1:4-17

We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, in remembrance of the sacrifice made for us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Annual Meeting
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Meeting

Please plan to join us for this important meeting.

We’ll have brunch together (please bring something to share with the group), and then get down to business…

We’ll hear updates from the the various ministries of the church, and look ahead to the coming year in terms of leadership, finances and event planning.

If you are a member of Ruggles, please mark this date on your calendar!

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Worship Service
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This week we begin a 5-week series on the book of Jonah. It’s called “Discovering the Depths of God’s Grace.”

Jonah is not about the fish. There is a fish in the story, of course, but this little book is really about God--and us. This is one of the most riveting, shocking, and penetrating narratives in all of Scripture. It shows us the depth of our brokenness and the even greater depths of God's grace.

We’ll dive in head first this Sunday, as Jonah's flight away from God raises the question for us: What happens when God's command contradicts our own deepest desires?

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: “Saying No to God”
Scripture text: Jonah 1:1-3

Of course, our worship services also include lots of singing, times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some time to hang out after the service over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Congregational Meeting

After the worship service, we’ll meet on the 2nd floor.

We’ll have lunch together, and then discuss some business and financial matters in anticipation of our Annual Meeting (Saturday, Nov. 3).

If you are a member of Ruggles, please plan to attend this meeting.

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Worship Service
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we’re on Week 2 of our 3-week series on the parables of Jesus.

We’ll also sing worship songs together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some social time over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday!

We’re starting a 3-week series on the parables of Jesus. Each week we’ll look at a different story that Jesus told in order to teach us something about ourselves, himself, and the kingdom of God.

We’ll also sing worship songs together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some social time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

We’ll also celebrate Communion together, in remembrance of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Stewardship Sunday Worship Service
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Stewardship Sunday Worship Service

On Stewardship Sunday, we talk about MONEY. How well are we stewarding the financial blessings the Lord has given us? God has entrusted each of us with resources, opportunities and the ability to earn and manage our finances. How are we doing with this? We'll look together at what the Bible has to say about our attitude toward money-- as individuals, as families, and as a church community. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning. Pray for him as he studies and prepares what he will say.

Sermon: How To Be Rich
Scripture text: 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday is Part 2 of our 3-part "Vision Series," looking at what it means to be part of a church family.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: "Stay and Connect"
Scripture text: TBA

Hope you can join us on Sunday!

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Cookout
Sep
9
11:30 AM11:30

Cookout

Join us after the worship service for a cookout on the church lawn!

We'll fire up the grill and prepare the burgers and dogs. We'll also provide chips and drinks. 

If you can, would you bring a side dish or dessert to share? Thank you!

Above all, please bring your appetite!

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Vision Sunday Worship Service
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Vision Sunday Worship Service

Today is Vision Sunday, the anniversary of the founding of Ruggles Baptist Church. As we celebrate our 148th birthday, we give thanks to God for what He has done through this church, and we look ahead to what He is calling us to be and to do for His kingdom in Boston and beyond.  

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: "Come and Worship"
Scripture text: TBA

You are invited to join us after the service for a cookout on the church lawn (see below).

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Worship Service
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We'll wrap up our series on the New Testament book of 2 John, a very short but very important letter to all followers of Jesus. Our series is called "Truth and Love," because those are the prevailing themes in this book. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. Pray for him as he prepares what he will say. 

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: 2 John 7-13

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and hang out after the service with coffee and snacks. 

We'll also celebrate the Lord's Supper together, a very special time when we remember the salvation Jesus bought for us with his death and resurrection.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Women's Summer Bible Study
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Summer Bible Study

Today is the final meeting of the Women's Summer Bible Study. Even if you haven't been able to make it all summer, feel free to join us today!

Each week we study the New Testament book of Colossians, and also spend some time praying for each other.

We meet at noon at the church. Bring your lunch, and bring a friend!

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Worship Service
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We are in Week 2 of a 3-week series on the New Testament book of 2 John

It is one of the shortest books of the Bible, but it is packed with important information for us as individuals, and as a church family.

The two biggest themes of this book are TRUTH and LOVE... hence, the title of our series!

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. Pray for him as he prepares the message. 

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: 2 John 4-6

Our worship services also include the singing of worship songs (led by our awesome Worship Team), several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some time after the service to hang out and get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Summer Seminar Series
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

Join us at the church for some good teaching and discussion as we learn about many of the world's religions and philosophies. Our hope is to be able to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ respectfully and intelligently with our friends from other faiths and backgrounds.

Each week we focus on a different religion or world view. We start with a video teaching, and then we spend some time discussing what we've seen, and we close in prayer.

We'll provide some snacks. Feel free to bring your dinner as well!

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