Worship Service
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

This is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. 

Pastor Josh will continue with our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas."

Sermon: TBA

Scripture passage: Matthew 1:18-25

We'll also sing lots of worship songs (including a Christmas carol or two), share several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

Hope you can join us to celebrate the joy of the coming of the Savior!

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Worship Service
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship, the first Sunday of Advent! Here's what's happening...

Pastor Josh will begin our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas." The text for this series is the first 2 chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.

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

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Prayer Retreat
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Prayer Retreat

As a culmination to our fall sermon series on prayer, you are invited to a special prayer retreat here at Ruggles. Jeremy Stefano from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and Leadership Transformations, Inc. will be leading our time together. 

$15 suggested donation covers breakfast. lunch and all materials for the day. 

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Worship Service
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Our series on prayer ended last Sunday, and Advent is still a week away.
So what's happening on this in-between Sunday??

Linda Smith will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: "Be Holy"

Scripture passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:3

As always, today's worship service will include:

  • singing worship songs and hymns together, led by our awesome Ruggles Worship Team;
  • praying together (including prayers of praise, confession/assurance of forgiveness, thanksgiving, and intercession);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud for our encouragement and erudition;
  • getting to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

If you are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, be careful and come back to us safe and well-rested!

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Worship Service
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Today is the final installment of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray" (if you've missed any of the previous sermons in the series, click on "Worship" and "Sermons").

Pastor Josh will wrap us this series with a sermon called "The Practice of Prayer."

Our time together will also include lots of singing, corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and a special Thanksgiving feast after the service! (see below) 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on the penultimate week of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." Today Pastor Josh will preach the word to us, all about intercessory prayer, or the act of praying on behalf of someone else. 

Pastor Josh says this...
"When things go wrong, is your first inclination to pray? Do you really believe prayer makes any difference? In one of the last passages of the first letters to the early church, James passionately encourages the church to pray for ourselves and for each other -- especially in difficult circumstances."

Sermon: The Practice of Prayer: Intercession

Scripture: James 5:13-18

We'll also sing worship songs together, engage in several corporate prayers, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some coffee and snacks and get to know each other a little better...

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series called "Teach Us To Pray." Each week we look at a different passage of Scripture related to prayer, in order that we might become better and more frequent pray-ers.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "The Practice of Prayer: Thanksgiving"

Scripture passages: 1 Thessalonians 5:13

This is also a Communion Sunday-- we'll share the elements of bread and juice, representing Jesus' body and blood, in remembrance of Him. 

Also, we'll sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and hang out a bit after the service to enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Annual Meeting
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Meeting

This is is our "big meeting" of the year, when we look back at God's faithfulness to our church over the past year, and look ahead to what He might have in store for us over the next 12 months...

We'll meet at 10:00 and share brunch together (please bring some food to share!), and then we'll get down to business.

Agenda items include:

  • reports from the various church ministries;
  • approval of a budget for the coming year;
  • approval of church leadership for the coming year;
  • time to discuss and pray together.

Please plan to join us for this important meeting, especially if you are a Ruggles member.

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Worship Service
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series called "Teach Us To Pray." Each week we look at a different passage of Scripture to see what insights we might gain into this beautiful mystery of communicating with our Heavenly Father.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "The Practice of Prayer: Confession"

Scripture passages: Nehemiah 1; Psalm 51; Luke 18:9-14

Also, we'll sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and hang out a bit after the service to enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." This was the request Jesus' disciples made in Luke 11. Each week of this series, we have been looking at a different passage of Scripture and exploring together how it might change our prayer lives.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "Prayer of Praise"

Scripture passage: Psalms 103, 145, 150; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Habakkuk 3

Our worship services also include lots of singing (both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs); times of corporate prayer; hearing Scripture read aloud; and time to hang out and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Oct
15
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

With our Annual Meeting just 2 weeks away (Saturday, November 4), we have some important matters to discuss in anticipation of the 2017-18 fiscal year. 

We'll meet on the 2nd floor right after the worship service, have lunch together and then get down to business. 

If you are a member, you are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting. We need your input!

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Worship Service
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series on prayer, entitled, strangely enough, "Teach Us To Pray" (a request made by Jesus' disciples in Luke 11).

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "Corporate Prayer (Why Can't I Just Pray By Myself?)"

Scripture passage: Acts 4:23-31

During our time together we'll also sing lots of worship songs, have several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some time to get to know each other.

Also, please plan to join us after the service for an important Congregational meeting (see announcement below). We'll have lunch together, and then there is a lot of important business to discuss in anticipation of the beginning of our fiscal year (Nov. 1). 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our fall sermon series entitled, "Teach Us To Pray." 

This week James Marohn will preach the word to us.

Sermon: "Persistence in Prayer: Why 'One-and-Done' Isn't Enough"

Scripture Passage: Luke 18:1-8 (The Parable of the Persistent Widow)

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud together, and have some social time after the service.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday is Stewardship Sunday!

We'll take a break from our fall sermon series on prayer, and we'll focus on a different topic: money! We'll think, learn and pray about how each of us can manage the financial resources God has entrusted to us, and how we as a church might collectively manage our finances. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. 

Sermon: "Gen•er•ous"

Scripture passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

How can we grow as generous people? This Sunday is our annual "Stewardship Sunday," which coincides with the beginning of our new fiscal year. This is the primary time in the year when we hear from God's word about giving. We'll take a break from our prayer series this week and delve into 2 Corinthians 9 with the goal of learning generosity and worshiping the source and pinnacle of all generosity in our Lord Jesus Christ!

Of course, our worship service will also include the singing of worship songs, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, sharing Communion together, and some "get-to-know-you" time.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Newcomers Lunch
Sep
24
11:30 AM11:30

Newcomers Lunch

If you are new to our church, we want to treat you to lunch! 

This Sunday after the worship service, we'll head out to a nearby restaurant. This is your chance to ask any questions you might have about our church, what we believe, our ministries, etc. It's also a chance for us to get to know you a little better.

 

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Worship Service
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on Week 4 of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." This title comes from Luke 11, when Jesus' disciples made this request of Him. Likewise, as followers of Jesus, we want to learn how to pray. Each week we'll look at a different Scripture passage which has something for us to add to our understanding of prayer.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: The Difficulty of Prayer: Why is Prayer so Hard?

Scripture Passage: Mark 14:32-42

We'll also sing worship songs together, pray together as a church family, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some "get-to-know-you" time (see below).

Hope you can join us on Sunday!

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Worship Service
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on Week 3 of our fall sermon series on prayer, entitled "Teach Us To Pray." The title of this series comes from Luke 11, in which one of Jesus' disciples asks him, "Lord, teach us to pray."

Pastor Josh will preach the sermon this week.

Sermon title: The Power of Prayer: How Does Prayer Work?

Scripture passage: Mark 9:14-29

Our worship services also include:

  • lots of singing (traditional hymns, and contemporary worship songs);
  • several times of corporate prayer (praise, confession, thanksgiving, intercession, commissioning);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud;
  • some social time with coffee and snacks

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

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Cookout
Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

Cookout

You're invited to a cookout after the worship service on the Ruggles lawn! We'll fire up the grill and cook the burgers and dogs, and we'll also supply the chips and drinks-- you bring a salad and/or a dessert to share.

Hope you can join us for this great way to kick off the fall semester. Invite a friend!

 

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Worship Service
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on Week 2 of our fall sermon series, called "Teach Us to Pray." We hope this will be a very practical and helpful series, looking at some very specific things the Bible can teach us about prayer. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us (Scripture passage TBA).

We'll also sing worship songs together, engage in several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy a cookout after the service (see below)!

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Our fall sermon series starts today! It's called "Teach Us to Pray," and it's all about-- wait for it-- prayer! Every week we'll look at a different Scripture passage on the topic of prayer, and see what we might learn from it in order to become better pray-ers! We hope this will be a very practical study, with something specific each week that we can include in our prayer life, both privately and as a church community. 

Pastor Josh will kick off the series this Sunday.

Sermon: "The Necessity of Prayer: (Almost) Everyone Prays"

Scripture Passage: Acts 17:16-34

Our worship services also include lots of worship songs, several times of prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some social time to get to know each other a little better.

This week is also a Communion Sunday, when we'll share bread and juice together in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice on our behalf. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Today we'll wrap up our study of the book of Philippians. Our sermon series has been called "Forward," because this book is all about encouraging us to move forward in our faith! 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us today. 

Sermon: "Forward in Generosity"

Scripture passage: Philippians 4:10-23

Our worship services also include lots of singing (traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs), times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to have a cup of coffee and get to know each other a little better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We are in the penultimate week of our summer sermon series on the New Testament book of Philippians, a letter written by the Apostle Paul, from prison, to one of his beloved churches. The series is called "Forward," because the book is all about encouraging us to move forward in all aspects of our faith.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning. He says this: "You might look at the news and wonder if our world isn't "going to hell in a hand basket," so to speak. But God's word for us this Sunday is that we should rejoice in the Lord always - no matter what circumstances come our way! How do we experience this kind of durable joy? That's what this Sunday is all about."

Sermon: "Forward in Joy"

Scripture passage: Philippians 4:4-9

As always, our service will also include singing lots of worship songs, times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to hang out and get to know each other a little better. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on Week 11 of our summer sermon series, "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians."

This week we are excited to welcome Pastor Steven White, Pastor of Student Ministries at First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls, NH. Pastor White and his wife Sarah are good friends of Pastor Josh and Whitney's, and they have two daughters: Nora and Clara. 

Pastor White will be preaching on Philippians 4:1-3.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Women's Bible Study
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Bible Study

This summer's sermon series is "Forward: A Journey through Philippians," and it's all about: moving forward in faith. This summer, to help us do just that, Whitney is leading a ladies Bible study during lunchtime every Tuesday from 1-2pm in the Rider Room to study Philippians and pray together. Feel free to bring your lunch and invite a friend or colleague! Interested? Email whitney@rugglesbaptistchurch.org

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Worship Service
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our summer sermon series, "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians." Pastor Josh is preaching the message this week.

Sermon: "Forward in Perseverance"

Scripture Passage: Philippians 3:12-21

We'll also celebrate Communion together.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 9 of our summer sermon series: "Forward: A Journey through Philippians."

This week James Marohn will be preaching the word to us.

The gist of this week's Scripture passage (Philippians 3:1-11) is that there isn't anything we could pursue, accomplish or wish for ourselves in this life that is more significant or valuable than knowing Christ. We will also look at what that means: to know Christ. I hope you'll be challenged and encouraged as a result of the time we spend looking at these verses!

Sermon: "Forward in Knowing Christ"

Scripture passage: Philippians 3:1-11

As always, our time together will also include lots of singing, prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to get to know each other (and snacks!).

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Women's Bible Study
Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Bible Study

This summer's sermon series is "Forward: A Journey through Philippians," and it's all about: moving forward in faith. This summer, to help us do just that, Whitney is leading a ladies Bible study during lunchtime every Tuesday from 1-2pm in the Rider Room to study Philippians and pray together. Feel free to bring your lunch and invite a friend or colleague! Interested? Email whitney@rugglesbaptistchurch.org

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Worship Service
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 8 of our summer series: "Forward: A Journey through Philippians."

This week, Linda Smith will preach the word to us. Linda is a long-time member of Ruggles, and one of our Elders. 

  • Sermon: "Forward in Character"
  • Scripture passage: Philippians 2:19-30

Our worship services also include:

  • singing hymns and worship songs, led by our worship team;
  • several times of corporate prayer (including quiet moments to lift up our concerns to the Lord);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud;
  • coffee and snacks after the service to hang out and get to know each other.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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