Aug
5
to Aug 9

Vacation Bible School

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Symphony Church to offer a Vacation Bible School for kids!

Our theme for the week is “The Amazing Race,” and we’ll travel all over the world, where we’ll learn about different cultures and people, all of whom God loves dearly!

More information to come…

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Worship Service
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re continuing in our study of the book of James. Our sermon series is called “Faith That Works,” because James’s main concern is that our faith in Christ is not dead and useless, but one that is alive and put into action. Needless to say, this is a very practical and challenging book!

James Marohn will preach the word to us this morning. Pray for him as he prepares his message.

Sermon: Your Faith: Dead or Alive?
Scripture text: James 2:14-26

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Women's Summer Book Study
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Summer Book Study

Women of the church are invited to fellowship, study and pray together, Sundays after the worship service. Our text is None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different From Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing), by Jen Wilkin.

We meet from 12 to 1 in the Ford Room (2nd floor).

We’d love for you to join us!

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Worship Service
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re continuing in our sermon series on the book of James. This is a very practical book, as James challenges us to put our faith into action in many different areas of life.

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

Sermon: The Poison of Prejudice
Scripture text: James 2:1-13

We’ll also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This summer we’re studying the New Testament book of James together. Our sermon series is called “Faith That Works,” because James repeatedly tells us not only to listen to the word of God, but to take action and do what it says.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: Listen Up!
Scripture text: James 1:19-27

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Jun
23
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

You are invited to join us for a congregational meeting after the worship service.

We’ll meet in the Ford Room (2nd floor) where we’ll have lunch together and then hear some updates on various church ministries and upcoming events.

All are welcome; church members are especially encouraged to make every effort to attend.

Please let Tina know what food you can bring to share.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This summer, we’re studying the book of James. Its author, the half-brother of Jesus, gives us very practical instructions on how to live out our faith in Jesus Christ. Let’s encourage each other as we are challenged by this book!

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Bible Study

Join us as we study the longest chapter in all of Scripture — Psalm 119 — and see how we might learn to love God more. We’ll spend some time reading, discussing and praying together.

We’ll meet in the Rider Room (first floor) of Ruggles Baptist Church.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re studying the New Testament book of James this summer. This is an incredibly practical book — James gives us instruction after instruction on how to live out our faith in Jesus Christ and make it part of our life.

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: James 1:9-11

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday Linda Smith, one of our elders, will be preaching from God’s word. Linda’s sermons are always very practical, down-to-earth, and full of reminders of God’s love and care for us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday one of our elders, Linda Smith, will be preaching God’s word to us. Linda is a long-time member of Ruggles, and she leads the local chapter of a ministry called Young Life Capernaum, which works with teens and young adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities, showing them the love of Jesus Christ and teaching them from his word.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we’ll wrap up our sermon series called “Lost & Found.” Our Scripture text for this series has been Luke 15, in which Jesus tells three parables about lost items— a sheep, a coin, and a son— to illustrate God’s love for us, his relentless pursuit of us, and his joy when we are brought home to him.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this week.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Luke 15:11-32 (The Parable of the Lost Son)

Hope to see you Sunday!

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5th Annual Ruggles Trivia Night
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

5th Annual Ruggles Trivia Night

Don’t miss Boston’s best night of trivia fun!

Teams of 4-8 people compete through several rounds of fun and challenging questions from a variety of categories: sports, music, TV, movies, geography, history, pop culture and more! At the end of the night, one team will be crowned “Ruggles Trivia Champs”!

There are dozens of prizes to win, including Red Sox tickets, movie passes, and restaurant gift cards!

Admission is $15, which includes all food and drinks for the evening. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $15. Also, bring extra cash for “mulligans”!

Doors open at 6:00; trivia starts at 6:30.

All proceeds go directly to the Boston-Southwest chapter of Young Life Capernaum, an awesome ministry run by our very own Linda Smith! We are thrilled to be able to support this ministry to teens and young adults with disabilities and their families. Our fundraising goal is $3,000. With your help, we’ll get there!

If you want to pay ahead, you can do so on the Ruggles website, or through the Eventbrite invitation.

Also, feel free to pay at the door by cash or check.

Hope to see you May 4!

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EMPTY New Testament Conference
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

EMPTY New Testament Conference

Interested in learning and understanding the redemptive narrative of the New Testament through five major periods: Expectations, Messiah, Pentecost, Teaching, and Yet-To-Come? Key events, people, and biblical books will be placed in their historical and theological context, and you will learn how the Old Testament narrative finds its fulfillment in the New Testament. The acronym for the entire Bible is CASKET EMPTY, which points to the empty tomb of Jesus as the center of God's plan of redemption in the Bible.

Ruggles Baptist Church, and Symphony Church, both of Boston, MA, will host the half day conference, which will be taught by Dr. David Palmer (author of EMPTY, Senior Pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH, and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), and the event is open to the public. Registration is $10 and includes a light breakfast, which will be served at 8:30am, before the conference begins.

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Good Friday Service
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Good Friday Service

This is a solemn service in which we remember the events of the day when Christ was arrested, tried, beaten and crucified in order that our sins might be forgiven and we might be able to come near to God.

We depart the sanctuary in silence, but also in anticipation of Easter Sunday, when together we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and his victory over sin and death.

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Congregational Meeting
Apr
7
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

Join us after the worship service on the 2nd floor.

We’ll have lunch together (sign up to bring food to share), then we’ll hear updates on church ministries, and discuss some business matters.

All are welcome; Ruggles members are especially encouraged to attend.

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Worship Service
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This week we’re starting a 3-week sermon series on sharing our faith. It’s called, oddly enough, “Share.”

Our hope is that this series will give us some practical help and make it not so intimidating to talk to people about our Christian faith, and why it’s so important to do so.

Guest preacher this week: TBA

Sermon: TBA

Scripture text: TBA

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Worship Service
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Today we’ll wrap up our study of the book of Revelation. Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. Pray for him as he prepares his message this week.

Join us after the service on the 2nd floor for an informal Q&A session on the book of Revelation. It’s a book full of confusing imagery and visions, so it can be difficult to understand exactly what is being said. Write down your questions, and they will be addressed as fully as possible.

Also, pick up a copy of the book Revelation for You, a helpful resource we’ve been using during this series. We have about 10 copies left, at a cost of $10 each, or whatever you are able to pay.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re studying the book of Revelation. Our series is called “A Vision of Christ,” because in the midst of all the bizarre and confusing imagery this book is famous for, we are encouraged to hold fast to our faith in Jesus Christ, the Lamb who was slain for us.

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

Sermon: Winning, Woe-ing, Warning
Scripture text: Revelation 14

We also have hot coffee and great snacks after the service!

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re on Week 3 of our 6-week sermon series on the book of Revelation. The series is called “A Vision of Christ,” because in the midst of all the confusing and bizarre imagery contained in this book, there is a clear message to the church: stand firm in your faith in Jesus Christ!

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, following Jesus’ command to share the bread and the juice in remembrance of his sacrifice on our behalf.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This is Week 2 of our 6-week sermon series on the book of Revelation. This series is called “A Vision of Christ.”

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This week we’ll begin a 6-week study of the last book of the Bible— the book of Revelation.

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday we’ll conclude our sermon series called “What We Believe.”

We’ve spent two weeks looking at what it means to be a Christian, and two weeks on what it means to be evangelical. This week we’ll ask the question, what does it mean to be Baptist?

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: We Are Baptist
Scripture text: TBA

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.

In anticipation of the Big Game tonight (go Pats!), our lunch will be Super-Bowl themed. Please bring a dish that you might eat while watching a football game or at a tailgate party (wings, chips and salsa, chili, etc.). Please let us know what you will be bringing to share. Thank you!

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

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Worship Service
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re on Week 5 of a 6-part sermon series called “What We Believe.” It is intended to help us establish a firm grasp on the foundational aspects of our faith. We spent the first two weeks of the series looking at what it means to be a Christian. Last week and this week, the topic is, what does it mean to be evangelical?

The pastors and elders of Ruggles Baptist Church have been spending the last several months working on a Statement of Faith which we hope to approve as a congregation very soon. Our current sermon series, “What We Believe,” has been helpful in teaching/reminding us of the Scriptural principles and truths that make up our faith in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

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

We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

We’re continuing with our sermon series entitled “What We Believe.” This week we’ll talk about what it means to be evangelical.

It is important for us to understand what we believe— not only as our church looks toward adopting a Statement of Faith, but also as we live our lives and interact with others who ask about our faith in Jesus Christ. It is always a valuable exercise to revisit the question, why do we believe the things we believe?

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: TBA

Hope to see you Sunday!

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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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