Worship Service
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 4 of our sermon series called "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians." 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. The Scripture passage is Philippians 1:19-26.

During the worship service, we'll also have the privilege of witnessing the baptisms of three of our brothers and sisters: Ella, Kia and Michael. It will be our pleasure to rejoice with them over their new life in Jesus Christ, and to welcome them into the body of Christ. 

As usual, the worship service will also include lots of singing, prayer, reading of Scripture, and time to hang out and get to know each other.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Women's Bible Study
Jun
27
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 will be leading a ladies Bible study during lunchtime every Tuesday from 1-2pm (beginning June 6th) 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


Women's Bible Study
Jun
20
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 will be leading a ladies Bible study during lunchtime every Tuesday from 1-2pm (beginning June 6th) 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

Worship Service
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're on Week 3 of our sermon series called "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians."

Pastor Larry will preach the word to us. The Scripture passage is Philippians 1:12-18.

This Sunday also marks a milestone in the history of our church: after 36 years, Pastor Larry Showalter will officially step down as Senior Pastor, and hand off the reins to newly-appointed Senior Pastor Joshua Cahan. There will be a time during the worship service to pray for the Lord's blessing on this transition. 

As always, there will also be lots of singing, prayer, reading of Scripture, and time to hang out and get to know each other.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Cookout
Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

Cookout

Join us at the Chernoch home for a cookout and fun outdoor activities!

Bring some food or drinks to share-- something for the grill, salads, desserts, chips-- or, come empty-handed and we'll feed you!

Congregational Meeting
Jun
11
11:45 am11:45

Congregational Meeting

Please plan to attend this important meeting immediately following the worship service. Everyone is welcome, but members are especially encouraged to be there.

Agenda items:

  • hearing from a few prospective members;
  • discussing and voting on the candidacy of Associate Pastor Joshua Cahan for the position of Senior Pastor.

Lunch will be served (pizza from Regina, and salads provided by all of us). 

Worship Service
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series entitled: "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians." It's all about making progress together in our faith! 

The key passage for this series is Philippians 2:12-13, which reminds us to "continue to work out your salvation... for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose."

Pastor Josh will be preaching the word to us this morning.

Sermon: "Forward in Prayer"

We'll also sing songs of praise and worship together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some social time to get to know each other a little better.

Please note: immediately after the Worship Service, there will be an important Congregational Meeting on the 2nd floor. Everyone is welcome, but members are especially encouraged to attend (see below).

Hope to see you Sunday!

Church Council Meeting
Jun
4
11:45 am11:45

Church Council Meeting

If you are a member of the Church Council, please plan to attend this meeting immediately following the Worship Service. We will be meeting with the Pulpit Committee to discuss the Senior Pastor Transition Process. We hope to arrive at a consensus in anticipation of the Congregational Meeting scheduled for next Sunday, June 11.

Worship Service
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

Today we begin our new sermon series, entitled "Forward: A Journey Through Philippians." Our key verses in this series are Philippians 2:12-13, which encourages us to "continue to work out your salvation... for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose."

We'll also celebrate Communion together.

As always, our worship service will also include singing songs of praise and worship together, praying together, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some time to hang out and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
May
28
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

You're invited to come worship with us this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

Our worship services typically include: 

  • Singing songs of worship and praise together;
  • Several times of corporate prayer (including praise, confession of sin and assurance of our forgiveness in Christ, thanksgiving, intercession);
  • Hearing Scripture read aloud;
  • Listening to a sermon based on Scripture (this week James Marohn will preach on Romans 5:6-8);
  • Lots of time before, during and after the service to hang out and get to know each other.

Hope you can join us!

Cookout
May
21
11:45 am11:45

Cookout

Join us after the worship service for a cookout on the Ruggles lawn.

We'll supply the burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks; you bring the salads and desserts. Forecast is for beautiful weather!

 

Vision Sunday
May
21
10:00 am10:00

Vision Sunday

Ruggles Baptist Church was incorporated on May 24, 1878. Every year, the closest Sunday to that date is Vision Sunday.

  • It is a day for us to praise God for His faithfulness to us as a congregation, and to look ahead to what He is calling us to be and to do in the city of Boston.
  • It is a day to re-commit to our vision statement: Inviting Boston and beyond into a life-changing relationship with Christ and his church.
  • It is a day to eat burgers and hot dogs! After the worship service, join us on the Ruggles lawn for a cookout. (see below)
Worship Service/Women's Day
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service/Women's Day

Join us for worship this Sunday!

We'll be wrapping up our study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis this week. Our sermon series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," and it's all about how even from the earliest stages of God's relationship with humans, He has been actively and relentlessly loving us, despite our rebellion. It has been an eye-opening revelation of God's love and grace.

This week Pastor Josh will preach from Genesis 11:10-12:8. This is the beginning of the story of Abraham. Pray for Pastor Josh as he prepares the message.

This Sunday is also Mother's Day-- but at Ruggles we call it Women's Day. It is a day for us to honor all the women of our congregation for all that they contribute to the life of this church. If you come to worship with us this Sunday and you are a woman, you'll receive a flower, and be our guest of honor at the refreshment table after the service. 

Worship Service
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's the plan...

We're in Week 13 of our sermon series entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." It's a study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis

This week we'll look at the story of the Tower of Babel. Pastor Josh will be preaching the word to us. Pray for him as he prepares the message.

Hope to see you then!

Cleaning Day at the Church
May
6
9:00 am09:00

Cleaning Day at the Church

Can you give us a few hours to help out with some cleaning projects around the church?

We'll have a long to-do list, a dumpster outside, and plenty of cleaning supplies for you to use.

We'll also provide lunch for all of our helpers. 

Please come and help us make God's house gleam and sparkle!

Worship Service
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 12 of our series called "Roots of Our Redemption." It's a study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis. Thus far in this series we've seen, in no uncertain terms, that the Lord Almighty is determined to love us, despite our rebelliousness and sinfulness-- so much so that He even went so far as to send His Son Jesus Christ to be the atonement for our sins (that comes later in the Bible, but we see lots of foreshadowing of it in Genesis!).

This week's story is about Noah and his sons-- but there's no ark, no animals two-by-two, no flood. This is a little-known episode in the life of Noah, and frankly, it might make us a little uncomfortable. We'll read about getting drunk, taking one's clothes off, voyeurism, and family curses. But despite all the dysfunction, we'll still see clear evidence that God's plan of redemption shines through!

James Marohn will be preaching. Pray for him as he prepares the message. 

Our worship services also include:

  • plenty of singing together, led by our awesome Worship Team;
  • several times of corporate prayer;
  • hearing Scripture read aloud;
  • time before, during and after the service to get to know each other;
  • good snacks!

Hope you can join us to lift up the name of Jesus together!

Worship Service
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 11 of our study of the book of Genesis entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." Week after week we continue to be humbled and amazed as we learn about a God who insists on loving us despite our sinful, stubborn rebellion. Even from the very beginning of time, He was planning our redemption-- because He is a God of grace and mercy.

This week we'll look at the second half of the story of Noah (Genesis 8-9:17). Pastor Josh will preach the message for us. Pray for him as he prepares what he'll say.

Hope you can join us!

Easter Worship Service
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Easter Worship Service

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Hope to see you this Sunday at our special Easter Worship Service!

After the service, you're invited to join us for an Easter luncheon.

Congregational Meeting
Apr
9
11:45 am11:45

Congregational Meeting

Join us after the worship service this Sunday for a Congregational Meeting.

We'll meet on the 2nd floor, have lunch together, and then hear some important updates on various aspects of Ruggles' ministries. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting; members are especially encouraged to attend. 

Worship Service
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 10 of our sermon series called "Roots of Our Redemption." It's a study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis. So far, we have seen that even in the earliest stages of His relationship with humankind, the Lord was treating us with love and mercy, and already planning our redemption from sin. Where will we see that this week?

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us from Genesis 6:9-7:24. This is the story of Noah, the ark, and the Flood; probably one of the best known stories in all of Scripture. But have you ever looked for Jesus in this story?

This Sunday, as we usually do, we'll also sing worship songs together, share several times of prayer together, hear Scripture read aloud together, and spend some time getting to know each other a little better after the service. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Join us for our worship service! Here's what we'll be doing...

We're on Week 9 of our sermon series called "Roots of Our Redemption." It's a study of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis.

Pastor Larry will be preaching. The text: Genesis 6:1-8. Take some time to read these 8 verses between now and Sunday. Also, remember to pray for Pastor Larry as he prepares what he will say to us. 

Our worship services also include singing lots of worship songs, several times of prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some social time to hang out and get to know each other. Sometimes we have donuts...

Hope to see you Sunday!

Ruggles Trivia Night
Apr
1
6:00 pm18:00

Ruggles Trivia Night

Save the date! Plan to join us for a fun evening of competitive team trivia, good snacks and great prizes! Teams of 4 to 8 people will compete for the title of "Ruggles Trivia Champs"!

Admission is $15, which covers entry into the trivia competition, as well as all snacks and drinks for the evening. 

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

Winners will receive first pick from our "Prize Board," full of gift cards and other items donated by local businesses. Donors include: Wegmans, Brio, Redbones, Otto Pizza, Clear Flour Bakery, Brookline Booksmith, Shake Shack, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Osaka, Tasty Burger, Whole Foods, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Del Frisco's, Davio's, Frank Pepe Pizza, When Pigs Fly, Star Market, UBurger... and that isn't even half the list!

Also, there will be a raffle at the end of the night, so bring plenty of cash!

All proceeds will go to support the Boston-Southwest chapter of Young Life Capernaum, a wonderful ministry run by Ruggles' own Linda Smith! 

Start forming your team now!

 

Worship Service
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday. We'd love to see you! Here's what's happening...

We're in Week 8 of our series on the book of Genesis. The series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because even in the earliest stages of God's relationship with his people (even before that, actually), He already had a plan to redeem us from sin so that we might be able to worship and enjoy Him forever. It has been exciting to see God show His love and grace again and again, even in the midst of so much sin and rebellion against Him. 

This week we'll be in Chapter 5 of Genesis, which is all about the descendants of Enoch. Where is Jesus in this chapter? He isn't mentioned by name, but we'll find Him! Take some time to read this chapter before Sunday. Pastor Larry will be preaching to us from this text. 

Our worship services also include:

  • Lots of singing. We always sing at least 5 worship songs each week (a mixture of contemporary and traditional hymns), led by our awesome Worship Team!
  • Several times of corporate prayer. These prayers take many forms: praise for who God is and what He has done for us; confession of our sin and assurance of our forgiveness through Jesus Christ, as promised in the Bible; giving thanks for all the ways the Lord has blessed us; dedication of our monetary offerings; prayers of intercession for the needs of ourselves, our loved ones, our country and our world.
  • Hearing Scripture read aloud. There is something very powerful and encouraging about hearing the truth of God's Word read aloud in a public place, together with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • Time (before, during and after the service) to get to know each other a little better. After the service we have coffee and snacks and hang out for a half hour or so.

We hope that gives you some sense of what we do on Sundays. We'd love to have you join us!

Worship Service
Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 7 of our study of the book of Genesis, entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." 

James Marohn will be preaching from Chapter 4, the story of Cain and Abel. If you think you already know this story, think again! You may be surprised at what God has to show you about your own heart, and about how much He loves you. 

Our worship services also include:

  • lots of worship songs, led by our awesome Worship Team!
  • several times of corporate prayer (praise, confession/assurance of forgiveness, thanksgiving, intercession)
  • hearing Scripture read aloud
  • time before, during and after the service to get to know each other a little better

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 6 of our study of the book of Genesis, entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." 

Pastor Josh will preach this week from Genesis 3:14-24. In the first half of Chapter 3, Adam and Eve listened to the serpent's tempting suggestion, and disobeyed God's clear instructions. Now they will find out the consequences of their actions. 

We'll also sing worship songs together, join in corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have a refreshment time after the service where we can get to know each other a little better. 

Hope you can join us!

Worship Service
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in Week 5 of our sermon series on the book of Genesis. This series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because in Genesis we see God's plan for our redemption beginning to unfold.

Until now, everything has been rather idyllic. God has created a beautiful world and put a man (Adam) in charge of taking care of it. He also gave Adam a woman to be his partner and helper. But in Chapter 3, sin enters the picture, and everything changes as a result.

This Sunday we welcome guest preacher Steven White. Pastor White received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell in 2015, and is currently the Pastor of Student Ministries at First Baptist Church in Hampton Falls, NH. Steven and his wife Sarah are the parents of Nora, and soon to be the parents of another daughter! They are dear friends of Pastor Josh and Whitney, and we are excited to welcome them this Sunday. 

  • Sermon: "Why Things Are This Way"
  • Scripture passage: Genesis 3:1-13

This Sunday's service will also include a Communion celebration-- the Christian church's "family meal," when we remember what Christ has done for us in order to make us his brothers and sisters.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Here's what's happening this Sunday:

We're in Week 4 of our sermon series on the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis. This series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because in the Genesis we see God's plan for the redemption of His children beginning to unfold. 

Pastor Larry will be preaching the sermon this week.

The Scripture passage is Genesis 2:4-25. It's all about the creation of humans in God's image, as both male and female. 

Did you know that the first thing God ever called "not good" was when He saw that the man He had created was alone? That's why He created a woman, and it's why we were created to live in relationship with each other.

We'll also sing worship songs together, share several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some social time to get to know each other a little better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday!

We're on Week 3 of our sermon series on the book of Genesis, entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." 

Pastor Larry will preach the sermon this week.

We'll also sing worship songs together, share several times of prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some social time after the service to get to know each other a little better. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

Here's what's happening in today's worship service...

We're on the second week of our sermon series, "Roots of Our Redemption," on the book of Genesis. In this series we'll see not only the beginnings of the existence of the world and humankind, but also the beginning of the unfolding of God's loving plan for the redemption of His people. Even though He is not mentioned by name, we will see Jesus in Genesis!

This Sunday Pastor Josh is preaching the sermon for us. We'll be in chapter 2 of Genesis.

As is our habit on Sunday mornings, we'll also sing worship songs together, have several opportunities to pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and have a social time after the service to enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other a bit better. 

Hope you can join us!

Worship Service
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're starting a new sermon series called "Genesis: Roots of Our Redemption." 

The first book of the Bible is all about beginnings: the roots of the universe, the roots of the human race, and the roots of the Jewish people. But more than all of these things, Genesis is about the roots of redemption found in Jesus Christ. It’s the first chapter of God’s story of salvation. Genesis will bring us face-to-face with the depths of our brokenness but also herald the glorious heights of God’s perfect patience and grace for us in Jesus. So let’s look forward to growing together in knowledge and love for Christ and his gospel as we explore the roots of our redemption in Genesis.

Pastor Josh will be preaching the sermon this week. Pray for him as he studies and prepares, and pray for us too, that we'll receive the message gladly and openly.

Our worship services also contain lots of praise songs and hymns, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to share refreshments an get to know each other.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Worship Service
Jan
29
10:00 am10:00

Worship Service

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

We're finishing up our January sermon series called "Crazy Busy." It's all about the hectic, frantic pace of our lives, and what the Bible has to say about it. The series is based on the book "Crazy Busy" by Kevin DeYoung, which you can purchase from us for $5 if you want to read along.

Pastor Josh will be preaching the message to us. Pray for him as he studies and prepares what he will say. Pray for all of us who will hear the message too, that if we hear something that challenges us to change our thinking, we will be open to God's leading.

Our worship services also typically include:

  • lots of singing of praise songs and hymns;
  • several times of corporate prayer (praise, confession, thanksgiving, intercession, silence);
  • the reading of Scripture;
  • time set aside before, during and after the service to get to know each other a little better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Congregational Meeting
Jan
22
11:45 am11:45

Congregational Meeting

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this meeting, especially if you are a voting member of Ruggles.

Right after the worship service, we'll head up to the 2nd floor, have lunch together, and discuss matters of relevance to our church community and its ministries.