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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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. 

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Worship Service
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

It is our privilege to welcome Neel Roberts to our worship service. Neel has been a member of Ruggles since 1984, and has been a missionary of the gospel in the country of Thailand for over 30 years. Neel is back in the United States for a short visit, so we are fortunate that he is able to spend some time with us while he is here.

Neel will be preaching from Matthew 11:28-30. Take a moment to read this passage before Sunday, and to pray for Neel as he prepares his message. 

Our worship services also include lots of singing (a combination of hymns and praise songs), several times of corporate prayer (including praise, confession, receiving God's grace and forgiveness, thanksgiving, and intercession), hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to hang out and get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Churches Praying Together
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Churches Praying Together

Join us for an evening of worship and prayer, at a gathering hosted by 8 area churches to pray for the city of Boston.

May the Lord's will be done in our city and in its people. May we see the name of Jesus lifted up and glorified in our city. May people turn from their sin and look to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and reconciliation. 

If you need a ride, meet at the church at 6:30 PM. 

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Summer Seminar Series
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

Join us at 7:00 PM at the church as we learn about world religions and philosophies for the purpose of sharing our Christian faith with those from differing points of view. 

This week we'll learn about Buddhism, and discuss how to share the gospel with our Buddhist friends.

We start at 7:00 Pm with a video, then we spend some time discussing what we've seen. There is also time to pray for each other.

We'll have some snacks for you. Feel free to bring your dinner!

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Women's Summer Bible Study
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Summer Bible Study

Women of the church are invited to join us for Bible Study, fellowship and prayer. We meet Mondays from 12 to 1 PM at the church. Bring your lunch, and bring a friend!

We've been studying the New Testament book of Colossians. Even if you haven't come before, feel free to jump in this week!

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Worship Service
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're finishing up our 4-week series entitled "Lord, Help My Unbelief: Bringing Our Doubts to Jesus." Each week we look at a different story from the gospels of someone who brought their doubts to Jesus. How did Jesus respond? How was each person changed by their encounter with Jesus? And most importantly, how might we be changed? How can Jesus turn our doubt into faith in him as our Savior and Lord?

This week we look at the somewhat surprising story of John the Baptist (Matthew 11:1-19)-- a strong, vocal prophet who encouraged everyone to put their faith in Jesus... but he needed a little encouragement to bolster his faith. It doesn't take much soul-searching to see ourselves, and our own doubts, in John's story.

Our worship services also include lots of singing together, praying together, hearing Scripture read aloud, and hanging out after the service over coffee and snacks.

We'll also celebrate the Lord's Supper together, a very special and meaningful time when we remember Christ's amazing sacrifice on our behalf.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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NO Summer Seminar Series This Week!
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

NO Summer Seminar Series This Week!

We'll meet again next Wednesday, August 8 here at the church.

Join us as we study, learn and discuss sharing our faith wisely and respectfully with those with worldviews and philosophies opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

We'll provide some snacks and drinks; feel free to bring your dinner!

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Worship Service
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

It's Week 3 of our 4-week series on the subject of doubt vs. faith. The series is called, "Lord, Help My Unbelief: Bringing Our Doubts to Jesus," because we're looking at stories from the gospels of various people who brought their doubts to Jesus in some form or another.  Each week we look at what those specific doubts were (maybe you've had similar ones?), how Jesus responded, and what we can take away to increase our faith in our own journey with Christ. 

This week Linda Smith will preach the word to us. Her Scripture text (Matthew 17, Mark 9) is the story of a scared and desperate father who brought his son, who was being tortured and abused by a demon, to Jesus for help. The title of this series comes from a direct quote from the boy's father, as he begs Jesus: "I do believe; help me in my unbelief!"

Linda is one of our elders and a long-time member of Ruggles. Her preaching is always encouraging, enlightening and practical. Pray for her as she prepares and studies this week. 

Our worship services also include lots of singing, praying together, hearing Scripture read aloud, and a refreshment time after the service to get to know each other a little better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Summer Seminar Series
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

(see some more details about this course in June 20th calendar entry)

Join us for some excellent teaching and discussion on how the Christian faith compares to other religions, philosophies and world views. Each week we'll look at a different world religion and discuss how we might present the Gospel to someone coming from that perspective. We expect this to be a very educational, helpful and practical series on how to respectfully and intelligently share our faith with people of all backgrounds.

We'll start at 7:00 with a 25-30 minute video, and then have some teaching and discussion.

Meets on the first floor of Ruggles Baptist Church.

Hope you can join us!

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Women's Summer Bible Study
Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Summer Bible Study

The women of Ruggles are invited to gather here at the church for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Our focus for this study is the New Testament book of Colossians.

We meet at the church from noon to 1 PM. 

For a preview of the materials we're using for this study, click here.

Bring your lunch, and feel free to invite a friend!

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Worship Service
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Today we begin a 4-week sermon series on the subject of DOUBT. We've titled this series "Lord, Help My Unbelief: Bringing Our Doubts to Jesus." 

If you've ever wondered things like, is the Bible true? Did Jesus really come back to life? Does God exist? 

Would you label yourself a "skeptic", not buying any of this Bible garbage? Then this series is for you!

Are you a "seeker," interested in hearing more about Jesus, but not quite ready to make that final leap of faith? Then this series is also for you!

Are you a Christian, already following Jesus, but sometimes plagued by persistent doubts? Then this series is also for you!

Together we'll wrestle with these questions that hinder our faith and impede our belief.

As is our weekly habit, we'll also sing worship songs together, engage in several times of corporate prayer, 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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Summer Seminar Series
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

(see some more details about this course in June 20th calendar entry)

Join us for good teaching and discussion on how the Christian faith compares to other religions, philosophies and world views. Each week we'll look at a different world religion and discuss how we might present the Gospel to someone coming from the perspective of this religion or point of view. We expect this to be a very educational, helpful and practical series on how to share our faith with people of all backgrounds.

We'll start at 7:00 with a 25-30 minute video, and then have some teaching and discussion.

Meets on the first floor of Ruggles Baptist Church.

Hope you can join us!

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Worship Service
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Today we welcome a special guest preacher and very dear friend of Ruggles: Jeff Bass.

Jeff attended Ruggles back in the 1980's and 90's. He served in many capacities, among them Church Administrator. He was part of a group that was sent out as a church plant in the early 1990's. He is currently the Executive Director of the Emmanuel Gospel Center.

Read more about Jeff here.

Our worship services also include lots of worship songs, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We'll conclude our sermon series on the book of Genesis this week. We've called this series "Roots of Our Redemption," because even way back in the first book of the Bible, we see God's love and mercy at work despite the rebelliousness of his children. Nowhere is this more evident than in his relationship with Abraham. Although he was a man of great faith, Abraham nonetheless had moments when he failed miserably-- taking matters into his own hands when he doubted God's promises, often making a mess of things along the way. Yet God continues to keep his promises to Abraham and Sarah, showing that he loves us despite our sin and stubbornness.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this week, focusing on Genesis 25-- the death of Abraham. Pray for Pastor Josh as he prepares the message for us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Genesis 25:1-18

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

We'll also celebrate the Lord's Supper together-- a very special time when we partake of the elements (bread and juice) and remember Christ's sacrifice on our behalf.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Summer Seminar Series
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

(see some more details about this course in June 20th calendar entry)

Join us for good teaching and discussion on how the Christian faith compares to other religions, philosophies and world views. Each week we'll look at a different world religion and discuss how we might present the Gospel to someone coming from the perspective of this religion or point of view. We hope and expect this to be a very educational, helpful and practical series on how to share our faith with people of all backgrounds.

We'll start at 7:00 with a 25-30 minute video, and then have some teaching and discussion.

Meets on the first floor of Ruggles Baptist Church.

Hope you can join us!

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Women's Summer Bible Study
Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Summer Bible Study

The women of Ruggles are invited to gather here at the church for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Our focus for this study will be the New Testament book of Colossians.

We'll meet 8 Mondays throughout the summer (we won't meet July 9 or July 30) at the church from noon to 1 PM. 

For a preview of the materials we'll be using for this study, click here.

Feel free to invite a friend you think might enjoy this.

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Worship Service
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing in our sermon series on the book of Genesis. The series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," in light of the repeated instances in the book of Genesis in which we see God repeatedly showing his love and mercy to his children in redemptive act after redemptive act. Of course, God's most dramatic and most important act of redemption was sending his only Son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the world. But as Genesis has shown us, God's plan to save us from our sin began long before Jesus appeared on the scene. Exciting stuff!

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Genesis 23 (The Death of Sarah)

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer, reading of Scripture, and fellowship time. Dress is casual. Hope to see you Sunday!

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Summer Seminar Series
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Seminar Series

Community Groups have taken a break for the summer, but there's still opportunity for some good teaching, discussion and fellowship... the Summer Seminar Series!

This course is based on the video series "Global Gospel in a World of Religions," and also comes with a workbook for each participant. Each week we'll focus on a different world religion or philosophy. We'll learn about its basic tenets and beliefs, its writings and scriptures, and how it differs from the Christian faith.  

Each Wednesday evening for 8 weeks we'll meet at the church from 7:00 to 8:30. There will be a short video, followed by discussion and prayer.

This promises to be a very helpful, very practical time for anyone who has ever struggled to interact with or respond to someone with a worldview or philosophy other than Christianity.

With this seminar series, we hope to equip ourselves: 

  • to be able to address objections to the Christian faith and to the Bible;
  • to be able converse respectfully and intelligently with people who do not share our faith;
  • to be able to raise thought-provoking questions to our non-believing friends, to get them to ponder the reasons for why they believe the way they do.

Hope you'll plan to join us!

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Worship Service
Jun
17
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 the book of Genesis. The series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because even way back in the first book of the Bible we see so many ways in which God was already showing grace and forgiveness to his children-- the same grace and forgiveness whose ultimate expression would be the death of his Son Jesus Christ on the cross, to save us from sin and conquer death forever.

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

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Genesis 22

Our worship services also include the following:

  • lots of praise songs, led by our awesome Worship Team;
  • several times of corporate prayer;
  • hearing Scripture read aloud for our encouragement and edification;
  • time to hang out and get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Jun
10
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

Please plan to join us right after the worship service, on the 2nd floor, for a congregational meeting. We'll have lunch together, and then hear some updates on church ministries and events. All are welcome, and members are especially encouraged to attend. 

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Worship Service
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're currently in a sermon series entitled "Genesis: Roots of Our Redemption." 

This week Pastor Josh will preach God's word to us.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Genesis 21

We'll also sing songs of praise together, share several times of prayer together, hear Scripture read aloud together, and share coffee and snacks after the service together.

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

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Worship Service
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're in a sermon series entitled "Genesis: Roots of Our Redemption." As we've been reading through this first book of the Bible together, we've learned that the God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament-- which means that the same God who sent a flood to destroy the earth, and sent fire and brimstone to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, is the same God who sent his only Son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of the world. Can God's love and mercy co-exist with God's wrath and judgment? The more we study the book of Genesis, the more we see the answer to that question is, YES. Not only can these seemingly contradictory aspects of God's character co-exist, they are inextricably and necessarily linked. 

This week Pastor Josh will preach God's word to us. Pray for him as he studies and prepares what he will say, and pray for all of us who will hear the message, that we would be open to it.

Sermon: TBA
Scripture text: Genesis 20

Our worship services also include lots of singing (worship songs and hymns, led by our awesome worship team), times of prayer (including praise, confessing our sins, receiving God's grace and forgiveness, thanksgiving, and intercession), hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

We'll also share the Lord's Supper together, obeying Jesus' instructions to "do this in remembrance of me."

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're currently working our way through the book of Genesis. This sermon series is entitled "Roots of Our Redemption."

It has been exciting each week to uncover more of God's plan to save us from our sin, even thousands of years before Jesus Christ entered the world. We have realized during our study of Genesis that even way back in the beginning of his relationship with us, God in his great mercy and love had a plan to redeem us and bring us back into a relationship with himself, despite our stubborn rebellion and sin. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: TBA

Scripture text: Genesis 18:16-33, and chapter 19. 

We will also sing worship songs together, have several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some fellowship time over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We're continuing with our sermon series on the book of Genesis. This series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because the story of our salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ doesn't start in the New Testament. All the way back in the first book of the Bible we see God, in his love and compassion for his children, planning to redeem us from sin. 

This week we'll continue with the story of Abraham and Sarah, and God's promise to them to be the parents of many nations. How will God fulfill his promise to this elderly couple that is well beyond child-bearing years? 

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

Sermon: TBA

Scripture text: Genesis 18:1-15

Our worship services also include singing worship songs, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and lots of time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Showalter Celebration
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Showalter Celebration

Please join us in honoring Larry and Lois Showalter for their many years of service to Ruggles Baptist Church. Larry was Senior Pastor from 1981 to 2017 and currently serves as part-time Associate Pastor.

We invite you to come to an Open House starting at 6:00 PM, where you can greet Larry and Lois, see old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate what God has done through this faithful couple over the last several decades. 

  • Appetizers will be served at 6:00pm
  • Special Presentation at 7:15
  • Desserts will be served after the program.

Feel free to come for all or part of the Open House.

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Worship Service
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

We have the privilege of welcoming special guest Chip Sanders to our worship service this Sunday. Chip was a member of Ruggles way back in the 1980's, Chair of the World Outreach Committee, and one of the primary "thinkers" contributing to Ruggles' current missions philosophy. 

See Chip's bio here

Chip will be preaching to us from God's word. Pray for him as he prepares what he will share with us. 

Our worship service also includes lots of worship songs, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Today is also Mother's Day, so if you are a woman, whether or not you're a mother, you'll be receiving a flower from us this morning.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

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

Today we'll resume our study of the book of Genesis. In this study, we've seen how God's plan for the redemption of his people through the sacrifice of his Son Jesus, was in motion even way back in the earliest stages of his relationship with us. Long before Jesus is even mentioned in Scripture, God's plan to save us from sin and to bring us to himself is clear. That's why this sermon series is called "Roots of Our Redemption."

This week Pastor Josh will preach from Genesis 17. Take a few minutes to read this chapter before Sunday. And don't forget to pray for our time together, and for Pastor Josh as he prepares his message. 

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer, the reading of Scripture, as well as time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

We'll also celebrate the Lord's Supper together. As we eat the bread and drink the juice, these symbols of Jesus' broken body and shed blood remind us of his great love for us, and of the assurance of our forgiveness. 

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