RBC Online Resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we won't be meeting for services in person, but we will be posting some resources here every week to keep our fellowship alive remotely. 

RBC Online

From the newsletter

A word from Peter

Rugby Baptist Church! There finally seems to be light at the end of the lockdown tunnel. We will soon open on Tuesdays for private prayer. We are also coming to the end of our journey through Ephesians thinking about the nature of the church; who knew, as we started in March, that we would soon be forced to totally rethink what church is? If we have learned one thing, it is that it is not a building. We are the church. Together. So welcome to church today, and be blessed.

Network groups online

Sunday shoal had a great time last week getting together online for a story, game and prayer, and of course for a long awaited catch up after all these weeks! It was lovely that so many people joined. The plan is that we’ll meet again this Sunday and next and take it from there. Let a leader know if you'd like to join!

Church Discussion

The Church Meeting planned for Tuesday 14th July has been cancelled because of the virus situation. Instead we’ll get together for a discussion rather than formal Church Meeting via a Zoom. Please do let Emma know by Sunday 5th July if there is any matter that you’d like raised (secretary@rugbybaptist.org.uk). We’ll include an outline agenda with the newsletter dated Sunday 12th July.

After the service

You are invited to join us at 11am for chat and prayer via Zoom! Here's a link to join.  Please do get in touch with Peter (assocminister@rugbybaptist.org.uk) or Emma (secretary@rugbybaptist.org.uk) if you need the password.

Church opening

We are planning to open the church for private prayer only on Tuesday 7th July. We’re just one of several churches opening up in the town on a very limited basis so that together we can provide spaces for prayer at times through the week. Times and more details will be available next week and on our website in due course.

Volunteer for RBC Online

Many thanks to those who swiftly responded to the request for volunteers to read, pray, put together an All Age Slot, or contribute in some other way to the online scattered services. Please keep those offers and ideas coming! We love to hear from you, and there are plenty of opportunities to have a go. If you’ve never done it before, even better! What a wonderful chance to try something new. Help is available! Please contact Emma or Peter.

Pastoral care

We have set up a telephone network, we are using email, Facebook and our website, and we’re trying out Zoom for some of our meetings.
Some people are using WhatsApp, or texting and messaging, and the Royal Mail has been delivering letters and cards for some of us.

If you would like a church directory so you can phone a friend, please let Emma know (secretary@rugbybaptist.org.uk). If you’re aware of anyone in need of a bit of extra pastoral care, then please let Bobbie or Peter know, or a member of the pastoral care team or one of the deacons.

Prayers can also be requested via the prayer chain: please contact Bobbie.

RBC mutual aid

Many of us may well need help over the coming weeks with shopping – and help is available from your church family. Don’t hesitate to call Bridget, and she will find someone who has offered to lend a helping hand.

Prayer meeting

RBC Zoom Prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday at 7pm. If you'd like to join in, please contact Peter (assocminister@rugbybaptist.org.uk).

Offertory

Do you usually give to the work of the church via the offertory plate on a Sunday? If so, you might like to consider giving by standing order, direct debit or bank transfer instead. We depend on donations and income from room lettings, both of which will be negatively affected by the current situation. Account details: Lloyds Bank, Rugby, 30-97-17 Account No 00344633.

Gallery of Easter crosses

In the last few years, we’ve celebrated our joy at the resurrection by bringing flowers to church on Easter Day and decorating a cross. This year, some of us decorated crosses at home, and you can see everyone's crosses in our gallery of Easter crosses.

RBC Online Archive

Missed an RBC Online service from a few weeks ago? Catch up on our Youtube channel.