May 232013
 

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Welcome to The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph website.

The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph

1051 Route 66, P.O.  Box 344

Randolph, Vermont 05060

churchinfo@bfrvt.org

Pastor George Sweet  728-5318  pastorgeorge@bfrvt.org

STATEMENT OF FAITH – The Bible is the inerrant, infallible and divinely inspired Word of God and shall be our only authority and guide in the matters of faith and practice. As an expression of our beliefs, we subscribe to the principles of faith as set forth in “The Baptist Faith and Message”, as printed in the 2000 edition by LifeWay Christian Resources. Sunday is our organized day of worship. Sunday School (all ages) – 9:30 AM – Coffee Time – 10:30 AM Morning Worship – 10:45 AM -(be sure to check the calendar for details and any possible changes to the schedule) Office Hours:  See bulletin for the week for actual hours. For Emergencies: Call Church Office at 234-5001. DEACONS MEETING YOUR NEEDS-If you have needs during the month please contact (Deacon-of-the-month Bob Scully for the month of May (728-4680) as he is the designated Deacon-of-the-Month. When Pastor is unavailable,  Bob should be called for your emergency concerns as well.  The deacon-of-the-month can be reached on-line as well by sending an email to bfrdeacon@gmail.com.  See contact information for other phone numbers. Website:  Questions, concerns, suggestions, corrections or additions should be directed to Bob Orleck at 728-9806 or by email at  bob@bfrvt.org.  If you are the contact person on an event in the calendar, please provide Bob with the necessary information so he can post it for all to see.

OUR MISSION

  • Exalt the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in worship and fellowship,
  • Learn and follow God’s Word
  • Share the Gospel with neighbors near and far.

Jesus has designed us to be and calls on us to be”salt” and “light” to the world.  Matthew 5:13-16.  It is only by obedience to Christ and focusing our daily living on Him through the Holy Spirit who resides in us that we will be able to be as He expects us to be in the world we live in and interact in every day. We offer organized worship services on Sunday, Sunday School classes for all ages, a youth ministry, as well as small group studies through the week.  A small group study will enable you to get to know those you worship with better and will enable you to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask.  No matter what program the church has that you are interested in, you can be assured you will be encouraged by others who face the same or similar life challenges you just might be facing now.

There are lots of answers to lots of problems out in the world we live in.  But the only true lasting answer is in living a life dedicated to our Savior and the Truth that comes from his Holy Word!

We are glad that you found our website, hope that it helps you get to know us even better.

  •  We are believers in Jesus Christ, our Creator, Savior and Lord!
  • Our goal is to be as Jesus taught us, to be Salt and Light in the world. 
  • We have a hope in Jesus Christ that we want to share with you. 
  • We are a caring church and we enjoy fellowship with each other and others as our name suggests.
  • Please come and worship with us.

For more information about The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, please explore our website.  You will find a calendar that spells out church events.  This site is new as of June, 2013 and was done in preparation for the celebration of our 35th anniversary as a constituted church.  Our first major project in the website was to get our historical timeline onto it.  That has been done, so please take the time to click on the various points in time and see narrative that will tell you more about us and where we came from and in come cases where we are going.  The timeline was not meant to include all church historical events that occur throughout the year because if it did it would become so filled that it would be hard to manage and would lose its effectiveness in telling new viewers what our big picture history is.   Review of past records and decisions to put them in the timeline will be ongoing also, so don’t think that because something does not appear in the timeline that it was determined that it was not significant.  As these important facts are found they will be incorporated in the timeline so if you know things that belong please let us know.  In the short time frame that was involved in getting this timeline launched there is no doubt that significant matters have been missed.  Also what is “significant” is subjective so please do not be bothered if you see timeline posts that you feel should not be there or know of things that you think should be there.  Now that the site and the timeline has been launched, most of the new items involving church activities will be included in the Calendar and in Fellowship News and not the timeline. As of August 2013 the site has added Sunday morning sermon podcasts.  You can also see the bulletins for past and upcoming services.  There is a contact page.  There is a calendar of events page.  If you review the side-bar menu you will see many other areas of the website that you might like to explore.  In addition in our links section you will find resources that will help you in your Christian exploration and growth.  May God bless your use of this modern tool as we worship Him, the Creator of all!

Be sure to continue scrolling down this page to see all the current news items of the Baptist Fellowship of Randolph.

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May 072017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

In our Sunday night Bible study tonight, we will examine a kingdom mindset in which we are thankful not just for what God is doing in our church, but what He is doing in other churches and in other Christian’s lives. One of the reasons that I enjoy serving the Lord in Vermont is the cooperative attitude among churches. In places in which there are many churches, the churches can often become competitive instead of cooperative.

Look at Paul’s words to the Ephesian church: “This is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers,” (Ephesians 1:15-16).

Look at Paul’s words to the Colossian church: “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints because of the hope reserved for you in heaven,” (Colossians 1:3-5a).

Look at Paul’s words toward a fellow believer: “I always thank my God when I mention you in my prayers, because I hear of your love for all the saints and the faith that you have in the Lord Jesus,” (Philemon 4-5)

As we explore more of Ephesians, we find two prayers of Paul:

1) A prayer for the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ to the church: “I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father (Father of glory), would give you the Spirit of revelation in the knowledge of Him,” (v. 17). Grace had been received, but the job was not done yet. The same is true for us. We have received the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion, but there is much to be learned from the Holy Spirit.

2) Paul writes a prayer for the church to know the blessings that come from identification with Christ: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the wealth of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of His strength,” (v. 18-19).

I also pray that every church would identify with Jesus Christ and know the blessings that come from knowing Him.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

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Apr 262017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Tonight we are looking at what the Bible teaches us about the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit has been identified as the “Forgotten God,” by some authors.  Here are some Bible verses that we will be studying tonight:

– “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.”  (Ephesians 1:13)

– The Holy Spirit “is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”  (Ephesians 1:14)

– Later on in this epistle, Paul wrote, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”  (Ephesians 4:13)

– Jesus told His disciples, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. That is, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”    (John 14:16-17)

– Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”  (John 14:25-26)

– Jesus said, “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”  (John 15:26-27)

– Jesus said, “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”  (John 16:12-13)

There are several more verses that we will examine as well.  Come join us at 6:00 pm tonight.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

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Apr 022017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends, It is that time of year – the Easter season!  This season is one of the most exciting of the whole year, mainly because it is focused on remembering and celebrating the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Part of our Easter celebration involves giving to the Annie [Read more…]

Mar 262017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends, Many of you have been praying for me as I worked toward earning a Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling.  On March 20 at 3:15 pm, I face a board of three professors to explain and defend my doctoral project.  I would appreciate your prayers during this time.  You [Read more…]