May 232013

 Welcome to The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph website.

The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph

1051 Route 66, P.O.  Box 344

Randolph, Vermont 05060

Pastor George Sweet  728-5318

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 Evening Worship & Discipleship Training – 6:00 PM Shockwave Youth Group (7-12th grade) – 6:00 PM (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 Andy Davis for May, 2015 is 728-5744) as he is the designated Deacon-of-the-Month. When Pastor is unavailable, Andre 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  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


  • 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 132015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Two months from now, we will be wrapping up our Vacation Bible School (VBS) for this year. Our VBS is July 6-10 and our theme is Son Spark Labs (a science theme). Here is a list of our daily themes and Bible passages:

Day 1 – God’s plan: 2 MAKE us!
The creation formulation – Genesis 1:1 – 2:2
Day 2 – God’s plan: 2 BE WITH us!
The sin separation – Genesis 2:8-9, 15-17, 3:1-24
Day 3 – God’s plan: 4 us 2 KNOW Him
The personification revelation – John 1:1 – 2:14, 5:1-9, 6:16-21, 11:57, 14:1-7
Day 4 – God’s plan: 2 SAVE us
The salvation solution – Luke 22:1 – 24:35
Day 5 – God’s plan: 2 LOVE us 4-ever
The infinite implementation – Mark 16:15; Acts 1:1-11, 2:41-47, 4:32-35

Here is a list of some of the workers that you can pray for:

Preschool teacher – Sarah Stalnaker
Kindergarten teacher – Mission team member from West Burnsville Baptist Church, North Carolina
1st – 2nd grade teacher – Mission team member from West Burnsville Baptist Church, North Carolina
3rd – 4th grade teacher – Andra Mills and Katie Sweet
5th – 6th grade teacher – Andre St. Denis
Music leaders: Sarah Stalnaker and Katie Sweet
Crafts leader: Rose Huntley
Recreation leader – Hannah St. Denis
Audio/visual director – Luke Sweet
Registration – Sue Lewis

Please pray for these leaders (and those that we still need). Pray for the children and their families. Pray for the mission team that is coming for the third year in a row to help us. Pray that Randolph would be changed through God’s power and our obedience.

Pastor George

May 072015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Today is Mother’s Day and I hope that all the mothers have a blessed day. Celebrating Mother’s Day can be a tricky thing for a church. I have been to worship services in which it almost felt like we were worshiping mothers. I agree that we need to honor and love them, but when mothers become the focus of our worship, then we have gone too far.

The American celebration of Mother’s Day was started in the town in which Gina’s father and step-mother live, Grafton, West Virginia. The History Channel web-site contains the following information about Mother’s Day.

The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner named John Wanamaker, in May 1908 she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day also saw thousands of people attend a Mother’s Day event at one of Wanamaker’s retail stores in Philadelphia.

Anna Jarvis had originally conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. Her version of the day involved wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one’s mother or attending church services. But once Mother’s Day became a national holiday, it was not long before florists, card companies and other merchants capitalized on its popularity. By 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies. Jarvis eventually resorted to an open campaign against Mother’s Day profiteers, speaking out against confectioners, florists and even charities.

It is interesting that the woman whose efforts made Mother’s Day a national holiday became dissatisfied with the celebration of the day. In fact, in her later years she actively lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar. Our society has a way of taking something noble and turning it into a marketing campaign (think also of Christmas and Easter).

May God bless you
Pastor George

Apr 242015

Educational Opportunities at The Randolph Educational Resource Center Location:  The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, 1061 Route 66, Randolph, VT 05060 The mission statement of The RERC is to honor God by supporting families in our area as they seek to “train up their children” (Proverbs 22:6). Students may participate in the full curriculum program or [Read more…]