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

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 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 728-5318. DEACONS MEETING YOUR NEEDS-If you have needs during the month please contact (Deacon-of-the-month Tim Mills at 728-9518 for February 2015) 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 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.

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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Mar 052015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Today, we are completing our sermon series on the subject of church membership by looking at the Lord’s Supper.  Let’s begin by looking at a definition of the Lord’s Supper from the Baptist Faith and Message (2000):  The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

As Southern Baptists (or Great Commission Baptists), we believe that Jesus has given two ordinances to the church.  An ordinance is an act of obedience to Christ.  The two ordinances of the church:  baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Both ordinances communicate a person’s relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sadly, the Lord’s Supper, which was designed as a picture of Christian identity and unity has divided the church throughout history.  There have been different interpretations on the elements of bread and juice/wine, known by their theological labels as transubstantiation, consubstantiation, and memorialization.  There have been different views on participation in the Lord’s Supper.  Some churches only allow their church members to take the Lord’s Supper; other churches allow all believers to take the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the crucifixion of Christ and our redemption.  It is a testimony about a relationship between Jesus and an individual.  It is also a testimony of the unity of the church.

We, at The Baptist Fellowship believe that the Lord’s Supper is for all believers in Jesus Christ – those who have received Him as Lord and Savior.  We believe that the bread and juice serve as a memorial to Jesus Christ.  We believe that the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is a picture of the unity of the church.  We have chosen to celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month so that it does not become routine or too rare.

May God bless you with His grace, love and mercy.

Pastor George

Mar 012015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

I have been reminiscing about mission trips this week as I prepared to preach on Acts 1:1-11. Some of my favorite memories have been made on mission trips. As I was brainstorming on the subject of mission trips, I began to look for opportunities for us to be on mission this year. Here are some potential opportunities:

  1. We are hoping to start a Bible study in Rochester, VT next month. We will need people to participate (as a core group), do childcare, visit families, and pray.
  2. At the Iron Sharpens Iron conference, I picked up some information about a mission project with “Joni and friends” which would involve helping people with disabilities during a summer camp (August 10-14) in Greenfield, NH. The cost would be $475 per person (for lodging and food).
  3. Resort Area Ministries is an interdenominational group of Christian pastors and lay people serving in Avery and Watauga Counties in Northwestern North Carolina. They have various social ministry opportunities, which include:
    • Home repair – Volunteers are needed to assist needy persons or families with home repair. This may include roofing, scraping, cleaning, painting, minor carpentry repairs of a porch or deck, washing windows, or grass mowing. These projects vary in size and depend upon the availability of clients that meet the guidelines for receiving help. Specific standards must be followed by mission teams therefore pre-ministry site visit is required.
    • Thrift Shop – sorting, displaying, carrying clothing, light cleaning, painting in thrift shop in Boone. Training given by shop coordinator or employees. Housing and food preparation
    • - Volunteers may stay in campgrounds, cabins or motels in area. Teams provide own meals.

You might also have some mission ideas. The mission committee is meeting on March 15 – give Ricka or Alison your ideas.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Feb 222015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends, Here is the latest version of our church’s vision statement. Evangelism -We will pray for a spiritual awakening in Randolph and revival in the evangelical churches. – We will encourage other evangelical churches to grow through partnering with them on missions projects, and hosting attractional events. – We will build [Read more…]

Feb 042015
 
EQUIP

Dear Church Family and Friends, This month I am preaching a sermon series on church membership. Some Christians do not think that church membership is an important subject, but I think it is vital to the person’s spiritual health and their local church’s spiritual health. The Bible refers to the church as the body of [Read more…]