May 232013
 

2017 Vacation Bible School Photos

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 October  ((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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Oct 012017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Today we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper as the body of Christ.  The Lord’s Supper is one of the ordinances that the church is commanded to observe, but it is often misunderstood.

The Lord’s Supper does not make you a Christian; it indicates that you are a Christian.  None of us is born as a Christian; we must be born again to be a Christian.  If you have never made a decision to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, then you should not take the Lord’s Supper.  In fact, it would be wrong for you to take the Lord’s Supper.  Here is why: The bread and the juice are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  When we take them, we are claiming that we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and this is necessary to celebrate the Lord’s Supper appropriately.  The Bible states:  “Whoever eats the bread or drinks from the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner shall be guilty of the body and blood of the LORD,” (1 Corinthians 11:27).  So, what should we do to ensure that we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper appropriately?  The Bible tells us:  “Let a person examine himself; in this way let him eat the bread and drink the cup,” (1 Corinthians 11:28).

The Lord’s Supper is a glorious observance of the unity of the body of Christ.  Everyone who legitimately takes the Lord’s Supper has previously had the same general experiences with Jesus:  we have received Him as Lord and Savior, publicly declared Him as our Lord and Savior through our testimony and baptism, and have partaken of the Lord’s Supper to symbolize our union with Christ and His church.  If you have not received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and publicly declared Jesus as Lord and Savior, why not do it today?  “Behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation,” (2 Corinthians 6:2b)

May God continue to bless you through your communion with Christ.

Pastor George

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Sep 242017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

We are beginning a new sermon series today on prayer.  In this series, we will examine the model prayer that Jesus gave His disciples that we find in Luke 11.  You may remember that there were two separate occasions in which Jesus taught His disciples how to pray.  One of these moments occurred during His Sermon on the Mount and is found in the Gospel of Matthew.  The other incident occurred after Jesus had spent some time in prayer, and then was asked by one of His disciples to teach them to pray.  Both prayer models are similar, with slight differences.  The prayer model in Matthew was presented as part of a sermon; the prayer model in Luke was presented during an impromptu discipleship class.  The variety in the two prayer models shows that God does not desire specific words repeated from memory; He desires words that express our relationship with Him.

Jesus was a man of prayer during His incarnation.  The Bible regularly records Him taking time to pray.  We know from Scripture that He regularly prays for His followers:  “He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always loves to make intercession for them,”  (Hebrews 7:25).

Your prayers express your theology – what you believe about God.  The first word, “Father,” expresses an important theological truth reflecting the impact of Jesus’ atoning work on our relationship to God.  Through His atoning death on the cross, Jesus brought about our reconciliation with God, making it possible for us to become God’s spiritual children.  Paul expanded on this theological truth when he wrote, “Brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh – for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For we all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:12-15)

May your heavenly Father shine His love in and through your life.

Pastor George

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Sep 092017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends, Today we are going to be taking a look at the connection between our life experiences and our commission to make disciples. We have all had a variety of experiences in life: some good, some bad, and some mediocre. God is sovereign, which means that He is in control. He [Read more…]