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 Bob Scully at 728- 4680 for March, 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 272015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

As I preached at the Lenten breakfast this past week, the Holy Spirit seemed to fill the room. The reactions to the message ran the gamut from near-giddiness to silent introspection. I thank God for the opportunity to preach His Word. Here are some excerpts from the message.

Lent is a time in which many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – His suffering, His sacrifice, His life, His death, His burial and His resurrection. This message is intended to help you prepare to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We begin with a question: What was Jesus feeling as He prepared for His crucifixion? Jesus said, “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father save Me from this hour?’” (John 12:27a) The horror of His upcoming death and the necessity of His obedience were on a collision course headed for the cross. The prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane was the culmination of this struggle.

There was always a shadow of a cross on the life of Jesus. Knowing this, He said, “But for this purpose I came to this hour.” (John 12:27b) Jesus left heaven to come to earth and “give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

In this crisis, Jesus returned to the foundational principle of His life: “Father, glorify Your name.” (John 12: 28a) Everything that the Son did, He did to glorify the Father.

The Father replied to His Son, “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” (John 12:28b) The voice from heaven is the third instance of this happening in the gospels. Question: How is a message about God’s glory for the sake of the crowd? Answer: This message from heaven was intended to encourage the disciples and inform the crowd. The message was that the crucifixion and the resurrection will bring glory to God.

I hope this brief excerpt from this week’s Lenten message encourages you. May God bless you.
Pastor George

Mar 192015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Bob Scully is doing a good job of helping us prepare for Easter this year by reminding us every week at the beginning of our worship service that it is quickly approaching.  The older I get, the faster time seems to pass.  Next Sunday is Palm Sunday – even with Bob’s warning it is coming up fast.  So, I made up a list of some of our Easter-related activities coming up soon.

As I stated above, next Sunday is Palm Sunday and that evening there is going to be a GMBA (Green Mountain Baptist Association) hymn-sing at Washington Baptist Church in Washington, VT.  The hymn-sing will begin at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by a time of food and fellowship.

On Maundy Thursday (April 2) at 7:00 pm, the United Church of Randolph (UCR) is hosting a dinner with the types of food probably eaten by the disciples on the night of Jesus’ arrest.  During the meal, Scriptures will be read and prayers will be prayed.  It is a time of quiet meditation and fellowship among Christians.

On Good Friday (April 3), the local churches are organizing the “cross walk.”  This is an annual event in which a cross is carried from Green Mountain Gospel Chapel to the UCR with seven stops made along the way in which the seven last sayings of Jesus will be read and prayers will be given.

On April 4, we are having an Easter party for local families.  We will have an Easter-egg hunt with over 1000 eggs, crafts, snacks, and a gospel presentation using “Resurrection Eggs” from Family Life Ministries.  We usually have about 50 families come to our party and some of them have never heard the details of the gospel.  It is an exciting time to share the gospel with children (and parents) who have never heard the gospel before.  Come help us with preparing the snacks, hiding the eggs, and showing the love of Jesus to the families.  We are currently collecting candy donations to put in the Easter eggs.

On Easter morning, we will have an early service at the gazebo in town (weather permitting) at 7:00 am.  Pastor Marty Bascom will be delivering the message this year.  Following the early service, our church is hosting a breakfast.  We are responsible for providing and preparing pancakes and drinks.

As you can tell, we invest much time and energy in celebrating the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Come join the celebrations.  May God bless you.

Pastor George