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 Andre St Denis for April, 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 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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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 may choose to take individual classes.

Class options:

Grades 1-8: math, language arts (grammar, spelling, writing, reading, phonics), history/social studies/geography, science, Bible, French I

High School: physical science, biology, marine biology, chemistry, algebra I, geometry, psychology, writing, history

All grades: private piano lessons, art classes

For children struggling to learn:

-National Institute of Learning Development educational therapy (cognitive and perceptual weaknesses are strengthened for children who have learning difficulties)

-Summer tutoring (additional, special, or remedial instruction)

-Achievement testing in the spring

Call or e-mail with your interest:

Gina Sweet         High School                         (802)728-3237    sweetfamily@yahoo.com

Andra Mills         Elementary & other        (802)728-9518    corcam2@comcast.net

Apr 242015
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

I wish that you could have gone with me to the conference that I attended on Monday and Tuesday of this week:  the New England Center for Expository Preaching conference in Chester, NH.  It was an uplifting and edifying conference.

The main speaker was one of my professors from seminary when I was working on my Master of Divinity degree.  His name is Dr. Hershael York, and if you ever get the chance to hear him, don’t miss it.

Here are some of the highlights from Dr. York’s preaching and teaching at last week’s seminar.

“Keep the main thing the main thing.”

“We have to keep working despite distractions from the world.”

“Discouragement is a common tool of the devil.”

“The results of discouragement are:  fatigue, frustration, failure and fear.”

 “Rumors are spread by those closest to you.”

“Rumors are exaggerated the more they are repeated.”

“It is the job of the pastor to hang the framework of God’s work of redemption through history.”

“No temptation is stronger than the Holy Spirit.”

“God calls for unrelenting obedience.”

“Private obedience is more important than public leadership.”

“Submission to your Father in heaven is more important than peace with your family.”

“The mark of death is essential to eternal life.”

“The focus on preaching must be authorial intent – the meaning intended by the author.”

You helped me attend this conference by designating some money for conference expenses in our budget for this year.  Thank you for your love, support and encouragement.

May God bless you.

Pastor George