May 232013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD There is a collection box in the entryway for items to be used to pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). In October, please bring in toy donations such as a small car, ball, doll, stuffed animal, kazoo, harmonica, yo-yo, jump rope, small Etch A Sketch, Slinky, etc. Also, pray that the children would experience the simple joys of childhood even in their often difficult circumstances.

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 Bob Scully for month of October, 2015 is 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  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!

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Sep 262015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Have you read the books or seen any of the movies about people dying and going to heaven and then being resuscitated back to life on earth?  There is a controversy involving these stories.  The controversy revolves around the best evidence for heaven.  Is it an account of someone who says they have been to heaven and have come back to life? Or is the best evidence found in the Bible.  What evidence convinces you that there is life after death?

I have read some of the recently published stories and seen a movie about a child’s supposed experience in heaven, but my source of information about heaven comes from the Bible not from these other sources.  Consider the evidence of life after death in the scene depicted in Matthew 17:1-6 – known as “The Mount of Transfiguration.”  Jesus began to shine with His undiluted glory which He usually kept concealed during His incarnation.  Not only that, but He was talking with Moses and Elijah.  Moses had been dead for centuries, Elijah was whisked away to heaven on a fiery chariot, yet both men returned and spoke with Jesus on that mountaintop.  Other Scriptures you might want to examine about the reality of life after death include:  Daniel 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, 2 Corinthians 5:4-8, and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

The Bible presents only two states for the Christian:  1) To be here in the flesh, or 2) To be with the Lord.  This is not just a theological issue; it is a practical issue.  In my recent health struggles, this knowledge gave me strength to face the possibility of death with few fears.  The Bible states:  “To live is Christ and to die is gain,” (Philippians 1:21).  The call to the Christian, as he looks forward to possible death, is not to be afraid, but to realize that, at the moment of his death, if he/she has accepted Jesus as Savior, he/she will be with Him.  We do not need to be afraid to die because the Christian dead are with Christ.  This is not just a psychological hope.  It is a physical and spiritual reality.  So now I am to live by faith, rooted in the finished work of Christ’s death and resurrection.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Sep 182015

Dear Church Family and Friends, At last week’s church council meeting, we came up with many questions and few answers.  We need to pray as a church for a stronger witness of the gospel among the families of Randolph and Central Vermont.  There were several statements in this week’s Experiencing God study that caught my [Read more…]

Sep 122015

Dear Church Family and Friends, Some people are already thinking about Christmas; this past week I have been thinking about Easter – the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  People outside the church have a hard time celebrating the resurrection because they have been taught that Easter is about eggs and candy.  They think that the “religious [Read more…]