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

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 728-5318. DEACONS MEETING YOUR NEEDS-If you have needs during the month of June, please contact Bob Scully (728-4680) (Deacon-of-the-month for November 2014) 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!

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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Nov 202014

Dear Church Family and Friends,

It is good to be back home!  The treatment that I received at the Cancer Treatment Centers medical facility in Zion, IL was top-notch.  The doctors, nurses and staff encouraged me and took good care of me.  In case you haven’t heard the results, the kidney that they removed had stage 2 cancer, but they believe that they removed it before it spread. I was not totally surprised when they told me that the cancer was more advanced than earlier thought.  The reason:  I had an urgency to have the kidney removed – this urgency is not a normal part of my personality.  Usually, I am laid back on issues and take things whenever they might come.  But I had a sense of urgency in responding to the cancer diagnosis.  I believe the Holy Spirit stirred my soul in this way, since He knew exactly what kind of cancer was in the kidney.

I have discovered this phenomenon throughout my walk with Christ in which I am resolved to take a certain action even though I do not know why I am so determined to get it accomplished.  Usually, the reason is revealed after my obedience is demonstrated.  God probably works in your life in this manner too.

On another subject, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.  This year, we will not be joining in with other evangelical churches for a community Thanksgiving service.  Hopefully next year we will return to our traditional gathering with our sister churches in the area.

I hope that we all have a time in the coming weeks when we can gather with family and friends and express our Thanksgiving to God. In his prayer for the future building of the Temple, King David prayed, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth.  Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.  Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.  Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name,” (1 Chronicles 29:11-13).

Thank God for His blessings!

Pastor George

Nov 072014

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Have you ever had someone die for you? In one way, every person could answer this question in the affirmative because Jesus died for the sins of the world. But I am asking the question as it relates to a created individual – has anybody ever died so that you could live? Very few people can answer this in the affirmative except for people whose occupations often put them in harm’s way. For example, military members, police officers, and fire fighters can sometimes answer this question with a resounding, “Yes.”

What results from such a sacrificial act on another’s part? Often a person who has had someone die so that they could live feels a lifetime’s worth of gratitude to that person’s memory and family. You can never repay such an act of heroic selflessness. In a sense, citizens of the United States know how it feels to have someone die so that we can live. Our military puts their lives on the line so that we can live in freedom. How do we respond? Is it with a lifetime’s worth of gratitude to our military members and their families?

As a church, we have previously given back to our military by providing Military Bible Sticks from “Faith Comes By Hearing.” This week and next week, we will have opportunities to send these audio Bibles to our troops. Here are some comments that service members have made who have received a military Bible stick: –

“Listening to the audio Bible really helped me to understand the emotions in the Bible. I can read the words                                                                          over and over,5’but to hear the word spoken to me really puts it all together. Thank you.” — U.S. soldier, Kosovo – “

God’s Word brings my soldiers comfort, security and peace. Thank you for the Military Bible Sticks.” –Army Chaplain. I hope that we can all express our gratitude to our military service members by helping them have the Word of God available to them as they are deployed across the globe.


May God bless you. Pastor George