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 234-5001. DEACONS MEETING YOUR NEEDS-If you have needs during the month please contact (Deacon-of-the-month Andre St Denis for month of April, 2016  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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May 192016
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

One of the things that I usually reflect on during this time of year is the adoption of our children. It was 13 years ago that Gina and I first met our children. Here is some of our story of that time.

We were so excited that first morning that it seemed that the minutes turned to hours as we waited for our appointment to meet the children at the orphanage. Finally the time came! The orphanage was an old, but clean building without many furnishings. We went into a room and talked with the orphanage director for a few moments, then we went into another room and the children were brought in to meet us. At last, we were meeting the children that God had set apart for us.

It was almost like the children were put through a series of tests to impress us. The time together passed too quickly and the children were escorted out of the room and to their next activity. All alone, Gina looked at me and asked, “What do you think?” Normally, I am not an emotional guy, but this situation was not normal – I had just met my children for the first time! I had heard stories about how fathers have held their newborn babies and felt an instantaneous connection and love for their children. I now understood the feeling. “Love at first sight” is often a phrase used to describe couples but that phrase truly expressed my feelings for my children when we first met. I tried to answer Gina’s question, but could only nod my head ‘yes.’ She felt the same way. She sent the following e-mail home to our friends and family:

“We met our children today!!! Adorable! We spent one hour with them in the afternoon and two hours this evening. George was overcome with emotion after we met them. I have never seen him that way. They are just perfect and we are so thankful to God for how He worked everything out. We still have several days of documents and paperwork before everything is finalized so we are trying to temper our excitement. (George is failing at this task.) Olena loves to color and do puzzles, and she is amazingly good at it. Sergei enjoys playing ball and constructing with blocks. George had a great time with him on the playground. We already have two prized refrigerator works of art by our daughter – butterflies.”

Tears of joy and thankfulness came as I reflected on this moment. But think about this, you and I are adopted children of God and His love for us is much more complete than our love for anybody.

May God continue to bless you – His adopted child.

Pastor George

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Mar 262016
 
Easter

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  (For you all)

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! (For Dana)

基督復活了 他確實復活了 (For C.J.)

Khrystos voskres! Voistynu voskres! (For my Ukrainian kids)

The empty tomb of Jesus is one of the most shocking events to happen on our planet.  The guards were shocked, the disciples were shocked, Pilate was shocked, and it seems that all of Jerusalem was shocked by the empty tomb of Jesus.

Paul wrote: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain,” (1 Corinthians 15:14).  Why would our preaching be in vain if there is no resurrection?  Read Paul’s words expressed earlier in the letter:  “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures and that He was buried and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  From these verses, we can develop two points.

Point #1:  If Christ was not raised from the dead, then the Bible cannot be trusted.

Point #2:  If Christ was not raised from the dead, how do you explain all the people who saw Him alive after He was executed?  Different people saw the resurrected Jesus in different places at different times.  Paul stated that after Jesus rose from the dead, “He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.  After that He appeared to more than 500 brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep, then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,” (1 Corinthians 15:5-7).

The resurrection of Jesus Christ makes Christianity different from every other world religion.  In every other religion, the “savior” of that faith is dead.  A dead “savior” is really no good to the people who worship him because he’s dead – he’s powerless.  Our Savior is alive!

May our living Lord and Savior bless you richly!  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!

Pastor George

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Feb 182016
 

Dear Church Family and Friends, Lately, many of you have gone through difficult circumstances.  In times of crisis, prayer is the believer’s natural response.  But what happens, when God does not seem to answer your prayers?  Let’s find the answer to this question through our study of Psalm 77. The psalmist begins by writing:  “I [Read more…]