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 Andre St Dennis 728-5744  (Deacon-of-the-month for December 2014) 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  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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Jan 022015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Happy New Year! As I reflect on 2014, it was a year that contained both good and bad, but it all turned out for good. Here is a summary of some of the good and bad things of 2014.

  •  Some of you came to know the Lord in 2014. We baptized Ed Miller and Olivia Knudsen
  •  Some of you joined our church in 2014. We welcomed Dave and Dana Waters, Wendy Decato, and Sarah Stalnaker as official members  this year.
  •  We had a successful Easter party with 50 children hearing the truth behind the holiday.
  •  We had an exciting VBS week, highlighted by an outstanding family night service in which the LORD moved in several people’s lives.
  •  We had a beautiful float in the 4th of July parade and reached our community at the festival.
  • We had several youth attend the Word of Life Island Camp in the summer and grow spiritually.
  • We had an informative and challenging event called “Not in our community” – focused on human trafficking.

On some personal good and bad things of 2014, I highlight the following:

  • The complete healing of my neck fracture was revealed by x-rays in April.
  • Luke got his black belt in tae-kwon-do on May 31.
  • I started work on my Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Counseling in August.
  • I taught two Old Testament classes during the fall semester at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, VT.
  • I had a cancerous kidney removed in November.
  • Things were certainly not dull around here last year.

What is God going to do in 2015? I look forward to it, no matter what it is.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Dec 222014

Dear Church Family and Friends,

I recently met a man who had a borderline obsession with “bucket lists.”  If you are not familiar with the term, a bucket list is a list of things that
a person would like to do before they “kick the bucket.” Since this is the last Sunday of the year, I am reflecting on this past year’s accomplishments and the coming year’s goals.

What has God done in your life in 2014? I have had the kind of year that I hope none of you ever has, but it has been a good year. Between my recovery time for a broken neck and the removal of my kidney (and its cancer), this has been a year unlike any other I have ever experienced.
Yet through it all, I have not lost hope, or been discouraged (for too long). God has been so faithful to me through these times of physical trials. I would never have put a broken neck and kidney cancer on a bucket list, but I would not want to remove them from my life either – that is the path that the LORD made for me this year. The main verse that I have meditated on during this year is: “To live is Christ and to die is gain,” (Philippians 1:21).

I have also had two excellent opportunities come my way this year. I started work on a Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling. I am enjoying this program so much that I am even enjoying the homework.  The other opportunity was teaching Old Testament courses at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington. Both of these things were on my unwritten “bucket list.” Actually my “bucket list” does not have
too much left – God has been so gracious and loving to me that I am overwhelmed by His generosity.

What goals do I have for 2015? My main goal is to be shaped more like Jesus so that I am a better pastor and counselor. A related goal that involves you is that I would like to see this church develop as a counseling resource for our community. There are so many hurting people, and if we simply refer everybody to the secular counselors, then often times they are just treating symptoms. We can minister to the heart through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

May God bless you abundantly in 2015 and beyond.

Pastor George

Dec 212014

Community Christmas party/living nativity On December 21, the Baptist Fellowship of Randolph invited our community to join us in a Christmas celebration that included a walk through the past – a Living Nativity.  The event began at 1:00 pm and ended at about 3:00 pm.  We walked through the pages of history as we remembered the first Christmas [Read more…]