May 232013

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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 -(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 the month of January (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!

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 122017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

This past week as I was driving alone, I was praying, and God impressed on me the importance of making disciples every day. As in a conversation, I heard the Lord tell me to make disciples every day of the week. As I continued to pray and examine my life, I realized that disciple making can be formal and informal; in fact, it needs to be both formal and informal.

It needs to be formal because there needs to be established times for people to gather together and grow in spiritual maturity through studying God’s Word and praying together. Some ideas have come to my mind on this issue of offering formal times for discipleship.

1) Beginning in March, there will be Sunday night services of prayer and Bible study for adults. The discipleship gatherings will run from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. If anybody would like to offer child care during this time, please let me know.
2) I encourage each of you to seek God’s will for you hosting, leading, or attending a small group Bible study in someone’s home. Each group could select the day of the week, the time, and the content of the study.
3) Currently, we have a Bible study on Revelation on Monday nights at 5:00 pm. God has shaped this meeting into a men’s Bible study. Any man in the church or community is invited to come to our Men’s Bible study on Monday nights.
4) I am praying for a mid-week women’s Bible study to be started this year. The meeting could be held at church or someone’s home. I encourage each woman of the church to pray about her involvement in the group and pray for God to call a woman to lead the group.

Discipleship needs to be informal too, meaning that we are making disciples outside of established or organized meetings. We can make disciples as we visit each other’s homes, share a meal, or spend time together.

Both formal and informal discipleship making is found in this passage describing the early church: “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praying God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:46-47)

May God bless our disciple making by His Word and His Spirit.
Pastor George

Jan 052017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Happy New Year!  I don’t know if you are the type of person who makes resolutions or not, but if you are, let’s spend some time together at the beginning of this year thinking about what we would like to accomplish this year through God’s grace.  Here are some possibilities:

– Read through the entire Bible this year.  There are many reading plans available – find one that fits you.

– Make a goal to share your faith in Jesus with somebody at least once a week.  Watch the gospel transform lives.

– Make plans to go on a mission trip this year.  There are several possibilities ranging from international trips to disaster relief trips.  Dedicate a week of your year to doing missions.

– Bring a friend to church on a regular basis.  After church, invite them to each lunch with you and show them the love of God.

– Study an area that God has laid on your heart and mind.  Gather books on that subject and set aside time to read and apply the information.

– Look to see where God is working and join Him there.  He is always at work around us – find out where He is working and connect with what He is doing.

– Make plans to be one of our workers for Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year.  We need teachers, activity leaders, decorators, and a host of other workers.

– Go on a spiritual retreat – someplace that is quiet and enables you to reflect on God and His Word and a place in which you can pray without interruption.

– Make efforts to lose weight or get in better shape so that you have more energy to devote to the kingdom of heaven.

– Start a small group Bible study in your home or combine with someone willing to host a Bible study as long as you will lead it.

There are a multitude of ideas that you and I can do this year to beef up spiritually.  Ask God what He wants you to do, and do it.  May God bless you abundantly in 2017.


Pastor George

Dec 312016

Dear Church Family and Friends, Christmas is a time of hope – precisely because the Son of God left heaven to come to earth on a rescue mission:  to redeem our sinful souls.  The thought of hope has been on my mind these past couple of days (Sunday – Tuesday) as I have been having [Read more…]

Dec 252016

Dear Church Family and Friends, Merry Christmas!  I hope that you are able to worship fully, spend less, give more and love all this holiday season.  I am excited that Christmas is on a Sunday this year.  That being said, it is amazing how my understanding of Christmas has changed since I was a child.  [Read more…]

Dec 182016

Dear Church Family and Friends, My mom sent me some Christmas jokes this week, and I thought that I would share a few of them today.  I must confess that at least one of the jokes I did not print because it is going to be in next week’s sermon. One Christmas, Joe and Peter [Read more…]