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 Andre St. Denis for the month of October (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  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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Oct 222016

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Here is a continuation of President Mark Ballard’s article regarding this year’s election.

Ten Principles for The Dual Citizen

1) Recognize the only hope for America is Jesus! While often stated, many believers struggle to live this reality. We tend to invest our hope in political candidates, but the hope is misplaced. Humans will fail. It is inevitable. Disappointment may transition into depression and despair—simply because we forgot that our only hope is Jesus.

2) Recognize that only the Gospel can redeem and transform lives! The primary responsibility of Heaven’s citizens is to spread the Gospel to every individual on the face of the earth.

3) Pray. Pray. Then pray some more! We say prayer changes things but act as if politics changes things. Believers can turn to the Father like never before. The times are desperate. The need is urgent. Pray for a 2 Chronicles 7:14 Spiritual Awakening to sweep across our nation and into our neighboring nations. Spiritual Awakening will solve the border problems much quicker than any political solution. Pray for both major candidates to be redeemed and transformed by the gospel. Pray for them to make wise decisions that will honor God. This would be a fresh, new path for both candidates.

4) Seek the Father’s wisdom for your vote! Seriously get on your face before God. Tell Him that all you have belongs to Him, including your vote. Submit your vote to His Lordship! Ask Him to show you for whom you should vote in this election. Ask him to guide your fellow believers in their votes as well.

5) Do not defend sin! Sin cannot be justified, even if the sinner is the candidate of your favored party. At the same time, we cannot expect sinners to act like believers. Speak the truth in love. Do not attack people, but do not justify their sinful behavior.

Live out your destiny as a dual citizen in this world.

May God bless you. Pastor George

Oct 162016

Dear Church Family and Friends,

We are in the last month of our presidential election campaign – thank God.

President Mark Ballard of Northeastern Baptist College has written an essay that helps us think biblically about the presidential election. Here are some of the highlights of his article.

Believers and non-believers alike, recognize the current election cycle  is unique in their lifetime. While no candidate in U. S. history was perfect, most recognize neither major candidate in the 2016 cycle has a discernable path to the moral high ground. No candidate on this year’s ballot even claims to share our “Biblical Values.” As more and more moral and ethical failures come to light, both candidates are defensive, dismissive, and self-justifying. Neither is repentant. This reality leaves evangelicals in a quandary.

Believers cannot vote for the “Moral Majority” candidate. There isn’t one. Neither is there a candidate who holds “Biblical Values.” So how can evangelicals make a wise decision? We can receive counsel from the reality of Dual Citizenship.

If you have received Jesus, trusting Him to take away your sins (John 1:12), and you are a citizen of the United States, you hold Dual Citizenship.  First and foremost, you are a Citizen of Heaven. “Our citizenship is in
heaven” (Phil. 3:20). You and I are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13). Like Abraham, we look forward to eternal life in a real “city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (11:10).
Our primary allegiance and responsibility is to Jesus Christ, our King of Kings.

Second, and significantly, we are a Citizen of the United States. As such, we have the Constitutional privilege and responsibility to vote. For this small voice in the direction of our country, we can be grateful. The number one thing to recognize is that the only hope for America is Jesus! While often stated, many believers struggle to live this reality. We tend to invest our hope in political candidates, but the hope is misplaced. Humans will fail. It is inevitable. Disappointment may transition into depression and despair—simply because we forgot that our only hope is

Next week, I will share more of President Ballard’s timely message on this subject.

May God bless you.
Pastor George

Oct 072016

Dear Church Family and Friends, I have been through a series of extreme highs and lows this past week. I have had some days that were absolutely incredible and some days that were excruciating painful. I don’t know if you have been having a week like mine, but if you have maybe you might find [Read more…]

Sep 172016

Dear Church Family and Friends, We all struggle sometimes.  How do Christians struggle differently than non-Christians?  The differences are not so much found in us as they are found in the characteristics of the God whom we love and serve. First, there is God’s sovereignty.  “The LORD has established His throne in heavens, and His [Read more…]