May 232013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD There is a collection box in the entryway for items to be used to pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). In October, please bring in toy donations such as a small car, ball, doll, stuffed animal, kazoo, harmonica, yo-yo, jump rope, small Etch A Sketch, Slinky, etc. Also, pray that the children would experience the simple joys of childhood even in their often difficult circumstances.

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 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 November, 2015 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  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!

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Nov 212015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

November is a month in which we focus on our thankfulness to God for all that He has provided.  Our greatest blessing is our personal relationship with God.  His dealing with people is never mechanical.  Neither is His dealing with people primarily legal.  Our relationship with God goes beyond a legal relationship.

Sometimes we struggle in our relationship with God and with other people.  God’s desire is for us to “love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,” (Matthew 22:37) and to “love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:39).  When we fail to obey these commands, it is usually because we have an inward focus.  An inward focus leads to many relationship and psychological problems.

We must notice that the command to love God has priority over the command to love people.  Sometimes we put all our faith in a relationship with another person, and suffer the consequences because no human relationship is completely sufficient for all our needs.  The great Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer wrote, “No love affair between a man and a woman has ever been great enough to hang everything on.”  Once you acknowledge that nobody other than Christ is perfect, you can enjoy relationships more because you are no longer expecting perfection.  Only a relationship with God is completely sufficient.

Only on the basis of the finished work of Christ can relationships be substantially healed.  Francis Schaeffer wrote:  “When two Christians find their relationship has hit a wall, they can come hand-in-hand and bring their failures under the blood of Christ, and get up again and go on.”  Think what this means in regards to marriage, churches, parenting, and workplace relationships.

I hope you are overwhelmingly thankful to Jesus Christ for redeeming your soul from the eternal penalty of your sins.  Nobody loves you more than Jesus.  Nobody has ever done more for you than Jesus.  Give thanks to Him.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Nov 132015

Dear Church Family and Friends,

God’s awesome power is evident to us every day.  We don’t always recognize God’s handiwork, but it is always on display.

Some people look for God’s power only in miracles.  Miraculous physical healings can occur, but they don’t always occur.  Even when God does heal a person of one illness, that person may not be in perfect health.  For example, Lazarus was brought back to life, but eventually he died again.  As far as the perfect body goes, we must wait for a time appointed by Christ.

The Christian life is a miracle in itself.  How can a holy God ever have a relationship with sinful people?  It is a miracle brought about by His grace and His power.  God takes what is spiritually dead and breathes life into it.  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come,” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

The basic psychological problem people suffer from comes from trying to be what we are not, and trying to carry what we cannot carry.  Sometimes people struggle with feelings of superiority at one end of the self-worth spectrum, and feelings of inferiority at the other end of the self-worth spectrum.  Superiority feelings are a pushing of my status in relationship to other people as if I were not one creature among other equal creatures.  Inferiority feelings are a lowering of my status in relationship to other people as if I were not one creature among other equal creatures.  The solution is to put God first instead of putting ourselves first.  If I refuse my place as the creature before the Creator and do not commit myself to Him for His use, this is sin.  To live moment by moment through faith on the basis of the blood of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit is best way to live.  Wrong patterns of living develop from wrong philosophies of living.

Christian counselor Larry Crabb identifies two basic human needs:  Significance and security.  Significance depends upon understand who I am in Christ, and security demands that I am unconditionally loved, accepted and cared for, now and forever.  We develop our personal worth from these two needs.

May God bless you as only He can do.

Pastor George

Oct 222015

Dear Church Family and Friends, I am thankful to be a part of the body of Christ, specifically, I am thankful to be a part of this body of Christ.  The Christian life is a transformed life.  How can you tell if you are living the Christian life?  How can you tell if you are [Read more…]

Oct 152015

Dear Church Family and Friends, My family and I enjoyed our visit to see my family and to conduct a wedding for a girl who is very special to us.  My dad is doing much better physically than I thought – thank you for your prayers, and keep praying for him.  The wedding was a [Read more…]