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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 February (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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Feb 222017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

This past week we celebrated Presidents’ Day.  Some of you may have remembered specifically that February 22 is the birthdate of President George Washington.  In every poll that I have seen identifying the greatest American presidents in our history, George Washington’s name is always in the top three.  What is it about George Washington that still draws out people’s respect for him?  The short answer is:  his character.  He was respected by almost everyone.

George Washington was a man who loved his country and believed his country would best be served by men of godly character.  He inspired countless other men and women to love this country enough to be willing to sacrifice their comforts and even their lives for it.  One biographer has stated:  “He nourished the root of American patriotism with his belief that God creates human beings in His own image and likeness.”

Some people label Washington as a deist.  A deist is a person who believes in a very remote and impersonal God.  The deist God is not omnipotent, but only strong enough to get the world going and perhaps sustain its existence.  Washington’s words and actions prove that he was not a deist, but instead a theist.

Example:  On December 18, 1777, while he and his soldiers endured the cold winds and snow of Valley Forge, Washington asked his men to observe a day of prayer and fasting, to give thanks to God for blessings already received and to implore the continuing favor of Providence upon the American cause.

– A deist would view prayer and fasting as meaningless because, in their view, God is remote and uninvolved in the world.

Washington was not also opposed to making his prayer requests known to others.  Here are some prayer requests expressed by Washington for himself and family:  pray that we continue to deserve the good sentiments of people, pray for the safety for Martha, and pray for our soldiers and the provisions for the successful conclusion of the war.  Clearly George Washington believed in a God who answers our prayers and is personally involved in our lives.

The same God who responded to George Washington’s prayers responds to our prayers today.  God is real and personal to those who seek Him.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Feb 182017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love covers more than one day. I received a devotional from Paul Tripp this week which I am sharing with you.

Below are 23 biblical applications of how to love your spouse, your child, your neighbor, or anyone else God has put into your life. Don’t try to memorize or apply all of them at once! Instead, just focus on one or two that the Holy Spirit convicts you of. Print this list off. Save it to your phone. Come back to it regularly and honestly examine your words and actions. The new morning mercies of Jesus forgive your failures, and His grace empowers you to grow in areas of weakness.
1. LOVE IS being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without impatience or anger.
2. LOVE IS actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward another while looking for ways to encourage and praise.
3. LOVE IS making a daily commitment to resist the needless moments of conflict that come from pointing out and responding to minor offenses.
4. LOVE IS being lovingly honest and humbly approachable in times of misunderstanding.
5. LOVE IS being more committed to unity and understanding than you are to winning, accusing, or being right.
6. LOVE IS a making a daily commitment to admit your sin, weakness, and failure and to resist the temptation to offer an excuse or shift the blame.
7. LOVE IS being willing, when confronted by another, to examine your heart rather than rising to your defense or shifting the focus.
8. LOVE IS making a daily commitment to grow in love so that the love you offer to another is increasingly selfless, mature, and patient.
9. LOVE IS being unwilling to do what is wrong when you have been wronged, but looking for concrete and specific ways to overcome evil with good.
10. LOVE IS being a good student of another, looking for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs so that in some way you can remove the burden, support them as they carry it, or encourage them along the way.

The remainder of this email is posted on the bulletin board if you want to see more of it. May God bless you.
Pastor George

Feb 092017

Dear Church Family and Friends, Since this is Valentine week, I have decided to feature the Amplified Version of a passage from the “Love Chapter” – 1 Corinthians 13. “Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy; is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself [Read more…]

Feb 032017

Dear Church Family and Friends, Last week, I wrote to you about the biblical model for small-group Bible studies.  This week, I am continuing that conversation.  The focus Bible passage for this discussion is: “All those who believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and [Read more…]

Jan 262017

Dear Church Family and Friends, When you look at the following passage, what does the Holy Spirit say to you? “All those who believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day, continuing [Read more…]