First Baptist Church of Rahway, 177 Elm Ave., Rahway, New Jersey 07065 is a multi-cultural congregation that has a Blended English Service on Sunday Mornings, a Latino Service at 12:00, and a Service in Telugu at 3:30PM. For more information, call (732) 388-8626. Or click here to send an email. If you wish to help the Mission and Ministry of First Baptist financially click the Donate Button.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Telugu Vacation Bible Starts This Sunday

FBCTS VBS-Starting from August4th

Theme :-Facing Fear,Trusting GOD

Theme Verse:-2Timothy  1:7

Dates:-  August  4th,11th,18th,25th,2013
Final performance day Sept 1st.(total 5 Sundays)
Ages:2yrs -14years.
Age Groups 
2.6-7yrs :-
3. 8-9 Yrs
4.10-12yrs :-(preteens)

Bible lessons,
Bible verses,
Songs, Activities,
Bible Quizzes,
Games .

Tell your friends and  bring your children ,Great time for kids to learn word of God  in a very creative and active way.
Organized by FBCTS Teachers:
Volunteers needed.

First Baptist Church Telugu Service,
177 Elm Ave            
Rahway, NJ 07065 USA, Further details:-contact 973-979-3536     

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Immigrant Pastors Have Difficulty Obtaining Visa's

Immigration officials balked at renewing the religious worker visa for Daniel Carrillo. They doubted that his sponsoring church had sufficient funds to pay him.
In 2011, the Toronto native moved to San Antonio to help plant a church for the Spanish-speaking Nazarene congregation he had pastored for six years in Kentucky. After serving the new English-speaking congregation for two months, Carillo learned that immigration officials had refused to renew his R-1 (religious worker) visa for another 30 months. They told him he must leave the country within 15 days.
With the help of World Relief immigration attorney Kedri Metzger, Carrillo successfully reapplied for an R-1 visa and moved back to San Antonio in October 2012 with his Honduran-born wife, Carolina, and their 7-year-old son, Joshua. This time, Carillo's visa affirms that he will be paid from the deeper pockets of the Nazarene district, rather than New Vision Community Church, the newly planted San Antonio congregation.
"We were doing everything to the letter of the law," says Carrillo, 34. "We want to make sure churches understand there are a lot of ministers brought in from the outside who are in the same predicament as us, sacrificing so much to work for the Lord."

Monday, July 29, 2013

Who Sends the Most Missionaries? Statistics on Mission

A new study reveals how the missions field continues to become increasingly global—in some surprising ways. One example: South Korea has lost its No. 2 sending spot to four unlikely contenders.
The Center for the Study of Global Christian (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary calculates that Christians sent out approximately 400,000 international missionaries in 2010. And nearly half of the world's top missionary-sending countries are now located in the global South.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Unseen Universe

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV.

The Sun explodes. It happens more than you think. Massive amounts of pure energy and energized particles explode out of the surface of the Sun and race towards the Earth. SOHO, a Sun scanning spacecraft, detects the explosion and sends a warning to the Earth. Owners of communication satellite’s scramble to protect their multi-million dollar investments before the waves of energy smash into them. Most of the powerful wave is deflected by the Earth’s magnetic field. Some of it gets through and hits our atmosphere, causing interference on cell phones and other communication devices. Some of the radiation hits us, but we don’t know it. In fact, we don’t know anything about the explosions. They all happen in frequencies of light that are outside of the ability of our eyes to detect them. If it wasn’t for SOHO and other space observatories we wouldn’t know until the waves of energy did something, like mess up the signal on our satellite televisions. The explosions on our Sun happen in the Gamma Ray and X-Ray frequencies, which are part of the unseen universe.

The universe is full of wonderful objects that we cannot see with our own eyes. Areas with active star formation are often obscured by clouds of gas and dust. The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is one of these places. I have a star chart with an x on it marking Sagittarius A, the center of the galaxy. When I turn my telescope on it, I see a couple of stars. What I should be seeing is millions of stars! We know that there are millions of stars there because we have infrared telescopes that can ‘see’ through the obscuring clouds. Visual frequencies of light are absorbed by the clouds. The infrared frequency is not. The same goes for the majority of frequencies of light. We can only see a small fraction of what is going on in the universe. Fortunately we have marvelous machines that can bring the galaxy to life for us, like the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Hebrew patriarch Abraham was told by God to leave his home in the vicinity of Babylon and go to a faraway place. A place flowing with milk and honey, where his children and his children’s children would flourish forever. The Bible says that this showed Abraham had faith in God. Joseph, of the Technicolor dream coat, saw and interpreted dreams that showed he would rise to a position of power and authority. His brothers scoffed, but Joseph ended up in a position where he could save his family from famine. The female followers of Jesus met the risen Lord on Easter Sunday morning. When they told their male colleagues this, they were laughed at. But the living Jesus soon appeared, much to the chagrin of the disciples.

These stories from the Bible speak to us of the power of belief in the unseen among the faithful of God. We people of faith are convinced that God is present with us all of the time. I can’t prove this, like modern science can prove that high energy radiation is exploding out of the Sun. But I believe with all of my heart that I am not alone. God speaks to me, and I speak to God on a regular basis. And this all happens as a part of the unseen universe. God has decided that He will operate in such a way as to be omnipresent, but unseen to our eyes. God’s spiritual presence is everywhere at all times. And yet, we have to have faith in that unseen presence in order to access the divine person. God knows all about us, sees our every action, and hears our every thought. Yet to speak with Him, we need to believe in that which we cannot see.

The unseen universe is all around us. That means that God is here and now. We don’t need advanced technology to access Him. We just need to reach out and He will reach back.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9 NIV.

God bless you,

Pastor Bill

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jesus is Not the most Controversial Topic on Wikipedia

The results of Wikipedia's "edit wars" are in: Former president George W. Bush is the most controversial topic in the English language.
That's according to Cornell researchers who ranked the web's most controversial topics according to their editing history on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone—and everyone—can edit. They broke the data down into general language sets, and the list of the top 10 most controversial topics in English are as follows:
  1. George W. Bush
  2. Anarchism
  3. Muhammad
  4. List of WWE personnel
  5. Global warming
  6. Circumcision
  7. United States
  8. Jesus
  9. Race and intelligence
  10. Christianity

Monday, July 22, 2013

Catholics Fleeing Vietnam

Australia is experiencing an influx of Catholics fleeing Vietnam due to persecution this year, the International Christian Concern group is reporting.
Australian Immigration Department figures show a 30-fold increase of Vietnamese seeking asylum in the country.
This week a boat of 84 people, mainly Vietnamese, was intercepted 50 kilometers (30 miles) off the Australian coast and brought ashore.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We Welcome VBS Missionaries from South Carolina

Volunteers from First Baptist Church of Clearwater, South Carolina have come up to help us with this week's Vacation Bible School! Here they are giving out snow cones and balloons before the festivities start at 5 PM. Please pray for our outreach efforts in Rahway.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Egyptian Christians Cheer Removal of Morsi

When Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected as Egypt's first post-revolutionary president, most Christians gritted their teeth and hoped for the best. After a year of sectarian tension, deteriorating economic conditions, and deep political polarization, they are happy to see him go.
"At last, Egypt is now free from the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood!" wrote Anglican Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis of the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt and North Africa.
His words could be echoed by the multitudes that filled Tahrir Square and surrounded the presidential palace on June 30. According to the Rebel Movement which led the protests, 22 million Egyptians gave their signature to demand early presidential elections.
"Christians and Muslims alike expressed their extreme and accumulated anger at Morsi's regime," said Sidhom.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Love and Acceptance Seminar

Fundraising Workshop:
Love & Acceptance
Saturday ¨ July 27, 2013 ¨ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
177 Elm Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065
Workshop Fee: $10 ¨ Refreshments will be served.
RSVP by July 20th to Melinda Maysonet at

Please join with us by supporting our efforts to keep the doors of our church open.  First Baptist Church of Rahway was established in 1834. Many members have gone on to be with the Lord, many have moved away and yet others have come and gone as their circumstances changed. So now only a few of us remain, but we continue on knowing that there is a world full of hurting people that need to know and experience the love of God and the awesome plan he has for their lives. Our Telugu mission which began in 2005 is reaching out to our Indian neighbors and is collaborating with missions in India. Last year we started a Latino mission and our surrounding community is responding, especially the young people. In order for us to continue our work we must raise funds to help with operating expenses until our congregation can once again flourish. Thank you in advance for your support and please keep us in your prayers.  God Bless!