Rev. James E Whyte, Jr. Senior Pastor/Teacher
Greetings Family and Friends of the Truth Baptist Church.
I bring you the warmest of greetings in the matchless,
marvelous, and majestic name of Jesus Christ.
I now know with a certainty, how the Apostle Paul must
have felt, when he wrote those tender opening remarks
in his letters. Letters that were bound for those who
were close to him! Absence does indeed make the heart
grow fonder! My heart certainly does yearn to see all of
you, and to give you the biggest hug that I can muster.
Unfortunately, that is still not possible.
Biggest activities to highlight are the need to fill out your
US Census information. You can do this on line at
www.2020census.gov A local census taker will be
visiting your house if the information has not been
provided. This information is important. Do not allow an
undercount because of your hesitancy to provide this
needed information. Our next 10-year allotments from
the government are based on these numbers.
The second are of concern is the upcoming election.
Please make sure that you are registered to vote. Last
day is October 13. NJ will be sending out mail in ballots
to every registered voter. You can vote by mail to
protect against exposure to the Covid 19 coronavirus.
You should fill out and either mail your ballot or drop it
off at a designated drop box. Vote as if your future
depends on it. It does! VOTE VOTE VOTE
Your Deacons have been instructed to be on high alert
for the wellbeing of their flocks during this time. Reach
out to your Deacon if the need arises. They are great
servants of the Lord and will do whatever is necessary to
help you doing this time of crisis. Contact the church
office if you are unsure who your Deacon is.
Covid 19 has shown itself to be a most formidable foe.
We are fast approaching 8 million people infected with
the coronavirus. Almost 220,000 people, here in the US,
have fallen victim to it’s deadly clutches. Each one
having a different story to tell, but all being sadly missed
by this world.
I pray that during this time of pandemic crisis, that you
all are doing what is necessary to remain safe and
healthy. Remember to wear your protective mask and to
practice good hand hygiene, at all times. I know our God
is still in control and He will carry us through even
turbulent times such as these. But we must also do what
we are asked by the authorities. Faith without works is
We continue to monitor the virus situation in
determining when it will be safe to reenter our building
for in person worship. Currently it has been deemed
safer to remain outside the Sanctuary. We will update
you if something changes.
Truth Baptist Church, because of your faithfulness to the
ministry, remains a viable force in the Army of the Lord.
We continue to meet the needs of those in our
community who stand in the greatest of need. Because
of your generosity, we are able to continue lifting up the
blood-stained banner of Jesus. I thank you from the
bottom of my heart for your staying faithful in your
giving. Because of you, while we have been apart, we
are still able to impact the Kingdom of God.
I encourage you to participate in giving so that we can
continue to serve the Kingdom in a fashion that brings
glory and honor to the God we serve. We have multiple
ways of giving. Online giving through our website
(www.truthbaptistnewfield.org), the US mail (@ 312 New
York Ave, Newfield NJ 08344), or by dropping them off in
person at the church office, during office hours. Thank
you in advance for continuing to support your ministry.
We are getting better in our Virtual Worship experiences.
It is our plans to continue having Praise in our Park (the
lawns of 312 New York Ave), and Park and Praise (church
parking lot) ministry for as long as the weather permits.
Come join us in lifting up the name of Jesus. Every
Sunday we gather for service at 10:30AM. From the
comfort of your car, you can hear the service being
transmitted locally on 87.9 FM.
We are also livestreaming on TRUTH Baptist Church
Facebook page. You can access it from our website
(www.truthbaptistnewfield.org). Messages will also be
uploaded to our YouTube channel weekly. Our YouTube
channel address is email@example.com.
Please join us however and whenever you can. Please
invite friends and family to join you in worship either in
person or online. Worship is especially important now.
The church office will continue to be open during this
time of crisis. This is for your convenience in having your
ministry needs met. Come and leave your prayer
concerns, see your Deacon, get Communion elements, or
just to drop off your financial supports. The hours are:
Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday, between 12 Noon and 2
PM. On Wednesday as notified, we are also available
from 1PM to 2PM during the food distribution.
As your Pastor I am humbled and proud to receive your
love, prayers, and support during this trying time. Please
do not stop praying for Sister Denise and me. The Devil is
always busy, and prayer is how we keep him at bay. God
is continuing to smile on our fellowship and is allowing us
to remain impactful for Him. Do not take that for
granted, but give Him a Hallelujah praise, for His
goodness to our church!
Please pay attention to our website and other social
media platforms to hear up to date information about
your church and the activities of the ministry. Share with
those in the fellowship who may not have access to these
platforms. In the meantime, continue to love and
support each other. Remember what Jesus said. “By this
shall all men know that you are my Disciples, if you have
love, one to another.
God Bless you Truth and may Heaven continue to smile
upon our fellowship.
Pastor James E Whyte, Jr.