Houses of Worship
Arsha Bodha CenterArsha Bodha Center
Arsha Bodha Center is an ashram dedicated to the traditional teaching of Vedanta, Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita, meditation, Vedic chanting, and related spiritual practices.
Every week, a variety of classes and programs are conducted which are free of charge and open to all. The ashram is a nonprofit organization, supported by tax-deductible donations.
Calvary Baptist ChurchCalvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church is currently home to ~100 members, located just a few miles west of downtown New Brunswick, NJ. We primarily serve Central New Jersey, although our members commute from as far away as New York City. We are blessed to be in close proximity to two major universities, Rutgers University and Princeton University.
But with so many churches out there, what makes us different? What are we really about?
We believe that these questions are best answered by highlighting the five distinctives that characterize our church and our mission. These are:
Community Baptist Church of SomersetCommunity Baptist Church of Somerset
We would love to have you come and worship with us. We are multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. We believe that God is still very active in the world and what He says in His Word is still true, that we can still expect miracles to occur in the lives of those who believe in Him. Community Baptist Church of Somerset NJ is located on 211 DeMott Lane, 08873. Sunday worship times are 8:00am and 11:00am.
Emmanuel Baptist ChurchEmmanuel Baptist Church
Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist ChurchEmmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church
Eternal Life Christian CenterEternal Life Christian Center
Eternal Life Christian Center began as New Brunswick Assembly of God, located at 56 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey in the mid- 1950’s. The church relocated to its present location at 322 Franklin Boulevard, Somerset, New Jersey on May 4, 1958.
In the 1990’s, we became known as Eternal Life Christian Center. In expanding the vision, “The Personal Touch Church That Loves”, church facility upgrades were made and in the fall of 2002 the Educational Enrichment Center was opened. It serves as the home of The Academy and host to ministry and special events for the community.
As changes in directorship transpired, the congregation continued to increase in numbers and cultures, as the Lord would again change the leadership. In the Spring of 2008 the Lord brought Pastor Daryl A. Perkins to Somerset. He was officially ordained as our Senior Pastor on July 13, 2008!
Since Pastor Perkins’ arrival, ELCC continues its focus on the family and winning souls for Christ. With our church mission, “Building Lives for Eternity Today!” it is Pastor Perkins’ aim to grow God’s Kingdom and invest in the next generation of the church body. With increasing growth and community outreach, we will expand our territory. ELCC has stood the test of time and demonstrated that God is Faithful!
Service & Worship Times
Sunday 9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Morning Worship
10:00 am Children’s Church
Wednesday 7:00 pm Adult & Youth Bible Study
Saturday 7:00pm Shalom Spanish Ministry
First Baptist Church of Lincoln GardensFirst Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens
Worship, Discipleship, Stewardship, Fellowship, & Pastoral Care are the cornerstones for conducting ministry at First Baptist.
These tenets provide a means for the members to remain in fellowship with one another while serving and being served.
Worship is our foremost value. Jesus says in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” For us to worship God in spirit and in truth we must make sure we obey all of His commandments as given by Him in the Bible on how He is to be worshipped.
In obedience to God’s Word, we are dedicated to making disciples.
The word “disciple” means learner–a disciple is one who studies and accepts the teachings of Christ. Discipleship is evident first in belief and then in practice.
Stewardship is the act of managing or directing our God-given resources and talents to advance the kingdom of God. Every member is encouraged to take seriously his or her responsibility to contribute to the life of the Church both in serving and in giving.
Fellowship is devotion and commitment to a covenant relationship of love, support and accountability between and among the people of God. At First Baptist we accomplish fellowship goals through our “Small Groups Ministry.”
Ministries that address the care and nurture of members who have special needs, are in crises, have emergency needs, or are experiencing special circumstances are coordinated by the Deacons, Missionaries and the pastoral staff.
Worship is the adoration of God through lifestyles through reading and hearing the Word of God, singing in praise of God and talking and listening to God through prayer.
First Baptist conducts worship services every Sunday at: 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
The 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services are broadcast liveevery Sunday.
Our mid-week prayer service is held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
A previously recorded service is broadcasted on WCTC 1450AM at 7:00 a.m on Sunday.
Communion services are held on the first Sunday of each month.
Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchHoly Trinity Lutheran Church
We believe, teach and respond to the love of the Triune God: the Father, and creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who suffered and died for the sins of all humankind and rose again in victory over sin, death and the devil; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and the Sacraments.
May the peace of the Holy Trinity be with you, as you browse our site and explore how we might serve you & your family.
WORSHIP THE LORD WITH US AT 10:00AM EACH SUNDAY
We practice a liturgical worship style.
We use organ and piano, and the occasional guitar as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to our Lord and Savior.
Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday.
If you wish to take part in this sacrament of our Lord’s true body and blood, please speak with our pastor before worship to find out what we believe about this holy supper.
Iglesia Christiana PentecostalIglesia Christiana Pentecostal
Jain CenterJain Center
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s WitnessesKingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Kingston Presbyterian ChurchKingston Presbyterian Church
The Kingston Presbyterian Church was organized in 1723 and located in a log building near the Millstone River. The church was formed shortly after Jediah Higgins purchased 1,000 acres from the Indians in the early 1700s and the town of Kingston was established. The location of this first log structure can be determined easily since all of the old tombstones surround the site where the church once stood. General George Washington traveled past this little church with his troops, avoiding the British after the Battle of Princeton by marching off to the left, down the road leading to Rocky Hill, while Cornwallis and his troops proceeded on the main road to New Brunswick.
The Rev. Eleazar Wales was the first recorded minister of the church. He played a prominent role in the Presbyterian movement in and around Philadelphia, which was the center of Presbyterianism in those days. On May 26, 1738, the Synod of Philadelphia ordered the creation of the Presbytery of New Brunswick, and Rev. Wales was instrumental in its formation.
The church suffered through some difficult times during the remainder of the 1700’s. During this period, Princeton University was built and the village of Princeton expanded, while the population of Kingston declined. (At that time, Kingston extended as far as Snowden Lane.) Consequently, the church lost many members to the “new” Presbyterian Church down the road in Princeton.
It was also during this time that the Revolutionary War was fought in the area, and British officers were quartered in local homes. Gen. Washington became a recognizable figure in the Kingston area at the time. Not only did he lead his troops past the church to escape Cornwallis, but he also had his headquarters hardly a mile from the church while the Continental Congress sat in Nassau Hall.
The original church building in the cemetery burned down in 1791, and another was erected in 1792 on the same foundation. The congregation worshipped in this frame structure until 1852, when the present building on Main Street in Kingston was constructed on land purchased from Elijah Stout. In 1853, the church building in the cemetery was sold.
In 1800, the Kingston Presbyterian Church began a period of prosperity and growth, which continues to this day. The church sent its first foreign missionaries to China in the early 1800s. Today the church sponsors missionaries in many foreign countries including India, China, Haiti, France, and others. The church’s membership has increased to over 200, major additions have been made to the church building on Main Street, and ancillary buildings have been constructed (the Parish House and Manse). The church has sponsored work camps to North Dakota,
Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Maine, and Mississippi. Other churches have been incubated (Taiwanese and Hispanic). Currently it hosts both a Japanese and a Korean language congregation.
The Kingston Presbyterian Church remains a vibrant part of the Kingston community. Books of our history have been published. If you would like a printed version of our history, please contact the church office.
Macedonia ChurchMacedonia Church
Masjid-e-Ali MosqueMasjid-e-Ali Mosque
With the ever-increasing Shia Ithna-asheri population in Central Jersey, Masjid-e-Ali (a.s) (Muslim Foundation Inc.) embarked on the noble cause of building a mosque, and, purchased a building on a 3.3-acre parcel of land at a cost of $550,000. This was a major milestone on a journey to fulfill an absolute need and a long-cherished dream of the community. Most of our members live within a radius of 20 miles of the property.
Mosque is our identity and by the Grace of Allah SWT the foundation of Masjid-e-Ali (as) on 15th Shaba’an 1427 AH / September 9, 2006.
Masjid-e-Ali (a.s)’s (Muslim Foundation Inc.) strength lies in its very democratic Constitution. It helps to bring in the right people to the right job through regular elections held every three years.
The primary objective of the organization has been to promote life of all Muslims (particularly followers of Jafri faith) in accordance with divine laws for the well being of the community and to achieve peaceful co-existence and harmony with other ethnic groups and followers of other faiths living in USA.
Middlebush Reformed ChurchMiddlebush Reformed Church
Mount Carmel ChurchMount Carmel Church
New Jersey Buddhist ViharaNew Jersey Buddhist Vihara
The overall goals of the NJBV will be to serve all of humanity at a time of need – particularly when one is emotionally distressed. It will cater to a wide range of people, from pregnant mothers and young children to adolescents, adults and the elderly.
For people who undergo stress in all stages of their lives– be it acute, episodic or chronic – the NJBV will be a healing center. Some of our stress management programs will be aimed at curbing emotional distress: a combination of anger, irritability, depression and anxiety, constant worry, poverty, egotism, dysfunctional family life, unhappy relationships and childhood trauma.
Death is a common perimeter that all of us have to face. Dealing with death, and going through the process of losing a loved one, is one of realities in life we all have to experience. Our programs focus on how to overcome the sorrow and sadness from the loss of our loved ones. In recent years, the media have been saturated with articles on the problems facing today’s teens, including drugs, alcoholism, school drop outs, teen pregnancies, gangs, violence in schools, sexually transmitted diseases, poverty, racism, suicides, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy and truancy.
We will have ongoing programs to meet the needs of all of the above. We will cater to those who feel isolated and lonely or who complain that “nobody is listening, and nobody really cares.” Instead, we will listen to their needs and provide a place for them in finding consolation. Divorce is another form of stress and grief on all parties involved. The breakdown of a family is one of the most pressing issues facing the current generation, followed by violence in neighborhoods and communities, along with poverty and global warming. Shocking statistics tell us that within the United States, the divorce rate hovers around the 50% mark. This is a phenomenon that is gaining momentum all over the world. We will offer classes, workshops and interact with parties involved in divorces. The anger management programs will make a difference to our day-to- day life.
Old people have been held in great respect by Buddhists who have traditionally looked after them with devotion, but unfortunately socioeconomic problems are eroding this. They need to be cared for, have a social network and be happy during the golden years of their lives. We will have programs designed to entertain and care for them. This project is something that we could complete in a short period of time. The overwhelming support from our temple community is encouraging and the vision they have makes the difference with regard to funding the project to completion. .
Therefore I only request you to participate with loving kindness and compassion. (Metta and Karuna).
With Metta Ven Bhanthe Hungampola Sirirathana Nayaka Thero Chief Incumbent of New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center
Praise Presbyterian ChurchPraise Presbyterian Church
Praise English Ministry began in October 2010 as the college and young adult ministry of Praise Presbyterian Church. The ministry started from a calling that many of the staff and laypersons felt to reach out to the local community and create an extended family of God where passionate worship and intimate fellowship are central missional goals. We feel especially called to reach out to those who have grown up in the church but have since left, either due to bad personal experiences or a feeling of God’s absence in their lives. We are blessed to be so close to Rutgers University and being able to serve the campus for so many years.
Rutgers Community Christian ChurchRutgers Community Christian Church
RCCC Statement of Faith
- We believe that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
- We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of Christian faith and conduct.
- We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ our Lord is the only begotten Son of God, and God the Son from eternity. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death and bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the blessed Trinity, dwells in every believer. We believe that He is ever present to testify of Christ.
- We believe that man was originally created in the image and likeness of God, that he fell through sin, and lost his spiritual life. We believe the absolute necessity of the new birth in salvation.
- We believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the salvation of the believer comes only through faith in Christ.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will be coming in the air to receive His own to Himself into heaven. We believe that this event is the blessed hope set before us and for this we should be constantly looking.
- We believe in the one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all believers belong, and that the duty of the Church is to proclaim the Gospel of salvation to the world.
- We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only sacraments of the Church.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple New JerseyShree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey
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