Celebrating 100 Years of God's Faithfulness
Celebrating 100 Years of God's Faithfulness
The Lord's Supper - 9:00am (9:30am Summer)
Fellowship - 10:00am (10:30am Summer)
Sunday School For All Ages - 10:30am (Not held in Summer)
Family Bible Hour - 11:15am
* Childcare Services Available
Body & Soul Fitness (Sep-Jun) - 9:15am
Women's Heart-To-Heart (Mar-Nov) - 9:30am
Ladies Bible Study (Sep-May) - 9:30am
Cedarcroft Bible Chapel has no denominational affiliation, is evangelical in character, believes in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and believes the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. Learn more ...
We're located at:
1715 Kenyon Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Call 908-756-8244, or send an Email
Cedarcroft Bible Chapel is committed to teaching and proclaiming Jesus Christ to those in the greater South Plainfield area. Activities are offered free of charge (except for Body & Soul Fitness) and are relevant to the needs of children, youth, families, and single or married men and women of all ages.
CBC has no denominational affiliation, is evangelical in character, believes in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and believes the Bible to be the inspired Word of God.
We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us!
God’s mission and purposes for Cedarcroft Bible Chapel is to obey Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples."
To this end, we will...
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
He said to them ,"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
But he said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
"…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
"…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Eph 4:11-13 - Prepare God’s people for works of service
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Acts 2:42 - The early church’s activities
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Matt. 22:36-40 - Loving God and caring for others
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
John. 4:23 - Worshipping in truth
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."
Based upon a circular(Circular content reprinted in F.W. Grant: His Life, Ministry and Legacy by John Reid published by the John Reid Book Fund, Plainfield, NJ) published by the Washington Avenue (Plainfield, NJ) assembly, signed by several of the men in fellowship there and dated December, 1923, it is well established that the origins of the Cedarcroft fellowship are in the Independent Brethren movement of the 1890’s.
This movement was in response to the division that existed between the Open and Exclusive Brethren. Desiring to neither favor one side of the dispute over the other and to keep fellowship with both, a number of churches and believers in New Jersey began to identify themselves as "Independent."
Some believers in the Plainfield area who shared these convictions began to meet in a building on Liberty Street in 1896. As the congregation grew, the assembly moved to Washington Avenue in the first years of this century and then on to Grove Street in North Plainfield in 1927.
Desiring to have a greater impact upon its surrounding community and outgrowing the facility on Grove Street, the Gospel Truth Association (as it was incorporated then), began to consider relocation to a more residential area. Though many sites in the Plainfields were considered, the fellowship settled upon a large open lot on Kenyon Avenue in South Plainfield. This move occurred in September of 1965.
Cedarcroft Bible Chapel since the mid-sixties has served the Lord and the Cedarbrook community by offering regular Sunday morning and evening services, children’s Sunday School, weekday Bible studies, and extensive youth programs for all ages. It now seeks to expand its building to better serve its community, its youth programs and its Lord.
Throughout its hundred year history, this house of God alongside the Green Brook has faithfully served its inhabitants from a variety of religions, denominations and organizations, though not all have been worshipers.
The Christians at Grove Street occupied the building from March 28, 1927 to October 6, 1965. This organization, called the Gospel Truth Hall Association, purchased it from the Temple Shalom of Plainfield who in turn acquired it from the Young Men’s Hebrew Association of Plainfield in 1915.
Prior to these exchanges, the building was used by the First Church of Christ of Plainfield (from 1906) and the American Christian Missionary Society of Ohio (1892-1906). The land was originally purchased from Henrietta and Daniel Berey for $500 on July 5, 1892.
Since the Grove Street Chapel years, the building was used by the Electrical Workers Building Association as a union hall before passing to its present occupants, the Community Baptist Church.
Our desire is to be a body of believers unified under the headship of Christ, faithfully teaching God's Word, the Bible.
We will endeavor, through His Spirit, to be ambassadors of Christ's love.
We will strive to show His love and compassion by nurturing each other toward Christ-likeness and sharing one another's burdens and joys.
Our chapel will be a place where people grow in their commitment to God and in service to others with a clear witness to our local community and the world.