Love is Patient – by Cheryl Green Rosario

“You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near.” – James 5:8 It’s the month of Advent!  A time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth! And yet some of us may be tired of waiting, tired of preparing, tired of pivoting with … Continue reading Love is Patient – by Cheryl Green Rosario


Taking a Deep God Breath – by Cheryl Green Rosario, congregant

The cherry blossoms are blooming, the birds are chirping, there have been warmer days and we are even seeing signs of pollution down and carbon emissions lowered. We are spending more time with our families, exercising, trying new recipes, bringing out puzzles and games that were buried in cabinets and closets. We are seeing the … Continue reading Taking a Deep God Breath – by Cheryl Green Rosario, congregant

By Cheryl Green Rosario – Congregant

Happy New Year! If you are reading this maybe you are working on one of your New Year’s resolutions- to become more involved with First Baptist Church of Westfield (FBCW). I’ve been coming to FBCW for about 15 years now and became an official member a few years ago. My involvement with the church over … Continue reading By Cheryl Green Rosario – Congregant

“It’s that Time of Year” Cheryl Green Rosario – congregant

Tis the season of gathering with friends and family, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Whether we reflected on our many blessings during Thanksgiving, already baking our holiday cookies to share at a cookie exchange or well into our preparations for Christmas Day, it’s a time we look forward to spending with our loved … Continue reading “It’s that Time of Year” Cheryl Green Rosario – congregant

The Power of the Blood – Cheryl Green Rosario, Congregant

A few years ago, I had surgery and due to a low blood count, I needed a blood transfusion. At first, I wasn’t comfortable with it and tried other ways to raise my blood count but ultimately, I knew it would save my life. As the blood ran down the clear tubes into my body, … Continue reading The Power of the Blood – Cheryl Green Rosario, Congregant

September-Coming Together as a Team

Coming Together as a Team Service has always been in First Baptist Church of Westfield’s DNA. And the annual Youth Mission Trip is no exception. “The 2019 Mission trip taught me how dedication can really create an impact,” said Jeff Morris, one of the youth members that went on the Youth Mission Trip at the … Continue reading September-Coming Together as a Team

FBC July Blog What are we called to do during times like these? – Cheryl Rosario, Congregant

This month we celebrated the birth of the United States as an independent Nation. Many of us enjoyed fireworks, ate hamburgers and hot dogs and celebrated with friends and family on the beach. Some of us may have adorned ourselves in red, white and blue and waved the American flag proudly, some of us celebrated … Continue reading FBC July Blog What are we called to do during times like these? – Cheryl Rosario, Congregant

Hot Summer Sundays at FBCW! – Cheryl Green Rosario, Congregant

Whether you are already a member or looking to connect to a church come and visit us this month. FBCW is not only a place where we worship God but we come together as a family, a community that welcomes all! We started the month off with a congregational meeting on the 2nd, celebrating new … Continue reading Hot Summer Sundays at FBCW! – Cheryl Green Rosario, Congregant

The Significance of May – Cheryl Green Rosario, Congregant and Missions Chair In the month of May we set aside time to celebrate mothers. In fact, I recently visited the gravesite of my mother and as I laid flowers at her grave with my sisters, I reflected on her beautiful grace and her unconditional love for her children. She was a woman of incredible strength and faith and taught her children God’s love. The bible shares many stories of strength, kindness, unconditional love, patience, faith and loyalty from mother’s like Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Jochebed, Naomi, Hannah, Elizabeth and of course Mary to name a few. One of my favorite verses in the bible that speaks of mothers is “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25 May is also a month we remember and honor men and women who have died while protecting our Country. John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”. Though we have seen so much strength, faith and tenacity from many of the women in the bible or even in our own mothers and we hear stories of the bravery of our soldiers who have fought for this country, we also know there are many suffering. Did you know May was also Mental Health Awareness Month? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration just released data showing every year, about 42.5 million American adults (or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States) suffers from some mental illness. However, so many people never seek help. Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. While you are heading to the beach over the Memorial Holiday or firing up the grill and enjoying time with your family and friends, let us not forget those who may need us to reach out. What can you do today to bring sunshine to someone who may be in need of a simple phone call or visit? Even a small action can bring joy to someone who may just need that helping hand today.

They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams – Isaiah 44:4 Stewards of God’s Earth – Cheryl Rosario It’s springtime which means the birds are chirping, the flowers and trees are blooming and the grass is looking greener. We are also experiencing rainy days, sunny days and lovely … Continue reading