A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

ARCOLA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

52 SOUTH PARAMUS ROAD, PARAMUS, NJ 07652

PHONE: 201-843-2805

EMAIL: www.aumcoffice@yahoo.com

WEBSITE: www.arcolaumc.org

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WHEN AND WHERE...?

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Please join us on Sunday evenings  at 5PM in Bethel Sanctuary (facing Paramus Road) for a new event!

It's about 30 -40  minutes of casual and informative conversation with Pastor Scott as he leads us in

prayer, some singing, discussion, and benediction.

Some questions we have discussed...

1.  Does God hear the prayers of unbelievers?

2.  I don't think I understand enough about God's grace and what it means.  Can you explain more about it?

3.  Worship in church verses worship by myself. How do they differ?

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT...?

Hey... Would you like to ask Pastor Scott some spiritual questions that you've hesitated to ask before?  


Could it be that we have kept things to ourselves for way too long...?

Let's have some honest discussion and seek  some answers together!

About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the 

transformation of congregations, communities and the world.

Arcola United Methodist Church is an active Christian family of faith in Paramus, N.J., 

seeking a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, one another, and 

those in our communities and beyond...


WELCOME HOME

You've found the right place and we're so excited that you're HERE!

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Please join us for Sunday morning Divine Worship at 10Am.We also live stream most church services on our Facebook page.  ALL are welcome and appreciated!

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Our History

In 1838 Edward B. Force inherited from his father-in-law, Albert  Westervelt, a mill and a farm at Red Mills. A barn was built by Edward  Force a short distance south of the mill in 1840 and was outfitted with  seats in 1842 for religious services. 

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Our Pastor

Pastor Scott Griffith is the son of Paul and Trudy Griffith and was raised in New City, New York.  Rev. Griffith attended Kean University where  he earned his undergraduate degree and a dual certification in music  and elementary education. 

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LETTER FROM PASTOR SCOTT

DECEMBER 2018

 


Christmas 2018


Dear Friends:

Merry Christmas!  Let’s talk about Satan.  He’s got many names:  Beelzebul, prince of demons, Belial, dragon, ancient serpent, enemy, evil one, god of this world, prince of the power of the air, ruler of this world, the tempter, and the father of lies.

It’s the last one to which I want to draw your attention.  It comes from a comment of Jesus in John 8:44.  People tell me all the time that they can be good without God; this really isn’t true because then our goodness comes from ourselves.  Anything based solely in ourselves is selfish, and selfishness leads to ignorance, and ignorance leads to sin; a separation from God.  Remember Jesus said no one is good but God alone.  If we are ignorant of God’s knowledge, we become the children of lies.

Merry Christmas!  Let talk about Jesus Christ.  He’s got many names:  Christ, Lord, Master, Logos, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, Lamb of God, New Adam, Second Adam, Light of the world, King of the Jews, Emmanuel, Savior, I AM, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  The list goes on and on.

The truth Jesus proclaims is not his own, but comes from God the Father.  Because it is not of this world, it’s not subject to self-will and selfishness; it’s the truth that saves us when we live by it and in it.  

Lies lead to darkness and darkness covers the evil that goes on in this world.  But Jesus is born to be a light in that darkness, to expose the lie, and lead us in the way of God’s truth which transforms our lives, realizes a kingdom on earth as in heaven, and will finally bring a peace which passes all human understanding.

In this Christmas season, I invite you to think upon taking a new name, following the One who came to give us new life.  

Grace and Peace,

Scott


SECOND Sunday in Advent Worship Video

The Sanctuary has been decorated for Advent and Christmas.

God Bless You!

Sermon Highlights:

The Bible doesn't answer our questions.  Why?

God is not static!  The Lord you seek will suddenly show up!

We have to get ourselves out of the way and be willing to change, trust, and go where God sends us...

THAT IS ADVENT!  Jesus pays the price...Jesus is here...the Light is growing.  Do you want to be part of it, or will you let it pass by and leave you in the dark?

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Sunday Divine Worship: 10AM 

Arcola United Methodist Church

52 SOUTH PARAMUS RD, PARAMUS, NJ 07652

OFFICE: 201-843-2805

Office hours: Wed & Thu 9:30am-2:30pm

Pastor's hours: Mon-Thu 10am-12pm

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Email: aumcoffice@yahoo.com

website: www.arcolaumc.org

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