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.

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

NOVEMBER 2018

  

November 2018

Dear Friends:

We are appalled by the shooting in the Pittsburg synagogue.  I believe you are too.  There are many reasons we can give as to why it 

happened, and places to point, but underneath it all there’s something 

we need to realize.

While the outside may look okay, we often cover a brutal reality; if we
don’t deal with the sin of our lives in the light of God, cruel actions
can occur, and we are unmasked.

Jesus says he is the way, the truth, and the life.  That’s a statement
that has power, if we follow him.  That’s the simple idea - follow him.
The hard part is to let the light of God unmask us, so we see the pain
and anger below.  That we don’t want to face it is often the reason
eruptions of hateful anger happen, and we are left asking why.

But the good news of God, and with God, is that God doesn’t want to
bring us into the light of truth only to judge us, but to heal us and
show us mercy.  This is how we can both face difficult times, and still
give thanks in this season.  In other words, the other side of the coin
of God’s judgement, is God’s mercy.

I pray that when we give thanks for all the grace and gifts God has
given to us, we take time to open up what’s inside us to the light of
God, give it to him, and ask for healing, mercy, and forgiveness.

Only God has the gentle power to heal our deepest hurts and
disappointments, and in doing so, sets us free not to hurt others, but
to lead them to the same source of healing water, light, and Spirit.

The time is now.  I pray we begin this new journey.

God Bless,

Scott  


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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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