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.
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!
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...
You've found the right place and we're so excited that you're HERE!
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!
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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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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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.
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Sunday Divine Worship: 10AM
52 SOUTH PARAMUS RD, PARAMUS, NJ 07652