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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

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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

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

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

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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

FEBRUARY 2019


February 2019

Dear Friends:

We are at war with the powers and principalities of this world; against
the forces of evil; Satan, if you wish.

Do I need to point out the evil around us?  We say we love children, but
they are separated from their parents at the southern border of this
country.  They are rotting in the streets of Yemen, as we make hundreds
of millions of dollars selling our weapons to Saudi Arabia.  This is not
new, but God is constantly calling us for a new response to an age-old
problem.

Hubris, combined with unchecked power, is blind to the concern and need
of others, especially the poor and powerless.  I hardly need point out
that these are the very people with whom Jesus Christ identifies.  Jesus
was hardly concerned with religion or politics.  He never talked about
Rome, the greatest earthly power of his day.  As to religion, he railed
against the religious leaders because they took the law as their god,
and lost the Spirit in which that law was given.

Yet he took on evil wherever it reared its ugly head.  And that’s where
we have to step in, if we even dare call ourselves disciples of Jesus
Christ.  I have hope not because of what’s going on around me, but
because Jesus fought that awful battle with Satan at the cross.  He
lost.  And then, because of God, he won.

So I opened my bible today and it fell to the 24th chapter of Acts:  ‘I
have a hope in God,’ Paul writes, ‘a hope that they themselves also
accept.  That there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the
unrighteous.’  And, I think, after that resurrection, a judgement.  When
I stand before Christ, will any of the poor and powerless stand for me
and say, ‘He helped’?  This is the time, and this the place.

So I take up my cross once again and walk forward.  Work for the justice
of God, the other side of which is mercy.  It’s that humble power and
that sacrificial love that saved us, and will save the world.  Get to
work.

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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