52 South Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652Phone 201-843-2805* Fax 201-843-2120* Parsonage 201-843-2473
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Sunday Worship 10:00am


Arcola United Methodist Church

Dear Reader:

What was habitual in Jesus’ life?
Has your faith become a habit?
About what are you passionate in this world?

Since this is a website about a United Methodist church, I’d like to 
talk with you about John Wesley, who unwittingly founded the Methodist 

He was educated at Oxford and ordained a priest in the Church of England.  He was very disciplined in his daily life and religious practice.

But not until he had an experience of the Holy Spirit did his faith become real to him.  As we Methodists celebrate Aldersgate Day in May, I thought it appropriate to write about this.

Here’s a quote about that from his writings:

Wesley reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening on Aldersgate 
Street in London.  As he heard a reading from Luther's Preface to the Epistle to the Romans, he felt his "heart strangely warmed."   Wesley wrote in his journal that at about 8:45 p.m. "while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt 
my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”

To bring faith alive, we must be willing to be overmastered by the Holy Spirit.  That power breaks habit, breaks the mold of religion, and moves us in new and life-changing ways.

Would you like to join us in that endeavor?

See you on the street.

God bless,



MAY 2017



Pastor Scott meets Pastor Dave Wehrle

on the walking/biking path

in the park

Family is a great blessing from God!

Pastor Scott and his beloved sister, Sharon

Who Is Our Pastor?
      Pastor Scott Griffith, a lover of M&Ms, is the son of Paul and Trudy Griffith. He was raised in New City, New York. After graduating from Summit High School in 1982, Rev. Griffith attended Kean University where he earned his undergraduate degree and a dual certification in music and elementary education.
       In 1994 he was called into ministry by the Diamond Hill United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, where he had been serving as Music Director. After serving for five years there, he was appointed to a two-point charge in Kearny, New Jersey. Before coming to Arcola United Methodist Church here in Paramus, Rev. Griffith was serving as a full time pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Currently, Rev. Griffith is taking graduate courses at Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC and is also serving Arcola as a full time Pastor.
     Pastor Scott serves Arcola by singing in the choir, sitting in on all meetings and getting involved with the youth. Among Rev. Griffith's interests are reading, collecting coins and listening to music.
    Won't you come and be a part of our ministry? Our service starts at 10:00am with fellowship to follow.