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Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Manuel Cruz, Jr. 

Pastor Cruz has been the lead pastor of Community United Methodist Church for 11 years. He also pastors our sister church Roselle United Methodist Church.

Pastor's Corner

Welcome From Our Pastor

Dear Friends,

We warmly welcome you to Community United Methodist Church of Roselle Park!

As a small Christ-centered congregation, we offer our place to all for the purpose of experiencing and sharing God’s life-affirming presence in our accepting, caring, nurturing, witnessing, and serving community of faith. Our mission is to be a witness of Jesus Christ for the common good of all peoples by providing hope and love to everyone.

We are actively involved with several outreach ministries in the community throughout the year such as: Food Ministry with the town’s Casano Center, Bridges Lunches Program, and the Community Preschool. We participate in the Borough-Wide Community Cleanup program in the spring and fall. We also host weekly NA and AA meetings. Besides these local outreach programs, we are also engaged in regional and global ministries of the United Methodist Church and other mission organizations in the world.

 Of course, we offer abundant blessings of God’s love, grace, joy, and goodness to everyone through our regular local church ministries. Our Sunday worship service takes place at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a coffee hour fellowship.  For our small group ministries, we do monthly Bible study and prayer meeting online as well as men’s breakfast fellowship at the diner. We also come together for Sunday meal fellowships during special occasions.

Here at Community UMC, there is an ample, safe, and friendly space for you and your family to enjoy the fellowship, grow spiritually, and serve the community. We joyfully invite you to join us for our worship service and fellowship this Sunday. Feel free to come as you are. 

May God enfold you, your family, and our community with the Risen Christ’s  life-giving, sustaining, and inspiring presence.

Joy abounding,

Pastor Manny


Notes from the Pastor

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