God's Love in Action
Calvary UMC in Dumont, NJ
Our Global Church
The United Methodist Church shares a common heritage with all Christians, but we are especially known as a denomination deeply and actively involved with people’s lives, with political and social struggles, and international missions. Everything we do is an expression of the personal change we have experienced in our own spiritual journey and discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ.
It’s difficult to describe God, and we may have trouble relating to God, but we can understand God’s nature, and put into words how we experience God’s action in our lives. How do we do this? Simply remember Jesus—for in the New Testament picture of Jesus, we see God.
How to Connect and Engage with Calvary UMC
We invite you to contact Pastor Schuyler for a casual conversation by phone, email, or at any of our events. We practice COVID-19 safety guidelines in everything we do. Check out our upcoming News & Events to see if anything grabs your attention and be sure to follow us on YouTube and Facebook!
Join Our Sunday Worship Service
Sundays at 9:30 AM | 185 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628
Entrance to church parking lot is on Cooper Ave.
Pastor Schuyler Berdan
Pastor of Calvary UMC
Meet Our Team
I am so excited to be the music director for the Calvary United Methodist Church here in Doumont, NJ. I have been playing traditional and contemporary Christian music for many years. I played the piano and sang with the Saint Anthony’s church ensemble for twelve years; accompanying singers, playing my original compositions, singing in the choir, and playing the piano for the six o’clock mass. I have studied piano performance with an emphasis on the classical repertoire, as well as theory and harmony, with Peter Bellino, at Mannes College, in NYC. Currently I am playing the organ for our services, expanding my musical skills. I am also a piano teacher with thirty years of experience. I hope to bring my love of music to the Calvary United Methodist Church.
We are blessed to have the Parras take such meticulous and loving care of God’s house! Originally from South America, Claudia and Pablo have four children and one grandson. Pablo enjoys playing soccer (especially with his boys) and the family enjoys music, movie nights and any activity they can do together.