Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of the United Methodist Church

Paoli United Methodist Church

We are a church involved in missions. We support the school nurse's program, Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Christmas program for Throop elementary school. On the fourth Sunday of each month we have a "Mission Moment" segment to keep the congregation informed on our current mission projects. Howard Detweiler is our current mission chairperson.

The Paoli United Methodist church is working to help others in need.

If you visit us, we keep the last two rows/pews at the back of the sanctuary open for visitors and we wear name tags to help visitors feel more comfortable as you are greeted.

Learn more about our missions »

Healthy Connections and Contacts

Your total health is a network of connections and contacts. It is all about your mental, physical and spiritual parts working together to maintain balance. Your health is a continuous process, the interplay of different forces and conditions. No problem can be seen in isolation. Our task at the Paoli church is to help you get back into a healthy balance when faced with a major life decision or various types of internal or external crisis situations.

Major life choices:

  • Thinking about getting married? Premarital education
  • As your marriage relationship changes, are you able to change too? Short term marriage crisis counseling
  • What heritage do want to leave behind for others to remember? Dying well
Exterior of the United Methodist Church on a sunny day.
Sanctuary of the Paoli United Methodist Church during a Sunday morning worship service.

Visitors are always welcome at the Paoli United Methodist Church. The church has a place for you to renew and grow in your faith. Here you will be welcome to dedicate your time, talent and treasure to the Lord. Come join us!

Our weekly Sunday morning services are:

Early Worship 8:15 AM
Sunday school
and Bible study
9:00 AM
Second Worship 10:15 AM
Love and

Nursery services are available during both the Bible study classes and the worship service.

Upcoming Services and Events

Summer 2017

July 9 — Christian Education Moment
Sermon: Family Geneology
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

July 9 — Party Time
11:30 AM, Fellowship Hall

Bring no food. Everything will be supplied.

There will be sweet corn, hot dogs, barbeque, baked beans, potato salad, and watermelon.

Open to the general public.

Deuteronomy chapter 14

10-Week Series on Romans

July 16 — Food Pantry Sunday
Ten-week series on Romans begins
Sermon: Grace
Romans 8:1-11

July 23 — Mission Moment
Sermon: Sons of God
Romans 8:12-25

July 30 — Stewardship Moment
Sermon: Intercession
Romans 8:26-39

August 6 — Communion Sunday
Sermon: Children of the Promise
Romans 10:1-5

August 13 — Christian Education Moment
Sermon: Public and Private Confession
Romans 10:5-15

August 20 — Food Pantry Sunday
Sermon: Irrevocable Trust
Romans 11:1-2, 29-32

August 27 — Mission Moment
Sermon: A Living Sacrifice
Romans 12:1-8

September 3 — Communion Sunday
Sermon: Attributes
Romans 12:9-21

September 10 — Christian Education Moment
Sermon: Love Fulfills the Law
Romans 13:8-14

September 17 — Food Pantry Sunday
Sermon: Give An Account
Romans 14:1-12

10-Week Series on Matthew

September 24 — Mission Moment
Beginning of a 10-week series on Matthew
Sermon: A Parable on the Kingdom of God
Matthew 20:1-16

Devotional thought

Focusing on the Family

Consider how important and how needed family Christian education is becoming.

Family Christian education needs to be an intentional program of learning experiences which are planned and guided to develop the full spiritual potential of individuals in their present and future roles as family members. The central concept of family Christian education is that of relationships through which personality and spirituality are developed. This would include a person or family's relationship to Jesus Christ.

Keeping a family intact is not easy. There are many social problems facing the family like drug addiction, alcoholism and increasing levels of spouse abuse, which negatively impact the family and its ability to adapt. Thus it would seem family Christian education is of increasing importance in the ministry of the church universal.