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Paoli United Methodist Church

We are a church that welcomes visitors! If you are looking for a church to call home, we urge you to give us a try. We are a growing congregation with a heart for people and a concern for our community. Our worship services combine time-honored traditions with new songs of faith. The message is always a biblically centered approach to living our lives in faith in today's world.

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Our church's goal is to provide the best possible opportunities for spiritual learning and service through:

  • Worship every Sunday
  • Education of many types including Sunday and Wednesday Bible study
  • Pre-marital counseling by the pastor
  • Marriage counseling
  • Other types of counseling when help is needed
  • Fellowship for all ages
  • Opportunities for Christian service
  • We offer the use of our church building for the Boy Scouts, Red Cross Blood Donation Center and Life Line Screening, plus other worthy causes.
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 8:00 AM
Sunday school
and Bible study
9:00 AM
Second Worship 10:15 AM

Everyone is invited to have a cup of coffee and a donut and share some fellowship in our Fellowship Hall before the Bible study classes begin. Nursery services are available during both the Bible study classes and the worship service.

Click here to see an archive of past sermon topics.

Vacation Bible School

2015 Vacation Bible School was a success! See the pictures and descriptions here.

Today's thought

Some Objections

Some argue that this Moral Law is just a form of herd instinct. But we sometimes feel the pull of two instincts at once (like the instinct to help someone in distress and the instinct to protect our own safety). The Moral Law judges between the two instincts and therefore, cannot itself be an instinct. When people compare societies, they may say that one is better than another. When they make this judgment, they are comparing both to a standard. Consequently, there must be a "real" right and wrong.

This is a summary of Part 2 of Book 1, "Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe", in C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.

The Becomers and The Back Door, two of our adult Bible study classes meeting on Sunday mornings, often use C. S. Lewis' writings in addition to other Bible commentaries and other media.

 Check back tomorrow for another reading!