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

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

Upcoming Services and Events

January 2017

January 8
Sermon: The Baptism of Jesus
Matthew 3:13-17

January 15
Sermon: The Witness
John 1:29-42

Five week study of I Corinthians

January 22
Sermon: Folly or Salvation
I Corinthians 1:10-18

January 29
Sermon: Jesus is our Wisdom
I Corinthians 1:18-31

February 5
Sermon: Revealed by the Spirit
I Corinthians 2:1-12

February 12
Sermon: Only God Gives Growth
I Corinthians 3:1-9

February 19
Sermon: Build on the Foundation
I Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23

February 26
Sermon: Faith and Hope in God
2 Peter 1:16-21

Devotional thought

The History Behind the Hymn I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

Timothy Dwight, a president of Yale, was an important scholar, hymn writer, and Congregational pastor in the early years of the United States. This hymn is an expression of love and dedication to the Church and it is based on Psalm 137:5-6.

It is among the earliest texts written in America which is still in general use. Dwight writes of his love for the church. But the Church he speaks of is only represented by the tangible elements here on earth. The church itself consists of the redeemed, who are saved by Christ's own blood sacrifice.

I Love thy kingdom, Lord. Amen.