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

Lent and Easter 2017

March 19 — Third Sunday in Lent, United Methodist Committee on Relief special offering
Sermon: Peace with God
Romans 5:1-11

March 26 — Fourth Sunday in Lent, Fill the Ark special offering
Sermon: Reversal
John 9:1-41

April 2 — Fifth Sunday in Lent, communnion
Sermon: Lazarus
John 11:1-45

April 9 — Passion / Palm Sunday
Sermon: Who is this?
Matthew 21:1-11

April 13 — Holy Thursday, Last Supper play at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall

April 16 — Easter
6:30 AM Sermon: Caiphas
John 18:1 – 19:42
8:15, 10:15 Sermon: Do Not Be Afraid
Matthew 28:1-10

April 23 — Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 30
Sermon: Obedient to the Truth
1 Peter 1:17-32

Devotional thought

Jesus was a refugee

Have you ever thought about Jesus being a refugee? He was, according to the Christmas story in Matthew 2:13-15. Though his parent were Asia born Jesus and his family sought safety in Africa, avoiding the infanticide ordered by King Herod, the ruler of Palestine.

The text does not say where the family stayed. Wherever they ended up, we know Jesus, perhaps close to two years old at the start of the journey (2:16). spent at least some of his formative years in Egypt. Then when the family moved back to Palestine, they settled in Nazareth.