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.
The 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.
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|
and Bible study
|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.
What Lies Behind the Law
Throughout history, there have been two opposing views regarding creation. The Materialist view proposes that a series of random events caused matter to come together and eventually to form living creatures. The Religious view proposes that what is behind the universe is more like a mind — it is conscious, has purposes and prefers one thing over another. Science cannot settle this debate because science can only work by observation of facts. The problem would be hopeless except for one thing. Each of us has a self-awareness and through this "inside information" we find ourselves under a Moral Law that we did not create and that we know we "Ought" to obey. This implies that there is something behind the universe that prefers one thing over another, urges us to do right and makes us feel guilty when we do wrong.
This is a summary of Part 4 of Book 1, "Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe", in C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.
Check back tomorrow for another reading!