Paoli United Methodist Church Worship Services:

Everyone is invited to 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. Our Sunday worship services are:

Early Worship 8:15 AM
This is a small informal service for people who like to start their day early. This service is about 35–40 minutes long.
Sunday school and Bible study 9:00 AM
Second Worship 10:15 AM
This is a multi-generational service. It includes a children's story time or what we call A Time with Young Disciples.
Youth Fellowship 6:00 PM
John 3:16 close view.

See the Adult Bible study and Sunday School pages for descriptions of our several Christian education classes for all ages from four years and up!

A typical 10:15 service opens with the musical prelude as acolytes bring in the light of Christ by lighting the candles.

Acolytes have lit the candles to start a service in the sanctuary of the Paoli United Methodist Church.

Young acolytes have lit the candles with their parents' help.

Acolytes have lit the candles to start a service in the sanctuary of the Paoli United Methodist Church.

Advent season brings special commemoration of the light of Christ.

Acolytes have lit the candles to start a service in the sanctuary of the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Howard Detweiler reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Garrett Vincent reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Donna Bonath reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

A liturgist leads the people in the call to worship, a hymn is sung, and a prayer in unison. Then, unless it's the first week of the month and therefore Communion Sunday, there is a children's story time. It's what we call A Time with Young Disciples. Presenters are:
Second week: Terry & Aaron Hannon
Third week: Howard Detweiler
Fourth week: Casey Brewster
Fifth week: Pastor LaMont

Worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Adult choir sings during worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

The service then continues with further music, prayer, reading of scripture and a sermon from the pastor. Our adult choir sings 45 out of 52 Sundays a year.

Maggie Vincent reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Dee Ann Harmon reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Connor Henderson reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Darryl Newkirk reads scripture during a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Pastor LaMont Bonath reading scripture during the worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Pastor LaMont Bonath reading scripture during the worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

Communion is the first Sunday of each month.

A "mission moment" is presented on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Sanctuary of the Paoli United Methodist Church during a Sunday morning worship service.

Special events are celebrated, as when Darlene McBride retired.

Commemoration of Darlene McBride's retirement at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

The service then concludes with a hymn and a musical postlude. Then it is time to take the light of Christ out into the world.

Members of the Paoli United Methodist Church prepare to take the light of Christ into the world.
Members of the Paoli United Methodist Church prepare to take the light of Christ into the world.
Members of the Paoli United Methodist Church prepare to take the light of Christ into the world.
Members of the Paoli United Methodist Church prepare to take the light of Christ into the world.

Our pastor delivers a short message each morning at 7:11 AM during Faith Break on Paoli's WUME 95.3 FM. Q-100 in French Lick, 100.1 FM, carries our pastor's messages occasionally but not on a regular schedule.

The Paoli United Methodist Church offers several special services throughout the church year, including:

An archive of some previous sermon topics is available.

Passing a sign of peace during the service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

Passing the sign of peace during the service.

Passing a sign of peace during the service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

Passing the sign of peace during the service.

The chancel choir singing a cantata during the service at the Paoli United Methodist Church.

The chancel choir singing a cantata during a service.