Paoli United Methodist Church

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of the 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 »

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Paoli UMC YouTube Channel

Video Sermons

During this time of COVID-19, our YouTube channel can still get the Word out while keeping people safe and healthy.

He Taught Openly
February 28, 2021
February 21, 2021
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021
February 14, 2021
Addendum to Transfiguration
February 14, 2021
Take My Hand
February 7, 2021
January 31, 2021
January 24, 2021
Follow Me
January 17, 2021
January 10, 2021
We Still Have Hope
December 27, 2020
God Has Spoken To Us
December 24, 2020
Hope For The Future
December 13, 2020
Examining the Past
December 6, 2020
November 22, 2020
How Are You Living?
November 15, 2020
Too Late!?
November 8, 2020
The Kingdom & the Glory
November 1, 2020
Devotional Possibilities
October 18, 2020
Prayer, Supplication, & Thanksgiving
October 11, 2020
The Call of God in Christ
October 4, 2020
Let Your Life Be Worthy of the Lord
September 20, 2020
We are the Lord's Servant
September 13, 2020
Owe Nothing!
September 6, 2020
Love is Genuine
August 30, 2020
Spritual Worship
August 23, 2020
The Remnant
August 16, 2020
Confession of Faith
August 9, 2020
Salvation History
August 2, 2020
Making Up Your Mind
July 7, 2020
Moral Obedience
June 28, 2020
The Rule of Grace
June 21, 2020
Let Jesus Heal You
June 14, 2020
Trinity Sunday
June 7, 2020
A Message to all People
May 31, 2020
Ascension Sunday
May 24, 2020
A Religious People
May 17, 2020
Who Are We?
May 10, 2020
Mothers' Day
May 10, 2020
How Does a Church Grow?
May 3, 2020
April 26, 2020
The Value of Faith
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday
Holy Thursday
April 9, 2020
Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020
March 29, 2020
Keeping You Informed
March 20, 2020

Bible Snapshots — Thought Provoker Videos

Luke 10:38-42

Adapting to Adversity

Adapting to Adversity:
Resilience Guide for Kids & Families

Easter 2019 at the Paoli United Methodist Church

A young family attending a worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church
The choir enters the Easter worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church
The pastor and the choir at the Easter worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church
A special musical piece at the Easter worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church
Children's time at the Easter worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church
Children's time at the Easter worship service at the Paoli United Methodist Church

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:

Exterior of the Paoli United Methodist Church.

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
PUMC 45th

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

Upcoming Services and Events

1st Sunday of each month: Communion

2nd Sunday: Christian Education

3rd Sunday: Food Pantry

4th Sunday: Missions

5th Sunday: Stewardship

February 16
Sermon: The Gift of Unity Matthew 5:21-37

February 23
Sermon: I am pleased. Listen to him. Matthew 17:1-9


February 26 — Ash Wednesday — Lent Begins
Sermon: Turn Around
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

March 1 — First Sunday in Lent — Communion
Sermon: Temptation
Matthew 4:1-11
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM

March 8 — Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Born Anew
John 3:1-7
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM

March 15 — Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Is This The Christ?
John 5:5-42
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM

March 22 — Fourth Sunday in Lent — UMCOR Sunday
Sermon: Demonstration
John 9:1-41
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM

March 29 — Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Glorification
John 11:1-45
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM

Palm Sunday

April 5 — Palm Sunday — Communion
Lenten Bible study at 6 PM


April 12 — Easter — Cantata

April 19
Sermon: The Value of Faith
Acts 2:14, 22-32
I Peter 1:3-9

April 26
Sermon: Forgiveness
Acts 2:14, 36-41
I Peter 1:17-23


May 3 — Communion
Sermon: Teaching, Fellowship, Bread, and Prayers
Acts 42-47
I Peter 2:2-10

May 10 — Mother's Day
Sermon: Stephen
Acts 7:55-60
I Peter 2:2-10

May 17
Sermon: A Religious People
Acts 17:22-31
I Peter 3:13-22

May 24 — Ascension Sunday
Sermon: The Ascension
Acts 1:6-14
I Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11

May 31 — Pentecost
Sermon: A Message to all the People
Acts 2:1-21


June 7 — Communion
2 Corinthians 13:11-13

June 14
Sermon: God's Love
Genesis 18:1-15
Romans 5:1-8

June 21 — Father's Day
Sermon: The Rule of Grace
Genesis 21:8-21
Romans 6:1-21

June 28
Sermon: Moral Obedience
Genesis 22:1-14
Romans 6:12-23


July 5
Sermon: Making Up My Mind
Romans 7:15-25

July 12
Sermon: Walk with the Spirit
Genesis 25:19-34
Romans 8:1-11

July 19
Sermon: What Do I Owe?
Genesis 28:10-19
Romans 8:12-25

July 26
Sermon: Spiritual Help
Genesis 29:15-28
Romans 8:26-39


August 2
Sermon: The conscience is my witness
Romans 9:1-5

August 9
Sermon: Confession of Faith
Romans 10:5-15

August 16
Sermon: Irrevocable Trust
Romans 11:1-2, 29-32

August 23
Sermon: Spiritual Worship
Romans 12:1-8

August 30
Sermon: Love is Genuine
Romans 12:9-21


September 6
Sermon: Owe Nothing
Romans 13:8-14

September 13
Sermon: We are the Lord's
Romans 14:1-12

September 20
Sermon: Let Your Life be Worthy of the Lord
Philippians 1:21-30

September 27
Sermon: Unity of Mind & Spirit
Philippians 2:1-13


October 4
The Call of God in Christ
Philippians 3:4-14

October 11
Sermon: Prayer, Supplication & Thanksgiving
Philippians 4:1-9

October 18
Sermon: Full Convictions
I Thessalonians 1:1-10

October 25
Sermon: Show Your Courage to God
I Thessalonians 2:1-8


November 1
Sermon: The Kingdom & the Glory
Joshua 3:7-17
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

November 8
Sermon: Have Hope!
Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 I Thessalonians 4:13-18

November 15
Sermon: Build Up Each Other
I Thessalonians 5:1-11

November 22
Sermon: I Will Seek Out My Sheep
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

November 29
Isaiah 64:1-9 Mark 13:24-37

Devotional thought

How Do You Get To Know Someone?

An interviewer asked people on the street for their favorite memory. Here are some of their responses:

  • On Sunday mornings my dad played Billie Holiday records.
  • The first time I went skinny dipping.
  • Watching shooting stars with my little brother.
  • My first kiss.
  • My first day of school.
  • My first acting job.
  • My first sailboat ride.
  • On vacation I met the woman who later became my wife.
  • Being on the football team that won the state championship.
  • Getting hugs from my mom.
  • Our school choir trip to Ireland.
  • In my dad's arms aboard ship, immigrating to America.
  • The day my child was born.
  • There are too many to choose from—but you made my day by just getting me thinking about it.

Make somebody's day: ask for their favorite memory. It's a great way to get to know people.