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.

Methodist Mountain Mission

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Real Discipleship Survey

Take the Real Discipleship Survey, an instrument designed to support the development of maturing disciples at both the personal and congregational levels.

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.

God Will Provide / John 6:1-21
July 25, 2021
A Great Crowd / Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
July 18, 2021
Anger / Mark 6:14-29
July 11, 2021
Honor / Mark 6:1-13
July 4, 2021
Limitations
of a Sermon
Peace / Mark 4:35-41
June 20, 2021
Explaining Special Miracles
Jesus is Lord of Nature in Mark
Comparison / Mark 4:26-34
June 13, 2021
A Divided Kingdom / Mark 3:20-35
Mark's Concept of the Unpardonable Sin / June 6, 2021
Born of Water and the Spirit / John 3:1-17
Trinity Sunday / May 30, 2021
Pentecost / Acts 2:1-21
May 23, 2021
Historical background
on Pentecost
God's Testimony / 1 John 5:9-13
May 16, 2021
Faith Conquers / 1 John 5:1-6
May 9, 2021
Abiding Love / 1 John 3:16-24
April 25, 2021
God's Children / 1 John 3:1-7
April 18, 2021
The Advocate / John 1:1-2:2
April 11, 2021
Empty Tomb
April 4, 2021 / Easter Sunday
Meditation
April 2, 2021 / Good Friday
Mark 11:1-11
March 28, 2021 / Palm Sunday
Background on Jesus' death and resurrection / John 12
March 21, 2021 / 5th Sunday in Lent
A Troubled Soul / John 12:20-33
March 21, 2021 / 5th Sunday in Lent
Be Saved
March 14, 2021
Understanding Different Biblical Perspectives
March 7, 2021
Zeal — John 2:13-22
March 7, 2021
He Taught Openly
February 28, 2021
Contempt
February 21, 2021
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021
Transfiguration
February 14, 2021
Addendum to Transfiguration
February 14, 2021
Take My Hand
February 7, 2021
Astonishment
January 31, 2021
Arrested
January 24, 2021
Follow Me
January 17, 2021
Preparation
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
Decisions
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
Forgiveness
April 26, 2020
The Value of Faith
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday
Announcements
Holy Thursday
April 9, 2020
Palm Sunday
April 5, 2020
Glorification
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
Anniversary
Social
Concerns

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

Devotional thought

The Humor of Will Rogers

Will Rogers used his humor to uncover a variety of human short comings and social injustices. Will did this in two ways: first, he wanted the public to be aware of the facts of an idea or situation; second, he wanted people to use common sense by weighting the situation or the idea with values such as honesty, selflessness, hard work and love of neighbor. He used his gags to help people experience a kind of self examination. Will's style was to appear as an uneducated cowboy. He then began with one direction of thought and then abruptly change direction.

Humor used properly can accomplish many things. I believe we need a bit more humor or the ability to laugh at our short comings and faults. If God wants us to enjoy life; then consider humor may not have been designed by God to wound or belittle someone. Maybe it was meant to get our attention. Then direct us to engage in a kind of spiritual self examination.