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.
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
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|
and Bible study
|Second Worship||10:15 AM|
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
December 3 — Hanging of the Greens
December 10 — Chancel Choir Cantata
December 17 — Youth Christmas Program
December 24 — Christmas Eve
We will have four worship services:
8:15 A.M. (45 minutes long)
10:15 A.M. (60 minutes long)
7:00 P.M. (30 minutes long)
11:00 P.M. (30 minutes long)
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.