Paoli United Methodist Church
In 1972, during the construction project, seventeen of our youth and adults went on a mission trip to Morant Bay, Jamaica, in the West Indies.
While there, they conducted a vacation church school and painted the church buildings.
Here we see family waiting for their return to the Louisville airport.
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Around that same 1971-1972 time frame of our construction project, the community's Countdown Parade had a theme of "Yesterday".
A historical re-enactor protrayed an early Methodist circuit rider like those who served our area in the early 1800s.
In the mid 1970s, Eldon Brown showed the youth that God's creation included all the Earth and also all that is beneath it as he led them on caving trips.
Above ground, there were canoe trips on Blue River and at Sugar Creek.
Also in the 1970s, our church took several trips on God's Nightcrawler, a United Methodist overnight bus.
Onboard, there were three levels of bunks. And it was not just the youth that traveled on the bus! At left here we see Eldon Brown outside the bus, where it has arrived somewhere in the morning.
Below you see someone loading baggage, and the group taking a break at an Interstate highway rest stop.
Then some night-time shots on board the Nightcrawler.
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Clergy through the years
| John Russell (Methodist)
Richard Gillum (E.U.B.)