August 26 , 2016
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
eNews
This Sunday's Message: "Fitting in, or Becoming Fit"
Luke 3:21-22
PASTOR'S NOTE
The Road Less Traveled
Evangelism has become one of the most dreaded words in the modern church. We are told over and over again that evangelism - sharing the story of Christ - is the key to growing the church, and in so doing, growing the Kingdom. We know it...

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wednesday Night @ AUMC Programming

4:00 Quad Opens
5:30 Fellowship Dinner
6:00 Children's Choir
6:00-6:45 - Youth Worship (7-12th grade)
6:30 Children & Adult Programming
6:45-7:30 - Youth Small Groups (7-8 // 9-10 // 11-12)
7:00 Chancel Choir

Children K-6th Grade
Children's Choir  All children 2-5th grade are invited to join Miss Abbi Bell for choir on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Gathering Room. We will be learning music to sing in worship. Email Thomas Williamswith any questions.
 
Children's Programming Join us from 6:30-7:30pm for fun activities such as water games, cooking, and science exploration. K-4 will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Grades 5-6 will meet in the Rock House for fun activities and mission work. To volunteer or ask questions email Jennifer McDaniel.

Youth Programming  7th-12th Grade
Wednesday, Aug 31 - Change
Wednesday, Sept 7-21 - Reckless (life of Peter)

Adult Programming
Parenting by Faith - (In the Chapel) Led by licensed professional counselors, this workshop will help parents guide their kids through the journey of childhood and adolescence.
 
Right of Refusal - (Room #14 in the main building) This Bible study will focus on learning to say "no" in a world that increasingly demands "yes" from us. Led by Pastor Lee.

Fellowship Dinner Menu - August 31
Spaghetti, Green Beans, Salad & Dessert

Piano Player Needed!
Can you play a simple melody? If yes, then children's choir needs you! Rehearsals are Wednesday at 6:00-6:30pm. Please email  Thomas Williams if interested.

Acolyte Training
August 28, 12:00pm
Calling all 5th grade students and parents! There will be acolyte training for the 2016-17 school year on August 28th after the 11am Cornerstone traditional service. Lunch will be provide. Training will last 30 mins. Please email Thomas Williams to sign up.
Student Ministries Parent Meeting
August 28, 12:00pm, Chapel
Join us for our Fall Parent Meeting! We will be discussing some important dates for the upcoming year as well as other important information regarding the youth ministry! Please plan to be there.

Voices of Praise
Wednesday, August 31
Do you love to sing and move in the spirit? Do you want to grow as a worshipper? Do you like gospel and modern sacred music? Then Voices of Praise is for you! This new small ensemble is looking for people that have a song in their heart. There will be an information meeting August 31st at 6pm in the sanctuary. If interested please email Thomas Williams.

Support Prison Ministries
Several members of our congregation are part of ministry teams that go into Texas prisons, offering Christ's love and redemption. Purchase a $5 meal ticket at the Connection Center, a tangible reminder to an inmate that they still have value and are not forgotten. Also, add your name to the prayer chain at the Connection Center and make a commitment to pray for all those involved in the weekends. An Epiphany weekend is coming up over Labor Day, for incarcerated teenage girls, as well as a Kairos weekend in October, ministering to imprisoned men. For more info, contact Trudy Smith.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., beginning September 6
This fall we'll be studying Meet the Goodpeople - Wesley's 7 Ways to Share Faith by Roger Ross. Books will be available at the first class meeting. Meet the Goodpeople invites us to see, love and relate to the neighbors all around us within the church, the community and the world with a new heart and new eyes. Anyone is welcome to join this study. For more information, contact Sussie Jordan (512-923-9268) or sign up at the Connection Center.

Java with Jesus
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., beginning September 8
Take your friendships off-line and join us! All ladies of the church - and friends! - are invited to be part of this weekly gathering. No outside reading is required. We will share coffee and a devotion, from Restless by Jeenie Allen, to kick-start our day and encourage us in our journey with Jesus Christ. Childcare is provided. For more info, contact Trudy Smith.  Java and Jesus - the perfect blend!!

Disciple Fast Track
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, beginning September 22
Fast Track groups, facilitated by Matt Reed & Fanci Coyle, will meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week's session. Participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can live out their discipleship commitment. Sign up at the Connection Center.
Third Grade Bibles
Sunday, Ocotber 9
Attention 3rd Grade Parents! Third graders will receive Bibles on Sunday, October 9. Please email  Jennifer McDaniel by September 21 to reserve a Bible for your child. Please include how you would like your child's name inscribed in the Bible.
Lord's Acre
AUMC ARTISANS
If you are donating a handmade item to our Lord's Acre Silent Auction this year, please let me know. I would like to have a table that spotlights our local talent. This includes items made by amateurs and our serious artists. Anything from DIY and Pinterest project crafts to professional products!!! We would LOVE to have your items for the auction. E-mail Kristin Bryan to tell her about your donation!
Thank you!

Live and Silent Auction Items Needed
We are putting together two fantastic auctions for this year's Lord's Acre!  To make it even better,
the following items are needed:
* Event Tickets
(Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks,
Colonial, TCU, Bearcat football,
Bass Hall, concerts)
* Restaurant/Store
Gift Cards or Certificates

Please contact Laura Anderson if you can help!


PRAYERS
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Amber Weeks; Fanci Coyle's parents, Harvey & Emma Horton; Jim Wright; Louisiana Flood Victims; Geneyne Clark's daughter Melinda McDonald; Carol Dockstader's son Corey Clanton; Mary Mock's sister Dorothy Black; Sydney Smith; Ted Jordan; Tom Lunsford; Joy Moore: Kristi Hefner's uncle Scott Morehead; Janie Faris; Al Clark
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Carrie Hester; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Lori Kahil's father, Jeff Muessig; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Katie Alexander; Jana Gates' sister-in-law, Debra Lewis; Larry Wicker; Dan Tollefson's uncle, Phil Tollefson; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Kikee Kupper's father, Briscoe Dunn; Kathy Mayotte's father, A. Ken Hartle; Connie Dryden; Jean Smith; Chase Peysen; Leon Fleming; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel