November 10, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: Service
1 Peter 4:8-11
The Road Less Traveled
A few days ago, during our regular weekly meeting, the staff discussed the shootings at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. And inevitably the discussion moved toward what we would do. We talked about whether we should have someone designated to be in the....

Poinsettia Sales
Sunday, November 12
Music Ministries' annual poinsettia sale begins today. Let's fill the sanctuary with beautiful flowers for Advent! Poinsettias may be ordered at the Connection Center for $15 each through November 26. Plants will be displayed in the sanctuary through Christmas Eve, and those who purchase plants may take them home after the Christmas Eve services.

Ministry Fair
Sunday, November 12, 10:00-11:00am
One of the main components of the As For Me & My House visioning plan was for everyone who calls Aledo UMC home to be engaged in service to the church. Those myriad of opportunities will be on display in a Ministry Service Fair during the Sunday School Hour. Come check out the various places that your hands and feet can become those of Christ.


Aledo UMC Family Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm
Join us for our "church family" Thanksgiving dinner. Fried chicken will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring either a side dish or dessert to share. Dinner will start at 5:30pm, followed by Thanksgiving crafts at 6:30. This will be a fun evening for all ages!

Operation Christmas Child-Shoebox Mission
Wednesday, November 15
Boxes must be returned to the marked bin in the Narthex no later than Wednesday, November 15.

Service of Hope
Sunday, November 19, 6:30pm in the Chapel
The holidays will soon be approaching, and that can be a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. The Service of Hope provides a time to remember those loved ones who are no longer with us. Please feel free to invite family and friends who might benefit from being part of this special service, as well.

Decorators Needed!
Sunday, November 26, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Do you love to decorate? Then come help the worship committee decorate the Sanctuary and Narthex before the first Sunday of Advent! There will be refreshments and holiday music provided while you decorate! Please email the music department for more information.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 2
Volunteers are needed in order to make Breakfast with Santa a success. If you are able to help with crafts, serve breakfast, or cook pancakes, please email  Jennifer McDaniel or sign up at the Connection Center.

Fall "Church Family" Fun Nights
Once a month, we will be hosting Family Nights on a Wednesday evening. Be sure to add these to your calendar!
  • November 15- Aledo Family Thanksgiving Potluck and Craft
  • December 13- Cookie Exchange and Cookies for the Troops
Please note that these events are for the whole family and parents should attend with their children.

Save the Date
      • Sunday, November 19 - Service of Hope, 6:30pm
      • Sunday, November 26 - Sanctuary Christmas Decorating, 12:00pm
      • Saturday, December 2 - Breakfast with Santa, 9:00am
      • Sunday, December 3 - Annual Chili Cookoff and Hanging of the Greens, 5:30pm.
      • Monday, December 4 - Women's Christmas Ornament Exchange, 6:00pm
On the Go Devo

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When we join the church, we pledge to support the life and ministry of the church with our financial gifts. That can get complicated on those weeks when we can't be here as the offering plate comes around. But through electronic giving, you remain faithful to your membership vows, even on those weeks when life takes you elsewhere. It's easy. It's safe. And it benefits both you and your church family. Setting it up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Contact Shari Birchell at to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to to use your credit or debit card.

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

Concerns: Christi Schmidt; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Mark and Sandy Greenough's nephew Dennis Neal Vialls; Randy Lockhart's sister Cheryl; Tammy Leifeste's grandmother Esther Baer; Kristen Bryan's mother; Michael Groom's nephew Ryan McNatt Jr.; Ben Combs
Special members who are unable to worship with us: C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Sympathies: Owen Schmidt and family on the death of his cousin Karen Mote
Long-term prayer concerns: Isobel O'Gorman; Wayne McGregor; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Toni McGregory's daughter Adriane Mason; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Douglas Moore; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel