November 11 , 2016
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: "Living in the Moment"
Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
The Road Less Traveled
As I write this morning, people throughout America are struggling to process the outcome of the 2106 election that made Donald Trump the President-Elect of the United States. For some it was the outcome for which they prayed. For others it was the result they dreaded the most. And on the day after, reaction gathered at either end of the emotional spectrum. Either the election.....

Blessed to be a Blessing
2016 Stewardship Journey
Commitment Sunday, November 13

AUMC Charge Conference
Sunday, November 13, 3:00pm.
As For Me and My House
We have completed our first round Holy Conversations as part of our church-wide visioning process. A huge thank you to all who participated and shared their thoughts about who we are currently as a congregation. The Core Leadership Team is prayerfully processing all of the thoughts that were shared and will be reporting to you soon. Be on the lookout for the As For Me & My House newsletter that will be landing in your mailbox in the next week to 10 days.
Poinsettia Sales Begin
Let's fill the sanctuary with beautiful flowers for Advent! Poinsettias may be ordered at the Connection Center for $15 each through November 27. Plants will be displayed in the sanctuary through Christmas Eve, and those who purchase plants may take them home after the Christmas Eve services.
Children's Ministry's Volunteers
The Children's Ministry's area is in need of volunteers for Sunday School in preschool through 4th grade. Please contact  Jennifer to see how you can help.
Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Mission
Please drop off your completed Shoebox to AUMC by Wednesday,
November 16.
Service of Hope
Sunday, November 20, 6:30pm
The magic of the holidays is often missing for those suffering grief and loss. If you are experiencing the loneliness and sadness of loss, you are not alone. We are offering a time for folks to come together, share their pain, and find comfort as we head into the holiday season. We will honor and remember our loved ones in an atmosphere of faith, hope, and love during this special evening service. All are welcome.
Deck the Halls & Chili Cook-off
Sunday, November 27, at 5:30pm
Join us for one of our favorite events of the year! Our annual chili cook-off begins at 5:30pm, followed by the Deck the Halls worship service and decorating of the tree and sanctuary at 6:30pm. Children have a special role during the service of hanging the Chrismons on the tree! Sign-up to enter the chili cook-off at the Connection Center, or just come share in dinner and fellowship. Desserts are welcome as well. Prizes will be awarded for the top chili in each of three categories - Regular, Spicy, and "Not Your Mama's."

Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 3, 9:00-10:30am
Come enjoy a pancake breakfast, crafts and photos with Santa himself. We will be accepting donations of wrapping paper for the Aledo Advocats Angel Project and canned food for the Manna Room at the breakfast. If you would like to help cook breakfast or assist at a craft table, please sign up at the Connection Center or email Jennifer.

Ladies' Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange
Monday, December 5 at 6:00pm
All ladies are invited to join us for our annual Christmas ornament exchange and holiday fellowship at Nelda McGlinchey's home (8497 S. FM 1187, one mile past the "big cow"). Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  Meet at church at 5:45, if you would like to carpool.
Wednesday Night @ AUMC Schedule
4:00 Quad Opens
5:30 Fellowship Dinner
6:00 Children's Choir
6:00-6:45 - Youth Worship (7-12th grade)
6:00 Celebration Ringers
6:30 Children & Adult Programming
6:45-7:30 - Youth Small Groups (7-8 // 9-10 // 11-12)
7:00 Advent Choir
7:45 Chancel Choir

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

Concerns: Peggy Badlato; Kent Kilbourne; Chris Coble's father, Larry; Kristin Bryan's parents, Mike & Pat Brady; Emily Fowler's aunt, Mona; Carrie Hester; Phyllis King; Blake Britt's dad Rodney Britt; Shirley Bransom-Cosper; Richard Wolf; Sue Van Valkenburg's sister Glee Davis
Sympathies: Geneyne Clark and family on death of her husband Al; Jodi Young and family on death of her son Randall
Joys: Al and Shari Birchell on the birth of their granddaughter, Allison Marjorie Jones
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
Long-term prayer concerns: Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Robert Hare; Amber Weeks; Janie Faris; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; 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; Chase Peysen; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel