November 4 , 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: "Perservering to be Loyal"
Hebrews 12:1-2
The Road Less Traveled
The status quo is a deceptive thing. Because most of us do not like change, there is comfort in it. It is predictable and familiar. But the status quo also can be dangerous because we quickly can become trapped in it, leaning on the comfort of the past rather than leaning into the future in faith....

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

In the 12 th Chapter of the Old Testament book of Genesis, God comes to a man named Abram
with an incredible offer. "I will make of you a great nation," God tells Abram, "and I will bless
you and make your name great." But there is more - a "so that" -- to the story. Abram and his
family will be blessed so that....

Time Change!
Remember to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night!
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.
Remembering Our Veterans
Sunday, November 13
If you have service men or women you would like to honor and/or remember on Veterans Day, please complete a card at the Connection Center in the Narthex.
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.

Operation Christmas Child
Boxes for Operation Christmas Child will be available at the Connection Center. Packing ideas and due date information will be included with your box.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1:00-3:00pm 
This month the meeting will be a time of sharing and discussing the challenges of difficult behavior for loved ones with dementia.
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.
Peru Mission Team
Keep up with the Peru Mission Team this week. Follow them on Facebook, AUMCPeru2016,
Charge Conference
November 13, 3:00pm at Aledo United Methodist Church
Title Match: Settling the Score Between
Spirituality & Religion
Wednesdays, November 2-16, 6:30pm, Chapel
Fully 25 percent of Americans now identify with no particular faith tradition. They are "Spiritual but not Religious," and increasingly they are turning away from the church. This three-week group study will examine the modern conflict between spirituality and religion and explore how the church can become the bridge that brings the two together.
Save the Date!
Ladies Retreat 
Texas Star Ranch, Friday, January 27 - Saturday, January 28 
Details and registration info coming soon!
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: Chris Coble's father, Larry; Kristin Bryan's parnts, 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: Micki Authier on the death of her husband Art.
Joy: Jayne, Tim and Emily Dawson on the birth of Emily's son Kye
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; Al Clark; 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