October 14 , 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: "Gender (in)Equality?"
1 Timothy 2:11-14
As For Me and My House
Time for Holy Conversation
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We are ready to embark on our first round of Holy Conversations as part of our As For Me & My House visioning process. Through this process we are seeking to discern where and who God is calling us to be as we move into the future as a family of faith. Your Core Leadership Team has been hard at work honing this process to help us wrestle with the questions that we need to answer so that we may be open...

Advent Choir
Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm
Do you love singing songs of Christmas? Please join the Chancel Choir this Wednesday for a short-term commitment to sing for our Advent Cantata December 11th at the Cornerstone traditional Service.

AUMC Student Ministries Tailgate
Friday, October 21, 5:45pm, Lot A
Come for food, fun and games. Buy a raffle ticket for a JBL bluetooth speaker, benefitting AUMC Student Ministries, while you're there. $1 per ticket or $10 for 14. All Bearcat fans welcomed! Food provided by the Roadies Sunday school class.

Stephen Ministry Workshop
Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-1:00pm
This is an introductory workshop to learn what Stephen Ministry is all about. If you are interested in Stephen Ministry contact Trudy Smith to register, no later than Wednesday, October 19.

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Church Parking Lot
We will have bounce houses, games and treats.  Please make sure to register your car to make sure that we have enough trunk or treat participants.  You can register with Jennifer McDaniel or at the Connection Center.  
October Aledo UMC Kids Mission Project
We will be collecting the following items for Blessing Bags: warm socks, warm gloves, $5 fast food gift cards, chapstick, beef jerky, granola/protein bars, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, bottled water (8oz), travel size lotion, snack packages of crackers (cheese, peanut butter, etc), pocket size package tissues, Wet Wipes (package with 20 wipes). Items can be dropped off in marked bin in the Narthex.
Community Needs
Aledo Children's AdvoCats are seeking Angel Project Shoppers to ensure that children in need in Aledo ISD have a Merry Christmas. To adopt a child this Christmas, visit http://www.aledoadvocats. com/programs and scroll down to Angel Project. Deadline to adopt a child or family is Oct. 28th.
Moss Insurance Group in Aledo is sponsoring its eighth-annual food drive for the Parker County Center of Hope. Pick up bags at the Connection Center. Bags can be dropped off in the bin in the Narthex or returned to Moss Insurance Group, 705 FM 1187, by Oct. 31st.
Obedience School
We learn a lot from our dogs. We learn about unconditional love, trust and devotion, just to name a few. But what other lessons do they teach us? That will be the topic of a new sermon series called Obedience School, which will begin on Oct. 30. But this sermon series needs your input. What do you learn from your dog about what it means to be human? What do you learn about life and love and friendship, not to mention temptation? Share your stories, as well as photos or videos of your dog and help shape this series. Email Lee Trigg.

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
October 19th: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, salad and dessert
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Phyllis King; Blake Britt's dad Rodney Britt; Charlie Bransom's mother Shirley Bransom Cosper; Fred and Peggy Holt's great nephew Gunner Woods; Richard Wolf; Tim Burt; Sue Van Valkenburg's sister Glee Davis; Laraine Waughtal; Rhonda Ever's mother Susann Eller; Carrie Hester's sister Sheryl Curtis
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
Long-term prayer concerns: Robert Hare; Amber Weeks; Janie Faris; Al Clark; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Lori Kahil's father, Jeff Muessig; 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