October 21 , 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: "The Matter of Submission"
Ephesians 5:22-28
The Road Less Traveled
One of the things we often are guilty of in the church i s using "churchy" language. It' s insider talk, words and phrases that would be wholly unfamiliar to someone stepping into church for the first time. Unfortunately, we also sometimes use language that is largely unfamiliar even to those who are a part of the community. Words like blessing, grace, exalt...

Blessed to be a Blessing
2016 Stewardship Journey

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....

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...

AUMC Student Ministries Tailgate
Tonight, 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.

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.  
Operation Christmas Child
Boxes for Operation Christmas Child will be handed out Sunday, October 30th. Packing ideas and due date information will be included with your box.
All Saints Day
Sunday, November 6
If you have loved ones you would like to honor and remember please fill out a card at the Connection Center in the Narthex so we can include their names in our All Saints bulletin. Also place a bell on the banner that will be processed during both services.
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.
Charge Conference
November 13, 3:00pm at Aledo United Methodist Church
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.
Aqua Alert!
AUMC experienced a plumbing problem overnight Wednesday that resulted in severe flooding in several offices and the Chapel. Clean-up is continuing, and, as a result, the hallway between the Narthex and the kitchen is closed today. Children's Sunday School opeing and closing will be in the Gathering Room on the first floor of the Education Building. Access the Education Building and kitchen through the north doors of the Education Building, under the covered driveway.
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: 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; 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