October 28 , 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: "Choosing Joy"
Philippians 4:4-7
The Road Less Traveled
Things have been somewhat chaotic around the church for the past week or so. Last Wednesday evening there was a water main break down the street from us. When the water was turned back on late that night, the pressure blew a valve in the men's restroom i n the hallway between the Narthex and the kitchen, and water flowed all night long. When I arrived early Thursday morning, I found much of that area flooded, including the hallway, four offices and a portion of the Chapel. For the past eight days, we have dodged blowers and dehumidifiers....

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....

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Church Parking Lot
Trunk or Treat is tomorrow! If you will be handing out candy from your car, please make sure that you are set up and ready by 4pm.  You may arrive as early as 3:30 to set up.  We are still in need of volunteers to help with games.  Please contact  Jennifer to sign up.
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.
A Big Thank You!
Thank you! Thank you to Don Sorensen and Jim Stavens for spreading 24 yards of mulch on the playground. It was a BIG job and much appreciated! You are true disciples.
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.
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.
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.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 10th from 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.
Charge Conference
November 13, 3:00pm at Aledo United Methodist Church
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.
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 Coble; 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: Guy and Rhonda Wilson and family on the loss of his father, Kenneth
Congratulations: Jeremy and Laura McCollum on the birth of Tessa Blake
Special members who are unable to worship with us:   Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
Long-term prayer concerns:   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