September 23 , 2016
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
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This Sunday's Message: "When Faith Goes to the Dogs"
Matthew 15:21-28
PASTOR'S NOTE
The Road Less Traveled
Trudy Smith and I attended the Central Texas Conference Evangelism Summit this week. We heard from some engaging speakers, each challenging us to become more deliberate and more creative in our efforts to share the Good News of the Gospel and to share the story of Jesus Christ. I've thought a......
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lord's Acre Volunteers
October 1, 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Lord's Acre team needs your support now! There are A LOT of volunteer positions still to fill in order to make Lord's Acre a successful EVENT. Please HELP by signing up. It's quick and easy by clicking here (a reminder will be sent to your email) or the Connection Center. Also , visit the Connection Center to purchase kids' wristbands for $10 or pick up a pan for a casserole or baked good. Thank you SO MUCH for giving your time and energy to the Lords' Acre 2016!
Meet Jennifer McDaniel,
Director of Children & Family Ministries
September 25, after 11:00 service, in the Chapel
The Staff-Parish Relations Committee invites you to a meet and greet for Jennifer McDaniel, our Director of Children & Family Ministries. Jennifer has been on board since July, and many of you have met her in passing as you drop off and pick up your kids. But this is an opportunity to visit with her and get to know Jennifer and her vision for Children's Ministry in a more relaxed setting. We'll gather in the Chapel for a potluck lunch immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service. We'll supply the fried chicken. Bring your favorite dish to share. Hope to see you there!

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.

September Aledo UMC Kids Mission Project
We will be collecting books for Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth. They are in need of children's books for their book cart. Books need to be new/unused for ages 0-10.  Books can be dropped of in the marked bin in the Narthex.
Save the Date!
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Church Parking Lot
Wednesday Night @ AUMC
Rediscovering the Bible  
6:30pm, Chapel
Are you in need of a Bible refresher? Do your kids come home from Sunday school asking you, "Were Jonah and Jesus friends?" and you find yourself at a loss. Join Trudy Smith for an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. All you need to bring is your Bible! For more info contact trudysmith@aledoumc.org.

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 Chancel Choir

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

Concerns: Tyrell Greenough; Ryan Brown; Carrie Hester's sister Sheryl Curtis; Beth Fischer's mother, Linda Hood; Shannon Reynold's mother, Anita Sparks; Robert Hare; Pat Glenn; Amber Weeks; Fanci Coyle's parents, Harvey & Emma Horton; Jim Wright
 
Sympathies: Debra Emond and family on the loss of her mother

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
 
Long-term prayer concerns: 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