September 30 , 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: "Turn the Other Cheek"
Matthew 5:38-42
PASTOR'S NOTE
The Road Less Traveled
It is not often that I share the thoughts of other writers in this space, but I thought this one worth sharing. It is a blog post written by my friend and colleague, Rev. Steve Heyduck. Steve is the senior pastor of Euless First United Methodist Church in Euless. Regardless of where you are.....
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advent Choir
Wednesday Nights, 7:00pm, beginning October 5
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.
Starting Point
Sunday, October 9, 10:00am
All visitors to Aledo UMC are invited to join Pastor Lee and Trudy Smith during the Sunday school hour. We will share coffee and conversation about Aledo UMC: who we are, what we believe, and how we live & serve in our community. Join us at 10:00 in the Narthex (main lobby). Sunday school available at this time for children of all ages. Starting Point, a good place to begin your journey with Aledo UMC!
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 trudysmith@aledoumc.org to register, no later than Wednesday,
October 19.
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.
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!
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Church Parking Lot
Wednesday Night Bible Study
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
Menu for October 5th: Chicken Spaghetti, salad and dessert
PRAYERS
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Tim Burt; Sue Van Valkenburg's sister Glee Davis; Laraine Waughtal; Rhonda Ever's mother Susann Eller; 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
 
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