September 2, 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: "When the Lead Breaks"
Deuteronomy 3:23-28
The Road Less Traveled
I read online Wednesday that we - as in Earth - recently had a near miss with an asteroid. The asteroid, dubbed 2016 QA2, passed within 60,000 miles of the Earth. That may sound like a lot, but in space terms, it's dangerously close. What's even more disconcerting is that apparently no one knew about it. Astronomers
discovered the hunk of rock and ice - estimated at somewhere between 50 and 100 feet in diameter.....

Wednesday Night @ AUMC Programming
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

Fellowship Dinner Menu
September 7 - Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Rice and Black Beans, Salad
September 14 - Shepherd Pie and Salad
September 21 - Chicken Pot Pie and Salad
Java & Jesus
Thursdays, 10:00 am, beginning September 8
Take your friendships off-line and join us! All ladies of the church - and friends! - are invited to be part of this weekly gathering. No outside reading is required. We will share coffee and a devotion, from Restless by Jeenie Allen, to kick-start our day and encourage us in our journey with Jesus Christ. Childcare is provided. For more info, contact Trudy Smith.  Java and Jesus - the perfect blend!!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 am, beginning September 13
This fall we'll be studying Meet the Goodpeople - Wesley's 7 Ways to Share Faith by Roger Ross. Books will be available at the first class meeting. Meet the Goodpeople invites us to see, love and relate to the neighbors all around us within the church, the community and the world with a new heart and new eyes. Anyone is welcome to join this study. For more information, contact Sussie Jordan (512-923-9268) or sign up at the Connection Center.
Dina Malki
Sunday, September 18, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
The TLC Sunday school class will be hosting a guest speaker, Dina Malki. She holds a Master's degree in Islamic Studies and Christian Muslim relations. Everyone is invited to join them as Ms. Malki brings a fresh view of Islam to their class.

Young at Heart
Beginning September 16, 6:00pm, Chapel
All who are "young at heart" are invited to an evening of fun and fellowship, the 3rd Friday of each month. We meet for a potluck supper, followed by an evening of fun. Invite your friends and join us for a few hours with your "young at heart" friends! Questions? Contact Trudy Smith or call 817-441-8329.
Disciple Fast Track
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, beginning September 22
Fast Track groups, facilitated by Matt Reed & Fanci Coyle, will meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week's session. Participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can live out their discipleship commitment. Sign up at the Connection Center.
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.
Third Grade Bibles
Sunday, October 9
Attention 3rd Grade Parents! Third graders will receive Bibles on Sunday, October 9. Please email Jennifer McDaniel by September 21 to reserve a Bible for your child. Please include how you would like your child's name inscribed in the Bible.
Lord's Acre
If you are donating a handmade item to our Lord's Acre Silent Auction this year, please let me know. I would like to have a table that spotlights our local talent. This includes items made by amateurs and our serious artists. Anything from DIY and Pinterest project crafts to professional products!!! We would LOVE to have your items for the auction. E-mail Kristin Bryan to tell her about your donation!
Thank you!

Live and Silent Auction Items Needed
We are putting together two fantastic auctions for this year's Lord's Acre!  To make it even better,
the following items are needed:
*Event Tickets
(Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks,
Colonial, TCU, Bearcat football,
Bass Hall, concerts)
Gift Cards or Certificates

Please contact Laura Anderson if you can help!

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

Concerns: Robert Hare; Pat Glenn; Amber Weeks; Fanci Coyle's parents, Harvey & Emma Horton; Jim Wright; Louisiana Flood Victims; Geneyne Clark's daughter Melinda McDonald; Carol Dockstader's son Corey Clanton
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
Sympathies: The family of Trenton Darton
Long-term prayer concerns: Janie Faris; Al Clark; Carrie Hester; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Lori Kahil's father, Jeff Muessig; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Katie Alexander; 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; Jean Smith; Chase Peysen; Leon Fleming; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel