September 9, 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: "Beginning Again"
Isaiah 43:16-19
The Road Less Traveled
One week from tomorrow we enter into an important and exciting period in the life of our church. On Saturday, Sept. 17, we officially launch As For Me & My House, a visioning process that will help us look to the future and discern where and who God is calling us to be as a congregation. On that day, the 10-member Core Leadership Team that will guide us through this process will spend the day with Dr. Eric McKinney from the Texas Methodist Foundation...

Lord's Acre
October 1, 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Lord's Acre team has been hard at work and now need your support! Visit the Connection Center to purchase kids wristbands for $10 ($15 day of), volunteer or pick up a pan for a casserole or baked good.

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!

As For Me and My House
Aledo UMC will begin our process of visioning and discernment on Sept. 17 when
 the 10-member Core Leadership Team meets for the first time with Dr. Eric McKinney from the Texas Methodist Foundation. That team was approved on Tuesday by the Church Council. The members of the Core Leadership Team are: Lee Ancona, Ed Byrd, Aleshia Howe, Wes Griffin, Russell Smith, Emily Kite, Sussie Jordan, Joy Moore, Kathy Parris, and Chris Babcock.

Fall Bible Studies
Java & Jesus
 Thursdays, 10:00 am
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00am, beginning September 13
Disciple Fast Track
Thursdays, 6:30pm, beginning September 22
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.
AUMC Student Ministries
September 16, 6:00pm
Join us for whirly ball! It's Aledo's bye week, so we are hitting the bumper cars for some fun. There will also be games and snacks available if your student wants to bring extra money. Cost for whirly ball and dinner is $15.
Dina Malki
Sunday, September 18, 10:00am, Chapel
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.

Wednesday Night @ AUMC
Re-discovering the Bible
Beginning September 21 for 6 weeks, 6:30pm
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

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.
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 14 - Shepherd Pie, Salad and Dessert
September 21 - Chicken Pot Pie, Salad and Dessert
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: 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; Louisiana Flood Victims
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; Carrie Hester; 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