301 North College Ave.

Aledo, IL 61231

PHONE 309-582-2169

​​​"We exist to

​connect people to

Jesus Christ!"


The Aledo United Methodist Church 2019 Ministry Interest Survey
     In preparation for the ministries of 2019, in which ministry area(s) would YOU like to be involved? What are you PASSIONATE about? Matching your gifts/graces with the church’s ministry needs allows for better service to God. (If you are already involved in a specific area, feel free to mark it.)
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Finance Team– set yearly budget, review finances, make decisions about raising/spending money. (meet once/month)
Staff/Parish Relations Team- the church’s “Human Resources” department, liaison between church/staff, responsible for employment issues. (meet quarterly)
Lay Leadership Team– set ministry teams/team leadership for the coming year (meet infrequently throughout the year, mostly in the fall) 
Trustees Team– responsible for  the real property of the church– the church building itself and the parsonage (meet once/month)
Visitation Team- visit those needing cheer & love in the hospital, nursing facilities, or at private homes
Missions Team– guide the mission work of the church, both locally and globally through a variety of outlets (meet quarterly)
Outreach Team– focus on how to reach the members of our community who do not have a church home (meet every other month)
Audit Team– annually audit the church’s finances (meet once in February)
Endowment/Memorial Team– administer both the Endowment and Memorial Funds (meet every other month)
Safety Team– evaluate/create plans for improved church safety (meet quarterly)
Library Team-  help update with new books/media, keep books in order, promote use of library
Publication Team– fold/sort bulletins/newsletters for distribution
Hospitality Team– plan/implements programs designed to make AUMC even more welcoming.
Website Team– help update/maintain the church website: myaledoumc.com
Church Membership Team– review church attendance, help prepare/mail letters to “absentee” members (throughout the year)
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FUEL– provide a powerful ministry to the children of Mercer County (Wednesday evenings during the school year)
The Forge Youth/Children’s Team– help guide our Youth Groups with planning, dreaming and implementation.
Children’s Church– help lead age-appropriate worship for our youngest. (either 8AM or 10:30AM Sunday worship services) 
Education Team– help lead/guide the Christian Education of the church, including Sunday School 
Power Pack Feeding Program- plan and implement weekly take home food packs for The Forge youth group participants 
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Music Ministry– do you sing? (Choir) Play an instrument? (Praise Band, Bell Choir, piano/organ, other) Like to organize?
Usher Team– serve as an usher for the service you attend
Greeter Team– help welcome and greet people coming to the worship service you attend
Liturgist– lead a (pre-written) Call to Worship and read Scripture at the 10:30AM worship service
Worship Technology Team–  run sound board and/or computer for the worship service you attend (training provided)
Welcome Bag Team - Keep Welcome bags stocked weekly with current church information and bread and cookies. Solicit homemade cookies.
Children's Activity Bags Team- Keep bags clean and current.
Bus Ministry– help drive or load/unload passengers on Sunday morning
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United Methodist Women– help plan/implement social events, fundraisers and LOTS of ministries (meet every other month)
United Methodist Men– help plan/implement social events, fundraisers and LOTS of ministries (meet monthly)
Young Adults & Families Team- A ministry where young adults and young families gather together to strengthen our bonds as a group and with Jesus. 
Caring Hearts Food Ministry– help prepare food for Caring Hearts freezer (meet twice monthly)
Bakery (HyVee) Team– Help receive/sort bakery products for various ministries (one Saturday morning/month)
Fellowship Café- help serve food/hospitality in this growing ministry on a rotating basis (Sunday mornings)
CIA– help prepare/serve a monthly meal for single adults on a rotating basis
Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals– help plan menus, purchase/prepare food, set up/serve meals, clean up (Wed. evening during school year)
Funeral Luncheons– help provide comfort to families when they need it the most (UM Women Serving Committees)
Other– What else would YOU like to do that’s not on this list?


Write down your information and 3 top choices below. You will be contacted in late November/early December (sooner in a few cases) and your term will start in January.
Step out in faith and get involved in God’s ministry to the world. You will be blessed beyond your wildest dreams!