October 26, 2018
  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: Kingdom Come
Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:8
The Road Less Traveled 
   
We are the midst of a four-week discussion of stewardship, exploring the commitment we make to bring our first and best gifts to the work of the church in building God's Kingdom. We are exploring how our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness come together to create...
 
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All Saints Sunday 
   
November 4 
If you have loved ones you would like to honor and remember please fill out a card at the Connection Center in the Narthex so we can include their names in our All Saints bulletin. Also place a bell on the banner that will be processed during both services. 
Remembering Our Veterans 
   
Sunday, November 11
If you have service men or women you would like to honor and/or remember on Veterans Day, please complete a card at the Connection Center in the Narthex.
College Care Packages
   
Wednesday, November 14
 
Student Ministry's will be putting together college care packages on November 14th after the Thanksgiving potluck. Items to be donated can be found at the Connection Center in the Narthex.  These donations will be accepted until November 4th (please place them in the marked bin).  Cash donations to help with the mailing cost will also be accepted. This is a great way to love on our college students! 
Calling All Confirmation Students!
   
Are you a 7th grade student who will be a part of Confirmation this coming Spring or do you have a student who will be? We need to know who you are and how many books we need to order. Please email Rachelle Moreland ASAP to let her know.  
 
Confirmation dates: 
January: 20th, 27th  
February: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 
March: 3rd, 24th, 31st 
April: 7th (Baptism Sunday at church) 
12th-13th- Retreat at Glen Lake Camp


Missing!
   
We are missing 6 maroon Lord's Acre aprons. They belong to the church and will be used by 
volunteers helping next year. If you have one of these aprons, please return it to the church.  Thank you!
 
New Director of Children's Ministry  
   
The Staff-Parish Relations Team is pleased to announce that Megan Pritchard has joined our staff as the Director of Children & Family Ministries.  Megan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and comes to us from Arlington Heights United Methodist Church.  Please welcome Megan to the Aledo UMC family.  You can reach out to her at meganpritchard@aledoumc.org
Manna Room Items Needed 
   
Every week, our Manna Room provides food for families in need in our community. We are currently running low on the following items:
 
* Tuna/Chicken Helper
* Crackers (in sleeves) and cornbread mix (ex. Jiffy)
* Oatmeal (in canisters) and cereal
* Spam or other canned luncheon meat
 
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
AUMC Golf Cart 
   
As a result of a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous, Aledo UMC is now the proud owner of a four-passenger electric golf cart. The donor intended the vehicle to be used to extend our hospitality to the farthest reaches of our parking lots on Sunday mornings.
 
With the donation of the golf cart, we are a huge step closer to making that dream a reality. But now we need drivers. So ladies, gentlemen, if you would like to donate a few minutes of your time on Sunday morning to help shuttle worshipers to and from the main building, email Pastor Lee. We will have this ministry up and running as soon as we have folks behind the wheel. 
 
Caregiver Volunteers Needed    
Volunteers are needed to help in the Nursery through 4-yearold classrooms. Times needed are 9:00am service and 10:00am Sunday School. Monthly, once a month, twice a month or on call positions available. No outside prep needed. Come have fun with us. Please email Barbara Leevy to sign up! 
 Did you know... Aledo UMC has an online directory?
   
ACS is our church database that is available to our members.  You may visit our website and find the "Log In" in the upper right corner.  To log in, start with the email address the church has for you, then follow the prompts.   
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Text ALEDOUMC to 68398.   


On the Go Devo

     

    Sometimes life keeps you away from church on Sunday, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.  Our weekly ON THE GO DEVO keeps you talking about what your church family is talking about, even if you can't be here.  You can subscribe to have the DEVO delivered to your mobile device each week by texting ONTHEGO to 68398.

     

     

Are you taking advantage of electronic giving?
When we join the church, we pledge to support the life and ministry of the church with our financial gifts. That can get complicated on those weeks when we can't be here as the offering plate comes around. But through electronic giving, you remain faithful to your membership vows, even on those weeks when life takes you elsewhere. It's easy. It's safe. And it benefits both you and your church family. Setting it up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Contact Shari Birchell at sharibirchell@aledoumc.org to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to aledoumc.org/give to use your credit or debit card.

PRAYERS
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.
Concerns: Daniel Vandercook; Sydney Smith; Ricky Day; Charlie McLain; Geneyne Clark; Avery Family; Joe & Kara Clark; Gavin Trietsch; Rachelle Moreland's sister Jennifer Ortiz & family; Bill Bradle; Mike & Shannon Grooms' nephew Logan Stickland; Diane Smith; Jim Doss; Tracey Boyes' father Bill McMillan
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson; Douglas and Barbara Moore 
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Carrie Hester; Jennifer Kirkpatrick's mother Judy Wendt; Mary Madewell; Wilson Adams; Meghan Rothwell; Kristin Bryan's parents Mike and Pat Brady; Matt Grantham; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; All Military Personnel