August 17, 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: Redeem the Time
Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:15-21
The Road Less Traveled 
   
I am on a quest to be healthier. I am trying to lose weight, to exercise more, to eat better.   Folks who know me well will tell you this is nothing new. In fact, I've been on this quest for most of my adult life, at least for the past 20 years or so. I've had varying ... 
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Back to School Bash   
   
Sunday, August 26th, 12:00pm
There will be one service at 11:00 followed by food, games and water slides at noon!  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a picnic lunch from the food trucks. We are still in need of people to help with games and monitor the water slides.  Sign up at the Connection Center or email jennifermcdaniel@aledoumc.org to help.

Lord's Acre Auction Items    
   
 
 
You have what we need!  We are seeking donations for the Lord's Acre auction. You, or someone you know, has a new item that's waiting to be donated! Items can range in value from small gift cards to week long condo/cabin getaways.  Please contact Erica Gantt (571-419-1161, Silent Auction) or Linda Belota (817-505-9691, Live Auction) with your donations.   All proceeds from the Lord's Acre fund our local missions for the next year.  Donations are tax deductible.   
Director of Children's Ministry   
   
It is with sadness that we announce that Jennifer McDaniel, Director of Children's Ministries, will be leaving us in the coming weeks.  Jennifer's husband, Clay, has accepted a position in Savannah, Georgia, and the family will be relocating this fall.  We give thanks to God for the ministry that Jennifer has shared with our children and their families, and we will making plans to properly celebrate that ministry in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee will begin a search for Jennifer's replacement. 
 
New Sermon Series
   
Sunday, August 26th 
Awe & Wonder:  The Bible Through a Child's Eye
A new fall sermon series begins on August 26 as our students prepare to head back to school.  Awe & Wonder:  The Bible Through a Child's Eye will explore some of the most loved Bible stories, and those stories will be told by our children.  The kids have been working all summer telling these stories, and you won't want to miss seeing the fruits of their labor.

Be A Part Of Prison Ministry  
   
Please sign-up at the Connection Center to pray for the upcoming Epiphany, a 3-day prison ministry weekend (Labor Day) at the girl's unit in Brownwood.  You can also help support the weekend by purchasing a $5 meal ticket; help feed the girls & remind them that they are not forgotten. Please support this life-changing ministry!  
 
Opportunities to Serve  
   
Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Caregivers  are NEEDED.  Please sign up at the Connection Center.  For more information on nursery and elementary school teachers, contact Jennifer.  For information on youth teachers, contact Rachelle.
 
Children's Wednesday Nights    
   
September 5th, 6:00pm
Children's programming will meet ONLY on the first Wednesday of the month starting in September. We will work on the Manna Room and Snack Sacks each month.  We will continue to have Family Nights once a month.  For more information, check the Children's Ministry Newsletter or contact Jennifer
 
God, Grace and Girlfriends   
   
Starting September 17th, 6:30am, Aledo Diner
All Senior High girls are invited to meet one Monday morning a month for a special Bible Study centered around "Girlfriends Growing in God", led by Shannon Reynolds. The Fall study will conclude with an overnight trip.  Moms are welcome too!  RSVP to Shannon Reynolds at 817-991-3049. 
 
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:
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Spam
  • Vienna sausages
  • Canned fruit
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
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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: Deanna McMullen's son Patrick McMullen; Diane Smith; Jim Doss; Nelda McGlinchey; Tracey Boyes' father Bill McMillan; Rachelle Moreland's sister Jennifer Ortiz; Kikee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn; Mary Hart; Sara Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Geneyne Clark; Jennifer Kirkpatrick's parents Roy & Judy Wendt
 

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:  Mary Madewell; Wilson Adams;  Meghan Rothwell; Kristin Bryan's parents Mike and Pat Brady; Jim Glenn; Matt Grantham; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Bill Bradle; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Carrie Hester; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton;   Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; All Military Personnel