August 3, 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: Come, Lord Jesus
Sermon Text: Matthew 24:14
The Road Less Traveled 
   
I was reminded the other day of the danger of reacting to so-called facts without context and our increasing inability to recognize that danger.
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Conner Dorsett Preaching  
   
August 5th
You won't want to miss worship August 5 as AUMC's own Conner Dorsett brings the message at both services. Conner is a 2017 graduate of Aledo High School and just finished his freshman year at Texas A&M. He spent the first part of the summer as a missionary in Northern Africa, and Conner will share that experience of God working through him in his message. Don't miss this remarkable young man's story.

Revive Student Ministry Summer Events 
   
August 1st- Sonic Lunch  
August 7th- FTW Science and History Museum- Omni Movie  
August 12th- Pool Party 
August 26th- Backpack Blessing and Back to School Bash  
September 5th- Wednesday Nights start back up  
For more information email Rachelle.


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group & Kaleidoscope  
Thursday, August 9th, 1:00-3:00pm 
The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will host a Dementia Live presentation on Thursday, August 9th from 1 to 3 pm.  If you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia, this is a special opportunity to come and experience the sensory life of the person with dementia.  The experience will help you to understand the world in which they live and to be more sympathetic to their struggles.  All normal fees for this presentation are being waived.  Please help us spread the word.  This presentation is open to anyone in the community.   We will also have Kaleidoscope at the same time for those who are suffering from dementia to enjoy a safe, friendly and fun environment at the same time.  For more information please call Sussie Jordan, 512-923-9268.

Back to School Bash 
   
Sunday, August 26th 
We will have one service at 11:00 followed by food, games and water slides at noon! 

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.

OH BOY! 
   
  You are invited to a baby shower
for Rachelle Moreland, Director of Student Ministries
August 12th
12:30pm
Aledo United Methodist Church Chapel
RSVP by Sunday - Rylee Grubbs (817.366.6636)
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! 
 Did you know... Aledo UMC has an online directory?
   
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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: Ricky Day; Tom McKnight; Kikee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn; Mary Hart; Sara Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Leah Spencer's dad Larry Vowels; Geneyne Clark; Jennifer Kirkpatrick's parents Roy & Judy Wendt; Mary Madewell; Kathy Vandercook's niece Mary Beth Mobley;  

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:  Wilson Adams;   Meghan Rothwell; Pastor Lee's mother Linda Newsome; Kristin Bryan's dad Mike 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;  Kristin Bryan's mother Pat Brady;  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