August 31, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: The Do Over
Sermon Text: Genesis 8:20-22
The Road Less Traveled 
I had a little accident the other night. I was making tea, something I do just about every day. We drink a lot of iced tea in my family. Anyway, I had put a pot of water on the stove to boil while we were eating dinner. The water started boiling.... 

Lord's Acre     
Lord's Acre is right around the corner!
Mark your calendars for October 6th.
All proceeds benefit Aledo United Methodist Church
Missions and Outreach.
Find your place to serve
by contacting:
Live Auction
Linda Belota
Silent Auction
Erica Gantt
Emily Fowler
or sign up online  
Or for more information
Contact Janet Cabiness, Lord's Acre Chair
Check out the sign up sheets at
the Connection Center 
Best Wishes to Jennifer McDaniel    
Sunday, September 9th, 9:00am, Chapel
We will be bidding farewell to Jennifer McDaniel and her family as they prepare to relocate to Savannah, Georgia. Join us in the Chapel during the Sunday school hour to say "so long" and celebrate Jennifer's ministry at Aledo UMC.
Survival School for Busy Parents
Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30pm, Chapel
Licensed counselors Lynne Carpenter and Debbie Thorton will host a discussion on critical topics for parents: homework, making friends, teamwork and time management. To reserve childcare email Trudy Smith by September 4th. 
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
Class resumes Wednesday, September 5th, 6:00pm, Gathering Room
Our English word Dialogue comes from the Greek Dialogos. Dialogue is the sharing of ideas with the goal of each party growing in understanding. Beginning Sept. 5, we will jump back into our attempt to live further into that ideal. Each week Pastor Lee leads a discussion into the previous Sunday's sermon text, encouraging participants to delve deeper into Scripture and the larger message it contains. This is a serious study for Disciples who are seeking to engage the Bible and their faith at a deep level. Email Pastor Lee for more information.
Java & Jesus    
Starts Thursday, September 6th, 10:30am, Gathering Room
This is a gathering for "busy moms" who are interested in fellowship and an encouraging Word. (We'll share coffee and breakfast snacks, as well!) No outside reading required! Childcare provided! Contact Trudy Smith for more information. 
Tuesday Morning Bible Study    
Starting Tuesday, September 11th, 10:00am, Chapel 
"Who Do You Say I Am?"  The Tuesday Morning Bible Study will be studying the gospels and searching for this answer.  We will use the book "Parallel Gospels in Harmony" by David Reed.  You can order the book through Amazon or you can use a Bible that you already own.  We will begin our study on Tuesday, September 11th from 10 am to noon in the Chapel.  Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.  All you have to do is show up on Tuesday Morning.  The study will continue through the first part of December.  For more information contact Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268 or 
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:
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
Lord's Acre Book Sale  
Lord's Acre will be having a Book Sale this year.   Now's the time to clean out your closets and shelves of books that you may have read and no longer want.  Donations of all genre are needed:  Adult, Youth, Children, Fiction, Biography, How-To Books, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Romance, Mystery, Adventure, Cookbooks and Classics.  We will be reselling the books as a part of Lord's Acre.  Donations of books can be left in the bins in the Narthex. 
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In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.
Concerns: Julie Kim; Mike & Shannon Grooms' nephew Logan Stickland; Diane Smith;
Jim Doss; 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 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: C.D. and Mattie Graham;
Rev. John Johnson; Douglas and Barbara Moore; Ann Garrison 
Long-term prayer concerns: Jennifer Kirkpatrick's mother Judy Wendt; 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