February 23, 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: Mourn to Be Happy
Job 42:1-6
I've been eyeing my bicycle lately. It hangs upside down from the ceiling of garage, right over the hood of my car. So whenever I pull into the garage, there it is. We have a number of new trails in and around our neighborhood, and - at least before the rain started...

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Special Wednesday Night Program 
   
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-7:00pm, Chapel

K nowing that Human/Sex Trafficking is a growing problem in Texas, we as a community must learn to identify it's warning signs.  The Tuesdsay Morning Bible Study is pleased to welcome Sydney Friedrichs, a Reentry Specialists who works to guide formerly imprisoned women back to a normal life, as she gives a presention on "What You Should Know About Human Trafficking" on Wednesday, February 28 from 6 to 7 pm with a reception to follow. While the entire community is welcome to attend this event, it is not suited for youth and/or children. Contact Sussie Jordan for more information  512-923-9268 .
 

Children's Ministry- Opportunity to Serve  
   
In Children's Ministry, we serve 50-75 kids each Sunday.  It takes a village to raise this many kids, and therefore we need more volunteers.  If you are able to serve for 1-2 hours each month, please sign up at the Connection Center to help in Nursery or Elementary Sunday School.  If you have any questions please contact Jennifer McDaniel.

March Meat Madness for the Manna Room  
   
Our Manna Room provides food for families in need in our community. For the month of March, the Manna Room is requesting donations of MEAT:
  •  Chili
  • Spam
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Canned chicken

Drop your donations in the bin in the Narthex (lobby) marked "Manna Room". Thank-you!

 

Sacred Conversation Hearts  
   
We invite your family to participate in sacred conversations at home with your loved ones each Sunday during Lent. Sacred Conversation Hearts (directions included) are available at the Connection Center.

Ushers Wanted!   
   
AUMC is in need of additional ushers for the 11:00 service.  We currently have four teams which rotate ushering monthly so your commitment would only be for three months each year.  For more information or to sign-up for a team, please email Scott Sadler.

CED Preschool Fall Registration
   
Registration is open for our AUMC preschool.  Two, three and four day classes are available for ages 2-5. For more information visit aledo umc preschool or email Jayne Dawson
Save the Dates 
   
March 21- Family Night; Ice Cream Social
March 25- Easter Eggstravaganza
April 25- Family Night; Emily's Smile Boxes 
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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: Kenneth Johnson; Greg Barnes father, Jim Barnes; Kari Reed's mother, Barbara Peterson; Janie Faris; Sandy Wright's brother, George Russell; Lisa Webster's mother Elizabeth Williams; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; David Vandercook's mother Ardeth Vandercook; Bud Brumley's brother-in-law Fred Freeman; Peggy Badlato's sister-in-law Lori Whitney; Bill Bradle

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Buddy and Ann Martin; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson

Joys: Thomas, Lauren & Zach Eatinger on the birth of twin girls Dylan Eilizabeth and Cameron Elaine

Long-term prayer concerns: Diane Smith; Brittany Stevens; Douglas and Barbara Moore; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Kristin Bryan's mother; Michael Groom's nephew Ryan McNatt Jr.; Wayne McGregor; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; 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