February 9, 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: Heaven
1 Peter 4:7-11
The Road Less Traveled
The other day, I took a drive through the newest part of our neighborhood just to check out the progress. I ended up on a cul-de-sac that backed up to an open space of woods and a little creek that runs through the property. My daughter had told me ...   
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Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper 
   
Tuesday, February 13, 5:30pm Don't worry about dinner! Come share hot-off-the-grill pancakes with your church family! The dinner will be all donation based with all proceeds benefitting the youth mission trips this summer.     
Epiphany Prison Ministry
   
February 16-19, Brownwood, Texas
Epiphany Ministry volunteers go into our juvenile prisons to share the love of Jesus Christ with incarcerated youth.  How you can help:
  • Sign up at the Connection Center to be part of the prayer chain, to pray for the boys who will attend Epiphany weekend.
  •  Purchase a meal ticket for only $5.00.  Each ticket will provide a lunch and a reminder to an incarcerated teen that he is not forgotten.                        
Thank-you for your support of these young souls. 
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.

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.

Sunshine Boxes  
   
Sunshine boxes contain yellow items and are given to those coping with loss, grief or illness.  If you know of someone needing a little lift, these boxes are now available to distribute.  If you would like a box to give someone please contact Jennifer McDaniel.

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
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: Dolores Sadler; Sue Van Valkenburg; 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

Sympathies: Angie Christiansen on the death her uncle; Kristin Bryan on the loss of her aunt Betty Brisbin

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