January 27, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: "Being Perfect"
Philippians 3:12-15
The Road Less Traveled
A video began making the rounds on Facebook earlier this week. You may have seen it. Since it involves baptism - and many of my Facebook friends are fellow pastors - it was all over my newsfeed. The video depicts a series of infant baptisms in what appears to be a Russian Orthodox Church. If you're not familiar with the Orthodox Church, it traces its origins back to 1054, when a schism erupted between...

Lenten Choir Begins
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00-7:45pm
If you would like to sing on a short-term basis, we will be having a Lenten Choir that will perform during Easter. For more information contact Thomas.

Father-Daughter Dance
Saturday, February 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Dads, grandfathers, uncles- bring your loved one for a night to remember with dancing, treats and more. Father-Daughter couples of all ages are welcome to attend.  If you are able to help with the event, please sign up at the Connection Center or contact Jennifer McDaniel.
Souper Bowl of Caring
Sunday, February 5
Aledo UMC will once again join the annual Souper Bowl of Caring, raising money to fight hunger in our community. Our Youth will be outside the Sanctuary with soup pots after each service, collecting monetary donations.

Support Prison Ministries
Epiphany weekends: February 2-5 and February 17-20
Please help support  ministries reaching out to those who are in  prison!  Several members of our congregation are part of  ministry teams that go into Texas  prisons, offering Christ's love and redemption.  Epiphany  Ministries share the story of God's love, grace, and forgiveness to incarcerated youth; Kairos  Ministries offer the same to adults who are imprisoned.  

For $5, you can purchase a meal ticket, which provides a meal for an inmate participating in a  ministry weekend. Your meal ticket offers them a tangible reminder that they still have value and that they are not forgotten. You can also sign-up to pray for the weekend!  Simply add your name to the prayer chain at the Connection Center and make a commitment to pray for all those involved in the weekends:  the inmates, the  ministry team, the  prison chaplain and staff.

We have an Epiphany weekend coming up Feb. 17-20, for incarcerated teenage girls.  We are also supporting a new Epiphany Ministry in Kansas, the first weekend on February.  Please sign-up today to support the Lord's work to the least, the last, and the lost in our  prisons.  For more info, contact  Trudy Smith .

In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Fanci Coyle's mother, Emma Horton; Isobel O'Gorman; Sally Mizell's sister-in-law, Shirly Ball; Tyrell Greenough; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York; Sue Van Valkenberg; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Shannon Daugherty; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham
Sympathies: Sally Mizell on the death of her mother, Martha Ball; Diane Smith on the loss of her father
Long-term prayer concerns:   Sharon Garner's grand nephew, Abram; Blake Britt's father, Rodney Britt; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Robert Hare; Janie Faris; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Larry Wicker; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Kikee Kupper's father, Briscoe Dunn; Kathy Mayotte's father, A. Ken Hartle; Connie Dryden; Chase Peysen; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel