October 5, 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: What on Earth is the Kingdom?
Sermon Text: Luke 3:7-14
The Road Less Traveled 
This Sunday we will kick off a new series in worship called This Is Us. This four-week series will serve as the backdrop for a discussion of stewardship in our church family. Now I know what you are thinking. Stewardship! Ugh! Just be honest and tell me you want me to give... 
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Lord's Acre     
Lord's Acre is tomorrow!!! 
Come out for fun and food, then stay for the Silent and Live Auctions.
Live music, children's area, shopping...we've got it all!
All proceeds benefit Aledo United Methodist Church
Missions and Outreach.
Advent Choir    
Wednesday, 7:00pm
This Season of Advent is almost here! If you would like to sing with our choir on a short-term basis through the holidays, we would love to have you. Join our Chancel Choir to sing "Christmas Carol Celebration" by Benjamin Harlan. Come celebrate our Savior's birth by
singing in the Advent Choir this season. Contact ThomasWilliams for more information. 
College Care Packages 
A project that our students will be working on is making sure our college students know we love them and miss them. With that said we need all our college students names and address for a special gift we are going to send out. All names and address are needed by October 17th. Please email Rachelle with your students information. 
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group & Kaleidoscope
Thursday, October 11th, 1:00-3:00pm, Chapel  
This month will be a time of sharing. This meeting is open to anyone and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Sussie Jordan by calling 512-923-9268. 
Trunk or Treat 
Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm 
Save the date for an evening of fun at Aledo UMC's Trunk or Treat!
Hay rides, car decorating contest, bounce house, games and fun! Come early for a pizza dinner at 5:00 ($1/slice). This is a community event, so invite your family and friends! 
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:
* Tuna/chicken helper
* Crackers (in sleeves) and cornbread mix (ex. Jiffy)
* Oatmeal (in canisters) and cereal
* Spam or other canned luncheon meat
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
AUMC Golf Cart 
As a result of a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous, Aledo UMC is now the proud owner of a four-passenger electric golf cart. The donor intended the vehicle to be used to extend our hospitality to the farthest reaches of our parking lots on Sunday mornings.
With the donation of the golf cart, we are a huge step closer to making that dream a reality. But now we need drivers. So ladies, gentlemen, if you would like to donate a few minutes of your time on Sunday morning to help shuttle worshipers to and from the main building, email Pastor Lee at leetrigg@aledoumc.org. We will have this ministry up and running as soon as we have folks behind the wheel. 
Caregiver Volunteers Needed    
Volunteers are needed to help in the Nursery through 4-yearold classrooms. Times needed are 9:00am service and 10:00am Sunday School. Monthly, once a month, twice a month or on call positions available. No outside prep needed. Come have fun with us. Please email Barbara Leevy to sign up! 
 Did you know... Aledo UMC has an online directory?
ACS is our church database that is available to our members.  You may visit our website and find the "Log In" in the upper right corner.  To log in, start with the email address the church has for you, then follow the prompts.   
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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.

In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.
Concerns: Geneyne Clark; Avery Family; Joe & Kara Clark; Gavin Trietsch; Rachelle Moreland's sister Jennifer Ortiz & family; Bill Bradle; Julie Kim; Mike & Shannon Grooms' nephew Logan Stickland; Diane Smith; Jim Doss; Tracey Boyes' father Bill McMillan; 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
Long-term prayer concerns: Carrie Hester; Jennifer Kirkpatrick's mother Judy Wendt; Mary Madewell; Wilson Adams; Meghan Rothwell; Kristin Bryan's parents Mike and Pat Brady; Matt Grantham; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; 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