October 13, 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: Arrested Development
1 Timothy 3:14-16
The Road Less Traveled
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Thank You From Bishop Lowry
Last month, in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Bishop Lowry called for the churches of the Central Texas Conference to take up a special offering to support UMCOR's Hurricane Relief efforts. As expected, the response has been excellent and Bishop Lowry would like to simply say thank you - to you!

Women's Ministry ToGetHer
Sunday, October 22, 2:00pm, in the Chapel
All women are invited to this gathering. Heather Stark will share a summary of ideas from our previous meeting and together we'll chart a course for women's ministry at Aledo UMC!
Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm
Decorate your cars and join us for a fun evening! Prizes will be given for the best decorated cars. Come early for pizza dinner at 5:30. Pizza will be sold for $1/slice. This is a community event, so please invite your family and friends.

In order for us to plan ahead, please email  Jennifer  if you will be bringing your car to hand out candy. 

Hay Bales Needed
We are looking for 10-12 hay bales for a hay ride at Trunk or Treat.  Please email  Jennifer  if you have any hay bales that we could borrow for the event.

Service of Hope
Sunday, November 19, 6:30pm in the Chapel
The holidays will soon be approaching, and that can be a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. The Service of Hope provides a time to remember those loved ones who are no longer with us. Please feel free to invite family and friends who might benefit from being part of this special service, as well.

Fall "Church Family" Fun Nights
Once a month, we will be hosting Family Nights on a Wednesday evening. Be sure to add these to your calendar!
  • October 25- Trunk or Treat
  • November 15- Aledo Family Thanksgiving Potluck and Craft
  • December 13- Cookie Exchange and Cookies for the Troops
Please note that these events are for the whole family and parents should attend with their children.

Children's Ministry Supplies
It takes a lot of supplies to do the fun things in children's Sunday School and on Wednesday nights so Children's Ministry is asking for the following donations:
Acrylic paint, patterned duct tape, water color paper, pipe cleaners, round plastic tablecloths

Help Feed Parker County Families
Our Manna Room feeds many families every week. Please donate any of the following: (NO canned veggies needed!)
*peanut butter (16-18 ounces)
*jelly (16-20 ounces)
*oatmeal (1 pound)
*canned fruit (15 ounces)
*1 pound bags of rice
*Tuna/Chicken Helper
*hearty soups (not Chicken Noodle)
Please leave items in the donation bins in the Narthex. Thank you for your faithfulness in feeding the hungry!

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: Mark and Sandy Greenough's nephew Dennis Neal Vialls; Randy Lockhart's sister Cheryl; Tammy Leifeste's grandmother Esther Baer; Kristen Bryan's mother; Michael Groom's nephew Ryan McNatt Jr.; Ben Combs; Isobel O'Gorman; Vicki Ramos' nephew John Smith; Sharon Hampton's son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Meredith Hampton; Shannon Byrd; Baby Anna Clarke; David Eells grandmother Mary Ann Eells
Special members who are unable to worship with us: C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Sympathy: Mike, Pierce and Merrick Gentry, Connie and Robert Montgomery on the death of Kimberly Gentry; Cheryl Kensing on the death of her brother, Kent Simmons
Long-term prayer concerns: Wayne McGregor; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Toni McGregory's daughter Adriane Mason; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Douglas Moore; Gary Leevy; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel