October 6, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
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This Sunday's Message: Sense8
Philippians 1:9-11
The Road Less Traveled
It can leave a dedicated follower of Jesus mired in despair. 
 
Monday morning we all awoke to the news that it had happened again, this time worse than ever. A 64-year-old man staying in a Las Vegas high-rise hotel busted out a window and opened fire on a crowd of people attending a...



Come Party with Us! Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, October 12, 1:00-3:00pm, Chapel
Celebrating 5 Years of the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group at Aledo UMC. Special speaker, Becky Hines, will talk about hospice (not just about dementia). Also there will be the book launch of Pink Bluebonnets , special music and refreshments. Open to anyone in the community.

Women's Ministry ToGetHer
Sunday, October 22, 2:30pm, 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.

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.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9
Church Office will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

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
*chili
*Tuna/Chicken Helper
*hearty soups (not Chicken Noodle)
*crackers
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.

PRAYERS
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