September 14, 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: A Relunctant Blessing
Sermon Text: Jonah 4:1-5
The Road Less Traveled 
As a man, sometimes the hardest thing to do is simply to listen. I'm convinced that it goes against our nature. Men are hard-wired to be fixers, problem solvers. Give us a problem, and we'll quickly give you three possible solutions, neatly ordered from the most expedient... 

Lord's Acre     
Lord's Acre is right around the corner!
Mark your calendars for October 6th.
All proceeds benefit Aledo United Methodist Church
Missions and Outreach.
Find your place to serve
by contacting:
Emily Fowler
(817)475-2311, email
or sign up online 
Live Auction
Linda Belota
(817)505-969, email 
Silent Auction
Erica Gantt
(571)419-1161, email 
Or for more information
Contact Janet Cabiness, Lord's Acre Chair
Check out the sign up sheets at
the Connection Center 
God, Grace and Girlfriends   
Starting September 17th, 6:30am, Sunny Street Cafe (Willow Park)
All Senior High girls are invited to meet one Monday morning a month for a special Bible Study centered around "Girlfriends Growing in God", led by Shannon Reynolds. The Fall study will conclude with an overnight trip.  Moms are welcome too!  RSVP to Shannon Reynolds at 817-991-3049. 
Family Game Night 
Wednesday, September 19, 5:30pm
All ages needed and welcomed! Bring food to share at 5:30. Games - Minute to Win It, board games and more - begin at 6:00. Fun for all ages! night means church family!   
Advent Choir    
Starting Wednesday, October 3rd, 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. 
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:
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
Lord's Acre Book Sale  
Lord's Acre will be having a Book Sale this year.   Now's the time to clean out your closets and shelves of books that you may have read and no longer want.  Donations of all genre are needed:  Adult, Youth, Children, Fiction, Biography, How-To Books, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Romance, Mystery, Adventure, Cookbooks and Classics.  We will be reselling the books as a part of Lord's Acre.  Donations of books can be left in the bins in the Narthex. 
 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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In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.
Concerns: 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

Sympathies: Kathy Fry and family on the death of her mother, Ann Garrison, and brother, Ben Garrison
Long-term prayer concerns: 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; Carrie Hester; 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