September 15, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
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This Sunday's Message: Orange Is the New Black
Jonah 4:1-3
The Road Less Traveled
It was with a certain trepidation that I sat in the car a few weeks ago, unconsciously holding tight to the handle over the passenger-side door. A repeated glance to my left served as the reality check I desperately needed...



Church Family Fun Night Rock Painting Party
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30pm
We are so excited to create a painted rock area at the Aledo Community Center! To prepare, Aledo UMC will be hosting a rock painting party this Wednesday, September 20. Inivite your friends. $1 slice pizza will be served at 5:30 with painting starting at 6:30. You can bring your rocks to be placed at the Aledo Community Center on Thursday, September 28 at 6:15 pm.

Lord's Acre
Saturday, September 30, 10:00am- 5:00pm

Ways to get involved
with Lord's Acre!

Volunteers are needed in order to make this year's Lord's Acre a success! Click here to sign up for your two-hour time slot. Youth are encouraged to sign up to volunteer at the Quad.
 
Fresh Market goods which include baked goods, canned goods, salsa, jam and jellies made by our own AUMC members! Let us know what you are bringing by signing up at the Connection Center.
 
Wristbands are ON SALE NOW for $10, until September 29, at the Connection Center. The wristbands are for children to enjoy all of the activities in the KidsZone on an unlimited basis ALL DAY. The price of the wristband will be $15 if purchased the day of the event.

Advent Choir is Starting!
This Season the Advent and Chancel choir will present "The Winter Rose" by Joseph Martins. If you would like to sing with our choir on a short-term basis through the holidays, we would love to have you. You do not need to know how to read music, just have a song in your heart! Contact Thomas Williams for more information.

Third Grade Bibles
Sunday, October 15
Each year Bibles are given to our third grade students during worship. If your child is in third grade and would like to receive a Bible, please email Jennifer McDaniel  with your child's name as you would like it inscribed in their Bible and the service you attend.

Looking for a Place to Serve at AUMC?
If you enjoy helping others, the Connecetion Center is the place for you! It requires just a few minutes of your time before and after worship. We have teams for each service so you can volunteer at the service you attend. Email kimw@aledoumc.org to get on the schedule.

Help Feed Parker County Families
 
Our Manna Room feeds many families every week, and some of our supplies are running low. Please donate any of the following: (NO canned veggies needed!)
*peanut butter (16-18 ounces)
*jelly (16-20 ounces)
*spaghetti (1 pound)
*spaghetti sauce (16-24 ounces)
*oatmeal (1 pound)
*canned fruit (15 ounces)
*Spam (12 ounce)
*canned chicken (12.5 ounces)
*Tuna/Chicken Helper
*canned pastas (ie: Ravioli, Spaghettio's) (15 ounce)
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: Baby Anna Clarke; Clay Hicks; David Eells grandmother Mary Ann Eells; Steve and Cindy Raines' son Jason; Sue Davis' niece Mary Smith; DeeAnn Day's sister, Julie Brock; Wayne McGregor; Jeni Freeman; Ashley Davis
 
Sympathies: Bruce, Janet and Nicole Robbins on the death of their daughter/sister, Ashley Robbins
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
 
Long-term prayer concerns: 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