September 29, 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: Sherlock
Mark 1:9-15
The Road Less Traveled
A few weeks ago I taught my daughter Emma how to change a tire. I had picked up a nail in one of the tires on my car, and found it flat. I put the doughnut on the car and took the tire in to be repaired. I picked up the tire and brought it home, intending to put the regular tire back on. But...

Thank you!
A big thank-you to all who contributed to water4life, UMCOR donations & flood buckets, and to the manna collection for our church Manna Room! On behalf of all those who will be blessed through your giving, thank you for your generosity. Your contributions are greatly needed, locally and across the globe.

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

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  Kim Watson to get on the schedule.

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.

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.

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 to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to to use your credit or debit card.

In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Ben Combs; Alejandro Gomez; 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; Steve and Cindy Raines' son Jason; Sue Davis' niece Mary Smith; DeeAnn Day's sister, Julie Brock; Wayne McGregor
Special members who are unable to worship with us: 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