September 7, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
eNews
           
This Sunday's Message: Dying to Believe
Sermon Text: Daniel 6:7, 10, 16-23
The Road Less Traveled 
   
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my office in a Central Texas newspaper's newsroom sipping coffee when one of my reporters called in. "Turn on the TV," he said. "A plane hit the World Trade Center." So I turned on the television out in the newsroom... 
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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:
 
Volunteers
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
email 
 
Check out the sign up sheets at
the Connection Center 
Best Wishes to Jennifer McDaniel    
   
Sunday, September 9th, 9:00am, Chapel
We will be bidding farewell to Jennifer McDaniel and her family as they prepare to relocate to Savannah, Georgia. Join us in the Chapel during the Sunday school hour to say "so long" and celebrate Jennifer's ministry at Aledo UMC.
 
Survival School for Busy Parents
   
Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30pm, Chapel
Licensed counselors Lynne Carpenter and Debbie Thorton will host a discussion on critical topics for parents: homework, making friends, teamwork and time management. To reserve your spot email Trudy Smith.    
Tuesday Morning Bible Study    
   
Starting Tuesday, September 11th, 10:00am, Chapel 
"Who Do You Say I Am?"  The Tuesday Morning Bible Study will be studying the gospels and searching for this answer.  We will use the book "Parallel Gospels in Harmony" by David Reed.  You can order the book through Amazon or you can use a Bible that you already own.  We will begin our study on Tuesday, September 11th from 10 am to noon in the Chapel.  Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.  All you have to do is show up on Tuesday Morning.  The study will continue through the first part of December.  For more information contact Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268 or sussie@twojordans.com. 
 
God, Grace and Girlfriends   
   
Starting September 17th, 6:30am, Aledo Diner
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. 
 
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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On the Go Devo

     

    Sometimes life keeps you away from church on Sunday, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.  Our weekly ON THE GO DEVO keeps you talking about what your church family is talking about, even if you can't be here.  You can subscribe to have the DEVO delivered to your mobile device each week by texting ONTHEGO to 68398.

     

     

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: Julie Kim; Mike & Shannon Grooms' nephew Logan Stickland; Diane Smith;
Jim Doss; Tracey Boyes' father Bill McMillan; Rachelle Moreland's sister Jennifer Ortiz;
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; Ann 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;
Jim Glenn; Matt Grantham; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Greg Barnes' father,
Jim Barnes; Bill Bradle; 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