April 13, 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: The Odd One Out
Sermon Text: 1 John 3:1-7
The Road Less Traveled 
   
I was driving toward Dallas the other day when I saw a billboard that made my blood boil. It did what a billboard is supposed to do, I guess. It caught my eye. "Double Your Closet Space!" the message proclaimed in huge...

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Aledo UMC Spring Work Day
   
Saturday, April 21, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Come out and help for the day or for just a hour. There is a job for everyone. Cleaning grounds, scraping and painting, tree trimming, hauling off limbs and debris, and minor construction. Please email Jeff O'Donald by clicking here to help or for more information.

Music Ministry Lasagna Dinner
   
Sunday, April 22, starting at 11:00am
Come join us for a Lasagna dinner with salad, garlic bread and dessert. Lunch will be served after Sunday school and the 11:00am service. You can eat in or take away! All donations will
benefit the Aledo UMC Music Ministry, including their upcoming trip to Carnegie Hall!
April's Family Fun Night - Emily's Smile Boxes 
   
Wednesday, April 25, 6:00pm
We will be packing Emily's Smile Boxes at our April Family Fun Night. These boxes are full of toys and activities for children in pediatric hospitals and their siblings. We are asking for the following items only to be donated:
  • 24 pack Crayola crayons
  • 8 pack washable Crayola markers
  • Coloring books, activity pad or mad lib
  • Small puzzle set
  • Small stuffed animal or beanie baby
  • Card games, sticker set or album
  • Small hand held games
  • Bubbles, playdoh, stress ball, yo yos

We will be collecting donations until April 22. Drop off your donations in the marked bin in the Narthex. 

Volunteer Caregivers Needed 
   
Volunteers are needed for the infant through 4 year old rooms during the 9:00 service, 10:00 Sunday school hour, and 11:00 service times. Please email Barbara Leevy if you're willing to help on a scheduled rotating basis or be put on a call list. It takes a lot of help to fill the times slots needed to care for our littlest people. 
Ushers Wanted!   
   
AUMC is in need of additional ushers for the 11:00 service.  We currently have four teams which rotate ushering monthly so your commitment would only be for three months each year.  For more information or to sign-up for a team, please email Scott Sadler.

2018 Aledo UMC Mission Trips
   
Hurricane Relief - Rockport, TX - May 24-29
Senior High Trip - New Mexico - June 17-23
Junior High Trip - Southeast, Texas - July 15-20
Haiti Water Filter Project - Haiti - November 2-9
Visit the Connection Center for more information
or email Trudy Smith  about the adult trips or
Rachelle Moreland for student trips. 
Vacation Bible School Volunteers 
   
VBS is the week of July 8-13, and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. We are looking for crew leaders, station leads/assistants, decorating helpers, and more. Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Abbey Griffin for more information.

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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: Rose Ann Beckwith; Beverly Choat's cousin Michael German; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Mary Hart; Carolyn Brumbelow; Arielle Mancini; Jim Glenn; Bob Bull's nephew Toby; Tom Stowe's grandmother; Dan Hagan; Wendee McGee; Meghan Rothwell

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Buddy Martin; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson; Douglas and Barbara Moore

Long-term prayer concerns: Sue Davis; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Janie Faris; Bill Bradle; Brittany Stevens; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Kristin Bryan's mother Pat Brady; Wayne McGregor; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; 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