April 14, 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: Looking for a Miracle
Mark 16:1-10
The Road Less Traveled
As children's sermons go, I was particularly proud of it. It was Easter Sunday several years ago, and when I invited the kids to come forward, quite a few little bodies rushed to the front. The day before, wrestling with how to explain the Resurrection to children - some as young as 3 - I asked my wife for some help. I needed two...

Easter Services
April 16th, Easter Services
6:30am - Sunrise Service (on the basketball court)
8:30am - Communion Service
9:00am - HUB Contemporary Service
11:00am - Cornerstone Tradititional Service
No Sunday school on Easter

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 15 from 11am-1pm
This is an event for all ages with an egg hunt, church-wide picnic and games. Please bring a potluck dish to share, and invite your friends!

Give One Day
Saturday, May 6, 7:00am, Pythian Home
This day is filled with opportunities to serve and give back to your community. Opportunities are available to serve inside or outside. Register here.

Camp Hope 2017
Monday, May 1, 6:30pm at AUMC - Informational meeting/general training
We are excited to announce that Camp Hope will be held in the Oak Hill neighborhood again this summer, on Wednesday evenings in June. Partnering with the Center for Hope, we will offer Bible stories, crafts, games, simple snacks, reading and more! Lots of hands and hearts are needed to make this happen, so sign-up at the Connection Center to be a Camp Hope Helper! Contact Trudy Smith for more info.

Sticky Faith
Wednesdays, beginning April 19, 6:30-7:30pm in the Chapel
As the church, we are called to encourage the spiritual growth of our children, helping them build a faith that will carry them into adulthood. This 5-week video study, Sticky Faith by Dr .Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark, is for all adults in the church, not just parents. Come and learn how we can partner with our children and teenagers to help grow a faith that will stick with them!

Simplify - A Post-Easter Sermon Series
Beginning April 23
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today's velocity of life can consume and control us, until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That's where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don't really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. What if your life could be different? The promise of the empty tomb is that it can.

Java & Jesus
Thursday, 10-11:30am in the Gathering Room
Java & Jesus is a gathering for "busy moms" who are interested in fellowship and an encouraging Word. Join us as we begin a new series entitled "Broken Into Beautiful" by Gwen Smith. No outside reading required! Childcare is provided! Questions? Contact: trudysmith@aledoumc.org.

VBS Maker Fun Factory
July 9-13, 5:30-8:30pm; July 10-14, 9am-noon
VBS registration is now OPEN! Participants and volunteers may register  here!.
Youth Bible Study
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:00am, Aledo Diner
Student Ministries have begun a weekly bible study from 7:15-8:00am every Tuesday until school lets out. The bible study is open for anyone between 7th-12th grade. We will be meeting at Aledo Diner each week.

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

Concerns: Douglas Moore; Ken Fisher's grandson Ricky Haskin; Stephen Kehrt's mother Marge Kehrt; Gina Stewart's dad Keith Huckabay; Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; Barbara Moore's cousin Harry Sweet; Sandy & Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York
Sympathies: Family of Brenda Reeves Ashley
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Long-term prayer concerns: Ben Combs; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel