April 21, 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: Running on Empty
Mark 16:1-10
The Road Less Traveled
It's a phenomenon that I have never fully understood - the post-Easter slump. Traditionally the Sunday after Easter is one of the lowest attended Sundays in the church year. Scores of pastors take the Sunday off, so many that the Sunday after Easter is affectionately dubbed National Associates Sunday. And they don't...

Children's Sunday School
Sunday, April 23
K-4 Sunday School will meet in the Gathering Room this week.  Drop off and pick up will be in the Gathering Room for this Sunday only.

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 of 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.

Rock Painting Party
Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-7:30
 Aledo UMC will be hosting a Rock Painting Party on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-7:30.  All supplies will be provided.  Be sure to invite you friends!

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 titled "Broken Into Beautiful" by Gwen Smith. No outside reading required! Childcare is provided! Questions? Contact Trudy Smith.
VBS Maker Fun Factory
Evening session, July 9-13, 5:30-8:30pm;  Morning session, July 10-14, 9am-noon
VBS registration is now OPEN! Participants and volunteers may register  here!.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers
VBS is the week of July 9-14, and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event.   We are looking for crew leaders, station assistants, decorating helpers, snack team, and more.  Please sign up in the Narthex or contact  Tammy Decker for more information. 
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: Sue Spreier's mother Jean Gleason; Douglas Moore; Ken Fisher's grandson Ricky Haskin; Stephen Kehrt's mother Marge Kehrt; Gina Stewart's dad Keith Huckabay;  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
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Sympathies: Jennifer Johnson on the death of her grandmother
Long-term prayer concerns: Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; 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