April 27, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: Love God, Love Me
Sermon Text: 1 John 4:16b-21
The Road Less Traveled 
I was reminded the other day of a verse from the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The verse, with which I was not familiar, hit me hard. In fact, I think I am...

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Volunteer Appreciation Day                                                                
Sunday, May 6th
We want to thank all of those who serve in our church - Sunday school teachers, Ushers, Greeters, Connection Center hosts and Communion Servers.  Please stop by the Connection Center to receive a small gift from AUMC to you!
Student Ministries Baseball
May 6th, noon
Students and their parents are invited to come along! It is a 2:05pm start time so we will leave the church after the last service. Twenty tickets have been reserved, so if you are someone who wants to go please RSVP here by Wednesday May 2nd to make sure you get a seat. The tickets are $20 apiece with money due the day of the game. At least 3 adults who are baseball fans are needed to go to Arlington with us as well.  
   Mother's Day Brunch                                                                        
Sunday, May 13th
All of the women of the church are invited to a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 10:00-11:00 am in the Chapel.  
Lord's Acre 2018 
   We may be longing for summer now, but fall will be here before you know it.  And you know      what that means - Lord's Acre can't be far behind.  If you are not familiar with Lord's Acre,          you're in for a treat.  Lord's Acre is our amazing fall festival held usually around the first 
   of October.  It features food, entertainment, an amazing kids' area, a local vendor fair, 
   silent auction and a live auction of some must-have items and the ultimate...

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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:
  • 1lb bags of rice
  • Oatmeal in 18 ounce canisters
  • Chicken/Tuna Helper
  • Crackers (Saltines or Ritz, those that come in sleeves)
  • Pasta and spaghetti sauce
  • Jelly/jam
Vacation Bible School Registration Open  
Registration is now open.  Morning VBS will be held July 9-13 from 9:00am-noon.  Evening VBS will be held July 8-12 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Visit www.aledoumc.org to register today! 

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. 
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On the Go Devo


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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.

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

Concerns: Kathy Parris; Dana Tarrant; Bud Brumley; Matt Grantham; Lynnda Burroughs; Rose Ann Beckwith; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Mary Hart; Arielle Mancini; Jim Glenn; Bob Bull's nephew Toby; Tom Stowe's grandmother; 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: Dan Hagan; Sue Davis; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Janie Faris; Bill Bradle; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood;  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