April 28, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
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This Sunday's Message: Booking It
Matthew 6:25-34
The Road Less Traveled
Some food for thought on a Friday morning. On Tuesday, I had the privilege of sitting down with a group of high school students for an early morning Bible study. This is a study that our Student Ministries Director, Blake Britt, started a couple of months ago. Students meet up at the Aledo Diner at 7:15 a.m. each Tuesday morning, enjoy a good breakfast...

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.


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!

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. 
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.
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.

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

Concerns: Carrie Hester;Teresa Howe; 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
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; Ben Combs; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Lori Mares;  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