April 6, 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: Out of Darkness
Sermon Text: 1 John 1:5-2:2
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...

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Confirmation Retreat  
Friday and Saturday, April 13-14
We will be going to Glen Lake camp for our confirmation retreat. If you are a parent of a student who is in confirmation please RSVP for your student to Rachelle by April 8th.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group & Kaleidoscope  
Thursday, April 12, 1:00-3:00pm, Chapel
We will be discussing "Why do caregivers feel guilty?" If you are a caregiver for someone that is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia, or know someone who is, please let them know about the support group. Our meetings are open to anyone in our community. Please contact Sussie Jordan (512-923-9268).

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

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.

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.

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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: Arielle Mancini; Jim Glenn; Bob Bull's nephew Toby; Tom Stowe's grandmother; Dan Hagan; Wendee McGee; Sue Davis; Meghan Rothwell; Mike & Marcia Barker; Kenneth Johnson; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Janie Faris

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

Long-term prayer concerns: Bill Bradle; Brittany Stevens; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff
O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Judy Hale; Kristin Bryan's mother; 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