July 14, 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: Created For A Purpose
Psalm 139:1-4
The Road Less Traveled
I've always loved Vacation Bible School. I never went as a child, but I've watched all three of my children stretch the muscles of their faith in the midst of the music, games and lessons of VBS. It's even more meaningful ...

Thank You For Supporting Camp Hope!
Thanks to all who contributed toward Camp Hope 2017! More than 40 children participated and enjoyed food and fellowship with our wonderful AUMC team! Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ and sharing his love!!!

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, July 20, 1:00pm
The Alzheimer's Support Group, along with the respite Kaleidoscope care, have rescheduled their regular monthly meeting to Thursday, July 20.

Epiphany Prison Ministry
July 21-23
Epiphany Ministry volunteers go into our juvenile justice prisons to share the love of Jesus Christ with incarcerated youth. Sign up at the Connection Center to be part of the prayer chain, to pray for the boys who will attend Epiphany weekend. Purchase a meal ticket for only $5.00. Each ticket will provide a lunch and a reminder to an incarcerated teen that he is not forgotten. Thank-you for your support of these young souls!
Student Ministries Endless Summer
July 26 | Six Flags + Ranger's Game [$70]
July 27 | Paulios Pizza+Water Games+Group Games
August 4 | Paddle Boarding+Drive-In Movie [$25]
August 25 | Block Party
August 27 | Pool Party
For more information and to register click here.

Aledo UMC Block Party
Sunday, August 27
Mark your calendars! Aledo UMC will be hosting a Block Party on Sunday, August 27 at 12:00pm. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, water slide, games, and more. There will be only one service at 11:00 on that date. It's going to be a great event!
Children's Ministry Missions
Cook Children's Hospital is currently running low on a few items. We will be collecting markers, coloring books, adult tooth brushes, ear buds, small Lego kits, and deodorant. These items can be placed in the Children's Ministry bin in the Narthex. We will be collecting through Sunday, July 16.
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.

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

Concerns: Matt Reed's aunt, Nina Lehrman; Jeni Freeman; Ben Combs; Carolyn Brumbelow; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley and sister Bobbie Fleming; Carrie Hester; Toni McGregory's daughter Adriane Mason; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Ashley Davis; Jodi Polak's aunt Sally Kiper
 
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
 
Long-term prayer concerns: Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Teresa Howe; Douglas Moore; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel