June 15, 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: Money or Blessing?
Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17:32, 37b-40
The Road Less Traveled 
This past Tuesday I returned to Fort Worth from Annual Conference to perform a funeral for an old friend. This was a man I knew when I served his church more than 10 years ago. I was blessed to be the teacher for his Sunday school class, and I got...

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Meat Me in the Chapel  
Sunday, June 17th, 10:00-11:00am
In honor of Father's Day all men of Aledo UMC are invited to breakfast. Join us in the Chapel for breakfast tacos.   
No Student Ministry Sunday School   
Sunday, June 17th
The Quad will be closed today and there will be no Student Ministry Sunday school. Most of the teachers are on the mission trip to Albuquerque, and others are out of town.   
Church Family - We Need You! 
If you would like to show some love to our students and adult volunteers who are going on Summer mission trips but aren't sure what you can do, you can write letters.  So far, we have 70 people going on mission trips, 60 on the June trip alone.  If you would like to help with this outreach please contact Rachelle for the details.   
Children's Pew Bibles 
AUMC Children's Ministry has plans to place Children's Bibles in the pews throughout the Sanctuary.  The cost for each Bible is $20. We believe that cultivating a love for the Bible in our children is important.  If you think it's important, too, and would like to be a part of it, you can sponsor one or several of these Bibles.  Visit the Connection Center to make your donation. 
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:
  • Beef stew
  • Ravioli or canned pasta
  • Muffin mixes
  • Jelly/jam
  • Peanut Butter
Thank you for your faithfulness in helping feed our hungry neighbors! 
VBS Snack Donations   
Please visit the VBS table and grab a fish.  Each fish will have a snack item needed for VBS.  Donations are due by Sunday, July 1st.

VBS Donations   
Now is the time to clean out your child's closet and find those gently used children's books they have outgrown. Vacation Bible School needs gently used children's books for Education Kits for the churches in the Texas Coastal Bend that lost most of their church school's supplies. You can drop off donated books in the bin in the narthex. 

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! 

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On the Go Devo


    Sometimes life keeps you away from church on Sunday, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.  Our weekly ON THE GO DEVO keeps you talking about what your church family is talking about, even if you can't be here.  You can subscribe to have the DEVO delivered to your mobile device each week by texting ONTHEGO to 68398.



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: Brittany Stevens; Jim Doss; Glenn Rogers;  Wilson Adams; Kristin Bryan's dad Mike Brady; Peggy Badlato's mother;  Melissa Trigg; Steve Leifeste's nephew Skip; Kikee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn;  Mary Hart; Arielle Mancini;  Meghan Rothwell

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

Long-term prayer concerns: Jim Glenn; Wendee McGee; Matt Grantham;  Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; 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;  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