June 2, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: Promises to Keep
Acts 2:1-21
The Road Less Traveled
I love to argue, at least I used to. When I was in high school and college, I argued competitively as part of the debate team. In fact, that's how I met Melissa, at a high school debate workshop the summer before our senior years in high school. We both loved to argue. For that same reason, I have always been a political junkie as well. I loved politics, not just for the process of governing and the promise....

As For Me and My House Visioning Report
Sunday, June 4, 10:00am
We will come together as a family of faith at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 4, to receive and ask God's blessings upon a new journey for Aledo UMC.

For the past eight months, we have moved together through a series of holy conversations as part of As For Me & My House visioning process....

AUMC Youth FUNdraiser - Faith, Family + Friends
Thank you for the great response from everyone in the congregation. All letters and money need to be turned in by Sunday, June 4th! We were able to sell all 150+ envelopes and look forward to see how it helps to connect our youth back to the congregation of Aledo UMC.

Camp Hope

Camp Hope is in full swing! Part of camp involves the kiddos making snacks; groceries are then sent home every week so they can make the snacks at home to share with their families. Center of Hope is collecting the following items for Camp Hope sites throughout Parker County, including our camp at Oak Hill. Thank-you for your support!
Specific food needs:
Peanut Butter- (Plastic Jars)
Honey - (plastic Jars)
Jelly - (Plastic Jars)
Cereal - (Family Size)
Spaghetti-o's - (any brand)
Saltine Crackers
Individual bags of lunch-sized chips
Macaroni and Cheese - (8 oz. pkgs)
1 lb. bags of Dry Pinto Beans
1 lb. bags of Rice
Canned Chicken
Whole Wheat Tortillas

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, June 8, 1:00pm
Guest speakers will be Beth Lambdin, Senior Behavioral Health Liaison at Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Deb Williford, Director of Volunteer Services for the Senior Circle Advisors. They will present information on how to prepare for the inevitable trip to the emergency room with someone with dementia. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this discussion, please tell them about this meeting. We will also have Kaleidoscope for the care recipients. For more information contact Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268.

Jr. High Mission Trip
June 9 Deadline
Registration deadline June 9, 2017. All three forms are due on this day also.

Promotion Sunday
Sunday, June 11
Students will move up to their next age/grade level at this time.

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.

Vacation Bible School: Here's your chance to serve
VBS is the week of July 9-14, and we need passionate people 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. 
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!.
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Jodi Polak's aunt Sally Kiper; Lee Ancona; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Jim Glenn; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Carrie Hester; Teresa Howe; Sue Spreier's mother Jean Gleason; Douglas Moore
Sympathies: Mary Beth Stasey and family on the death of her mother, Rosalie Veatch
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Long-term prayer concerns:  Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; 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