June 23, 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: Count on It
Psalm 86:1-10
The Road Less Traveled
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
- Psalm 51:17

When you become a parent, you learn something about hope. There is the hope that your children will have it better than you did, the hope that your children will avoid some of the mistakes that you made, and...

Vacation Bible School
July 9-14
VBS Crew Leaders NEEDED- Crew Leaders oversee a group of children and take them to each station.  There is no planning and there will be other adults and youth with each group.  We have so much fun this week, and we would love for you to experience it with us.  To volunteer please contact Tammy Decker today by email or call her at 682-365-8113
Children's Ministry Missions
Cook Children's is currently out of coloring books and markers to offer to its patients. We will be collecting markers and coloring books in the Children's Ministry bin in the Narthex. We will collect until Sunday, July 2.
Camp Hope

Camp Hope is in full swing! Part of camp involves the kids 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

Student Ministries Endless Summer
June 28 | Burger's Lake [$10]
June 29 | Chicken Exp+Ultimate Frisbee
July 6 | Canes+VolleyBall
July 7-8 | Lock-In Aledo+FlightDeck [$20]
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.

Student Ministry Evaluation
At Aledo UMC Student Ministries we value your input about the ministry, the leadership, and the tools used to turn the hearts of students towards Christ. Please take a few moments to offer your input. It is completely anonymous (unless you would like to share your name), and is designed to help us plan events, studies, and activities.  We are asking that the evaluation forms please be submitted by July 4th so that we have plenty of time to work through them. 
Parent Evaluation Form: Click Here

Student Evaluation Form: Click Here  

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.

July Communion
In July, Communion will be served on July 9, instead of the traditional first Sunday in July.
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: 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; Rhonda Psencik and friends; Ashley Davis; Jodi Polak's aunt Sally Kiper; Lee Ancona
Sympathies: Sandy Greenough on the death of her brother Wayne Gray; Nikki Dryden and family on the death of her niece Holly; Charles and Tracy Jack family on the death of their nephew Austin; Martha and Robert Hanson and family on the death of her mother Guylene Daugherty
Joys: Baptism of Conner James and MacKenzie Lynn DeWaters, children of Nick and Nicole DeWaters
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; Jere Hand; 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