June 30, 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: Lost and Found
Psalm 13
The Road Less Traveled
There is a pretty standard rule of thumb when it comes to attendance at any event. It's true for concerts, for lectures and especially for churches. At somewhere between 80 and 85 percent capacity, a room is full. There are exceptions, but for the most part, at any sit-wherever-you-want gathering, the room is full at 80 percent capacity. You can call...

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 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 collecting through Sunday, July 16.
Student Ministries Endless Summer
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.

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.

Guest Preachers
Trudy Smith, Aledo UMC's Director of Congregational Care, will be preaching this Sunday, July 2.  Andrew Decker will be preaching Sunday, July 9.
July Communion
In July, Communion will be served on July 9, instead of the traditional first Sunday in July.
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!
PRAYERS
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: 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; Lee Ancona
 
Sympathies: Larry Burrows and family on the death of his mother, Ada Marie
 
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