June 9, 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: Place at the Table
Psalm 8
The Road Less Traveled
The Bearcat Nation is in mourning once again. In what is becoming an all-too-common story, our community awoke Wednesday morning to the news that we had lost another one of our students. Justin Davidson, a member of the Aledo High School Class of 2020, passed away, leaving behind a devastated family....

Promotion Sunday
Sunday, June 11
Students will move up to their next age/grade level at this time. If you have any questions about where your child's new class meets the ladies at the Connection Center can help.

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

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

Student Ministries Whataburger + Basketball
Thursday, June 15, 12:00pm-4:00pm
We will be eating lunch together at Whataburger in Willow Park. After lunch we will head over to Aledo UMC to play basketball. Transportation will not be provided so please be sure your students have a ride both to and from the restaurant/church.

Meat Me in the Chapel
Sunday, June 18, 10:00am
Aledo UMC will be hosting a breakfast taco bar for all men of the church on Father's Day. Please join us in the Chapel!

Meat Me in the Chapel
Sunday, June 18, 10:00am
Aledo UMC will be hosting a breakfast taco bar for all men of the church on Father's Day. Please join us in the Chapel!

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: Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Toni McGregory's daughter Adriane Mason; Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Sandy Greenough's brother Wayne Gray; Rhonda Psencik and friends; Ashely Davis; 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: Jan & Howard Hudler on the death of her mother; Brett Boggs and family on the death of Vaugh Boggs
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; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Lori Mares; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel