March 10, 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: "#Intimacy"
John 13:34-35
The Road Less Traveled
I had to make a quick trip to Florida this week. My Mom is ill, and things became critical Monday evening. I was in a church meeting when I got the call, so I texted Melissa and told her I thought I would need to make the trip sooner rather than later. By the time I got....

Children's Monthly Mission Project
The children will be collecting items for the Manna Room. We are collecting the following items  ONLY: Spam, Vienna sausages, jelly/jam, chili, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper.

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sunday, March 12
"Spring" ahead by turning your clocks forward one hour!

Holy Conversation
We are preparing to move into our final round of Holy Conversations as part of the As For Me & My House Visioning Process. This last conversation will focus on the question, Who is God calling us to be as a church?
You can sign up to be a part of the Conversation here.
As For Me & My House is a six-month visioning process undertaken by the people of Aledo United Methodist Church to prepare us to follow God's call into the future. In many ways, we stand at a crossroads as a community of faith. Our community is projected to grow at an unprecedented rate in the coming years, and we want to grow with it. For that to happen, we need to be prepared and to plan strategically to move boldly into the future. But it's not just about getting bigger. The future -- our future -- has to be about following God's call and becoming who God is calling us to be.
Your voice needs to be heard!
The schedule for this next round of Conversations is as follows:
Sunday, March 19 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Gathering Room
Wednesday, March 22 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Gathering Room
Sunday, March 26 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Gathering Room
Tuesday, March 28 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Chapel
Wednesday, March 29 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM-- Chapel
Wednesday, March 29 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Gathering Room
Sunday - April 2 - 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Gathering Room
Sunday - April 2 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Gathering Room

AUMC Spring Spruce-Up
Saturday, March 25th, 8:00am
Aledo UMC will have a church-wide Spring Spruce-Up day. Sign up to volunteer at the Connection Center or email Jeff O'Donald.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers
July 9-13 from 5:30-8:30pm, July 10-14 from 9 am-Noon
VBS is just around the corner, and we need volunteers to help make this a successful event. We are looking for volunteers for morning and evening sessions to help as crew leaders, station assistants, decorating helpers, snack team, and more. Please sign up in the Narthex or contact Tammy Decker.

Mother/Son Night
Friday, March 31 at 6:00pm, Bearcat Park
AUMC Children's Ministry will have a Mother Son Night at Bearcat Park. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a dessert to share. RSVP to Jennifer McDaniel .

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 15 from 11am-1pm
This is an event for all ages with an egg hunt, church-wide picnic and games. Please bring a potluck dish to share, and invite your friends!

Donations Needed
We need the following items for our Easter Eggstravaganza: Easter Eggs, individually wrapped candy (no nuts please), stickers, and very small toys to put in the Easter Eggs. Filled eggs will be accepted as well! Please place these items in the collection bins in the Narthex. We will be collecting these items until Sunday, April 9.

Lenten and Easter Schedule
Lenten Calendar
April 9th, 11:00am - Hope in the Shadows  Cantata
April 13th, 6:30pm - Maundy Thursday Service
April 14th, 6:30pm - Good Friday Service
April 15th, 11:00-1:00pm - Easter Eggstravaganza
April 16th, Easter Services
6:30am - Sunrise Service
8:30am - Communion Service
9:00am - HUB Contemporary Service
11:00am - Cornerstone Traditional Service

In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Robin Boomer's mother Betty Leggett; Pastor Lee's mother Linda Newsome and nephew Weston Thompson; Glenn Leevy; Dorothy Rosenberger; Mary Jones nephew Eric Houlihan & grandson Nick McGreogory; Dave Vandercook's mother Adeth Vandercook; Abby Griffin; Darlene Chapman's aunt Joyce Davis; Rev. John Johnson; Peggy & Fred Holt's cousins Charlie & Renee Deaton; Isabel O'Gorman
Sympathies: Tina Stevens on the death of her father; Sally Mizell on the death of her sister-in-law Shirley Ball; Family of Mike Peninger
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham
Long-term prayer concerns: Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Shannon Daugherty; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester; Blake Britt's father, Rodney Britt; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Janie Faris; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Larry Wicker; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Kikee Kupper's father, Briscoe Dunn; Connie Dryden; Chase Peysen; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel