March 31, 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: "#Rest"
Hebrews 4:9-11
The Road Less Traveled
We had some unexpected and unwelcome excitement at the church this week. Late Tuesday afternoon a neighbor called to report that she had seen two boys spraying paint on the basketball court over at the Quad. Because of the diligence of our neighbor in reporting the incident and some fast action by our office manager Kim Watson, who managed to snap a picture of the two culprits....

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 at

20 Minute Invite?
Sunday, April 2
Do you have 20 minutes to spare after worship on Sunday?  Then we need you.  We want to make a special point of inviting our neighbors in the neighborhood adjacent to the church to join us for Easter.  We have door hangers that include all of our Easter worship and fellowship opportunities, beginning with Palm Sunday next week.  These hangers will be available on Sunday, along with a map highlighting a single block in the neighborhood.  They will be available at the Connection Center on Sunday.  Stop by, pick up a pack, and take 20 minutes to invite someone else to share in the celebration of the Risen Christ!

Lily and Tulip Sales
Last day to purchase is Sunday, April 2
Honor your loved ones with an Easter lily or Spring tulip proudly displayed in the sanctuary on Easter morning. Flowers may be purchased for $15 at the Connection Center and are available to take home after the Easter services. Proceeds benefit Aledo UMC Music Ministry.

Student Ministries Family Night
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm at the Quad
This year during Holy Week we are going to be having a family night at the QUAD for the families of our students! We will be playing basketball, games, showing a movie in the ER, and also grilling some burgers for everyone to enjoy. We hope that you will be able to make it! Please bring a few dollars to help with the food.

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.


Youth Bible Study
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:00am, Aledo Diner
Student Ministries have begun a weekly bible study from 7:15-8:00am every Tuesday until school lets out. The bible study is open for anyone between 7th-12th grade. We will be meeting at Aledo Diner each week.

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 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

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.

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.

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: Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Gary Leevy; Barbara Moore's cousin Harry Sweet; Jessica Greenough; Sandy & Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York; Peggy Holt's brother Tom Lasiter and mother Grace Clayton; Ben Combs; Don and Dorothy Rosenberger; Mary Jones nephew Eric Houlihan and grandson Nick McGreogory; Dave Vandercook's mother Adeth Vandercook
Sympathies: Robin Boomer on the death of her mother, Betty Leggett; Darlene Chapman on the loss of her aunt, Joyce Davis
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Long-term prayer concerns:  Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Shannon Daugherty; Lori Mares; Carrie Hester; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel