May 11, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: Testify to Love
Sermon Text: 1 John 5:9-13
The Road Less Traveled 
I hope you were able to attend worship on Sunday and hear Rev. Margret Fields lay out a possible partnership between Aledo UMC and her ministry, Project-44. The proposal - called Family 2 Family - combines the....

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   Mother's Day Brunch                                                                        
Sunday, May 13th
All of the women of the church are invited to a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 10:00-11:00am in the Chapel.  
**Please note that K-4 Sunday School will meet upstairs in Room 204 in the Education Building on this day. **
 Revive Student Ministry Mission Trip Fundraiser                           
It's that time again, time for summer mission trips and we need you to help us get there. Starting this Sunday, in the Narthex, we will be hosting the last fundraiser for this summers mission trips. The envelope fundraiser! You will choose an envelope that corresponds with the amount that you would like to donate to the trips, then you will address that UNSEALED envelope to yourself. While on mission trip a student will write to you, let you know how the week is going and thank you for helping them go be the hands and feet of Christ in this world. This is a very important need that our students have, to be able to go out into the world and love as God has called us all to. Thank you for your support and prayers.
 Camp Hope Meeting                                                                           
Tuesday, May 15th, 7:00pm, Chapel
It's time to start thinking "Camp Hope!"  We will again be ministering to children in the Oak Hill mobile home park, Wednesday evenings in June. We will share through games, snacks, books and Bible stories!  Come learn more about being part of the Camp Hope team.  Email Trudy Smith for more information.
   Family 2 Family Discussion                                                               
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:00pm, Chapel
Rev. Margret Fields from Project-44 will return on Wednesday to share more details and answer question about our Family 2 Family partnership. Join us for dinner at 5:30 and the discussion at 6 p.m.
   End of Year Cookout                                                                          
Wednesday, May 23rd, 5:30pm
Join us for our end of school year celebration.  We will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs and playing slip n' slide kickball.  Feel free to bring your favorite yard game to play as well.  We can't wait to see you there!
   Mandatory Student Ministry Mission Trip Meeting                     
May 30th, 6:30pm, Chapel.
If you or your student will be attending either one of this summers mission trips you MUST be at this meeting. We will be going over all important information and collecting all paperwork needed to attend.
   Summer Sunday School for College-Age                                        
Begins June 10, 10:00am
Home this summer or home in passing? Join others in your age group and Pattie Wood for a summer Sunday school class. We'll be taking an in-depth look at the book of Mark (or something else if we don't like that). The class will meet in the ER at 10 am. With the ebb and flow of schedules for this age, each lesson will stand on its own. Parents - share with your college kids when they arrive home. Questions? Email Pattie at See you then!
Volunteer Appreciation                                                                        
Connection Center
Volunteers are love in motion! Thank you so much for the time you spend volunteering on Sunday mornings here at Aledo UMC. The love you have for our church is evident through your service.  If you are a Sunday School teacher, Liturgist, Usher, Connection Center host, Greeter or Communion server, and did not receive your gift last Sunday, please stop by the Connection Center to pick it up.  You are truly so appreciated!
Manna Room Items Needed 
Every week, our Manna Room provides food for families in need in our community. We are currently running low on the following items:
  • 1lb bags of rice
  • Oatmeal in 18 ounce canisters
  • Chicken/Tuna Helper
  • Crackers (Saltines or Ritz, those that come in sleeves)
  • Pasta and spaghetti sauce
  • Jelly/jam
VBS Donations   
Now is the time to clean out your child's closet and find those gently used children's books they have outgrown. Vacation Bible School needs gently used children's books for Education Kits for the churches in the Texas Coastal Bend that lost most of their church school's supplies. You can drop off donated books in the bin in the narthex. 

Vacation Bible School Registration Open  
Registration is now open.  Morning VBS will be held July 9-13 from 9:00am-noon.  Evening VBS will be held July 8-12 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Visit to register today! 

Volunteer Caregivers Needed 
Volunteers are needed for the infant through 4 year old rooms during the 9:00 service, 10:00 Sunday school hour, and 11:00 service times. Please email Barbara Leevy if you're willing to help on a scheduled rotating basis or be put on a call list. It takes a lot of help to fill the times slots needed to care for our littlest people. 
Ushers Wanted!   
AUMC is in need of additional ushers for the 11:00 service.  We currently have four teams which rotate ushering monthly so your commitment would only be for three months each year.  For more information or to sign-up for a team, please email Scott Sadler.

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

Concerns: Steve Leifeste's nephew Skip; Kikiee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn; Ann Martin; Dana Tarrant; Bud Brumley; Matt Grantham; Lynnda Burroughs; Mary Hart; Arielle Mancini; Jim Glenn; Wendee McGee; Meghan Rothwell

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Buddy Martin; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson; Douglas and Barbara Moore

Sympathies: Diane Staven and family on the death of her mother Mimi Walton; Bud Brumley and family on the death of his brother-in-law Fred Freeman; Bob Bull and family on the death of his nephew Toby

Long-term prayer concerns: Wayne McGregor; Kathy Mayotte's nephew Jeremy Hartle; Dan Hagan; Sue Davis; Greg Barnes' father, Jim Barnes; Janie Faris; Bill Bradle; Joy Moore's brother Steve Moore; Jeff O'Donald's brother Gaylan Hood; Kristin Bryan's mother Pat Brady; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Carrie Hester; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; All Military Personnel