May 12, 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: Wrecked by Grace
Ephesians 4:1-8
The Road Less Traveled
A few days ago, as I was spending my 15 minutes with God that we talked about two Sundays ago, I was directed to the 21st chapter of the Gospel of John, to the story of Peter's conversation with Jesus on the beach following the Resurrection. If you remember the story...

As For Me and My House Visioning Report
After dozens of hours of Holy Conversations and months of work, the As For Me & My House Core Leadership Team presented its final report and recommendations to the Church Council Tuesday evening. The report was approved enthusiastically and unanimously by Church Council....

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14 from 10am-11am
Aledo UMC will be hosting a brunch for all women on Mother's Day.
 Please join us in the Chapel!  

Elementary Sunday School
Sunday, May 14
Elementary Sunday School will meet in room 204 in the Education Building for this Sunday only.  Room 204 is located upstairs.
VBS Decorating Day
Saturday, May 13
Our first VBS Decorating Day is this Saturday, May 13 from 9 am-noon in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for a morning of fun as we get started on making the decorations for VBS.
Family, Food and Fun!
Wednesday, May 17, 6:00pm
This will be the last Wednesday evening of the school year. Families will meet at the Quad for dinner, games, and fellowship from 6:00-7:30. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket. Please note, there will not be a Bible study that evening.

AUMC Youth FUNdraiser
Sunday, May 14th - May 28th
We are seeking faith friends and family in our church to sponsor our youth
to help make the Youth Mission Trips a reality while also creating some amazing new
church connections!

For each $20 donation you receive an envelope with details inside to write a letter of encouragement to one of our youth while on their trip.

Look for our display in the narthex.

We look forward to this wonderful opportunity to build relationships with our youth and our congregation!
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 to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to to use your credit or debit card.

Children's Books Needed for Camp Hope
We are about to begin our 4th year of offering Camp Hope to children in the Oak Hill neighborhood, and we are in need of children's books. Please drop off any new or gently used children's books in narthex bin marked "Books for Camp Hope Kiddos". Book collection will continue through May.

New Adult Sunday School Class
WOW - Word of Wisdom, Room 106, Education Building
Each week we delve into Scripture using the Upper Room Disciplines, also known as the Lectionary, as our guide. Because each week is a study unto itself a person can join on any Sunday without feeling lost in the study. The group is one of open discussion striving to build up each other's faith. The class is open to anyone. For more information contact Cheryl Kensing at 817-874-7014.

Promotion Sunday
Sunday, June 11
Students will move up to their next age/grade level at this time.

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: Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Kathy Parris' mother Win Van Cleave; Peggy Badlato's parents; Jeff O'Donald; Carrie Hester; Teresa Howe; Sue Spreier's mother Jean Gleason; Douglas Moore; Gina Stewart's dad Keith Huckabay; Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; Sandy & Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee

Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson

Long-term prayer concerns:  Gary Leevy; Blake Britt's dad, Rodney Britt; Ben Combs; Jere Hand; Kelly O'Donald's sister, Amy Clinton; Lori Mares; Daryl Stanaway's sister-in-law, Sharon Stanaway; Buddy Martin; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Mason Gomez; Gavin Trietsch; All Military Personnel