May 19, 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: Off the Hook
Matthew 18:21-35
The Road Less Traveled
In the 15 years I spent working as a newspaper editor, I was no stranger to the general criticism and mistrust of my industry. Newspapers were out of touch. Newspapers were dinosaurs. The media was hopelessly liberal and inherently biased. The media cared much less about communicating the truth than it did for selling papers ...

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....

Sr. High Mission Trip Meeting
Wednesday, May 24, Chapel
6:00-6:30pm, SH Adult Leader Meeting
6:30-7:30pm, SH Parent and Student Meeting
This will be our final mission trip meeting for the senior high mission trip to Tonkawa, Oklahoma this summer. If you and/or your student are registered for the trip please plan on attending this meeting. We will be discussing more information about the trip, as well as other important dates leading up to the trip.

Camp Hope
Wednesday Evenings in June, beginning June 7
We are about to begin our 4th year of offering Camp Hope to children in the Oak Hill neighborhood. Contact Trudy Smith,, to be part of the Camp Hope team!

Children's Books Needed for Camp Hope
We are in need of children's books for Camp Hope. 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.

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.

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;  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

Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Sympathies: Kathy and Dan Parris on the death of Kathy's mother, Win Van Cleave

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