May 25, 2018
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
eNews
       
This Sunday's Message: Debt of Honor
Sermon Text: Romans 8:12-17
The Road Less Traveled 
   
On Nov. 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union Army defeated Confederate forces at the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln delivered what is arguably the best known speech in American...

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 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.
   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.
 Camp Hope                                                                                           
Wednesday evenings in June, 6:30-8:00pm
Would you like to serve at Camp Hope - playing games, reading, making snacks, sharing Bible stories with children in need? There is still time to sign up! Email Trudy Smith for more details.
 Esther Strong Summer Mini Camp                                                    
June 4th thru 7th, 9:00-11:30am
During this mini camp the girls will be learning about grace and strength through the story of Esther. Contact Jennifer McDaniel for the registration link.
   Summer Sunday School for College-Age  Students                      
Begins June 10th, 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 pattiewood1093@gmail.com. See you then!
Church Family - We Need You!                                                           
If you would like to show some love to our students and adult volunteers who are going on Summer mission trips but aren't sure what you can do, you can write letters. So far, we have 70 people going on mission trips, 60 on the June trip alone. If you would like to help with
this outreach please contact Rachelle Moreland for the details.
Church Family - We Need You!                                                           
If you would like to show some love to our students and adult volunteers who are going on Summer mission trips but aren't sure what you can do, you can write letters. So far, we have 70 people going on mission trips, 60 on the June trip alone. If you would like to help with
this outreach please contact Rachelle Moreland for the details.
Charge Conference  Results                                                                
I wanted to give you a quick update on the results of the May 17 Charge Conference regarding the potential sale/purchase of property by our church. The Charge Conference voted unanimously to authorize the Board of Trustees to enter into negotiations...
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 www.aledoumc.org 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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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 sharibirchell@aledoumc.org to set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. Or go to aledoumc.org/give to use your credit or debit card.

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

Concerns: Conner Dorsett; Dalton O'Donald; Melissa Trigg; Steve Leifeste's nephew Skip; Kikiee Kupper's dad Briscoe Dunn; Ann Martin; Dana Tarrant; Bud Brumley; 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

Long-term prayer concerns: Matt Grantham; 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