May 26, 2017
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
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This Sunday's Message: Zealots for Christ
Romans 12:9-13
The Road Less Traveled
Another week. Another senseless act of violence. Another tragic loss of life.
 
That's what is seems like, doesn't it? That was the first thing I thought when I heard the news this week about the heartbreaking attack at a concert in Manchester, England. Thousands of fans - many of them teen-agers and younger children - were beginning to  ...

As For Me and My House Visioning Report
Sunday, June 4, 10:00am
 
We will come together as a family of faith at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 4, to receive and ask God's blessings upon a new journey for Aledo UMC.

For the past eight months, we have moved together through a series of holy conversations as part of As For Me & My House visioning process....
 


AUMC Youth FUNdraiser
Sunday
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!
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, trudysmith@aledoumc.org, to be part of the Camp Hope team!

Jr. High Mission Trip
June 9 Deadline
Registration deadline June 9, 2017. All three forms are due on this day also.

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


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.

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 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.

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

Concerns: Lee Ancona; Sarah Reed's mother Paula Duckering; Jim Glenn; Nikki Dryden's cousin Pat Tripp; Carrie Hester; Teresa Howe; Sue Spreier's mother Jean Gleason; Douglas Moore

Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
 
Sympathies: Bill Hood and family on the death of his mother Rosalind Hood

Long-term prayer concerns: Laraine Waughtal's nephew Craig Howe; 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