May 5, 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: Reconciling the Books
Luke 19:1-10
The Road Less Traveled
The other day during my devotional time I read a quote by Norman Shawchuck that said, "Fear kills a mind and soul by slowly obliterating the visions we hold for our lives." Those words spoke to me deeply on several levels, not the least of which is the latest news coming out of our Church. Not our family of faith here...

Give One Day
Saturday, May 6, 7:00am, Pythian Home
This day is filled with opportunities to serve and give back to your community. Opportunities are available to serve inside or outside. Register here.

Rock Painting Party
Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-7:30
 Aledo UMC will be hosting a Rock Painting Party on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-7:30.  All supplies will be provided.  Be sure to invite you friends!

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, May 11, 1:00 pm in the Chapel
This month we have a guest speaker, Barbara Harty, RN, MSN, GNP. She is a clinical research coordinator and lead coordinator for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical research in the Geriatric Division at UNT Health Science Center. She has over 25 years of experience working as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She is a much sought-after speaker on the topic of dementia. She will present information on Alzheimer's 101. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this discussion, please tell them about this meeting. We will also have Kaleidoscope for the care recipients. For more information contact Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268.

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!  

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.

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!
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.

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: 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; Gary Leevy; Sandy & Mark Greenough's niece Melinda Lee; Nikki Dryden's cousin Janet York
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Rev. John Johnson
Sympathies: Barbara Moore and family on the death of her cousin Harry Sweet
Long-term prayer concerns: 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