June 24, 2016
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
This Sunday's Message: "Everyday Missions"
Matthew 22:34-40
The Road Less Traveled
This is the way I am telling the story. "On our trip to New Mexico this summer, I felled my first antelope." Impressive, right? Does it conjure up a picture of me in camouflage clothing, holding a 30.06 while crouching next.....

AUMC Welcomes Guest Pastor Rev. Laraine Waughtal
This Sunday, June 26, Aledo United Methodist Church welcomes Rev. Laraine Waughtal, who will be preaching for the vacationing Lee Trigg. Laraine is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She served churches in the Central Texas Conference, including Morgan Mill UMC and Bluffdale UMC, before being appointed as Coordinator of Disaster Response and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission for the Central Texas Conference in February 2015. In that role Laraine, works with churches throughout the conference, helping them serve as the hands and feet of Christ in communities affected by tornadoes, flooding, etc., and also helps those churches connect with the larger mission work of the United Methodist Church. Laraine lives in Aledo and, when she is not on the road, is part of the worshiping family at Aledo UMC.
Looking For A Place to Serve?
Do you feel called to be a communion server on the first Sunday of each month in the 9:00 or 11:00 services? We are putting together our fall schedule and have a few openings available. Please email [email protected] by June 26th to serve.
Aledo UMC Student Ministries Volunteers
Join Aledo UMC Student Ministries as a Sunday morning volunteer! Volunteers are needed for Sunday school, either on a regular or occasional basis or as a sub. Please email [email protected]. Thank you!
Art Camp
July 18-19, 9:00am to noon
Join Shannon Reynolds for two days of painting and fun! For kids entering 1st thru 6th grade. $15 per camper. Registration forms available at the Connection Center.
Nursery Help Wanted
Aledo UMC needs additional paid caregivers for the nursery-Pre-K rooms during both worship services and Sunday School. We will work with your worship attendance. Must be 18 years or older. Please contact Barbara Leevy @ 817-441-8329 or email [email protected].
VBS Registration Open
Evening VBS - July 10-14, 5:30-8:30pm
Mornig VBS - July 11-15, 9:00am-Noon
VBS is for all children age 3 through rising 6th grade. Cave Quest VBS will include awesome Bible stories, amazing music, super fun games, fantastic crafts, and meaningful mission projects. Fifth and sixth graders take part in their own VBS Mission Camp. Please share the news and invite your friends!
  Register here
VBS Volunteers Needed
Morning Session: July 11-15 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Evening Session: July 10-14 from 5:30 -8:30pm
It takes a village! We need volunteers for Vacation Bible School 2016. We are looking for Morning and Evening Crew Leaders, Station Leaders, Station Assistants, and Registration Greeters. We have a job for just about ANYONE! Please consider giving your time to the kiddos of Aledo so we can pass along the Love of God to each of them. Contact Tammy Decker or 682-365-8113 to volunteer!
Student Ministries Endless Summer
July 26-31
We will be going to Burger's Lake, Six Flags, a Texas Rangers Game, Coyote Drive-In, and Camping. All information and registration for youth and adult volunteers can be found on the Student Ministries page at aledoumc.org.
Student Ministries Sunday
July 31, 9:00 and 11:00 services
Our youth will lead us in worship and share what God has been doing in and through them this summer.
Summer AUMC Children's Ministry Mission Project
Socks and underwear drive supporting the Aledo Children's AdvoCats Clothes Closet. Underwear is needed for children through youth (adult size - no show socks, ladies bikini underwear and men's boxer briefs are especially needed for older students).

AUMC Children's Summer Activities
We have some awesome activities planned at Aledo UMC Kids this Summer! Join us for Esther Strong - a Gracefully Strong mini camp, a fun Triumph Sports Camp that includes several sports and a daily Bible lesson, and our amazing annual Vacation Bible School with tons of amazing God sightings, awesome music, crafts, games, and Bible stories.  Click here to learn more and register for Summer 2016 at Aledo UMC!
AUMC Manna Room
If you would like to make a contribution to the AUMC Manna Room, below is a list of food frequently put in the bags:
Oatmeal (18 oz.)
Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti-o's, etc.)
Pasta Sauce
Dried Beans (1 pound bags)
Canned Chili
Tuna or Chicken Helper
Peanut Butter (16-28 oz.)
Jelly (16-20 oz.)
Canned fruit
Vienna Sausages
Canned Chicken
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Sylvia Larson's mother, Norma Blake; Jared Fowler's uncle, Jimmy Reay; Diane Smith; Joan Nicholson; DeeAnn Day; Mary Hart; Lisa Webster; Al Clark; Stephanie Cooper; Julie Turner; Carrie Hester; Bud Brumley
Special members who are unable to worship with us:  Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
Sympathies: Dina Thomas and family on the loss of her mother, Sue Swanson; Cynthia Sadler on the death of her sister, Carolyn
Long-term prayer concerns:  Glenn Rogers' great-nephew, McCrae Trammell; Lori Kahil's father, Jeff Muessig; Rita Maddux-Potter; Stella Lee's daughter, Sherroll Shirley; Katie Alexander; Jana Gates' sister-in-law, Debra Lewis; Larry Wicker; Dan Tollefson's uncle, Phil Tollefson; Steven Cole's mother, JoAnn Cole; Belinda Holland's brother, Rick Lewis; Kikee Kupper's father, Briscoe Dunn; Kathy Mayotte's father, A. Ken Hartle; Connie Dryden; Jean Smith; Chase Peysen; Leon Fleming; Mason Gomez; Fanci Coyle's father, Harvey Horton; Gavin Trietsch; Butch Fernstrom; All Military Personnel