July 08, 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: "Living on a Prayer"
Colossians 1:3-12
The Road Less Traveled
I had a great time last week serving in the mission field of Taylor, TX, with about 20 of our junior high students. I have always loved the junior high mission trip. It's true that the senior high trip typically does more serious work...

Join Us For VBS
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 til Friday, July 8th.  Walk-in's welcome!
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.
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.
AUMC Steeple Repairs
During the recent storms the AUMC church steeple was struck by lightning. Professional assessment of the damage and stability of the structure is currently underway. During the next few months there will be varying stages of repair and replacement. Please bear with us as we undertake this major task. The Trustees' objective is to restore the steeple to its' original stately presence within the Aledo community.
AUMC Board of Trustees
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).

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 children@aledoumc.org.
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: Janie Faris; Carrie Hester; Jere Hand; Steve Leifeste; 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; Bud Brumley
Special members who are unable to worship with us: Art and Micki Authier; C.D. and Mattie Graham; Wynell Stevens
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