July 15, 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: "Light It Up"
Acts 1:6-10
The Road Less Traveled
I've always loved Vacation Bible School. I never went as a child, but I've watched all three of my children stretch the muscles of their faith in the midst of the music, games and lessons of VBS. It's even more meaningful...

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 Sunday
July 31, 9:00 and 11:00 services
Join us as our youth lead us in worship and share what God has been doing in and through them this summer.
Student Ministries Endless Summer
July 26-31
We will be going to Burger's Lake, Six Flags, a Texas Rangers Game, and the Coyote Drive-In ending the week with a lock-in.  All information and registration for youth and adult volunteers can be found on the Student Ministries page at aledoumc.org.
Need a listening ear and a prayer?
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of caregiving training to minister to people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or simply going through a tough time. A Stephen Minister will meet with you-privately and confidentially-on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ's presence in your life. Contact Pastor Lee ([email protected]) or Congregational Care Director Trudy Smith ([email protected]) if you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister.
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
The Children's Ministry Mission Project for July is a 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).

Back to School Bash
Save the Date!
August 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Back to School Bash at Splash Kingdom!
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].
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: Belize Mission Trip; Stanton Smith; Janie Faris; Kurstie Moran; 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; Al Clark; Julie Turner
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