July 29, 2016
  Aledo United Methodist Church   
Making disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
by loving, knowing, and serving our God.
Student Ministries Sunday
The Road Less Traveled
I was coming back to church the other day after running home for lunch. I was just passing the Bearcat when I saw him up on the right. It was our friendly Parker County Sheriff's Deputy running radar just north of the Library. Reflexively I eased off....

Thank you, Laura!
At the end of this month, our church family bids a fond farewell to staff member Laura Greer. Laura has served on staff since 2008, first leading Children's Ministry and, these past 4+ years, working in Student Ministries. We will miss her energy, her compassion, and her sweet smile, and wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Laura, we say to you, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Back to School Bash
August 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Mark your calendars and come celebrate the start of the 2016-2017 School year with Aledo UMC at Splash Kingdom. Get your free tickets at the gate. Invite your friends to join us!

Family Game and Movie Night
Wednesday, August 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Bring the whole family for a night of fun for all ages. There will be snacks, games, a movie and youth activities. We hope to see you there!

Save the Dates!
August 21: Blessing of the Backpacks
August 24: Wednesday Nights are back!
August 27: Choir Retreat
August 28: Acolyte Training
October 1: Lord's Acre
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 (lee@aledoumc.org) or Congregational Care Director Trudy Smith (trudysmith@aledoumc.org) if you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister.
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: Tom Lunsford; Joy Moore: Krisi Hefner's uncle Scott Morehead; 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; 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
Joys: Kyle and Wendy McGeehee, and big brothers Colton and Hunter, welcome their daughter/sister, Kinley Lynn McGeehee
Sympathies: The family of Ed Childress
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; 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