August 5, 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: "Keys to the Kingdom"
Luke 12:32-40
The Road Less Traveled
I had the pleasure of attending a ribbon-cutting for a new business last week. When I was the editor of a business publication in Chicago many years ago, I attended events like that regularly, but it had been a long time. I was invited by Shannon Byrd....

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!

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!

Books, Backpacks & Blessings
Sunday, August 21
Plan to join us for two special services on August 21, as we prepare our students, teachers and administration to head back to school.Kids are invited to bring their backpacks for a blessing of the backpacks, and we will pray for our students, teachers and administrators.

Share a Prayer
Do you have a Prayer Concern you would like to share with the staff or with our church family? Please fill out a Prayer Request card (found in the back of the pews) and drop it in the white prayer box in the church lobby. The box is checked weekly. You are always welcome to contact our Congregational Care Director with prayer concerns, as well: [email protected].
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.
Save the Dates!
August 24: Wednesday Nights are back!
August 27: Choir Retreat
August 28: Acolyte Training
October 1: Lord's Acre
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].
In your times of prayer throughout the week, please remember the people named below.

Concerns: Ted Jordan; Tom Lunsford; Joy Moore: Krisi Hefner's uncle Scott Morehead; Stanton Smith; Janie Faris; Kurstie Moran; Jere Hand; 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
Sympathies: Steve Green on the loss of his mom; Jared Fowler on the loss of his uncle, Jimmy Reay
Long-term prayer concerns: Carrie Hester; 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