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Aledo United Methodist Church an edition of The United Methodist Reporter

Two Sections, Section A071050 Vol. 158 No. 08 June 24, 2011
P.O. Box 126, Oak at Pecan St., Aledo, TX 76008 | www.aledoumc.org | 817.441.8329 Fax: 817.441.1352

Good News!
Sunday
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 am Sunday School for all ages: 10:00 am Traditional Worship: 11:00 am
Childcare to children with special needs is available during the 8:45 a.m. service and 10 a.m. Sunday school hour.

F R O M T H E PA S T O R
Dear Church Family, Greetings to you in the name of our Christ! Thank you for your faithfulness in supporting the ministries of our great church. Because of you, many lives are changed and the love of Jesus Christ is shared with this community and around the world. Through your support, we have sent a team of young adults to Slidell, LA, and a Senior High team to Little Rock, AR. Several more important life-changing ministries are planned for this summer. As this paper is being published, we are in the midst of Vacation Bible School, an opportunity we have to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our children and the children of this community. In July we are sending a Junior High team to Killeen, TX. In the fall, we have an adult mission team going to Haiti and one going to Guatemala. Trudy Smith and her team have been busy planning many wonderful events with for our children. Please see page 8 for more information. Clint Church and his team have been on mission trips and are planning a wonderful week for our students coming up in the month of July. We are in the midst of planning our Fall Schedule. Please watch upcoming newsletters for more details. Aledo United Methodist Church is an exciting place to be! My family and I are so grateful to be a part of such an exciting and loving faith community. Aledo United Methodist Church reminds me of what Paul said to the church in Thessalonica: We were glad to share not only Gods good news with you but also our very lives because we cared for you so much (1 Thessalonians 2:8 CEB). We are a community of faith who loves to share Gods good news as we share our lives with one another because we care for one another! Thank you for welcoming Marla, Andrew, Ella and me during our first year in ministry with you as we look forward to the future that God gives to each of us and to Gods church. May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Our Church Home


ATTENDANCE
June 5, 2011
8:45 157 11:00 213 Total 370 Last Year 426

June 12, 2011


8:45 227 11:00 161 Total 388 Last Year 531

GENERAL COUNT
June 12: $13,482.45

Staff
mINISTERS - aLL THE CONGREGaTION PaSTOR OF TEaCHING aND VISIONING - JaSON JONES PaSTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP aND PaSTORaL CaRE - DEaNDREa DaRE WEEKDaY PRESCHOOL mINISTRIES JaYNE DaWSON DIR. OF CHILDREN & FamILY mINISTRIES - TRUDY SmITH aSSIST. DIR. OF CHILDREN & FamILY mINISTRIES - KIm WaTSON DIRECTOR OF STUDENT mINISTRIES - CLINT CHURCH aSSIST. DIRECTOR OF STUDENT mINISTRIES - LaURa GREER mUSIC aND FINE aRTS DaVID EDmONDS PRaISE BaND DIRECTOR CHRIS mCLELLaN PIaNIST - KRISZTa KOVCS-TUBBS OFFICE maNaGER & BOOKKEEPER SHaRI BIRCHELL aDmIN. aSSIST. TO THE CLERGY BECKY LaWRENCE

Rev. Jason M. Jones Senior Pastor

Fine Arts Kamp 4 Kids


Praising God in Creative Ways!
July 1820
August 1517

ART

INSIDE
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New Sermon Series Prayers Upcoming Events Opportunities to Serve Book Discussion New Members Childrens News

MUSIC

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For upcoming 3-4th grades For upcoming 5-6th grades Details on page 8

DRAMA

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Aledo United Methodist Church

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 SUNDAY, JUNE 26

AUMC EVENTS

9:00am Vacation Bible School 12:00pm VBS Family Picnic 8:45am Contemporary Worship 9:00am Summer Teacher Training 10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship 6:30pm Stephen Ministry

Questions
the

Summertime stress slowing you down?


We like to think of summer as being a relaxing, enjoyable time. But hurts, struggles, crises, and problems dont take a vacation. Many times our difficulties seem even worse during the summer because everyone else seems to be enjoying life while you are feeling down. If you are experiencing a difficult timeemotionally, spiritually, or relationallyyou dont have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing. Men are matched with male Stephen Ministers, and women are matched with female Stephen Ministers. Its free. Its confidential. And it will make a difference in your life! To find out more about Stephen Ministry for you or someone you know, talk with Pastor DeAndrea in the church office at 817.441.8329 or DeAndreaDare@aledoumc.org.

Jesus asks

MONDAY, JUNE 27

In our summer sermon series, we focus on the questions that Jesus asked those he interacted with during his ministry, questions that he still asks us today.

6:30pm Stephen Ministry 7:00pm Scouts Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 SUNDAY, JULY 3

6:30pm Praise Band Rehearsal 8:45am Contemporary Worship 10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship 6:30pm Stephen Ministry

June 26Matthew 16:15 But who do you say that I am? July 3Luke 8:45 Who touched me? July 10Luke 6:46 Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do what I tell you? July 17John 8:10 Woman, where are they?Has no one condemned you? July 24Matthew 7:3 Why do you see the speck in your neighbors eye but do not notice the log in your own eye?

MONDAY, JULY 4
OFFICE CLOSED

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 THURSDAY, JULY 7 SUNDAY, JULY 10

6:30pm Praise Band Rehearsal 7:30pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal 6:30pm Mens Fellowship 8:45am Contemporary Worship 10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship 6:30pm Stephen Ministry

MONDAY, JULY 11

11:00am Staff Meeting 6:30pm Stephen Ministry 7:00pm Scouts Meeting

TUESDAY, JULY 12

6:00pm Finance Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 THURSDAY, JULY 14


6:30pm Cub Scouts

10:00am Program Staff Meeting 6:30pm Praise Band Rehearsal

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will. Mark 11:24
Concerns: Martha, Marshall, Lisa Daltons mother Anne Crouch, Juanita Munoz, Laura Abbott, Terry Reynolds, Tanner Mathews, Jaci Mitchell, Kacie Brannen, Judi Green, Rosemary Karr, All who have suffered losses from the recent fires, Danna Franks father Oscar Bjorgum, Lucy Hefner, Sara Reeds mother Paula Duckering, Brandy Mize, Dean Thompson, Clint Churchs grandmother Gloria Johnson, David Stubblefield, Mike Mauney, David Kent, Butch Fernstrom, Lance Holland, Maurice Anderson, Alyce Bertrand, Bill Burts sister Rita Skipworth, John Choats brother Richard, Glenda Flechtner, Jim Hanley, Kathy Mayottes father, Sharon McCoy, Rosemary Choate, Earl and June Dorrell, Edmond Gutierrez, Jr., Charlie Calhoun, Rita Burnett, Jim Olney, Brandon Johnson Family, Glen Rector, Terry Taylor, Brian Rogers, Bruce Trietsch, Roy Pitcock, Pat Simon, Tammy Boutwell, Michael Finck, Cindy Vance, Crystal Pelfrey, Jeff Herron, Chad & Rena Tyson Family, Linda Malloy, John Rubenkoenig, John Hartle, Sharon McCoys mother Laura Mae Barnard, John Breaux, Tip Read, Frank Dryden, Dorothy Srba, Mary Harts brother John Roach, Nick Wright, Ken Fishers Aunt Ruth Brooks & Sister Lois Brooks, David Dickert, Cindy Tanners brother Brian Futch, Alison Evers, Mark Strickland, Diana Barker, Tina Stevens mother. Congratulations: Jamie and John Cooper welcomed Collins Avery Cooper into the world on June 10th. Jeff and Stacey Bond welcomed Greyson Jeffrey Bond into the world on June 20th. Our special members who are unable to be with us for worship: Anna Boger, Rosemary Houser, Wynell Stevens Our Long Term Prayer Concerns: PFC Logan Tidwell, PFC Travis Dare, Judi Green, Kids Hope USA Children, Sheryl Glusing, Henry Davis, Brian Whites Family, Capt. Marc R. Bradle, PFC James Spurlock, Brian Hebert, Casey Tutt, Anthony Ameen, Lucas Potter, Sgt. Aavram Powell, Barbara Moores parents Edward & Helen Farcus, Mason Gomez, Lt. 1st Class Jesse Spurlock, Bryan Thomas, USMC Cory Applewhite, Sgt. Adam Novak, Sgt. Andrew Schneider, Pvt. 1st Class Ryan Hedblad, Johnny Rowell, Ben Weston, Missionaries, Chase Peysen, Sgt. Joe Washam, Beth Fischers Mom, All Military Personnel If you have an emergency (life threatening illness or death in the family) and would like to speak to one of our pastors, please call (682)710-AUMC (2862).

SATURDAY, JULY 16 SUNDAY, JULY 17

9:30am Father-Son Go-Karts JUNIOR HIGH MISSION TRIP 8:45am Contemporary Worship 10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship 6:30pm Stephen Ministry

Events subject to change. Updates at www.aledoumc.org Follow the church on twitter@AledoUMC

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Summer Book Discussion 2011


10 A.M. Adult Sunday Morning Opportunities
The Back Forty
Meets in the Center Room of the Education Annex

OPPORTUNITIES TO

serve

Sunday, June 26 at 9:00am in the Gathering Room (ground floor of Education Building). For all our July and August teachers, a quick one-hour training to help you get familiar with the curriculum and address any teaching fears you may have! (Childcare, coffee and donuts available!) Contact Trudy with questions: church 817-441-8329, cell 817-6800631 or e-mail trudysmith@aledumc.org.

Summer Teacher Training June 26

Bible Study Class


Room 207

Christians in Action
CIA Class meets on the Upper Floor of the Education Building at the top of the stairs

On the first Sunday of each month the Missions Committee will place the blue basket for Center of Hope in the narthex for your donations of paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. We hope that you will continue to respond to these needs as you have so generously done in the past. SHOPPING LIST Toilet tissue, paper towels Cleaning supplies Personal care items Depends for women and men

Center of Hope Collection Sunday

Damascus Roadies
Room 206

Emmanuel Class
Meets in the Parlor of the Main Building

Living Covenant Class


TLC Class Meets in the Chapel

New Adult Class


Meets in Education Annex

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo Monday, July 25, 6:30 in the Parlor
Heaven is for Real is the true story of the four-year-old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didnt know what to believe, but soon the evidence was clear. Please sign up in the narthex. Books are available for purchase in the church office.

Meals for Center of Hope

On June 28, 29 and 30, Aledo UMC will be preparing food and serving meals at the East Parker County Center of Hope. If you would like to participate in this local mission opportunity of your church, please sign up in the narthex.

Childcare at AUMC
AUMC provides childcare for all children, infants through age 5. Childcare is provided for all church activities, services, and during Sunday school.

Serve the homeless in Fort Worth

On the first and third Thursday evenings of every month we will serve a meal at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth for our brothers and sisters who do not have a home to call their own. To sign up, or for more information, please contact Celeste Abbott at Celestecnj@yahoo.com or at 817-629-5496.

CHILDRENS ENRICHMENT
Weekday Preschool of Aledo United Methodist Church

Now Accepting Registrations for Fall 2011


All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:30 p.m. Registration fee for Two Days is $125.00. Registration fee for Three & Four Day is $150.00. Registration forms may be picked up on Jayne Dawsons office door or at the church office.

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Aledo United Methodist Church

NEW MEMBERS
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES NEWS

Family fun: Special Summer Saturdays


Mark your calendars and plan to spend a special Saturday with your son or daughter, having fun and sharing fellowship with other church families. We will plan to meet at church and carpool. Approx. cost: $15-20/person. Sign ups begin July 3rd. Father-Son Special July 16: Beat the heat with an early morning outing to Rockwood Go-Karts! Well meet at AUMC at 9:30am and head to Rockwood (Univ. Drive), then grab some ice cream. New to go-karting? See their website at rockwoodgokarts.com. Mother-Daughter Day July 23: Girls day out! An early morning of PuttPutt golf, anyone? Well meet at AUMC at 9am and head to PuttPutt on Calmont for a couple of rounds of golf and then stop for a snack! Father-Daughter Date August 13: Stay coolchill at the bowling alley! Come bowl a few games with dad! Well meet at AUMC at 10am, bowl, then enjoy pizza and drink! Mother-Son Mania August 20: Beat those back-to-school blues with Laser Tag! Well meet at AUMC at 10am and head to Main Event for a couple of games, then grab a snack afterwards. Minimum height requirement is 48. Younger sons and their moms are welcome to come along and play in the large video arcade area! REMEMBER for Special Saturdays: Please sign up no later than the Sunday before the outing, as we will make reservations where possible. Contact the Event Coordinator for the outings of interest to you! Check the Information Station in the Education Building for more details, including Event Coordinator contact info and specific costs.

Ryan and Jessica Pipkin


8516 Marys Creeks Drive, Benbrook, TX 76006
Ryan is a landscape architect with Texas Turf. Cell 817-366-8822, rbpipkin@gmail.com Jessica is an architect with Hahnfeld, Hoffer, and Stanford. Cell 817-991-4033 or 4053, jspipkin@yahoo.com Ryan joined by profession of faith. Jessica grew up at AUMC.

Fine Arts Kamp 4 Kids: Praising God in Creative Ways!


Mon-Wed, July 18- 20 for upcoming 3-4th grades. $50 per person Mon-Wed, August 15-17 for upcoming 5-6th grades. $50 per person Do your kids enjoy music, art, movement and drama? Register today for our Fine Arts Kamp 4 Kids! In this three-day program, kids will explore ways they can praise God using their own God-given gifts and interests. Third though fourth grade will include art, music and movement; fifth through sixth grade will include art, music,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the wonderful teachers who taught Sunday school to our little ones this past school year. Special thanks to those who taught ALL school year: Martha Cross, 4 year olds Andy Welch, 1st grade Beth Fischer, 2nd grade Sandy Wright, 5th grade Our children have been so very blessed by your dedication and love!

Scott and Sarah Myser, Abigail (2)


9229 Odeum Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76244
Scott is an orthodontist. Work 817-441-8700. Cell 817-403-1236. smyser@aledobraces.com Sarah is the office manager at Myser Orthodontics. Work 817441-8700. Cell 817-992-8995. sarahmyser@aledobraces.com They transferred their membership from Whites Chapel UMC.

and drama. Children will be participating in all the fine arts being taught, and their talents will be shared with our church the following Sunday. Classes are limited, and payment is required at registration. Register in the Narthex or at the Information Station in Education Building.

Kids explore Gods recipe for life during Vacation Bible School
Boys and girls from all over Aledo are enjoying four fun-filled days of crafts, music, games and story time, as we explore Gods recipe for life! Thanks to co-directors Janice Cole and Sabra Smith for coordinating VBS, and to all those with servant-hearts who blessed our children this week. Remember, all VBS children are invited to sing a few of their VBS songs at the 11:00am service on Sunday, June 26!

Chris and Deirdre Dee Dee Babcock Megan (4) and Greggory (4)
160 Crooked Stick Lane, Aledo, TX 76088 817-441-1808
Chris is retired. Cell 817-705-4266, cdbabbs@sbcglobal.net Dee Dee is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Work 817-877-9736. Cell 817-521-8297 They are transferring their membership from FUMC Mansfield.