Manna Room - There has been a large increase in the number of people requesting food from our church. When you are shopping, please consider adding a few items to your cart for our Manna Room. Items (see list) may be delivered to the Manna Room bin in the narthex during regular church hours. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Watson.
Snack Sacks - Prepare and deliver snack sacks to McCall Elementary to be distributed to children to have for the weekends and holidays. Items for Snack Sacks (see list) may be donated at any time by placing them in the collection bin in the narthex. You may also support a child by giving $10 per month. If you would like to help assemble or deliver Snack Sacks, please contact Sally Bond (817-253-2726).
Wheelchair Ramp Projects - Aledo UMC's ramp team builds roughly one wheelchair ramp per month for families or individuals that are unable to access their homes easily. These builds are usually on Sunday afternoon and we meet at the Aledo park and ride to caravan to the site. Occasionally we will have a pre-build if it is a large ramp. This is a wonderful mission project that everyone is invited to be a part of at any time, although children should be old enough to help with the construction and supervised by parents at all times. Please contact Jeff O'Donald for more information or to find out when the next build is scheduled.
Master's Builders - Assist those who have urgent items that need repair in their homes. The Master's Builders have helped numerous families in our community. Contact Jeff O'Donald for more information or to be put on the email list for upcoming projects.
Give One Day - Give One Day is exactly that... one day of service where we have the opportunity to give back to our community by helping others in need with various projects. Aledo UMC partners with several other area churches, organizations, and across our conference.
Oak Hill Partnering Group - Oak Hill is a local low-income neighborhood that is in need of assistance. The Aledo UMC missions team has made a connection with this neighborhood and has initiated a team of people from our church and community who are willing to make a difference. We are working to assist with the immediate needs of this area as well as providing information to help break the cycle of poverty, while teaching them how to "fish". Last year we held Camp Hope in the summer and Christmas in the Park / Coats4Kids in December. Everyone is welcome to join this team. Please contact Trudy Smith for more information.
Prison Ministry - The Gospel of Matthew 25:36 tells us that we will inherit the kingdom because, "I was in prison and you visited me". Aledo UMC has been represented in organized prison ministries for over twenty years. However, this ministry area is not for everyone. There is a process involving required training, background checks and a good deal of patience and humility. If you would like more information about our prison ministry, please contact Trudy Smith or Bob Bull through the church office at 817-441-8329.
Camp Hope - The Center of Hope offers Camp Hope for children in various low-income neighborhoods around Parker County once a week for 2-3 hours from June through August. Volunteers read, play, and teach simple cooking activities so that the children are fed physically, emotionally and spiritually. Aledo UMC is one of the churches committed to assisting with Camp Hope in the Oak Hill neighborhood and serves weekly for one month each summer. If you would like to serve on this team, please contact Trudy Smith.
Child Mentoring Program - If you would like to serve as a mentor for a child in our community, please contact Pam Christiansen about our school district's Connections program.
Vacation Bible School - Every child in our church and community has the opportunity to attend our amazing Vacation Bible School at Aledo United Methodist Church at no charge. This would not be possible without our faithful volunteers. A team of around 60 volunteers is needed to make VBS a success every year. If you are interested in serving for VBS, please contact Jennifer McDaniel.