The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

November 19, 2021

Join Us for Worship on Sunday

Join us for worship in person or online on Sunday, November 21, as Lay Leader Stephen Greenwade provides the message, What Do You Say?


Sunday, November 21 | What Do You Say?

We have a propensity to take the blessings from God we receive for granted and not show an appropriate measure of gratitude. We need to work on recognizing the blessings in life and be better at expressing to God, and one another, how much they are appreciated.


Worship Opportunities

Traditional Worship | 8:30 a.m. | Sanctuary

Contemporary Worship | 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
Livestream | 8:30 and 11 a.m. | Church website or Facebook

The recording of each service is available after the livestream.


What to Expect | The CDC and Bishop McKee encourage the use of face masks during worship for those fully vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated need to wear a mask during worship. Please sit where you’d like in the sanctuary, but consider giving other people space if you are seated after them. Please refer to the What to Expect Guide for more details.


Child Care | Child care is available at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School and during 11 a.m. worship. Please email christina@vrumc.org by noon Saturday if you need childcare on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Children’s Church and Family Experience will not be held this Sunday. Children are encouraged to attend worship with their families. Activity bags will be available.


Register Your Attendance | Please register your attendance so we know you joined us for worship.


Miss a Message? | The weekly messages are available on the church website if you miss one or want to watch it again.

Worship | Register Your Attendance

Please register your attendance and let us know that you joined us for worship.

Welcome Lead Pastor Ashley Anne Sipe

Child, Senior Angels Available for Adoption; Return Gifts to Church by November 28

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is in full swing, with the deadline to fulfill the Christmas need/wish of a child or senior adult quickly approaching.


Adoptions are made by online selection. Pick a child or senior angel, shop for him or her, and return the unwrapped gifts to the church by Sunday, November 28.


Please note that the church office does not have access this year to which angels our church members have adopted. If the angel gifts are not returned by Sunday, November 28, it will be the responsibility of the adopter to deliver the gifts to The Salvation Army, 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas.


  • Use the button below to find an angel.
  • After selecting an angel, complete your contact information. Additional details about your angel will be listed once the angel is adopted.
  • Place a label on each unwrapped gift with the name and number of your angel.
  • Place labeled gifts in a trash bag. Trash bags and labels are available at the church.
  • Bring gifts in the trash bag to the church no later than Sunday, November 28. After November 28, it will be the responsibility of the adopter to deliver the gifts to The Salvation Army in Dallas.
Adopt an Angel for Christmas

Gifts are to be returned to the church no later than Sunday, November 28.

Thank You Thursday for Rockbrook Elementary
Advent Study Begins Sunday

New Advent Study Begins Sunday

Advent is right around the corner and the Vista Forum class invites anyone interested to join them for a new Advent study on Sunday mornings beginning November 21.


The Heart That Grew Three Sizes

Based on the new book by Matt Rawle

Vista Forum Class

Sundays Beginning November 21 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Room 119


We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. In this new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, including how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate is the one thing that changes our lives? This Advent and Christmas season, look at a familiar classic through the lens of faith and see how Christ speaks to us through our culture.
Coat Drive for The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Coat Drive Wraps Up Sunday

Sunday, November 21, is the last day to contribute toward the coat drive to benefit The Salvation Army Lewisville. Gently used or new coats of all sizes are being collected. Drop off donations in the designated box in the Welcome Center. They will be distributed to our neighbors in need.
New Members Kirk Wilken and Carolyn Simpson

Giving 2022 Pledges

Thank you to those who have returned their 2022 Giving pledge. If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete a commitment card, please prayerfully consider doing so. Our ministry budget for 2022 will be created based on total pledges.
2022 Giving Commitment Card

Support the ministries of the church for 2022.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing on December 4

Vista Ridge UMC will support The Salvation Army Lewisville on Saturday, December 4, by bell ringing for its Red Kettle campaign. There will be two locations to serve. Volunteer times are for 1 1/2 hours, but you can sign up for more than one slot. This is a great opportunity to join with a friend or for the entire family to get involved.


  • Walmart (FM 3040) | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Market Street (Coppell) | 1-8 p.m.


All funds collected stay local to support Salvation Army programs in our community. By helping raise funds through a Red Kettle, you’re a neighbor helping your neighbors.

Holiday Food Drive Celebration
Thanksgiving Boxes for Evergreen Residents
Classic Women Tea
Church Conference on December 12
Rockbrook Seeks Christmas Decorations

Rockbrook Looking for Christmas Decorations

Rockbrook Elementary is seeking Christmas decorations so they can decorate their school this holiday season. If you have any unwanted decorations to donate, please drop them off at the church by Sunday, December 5, so they can be delivered to the school.
CCA Canned Meat Donations

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

CHURCH STAFF: Please reach out if we can help in any way.

Rev. Ashley Anne Sipe - ashleyanne@vrumc.org

Bill Burden - bill@vrumc.org

Madi Butler - madi@vrumc.org

Carolyn Dennison - carolyn@vrumc.org

Christina Dixon - christina@vrumc.org

Lisa Dominy - lisa@vrumc.org

Laurie Kunke - laurie@vrumc.org

Johnny Milton - johnny@vrumc.org

Hannah Rachal - hannah@vrumc.org