The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

May 22, 2020

Worship with Us Any Time on Sunday

Use this link for the YouTube worship service playlist any time Sunday or later in the week.

Register Your Attendance

Complete this short form to let us know you worshipped with us!

Memorial Day Flags
Memorial Day Prayer

COVID-19 Task Force Formed

A COVID-19 Task Force has been formed to develop processes and procedures to help ensure the safety and protection of members and guests for when we return to public worship.


Members of the task force are Bill Burden, Claire Cleveland, Bobbie Collier, Cindy Elrod, Tim Gant, Pastor Clay Horton, Barbara Sepdham, Dan Sepdham, and Jeanne Sweeten.


We will continue at-home online worship and small group meetings until Bishop Michael McKee gives the go-ahead to begin meeting at the church. His latest letter stated that it is not possible to predict a date when churches will open for public worship in the Greater Dallas area, but he will be watching the data carefully and will communicate again in June.

Thankful for Our Volunteers
First Friends Program

Invite Others to Our New First Friends Program for Our Younger Children

Children’s Ministry prepared and hand-delivered 24 garden boxes in three different counties as part of our new First Friends program for 5-year-olds and younger. Several of the families joined in a Zoom call for a virtual gathering. We’re planting the seeds for our littles to learn about God! If you know a family with children ages 5 and younger who would like to join First Friends, email Lisa Dominy, director of children’s ministry, at lisa@vrumc.org.

No Matter What Worship Series Continues on Sunday: Press On

We continue our No Matter What Worship Series on Sunday, May 24, with Philippians Chapter 3. Even when the methods change, press on with and toward Christ, no matter what.


Beginning Sunday, join us for online worship on the Vista Ridge UMC YouTube page with this link. It will take you to the YouTube playlist so the worship service will be in order. Follow along using the Bible app, which contains the sermon notes and scripture.


Check out the resources below that complement the worship series, including No Matter What 2.0 on Monday nights.

If you need technical help to watch YouTube worship, or to use Zoom or the Bible App, please email vrumc@vrumc.org to receive assistance.

The Salvation Army of Lewisville
CCA Food Pantry
Food Drive Celebration

Music Ministry Zoom Fellowship Open to All!

Want to see and hear from others in our church family? Members of the Adult Choir and Carillon groups are inviting church members to join them on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. when they gather virtually for an hour of uplifting fellowship.


Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2174035992?pwd=eGN1eWRqVmdUaFd6UC9xdm5GckdOQT09

Meeting ID: 217 403 5992, password: vrumc

Zoom Update to 5.0 Needed

Those using Zoom for small group meetings will need to update their version to 5.0 before Saturday, May 30. After this time, those who haven't updated will be required to make the change upon sign-in, which could cause a delay when logging on for a meeting. The update will provide more features and security enhancements. Check out the details from Zoom.
Ways to Support Vista Ridge UMC

Use this link to learn the ways you can give to the church.

Upcoming Children’s Activities

Here’s the Children’s Sunday School and Family Fun at 4 information for next week. Subscribe to the Vista Kids Happenings newsletter for more details.


Sunday, May 24 – 10 a.m.

CHILDREN’S VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/434276872?pwd=WEVaK1RGZGlpdXlqMlBFbmZwSWNuQT09

Meeting ID: 434 276 872, password: vrumc


Thursday, May 28 4 p.m.

FAMILY FUN AT AT 4: BIBLE CIRCUS

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/488425862?pwd=bFhpYVdlTGZFSlJLYlhCYmh2NXcrZz09

Meeting ID: 488 425 862, password: vrumc

Children’s Time Video Library

Watch Time with Vista Kids messages on the church website.

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

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

Pastor Clay Horton - clay@vrumc.org

Bill Burden - bill@vrumc.org

Madi Butler - madi@vrumc.org

Daira Curran - daira@vrumc.org

Carolyn Dennison - carolyn@vrumc.org

Christa Dixon - childcare@vrumc.org

Lisa Dominy - lisa@vrumc.org

Laurie Kunke - laurie@vrumc.org

Hannah Rachal - hannah@vrumc.org