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News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

April 30, 2021

I See You - Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

New Worship Series for May: I See You

God creates, knows, loves, and sees all of us in our full humanity. But as people, we can fall into the habit of assuming everyone is the same or everyone is like us. While we share a common humanity, these assumptions can be harmful and prevent us from truly seeing other people and listening to their perspectives. By looking at Biblical stories, this series will help us learn how to listen to, respect, affirm, and act for and with others. In doing so, we can also come to know God even more fully.

Join us for worship on Sunday, which will include Holy Communion. Individually packaged elements will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own bread and juice.

Sunday, May 2 | Week 1 | Hearing Other Voices

We can be so busy on our mission that we stop listening. Yet, as Christians, we cannot fully engage in our mission without taking the time to hear the voices on the side of the road.

  • Traditional Worship | 8:30 a.m. | Sanctuary (reservation needed)
  • Contemporary Worship | 11 a.m. | Outdoors (east parking lot)
    ***The service will be moved indoors if there is rain.***
  • Livestream | 8:30 a.m. | Church website or Facebook

Indoor Worship | 8:30 a.m.

Please make a reservation to join us for indoor traditional worship. Safety measures include social distancing and the use of a face mask throughout the service. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Indoor Worship guide.

Outdoor Worship | 11 a.m. | Service will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather.
Outdoor contemporary worship begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own chair and gather on the east parking lot. A reservation is not needed to attend. Safety measures include social distancing and the use of a face mask when interacting with others. The face mask can be removed during the service. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Outdoor Worship guide or in the Worship Update sent earlier this week. The digital bulletin includes the song lyrics.

Child care is available during outdoor worship with a reservation to Christina Dixon at before noon the day prior. The kids play on the small playground. There will not be child care if the service is moved indoors.

Online Worship | 8:30 a.m. Livestream

Worship with us online through the church’s Facebook page or website. Reach out to staff at for technical assistance. Please like and comment to let us know you’re watching! The service is available to watch at any time after the stream.

Please take a minute to register your attendance so we know you joined us for worship. And check in on Facebook when worshiping with us!

Worship | Register Your Attendance

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

Holy Communion on May 2

Holy Communion Planned for Sunday

Holy Communion will be held immediately after the 8:30 a.m. traditional service outside under the breezeway.

It also will be part of the outdoor worship service, unless the service is moved indoors due to inclement weather. If the service is held indoors, communion will be held outside immediately after the service.

Prepackaged elements will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own bread and juice.

Register for Indoor Worship

Registration is required to attend the indoor worship service.

Daily Scripture Readings for Worship Series

Use this scripture guide for daily readings pertaining to the worship series. They also will be posted each morning on the church Facebook page. Be sure to like the Facebook posts or comment so they continue to show in your daily feed.
National Day of Prayer

Macy Kunke to Serve as Youth Intern

Macy Kunke has been hired to serve as Youth Intern. She will organize and lead our youth program, with the support of the Youth Council, during the next several months.

Macy has been a member of the Vista Ridge UMC family for 17 years, was active in youth, and attended the annual mission trips.

She is thrilled to be building stronger relationships with the youth group and their families while the church searches for a permanent youth director. A BFA technical theatre graduate from Stephens College, Macy will begin her MFA in stage management at the California Institute of the Arts in September.

Macy values inclusivity and hospitality above all and is excited to help the young leaders of the church grow into powerful advocates for God.

Hannah Rachal to Lead Contemporary Music

Hannah Rachal has taken on an interim role of leading contemporary music through August 15. Hannah joined the Vista Ridge staff in July 2019 as Director of Traditional Worship.

A native of Louisiana, Hannah moved to Dallas in July 2018 for graduate school. She received a Masters of Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and graduated Summa Cum Laude in August 2020. She also works part-time as an elementary music teacher at First Baptist Academy Dallas.

In her position as Interim Director of Worship, she leads the adult choir, Carillon chimers, and the Praise Team.

Free Books Available

Free Books Available at the Church

There are two tables of religious books that need a new home. Stop by the connection center on Sundays or during office hours Monday through Thursday through May 13 to browse the selection. They were part of a former library that is no longer needed. Any books left after May 13 will be donated.
High School Seniors

We enjoyed recognizing our high school seniors during worship last Sunday.

A Collection on Mother's Day

Carillon Chimers Resume In-Person Rehearsals

Our Carillon chimers have returned to in-person rehearsals from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays and invite anyone interested to join them. The group wears face masks and is social distanced. Reach out to Hannah Rachal at with your interest.

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

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

Pastor Clay Horton -

Bill Burden -

Madi Butler -

Carolyn Dennison -

Christina Dixon -

Lisa Dominy -

Laurie Kunke -

Macy Kunke -

Hannah Rachal -