The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

January 20, 2023

10 Commandments Focus of The Bible Year on Sunday

Sunday, January 22 | Community Guidelines

Wow, the beginning of this story has been epic! God’s chosen people have been liberated from Egyptian slavery and are headed to the Promised Land. However, God decides before they get there they should probably adopt some “Community Guidelines.” God sends Moses up to the top of Mount Sinai to retrieve these Ten Commandments. God’s message through Moses is that when these commands are followed the community will prosper and not suffer. Surely they will obey?! Right?!


Worship Opportunities | 8:30 and 11 a.m. | In Person or Online

Livestream: Church website or Facebook

The recording of each service is available after the livestream.


Prayer Requests/Lets Connect | Please complete this form to request prayer and to let us know you joined us for online worship and be sure to say hi in the livestream chat.


The Bible Year Facebook Group | Join our Facebook group for The Bible Year so we can share our scripture reading experiences throughout the year.

Soup ’n Serve Set for Fifth Sunday of January

Let’s gather on the fifth Sunday of January for churchwide worship, lunch, and community service. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch around noon.

Come serve and learn about our ongoing service opportunities at Christian Community Action throughout the year.

Lunch will be a soup and salad potluck with dessert. The church will provide bread and crackers. Sign up to let us know how you will participate in this fun and mission-focused event.
Soup ’n Serve Signup

Sign up to participate in our soup lunch and service supporting our community partner, Christian Community Action.

Board of Church and Society Meeting
Media Training
The Bible Year Small Groups

Small Group Opportunities for The Bible Year

Consider joining a weekly adult small group to dive deeper into The Bible Year.


  • Sundays | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Led by Jackie Lamb | Room 119
  • Thursdays | 8-9 p.m. | Led by Rev. Ashley Anne Sipe | Online


Zoom Link for Thursdays: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81702677362?pwd=SDZwTDJaWlVheXM2QmgyU2hDZnRnZz09


Meeting ID: 817 0267 7362, Passcode: VRUMC

Family Bible Breakfast

Family Ministries Bible Breakfast for Kids, Youth, Parents Every Sunday Morning

All children, youth, and their parents are invited to join together for Family Bible Breakfast at 10 a.m. Sundays in Fellowship Hall.


Get Involved | All you have to do is show up, grab a plate and a cup of coffee, and eat! Each week, Rev. Ashley Anne or Colin Craft will lead a short devotion based on The Bible Year readings for that week. We will then have genuine, intergenerational discussions with everyone gathered around the table.


Set up will begin at 9:45 a.m. and breakfast will be provided by a rotation of families each week. We are so excited to jump into something new and we hope to see you on Sunday!

Vista Ridge Family Bible Breakfast

Children’s Church on Sunday

Our kiddos are encouraged to join Mr. Colin for Children’s Church following Children’s Chat at 11 a.m. Sunday worship. Pick up your children in Room 104 after worship.


Topic | Following Jesus
Last week we talked about how we can love God with our actions. This week we are going to talk about a very important action: following. It might sound simple, but following can actually be very hard. Yet, following is one of the greatest ways to love God! This week we are going to be talking about the one person we can always follow, Jesus, and how we love God in doing so.

Youth Activities on Sunday

Family Bible Breakfast | 10 a.m. | Fellowship Hall

Join our Family Ministries Bible Breakfast gathering at 10 a.m. Sunday for breakfast and a short devotion based on The Bible Year. Did we say there will be breakfast?


Youth Connect | 1:30 p.m. | Wesley Hall
Plans. Every year we make big goals to get our life planned out. We buy new calendars and sticker sets and plan our lives down to the minute! But what happens when plans go wrong? Or, what if the plan that we made just isn’t a good one? Much like our purpose in life, our plans become fuzzy because we are human. Yet, the God who calls us beloved from the day we are born has a plan for us. This Sunday, we are going to be exploring God’s plan and how it is always good.

Bible Journaling

Sign Up to Serve at the CCA Food Pantry

There are several opportunities to serve our community partner at the Christian Community Action Food Pantry. Sign up to serve today!


Our church works at the pantry on the second and fourth Mondays of each month as checkers and baggers. Anyone interested is encouraged to get involved. Training to be a checker is available.


Volunteers report to the CCA Food Pantry, 200 S. Mill St. in Lewisville, at 5:45 p.m. and finish by 7:45 p.m. Thank you for supporting our community partner!

Snapshot Attendance and Giving

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

Worship Attendance | 119

Giving | $7,155


2023 GIVING TO DATE

$23,203


2022 GIVING TO DATE COMPARISON
$20,987

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

Colin Craft - colin@vrumc.org

Carolyn Dennison - carolyn@vrumc.org

Christina Dixon - christina@vrumc.org

Laurie Kunke - laurie@vrumc.org

Hannah Rachal - hannah@vrumc.org


RESOURCES:

United Methodist Church

North Texas Conference of the UMC