The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

October 16, 2020

Return to Indoor Worship Survey

Provide your input about outdoor and indoor worship by completing this three-question survey by Saturday, October 17.

Worship with Us on Sunday - Outdoors or Online

Worship with us either outdoors or online as we continue our Greater Than focus to respond to God’s wonderful generosity.


Sunday, October 18 | Week 3 | Abundance > Comfort

When we recognize all we have as a gift from God, we can give out of our abundance, rather than trying to keep ourselves comfortable.


Outdoor Worship at 8:45 a.m. Sunday | Bring your chair, wear your face mask, and gather on the east side of the church social distanced. If you have a known exposure to COVID-19, are in quarantine, or have any symptoms of being sick, we ask that you watch the taped worship service online. Read the What to Expect guide for more information.


Online Worship at Any Time Sunday | Watch online worship from the comfort of your home on Sunday or any time later in the week.


Please register your attendance when you worship so we know you’ve joined us.

Online Worship Service

Watch the YouTube worship service any time Sunday or later in the week.

Outdoor Worship What to Expect Guide

Details on what to expect and what to bring to outdoor worship

Outdoor Worship Digital Bulletin

Order of worship, liturgy, and song lyrics for outdoor worship

Register Your Attendance

Register your attendance for both online and outdoor worship. It has space to submit prayer requests too.

‘Thankful Thursday’ at Rockbrook Elementary

Thanks to the congregation’s generosity, Rockbrook Elementary staff members were blessed with snacks and drinks last week. The second Thursday of the month will be called “Thankful Thursday” this school year in appreciation of our awesome, hard-working Rockbrook staff. The next Thankful Thursday will be November 12.

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat Set for October 25

Join us for Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 25, for a safe and fun outing for your children. Dress in costume, decorate your vehicle if you’d like (contest!), and drive through the church parking lot for candy and other treats socially distanced. It’s from 4:30-6 p.m. and free! More details available with registration link.


Please register your children for an electronic ticket as soon as possible. That way, organizers will have a better idea of how many children to expect.


There is a need for several volunteers to serve during the event. Sign up to be one of the decorated trunks (treats will be provided), help with setup or cleanup, be a runner to deliver treats and assist the trunks, or provide traffic control. Wearing a costume is encouraged. More details will be provided to participants prior to the event.


Donations will be accepted during the event: crew socks for men and women at The Salvation Army Lewisville and canned meat for the Christian Community Action Food Pantry.

Registration for Drive-Thru Trunk of Treat

Please register each child for the event so we can ensure enough treats.

Help with Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Sign up to provide a trunk (treats provided) or volunteer to help with the event.

Join Our Vista Kids for Socktober with New Sock Donations During October

Our Vista Kids have collected 147 pairs of new crew socks thus far during Socktober. Their goal is to donate 500 pairs of socks this month for The Salvation Army Lewisville.


Will you help them meet their goal? Bring your donations of new men’s or women’s socks to outdoor worship on Sundays or leave them at the church in the designated basket at any time. Deadline for the drive is Thursday, October 29. The event is coordinated by Classic Women.

Socktober Collection for The Salvation Army
Remember a Loved One

Submit the name of a loved one who passed away this past year to honor on All Saints Sunday. Deadline is Sunday, November 1.

Volunteer for CCA Food Drive November 14 at Market Street

Our annual food drive for Christian Community Action is set for Saturday, November 14, at Market Street across from the church. Use the button below to select an hour to serve.


Volunteers will greet customers, hand out flyers, and accept food donations. Children are welcome, but only adults need to sign up. Wear a face mask and social distance. Wear your church T-shirt if you have one.

2021 Pledge Info and Commitment Card

Support the ministries of the church for 2021. Complete the commitment card by Sunday, October 25.

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

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

Pastor Clay Horton - clay@vrumc.org

Daira Avery - daira@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

Hannah Rachal - hannah@vrumc.org