The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

March 17, 2023

Join Us for Holy Character Worship about Solomon

Sunday, March 19 | Solomon

As we look at what it means to have Holy Character, we find the story of Solomon. He has a unique position of power and yet humbly seeks wisdom from God for how to wield that power. He is the first to understand that while he may understand good and evil, he does not have the power to choose good over evil apart from God. How can we learn to be wise with our own power and position in the world from someone like Solomon?

Worship Opportunities | 8:30 and 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

Livestream | 11 a.m. | Church Website or Facebook

Holy Communion | Communion will be served at the altar following the 8:30 a.m. worship service. All are invited to the table.

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 to share your thoughts on the scripture readings.

March Reading Calendar | Use this calendar to guide you through The Bible Year scripture readings during the month of March.

AED Demonstration

AED Demonstration on Sunday in Welcome Center

The church has installed an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the Welcome Center and will have a demonstration for those wanting to become familiar with the equipment in the event of a medical emergency.

The medical device guides a user through the process of analyzing a heart’s rhythm and delivering an electric shock if needed. Dan Sepdham, a medical doctor and member of the Servant Leadership Council, will give a demonstration of the equipment.

  • Sunday, March 19 | 12:15-12:30 p.m.

Anyone interested is invited to attend the briefing in the Welcome Center near the front doors of the church. All greeters, ushers, and small group leaders are encouraged to participate.

Canned Meat for the CCA Food Pantry

Part-Time Finance Clerk Job Opening at the Church

The church is seeking a part-time Finance Clerk to maintain contribution records to help present an accurate and timely financial picture of the church. The position works a maximum of eight hours weekly and reports to Business Administrator Bill Burden.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and verify weekly contribution summaries prepared by volunteer tellers and enter individual contributions into church-provided software.
  • Initiate auto drafts from the bank and record them into the financial software.
  • Prepare weekly deposit slips and take deposits to the bank.
  • Enter attendance from weekly worship services into church management software.
  • Prepare weekly reports for contributions and attendance.
  • Answer church members’ questions about their giving.
  • Provide support to the annual stewardship campaign.
  • Help prepare conference and year-end reports.
  • Assist with office duties as assigned.

Carolyn Dennison currently serves in this capacity and is retiring. Email your interest in the position and resume to Bill Burden at

Join Us for The Lent Project to Create More Space for God and to Bless Others

The Lent Project is underway and plans are in the works for our churchwide fifth Sunday gathering and Community Giveaway on Sunday, April 30. It’s our focus on creation care with our community partner, Keep Lewisville Beautiful.

To help with event planning, please complete a short participation form for the giveaway. The form also has opportunities for serving on that Sunday, as well as an RSVP for the hot dog lunch.

The Lent Project | During the 40 days of Lent, let’s create more space for God! Simply set aside one item a day to clear from your home. This could be gently used clothes, toys, gadgets, tools, small appliances, games, toys, or anything that you no longer need and think someone else might need or enjoy.

Set the item aside each day throughout Lent and bring the items collected to church on Sunday, April 30, for our Community Giveaway.

Worship will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Community Giveaway and hot dog lunch as we thrive in joyful community. Any items left after the giveaway will be donated.

Please prayerfully consider participating in The Lent Project so we can be a blessing to our community on April 30 and beyond!

The Lent Project Community Giveaway

Let us know how you will be participating in The Lent Project Community Giveaway on April 30.

Vacation Bible School - Save the Date!

Children’s 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.

Children’s Church | During 11 a.m. Worship

Join Mr. Colin for Children’s Church on Sunday after Children’s Chat. Pick up your children in Room 104 after worship.

Topic | Jesus Changes How We See Things

This week we are continuing with our changing gears series! We will take a look at some of the miracles that Jesus performed during his life and explore the idea of how Jesus changes how we see things. We hope to see you on Sunday!

Youth Activities on Sunday

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

Join us for our Family Ministries Bible Breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday for breakfast and a short devotion based on The Bible Year.

Youth Connect | Sunday, March 19

We will be playing Youth Connect by ear because of Spring Break. If a sufficient number of youth attend the 11 a.m. worship service and can stay for Youth Connect, we will go to lunch and have Youth Connect. If not, enjoy your last moments of Spring Break!

Youth Connect | Sunday, March 26 | WhirlyBall Mid-Cities

WhirlyBall has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 26. The church will pay for the WhirlyBall game. Parents will be needed to help with transportation. Watch for more details next week.

Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday: A Service of Remembrance
Good Friday Service of the Cross
Sunrise Outdoor Gathering
Easter Worship
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast
Snapshot Attendance and Giving


Worship Attendance | 97

Giving | $6,468




Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

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

Rev. Ashley Anne Sipe -

Bill Burden -

Madi Butler -

Colin Craft -

Carolyn Dennison -

Christina Dixon -

Laurie Kunke -

Hannah Rachal -


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