The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

April 2, 2021

Easter Sunday Worship: Outdoors at 11 a.m.; Indoors/Livestream at 8:30 a.m.

Join us for Easter Sunday, April 4, either in person or online.

  • Traditional Worship | 8:30 a.m. | Sanctuary (reservation needed)
  • Contemporary Worship | 11 a.m. | Outdoors (east parking lot)
  • Livestream | 8:30 a.m. | Church website or Facebook

Sunday, March 28 | Easter Sunday | Seeing Resurrection

Easter Sunday is a day of gratitude every year, but this year especially, we gather to celebrate the risen Christ with new enthusiasm. Easter reminds us of Christ’s faithfulness and His power over sin and death. We could not celebrate Easter in person last year, but this year, we will be able to proclaim that Christ is risen with our words and our worship.

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. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Indoor Worship guide.

Outdoor Worship | 11 a.m.
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. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Outdoor Worship guide. The digital bulletin includes the song lyrics. The service will be moved indoors if there is an occasion of inclement weather.

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.

Easter Photos
Register for Indoor Worship

Registration is required to attend the indoor worship service.

Worship | Register Your Attendance

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Friday, April 2 | Tenebrae: Service of Shadows | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary | Reservation Needed

Good Friday is often a day that we’d rather fast forward through, but we cannot get to the good news of Sunday without the reality of Friday. Join us for a Service of Shadows where we will reflect on the passion of Christ and better understand that our God is a God who is with us in the midst of our pain and suffering.

Join us in person or online. A reservation for in-person attendance can be made until 7 p.m.

Strike Out Hunger: 1,341 Canned Meat Items Donated

Thank you for your amazing generosity as we worked together to Strike Out Hunger. A total of 1,341 canned meat items were donated to the CCA Food Pantry, surpassing our goal of 1,000. An additional 243 various food items were donated as well.

Our initiative captured the attention of our janitorial service (Hoffman Janitorial) and Catedral de la Fe DFW (who meets at the church on Saturdays), and both supported the collection with donations.

During this season of Lent, our Loaves and Fishes Ministry continued to pick up items from area grocery stores and deliver them to the CCA Food Pantry. And our CCA Food Pantry team worked at the pantry on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

What a wonderful partnership our church has with the CCA Food Pantry!

To get involved and support the CCA Food Pantry, email

Graduates to be Recognized at Both Services Sunday, April 25

Do you have a high school or college graduate this past fall or in May? They will be honored during Graduate Recognition Sunday on April 25. Our high school grads will lead worship and be presented with their graduation Bible.

Please notify the church if you have a high school or college graduate. Email details to Youth Pastor Daira Avery,, by Sunday, April 11.

Showering Our Graduates with Cards

To honor our high school graduates, consider writing them a personal note or card to place in their graduation Bible. All cards need to be dropped off at the church by Monday, April 19. Notecards will be available at the church beginning Sunday, April 11, or feel free to use your own. Following is a list of graduates to date.

High School Graduates

Holly Elrod
Brayden Perkins
Blake Ridgley
Lucas Runte
Jamie Sander
Sean Sepdham
Jessica Wright

Classic Women Make Easter Baskets for Area Shelter

Classic Women Make 33 Easter Baskets for Denton County Women’s Shelter

Our Classic Women made 33 one-of-a-kind gift baskets for the women and children living at the Denton County Friends of the Family shelter to bring joy this Easter. The women donated all of the supplies and made 18 children’s baskets and 15 adult women’s baskets.

This is the 18th year that our Classic Women have made the baskets filled with health and beauty supplies, small gifts, and stuffed animals and toys for the children.

The Classic Women were especially grateful that they had their COVID-19 immunizations and could gather this year in small groups to put together the baskets.

Tithe on Your Stimulus Check Challenge by Pastor Clay

Thank you for your generous response to Pastor Clay’s challenge to give a tithe of your stimulus check to God. We experienced an outpouring of your love and support of the church this past week.

If you would like to support the church with a tithe of your stimulus check, there are several ways to give. Details about the challenge were shared in A Word from Pastor Clay, including a budget snapshot of giving and expenditures based on the first two months of 2021.

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

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