The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

July 16, 2021

Worship with Us In Person or Online; Focus on Honesty

Join us for worship on Sunday as we continue our Words of Life series about the Ten Commandments. Worship with us in person or online!

Sunday, July 18 | Week 7 | Honesty

The commandments to not commit adultery and to not testify falsely against our neighbors hinge around honesty. When we strive to be honest in all of our thoughts, words, and actions, we practice justice and righteousness.

Worship Opportunities

Traditional Worship | 8:30 a.m. | Sanctuary

Contemporary Worship | 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
Livestream | 8:30 and 11 a.m. | Church website or Facebook

The recording of each service is available after the livestream.

What to Expect | For in-person worship, face masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. Please sit where you’d like in the sanctuary, but consider giving other people space if you are seated after them. Please refer to the What to Expect Guide for more details.

Grow-Pray-Study Guide | Each week, use the Grow-Pray-Study Guide for daily readings, scripture, and insights pertaining to the week’s focus commandment.

Week 7 GPS

Child Care | Child care is available during 11 a.m. worship with a reservation to Christina Dixon at before noon on Saturday.

Register Your Attendance | Please register your attendance so we know you joined us for worship. And check in on Facebook when worshiping with us!

Grow-Pray-Study Guide | Week 7

Go deeper into the Ten Commandments Monday through Saturday with this guide.

Worship | Register Your Attendance

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

The church office will be closed next week. Please email if you need assistance from the staff.

Back to School Drive for CCA Angels

Last Opportunity for Back to School Drive for CCA Angels

Sunday is the last day to contribute toward our Back to School Drive supporting Christian Community Action angels with new backpacks and $25 Old Navy gift cards.

Drop off donations at the church on Sunday, July 18, so they can be delivered to CCA on Monday morning for distribution. Backpacks can be left in the basket in the Welcome Center. Please leave gift cards in the church office. Our church’s participation is being coordinated by the Classic Women.

Stephen Minister Training Begins Soon at Church

Are you a good listener? Do you have the gifts of caregiving and service? Do you want an opportunity to serve God, help others, and grow in your faith? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister to help make a difference in the lives of those going through difficult times.

Stephen Ministry training will be conducted this fall to educate individuals about the Stephen Minister program and develop their caregiving skills to serve their local church. Classes will be held at the church on Monday evenings beginning September 13.

A Stephen Minister walks alongside a hurting person to provide one-to-one, emotional and spiritual care—listening, empathizing, encouraging, helping process feelings, and connecting the person with God’s love. Serving in this role is an opportunity to put your spiritual gifts into action and touch people’s lives in powerful ways.

The need for Stephen Ministers has been steadily growing. So far this year our Stephen Ministers have been in ministry with more than eight individuals—both within and outside of our local congregation.

To learn more about the Stephen Ministry program and the training, contact Dede Saenz at

Projects Needed: Youth to Help Church Members During At-Home Mission Trip

Do you have a project that our youth might help with during their At-Home Mission Trip? On Wednesday, July 28, the youth want to help church members with home projects such as organizing, cleaning, painting, gardening, or moving items. The project needs to be completed by a small group of youth within 1-3 hours.

Please email Youth Intern Macy Kunke at as soon as possible with your project idea. The youth will accommodate as many projects as they can.

Adults Needed to Help with At-Home Youth Mission Trip

Our youth will have their at-home mission trip the last week of July and are looking for drivers and chaperones to help make their week successful.

The mission trip is set for Monday, July 26 to Saturday, July 31, for incoming sixth graders through high school graduates. Check out the signup sheet for details. All help is greatly appreciated!

Choir Rehearsals to Resume August 4

Do you like to sing to praise God? The choir will resume its Wednesday night rehearsals on August 4 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The choir will resume singing during traditional worship this fall.

In the meantime, the Music Ministry is looking for soloists, duets, trios, and other small groups to sing during the worship offertories this summer. Those interested are encouraged to reach out to Director of Worship Hannah Rachal at


There is a need for a drummer to play with the Praise Team during the contemporary worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. If you know a drummer who may be interested, contact Director of Worship Hannah Rachal at

Bottled Water for Our Neighbors This Summer

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 -