The Vista

News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

May 13, 2022

Worship with Us on Sunday for Re:Creation

Sunday, May 15 | Red Light, Green Light

As our Re:Creation worship series continues, we are again in the book of Acts hearing about the stories from the early church. This Sunday’s story is about a wild dream that takes Peter and the apostles on a whole new adventure of faith! Come and wonder with us about where the expansion of God’s love is calling us to Re:Creation!

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.

Prayer Requests/Let’s 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.

Miss a Message? | The weekly messages are available on the church website if you miss one or want to watch it again.

Water Donations for Summer

Register for Taste and See Bakery Vacation Bible School

Children ages 3-fifth grade are invited to join us for Taste and See Bakery VBS every Sunday in June from 9:45-10:50 a.m. Parents, you are welcome to stay and join in the fun. Each week, we are cooking up new stories, new lessons, and exploring new ways to connect with God, so sign up for as many Sundays as you can! There is no cost to attend.

Invite your friends to sign up too because at Taste and See Bakery, every day is more delicious when shared with others. Come find out how sweet it is to be loved by God!

Extra! | Register by Wednesday, June 1, and your child will receive a free apron. It’s a perfect prop for cooking in the kitchen.

Prize Drawings | Register for VBS by Sunday, May 15, and you will be eligible for prize drawings including a one-of-a-kind embroidered apron and kitchen towel, as well as some children’s cookbooks.

Contact | Email VBS Director Barbara Sepdham at with any questions.

Prize Drawings for Early Registration
Register for Vacation Bible School

Join us for Taste and See Bakery VBS. Up to four children can be listed on one registration form.

Taste and See Bakery VBS

Say YES to VBS! Volunteers, Supply Donations Needed

Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings during the month of June to assist with Taste and See Bakery Vacation Bible School for children ages 3-5th grade. In addition, there are opportunities to donate supplies to support the program. Visit the VBS Sign Up Station in the Welcome Center to learn more.

Adult and Youth Volunteers
Adults are invited to select a slice of cake and youth can grab a donut for the Sundays that you can volunteer. Be sure to sign the registration form with your name and email for each Sunday. Training and decorating are set for Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Supply Donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated supplies for VBC crafts and snacks for the chef participants. There still are items needed on our Amazon Wish List. Simply purchase an item and have it delivered to the church or bring it to the church by Sunday, May 29.

If you took a cupcake with a supply item to donate, please make sure donations are at the church by Sunday, May 29.

Every donation is appreciated and allows us to provide VBC for free.


There are a few household items that need to be donated as well. Items can be left in the Welcome Center or in the church office.

  • Utensils – old/unwanted dented, scratched forks, spoons, butter knives
  • Metal cookie cutters – unwanted, any design, need to be metal
  • Wooden spoons
  • Empty clean vegetable oil bottles
  • Empty clean pancake syrup bottles
  • Empty clean butter or margarine plastic tubs
Vacation Bible School Amazon Wish List

Items need to be received by Sunday, May 29.

Activity Bags Delivered to CCA
CCA Thank You
Connection Time During May
Adult Book Study for Vista Forum

Vista Kids on Sundays

Bring your children to church on Sunday to experience their new learning and exploring rooms.

Sunday Experience | 10 a.m. | Rooms 102-103

Join in the fun on Sunday mornings for a lesson, activities and games.

Children’s Chat with Rev. AA | 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
Our children are invited during 11 a.m. worship to join Rev. Ashley Anne at the front of the sanctuary for a chat. Afterward, they can return to their seats or follow our youth hosts to our children’s wing for an age-appropriate message and activity. Child pickup is in Rooms 102-103 at the end of the service.

Children’s Church | 8:30 a.m. | Rooms 102-103

Children are welcome to join in our regular worship service or attend Children’s Church for an age-appropriate lesson and hands-on activities. Parents can check in their children before the start of the worship service or right before the sermon.

Youth in Action

Vista Youth Sunday School; Youth Connect

Sunday School | 9:45 a.m.

Mid-High (6th-8th grade) - Portable 2

Senior High (9th-12th grade) - Wesley Hall

Youth Connect | 1-3 p.m. | Wesley Hall

Sunday, May 15 | VBS Preparations

Come learn about what’s happening with Vacation Bible School this June and how you can help. Like Rev. Ashley Anne said in her sermon last week, rise up and see what your love can do! After a short training at 1 p.m. you will be ready to help serve during VBS on any Sunday. Then we will help create a world of wonder and sweets for the kids who come to Taste and See Bakery VBS. Come help make sponge cakes, lollipops and so much more! Oh, and there will be cake to eat!

Sunday, May 22 | Tool Orientation

Join in as Mr. Pete teaches us how to properly use some common household tools. This will especially be helpful as we prepare for our summer mission trip. Bring the following items to Youth Connect if you can. This will be our mission trip tool kit: work goggles, work gloves, work mask, hammer, paint scraper, flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, measuring tape, pliers, paintbrush

Sunday, May 29 | No Youth Connect | Memorial Day Weekend

Contact | Johnny Milton, Director of Youth Ministry |

Serve Opportunities at the CCA Food Pantry

There are opportunities to serve at the CCA Food Pantry on a Monday night. Our church works the second and fourth Mondays of each month serving as checkers and baggers.

Volunteers need to report to the CCA Food Pantry, 200 S. Mill St. in Lewisville, at 5:45 p.m. and finish by 7:30 p.m. Sign up to serve. Thank you for supporting our community partner!

Food Sorting | CCA is seeking 8-10 volunteers to sort food at the pantry from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19 and May 26. Email with your interest.



Worship Attendance | 156

Giving | $6,228

To Date | $204,360

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