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News and Events for Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

March 21, 2020

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Vista Ridge UMC has temporarily moved to online church via YouTube as the nation is urged to avoid group gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Vista Ridge UMC Online Worship Via YouTube

We look forward to your joining us for online worship on Sunday! We recognize this is a different time, but we do hope that these special worship services will help you fall deeper in love with the God that created you and loves you. We hope they help you discover a sense of God’s peace and presence.


This Sunday, our Lent series “Gospel of the Unseen” will continue with Lay Leader Stephen Greenwade talking about exorcising our own “demons” during these trying times. Download the companion study guide with daily scripture and devotions below. They also are posted daily on our Facebook page (find and follow us at @vrumc).


The easiest way to connect to the worship service playlist via YouTube is by using this direct link on Sunday. It will also be in the Saturday text and on Facebook. The playlist is a collection of videos placed in order to help you worship. (Subscribe to our channel with one button click.)


We’d also love to hear from you! Comment on the videos and share the videos. This is new for all of us, so if you have thoughts, questions, or ways we can make this more meaningful, please email Pastor Clay, clay@vrumc.org.


If for some reason the direct link doesn’t work or more options are needed to watch the service, follow the instructions below.


Watching on a Smart TV, Phone or Tablet that has a YouTube App

  • Pull up the YouTube app on your TV, Phone, or Tablet

  • Click the magnifying glass and search for “Vista Ridge UMC.” Make sure to use that exact phrase.

  • Click on the VRUMC cross logo to go to our YouTube page.

  • Click on the current week’s playlist. It will be titled “Gospel of the Unseen 3/22/2020 Worship Service for Vista Ridge UMC.”

  • Click play and let the service begin. You can pause it, skip a video if you need to, and even watch the sermon 50 times if you feel so inclined!

  • If you need to rewind or jump ahead in a video, click on the video and then drag the red dot to the left or to the right.

  • Make sure to “share” the playlist or a video you find especially meaningful. Your friends and family will appreciate it and this is a great way to help share God’s love.


Watching Through a Web Browser

  • Go to www.youtube.com.

  • In the search browser (look for the magnifying glass), search “Vista Ridge UMC.” Make sure to use that exact phrase.

  • Click on the VRUMC cross logo to go to our YouTube page.

  • Click on the current week’s playlist. It will be titled “Gospel of the Unseen 3/22/2020 Worship Service for Vista Ridge UMC.”

  • Click play and let the service begin. You can pause it, skip a video if you need to, and even watch the sermon 50 times if you feel so inclined!

  • If you need to rewind or jump ahead in a video, click on the video and then drag the red dot to the left or to the right.

  • Make sure to “share” the playlist or a video you find especially meaningful. Your friends and family will appreciate it and this is a great way to help share God’s love.


Extra Notes:

  • Make sure to watch the YouTube playlist. If you watch the playlist, the songs, prayers, and sermon will all be in order.

  • We will be building the next week’s playlist throughout the week. The current Sunday’s playlist won’t be complete until Saturday night.

  • Sometimes Kindle and YouTube aren’t best friends. However, you can go to youtube.com in your Silk Web Brower (Kindle Browser) and then search for “Vista Ridge UMC.” Find our VRUMC cross logo and click on it. Then, click the playlist for the current week.

Sunday Worship on YouTube

Use this link on Sunday for worship!

Vista Kids Virtual Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday

Vista Kids will have a fun, interactive, and engaging virtual Sunday School this Sunday, March 22, via Zoom! Join us Sunday at 10 a.m. with the link below.


Zoom Vista Kids Sunday School
https://zoom.us/j/933394262

Meeting ID: 933 394 262


Watch by phone, tablet or computer. Download the Zoom app for free. See you then!

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Our congregational care team is reaching out to each church family to check on everyone. Please take a minute to respond and let them know how you are doing and if you have any needs at this time.

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Please use one of the following methods to ensure that your giving continues while we are not meeting in person. Our ministries continue to incur expenses that need to be paid on a weekly basis. Thank you for continuing to support your church.

  • Mail: Send checks to Vista Ridge UMC, 2901 Denton Tap Road, Lewisville, TX 75067.
  • Drop Off: The church office is closed, but offerings can be dropped into the secure, locked mailbox located at the front of the church near the parking lot. Open the mailbox door and drop into the slot.
  • Auto Bank Draft: Electronic payments through ACH moves money between banks without using paper checks, wire transfers, credit card networks, or cash. Set up recurring giving directly from your bank account. Complete this form with your interest.
  • Online: Give online by credit card. There are the options to pay the 3 percent processing fee (instead of the church) and to set up recurring giving.
  • Text: Simply text GIVE to 214.587.7820 and follow the instructions. A confirmation text will be sent.
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Community Resources During Coronavirus Outbreak

If you or anyone you know need assistance during the coronavirus outbreak, the United Way of Denton County has created a one-stop webpage of community resources.


It includes helpful links such as:

  • How to apply for assistance
  • Resources for income or job loss
  • Schooling from home resources
  • Mental health resources


The page will be updated as new information and resources are made available.


https://www.unitedwaydenton.org/covid-19-resources

Vista Ridge United Methodist Church

The church office is closed, however, staff is working from home and can be reached.


Pastor Clay Horton - clay@vrumc.org

Bill Burden - bill@vrumc.org

Madi Butler - madi@vrumc.org

Daira Curran - daira@vrumc.org

Carolyn Dennison - carolyn@vrumc.org

Christa Dixon - childcare@vrumc.org

Lisa Dominy - lisa@vrumc.org

Laurie Kunke - laurie@vrumc.org

Hannah Rachal - hannah@vrumc.org