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Join Us For Worship

February 26, 2017

 “The Prophecy of the Heart”

Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw



 8:45  a.m.   with band
        Sunday School for all age groups

10:30 a.m.   with choir
        Child care available during worship


United Methodist Church of Vista
490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA. 92081
(760) 726-0442

Church Office is open

Monday – Friday 

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 20, 2017

President’s Day, Office is closed

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Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw, Senior Pastor

Hello!  If you are looking for a church, I’d like to invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings for worship.  Worship is the heart of our congregation and drives everything else we do.  Our church worship is pretty traditional with a sermon, both old fashioned hymns and modern songs, prayers and activities for the children.  There are opportunities for adults to gather and study together both on Sundays and during the week.  We offer seasonal activities and ways to react out and make a difference in the world.  Our church doesn’t do everything, but we do everything with heart and faith.  Check out the calendar for what’s coming up. 

If you are looking for the biggest church or a church with a hip praise band, we aren’t that.  Our goal isn’t about telling you what you must believe in order to be saved.  Our goal is to be faithful to the loving, grace-filled, life-giving call of Jesus to follow him.  We are here to study and reflect on the message of Jesus and to emulate his life.  So whether you’ve got it all figured out or just want someone to figure it out with, you are welcome here. 

Visiting churches and looking for a church where you feel comfortable isn’t easy.  It takes effort and time.  If I can help you, don’t hesitate to email or call with questions.  I believe having a faith community to walk through life with is important and whether you come to this church or go to another, I’d like to help you find a place.  May God bless you on your journey and fill you with peace. 

In God’s Grace,

Pastor Leigh Ann



Upcoming Events

Lent Study

Our Lenten small group studies will begin the week of March 2, 2017 and continue for six weeks.  Our current class offerings include: 

1.  “Let Me Go There” by Paula Gooder on Mondays, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel with Barb Mitchell or

2.  Thursdays, March 2, 2017 at  10:00 a.m. in the chapel with Lyn Berry. 

3.  “Creed” by Adam Hamilton with Beckie Henselmeier will be on Tuesdays, March 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the youth room on floor 1.

Signups begin February 12, 2107  in the Narthex or you can call the church office (760) 726-0442 during the week.  Need more info?  Please see Beckie Henselmeier at (760) 726-0442

Order your books online here:

Creed Study

Let Me Go There Study

Call Beckie Henselmeier, Director of Family Ministries at (760) 726-0442 or e-mail Beckie Henselmeier

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

“A taste of Camp”

Come join the camping committee for food, fellowship, and learn more about Camping with UMC Vista

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Shrove Tuesday”

Wednesday , March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

Drive Thru

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

7:00 p.m.

Scholarships from the United Methodist Church of Vista Foundation 

District Camp Scholarships

The UMC Vista Foundation is pleased to offer financial assistance to the children of UMCV who want to attend in 2017.  The children of active UMCV members are eligible.  The Foundation will pay half of the early-bird registration fee, regardless of when the child read more

Academic Scholarships 

If you are an active member of UMC Vista or the family member of an active UMC Vista member, you may be eligible for one of our academic scholarships for the 2017/2018 school year.  If you are planning to attend an accredited college, trade school or other training read more

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United Methodist Church of Vista
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490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, California 92081
(760) 726-0442