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Join Us For Worship

Sunday, December 4, 2016 

   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.

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





Christmas Caroling will be on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 pm.  Please plan to participate in this wonderful holiday tradition.  It is heartwarming to the home-bound we sing to, and fun and filled with Christmas spirit to those of us who “make a joyful noise” and sing Christmas carols to them!  We also need cookies to take these members.  If you have questions, please call

Church Office (760) 726-0442.


United Methodist Women

The Circles will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2016:  

  • Esther Circle will meet at 10:30 am., contact the church (760) 726-0442
  • Ruth Circle will meet at 9:30 am., contact the church (760) 726-0442
  • Kenworthy Circle will meet in room 203 at 1:30 pm.
  • Deborah Circle will meet in room 216 at 7:00 pm.

The Unit meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13,  at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Ignacio Del Rio, concert pianist, will provide the program. He plays each Wednesday at the McClellan Sr. Center in Vista. In addition, there will be the installation of officers for 2017. Kenworthy Circle will provide the main dish and dessert, others are asked to bring side dishes to share.


  The Chancel Choir and Musicians of the

United Methodist Church of Vista


“Coming Home to Bethlehem”

A concert of music celebrating the birth of Christ

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

(pre-concert lecture and refreshments at 3:15 p.m.)


The Chancel Choir

The Anderson Handbell Choir

Orchestra and Soloists

Directed by: Rev. Frank Hallock

With Special Guest Artists

Jimmy Patton & Enrique Platas

Including music by

F. Handel, G. Donizetti, Gilbert Martin,

Howard Helvey, and John Rutter

Free and open to all

(a free-will offering will be taken)

United Methodist Church of Vista

490 S. Melrose Dr., Vista 92081

(760) 726-0442


Last chance to sign up for one of our “Down to Earth,” Advent study classes. This Advent, God’s great surprise changes everything. This year, we’re using the study “Down to Earth,” written by Mike Slaughter and it will last four weeks, starting this week. See Beckie Henselmeier for more information or call the church office
(760) 726-0442.

©2016 United Methodist Church of Vista
490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, California 92081
(760) 726-04442