“Imagine the Possibilities”

Join us for Worship


8:45 a.m. Worship with Praise Band

Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 a.m. Worship with Choir

Baby sitting available both services


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Worship at 8:45 a.m.

Worship at 10:30 a.m.

6th Sunday of Easter

“Faith Mission Statement”

Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw


United Methodist Church of Vista

490 South Melrose Drive

Vista, California 92081

Church Phone (760) 726-0442

Church E-mail: UMCVista.org

Church Office is opened

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Office will be 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

Church Happenings


Saturday, June 17 , 2017

Missional Opportunity

International Relief Teams will be traveling to Tijuana, Mexico to build new homes in one day!   No special construction skills required.  They still have openings for the June 17 team.  If you might like to go, please contact Brett Schwemmer (bschwemmer@irteams.org).  Please see their thank you letter on the bulletin board by the Scrip table, and, if you would like to go on this one-day mission experience, please take a copy. For more information, please contact Sue Humphrey, (760) 726-0442.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Make A Difference Day”

Do you have a vision for ministry?

Join us for the opportunity to consider mission and ministry in a new way!

We need YOUR heart and mind!

“Religion In Literature”

May 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

“The Red Tent”

July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

“The Scarlet Letter”

Three books have inspired movies and mini-series: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Red Tent and The Scarlet Letter.  Join Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw for a lecture and conversation. Bring your own copy of the book.  Sign up and get the reader with additional reflection and guiding questions.  Cost for the copied material is $3.00. You can call the church office to sign up. Wear red.  Bring a red snack or drink. 

May 1 – 31, 2017

The Education Committee is hosting a “shoe drive”

Here’s how it works: Simply collect your used shoes and bag up all unwanted gently used shoes. Tennis shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, cleats, soccer shoes and any other type of shoes that are in a wearable condition (skates and golf shoes not accepted). Shoes must be in pairs – no single shoes accepted. You can tie, rubber band or buckle them together (please do not tape). Our shoe drive will run from May 1 – 31. The shoes collected will be sorted and delivered to developing nations in need of resources! See Beckie Henselmeier or Colleen Guffey for any questions (760) 726-0442.

“Created by God – Built for a purpose”

July 24- 28, 2017

6 pm – 8 pm

Age 4 through finished 4th Grade

Cost: Register by June 18, 2017 and save with our “Early Bird” Discount of $30 per student. Registrations between June 19-July 21, 2017 are $35 per student. All monies received after July 21, 2017 will incur a $10 “at-the-door” fee.

At Maker Fun Factory VBS 2017, imagine a world where curious kids….more

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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490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, California 92081
(760) 726-0442