“Imagine the Possibilities”

Join us for Worship


8:45 a.m. with Praise Band

Children, Youth, and Adults Sunday School

10:30 a.m.  with Choir

Baby sitting available both services

Sunday, March 19, 2017

4th Sunday in Lent

“Feasting in the Valley”

Rev. Dr. Faith Conklin, Guest Pastor

We welcome guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin. Rev. Dr. Conklin is serving as the first-ever Distinguished Pastor-in-Residence at Claremont School of Theology. This is the latest in a career filled with “firsts.” Within the California-Pacific Annual Conference, Rev. Dr. Conklin was the first woman ordained elder, first woman pastor-in-charge, first woman district superintendent, and the first woman to serve as senior pastor of a multiple-staff church. We are honored to welcome her as a part of our connectional ministries through the Cal-Pac Annual Conference.

♥  Our Pastor Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw is representing our church on a trip to Africa University, which is in Zimbabwe. She has been sponsored to join the Mississippi Annual Conference to attend Africa University’s 25th Anniversary. Pastor Leigh Ann will be meeting the student sponsored by this church through the Cable Outreach Foundation gift. Let us continue to hold her in prayer.

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 open


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

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Holy Week and Easter Events

Saturday, April 8

“Easter Walk” at 1 pm

Join the journey of the Easter Story through an interactive, worshipful, and family-friendly opportunity to walk with Jesus! Tours are self-guided and take approximately 50 minutes.


Palm Sunday, April 9

Concert: “Jesus, Won’t You Come Down?” at 4 pm, Sanctuary

Pre-Concert Refreshments/Lecture begins at 3:00 p.m.


Good Friday, April 14

7:00 pm:  Worship Service, Sanctuary


Easter Sunday, April 16

6:30 a.m.:  Sunrise Service (upper lawn)

8:45 and 10:30 a.m.:  Worship Services


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



United Methodist Women
The UMW Circles will meet on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Esther Circle at 10:30 a.m., Contact Church office (760) 726-0442
  • Ruth Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Coco’s Restaurant in Vista
  • Kenworthy Circle will meet in room 203 at 1:30 pm.
  • For questions about the UMW check with the church office at      (760) 726-0442.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

All Church Work Day

Goal is to spruce up the church for Easter. For more information, call Billy Stempson, (760) 726-0442

Easter Walk

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Self Guided Tours between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  • Walk
  • Pray
  • Create

Share in the story of Easter


Good Friday Worship

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday- Fri., April 14, 2017  (7:00 p.m.)

A somber, but beautiful, service marking the death of Jesus. Join us for a meaningful way to experience Holy Week.




Easter Services

Sunday, April 16, 2017

6:30 Sunrise Service

8:45 Worship with Praise Band

10:30 Worship with Choir



Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • New Member’s Brunch
    • Something new is coming Sunday, April 30—it’s the New Members Brunch!  Who is invited?  Anyone wishing to formally join with our church family, all who have joined recently, anyone who would like to help welcome them.  This will take place following the 10:30 worship service (11:45 ish!).Folks who wish to join will take their vows and be celebrated right there.  We hope you might join us for this special event. 
    • Please RSVP to the church office or Barbara Mitchell        (760) 726-0442) by April 21, 2017.  Let’s take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

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
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