Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors
About Us

God’s Call and Our Commitment:

To be an authentic and accessible community in Christ, celebrating and extending God’s love into the world

UMC Vista is a “Reality” destination that understands that a spiritual journey is not a straight line.

When there are twists and turns in your journey, we would like to be there to help guide you on your Christian path.

Our church family invites you to get involved through Worship, Education, Fellowship and other Ministries.

Therefore, we want to share the following information with you.
For more detailed information please contact the
church office or Rev. George Hooper.

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Sunday Worship Services
Worship for Children and Youth
Sundays: Classes for All Ages

    ● Nursery Care
    ● Preschool Class
    ● Elementary Age Classes
    ● Middle School
    ● High School

    ● The Wired Word
United Methodist Youth Fellowship

Chancel Choir
Praise Disciples Band
Ringers and Singers
Helping Hands
Angels
Small Groups
Wednesday Bible Studies
Friday Fellowship Night

Parent’s Night Out

 

United Methodist Women (UMW)
Men’s Friday Breakfast
UMC of Vista Foundation
Other activities:

Opportunities for Participation and Service

Connect: Brochure

Scouts

Prayers

Adult Programs

Good Grief Support Group

Weekday Bible Study

LBGT&Allies Small Group

Knitting and Crocheting Class

Faith in Film Movie Group

 
 

Connect:

Connect: Growing and Serving As Disciples of Jesus Christ 

“But grow in the grace and knowledge

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To him be the glory both now

and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

– 2 Peter 3:18

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Sunday Worship Services:

  8:45 a.m.  Praise Worship

  8:45 a.m.  Sunday School-—all ages

10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

  9:15 a.m. The Wired Word

Wednesday

  6:30 pm Vespers Service in the chapel

Vespers

Every Wednesday

6:30-7 PM in the Chapel

1st Wed.  – Healing Service

2nd Wed. – Service of Joy

3rd Wed.  – Holy Communion

4th Wed.   – Evensong

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Worship for Children and Youth

Bible lessons for March

Easter Sunday

Children and youth are welcome at both worship services. At the 8:45 am service there will be a children’s message, followed by Sunday school. Parents pick up children at their classrooms at 10 am.

At the 10:30 am service, children worship with their families. After a word especially for the children, they are invited to go to Young Chapel for children’s church. The children will rejoin their families in the sanctuary for the closing hymn.

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Sundays: Classes for All Ages

Nursery Care (room 222)

A caring and nurturing atmosphere provided for infants while parents attend worship or classes. Parents are welcome to bring their infants with them to the church service or use the cry room located on the right side of the sanctuary where parents with infants can see and hear the service.

Childcare for children under five is provided in our nursery room 222 on the lower level during coffee fellowship and the second service.

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Preschool Class (room 216, ages 2-4)

Through the use of stories, puppets, crafts, singing and worship, preschoolers learn about the Bible, God’s love, and how to be like Jesus.

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Elementary Age Classes

Kindergarten Second Grade: room 214 Third Fifth Grades: room 212

Classes for kindergarten through fifth grade learn about God’s word and Christian life through drama, art, song, study and worship.

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Youth:

Middle School

    6th — 8th grade room 203

High School

    9th — 12th grade, room 204

The focus of these classes is to relate scripture and Christian faith to the lives of today’s youth through discussion, worship, prayer, study, drama and the visual arts.

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United Methodist Youth Fellowship (Bible study, service, team building and fun):

All Youth: 7th-12th grade meet Wednesdays, 6:33 p.m., in Fellowship Hall

All Youth: 7th-12th grade meet Sundays, 5:00 p.m., in room 204

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Chancel Choir

The choir performs a variety of sacred choral music during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, with Thursday practice at 7:15 p.m.

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Anderson Handbell Choir

The choir performs music written for handbells for worship and special occasions, with Thursday practice at 6:00 p.m.

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Praise Disciples Band

Band and singers offer contemporary Christian

music for the 8:45 a.m. worship service, with Sunday morning practice at 8:00 a.m.

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Ringers and Singers

Meets Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., elementary-age children learn to play handbells and sing church songs. They play at both worship services on occasion.

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Helping Hands

Persons furnish transportation, help with errands, make caring phone calls, provide meals, and home care on a short-term basis.

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Angels

“Angels” offer friendship and care to persons in crisis or with special needs.

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Small Groups

Small groups are formed in the fall and spring.  Groups of 10-12 meet with a facilitator to deepen their walk with Christ.

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Wednesday Bible Studies

• A weekly two-hour session of Bible study, prayer and fellowship meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Library.

• Adult short-term study on various subjects, changing when that topic is completed.  Meets at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

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Friday Fellowship Night

Everyone is invited to join the monthly on the second Friday. Join us for varied activities such as games, programs and videos.

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Parents' Night Out

Meets the first Saturday’ of every even numbered month, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to leave their children at the church for four hours of fun and fellowship so the parents can have an evening out with no worries. For more information, call Juna Spitz at (760) 726-0442.

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United Methodist Women (UMW)

A community of women of all ages whose purpose is to know God, experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ and to participate in global missions. The women’s unit meeting is the second Tuesday of each month except in July and August and they meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10 am. Their circle meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month except in July and August and meet at various places.

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Men’s Friday Breakfast

They meet at the Sunrise Café (1250 South Santa Fe Avenue in Vista) at 7:30 a.m. every Friday for fellowship.

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UMC of Vista Foundation

This is a non-profit religious organization that follows The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. The objective is to supplement and support church activities beyond those supported by the church budget such as scholarships, support of Methodist seminaries, higher education and mission outreach. The Tree of Life in the Narthex is part of the Foundation.

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Other activities are offered during the year - Vacation Bible School, Beach Nights, etc. Call the church office (760) 726-0442 or check our website for details.

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Opportunities for Participation and Service

Worship setup, ushers, scripture readers, acolytes, teachers and assistants, choirs, Praise Band, office volunteer, computer assistance, audio taping, sound tech, video projection, mission projects, childcare, finance, youth leaders, visits to hospitals and homes, furnish meals, transportation and more!

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The Wired Word:

Lesson for the week  click here

Have you heard about The Wired Word? It’s a great weekly publication that offers a current news topic and various biblical passages for our discussion. We have lively conversations and interesting insights on how things written thousands of years ago apply to the lives we live today. Join us Sunday mornings in the Chapel, from 9:15–10:15 am. We welcome your company and comments! This is an open group for youth and adults; join at anytime. Call Peggy Watson to get on the email list and start receiving The Wired Word every Friday for the next Sunday’s class.  

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Scouts:

United Methodist church of Vista supports scouting programs:

Boy Scouts

Open to young men aged 11 - 17

Troop 709 meets Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Venturing

Open to young men and women, Crew 709

meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Girl Scouts

Meet in the Fellowship Hall

Brownies (Grades 1-3):

Every Other Wednesday at 3:15 PM

Juniors (Grades 4-5):

Every Other Tuesday at 3:30 PM

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