Adopt-A-Family

Vista’s Youth and Children are adopting a family for Christmas 2019.  This family consists of a single mom, ill grandmother, 11 yr old boy and 7 yr old girl.  The 11 yr old boy would like: basketball, books, wallet, backpack (heavy duty, solid green). Clothes size 12-14 kids.   The 7 yr old girl  would like:  LOL dolls (gold hair), girly things, hair bows, books. Clothes size 8-10.  Both children have asked Santa for bikes.  A boy’s bike has been donated, so perhaps a couple of families could go together to purchase a bike for the girl.   For questions, please contact Valerie Hammons, 520-444-1991.

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Vista’s Song of Joy Christmas Concert

Vista will host the Song of Joy Chorus Christmas Concert on Dec. 15 at 2 pm in the Vista Sanctuary.  This very special chorus is composed of the short-term memory-impaired, their care givers and church support singers.  Please join us for the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child, our short-term memory-impaired, their caregivers and music!  A reception follows the concert, and all is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, please call the church office at 520-825-1985.

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BUILDING PROGRESS – COLOR!

OCTOBER 27 2019

Our new Administration and Education building is on schedule for completion by Wednesday 18 December and we are on budget. The building has a roof, including seven heating, ventilation, air conditioning units.  The exterior walls have been wrapped in weather-proof material, insulated and two coats of man-made stucco have been applied.  The overwhelming majority of interior ductwork and interior insulation has been installed and the electrical, plumbing and low voltage wiring is over 90% complete.  As many of you saw with your own eyes during the walking tour on Sunday 27 October – progress is tangible and we are excited.  The Building Committee is very thankful for the encouragement, love, prayers, good will and support from the Congregation helping us make your dreams come true.  The next tour is scheduled for Sunday 24 November – we hope to see you all there.


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Lunch and Learn with Pastor Fred

Do you have questions about Vista Church? About becoming a Methodist? Even if you are a member of another church, you can join us as Affiliate or Associate Member here at Vista and keep your home church membership! Join us for lunch following the service. Eat and meet with Pastor Fred and other members of Vista Church who will share their love of Vista.  We’d love to have you join us.  Our next luncheon will be Dec. 8. For further information, please call the church office at 520-825-1985

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Vista to Celebrate All Saints Day

On Sunday, November 3, Vista UMC celebrated All Saints Day, a day of remembrance for the saints, with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place.  We celebrate the communion of saints as we remember those who have gone to the Church Triumphant.  Members and friends purchased Mums that were placed at the front of the sanctuary in memory of those loved ones who, by their inspiration have helped us on our way.  Many also brought  picture(s) of loved ones that were displayed in the sanctuary.

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Building Progress Making Great Strides!

Photo courtesy of Larry Montebello, Concord General Contracting

Photo courtesy of Larry Montebello, Concord General Contracting

Photo courtesy of Larry Montebello, Concord General Contracting


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Construction Update Photos

September 23, 2019


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Vista Joy of Song Chorus

The Vista Song of Joy Mini-Chorus consists of three groups: the memory impaired, caregivers and support singers. Each group brings not only singing but other skills and virtues as well. The memory impaired have a much needed and rare ability to love that can be described as beautifully and readily available. Their exquisite long term memory, stimulated by music is remarkable. The caregivers’ unconditional love is a constant source of inspiration and serves as a model for the rest of us. The support singers’ commitment to the project is unwavering. They never ” call in sick”, but are always faithful. Underlying all of this is a common belief that God has called us to this project. The result of the gathering of the people of God of similar faith, varied talents and virtues with a common mission, is a Christian community of Joy.
 
New members are invited to join the chorus, but must do so by October 18 in order to participate in the Christmas Concert on December 15.   We would be delighted to welcome the memory impaired and caregivers to join us in our joyful venture! We will meet for rehearsals for our Christmas concert every Friday at 10 am, beginning on October 18.  Please call Jane if you wish to join.
 
Jane Stump, Director, The Song of Joy Chorus
(520) 288-6840
 
 

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Grief Support Group

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 
 
Many people who are grieving wonder if they would benefit from joining a support group. Each individual grieves in his/her own way but many have found that learning about grief and what to expect and discovering that others have the same feelings they do helps them gain insight into their own grief and learn ways of coping. Most people find that besides receiving support, giving support to others benefits them as they go through their own grief journeys. If you have questions or wish to join a group, call Pastor Fred at 825-1985 or Gerry Alberts at 825-4642. Non Vista people are welcome.

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Adult Christian Ed Classes

New Adult Christian Education Classes
 
We are proud to announce that the next class in our series will be an eight week study of the New Testament Book of Acts. The course will be taught by Reverend Alan Campbell and will begin on Wednesday September 11 through October 30th at 10:00. Please sign up by texting Donna Boring at 703 980 0750 or emailing her at dlboring@ comcast.net.
The Adult Sunday School class will begin the study of the book The Clash of Kingdoms starting in August following the Sunday service in the patio room. For more information check with Linda Whittington.
 

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