A Word from Pastor Clay | March 11, 2021

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A Word from Pastor Clay One Year Later

One Year Later

This past year has been a roller coaster for each of us. On March 11, 2020, I was lying in bed and recovering from oral surgery. In between sleeping, taking medicine, and binge watching “The Good Place,” news came out that we were officially in a pandemic. I remember calling (not a good idea when you have … More

A Word from Pastor Clay | February 17, 2021

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We are the Church… Not the Building

The church is not a building. It’s a community of people woven together through the Holy Spirit that worships together, celebrates the sacraments, grows in discipleship, and serves the community and world around it. Throughout this past year, we’ve learned that Vista Ridge United Methodist Church can still live into our mission of … More

A Word from Pastor Clay | December 9, 2020

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A Word from Pastor Clay - A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other

College football is in full swing. The teams that rise to the top each year after year are the ones that can adapt. While each team has a game plan, good coaches adapt their strategy throughout the game and the best ones adapt after the first drive. Similarly, the best quarterbacks can call audibles to … More

A Word from Pastor Clay | October 14, 2020

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Faith, Hope, Love

I’ve spoken to a lot of people recently who feel uneasy. There’s a lot to feel uneasy about and I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t felt uneasy recently as well. On our worst days, this uneasiness can overwhelm us. A feeling of being unsettled can keep us up at night and follow us throughout … More

A Word from Pastor Clay | August 4, 2020

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The Bubble

The sports bubble is a fascinating idea. In order to get professional sports up and going, some leagues are creating safe bubbles. The idea is to sequester all the athletes, coaches, trainers, media, and all crucial people connected to the sport into one invisible bubble. If they can ensure nobody inside the bubble has COVID-19, then the league … More