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A Word from Pastor Clay - Light Years Away 1.5 Miles = 10 Light Years For the past four school years, I’ve volunteered on a weekly basis at Hedrick Elementary. To be honest with you, if I were a teacher, I would not teach elementary school. It would be my last choice of all the schools. God bless elementary school teachers, but I just know that… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Recommendations I hope to not read a review for a mattress or a washing machine for a long time! Within the past year, we’ve had to purchase both. When I make a purchase for something with a larger price tag or something that will last a while, I read a significant amount of reviews. That being said, I’m pretty happy… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Welcoming As the start of school approaches, it’s tempting to put all the focus on our own kids. Let’s be honest, they certainly won’t complain. With new clothes, new lunch boxes, and a focus on their new classes and schedules, our kids quickly begin to think the school year is all about them. But what might happen if we each… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Bookcase What’s God up to in our neighborhood? That’s one of my favorite questions to ask. It reminds me that God is the initial mover and my responsibility is to not lead the charge but to get in step with the Holy Spirit. God was in our meeting with Principal Patrick Guy at Rockbrook Elementary last week. Vista Ridge UMC… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Why? Why do you follow Jesus? If you’re new to the faith, then perhaps you have an answer. If you’ve grown up in the church or been a Christian for many years, there’s a chance the answer isn’t on the tip of your tongue. We spend so much time in the church talking about the “how” and the “what” of… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Live Passionately Why walk down a hall if you can run? Why talk when you can shout? Why limit the size of your bite with a fork when you can get so much more food in your mouth by using your whole hand? I envy the passion that my 6- and 7-year-old children have for all aspects of life. While… Read More
A Word from Pastor Clay - Welcomed Do you remember the first day at a new school or the start of a new school year and the fear of finding people to sit with at lunch? Do you remember the first day at a new job and wondering who you would meet and whether they’d include you? We all want to be included and welcomed. God… Read More
Welcome Welcome to Vista Ridge United Methodist Church! - Welcome to Vista Ridge United Methodist Church! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like… Read More