Stephen Ministry is a program of Vista’s congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to individuals who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and surrounding communities. The Ministers are commissioned after 50 hours of training and then participate in monthly peer supervision and continuing education programs. It does not replace other care ministries at Vista such as the prayer chain or the Intercessory Prayer Team nor does it replace our pastor’s on-going pastoral care. Stephen Ministry provides Christian care to more people than the pastor can reach by himself. Stephen Ministers provide confidential care to persons based on their needs for extended periods of time. If you would like to contact a Stephen Minister, please call Karen at 520 370-6408 or call the church 520 8251985.
SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION
ANNOUNCING A NEW FAITH QUEST CLASS
“Life and Ministry of the Messiah”
This will be an eight session series presented on a DVD filmed in Israel.
Each session is filmed in a different location and Prof. Ray Vander Laan explains the significance of that area as well as the in-depth meaning of the scripture that pertains to it.
These areas show what the excavations look like that are being restored, in addition to an artist’s rendition of the total structure, such as King Herod’s palace located north of Jerusalem.
Please plan to join us @ 12:15 pm Sunday in Ed’s Bldg, Rm 1
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP
Beginning Monday, December 29, the Ladies’ Bible Study will begin reading I & II Kings. Please join us every Monday beginning at 9:30 – 11:00 am in Ed’s Building, Room 1. We are reading through the Bible together – wonderful fellowhsip and time of sharing as well. We invite everyone to attend. For further information, please contact Joy Orum, Facilitator, at 825-9549.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Click here to find out more about UMW.
Two groups of UMW members meet monthly for fellowship.
MARY MARTHA CIRCLE
Meets monthly on the 1st Thursday at 9:30am in members’ homes. For more information on Mary Martha Circle, please contact Jackie Holden at 797-0199, or Marilyn Waldo at 825-9542.
SUSANNA WESLEY CIRCLE
Meets monthly at the church in Room 1 of the Ed’s Building on the 3rd Tuesday at 9:00 am. For more information on Susanna Wesley Circle, please contact Jan Bohe at 825-9725.
Join the ladies for fellowship and fun. Please call the church (520-825-1985) for information.
United Methodist Men (UMM) meet every month for fun, fellowship, and service. Call Jim Bleess at 520-725-3475.