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Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service for Your Loved One or Yourself

A note from Rev. Doug Meyer about grief in death and dying and resources to make arrangements after loss: Where do I to turn and what do I do when my  loved one dies? We frequently get calls that go something like this… "My mom just died and I have no idea what to do to plan her service." "My brother is dying and wants to talk about his memorial service. Help!" "My dad never went to church. Do we have to have his service at... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Cure for Pride

Join us on Sunday for week 2 of our Se7en worship series, wrath and patience. Read a note about pride from Rev. Daniel Humbert : There is nothing innately religious or even spiritual about the so-called 7 Deadly Sins. Whether you are a person of faith or not, we all struggle with pride, envy, lust, wrath, sloth, greed, and gluttony. You don't have to be a follower of Jesus to struggle with any of these things. They are quite literally a condition of being... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Welcome Chris O'Riley

A note from Rev. Daniel Humbert: As many of you know, Rev. Clay Horton has been appointed to become the Sr. Pastor of Vista Ridge UMC effective July 1. His last Sunday with us in worship will be June 23. I am excited to introduce to you our new associate pastor, Rev. Chris O'Riley, who will start with us July 1. Rev. O'Riley comes to us from Hamilton Park UMC in Dallas, where he has served as Associate Pastor for 2 years. Previously, he served as youth and young adult pastor at... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Monday, May 6, 2019

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday

A devotion from Pastor Doug Meyer based on his Ash Wednesday message: I have a confession to make – I do not like cleaning. I do not like making my bed, or doing the dishes, or running the vacuum, or washing and putting away the laundry. I do not like cleaning out my garage or washing my car. But… I really like sleeping on clean sheets and eating off clean plates. I like the smell and feel of a clean house and car. I like walking in to my garage and looking... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Friday, March 8, 2019

Message from Daniel Humbert about General Conference

Dear Trietsch Family, Greetings in the name of Christ our Lord! I want to share with you information from the specially called session of the global General Conference of The United Methodist Church which has just completed its session to address matters of ordination and marriage of persons within the LGBTQ community. The General Conference approved the Traditional Plan (maintain existing prohibitions and enforcing more stringent penalties). The vote was split 53% to 47%. This final... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, February 27, 2019