Ortega United Methodist Church
 Sunday Service @ 9:30 & 11:00am  |  4807 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville FL

               
Youth

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Ortega Youth Ministry exists to help students love God and know God. We want our students to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, be bold in their beliefs, live a transformed life and share their love and joy found in Jesus with everyone they meet.

 

For updates on the latest happenings, sign up for weekly emails here and follow us on social media!

Instagram: ortegagodsquad
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ortegayouth/ 

 

Questions? Contact Kirby Tyler, Director of Youth Ministry

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Ortega Youth Ministry exists to help students love God and know God. We want our students to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, be bold in their beliefs, live a transformed life and share their love and joy found in Jesus with everyone they meet.

 

For updates on the latest happenings, sign up for weekly emails here and follow us on social media!

Instagram: ortegagodsquad
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ortegayouth/ 

 

Questions? Contact Kirby Tyler, Director of Youth Ministry

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

904-389-5556 x 114

 

School Year Happenings

 


Sunday Mornings

Sunday School: 10:45 AM | Youth Room

 

Sunday Night Youth Group

Youth Group: Sundays 5:30-7:30 PM | Fellowship Hall & Chapel

This is our biggest gathering of the week! We meet for dinner at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall, followed by fun and crazy games, a lesson relevant to teens today, a time for discussion and worship. Dinner is $3.

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to scream, “You’re not the boss of me!” Especially when we’re teenagers, we tend to push back on the people, places, and things that control and hold authority over us. But here’s the catch: whether we admit it or not, we’ve all given someone (or something) control of our lives. This month, we’ll challenge students to consider who, or what, they’ve allowed to be their boss-whether it’s the god of me, the god of stuff, the god of worry, or the god of obsession.

 

 

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Fruit Groups

Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM | Youth Room

Fruit groups are small groups that meet together weekly, read scripture together, and pray together. These groups are designed for students to learn to trust, support and pray for one another as they discuss their everyday challenges and where they see God in their lives. Afterwards, we go to dinner altogether! Students are to bring money for dinner.

 

Midnight Club 

Midnight Club is a time for 11th-12th Graders to hang out together outside of church and have fun together! We meet once a month on Friday Nights with special events throughout the year. The next Midnight Club is September 14th at Kirby Tyler's house. Email Kirby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you need the address or have any questions.

 

 

 

 

Retreats

 

Fall 2018

  

 

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Who: 6th-12 graders

When: Friday, November 2nd- Sunday, November 4th

Where: Warren Willis Camp, Fruitland Park, FL

What: This fall, we are going to Warren Willis Camp where we will join other youth groups from Northeast Florida. We’re going to have an AWESOME time together with friends, playing games, experience amazing worship, and learning how to connect with each other, the church and God. 

 

Arrival/Departure Times: We will be leaving OUMC on Friday, November 2nd at 4:30 pm. We will return on Sunday, November 4th at 12:30 pm.

 

Cost: $100 + money for one dinner on the road. 

 

Sign up by October 17th by clicking here! Payments due 10/17.

 

Fall Retreat Packing List

Fall Retreat Waiver

 

 

If you haven't already filled out a Medical Release Form for 2018, please download below and return to Kirby in the Youth Office or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Form must be signed by parent/guardian before students can go on any trips.

pdf2018 Medical Release Form

 

 

Spring 2019

 

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Winter Retreat

Who: 6th-12th Graders 

When: February 15-18, 2019

Where: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

What: The Winter Retreat is a weekend getaway for students to take a break in the mountains, be in community with one another and grow spiritually! It is a weekend full of fun activities, incredible worship, and great lessons. As students and Christ-followers, we have a purpose! This weekend we will dive into how we can let God change our lives and live an intentional life for Him every day.

More information regarding cost and how to register coming soon!

 

 

 

Summer 2019

 

More Summer 2019 Trips coming soon!

 

 

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Who: Rising 8th-Graduated 12th Graders. 

When: June 26th-July 3rd, 2019

Where: Troutdale, Virginia

What: A summer hiking trip in the Appalachian Mountains with Wilderness Trail. No experience necessary! Our students spend time at the Wilderness Trail property in fellowship, worship & games before heading out on a 5-day backpacking journey on the Appalachian Trail. WT believes that amazing things happen when you take people out of their comfort zone and place them in the beauty of God's creation. We have seen that incredible growth begins with first letting go. As we let go of the worries and thoughts of our daily lives we are then able to begin looking outward. For more information, go to http://www.wtrail.com/.

 

Cost: The cost is $305 including almost everything you need, such as: backpacking equipment (tent, pack, etc.), meals at the property, meals and some snacks while hiking, and a souvenir T-shirt. Students should bring money for three meals on the road. A $75 deposit is due when you reserve your spot. Reserve your spot and pay your deposit by June 1st.

 

Arrival/Departure:  Youth should arrive at OUMC at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, June 26th. We will be leaving Jacksonville at 9:00 AM. We will return to Jacksonville on Wednesday, July 3rd at 5:00 PM.

 

Sign up online by clicking here! Register and pay your deposit by June 1st. Limited spots available!

 

Packing List

Consent Form

 

 

 

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Who: Rising 6th-Graduated 12th Graders 

When: July 8th-July 13th, 2019

Where: Warren Willis Camp, Fruitland Park, FL

What: The camp experience is like no other! Imagine a week on Lake Griffin surrounded by your friends from home and all around the state. Combine this with powerful worship, challenging speakers, and meaningful discussion in small groups, a super fun team of counselors, a whole mess of fun activities, such as, ropes course, archery, tubing, sailing, swimming, gaga ball, canoeing, fishing, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, soccer, skating, arts and crafts and crazy games – then add the realization that we do all of this in an effort to get to know God and grow in our relationship with Him. 

 

Cost: The cost is $420 including lodging, activities, transportation and meals while at camp. Students should bring additional money for one meal on the road. 

Scholarships: Ortega UMC is offering scholarships to families with need for financial assistance. To apply, email Kirby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

How to Register for Camp: Parents/Guardians must register their own youth for camp. The preferred method is online registration. This is the fastest and easiest way to register your child. Start by going to http://www.warrenwilliscamp.org/register and click “Register Now.” You will create an account and fill out the online form. Select ORTEGA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH when choosing your group and select WEEK FIVE: July 8th-July 13th. $75 deposit is due at registration. Without the deposit, you WILL NOT HAVE A SPOT.  After you have registered, please let Kirby Tyler know so she can arrange your transportation to and from camp!

 

For more information on the camp, go to http://warrenwilliscamp.org.

 

Camper Release Form

Packing List

 

 

 

If you haven't already filled out a Medical Release Form for 2018, please download below and return to Kirby in the Youth Office or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Form must be signed by parent/guardian before students can go on any trips.

pdf2018 Medical Release Form

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents Needed: Sunday Night Meal Prep

We need parents or adult volunteers who can help plan, prepare and serve meals on Sunday evenings from 4:45-6:15 for our students. Please sign up using this link below for any and all dates that you can help! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aadaf2caafd0-food

 

Wednesday Small Group Leaders

Do you have a heart for helping students dig into the Word of God and encouraging them to grow in their faith? If so, we need more co-leaders for our Wednesday Night Small Groups. Contact Kirby to learn more!

 

Sunday Night Counselors

Sunday nights are a night for youth to come and have fun and hear a message relevant to what's going on in their lives today. Our adult counselors help in a number of ways, such as, setting-up/breaking down, running the games, facilitating discussion questions in small groups, etc. If you want to be a part of our Sunday night programming, contact Kirby!

 

 If you have any questions about how you can serve our youth ministry please email our Director of Youth Ministry, Kirby Tyler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 904-389-5556x114.

 

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Pumpkin Patch

 

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We are celebrating 26 years of our biggest fundraiser, the Pumpkin Patch! The profits that we make from the patch go entirely to our youth ministry! The Pumpkin Patch will be open from September 30th-October 31st.

 

The patch is entirely volunteer run and we need ALL youth and their families to help set up and work shifts in the pumpkin patch!

 

Pumpkin Patch Set-Up is on 9/22 at 9:00 AM. We need strong men and women to help set up the patch. This includes moving pallets, hay, setting up fencing, etc.

 

 

Pumpkins will be delivered on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 AM and Sunday, October 14th at 12:30 PM. This is ALL HANDS ON DECK! We need all the students, their families, friends & neighbors to come help unload pumpkins for this community pumpkin patch!

 

To sign up for adult and youth shifts in the pumpkin patch, click here!

 

 

 


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