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: ortegayouth
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: ortegayouth
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

April Calendar

 

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This Holy Saturday, we are showing the movie, "Passion of the Christ," as a reminder of Jesus' great sacrifice for us and to focus our hearts and minds before the Easter Sunday celebration. Because of the intense & graphic scenes, this is for High School students only. Students must have a signed Parent Consent Form to watch the movie. Movie starts at 6 PM and we will have a time for discussion afterwards. Click here for a Letter to Parents & Consent Form

 

 

 

School Year Happenings

 

 

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Breakfast Club: 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays 10:45 AM | Youth Room

Starting in January, our Students will meet on Sunday mornings for a mission-oriented morning! On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we will head out into the surrounding community and serve breakfast at a local homeless shelter. On the other Sundays, our students will meet in the Youth Room and complete various service-oriented projects and enjoy breakfast provided by our church family.

 

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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From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, Jesus goes from being ushered in like a king to being crucified like a criminal and then ultimately overcoming the grave. This month, we're introduced to different characters who encountered Jesus in his final days: Andrew and Philip, Mary of Bethany, Malchus, Simon of Cyrene and Salome. If we had such encounters with Christ, how would we be changed?

 

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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.

 

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Homework & Hangout

Thursdays 5:00-7:00 | Youth Room
Homework and extracurriculars often overwhelm our students and prevent them from being able to meet together! Once a month, we open up our space, serve the espresso and provide a relaxing environment for our students to come and do their homework! 

 

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. 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

 

Summer 2019

 

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Who: Rising 7th-Graduated 12th Graders
When: June 3-8, 2019
Where: Panama City, Florida
What: On October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Gulf Coast and devastated the Florida Panhandle. Efforts by the Alabama-West Florida Conference started before the hurricane made landfall and will still continue for years to come as cities and communities rebuild. Our students will be going on a Disaster Relief trip to provide continued relief/rebuilding efforts in the Panama City area as we look to restore the affected areas to a "new normal". 

 

Cost: The cost of this trip will be $150. This includes meals while in Panama City, housing, transportation a t-shirt and free day activities. Students should bring extra $ for two meals on the road and any additional spending money they want. $75 is due upon registration. The remaining balance is due on May 15th.

 

Arrival/Departure: Drop-off and pick-up times TBD.

 

Sign up now by clicking here! Register and pay your $75 deposit by May 5th. Limited spots available!

 

Mission Trip Liability Waiver

 

 

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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: The Florida Annual Conference of the UM Church provides Warren Willis with scholarship money to help families with financial need. Turn in your scholarship applications to Kirby by 3/24/19.  Click here for scholarship application.

 

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 OVERNIGHT 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.

 

Packing List

 

 

If you haven't already filled out a Medical Release Form for 2019, 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.


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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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Jacksonville FL 32210
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