Ortega United Methodist Church
  Sunday @ 10:30am - Combined Worship   |  4807 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville FL


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Connecting, Growing and Serving… With Colored Pencils

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Last summer, and again last month, I was excited to celebrate with you and share with Venetia Elementary School the Back-to-School supplies our Ortega Church Family gathered and delivered to our Faith-Based Partner and neighborhood school.  This past spring, I was also excited to serve as a volunteer at Venetia Elementary for their Reading Celebration.  I was grateful to have been given a classroom assignment rather than to be outside on that warm day serving melting snow cones or stationed at the bouncy house.    In the classroom I was invited to guide the students to create a “work of...
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“August is like the Sunday of Summer.”

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I came across some fun and thoughtful Summer Sayings during our family vacation. I thought I would share a few pictures with Summer Sayings caption of just a few of my favorite Summertime moments shared with me and with our Ortega Church Family. “If summer had one defining scent, it would definitely be the smell of barbecue.” A Patriotic Picnic served with Barbeque and Susan’s timely photobomb. “Summer will end soon enough, childhood as well.”  Vacation Bible School Snack and Story Time Fun! “One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to play.” Summer Adult Volleyball League...
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Let there be Leadership!

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Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  – 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (ESV)   I am grateful to celebrate with you the many people in our Ortega Church Family who use their gifts and service in their ministry to God and to Christ’s Church, in Ortega Church and beyond.  Far too briefly, I share the recent leadership of...
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Life in the Storm...Hope after the Storm

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The week after Hurricane Irma made her mighty impact on almost all of Florida, and certainly too close to home and our neighbor’s homes here in the Jacksonville area, I was asked, “How many times in your ministry have you had to cancel worship?” Sunday, September 10, 2017 was the first, and prayerfully the last. As we gathered for worship after the storm there was a real sense of thanksgiving in the congregation, celebrated with a vibrant conversation, before and after services. The music seemed extra-special, the call to worship rich, even the sermon was complimented to have spoken words people...
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The Next Season

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Like many of you, I really make the most out of the use of my cell phone in this season of life. For my day-to-day, it calendars my appointments and gives me directions on how to get there. At my fingertips is information I could have spent weeks researching only a decade ago, and here it pops up on my phone in mere seconds. My “smart phone” has more speed and storage than my first, second and third computers together.   Recently, my “smart phone” – on its own – up-loaded a program that pre-selects information it believes I would be...
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Nursery 10:30-11:30 Sunday, Dec 6 @ 10:30 AM
Children's Worship Sunday, Dec 6 @ 10:30 AM
Children's Worship Sunday, Dec 13 @ 10:30 AM
Nursery 10:30-11:30 Sunday, Dec 13 @ 10:30 AM
Merry Marketplace- a Christmas event Sunday, Dec 13 @ 4:00 PM

Service Times
10:30AM One Worship Sundays 
Other Times

9:30AM Sunday Morning Small Groups


4807 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32210
Church: (904) 389-5556
Playschool:  (904) 387-0749

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