4:12 united

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Instead set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12


9:30 AM Worship

Youth lead in worship every third Sunday

5:00 PM Worship

Youth lead in Worship every first Sunday

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Dinner (No cost to youth)

Fellowship and Games

Lesson and Discussion

Our youth ministry is open to all youth grades 7-12.

Feel free to contact the Youth Leader Team anytime for more information.

Clayton Carter  - Youth Director



Katie Carter - Asst. Youth Director


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Upcoming events

March 13th: Tacos & Movie

We're meeting at 5:45pm at the Fleming Island Tijuana Flats this Tuesday for tacos. After we'll be going to see the 7:05pm showing of "Black Panther" at the Fleming Island theater. Movie tickets are only $5!

March 18th: Youth Sunday & Ski Trip Slideshow

The 412 will be leading worship at this 9:30am service this Sunday. We will be ushering, leading music, announcing, and providing hospitality. We will also be showing a slideshow of our recent winter retreat. Afterwords, we will all go get some lunch together. You don't want to miss it!

March 24th: Church Work Day

We're meeting at the church at 8am this day to do some work around the campus. This is a great chance to hangout and give back to the church that provides us with such an awesome space to gather, worship, eat, play games, you name it!


March 25th: Palm Sunday & Picnic

After the 9:30am service on this Sunday, we as a church will be having a super fun and delicious Palm Sunday picnic   with plenty of games and an easter egg hunt to kick off and celebrate Holy Week. Please bring a dish to share. 

March 27th: Movie Night

It's $5 movie night on Tuesdays at the Fleming Island theater. To kick off Holy Week, we'll be going as a church to see the 7:10pm showing of "Paul Apostle of Christ". After, we'll get some dinner and talk about it!

March 29th: Maundy Thursday

To commemorate the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles, we will be having a Mediterranean feast and service in the Worship Center at 6:30pm. Please bring a mediterranean themed dish to share.

March 30th: Good Friday Service

At 8pm, we will be meeting in the Worship Center for the Good Friday Service. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Christ. Therefore, we will be gathering for a service that will end in silence and darkness.

April 1st: Easter Sunday & Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Between the Sunrise and 9:30am Easter services, the 412 will be cooking and selling pancakes in Admin West. All youth are expected to participate. Please be at the church by 7am to get cookin'.


April 15th: Dodging Diabetes Tournament

Ortega United Methodist's youth group is hosting the 11th Annual Dodging Diabetes dodgeball tournament on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm in the Ortega Life Center. The tournament has raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each team is asked to raise $100 to play in the tournament and must sign up as a team of 6. The 412 will be joining as one team and maybe two. Anyone and everyone is invited to compete. Let us know if you'd like to join! 

April 27th-28th: 30 Hour Famine

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. and around the world unite to do the Famine. We will be participating, as well, this year by getting together for a lock-in where we will talk about hunger, do some community service and raise funds and awareness of world hunger, and then go hungry ourselves for 30 HOURS. We will of course play many games and have plenty of hang out time together, as well. This is an awesome opportunity for us to be part of something that is bigger than ourselves.

May 20th: District Youth Rally

All of the youth groups in our UMC District will be gathering at Murray Hill Theater for an awesome night of hanging out, games, and worship. We will meet at the church at 4:45pm to car pool.

June 17th-21st: Summer Retreat - Lake Junaluska

More info soon.

July 23rd-29th: Vacation Bible School

VBS is a great chance for youth to earn a ton of community service hours. Not to mention, it's a total blast.

July 31st-August 5th: YOUTH WEEK

An amazing jam-packed week of crazy fun activities, mini trips, and lock-ins, followed by a youth banquet to wrap up the youth year and summer.