What is a Life Group?
We believe that connecting as a community is key to fostering love, encouragement and a deeper connection with the Holy Spirit. And one of the best ways to find community is by joining a Life Group.
Life Groups are small groups of adults who are in similar stages of life. We meet weekly or biweekly to have fun, build relationships and grow in Christ.
Throughout our lives, God presents us with “times to weep, to laugh, to mourn and to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3). Your Life Group is there to walk with you in every season.
How do I sign up for a Life Group?
Our Life Groups take place during two semesters each year: January through May and August through December. The best time to join a Life Group is at the start of one of these semesters.
If you’d like to connect with a Life Group, click below to fill out a short survey so we can place you in the Life Group that best fits your lifestyle and schedule.
Our normal schedule for Small Groups is below. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, some small groups are not meeting at this time. Please contact Susan Norville for updates at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are new to Ortega Church or new to faith, Starting Point is where we all begin. Starting Point will give you a sneak peek into the basic beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church, equip you with the essentials of the Christian faith and connect you with opportunities where you can get involved.
Pastor’s Bible Study
Monday Mornings at 10 a.m.
Begin the week in the study of our Bible, gaining insights to the meaning and application of Scripture when it was written, and what the eternal Word of God means for us today. Pastor Art usually leads the study with occasional guest presenters. Class participants share in friendly camaraderie and conversation from a breadth of experience and understanding.
Women’s Bible Study
Mondays, at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Begin a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through our weekly bible studies. These Bible studies offer large-group teaching and small-group discussion on a range of Bible, and topical issues for women of all ages and stages of spiritual growth. Whether you have been studying the Bible for years, or looking for a first-time study, Women’s Bible Study at Ortega Church is a great place to start!
Men’s Bible Study- Wednesday Night
Wednesday Evenings at 7 p.m. in Room 4
Join us as we dig deeper into God’s word together. Utilizing a variety of curriculums and resources, our Wednesday Night Men’s Bible Study offers a chance to learn about and enjoy God’s word with thought-provoking discussion.
Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor
Re-Discovery provides a mid-week renewal of our faith, along with the opportunity to build new relationships with members who are comfortable in their own skin and have a youthful mindset. Join us as we study a variety of biblical topics and how they relate to our lives and community. Followed by dinner at local establishments for fellowship and laughter!
Men’s Bible Study- Thursday Morning
Thursday Mornings at 6:45 a.m. in the Parlor
The best way we know to develop men to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ is through small groups. This Thursday morning gathering of men who meet weekly in the Parlor strives to incorporate three important and necessary components of following Christ: biblical truth, deepening friendships, and outward impact.
Women’s Prayer Group
Thursday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3
Calling all women prayer warriors! Join us weekly as we look to the Lord for answers – praying over the concerns and joys of our church family. The group prays over all the concerns sent in through Prayer Ministry as well as those brought to the attention of those in the group.
Sunday Mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 4
The name says it all! Come one, come all, and join us on Sunday mornings as we grow in faith and Christ using a variety of teaching materials and styles.
Sunday Mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 7
Delve deep into Scripture while enjoying fellowship and building relationships. This class includes an in-depth analysis of Scripture and offers principles to apply these sacred passages to everyday life.
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor
The Renovate class blends traditional and contemporary Bible-based curriculum to foster the study and application of Biblical principles in everyday life.
United Methodist Women
We are a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and, to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church. Our UMW fellowship is divided into small groups that meet throughout the year.
We invite you to join us!