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WELCOME, FIRST-TIME VISITORS

Learn about our vision, mission and core values.

NEXT WEEKEND:

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JANUArY 31 – FEBrUArY 7, 2009

DEAF MINISTRY

Using sign language to share the Gospel.

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bUILDING HIS KINGDOM

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Dr. Joel C. Hunter | the Essentials of Christianity: The Importance of Doctrine | John 4:23-24

God provides for the needs of the church.

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What’s Happening This Week?

*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation

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Saturday, JANUARY 31

SUNday, february 1

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 “Belong” Study LUGRox

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4209,10,13,15 SMCC

SUNday, february 1 7:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:15 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Prayer Room Marriage Prep Class The Rink/SMCC Worship (cc)* (hi) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Romans Study 4212 Transformers Study (cc) F.Hall/SMCC “Belong” Study (cc) 4205,4210 The Bible Relevant Now! Class (cc) 4209 10:45am Financial Peace University Preview 4206-7 Worship (cc)* Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Special Needs Class CWW 24/7 The Gathering The Rink/SMCC Infant Baptisms Sanctuary “Belong” Study 4205,13,15 Singles Small Group 4206-8 Young Believers Step 1 (cc) 4210 Young Believers Step 2 (cc) 4209 Worship (cc) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW College Ministry The Rink/SMCC

Monday, february 2

9:45 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Beth Moore Study (cc) Precepts Class (cc) Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 “Belong” Study (cc) Faithful and True Men’s Group

TUESday, february 3 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

GriefShare (cc) AMEN Divorce Care Praxis (cc)

WEDNEsday, february 4 9:30 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Joy of Living Study O2 Rally Beth Moore Study (cc) Care Minister Training “Belong” Study

THURsday, february 5

6:00 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Men’s Fraternity Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Co-op Bible Study (cc) Beth Moore Study Precepts Men’s Fraternity His Way

FRIday, february 6 7:00 pm

Mercy Me Concert

Saturday, february 7 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Beth Moore Study Blanket Ministry Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 “Belong” Study (cc) LUGRox

4204-10 4216-18 4210 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4205,6,7,9 1118/SMCC

1118/SMCC 4206-7 4205,8,9,10 4204

4213,15,17 SMCC 5100,02-06/CWW 4210 4205,09,13,15,17

9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am

TUESday, february 3 6:30 am 7:00 pm

Sanctuary

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4213-15 4213 Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4209,10,13,15 SMCC

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3

Rooms 2, 3 Calvary Chapel

WEDNEsday, february 4 9:30 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study Homeschool Play Group CREW352 “Belong” Study

FRIday, february 6 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

Rooms 2, 3 TBD Sanctuary Rooms 2, 3

Williams home

OVIEDO SITE ................................................................................. SUNday, february 1 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Worship (cc)* Auditorium Infants 9-109 Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9-105 Classes for 4’s - K’s 8-107 Worship (cc)* Auditorium Infants - 2’s 9-109 Classes for 3’s - 4’s 9-107 K’s - Grade School 8-107 AXIS: Middle School Small Groups 9-105 The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men) 7-111 AXIS: High School Ministry NOCC “Belong” Study (Couples) Cluxton home

Monday, february 2 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

“Belong” Study (Women) Bible Study — 1 Corinthians

TUESday, february 3 6:15 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

“Belong” Study (All) (cc)

THURsday, february 5

The New Eve Study (Women)

FRIday, february 6 9:30 am

Harrington home Welday home

The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men) AXIS: Middle School Ministry “Belong” Study (Couples)

WEDNEsday, february 4

7:00 pm 1111/SMCC 1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC 4212-14 4206-7 4212-14 4128 F.Hall/SMCC

Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry

Beautiful Offering Study (Women)

NOCC NOCC Wiest home

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WEST OAKS SITE ................................................................................. SUNday, february 1 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am

Worship (cc)* Infant Care Crawler Care Walker Care Class for 3’s – 5’s Class for K’s – 1st graders Class for 2nd – 5th graders

TUESday, february 3 7:00 pm

“Belong” Study (Couples)

Saturday, february 7

7:00 am

Men’s Small Group

Chapel 215 215 215 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall

Youth Warehouse

Room 6

(ECW) Early Childhood Wing (CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center

What’s on the Web? Northland’s website is ALL NEW!

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Worship God Instant access to past sermons from Dr. Joel C. Hunter. PLUS, take notes online for later viewing. ..............................................................................

Get Equipped Participate in the new online Belong study, featuring Dr. Hunter and Pastor Vernon Rainwater. ..............................................................................

Serve Others Learn about Northland’s global partners and sign up for local service projects. ..............................................................................

Looking for job opportunities at Christian organizations? Go to jobs.northlandchurch.net. ..............................................................................

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Distributed Sites @ Home

Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407367-9612 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net).

JOIN any of these worship sites:

Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina First Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Potluck meal starts at 5:30 p.m., worship at 7 p.m. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or pianolauriek@yahoo.com)

PRAY for Our Concurrent Prison Worship:

Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Greg Harrington (407927-4137 or gregharrington2@bellsouth.net) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Mary Ann Mannen (407-913-4777 or mmannen@cfl.rr.com)


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AbOUT NORTHLAND ..................................................................................

A WELCOME TO FIRST-TIME VISITORS .....................................................................................................................................................................

oUr VisioN To see people coming to Christ and growing in Him as we link local and global communities for ministry and worship everywhere, every day.

At Northland, we always open our worship services by saying, “Thank you for bringing the church into these rooms!” Why? Because Northland is a church distributed, gathering in Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks, and at more than 1,000 sites worldwide via the Web. In other words, it isn’t the physical structure or the many programs that make up the church ... it’s people like you! You are the church. And it’s our goal to help you to be the church ... everywhere, every day.

oUr MissioN To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.

Thank you for joining us today to worship God for who He is and what He has done! “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:2, NIV).

oUr CorE VALUEs Worship, Spiritual Formation, Personal generational Leadership and Partnership.

Please pick up a visitor card from one of the ushers or at the Welcome Center so that we can learn more about you and help you to connect to the many classes, groups and opportunities to serve with others. Ministry,

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Worship tiMEs Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*, 11 a.m.**; 6 p.m. Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.

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*Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites

ChiLdrEN’s ChUrCh (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. EArLY ChiLdhood CLAssEs (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. iNFANt ANd toddLEr CArE (infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. sUNdAY sChooL For ChiLdrEN With spECiAL NEEds (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Sundays at 11 a.m., Early Childhood Wing. (Grades 1 – 5) Sundays at 11 a.m., Children’s Worship Wing.

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Lenten study begins February 25. More info in next week’s Northland News.

Join us for LIVE Webstream Worship at www.northlandchurch.net.

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NORTHLAND NEWS .................................................................................. Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) SEND NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENCE TO: newspaper@northlandchurch.net NEWspApEr stAFF Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Public Relations Connie Rainwater, Contributing Writer Tracy Bardwell, Production Artist NEWspApEr VoLUNtEErs Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Jeff Hawkins (www.jeffhawkins.com), Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Bob Wegner, Photographer Rick Bradshaw, Photographer

Northland at Longwood

BLOOD DRIVE

NEXT WEEKEND!

Saturday, February 7 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 8

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, February 9 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

During the January drive, there were 94 donors, and 76 units were collected. As a result, 222 lives were saved!

Come to the water. BAPTISMS Sunday, February 15, 2 p.m. Ken and Diane Watkins’ home Details and to sign up: Sharon Ferreira (407-9497189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net) More info under BELIEVE on page 12.


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Deaf Ministry Uses Sign Language to Share the Gospel By Andrea Finger Deaf Ministries

“People from every nation and tongue … from generation to generation … We worship You. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.”

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hose worship song lyrics always remind me of a young deaf man who approached me after signing that song. “Do you think God knows sign language?” he asked. I was stunned because I have always thought that God gives us all languages to communicate as the basis of relationship. And so, of course, He would give us sign language, since that’s a vital way for people who are deaf to communicate. Like many other languages, sign language is a complex communication – independent of the English language – that uses signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and body postures. Just as Italian, French and Spanish languages have their roots in Latin, American Sign Language (ASL) also originates from another root. Approximately 70 percent of American Sign Language is derived from French, in which adjectives often follow nouns and the topic often comes after the time. ASL is also the first language of many deaf people and is said to be the fourth most commonly used language in the United States. But on a deeper level, his question about whether God knows sign language was a reminder that many people who are deaf commonly feel left out and isolated from social activities and experiences

Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

One Small Step toward Belonging

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ndulge me for just a moment. Take a look at your hand. Wiggle all your fingers. Do you need each of those fingers? What would happen if you lost your thumb? Your thumb is your thumb because of what it is (its appearance, placement on your hand, length and so on) and because of what it does (its functions, range of motion and so on). Its presence and its role are both essential for your hand to work properly. Your thumb belongs to your hand. Your hand belongs to your body. Did you know that Christians belong to Christ and to His people? You may already be deeply embedded in the body of Christ at Mount Dora, Longwood or one of the many other places where Northlanders gather. Or you may still be on the sidelines, unwilling to connect due to fear, insecurity or a spirit of self-sufficiency. But if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you belong to Him and to His people. They are two sides of the same coin. The Holy Spirit clearly reveals this belonging in Scripture. In Romans 1:6, Paul says, “You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ” (NLT). The Greek literally reads “called of Jesus Christ.” Believers are in Christ, called by Christ, identified in Christ. We belong to Christ. That is the first side of the coin. But the second side is just as true: “And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us

because of this language barrier. To imagine feeling left out at the throne breaks my heart. One of the goals of Northland’s Access Ministries is to share the good news of the Gospel with people of all disabilities, including people who are deaf, helping to remove that language barrier. Each Sunday at 9 a.m. at Northland’s Longwood sanctuary, sign language interpreters team up to communicate the worship experience and sermon to people who are deaf. Each team member must be able to understand complex concepts and summarize them into simple and biblically correct ideas for the deaf congregants to understand. This is done in real time without the aid of pre-sermon notes. In addition, another interpreter leads the deaf congregation in worship, which means each note must be conveyed – whether it’s the beat of the drum or a flourish on

needs all the others” (Romans 12:5, NLT). Did you catch that? Our belonging to God and to people are not two independent concepts. They are bound up together, inextricably tied and connected to each other. This has a profound implication for us. We will only experience deep belonging to Jesus as we pursue belonging to others. You cannot have a vibrant love relationship with God if you are disconnected from the ones that God cares for, especially those within His church. He calls you and me to worship Him by connecting with and serving other people. Romans 12:1 says, “Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” When you offer yourself to love the people He puts in your life, you are worshiping Him in a worthy manner. Some of you are well down the path of loving and serving others, both within and outside of Northland. But some of you have yet to meaningfully connect with the people in your church, or with people in general. When Sheryl and I began worshiping at Northland in 1995, we didn’t begin to experience connectedness to others until we stepped out and took a Bible class. We made some friends and joined a home group. Encouraged by these new relationships, we began to serve Communion. Then I joined the Benevolence Board. The connections came, the belonging grew, and our worship was made complete. But it didn’t happen until we overcame inertia and shyness and stepped out to connect and serve. Belonging to others is not easy. We won’t always like each other. Personalities and temperaments will clash. Our selfconsciousness and fear of commitment can be real battles that we fight. But belonging to others is real. It’s what we were made for. And you don’t need to let those feelings rule over you. Trust God and what He tells you. Decide to live based on your Creator, not your fears. Renovate your relationship with God by connecting with and serving other people. Attend a Mount Dora Congregational Dinner, take part in a service project, join a small group Bible study, or sign up to serve on Sunday mornings in the church. Take one small step to belong to others, and it will become a giant leap in your belonging to the Lord! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

the piano. The entire meaning of the song must be conveyed in expression, body language and signs so deaf individuals can worship in their most comfortable language. Collectively, this team of five women represents nearly 90 years of experience working with people who are deaf and communicating to them in their “first” language. Since Northland’s Deaf Ministry began nearly 18 years ago, the services have continued to evolve and expand. While the ministry provides interpreters on Sunday mornings for service, deaf individuals also may arrange for sign language interpreters for Bible studies, classes, workshops and special events by giving the church two weeks’ notice. If you feel called to such a rewarding ministry, we would welcome your face, hands and prayers. Feel

free to introduce yourself to any of the interpreters up front in the sanctuary any Sunday morning. Or contact Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net). The team is looking for qualified individuals to mentor. Several different schools, including Seminole Community College, Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida, offer sign language courses. And if you know a person who is deaf, invite him or her to attend our interpreted services.

Some of the grade school “greats.”

Gathering 2:42

An evening of Food, Fellowship, Worship and Prayer “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” –Acts 2:42

WedNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 6-8:30 p.m., FH/Sanctuary Join your church family for a powerful time of fellowship, worship and prayer. Potluck dinner: 6 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Worship and prayer: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Details: Bill Chapman (bill.chapman@northlandchurch. net or 352-434-4116)


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5 passion for God’s Kingdom, not Northland, not me, not even their fearless leader, Jacob Hancock, but God. Why? Because it is tough at times, hot in the summer, cold in the winter, occasionally painful and, most importantly, anonymous. Don’t get me wrong; they also have fun, laugh a lot and get to know a totally new set of people in their church. Fathers and sons do it to spend time with each other, and dad gets to model selfless service to his son. But they still have to have some other reason for doing what they are doing, and I think I know what it is – Christ! See, it is easy and simple to serve in a capacity that fits our style, our timing, our comfort level, our passions and our view very week we come and worship God for who of what is needed. But it is an entirely different thing to ask, He is and what He has done by focusing on a “What needs to be done?” and then to respond to the answer specific attribute of God. Pastor Vernon and with, “Okay, I will help do that!” Now, don’t get me wrong; all our worship team lead us into a time of worship and service is important and needed, so don’t think I am picking praise, reflection and favorites here. I am not. I am, contemplation. Pastor however, challenging us all to Joel teaches and think about what Jesus is saying challenges us to be the in Luke 9:46 and Matthew 19:30 church everywhere, when He says that “the least every day, doing what among you shall be greatest” we can with what and that “the last shall be –Mark 10:45 (NIV) we’ve got, where first.” we are, right now! In Mark 10:45, Christ says, Some among us have “For even the Son of Man did responded to this call in a very real and practical not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as way. It is an incredible sight to see, and I want to a ransom for many.” Is He laying down a path to service that share it with you in case you haven’t noticed or want starts with the job no one wants? Is He calling for us to be to respond in a similar way. seeking the chance to serve in the most difficult, anonymous Our entire experience, from the signs at the road way? I think He may be, and if so, then these guys get it! to the Children’s Worship Wing, the sanctuary, the In Colossians 3:23-25, we read, “Whatever you do, work at foyer, the food, lights, rugs, tables and more is set it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, up and taken down each and every week! I know that since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the is hard to believe, isn’t it? There is nothing except Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” seats, halls and walls when we arrive – and when we Then in his letter to the Philippians, Paul delivers his leave. Some of the material is stored here, but most exhortation for humble service to each other and others as a of it is stored in a 27-foot truck that is driven here, living out of the Christlike life. Philippians 2:3-8: “Do nothing unloaded, reloaded and returned every Sunday! out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider It is an effort that takes incredible dedication and others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”

only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!” Humble servants! This team is doing that which others will not do, and you can join me in thanking them, or you can join them and “be a part of it” too. The current team is: Jason Shroyer, Mark McDaniel, Wayne Goff, the Nolff family, Jeff and Taylor Zimmerman, the Wachter family, Tim and Andrew Brown, Joey and Marsha McCoy, Rhonda, Thomas and Allison Pagan, Debbie Wilde, Josh Smith, Jimmy Hartley and the Boys Town kids. Thanks to each of you for your faithful service. I am sure you can see that a team that small split into four weeks, morning and evening, is stretched pretty thin. There is plenty of opportunity for you, your family, your small group, everyone to sign up and help out once a month or more. Asking you to sign up and help would be easy. The more challenging question would be to ask yourself, “Why wouldn’t I?” >> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

Movie Under the Stars Saturday, February 21, 6 p.m., NOCC Movie starts at 7 p.m. Come out for a night of food, fun and fellowship! Ticket cost: $2 per adult / $1 per child

(Purchase in the foyer or at the children’s check-in table) Bring a side dish to share and an outdoor chair. Donate a nonperishable food item for the Hope Foundation and be entered to win a front-row seat for your family on a cozy couch! One entry per item donation.

Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net)

news@westoaks TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

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s a team of us served outside the walls of this church last weekend, I saw what God is able to do through us as we are willing to go. A few weeks ago, I mentioned the need for volunteers inside the walls of the church, and many of you stepped up and talked with Derika about your willingness to give yourself to the children of our community. To see the heart of those willing to out and serve is just amazing. Thank you! Thanks to Kip, I believe we will have a project to work on every month. This means we will have the opportunity to help someone who might not be a part of our community yet, but who has a need, and become the Acts 2 church who gave to anyone who had a need. There are so many ways each one of us can serve others in this way. It really only takes opening your eyes and seeing what Christ would see if He were in your neighborhood, or office, or community, and then loving them in such a way that their needs are met. If you are looking for a way to connect with others by serving together on a team with folks from our West Oaks community, talk to Kip Conway after the service, or contact him (407-595-0008 or faithhopelove995@ yahoo.com). Our goal for 2009 is to have enough options throughout the year that all of us will have at least one or two opportunities to serve outside the walls of the church. So as you hear of the different projects we will be working on each month, I challenge you to plug yourself in to at

least one or two. I believe you will be blessed more than how you think you blessed others. Another thing I want you to be aware of is our local Fusion project, April 18 in our own community. I will be writing about this in next week’s paper with details about how you can be involved on the ground floor with this project. It has been truly amazing to see how many other church communities have joined in on this project with us to really become the church of west Orange. We have talked about coming together as the church to work on different things together, and as we have met, we have come up with a few options. One option of serving our community with the church is showing the movie Fireproof. We are offering two opportunities to watch this movie with friends who will benefit from seeing it. We will show it at St. Pauls on February 10, and at Windermere Community Church on February 12, both at 7:30 p.m. Both of these showings are free with the hope that you will take the opportunity to come and see the movie for yourself, but also that you will bring friends. Men, you can make it a date night with your wife with dinner beforehand. Check out the website below for restaurants teaming up with us and offering discounts. If you have

not heard about the movie and the impact it has made on many marriages across the country, you can read about it and watch the movie trailer, as well as view the restaurants offering discounts, at thechurchofwestorange.com. I challenge you to take the opportunities you are given and serve in ways that allow others to see Jesus with skin on. You will never be disappointed by serving others unconditionally. Keep going where Christ calls you. Thank you for giving your life away. >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

Date Night at West Oaks Choose from two free showings of the movie FIREPROOF • Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., West Oaks site • Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., Windermere Community Church Bring your loved ones and friends to be inspired by this movie that has improved marriages all over the world. Details: Tommy Novak (tommy.novak@ northlandchurch.net)

Moved to Volunteer?

Many volunteers are needed in several areas. Usher, greeter, security, Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries, Tools at Your Service, setup, clean-up, hospitality, special events, etc. The Tools at Your Service team rests on a job well done.

Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net)


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local service projects VANESSA PULEO Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator

Team leader meeting TUesdAy, mArcH 3, 6 To 7:30 p.m.

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For all current and future team leaders! If you help with food teams, prayer teams, project teams, construction teams or otherwise serve as a leader for service projects, join us for a meeting and dinner by registering online. Everyone is encouraged to come and learn about leading projects in 2009. Join in several home repair projects to help those in need.

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saturday, February 21, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Single MOMent is one of the biggest onsite service projects. During this event, 100 single moms will be invited to join us for a day of pampering! Event host Z88.3 is selecting these moms from nominations that the radio station is accepting. There are several opportunities to serve at this special event, to be held at Northland, including the food team (for breakfast and lunch and serving), the car wash team, and 100 women needed to “shepherd” these moms through the event. To learn more about this event and/or to nominate a single mom in need, please visit www.zradio.org.

Upcoming serving opportunities February 14 – February 14 – February 14 – February 14 – February 18 – February 19 – February 19 – February 21 – February 21 – February 21 –

Light home repairs/landscaping Cook dinner for the homeless Harvest Time (all ages) 11th Street houses, Goldsboro Minister to homeless downtown Night at the Park (many options) Cookie wrap project 11th Street houses, Goldsboro Light home repairs/landscaping Z88.3 Serve single moms (Northland at Longwood site) February 28 – Serve lunch, Pathways to Care March 20 – Project Homeless Connect (Northland at Longwood site)

TO REGISTER TO SERVE FOR ANY LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS: 1) Visit www.northlandchurch.net.

Serve at Harvest Time International on February 14. All ages are welcome.

Little Hands Can Do Big Things! Children and family ServiCe prOJeCtS at lOngwOOd The “Little Hands” at Longwood projects are perfect for parents with children under 9 years old. Come and serve anytime between 9 a.m. and noon with your children so they can serve alongside you. Babies are welcome, and there is plenty of room for strollers. These projects are designed so you can come with your youngest children and show them what serving others looks like. If you have older children, they are also welcome to attend. Registration instructions are on this page. Browse the project list for “Little Hands” projects. Details: Lucee Price (lucee.price@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0540)

Upcoming “Little Hands” projects February 14 . . . Create things (cards, crafts, etc.) to go in decorated bags for the single moms event. March 17 . . . . . Pack hygiene boxes/bags for homeless or needy families. April 11 . . . . . . Pack boxes of soup supplies for local soup kitchen. Create cards for people visiting soup kitchens.

2) Select “Local Service Projects” under “Be Sent” in lower right corner of the website. 3) Select the “Click Here” box in the top left corner. 4) Then just browse the list and join a project. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net).

Lucee Price shows Pastor Joel one of the pots decorated at a recent “Little Hands” project.

send missionaries Birthday Blessings FEBrUArY 12 Vince purpero Kirchstrasse 16 Kandern Germany vincepurpero@cs.com

FEBrUArY 14 Karl Crowe 404 Greenland Court Sanford, FL 32771 Karl_crowe@ntm.org

FEBrUArY 17 don pederson 418 S. Summerlin Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 Don_pederson@ntm.org

FEBrUArY 18 Corinne Cooper 550 Cidermill Place Lake Mary, FL 32750 Corinne@islego.com


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lW COLLISION: ROCK HERO LIVE

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, the rink. “The Gathering” is an environment designed for middle and high school students to belong, believe, become and be sent. This environment will be loaded with dynamic teaching, engaging discussions and relevant application. Parents, you are welcome to attend with your students! Led by Mark Nation. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

Friday, February 13, 7 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, the rink. Looking for something fun to do with your friends on a Friday night? Collision is the place to be! This month we will have the Rock Hero Live competition, where you and three friends get to form your very own band and compete against other bands to see who is the ultimate rock hero and who will get to take home the grand prize. Even if you’re not quite ready for the competition, come out and enjoy free popcorn and ice cream and an incredible show! Details and competition rules: Adam Stone (adam.stone@northlandchurch. net) or (407-949-7194).

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Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Brent Williams (407-754-4428 or bwilliams@sdccfl.com)

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saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center. LUGRox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! This is the place where you’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!

lW ABS (Area Bible Studies)

Brochures with times and locations are available at the welcome desks at all Northland sites. These small groups are for middle school students and meet in living rooms across the Central Florida area one night during the week. The time involves hanging out with other students, Bible study led by high school leaders and life-changing accountability. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net)

oV AXIS: MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY

sundays, 11 a.m., room 9-105. Girls and guys breakout sessions. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

oV AXIS: MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY

tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., NoCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net)

lW OUTREACH WORSHIP, TEACHING AND HANGOUT TIME

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, the rink. All 9th- through 12th-graders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

lW SERVANT LEADERSHIP MINISTRY

A primary goal of Northland Student Ministries is to lead students to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique strengths and spiritual gifting so that they might use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9th- through 12th-graders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Servant Leadership Ministry. For freshmen, we have LUGRox Setup Crew, and for sophomores, juniors and seniors, we have middle school Area Bible Study trainer and LUGRox captain positions. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

oV AXIS: HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY

sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NoCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

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lW COLLEGE GATHERING (For students age 18-25)

sundays, 7:15 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, the rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. All college students (age 18 to 25) are welcome. Details: Jenny DeGeus (jenny.degeus@northlandchurch.net)

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WHICH ONE IS TRUE? Luke 21:33; John 14:15-17 The Bible is called God’s Word. The words of the Bible are true. Some people wonder if other religious books about other gods are just as true as the Bible. Jesus explains that only His Word, the Bible, will last forever. He said, “Heaven and earth will pass away. But My words will never pass away.” Jesus promised, “The Father will give you another Friend to help you and to be with you forever. The Friend is the Spirit of Truth. That’s the Holy Spirit. People who don’t believe in Me can’t accept Him because they do not see Him or know Him. But you are believers, so you know Him. The Holy Spirit lives with you, and He will be in you.” We can trust those words of Jesus because His words will never pass away!

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Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.

We need 43 more volunteers. Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net)

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Friday, March 6 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $14 Dads / $6 Daughters Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 31 at www.northlandchurch.net.

ON SAL E THIS WEEKEND!

Details: Julie Meeker (407-949-7153 or julie.meeker@northlandchurch.net)


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gOd meetS nOrthland’S 2008 BUdget need BY MARC MCMURRIN Executive Director of Operations

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od walks with us every day, but there are moments when He reveals Himself in such a miraculous way that you can do nothing else but stand in the awe of His glory. Northland had one of those moments on December 31, 2008. Northland was facing a $600,000 shortfall heading into the last week of December. This deficit was understandable in the midst of an economic meltdown in our country. After all, our situation could have been much worse, compared to other churches and ministries around the country. We prayed and trusted in God that He would supply the resources needed to fulfill His purposes through His people. In that last week, day after day, check after check, the money was increasing. We were thrilled that the gap was starting to close, but remained doubtful that such a large shortfall would be met. As we calculated the final figures to close out the year, a miracle had happened. Every dollar that was needed to fulfill the ministry for the year had come in, making us whole. It is hard to describe the immense joy experienced in that moment. There was literal jumping for joy and hollering of praise for what God had done through all of you to make such a

significant difference through His church. The elation was not simply because the numbers got to zero, but because of the realization of all the lives impacted for Christ behind those numbers. Last year was a “transition year” for us, facing the challenge of increased expenses to operate our new facilities, while harnessing the expanded ministry opportunities in front of us. In the face of those challenges, Northland was able to reach further and deeper into our local and global communities as a central point of connection for people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together. Pastor Hunter’s series on “Building a Generous Life” helped all of us to keep the right perspective as we studied what the Word says about how we should manage our resources. In economic times like these, it reminds us that we should not put our trust in the world’s economy, but God’s economy. His plan provides assurance and stability as we see ourselves as managers of His resources. the congregation-wide study “Managing Your Finances God’s Way” will be available again this spring. We still have additional workbooks/ dVds available, which can be picked up for free by those who want to do it as a small group. Additionally, the Crown Financial Ministries and the dave ramsey courses begin as soon as February 1. if you would like more information about these courses and how to get started, please contact Jennifer raymond (jennifer.raymond@northlandchurch. net). Let me encourage you to take one of these courses; i guarantee it will change your life. Thank you again for giving of your tithes and offerings. You are making a difference through your obedience to the Lord in the lives of people locally and globally. Together, we are fulfilling the purposes God has given us to build His Kingdom.

2008 Budget (Year-End) Need: $12,786,358 Received: $12,786,358 Balance: 0

2009 eQUipping Calendar JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 13 ...................WINTER SESSION I “beloNG” Explore what it means to belong to Christ, to the body of Christ, to the church and, specifically, to Northland. _____________________________________________________________________________________

FEBRUARY 18 – APRIL 12 .......................WINTER SESSION II LENTEN SEASON — iN ME. iN YoU. Learn to practice the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life as we move through Lent in preparation for Easter. _____________________________________________________________________________________

APRIL 13 – MAY 31 ...................................SPRING BREAK _____________________________________________________________________________________

JUNE 1 – 30...................................... SUMMER SESSION I JULY 5 – 31 ..................................... SUMMER SESSION II BiBLE ELECtiVEs Rediscover the amazing beauty of God’s Word as you encounter timeless and life-changing truths of the Bible. _____________________________________________________________________________________

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 5 .........................SUMMER BREAK SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 3 ........................FALL SESSION I ChristiAN LiViNG ELECtiVEs Get practical, tested tools for living the Christian life with “intelligent faith” in today’s challenging world. _____________________________________________________________________________________

OCTOBER 4 – 10 ........................................ FALL BREAK OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 21 ..................... FALL SESSION II thEoLoGY ELECtiVEs Challenge yourself to a deeper understanding of what you believe about God and why it matters. _____________________________________________________________________________________

NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 31 ................... HOLIDAY BREAK _____________________________________________________________________________________

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digging deeper intO the apOStleS’ Creed were responsible for interpreting God’s Word for His people. Not only were the Scriptures written in a language that few could read, but false teachers sprang up constantly, confusing everyone. It was crucial that they clearly present what the s believers, our lives consist in Bible does – and doesn’t – teach. The first creeds were not coming to know the Truth. Not only for instruction, but were used as professions of faith the truth as an abstract idea, upon baptism. or as a body of facts, but as a living Person. It is In the Belong study, the Apostles’ Creed is spotlighted as an impossible to separate our experience with Him important writing for all Christians to know and understand. from the truth about Him. It is vital, however, that This creed sums up what we believe in a succinct format that somewhere along the way, we come to terms with captures basic statements that are the essential elements of what we believe. our Christian faith. Additionally, Hugh T. Kerr writes in his Creeds and confessions, or statements book Readings in Christian Thought that the purpose of a summarizing basic beliefs, have been important to creed was to be “a public statement on first becoming a believers throughout the history of Christianity. For Christian, on joining the church, as part of the liturgy of the early church, these statements were critical worship to be recited or sung, as an ultimatum of the church to teach the truth of the Gospel. Imagine the against heresy, as a manifesto of what Christians believe.” challenge faced by the early church fathers, who The Apostles’ Creed is the most popular creed used in worship by Western Christians. The creed’s main point is to teach about the Trinity THE APOSTLES’ CREED and God the Creator. Legend has it that the I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of apostles wrote this creed on the tenth day heaven and earth. after Christ’s ascension into heaven. That is not the case, though the name stuck. But each I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. of the doctrines and statements found in the He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit creed can be traced to statements current and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under in the apostolic period. Today it stands as a Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. fitting creed for every believer who would be He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose an apostle – “one sent.” again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the It is exciting to reflect on the importance right hand of Father. He will come again to judge the and deep spiritual significance of the Apostles’ living and the dead. Creed as a means of helping us know and clarify what we believe as Christians. If you I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, would like to explore and study the Apostles’ the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, Creed in more depth, you may enjoy reading the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Alister McGrath’s “I Believe”: Exploring the Amen. Apostles’ Creed (InterVarsity, 1998). BY BARBARA OLSEN Director of Adult Ministries

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NEW BELiEVErs (Various Courses) Join others who are seeking the truths of Christianity and beginning a life of faith. pErsoNAL FiNANCEs (Various Courses) Anchor your financial security in a biblical perspective with hands-on resources for sound financial management. MArriAGE ANd FAMiLY (Various Courses) Build your marriage and strengthen your family through encouragement, instruction and mentoring relationships. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net) _____________________________________________________________________________________

wayS tO COnneCt at nOrthland Northland has many ways for you to connect with others and expand your relationship with Christ. On the following pages (11 through 14) listed are hundreds of ways for you to accomplish this, whether it be in a small group, a Bible study or being sent to serve. We want to give you the tools, equip you, to be the church everywhere, every day. Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net)

beloNG to a group. (See pages 11 through 14) belieVe and strengthen your faith through interaction with other Christians. becoMe equipped for God’s work through studies and classes. be SeNt to serve others with your group, at Northland or in the community, locally and globally.


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Join others for encouragement and connection.

beloNG Study Join a “BELONG” study Connection Group, online at www.northlandchurch.net, or contact Jennifer Raymond (jennifer. raymond@northlandchurch.net. or 407937-1832).

ADULTS ........................................................ lW ART GROUP, DIVINE REFLECTION

third thursday of each month, 7 p.m., room 4208. Produce artwork based on a subject of focus from God’s Word. This includes all the visual arts medias. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873)

lW BUDDY BREAK Friday, February 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland partners with Nathaniel’s Hope to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers and go and do something for yourself. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or buddybreak@ northlandchurch.net) lW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER & ANXIETY

tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)

lW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS AND CODEPENDENCY thursdays, 7 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program that deals with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency, and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407599-9770) lW DIVORCECARE MINISTRY tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4209-10. A 13week session in which individuals who are divorced will gain spiritual growth and personal healing. Pre-registration is required; child care is available. Details and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) • DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS (DC4K) tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. This group is for children whose parent is attending DivorceCare. Preregistration and application are required. Books cost $15. Details and registration: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@ northlandchurch.net) lW EMPLOYMENT NETWORK

Fourth tuesday of each month,7 p.m., room 4205. Details: Dick Wilson of Christian HELP (407-834-4022)

lW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP Last tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5106-7. Meet to discuss modern science in light of God’s Word. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent.cofoid@ gmail.com) lW GRIEFSHARE tuesdays, beginning January 20, 7 to 9 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry

walks you through the steps of grief during this 13-week session. Details and registration: Dorie Anderson (407-949-7152)

lW ORPHAN CARE GROUP First and third thursdays each month, 7 p.m., room 4205. CGC Ministries (Connecting God’s Children Ministries) is designed to connect the needs of God’s foster and orphaned children with the people who want to help them. Details: Greg and Sheri Bell (407-617-1911 or bellfamily@cfl.rr.com) lW PAGE TURNERS

third tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., special Needs/Cry room. For the list of books currently on the calendar, and for other details, contact Sue Newman (407-830-5776).

lW SENIORS GROUP (AGES 60 AND UP) third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. This month the sheriff’s department will be here to help you learn how to avoid senior scams. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details and RSVP: Marilyn Casey (407273-2857) lW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord through the painful journey of the divorce process. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) Md CELEBRATE RECOVERY LOCAL CHAPTER

tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 plaza drive, tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or marilynfaber@comcast.net)

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third Wednesday of each month 6 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall and sanctuary. An evening of food, fellowship, worship and prayer. Potluck dinner: 6 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Worship and prayer: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Details: Bill Chapman (bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352434-4116)

Md MOUNT DORA HOME GROUP

First and third Friday each month, 7 to 9 p.m., call for location. Study: True Spirituality, by Francis Schaeffer. Children are welcome. Details: Brent and Melanie (352-3836415 or melanie@sdccfl.com)

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Md UMATILLA HOME GROUP FELLOWSHIP

First and third sunday each month, 6 to 8 p.m., Moore home (86 Golfview Circle, Umatilla). Study: select sermons by Pastor Joel C. Hunter. Child care is not available. Details: Hugh and Carole (352-483-6561 or hughandcarole@embarqmail.com)

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lW COUPLES CAFÉ third saturday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m, Nature’s table Café. Speakers address a variety of topics designed to encourage married couples. Child care by reservation: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net); Details: James Price (james.price@northlandchurch.net)

lW MOM’S MORNING OUT pick one day a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northland Early Learning Center. Drop off your child for Mom’s Morning Out for moms of 18- to 24-month-olds. The fee: $50 a month with registration and supply fees. Details and registration: Pam Anderson (407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@northlandchurch.net)

lW MARRIAGE MINISTRY tuesdays, beginning May 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Childrens Worship Wing. A 14-week Biblebased study that will help strengthen or repair your marriage. Registration deadline is April 29. Handbook cost: $15 per couple. Child care is available. Register: 407-949-4000 ext. 1761 or northlandmarriageministry@hotmail.com.

MEN ........................................................ lW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Look at real-life issues, through God’s Word and apply lessons to real life. Details: Dan Bogdan (407702-5358 or danbogdan@landscapeorlando. com) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or blv292@ cfl.rr.com) lW MEN’S FRATERNITY

Explore man’s identity in The Quest for Authentic Manhood, a study, developed by Dr. Robert Lewis. • start with session 1 — thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4128. Details: John Cholewa (jwc589@yahoo.com) • Resume with session 14 — Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 a.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1111. Details: Bob Keiderling (bobk226@hotmail.com)

lW MEN’S PRAISE AND PRAYER

thursdays, 6:30 a.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1104. Details: Dave McGregor (407-774-2952 or mcgregor449@ hotmail.com)

lW MEN’S STUDY thursdays, 7 p.m., room 4212. Study the book How People Grow, by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Details: Gerald Jones (gwjones01@aol.com)

SINGLES ........................................................ lW SERVING OTHERS IN LOVE (S.O.I.L.) sundays, 4 p.m., rooms 4206-7. For adults who are legally single, this 10-week course includes a weekend beach retreat (Friday, February 20 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, February 22 at noon) that will connect you to God, to others and to fulfilling ministry. Class cost, which includes retreat, is $140. Payment is due January 25. Details: Yvonne Lutz (lyvonne316@yahoo.com) or Dodi HuangHellinger (dodihuh@yahoo.com) lW SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES (20S AND UP)

Fourth sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., room 4206. Join for live worship music and praise, prayer time, classes and fellowship. Sundays, gather at Nature’s Table Café before the 6 p.m. worship service. Singles meet weekly in small groups throughout Central Florida. Details: Yvonne Lutz (lyvonne316@ yahoo.com), Liza Johnson (lizajohnson@ landam.com), Dave Mullens (dmull77@yahoo. com) or general information (NorthlandSAM@ yahoo.com). Leave questions on the singles info line (407-949-7172). Learn more: www. northlandsingles.com.

WOMEN ........................................................ lW MOMS4MOMS MINISTRY third Monday of each month, 9 to 11:30 a.m., student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and separate playgroup activities. Registration is required. Child care is provided during monthly meetings for infants to 5 year olds. Details: www. northlandmoms4moms.com

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tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2, 3. Motto: Men with a Mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. chapman@northlandchurch.net)

lW THIRD VERSE (AGE 60 AND UP) second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1116. Meet for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869)

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THE QUEST FOR AUTHENTIC MANHOOD (MEN’S FRATERNITY PART 1) two times to choose from: sundays, 11 a.m., hagerty high school. Details: Jimmy Hartley (407-716-1003 or jhartley@redlobster.com). tuesdays, 6:15 a.m., NoCC. Details: Andy Gibson (407-456-0799 or brustersoveido@ yahoo.com)

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WINNING AT WORK AND AT HOME (MEN’S FRATERNITY PART 2) tuesdays, 6:15 a.m., NoCC. Details: Andy Gibson (407-456-0799 or brustersoveido@ yahoo.com)

thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., NoCC. Details: Stacy Gibson (stacyandy@mindspring.com or 407388-0965).


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Gain the biblical knowledge you need to love God and serve others.

BAptisM

An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace...

ADULTS ................................................. lW ADULT BAPTISMS sunday, February 15, 2 p.m., Ken and diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith if the individual trusts in Jesus Christ as Lord of his or her life (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. ferreira@northlandchurch.net)

PARENTS ................................................. lW CHILD BAPTISMS Although Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course before baptism, it is not mandatory. For information about grade school students’ baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188) lW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS

saturday, March 21, 7 p.m., rooms 42067. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)

ADULTS ........................................................ lW THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, PART 2 thursdays, beginning January 15, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4212-14. This (14-week) Precept study uses workbook and requires five hours of homework a week. Details or to order a workbook: Geri Anderson (407-331-6760 or geri.anderson@att.net) lW LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS Wednesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-07. In this study of the Gospels, learn who God is and what He has done by looking at what Jesus said and did. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net) lW ROMANS, BIBLE STUDY sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4213. Doug Moorhead leads this study of faith, grace, justification, sanctification, redemption, atonement and salvation. Details: Sharon Ferreira (sharon. ferreira@northlandchurch.net) oV BIBLE STUDY – 1 CORINTHIANS

Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Welday home, oviedo. This short, New Testament book is filled with wisdom and insight on living relevant, Spirit-empowered Christian lives amidst a secular culture. Details: Dave Welday (407-366-1886 or dwelday@nextgeninstitute. com)

CHILDREN ........................................................ lW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2

– 5) AND THEIR PARENTS The “steps” in basic Christian discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home

devotionals. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Teri Grayson (407-949-7148 or teri.grayson@northlandchurch.net). STEP 1: BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY; sundays, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., beginning January 25. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. STEP 2: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING; sundays, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., beginning January 25. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. (Students must be present at least four weeks and make up any missed weeks.) Baptism offered after the fifth lesson.

MEN ........................................................ lW MORNING BIBLE STUDY

thursdays, 6:30 a.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Isaiah: 45-minute time of study and 15-minute prayer time. Details: Ron Morris (ron@creativele.com)

WOMEN ........................................................ lW BETH MOORE STUDY — DANIEL Every other saturday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., room 4212-14. Study: Daniel, by Beth Moore (available at Northland’s Bookstore). Details: Michele Wiseman (407-619-7336) lW BETH MOORE STUDY — ESTHER Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., room 4206-07, or Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., CWW. Study: Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman, by Beth Moore. Details or to register for child

care (Mondays only): Renee (407-628-7068 or reneeshoemaker@mindspring.com)

lW PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY Mondays, through February 23 (no class on January 26), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 4216-18. Study: 2 Thessalonians. Child care is available upon request. Workbook cost is $20. Details and registration: Melody Ringenberg (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com or 407-884-9794) lW THE JOY OF LIVING Wednesdays, beginning January 14, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4216-18. Join this 13week study of 2 Corinthians. Study guide price: $14. Details: Carolyn Robinson (407-260-9653 or crobins@cfl.rr.com) lW THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY thursdays, beginning January 15, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., rooms 4206-7 (bring your dinner). Study: Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman, by Beth Moore. Details: Robin Kendall (321-662-5039 or northland.ladies.bible.studies@gmail.com) Md WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 2, 3. Study: A Heart Like His, by Beth Moore. Child care is available. Details: Deborah Balic (407832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076)

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LIVING YOUR LIFE AS A BEAUTIFUL OFFERING Fridays, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., NoCC (enter through back doors). Author Angela Thomas encourages women to rekindle their hearts by returning their lives to God. Details and registration: Debbie Wilde (407-349-1032 or dwilde2@cfl.rr.com)

Become more like Christ as you grow in the knowledge of Him.

ADULTS ........................................................ lW LEARN THE SPEAK CHINESE sundays, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5202-5209. Beginner and mid-level classes available. Cost: $100 for textbooks and activity fees for one semester. Details: Jin Guiying (gui_jin66@yahoo.com) or Linan An (lan@mail.ucf.edu) lW THE BIBLE RELEVANT NOW! sundays, beginning January 11, 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study the book of James and

learn to be patient, to make peace instead of trouble, and practice what the Bible teaches. Details: Sharon Ferreira (sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net)

lW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY sundays, beginning February 1, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a 13-week, life-changing, biblically based program that teaches you to manage God’s money and resources in a godly way. Cost for class materials: $99. Registration required. Course details and registration:

Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-333-0960 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com) Child care is available. Child care registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net).

MEN ........................................................ lW FAITHFUL AND TRUE Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join a fellowship of men seeking sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17.

Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)

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saturdays, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Location alternates; call for details. Study: The Truth Project, a DVD based curriculum taught by Dr. Del Tackett, president of the Focus on the Family Institute. Details: Jerry Murphy (407- 522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org.)

Serve others both locally and globally.

ADULTS ........................................................ lW ASSIST SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN & TEENS sundays, during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net) lW ASSIST WITH NORTHLAND’S MILLION DISTRIBUTED SITES INITIATIVE Volunteers needed with strong Excel skills

to pull data and collate. Details: Calvie Hughson (407-937-1831 or calvie.hughson@ northlandchurch.net)

lW BLOOD DRIVE

saturday, February 7, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; sunday, February 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, February 9, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. During the January drive,

there were 94 donors, and 76 units were collected. As a result, 222 lives were saved!

lW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly, from your own home, for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7180)

lW COVERING CARE BLANKET MINISTRY First saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or the third thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4212. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575) lW DIVORCE CARE FACILITATORS Assist with group support for the 13-week sessions which began January 13. Help those


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who are currently experiencing the pain of divorce and help them through the healing process. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

lW LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS — LONGWOOD

Serve the community locally. To view project list and to register, visit www.northlandchurch. net. Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7156)

lW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

During worships services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net)

lW MINISTER TO OUR NEIGHBORS: RESIDENTS OF LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@ embarqmail.com)

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lW MINISTER TO SINGLE MOTHERS Help create a single mothers’ group: lead or be part of a core team. Call for a ministry application and interview. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@ northlandchurch.net). lW PRAYER GROUP

thursdays, 6:30 a.m., student Ministries and Care Center, room 1116. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869)

lW PRE-WORSHIP PRAYER MEETINGS saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. and sundays, 8 to 8:45 a.m., prayer room. Meet to pray for our worship services and the needs of those in our church family and the community. Details: Saturday, Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869), or Sunday, Jean Sherwood or Amy Dunn (407463-6161) lW STEP FORWARD Monday, March 3, 7 p.m., room 4212-14. This meeting resources those who minister to or serve those behind bars, to those who serve the homeless and those who provide a

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recovery program for people with an addiction. Details: Pastor David Cramer, His Healing Hand Ministries (407-836-3357 or hishealinghand@ hishealinghand.com)

lW VOLUNTEER AT NORTHLAND — LONGWOOD

Get connected to serve through Northland’s Volunteer Central. Volunteers for Excel data input, food prep, child care and more are needed. Details: Calvie Hughson (407-937-1831 or calvie.hughson@northlandchurch.net)

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Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed. Details: Bill Chapman (bill. chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-4344116)

Md VOLUNTEER AT THE CARPENTERS HOUSE FOR CHILDREN This home in Lake County for 16 abandoned, displaced and medically needy children, ranging in age from 2 to 19 years, has many volunteer opportunities. More info available at www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.

com. Details: Ann South south4@comcast.net or 352-267-3388).

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Serve someone in need in your community through meal deliveries for new parents, hospital recovery, illness, etc. Details: Maggie Jobson (mjobson@cfl.rr.com)

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Help meet real needs in our community through local service projects. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net or 407929-3053)

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Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net or 407222-7374)

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Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed. Details: Derika Hacker (derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497191)

Make a difference and further your walk with Christ in additional places.

ADULTS ........................................................ ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-3330404) ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING saturday, February 7, 9 a.m. to noon, trinity Lutheran Church, Ministry Center (123 E. Livingston st. orlando). Details and to register: Bethany Christian Services (407-8774006 or bethany.org/florida) ALPHA COURSE tuesdays, February 3 – April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Markham Woods presbyterian Church, Lake Mary. Explore spirituality and the Christian faith’s perspective of the meaning of life. The course is free. Child care is available. Details and registration: Chris Leinenkugel (407-333-2030) BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL (BSF) september 8, 2008 to mid-May, 2009. Attend introduction class the first week of any month. Day women’s classes meet at First Baptist Sweetwater in Longwood (407-8333886), First Baptist Oviedo (407-628-1787) and St. Luke’s Methodist in Windermere (407894-3914). Evening women’s class meets at Delaney Street Baptist Church (321-299-5036). Evening men’s class meets at First Baptist Church Winter Park (407-644-3061). Details: (877-273-3228 or www.bsfinternational.org) ECO-NOMIC LIVING EXPO saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cooperative Extension Education Center, 6021 s. Conway road, orlando. At this free event, learn how you and your family can save money, reduce costs, improve indoor air quality, and live green. More than 15 local vendors will be present to share innovative products and services, give away door prizes, and to present workshops and activities for adults and youth. Register by Wednesday, February 4. Details and registration: (407-2549200 or ocextension.ifas.ufl.edu)

EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young parkway, orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (407514-4356 or www.exchangeministries.org). A support group takes place the first Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m to encourage parents, friends and family who have loved ones struggling with their sexual identity. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850 or cherbear100@ aol.com); inquiries are confidential. FLAG FOOTBALL saturdays, 10 a.m., Lyman high school practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@magicwebhosting.com GOLF MINISTRY Friday, February 13, 11 a.m., rock springs ridge Golf Club. Links Fellowship connects golfers throughout the world in Christ. It meets the second Friday of each month. Guest speaker is Jim Volpe. The cost is $35 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, February 10. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com) HOMELESS MINISTRY To assist the homeless or if you are in need of assistance due to being homeless, connect with Homeless Services Network of Central for the most current info on resources. Details: HSN Receptionist (407-893-0133 or www. hsncfl.org). LOVING JUSTICE thursdays, 7 p.m., 914 Canton st., orlando. A study on Bob and Carol Hunter’s book, Loving Justice. Details: Arun Sarvotham (407-7197865 or aroonisbc@gmail.com) MAYOR’S JOB FAIR (CFEC.ORG) Wednesday, March 25, noon to 4 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition park, 4603 W. Colonial drive, orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to pre-register, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions

or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) MOTORCYCLE MINISTRY All styles are welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407381-2051) • 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY RIDE saturday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. Call a week before the ride to confirm your spot and find out the meeting place and destination. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. or 407-249-0435) OXFORD COMES TO ORLANDO February 12 to 14, Crowne plaza – orlando downtown, 304 W. Colonial dr., orlando. Attend the Wycliffe Hall, Oxford School of Theology Florida Winter Conference with keynote speaker Dr. J.I. Packer. Other speakers include Mr. Jonathan Aitken, Dr. Sandy Shugart, Dr. Richard Turnbull, Dr. Simon Vibert and Dr. Peter Walker. Registration fee: $225. Details and registration: www.FriendsOfWycliffeHall.org SOCCER Fridays, 8:15 p.m., red Bug Lake park. There are no teams, no positions and no practices, just fun for ages 18 and up. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191) TENNIS saturdays, 8 a.m., red Bug Lake park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)

MEN ........................................................ BUSINESSMEN’S FRIDAY LUNCH Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., panera Bread, state road 436, Altamonte springs. Learn how to apply scriptural principles to business and personal discipleship. Details: James Price (james.price@northlandchurch.net) CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., denny’s, Lee road exit off interstate 4 or thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m., perkin’s, corner of University and

Forsyth. Meet for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Tuesday Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-2213114 or adauplaise@aol.com) or www.cbmc. com. Thursday Details: Steve Doerr (321-2747072) or Jay Stauf (407-506-6737)

MARRIED COUPLES ........................................................ ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING saturday, January 10, 9 a.m. to noon, oasis Community Church, 607 Avalon road (Cr 545), Winter Garden. Contact Bethany Christian Services (407-877-4006) to RSVP.

PARENTS ........................................................ NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com

WOMEN ........................................................ BETH MOORE STUDY thursdays, beginning February 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 617 Woodridge rd., Fern park. Study: Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman, by Beth Moore. Details and reservations: Dorie Anderson (407 949 7152) BETH MOORE STUDY Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., southeast orlando. Study: Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit Of The Spirit, by Beth Moore. Details: Karin Dewey (407-243-9482 or dewey@ jkdewey.com) STUDY OF PHILIPPIANS Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Longwood. Details: Sharon Fussell (407-830-7740) BOOK OF DANIEL thursdays, 10 a.m., in Casselberry. Details: Millie Barnes (407-388- 1429 or milliebarnes@ hotmail.com)


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BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Anyone touched by breast cancer who desires prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (321-972-4541 or susandb@yahoo.com). COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (CBS) Wednesdays, through May 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Methodist Church on U.S. Highway 17-92. Study: Acts of the Apostles. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407-342-4765 or sandimclaughlin@yahoo.com)

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DIVORCED AND WIDOWED FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children are welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (407-699-9181) HEALING GRACE Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry, shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628)

Stewardship

Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).

DONATIONS .......................................................................................................................... Please contact the appropriate number to find out where donations should be dropped off. Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Christian Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood (407-260-9155).

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CHRISTIAN AND CLASSIC CHILDREN’S BOOKS as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for Northland’s library. Details: Bethany Durys (Bethany.Durys@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541)

LW NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-9497190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net) OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets available in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@aol.com or 407-951-5691) OV HOPE FOUNDATION & SONSHINE THRIFT has donation buckets available in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service

opportunities. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374)

WO WORK WITH FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER OF CLERMONT in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@aol.com). TOILETRIES, BED SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES are needed by The Seminole Safehouse for battered women and their children. Details: Steve Celentano (407-399-8173) AUCTION ITEMS are needed by Wycliffe Associates for their 5th Annual auction to benefit Bible translation throughout the world. Details: Marilyn Modica (Marilyn_ Modica@wycliffe.org)

FINANCIAL REPORT .......................................................................................................................... AS OF JANUARY 26, 2009 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes and can also be mailed to your home for convenience. Details: Twila Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Roberts (407-949-4000) .......................................................................................................................... TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $240,000 $960,000 $960,000 Received $197,409 $755,258 $755,258 Surplus / (Deficit) ($42,591) ($204,742) ($204,742) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. .......................................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $41,200 $164,800 $164,800 Received $28,200 $109,778 $109,778 Surplus / (Deficit) ($13,000) ($55,022) ($55,022) LOAN BALANCE is currently $20,419,166 .......................................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of January 21 to 23, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,110 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,187 at 1,201 sites TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,111 at 1,205 sites

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LUNCHTIME STUDY GROUP Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., First Watch restaurant on State Road 434, Longwood. Cindy Price leads this study of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna, Weaver. Details: Cindy Price (407-221-3981 or cindy@ cindyprice.com) LUNCH AND PRAY Last Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Denny’s, State Road 436 and Cranes Roost Boulevard, Altamonte Springs. Join for fellowship, friendship and prayer in small groups. Details: Irene Williamson (407-7569060 or frankirenewill@embarqmail.com) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net) SMALL GROUP FOR DIVORCED WOMEN Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com) STUDY GROUP Every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Boulevard area, Longwood. Study: Conversation Peace: The Power of Transformed Speech, by Mary Kassian. Details: Dana Bates (407-574-6386) and Stephanie Wattles (407880-8446) SYNERGY 2009 - A CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN VOCATIONAL MINISTRY Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Orlando Airport Marriott. Register before February 6 at a cost of $175 or after for $195. Details: www.synergytoday.org/conferences.html WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ........................................................ ANSWER PHONES at Pathways to Care, a shortterm respite facility in Casselberry. Details: 407-388-0245 EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR needed at Christian Help Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Details: Dawn Shymkowich (407-834-4022)

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about the Bible, and go sightseeing March 3 to 31. Host families are needed to provide a room, some meals, and a loving Christian home. Host families simply drop their student off at Northland by 9:15 a.m. each weekday, and pick up their student in the early evenings. Details: Warren Griffith (407-273-4454 or info@ MissionToJapan.org) JOIN LIFESONG CHURCH WORSHIP TEAM. Musicians are needed. Details: Stephen May at Stephen@mylifesonchurch.com. JOIN RISE COMMUNITY CHURCH WORSHIP TEAM. Musicians needed. Details: Lenny (321436-7494) LOAD CHRISTIAN HELP’S VAN at the grocery store and unload it at their food pantry; assistance for the pantry driver is needed Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Details: Dawn (dawn@christianhelp.org or 407-834-4022) MENTOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS in Seminole County/east through Orlando Young Life, a Christian outreach organization to unchurched teens. Details: Ame See (407-492-0215) or Chris Storms (321-281-7307) MENTOR A CHILD one hour a week at the U.S. Dream Academy (www.usdreamacademy.org). 30 mentors are needed; flexible hours and training is provided. Details: Duma Alphonse (407-245-1810, ext. 2307) MENTOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS downtown at an after school outreach program. Details: Jenny Arrison (407-423-3441, ext. 2306) MINISTER TO THOSE BEHIND BARS at the Orange County Jail and mentor those coming home. Details: www.hishealinghand.com, 407-2197625 or aftercare@hishealinghand.com PROVIDE PRIMARY CARE HEALTH CARE for the uninsured at Shepherd’s Hope Clinic, a faithbased organization. Details: Shepherd’s Hope (407-876-6699) READ once a week with kindergarteners through second-graders at Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Nanas, Papas and Reading Buddies are needed. Details: Elaine Gritter (egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-327-1474) REFURBISH DONATED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT at Gift From God Computer Foundation, so needy individuals can receive systems free of charge. Details: Dr. Larry Hooper (407-247-4399) or Gerry Meyers (407-618-4817)

HELP INNER-CITY YOUTH and their families prepare to be world-class leaders through Frontline Outreach, an Orlando ministry. Details: Stephanie Bush (407-293-3000, ext. 127)

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES available in Hope Foundation’s thrift store, food pantry and events. Details: Krissy Todd (krissy@ helpforthehomeless.net) or visit www. helpforthehomeless.net.

HOST A JAPANESE COLLEGE STUDENT Mission To Japan, a Northland supported ministry, is bringing 20 Japanese college students to Orlando to study English, learn

SUPPORT HOSPICE PATIENTS and their caregivers in the patient’s home, nursing home or Hospice House. Details: Volunteer Services Hospice of the Comforter (407- 682-0808)

Looking for the JOB LISTINGS?

You can find them at jobs.northlandchurch.net.


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Dr. Don Pederson, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 Ed Wood, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1794 Peter Katauskas, Secretary/Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 Marcus Mennenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7169 Paul Rahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1798 Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168

Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Hagerty High School is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads.

I AM IN CRISIS? Northland’s main line . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I WANT TO SEEK COUNSELING? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST? Prayer request line . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 I NEED THE HOSPITAL MINISTRY TO PAY A VISIT? Linda McCulloch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 I WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER? Ruth Sapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 I HAVE ACCEPTED CHRIST INTO MY HEART AND WISH TO BE BAPTIZED? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . 407-949-7189 Diane Jones (infants–grade school) . 407-949-7188 I NEED INFORMATION ON STUDENT MINISTRIES? Student Ministries office . . . . . . . . 407-949-4007 I NEED INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES? Longwood: Debbie Blahnik . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Mount dora: Tanya Carpenter. . . . . 352-735-3832 oviedo: Michelle Smith . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 West oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I AM INTERESTED IN DISTRIBUTED JOURNEYS? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 I WANT TO HELP AT NORTHLAND? Longwood: Calvie Hughson . . . . . . 407-937-1831 Mount dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 oviedo: Amanda Hartley . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 West oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-949-7191 I WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN A LOCAL SERVING PROJECT Vanessa Puleo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or visit www.northlandchurch.net I AM GETTING MARRIED? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I NEED TO PLAN A FUNERAL? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER CDS, DVDS, TAPES AND/OR NEWSPAPERS? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 OVIEDO BLOG WEBSITE. . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net

LONGWOOD ............................................................................... 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 LONGWOOD BLOG SITE. . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net BOOKSTORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Steve Bruton, Manager Donna Duckhorn, Assistant Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Lori Gagnon, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . . 407-949-4010 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179 PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7163 John Tardonia, Pastoral Care Team Leader . . . . . . 407-937-1755 Mike Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1753 Scott Alderman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4035 WORSHIP SERVICES Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . . . 407-949-4039 Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0544 Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-328-4785

MOUNT DORA ............................................................................... The Seventh-Day Adventist Church 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is on the left side of the highway. Look for the “Northland” sign. MOUNT DORA BLOG SITE. . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 south4@comcast.net Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 tcarpenter@cfl.rr.com Marilyn Faber, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 marilynfaber@comcast.net Brent Williams, Youth Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-754-4428 bwilliams@sdccfl.com

counseling Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. DISCOVERY COUNSELING Dennis Gowin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 OVIEDO COUNSELING CLINIC Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Dr. Dan Lacich, Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-367-9612 Jeremy Jobson, Associate Site Minister. . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net Amanda Hartley, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator. . . . . . 407-687-8570 erica.emler@northlandchurch.net Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 michelle.smith@northlandchurch.net Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Maggie Jobson (mjobson@cfl.rr.com) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net)

WEST OAKS ............................................................................... St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. WEST OAKS BLOG WEBSITE . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7191 tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net WEST OAKS LEADERSHIP TEAM Lou Amadori. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 Jenny Fauser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-522-4355 Zack Fulmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-656-3008 Mark Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-909-1336 Tommy Novak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7191 Rob Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-948-2512 MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES Derika Hacker, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 Tommy Novak, High School Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7191 Kip Conway, Brotherly Love and Tools . . . . . . . . . . 321-460-2546 Bridget Murphy, Adult Literacy Advocates . . . . . . . 407-522-1672 Dave Krepcho, Second Harvest Food Bank . 407-295-1066, ext. 38

Access ministries While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ northlandchurch.net). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) SPECIAL NEEDS/CRY ROOM: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. PARKING: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs.

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SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. LYRICS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center.

LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151)

BUDDY BREAKS: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details.

LiFEhopE hoUrs: Monday through thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northland’s student Ministries and Care Center.

ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m.

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BELIEVE 16

preaChing the meSSage thiS weeKend DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR

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Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.

THIS WEEK’S SERMON:

WORSHIP FOCUS:

QUeStiOnS aBOUt SCriptUre WHY WOULD WE bELIEVE ONLY OUR bIbLE IS TRUE?

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SCRIPTURE FOCUS:

LUKE 21:33 (NASb)

Worship Christ today as the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. (John 14:17)

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“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”

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NOTES:

Father, thank You that You are our Source of all Truth. You have given us Your Spirit of Truth – Truth not as an idea, but as a Person - Your Truth that lives and works in us. RELEVANT READS: ............................................................................

Northland’s bookstore recommends these books that relate to this week’s message: • Why You Can Have Confidence in the Bible, by Harold Sala • How Do We Know the Bible is True?, by John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs • The Bible: Myth or Divine Truth?, by Warren Henderson • Taking a Stand for the Bible, by John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs • These pamphlets and many more by Rose Publishing ($3 each): How We Got the Bible The Dead Sea Scrolls The Gospels: “Lost” & Found 50 Proofs of the Bible Old Testament 50 Proofs of the Bible New Testament REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BIBLE TO WORSHIP SERVICE Northland’s bookstore has all its Bibles at 25% off every day.

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