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OCTOBER 9–16, 2010


Respond. Be the Church.

every where. every day.

Respond to God …

Glorify God for Who He is and what He has done.

Worship God: Glorify God for Who He is and what He has done. “A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.”

– Jesus Christ (John 4:23, NIV)

Read the Bible: Study God’s message to you often. “I am watching over My word to perform it.”

– God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB)

Share Your Story: Tell others what God is doing in your

Worship God

life. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

– Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:15, NIV)

Be In Community: Foster environments for relationship. “All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

– Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV)

Pray: Engage in a conversation with God. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and

HOW CAN you worship God this week?

his ears are attentive to their prayer.”

– Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:12, NIV)

Serve Others: Meet the needs of the people around you. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

Live Generously: Give what God’s given you. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21, NASB)


Thinking OUTside the


New technologies are helping the church to distribute into new places ... from a community rec room to an offshore oil platform in the Gulf.


t’s Sunday morning at Harbour Village,

an upscale golfing community in Ponce Inlet. The sky is overcast, and the threat of rain is keeping some residents off the links, but it hasn’t discouraged 13 people from gathering at the community’s rec center to worship with Northland via live webstream. Chris Gerrish, one of Northland’s staffers, has traveled from Longwood with a gift. He hands a small black box about the size of a club sandwich to the group’s leader, Joe Leonardo. “It’s a Roku. You can use it to connect to church services without a computer,” Gerrish explains. Leonardo is holding an oatmeal-raisin cookie in one hand and the box in the other. He takes a bite of the cookie as he chews on the possibilities of this new tool. “Here, let me show you,” Gerrish says. He takes the box and in seconds connects it to the projector at the front of the room. A few seconds more, and the group is connected to Northland’s Roku channel, which offers easy access to live worship services, along with past sermons and classes. Now, the rest of the group has turned its attention from the spread of bagels, juice and coffee to the little black box ... Northland’s resident “tech whisperer,” Gerrish not only helped bring Northland’s worship to Roku, but also to mobile phones—including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices. He recently traveled to China to help one of Northland’s partner churches begin streaming live worship to remote sites. Word is spreading quickly about Northland’s Roku channel, and Gerrish is now helping other churches that want to use the technology. He says that Roku is ideally suited for the distributed church “because it is so easy to use and set up. I think people will feel comfortable using it and not be intimidated.” Roku has big potential as a community builder and makes it easier to gather people together for worship, as we’re challenged to do in Hebrews 10:25: “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (NLT). Removing the computer from the mix provides a way to worship with others that doesn’t require huddling around a computer screen or complicated PC-to-TV hookups. Starting at $59, it’s also one of the least expensive ways to bring the church into just about any room. Gerrish and Marty Taylor, who leads Northland’s media design team, recently delivered set-top boxes to Northland house churches throughout Florida, at the

Suncoast Mobile Home Park in Crystal River, as well as Venice and Ponce Inlet. The reaction? Ron and Marcy Burth worship online at their home in Venice with 20 people each weekend. Marcy raves: “The Roku box is fantastic! It has really simplified our connection to Northland.” It was only this summer when the Burths established their house church, located nearly three hours from Longwood, and already, they’ve seen four people give their lives to Christ. They just added a Bible discussion group on Tuesday nights, and they’re considering adding a second service on Sunday mornings. It all started one Sunday evening when, just for fun, Ron and Marcy hooked up their new 60-inch TV to their computer and fired up Northland’s live worship service. The other couples who’d joined them for dinner that night couldn’t believe what they were seeing. “They didn’t want to eat, they wanted to watch the service!” Ron remembers. “We’ve been meeting ever since, and God just keeps adding to our group. We’ve become a family, really.” Jeremy Langston is an online congregant from Benton, La., who has worshiped with Northland, along with his wife and five children, for about a year now. When he’s not traveling for his job, he uses his Roku to connect to Northland’s live worship. When he’s on the road, he worships via Northland’s Facebook app ... well, he’s not technically “on the road,” he’s a paramedic on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf. “The bandwidth is just enough for the Facebook app to stream,” he explains. “When I am home, I enjoy being able to see a large, high-quality picture instead of the little stream on the Internet, and the sound is much better.” So far, more than 2,000 people have installed Northland’s Roku channel. Roku recently struck a deal with Hulu, the popular online service that offers streaming of TV shows and movies. Channel additions such as this will almost certainly have more people buying the device, which means more people potentially finding Northland’s channel. Langston concludes, “I believe the Northland channel will get so much exposure that it may just win many people to Christ who were not looking for Him.”


This week, think outside the box when it comes to worshiping God. Find ways to worship Him in unlikely settings.


Read testimonies from the Middle School retreat at www. blogs/

Student Ministries

Activating Students to Make Kingdom Noise. What is Making Kingdom Noise? It’s the Love of Jesus in Action.

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed information, visit main/ministries/middle_school_ministries/. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed information, visit main/ministries/high_school_ministries/. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@

LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) Youth Group Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Free to attend; optional $3 dinner. A typical gathering consists of worship, teaching and small groups.

i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Free to attend. Food available for purchase.

Firm Foundations Class Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Study: Firm Foundations. Bring your Bible, a pen, and a notebook or journal. ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location. Teams are formed by gender. A typical ABS night consists of fellowship, Bible study and peer accountability.

Lot 9 Outreach Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Lot 9 (or The Rink, depending on weather). Free to attend (includes food). Noise Groups / Community Groups Date, time and costs vary by location. A typical gathering consists of fellowship and peer accountability. Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). main/ministries/high_school_ministries/

Access Ministries for Students Young Life Capernaum Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. If you are a teen with special needs, join us. This includes worship, dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! TEENS, volunteer to serve at capernaum. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or

Mark Your Calendar! Family Fall Festival — Western Night Friday, October 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Event mission: Bring a pair of new or like new jeans to donate to a local shelter. Tickets: $5 each (available at the Northland Bookstore) Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@

More than 80 volunteers are needed for the festival ... to help with everything from ticket taking to helping kids interact with the animals of the petting zoo! Sign up at details/serve_team_needed_for_family_fall_festival/

Children’s Ministries

how can they call on him to save them … how can they believe … unless someone tells them? —Romans 10:14 (NLT)

Children’s Church

Northland Early Learning Center

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at or at Children’s Church. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. in the Early Childhood Wing.

A weekday cooperative learning environment

Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries, at 407-949-7162 or

Volunteer of the week: Michelle Carruthers Learning about God’s love and who He is begins at check-in in the Early Childhood Ministry each Sunday morning, thanks to Michelle’s calm demeanor and warm smile! She greets the children and families with great joy and makes sure they are informed about next steps to begin their morning of learning. She lends a helping hand and offers a hug when needed, and her joy-filled spirit and love of Christ are contagious. Thank you, Michelle, for the love and faith you share. We love you!

The Northland Early Learning Center will enroll children who have reached the age of 2, 3 or 4 by September 1 into the 2-, 3- or 4-year-old class, respectively. As classes fill up, children will be placed on a waiting list and put in a class on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your child’s spot in a class, there is a $65 nonrefundable registration fee. Pam Anderson at 407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@

What did you learn in class? Just like Abraham and Lot, we learned ways to make peace instead of arguing.

Ways to Respond Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, December 12, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, November 20, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.

Bible Studies & Prayer Groups adult bible studies The Alpha Course Sundays, through November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4206. An opportunity to explore the meaning of life from a Christian perspective in a relaxed, nonthreatening, low-key and fun atmosphere. Registration: $10 per individual or $15 for two; child care is available with registration. Jamila Millette at 407-937-1832 or jamila.millette@ Corinthians Bible Study Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Learn to follow God’s wisdom instead of man’s knowledge. John and Carolyn Jones at 407-831-5822 Precepts — 1 Corinthians Thursdays, 7 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn about our firm foundation of faith, which is Jesus Christ. Homework is required every week. Workbook cost: $16. Child care is available upon request. Geri Anderson at or 407-331-6760 Sermon on the Mount Sundays, starting October 17, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7; or Tuesdays, starting October 19, 7 p.m., rooms 5108-9. Join Pastor Dan Lacich as he leads us through one of the best collections of Jesus’ teachings. Jamila Millette at jamila. or 407-9371832

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES James, 1 and 2 Peter Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Learn the biblical application of these three life-changing books. Bob Shoemaker at


There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Here are some great places to start! or 407599-3132 Philippians Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Leo Carrier at

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Beth Moore Study Study: The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Returning members, please advise your former table leader. New members, please register. Workbook available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. • Mondays, through November 15, 9:45 a.m to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850; or Ann Clark at 407-804- 5282 or • Tuesdays, through November 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850; or Marlene Ross at 407833-0094 or Third Verse (Women 55 and over) Second and fourth Wednesdays, starting September 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Study Scripture together, pray and have fellowship. Jean Sherwood at 407-796-4705

PRAYER groups Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. or 407-949-7180 Prayer Group Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Jean Sherwood at 407-796-4705

Classes & Training ADULTS Building a Generous Life: Will Seminar Sunday, October 17, 6 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Learn how to make the financial or custodial arrangements for your loved ones, should they outlive you. Child care is available. Registration is required. Jo-Anne Holleran at or 407-937-1772 Disaster Response Team Leaders Informational Meeting Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn more about opportunities to serve others during times of crisis. Kirsten Loftus at kirsten.loftus@

Parenting: The Early Years Sundays, through October 31, 4 to 5:45 p.m., room 4213-15. Learn 10 biblical traits you want your children to have and how to model them effectively as parents. Cost: $5 registration and $7 for the workbook, available in the Northland Bookstore. Child care for children age 10 and under with Dawn Ortiz at DawnOrtiz@ registration. or 407-687-1438 PeaceSeekers Sundays, through November 21, 9 a.m., room 4209. Join this class to learn practical and effective biblical methods to approach someone with whom you are in conflict with a purpose of honoring God and restoring relationships. Gary Wright at

CHILDREN Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost: $5. Registration is required. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane. • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Dates TBD. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: October 10 to November 7. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: Dates TBD. Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. Men’s Fraternity Group (Semester 1) Thursdays, through December 9, 6:30 a.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Rediscover the adventure in life through a greater understanding of who you are. Cost: $10 for workbook (for both semesters). Andy Corley at corleyman@ or 407-415-4744

Care Groups adults Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits

and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Laurie Jean Harrington at or Coping with Addictions/Codependency Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. His Way at 407-599-9770 DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for location. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749 GriefShare Call for time and location. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or jansten2@ Parents of the Prodigals Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available. Laurie Jean Harrington at or 407-977-6742 PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Skye Engel at 407-834-3158 Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for location. This support group walks alongside those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749

MEN Struggling with Homosexuality? Thursdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same-sex attraction and/or same-sex attraction feelings who want to live a life pleasing to God. David at 407-937-1793


woMEN Bcause—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nature’s Table Café. Biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military utilizing the book Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green, available at the Northland Bookstore for $7.50. Meghan Raymer at Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that keep you in bondage. Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or

Special Interest Groups Access Ministries for Adults Sundays, 4:30 p.m., room 4204. A weekly devotion and welcoming social connection opportunity for adults living with disabilities, their friends and family or caregivers. Heather Subbert at 321-442-2028 or AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@, or Buzz Vincent at 407-463-9398 or Bicycling for Christ (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Naomi at or 321-746-9588 Buddy Break Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or buddybreak@ Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Build authentic Christian community, grow spiritually mature and affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Susan Perry at or 407-401-8960 Covering Care Blanket Ministry First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals

and people in need in the community. Nicole Roberts at 407-699-8575 Divine Reflection Art Group Second Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Join other artists to reflect God’s truth and beauty through the visual arts. Laura Bates at or 407-622-6873 Fusion College Ministry (For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 7:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or Golf — Links Fellowship • Saturday, October 16, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost: $32 • Friday, October 22, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost: $33 Linking golfers (professionals and amateurs) in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food is optional and costs extra). A great casual way to introduce your non-Christian golfing friends to Jesus Christ. Parks Reinhardt at 407-880-9932 or Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join this lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Philip van Staden at 407-339-9090 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. and specific dates: Registration required.

Spanish Ministry Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish interpretation is avaliable online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Center. Join the Facebook page at www. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan.portillo@ Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center.

Serve at Northland Questions about serving at Northland? or 407-9494000 Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Lori Holton at communion@northland or 407-949-4000 Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Ruth Sapp at or 407937-0544 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0544

Motorcycle Group Sunday, October 31, 9 a.m., call for start location. Visit Edgewood Children’s Home ( All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Lori Landers at 407-333-2612

Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or

Seniors Group (Age 60 and up) Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Cassie Small at 407-834-5203

Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Ruth Sapp at or 407-937-0544

Single Purpose (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Study Dr. Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages. Learn how people express and receive love in different ways. Attend, or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen at Soccer – ACHE Fridays, through November 19, 8 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park, Casselberry. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Mike Cannavo at 407-359-0191 Softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. www.nlsoftball. com or

Serve with Northland Access Ministries Steering Committee Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or Blood Drive Saturday, November 6, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, November 8, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. To reduce your waiting

time, you may schedule a time slot at www. Ruth Sapp at ruth. or 407-937-0544 Disaster Response Teams Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7190 or Help Incarcerated Men Men needed to come alongside incarcerated men. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Greg Kerr at 407-770-8503 or gpkerr@mindspring. com Jail Ministry Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during the Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; assist women with long-term planning; prayer team; pen pals. Training provided. Jail Ministry voice mail at 407-949-4007 Life Service To register for or to find out more about these and other projects, visit www. OCT 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World OCT 22. . . . . . . Northland Family Fall Festival OCT 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day OCT 29-NOV 6. . . . . . . . World Vision Exhibit Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana. Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at or 407-699-4903 Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Laurie Jean Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@

Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/serve_beyond/

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404



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 Christcentered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. John Westcott at or 407-514-4356 • Support Group First Monday of each month, 7 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. For parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850 or

Christian Businessmen’s Connection (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years ( that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642

parentS NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home.

Central Florida’s Job Fair ( Wednesday, November 10, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022

women Community Bible Study Wednesdays, September 1 through May 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist Church, Casselberry. Study: 1 and 2 Peter, Daniel and Colossians. Children’s program available. Sandi McLaughlin at 407-342-4765 or www.

Faith And Science Group Last Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., David McCoy’s home, 5035 Bruce Lane, Oviedo. Discuss modern science discovery in light of God’s Word. Kent Cofoid at

Community Outreach Fellowship Third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive, DeBary. Enjoy interesting speakers and Christian fellowship. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries (www. Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Bev Sullivan at or 386-753-1191

Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Luis Rodriguez at 407-687-7173 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. Coorie Moore at 407-292-7628

Confidence in Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread, Winter Springs. Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Sandy Isaacs at 407-2727522 or

Readers Ministry Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Elaine Gritter at or 407-3271474, or Candy Guernsey at or 407-323-9433

Divorced/Widowed Women’s 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 welcome. Nancy Petitto at 321972-2255

Wounded Heart Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., chapel, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join other sexual abuse survivors as they embark on an honest, hopeful and healing exploration using the book The Wounded Heart and its workbook, by Dan Allender. Mindy Bales at or 407-949-4000, ext. 1702

Financial Report As of October 4, 2010

Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes. Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Divorced Women’s Small Group Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Lisa Edwards at 407-222-9639 or

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other Jackie Howe at moms and get refreshed. 407-281-9276 or Workplace Ministry First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders (, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Pam Oldham at or 407-522-4797


Marriage Ceremonies and Funeral Arrangements: Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or

COUNSELING Discovery Counseling: Darby Blanchard at 407-376-3773 or Oviedo Counseling Clinic (at Reformed Theological Seminary): Sarah Baker at 407-366-9493, ext. 256

Access Ministries

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood. 407-260-9155 Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. 407949-4000 or Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. or 407-937-0541 Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at or 407302-5220 Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or

We have programs and services for individuals with disabilities. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader at 407-9370549 or Find out more at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/category/access_ministries/


Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northland’s Student Ministries and Care 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 to, 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. Laura Young at 407-949-7151 or Find out more at www.northlandchurch. net/ministries/financial_help/

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Other Services

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,546,667 *Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

October 2 to 4, 2010 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . 7,278 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . 211 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . 30 Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Northland Online (1,337 sites) . . 2,261 Total (1,343 sites) . . . . . . . . . . 10,240


About Northland, A Church Distributed What We Believe The Bible

— We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)


— The Trinity — We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8) Jesus Christ — We believe by miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. He is the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3) Holy Spirit — We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and converts sinners, and baptizes them into the church, which is the body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each one. We believe that the believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the body of Christ. The practice of any gift in any gathered body shall be in keeping with the Scripture. (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

The Means of Salvation

— We believe that salvation from the guilt and condemnation of sin is possible only as the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by good resolutions, sincere efforts, or submission to the rules, regulations or ordinances of any church, but is freely bestowed on all who put their faith in Christ and trust in the work that Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All who so trust the Savior pass from death unto life, and are forgiven of their sins, accepted by the Father, and born into His family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. (John 5:24; Ephesians 1:67; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23)

Security, Assurance and Responsibility

— We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. However, this assurance must not be the occasion for sin, for God in His holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:2729; Romans 8:19-39; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

contact info

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 | Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Send newspaper correspondence to:

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

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

What is a “Church Distributed”? Put simply: It means that church isn’t a building ... it’s people “being the church,” everywhere, every day — responding to God for who He is and what He has done. It also means that, in recognition of how God distributes different gifts among people (1 Corinthians 12:11), we connect with individuals and organizations outside our four walls for long-term support and effectiveness — without blurring distinctions. Pastor Hunter puts it this way: “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish kingdom purposes.” “There are many parts, yet one body,” the Bible says (1 Corinthians 12:20, ESV). Parts of Northland meet as Distributed churches in Central Florida (Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo) and online throughout the world for worship, fellowship and to be regularly distributed in service to their local communities.

Worship Times Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . 9 (hi)(sp), 11 a.m.(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

Live Concurrent Worship Northland at Oviedo and Northland at Mount Dora worship with us concurrently at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship times.

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— We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. We believe that man is subject to the power of the devil and has within himself no possible means of recovery or salvation. (Genesis 1:26; 1 John 1:8-10; Romans 6:23) during any of our worship times!

Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!

The Church

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— We believe that the true church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that those who are members of the true church will be eligible for membership in the local church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the church during the present age. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are acts of obedience to the Lord. Participation in them, though, is not to be regarded in any sense as a means of salvation. (Acts 2)

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The Christian’s Walk

— We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit of God. The flesh (our natural desire), which in this life is never fully eradicated, must be kept by the Spirit (through our walk of faith), constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives, to the dishonor of our Lord. (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:16)

The Eternal State

— We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming for the church, when soul and glorified body, reunited, will be associated with Him forever in glory. We believe that unbelievers will be punished with everlasting separation from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power. (John 3:15-16; Hebrews 9:28; Matthew 25:41-46)

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October 9 to 16, 2010


October 9 to 16, 2010