Issuu on Google+

OCTOBER 16–23, 2010

NORTHLAND A C H U R C H DISTRIBUTED www.northlandchurch.net

Respond. Be the Church.

every where. every day.


Respond to God …

STUDY GOD’S MESSAGE TO YOU OFTEN.

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)

Pray: Engage in a conversation with God.

read the bible

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and 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)

HOW CAN you ENGAGE THE BIBLE this week?

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)

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


3

The Bible is intended to be accessible and understandable, but it’s also a razor-sharp sword. Learn to handle this blade with skill.

S

tudying the Bible can be a dangerous exercise. Oftentimes

Dr. Dan Lacich is Northland’s sites pastor. His Sermon on the Mount class starts this week on Sunday mornings and Tuesday nights. Learn more at www.northlandchurch.net/classes.

we go to the Bible for much-needed words of comfort, and many people have found just the right words at just the right time. The “God of all comfort,” as Paul calls Him in 2 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV), does indeed Take some time to read the Sermon on the Mount for yourself: bring peace and care through His Word. But that same Word Day 1 — Matthew 5:1-16 also is referred to as being “living and active, sharper than any Day 2 — Matthew 5:17-32 two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow” (Hebrews 4:12, ESV). Sharp, double-edged Day 3 — Matthew 5:33-48 swords cutting to the joints of bone and marrow hardly sounds safe Day 4 — Matthew 6:1-18 and comforting. Dangerous definitely fits here. Day 5 — Matthew 6:19-34 The words of Jesus in Matthew 5 through 7 are known as the Day 6 — Matthew 7:1-14 Sermon on the Mount, a message that He gave on a level, grass-covered hilltop in Galilee. The sermon starts out comforting enough with a series of Day 7 — Matthew 7:15-29 blessings, the Beatitudes. In them we hear that blessed are the poor in spirit, and the meek, and those who are persecuted for following Jesus. But it doesn’t take very long for Jesus to get dangerous. In a flash, He pulls out the doubleedged sword and cuts to the chase. • An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount, by A.W. Pink (available for free at www.pbministries.org) You are the salt of the earth, He says, but make sure you don’t lose your saltiness. Salt with no “saltiness” is only good for throwing out and trampling under • The Message of the Sermon on the Mount, by John R.W. Stott foot. He goes on to tell us that we must be more righteous than the Pharisees. That • Sermon on the Mount (Volumes 1 and 2), by Bill Hybels had to freak out his first-century audience. The Pharisees were obsessive about being • The Sermon on the Mount, by James Montgomery Boice righteous. How could anyone outdo them? Yet Jesus warns that if we don’t, we will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Ouch! It gets worse ... Jesus goes on to compare the actual sins of murder and adultery with just thinking about them. He tells us to love our enemies and to turn the other cheek when slapped. He tells us to give to people even more than they ask of us, even if it is a major sacrifice on our part. Near the end of His message, He warns that there are lots of people who will boast before the gates of Heaven about how they did awesome things in Jesus’ name, things like prophesying and casting out demons. But for some tragic reason, Jesus tells them to be gone; He never knew them. Indeed, reading the Bible can be a scary and dangerous exercise — at least at first glance. If you only skim the surface, you may want to put the Bible down and find something a little lighter and more uplifting. But what if you actually took the time to learn to use this sword? A big, sharp sword in the hands of a child is dangerous. But if you have ever watched someone handle a blade with skill, you quickly find that it is a beautiful site to behold. God’s Word is intended to be accessible and understandable. It does require some work and effort, but God has not spoken in a way that is unintelligible. The great thing about Him being God is that He communicates in such a way that no matter the depth of our understanding or the level of our ability, His Word can shape, challenge, comfort, heal and strengthen us. But we have to study it. We have to work with it day after day. We have to learn to be skilled sword handlers.

RESPOND

DIG DEEPER

–Dr. Dan Lacich


4

Mark Your Calendar!

Student Ministries

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

Turkey Bowl Sunday, November 14, 4 p.m., Lyman High School football field. Visit www.northlandchurch.net/ ministries/high_school_ministries to register to play in the game, and sign up for the bake-off and the three-legged race. Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors, and enjoy the fun!

Christmas Camp December 29 to January 1, Southwind Camp. Registration opens Wednesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. at www.northlandchurch.net/ministries/high_school_ ministries. Free camp admission will be awarded randomly to a student who registers in the first 24 hours. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

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

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

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.

CHRISTMAS CAMP 2009

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@ northlandchurch.net

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 www.northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ serve_team_needed_for_family_fall_festival.

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). www.northlandchurch.net/ 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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

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 northlandchurch.net 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 debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

Volunteer of the week: Donna Jablonski Donna Jablonski greets children and families faithfully with a warm smile and friendly hello each Saturday and Sunday evening as they check in for Children’s Church. For almost four years, Donna has served every week as a check-in host and greeter extraordinaire! The children look forward to seeing her and being welcomed by name. It is a joy to serve with such a loving woman of faith. Thank you, Donna, for your warm and welcoming heart. 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@ northlandchurch.net

What did you learn in Children’s Church? We learned about the Tower of Babel and how God mixed up the languages and scattered them around the world. One of the children drew this picture of what that might have looked like.


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@ northlandchurch.net 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@ northlandchurch.net 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. jones@northlandchurch.net

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@ northlandchurch.net 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 2Geri@cfl.rr.com 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 5106-7. Join Pastor Dan Lacich as he leads us through one of the best collections of Jesus’ teachings. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832

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 bobshoemaker@ mindspring.com or 407-599-3132

5

There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Here are some great places to start!

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 leo@carrierinsurance.com

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 ann@clarkmail.us • 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 rossduo@cfl.rr.com 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. moss@northlandchurch.net 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 Belong Study/ Membership Opportunity Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin NOVEMBER 7. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832) 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 jo-anne.holleran@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1772

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. AGMCreativeServices.com or 407-687-1438 PeaceSeekers Sundays, through November 21, 9 a.m., room 4209. 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 lanaharrison@cfl.rr.com

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. jones@northlandchurch.net • 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 brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net 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@ gmail.com 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 lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or mmannen@cfl.rr.com 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. 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@bellsouth.net 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 lauriejean2@bellsouth.net 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. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Assessment required. 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 susandb@yahoo.com.


6 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. Meghan Raymer at womenofpride@gmail.com 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 celebratelife3@aol.com

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 hsubbert@gmail.com 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@ landscapeorlando.com, or Buzz Vincent at 407-463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com 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 bicyclingforchrist@gmail.com 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@ northlandchurch.net 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 commonground@northlandchurch.net 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 carpearte@aol.com 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 shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net Golf — Links Fellowship • Friday, October 22, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost: $33 • Saturday, November 20, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost: $32 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 linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com 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. Registration required. and specific dates: www.northlandmoms4moms.com Motorcycle Group Sunday, October 31, 9 a.m., call for start location. Visit Edgewood Children’s Home (www.edgewoodranch.org). All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Lori Landers at 407-333-2612 Seniors Group (Age 60 and up) Third Wednesday of each month (no meeting in October), 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 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 singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com 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 northlandsoftball@gmail.com 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. facebook.com/northlandespanol. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net

Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096

services needed. Training provided. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net

Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

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

Serve at Northland Questions about serving at Northland? serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-9494000 Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Lori Holton at communion@northland church.net 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 ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net 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 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net 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 ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544

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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net 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. floridasbloodcenters.org. Ruth Sapp at ruth. sapp@northlandchurch.net 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

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. northlandchurch.net/serve/local/ OCT 22. . . . . . . Northland Family Fall Festival OCT 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day OCT 29-NOV 6. . . . . . . . World Vision Exhibit NOV 5-6 . . . . . Lift Disabilities Network event NOV 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . BBC Orchestra event NOV 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana. kobosky@northlandchurch.net 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 pgrannan@yahoo.com PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com 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@ bellsouth.net

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


7 struggling with homosexuality. John Westcott at www.exchangeministries.org 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 cherbear100@aol.com

TheAuthorOfMarriage.com. at 407-620-2823

Readers Ministry Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Elaine Gritter at egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474, or Candy Guernsey at cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433 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 MindyBales@gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1702

Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, November 10, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org 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

men

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. For both scientists and non-scientists. Study: DVD series, Technology and the Bible. Kent Cofoid at kent.cofoid@gmail.com

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 (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@ aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642

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

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

women

How to Be Tolerant in an Intolerant World Thursday, October 28, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sanford/Lake Mary campus, Fine Arts Building, Building G, Concert Hall, room 118. Seminole State College of Florida World Religions Club presents “How to Be Tolerant in an Intolerant World: From the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspective.” Speakers: Rabbi David Kay (Ohev Shalom), Dr. Joel C. Hunter (Northland) and Imam Muhammad Musri (Islamic Society of Central Florida). Bassem Chaaban at 407-273-8363, ext. 30

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. OrlandoCBS.org 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. stonecroft.org). Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Bev Sullivan at BevSullivan02@aol.com or 386-753-1191

Marriage Retreat Weekend Friday, November 12, 7 p.m. to Sunday, November 14, 11 a.m., Westgate River Ranch. Speakers James and Cindy Price, Eddy and Giselle Moratin, and James and Amanda Raffenaud guide you through a Wild West Marriage Experience. Weekend cost: $399 per couple. Register at www.

As of October 11, 2010

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. Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

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 sandylisaacs@yahoo.com

Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220

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

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 erikrhcf@yahoo.com

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 godsgirl0202@yahoo.com MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Jackie Howe at 407-281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net

Looking for local job listings? You can find them at www. northlandchurch.net/blogs/jobs/

Other Services Marriage Ceremonies and Funeral Arrangements: Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net

Workplace Ministry First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders (www.J4Leaders.org), an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Pam Oldham at info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797

Counseling: Scotty Alderman at 407-949-7204 or scotty.alderman@northlandchurch.net

Donations

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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net. Find out more at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/category/access_ministries/

Access Ministries

parentS

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

Financial Report

James Price

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 serve@northlandchurch.net 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. durys@northlandchurch.net 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 dmull77@yahoo.com

THIS WEEK

Surplus/ Need Received (Deficit)

THIS YEAR

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 lifehope@northlandchurch.net Find out more at www.northlandchurch. net/ministries/financial_help/

Attendance

Need Received

Surplus/ (Deficit)

Ministry Operations

225,101

178,649

(46,452)

9,229,141

9,042,791

(186,350)

Mortgage Payment

34,736

16,151

(18,585)

1,429,948

980,377

(449,571)

259,837

194,799

(65,038)

10,659,089

10,023,168

*(635,921)

Total Budget

LIFEHOPE

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

October 9 to 11, 2010 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . 6,538 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . 197 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . 30 Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Northland Online (1,200 sites) . . 2,165 Total (1,206 sites) . . . . . . . . . . . 9,357


8

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)

God

— 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 www.northlandchurch.net | info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net

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.

¿Habla español?

— 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)

www.northlandchurch.net 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

Join the community on …

Get updates via …

www.facebook.com/northlandchurch

www.twitter.com/northlandchurch

Man

— 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)

Join us for LIVE online worship at

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)

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about

New to Northland? Do you have questions … about God, Northland or anything else? Look for this icon above our INFO KIOSKS located throughout the foyer during worship times! A host will be there to connect with you. Or visit www.northlandchurch.net/new/


Respond 42