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Ministry for Women
MAY 2 - 9, 2009
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 18
FOLD OVER SO "A" MEETS "B"
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GoD does love
and love are synonymous.
Love is not an attribute of
it is God. Whatever God is, love is.
your conception of love
not agree with justice and judgment, purity and holiness, then your idea of
– Oswald Chambers
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Challenges to Christianity | How Skepticism Helps Mature Our Faith | Mark 9:20-29
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, MAY 2 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox
Saturday, MAY 9
COMMUNION Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW SMCC
SUNday, May 3 communion
7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 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 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Peacemakers Romans Belong Study Transformers Study (cc) Connection Groups (cc) Financial Peace University The Bible Relevant Now! Class Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class 24/7 The Gathering Live, Learn and Earn Men’s Bible Class Young Believer’s Step 1 Young Believer’s Step 2 Young Believers Step 3 Singles Small Group Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 College Ministry
Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 4213 4209 F.Hall/SMCC 4205,4210 4206-7 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4204 4213-15 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 4209-10 4206-8 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
Monday, may 4 communion
9:45 am 10:00 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) Near Him Home Educators Precepts Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Connection Group (cc) Faithful and True Men’s Group
TUESday, May 5
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm
GriefShare (cc) AMEN Near Him Home Educators Word Weavers Praxis (cc)
4204-10 1115-1118/SMCC 4213-15 4210 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4209 1118/SMCC
1118/SMCC 4206-7 1117/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4204
WEDNEsday, may 6
6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
O2 Rally SMCC Beth Moore Study (cc) 4204,6-7,8,17 Care Minister Training 4210 Ephesians: Life in Christ and in His Church 4213-15 Connection Groups 4205,9 Faithful and True (Women) 5108-9/CWW
THURsday, may 7
6:00 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 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 Lift Support Group Co-op Bible Study (cc) Connection Groups Basic Christian Concepts Beginning Steps in Faith Sharing Life Stories Men’s Fraternity His Way Financial Peace University
Friday, MAY 8
5:45 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Doulos Buddy Break Conversations
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation
8:30 am 9:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
1101-1102/SMCC CWW The Rink/SMCC
F.Hall/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW SMCC
What’s on the Web?
w w w. northlandchurch . net
MOUNT DORA SITE
SUNday, May 3 communion
9:00 am 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 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry DivorceCare CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry Umatilla/Tavares Home Group UNITY
TUESday, may 5
6:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Bowling League Celebrate Recovery (cc)
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3 Conference room Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3 Various locations Sanctuary
Rooms 2, 3 Triangle Lanes, Mount Dora Calvary Chapel
WEDNEsday, may 6
9:00 am Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am Homeschool Play Group 7:00 pm CREW352
Rooms 2, 3 TBD Sanctuary
SUNday, May 3 communion
9:00 am Worship (cc)* 9:00 am Infants 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9:00 am Grade School 10:15 am Breakfast in the Courtyard 11:00 am Worship (cc)* 11:00 am Infants - 2’s 11:00 am Classes for 3’s - 4’s 11:00 am K’s - Grade School 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Small Groups 12:15 am Breakfast in the Courtyard 6:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry 6:00 pm Spiritual Giftings (Couples)
Monday, may 4
7:00 pm Discovering God’s Will (Women) 7:30 pm Bible Study — 1 Corinthians
TUESday, may 5
6:30 am 7:00 pm
Connection Group (Men) The Life of Joseph (Couples)
Wednesday, may 6
Praise and Worship Night (cc)
Friday, MAY 8 9:30 am
Discerning the Voice of God (Women)
Auditorium 9-109 9-105 8-107 8-107 Follow Signs Auditorium 9-109 9-107 8-107 9-105 Follow Signs NOCC Cluxton home
Harrington home Welday home
NOCC Wiest home
WEST OAKS SITE
SUNday, May 3 communion 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:30 am
Worship (cc)* Infant Care Crawler Care Class for 2’s – 3’s Class for 4’s – 5’s Class for K’s – 1st graders Class for 2nd – 5th graders Middle Sunday School Class Adult Sunday School Classes
Saturday, MAY 9
Men in the Word (Men)
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Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall Music Room Sanctuary/F.Hall
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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 (407-367-9612 or email@example.com).
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 Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAY the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voicemail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voicemail (407-949-4007)
ABOUT Northland ..............................................................................
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, Inter-generational Leadership, Personal Ministry and Partnership. Worship Times Saturdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*, 11 a.m.**; 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *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. Join us for LIVE Webstream Worship at www.northlandchurch.net.
a welcome to first-time visitors
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.
BELONG STUDY MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY Sundays May 3 to 24 9 a.m. Room 4209 Details on page 11.
TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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: email@example.com 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 Barbara Olsen, Director of Adult Equipping Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Jeff Hawkins, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Bob Wegner, Photographer Rick Bradshaw, Photographer
Come to the water.
Make a public profession of your personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19)
BAPTISMS Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m. Ken and Diane Watkins’ home Details and to sign up: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or firstname.lastname@example.org) More info on page 12.
FOR ALL NORTHLAND WOMEN TO WORSHIP, BE ENCOURAGED AND CONNECT. Friday, May 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink Special guest: Michelle Alexander
(from Northland’s Worship team) Cost: $5 per person. Purchase tickets online (www.northlandchurch.net) More info on page 4 and 11. or at Northland’s bookstore.
Conversations Women’s Gathering Set for May 8 By Lauren Geiger Conversations Team
t’s amazing what begins with a simple conversation. Conversations, a series of gatherings for women, first came about during a casual conversation between friends over lunch at Nature’s Table café, where the question “What if …?” gradually led to months of planning about new ways to encourage and connect the women of Northland. After a successful kickoff event in January, featuring a talk by Becky Hunter, the next Conversations event is set for Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Rink. The featured speaker is Michelle Alexander of the Northland worship team. “It has been so exciting to watch what God is doing at Northland, especially among the women of our church,” said Kristen Alderman, a participant in the initial lunch conversation. “Our desire is to plan gatherings where women can get to know one another, worship together, and hopefully find encouragement in the stories that are shared.” Personal stories play a big role in Conversations. “These gatherings are meant for more than just coming and listening to a speaker, which is why we allot 30
minutes for ‘table time’ to round out the evening. We want solos for Walt Disney World, Michelle currently can be heard women to have a chance to process what they’ve heard with singing the closing song of the “Wishes” fireworks show, the people around them, and to share their observations and which plays at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and at Disneyland in experiences.” California every evening. Team members say they are overwhelmed by the responses At Conversations, Michelle will speak about “Living a to the last event, where story after story emerged of how Redeemed Life.” women who had never met before rallied around one another, “The bottom line is, it’s basically my testimony, my exchanging everything from contact information story … how God has redeemed my to tissues and much-needed hugs. “It was life, baggage and all,” she says. the Holy Spirit,” one organizer said. Michelle says she will not give h atc w “Scripture tells us that there is o t n an instructional sermon, but power when we come together xciting the wome rather, something “more on the e o s in Christ’s name, and many personal level. I think there will been n mong “It has s doing … a ten Alderma of us got a chance to see be something that every woman can is i ." –Kr that firsthand.” relate to, no matter what age.” God what our church May’s special guest, Conversations events are for women of f o Michelle Alexander, has all ages and backgrounds, whether they are new sung and led worship at to Northland or longtime members. A dessert buffet Northland for the past 11 years will be provided. In a change since the January gathering, with her husband, bassist Rob Alexander. “Apart from my tickets are now required, at $5 each, and the event has open family, leading worship at Northland has been my greatest seating. Tickets are available at www.northlandchurch.net calling,” she says. Michelle says she is thrilled by the way she and in the Northland bookstore. Since space is limited, women and her husband are able to serve alongside each other on a are encouraged to reserve tickets soon, and attendees should regular basis. The couple have two children, Christian, 6; and arrive early to the event. An overflow room will accommodate Gracie, 3. “I’m most thankful for this full life I’ve been given up to 100 women, replicating the experience of the main a beautiful family and the gift of doing what I love.” sanctuary as closely as possible. Michelle’s love of music began at an early age. Originally Table hosts stationed at every table will greet attendees from the San Francisco area, she grew up in a musical family, and facilitate the discussion time. If you’re interested in starting harp and piano lessons at age six. However, Michelle volunteering, e-mail email@example.com. soon realized singing was her passion. As a child, she started “We know it can be intimidating to walk into a large singing in church and at school and never stopped. After roomful of people—especially if you don’t know anyone—so we graduating from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, will do everything we can to set you at ease!” Conversations her career soon led her to Orlando, where she began working participant Christianne Squires says. Conversations, she says, more and more in the recording studio. is “a great place to meet up with old and new friends alike. Now a freelance singer and vocal contractor, Michelle is We hope to see lots of new friendships form as these women involved in Florida’s mainstream recording and convention come together.” industry. Her CD credits include Gloria Estefan, Aaron Carter After all, it’s amazing what begins with a simple and Damaris Carbaugh. After many years of recording featured conversation.
Guest speaker, Michelle Alexander
Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
an we suffer if we know that God will bring a greater good out of it? Scripture demonstrates that God permits suffering in the lives of believers so that we will become more like Christ. It also reveals that God uses pain to bring unbelievers into eternal relationship with Him. If those two concepts are true (and they are!), then we can rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that God is bringing about a greater good in our lives and in the lives of people in our circles of influence. With this great encouragement, we can suffer missionally. You see, God is a missionary God, and every day, He invites His children (that would be us) along on His mission. We can join Him in His mission to reach a world that “waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:19). This weekend’s sermon in Mount Dora is about just that. The primary text we will use is Romans 8:15-25. We will also consider Scriptures such as Mark 11:13, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 and 1 John 3:1-3. I pray that God applies His Word to our hearts so we will become missional in all of our ways!
Romans 8:15-25 (NIV)
15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Umatilla-Tavares Home Group Outing Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m. meet at Mount Dora site TODAY! Sweet Tomatoes and evening worship at Northland at Longwood. Details: Hugh Moore (352-483-6561)
Connecting Women Bible Study
WEDNESdayS, 9 A.m.
Ladies Night Out
thursday, may 28, 7 p.m., chilis, mount dora
Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076)
5 JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky?”
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
Living a Missional Life
Luke 4:17-21 (NIV)
Matthew 4:17-22 (NIV)
(Calling of the first disciples): From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come,
(Jesus’ proclamation of His mission—Isaiah 61) The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Follow Me … Obey … Witnesses … Good News follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. … He saw two other brothers. ... Jesus called them, and immediately they left … and followed him.
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
(The Great Commission) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Acts 1:8-11a (NIV)
(Acts of Jesus Christ continued by the Holy Spirit through the apostles) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and
Foyer Focus Sundays, May 3 through 31 EXAMPLES OF LIVING A MISSIONAL LIFE
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
Vision Casting SCRIPTURE FOCUS:
Ephesians 2:1:10 (NIV) Made Alive in Christ 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Breakfast in the Courtyard Sunday, May 3
after the 9 and 11 a.m. services
Y! Join us for breakfast and fellowship as we reflect on site Minister Jeremy’s sermon on “Living a Missional Life.” On the way, stop to meet the wonderful volunteers who teach our children, and find out what’s new in the Children’s and Student Ministries! Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Week 1: May 3 — Matthew/Acts International Long-term Missionary Week 2: May 10 — Luke/Isaiah International Work of Christ’s Mission
Praise & Worship Night
Week 3: May 17 — Matthew/Acts Local Short-term Missionary
Behind the NOCC
Week 4: May 24 — Luke/Isaiah Local Work of Christ’s Mission Week 5: May 31 Where It Must Start … Right Here, Right Now!
news@westoaks TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister
Wednesday, May 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for praise and worship, and lift your voices to our heavenly Father. Child care is available.
Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or email@example.com)
Luke 5:27-31 (NIV) The Calling of Levi 27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” 31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
join us Immediately following our service for a Northland at West Oaks Town Hall Meeting! >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Sunday School Classes For adults and middle schoolers sundays; info on pages 12 and 13. Dig into God’s Word while connecting with others.
Rock and Bowl
Topics will cover the Greatest Commandment, financial stewardship, and the book of John.
Sunday, May 17, 6 p.m. Carter Family bowling Winter Garden
Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. email@example.com)
Put on your best rock ’n’ roll outfit and join us!
Local Partner Spotlight:
Local Service Projects
Hospice of the Comforter
(a Northland-supported organization) Organization Meets Needs Through Volunteers Like You By Desmond Jordon
ot only is Northlandsupported Hospice of the Comforter a place that offers resources and help to you and your loved ones during your time of need, it is a place through which you have an opportunity to make a difference for God’s Kingdom. Founded in 1990, Hospice of the Comforter is the only nonprofit community-based hospice serving patients facing incurable illnesses in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Hospice of the Comforter is driven by its mission statement: “We are compassionate people providing compassionate care. We are guided by the highest ethical principles while expertly caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families facing an incurable illness.” What Hospice Provides Hospice of the Comforter’s free services to the community include expert hospice care, educational resources and grief support. Those who receive care live in their homes, assisted living facilities and longterm care facilities. The costs of hospice care are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and/or private insurance, and Hospice of the Comforter will never turn away a patient for his or her inability to pay. Hospice of the Comforter team members work to provide individualized care for patients and their loved ones. Patients receive pain and symptom management related to their illness to help ensure a higher quality of life. Caregivers benefit from education and support, including a licensed nurse who is available by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions and provide support. Also, the setup and delivery of medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis are provided at no cost.
Also, educational resources, such as speakers or resource materials about end-of-life issues, are available to the community. Hospice of the Comforter offers extensive grief-support programs to anyone who has experienced a loss, regardless of whether he or she used hospice services. Family, friends and community members have access to grief support at no cost, whether they are seeking individual counseling, support groups or access to resources. The organization also offers a children’s program that provides grief support in schools to children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. How You Can Help Not only is the emotional, physical and spiritual support provided by doctors, nurses, chaplains, hospice-certified nursing assistants, counselors and social workers, but also by trained volunteers. You can make a difference for God’s Kingdom through this organization in many ways, from interacting with patients and families during their difficult time, to sharing God’s love and His many promises with them, to doing administrative work in the organization’s offices. Specific serving opportunities at Hospice include: - Respite for caregivers - Companionship and friendly support to patients and families, as well as bereavement support to surviving loved ones - Eleventh-hour support during the last 48-72 hours of life - Visitation to patients at home or in facilities - Gardening and landscaping projects - Clerical support and data entry for virtually every department - Telephone support and administrative help - Much more! To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up to serve, visit the organization at www.hospiceofthe comforter.org/volunteer or call 407682-0808. Visit www.hospiceofthecomforter. org to learn more information on Hospice of the Comforter and the free services that are available to you and your loved ones.
To get information on these trips, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net) and select “Serve Others” from the menu. Details: Patti Harshey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-0573) Brazil 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6 - 14 Dominican Republic 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21-29 Egypt 1/Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23-July 5 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25-July 6 Ukraine 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 29-July 10 Swaziland 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 30-July 18 Egypt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-16 Swaziland 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 2-July 14
IsleGo Missions Jamaica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 13–20 Germany/Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 28–August 9 Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 11–18 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10–17 Details: Corinne or Dusty Cooper (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-687-8543)
Swaziland 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 9-18 Dominican Republic 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 20-27 Sri Lanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1-10 Brazil 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 6-16 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 8-16 Brazil 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 23-31 Egypt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 22-October 3 Egypt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 17-23
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vanessa puleo Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator
Nathaniel’s Hope Service Project
Make ’m Smile Celebrates Kids With Special Needs
ake ’m Smile is a community festival that celebrates kids with special needs (we call them VIP kids) and their families. It features a Buddy Stroll, in which VIP families are “buddied up” with people from around the community for a stroll around Lake Eola. Enjoy free food, entertainment, prizes and a chance to visit exhibitors that service the special needs community. This year’s event is Saturday, June 6. Buddies are needed to volunteer on this day. Register now to be a “Buddy,” as an individual, a couple, or an entire family. See the bottom of this column for how to register. Be a “Buddy” and engage in friendship with a VIP kid and his or her family.
Learn more about Nathaniel’s Hope and this event at their website (www.nathanielshope.org).
Upcoming Serving Opportunities
(Check the website for more listings) May 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minister to homeless, Orlando May 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World May 16 . . . . . . . . . . . Cooking, Ronald McDonald House May 17 . . . . . . . . . . Cooking, Women’s Center, Orlando May 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch June 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buddy Stroll Team, Orlando June 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International June 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . Minister to homeless, Orlando June 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Hands project June 13 . . . . . . Coalition for the Homeless, cook dinner June 20-27 . . . . . Week of Service (many opportunities) June 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7256 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)
TO BROWSE ALL PROJECTS AVAILABLE AND TO REGISTER:
1) Visit www.northlandchurch.net. 2) Select “Serve Others” on the top menu bar. 3) Select the “Be Sent to Serve Locally” icon. 4) Select the “Click Here & Sign Up” icon. 5) Then just browse the list and join a project.
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LW ABS (Area Bible Studies)
LW 24/7: THE GATHERING
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 (407949-7194 or email@example.com)
MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
High School Ministry
LW Outreach, Worship, Teaching and
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LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)
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 email@example.com) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. All 9th- through 12thgraders 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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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 (407-6878570 or email@example.com)
College Ministry (For students age 18-25) ........................................................................... Details: Jenny DeGeus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW College Gathering
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures.
LW Short Film Series
Sundays, through May 24, 7:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. They will be watching short films after sharing dinner. Then they’ll break up into discussion groups to look at the different spiritual themes at work in each film.
OV = Northland at Oviedo
WO = Northland at west oaks
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Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
Today we worship God for His heart of love. God loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you. When you love God back, that’s worship!
“Eternal” means forever. God loves us so much that He made a way to give us eternal life, which is life forever with God. Bzzz. Bzzz.
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I’m gray who?
Today’s Buzzword is LOVE! I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
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The Bible is God’s Word. It shows us the truth about who God is and what He has done. It shows us what God wants us to do. But it also shows us the truth about God’s heart. When the Word became flesh, Jesus left heaven and came to live with us. Through Him, we saw God’s glory—His greatness. But when we think about the reason God sent His Son to us, then we truly see God’s heart and His love for us. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. That’s love. If you want to know how much God loves you, read John 3:16.
Sign up for Children’s Ministries Volunteer Training Monday, May 11 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
Details: Lori Gagnon (407-949-4010 or lori.gagnon@ northlandchurch.net)
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What Is Equipping, Anyway? By CONNIE RAINWATER Director of Content Development
hat do you think of when you hear the word “equipping”? Webster’s Dictionary defines it this way: 1. to provide somebody or something with necessities 2. to prepare somebody to accomplish something So when thought of in terms of your spiritual journey, there is a lot the church has to do with equipping. The leadership at Northland wants to be certain that you have everything you need in order to accomplish the good works that God has prepared in advance for you to do (Ephesians 2:10), in order for you to worship and serve God. It is the leadership’s desire to provide you with whatever is necessary for you to come to maturity in Christ.
One way for you to take advantage of the opportunities and provisions at Northland and around the believing community is to go through the Belong, Believe, Become and Be Sent sections in the back of this paper. Each section provides a unique type of opportunity to Belong, Believe, Become or Be Sent. The Belong section lists opportunities to join ongoing Connection Groups. These may be service groups, care groups or special interest groups. They meet in various places and at various times throughout the community. The Believe section lists opportunities for Bible study, prayer and baptism. The Become section lists classes with specific start and stop dates. Many of them take place at one of Northland’s worship sites. The Be Sent section lists opportunities to serve around the world. Service is an important part of the equipping process. We learn as we see God work through us in the lives of others, and as we see Him work in us through those we serve. Take some time this week to see what is available to you as the next step in your spiritual journey.
Where Is That Bible?
ccording to research done by the American Bible Society:
• Two out of three Christian adults say they read their Bible only once a month. • There is virtually no difference between churched and unchurched Americans in the moral choices they make. • It only takes four times per week of engagement in God’s Word to produce life change.
ou may have noticed all the ads in the back section of this paper from time to time as you thumb through. It is a bit like the classified section of the local paper. Perhaps you have never thought of that section as having much to do with equipping, but it has everything to do with equipping, as all the current options are listed there. Belong section: Opportunities for group participation are listed here. Joining a group is a great way to connect in relationships that will both challenge and encourage you. But for all groups at Northland, there is a “so that.” Groups do not exist purely for the benefit of the members involved. Groups come together “so that” we can, together, be the church of Christ in the world. Groups exist for those who do not yet belong. Believe section: Opportunities for Bible studies, prayer groups and baptism can be found in this section. Become section: All the information for choosing a class can be found here, as well as current training opportunities to help you learn to worship and serve. Be Sent section: Find opportunities to serve your local community, along with all the details and contact info, here. Beyond section: Opportunities in the greater Orlando area are listed. Take advantage of some of these, and see what God does in and through your life!
CLASS SPOTLIGHT: Romans Bible Study
heology is nothing more than the study of God’s story. It is through His story that we come to know Him and can worship Him for who He says He is and what He says He has done. The book of Romans is perhaps the most concise theological work in the New Testament. If you are looking for a learning opportunity this year that is the perfect counterpart to Pastor Hunter’s applied apologetics series, consider attending the Romans class, offered by Pastor Dan Lacich on Sundays at 9 a.m. For more information about the class, see page 12.
They estimate that by the year 2040, America will be biblically illiterate. What would it take for you to get your Bible, and your life, out of neutral? Check out the options for groups, classes and Bible studies in the Belong, Believe and Become sections of this paper, pages 11 to 13, for some ways to reengage.
So, How Did It Go? Send Us Your Stories!
e invite you to share your stories of how God is working in your life with your believing community. If you are growing and learning through your participation in a Bible study, the Belong or Lenten study, a class or a Connection Group, consider writing about what God has done so it can encourage others to participate. Send your story or recommendation to Connie Rainwater (connie.rainwater@ northlandchurch.net).
Dr. Dan Lacich, Northland’s pastor for distributed sites, leads the Romans class.
At the end of class, participants break off into groups to review the lesson and discuss prayer concerns.
Pastor Dan explains the lesson in more detail to a participant who has questions.
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
OV = Northland at Oviedo
affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)
Tuesdays, starting May 12, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13-week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience personal growth and healing. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Preregistration is required; child care is available. Details and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)
Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.
Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group online (www. northlandchurch.net), or contact Jennifer Raymond (407-937-1832 or jennifer. email@example.com).
LW BELONG STUDY MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Sundays, May 3 to 24, 9 a.m., room 4209. Participate in the four-week Belong study and also have an opportunity to explore and become a member at Northland. For Northland membership, Here’s what you need to do: 1) Receive God’s gift of salvation, made possible through Jesus Christ. 2) Complete the Belong study in one of the following ways: • Attend the four-week Belong study beginning May 3. • Take the online Belong study at www.northlandchurch.net. • Purchase the Belong DVD and study booklets in the Northland Bookstore. 3) Meet with a membership coach to share your story, affirm the Belong covenant and clarify any questions you have. Coaches will be available for the final session at onsite classes. Those who complete the online membership process will be contacted by a membership coach by phone. Online membership does require current personal contact information. Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss. LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (321-972-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
COPING WITH ADDICTIONS AND 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
DIVORCED AND 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 are welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (407-699-9181)
LW DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP
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 email@example.com)
Tuesdays, starting June 8, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4205-07 and 4209. 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. Details and registration: Jan Stenstrom (407-937-0567)
LW 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)
LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN) Wednesdays, 7:15 to 9:15 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 that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: Jay or Joe (407-949-7193, ext. 1788) LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord following the painful journey of divorce. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)
Sundays, 9 to 11 a.m., Conference Room. This ministry provides opportunities for divorced individuals to renew their relationship with God by addressing the hardships resulting from their divorce by providing Bible-based teaching, support group discussions and prayer in a confidential setting. Details: Mitch Shipley (352-638-0441 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Hall (352-589-1830 or email@example.com)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
LW ART GROUP, DIVINE REFLECTION
Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m., room 4208. This will be the last meeting. Group will resume in September. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@ aol.com or 407-622-6873) • May 22 to June 25, foyer alcove. View group members’ artwork based on John 1:1-4 and 14. Details: Laura Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-622-8673)
LW BUSINESSMEN’S FRIDAY LUNCH
Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., e-mail for location. Learn how to apply scriptural principles to business through personal discipleship. Details: James Price (email@example.com)
LW BUDDY BREAK
Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins 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. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
CENTRAL FLORIDA TRES DIAS MONTHLY SECUELA Saturday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood, Fellowship Hall. Join us for dinner if you’ve attended a fourth-day retreat, such as Via de Cristo, Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, Kairos, Tres Dias, Crysalis or the Great Banquet. Bring a covered dish, and enjoy fellowship and worship. Details: Maria Penzes (407-937-0554 or email@example.com)
LW CONVERSATIONS (WOMEN)
Friday, May 8, 7 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join other Northland women in worship, for encouragement and making connections. Guest speaker: Michelle Alexander (from Northland’s worship team). Cost $5. Child care not provided. Tickets can be purchased online (www.northlandchurch. net) or at the Northland Bookstore. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com)
LW EMPLOYMENT NETWORK
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5106-7. Details: Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, (407-834-4022) Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP
Last Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5106-7. Meet to discuss modern science in light of God’s Word. Study: Why the Universe Is the Way That It Is, by Hugh Ross. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW FLAG FOOTBALL
LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN)
LW GOLF — links fellowship
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407463-9398 or email@example.com)
WO = Northland at west oaks
Saturdays, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, May 8, 8 a.m., Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club. Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Meet the second Friday of each month. Guest speaker is Beth Pry, president of MindLinks Golf, a mental performance coaching business in Orlando. Cost: $35 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, May 5. Details
and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-8809932 or email@example.com)
LW LADY IN WAITING (SINGLE WOMEN)
Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., room 4206. Study the biblical character of Ruth. Details: Liza Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW MOMS’ MORNING OUT
Pick one day a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northland Early Learning Center. Drop off your 18- to 24-month-old for Moms’ Morning Out. Fee: $50 per month, includes registration and supplies. Details and registration: Pam Anderson (407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@ northlandchurch.net)
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 playgroup activities. Registration required. Child care provided during monthly meetings for infants to 5-yearolds. Details: www.northlandmoms4moms.com
LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP
All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051) • Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Ride Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. for a fun, fellowship ride and lunch oceanside. Cost: $5 lighthouse admission, plus lunch. Ride is weather permitting. Register by May 14. Details and registration: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051)
LW ORPHAN CARE GROUP
First and third Thursdays each month, 7 p.m., room 4205. Connecting God’s Children Ministries is designed to connect the needs of God’s foster and orphaned children with people who want to help them. Details: Greg and Sheri Bell (407-617-1911 or email@example.com)
LW PAGE TURNERS
Third Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Special Needs/Cry room. Discuss a variety of classic and contemporary Christian books. Details: Sue Newman (407-830-5776)
LW SENIORS GROUP
Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Marilyn Casey (407-273-2857)
LW SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES
Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., room 4206. Join for worship, prayer, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Liza Johnson (email@example.com), Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or general information (NorthlandSAM@yahoo.com). Leave questions on the singles info line (407-949-7172). Learn more: christiansocial.meetup.com/189/.
Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No teams, no positions and no practices — just fun for ages 18 and up! A $2 donation requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191)
Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES
LW WHAT IF
Mondays, 7 p.m., room 4209. Join this fourweek group, which will inspire us to be the community God calls us to become. Details: Mark Neujahr (407-463-4443 or mneujahr@ earthlink.net)
Sundays, 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study: book of James. Learn to be patient, to make peace instead of trouble and to practice what Scripture teaches. Details: Sharon Ferreira (email@example.com)
LW WORD WEAVERS
Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com
MD BOWLING LEAGUE Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Triangle Lanes, Mount Dora. Join us for Moonlight bowling. All ages are welcome. Details: Jeff Young (205-3329931 or firstname.lastname@example.org) MD LADIES NIGHT OUT
Fourth Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., Chili’s, Mount Dora. Bring a friend. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076)
MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
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. email@example.com)
MD SMALL CHILDREN/HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, location alternates; call for details. Details: Michele Pruitt (352-408-3909) OV BREAKFAST IN THE COURTYARD Sunday, May 3 following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, in the Courtyard. Join them for fellowship and tour the Children’s Ministries classrooms. Meet those who teach and find out what’s new in the Children’s Ministries and Student Ministries. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net) OV DISCOVERING GOD’S WILL (WOMEN) Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. Join in this group study by Andy Stanley as they learn to determine God’s vision and purpose for their lives. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407977-6742) OV The Life of Joseph (Couples)
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Details: Doug and Lisa Hill (dhill@orlandoteam. com or 407-681-7396)
OV Spiritual Giftings (Couples) Sundays, 6 p.m., Cluxton home, Kingsbridge West. Details: Brad and Linda Cluxton (email@example.com or 407-474-0034) WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or firstname.lastname@example.org) WO LADIES NIGHT OUT
Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
LW JOHN, PART 2 — PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.
BAPTISM LW ADULT BAPTISMS
Sunday, May 17, 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 in Jesus Christ (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. email@example.com)
LW CHILD BAPTISMS
Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4212-14. This (14-week) Precept study uses a workbook and requires five hours of homework a week. Details or to order a workbook: Geri Anderson (407-331-6760 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW 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 (407-756-9060 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (407-463-6161)
CHILDREN’s bible studies OV WHO IS JESUS-SECOND TO FIFTH GRADE Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Cox home. Third of a four-part study designed to teach children more about the core truths of the Christian faith, taught by the Grade School teachers. Details and RSVP: Michelle Smith (email@example.com, 407718-5510 or children’s check-in desk)
Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4213. Led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Details: Barbara Olsen (Barbara. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7183)
WO THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT: LOVE Sundays, 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join us as we look at the greatest commandment from God’s perspective. Details: John Hammerstein (email@example.com or 407-877-8896) WO JOHN
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407949-7180)
LW ROMANS BIBLE STUDY
LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS
LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM
Sundays, 10:45 a.m., room 4210. Study the book of Philippians and have lunch at Nature’s Table Café after class. Details: Lisa Edwards (GodsGirl0202@yahoo.com)
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Northland at West Oaks sanctuary. Join others in studying “John: Theology in the Real World.” Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net)
Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) Merritt (407-554-0076)
LW PHILIPPIANS (SINGLES)
Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. email@example.com or 407-9497188).
Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m., rooms 42067. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
WO = Northland at west oaks
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Isaiah: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris (email@example.com)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW ANOINTED, TRANSFORMED, REDEEMED
A study by Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer. Workbook available at the Northland bookstore. • Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Child care available. Details and registration for child care: Renee Shoemaker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407628-7068) • Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Details: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@ aol.com or 407-322-6850) • Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., home of Robin Kendall. Details and reservations: Robin Kendall (321-662-5039 or northland.ladies. email@example.com)
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Longwood. Details: Sharon Fussell (407-830-7740)
LW REVELATION — PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Study: Revelation, Part 1. Child care is available upon request. Workbook, $23.50. Details and registration: Melody Ringenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-884-9794)
MD LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF, A BETH MOORE STUDY Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., rooms 2, 3. A study that explores the fruit of the Spirit. Child care is available. Child care is available. Details:
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
ADULTS LW Basic Christian Concepts
Thursdays, through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5202. A six-week study for anyone seeking a relationship with God and wanting to discover biblical explanations of basic Christian teachings. Details: Bob Ek (email@example.com)
LW Beginning Steps in Faith Thursdays, through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5203. A six-week study for anyone who has accepted Christ but wants to explore ways to grow in his or her faith and spiritual journey. Details: Edwina Terman (edwina. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-461-6980) 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 DIVORCECARE FACILITATORS TRAINING
Facilitators are needed to work alongside the DivorceCare ministry. Learn to help those who are currently experiencing the pain of divorce find healing. Contact Elaine for an application and more information on training. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine. email@example.com)
LW ephesians — Called to Greater Things: Life in Christ and in His Church Wednesdays, through June 30, 7 p.m., room 4215. Study of Ephesians. Details: Diana Oxford (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW Financial Peace University
Thursdays, beginning May 7, 7 p.m., room 4210. A 13-week class. Cost for materials: $99. Registration required. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-333-0960 or email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
LW LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE
Sundays, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5202-9. Beginner and mid-level classes available. Cost: $100 for textbooks and activity fees for one semester. Details: Jin Guiying (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linan An (email@example.com)
LW Live, Learn and Earn
Sundays, May 10 and 17, 11 a.m., room 4204. Learn to respond to financial crises and to connect with others for encouragement and resources. Details: Althea Pemsel (abpem10@ aol.com or 407-929-1592)
LW MARRIAGE 911
Mondays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Marv and Linda Rooks lead this 12-week course for troubled marriages. Child care is available. Child care registration: Morgan Perun (morgan.perun@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1757); details and registration: Linda Rooks (407-644-8619)
LW MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT
Tuesdays, beginning May 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5100. A 14week, Bible-based study to help strengthen or repair your marriage. Registration deadline: April 29. Handbook cost: $15 per couple. Child care is available. Details and registration: 407-949-4000, ext. 1761, or firstname.lastname@example.org
LW Peacemaker Class
Sundays, through May 24, 9 a.m., rooms 42067. Study Ken Sande’s book The Peacemaker and become more effective in your life and Christian service. Details: Nita Zelenak (Nita_Zelenak@ ntm.org or 407-547-2403)
LW Sharing Life Stories
Thursdays, through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5204. A six-week study to enable you to learn to tell the stories of God as you share your own life stories in all of your relationships. Details: Patty Sattler (psattler@ cfl.rr.com or 407-687-6265)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Teri Grayson (407-9497148 or email@example.com • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 19 to May 10. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: April 26 to May 24. 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: April 26 to May 31. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.
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 pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407227-3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)
LW MEN’S STUDY
Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4128. Study: Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood, developed by Dr. Robert Lewis. Details: Tom Horvath (email@example.com) or Gerald Jones (Gwjones01@aol.com)
WO MEN IN THE WORD 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD MY STORY, HIS STORY
Wednesdays, April 29 through May 27, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., grade school room. Learn about God’s unfolding plan for humanity and the unique part each of you plays as your story folds into God’s larger story. Child care not provided. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or email@example.com)
WO Discover God’s Way of Handling Money
Sundays, through May 24, 10:30 a.m., fellowship hall. Learn the profound impact managing your money has on your relationship with God. Details: Zack Fulmer (zack.fulmer@ ronblue.com)
STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home
Help create a single mothers’ group—lead or be part of a core team. Call for an application and interview. Details: Elaine Harland (407-9494002 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com)
Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed at all worship sites.
Longwood: Volunteer Central Calvie Hughson firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-1831 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman email@example.com or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Amanda Hartley firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-222-7374 West Oaks: Derika Hacker email@example.com or 407-473-4537 LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS
During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Find other ways to serve in your community at servebeyond.northlandchurch.net.
Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause. LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS Connect to serve! For a project list and registration, visit www.northlandchurch.net. More info on page 6. Details: Vanessa Puleo (email@example.com or 407949-7156)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, May 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, May 4, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW COVERING CARE BLANKET
First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 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 JAIL MINISTRY
• Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship. • Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons. • Assist women with long-term planning. • Prayer team. • Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
LW phone VolunteerS
Opportunities to serve.
WO TOOLS AT YOUR SERVICE Know someone (even if it’s you) who could use a hand with household chores? No job is too big or too small. This team of volunteers will fix, repair, paint, move furniture and do other tasks. To make a request or join the team, call Kip Conway (407-595-0008 or 321-460-2546).
Serve your local community
Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (email@example.com or 407-699-4903)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW SINGLE MOTHERS OPPORTUNITY
Sundays, through May 31, 9 a.m., room 4210. This class will explore the methods and myths of being a stepparent. Details: Doug Hubbard (email@example.com or 407-695-5100)
WO = Northland at west oaks
Weekday volunteers are needed at Northland at Longwood to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Kevin Donaghy (407-9371831 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER OPPORTUNITY 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)
MD VOLUNTEER AT THE CARPENTER’S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN This center in Lake County is home to 16 abandoned, displaced and medically needy children, ranging in age from 2 to 19 years. There are many opportunities for involvement. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or www. thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com OV GOOD SAMARITAN Serve someone in need in your community through meal deliveries. Details: Maggie Jobson (email@example.com)
Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.
ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL (BSF) September 8, 2008, to 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 (407-8943914). 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: (877-2733228 or www.bsfinternational.org) Environmental Health Public Forum Friday, May 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Ginsburg Tower, Creation Conference Rooms D & E, Florida Hospital Center, 601 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Panel presentation and town hall discussion on children’s environmental health protection. Speakers include Dr. Joel C. Hunter and Dr. Antonia Novello. Details and RSVP by May 1: Laura Washington (lwashington@cehn. org or 202-543-4033, ext. 12) 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. FITNESS MINISTERS CERTIFICATION CLASS May 8 to 9, Life Christian University, Tampa. Use your passion for exercise and/or skills as a trainer to help people in the church. Details: Michael Echevarria (407-529-4512)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
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 Florida for the most current info on resources. Details: HSN (407-893-0133 or www.hsncfl.org) mayor’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, May 20, 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 preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022)
men 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, University and Forsyth. Meet for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Tuesday details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or www.cbmc.com; Thursday details: Steve Doerr (321-274-7072) or Jay Stauf (407506-6737)
parentS NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com
MD = Northland at Mount dora
women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407272-7522 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) ON THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE Wednesdays, 5:50 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Parlor at Reformed Theological Seminary. Study this book by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph. D., on opening the door to healing for survivors of sexual abuse. Details: Olivia Litwiller or Becky Valentine (407-949-4000, ext. 1789 or 1740) 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: email@example.com or 407-522-4797
OV = Northland at Oviedo
stewardship Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
WO = Northland at west oaks
OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets 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 in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Bebe Seabolt (407-359-9487)
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 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).
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. Details: Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Lo Pall (mpall@ universalengineering.com)
CAR (4-DOOR SEDAN) is needed by the Northland Service department for use by visiting missionaries, partners and special guests. Details: Sarah Mattingly (407-949-7170 or email@example.com)
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 Nonperishable 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) MD LOVE COLLECTION New collection each month for The Carpenter’s House for Children and for Loaves and Fishes of Apopka. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (email@example.com or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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).
bed sheets and pillowcases are needed by The Seminole Safehouse for battered women and their children. Details: Steve Celentano (407-399-8173) vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc.org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or email@example.com)
Looking for the job listings? You can find them at jobs.northlandchurch.net.
Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Award Offered
he Joel C. Hunter Scholarship, in an amount up to $5,000, was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Northland’s Foundation for the Arts and Education is now accepting applications for the 2009 award. Completed application packets must be received by Friday, May 15 for consideration. Recipients will be notified by Friday, June 19. Northland News will provide bios of this year’s scholarship recipients in an upcoming issue. At your request, an application will be mailed to you that will provide you with all the details. To receive your application, call the church office. Details: Stephen Thomas (407-949-7185 or firstname.lastname@example.org) “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
............................................................................................................... As of april 27, 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. Evangelical Council for Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) Financial Accountability ............................................................................................................... TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $240,000 $960,000 $4,080,000 Received $186,795 $998,193 $3,767,730 Surplus / (Deficit) ($53,205) $38,193 ($312,270)* *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $41,200 $164,800 $700,400 Received $23,939 $124,086 $494,720 Surplus / (Deficit) ($17,261) ($40,714) ($205,680) LOAN BALANCE is currently $20,151,667 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of April 25 to 27, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,179 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,852 at 1,080 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,751 at 1,084 sites
Whom do I contact if:
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 Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Marcus Mennenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7169 Paul Rahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1798 Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 Thom Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000
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 . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 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 email@example.com
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo blog website . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net
LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 email@example.com Amanda Hartley, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Bebe Seabolt, The Hope Foundation Liaison . . . . . 407-359-9487 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Amanda Hartley (email@example.com) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Maggie Jobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net)
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
WEST OAKS SITE
Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402
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.
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 SITE 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 email@example.com Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 email@example.com Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 firstname.lastname@example.org Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 email@example.com Marilyn Faber, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 firstname.lastname@example.org Brent Williams, Youth Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-754-4428 email@example.com
COUNSELING Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. Discovery Counseling Dennis Gowin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 Oviedo Counseling Clinic Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
West Oaks blog website . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 firstname.lastname@example.org Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 email@example.com Lou Amadori, Setup/Teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 firstname.lastname@example.org John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 email@example.com Kip Conway, Tools at Your Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-460-2546 Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478
Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the West Oaks prayer team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John and Maxine Hammerstein 407-877-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net)
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. email@example.com).
Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128.
LIFEHOPE 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) 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.
Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs. 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. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. 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. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.
Preaching the message this weekend at Longwood: Dr. Steve Brown, president of Key Life Network
Our preacher this weekend is Dr. Steve Brown, president of Key Life Network, a Christian radio network. Key Life’s 15-minute daily radio broadcast, as well as the one-minute “Think Spots,” are heard throughout the United States, Canada and internationally, featuring the Bible teaching of Dr. Brown. In addition to the radio programs, Key Life also offers cassette tapes, CDs and publications that teach and help listeners grow in the knowledge of God, producing life-changing results. “What makes this program unique,” according to its website (www.keylife.org), “is Steve’s humor, illustrations and practical application of Scripture, all with the focus on our freedom in Christ.” Dr. Brown also is a seminary professor and author. He previously served as a pastor for more than 25 years and now devotes much of his time to the radio broadcast. Dr. Brown has a variety of experiences and a unique perspective on life, but refuses to be a “guru.” He gives, in his teaching, the freedom to think. Overall, Steve has become known for his refreshing and practical biblical applications. Currently, Dr. Brown is serving as a professor of preaching at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. He sits on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters and Harvest USA and is the author of several books, including Born Free, When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough and When Your Rope Breaks. His articles appear in such magazines and journals as Leadership, Decision, Plain Truth and Today’s Christian Woman. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. BROWN, VISIT WWW.KEYLIFE.ORG.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
The Stereo Sound of God’s Voice Divine Propositions and Predilections, Part 2
John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (ESV)
John 1:14 (ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (ESV) From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Northland’s bookstore recommends these books that relate to this week’s foci: • Love Beyond Reason: Moving God’s Love From Your Head to Your Heart, by John Ortberg • The Furious Longing of God, by Brennan Manning • He Loves Me!: Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection, by Wayne Jacobsen • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan Bibles are 25% off every day at Northland’s bookstore.
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Worship God today for His inexhaustible love. Summary prayer: ............................................................................................................................
Eternal Trinity, Godhead, mystery deep as the sea, you could give no greater gift than the gift of yourself. For you are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being. Yes, you are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light and causes me to know your truth. And I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you gave yourself to man in the fire of your love. Amen. (Catherine of Siena, 1347-1480, from The Catholic Encyclopedia)
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BIBLE TO WORSHIP SERVICE
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