NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
JUNE 13 - 20, 2009
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 24
Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful. That is the important paradox.
As there are plants which will flourish only in mountain soil, so it appears that Mercy will flower only when it grows in the crannies of the rock of Justice: transplanted to the marshlands of mere Humanitarianism, it becomes a man-eating weed, all the more dangerous because it is still called by the same name as the mountain variety. -C.S. Lewis
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Challenges to Christianity | If God Is Good, Why Do Moral People Seem So Mean? | Job 22:1, 7, 9, 21-22; Romans 2:1-4 | www.northlandchurch.net
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (ECW) Early Childhood Wing
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE
MOUNT DORA SITE
Saturday, JUNE 13
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 Summer LUGRox
SUNday, JUNE 14
7:30 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 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 2:30 PM 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Romans Managing Your Finances God’s Way Transformers Study (cc) Connection Groups (cc) The Bible Relevant Now! Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Challenges to Christianity Men’s Discussion Group Infant Baptism Singles Small Group Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 College Ministry
Monday, JUNE 15 9:45 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Beth Moore Study Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Grief Share Faithful and True Men’s Group
TUESday, JUNE 16 8:30 am 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm
Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
Middle School T-N-T High School T-N-T DivorceCare AMEN Near Him Home Educators Praxis (cc)
Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4213-15 4210 F.Hall/SMCC 4205,4210 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4206-7 4213-15 Sanctuary 4206-8 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 4210 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4204-9 1118/SMCC
The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4205, 4208-10, 4213-17 4206-7 1115/SMCC 4204
Family Care Counsel 2211 Helping Hearts F.Hall/SMCC Beth Moore Study (cc) 4204,6-7,8,17 Summer O2 The Rink/SMCC Ephesians: Life in Christ and in His Church 4213-15 Connection Groups 4205,9 Faithful and True (Women) 5108-9/CWW Jesus and the Gospels 4128 Care Group 5106-7
THURsday, JUNE 18
6:30 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 8:30 am 10:00 am 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Middle School T-N-T Lift Support Group High School T-N-T Congregational Prayer Time Men’s Fraternity His Way Financial Peace University Blanket Ministry Parents of Prodigals
FRIday, JUNE 19 7:00 pm
Saturday, JUNE 20
4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Summer LUGRox Couples Café
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
1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4217 The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary 4128 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 Hospitality Suite 4209
Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry
TUESday, JUNE 16
6:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Bowling League Celebrate Recovery (cc)
9:00 am 10:00 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
FRIday, JUNE 19 7:00 pm
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OVIEDO SITE SUNday, JUNE 14
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 11:00 am Worship (cc)* 11:00 am Infants 11:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 11:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 11:00 am Grade School 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry 6:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry
Monday, June 15
Discovering God’s Will (Women)
TUESday, JUNE 16
6:30 am 7:00 pm
Connection Group (Men) The Life of Joseph (Couples)
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SUNday, JUNE 14 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
THURsday, JUNE 18 6:00 pm
Congregational Prayer Time
FRIday, JUNE 19
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com)
Dr. Phillips Splash Park
PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently:
WEST OAKS SITE
8:00 am Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC Nature’s Table Café
What’s on the Web?
Rooms 2, 3 Triangle Lanes, Mount Dora Calvary Chapel
Women’s Bible Study Homeschool Play Group Gathering 2:42 Women’s Bible Study CREW352
10:00 am Moms Playgroup
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3
WEDNEsday, JUNE 17
WEDNEsday, JUNE 17
10:00 am 12:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
SUNday, JUNE 14
(CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center (F.Hall) Fellowship Hall (NOCC) Northland at Oviedo Community Center
Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall Music Room Sanctuary/F.Hall
House Blend Cafe
Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (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.
Discussion Group THIS WEEKEND!
Led by Governing Elder Peter Katauskas
Sundays, June 14 through August 30, 11 a.m., room 4206-07 More info on pages 10 and 12.
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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Friday, June 19, Longwood Sanctuary With special guest, actress Erin Bethea at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m.
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Thursdays June 25-August 13 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Room 4206
Visit www.northlandchurch.net/events for more info.
More info on page 13.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Print and 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
Read more about it on page 13.
Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022)
Volunteer as an Online Missionary By Dr. dan lacich Pastor
decision for Christ or that they have a question about following Jesus, they are contacted by a volunteer online missionary. The volunteer provides a personal contact and helps the person with his or her next steps and prayer requests. My first day as a volunteer took about 15 minutes of my time. In that 15 minutes, I replied to a message from a young man from Uganda who had just given his life to Christ and wanted prayer so that he could be stronger in his faith. I also replied to a young man from Detroit who was recommitting his life to Jesus after walking away for a time. I was able to direct both these men to some online resources to help them get closer to Jesus, as well as pray for them. It is a truly amazing experience to be able to encourage these new believers as well as to pray with some of them to become believers in Jesus. People who serve as volunteer online missionaries find that they end up growing through the ministry in ways they never anticipated. There is a confidence that they gain in their faith for the everyday world as a result of serving in the virtual world of the Internet. Many people are afraid to share their faith face to face because they are worried that they won’t have the answer or will say the wrong thing. The beauty of this ministry is that you have time
ne recent Sunday morning, I ran into a fellow Northlander as he walked into the lobby in Longwood. He had a huge smile on his face, so I asked how he was doing. “Great” was the reply. “This morning, I prayed with a girl in Algeria to give her life to Christ.” Now, you tell me, would you like to have that as something you accomplished before breakfast one day? Thanks to Northland’s partnership with Global Media Outreach, you have such an opportunity. Global Media, or GMO, is an Internet-based evangelism ministry that has been growing by leaps and bounds. Last year, GMO had more than 3 million people indicate a decision to follow Christ on one of their more than 90 different websites. Of those 3 million, nearly 750,000 provided contact information so someone could follow up with them. So far this year, more than 5 million have indicated a decision for Christ. The people who visit the GMO sites come from countries around the world, including many that are closed to the Gospel. They speak numerous languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, German, French, Swedish and Chinese. Many of them do not have access to a church or another Christian, though many do. Once they visit a website and indicate that they have made a View the recording of the June 6 orientation at www.northlandchurch.net.
You Can Do It! Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
to think about how you would answer a person, and all the tools you need to do that are available on the GMO website. Once you have answered a question via e-mail, it becomes so much easier to answer that same or a similar question when you are face to face. On June 3, our entire staff learned how to be a volunteer online missionary. On June 4 and 6, 280 Northlanders attended an orientation to learn about GMO and how to be involved in its ministry. Since then, many of them have taken the 20 minutes needed to sign up with GMO, and once approved, they have to take an additional 20 minutes to read the training materials and get started. It really is that easy. Our goal is to get as many Northlanders as possible serving in this ministry. There is a need for all languages, especially Spanish speakers. To get involved, all you need to do is go to www.gmojoinus.com and learn about the ministry. You also can view the recording of the June 6 orientation at www. northlandchurch.net.
Help people from all over the world come to know Christ, right from your big comfy chair.
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER The Lord will take you to the edge of your ability, your knowledge, your strength and your emotions because He is preparing you for the same kinds of things He did on Earth – and even greater things! (John 14:12) It will not be in your own strength but in the power of the Holy Spirit! Can you serve in Children’s Ministries John McBride even though kids try your patience sometimes? You can if the Lord is calling you to! Can you face sickness, job loss, or the breakup of a relationship and not be overcome?
ave you ever had a day when you woke up expecting one thing and, instead, God asked you to do something completely different … something way out of your comfort zone? This happened the other day to John McBride, a Northlander at Mount Dora who was recently put on the spot by the Lord. A close friend of John’s had called him, tearfully explaining that her father had died. She didn’t have a minister to lead her dad’s funeral, so she asked John if he would do it. Did I mention that the funeral was to be held later that same day? Where do you think the conversation went next? Read what followed, in “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do John’s own words: “Tearfully, she asked what I have been doing. He will do even greater things me to do it, as I was the than these, because I am going to the Father.” closest thing to a pastor that she knew. I told her - John 14:12 (NIV) that I had no idea what to do, and that I couldn’t. But by 3:45 p.m., the Holy Spirit pressed the need on my heart to step You can if the Spirit of God lives in you! Jesus lives in you and out and serve this family. The Lord gave me the is training you to stand firm and minister in His name! words and the Scriptures to proclaim His glory to We find Christ at the end of ourselves. When the Lord about 60 people. It was wonderful, but it was the takes you to your edge, draw near to Him and make it an last thing I thought I’d be doing when I woke up opportunity to do something new for Jesus. You can do it! that morning.” >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., War Room No gathering on June 17. We encourage you to pray wherever you are at that time. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Women Bible Studies
• Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Rooms 2, 3 Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076) • Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Rooms 2, 3 Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983) or Christina Ferrito-Dugan (352-735-1974)
Ladies Night Out
Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m., Chili’s, Mount Dora Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE LOVE COLLECTION
We are collecting for The Carpenter’s House for Children. Here is a list of needed items: Canned fruits, green beans, corn, peas, baked beans, cookies, crackers, cereal, cereal bars, Poptarts, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, soup, broth, canola and olive oils, salad dressings, mayo, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes, juice and juice boxes. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollings email@example.com)
Blessed to Be a Blessing JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
by maggie JOBSON
ast week Jeremy wrote about the “In Her Shoes” tea that took place Saturday, May 30. The tea culminated with the call to put on an event for women in our community who find themselves in hard times. Thirty-one women signed up to be on a team coming together this summer to plan and implement the vision we have received from Luke 14:13 (please read). Jesus Himself laid this idea of serving the least of these as a basic quality of those who would follow Him. The Old Testament, too, is filled with commands of this nature. Isaiah 58 is one of these places in Scripture where we hear the voice of God the Father telling His people what it is He asks of them. “And if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday. And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:10-11, NASB). In a world fraught with self-help books, seminars and people obsessed with their own darkness, the passage above holds such a powerful truth. Lest you think me to be insensitive, let me preface this thought with one of personal testimony. My own life has been riddled with personal tragedy and struggle, but as I came through those experiences,
STUDENT MINISTRIES SUMMER 2009
Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8571 or erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net)
I realized the power of being outward-, not inward-focused. The verses that largely led that season told me, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32, NASB) and that “it was for freedom that Christ set us free” (Galatians 5:1, NASB). Free for what? Free to “give [myself] to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted.” We are blessed to be a blessing. We are given much in order to give! Not to hoard and spin in our obsessions. Isaiah 58 is a desired reality for me, and I believe it can be for you, too. Our God has promised that His Word will accomplish what He means it to. So when He says “give yourself … then your light will rise,” you can take that to the bank. Do not misunderstand – this is not about being a worker for God; this is about following Jesus, working with Him. Do not belittle the work Christ did on the cross by thinking you might be able to somehow earn your “gloom [becoming] like midday.” Again, He calls you to follow … in His power, for His glory and for your ultimate satisfaction both in this life and in the one to come. I know that many of you are in the midst of “scorched places.” But notice in this passage, He does not say, “and I will take you out of your scorched place and satisfy you”; He says, I will “satisfy your desire in scorched places.” Wherever you find yourself right now, reach out to Him. Do not do what human nature urges you to do and withdraw and become angry. Accept your “scorched place” and find Him there as you get out of yourself and give. Beloved sister or brother, find Him in the midst as you give yourself away, and may your life abound with the deep satisfaction that is known by following Jesus. Join us as we begin to pray and plan this outreach event where we will serve, love, listen, walk with and encourage women from our community who are in need. God Himself tells us that this will not go unnoticed; it will be richly rewarded by Him in the place where it matters most – eternity! Contact Maggie Jobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Terry Tinsely (email@example.com) for details on how you can “be a part of it” with us, with Him! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
news@westoaks The Waiting Room TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister
ave you ever found yourself sitting in a waiting room at a hospital? What was that experience like for you? A week and a half ago, my dad had openheart surgery, and there I sat, with my family, waiting. But what I found out is there is so much more going on than just waiting, as many of you probably already know. Spending time with family and friends in a time like that offers the opportunity to talk about things that are important, and to reminisce about the past, funny things that happened when we were young, and even about the way life is today. You see the significance of relationships and how they have impacted your life. However, there is also more to a waiting room experience than just waiting and spending quality time with your family and friends. You also have the opportunity to be used by God in other situations as well. In my case, family members were waiting to see what was going to happen with their dad/brother who was battling cancer in its final stages. It is amazing to see what will happen when you allow God to use you. The emotions were strong, and I asked God to use me if He wanted in that situation. A door opened as the family came through the waiting room, and
I went over to ask if I could pray for them. The truth is if we ask for open doors, God usually opens them, especially if it has to do with helping others. From the outside, nothing seemed to change for them after I prayed. But then there were times when I passed the son during the day and he told me what that meant for him and his family. What I learned was that it doesn’t matter what you say or do, but that you do something when you get that nudge from God. So the waiting room is not just for waiting; it’s about hearing God’s voice and acting on it. I believe many of us
Bible Study (Middle School)
Tuesdays, starting June 23, 5 to 6 p.m., NOCC
Beach Day (Middle School) - $5
Thursday, June 25, 7:30 a.m., NOCC
High School Summer Series
Sundays, June 28 and July 5 and 12, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC. Topic: “Who’s Choosing?” About the things that influence how we make decisions and how Christ should be the main influence.
Glow Bowling (for incoming freshmen)
Friday, June 26, meet at 8:30 p.m., NOCC. Pick up at 11:30 p.m., Oviedo Bowling Center. Register by June 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES SUMMER 2009
Details: Michelle Smith (407-718-5510 or michelle. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wacky Tacky Bowling - $10
Wednesday, June 24, noon to 2 p.m., Oviedo Bowl
Meet at the Movies - Free
9:30 a.m., Regal Cinema, Oviedo Marketplace Tuesday, June 16 – Horton Hears a Who! (G) Tuesday, June 23 – Curious George (G) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Friendship Partner Training
Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to noon, NOCC. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. for a continental breakfast. Make a worldwide impact for the Kingdom by spending time with international students attending UCF. Cost: $2 per person. Details and registration: Michele Moresi (email@example.com)
Moms Play group
Friday, June 19, 10 a.m., Dr. Phillips Park and Splash Pad. Put on your swimsuits, pack a lunch and stay for the afternoon with other moms from West Oaks. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Volunteers needed in the Children’s Ministries
Other volunteers also needed: Ushers, greeters, security, Student Ministries, setup and takedown, cleanup, hospitality, special events and more. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The truth is if we ask for open doors, God usually opens them, especially if it has to do with helping others. seem to be in a “waiting room” right now, spending time with friends and family, and I want to encourage you to ask for those open doors where you can be a part of something God is orchestrating. It really does only take a willing heart to be available as God calls you. I think we miss many of those opportunities because we are not looking for them. When we see things in light of who God calls us to be, the doors fly open. Take a moment to ask God to show you where He wants you to step up and be available for others. You will not be disappointed as you love God this way! So hurry up and start waiting. >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Men in the Word
Saturdays, 8 a.m., House Blend Cafe. Currently studying: Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis. Details: Jerry Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4th of July Parade
Friday, July 3, 11 a.m., Quality Healthcare of Winter Garden. Dress in your red, white, and blue and join us for a parade for the elderly. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baptism Bible Study for Kids Ages 10-14
Tuesdays, starting July 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Hartnett home, Orlando. Eight-week study to learn about what baptism is and what it means. Details: Susan Hartnett (407-455-3545 or pshartnett@aol. com)
Local Partner Spotlight
Pathways to Care Helps Homeless Recover BY SARAH MATTINGLY Northland Executive Assistant Service
f you have a heart for serving the homeless, volunteering with Pathways to Care, a Northland-supported organization, may be just right for you. Pathways to Care, a 40-bed not-for-profit respite center, provides health, housing and hope to Central Florida’s most vulnerable homeless. The organization provides short-term recuperative care and support services for homeless adults in need of temporary housing in order to recover from an acute medical illness or injury. Pathways to Care opened July 1, 2003, as a licensed assisted living facility with a goal of supporting its residents to achieve greater health, self-sufficiency and housing stability. Clients are urged to develop and complete a social recovery plan devised to solve the root causes of their illnesses, homelessness and joblessness. As such, Pathways to Care goals are farreaching on an individual and a community level. Its specific goals for the coming year are: • To serve at least 230 poor, medically underserved adults. • To provide social services to every individual referred to Pathways to Care. • To complete medical recovery for 67 percent of the individuals referred to Pathways to Care. These goals are accomplished through Pathways to Care’s caring and talented nursing, case management and resident life staff, as well as through a large network of volunteers. The staff is knowledgeable about the resources available in the region and connects Pathways to Care clients accordingly. Staff and volunteers work one-on-one with clients to teach them life skills and self-care, educate them about their illness or injury, and provide spiritual and social support on an ongoing basis. On average, Pathways to Care has a 68 percent success rate of relocating individuals with family or achieving other independent living options through Pathways to Care’s links to numerous social service and housing providers and its strong community support network. Pathways to Care became a program of CCCF in January 2007. Collaborating with various community partners, including local Catholic and Protestant churches, regional homeless agencies and hospitals that serve Orlando, and Seminole and Volusia Counties, PTC is able to fulfill its mission to care for a particularly vulnerable part of the homeless population, serving the greater community at large. How You Can Help Pathways to Care owes much of its success to the volunteers who serve. The opportunities are numerous, and there is never a moment when a volunteer’s help is not needed. There are two ways to serve: 1. Sign up for a local serving project at Pathways to Care. Each month, we send a team from Northland to serve a meal at Pathways to Care. Serve team members have a great opportunity not only to work in the kitchen, but also to spend an evening with the patients, getting to know and love
Vehicle Needed for Visiting Missionaries, Partners and Special Guests Prayerfully consider donating a vehicle (preferably a four-door sedan) to the Northland Service department for use by visiting missionaries, partners and special guests. Details: Sarah Mattingly (407-949-7170 or email@example.com)
them. You can sign up for one of these projects at our website (www.northlandchurch.net). 2. Volunteer individually. There are many ongoing needs, including: • Administrative/clerical workers • Facility maintenance (painting, grounds work) workers • Resident mentors • Teachers for classes on computers, job training, resume writing, and other life skill classes • Servers for breakfast, lunch and dinner • Receptionists If you are interested in volunteering, contact Anita Capetillo, volunteer coordinator (407-658-1818). Visit the organization’s website (www.pathwaystocare.org) for more information.
Serving Blesses Pathways Volunteer Pastor Joel has always espoused that God’s purpose for our lives is not primarily comfort. God is primarily interested in our relationship with Him and the character, strength and service that result from that relationship. Prior to actually getting involved in serving others, I found myself echoing adages such as, “I’m glad I’m not him/her,” or, “I can count my blessings that’s not me,” but through service, these thoughts have faded away. My relationship with God has grown significantly, and my faith continues to mature through serving others. Serving is not about elevating yourself, or your situation or circumstance, or about feeling somehow superior, or even “lucky”; it’s about realizing that we are all equal in God’s eyes. It’s about setting aside titles, labels, age, gender and ethnicity, and reaching out to a human being who, like myself, is a child of God. Nothing more. Nothing less. And in reaching out to others, you find the other person reaching back to you with wisdom, faith and love that far surpasses your own. These times are so incredibly humbling and so powerful and provide us with a nanosecond of insight of what God’s intent for us is – unconditional, unadulterated love for one another. God is not so much interested in our circumstances as He is in our character. How can your life not change after sitting across the table from a man who is homeless, is in poor health, has no possessions, is a recovering drug addict with no source of income or job and only wants one thing: prayers and intercession for strength to endure that which awaits him after he leaves Pathways? He doesn’t complain or ask, “Why me?” He doesn’t ask to be removed from his situation; he only asks to be improved by his situation. Experiences like these from serving have developed my character by allowing me to see and interact in the world as God has always intended for me to do. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Thank You, Lord, for the privilege to serve You by serving others. And thank you, Northland, for your giving heart, which makes these opportunities all possible! – Jim Coleman
Local Service Projects vanessa puleo Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator
Many Projects Ahead Team leaders are always needed. Interested? Contact Vanessa Puleo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7156).
Upcoming Serving Opportunities
(Check the website for more listings, project times, locations, age requirements and other information.) June 19 . . . . . . . . Lake Charles Team, Serve project June 20 . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, cooking team June 20 . . . . . . . . . . . College Ministry Serve project June 24 . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team, Downtown June 27 . . . . . . . . . . . Concession Stand Serve Team June 27 . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch July 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry, Downtown July 10 . . . . . . . . . . Project Cleanup, Christian HELP July 11 . . . . . Coalition for the Homeless, cook dinner July 11 . . . . . . . . . Little Hands project, at Northland July 11 . . . . 15th Street house repair (on-site training) July 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . Concession Stand Serve Team July 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . Concession Stand Serve Team July 15 . . . . . . . . Project Parking Lot, Christian HELP July 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . Concession Stand Serve Team July 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International July 25 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve breakfast July 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch July 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, cook July 25 . . . . 15th Street house repair (on-site training)
To Register: 1) Visit www.northlandchurch.net. 2) Select “Serve Others” on the top menu bar. 3) Select the “Serve Locally” icon. 4) Browse the list of projects and locate the one that interests you; Select it and “Join the group.” 5) You will receive an e-mail before that date with all the information you need. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)
To get information on these trips, visit Northland’s website (www. northlandchurch.net) and select “Serve Others” from the menu. Details: Patti Harshey (patti.harshey@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0573) Brazil 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1-9 Egypt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 22-October 3 Egypt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 17-23
Details: Corinne or Dusty Cooper (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-687-8543) Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 11–18 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10–17
Do you have materials and tools that you are not using that are taking up space in your garage and/or storage shed? Would you prayerfully consider donating them? We are always in need of tools, such as hammers, nails, screwdrivers, paint brushes, rollers, levels, wrenches, trowels and miscellaneous drywall materials. Contact Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net).
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Middle & High School Students
Tuesdays-n-Thursdays Middle School: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. High School: 2 to 5 p.m. LW JUNE 2 THROUGH JULY 23 Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink
For middle and high schoolers. A great time to hang out and connect! There will be games and a devotional. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or email@example.com)
Middle & High School Students 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: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Middle School Ministry
High School Ministry
LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) Summer LUGrox: June 13 TO August 8 (off JUNE 27, july 4 AND 25)
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!
LW UPCOMING 6th-GradeRS Class
BEGINS THIS WEEK!
June 13 through August 1, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall All 2009-10 sixth-graders are welcome. Focus will be the “Identity” series. Students may choose whether or not to stay afterward for LUGRox. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW MIDDLE SCHOOL Lock-In
Friday, June 26, 9 p.m. to Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Pick up a green brochure at the front desk. Cost: $20 if registration and payment is received by June 23. $25 if registration and payment is after June 23. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or email@example.com)
OV AXIS: Middle School Summer Bible Study
Tuesdays, starting June 23, 5 to 6 p.m., NOCC. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Outreach, Worship, Teaching and Hangout Time Summer o2 Schedule: June 3 to August 5 Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. All 9th- through 12th-graders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
LW Servant Leadership Ministry
A primary goal of Northland Student Ministries is to lead students to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique strengths and spiritual gifting so that they might use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9th- through 12th-graders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Servant Leadership Ministry. For freshmen, we have LUGRox Setup Crew, and for sophomores, juniors and seniors, we have middle school Area Bible Study trainer and LUGRox captain positions. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: High School Ministry
Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or email@example.com)
College Ministry (For students age 18-25) Details: Jenny Shaw (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.
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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!
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Answer: WHERE IS GOD’S THRONE?
Life without God Job 21:13-16 God made heaven and the earth and everything in it. He made all people. Many people love God. Some people do not believe in God. Others know that God is real, but they do not want to worship or obey Him. Job said those people told him, “Leave us alone! We don’t want to know how you want us to live. Who is the Mighty One? Why should we serve Him? What would we get if we prayed to Him?” Those people may seem like they have a good life, but they have the most difficult life of all because they live each day separated from God. Even when terrible things happened to Job, God was always with him. That is truly like having heaven on earth! Believers never have to go through life without God.
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Draw a picture of what you think heaven looks like.
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
This month the offering for Children’s Ministries will be going to the Ronald McDonald House!
This week, if you see someone who is worried, remind that person that God is good and He is in control. Draw a picture of heaven as a gift to cheer the person up.
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Haley learned that Paul was willing to go where the Holy Spirit was leading him, and that we, too, must learn to listen and obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Sky Blue class at the 11 a.m. service. She is kind, caring and passionate for Christ. Not only does Jenny teach in Children’s Church; she has also taught a Young Believers class and is a core team member when preparing for the daddydaughter dance. Thank you, Jenny, for the enthusiasm and creativity you bring each and every week. We love and thank you for all you do!
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These children completed the Young Believers Step 3 Class.
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See page 13 for info on the young believers classes offered this summer!
Challenges to Christianity Class Discussion Week 1, Introductory Lesson Participant’s Guide for June 14
his week begins the study group, led by governing elder Peter Katauskas, that will be delving more deeply into struggles of faith and other questions that have arisen during the current series that Dr. Joel C. Hunter is preaching, “Challenges to Christianity.” Join this group on Sundays through August 30 Governing elder at 11 a.m. in rooms 4206-07 at Peter Katauskas Northland at Longwood. Below is an outline of some of the topics that will be discussed this week. Question of the week What is the benefit of doubt? Below is the Scripture passage and questions that will begin this week’s lesson. The discussion each week will follow Dr. Hunter’s preaching schedule, beginning with the first week of the “Challenges to Christianity” series, the May 9 to 11 weekend. Bible engagement Read together the story of the boy Jesus healed in Mark 9:14-29. 1. With whom do you most identify in this story: the boy, his father, the disciples, or Jesus? 2. How would you describe the father’s statement in verse 24--as honest or encouraging?
3. When have you experienced a similar struggle, wanting the faith to believe? 4. Which of the following do you have the hardest time believing? a. That God is sovereign. b. That He is good. c. That He cares about you. d. That He has the power to help you. 5. What kind of doubts do you struggle with most? 6. What things have helped you in times of doubting? 7. Life, at best, is difficult. Why do ongoing difficult situations make ongoing faith so difficult? 8. How does doubt itself become defeating? 9. Since this series is about challenges to faith, let’s define faith. Which best describes your view of what faith is? a. Taking a giant, blind leap. b. Being childlike — innocent and unaware of obstacles of faith. c. Seeing the difficulties clearly, but intentionally choosing to believe.
his week Dr. Hunter continues the new preaching series, “Challenges to Christianity: Brief Answers to Common Questions,” with his sermon “If God Is Good, Why Is There Hell?” For many people, the circumstances of life often pose challenges to faith. But God doesn’t back down from a challenge. He is not intimidated by our doubts and fears. He will use them as the very things that bring us to a clearer knowledge and understanding of Him. Below are some resources available in the Northland Bookstore that address many of the struggles with faith we experience: The Bible Has the Answer, by Henry M. Morris and Martin E. Clark Includes a chapter on “How Can a Loving God Send Men to Hell?”
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, by Wayne Grudem Includes a chapter on “The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment.”
Heaven, by Randy Alcorn Includes the chapter “Is Heaven Our Default Destination … or Is Hell?”
Challenge Often our doubt has more to do with our feelings about our circumstances than with any intellectual struggle. What we see day to day all around us seems more real than any power we cannot see. In light of that, how could you interrupt someone else’s situation enough to remind them of God’s love? Details: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net)
Heaven or Hell: Your Ultimate Choice, by Dr. Bill Bright Dr. Bright presents the most compelling contrast of the reality of Heaven and hell. So what do you choose? Your earthly destiny and your eternal destination are determined by what you choose to believe.
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” —Mark 9:24 (NIV)
Authors for Married Couples
ike houses, relationships constantly need upkeep. Once in a while, a few new tools may be needed to keep things running smoothly. This summer, the Equipping team has been working to provide married couples and families with resources to keep their relationships healthy. In addition to the Fireproof movie and “The Marriage Course,” here are some resources you may find helpful: Book by Dan Allender Dan Allender is president and professor of counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He is a therapist in private practice and a frequent speaker, seminar leader and author. Dan received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. Intimate Allies Intimate Allies strips away cultural expectations and takes a fresh look at God's design for the marriage relationship. The authors focus on five foundations taken from Genesis 1-3 and include an extensive review of other biblical passages on marriage. Each section begins with a reallife story concerning an unresolved marriage issue and concludes with the same story built on the "foundation" of a godly marriage. With eloquence and wisdom, this book will challenge readers to move their marriages out of the mundane and into the fulfilling and enriching experiences God intended. Books by John Eldredge John Eldredge is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people recover and live from their heart. Wild at Heart Helping men rediscover their masculine hearts, this
Arabic-speaking volunteers needed to participate in translation effort for Northland’s children’s Bible curriculum,“The Worship, The Word & The Way.”
guide to understanding Christian manhood and Christian men offers a refreshing break from the chorus of voices urging men to be more responsible, reliable, dutiful … and dead. Captivating Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be “good servants,” nurturing caregivers or capable home managers. Books by Les and Leslie Parrott Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Becoming Soul Mates This book provides a road map for cultivating rich spiritual intimacy marriage. It contains 52 practical weekly devotions to help couples build a strong spiritual foundation as they cross the hurdles of marriage and grow closer than they ever imagined! Love Talk Learn to communicate using a deep, yet simple, plan full of new insights that will revolutionize your relationship.
Details: Melinda Rutland (email@example.com or 321-663-0131) Join us in sharing who God is and what He has done with the next generation in Arabic-speaking nations!
Thursdays June 25-August 13 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Room 4206 Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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)
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)
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 Barbara Olsen (email@example.com or 407 949 7183).
LW BELONG STUDY MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Participate in the Belong study and 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: • Take the online Belong study at www.northlandchurch.net. • Purchase the Belong DVD and study booklets in the Northland Bookstore. 3) Those who complete the online membership process will be contacted by a membership coach by phone. Online membership requires current personal contact information. 4) Participate in an on-site Belong class. Watch the Northland News for details on the next class. Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. 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: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)
LW Parents of the Prodigals First and third Thursdays of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4209. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available by reservation. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or 407 977 6742) 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)
Women in Conflict Peacemaking Support Group Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Gonzalez home. Learn how to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner, based on the “4 G’s” found in The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande. Child care is not available. Details: Christina Gonzalez (407-923-1789)
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 email@example.com).
MD DIVORCECARE 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
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 affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience personal
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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
Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly 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 (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW COUPLES CAFÉ
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. A list of books is available in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Ruth Rudy (407484-3000 or email@example.com)
LW PeaceSeekers Informational Meeting
Monday, June 1, 6 p.m., room 4213. Northland’s peacemaking team, called PeaceSeekers, will be available to answer questions concerning personalized services to help individuals, ministries, and businesses resolve conflict using tried and true biblical principles. Details: Richard Arndt (407-221-8955)
Saturday, August 15, 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 (407949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch. net); details: James Price (james.price@ northlandchurch.net)
LW SENIORS GROUP
LW EMPLOYMENT NETWORK
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/.
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. DVD study: Unlocking the Mysteries of Life. Details: Kent Cofoid (email@example.com)
LW FLAG FOOTBALL
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
LW SOCCER – ACHE
Saturdays, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. On break until July 10 to allow for routine field maintenance. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-3590191)
LW GOLF — links fellowship
Friday, July 10, 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 Chris Storms, who will speak to us “Young Life’s” mission to take the Gospel to teenagers. Cost: $35 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, July 7. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-880-9932 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)
Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)
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 email@example.com) 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. firstname.lastname@example.org) MD SMALL CHILDREN/HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, location alternates; call for details. Details: Michele Pruitt (352-408-3909) 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 (email@example.com or 407977-6742)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
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) 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 (email@example.com or 407-473-4537)
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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)
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW JAMES
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4213. Led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Details: Barbara Olsen (Barbara. email@example.com or 407-949-7183)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076) MD Search for Significance Wednesdays, beginning June 10, 7 to 8:15 p.m., rooms 2,3. A Robert McGee study to build your self-worth on God’s truth. Child care is not available. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983) or Christina Ferrito-Dugan (352-735-1974) OV Bad Girls of the Bible (SINGLE WOMEN) Fridays, starting May 29, 7 p.m., NOCC. This ongoing group for single moms will bring you closer than ever to some of the shady ladies from Scripture who have so much to teach us. Book and workbook required. Child care available off site. Details: Michelle Redding (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-497-6540)
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Study the books of first and second Peter. Details: Rob Ross (321-948-2512 or rob@EnlightenDigital. com)
BAPTISM LW ADULT BAPTISMS
Sunday, June 14, 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-9497188).
LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS
Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m., rooms 42067. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or email@example.com)
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM
Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407949-7180)
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 email@example.com)
LW PRAYER GROUP
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1116. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed
Mondays, starting June 22, 10 a.m. to noon, room 4213. A Bible study by Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer. Workbook available at the Northland bookstore. Child care provided. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (email@example.com or 407-977-6742)
LW A Heart Like His, Beth Moore Study
Seeking the heart of God through a study of David. • Mondays, June 1 through August 10, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Child care available by reservation. Details and registration for child care: Cherrie Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-322-6850) • Wednesdays, May 27 through August 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-07. No child care provided. Details: Cherrie Rowe (email@example.com or 407-322-6850)
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)
LW The Marriage Course
Thursdays, June 25 through August 13, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., room 4206. Bring dinner and develop practical tools to apply to build a strong and healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. For couples who want to enhance their marriage, are struggling with their marriage or are in challenging stages of marriage. Cost: $10 registration per couple and $10 for two workbooks. Child care available with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-9497183 or email@example.com)
MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter
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)
Sundays, 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join us as we look at the greatest commandment from God’s perspective. Details: John Hammerstein (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-877-8896)
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
Sundays, June 7 to July 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4210. Learn about biblical financial management and about practical tools and resources to help you manage your finances God’s way. Cost for materials $16. Details and registration: Bob Shoemaker (407-599-3132 or email@example.com)
WO Discover God’s Way of Handling Money
WO THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT: LOVE
WO JOHN 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)
LW MANAGING OUR FINANCES GOD’S WAY
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)
WO 1 and 2 Peter
Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.
WO = Northland at west oaks
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
ADULTS LW CHALLENGES TO CHRISTIANITY
Sundays, June 14 through August 30, 11 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Discussion group focusing on Dr. Joel C. Hunter’s current sermon series, led by governing elder Peter Katauskas. Delve more deeply into struggles of faith and address questions and challenges to Christianity. Details: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara. email@example.com)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW ephesians — Called to Greater Things:
Life in Christ and in His Church Wednesdays, through June 24, 7 p.m., room 4215. Study of Ephesians. Details: Diana Oxford (email@example.com)
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)
CHILDREN LW Early Learning Center
Summer Program Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 30 to July 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. For children 3 to 5 years old (on September 1, 2009). Fee is $85 per week or $350 for entire five weeks ($75 discount). Space is limited. Details and registration: Cathy Casavant (407-937-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS
(GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Teri Grayson (407-9494014 or email@example.com • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 28 to July 19. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June 28 to July 26. 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: October 11 to November 15. 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 = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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)
WOMEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5108. If you have a desire to live authentically, honestly, and intimately in your relationships, this group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause. LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net. More info on page 6. Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7156)
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, July 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, July 6, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (email@example.com)
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)
Opportunities to serve.
Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed at all worship sites.
Longwood: Volunteer Central Calvie Hughson 407-937-1831 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
LW phone VolunteerS
Weekday volunteers are needed at Northland at Longwood to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Kevin Donaghy (407-9371831 or email@example.com)
LW SINGLE MOTHERS OPPORTUNITY
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)
Children 5 and under prohibited. Details and ticket reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-365-5531
Serve your local community
Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
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 longterm planning; Prayer team; Pen pals.Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407949-4007)
LW OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, June 20, 3 to 7 p.m., 164 Plumosus Drive, Altamonte Springs. See what God is doing with Jessica’s House, transitional housing for women, offered by Northland’s Prison & Jail Discipleship Ministry. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407977-6742)
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 407699-4903)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Find other ways to serve in your community at servebeyond.northlandchurch.net.
WO = Northland at west oaks
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) Adoption by Shepherd Care Tuesday, June 9, 7 to 9 p.m., 2911 Lakeview Drive, Fern Park. Thinking about adoption? Come to a free informational meeting. Details and R.S.V.P.: 407-265-9599. Art and Faith — The Art of Enduring Opportunity for six artists to create an exhibition on the theme of endurance as it relates to their faith and their world with six international artists of The Limner Society at the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando, October 6 to 15. Application deadline: June 1. Details and applications: www.LimnerSociety.com 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. Harvest Time International Mission Ministry needs volunteers for four hours a week. Volunteer positions include: administrative, praying, ministering, helping families apply for benefits, and sorting food. Details: Terry (407-474-0441 or www.harvesttime.org) 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) 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) Joy Christian Arts Academy Showcase Friday, June 19, 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2 p.m., Winter Springs High School auditorium. You are invited to their 22nd Showcase Production, “Inexpressible Joy.” Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
President’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, July 15, 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
women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com) 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) Surviving Financial Meltdown Thursdays, June 4 to July 30, noon, First Watch, 249 W. State Road 436, #1061, Altamonte Springs. Summer book study on maintaining a biblical versus worldly perspective and thriving during difficult financial times. Bring your copy of Surviving Financial Meltdown, by Ron Blue. Details and registration: Cindy Price (407-221-3981 or Cindy@CindyPrice.com) or Linda McCormick (407-925-9196) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-522-4797
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk Christ Calls; Northlanders Step Up
ore than 300 Northlanders, both onsite and via webstream, turned out to be trained at the Global Media Outreach event held recently. Read all about this amazing opportunity to bring people from all around the globe to know Christ on page 4. Local serving projects are another powerful way to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors that need a helping hand. Learn more about how you can serve on page 6 or visit www.northlandchurch.net.
MD = Northland at Mount dora
OV = Northland at Oviedo
stewardship Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
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).
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 the Northland Children’s and Family library. Books may be dropped off in the Children’s Ministry Office. Details: Bethany Durys (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com) “This is one of the most exciting things I have ever been a part of in my 40 years of ministry,” Pastor Joel said.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (email@example.com)
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 407-415-7678) OV
Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374)
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). 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 Lu Pall (Mlupall777@yahoo.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.
............................................................................................................... As of june 8, 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 ............................................................................................................... God blesses us when we bless others.
A GMO representative talks about “online missions.”
TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $240,000 $2,400,000 $5,520,000 Received $317,905 $2,443,777 $5,213,314 Surplus / (Deficit) $77,905 $43,777 ($306,686) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND Need Received Surplus / (Deficit)
This Week This Quarter $41,200 $412,000 $39,853 $348,915 ($1,347) ($63,085)
This Year $947,600 $719,549 ($228,051)
LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,973,333 ...............................................................................................................
A well-deserved break. Helping others is hard work, but the rewards are 10-fold.
ATTENDANCE for weekend of May 30 to June 1, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,100 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,679 at 986 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,557 at 990 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? Elaine Harland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 longwood blog site . . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Steve Bruton, Manager Donna Duckhorn, Assistant Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Lori Gagnon, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . . 407-949-4010 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179 Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Hartley, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 email@example.com Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 email@example.com Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Amanda Hartley (firstname.lastname@example.org) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Maggie Jobson (email@example.com) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net)
WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks blog website . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or email@example.com John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 firstname.lastname@example.org Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 email@example.com Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 firstname.lastname@example.org Marilyn Faber, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 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)
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 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
ACCESS MINISTRIES While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee. email@example.com). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128.
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: Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor
Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
Challenges to Christianity: Brief Answers to Common Questions If God Is Good, Why Is There Hell?
Worship God today as a God of love. Out of His love, He sent His only Son to pay the price for our sin. Summary prayer:
Job 21:13-16 (nasb)
“They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol. “They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways. ‘Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?’ “Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.”
Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and love, for they are from everlasting. Remember not the sins of our youth and our transgressions; remember us according to Your love and for the sake of Your goodness. RELEVANT READS AND RESOURCES ARE ON PAGE 10.
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BIBLE TO WORSHIP SERVICE
B i b l e s a r e 2 5 % o f f e v e r y d a y a t N o r t h l a n d ’s b o o k s t o r e .
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