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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

“Because we love something else more than this world, we love even this world better than those who know no other.” –C.S. Lewis

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AUGUST 15 - 22, 2009

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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 33


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE

MOUNT DORA SITE

Saturday, August 15

8:00 am 9:00 am 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

Chronicles of C.S. Lewis Sanctuary Children and Families Serving Projects 1116-18/SMCC Couples Café Nature’s Table Café Prayer Meeting Prayer Room Worship (cc) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW

SUNday, AUGUST 16

7:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Marriage Prep Class Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 1 Peter Class Financial Peace University Philippians Transformers Study (cc) Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Challenges to Christianity Infant Baptisms Singles Small Group Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 College Ministry

Prayer Room The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4213-15 4213-17 4209 F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4206-7 Sanctuary 4206-8 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

Monday, AUGUST 17

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

MOMS4MOMS Meeting Near Him Home Educators Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) Faithful and True Men’s Group Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Grief Share Life on Hold Women’s Group Common Ground Young Adult Ministry

TUESday, AUGUST 18

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

DivorceCare AMEN Praxis (cc)

10:00 am Family Care Counsel 7:00 pm Faithful and True (Women) 7:30 pm Connection Group

THURsday, AUGUST 20

Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Buddy Break Training Access Parent Support Group Financial Peace University Blanket Ministry Parents of Prodigals Men’s Fraternity His Way

Saturday, August 22

8:30 am 9:00 am 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

F.Hall/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC 4210 F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4204-9 4217 The Rink/SMCC

4205, 4208-10, 4213-17 4206-7 4204

WEDNEsday, AUGUST 19

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

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

Word Weavers Connection Group Leader Training Luncheon for Serve Team Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5

2211 5108-9/CWW 4209

1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 5100/CWW Hospitality Suite 4209 4128 F.Hall/SMCC

F.Hall/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW

SUNday, AUGUST 16

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

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, AUGUST 18 6:30 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, AUGUST 19

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

Homeschool Play Group Gathering 242 Women’s Bible Study CREW352

Friday, August 21 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Homegroups

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

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 11:00 am AXIS: Parent Meeting 6:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry

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Rooms 2, 3 Calvary Chapel

TBD F.Hall Rooms 2, 3 Sanctuary

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Various locations

OVIEDO SITE SUNday, AUGUST 16

(CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center (F.Hall) Fellowship Hall (NOCC) Northland at Oviedo Community Center

Join the Northland Community on … Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway Hallway NOCC

Monday, AUGUST 17

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Distributed Sites @ Home

7:00 pm Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed (Women) Harrington home

Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net).

TUESday, AUGUST 18

JOIN any of these worship sites:

6:30 am 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Connection Group (Men) AXIS: Middle School Bible Study The Life of Joseph (Couples)

NOCC NOCC Wiest home

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, AUGUST 16 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

Tuesday, August 18 7:00 pm

Ladies Night Out

THURsday, AUGUST 20 6:00 pm

Congregational Prayer Time

Saturday, August 22 8:00 am

Men in the Word

Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall Music Room Sanctuary/F.Hall

Chili’s, Winter Garden

Sanctuary

Conference room

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 pianolauriek@yahoo.com)

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry 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)


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ABOUT Northland ..............................................................................

a welcome to first-time visitors .............................................................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

Our Core Values Worship, Spiritual Formation, 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.

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.

coming up

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Foundations for a Godly Marriage

what if... people really

Tuesdays, beginning August 25

believed

Registration deadline: August 18

Help strengthen your marriage! More info on page 10.

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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BELONG

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BELIEVE

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BECOME

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BE SENT

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BEYOND

Trust in Answers to Prayer God alone Sundays, beginning September 13 11 a.m., room 4204, Longwood site Learn to pray and be challenged by the classic writings of George Mueller in modern language.

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More info on page 12.

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Bible?

What If...the power of God’s Word was unleashed to become living and active through God’s people? This year, our church is joining with the American Bible Society to find the answer. Join us as we discover the power of 4+ engagement with God’s Word, inviting Christ’s love to change everything.*

Visit the Bible Engagement Center in the foyer at the Longwood site the weekends of August 28 to 30 and September 5 to 7. More info on page 10.

this changes

ever ything...

*As shown by a ground-breaking study conducted by Back to the Bible’s Center for Bible Engagement, people who read the Bible at least four times a week experience a much higher level of health and stability, despite life’s constant challenges.

NORTHLAND NEWS .............................................................................. Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT)

“I want to find more opportunities to worship God...”

Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Print and Public Relations Connie Rainwater, Director of Content Development 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 Robb Richardson, Photographer

Baptisms

Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m. Ken and Diane Watkins’ home

Details and to sign up: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net) More info on page 12.

is a good time FIND OUT WHY: now.northlandchurch.net


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4 Awarded Joel C. Hunter Scholarship

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his year the Joel C. Hunter Scholarship was awarded to four Northlanders: Barbara M. Coffee, Alyssa Gantt, Kaley McCann and Gabriel John Rodriguez. The Joel C. Hunter Scholarship was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Below is a little about each of this year’s recipients.

Barbara M. Coffee

give her greater credibility as she continues to work in child advocacy. She serves on the Citizen’s Leadership Committee for the Central Florida Advocacy Center and is open to any opportunity that reveals itself to continue to volunteer or even to take a government position that assists in child advocacy issues. “I have more than book knowledge about the injustices that prevail worldwide in the child protection systems in place for abused and neglected children,” she wrote in her application. “I have a dream and gifts that I know are not an accident,” wrote Barbara, who speaks five languages and one dialect. “I know God will provide a way for me to accomplish His plans. “My life is dedicated to God. He is the only reason I am here, why I have the gifts I do. ... I know God creates amazing things out of bad things and built my character to be able to be ready for whatever task He has for me. I know nothing in my life is an accident.” Barbara, who has been attending Northland for a dozen years, started the Divorce Recovery Ministry at Northland. She is receiving a $1,000 scholarship to assist in her studies.

Alyssa Gantt

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Barbara, of Winter Park, has applied at Northcentral University, in Prescott Valley, Arizona, to pursue a doctorate in psychology with a specialization in marriage and family issues. She has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in business and languages from Florida State University. Barbara, a psychotherapist, has had a private practice in Winter Park since 1993 with a focus on marital and family therapy and trauma. A doctorate degree in psychology, she says, will

Alyssa, an Oviedo High School graduate from Winter Springs, is headed for the University of Florida this fall. At college, she plans to major in English, a passion of hers, and minor in international studies, with a goal of attending law school. “International studies would benefit me in my dream to work for

International Justice Mission,” she wrote. “Ever since [IJM President and CEO] Gary Haugen came to Northland to speak about IJM, I’ve felt a strong calling to join the cause. I believe God is calling me to be active in any form of human rights law.” Alyssa has been a youth leader for the middle school girls at LUGRox for the past three years and was part of the setup crew her freshman year. She has been on four Distributed Journeys with Northland: to Jamaica in summer 2006, and to Egypt in summer 2007, 2008 and 2009. “On the mission trips I’ve participated in, I’ve learned that God’s Word must be shared, and can be, even in playing sports like on the Egypt trip,” she wrote. “But most of all, I’ve realized that I am nothing without Him. My goal as I enter the next chapter of my life is that I can be that ‘light’ and that I can effectively share the awesome love of Jesus Christ.” She received $2,000 toward her studies.

Kaley McCann Kaley McCann, of Longwood, is entering her sophomore year at Flagler College in St. Augustine this fall. Kaley, who attends Northland and is an associate member of Good News Church while away at school, is pursuing a psychology degree with a double minor in youth ministry and sociology. “Lord willing, my goal is to become a Christian counselor and pursue a graduate degree,” she wrote in her application. “I feel that Christian counseling is what I am called to do. I want to become a Christian counselor because I truly

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Showing God’s Love to Little Ones Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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esus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:14-15, NIV). We love kids. From the tiniest baby to the tallest fifth-grader, we keep our kids engaged with the love and power and fun of knowing Jesus! Our Children’s Ministries staff and volunteers pour their

hearts out each weekend so that every kid who comes to the Mount Dora site knows that God loves them like crazy! Allow these photos to speak for themselves – and if you would like to play a part in serving our children, contact Tanya Carpenter, the Mount Dora site’s Children’s Ministries coordinator (tcarpenter@cfl.rr.com or 352-735-3832).

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

>>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET Encouraging and serving the youngest among us.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., War Room. We encourage you to pray wherever you are at that time. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

AUGUST LOVE COLLECTION

“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”- Psalm 100:5

We are collecting for Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora. Items needed: pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, toilet paper, dried beans, rice, soup, chicken broth, chicken bouillon cubes, sponsorships for eggs, bread and milk. We are also collecting grocery coupons. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollings worth2@cfl.rr.com)


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‘Well, isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?’ JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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his is the second Africa article written in preparation for our upcoming “Story-sharing Sunday,” September 20 after both services, where we will show pictures and videos of the trip we went on and the work we were involved in so you can begin to pray about your involvement, as part of the Oviedo congregation, in next year’s trip as a fellow sojourner, prayer warrior or supply gatherer. The title, “Well, isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?” is from a statement made by one of the CHE (Community Health Evangelist) women we met there. Maggie and I had been doing home visits each day with these women who are a part of this CHE team that goes home with the children attending the school in an attempt to get a better idea about their family life and home situation, what the real needs are and so on. These women go out three or more times a week and visit homes in the community that they live in themselves, and sit with the mothers or grandmothers there, talking with them about their life and hardships, and delivering them the message of hope that is in Christ. Maggie and I were humbled each time we would go and amazed by the boldness these women had, always speaking truth in love, but never afraid or hesitant to speak it. We were forced to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance, words, even to fight back tears and fears in a way we never have before. We were strained to seek what the Lord is doing all around us, even when it seems impossible to understand. We were hard-pressed to find the hope and faithfulness in Christ that these women had in the face of suffering and desperation. But we found Him there, in the smiles and song of the families and

children we visited, and in the Good News they shared with us about their Savior. We learned about an entirely different kind of faith in Christ, a faith that is “sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV). Maggie had mentioned to me, and we talked at great length about how these women were modern-day apostles, walking the streets of the town ministering to the sick, widows, orphans, the hungry and the poor. One day while returning from a visit, Maggie and I shared this thought with them, and as simply and humbly and matterof-factly as one could be, one woman responded, “Well, isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?” And she just kept on walking to the next house. Maggie and I just smiled at each other and realized we had just heard the voice of Christ himself. “Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded” is the last part of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:20). So what did He command us to do? Love Him, then one another! “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:40). Then He tells His disciples that it is by the love they have for one another that others will know that they are His (John 13:35)! Pastor Joel is sharing today from 1 John 4, and I love the petitioning in verses 11 and 12: “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (NIV). These women get that, in its simplest, purest form. Love rules! So my question for each of us is, Are we? Are we, as Nike coined, just doing it, or are we getting caught up in the who, where, how and when logistics and not doing it at all? Are we being led by the Spirit in such a way that whatever He is leading us to do is what we are after, or is that too supernatural and unrealistic? Before you answer that, think about this: When we asked the women how they planned their days and weeks out, which kids to go home with and which houses to visit or return to, their response came just as quickly and honestly as the last one: “We get together each morning and pray about it. We ask the Lord to lead us, and He does.” I thought, What? Huh? And while I was trying to figure that out, they just kept on walking and doing the work I so often only plan, or talk or read about – the work of Christ!

news@westoaks An Incredible Saturday TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

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f you were not able to be a part of the baptisms that happened last weekend at the Hartnetts’ home, let me share with you how incredible the afternoon was for all of us. Four kids had gone through a six-week study on baptism, led by Susan Hartnett, and every one of them knew the significance of what he or she was doing and why he or she was doing it. In addition to the kids, Ginger Young was also baptized and was able to share her story with all

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Sign up through August 23

Children age 4 through eighth grade are invited to participate in a Christmas musical to be held December 8. Rehearsals begin September 13 and will be held during the 9 a.m. service. Sunday school attendance is required during the 11 a.m. service. Cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling if materials are shared. Space is limited. Visit the children’s check-in or information table for sign-up and additional requirements. Details: Michelle Smith (michelle. smith@northlandchurch.net or 407-951-5691)

LADIES BIBLE STUDY

Second and fourth Thursdays each month, beginning August 27, 7 p.m., NOCC. Study: Awakening Your Sense of Wonder: Discovering God in the Ordinary, by Janet Chester Bly. Details: Karen Hanson (407-929-8770 or Svenska77kh@aol.com)

AXIS: FALL KICKOFF

Middle and High School Ministries

Sunday, August 23, 5 to 8 p.m., Central Winds Park (1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs). Bring your Frisbees, volleyballs, basketballs and other games. We’ll be cooking burgers and hot dogs, worshiping together and listening to an inspiring message. Bring your friends. Details: Erica Emler (erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net or 407-687-8570)

Oviedo Summit Meeting, 2 Timothy 2:2 Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m. to noon, NOCC. Do you have a heart for what God is doing in and through Northland at Oviedo? Want to see others being connected, challenged and developed through the body of Christ? If so, join us as we take a deeper look at Northland at Oviedo and where God is leading this congregation! Breakfast will be provided. Child care is available. Details and registration: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net)

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of us. I truly believe that when you have something like this happen in a community of believers, God moves in ways that blow us away, and Saturday was no exception. In addition to the baptisms, we shared Communion together to remember Christ and the reason we get baptized. As we shared Communion together with the five that were just baptized, there was an overwhelming sense that God was present and real to all there. And we all know when that happens, amazing things take place. We see that frequently when we worship together on the weekends. But seeing kids and families sharing Communion together allows us to see how God wants to bring the family together to reflect His Kingdom. Thanks for the privilege of sharing this incredible day together with all of you. >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

THIS WEEK! Ladies Night Out Alex Benitez

Alie Hartnett

Tuesday, August 18, 7 p.m., Chili’s in Winter Garden. Join us for food, fun and fellowship. Details: Liz Johnson (jeffnliz05@netzero.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES TRAINING AND LUNCH

Sunday, August 30, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall, West Oaks site. For those currently serving in the Children’s Ministries and for those who would like to. Bring a dish to share for lunch. Child care will be provided. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

volunteers needed in all areas Corbin Lowery

Brooke Novak

Ginger Young

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


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e came to the Dominican Republic to build a church for the people. God had prepared our hearts and our bodies to serve Him. The first day, the sound of hammers, saws and drills filled the area like music. Most of us did not know what we were building, only that the pieces of wood had to be cut to certain lengths, some with angles, and then the pieces started fitting together. Some people would hold the pieces in place, and others would fasten them with screws and nails. Mistakes were made and corrected. Everyone worked together. On the sixth day, all the pieces that we built were loaded onto a truck, and the whole group traveled by bus following the truck. As we arrived, Dominican children gathered around to watch while we assembled the pieces one by one. First the side panels, then a window and a door, then the roof panels. In about six hours, we finished, and that is how we built a church. But let me back up a little and take a closer look. While we were assembling a church building, God was building the church. He was showing us that we do not need to know everything that He is doing; we just need to do our part. He showed us what it looks like for the body of believers to work together and that if we are assembled in just the right way, we are His church. He showed that when we make mistakes and admit we are weak, He is strong, and that if we work together, we can accomplish more than we can apart. He showed us that it is more important to work together than it is to just get it done. Even if it takes longer, the church He is building in us will have a stronger foundation. Finally, He showed us that all He needed us to do is say, “Yes, I will go!” He did the rest. It would be impossible to describe all that He did, but some people in our group have written a few words that I would like to share with you all. Thank you for praying and giving. If you see Karl and Lori Droppers at church, let them know you appreciate their leadership for so many years to our middle school children by leading this trip.

Building the Church in the Dominican Republic by james price

“I always wonder if I will feel God show up to fill this temple with His Spirit. I know God will show up; He always does. But will I feel it? The answer is yes! I felt His Spirit fill this new temple with His presence, and I couldn’t help but weep with joy that He is so faithful to always show up, and even more to fill each of us so that we felt overwhelmed by the presence of God as we prayed to bless this new holy ground! To God be the glory!” – Lori Droppers “Great team! Everyone helped; everyone shared. God was good to us. Leaving with a church building standing and a new place for the village to worship is awesome.” – Karl Droppers

Pre-assembled pieces are put into place.

Local Service Projects vanessa puleo Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator

You can’t put a price on moments like this.

hank you to all those that contributed. Northland collected more than 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need of assistance.

Upcoming Serving Opportunities

“With every screw that goes in, love, laughter, jokes, joy and memories come out.” – Kimmy Joe Burtrum, 14 “This week was spectacular! I have been on this trip seven times now, and it just keeps getting better. I feel like through me, God may have changed people’s lives.” – Mara Droppers, 14 “We were like a little mustard seed. I pray that like the mustard seed, this chapel will grow its roots deep and wide with the love of Christ.” – Renae Burtrum “The entire attitude and the mood of this trip are truly magical. It’s impossible to not have a smile when I see the faces of the children. I’ve developed bonds in the Dominican Republic with people and God that I will never forget. The entire trip and the two former trips I have taken there are indescribable.” – Leah Truckenbrod, 13

Backpack Drive Success

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“It was one of the most rewarding things I have done. The joy of seeing the pastor receive the keys after five years of prayer was incredible.” – Steve Johnson

The trip included fun as well as hard work.

(Check the website for more listings, project times, locations, age requirements and other information.) August 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . Meals Ministry, cooking team August 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meals Ministry, serve team August 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Service Projects August 22 . . . . . . . . Boys & Girls Club, TLC serve team August 29 . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, breakfast September 5 . . . . . . . . Little Hands Project, Longwood September 6 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner September 12 . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International September 12 . . Coalition for the Homeless, cook dinner September 19 . . . . Ronald McDonald House, cook dinner September 26 . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)


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Check it out!

O2 moves pt.om.! Sundays, 5 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 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net)

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

(NOW ON SUNDAYS! O2 RESUMES AUGUST 30)

(LUGROX RESUMES AUGUST 29)

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

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: Middle School Summer Bible Study

Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., NOCC. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

LW O2 — Outreach, Worship, Teaching and Hangout Time

Sundays, 5 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. All 9th- through 12thgraders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

LW Servant Leadership Ministry

(Communion and Commissioning — AUGUST 26) A primary goal of Northland Student Ministries is to lead students to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique strengths and spiritual gifting so that they might use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9th- through 12th-graders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Servant Leadership Ministry. For freshmen, we have LUGRox Setup Crew, and for sophomores, juniors and seniors, we have middle school Area Bible Study trainer and LUGRox captain positions. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: High School Ministry

Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

College Ministry

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

we have an opportunity to attend

Disney's Night of Joy Saturday, September 12

High school students are invited to Disney’s Night of Joy, featuring artists Family Force 5, Flyleaf, Skillet, Jars of Clay, Grits, Mandisa, MercyMe, Revive, Josh Wilson, Above the Golden State and Abandon. Turn in a completed registration form (the purple form available at the Welcome Desk) with your deposit. COST: $65 with $20 deposit and registration. NOTE: All registrations and final payments are due by Friday, August 28! Price includes park admission, round trip transportation via coach bus and all the incredible concerts! Check-in: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 12, Children’s Worship Wing.

(For students ageS 18-25)

Pickup: 1 a.m., Saturday, September 13, Children’s Worship Wing.

LW College Gathering

Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net)

Details: Jenny Shaw (jenny.shaw@northlandchurch.net) 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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Attention: 12-graders! 9th- through

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My name is: __________________________________________________

Today we worship God as the sovereign Lord, which means He is in control over the whole world. When we put Him first in our lives—that’s worship!

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!

– G = L__ __ __ To love is to care deeply and show great kindness to someone.

Bzzz. Bzzz.

Who’s there?

Peace.

Today’s buzzword is LOVE! I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because

Peace who?

Peace and carrots.

Peas and carrots?

Unscramble the letters in these words from 1 John 4:8.

DGO SI VEOL __O__ __S __ __V__

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Answer: GOD IS LOVE

Believing In Jesus when Friends (Others) Do Not Matthew 10:34-39; 1 John 4:7-12 Jesus did not come to bring peace between people or nations. He came to bring peace between God and people. God loves us and wants to be the most important one in our lives. Loving God is the best way to love others better. In his first letter, John wrote, “Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. God showed His love by sending His only Son into the world so we could have life forever close with God. What is love? It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and gave His Son for us. Since God loved us that much, we should love one another. No one has ever seen God. But if we love one another, God lives in us.”

Yes! I’d love some!

Draw a picture of yourself spending time with Jesus.


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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS 11 VOLUNTEERS

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

for Saturday and Sunday evenings!

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This week do something to show God that He is the most important one in your life. Then do something to show love to someone the way God shows His love to you.

ENTER HERE

Search for and circle the words from 1 John 4:7. “Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God.” Word bank: DEAR, FRIENDS, LET, US, LOVE, ONE, ANOTHER, BECAUSE, LOVE, COMES, FROM, GOD

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kindergarten classes on Sundays at 11 a.m. She has a special love for children that she says grew stronger than ever after she become a grandmother. Vickey’s passion for serving children brings great energy and excitement to Children’s Ministries! Thank you, Miss Vickey. We love you!

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Not Too Late to Gain Financial Peace

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elow are some resources available in the Northland Bookstore that reflect the focus of this weekend’s worship service:

A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God’s Love, by Max Lucado Before we can truly love another, we must receive … God’s love! Best-selling author Lucado takes a revealing look at 1 Corinthians 13, illustrating biblical principles with his characteristic warm and winsome stories, and reminding you not of a perfect love you are incapable of giving — but one you cannot resist.

Join Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and learn to live debt-free. There are two classes starting shortly. • Thursdays, August 20 through November 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. • Sundays, beginning September 13, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. More information below and on page 12.

Financial Peace University course! • Thursdays, preview August 20. Classes August 27 through November 19, 7 to 9 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. • Sundays, beginning September 13, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. A biblical study by Dave Ramsey that teaches how to manage money, reduce debt, prepare a budget and use resources in a godly way. Cost for materials (available at Northland’s bookstore): $99 if purchased with cash, check or debit card, or $110 if purchased by credit card. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@ cfl.rr.com)

Did you know… …when surveyed, believers indicate that they engage in Scripture an average of not more than once each week? And yet, according to statistics, it requires at least four times per week of Bible engagement to produce real life change? This fall, the focus of Northland’s equipping program will be to provide opportunities for Northlanders to engage in God’s Word in new ways together. In a joint venture with the American Bible Society, on the weekends of August 28 to 30 and September 5 to 7, a Bible Engagement Center will be set up in the foyer for all congregants to experience. This weekend’s experience will help to introduce the fall Equipping endeavor NOW (Northland on Wednesdays). Each Wednesday night, September 2 through 30, you are invited to gather for worship and teaching. Come and choose from one of the three elective classes being offered in Theology, Bible and Christian Living.

RELEVANTREADS

Defy the odds. Beat the statistics. Engage NOW. 4 or MORE (times a week in God’s Word). 4 life. 4 weeks (for NOW). 4 change.

Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different, by Tullian Tchividjian Tchividjian examines what Gospelinfused priorities would look like in relationships, community, work, finances and culture. He presents a clear picture of what it means to live subversively — and redemptively — for God.

Challenges to Christianity

Discussion group now meeting! Sundays, 11 a.m., rooms 4206-7

Facilitators: Governing elders Peter Katauskas, Ed Wood and Paul Rahill

This week’s challenge: “I don’t believe in Christ because of Christians!”

Peter Katauskas

Matthew 23:13; 7:5

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r. Hunter’s sermon series “Challenges to Christianity” has sparked a lot of dialogue for Northlanders. In response, we have the unique opportunity to hear from our governing elders on those topics. This is an opportunity for you to delve deeper into the struggles of faith, and to address questions on these issues in a more personal setting. No registration is necessary. Just show up. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832)

When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man, by Edward T. Welch Overly concerned about what people think of you? Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of peoplepleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves and others.

Ed Wood

Paul Rahill

Engage NOW. (Northland on Wednesdays) Don’t miss the first session of Northland on Wednesdays, September 9, when we will have a time of extended worship before these classes begin the following week:

Love Beyond Reason, by John Ortberg How do you explain a love that has no explanation? What will happen if you let it touch your heart? God loves you neither because you’re flawless nor because you’re perfect, but just because you are. In Love Beyond Reason, John Ortberg reveals the God you’ve longed to encounter: a Father head over heels in love with you, His child, and intensely committed to your highest joy. After exploring how this love has been revealed through Jesus, you’ll learn how you can love your family, friends and the world around you with the same transforming love.

“I want to find more opportunities to worship God...”

THEOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE OF MAN

Led by Dr. Joel C. Hunter Find your purpose as you learn why God created man and what sets you apart as a believer in Christ.

CHRISTIAN LIVING: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Led by Michael VanHuis (with guest speakers Donnie Scearce and Ted Esler from Pioneers, Steve Douglas and other guests) How can I be Jesus in a global world?

is a good time

BIBLE: BIBLE BASICS

Led by Sean Cooper Where did the Bible come from? Why do we believe that it’s true? How can I apply it to my life? Find out the answers. Visit now.northlandchurch.net to learn more.

FIND OUT WHY:

now.northlandchurch.net


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

OV = Northland at Oviedo

growth and healing. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Registration is required; child care is available. Details and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)

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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

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 (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net 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)

CARE GROUPS

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 (407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com).

LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY

Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)

LW DIVORCECARE

Tuesdays, new session beginning September 8, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13-week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience personal

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 godsgirl0202@yahoo.com)

LW GriefShare

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 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 (james.price@northlandchurch.net)

LW BUDDY BREAK

Saturday, September 12, 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 buddybreak@northlandchurch.net)

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COMMON GROUND — YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-40) Mondays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@northlandchurch.net)

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 COUPLES CAFÉ

LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 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: Zach (407-937-7193)

Second Thursday of each month, September through May, room 4209. Join other artists to reflect God’s glory and truth through the visual arts. This year’s focus: being Light. Book: Refractions, by Makoto Fujimura, available in Northland’s bookstore. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873)

LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED

LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP

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)

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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)

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 mns10@psu.edu) or Cindy Hall (352-589-1830 or chandnelly@earthlink.net)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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 blv292@cfl.rr.com)

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Saturday, September 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m, Nature’s Table Café. Speakers address a variety of topics designed to encourage married couples. Child care by reservation: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net); details: James Price (james.price@northlandchurch.net)

LW Divine Reflection Art 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 (kent.cofoid@gmail.com)

LW FLAG FOOTBALL

Saturdays, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@magicwebhosting.com)

LW GOLF — links fellowship

Friday, September 11, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Clubx. Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Meet the second Friday each month. Speaker for September is Ryan Gordon. Cost: $32 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, September 8. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-8809932 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com)

LW Moms4moms

Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. • Once a month, Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Child care provided with registration for infants to 5-year-olds. • Once a month, Sundays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. No child care provided. Registration required. Details and specific dates: 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)

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 ruthrudy@cfl.rr.com)

LW SENIORS GROUP

Third Wednesday of each month (no meeting in August), 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Marilyn Casey (407-273-2857)

LW SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES

Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., room 4206. Join for worship, prayer, classes and fellowship. Sundays, gather at Nature’s Table Café before the 6 p.m. worship service. Singles meet weekly in small groups throughout Central Florida. Details: Yvonne Lutz (lyvonne316@yahoo.com), Liza Johnson (lizajohnson@landam.com), Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com). Leave questions on the singles info line (407-949-7172). Learn more: christiansocial.meetup.com/189/.

LW SOCCER – ACHE

Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191)

LW TENNIS

Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)

LW softball

Join other men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. They love to go out and play softball and have fun and fellowship together. Details: www. nlsoftball.com or northlandsoftball@gmail.com

LW WORD WEAVERS

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

MD 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. chapman@northlandchurch.net) MD SMALL CHILDREN/HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, location alternates; call for details. Details: Michele Pruitt (352-408-3909) 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 kfulmer@earthlink.net) WO LADIES NIGHT OUT Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-473-4537)


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LW Philippians

Sundays, beginning August 16, 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study the book of Philippians to add more joy to your life and learn God’s secret of contentment. Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822)

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 1 and 2 Peter

Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.

BAPTISM LW ADULT BAPTISMS

Sunday, September 13, 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. ferreira@northlandchurch.net)

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. jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497188).

LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS

Saturday, September 19, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)

PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM

Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net 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 mcgregor449@hotmail.com)

LW PRAYER GROUP

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

OV Prayer Team

Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374)

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW 1 Peter

Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4213. Led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371832)

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)

WO THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT: LOVE

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the lives of the Bible’s shady ladies. Book and workbook required. Child care available off site. Details: Michelle Redding (mredding10@ cfl.rr.com or 407-497-6540)

OV Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. Join in this group study of the life of David with DVD features with Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and Kay Arthur. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742) OV AWAKENING YOUR SENSE OF WONDER: DISCOVERING GOD IN THE ORDINARY Second and fourth Thursdays each month, beginning August 27, 7 p.m., NOCC. Details: Karen Hanson (407-929-8770 or Svenska77kh@ aol.com)

Sundays, 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join us as we look at the greatest commandment from God’s perspective. Details: John Hammerstein (maxinehammerstein@mac.com or 407-877-8896)

WO JOHN Sundays, 10:30 a.m., West Oaks sanctuary. Join others in studying “John: Theology in the Real World.” Details: Stephen Arnold (407358-9603 or stephenarnold4@cfl.rr.com)

LW ISAIAH

Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

ADULTS

LW To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry

LW Answers to Prayer

of Paul — A Beth Moore Study Enhance your love and devotion for Christ while learning to persevere through trials as you gain a fresh perspective of God’s call on your life. • Mondays, August 31 through November 16, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4206-07 Child care available by reservation. • Tuesdays, September 1 through November 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Child care available by reservation. Details and registration for child care: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@aol.com or 407-322-6850)

Sundays, beginning September 13, 11 a.m., room 4204. Learn to pray and be challenged by the classic writings of George Mueller in modern language, which teach trusting in God alone to provide for every need in every circumstance of life. Details: Mickey and Cindy Mallin (407-322-6101)

LW CHALLENGES TO CHRISTIANITY

Sundays, through September 6, 11 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Discussion group focusing on Dr. Joel C. Hunter’s current sermon series, led by governing elders Peter Katauskas, Paul Rahill and Ed Wood. Delve more deeply into struggles of faith and address questions and challenges to Christianity. Details: Barb Olsen (407-9497183 or barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net)

LW The Joy of Living Wednesdays, beginning August 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A 27-week interdenominational study of the book of Genesis, with daily study questions, group discussion and a lecture time. Study guide: $30 for the year. Details: Carolyn Robinson (407260-9653 or crobins@cfl.rr.com)

LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY

LW Revelation Part 2 Mondays, August 24 to November 23, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-14. Through careful observation of the text, discover exactly what God says in this book of the Bible. Child care is available with advanced registration. Details: Melody Ringenberg (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com)

LW DC4K Training DivorceCare for Kids is training leadership for the fall season. Do you feel called to work with children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing the pain of divorce? Details: Elaine Harland (elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4002)

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)

LW DIVORCECARE FACILITATORS TRAINING

OV Bad Girls of the Bible Fridays, 7 p.m., NOCC. This ongoing group for single women will teach you as you study

LW Financial Peace University

• Preview class August 20. Class on Thursdays, August 27 through November 19, 7 to 9 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. • Sundays, beginning September 13, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. A biblical study by Dave Ramsey that teaches how to manage money, reduce debt, prepare a budget and use resources in a godly way. Cost for materials (available at Northland’s bookstore): $99 if purchased with cash, check or debit card and $110 if purchased by credit card. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl. rr.com)

LW Foundations for a Godly Marriage

Tuesdays, starting August 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children’s Worship Wing. A 14-week Biblebased study that will strengthen your marriage with classes that include biblical teaching, interaction with other couples in small groups, and prayer. Registration deadline: August 13. Workbooks: $15, available in the bookstore. Child care available by reservation. Details: Liz Collard (buildingagodlymarriage@gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1761)

LW LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES 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 (ron@creativele.com)

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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)

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. harland@northlandchurch.net)

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 (gui_jin66@yahoo.com) or Linan An (lan@mail.ucf.edu)

LW Lose It for Life

Mondays, beginning September 21, 10 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A uniquely balanced program that deals with the physical issues of overeating, and focuses on the emotional, mental and spiritual factors related to weight loss to help achieve permanent results. Child care is available upon request. Details: Marylou Caskey ( maryloucaskey@gmail.com).

LW The Marriage Course

Thursdays, September 17 through October 29, 6:15 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. 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 (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net)

LW Marriage Preparation Class

Sundays, starting August 9, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. A 13-week class for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. Class is required for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at a Northland facility. Cost: $120 per couple. Registration required. Class application available at www.northlandchurch.net, “Get Equipped” tab, “Marriage Ministries” link, “Marriage Preparation Class.” A paper application is also available at Northland’s bookstore in the Marriage and Wedding Preparation Guide. Details: Chris Kingsley (407-949-7193)

LW Respectfully Blended:

Help and Hope for Stepfamilies Sundays, August 30 through October 11, 9 a.m., room 4210. This class will focus on understanding the role of the stepparent in family relationships, bringing two families together financially, and building the husbandwife team in a blended family. Details and


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OV = Northland at Oviedo

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

registration: Doug Hubbard (407-695-5100 or dougghubbard@gmail.com)

First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or mamaquad@earthlink.net)

MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter

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

LW JAIL MINISTRY

CHILDREN 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: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: September 13 to October 4 or October 25 to November 15. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: September 20 to October 18. 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, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@ yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@northlandchurch.net)

OV Connection Group

Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., NOCC. Connect as we talk through the weekly sermon topic and how to apply it to our lives. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net or 407929-3053)

WO MEN IN THE WORD Saturdays, 8 a.m., St. Paul’s Fellowship Center, Conference Room. Read through Frances Chan’s book Crazy Love. Details: Jerry Murphy (407522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org)

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 celebratelife3@aol.com)

LW Keeping Your Focus on Christ in the

Middle of Marriage Crisis Mondays, starting August 17, 7 p.m., room 4217. A support group for women with biblical truths, prayer and Bible study using Linda Rooks’ book Broken Hearts on Hold. Child care available with registration by August 12 by contacting Morgan Perun (morgan.perun@northlandchurch. net). Class details: Gayle Montiel (407-493-4106 or gaylemontiel@cfl.rr.com)

Opportunities to serve.

volunteer

Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed at all worship sites.

Longwood: Volunteer Central Calvie Hughson 407-937-1831 or calvie.hughson@northlandchurch.net Mount Dora: Bill Chapman bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Amanda Hartley amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374 West Oaks: Derika Hacker derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net 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 susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

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 kevin.donaghy@northlandchurch.net)

LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS

Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

LW Ushers and greeters

Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for two and a half hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)

Serve your local community

Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)

LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER

Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@embarqmail.com)

LW PETPALS

Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903)

MD VOLUNTEER AT THE CARPENTER’S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN This center in Lake County is home to 16 abandoned, displaced and medically needy children, ranging in age from 2 to 19 years. There are many opportunities for involvement. Details: Ann South (south4@comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com OV GOOD SAMARITAN Serve someone in need in your community through meal deliveries. Details: Maggie Jobson (mjobson@cfl.rr.com) OV International Friendship Ministries Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or sailingfan2@hotmail.com) OV Security Team Need volunteers to assist with security at the Oviedo site. Requires background check. Details: Jeremy Jobson (407-929-3053 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net) Find other ways to serve in your community at servebeyond.northlandchurch.net.

Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause.

Saturday, September 5, Sunday, September 6, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, September 7, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

governor’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, September 9, noon to 4 p.m., 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) 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 (407474-0441 or www.harvest-time.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)

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 (407-506-6737)

parentS

women

LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

LW BLOOD DRIVE

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 (407-5144356 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 sexual identity. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850 or cherbear100@aol.com); inquiries are confidential.

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

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)

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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

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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)

Community Bible Study Wednesdays, September 2 to May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 17-92, Casselberry. Study: The Divided Kingdom (1 & 2 Kings and Minor Prophets). Child care available. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407342-4765 or sandimclaughlin@yahoo.com) 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 sandylisaacs@yahoo.com)


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DEEPER STILL — with Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore Friday, September 18, 7 to 9:45 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Orlando’s Amway Arena. Hear three internationally-renowned Bible teachers and delve deeper in God’s Word through their teaching. Cost: $75 per person. Details and registration: LifeWay Events (1-800-254-2022 or www.lifeway.com) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net) ON THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE Wednesdays, 5:50 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Parlor at Reformed Theological Seminary. Study this book by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph. D., on opening the door to healing for survivors of sexual abuse. Details: Olivia Litwiller or Becky Valentine (407-949-4000, ext. 1789 or 1740) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational

MD = Northland at Mount dora

ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

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

OV = Northland at Oviedo

LW Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-9497156 or vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net) MD LOVE COLLECTION New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl.rr.com) OV

donations

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).

LW

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 (bethany.durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541)

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)

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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)

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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 (dmull77@yahoo.com) or Mary Lu Pall (Mlupall777@yahoo.com) bed sheets and pillowcases and many other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Visit their website for a complete needs list (www. safehouseofseminole.org) Details: admin@ safehouseofseminole.org or 407-302-5220 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 erikrhcf@yahoo.com)

Work with Faith Neighborhood Center of Clermont in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study

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

Art Proceeds to Support Mission

Scholarship

Meet the Artist, August 22-24

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BY PASTOR VERNON RAINWATER believe that the only hope for those who are hurting is to know the love and restoration that only the blood of Jesus can bring. I want to be able to speak the truth to my clients.” Kaley has served the middle schoolers at LUGRox as part of the setup crew and as an Area Bible Study trainer. She also led a weekly Bible study for a group of middle school girls. Her senior year, she served as a captain and led a Bible study. Since 2006, she has worked in child care and Yah Zone for Northland, and has returned for the summer. Kaley has a servant’s heart, and is on the worship team for Good News and rehearses with Northland’s worship team while home. “I began searching for other ways to serve the Lord with my talents; singing automatically came to mind,” she wrote. “I have a heart for worship and would love to be able to minister to people in that way. In order to serve others, I look for opportunities to use the resources God has given me, whether it’s through singing, dancing, playing my violin or picking up trash after the LUGRox middle schoolers. “Whether it is serving through watching children or singing for His glory, I find a peace in Him that can never be thwarted.” Kaley is receiving $1,000 toward her schooling.

Gabriel John Rodriguez Gabriel, a Northlander from Orlando, will be a junior at Wheaton College in Illinois this fall. He attended Southeastern University in Lakeland from August 2008 till this May. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business/economics. “I chose this major because it develops skills that I will utilize in pursuing my life goals,” he wrote. “After college, I wish to work cross-culturally, preferably in a developing nation. In line with the book Great Commission Companies, I wish to create or develop a Kingdom-driven business that helps the locals and ministers to the whole person. I wish to take part in the emerging role that business has in missions to maximize the effectiveness of my life’s ministry internationally.” His service has included volunteering in a monthly homeless outreach partnering with Lighthouse Ministries, assisting with the creation of an India exhibit in Exposure, Southeastern University’s annual mission conference, serving on the leadership committee of the 2008 5k for hurricane relief, and participating in Fusion community service projects. If Gabriel wasn’t in church, he could often be found on the streets of Lakeland serving the homeless. “My future ambitions are oriented around this,” he wrote. “I do not want to see others in pain and simply feel sympathy. I want to do something and suffer with them through their brokenness. I want to create things that will outlive me and implement ideas that will impact lives way beyond a lifetime’s span. I want my hand in a variety of areas – business, missions, public policy and economics. I wish to do hard things for the supremacy of Christ.” Gabriel received $1,000 to help him pursue his studies. – Melissa Bogdany

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his fall, Marissa and her husband, Vitaliy Voytenko, will move to L’viv, Ukraine, as missionaries with Mission to the World. Marissa’s artwork is on exhibit and available for purchase in Northland’s Hospitality Suite at the Longwood site. For an opportunity to meet the Ebenezer Stone, encaustic on stretched Marissa and Vitaliy stop by the Hospitality Suite after paper (2009) — 40 x 30 x 1.5” service on the weekend of August 22 through 24. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork are applied toward Marissa and Vitaliy’s missions support account. To purchase artwork, send your inquiries to veridianleaves@gmail.com. For images of Marissa’s artwork, visit her website (www.marissavoytenko.com).

FINANCIAL REPORT

............................................................................................................... As of august 10, 2009 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes and can also be mailed to your home for convenience. Evangelical Council for Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) Financial Accountability ............................................................................................................... TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $237,553 $1,425,318 $7,665,318 Received $202,887 $1,488,196 $7,290,956 Surplus / (Deficit) ($34,666) $62,878 ($374,362) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $41,200 $247,200 $1,907,459 Received $28,358 $187,447 $1,548,801 Surplus / (Deficit) ($12,842) ($59,753) ($358,658) LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,795,000 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of August 8 to 10, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,799 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 112 worshipers joined Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Northland via Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,654 at 1,050 sites their iPhones. Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,118 at 1,054 sites


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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? Shaylynn Stoner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 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 northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo

LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Steve Bruton, Manager Donna Duckhorn, Assistant Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m.

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

Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Teri Grayson, Interim Early Childhood Administrator . 407-949-4014 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179

WEST OAKS SITE

Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402

St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue.

Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . . . 407-949-4039 Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0544 Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-328-4785

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is on the left side of the highway. Look for the “Northland” sign. Mount Dora Blog Website . . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 south4@comcast.net Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 tcarpenter@cfl.rr.com Marilyn Faber, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 marilynrfaber@yahoo.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 debbiesdoorstep@mac.com

COUNSELING Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. Discovery Counseling Dennis Gowin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 Oviedo Counseling Clinic Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)

West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net Lou Amadori, Setup/Teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 lamadori@cfl.rr.com John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 maxinehammerstein@mac.com Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-358-9603 stephenarnold4@cfl.rr.com Jerry Murphy, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-522-1672 jerry.murphy@ieee.org Zack Fulmer, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-656-3008 zack.fulmer@ronblue.com

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

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.

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.

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GOVERNING ELDERS


BELIEVE 16

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: I Have My Reasons “Believing in Christ would hurt my relationship with those I love.” Scripture focus:

Matthew 10:34-39; 1 John 4:7-12 (nasb)

.................................................................................................................................................. Matthew 10:34-39

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” 1 John 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

Worship focus: ......................................................................

Worship God today as our sovereign Lord. All things in this world, great and small, are within His control — moving according to His plan. He will accomplish His perfect purposes in our lives and the lives of those He places in our path. Summary prayer: ......................................................................

Jesus, help me to see that without You, I can never know real Love. Help me to let Your love shine through me to all those You have given me.

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NEXT WEEKEND: Pastor Vernon Rainwater | I Have My Reasons | “I don’t believe in Christ because of my upbringing” (disillusionment). | Luke 15:11-32

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