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OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 7, 2009

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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 44

Sermons may weary; the gospel never does. –Oswald Chambers


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What’s Happening This Week?

MOUNT DORA SITE

LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, OCTOBER 31

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox

SUNday, NOVEMBER 1

7:30 am 9:00 am 8:30 am 8:45 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Membership Class/Belong Study Marriage Prep Class Financial Peace University (cc) Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 1 Peter Class Step Parenting Class Crown Class (cc) Peacemakers Financial Peace University (cc) Philippians (cc) Transformers Study (cc) Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Answers to Prayer Class (cc) Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 3 Alpha Preview Class Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 O2 (High School students) College Ministry

Monday, NOVEMBER 2

9:00 am 9:45 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Purity Works Beth Moore Study Lose it for Life Precepts Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Life on Hold Women’s Group Common Ground Young Adult Ministry Grief Share Faithful and True Men’s Group

TUESday, NOVEMBER 3

2:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

Near Him Home Educators Beth Moore Study AMEN Crown Class Financial Peace University Divorce Care Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety

Prayer room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC Prayer Room 4209 The Rink/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4213-15 4210 4205 4206-7 1116-18/SMCC 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4204 5106-7/CWW 5108-9/CWW 4213,15 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7 4209-10 4213-15 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4217 The Rink/SMCC 4204-4208 F.Hall/SMCC 1115-1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111, 1113/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4209-10, 13-17 4204

WEDNEsday, NOVEMBER 4 9:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Joy of Living 4209-10 Doulos The Rink/SMCC NOW. WOW! CWW ABS. NOW. 5203-4/CWW NOW. In The Sanctuary Sanctuary NOW. Finding An Ark in the Media Flood 4213-15 NOW. The Doctrine of God 4206-7 Women’s Healing and Recovery 1111/SMCC

THURsday, NOVEMBER 5

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

Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Men’s Fraternity Precepts Bible Study (cc) Financial Peace University Crown His Way (cc) Sacred Rhythms Connection Group Near Him Home Educators

Friday, November 6

5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery Whole Child Conference

1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4213,15 5100/CWW 4205 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 5108-9/CWW CWW The Rink/SMCC

Saturday, NOVEMBER 7 communion 8:00 am 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Whole Child Conference Blanket Ministry Prayer Meeting Growing Kids Gods Way Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox

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

The Rink/SMCC 4217 Prayer Room 4209-10 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

SUNday, NOVEMBER 1

9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 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 Adult Bible Fellowship Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry

Monday, NOVEMBER 2 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Youth Room Conference Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc) Women’s Bible Study Homeschool Play Group Women’s Bible Study CREW352

Friday, NOVEMBER 6 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

Rooms 2-3 TBD Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary

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 9:00 am Christmas Musical Rehearsal 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 5:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry 6:00 pm Building Your Marriage (Couples)

Monday, NOVEMBER 2 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Life’s Healing Choices (Women) Fireproof Your Marriage (Couples)

Join the Northland Community on … Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Children’s Check In Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway NOCC Cluxton home Harrington home Wiest home

TUESday, NOVEMBER 3 6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Fraternity Groups (Men) Building Your Marriage (Couples) (cc $5)

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4 7:00 pm

Sharing Life Stories

NOCC Welday home NOCC

THURsday, NOVEMBER 5 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Married/Dating Couples Bible Study Smith home Awakening Your Sense of Wonder (Women) NOCC

Friday, NOVEMBER 6 9:30 am

What’s So Amazing About Grace (Women)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 7

7:15 am 6:30 pm

The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men) Crazy Cards

NOCC NOCC NOCC

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, NOVEMBER 1 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 Sharing Life Stories Christmas Musical Rehearsal

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

Monday, NOVEMBER 2 6:00 pm

One Thing (Middle and High School students) Novak home

Saturday, NOVEMBER 7 8:00 am

Men in the Word

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Various locations

OVIEDO SITE

SUNday, NOVEMBER 1

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Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel

WEDNEsday, NOVEMBER 4 9:00 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

What’s on the Web?

Various locations

TUESday, NOVEMBER 3 6:30 am 7:00 pm

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

House Blend Cafe

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Distributed Sites @ Home

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

JOIN any of these worship sites:

Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Sundays, 5:30 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.; Mondays, 7 p.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)


ABOUT Northland

New to Northland?

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

Welcome! We're so glad you decided to worship with us today, and we'd love to meet you ...

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

Please stop by the Welcome Center at any of our sites to connect with other newcomers, ask questions and familiarize yourself with what Northland's all about … “Bringing people to maturity in Christ.”

Our Core Values Worship, Spiritual Formation, Inter-generational Leadership, Personal Ministry and Partnership.

Again, we are so glad you came, and we invite you to become part of the Northland family! Help us get to know you by filling out the following form. Simply tear it out and drop it off at the Welcome Center or in any offering box after the worship service:

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 Join us for LIVE Webstream Worship at

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www.northlandchurch.net

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during any of these worship times! 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.

Special Alpha Preview Course

THIS WEEKEND!

“Is There More to Life Than This?” Hosted by Pastor Gus Davies

Sunday, November 1,

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., room 4213/15 Longwood site

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Details: Jamila Milette (407-937-1832 or jamila.milette@northlandchurch.net)

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

13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BEYOND

14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes

NORTHLAND NEWS

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: 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 Barbara Olsen, Director of Adult Equipping Tracy Bardwell, Production Artist Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Bob Wegner, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Jeff Hawkins, Photographer Rick Bradshaw, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer

FIGHT HUNGER. NEXT FEED HOPE. WEEKEND!

Participate in the church-wide

food drive

November 7-9. Leave the bags behind your car before you go in to service next weekend. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net)

Northland at Longwood

BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, November 7 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 8

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, November 9 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

NEXT WEEKEND!


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Celebrating the Arrival of Celebrate Recovery By Maggie Jobson

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news@mountdora

few weeks ago, an article ran in Northland News announcing the kickoff of a ministry called Celebrate Recovery. When I saw the headline, I was filled with excitement – a ministry so close to my heart would be starting at Northland! You see, my journey to freedom in Christ includes Celebrate Recovery, and it continues to be a passion of mine in all that I do in my home and in my ministry, as I work alongside my husband in his role as minister of the Oviedo site. Ten years ago, I was a sold-out college student at my church in Tampa. Anytime the doors were open, I was there serving my heart out. I attended a Baptist church at the time, so I was there a lot: Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, during women’s Bible studies and at other times. Everything I did was out of what I truly believe was a pure love for Jesus … but I was dying on the inside. If you would have known me back then, you might not have noticed, but in the quiet, at the end of the day, after hour-long quiet times pouring over Scripture, I still had an ache, an emptiness inside.

Going Fishing! Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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he men of Mount Dora are going on a fishing expedition. Not for fish, though … for people. For the next few months, the Tuesday morning Men’s Bible Fellowship will consider Jesus’ invitation to become fishers of men. It all began with a passage in Luke 5. Jesus is teaching about the Kingdom of God to a huge throng of people. A few fishermen are nearby, cleaning their equipment after a fruitless night on the job. Jesus borrows Peter’s boat, suggests they go to deep water and orchestrates such a miraculous catch of fish that Peter is convinced that Jesus is God. Then the Lord gives Peter his assignment: “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men” (Luke 5:10b, NIV). How do Peter and his coworkers respond? They follow Him. And they learn to catch men. Is Jesus inviting the Mount Adorables to become fishers of men? The Mount Dora Men’s Bible Fellowship thinks so. Every Tuesday morning, we will convene to study the Scriptures. We are counting on the Word to teach us how to fish for men and the Holy Spirit to give us both the desire and the opportunity to do so. Along the way, He will help us with our fear of rejection and our insecurity in our knowledge. God will show us that He wants us to be in partnership with the work His Spirit is already doing in the lives of those around us. We will learn to be clear PVC through which the Living Water can flow. The

The truth was that my “theology was not my reality,” as Beth Moore says. I knew so many verses telling me I was a “new creation,” that the “old was gone and the new had come,” that my sins were now as “white as snow,” that “where the Spirit is there is freedom,” … I could go on and on. The disconnect, however, was that short journey from my head to my heart. You see, my heart had been shattered. Not broken, but shattered. Years earlier, my life had been filled with hurt, shame, trauma and darkness. When I had come to Christ, I thought it would all just go away, and I would just serve my heart out in order to prove my worth. Then Jesus stepped in. The great Shepherd led me to … talk. This was His plan to help me sort through the darkness and climb out of the pit I had been in. Corrie ten Boom says, “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.” Jesus not only led me back to my pit; He hopped in with me to help me make sense of it all. One of the tools He used was Celebrate Recovery. It wasn’t just the materials the ministry offers; it was sitting across from other precious people (whom I had known and served with) and hearing for the first time that they struggled too. The closeness and community that grew out of Celebrate Recovery was phenomenal! I wasn’t a former inmate. I wasn’t on the street as an alcoholic. I was in church serving, just like some of you. I was hiding behind a smile and not understanding why I wasn’t getting it. Our Lord doesn’t ever do anything halfway, and I believe that His conquest of my heart was so that I would

be fully His – free from my past, from my hurts, hang-ups and habits. Free to love, free to truly serve, to give back what I had been given. Celebrate Recovery opened me up to a whole new world of hope where my Higher Power, Jesus Christ, would ignite in me a fire that still burns strong today. I write this to encourage you to not view Celebrate Recovery as something for “those people.” As far as I can tell, we are all addicted to sin and have our own hurts, habits and hang-ups. We all need to sit at the cross and feel the weight of what He did for us there, and then get up and move out for His glory. I now serve out of freedom! I don’t love or give or serve out of shame or guilt, but because I can’t imagine not giving back what I’ve been given. One of the thrills of my life is walking through hard times with other women and watching Jesus come in and set them free, because that is who He is, and that is what He does! As Celebrate Recovery begins here at Northland, commit to pray for this ministry, that it will be used in the lives of many Northlanders to set the captives free! Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. If you are challenged with chemical dependency or co-dependency, or are the parent of a prodigal, you will benefit from this course, which begins this Friday, November 6. Attend from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Children’s Worship Wing. Stop by the desk in the foyer near the CWW this weekend to talk with class leaders. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or mmannen@cfl.rr.com)

prestige, the property, the possessions and the pedigrees we pursue in life won’t matter much in eternity. But people will matter forever! Why not employ yourself so that others might someday belong to your God? So men, join us each Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. We have coffee. We are on the path together. For details, contact Richie Kluesener (rk@goldinart.com or 407-2214517). We’ll see you there! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

On Wednesday mornings, women gather for a Beth Moore study.

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., rooms 2, 3, Northland at Mount Dora. Study: Esther: It’s Tough Being A Woman, by Beth Moore. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s woman. Child care is available. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TAVARES HOME STUDY GROUP Mount Dora youths hang out in the foyer.

Mondays, 7 p.m., alternating between Bailey home and Martin home. Meet for prayer and to discuss Pastor Joel’s sermons. Details: Laura Martin (407-394-5870 or lauramartin32778@gmail.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NOVEMBER LOVE COLLECTION

We are collecting for our own congregation that are in need. Items needed: canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans, dry beans, crackers, cereals, pasta/pasta sauce, peanut butter, soups, broths, rice, instant mashed potatoes, juice and canned meats (tuna, vienna sausages, chicken). Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@comcast. net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl. rr.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Greeters Christina and Marilyn.

Opportunities for students on page 7.


news@oviedo

Simple, Not Easy JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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e should get to know our neighbors? That was one of the resounding comments after the neighborhood connection two weeks ago. We have had such an incredible response to that simple, but not easy, notion. We live near each other, we walk past one another on Sundays, we sit at traffic lights together, but it just isn’t that easy to go and meet the people in our neighborhoods. There are lots of reasons; many of them are legitimate, but none of them are good enough to not meet our neighbors. Why? Because in the verse we are looking at this week in Pastor Joel’s sermon in Matthew 28, we learn that meeting our neighbors is exactly what Christ told us to go and do. Both in Matthew and in Acts, Jesus tells the disciples their mission, which is still our mission today! Let’s listen to His words more carefully: “You will be My witnesses (Acts) by going into all the world (Matthew), but starting right here at home (Jerusalem), into all of Orlando (Judea) and even the parts you may not want to go to around here (Samaria – remember the Jews did not like the Samaritans), and even to the ends of the earth. By the way, all authority on heaven and earth has been given to Me, and I will be with you always, so don’t worry too much!” See, being great neighbors is the first thing he lists. Why? Well, it is kind of like being a good husband/father or wife/mother in the home, not just around town. If it is not happening there, the potential impact everywhere else is weakened. If I talk the talk at the different men’s meetings I am in but then at home am not walking the walk, the talk

NEXT WEEKEND! Crazy Cards (Adults only, please) becomes feeble. Same sort of thing here; if we go to Africa and work all around the world for Christ, but then our own neighbors don’t know who we are or what we believe, then we have truly missed the greatest impact we could be having. Here it is in a nutshell. He told us to do it. We want to do it. It is simple; it is just not easy. So we are stepping in to make it even easier. Sign up now in one of the 12 neighborhood connection groups so you, too, can get to know those you live around. Eat together at some point next weekend from Friday through Sunday; we want everyone to have broken bread with their neighbors. Then we want to share stories about the new friendships formed. Maybe we can serve together. Maybe we can grow together in Christ by studying His Word, sending each other favorite devotional thoughts or Scriptures. Maybe we can pray for each other and others. I bet we all start noticing each other more, being encouraged, edified and built up in the faith, and as a result, we start living Christlike lives more everywhere, every day! Let’s try it and see! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

PLAN A GATHERING Northland at Oviedo Neighbor Connections: Weekend of November 13-14 Make plans with your Northland at Oviedo neighbors! Gather for a barbecue or dessert, have a game night, go bowling together — simply fellowship! For more ideas or to get plugged into your neighborhood group, contact Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda. hartley@northlandchurch.net).

news@westoaks It’s the Time of Year You Can Make a Difference TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

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re you one of those people who like the time change? Do you prefer longer days or shorter days? I know I like the change in time because it seems like the weather changes with it. After a hot summer and a schedule that keeps you on your toes, the change is welcomed in my house. The cooler weather seems to bring on new energy for the Novak family. But I know many of you would be just as happy if it could stay the same year round. But think about what this time of the year means. From fall festivities to Thanksgiving to the Christmas season, most of these events include friends and family. And as we are learning more about relationships and making a difference in the lives of those around us, can you begin to see yourself as a leader, a minister, loving others and giving your life away? Can you see yourself at family events or events where you are with others, doing things that would reflect Christ to them? Is this what it means to be the church wherever you go? Maybe this year the holidays can take on a whole new meaning for you. Maybe you can be involved in something over the next four to five months that focuses on others. You can make a difference! But you have to make the decision for yourself. This is a time of the year when you can help others and know it made

a difference. As a part of the Freeze Warning team, you can help the homeless by giving old blankets and pillows, cooking a hot meal, or spending time with them as they are given relief from the cold temperatures outside. If you would like to help in this ministry and have not signed up yet, please e-mail me or sign up after the service over the next few weeks. You also can serve others by providing food for the Faith Neighborhood Center. We will collect food next week during the Northland food drive, but if you would like to donate food after that date, please feel free to bring in food, and we will get it to the center the next day. Again, these are ways you can make a difference personally. We also are looking for volunteers to serve one (or all) Friday night(s) in November at the House Blend Café in Ocoee. This is a great opportunity to serve our community as a couple, and House Blend Café is offering a very nice meal for $2.99 per person. If you have an interest in serving on a Friday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m., please let me know as soon as possible. Or, if the idea of taking advantage of this incredible deal sounds good to you, then join others in our community for a nice meal and evening out with friends. Don’t let the shorter days or cooler weather drag you down this year. Put on a sweater, and do something that will encourage others and at the same time make a difference in your family, your community and the world! Put into practice what we have been learning over the past couple of months. You will be so glad you did!

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Saturday, November 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., NOCC. Join us for a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition! If you’ve never played crazy cards, don’t worry, you’ll catch on quick and be hooked. Details and RSVP: Tim Brown (timbrown@cfl.rr.com or 407-466-8868) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NEXT WEEKEND! CHURCH-WIDE FOOD DRIVE FIGHT HUNGER. FEED HOPE.

Sunday, November 8. Bring bags of nonperishable foods. Your donations will benefit the Hope Foundation. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-2227374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sharing Life Stories

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., NOCC. Led by Site Minister Jeremy Jobson and developed by Pastor Gus Davies, this class will teach you how to tell the stories of God through your own life story and help you discover how to use your natural styles, gifts and abilities to take Christ into the world every day. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ladies Day Out at The Barn ANTIQUES

Saturday, November 21, meet at NOCC, 8:45 a.m. for carpool ($3 for passengers). Enjoy the day browsing, shopping and lunching in the tea room at The Barn in Lake Alfred. For information on The Barn, visit www.barnantiques.biz. RSVP by Wednesday, November 11. Indicate if you are willing to drive. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-2227374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. —Ephesians 3:14-19 (NIV) volunteers needed in the Children’s ministries

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

Freeze Warning Ministry

Help prepare for those who are homeless by collecting pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sleeping bags and large storage containers. You also may sign up in the foyer to help cook, clean and minister to “the least of these” during the Freeze Warning events. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Namibia to Get Youth Center BY LON GARBER Northland Distributed Pastor Namibia, Africa

said, “We’re afraid to rebuild; the police stated that if they find us building again, they will take us to jail. We don’t have the money to go to jail.” Unlike American jails, inmates must provide their own food, clothes and bedding.

Local Service Projects vanessa puleo Coordinator, Local Projects and Partnerships

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he big news this month concerns our community development efforts and specifically the youth of Five Rand Camp. The municipality has authorized the sale of land to Leadership Outreach Namibia for the purpose of building a youth center. This is a huge blessing since many people have been waiting years for the right to buy a plot. The sale should be completed before we return to the States in late November. We will immediately erect a security fence around the property to prevent the community from continuing to use the property as an informal dumping place. Soon after, we will begin construction of a steel structure on the property. This will provide a roof suspended on steel pillars. Later, we will use mission teams for pouring the floor, building walls, doing plumbing and electrical work, working on interior spaces and so on. A rough estimate of the total construction cost is $80,000, assuming we are able to enlist lots of skilled and unskilled volunteer labor. We will use the building and property for leadership training, practical skills training, tutoring, youth gatherings and sports, such as volleyball, netball and basketball. This is the most exciting ministry news we’ve had in many years. The possibilities are endless, and this property will become the nerve center of all future ministry efforts. The property is located adjacent to the school sports fields where we will play soccer, baseball and other sports needing lots of space.

Book Progress Report As most of you know, I am writing a book. Several of you have been urging me to write it for years, and I have finally responded to your pleas. I began the project in earnest while in the States this summer, and I have continued my writing now that I am back in Namibia. My writing mentor, Eva-Marie Everson, will be pleased to hear that I am obeying her first commandment: “Write every stinking day.” As a result, the book is nearing the halfway mark. Who knows what the title will be once an editor latches onto it, but my working title is The Leap: One Man’s Journey Into Faith. It tells the story of how God led Val and me to Africa and how He has taught us the value of trusting Him with everything in our lives. I’ll keep you posted. My goal is to finish it before the end of the year. It will be my Christmas present to myself.

In the Namibian News Squatter homes are a reality throughout Africa, and Namibia is no exception. They are an embarrassment to the cities, but people with little or no means have to live somewhere. This reality creates a constant tug-of-war between municipalities and residents who are occupying government land without paying rent or receiving any government services. The city of Windhoek recently demolished 34 shacks in Otjimuise, leaving squatters with nowhere to go. Angry citizens continue to demand land of their own from the municipality, but have no means to pay for it. The city insists such moves are necessary to “set up the proper infrastructure, such as ablution facilities and street lights, before allowing people on the municipality’s waiting lists to move in.” However, the squatters only see their meager homes being demolished when they don’t have an alternative place to live. Many claim they have been on waiting lists for years, yet still need to provide homes for their families. The 34 families claim they were given no advance warning before the police carried out the demolitions. One resident

Concerning my health, we are pleased to announce that there is not much to report. I continue to feel absolutely healthy. The pain that first alerted me that Gollum (the name we have given to my rectal GIST tumor) was lurking in my body has disappeared. I am experiencing no side effects from the medication I am taking. I have slightly less energy than I used to, but that could just be old age. We are trusting that by December, when I have my next MRI, Gollum will have disappeared. Shortly before returning to Africa, I made rockets out of Lego-like toys with Calvin, my grandson. Now, whenever we video-Skype back to the States, Calvin jumps in front of the camera and yells, “Hi, Opa! Wanna play wocketships?” Grandchildren are such a blessing. We return to Denver on November 23, just in time for Thanksgiving and the birth of our second grandchild. Hopefully by then, Gollum will have disappeared and the surgery will be canceled. If so, we will travel to Orlando in late January or early February. We hope to see many of you then. We also want to thank all of you who have encouraged Val and me during our cancer journey via phone, e-mail and Facebook. It is such a blessing to have friends willing to travel with us on this journey. For the most part, we have refused to let Satan discourage us with this challenge, but there have been some days when we’ve needed the emotional support you’ve given us so lovingly. Thank you so much.

Distributed Church We are so thankful for Linda Frodesan from Ramona, California, who just completed a three-week sewing workshop for the ladies of Okahandja. We are so grateful that she answered God’s call to share her abilities with African women. We have gained a faithful friend and ardent supporter, and Linda fulfilled a long-term dream that God had placed on her heart. We look forward to her return soon. We invite many of you who have similar yearnings to follow Linda’s example and come share with others the knowledge and skills that God has graciously given you.

A Slice of African Life Very few people on earth get quite as excited about rain as Namibians. We get so little of it, it is quite an event whenever it rains. We don’t run inside; we run outside and dance in it. The rain clouds disappear in late April and may not return until the following December or even January. It is, therefore, the cause of great celebration when we get early rains in September. It happened this year. Our garden and our water bill are very grateful. So we were delighted the other day while returning from Windhoek when it began to rain. It is customary for poor women to gather seed pods from the ground, bag them and then sell them along the roadside to passing farmers seeking fodder for their livestock. When it rains, they all grab their merchandise and head for drier ground. It was quite a sight watching several ladies carrying four or five large fodder bags on their heads as they hurried to escape being drenched by the otherwise welcome rain. I saw one very frustrated man trying unsuccessfully to drag his bags away since only the women seem adept at this hauling art. Moments such as this are distinctly African.

Prayer Points

Praise God for … • granting us favor with the municipality concerning the purchase of land. • my continued good health. • progress concerning the book. • the early rains. Please pray … • for the finances that will make the youth center construction project a reality. • that God will prompt more teams to come help with the construction effort. • for wisdom as we design the building and make a land use plan. • that God would bless us with additional staff to do His work.

Fight Hunger. Feed Hope. Next Weekend!

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rom November 7 to 9, all Northland locations will participate in a church-wide food drive to support various food pantries across Central Florida. We continue to hear about the bare shelves and the increased need in all communities, and we want to step up and support these organizations in this time of need. This food drive comes at a critical time for many of these organizations. Food Drive: 3 Easy Steps 1 Bring a bag of canned goods and other nonperishable foods to church the weekend of November 7 to 9. 2 Leave the bags behind your car before you go in to service. 3 Volunteers will pick them up during service.

OTHER UPCOMING Serving Opportunities

To register for these upcoming serving opportunities, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net) and select the “Serve Others” tab. Then choose “Serve Locally” to find project times, age requirements, locations and other information. November 7-9 . . . . . . . . . . Food drive, parking lot pickup November 14 . . . . . . Deliver baskets to families in need November 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL PROJECT DAY November 21 . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International November 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pie drive November 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team November 25 . . . . . . . . . Serve/deliver meals to needy November 27 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner November 28 . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch December 11 . . . . . . . . Cookie drive for holiday baskets December 12 . . Coalition for the Homeless, cook dinner December 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Project Day December 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team December 26 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, cook dinner For questions or to make a project that fits your group, contact Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net).

PiE DRIVE

Friday, November 24

It’s easy as pie!

Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7156)

Build a Basket

November 14 or December 12 Register for this Local Project Day at www.northlandchurch.net.

SMALL SERVE TEAM NEEDED

Help ChristianHELP get ready for Christmas! Six people needed each day, 3 to 4:30 p.m., December 17, 18, 21 and 22. Register at www.northlandchurch.net.


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This year you have the opportunity to help a student go to Christmas Camp 2009. By sponsoring a seat, multiple seats or even a bus, you provide an opportunity for a student — or multiple students — to travel to SharpTop Cove Camp in Jasper, Georgia. Each year more than 150 high school students make the trek up to north Georgia to take a break from life and hear from God. Students make life-changing decisions over these four days, and many of them come back with a new or renewed passion to serve Jesus. We want to provide the opportunity to as many students as possible, and you can help!

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CHRISTMAS CAMP ���� DECEMBER �� to JANUARY �

SEAT: ���� BUS: ��,��� ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: LOWEST PRICE OFFERED IN YEARS

$230 if registration and $100 deposit are received by November 15 $270 if registration and $100 deposit are received by December 15 $310 if registration and $100 deposit are received between December 16 and 23 If your registration and $100 deposit are received by November 1, you will receive a Christmas Camp 2009 sweatshirt. Your generosity can help make it possible for students to have a great experience. If you are able, please sponsor one or more seats, or even a bus. Just make a check payable to Northland Church, and in the memo line, write "Christmas Camp Bus."

Pick up a green registration form from the Welcome Desk for details and to register. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or Shaylynn.stoner

@northlandchurch.net)

Middle & High School Students

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

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LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

Sundays, 6 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. All 9th- through 12th-graders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

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

(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)

OV Justice Response Celebration

Sunday, November 22, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Come celebrate what God is going to do with the money raised for International Justice Mission. Dinner included. All donations are due at this celebration! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica. emler@northlandchurch.net)

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Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Novak home. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net)

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!

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

OV Game Night

Saturday, November 7, 5 to 8 p.m., Cox home. Dinner included. Bring a friend! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

LW O2 — Outreach, Worship, Teaching and Hangout Time

LW Servant Leadership Ministry

OV AXIS: High School Ministry

Sundays, 5 p.m., NOCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

College Ministry

OV Movie Night

Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@northlandchurch.net)

Saturday, November 21, 6 to 9 p.m., NOCC. Vote for the movie choice on Facebook! Dinner included. Bring a friend! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net)

LW College Gathering

OV Dinner and Youth Group

(For students ageS 18-25)

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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CHRISTMAS CAMP SPONSORSHIP

OV = Northland at Oviedo

Sunday, November 29, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Dinner included. Bring a friend! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica. emler@northlandchurch.net)


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My name is: __________________________________________________

Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!

Today we worship Jesus, our loving Savior. When we reach out to help others come closer to Jesus and live a life that pleases Him, that’s worship!

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

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The Great Commandment Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came to earth to save us from the punishment for our sin. All who believe in Jesus will have life forever close with God. This is good news, and God wants everyone to know about it. So, just before Jesus returned to heaven, He met with His followers and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.” This is called the Great Commandment. It is a commandment from Jesus to all believers.

Goat-tell everyone about Jesus.

Draw a picture of Jesus telling His followers to go teach others about Him.

Let’s goattoday!


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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS 25 VOLUNTEERS

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

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Church over two years ago, assisting families with checking in their children. Nancy is a team player who’s always willing to serve however needed, whether assisting in the classroom or hall monitoring once check-in is completed. She is a wonderful example of a godly woman with a servant’s heart. We love and thank you, Nancy, for serving in Children’s Ministries!

Hey there, why did you draw that?

Search for and circle each word Jesus spoke in Matthew 28:19-20. “So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Word bank: SO, YOU, MUST, GO, AND, MAKE, DISCIPLES, OF, ALL, NATIONS, TEACH, THEM, TO, OBEY, EVERYTHING, I, HAVE, COMMANDED

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Olivia in Children’s Church learned to trust in Jesus and not to worry.

Young Believers Step 1 Front row (l to r): Gage Crane, Aaron Headdy, Xavies Marshall, Dani Rodriguez and Madeline Morrow. Back row (l to r): Josh Steding, Linwood Layne, Rachel Rodriguez, Nicole Clark and facilitator Debbie Blahnik. (Not pictured: Mikayla Spears and facilitator Gale Watzel)

Young Believers Step 2 (L to r): Facilitator Lorraine Hardaway, Ja’Cobe Brown, Grant Woodruff, Ricky Woodruff, Jana Crane, Brianna Boni, Matthew McGahuey and facilitator Dan Hardaway, a Northland Elder. (Not pictured: Amanda Holton and Andrew Holton)


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now. Session 2

Wednesdays, November 4, 11 and 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

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or children, it is NOW/Wow! Grades four and five will continue to learn to be Bible detectives as they learn to study Scripture for themselves. Grades one through three have the opportunity to look further into the weekly Children’s Church stories with new games and learning activities that reinforce the concepts they are learning. Child care is available for children age 5 years and under. No registration is required. Middle school students can continue to join ABS — NOW, as they focus their Bible study on the Lordship of Christ. High school students have the opportunity every Wednesday to participate in Doulos, Northland’s student leader training that meets each Wednesday in the Rink. For adults, there is a new lineup of classes to choose from. All classes also will be available through our online classrooms and will be archived for later viewing.

Bible IN THE SANCTUARY

Led by Pastor Vernon Rainwater, Longwood site, sanctuary Come and learn to enhance your personal worship as you study the Psalms. Loosely based on

Eugene Peterson’s book Leap Over a Wall, this course will include an overview of the life and prayers of David, the man after God’s own heart. Daily readings from the Psalms will be required.

Christian Living

Finding an Ark in the Media Flood

Led by Loyd Boldman, Longwood site, rooms 4213-15 Loyd Boldman is a true Renaissance man. A member of our worship team for nearly 20 years, he is an artist, an author, a songwriter and a musician. This course, written and designed by him, will teach you how to use the clatter of the world as a teaching tool, and how to make decisions that will ground you and your family in the midst of the deluge.

Theology The Doctrine of God

Led by Pastor Dan Lacich, Longwood site, rooms 4206-7 How do we know that God exists? And even though we believe in Him, having a deep inner sense of His reality, how do we express that belief to others? How can we know if we have an accurate biblical view of who God is? And how can we really know Him and have a personal relationship with Him? Pastor Dan will teach on these and other related issues. Dr. John Frame, professor of theology at RTS, will join him for week 3 of the session.

Joy to the World Wide Web

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esus said that there’s rejoicing in heaven every time someone turns from their sins and puts their faith in Him. Now, Northland’s online missions partner, Global Media Outreach, has created a sort of “spiritual stock ticker” or “heavenly scorecard”— allowing you to watch live as people around the world indicate decisions for Christ at www.GreatCommission2020.com. “It’s an amazing thing,” says Dr. Dan Lacich, Northland’s executive director and pastor for distributed sites. “You get a sense of how it must feel to be in heaven, celebrating as folks join God’s family one at a time.” The site utilizes IP tracking, indicating when

a person visits one of GMO’s more than 90 evangelistic Web sites—the modern-day equivalent of Gospel tracts—or when an individual indicates that he or she has made a decision for Christ and wants to be contacted by one of GMO’s online missionaries about their decision. Totals are updated every 24 hours. More than 200 Northlanders currently serve as online missionaries with GMO. If you would like to learn more about this incredible opportunity, taking the Gospel into all of the world wide web, then make plans to attend an upcoming information session at Longwood, Sunday, November 8 at 11 a.m. in room 4206. Or, you can sign up to become an online missionary right now at www.gmojoinus.com. Details: Dr. Dan Lacich (407-937-1815 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net)

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n ABS NOW, we talk about things that are important to middle school students. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a lot of conversation about feelings of inferiority. As we read about Jesus’ life, we could see that He always accepted everyone. One of the big realizations for our students has been that if we are good enough for Jesus, then we should be good enough for anybody. This really resonated with one girl in our class. I gave the students a challenge as we closed the lesson one week. I told them that whenever anyone gives them a hard time about being different, they should remember how Jesus sees them. This girl really took my words to heart and followed through. She was walking through the halls of her middle school one day that week when someone began mocking her about something she was wearing. She responded by saying that Jesus loves and accepts her, so she doesn’t try to live up to the standards of others. The student who was making fun of her got very quiet and just walked away. I am so glad that she learned that her self-worth is found in Jesus. Join us any Wednesday through November 18 in rooms 5203-04 (in the children’s worship wing) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Northland at Longwood. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net) — Taylor McMurrin

Whole-child Conference Where: Northland at Longwood, the Rink When: November 6 to 7 Cost: $25 by October 15; $35 from October 16 through November 5; $50 day of conference Register: Visit www.northlandchurch.net/event/wholechild or contact Sarah Mattingly (407-949-7170 or sarah.mattingly@northlandchurch.net) Schedule: November 6: Registration begins at 5 p.m., keynote address at 6:30 p.m. November 7: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m., 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Family workshops: • Nurturing spirituality in children • Creating an emotionally healthy family • Fostering confidence, self-control and resiliency • Finding peace for busy moms and dads • The positive power of play • Help for the struggling child • And more … Educators workshops: • Teaching with the brain in mind • Nuts and bolts of sensory perception disorder • Positive guidance: a spiritual perspective • Communities and learning • Addressing challenging behavior: emotion coaching • And more …

Alpha Preview: Sunday, November 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., rooms 4213/15

Alpha Course: Sundays, November 8 through December 13, (except November 29)4 to 5:45 p.m., rooms 4213/15

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ou are invited to come and explore the deeper meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, where you also may enjoy great food and laughter. No questions about life or God will be seen as too simple or too hostile. You will have the opportunity to explore questions like: Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Details, registration and child care arrangements: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832); details about Alpha: www.alphausa.org


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OV = Northland at Oviedo

principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)

LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY

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 MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY BELONG STUDY

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: • Attend a four-week Belong study (watch the Northland News for future dates). • 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. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

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 Celebrate Recovery

Fridays, starting November 6, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hangups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or mmannen@cfl.rr.com)

LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical

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, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience personal growth and healing. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. 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)

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 HOPE — Support For Those Struggling

with Fertility issues Last Friday of the month, 7 p.m., Fire Station 21, 681 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry. Support group helping women, men or couples struggling with fertility issues. Share prayer, fellowship, encouragement and discussion as you walk this journey. Space is limited. Registration and details: Debbie (mikedeb540@yahoo.com)

LW Parents of the Prodigals Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407 977 6742) 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 (407-937-1793) LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)

Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com)

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, November 13, 6:30 to 9:30 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 COUPLES CAFÉ

Saturday, November 21, 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 Covering Care Blanket Ministry

Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; or first Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals and people in need in the community. Details and donations: Nicole Roberts (407699-8575)

LW Divine Reflection Art Group

Second Thursday of each month, through May, 7 to 9 p.m., 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 FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP

Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., Lynn Voskan’s home, 355 Longwood Hills Road. Discuss modern science discovery in light of God’s word. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent.cofoid@gmail.com)

LW FLAG FOOTBALL

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

LW GOLF — links fellowship

Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.

• Friday, November 13, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost: $38 • Friday, November 20, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 • Saturday, November 21, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $32 Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food optional — costs extra). Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-880-9932 or linksfellowship@ cfl.rr.com)

LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN)

LW Moms4moms

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details:

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Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and

playgroup activities. • Once a month, Mondays, 9 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 (407-249-0435) • Walk through Bethlehem December 5, 4:45 p.m. for dinner, call for departure location. Enjoy Christmas carols and walk through a living interpretation of the city of Bethlehem as it once was when Christ was born. Dress appropriately as it is partially outside. If it’s cold feel free to drive your cars to this event. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-249-0435)

LW SENIORS GROUP

Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Marilyn Casey (407-273-2857)

LW SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES

Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., room 4206. Join for worship, prayer, classes and fellowship. Sundays, gather at Nature’s Table Café before the 6 p.m. worship service. Singles meet weekly in small groups throughout Central Florida. Details: Yvonne Lutz (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 UNEMPLOYED MEN SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, 8 to 9 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1112. Discuss job searching and tools available while supporting each other and strengthening our spiritual walk on this emotional journey. Details: David Keys (407256-5576 or davidalankeys@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)


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OV Building Your Marriage (Couples) Sundays, 6 p.m., Cluxton home, Champman Lakes subdivision, Oviedo. Details: Brad Cluxton (bcluxton@gmail.com or 407-474-0034) OV Building Your Marriage (Couples) Tuesdays, beginning September 29, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Work together to have a stronger, more loving and vibrant relationship with your spouse. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-2227374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) OV Couples Small Group (Dating or Married) Thursdays, 7 p.m., Smith’s home, Casselberry. Details: Josh and Michelle Smith (407-718-5510 or michelle.smith@northandchurch.net) 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 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 (407-796-4705)

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 Alpha Course

- Is There More to Life than This? Sundays, November 8 through December 13, 4 to 5:45 p.m., rooms 4213/15. Ask and discover answers to essential questions of life and get a practical introduction to the Christian faith. Registration $10 per individual or $15 for two! Child care by reservation. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS

Sunday, December 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, November 14, 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)

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Revelation Part 2 Mondays, through 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 The Joy of Living Wednesdays, 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 (407-260-9653 or crobins@cfl.rr.com) LW Third Verse

Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. For women 55 and over. Study the book of Esther, pray and have fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)

LW To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry

Thursdays, through November 5, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4213-15. Homework required every week. Workbook: $15.75, provided the first night of class. Child care available upon request. Details: Geri Anderson (407-331-6760 or 2geri@cfl.rr.com)

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, through November 16, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4206-07 Child care available by reservation. • Tuesdays, 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)

LW 1 Peter

MD Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman

LW MATTHEW—Precepts Bible Study

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

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Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4213. Led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

LW Philippians

Sundays, 10:45 a.m., room 4213, 15. 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)

MD Adult Bible Fellowship Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join this ongoing Bible study on the Gospel of John. Child care is available. Details: Larry Martin (352-394-5870) MD Tavares Home Study Group Mondays, 7 p.m., alternating between Bailey home and Martin home. Meet for prayer and to discuss Pastor Joel’s recent sermons. Details: Laura Martin (352-394-5870 or lauramartin32778@gmail.com)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW ISAIAH

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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The Quest for Authentic Manhood Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Study focuses on a man’s core identity and helps men embrace a biblical definition of manhood. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence. wachter@gmail.com)

Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., rooms 2-3. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s woman. Child care is available. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171)

MD Search for Significance Wednesdays, 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)

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teach trusting in God alone to provide for every need in every circumstance of life. This is an ongoing class, join any time. Details: Mickey and Cindy Mallin (407-322-6101)

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) LW DIVORCECARE FACILITATORS TRAINING

Facilitators are needed to work alongside the DivorceCare ministry. Learn to help those who are currently experiencing the pain of divorce find healing. Contact Elaine for an application and more information on training. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine. harland@northlandchurch.net)

LW Financial Peace University

• Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Care Ministries and Care Center. • Sundays, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 111618, Student Ministries and Care Center. 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 (407688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com)

LW LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE

Sundays, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5202-9. Beginner and mid-level classes available. Cost: $100 for textbooks and activity fees for one semester. Details: Jin Guiying (gui_jin66@yahoo.com) or Linan An (lan@mail.ucf.edu)

LW Lose It for Life

Mondays, 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 PeaceMakers

Sundays, through November 8, 9 a.m., room 4206. Biblical Conflict Resolution: Learn to handle life’s conflicts in a way that honors God and helps us serve others, and grow to be more like Christ, with active discussion and practical application of Scripture. Details: Gary Wright (lanaharrison@cfl.rr.com)

Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve. ADULTS LW Answers to Prayer

Sundays, 11 a.m., room 4204. Learn to pray and be challenged by the classic writings of George Mueller in modern language, which

LW Stepfamilies Class

Sundays, through December 13, 9 a.m., room 4210. Discover biblical methods and practical tools for nurturing stepfamilies and providing hope and skills for conquering the challenges of stepfamily life and interaction. Details and registration: Doug Hubbard (407-695-5100 or doughubbard@gmail.com)

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: Laura Martin (352-205-0868 or lauramartin32778@gmail.com)

OV Fireproof Your Marriage Mondays, 7 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Details: Paul and Pam Wiest (407-977-5295 or wiestpj@earthlink.net)


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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: October 25 to November 15. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. 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.

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OV Life’s Healing Choices

Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. Offers freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, this class was developed by Senior Pastor Rick Warren and Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742)

OV What’s So Amazing About Grace

Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. An insightful exploration of grace, the most powerful force in the universe and our only hope for love and forgiveness. Details: Linda McGrath (lmcgr2033@ cfl.rr.com or 407-497-6540).

LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE

LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@ tomhorvath.com) OV Men’s Fraternity Group (Years 1, 2, 3)

Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., NOCC. Includes three one-year-long studies beginning with The Quest for Authentic Manhood, followed by Winning at Work and Home and ending with The Great Adventure. Studies provide men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy.jobson@ northlandchurch.net or 407-929-3053)

WO MEN IN THE WORD Saturdays, 8 a.m., House Blend Cafe. Read through Frances Chan’s book Crazy Love. Details: Jerry Murphy (407-522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ ieee.org)

WOMEN LW Keeping Your Focus on Christ in the Middle of Marriage Crisis Mondays, 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 contacting Morgan Perun (morgan.perun@ northlandchurch.net). Class details: Gayle Montiel (407-493-4106 or gaylemontiel@cfl.rr.com)

LW Women’s Healing Ministry

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. 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 ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

LW BLOOD DRIVE

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

LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY MUSICIANS

Vocalists and musicians needed for the newly forming Celebrate Recovery Band. Details: Celebrate Recovery Ministry leader Mary Ann Mannen (407-913-4777 or mmannen@cfl.rr.com)

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)

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

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

MEN 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)

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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

Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause. LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net. More info on page 6. Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7156)

First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or mamaquad@earthlink.net)

LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS

Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed for the Northland Disaster Response Teams. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. kerr@northlandchurch.net)

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HELP WOMEN TRANSITIONING FROM JAIL to Community Christian women are needed to befriend and support other Christian women who have decided to follow Christ and start a new life. Various opportunities to minister are available. Details: Linda Moedinger (jhvolunteer@gmail.com)

LW HELP INCARCERATED MAN

Man needed to come alongside an incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or gpkerr@mindspring.com)

LW JAIL MINISTRY

Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with 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)

LW RECOVERY MINISTRY

Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@bellsouth.net)

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:

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) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, November 4, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission/ parking are free. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister and get more info. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) 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. 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)


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JMJ Life Center The JMJ Life Center, a crisis pregnancy center, has recently moved to an office near UCF, 3403 Technological Ave., Suite 12, Orlando. Details: Bill Cekala (407-620-9758 or www. jmjlifecenter.org) Mission to Japan May 11 to June 8, 2010. Mission trip for college students and young adults. Work with Japanese college students and spend three weeks in Osaka and one week in Tokyo. Details: Warren Griffith (info@MissionToJapan.org or 407-273-4454) or www.MissionToJapan.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 NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com

MD = Northland at Mount dora

women Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 1792, Casselberry. Study: The Divided Kingdom (1 & 2 Kings and Minor Prophets). Child care available. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407-3424765 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)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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

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)

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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)

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WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

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)

AUTOMOBILE NEEDED by Northland’s Service Department to provide transportation for visiting guests and missionaries. Details: Sarah Mattingly (sarah.mattingly@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7170) 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)

WO = Northland at west oaks

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 BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678) OV

Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374)

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Work with Faith Neighborhood Center of Clermont in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@aol.com). Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (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)

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

FREE COPIES OF I-80!

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r. Joel Hunter’s new devotional book has inspired many of its readers to buy a copy for a friend or family member. One such reader purchased 1,000 copies to be given to those attending worship services this weekend. Those books will be available to you at a table located at the front of the bookstore at the Longwood site and in the foyers of the multisite locations. If you haven’t purchased a copy of the book already, stop by and pick up one. This is a book that is blessing the congregation in many ways! All proceeds from this book go to Northland’s facilities debt. This anonymous donor’s gift brings the total given to more than $25,000.

FYI: Thursday, November 5 at 11 a.m., Dr. Hunter will be interviewed about Inner State 80 on Real Living! With Riva and Secily. Tune in to WACX-TV Channel 14 Bright House or 55 digital.

Inner State 80 Now Available at Amazon Kindle! Hey, Kindle fans! Inner State 80 is now available for instant download at Amazon.com.

FINANCIAL REPORT

............................................................................................................... As of OCTOBER 26, 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 $950,212 $10,278,401 Received $206,548 $899,220 $9,582,150 Surplus / (Deficit) ($31,005) ($50,992) ($696,251) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $35,298 $141,192 $1,592,499 Received $25,034 $94,546 $1,289,748 Surplus / (Deficit) ($10,264) ($46,646) ($302,751) LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,616,667 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of October 24 to 26, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,596 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,811 at 1,086 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,051 at 1,090 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. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . . . 407-949-4014 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179 Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402 Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . . . 407-949-4039 Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0544 Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-328-4785

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 Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or mgrindstaff@topps.com Josh Smith, Set Up/Tear down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com 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)

WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net

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 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 tcarpenter@cfl.rr.com Prayer Kitty Merritt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Christina Ferrito-Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-735-1974 Marilyn Faber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 south4@comcast.net Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-205-0868 lauramartin32778@gmail.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)

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 Lou Amadori . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 or lamadori@cfl.rr.com Stephen Arnold . . . . 407-358-9603 or stephenarnold4@cfl.rr.com Jerry Murphy . . . . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org Zack Fulmer . . . . . . 407-656-3008 or 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:

The Church: Everywhere, Every Day, Every One (1 Corinthians 16:19) The Invitation: How to Invite People to Christ Scripture focus:

Matthew 28:18-20 (NASB)

Worship focus:

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And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Worship Christ today as our loving Savior. In His love, He pursues us, bringing us into His adoptive family.

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ABC Prayer Lord Jesus, I … … A dmit that I’m a sinner, and … B elieve You are the Savior, who died to take my sins away. C ome into my heart, and I’ll follow You forever. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | THE CHURCH: EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY, EVERY ONE (1 Corinthians 16:19) | The Spiritual Leader (You): Worship, Sacraments, Serving | John 4:23-24

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