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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 45


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, NOVEMBER 7

4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

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

SUNday, NOVEMBER 8

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 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 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 Philippians (cc) Transformers Study (cc) Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Answers to Prayer Class (cc) GMO Orientation Infant Dedication Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 3 Alpha Class Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 O2 (High School students) MOMS4MOMS Meeting College Ministry

Monday, NOVEMBER 9

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 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

LONGWOOD SITE conT’D

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

communion Prayer Room 4209 The Rink/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4213-15 4210 4205 4206-7 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4204 4206-7 Sanctuary 5106-7/CWW 5108-9/CWW 4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC

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MOMS4MOMS Meeting 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 Step Forward Ministry Faithful and True Men’s Group

TUESday, NOVEMBER 10

Unemployed Men Support Group Beth Moore Study AMEN Crown Class Financial Peace University Divorce Care Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety

F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7 4209-10 4213,15 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4217 The Rink/SMCC 4204-4208 4213,15 F.Hall/SMCC

1112/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111, 1113/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4209-10,13-17 4204

Joy of Living 4209-10 Third Verse 1116/SMCC 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 12

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

Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Men’s Fraternity Financial Peace University Crown His Way (cc) Sacred Rhythms Connection Group Divine Reflections Art Group

Friday, November 13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery Buddy Break Donald Miller

Saturday, NOVEMBER 14

8:30 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm

Word Weavers Prayer Meeting Growing Kids Gods Way

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

MOUNT DORA SITE SUNday, NOVEMBER 8

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 9 7:00 pm

Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7

Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Infant Dedication/Baptism Class

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 Various locations

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel

WEDNEsday, NOVEMBER 11 9:00 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study Homeschool Play Group Women’s Bible Study CREW352

Friday, NOVEMBER 13 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

OVIEDO SITE

SUNday, NOVEMBER 8

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 9 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

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

Rooms 2-3 TBD Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary Various locations

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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

1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 5100/CWW 4205 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 4209 The Rink/SMCC CWW Sanctuary

7:00 pm

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

9:30 am

Married/Dating Couples Small Group The Holy Spirit Bible Study

Smith home Welday home

What’s So Amazing About Grace (Women)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 14 7:15 am

The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men)

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, NOVEMBER 8 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

NOCC Welday home NOCC

Friday, NOVEMBER 13

NOCC NOCC

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

Monday, NOVEMBER 9 6:00 pm

F.Hall/SMCC Prayer Room 4209-10

Sharing Life Stories

THURsday, NOVEMBER 12 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

One Thing (Middle and High School students) Novak home

Saturday, NOVEMBER 14 8:00 am

Men in the Word

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TUESday, NOVEMBER 10 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

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Wednesday, NOVEMBER 11

WEDNEsday, NOVEMBER 11 9:00 am 1:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

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

House Blend Café

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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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.

THIS WEEK!

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BELONG

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BELIEVE

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BECOME

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BE SENT

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BEYOND

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NORTHLAND NEWS

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: 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 Rick Bradshaw, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer

Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.

Northland at Longwood Sanctuary See page 9 for details.


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Leaving a Legacy: The Jack Eggers Story By Marc Mcmurrin Executive Director of Operations

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f you’ve been coming to Northland for very long, you know how important stories are to this church. Our pastor, Dr. Joel C. Hunter, loves to tell stories. I recently read one that I’d like to share with you about a man named Jack Eggers. Jack was a beloved school janitor from a little town in Indiana. He didn’t have a family of his own, so he “adopted” the students, in a way, as his very own. When any kind of problem appeared, the kids would scour the halls looking for Jack. They respected and cared for him the same way he cared for them. A no-frills sort of guy, he never subscribed to cable, didn’t drive his car much, preferred to grow his own food and steered clear of the big city — never straying far from the tiny Indiana town where he was born and raised. In 2003, Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In the winter of 2004, he died at age 69. A year later, Jack’s

generosity was revealed to everyone in a most unexpected way. Jack, who never bought fancy clothes or nice things, had amassed a large amount in savings. When his estate was settled in early 2005, the school where Jack had worked received a whopping sum of $80,000 from his will. He also left an undisclosed amount to his local church and another $120,000 to a local community foundation. With this final act, Jack not only provided for the community that he loved; he left behind a legacy of kindness and generosity that will live on. Jack’s story made headlines, and it is inspiring to me for so many reasons. He didn’t have much, and he wasn’t a financial expert, but he was a faithful steward with what God had given him, and he used that to make a big difference in the world.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” –Malachi 3:10 (NASB)

An Untapped Well of Good

All of us, as followers of Christ, are called to be faithful stewards — both with our tithes that He instructs us to return to Him (Malachi 3:10) and with our offerings. Like Jack Eggers, you too can plan ahead and leave a legacy that lives on ahead of you. To help you do that, Northland has started The True North Foundation (TNF),

She Gave; God Replenished Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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o you feel at times overcome by the pain and struggling around you? Homes are going into foreclosure, businesses are failing, and those around you are gripped with fear. Are you worried about your future and even your present? When calamity comes, our natural tendency is to turn inward and hunker down for the storm. A long time ago, a widow and her young son were facing certain death. A severe famine gripped her town and her entire country, and she had exhausted all of their food savings. She was out gathering wood to make a fire to cook their very last meal when she met a man. The stranger asked her for bread and water. Isn’t it interesting how God presents you with others’ needs at times when you are worried about meeting your own? “I don’t have any bread — only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it — and die” (1 Kings 17:12, NIV). Obviously, their situation was desperate. But God was about to break into her life. You see, the man she had met was the prophet Elijah. The Lord had sent Elijah to her town. Elijah had been sent for her. He said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something

for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land’” (vv. 13-14, NIV). And guess what? She gave first to the man in need, and from then on, God continually replenished her supply of flour and oil! Against all odds and her own fears, she trusted God, and He delivered her! As you read this, I hope your situation is not desperate like hers. I hope and pray that God is amply supplying for all your needs. I know many who currently have just enough. Are you making some room for the stranger, the hungry widow or the young orphan? You can’t solve the problems of the world, so you shouldn’t let yourself be overcome by them. And yet, as you consider those needs, what is God asking you to do? Maybe Jesus wants you to give to the Mount Dora Love Collection. Since February, several Mount Dora families have contributed food and household supplies. Each month these donations are given to local ministries that feed the hungry. For the month of November, the Love Collection will provide for the needs within our own body. In Acts 6, we see the church exploding in size and influence. Yet, great needs were present within. The apostles wisely ensured that physical hunger within the body was addressed while the spiritual hunger outside the church continued to be met. So this month, when you give nonperishable food items to the Mount Dora Love Collection, your gift will go to a brother or sister in Christ who lives, serves and worships in Mount Dora. Just bring your offerings with you on Sunday morning and lay them on the Love Collection table in the foyer. Caring servants will ensure that they are received by needy people in the Northland at Mount Dora family. Be like the widow in 1 Kings 17 — trust God and meet a need. >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

designed to serve individuals and families in the distributed church in the area of legacy giving. Many people don’t realize the many benefits of planned giving. For example, leaving a gift to charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. We’re blessed to live in a country where the tax laws are actually designed to encourage these gifts to charities, including churches. There are even methods that allow individuals to make a gift now, while still retaining an income for life. The most popular of these methods include: • Charitable remainder annuity trust • Charitable remainder unitrust • Pooled income fund • Charitable gift annuity In addition to the deferred gifting methods described above, there are other tax-advantaged methods for current giving, such as: • Gifting of highly appreciated assets, such as stocks, real estate, or even a small business • Charitable lead trust • Supporting Organization • Private Foundation TNF is offering a free seminar on wills, trusts and other estate planning concepts in Longwood on Sunday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in rooms 4209-10. If you are unable to attend and would like more information, contact Jo-Anne Holleran (407937-1772 or jo-anne.holleran@northlandchurch.net). The seminar will cover topics such as: What is a will? What is a trust? Should I have a durable power of attorney or designated health care surrogate? Do I need a living will? What is the process of probate? We will also have presentations on the efforts and ministries supported by the TNF as well as some scriptural foundation on leaving an inheritance. Want to learn more? Visit www.TrueNorthFoundation.org for additional details regarding TNF’s vision, goals and beliefs about giving, as well as many useful resources on legacy giving.

Gift Card Angel Tree

Help support The Carpenter’s House for Children this Christmas season! November 22 through December 13. Pick a name from the Gift Card Angel Tree located in the lobby beginning Sunday, November 22. Return it with the requested gift card in an envelope by December 13. It’s easy to do, and there’s no wrapping involved! Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@comcast.net)

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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NOVEMBER LOVE COLLECTION

We are collecting for members of our own congregation who 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.


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What Are You Doing Next Weekend? JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

How do we get people more involved in one another’s lives and, as a result of those relationships and people’s common relationship with Christ, more involved in the lives of others all around them?

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s we, the Northland at Oviedo staff and leadership, have been wrestling with that question for some time now, we have strategically designed social events, Bible studies, classes, service opportunities and the like for you over the last three years, always to this end. We want people to be in a passionate pursuit of Christ, individually and corporately, seeking to know Him and make Him known (that is the “others” part). We have been blown away by the participation of each of you in the various gatherings we have orchestrated, and even more excited about the fruit that has been born out of those kinds of things – with small groups forming on their own, and service opportunities being thought of and executed from a selfsufficient, grass-roots level. That is the result of our accepting responsibility for our own spiritual health and growth, then applying it to our lives and creating ripples of impact in the Kingdom all around us, in the lives of others!

All that being said, nothing has quite captured my gratitude to God as much as the last few weeks of response from you, the Oviedo congregation, to the smaller community gatherings idea. We were sitting at lunch with a congregant as a staff, talking about this desire to see people be more connected to each other, geographically so they would run into each other doing life. Then she simply said, “My church used to do this thing called Agape Meals – would that work?” So we started kicking around this idea of breaking the area up into communities/neighborhoods and strongly encouraging a congregant-led, grass-roots gathering to get to know each other better. First, we thought we would “break the ice” with this idea by creating a meet and greet, which we did a few weeks ago. We had you meet your neighbors after service right here in the room, and sign up in your area so we could connect you to one another. Well, that is what has been incredible. Almost everyone took the time to do just that. They got up, went to their area and met people they live by, some already known, and others brand new connections. We saw groups break out in prayer right there on the spot. One couple moved to help another couple right away; another couple started organizing a gathering for their community. It was awesome! That leads me to the push for next weekend. We are asking each of you to connect with those in your community by e-mail or phone and set up a meal together. At some point between Friday, November 13 and Sunday, November 15, get together and eat a meal. Have a picnic, a barbecue, breakfast, whatever. You decide, you meet, and you get to know one another. Then we will see what happens next. Maybe we will begin to see and feel the “awe and wonder” Luke tells us of in Acts 2:42-47, and maybe many will be added to our numbers daily. You just never know what God is up to, do you? >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

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NEXT WEEKEND!

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 in to your neighborhood group, contact 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Night of Prayer & Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m., NOCC. Bring your favorite dessert and come worship with us on this Thanksgiving Eve as we praise Him and give thanks for who He is and what He has done! Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda. hartley@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.

news@westoaks Helping Families in Crisis TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

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e have an opportunity to help families in crisis right now. Bethany Christian Services, of Chicago, has opened a Central Florida chapter, in Winter Garden. They are looking for 10 qualified families in our community that can serve families in crisis as intervention prior to children entering the foster care system. It is a chance to help families in crisis to regroup, refocus and bounce back. Many of their issues are dealing with the financial crisis of today. Bethany Christian Services is having a free informational meeting and dinner November 10 at House Blend Café to explain the program it has recently started in Central Florida. Dinner will start at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. You can help in many other ways, as the organization reaches out to the community for support. Here are ways you can help Bethany Christian Services obtain its goal for this year to get 10 families that are willing to stand with these families in crisis: • Share with friends and family the need for the 10 families by the end of the year.

• Invite those interested to come to the dinner November 10 at House Blend Café. • You can also be a family who mentors a child and/or family in crisis. I am sure we are all aware of families in crisis situations, and here is our chance to be the church right here in our own community. Everywhere you look, there are more and more people facing difficult situations. So please pray about being a family that can help out a family in its time of need. This is an amazing chance to be a home and hope to a family in crisis. The time commitment will fluctuate from family to family and situation to situation. But it will always be a temporary solution! Contact Alison Schminke of Bethany Christian Services (aschminke@ bethany.org) if you have questions about this program. If you have an interest in attending the informational dinner, contact Alison or let me know after the service. Thanks for being the church in so many ways. It is always amazing to see the impact you are making and the lives you are touching. Please remember to mark your calendars for Sunday, November 15. We would like our entire West Oaks community to be a part of the service at 9 a.m. You won’t want to miss this!

“I am sure we are all aware of families in crisis situations, and here is our chance to be the church right here in our own community.”

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NEXT WEEKEND Brown Bag Sunday Fill the brown bags you received this weekend with nonperishable food items to be distributed to Faith Neighborhood Center in Clermont. Details: Patti Novak (novakgirls4@aol.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dinner of Six Get to know others in your church community by enjoying a meal with them once a month. Sign up now. Details: Mary Smith (marysmith@ VermeerSoutheast.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.


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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection November 16-23 Help Minister to Children Worldwide BY vanessa puleo Local Projects and Partnerships

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he Operation Christmas Child season is upon us, and you have the opportunity to bless children around the world by bringing your gifts to Northland again this year. Through your gifts, pre-packed in shoeboxes, you would minister to boys and girls who suffer from war, poverty, disease and natural disaster by demonstrating the love of God. Operation Christmas Child distributes the gifts in almost 100 countries, and works in and through local churches where possible, offering children Gospel literature and culturally appropriate evangelistic and followup programs. The shoebox gifts open doors for presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ. National Collection Week for the shoeboxes is November 16 to 23. In recent weeks, Northlanders have been busy contacting prospective churches in the area to coordinate our collecting their shoeboxes during collection week. Our Children’s Ministries leaders, through each child, are working hard to get information to all families represented to help them fully understand the scope of this operation and how important they are in making this week work. You can drop off your shoebox already completed (instructions here), or you can volunteer to come on site and help collect shoeboxes.

How to Deliver a Completed Shoebox:

1. Use an empty standard-sized shoebox or a small plastic container (six-quart). You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. 2. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. Print out the appropriate label from www.samaritan. org or get labels from the Operation Christmas Child brochure. Brochures are available at all Northland sites. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box. 3. Fill the box(es) with gifts. Gift ideas include small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, coloring books, paper, hard candy, gum, lollipops, jewelry, flashlights (with extra batteries), even hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and washcloths. Other ideas are found at www. samaritan.org. Do not include used or damaged items; war-related items, such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or other food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items, such as snow globes or glass containers; or aerosol cans. 4. You also may include a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family in a separate envelope. 5. Samaritan’s Purse asks that you donate $7 or more for each shoebox you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope inside your box. If you are preparing more than one shoebox, please make one combined donation.

6. Place a rubber band around each shoebox and lid, and drop the shoebox off at a collection site. Collection will take place at a semi truck in the parking lot across the street from Northland at Longwood at the following times: Monday, November 16 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, November 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, November 19 . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 20 . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 21 . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 22 . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, November 23 . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, call 800-215-2974 or e-mail occgirl@juno.com. For additional collection sites, visit www. samaritan.org. You also can send your shoebox gift directly to: Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Help With Collection

If you would like to volunteer to help during collection week, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net) and select “Serve Others.” Look under “Serve Locally,” and select when you can serve. We need you! (You must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer in the lot.) Whether you volunteer or donate gifts for the children, we appreciate each and every one of you and all you do in serving with us to reach the far ends of the earth for Jesus through the power of a simple gift. Together, we can send love in the name of Jesus and then rejoice as we watch God use these simple gifts to transform the lives of His precious little ones. Details about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse: 800-353-5949 or www.samaritan.org/occ

PiE DRIVE

Tuesday, November 24

It’s easy as pie!

Deliver your pie anytime before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24 to the Student Ministries and Care Center.

COOKIE DRIVE Marie Strickland will help coordinate our efforts again this year. Volunteer to help at www.northlandchurch.net.

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. Children all over the world will receive the shoeboxes filled with your love — and God’s.

November 14 . . . . . . . . Deliver baskets to families in need November 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL PROJECT DAY November 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International November 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pie drive November 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve/deliver meals to needy November 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team November 26 . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve dinner 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 17-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian HELP, small team December 21-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian HELP, small team December 23 . . . . . . . . . . . Christian HELP, two small teams 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).

Friday, December 11

Register at www.northlandchurch.net or call Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156).

Build a Basket

November 14 or December 12 Register for these Local Project Days at www.northlandchurch.net.

SERVE TEAM NEEDED

Help Christian HELP get ready for Christmas! Six people needed each day, 3 to 4:30 p.m., December 17, 18, 21 and 22.

Emergency Christmas Package teams needed! December 23, 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 3 p.m.

Register at www.northlandchurch.net.


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

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!

WO = Northland at west oaks

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

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

LW Servant Leadership Ministry

LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

November 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lyman football field. Pick up an orange flier at the Welcome Desk. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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)

MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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)

LUGRox OFF November 21, 28 and December 26

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!

SPECIAL EVENT NEXT WEEKEND LW Turkey Bowl

LW O2 — Outreach, Worship,

Teaching and Hangout Time O2 OFF November 29 and December 27

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

Sundays, 6 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. All 9th- through 12thgraders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

OV Game Night

OV AXIS: High School Ministry

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

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)

College Ministry

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

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)

Mentoring Ministry informational meeting For Single Moms of Middle School Sons Saturday, December 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4213, Northland at Longwood. Learn about connecting your son with a mentor, speak with the leaders and meet some men that are currently volunteering. Details and RSVP: Shaylynn Stoner (shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7194)


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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, who gave His life for us. When we focus on what He has done for us and remember together what His sacrifice means – that’s worship!

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+ “N” = Communion

During Communion, believers eat bread to remember how Jesus gave His body on the cross for us. They drink from the cup to remember that He gave His blood so that we could have a new life close to God forever. Bzzz. Bzzz.

Who’s there?

Well water.

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

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Well water who?

Well, water we Um… waiting for? Thanksgiving Day?

Unscramble the letters to spell the word that means to give up something important for the sake of someone else.

RC E F I C I A S __A__ __ __F__ __ __ Answer: SACRIFICE

True Worshipers John 4:23-24 Did you know that God is looking for true worshipers? To worship God is to show God that we love Him, that we know He is great, and that we are thankful for all He has done for us. Jesus said, “A new time is coming. In fact, it is already here. True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. They are the kind of worshipers the Father is looking for. God is spirit. His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” God wants us to worship Him for who He truly is and for what He has done. He is our Savior, who saves us from a life separated from God. Jesus gave His life to pay for our sins. To sacrifice is to give up something very important for someone else. Jesus sacrificed everything for us.

We can Well, give thanks water we every day.

Draw a picture of a cross to remind you of what Jesus has sacrificed for you.

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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.

for Saturday and Sunday evenings!

7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949et) ch.n hur ndc thla nor nik@ blah debbie.

Jesus wants us to worship Him in spirit and in truth. This week, take time each day to worship Jesus by thinking about who He is and what He has done.

she welcomes the children and teaches them the love of God each week. Her kind and gentle spirit warms the hearts of our 4-year-olds as they learn and have fun. She is truly a wonderful blessing! We are so thankful for all the gifts and talents she so joyfully and willingly shares with all of us. Thank you, Tiffany. You are a wonderful woman of faith and a testimony to us all!

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Hey there, why did you draw that?

We learned we are to take care of God’s helpers in the same way Elisha’s friends took care of him.

Search and circle each word Jesus spoke in John 4:23. “True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. They are the kind of worshipers the Father is looking for.”

G W O R S H I P L O O K I N G T M R W I L L I N R S R N K M S Z T H E D F A R E T I J R A N T T R P M M T D O F U E I T H E Y O T R U E E B R R H S P I R I T U Word bank: TRUE, WORSHIPERS, WILL, WORSHIP, THE, FATHER, IN, SPIRIT, AND, TRUTH, THEY, ARE, KIND, OF, IS, LOOKING, FOR.

A celebration of what they’ve learned this year in Children’s Church – who God is and what He has done!

Friday, December 4, 7 p.m. Northland at Longwood Sanctuary FREE ADMISSION.

A brief reception will follow in the foyer. Child care provided for infants through 3-year-olds. Rehearsal: Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Children’s Worship Wing

Details and registration: Julie Meeke r (407-949-7153 or julie.meeker@northlandchurch.net)


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Serving Creates Improbable Friendships “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” — C.S. Lewis By Sean Cooper Minister of Service and Equipping

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ecently, I was in tears with a new Muslim friend. We had just met an hour before, as we began making sandwiches for a few homeless people waiting outside the mosque. My six-year-old daughter was with me that morning, along with a couple of friends, Kurt and Courtney. This was the second time we ventured downtown to serve some people struggling in our community. Now we have formed an assembly line inside the kitchen area of the mosque; my daughter, Emerson, zipped up the plastic bags after I stuffed them. There were probably 12 of us working. Everyone had a simple task and was overqualified for such a menial job. We hit it off instantly. When the bread ran out, we had made 125 sandwiches. Then we sat in a circle and talked about our hope for that morning. The biggest emphasis of this group was to meet some of the homeless people, encourage them and get to know their story.

The doors opened, and we set the tables with brown bags and fruit punch. A line immediately formed, and in a matter of seconds, we were handing out food and mingling with some amazing people. A variety of people were in the line: married, single, children, grandparents and young adults. My new Muslim friend, Natalie, broke down. The weight of that picture was too much for her to contain inwardly. Several of us returned inside the mosque to consider the gravity of the moment. Something connected us that morning, something stirring deep beneath the surface of handing out food. I’m not Muslim, but I have Muslim friends whose hearts break the same way mine, or Emerson’s, or Courtney’s, or Kurt’s does. There is diversity in our cultural backgrounds, our daily customs and how we pray. But I’m realizing that God has caused our stories to intersect for reasons not yet known. Two things I’m sure of, however: I’m supposed to serve my new friends in ways that show Jesus in the midst of brokenness, and I’m grateful for the gift that God has given me in these seemingly impossible friendships.

Serve Communion at Longwood Site

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ow many Northlanders does it take to serve Communion? Literally hundreds! Since we moved into our new building, many of you have been asking when we will return to passing the trays of bread and wine and/or juice during Communion. The first weekend in December, we want to do just that. But it takes many more volunteers to serve everyone at every service in this manner. If this is to be successful, we need your help!

We invite you to join us Thursday, November 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for training of new Communion team members. To RSVP, e-mail communion@northlandchurch.net or contact Jan Stenstrom (407-937-0567). For child care reservations, contact Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane. jones@northlandchurch.net).

RELEVANTREADS

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

Worship in Spirit and Truth: A Refreshing Study of the Principles and Practice of Biblical Worship, by John M. Frame This fresh, practical study of worship throws needed light on questions about worship content, music, atmosphere, structure, freedom, clarity, recent trends and much more. You will profit from this insightful look at the kind of worship that pleases God.

With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship, by Reggie M. Kidd
 Every Sunday morning people all over the world look up at a screen, open a hymnal or simply take a breath ... and sing. Why? Are people just participating in the service, or is there something more behind church music? With One Voice examines the theology of song in worship and looks at how music is used to relate to God. Whatever the style, song has the power to bring believers into the company of the Savior Himself and allows them to participate in the very redemption of all creation. Between these pages, worship leaders, church musicians and all churchgoers will discover not just the history of song in worship, but why believers continue to sing in worship today.

now. Currently in Session 2

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

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t’s not too late! If you have not been able to participate in the NOW session 2 classes, don’t worry! Join us this Wednesday for the live classes. Then go to our website and catch up on the weeks you missed through NOW on Demand.

Bible IN THE SANCTUARY

Finding an Ark in the Media Flood

Led by Loyd Boldman, Longwood site, rooms 4213/15 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.

—1 Corinthians 11:26 (NIV) Communion is planned for the first Sunday of each month and additional times when deemed essential. The Lord’s table is open to anyone who is a believer in Christ.

Theology The Doctrine of God

Led by Pastor Dan Lacich, Longwood site, rooms 4206-7 Get answers to all your big questions about God.

We believe that Christ ordained certain holy rituals for the church to observe, through which the Spirit uniquely acts. These holy rituals are symbolic of spiritual events. They are baptism and the Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or the holy Eucharist. The word “Communion” itself affirms our common union. When we take Communion, we remember together Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate our redemption and our identity as His church. We look forward to the fulfillment of His promise to share this cup with us in heaven. The bread and the cup are symbols of our belonging, symbols of Christ’s death and sacrifice. The sacraments are an integral part of our becoming process. There is a spiritual exchange, a renewing of relationship that takes place. We are refreshed and renewed as we remember, proclaim and participate. It is a mystery of the Spirit.

“For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Led by Pastor Vernon Rainwater, Longwood site, sanctuary A study of David and personal worship.

Christian Living

What Northland Believes About Communion

Pastor Vernon hams it up with Pastor Dan at Session 2’s opening night.


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men 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)

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)

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN)

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com)

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, 7 to 8:15 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 (Northland.YAM@gmail.com)

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 (407-699-8575)

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 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

• 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)

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Mentoring Ministry informational meeting for Single Moms of Middle School Sons Saturday, December 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4213. Learn about connecting your son with a mentor, speak with the leaders and meet some men that are currently volunteering. Details and RSVP: Shaylynn Stoner (shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7194)

LW Moms4moms

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 (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 (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 softball

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

LW 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


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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)

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, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Work together to have a stronger, more loving and vibrant relationship with your spouse. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 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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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)

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)

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

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)

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

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW Alpha Course

LW To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry

- Is There More to Life

than This? Sundays, November 8 through December 13, 4 to 5:45 p.m., rooms 4206-7. This week’s topic: Who is Jesus and why did He die? 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)

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)

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MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

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 1 Peter

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

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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)

MD Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman

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)

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 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 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 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)

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.

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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).

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)

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

MEN

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 FAITHFUL AND TRUE

LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY MUSICIANS

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)

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

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 communion servers

Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Several are needed for the Christmas services. Training provided. Details: Jan Stenstrom (407-937-0567 or communion@northlandchurch.net)

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)

LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

WOMEN

LW phone VolunteerS

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)

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)

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)

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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)

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

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: 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.

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)

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


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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) 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)

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)

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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) 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)

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

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

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Jonathan Benjamin Poe was born October 21 to Jonathan and Ashley Poe. Benjamin was welcomed home by his big sister, Addison Michelle.

OV = Northland at Oviedo

another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

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

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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)

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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

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

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

Got News? Recently married or engaged? A new addition to the

family? Send your wedding and newborn pictures plus details to the Northland News (newspaper@northlandchurch.net).

FINANCIAL REPORT

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

............................................................................................................... As of NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes and can also be mailed to your home for convenience. Evangelical Council for Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) Financial Accountability ............................................................................................................... TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $237,553 $1,187,765 $10,515,954 Received $224,420 $1,123,640 $9,806,570 Surplus / (Deficit) ($13,133) ($64,125) ($709,384) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $35,298 $176,490 $1,627,797 Received $38,531 $133,077 $1,328,279 Surplus / (Deficit) $3,233 ($43,413) ($299,518) LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,616,667 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of October 31 to November 2, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,875 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,785 at 1,034 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,401 at 1,038 sites


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OVIEDO SITE

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 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 Spiritual Leader (You): Worship, Sacraments, Serving Scripture focus:

John 4:23-24 (NASB)

Worship focus:

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“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Worship Christ today as the perfect sacrifice. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).

Notes:

Summary prayer: ........................................................................

We do not presume to come to Your table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Your table. But You are the same Lord whose property is to always have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to partake of the body and blood of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to remember His sacrifice for our redemption. Keep us until the day when He returns. Amen. (Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer)

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | THE CHURCH: EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY, EVERY ONE (1 Corinthians 16:19) | Everyday Ministry: From Prayer to Pastoring | John 20:21-23

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Northland News Vol 10/Iss 45  

November 7 to 14, 2009

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