NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
FEBRUARY 6 - 13, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 6
Ideal parenting is modeled after the relationship between God and man.
â€” James C. Dobson
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE
MOUNT DORA SITE
Saturday, FEBRUARY 6
4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Prayer Room Growing Kids Gods Way 4206-7 Worship (cc) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Membership Opportunity/Belong Study 4209 Battlecry for a Generation Group Study 4204 LUGRox The Rink/SMCC
SUNday, FEBRUARY 7
7:30 am 8:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Crown Bible Study Marriage Prep Class (cc) Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Mark Bible Study (cc) Peacemakers (cc) Ephesians (cc) Transformers Study (cc) Financial Peace University (cc) Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Answers to Prayer Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 2 Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry
Monday, FEBRUARY 8
9:45 am 10:00 am 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Breaking Free-Beth Moore Study (cc) Precepts (cc) Common Ground Adult Ministry (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Purity Works (cc) GriefShare (cc) Faithful and True Men’s Group
Prayer Room 4205 The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 4209 4206-7 F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4204 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 1104/SMCC 4206-7 F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, FEBRUARY 9
6:45 am 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm
Men’s Bible Study 1118/SMCC Breaking Free - Beth Moore Study (cc) The Rink/SMCC Financial Peace University (cc) 5100/CWW DivorceCare (cc) 4205, 4208-4210, 4213-17 AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
WEDNEsday, FEBRUARY 10 9:00 am 1:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm
Joy of Living Third Verse Doulos Marriage 911 Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, FEBRUARY 11
6:30 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Marriage Course (cc) His Way (cc) Divine Reflections Art Group (cc)
Friday, FEBRUARY 12
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery O2 High School Ministry Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, FEBRUARY 13
8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (ECW) Early Childhood Wing
4209-10 1116/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 4205
1116/SMCC The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4209
CWW The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary
Word Weavers F.Hall/SMCC Buddy Break CWW Prayer Meeting Prayer Room Growing Kids Gods Way 4206-7 Worship (cc) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Battlecry for a Generation Group Study 4204 LUGRox The Rink/SMCC
SUNday, FEBRUARY 7
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
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Youth Room Conference Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3
TUESday, FEBRUARY 9 6:30 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)
Women’s Bible Study Gathering 242 CREW352 Women’s Bible Study
Friday, FEBRUARY 12 7:00 pm
Mount Dora Home Group
Rooms 2-3 F.Hall Sanctuary Rooms 2-3
9:00 am Worship (cc)* Auditorium 9:00 am Infants 9-109 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9-107 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9-105 9:00 am Grade School 8-107 11:00 am Worship (cc)* Auditorium 11:00 am Infants 9-109 11:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9-107 11:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9-105 11:00 am Grade School 8-107 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry Hallway 6:20 pm AXIS: Super Bowl Party (Student Ministries) Cox home
Monday, FEBRUARY 8
Experiencing God (Women) Harrington home Believing God – Beth Moore Study Dewey home Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study Wiest home
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 9
Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group
NOCC Welday home
Friday, FEBRUARY 12 9:30 am
Lord, Change My Attitude (Women)
Saturday, FEBRUARY 13 7:15 am
The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men)
WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, FEBRUARY 7 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 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
Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall
Monday, FEBRUARY 8 7:00 pm
One Thing (Middle and High School students) Novak home
Saturday, FEBRUARY 13 8:00 am
Men in the Word
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WEDNEsday, FEBRUARY 10
9:00 am 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 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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Distributed Sites @ Home
Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
JOIN any of these worship sites:
Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina 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 email@example.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)
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Welcome! We're so glad you decided to worship with us today, and we'd love to meet you ...
To see people coming to Christ and growing in Him as we link local and global communities for ministry and worship everywhere, every day.
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.”
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 form below or a welcome card, available from any usher or at the Welcome Center. Turn your completed form or card in at the Welcome Center or lobby desk and receive a “Welcome to Northland” CD.
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
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Children’s Church (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Infant and Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Sunday School for Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Sundays at 11 a.m., Early Childhood Wing. (Grades 1 – 5) Sundays at 11 a.m., Children’s Worship Wing.
Special Guest Speaker:
Loyd Boldman Designer, artist, wordsmith, director, producer, music composer and videographer.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE NORTHLAND BOOKSTORE
Thursday, February 11 7 to 9 p.m., room 4209 Longwood site
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Details: Laura Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-622-6873)
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More info on page 11.
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Lean Into Lent
February 15-April 4
MORE INFO ON PAGE 10.
Come to the Water
Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.
More info on page 12.
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: email@example.com Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist, Media Design 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, Multimedia Designer, Media Design Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Bob Wegner, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Haley Mabrey, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer
Free Seminar: Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m. rooms 4206-7, Longwood. Info on page 12.
Come on Down!
Beginning February 12, the mezzanine will be closed during evening services, so if sitting in the balcony is important to you, come to a Sunday morning worship service. This seating adjustment will save the church $25,000 annually in energy costs. That’s good for our budget, and for God’s creation.
How to Access Your 2009 Giving Statement BY TWILA ROBERTS Director of Finance
n a previous issue of Northland News, I talked about how the elders of the church are taking steps to reduce costs as part of an ongoing effort to be good stewards of your tithes and offerings— and of God’s creation. One of the steps we’re taking together as a congregation is moving away from mailing giving statements to your home. This move will save the
church literally thousands of dollars in postage and printing costs, and will help to reduce paper usage as we care for God’s creation. Your giving records are now available via Northland’s secure online giving system (the following screenshots give you a step-by-step overview). Your 2009 giving statement is now available for download. If you’d still prefer to receive your upcoming giving statement in the mail, contact me (407-949-7181 or twila. firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will gladly take care of that for you. Also, in the past, we automatically sent giving envelopes to you in the mail each year. While we are still happy to provide those, we will no longer be sending them automatically. Again, this is to reduce costs and paper usage. Thank you for your faithfulness as you worship Him with your tithes and offerings! I am available if you have any questions about these changes or if you have other givingrelated questions.
STEP 4: Click on the “Contributions” tab to give your tithes and offerings via secure transaction. You can make a one-time gift, or set up recurring giving via bank draft or credit card.
STEP 1: Go to www.northlandchurch.net and click on “Tithes & Offerings” in the upper right hand corner.
STEP 2: Log in using the same ID and password you use for online worship. If you don’t have an account, you can register for one.
STEP 3: Your giving dashboard gives an overview of all of your tithes and offerings. Whether you’ve given by check, online or at one of the church’s kiosks, all of your giving is shown in this secure environment.
STEP 5: Click on the “History” tab to view all of your giving transactions in 2009. To download a printable PDF copy of your giving statement for 2009, simply click on the button that says “Tax Report 2009” (the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print your statement, available at http://get.adobe.com/reader).
Discipling Sons and Daughters Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
ith Pastor Joel exhorting us to build heavenly families, there is no better way to do that than to teach our kids to walk with God. Mount Dora’s Polly Lindsay will be equipping women of all ages to help their sons and daughters come to know and follow Jesus Christ. Discipling Sons and Daughters is an impactful, Christ-centered study that will inspire and equip you to make disciples of the children God has given you. If you are a mom or even a mom-to-be, I encourage you to engage in this study. Here are the details:
Mount Dora Site Minister Bill Chapman will be sharing a local message connecting Pastor Joel’s series on Heaven-Like Families to our local Northland at Mount Dora family and the focus for the year ahead. Polly Lindsay with her daughter Carolyn.
FEBRUARY LOVE COLLECTION
What: Discipling Sons and Daughters Facilitator: Polly Lindsay Who: For women of all ages When: Sundays, February 21 to March 28 9 a.m. Where: Fellowship hall, Mount Dora site Why: To raise up the next generation living right under your roof Child care is offered in Mount Dora’s Children’s Ministries. The materials for this study cost $5 (cash or check to Polly Lindsay). Please sign up in the foyer or by e-mail (email@example.com). Details: Polly (407-376-1080) >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Thank you, Northland at Mount Dora, for responding so generously to the Gift Card Angel Tree for our family. You are always a great blessing to us! We love you! Linda and Pat Manfredi and The Carpenter’s House kids.
We are collecting for LAKE CARES FOOD PANTRY. Items needed: pasta, pasta sauce, pancake mix/ syrup, macaroni and cheese, toilet paper, canned fruits and vegetables, juice, rice, dish detergent, laundry detergent, cereals, canned meats and Publix gift cards. Haitian Relief items needed: blankets, baby formula, diapers, coolers, first-aid kits, hygiene kits (soap, towels, etc.), medical supplies, Pedialyte, powdered milk, raisins, rice, rope, tarps, watertreatment tablets. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollings firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
Something to Think About … JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
Greeting Card Ministry
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Thursday, February 18, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m., Susie Brown’s home, Oviedo. No craft skills needed. Cost: $5 per person for five cards (four for ministry and one for you). Details and RSVP by February 15: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ll right, this article is a bit self-serving. Since I am preaching next weekend, I thought I would get the juices flowing in all of us ahead of time. Today’s article is simply a collection of verses (all in NIV) that we will be talking about next week, or honestly that we have been talking about for a couple of years in conversations, articles, blogs, groups, classes and so on. See, I figure if you are anything like me, you need to hear truth over and over and over. The more I hear it, the better chance I have of believing it when things get tough, cloudy, or I just don’t feel like it. So my prayer is that you will take time this week to read through, study any notes you can find, talk about and pray through these Scriptures, and then come next week ready to really think about the simplicity and difficulty of these Scriptures, together, as the body of Christ! Enjoy, and see you next week. By the way, maybe you could bring a friend or neighbor!
Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
John 6:28-29: 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 8
Acts 2:42-47: 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
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Lend a Hand!
We are currently in need of volunteers to serve with our setup and takedown team. Sign up to serve just once or twice a month! Fathers and sons, this is a great way to bond while getting to know other men in your area. Sundays, 7 to 8 a.m. and following the 11 a.m. service. Details: Josh Smith (JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com or 407-739-8602) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7. • AXIs: Super Bowl Party — February 7 • Plus … AXIS!
Matthew 28:18-20: 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
Crazy Cards! (Adults only, please) Saturday, February 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., NOCC. Join us for a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. Details and RSVP: Tim Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ash Wednesday Service
February 17, 7 p.m. Live online at NOCC Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca. email@example.com)
westoaksnews Dinner Six Groups Take on New Look on your own. Try to step out of that comfort zone you have been in for a while now and get to know others. We want to encourage everyone to sign up and be a part of these gatherings because it is in these gatherings that you could possibly meet great people. I truly believe this falls right in line with what Pastor Joel has been preaching about since the beginning of the year. s many of you have been involved in our Dinner Six It’s about family, and there is a great family feel here at groups in the past, we are looking forward to the new West Oaks, and to be honest, we want everyone to feel like look of these groups. The Leadership Team of West they’re a part of that family. As we get involved, we become Oaks has made it a priority to see all of us connecting with more and more passionate about our relationship with God, one another in many different ways. One of the ways we with one another, and even with the communities we live in hope to do this is by you joining one of the leaders and his and are a part of every day. We are even more comfortable or her spouse for dinner. It could be in their home or at a serving others because we know we are not alone. Families local restaurant, but the idea are about relationships, and is for you to get to know the I think a great way to begin As we get involved, we become Leadership Team, and at the a relationship is around a more and more passionate about same time possibly meet a few meal. other couples in our church. Tom Smith has volunteered our relationship with God, with If you are like me, time to head this up for us, as he one another, and even with the always seems to be a factor in works with our Leadership communities we live in ... what we do and when we do Team in organizing these it (there just doesn’t seem to dinners. If you would like be enough time to do the things you really want to do!). So more information about these meals and how you can get we are trying to make it easy on everyone by offering many involved, catch Tom after the service at 9 a.m. in the foyer, different options to choose from over the next few months. and he will be glad to answer any questions you might have. As a Leadership Team, we want you to be informed and aware On behalf of the Leadership Team, we look forward to our of things going on in our West Oaks community. We want to time together with each and every one of you, and we are answer questions you might have but never have had the glad to be moving the church forward. Mark your calendars opportunity to ask. now, and get involved in the Dinner Six groups. I also know it is easy to let everyone else be a part of this while you are thinking to yourself you will meet people >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
NEXT WEEKEND Oviedo Site Minister Jeremy Jobson will be sharing a local message connecting Pastor Joel’s series on Heaven-Like Families to our local Northland at Oviedo family and the focus for the year ahead.
NEXT WEEKEND West Oaks Site Minister Tommy Novak will be sharing a local message connecting Pastor Joel’s series on Heaven-Like Families to our local Northland at West Oaks family and the focus for the year ahead.
TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister
this WEEKEND! superbowl celebration
Sunday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., Novak home. Bring your favorite snacks to share, and invite your friends! Details: Tommy Novak (362-989-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sundays, 7 to 8 a.m. for setup and following the service for takedown. We are in need of volunteers to serve with our setup and takedown team. Sign up to serve just one Sunday a month! Fathers and sons, this is a great way to bond while getting to know other men in your area. Details: Lou Amadori (email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Matthew’s Hope Ministry
Serve those who are homeless by collecting pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sleeping bags and large storage containers. Sign up in the foyer to help cook, clean and minister to “the least of these.” Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or tommy. firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
Relief and Outreach Items Drive Weekend of February 20 BY vanessa puleo Director of LifeService
Here is your check list. Please keep your donations limited to the items on the list. Contribute all of or just a few of the items listed. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated:
uring all services February 20 through 22, at all of Northland’s sites, we will be collecting the items on the following list to help provide relief for the people of Haiti and to outreach to the homeless in our community. All you have to do is purchase the following items and leave them in a bag behind your car that weekend. While you are in service, a Serve Team will go around the parking lot and collect your donations.
* Tarps * Tents * Gallon-sized zip-close bags * Deodorant * Toothbrushes * Nail clippers * Toothpaste * Combs/brushes * Shaving razors * Lip balm * Shampoo (travel-sized) * Bar soap * Can openers (small) * Bandages * Sanitizer gel (travel-sized) * Socks (new, all sizes)
Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)
Join Summit Church “niceSERVE” event! Saturday, February 13
iceSERVE” is a faith-based event that mobilizes people to serve locally. This event connects volunteers and local nonprofits by creating helpful service projects that are geared toward revitalizing neighborhoods and communities. On Saturday, February 13, Northland will come alongside Summit Church during its “niceSERVE” event and serve the community together, as one big family in Christ. There will be many opportunities for everyone to serve, including packing and sorting goods and materials at Harvest Time International, packaging 50,000 meals with Kids Against Hunger, and a produce drop here at Northland at Longwood. Visit www.niceserve.org to register. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)
To register, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch. net) and select the “Serve Others” tab. Then choose “Serve at Northland” to find project times, age requirements, locations and other information. • D ETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Friday, February 12, 5 to 10 p.m. Help set up, assist and greet. Registration: www. northlandchurch.net/serve. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407949-7156 or email@example.com) • M EN AT THE CROSS CONFERENCE — Saturday, March 13, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help set up, assist and greet. Registration: www.northlandchurch.net/serve. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, February 8 Longwood site
n Monday, February 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Scott Spratt, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will present the SKYWARN Weather Spotter training at Northland at Longwood in rooms 4213,15,17. SKYWARN is a program developed and taught by National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists and consists of trained weather spotters who report severe and hazardous weather to help in the weather warning process. SKYWARN Spotter reports provide vital “ground truth” to the NWS. This class is limited to 80 participants, and it is open to the public, so sign up as soon as you can. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: On Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net), select the calendar icon in the upper right-hand corner. Select “February 8” in “View a calendar date,” and scroll down and select “Disaster Response Training: SKYWARN Weather Spotter.” Then select “Register now,” and then “Join the group” and fill out the form. Details: Gretchen Kerr (gretchen.kerr@northland church.net) or Debbie Hanley (email@example.com)
Host a Japanese college student in March
M Help pack 50,000 meals with Kids Against Hunger.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE IN THE COMMUNITY
To register, 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. February 12-14 . . “Serve in Love” Southwind weekend retreat February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coalition for the Homeless February 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team February 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Night at the Park special event February 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World February 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care March 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House March 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coalition for the Homeless March 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team March 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY March 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care March 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World
ission To Japan, a Northland-supported ministry, is bringing a group of Japanese college students to Orlando to study English, learn about the Bible, and go sightseeing March 2 through 30. The program allows Mission To Japan to share the Gospel with Japanese students who know little about Christianity. Host families are needed to make a student a part of their family for the month (students will be away on a retreat during spring break March 8 to 12). Mission To Japan will take care of the students during the day by providing English and Bible classes, and by taking the students sightseeing. Host families are needed to provide a room, some meals and a loving Christian home. Host families simply drop their student off at Northland by 9:15 a.m. each weekday and pick up their student in the early evenings. A host family orientation is provided to help you have a great experience. Why not take a step of faith and allow your whole family to be part of a mission opportunity to share the love of Christ with a student from Japan? Details: Warren Griffith (407-273-4454 or info@MissionToJapan.org)
Next Local Serve Day — March 27
WHAT IS A LOCAL SERVE DAY? That’s when we meet at Northland in parking lot 3 and distribute to one of the many projects in the community, or to help one of our local partners. Painting, landscaping, sorting food at a pantry … many projects are available. It’s a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. All ages are welcome!
Kids are encouraged to participate on Local Serve Days.
Be a Missionary in Your Own Home
Called to a Life of Service OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT NORTHLAND
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Steve and Lori DeMoor hosted Kotomi Aizawa in March 2009.
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
OV = Northland at Oviedo
WO = Northland at west oaks
High School Ministry
LW O2 — Outreach, Worship,
(For students ageS 18-25)
LW Servant Leadership Ministry
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries DAY & and Care Center, The Rink. O2 is for all TIME! 9th- through 12th-graders who want a place to belong. A typical night will have time to hang out with new and old friends, good food to eat (available for purchase), games and, of course, conversations about God. There is no charge for attending. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
Teaching and Hangout Time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)
OV AXIS: High School Ministry
Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Bring a friend! Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or email@example.com)
Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 7, 6:20 to 10:30 p.m., Cox home. Bring a friend and a bag of chips or a two-liter bottle of soda to share! The game will be on multiple TVs in the house. For those of you who don’t care about the game, there will be other games to play and fun to be had! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net)
WO one thing
Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Novak home. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or email@example.com)
Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)
Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGRox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! This is the place where you’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!
NEW! LW LOT 9
First Friday of every month, 7 to 8 p.m., parking lot 9 (located across the street from the church). Hang out, have fun, make friends, and build connections with our leaders, staff and church. Bring $3 to enjoy the food, fellowship and fun activities. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or email@example.com)
February 19, 7 p.m. The Rink, Northland at Longwood To enter (high school bands only), e-mail music demo and lyrics by February 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click on the events tab at facebook.com/NorthlandRink.
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@ northlandchurch.net)
Middle & High School Students
My name is: __________________________________________________
Today we worship God the Father for His kindness and His sternness. When we thank God for being our perfect Father, that’s worship.
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
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Sternness is the act of being strict and very firm on rules or decisions.
Today’s buzzword is MERCY!
I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
Orange you glad God is good?
Unscramble the letters below to see another word for God’s mercy.
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Our Kind and Stern Father Romans 11:22 God is the perfect father. He is kind and stern. Stern means strict with rules and firm with decisions. We are thankful for His kindness in giving us good things and in forgiving us for our sins. We are even thankful for His sternness. We know He is not stern to make us angry or to tease us. He is stern because He wants what is best for us. Paul described it this way: “Think about how kind God is! Also think about how firm He is! He was hard on those who stopped following Him. But He is kind to you. So you must continue to live in His kindness. If you don’t, you also will be cut off.” His kindness and His firmness are opposites, but both remind us that our Father in Heaven loves us very much.
Draw a picture of a time when God showed kindness to you.
Come serve in Children’s Ministries.
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
This week each time someone is kind or stern with you, think about God’s perfect kindness and sternness. Let it remind you of how important you are to your heavenly Father.
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n volunteer who can “wear many u l hats” is modeled each week by Glenda
Coward. Glenda teaches, does checkin and mentors our Apprentice Crew and J Crew teen volunteers. Additionally, each week she walks through the doors of our children’s classes as our very own “Aunt Maggie,” who shares the Bible story of the week with the 2- and 3-yearolds in her special and unique way. Her warm, gentle and fun-loving spirit ministers to young and old alike at just about all of the services each week. What a tremendous blessing it is to serve alongside such a woman of faith! We love you, Glenda, and pray God continues to minister to you and through you!
Draw a line leading the bees through the maze to today’s buzzword, MERCY.
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You will bee blessed!
Hey there, why did you make that?
We learned that Jesus can do anything. He healed the 12-year-old girl!
2010 Daddy-Daughter Dance
Search for and circle each word from Romans 11:22a. “Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you…”
S T G M R C J T H O S E O K E E D E A N I R R T O N S N N E H F D I D N F E L L D N E O W B Y E E S R H R O R S S E O B U T S Word bank: CONSIDER, THEREFORE, THE, KINDNESS, AND, STERNNESS, OF, GOD, TO, THOSE, WHO, FELL, BUT, YOU
Friday, March 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Northland at Longwood Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8 at www.northlandchurch.net. Cost: $14 for dads; $6 per daughter. Desserts and light refreshments will be served. Details: Julie Meeker (407-949-7153 or julie.mee
What Is Lent? By CONNIE RAINWATER Director of Content Development
aster is the most important time of the year for believers, for it is in Christ’s resurrection that we have our hope. Lent is the 40 days before Easter that begins with Ash Wednesday. The number 40 is one that often symbolizes testing in Scripture. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness before beginning His public ministry. The Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the desert. Noah spent 40 days in the ark. So traditionally, the 40 days of Lent have been a time of confession and self-examination for believers. In the early church, new believers would go through a time of public penitence, wearing sackcloth and ashes for the entire 40 days, and then be welcomed into the church following baptism on Easter. While we don’t wear sackcloth as a part of our tradition, some people choose to go through a time of solitude, similar to what Christ experienced in the wilderness.
When Jesus entered the desert, he left behind all the expectations of others, all the hopes, all the illusions. It was just Jesus and the Father, in the Holy Spirit. But in solitude, demons come. No role is more dangerous than the reformer. There were at least three wrong ways to be the Messiah, and Jesus rejected them all. The defeat of Satan during this testing hinted at the final defeat of evil through the Cross and Resurrection. We are people of illusions. We think we understand God; we think we know ourselves and those around us. We plan our lives and are shocked when these plans fall through. We impose our wills on God or even say we know His plans. Jesus did not have such illusions, but we have illusions about Jesus. In the desert, Jesus had no illusions of his own to face and destroy: he was tested for our sake, so we would know who he was not. He did not come to bribe us with earthly bread, or astonish us with feats of invulnerability. He did not seek world domination or command an army. He simply did the will of the Father. (whitestonejournal.com) This year, don’t think of Lent as a time to merely give up chocolate or attend an additional worship service. Rather, think of it as a time to examine your illusions about God, your faith and your spirituality, to consider the Source of your hope and the amazing grace of God.
Lean Into Lent:
Engage God (and one another!) This Lenten Season (February 15-April 4)
ent, the period of 40 days leading up to Easter, presents a wonderful opportunity to actively pursue responding to who God is and what He has done. Dig deep and discover a more dynamic faith by participating in the following ways this year: • Personally: Read through the 2 Stories Lenten reader (available in Northland’s bookstore on February 13 for $6). Daily readings will help you examine and affirm your faith by practicing the story, as you are reminded of God’s grace and mercy. • In a group: Find a friend (or ten!), grab some coworkers, or wrangle the family, and gather once a week for a guided discussion!* A weekly lesson plan and related video will be online at www.northlandchurch.net (find the
lesson plan on this page as well) beginning next week. • as a congregation: Join together for the traditional celebrations of Lent. —Ash Wednesday, February 17 — 7 p.m., Longwood sanctuary. (This service will include the imposing of ashes.) —Maundy Thursday, April 1 — View a showing of The Passion of the Christ (rated R for sequences of graphic violence). —Good Friday service, April 2 — Noon, Longwood sanctuary. —Easter weekend services. *If you do not have people with whom to gather during this season and are interested in joining with someone, there will be a limited number of rooms for gathering each Wednesday evening at Northland at Longwood. Details and more information on starting or joining a group: Barb Olsen (email@example.com or 407949-7183)
Ash Wednesday Service February 17, 7 p.m. Longwood sanctuary and live online!
Don’t miss this year’s traditional Ash Wednesday service, as we celebrate the beginning of the church’s most important season, Lent. This service will include worship and the imposing of ashes. This service will also be live online at the Northland at Oviedo Community Center.
now. and later
f you missed the first three sessions of NOW classes at Northland at Longwood, it’s not a problem. Each NOW class is available on Northland’s website. Look for the NOW link on the home page. The video teaching, along with the weekly Bible engagement assignments and other resources for each course, as well as reading lists and additional resources are all archived there for you. Complete the courses at your own speed and at your own convenience. The courses currently available are:
Bible ible Basics with Sean Cooper — Where did the Bible B come from? Why do we believe that it’s true? Find out the answers. In The Sanctuary with Pastor Vernon Rainwater — A study of the life of David and personal worship. Old Testament Survey with Sean Cooper — Walk through the Old Testament, getting a broad view of the story.
ollowing Jesus in a Globalized World with F Michael Van Huis and guests — Ask, “How can I be Jesus in a global world?” Learn perspective and cultural engagment for the church today. Finding an Ark in the Media Flood with Loyd Boldman — 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. The Crucible of Work with Dr. Sandy Shugart — Are you shaping your work, or is your work shaping you?
Ephesians Sundays, 10:45 a.m. rooms 4206-7, Longwood
he book of Ephesians, one of the letters written by the apostle Paul from prison, is unique among Paul’s letters. It appears to have been written to a group of predominantly Gentile churches in what is now western Turkey, quite possibly John’s “seven churches” (Revelation 1:1). Come and study the book, as the early believers did, to learn God’s purpose and plan for the body of Christ. Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822)
John and Carolyn Jones have led many great studies at Northland.
he Doctrine of Man with Dr. Joel C. Hunter — Find T your purpose as you learn why God created man and what sets you apart as a believer in Christ. The Doctrine of God with Dr. Dan Lacich — Get answers to all your big questions about God as you learn to see Him for who He says He is. The Doctrine of Christ with Dr. Reggie Kidd — What we believe about Jesus Christ is what sets Christianity apart from all other religions. What does the Bible teach about Him? Was He fully God? Was He fully human? What could that all possibly mean? Details: Barb Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7183)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
OV = Northland at Oviedo
Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 here for the next sessions 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)
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 email@example.com). LW Battlecry for a Generation
LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158) LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770) LW DIVORCECARE Tuesdays, 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) LW 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 welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255)
LW DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) LW Life’s Healing Choices (Women) Fridays, starting February 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Lake Mary area. This study offers freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. The book, Life’s Healing Choices, by John Baker, is available in the Northland Bookstore for $15 (ask for class discount). Details and registration: Susan Cholewa (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW Parents of the Prodigals
Saturdays, through March 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4204. Discover the battle raging for the youth of our nation, and learn how to reclaim our youth for Christ. Details: Traci Moyer (email@example.com or 407-393-8487)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 977 6742)
LW Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 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.
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)
WO = Northland at west oaks
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) 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 (407-256-5576 or email@example.com)
MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter
Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-4082640 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW BUDDY BREAK Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com) LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-45) 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: Carissa Curran (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-221-1241) LW COUPLES CAFÉ Third Saturday each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m, Nature’s Table Café. Speakers address a variety of topics designed to encourage married couples. Child care by reservation: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch. net); details: James Price (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 (email@example.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, February 12, 11 a.m., Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club, cost $35 • Saturday February 20, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $35 • Friday, February 26, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 • Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m., DeBary Country Club, cost $41 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 (407880-9932 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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) • Teen Challenge Ride Sunday, February 21, 8:15 a.m. The group will participate in the Teen Challenge Sunday morning worship service. Lori will deliver the message on trusting God, and some testimonies will be shared by the group. Teen Challenge believes in second chances. It’s purpose is to facilitate life transformation for the boys, girls, men and women whose lives have been affected by issues like anger, rebellion, depression, drug use, abuse and other lifecontrolling problems. Weather permitting, there will be a scenic ride afterward. 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 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 Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: www.nlsoftball.com or email@example.com LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES
WO LADIES NIGHT OUT
LW Alpha Course: Is There More to Life than This? Sundays, beginning February 14, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Alpha is a way to explore what we hunger for, and addresses the basic questions of life for the churched and unchurched alike. Registration is $10 per individual or $15 for two! Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (email@example.com or 407-473-4537)
LW Ephesians Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Learn that the church is the body of Christ and how we are equipped, empowered and matured to express Christ’s fullness on earth. Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822)
Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God. BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS
Sunday, February 21, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. email@example.com or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m., rooms 42067. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (email@example.com or 407949-7180) 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: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566)
LW Gospel of Mark
Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Also available via e-learning (www.northlandchurch.net) with an online pastor/advocate at 9 and 11 a.m. The message of the Gospel of Mark is to present Christ as a servant. This yearlong study focuses on the ministry years of Christ, beginning with His baptism. Taught by Pastor Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. email@example.com or 407-937-1832)
LW Revelation Part 3 Mondays, through April 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Through careful observation of the text, discover exactly what God says in this book of the Bible. Prerequisite: completed previous Revelation classes. Child care is available with advanced registration. Details: Melody Ringenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: Jason Merritt (407-697-9803
OV Believing God — Beth Moore Study Mondays, 7 p.m., Dewey home, Oviedo. Based on Isaiah 43:10, this 10-week study explores what it means to believe God. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses and others from Hebrews 11, it encourages women (though spouses are welcome) to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Workbooks are available at the Northland Bookstore or Lifeway Christian Books. Details: Karin Dewey (407-243-9482)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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. email@example.com)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW BREAKING FREE — Beth Moore Study
Discover true spiritual freedom and the abundant life God intends for you. Learn to remove obstacles that hinder you from enjoying the benefits of an intimate relationship with God, in spite of troubled circumstances and challenges. • Mondays, through March 29, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Tuesdays, through March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Child care available. Workbook available in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cherrie Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-322-6850)
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 email@example.com) LW Third Verse Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. For women 55 and over. Study the book of Esther, pray and have fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705) 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)
Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Chronological study of some of the Psalms written by King David in association with historical events that contributed to their composition. Details: Bob Shoemaker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-599-3132)
LW 1 SAMUEL Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of 1 Samuel: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris (email@example.com) MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2-3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Building a Generous Life: Will Seminar Sunday, February 28, 6 p.m., rooms 42067. Have you made the financial or custodial arrangements for your loved ones, should they outlive you? It is the True North Foundation’s desire to have all congregants’ estate planning in order, protecting their children and the resources God has provided to their families. This is important whether you are a single parent, young married couple or retirement age. Registration is required. Details and to register: Jo-Anne Holleran (jo-anne.holleran@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1772) LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY LIVING DEBT-FREE Financial Peace University (FPU), developed by Dave Ramsey, is a 13-week biblically based video course that teaches management of money, and explains how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. Cost for materials (available at Northland’s bookstore): $99 paid by cash, check or debit card, $110 by credit card. • Sundays, through May 2, 10:45 a.m., rooms 1116-18, Student Ministries and Care Center. • Tuesdays, February 9 through May 4, 7 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-688-2182 or email@example.com) LW MARRIAGE 911 Wednesdays, February 10 through May 12, 7 p.m., room 4206-07. Is your marriage in crisis? Are you separated? Marriage 911 can help. Attend this 14-week program with or without your spouse, as men and women participate separately. Linda Rooks, author of Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation, and husband, Marv, lead the class. Read Linda’s book available, in the Northland bookstore (ask for class discount), cost: $12.99, to prepare your heart. Additional workbook cost: $25. Details and registration: Linda Rooks (407-644-8619)
MD women’s bible study Wednesdays, through February 17, 9 to 11 a.m., rooms 2,3. Study: Can We Talk?: Soulstirring Conversations with God, by Priscilla Shirer. Child care is available. Details: Frances Merritt (407-554-0076)
LW THE MARRIAGE COURSE Thursdays, February 11 through March 25, 6:15 to 9 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring dinner and develop practical tools to apply to build a strong and healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. For couples who want to enhance their marriage, are struggling with their marriage or are in challenging stages of marriage. Cost: $10 registration per couple and $10 for two workbooks available at Northland’s bookstore. Child care available with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
LW Marriage Preparation Class Sundays, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. A 13-week class for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. Class is required for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at a Northland facility. Cost: $120 per couple. Class application available at northlandchurch.net, “Get Equipped” tab, “Marriage Ministries” link, “Marriage Preparation Class.” A paper application is also available at Northland’s bookstore in the Marriage and Wedding Preparation Guide. Details: Chris Kingsley (407-937-1791)
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Psalms
WO = Northland at west oaks
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 (407-330-6261)
LW PeaceMakers Sundays, through February 14, 9 a.m., room 4209. Six-week class to learn practical and effective biblical methods to approach someone with whom you are in conflict with a purpose of honoring God and restoring relationships. Details: Gary Wright (email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
LW Stepfamilies Class Sundays, starting February 14, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) LW Strategies for Planned Purity Mondays, starting February 8, 7 p.m., room 1104, Student Ministries and Care Center. For parents and adults teaching lifetime training in purity of heart. Details: Jennie Bishop (407-792-8144 or jennie@jenniebishop. com); child care available by reservation: Morgan Perun (407-937-1757 or morgan. email@example.com) OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Watch short videos by Pastor Rob Bell called “Nooma,” to provoke, love and stimulate each other to a deeper spiritual maturity. They will cover a broad range of topics, including why bad things happen to good people, living with purpose, and hearing God’s voice. Details: Ruth Linares (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407227-0970)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Mondays, 7 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Study: Defining Moments, by Andy Stanley. This study will introduce some perplexing truths to those who have grown comfortable with misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. Details: Paul and Pam Wiest (407-977-5295 or wiestpj@ earthlink.net)
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 email@example.com) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: January 24 to February 14. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: January 24 to February 28. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: April 11 to May 23. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.
MEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE
Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@ yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 = Northland at Oviedo
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) OV The Quest for Authentic Manhood
Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Study focuses on men’s core identity, and helps them embrace a biblical definition of manhood. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence. email@example.com)
WO MEN IN THE WORD
Saturdays, 8 a.m., Northland at West Oaks conference room. Study: Faith Lessons, by Ray Vander Laan. Details: Jerry Murphy (407-5221672 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
WOMEN 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 email@example.com) OV Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing
the Will of God Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. An updated version of the modern classic, this study will help you experience the height, depth and breadth of God’s love while being remade, reoriented and restored from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion. Captured not by a concept, but by your Creator, reborn in relationship. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742)
OV Lord Change My Attitude
Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. What does God think about attitudes? This study uses examples from the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, of how attitudes can affect whether someone stays in the wilderness or enjoys the blessings of the Promised Land. Details: Linda McGrath (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-574-3249)
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).
Opportunities to serve at northland Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
Longwood: VANESSA PULEO email@example.com or 407-949-7156
WO = Northland at west oaks
Mount Dora: Bill Chapman
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan email@example.com or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-473-4537
LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY MUSICIANS
Vocalists and musicians needed for the newly forming Celebrate Recovery Band. Details: Celebrate Recovery Ministry leader Mary Ann Mannen (407-913-4777 or email@example.com)
LW communion servers
Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)
LW Computer repairs/maintenance Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW Marriage Course Assistance
Opportunity to serve registering and welcoming couples from 6 to 7 p.m. on a Thursday evening supporting The Marriage Course. Serve once during a seven-week period starting February 11 to March 25. Details: Barb Olsen (407 949 7183 or email@example.com)
LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS
During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW phone ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. email@example.com)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Transcription/Edit team
Transcribe and edit weekend sermons for Dr. Hunter. These messages will be used in future books to be shared with others as God leads. Work from home at your own pace. No experience needed. Perfect for stay-at-home moms or others who can use a computer from their house. Details: Joanne Puleo (joanne@ joannepuleo.com)
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) LW Welcome Center GREETER After each/any service for 25 minutes come and welcome first time visitors and help them get connected. You can do this! We will train you. Details: Sarah Mattingly (sarah.mattingly@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7170)
Opportunities to serve in the community LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
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 email@example.com)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, February 6, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, February 8, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. OV Sunday, February 7, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW COVERING CARE BLANKET
First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or email@example.com)
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. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN
Men needed to come alongside incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com or 407-699-4903) LW RECOVERY MINISTRY
Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (407-977-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
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 (email@example.com or 352-267-3388) or www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com
OV GOOD SAMARITAN
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407683-3566)
OV International Friendship Ministries
MD = Northland at Mount dora
plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (407514-4356 or www.exchangeministries.org). A support group takes place the first Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m to encourage parents, friends and family who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850 or cherbear100@ aol.com); inquiries are confidential.
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 email@example.com)
HEALING GRACE Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628)
Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/ blogs.
Love and Respect Marriage Conference Friday, February 26, 6:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Hear Dr. Emerson and Sara Eggerich, the authors of the best-selling book Love & Respect, teach how to strengthen and revolutionize marriages. Cost for the conference: $35 per person until February 12. Details and registration: firstorlando.com/loveandrespect
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 (407-3330404) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, March 24, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally and bring
READERS MINISTRY Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Everyone from high school students to senior citizens is invited to read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Come alone or with friends; experience is not necessary. Additional opportunities through this multigenerational ministry – Nanas, Papas and Reading Buddies – include tutoring Goldsboro’s second- and third-graders. Details: Elaine Gritter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (email@example.com or 407-323-9433)
men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4, or Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Perkin’s, University and Forsyth. Meet for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Tuesday details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or www.cbmc.com; Thursday details: Steve Doerr (321-274-7072) or Jay Stauf (407506-6737)
FINANCIAL REPORT THIS WEEK
Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget
Need Received 210,960
LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,349,167
parentS NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com
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). Children’s classes are available for infants through preschoolers. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407342-4765 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or email@example.com) Extreme Transformations Conference Saturday February 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Lyman High School. Equipping, encouraging and empowering women who are experiencing challenges, that they might have a positive impact on other women in the community. Speakers include Becky Hunter, Kim Sands, Hala Stephan and Mary Moore Smith. Conference attire: denim and T-shirt. Cost: $55 (includes T-shirt and box lunch). Register at www.thewayoutconferences.com. Details: Mary Moore Smith (407-430-6420 or firstname.lastname@example.org) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or email@example.com) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-522-4797
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at northlandchurch.net/ blogs.
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 Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).
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)
LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Books may be dropped off in the Children’s Ministry Office. Details: Bethany Durys (email@example.com or 407-937-0541) LW
Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa. firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (email@example.com 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: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)
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).
Did you know that you can take Haiti earthquake-
Surplus/ (Deficit) Need Received
WO = Northland at west oaks
ATTENDANCE: Weekend of January 30 to February 1, 2010 8,172 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 278 Northland at Oviedo 361 Northland at West Oaks 111 Evangelical Council for Northland Webstream 2,415 at 1,342 sites Financial Accountability Total 11,337 at 1,346 sites ..................................................................................................................
As of february 1, 2010 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. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) .......................................................................................................................
OV = Northland at Oviedo
related charitable deductions on your 2009 tax return, as long as you contribute before March 1? Bring a special offering
1,299,955 1,050,538 (249,417) *
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
Total offering to Haiti to date: $115,194.20
to worship or give online. (Select “Local/Global Missions” and write “Haiti” in the notes field.) All money will be sent directly to Northland’s partners working in Haiti. Details: Twila Roberts (twila. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7181)
Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Rahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
407-937-1809 407-949-4000 407-949-7169 407-937-1766 407-949-4000 407-937-1804 407-937-1798 407-949-7168 407-937-1794
Whom do I contact if:
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: Vanessa Puleo . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I want to get involved in a local serving project Vanessa Puleo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or visit www.northlandchurch.net I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or email@example.com
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo
LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / firstname.lastname@example.org Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Donna Duckhorn, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
407-949-7162 407-949-4014 407-949-7153 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 email@example.com Rebecca Sheahan, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or email@example.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 Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch. net or 407-683-3566) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Maggie Jobson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)
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.
MOUNT DORA SITE
West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net
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.
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 email@example.com
Mount Dora Blog Website . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or email@example.com John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Chapman, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 email@example.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNSELING Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. Discovery Counseling Darby Blanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 Oviedo Counseling Clinic Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 email@example.com Lou Amadori, Setup/Teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 firstname.lastname@example.org John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 email@example.com Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478
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. firstname.lastname@example.org). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net)
LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold . . . . 407-358-9603 or email@example.com Jerry Murphy . . . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or firstname.lastname@example.org Zack Fulmer . . . . . . 407-656-3008 or email@example.com
Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128.
Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed.
LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.
Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs.
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.
FAMILY 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:
Building Heaven-Like “Families” Kindness and Severity Scripture focus:
Romans 11:22 (NASB)
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. NOTES: ..................................................................................................................
Worship focus: .........................................................................................................
Worship God today for His goodness to us, for every good gift and every perfect gift comes from Him. He is the author of, the definition of and the standard for all that is good. (James 1:17)
His goodness to me: Jesus, thank You that out of Your goodness You show me both understanding and discipline.
His goodness through me: Help me to know when to show mercy and when to administer justice.
His goodness in my family: In my family, teach me the balance of kindness and consistent correction.
His goodness to my world: Make us instruments of Your love and discipline for the world. I see Your understanding to me in the area of___________________________ _________________________________________________________________ I see Your discipline for me in the area of ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________ I need to show mercy to_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ I need to seek justice for____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________
NEXT WEEKEND: LONGWOOD and ONLINE WORSHIP: Dr. Steve Brown, Keylife Network — Saturday, February 13, 5 p.m.; Sunday, February 14, 9 and 11 a.m.; Monday, February 15, 7 p.m. Sean Cooper, Minister of Service and Equipping — Sunday, February 14, 6 p.m. MOUNT DORA: Bill Chapman, Mount Dora Site Minister — Sunday, February 14, 9 and 11 a.m. OVIEDO: Jeremy Jobson, Oviedo Site Minister — Sunday, February 14, 9 and 11 a.m. WEST OAKS: Tommy Novak, West Oaks Site Minister — Sunday, February 14, 9 and 11 a.m.
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