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APRIL 3 - 10, 2010

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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 14

An Easter message from Dr. Joel C. Hunter

Now is the shining fabric of our day Torn open, flung apart, rent wide by love. Never again the tight, enclosing sky, The blue bowl or star-illumined tent. We are laid open to infinity For Easter love has burst his tomb and ours. Now nothing shelters us from God’s desire Not flesh, not sky, not stars, not even sin. Now glory waits so He can enter in. Now does the dance begin.

– Elizabeth Rooney, “Openings” (as collected in A Widening Light: Poems of the Incarnation, edited by Luci Shaw, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1984)


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, April 3

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – 3’s Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – 3’s

SUNday, April 4

7:00 am 7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Worship Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – 3’s Mark Bible Study (cc) Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – 3’s Special Needs Class Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – 3’s

Monday, April 5

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – 3’s Purity Works (cc) Common Ground Adult Ministry (cc) Financial Peace University Faithful and True Men’s Group

MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW Sanctuary ECW

Easter

Sanctuary Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW 4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW Sanctuary ECW

Sanctuary ECW 1104/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4209-10 F.Hall/SMCC

TUESday, April 6

6:45 am 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

Men’s Bible Study 1118/SMCC Divine Reflections Art Group 4208 NearHim Home Educators 1116-18/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 Military Wives and Mothers Group 1111/SMCC Brazil DJ Info Meeting 5106-7/CWW Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, April 7 9:00 am 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm

Joy of Living Doulos Marriage 911 (cc) Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, April 8

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

Women’s Prayer His Way (cc) Crown Life Groups Authentic Manhood Financial Peace University Divine Reflections Art Group

Friday, April 9

7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery O2

Saturday, April 10

8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

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

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

4209-10 The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111/SMCC

SUNday, April 4

9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 6:30 pm

CWW F.Hall/SMCC

COMMUNION

F.Hall/SMCC CWW Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

Easter

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Conference Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Moore home

TUESday, April 6 6:30 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, April 7 9:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Women’s Bible Fellowship

Friday, April 9 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

Various locations

He Speaks To Me (Women) Believing God – Beth Moore Study

Auditorium 9-109 Auditorium 9-109 Hallway NOCC Wiest home

Harrington home Dewey home

Tuesday, April 6

6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group

NOCC Welday home

Friday, April 9

Lord, Change My Attitude (Women)

NOCC

Saturday, April 10 7:15 am

The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men)

SUNday, April 4

7:00 pm

Chapel 215 215 211

One Thing (Middle/High School students)

Saturday, April 10 8:00 am

Easter

Worship* (cc) Infant Care Crawler Care Class for 2’s – 3’s

Monday, April 5

Men in the Word

NOCC

Novak home

Conference room

HE IS RISEN! nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking T he angel spoke to the women: “T here is s. He is not here. He was raised, for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cros e where he was placed. just as he said. Come and look at the plac disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead. “Now, get on your way quickly and tell his will see him there.’ T hat’s the message.” He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You –Matthew 28:7-9 (T he Message)

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Easter

9:00 am Worship* (cc) 9:00 am Infants - 3’s 11:00 am Worship* (cc) 11:00 am Infants - 3’s 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry 5:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry 6:30 pm Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study

7:00 pm 7:00 pm

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Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary Conference Room

SUNday, April 4

Monday, April 5

What’s on the Web?

Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel

OVIEDO SITE

9:30 am 1116/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4204-5 4210 5100/CWW 4209

Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s Adult Bible Fellowship Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s Umatilla Home Group

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

Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or pianolauriek@yahoo.com)

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m.; Mondays, 7 p.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)


ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

About God, Northland or anything else

Worship Times

Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*(hi)(sp), 11 a.m.**(sp); 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 (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer! INFO

Simply look for the locations in the foyer with this icon. A host will be there to connect with you.

Join us for LIVE online worship at

www.northlandchurch.net during any of these worship times! Spanish interpretation available online Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. 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 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

What does it mean to

BELONG

to Christ? Sundays, beginning May 2 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.

BLOOD DRIVE

NEXT WEEKEND!

Saturday, April 10 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 11

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

Monday, April 12 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELONG 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes

NORTHLAND NEWS

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist, 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 Everett Montiel, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer

Habla español?

Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y a través de la Internet, los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.! h•g

Speak Spanish?

Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online, Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m.!


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Building the Church, Bit by Bit BY nathan clark Online Minister, Director of Digital Innovation, Media Design

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ast month, you helped launch online church in three different major languages: Russian, Ukrainian and Afrikaans. Northland recently sent two teams bearing technology: one to New Life in Kiev, Ukraine; and another to Vredelust in Cape Town, South Africa. Each team delivered hardware that Northland uses for online worship to our church partners so they could begin offering their services online to seekers and worshipers around the world. Both churches proceeded to launch online worship services at the end of March. The results? Vredelust offered its service online in Afrikaans, a common language in South Africa spoken by 16 million people worldwide. Pastor Joel was in the country for the first service and preached the message on Sunday morning (with a translator, of course). About 100 people joined in from all around the world to worship with our Cape Town partner on its website. New Life started its online services last weekend as well. New Life offers services in both Ukrainian and Russian. Ukrainian is spoken by 47 million people worldwide and was an “underground” language for much of the time that Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. Many Ukrainians also speak Russian, so the church has offered services in both languages for some time. New Life also is holding its Russian service online, which is exciting because 160 million people in the world speak Russian.

Vredelust and New Life join Kasr El Dobara, our partner in Cairo, Egypt, in offering live worship online. Kasr El Dobara started offering online worship at the end of 2009 to 530 million people in the Arabic-speaking world. As best as we can tell, all three churches are the first to offer online church in their respective languages, meaning that 868 million people can now worship online from anywhere in the world, in their heart language. Our thanks and congratulations go out to Vredelust, New Life and Kasr El Dobara for reaching this significant milestone and caring for their communities in this profound way. Thanks to everyone in the Northland congregation, too, because your passion for God expressed in partnership and technology continues to bring hope and change all over the world. Worldwide 915 million people speak English. With these new worship environments, the number of people who could be affected by Northland for the Gospel has almost doubled to 1.7 trillion people through the great work of our partners.

New Life church’s homepage during their first online live worship service.

Draw Near to God at Mount Dora BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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o you really want to draw near to God? Believers at Northland at Mount Dora are gathering together to do just that. Check out the following venues where you can come closer to the Lord with Christian friends. • The Umatilla fellowship group at the Moore home. Meets Sunday nights. Details: Hugh and Carole (352-669-2851 or hughandcarole@ embarqmail.com) • The Sorrento/Mount Dora group at the Williams home. Meets on Fridays. Details: Brent and Melanie (352-383-6415 or melanie@sdccfl.com)

• The CREW352 Youth Group (middle and high school) meets Wednesdays and Sundays. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352-9787004 or lyndsey.coyle@northlandchurch.net)

Worship 2.0 By ROBERT ANDRESCIK Director of Public Relations

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ou may have heard that Northland recently planted a new church in the “nation” of Facebook, bringing live worship to its 400 millionplus residents. Now, the church is putting worship within reach of millions of BlackBerry subscribers. The new Facebook app allows worshipers to invite their Facebook friends to go to church with them— without leaving the familiar Facebook environment. Plus, even when live worship isn’t happening, the opportunity for worship is readily available because the previous week’s service will be posted and available for viewing 24 hours a day. To try the new app, visit apps.facebook. com/northlandchurch. The church has also started beta testing live worship via BlackBerry. Anytime a live service is happening, simply point your BlackBerry smartphone to: www. northlandchurch.net/bbstream. It works exclusively on devices that support the H.264 codec. To see if your device is compatible, visit: http://bit.ly/northlandbbstream. Ultimately, Northland hopes these online worshipers will join a community with other believers ... or start one. To that end, the church is providing tools for online worshipers to start “simple churches” in their homes at www.doingchurchsimply.com. “We encourage people to be the church everywhere, every day, so it just makes sense to put resources out there that will help people to be that church,” explains Nathan Clark, Northland’s director of digital innovation.

Umatilla Home Study Group

First and third Sundays each month, 6:30 p.m., Moore home. Topics of study are chosen as a group. Current study: A biblically based study on “taming the tongue.” Details: Hugh or Carole Moore (352669-2851 or hughandcarole@embarqmail.com)

• The Mount Dora women’s Bible studies. Meet Wednesday mornings and evenings. Details: Frances Merritt (407-5540076 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net) or Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or marilynrfaber@yahoo.com) • The Mount Dora men’s Bible study. Meets Tuesday mornings. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart.com) • Gathering 242. Congregational meal and worship service. Meets the third Wednesday each month. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

• The Sunday morning Adult Bible Fellowship. Details: Jason Merritt (407-697-9803 or JMerritt@shuffieldlowman.com) • The Celebrate Recovery Tavares chapter. Meets Tuesdays. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 or lauramartin32778@ gmail.com)

interested in starting your own home group? Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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april LOVE COLLECTION

We are collecting for Loaves & Fishes. Food items needed: canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans, dry beans, crackers, cereals, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, soups, broths, rice, instant mashed potatoes, juice and canned meats (i.e., tuna, vienna sausages, chicken). Publix gift cards are always appreciated. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@comcast.net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollings worth2@cfl.rr.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

At Gathering 242, we share the sacrament of Holy Communion.

A time of worship at Gathering 242.

Opportunities for students on page 7.


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He Has Risen! Happy Easter! JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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e are so glad you have joined us at Northland at Oviedo this glorious Easter Sunday. We are so blessed to be able to proclaim these great words that are the source of all our hope: “He has risen!” These words were first spoken by the two men whose clothing gleamed like lightning to the women who came to the tomb to tend to Christ’s body (Luke 24:4-7, NIV): “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Everything changed forever in the course of history from this point forward. All of creation felt the reverberations of the Resurrection as the Kingdom of God was ushered in a new way that had been prophesied since the fall in the Garden (Genesis 3:15). The new kingdom, the new heavens and the new earth had begun to arrive in its first and primary installment, the establishment of its King, Jesus Christ, the Defeater of death! Easter is a momentous celebration for the body of Christ, and we are so glad you are here with us for it. We gather each week to worship God for who He is and what He has done, and then we seek to live out a response to that call everywhere, every day. The Northland at Oviedo staff, leadership and family desire to see us all pursue Christ individually and corporately, and we know from the example given to us by the early church that this is best done in the context of community life. That is the why behind all that we do and are a part of here – to follow hard after Christ together, to live

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sent together, to be transformers of our community together, starting right in our own hearts and homes and out to the ends of the earth. We have multiple ways for you to get connected and involved in this lifelong journey called Christianity: • Sunday worship experience: 9 and 11 a.m. • Midweek special worship and prayer gatherings. • Fellowship/social events: Neighborhood Gatherings, movie nights, picnics, barbecues, Crazy Cards and more. • Sports ministry: Basketball, softball and flag football. • Service opportunities in our community and beyond: Hope Foundation Food Pantry, Boys Town events, Helping Hands projects, outreach events, mission trips, cards ministry and more. • Sunday service teams: Greeters/ushers, refreshments, setup/takedown team, Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries, Communion and prayer team. • Bible studies, small groups and classes for all ages, life stages and locations. • Leadership development for group leaders and people wanting to help shepherd the flock. If you are here for the first time, or you have been coming for a while, please don’t just come and watch the service and then go home. Christ has so much more in store for you. There are some amazing people here who will attest to the power of community and would love to see you “be a part of it” with us. Christianity is seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It is not an event; it is a lifestyle, and despite what you may think, it is a team sport, a community of people who are seeking to know Christ and make Him known, together! If you are not experiencing that now, today is the day to change that, because He has risen! Be sure to sign up for our e-mails, join our Facebook page, check our blog or read the newspaper to stay informed … or, my favorite, have a cup of coffee with me! Happy Easter! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

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Thursday, April 15, 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: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or susiebrown@cfl.rr.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Movie Under The Stars Date Night! (Adults only, please)

Friday, April 16, 8 p.m., NOCC. Grab your sweetie and a blanket, and come enjoy popcorn and a romantic movie under the stars! We will be featuring the movie Casablanca. Tickets: $1 per adult. Bring a donation for the Hope Foundation, and be entered into a drawing to win a front row-seat on a comfy couch! Details: Rebecca Sheahan (407-683-3566 or rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Men’s Sports Ministry

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m., Hollowbrook Field. Bring a friend, and come play flag football while getting to know other Northland at Oviedo guys! Details: Josh Smith (JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7. • AXIS: Courtyard Lunch Sunday, April 18, after the 11 a.m. service, Oviedo site. Bring your family, and come enjoy a lunch in the courtyard!

Love is patient, love is kind. It d oes not envy, it does not boast, it is not pr oud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not del ight in evil but re jo ices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always ho pes, always pers everes. – 1 Corinthians 13 :4-7 (NIV)

Life in Community – It’s What Jesus Did! TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

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hat do you think about when you think about Easter? Is it Jesus, the Resurrection, new life, hope? How about community? When Jesus rose on that first Easter, one of the first things He did was go back to His community of friends. So today, Easter 2010, I want you to spend time with your community, whether it’s family, friends or neighbors, and enjoy one another. This is what the community is about, loving one another and enjoying one another as Christ did, and would do even today. What is it about your community that you are excited about today? What can you do to bring new life into that community? As you experience Christ and the reality of His presence in your life, bring that reality into your relationships. I think this is what people want to see and not just hear about on a Sunday morning. In community is where we can be Jesus with skin on. In community is where we can live out the hope we have because of what Easter means for those of us who believe in the Resurrection! Because our community is so important to us at West Oaks, we are looking at different ways of expanding that community. So next weekend, April 11, Jason Dukes from West Point Church will join us here at West Oaks to share what that congregation is doing in the community as a part

of the Church of West Orange and also to share with us what their community of believers is doing to be the church in this area. I will go and share with their congregation what we are doing and who we are as a community. Our hope is to be the church in this community that will make a difference in, and for, the Kingdom of God. So I want to encourage you all to be here next weekend and see and hear what God is doing in this area of west Orange County. As Jesus met with this community on the first night after His Resurrection, He wanted them to know His plan for them. He said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21, NIV). When you hear these words, my hope is that they challenge you to figure out what they mean to you. What does it mean to you that Jesus is sending you? What is He sending you out to do? Where is He sending you? Many of us do not know the answer to any of these questions, so my challenge to you is to figure it out! It may mean you have some conversations with others who are trying to answer the same questions. Maybe it means you talk to someone who is already working on what it means for him or her. My hope is that you will not just read these words and believe they are for everyone else. Take what Jesus said, and begin working it out in your own life. You will not be disappointed when you experience all that God has for you using the gifts He has given you. I love being the church with you, and I am excited to see how God is challenging each of us to hear Him daily. Keep your eyes focused on that calling in your life! Happy Easter! >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

“My children, listen to Me, for all who follow My ways are joyful.” Proverbs 8:32 (NLT)

Church of West Orange Praise and Potluck

Sunday, April 25, 10:30 a.m., Westpoint Church site (Whispering Oaks Elementary School, across the street from Stoneybrook West Subdivision on Stoneybrook West Parkway in Winter Garden). Join us for a time of praise and worship. Child care will be provided. Stay for brunch with others in our church community. Details: Tommy Novak (tommy. novak@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to serve with our grade school children. Help lead worship or games, or teach a small group. Details: Derika Hacker (derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Caring for the Haitian People Together BY MICHAEL VAN HUIS Northland Executive Director Service

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hen the earthquake struck Haiti recently, we knew that we needed to respond to this tragedy as quickly as possible. We knew that the key to meeting the needs that arose as a result of this tragedy was through partnerships that we had with organizations working in Haiti or serving as part of disaster response. IsleGO Missions, New Missions and Kids Against Hunger are local organizations that have connections in Haiti, and we immediately contacted them to see how we could serve together to care for the Haitian people. We also called our friends at ACTS/World Relief to see about partnering together to get trained disaster responders on the ground in Haiti quickly to help care for the people and support logistics of their operation. We also pulled our resources together as a congregation and to date have seen $140,000 come in to be directed to Haiti! Through these partnerships and with this money, we have been able to work in partnership with the organizations below.

IsleGO

For Haiti relief operations with our partners in this country, $31,428 was needed. IsleGO is helping to rebuild the nation, helping with medical clinics for those injured in the earthquake, providing temporary housing and relief supplies for the homeless, and setting up our base of operations in Jacmel for the long-term reconstruction of Haiti, especially for churches, orphanages and schools. Some of the funds will be used to construct the Widows and Orphans Project in Cap-Haitien. With the exodus of people, especially the homeless and orphans, to the northern part of Haiti from the major damage in the south, this project is needed. The orphanage will house 50 orphans and house parents; 20 “casitas,” or small homes, will be built for widows with children. This is in partnership with IsleGO’s contacts on the ground there, Open Door Haiti, and is in the same location they will be using as a distribution center for food and medical supplies to outlying churches.

Before earthquake. After earthquake.

Relief operations consist of a 7,000-watt generator for the operations base in Jacmel, $4,700; tents and tarps for temporary housing for the homeless, $1,800; an autoclave sterilizer for Beraca Medical Center in La Pointe, $2,500; anesthesia, spinal tap needles and a centrifuge for Berace Centre in La Pointe, $2,800; and building materials and labor, $20,000.

New Missions

New Missions, based in Haiti, is in full reconstruction and care mode for the local congregations and orphans to whom they minister. Northland has donated $30,000 to the reconstruction efforts of New Missions in Haiti. This money will help in the rebuilding of two churches. These pastors not only minister to their congregation on weekends, but are also teachers in the New Missions schools during the week. Visit www. newmissions.org to learn more about this fantastic agency and its road to help rebuild Haiti. Later this year, we are looking to send a construction team to Haiti with New Missions to help rebuild.

Kids Against Hunger

We have teamed up with Kids Against Hunger in the preparation of nearly 200,000 meals that have been sent directly to Haiti. These meals run about 25 cents apiece, and we have donated $52,000 so that these meals could be prepared and shipped to Haiti. With these meals goes a water purification system Hundreds volunteer to assemble meal packs for Haiti every month. that gives thousands of people clean water for life. This not only meets immediate needs, but creates a long-term positive impact on these people’s state of living. We are working on plans with Kids Against Hunger to see ongoing food packing days in the months ahead.

ACTS World Relief

Northland Disaster Response teams have been prepared to respond locally, nationally and internationally through several group trainings and hands-on field training exercises. ACTS (Active Community Teams Serving) World Relief provided the framework for guiding our ministry through the necessary training and the connectional support for deployments. After the earthquake in Haiti, ACTS called upon our teams to participate in the relief effort. Our first team of 17 members deployed only days after the earthquake and joined with other ACTS World Relief responders to form a team of 100 people. Medical professionals and Emotional & Spiritual team members joined forces in the Adventista Hospital in Diquini, Haiti. The medical teams worked long shifts performing numerous life-saving surgeries. The support teams provided emotional first aid to the patients and families, assisted in creating the pharmacy, operated sterilization equipment and did whatever it took to help the medical staff. Conditions were poor, but hundreds of lives were saved. ACTS opened a medical clinic across the street from the hospital to serve less critical patients. Teams were sent to remote refugee camps to set up mobile medical clinics; in total, nearly 2,000 people a day were seen. Two additional teams will travel to Haiti (April 24 and May 22) to assist in the transitioning efforts with the ACTS teams. We will donate $20,000 to ACTS/World Relief to assist in the ongoing rebuilding and care for the people of Haiti

Join any of the following trips. For more information and to fill out an application, go to www.somedayistoday.net. Brazil —

Amazon River 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-20 Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-22 English Camp. . . . . . . . . . . June 26-July 4 Amazon River 2 . . . . . . . . . . . August 7-15 Amazon Fishing/Construction. October 16-24

Cuba —

Church Development. . . . . . . . . April 18-23

Egypt —

Sports Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-12 Mercy Ministry. . . . . . . . End of September

Haiti —

Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-19 Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10-17

Sri Lanka — Orphan Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4-14 Ukraine — Orphan Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2-15 English Camp. . . . . . . . . . . June 28-July 10 Youth Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16-30 United States — Georgia Construction. . . . . . May 29-June 5 Georgia Refugee Camp . . . . . . . June 19-25 Georgia Construction. . . . . . . . . July 10-17 Alabama Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall

Egypt Distributed Journey Informational Meeting Sunday, April 11, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7, Longwood site

Join with teams from Northland partner church Kasr El Dobara to reach out to the forgotten in Cairo and the villages near El Minya (Upper Egypt) — the orphans, elderly, disabled, homeless and sick. You will cradle babies in your arms, hold the hand of a child suffering from cancer and show the lonely in nursing homes that someone cares about them. You also will visit the most vulnerable — the homeless in Garbage City (aptly named because the people literally live in a garbage dump) and the City of the Dead, where families live among the tombstones of a cemetery. You will pray for and with the people and distribute food, blankets and hygiene products. Taking a prayer walk through the ancient streets of Cairo and Upper Egypt will be the fitting conclusion to this mission of mercy. Details: Betsy Dasse (bsdasse@aol. com or 407-620-4284)

Called to a Life of Service OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE … … AT NORTHLAND

To register, visit Northland’s website (www.northland church.net) and select the “Serve Others” tab. Then choose “Serve at Northland” to find project times, age requirements, locations and other information. • Facilities Weekend setup team • Classroom teachers and helpers • children’s MINISTRIES GREETERS • Buddies

… 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. Each day hundreds of people wait at the ACTS mobile clinic in the refugee camp to see a medical professional.

Next Local Serve Day: Saturday, April 17


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

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

OV AXIS: Courtyard FAMILY Lunch

Sunday, April 18, after the 11 a.m. service, Oviedo site. Bring your family to the Student Ministries Family Lunch! All families of middle and high school students are invited. You’ll have your choice of wheat or white bread subs with turkey, ham or roast beef, along with chips, dessert and a drink. You’ll get to meet and talk with other parents who are doing the same thing you’re doing — raising a teenager. Cost: $3 per person or $10 for a family of four or more. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

WO one thing

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

High School Ministry LW LOT 9

Fridays, 7 to 9 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. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: High School Ministry

Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Bring a friend! Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

(No LUGRox April 3 — Will resume April 10) 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! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)

LW FUSION

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)

WO = Northland at west oaks

Special Needs Teens Grow in Fellowship, Faith

LW Servant Leadership Ministry

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

OV = Northland at Oviedo

BY LAURA LEE WRIGHT Access Ministries Team Leader

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emember being a teen and feeling awkward and unsure of where you belong? Often teens with disabilities spend much of their time wondering where they belong. We know the Bible makes it clear that Jesus has a strong love for those with disabilities. He invited the lame, deaf and blind to banquets, and told parables about inviting people to the party and making sure there was a place of honor. Over the last few years, Northland has developed an exciting partnership with Young Life Capernaum, a parachurch ministry committed to reaching teens for Jesus.

Many teens with special needs often struggle to develop relationships and do not get to attend many activities other teens attend. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with mental and physical disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships, and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through clubs, camps and other exciting activities. Young Life staff members and volunteers model Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance as they walk alongside these young adults, filling their lives with love and support. Young Life Capernaum meets at Northland at Longwood in the fellowship hall the fourth Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This includes dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! So if you are a teen with special needs or would like to become a volunteer, contact Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee. wright@northlandchurch.net).

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studentministries

Middle & High School Students

MD = Northland at Mount dora


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Draw a line to lead the bees through the maze to reach the empty tomb.

My name is: __________________________________________________

We worship Jesus today as our risen Savior. When He died on the cross for us, Jesus paid for all our sins. When He rose, it made a way for all who believe in Him to live forever with God.

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!

Jesus told His followers that He would die on a cross. To find out what Jesus said He would do next, look inside the word

Fill in the letters to show what Jesus said He would do.

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Who’s there?

Luke.

Luke who?

Today’s buzzword is RISE!

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HAPPY EASTER!


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

Come serve in Children’s Ministries. You will bee blessed! 7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949net) ch. debbie.blahnik@northlandchur

EASTER CHALLENGE: This week think about the many miracles reported on the first Easter. Tell someone about the miracles of Easter!

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STORY TIME

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PRAISE TIME

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Search for and circle each word from Luke 24:6. “Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise.”

D H E R E M J R R E M E M B E R I S E Y O U S I S Y S H A S U S E Q T O L D S E N O T W O U L D Word Bank: JESUS, IS, NOT, HERE, HE, HAS, RISEN, REMEMBER, HOW, TOLD, YOU, WOULD, RISE

Grades 1-5 at

CHILDREN’S CHURCH


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Spring Equipping Options

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his spring and summer, don’t miss the great opportunities to learn and grow in your relationship with Christ and your relationships with others. Whether you are looking to learn to manage your finances, improve your marriage or study Scripture, there are great options of topics, dates and times from which to choose. For more opportunities for learning and getting involved, see pages 11 to 14.

(F.Hall) Fellowship Hall (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center (TBD) To Be Determined

Class name

Category

Duration

Start Date

Day

Time

Room

Leader

A Woman God Can Use

Women’s Bible Studies

8 Weeks

4/5/10

Mondays

10 a.m.

4209

Beverly Bailey

Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself

Women’s Bible Studies

11 Weeks

4/12/10

Mondays

9:45 a.m.

4213-15

Cherrie Rowe

Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself

Women’s Bible Studies

11 Weeks

4/13/10

Tuesdays

6:30 p.m.

4206-7

Cherrie Rowe

Great Dads Seminar

Men’s Event

1 Day

5/15/10

Saturday

9 a.m.

F.Hall/SMCC

Bob Keidering

Crown Bible Study

Personal Finances

12 Weeks

4/15/10

Thursdays

7 p.m.

4213-15

Chris Nielson

Journey to Financial Freedom

Personal Finances

1 Day

4/24/10

Saturday

9 a.m.

The Rink/SMCC

Mike Morgan

Financial Peace University

Personal Finances

Preview

4/15/10

Thursday

7 p.m.

The Rink/SMCC

Rich & Jana Haussmann

Financial Peace University

Personal Finances

13 Weeks

4/22/10

Thursdays

7 p.m.

The Rink/SMCC

Rich & Jana Haussmann

Alpha

Christian Foundations

10 Weeks

4/11/10

Sundays

12:30 p.m.

F.Hall/SMCC

Pastor Gus Davies

Sharing Life Stories

Christian Foundations

1/2 Day

4/17/10

Saturday

8:30 a.m.

4206-7

Patty Sattler

Belong/Membership

Christian Foundations

4 Weeks

5/2/10

Sundays

11 a.m.

4209

Pastor Kevin Urichko

Marriage Mentoring Workshop

Marriage and Family

1-Time Event

4/30/10

Friday

6:30 p.m.

4213-15

Barb Olsen

Couples Movie Night

Marriage and Family

1-Time Event

6/11/10

Friday

7 p.m.

Sanctuary

Jamila Millette

Your Time-starved Marriage

Marriage and Family

8 Weeks

6/17/10

Thursdays

7 p.m.

4206-7

Olsens’ & DeWitts’

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Marriage and Family

8 Weeks

6/22/10

Tuesdays

7 p.m.

F.Hall/SMCC

TBD

Women’s Beth Moore studies are a time of worship, fun, fellowship and to grow closer to God.

In each session of the Alpha course, no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile … questions like, Is there a God? Why am I here?

Learn how to live debt-free at the Financial Peace University course, and be one of the many who have already cut up their credit cards.

Sharing Life Stories

Real. Relational. Evangelism. Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. rooms 4206-7, Longwood site

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oin this engaging one-day seminar to learn how to tell the stories of God through your own life story. When asked what was most fulfilling about this seminar, recent participants responded: This is the first time I’ve ever written my story. I realized I was still carrying some baggage that I needed to give to Christ. Thank you! Hearing those around me share their stories publicly, hearing about the different styles of serving, seeing other believers wanting to grow in their faith. Learning I have a story, but not in the “traditional” sense. Christ was always in the car of my life, but I had Him locked in the trunk for several years. It’s a story I can now tell with practice. The encouragement that we are doing the work of God and that He is doing His work through us.

Upon taking this material, the most fulfilling was the recognition of what type of storyteller-evangelist I am and then knowing how to apply this to others. We should know that it is not what we say that matters; it is that we continue to say what God leads us to say regardless of outcome. It is not by our words that others are saved. God will save them even when we say the wrong things if they believe by faith in grace through the power of Jesus. I love you all, and I love Northland! Registration: 1) Visit www.northlandchurch.net. 2) Select “Get Equipped” on the top menu bar. 3) Select “Join a group or class!” 4) Find “Sharing Life Stories,” select “Join the Group.” 5) Then follow the online instructions. Child care is not available. Details and registration: Patty Sattler (patty.sattler@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4010)

Patty Sattler encourages us to remember that everyone’s story is important.


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD = Northland at Mount dora

Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.

CONNECTION GROUPS

Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group online (www. northlandchurch.net), or contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407 949 7183).

LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY

Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin May 2. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

CARE GROUPS

These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.

LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com). LW Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 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. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or mmannen@cfl.rr.com) LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY

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

OV = Northland at Oviedo

at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Details and registration: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)

and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net)

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

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 (commonground@northlandchurch.net or 407-221-1241)

LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

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)

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

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same sex attraction and/or same sex attraction feelings that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: Zach (407-937-1793)

LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) LW Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (womenofpride@gmail.com) MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter

Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 or lauramartin32778@gmail. com)

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 (407-463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com) LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month, beginners group starting March 27. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (bicyclingforchrist@gmail.com or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK Friday, April 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details

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WO = Northland at west oaks

LW Divine Reflection Art Group

Second Thursday of each month, through May, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4209. Join other artists to reflect God’s glory and truth through the visual arts. This year’s focus: being Light. Book: Refractions, by Makoto Fujimura, available in Northland’s bookstore. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873)

LW FLAG FOOTBALL Saturdays, through May, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@ magicwebhosting.com) LW GOLF — links fellowship • Tuesday, April 6, 9:45 a.m., DeBary Country Club, cost $41 • Friday, April 9, 11 a.m., Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club, cost $35 • Saturday, April 17, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $35 • Friday, April 23, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food optional — costs extra). Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl. rr.com) LW 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 (407-333-2612) • Loop Ride Saturday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. The group will depart at 10 a.m. for a fun fellowship ride and lunch. The Loop ride goes through the Tomoka forest, through the Halifax river and then up the side of the ocean ) www.daytonachamber.com/bikeweek/loop/ loopflash.html). Experienced riders only, highway speeds. Weather permitting. RSVP by Thursday, April 8.

LW SENIORS GROUP Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Marilyn Casey (407-273-2857) LW SINGLE PURPOSE (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 5:45 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Join other single Christian adults for a time of worship, prayer, classes and fellowship. New studies each month. Singles also meet weekly in small groups throughout Central Florida. Details: Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com) 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 northlandsoftball@gmail.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 WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP

Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or kfulmer@earthlink.net)

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Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-473-4537)

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

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. ferreira@northlandchurch.net) LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)


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PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7180) LW PRAYER GROUP Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. 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 (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)

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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)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Psalms

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 (bobshoemaker@mindspring.com or 407-599-3132)

LW 1 SAMUEL

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW Alpha Course: Is There More to Life than This? Sundays, through May 9*, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. Ask and discover answers to essential questions of life and get a practical introduction to the Christian faith. For the churched and unchurched alike. Join anytime. Lunch is provided. Registration is $10 per individual or $15 for two! Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1832) • ALPHA RETREAT Saturday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Tribes Mission Chapel, 1000 E. First Street, Sanford. Learn about who the Holy Spirit is, what the Holy Spirit does, and how you can be filled with the Holy Spirit? Continental breakfast will be provided. RSVP by Monday, April 19. Details: Diana Kothapally (dianakothapally@yahoo.com or 407-949-7163) 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) LW Gospel of Mark

Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Also available via e-learning (www.northland church.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.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832)

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 (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com)

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 (ron@creativele.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. chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW The Joy of Living

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A 27-week interdenominational study of the book of Genesis, with daily study questions, group discussion and a lecture time. Study guide: $30 for the year. Details: Carolyn Robinson (407-260-9653 or crobins@cfl.rr.com)

LW Living Beyond Yourself Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit — Beth Moore Study • Mondays, April 12 through June 28, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Tuesdays, April 13 through June 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This new, 11-week study will focus on the fruit of the Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Details: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@aol.com or 407 322 6850) 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 Adult Bible Fellowship

MD women’s bible STUDY Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., conference room. Study: book of Acts. Christian women come together for support, prayer and study. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or marilynrfaber@yahoo.com)

OV Believing God — Beth Moore Study Mondays, 7 p.m., Dewey home, Oviedo. Based on Isaiah 43:10, this 10-week study

OV Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, starting April 8, 7 p.m., NOCC. In this guide to spiritual gifts, we’ll be investigating God’s grace as bestowed on each of us through our giftedness. We’ll look at the questions “Who am I?” and “Why am I Here?” as they relate to

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

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discovering and using the unique gifts God has given us through the Holy Spirit for serving and connecting with one another. Details: Karen Hanson (407-977-0418 or svenska77kh@aol.com)

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

ADULTS LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY:

LIVING DEBT-FREE • Preview: Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. • Class: Thursdays, April 22 through July 15, 7 p.m. Both at The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Developed by Dave Ramsey, this 13-week, biblically based video course teaches management of money and explains how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. The cost for materials, available at Northland’s bookstore, is $111. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-6882182 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com)

LW JOURNEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM SEMINAR

Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., room 4206. Crown Financial Ministries’ one-day seminar opened by Crown’s founder, Howard Dayton, and taught by Mike Morgan. This seminar presents a concise, yet comprehensive, view of money management based on the Bible. Equipped with wisdom from God’s Word, learn how to establish and maintain a plan to faithfully serve Jesus Christ with all of your resources. Cost: $25 per person. Purchase tickets at www. northlandchurch.net/events. Details: Roger Olsen (crown@northlandchurch.net)

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. 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) LW PeaceMakers Sundays, through April 25, 9 a.m., room 4209. Six-week class to learn practical and effective biblical methods to approach life’s conflicts in a way that honors God, helps us get the log out of our own eye, and restores relationships. Details: Gary Wright (lanaharrison@cfl.rr.com) LW Sharing Life Stories Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Join Pastor Gus Davies and Patty Sattler at this relational evangelism course, where you will be equipped to share Christ’s love through your own life stories as an act of worship. To register at www.northlandchurch. net. Details: Patty Sattler (patty.sattler@ northlandchurch.net or 407-687-6265) LW Stepfamilies Class Sundays, 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 dougghubbard@ gmail.com)

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LW Strategies for Planned Purity Mondays, 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.perun@northlandchurch.net) OV ADULT SMALL GROUP

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Read through the book of Ephesians, a short, but powerful, book in the New Testament that has so much to say about our relationships — our relationship with God, and with those people all around us. Children are welcome, but there is no child care. Details: Ruth Linares (ruthalinares@gmail.com or 407-227-0970)

OV ADULT SMALL GROUP

Sundays, 6:30 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 diane.jones@northlandchurch.net) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 11 to May 2. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: April 11 to May 16. 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 (407-2273072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net) LW Men’s Fraternity — The Quest for Authentic Manhood Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4210. Join a journey to understand your masculine identity and learn to pursue authentic manhood as a lifelong priority. Topics include seasons of a man’s life, uncovering wounds, marriage, fatherhood and a plan for manhood. Registration and details: Bob Keiderling (407618-3183 or bobk226@hotmail.com) LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@tomhorvath.com) OV Men’s Fraternity Group (Years 1, 2, 3) Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., NOCC. Includes three one-year-long studies beginning with The


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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. wachter@gmail.com)

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Saturdays, 8 a.m., Northland at West Oaks conference room. Study: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, by Frances Chan. Details: Jerry Murphy (407522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org)

WOMEN LW A Woman God Can Use

Mondays, April 5 through May 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m., room 4210. Learn how to make good choices in your everyday life. See how Old Testament women made tough choices as they failed and triumphed, and how biblical principles make the answers we seek clearer. The book is available at the Northland Bookstore for $8.25. Child care is provided. Details: Beverly Bailey (bwbailey113@earthlink.net or 407-416-0309)

LW Women’s Healing Ministry

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. If you have a desire to live authentically, honestly, and intimately in your relationships, this group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com)

OV He Speaks to Me

Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. This study: based on the book He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God, by Priscilla Evans Shirer, covers life lessons from the account of God’s speaking to the boy Samuel. By learning to listen to God’s voice and obeying Him, we will enter into a closer relationship with God and have a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. 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 (lmcgr2033@cfl.rr.com or 407-574-3249)

Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?

Longwood:

serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-434-4116

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Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net 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 mmannen@cfl.rr.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 (jon.marte@northlandchurch.net)

LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW phone ASSISTANCE

Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS

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

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

Take photos of regular activities and special events at the Mount Dora site for use in the newspaper, on the blog or website. Must have your own camera and be able to shoot in large format. Details: Dede Caruso (newspaper@ northlandchurch.net)

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 mamaquad@earthlink.net)

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. kerr@northlandchurch.net)

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

LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN

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

LW JAIL MINISTRY Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@embarqmail.com) LW PETPALS Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903) LW RECOVERY MINISTRY

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

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LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.

LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

OV GOOD SAMARITAN

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 (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

LW BLOOD DRIVE

Saturday, April 10, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, April 12, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net)

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

Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.

LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS

This home in Lake County is a Christ-centered residence to 16 abandoned, displaced, underprivileged and medically needy children. They are supported by churches and individuals with a heart for children. Details on how you can help support them visit www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net)

Opportunities to serve in the community

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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 (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net or 407683-3566)

OV International Friendship Ministries

Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or sailingfan2@hotmail.com)

ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) 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 Christcentered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (407-514-4356 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 (407322-6850 or cherbear100@aol.com); inquiries are confidential. HEALING GRACE Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628) 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 (egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433) Stand4LIFE — A CALL TO ACTION Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to noon, locations listed at www.stand4life.info. Thousands will gather in silent prayer, covering 67 abortion centers in Florida. Lay aside denominational differences and preferences, and be a demonstration of justice for those who have no voice. The goal is to change public opinion about abortion in this region. Details: Stephanie Kahn (407-244-6304)

men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or Larrie Kitchen (407-462-4828)

parentS Association of Christian Youth Sports (ACYS): Soccer Saturdays. Registration open for children ages 5 to 12. Fees: $80 per player and $30 uniform package. Includes at least seven games, trophy


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and insurance. Season ends with tournament May 15. Details: www.acys.org

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DIVORCED AND WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255)

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

DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com)

women Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (at the northeast corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). Cost for the book of the same name, by Sharon Jaynes is $7; it is available at the class or in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cindy Price (cindy@pricecrew.com or 407-221-3981)

MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net)

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 sandimclaughlin@yahoo.com)

Redeeming Femininity Mondays, 7:15 to 9 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. This group is for those who wrestle with relational issues such as codependency, loneliness, same-sex attraction and insecurity. Details: Mindy Cribbs (mirandamcribbs@gmail.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: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 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 sandylisaacs@yahoo.com)

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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).

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

LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library.. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net 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: 407-949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net)

MD LOVE COLLECTION

New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl. rr.com)

OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service

WO = Northland at west oaks

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) WO

Work with Faith Neighborhood Center of Clermont in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@aol.com). Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com)

bed sheets and pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list (www.safehouseofseminole.org). Details: admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407-302-5220 BLANKETS, SOCKS AND WARM CLOTHING are needed at Coalition for the Homeless. Details on drop-off location: Joy Morris (407-949-0151) vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc.org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com)

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

Got News? Recently married or engaged? Have a new addition to the family? Send your wedding and newborn pictures plus details to the Northland News (newspaper@northlandchurch.net).

Live Worship on Northland’s live services are now accessible on Facebook, Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m. EST. Invite your Facebook friends to go to church with you online! Plus, even when live worship isn’t happening, the opportunity for worship is readily available because the previous week’s service is available for viewing 24 hours a day.

www.facebook.com/northlandchurch FINANCIAL REPORT As of march 29, 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) .......................................................................................................................

THIS WEEK

Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget

Need Received 225,101

195,826 (29,275)

34,890

24,393 (10,497)

259,991

220,219 (39,772)

LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,170,833

THIS YEAR

Surplus/ (Deficit) Need Received

Surplus/ (Deficit)

Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Offered

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he Joel C. Hunter Scholarship, in an amount up to $5,000, was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Northland’s True North Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010 award. Completed application packets must be received by Friday, May 21, for consideration. Recipients will be notified by Friday, June 18. Northland News will provide bios of this year’s scholarship recipients in an upcoming issue. At your request, an application will be e-mailed to you that will provide all the details. Details and to receive an application: Stephen Thomas (stephen.thomas@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7185) “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

ATTENDANCE: Weekend of March 27 to 29, 2010 7,658 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 243 Northland at Oviedo 349 Northland at West Oaks 106 Evangelical Council for Northland Webstream 1,897 at 1,137 sites Financial Accountability Total 10,253 at 1,141 sites ..................................................................................................................

2,926,313 2,640,869 (285,444) 453,570

293,597 (159,973)

3,379,883 2,934,466 (445,417) *

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

Total offerings for Haiti to date: $140,477.26

Bring a special offering 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.roberts@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7181)


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Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

407-937-1809 407-949-4000 407-949-7169 407-937-1766 407-949-4000 407-937-1804 407-949-7168 407-937-1794

LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . STUDENT Ministries Shaylynn Stoner, Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . .

407-949-7162 407-949-4014 407-949-7153 407-949-7179

OVIEDO SITE

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: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 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: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 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 servE Day serve@northlandchurch.net, 407-949-4000 or visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net Rebecca Sheahan, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 erica.emler@northlandchurch.net Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 michelle.smith@northlandchurch.net Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or mgrindstaff@topps.com Josh Smith, Set Up/Tear down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact 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: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566) 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)

407-949-7194 407-949-4035 407-949-4402

WEST OAKS SITE

407-949-4039 407-937-0544 407-328-4785

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

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is on the left side of the highway. Look for the “Northland” sign. Mount Dora Blog Website . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Bill Chapman, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Prayer Brenda Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-383-6052 Marilyn Faber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 Christina Ferrito-Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-735-1974 Kitty Merritt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 south4@comcast.net Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 lauramartin32778@gmail.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 debbiesdoorstep@mac.com

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

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net Lou Amadori, Setup/Teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 lamadori@cfl.rr.com John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 maxinehammerstein@mac.com Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold . . . 407-358-9603 or stephenarnold4@cfl.rr.com Jerry Murphy . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org Zack Fulmer . . . . 407-656-3008 or zack.fulmer@ronblue.com Rod Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-256-7577 or rmoss@zkslawfirm Larry Szrom . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 or lszrom@yahoo.com Tim Baker . . . . . . 407-376-0521 or tbaker@MearsTransportation.com

LIFEHOPE LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.

ACCESS MINISTRIES While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee. wright@northlandchurch.net). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs. Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.

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GOVERNING ELDERS


EASTER 16

BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES

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:

Easter Scripture focus:

Luke 24:1-12 (NASB)

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But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.

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

Worship Christ today as our living Savior. He lives and is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us. Because of His death, we are forgiven. Because He rose again, we have access to eternal life. Because of His love, we have hope.

summary prayer: ....................................................................

O God, who for our redemption gave your onlybegotten Son to the death of the cross, and by His glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with Him in the joy of His resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (Phyllis Tickle, The Divine Hours)

NOTES:

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Building Heaven-like “Families” | “I AM … not myself” | Hope to find another along the way (the search) | Genesis 2:18

DOWNLOADS At Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net), you can download today’s message and sign up to receive the Here@Northland weekly e-newsletter!


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In honor and memory of our loved ones. In honor of: Thomas Andersen by David and Nancy Andersen Dorothy Bamber by the Duemmel family Nancy Strong Caruso by Dede Caruso Ollie Clady, my mother, by Barbara Martin Alan Daniell by Dolly Daniell Dolly M. Daniell by Alan Daniell Rosario Fernandez by Barbara M. Hooper Nancy T. Geer “Granny” by Rick, Mindy, Lexi and Nick Mary Louise and Jack Kaufman by Peggy and Paul Boyer Arlene and Jack Terman by Rod and Edwina Terman Fred Thomas by his daughter, JoAnn Clayton Our children and grandchildren by Jim and Ginnie Urichko Rev. and Mrs. Donald Weir by Diane Weir Ridley

In memory of: Aldridge-Horne family by Ken and Mina Aldridge Marjorie and Ray Andersen by David and Nancy Andersen Louise Andine by her children Arthur Ashcraft by Shirley and Tom Ault, and Linda and John Mitchell Geraldine Ashcraft by Shirley and Tom Ault, and Linda and John Mitchell Wanetta and Virgil Baldwin by Jim and Ginnie Urichko Tullia Beckley by Nancy Dangel and grandchildren Robert Bennett by Chris and Michelle David Bosco by Mom, Nicole and Sami Enrique Bouffard by Ken and Mina Aldridge Maria Lourdes De Bouffard by Ken and Mina Aldridge

Our beloved Pam Bradshaw by The Bible Buddies Joseph Caponegro by Elinda Caponegro-Kees Sam, Jeff and Chuck Caruso by Dede Caruso Charles Castaldo by Jennifer Castaldo Marion and Gladys Cheek by Denver and Candy Cheek Eleanor Clark by Bob, Ann, Nicole and Megan Clark Howard and Frances Clay and Carol Meholic by Denver and Candy Cheek Lois Crawford by Pat Mannor Jill Cruz by Nan and family John Dangel by Nancy and children Mr. and Mrs. Carmen DeStout Jr. by Donna Delzingaro Paul and Clyde Divver by Joe and Rita Divver Richard Divver by Joe and Rita Divver Yolanda and Dominick Durso by Felice Durso Val Ann Fugler by Allen Fugler Jr. and Danielle Smith Dorothy Gauthier by Barbara M. Hooper Richard G. Geer Sr. by Rick, Mindy, Lexi and Nick My husband, Thomas Hatfield, by Jan Hatfield Bob and Loretta Horner by Larry and Alix Horner Eleanore Hoskinson by Bob, Ann, Nicole and Megan Clark William and Margaret Hoy by Diane Weir Ridley Evert and Esther Idema by Roger and Sandra Vick Dick and Peggy Kaye by Larry and Alix Horner Tim Lallathin by Pam, T.J. and Tiffany Lallathin Melba Lorah by Joe and Rita Divver Ruth Madison by Donna Coulantes Mark Martin, my late husband, by Barbara Martin Noah David Michalec by Daddy, Mommy and your brother Nicholas Miss Courtney Michelle Miller by Jonathan, Ashley, Addison and Benjamin Poe

Glenn Miller by Jonathan, Ashley, Addison and Benjamin Poe Geraldine Newton by Emily Tallman Abigail Ojo-Charley by Olive Williams Myona Joy O’Neil by Mom, Bob, Evin, Tim Jr., Megan and husband, Tim J. O’Neil Lillian “Jane” Picciano by her loving family Tom Powell by Kathy Powell and family Dave Roy by Pam, T.J. and Tiffany Lallathin Fred Schnupp by John and Linda Mitchell Anne and Jack Seebald by Betsy and Frank Dasse Michael A. Spano by Ralph and Sharon Spano Jeanne Squires by Jolene Burns Cathy Straub by Chris and Michelle Rita Straub by Chris and Michelle George Sutherland by Corinne Sutherland Michele and Larry Sylvester by Debbie and Lydia Joan Thomas by her daughter, JoAnn Clayton Evelyn, George and Kenneth Urichko by Jim and Ginnie Urichko John and Doris Vick by Roger and Sharon Vick Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner by Jackie Bosco and family Herbert and Esther Weir by Diane Weir Ridley Bettye Wicker by Rod and Edwina Terman Blanche Ajolla Williams by Olive Williams Derrick Williams by Olive Williams Jobie Williams by Olive Williams Erica and Eula Witherspoon by Paula and Cristen Paul D. Wright by Charles and Marleena Fizer Eileen D. Yasnovitch by her loving family Annie Young by Donna Coulantes Hank Young by his wife, children and grandchildren My precious daughter, Rebecca, by Jill Heitling Our grandparents by Paul and Claire Saracen

Those who have purchased lilies may pick them up at the Welcome Center Tuesday, April 6 through Thursday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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BELONG STUDY

Participate in a four-week course that explores what it means to truly belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. It’s also a great way to learn about connecting in the community of Northland. Find out how to participate in the study at www.northlandchurch.net/series/belong_study/.

ALPHA: IS THERE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS?

A course designed to help you discover answers to life’s essential questions. Join this practical and profound introduction to the Christian faith anytime; the course is offered Sundays through May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Longwood in the SMCC. Lunch is provided. Registration is $10 per individual or $15 for two. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832) for more information!

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: LIVING DEBT-FREE

Spend 13 weeks with Dave Ramsey’s biblically based video course, learning how to best manage the money God’s given you. Attend the class preview on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Northland at Longwood in the SMCC or contact Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-6882182 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com) for details. Class begins April 22 at 7 p.m.

JOURNEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM SEMINAR

Crown Financial Ministries’ one-day seminar on April 24 presents a concise, yet comprehensive, view of money management based on the Bible. Equipped with wisdom from God’s Word, you’ll learn how to establish and maintain a plan to faithfully serve Jesus Christ with all of your resources. Details and to buy tickets: www.northlandchurch.net/events.

STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2-5) … AND THEIR PARENTS

Join your child in this new session of basic discipleship classes! Each class is a step toward spiritual maturity – covering everything from assurance of salvation (in Step 1) to Jesus’ life of discipleship (Step 2) to how to explore the Bible (Step 3). Sunday classes begin April 11 at 4 p.m. at Northland at Longwood. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net).

LOCAL SERVE DAY

This is a great chance to impact the local community! Everyone meets at Northland at Longwood on April 17 at 8 a.m. to be distributed to various community service projects. We’ll reconvene at 1 p.m. for lunch. Register at www.northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ Local_Serve_April10/

SUMMER DISTRIBUTED JOURNEYS

Make a difference by taking a short-term mission trip, serving people in other parts of the world! There are still open spaces on this summer’s journeys to places like South Africa, Brazil, Haiti, Egypt and even Ukraine. Learn more and apply online now at somedayistoday.net!


Northland News Vol 11/Iss 14  

April 3 to 10, 2010

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