NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
APRIL 10 - 17, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 15
Perhaps the most devastating consequence of the Fall was the effect it had on human relationships. Having lost the security that comes from having a relationship with God, man and woman had now become obsessed with asserting their own worth, typically by casting blame on someone else. This is where the proverbial “battle of the sexes” began. No longer was woman man’s “suitable helper.” She had become his rival in a contest for dominance. The irony of the Fall is that men and women are now alone in the midst of their relationships. There is no way we can go back, but God in His grace has established a way for us to go forward, to find fulfillment in the five areas of purpose once again, to enjoy a relationship with Him that is more intimate and complete than we could ever have known in the Garden of Eden.
— Dr. Joel C. Hunter, “The Journey to Spiritual Maturity,” Vol. 2
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, April 10
4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox
SUNday, April 11
7:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Marriage Prep Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Mark Bible Study (cc) PeaceSeekers Stepparenting Financial Peace University Ephesians Transformers Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Alpha Course Egypt Mercy Ministry Trip Young Believers Class Step 1 Young Believers Class Step 2 Young Believers Class Step 3 Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry
Monday, April 12
9:45 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Beth Moore Bible Study A Woman God Can Use Precepts Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Purity Works (cc) Common Ground Adult Ministry (cc) Faithful and True Men’s Group
MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC Prayer Room The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 4209 4210 The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1116-18/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4209 F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 4213-15 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC 4213-15 Sanctuary ECW CWW 1104/SMCC The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, April 13
6:45 am 2:00 pm 6:30 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 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 Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
WEDNEsday, April 14 9:00 am 1:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm
Joy of Living Third Verse Doulos Marriage 911 (cc) Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, April 15
6:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Financial Peace University Preview Crown Study Crown Life Groups Blanket Ministry His Way (cc) Authentic Manhood
Friday, April 16
7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)
Saturday, April 17
6:00 am 8:30 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (sp) Spanish interpretation (ECW) Early Childhood Wing
4209-10 1116/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111/SMCC 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 4204-5 4217 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 CWW Parking Lot 9
Kids Against Hunger — Serve Project The Rink/SMCC Sharing Life Stories 4206-7 Team Meeting for GA Refugee Camp DJ 4213-15 Prayer Meeting Prayer Room Worship (cc) Sanctuary Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW LUGRox The Rink/SMCC Word Weavers Workshop 4206-7
SUNday, April 11
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 6:30 pm
Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Fellowship Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry Umatilla Home Group
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Youth Room Conference Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Moore home
TUESday, April 13 6:30 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)
WEDNEsday, April 14 9:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Women’s Bible Fellowship
Friday, April 16 7:00 pm
Mount Dora Home Group
Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary Conference Room
9:00 am Worship* (cc) 9:00 am Infants 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9:00 am Grade School 11:00 am Worship* (cc) 11:00 am Infants 11:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 11:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 11:00 am Grade School 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry 6:30 pm Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study
He Speaks To Me (Women) Believing God – Beth Moore Study
Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway Wiest home
Harrington home Dewey home
Tuesday, April 13
6:30 am 6:30 pm
Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group
NOCC Welday home
Thursday, April 15
9:30 am 7:00 pm
Greeting Card Ministry Greeting Card Ministry
Brown home Brown home
Friday, April 16
9:30 am 8:00 pm
Lord, Change My Attitude (Women) Movie Under the Stars — Date Night
Saturday, April 17
7:15 am 9:00 am
The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men) NOCC Men’s Sports Ministry — Flag Football Hollowbrook Field
WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, April 11 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am
One Thing (Middle/High School students)
Saturday, April 17 8:00 am
Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall
Worship* (cc) Infant Care Crawler Care Class for 2’s – 3’s Class for 4’s – 5’s Class for K’s – 1st graders Class for 2nd – 5th graders
Monday, April 12
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Distributed Sites @ Home
Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or email@example.com).
JOIN any of these worship sites:
Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.
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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 email@example.com)
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELONG 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes
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What does it mean to
to Christ? Sundays, beginning May 2 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.
Come to the Water
en people were baptized recently: two adults at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins, with Northland at West Oaks site Minister Tommy Novak officiating, and eight grade-school students in the Children’s Worship Wing, with Pastor Joel C. Hunter officiating. You, too, may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of your personal faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life (Matthew 28:19). The next baptism is Sunday, April 18. See page 11 for details.
Nicole Ann Clark
Andrew Thomas Davidson
Sofie Katrina Davidson
Gabriela Nicole Filippelli
Aaron Robert Headdy
Andrew Joseph Noll
Ashley Elizabeth Noll
Joshua Michael Steding
And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. –1 Peter 3:21 (NIV)
Between Easters BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
So are you laughing and dancing? I look at the struggles and suffering of God’s people at Northland at Mount Dora and ask, “Lord, how can they laugh and dance?” I see the shattered relationships, the failures and the fears of the Lord’s flock, and wonder how we can overcome. Well, the answer is to live between the Easters. The first was when He rose from the dead; the second will come when we see Him face to face. At the first Easter, the penalty for sin was completely and wo weeks ago, the Northland at Mount fully paid. At the second, the impact of sin will be eliminated Dora family gathered to watch Mel Gibson’s from your life. Between the two, we make it our life’s purpose The Passion of the Christ. That night, we to discover this God who is present and powerful and offers wept and we mourned. To see a powerful artistic Himself to us at every moment. presentation of the So read the Word, pray, arrest, torture and love one another, serve those execution of our in need, give what you’ve got, “There is a time for everything, innocent Lord was forgive the guilty, include those and a season for every activity almost too much to not yet included, and spread under heaven: ... a time to weep His message, one act and bear. But bear it we did because He bore the conversation at a time. When a and a time to laugh, a time to punishment for our sins man lives like this, he knows this mourn and a time to dance.” so that we would have Jesus better and better and has Him for eternity. The more satisfaction in Him alone –Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 (NIV) Holy Spirit spoke of this than any satisfaction that can through the prophet come from worldly pursuits. And Isaiah seven centuries before the event took place: when the day of trouble comes, you can endure, and possibly “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was even laugh and dance, because you have Him! This is the crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that abundant life that Jesus spoke of in John 10:10. This is life brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds between the Easters. we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Some day you and I will have our own personal second The Lord Jesus was pierced, crushed, punished Easter. Whether we die first or He returns, that day is assured. and wounded so that we who embrace Him as On that day, I don’t want to have any regrets. Do you? Conquer Savior can have peace with God and healing in your fear and live your life for Him. Laugh and dance in the Him. The ugly thing of Holy Week becomes the Holy Spirit. Live between the Easters. beautiful thing. Weeping and mourning lead to laughing and dancing. >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Draw Near to God: • Umatilla Home Study Group — Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Moore home. Details: Hugh and Carole (352669-2851 or email@example.com) • Sorrento/Mount Dora Group — Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Williams home. Details: Brent and Melanie (352383-6415 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • CREW352 Youth Group (middle and high school) — Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., sanctuary; and Sundays, 9 a.m., youth room. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352978-7004 or email@example.com) • Women’s Bible Studies — Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., conference room. Details: Frances Merritt (407-554-0076 or jasonandfrances@ comcast.net) or Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • Men’s Bible Studies — Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., conference room. Details: Richie Kluesener (407221-4517 or email@example.com) • The Gathering — Third Wednesday each month, 6 p.m., fellowship hall. Details: Bill Chapman (352434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • Adult Bible Fellowship — Sundays, 9 a.m., conference room. Details: Jason Merritt (407-6979803 or JMerritt@shuffieldlowman.com) • Celebrate Recovery (Tavares chapter) — Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 or lauramartin32778@gmail. com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
Not Good for Man to Be Alone JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
lthough this verse is referring to the immediate creation of a partner that would be suitable for man, a woman, we see in this a picture of the importance of relationship. God Himself is a relationship: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one, one in three. There are many mysteries and lessons that are very important for us to learn from that reality, and as hard as they may all be to comprehend, one of them is clearly that we are not to be alone! This is so much bigger than a spouse and even a family; this is a call to community! Dr. Margi McCombs shared a few years back the power of the word “community,” and I have never forgotten it. “Common-unity”: to have something in common that binds us together in a unifying and deep way. That is at the heart of Northland at Oviedo. From small groups and Bible studies to our upcoming Sunday lunches and fellowship events, we are constantly trying to create space and time for you to get to know each other and Christ better. That takes lots of attempts and options with everyone’s busy schedule and life stage, but the most important thing it takes is you! Getting involved in the Christian life with everyone in your sphere of influence is, at the end of the day, your choice! Developing a common language, culture and purpose to something bigger than ourselves, bigger than our “church” and even bigger than our geography unifies us in such a powerful way, a way that nothing else can. This is the experience of
soldiers like in the Band of Brothers, of sports teams, of new moms and dads, to be involved in something that is common, sometimes hard and other times joyous, but common to each other, united in it. “Common-unity.” We are on this adventure together, of forming, developing and inspiring community here at Northland, at Northland at Oviedo and in East Orlando. That is why we had the Easter Picnic in the Park. I pray not only that you were there, that you had a blast or even that you brought people with you; although I have been praying all those things, I pray mostly that you were able to find “common-unity” with others either during the kickball game, by the grill, cooking, while looking for eggs with your kids or while sitting at a table, eating. I pray that as you get to know one another better, you will begin to see the opportunity before you to pursue a better knowledge of Christ together through classes, Bible studies, small groups and the Sunday worship experience. And then another amazing thing happens: The response to those realities begins to form deep within you, and you find yourself serving others together not because someone asked you, although someone might, but because you couldn’t imagine not expressing your gratefulness to Him through service to others. That can look many different ways too, from Sunday as a part of some ministry area to in the community at the Hope Foundation or in your neighborhood, mowing a lawn or bringing a meal, to around the globe through the many partnership opportunities. Our job is to be sure and create all those spaces and times for community and worship and service. That is what we do. The question is, What is keeping you from jumping in? Start now. Get involved. Be a part of it! Start simple; say hi to someone you don’t know today, hold the door for someone, let someone go first in the parking lot, but most importantly, remember this: God said it is not good for us to be alone, so please don’t be. Even as a family, don’t be alone. Be a part of the Northland at Oviedo community!
westoaksnews Palm Sunday Celebration at West Oaks
THIS WEEK! Greeting Card Ministry
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 email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THIS WEEK! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THIS WEEK! 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. NEXT WEEKEND! • 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!
Pray for Our March and April Distributed Journeys! BY pattI harshey Northland Distributed Journeys Administrator, Service
orthland has several journeys distributing around the globe this month. We ask that you keep them in your prayers. Also, there are openings in the distributed journeys scheduled for the rest of the year. See the list to the right or visit www.somedayistoday.net.
Alabama — March 29 to April 11
Swaziland — April 1 to 11 This team, in partnership with Vredelust Church, will minister to and pray with AIDS victims in a country struggling with severe poverty. The team also will work on business development, including how to write a business plan, apply for loans and so on; help to give loans through organizations involved with outreach in Swaziland; assist teachers and children in local primary school and preschool; and do hospital outreach, including visiting a children’s ward, AIDS ward and TB ward. Team members: Cheryl McCartney Susie Brown Tim Brown Kathy Franz Fred Franz Marianne Testa
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
Church Development. . . . . . . . . April 18-23
Sports Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-12 Mercy Ministry. . . . . . . . End of September
Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-19 Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10-17
Sri Lanka — Orphan Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4-14
Please pray: • for team unity and humbleness. • that the team members will allow God to lead them and change them more into what He would like them to be. • that the team members’ hearts and minds open to what God has for them in Swaziland. • that the team members would be Christ to those they are going to serve, including the people they will encounter along the way as well as one another. • that the team members would be sincere and authentic in their love toward others. • that the enemy is bound and Christ is triumphant!
This trip is a service project for construction of additional facilities at Camp ToknowHim, a youth camp in Pisgah, Alabama. Northland has provided volunteer labor to help build the camp from the ground up since 2000. The camp has been operational since 2004.
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
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
Team members: Betty and Gene Baker Doug Pickard Frank Delzingaro David Borowski David McGregor John and Cassie Small Bud Abt Brian and Mary Beth Fackler Tim Young Becky Ruehlman Please pray: • for safe travel for the team. • for safety at the work site. • that everyone will be encouraged and experience great fellowship together.
Join any of the following trips. For more information and to fill out an application, go to www.somedayistoday.net.
… 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.
Egypt — April 10 to 18 This team will travel to Egypt to work alongside our partner church in Cairo. The team includes several of our Children’s Ministries leaders, who will work at a kids camp doing various activities, such as sports and recreation, crafts and teaching.
upcoming serve projects • April 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry Team • April 17 . . . . . . . . Kids Against Hunger Serve Project • April 17 . . . Harvest Time International Serve Project • April 17 . . . . . . . . . Diaper Project for Haiti Orphans • April 24 . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve breakfast • April 24 . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch
Team members: Debbie Blahnik Janette Obermueller Julie Meeker Rasha Hanna J.T. Lacich Jeff Cleveland Nancy Petitto Wonda Sprague Please pray: • for the team members’ safety and no problems getting into the country. • for good health for all team members. • that the Holy Spirit will reach these children in a mighty way!
Serve teams pull together to pack thousands of meals for the people of Haiti.
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
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 email@example.com)
(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 (407949-7194 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
Middle School Ministry
OV AXIS: Courtyard FAMILY Lunch
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!
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)
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Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Novak home. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or email@example.com)
College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Mike Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WO = Northland at west oaks
LW Young Life Capernaum
Last Friday of each month (next gathering: April 30), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. 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 selfesteem through clubs, camps and other exciting activities. This includes dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! If you are a teen with special needs, please join us. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ northlandchurch.net)
ATTENTION TEENS! volunteer to serve at capernaum
Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
Middle & High School Students
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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We worship Jesus today for His everlasting love. He helps us love God and others. When we love God with all our heart, soul and mind, that’s worship!
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
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Today’s buzzword is LOVE!
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Unscramble the letters below to spell the name of the first book in the Bible.
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Together Forever Genesis 2:18 God has never wanted us to be alone. In the beginning, after He created the first man, the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” God knew that people would need to be close to one another. Friends help make each other stronger and more loving. Friends help each other through hard times and celebrate good times together. Most of all, God knew people would need to be close to Him. That’s why He sent Jesus — to make a way for us to be close with God forever. Jesus came to save the people from their sins so that anyone who believes in Jesus can be close with God forever! He came for love — to love us and help us love God and one another.
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Draw a picture of you and a friend playing together.
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Come serve in Children’s Ministries. You will bee blessed!
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
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Sharing Life Stories
Real. Relational. Evangelism. Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7, Longwood site
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. 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.
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. 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,” then select “Join the Group.” 5) Then follow the online instructions. Child care is not available. Details and registration: Patty Sattler (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-4010)
Get Away and Come Together!
Reconnect With Your Spouse at Weekend to Remember Conference
ife has a way of taking a toll on relationships, perhaps especially marriages. Couples start out fully focused on each other. But as the years go by, the time for relaxing together and enjoying each other gives way to responsibilities and busy schedules. Before you know it, checking e-mail on Saturday is more important than date night. Family Life’s Weekend to Remember conference provides a chance for you to get away from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with your spouse. Cell phones are shut off. To-do lists are temporarily forgotten. It’s a time to slow down and reconnect. Each conference provides a warm, engaging
atmosphere and a focus on making progress rather than placing blame. The insightful speakers teach how to work through differences, improve communication and rekindle romance. As part of Northland’s focus on marriage, arrangements have been made for couples wanting to attend this invigorating event. Register under the group name “Northland2010” between April 5 and 26 for any one of the June conference weekends at www.familylife. com/groups/northland2010, and receive a two-for-one rate of $129 per couple by using the promo code “INVITE.” Discounts for hotels also may be available with registration.
Saturday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Tribes Mission Chapel, 1000 E. First St., Sanford
RSVP by Monday, April 19: Diana Kothapally (dianakothapally@yahoo. com or 407-949-7163)
GriefShare Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7 Longwood site
f you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Details and registration: GriefShare message line (407949-7152)
The June conferences are scheduled for: • June 4-6 . . . . . . St. Augustine, Renaissance Resort World Golf Village • June 18-20 . . . . . . Orlando, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress • June 25-27 . . . . . . . . . Lake Mary Marriott
Alpha Course Half-day Retreat hether you have been participating in the current class or not, you are invited to join the Alpha Course for a halfday retreat. Learn and dialogue about who the Holy Spirit is, what the Spirit does, and how you live a life in tune with the Spirit’s guidance. Continental breakfast provided.
Patty Sattler encourages us to remember that everyone’s story is important.
Journey to Financial Freedom Seminar Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., room 4206, Longwood site
ome and learn how to make financial decisions according to God’s Word, implement practical steps to establish a plan to properly manage resources, and apply fundamental biblical principles for saving, eradicating debt and setting priorities. Cost: $25 per person. To register: Go to www.crown.org. Details: www.northlandchurch.net/events or Roger Olsen (email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.
Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group online (www. northlandchurch.net), or contact Barbara Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 949 7183).
LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY
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)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.
LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or email@example.com). LW 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter
Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK
Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details
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 (email@example.com or 407-622-6873)
LW FLAG FOOTBALL
Saturdays, through May, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@ magicwebhosting.com)
LW GOLF — links fellowship
• Saturday, April 17, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $35 • Friday, April 23, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 • Friday, May 14, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $35 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) • St Jude’s Children’s Hospital Ride and Barbecue Saturday, May 15, 9:30 a.m. The group will depart at 10 a.m. for a fun fellowship ride and lunch to raise awareness for St. Jude’s research. Call for departure location and other details. 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) Sundays, beginning April 25, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Study John Ortberg’s new book and DVD series, The Me I Want To Be. Learn how it’s not about you becoming a new or different you, but becoming the best you that God meant you to be. Details: Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW SOCCER – ACHE Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191) LW softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: www.nlsoftball.com or email@example.com LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
WO LADIES NIGHT OUT
Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org) LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. email@example.com or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (email@example.com or 407949-7180)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566)
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) MD Adult Bible Fellowship
Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join this ongoing Bible study on the Gospel of John. Child care is available. Details: Jason Merritt (407-697-9803
OV Believing God — Beth Moore Study
Mondays, 7 p.m., Dewey home, Oviedo. Based on Isaiah 43:10, this 10-week study explores what it means to believe God. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses and others from Hebrews 11, it encourages women (though spouses are welcome) to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Workbooks are available at the Northland Bookstore or Lifeway Christian Books. Details: Karin Dewey (407-243-9482)
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-599-3132)
LW 1 SAMUEL Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of 1 Samuel: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris (email@example.com) MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2-3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Quest for Authentic Manhood Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Study focuses on a man’s core identity and helps men embrace a biblical definition of manhood. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence. email@example.com)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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 email@example.com)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
LW Marriage Mentor Training
Friday, April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. If you have a healthy marriage and a healthy relationship with God, and you and your spouse are interested in learning how to come alongside couples who are struggling, join Dr. Margi McCombs for a training session and potluck dinner. Together with other mentoring couples, discover how to mentor couples so they can grow stronger in their marriages. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407949-7183)
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 PeaceSEEkers 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 (email@example.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)
WO = Northland at west oaks
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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org); child care available by reservation: Morgan Perun (407-937-1757 or email@example.com) OV 48 Days to the Work You Love
• Preview: Sunday, April 25, 2:30 p.m., NOCC • Classes: Sundays, starting May 16, 2:30 p.m., NOCC This four- to six-week study, by Dan Miller, is not about finding a new job, but making successful career and job decisions by understanding your God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams and passions. Details: Karen and Ben Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407365-2332)
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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHILDREN LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or email@example.com) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
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 email@example.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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
WO MEN IN THE WORD
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 email@example.com)
WOMEN LW A Woman God Can Use
Mondays, through May 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. 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. 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 (520-631-0886 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-977-6742)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 (email@example.com or 407-574-3249)
Opportunities to serve in the community LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman email@example.com or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com) LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS
During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW phone ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. email@example.com)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW 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)
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)
WO = Northland at west oaks
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 email@example.com)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS
Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com)
MD THE CARPENTER’S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN
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)
OV GOOD SAMARITAN
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407683-3566)
OV International Friendship Ministries
Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or email@example.com)
Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.
ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org); inquiries are confidential. Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, starting April 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Details and directions: Luis Rodriguez (407-687-7173) 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
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
is $7; it is available at the class or in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cindy Price (email@example.com or 407-221-3981)
second- and third-graders. Details: Elaine Gritter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (email@example.com or 407-323-9433)
Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 1792, Casselberry. Study: The Divided Kingdom (1 & 2 Kings and Minor Prophets). Children’s classes are available for infants through preschoolers. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407342-4765 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
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 email@example.com)
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)
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)
DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 and insurance. Season ends with tournament May 15. Details: www.acys.org
MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or email@example.com)
NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). Cost for the book of the same name, by Sharon Jaynes
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 APRIL 5, 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) .......................................................................................................................
Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget
Need Received 225,101 34,890 259,991
LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,081,667
Surplus/ (Deficit) Need Received
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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: email@example.com or 407-522-4797
Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).
AUTOMOBILE NEEDED by Northland’s Service Department to provide transportation for visiting guests and missionaries. Details: Sarah Mattingly (sarah.mattingly@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7170)
LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-0541)
WO = Northland at west oaks
OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678) OV Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566) 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 (email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (email@example.com or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl. rr.com)
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Offered
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 April 3 to 5, 2010 14,208 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 350 Northland at Oviedo 547 Northland at West Oaks 168 Evangelical Council for Northland online 5,002 at 3,261 sites Financial Accountability Total 20,275 at 3,265 sites ..................................................................................................................
3,151,414 3,033,369 (118,045) 488,460
3,639,874 3,359,124 (280,750) *
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
Total offerings for Haiti to date: $141,052.26
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
(email@example.com or 407-949-7181)
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Donna Duckhorn, Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Rebecca Sheahan, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or email@example.com Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or email@example.com John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Chapman, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 email@example.com Prayer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 email@example.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNSELING Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. Discovery Counseling Darby Blanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 Oviedo Counseling Clinic Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 email@example.com Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 firstname.lastname@example.org Lou Amadori, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 email@example.com John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 firstname.lastname@example.org Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold . . . 407-358-9603 or email@example.com Jerry Murphy . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or firstname.lastname@example.org Zack Fulmer . . . . 407-656-3008 or email@example.com Rod Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-256-7577 or rmoss@zkslawfirm Larry Szrom . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com). 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.
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:
“I AM … not myself” Hope to Find Another Along the Way (The Search) Scripture focus:
Genesis 2:18 (NASB)
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
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Worship Christ today for His everlasting love. He created us for relationship with Him and others. It is His love that acts through us, as He conforms us into His image day by day.
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Father, we know that Your very nature is love. Fill us with Your love. “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8, NASB).
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | “US” — the Shared life we want to build | How to Have a Heaven-like Marriage | Ephesians 5:21-26, 33
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C h oose From Several Financial Equipping Oppor tun i t i e s
Transform your life! By Marc Mcmurrin Executive Director of Operations firstname.lastname@example.org 407-937-1772
t is no secret that many people today are experiencing severe financial challenges. Did you know that the Bible contains more than 2,350 verses dealing with money? Do you want to learn the biblical principles of personal finances and the principles of God’s economy? This is your chance to get engaged in a class or small group that can transform your life financially and multiply your impact on the Kingdom.
JOURNEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM ONE-DAY SEMINAR
Northland is honored to host Crown Financial Ministries’ one-day seminar, Journey to Financial Freedom. The seminar will be opened by Howard Dayton, founder of Crown Financial Ministries, and taught by Mike Morgan. Regardless of your age and income, this seminar 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. Topics will include: • Fundamental biblical principles of managing resources, saving, debt and setting priorities. • Societal pressures that result in decisions that prevent you from experiencing God’s best for your life. • God’s nature and how He uses money in your life to lead you to financial freedom. • Practical steps to establish a plan to properly manage resources. • Three areas that cause the most problems for the American family and how to successfully manage each one. • Practical steps to avoid or eliminate debt. • A scripturally balanced approach to generosity in all areas of your life. • How to take the information learned and make it an ongoing part of your life. One-day seminar: Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-07, Northland at Longwood. Details and registration: www.northlandchurch.net/events or Jo-Anne Holleran (email@example.com or 407-937-1772)
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Financial Peace University LIVING DEBT-FREE
How would you like to be debt-free? Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 13-week biblically based video course that teaches management of money, and explains how money really works in a simple, easy-tounderstand style. More than 1 million families have completed FPU with amazing success. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in 13 weeks. The goal of FPU is not just information; it’s transformation. • Preview class: Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood • FPU classes: Thursdays, beginning April 22, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-688-2182)
Crown Financial Ministries MANAGING YOUR FINANCES
Crown is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to equipping people around the world to learn, apply and teach biblical financial principles. Since 1976, Crown has taught or equipped more than 50 million people with its transforming message of faithful living. Participants in this small group study learn what Scripture teaches about managing all of their possessions – not just their money. Scripture memorization is a key part of learning this biblical approach to creating a spending plan, establishing a debt-reduction plan, and managing resources through practical exercises and accountability. • Orientation: Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m., rooms 421315, Northland at Longwood. Details and registration: Jo-Anne Holleran (jo-anne.holleran@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1772)
TRUE NORTH FOUNDATION WILL SEMINAR
Have you made financial or custodial arrangements for your loved ones, should they outlive you? The True North Foundation is sponsoring a will seminar, free of charge, which will provide you with the needed knowledge on how to plan for the present and the future. It is the foundation’s desire to have all congregants’ estate planning in order to protect their children and the resources God has provided to their family. This is important whether you are a single parent, a young married couple or retirement age. After the seminar, you will be presented with next steps, if you chose to move forward, which will guide you through implementing your plan. • Will seminar: Sunday, May 2, 6 p.m., rooms 4206-07, Northland at Longwood. Details and registration: Jo-Anne Holleran (jo-anne.holleran@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1772)
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Per sonal Plan for Stewardship Growth in We e k l y G i v i n g
Lower Range Giving
Middle Range Giving
Upper Range Giving
Beyond a Tithe
WHY should I be generous? God calls us to give back a portion to Him as an act of worship and obedience. HOW should I be generous? Follow the chart as a path to spiritual maturity. WHERE should I be generous? To your church and your neighbor in need. FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS: 1. Find where YOU are on the chart (follow your annual income to your current weekly giving). 2. ADD ONE by moving one to the right or beyond to determine how much you are willing to grow in your giving. 3. Give out of love, and be a cheerful giver. 4. Give thanks for and attention to the blessings He bestows as a result of your giving.
Bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you. (Deuteronomy 16:17, NIV)
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â€œBring the whole tithe ....Test me in this ... and see if I will not ... pour out so much blessing.â€? (Malachi 3:10, NIV)
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