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APRIL 24 - MAY 1, 2010

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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 17

Happy Together

... growing together as we grow in Christ

How to Be a Heaven-sent Parent A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER

What we desire our children to be we must endeavor to be before them. – Andrew Combe


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What’s Happening This Week? MOUNT DORA SITE

LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, April 24

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 25

7:30 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 4:00 pm 4:00 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) 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 Young Believers Class Step 1 Young Believers Class Step 2 Young Believers Class Step 3 Single Purpose Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry

Monday, April 26 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

Living Beyond Yourself/Beth Moore (cc) A Woman God Can Use Precepts Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Common Ground Adult Ministry (cc) GriefShare Faithful and True Men’s Group

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 4209 4210 The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1116-18/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4209 F.Hall/SMCC 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 4213-15 4209-10 4204 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC 4213-15 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 F.Hall/SMCC

TUESday, April 27

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

Men’s Bible Study 1118/SMCC Divine Reflections Art Group 4208 Living Beyond Yourself/Beth Moore (cc) The Rink/SMCC DivorceCare (cc) 4205, 4208-10, 4213-17 Financial Peace University (cc) 5100/CWW AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives and Mothers Group 1111/SMCC Faith and Science 5105/CWW Egypt DJ Meeting 4213-15 Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, April 28

1:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm

Third Verse Co-op Spring Art Show Doulos Marriage 911 (cc) Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, April 29

6:30 am 6:30 am 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 Crown Study Crown Life Groups His Way (cc) Authentic Manhood

Friday, April 30 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Marriage Mentor Training Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School) International Ballet Gala

Saturday, may 1

3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Blanket Ministry Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Back to Jerusalem Meeting

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

Sunday, April 25

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

1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 4204-5 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 4213-15 CWW Parking Lot 9 Sanctuary

6:30 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, April 28 9:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Women’s Bible Fellowship

Friday, april 30 7:00 pm

Mount Dora Home Group

What’s on the Web?

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Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel

Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary Conference Room

Various locations

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OVIEDO SITE SUNday, April 25

9:00 am Worship* (cc) Auditorium 9:00 am Infants 9-109 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9-107 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9-105 9:00 am Grade School 8-107 11:00 am Worship* (cc) Auditorium 11:00 am Infants 9-109 11:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9-107 11:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9-105 11:00 am Grade School 8-107 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry Hallway 2:30 pm 48 Days to the Work You Love with Dan Miller NOCC 6:00 pm AXIS: HSM Tijuana Flats Tijuana Flats 6:30 pm Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study Wiest home

Monday, April 26 7:00 pm

He Speaks To Me (Women)

Harrington home

Tuesday, April 27

6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group

NOCC Welday home

Wednesday, April 28

2nd- to 5th-grade Bible Study

Cox home

Friday, April 30 9:30 am

Lord, Change My Attitude (Women)

NOCC

Saturday, may 1 7:15 am

The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men)

NOCC

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, April 25 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am

7:00 pm

One Thing (Middle/High School students)

Saturday, may 1 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 26 4217 Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7

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 27

6:30 pm 1116/SMCC Lobby The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111/SMCC

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

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

Men in the Word

Novak home

Conference room

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Distributed Sites @ Home

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

JOIN any of these worship sites:

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

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


ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

About God, Northland or anything else

Worship Times

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer!

Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*(hi)(sp), 11 a.m.**(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

INFO

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

Join us for LIVE online worship at

www.northlandchurch.net during any of these worship times! Spanish interpretation available online Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. Children’s Church (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Infant and Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Sunday School for Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

TH WEEIKS!

STARTS THIS WEEKEND!

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

NORTHLAND NEWS

What does it mean to NEXT WEEKEND!

BELONG

to Christ? NEX WEEKT!

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

More info on page 13.

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist, Media Design Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Print and Public Relations Connie Rainwater, Director of Content Development Barbara Olsen, Director of Adult Equipping Tracy Bardwell, Multimedia Designer, Media Design Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Bob Wegner, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Everett Montiel, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer

Leave bags of clothes behind your car that weekend.


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A Holy Land Experience By ROBERT ANDRESCIK Director of Public Relations

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ext Saturday, you are invited to take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn about life in the Holy Land ... from the perspective of an Arab Evangelical Christian. Botrus Mansour is general director of Nazareth Baptist School (NBS), in Israel. As a believer in Jesus, Mr. Mansour says that he is part of a “minority within a minority: an Arab minority within a Jewish state, and a Christian minority within an ArabMuslim majority. As an Botrus Mansou Evangelical myself, I am also a minority among Christians in Israel.” In Israel, cultural and religious diversity takes on a real physical and geographical dimension. The different traditions of faith are rooted in different locations around the country and act as a reminder of this diversity, Mr. Mansour explains. In a radius of just half a mile in Jerusalem, one can touch the sites of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and ascension to heaven; on the other hand, it is the holiest place for the Jews, the ruins of the temple. It is also Islam’s third most holy site, the Dome of the Rock. Despite the challenges that come with being a minority group, Christians in Israel are thriving in many ways, Mr. Mansour says. “A tangible example for me is the 90 percent of students of the school that I lead [who] continue their studies for higher education. Our school has also achieved the highest number of prizes among

schools worldwide in the international contest ‘The First Step to the Nobel Prize in Physics.’” He adds that followers of Christ in Israel serve in key positions in the country. “Despite our small numbers, we have influence that exceeds it,” Mr. Mansour says. Pastor Joel C. Hunter, who met Mr. Mansour when he was teaching Arab pastors in Israel in 2009, says that this visit to Northland provides us with “an historic opportunity to come alongside and support Arab believers in Israel.” Born in 1965, Mr. Mansour holds an MBA from Haifa University and has worked as a lawyer in Nazareth for many years. He is a co-founder of the Local Baptist Church— Nazareth (the largest Evangelical church in Israel) and serves as an elder. Mr. Mansour is also a founding member of Nazareth Village and served on its board for several years. He co-founded the Israel Education Forum, which brings together Messianic and Evangelical educational organizations in Israel, and serves as a member of its board.

Students at Nazareth Baptist School in Israel are a part of a diverse culture.

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of various families. She served as a Children’s Ministries teacher at the Longwood site for several years. And Page has loved on the littlest Mount Adorables for the last two years in the nursery. Page also excels in encouraging adults. She has been a devoted team player in various ministry roles and is eager to equip and inspire the volunteers who serve in the Mount Dora Children’s Ministries. Page officially begins her role as Mount Dora Children’s Ministries coordinator in early May. A huge thank you goes out to Lori Gagnon for serving as our interim coordinator since late February. Lori, you have really set us up to succeed! We are grateful for your sacrificial service to the Lord and to the children and families of Northland at Mount Dora. Please take a moment and encourage Page. Also, consider joining the Children’s Ministries volunteer team in Mount Dora. Be used by God to raise up heaven-filled children and Page Patnode, the new Northland at Mount Dora Children’s Ministries coordinator. heaven-sent parents!

his weekend Pastor Joel is teaching us how to become heaven-sent fathers and mothers. God’s heart is for Christian parents to hand the baton of faith down to their children. For our kids to become heaven-filled followers of Christ, we need to be heaven-sent dads and moms! We at Northland want to walk alongside you in the sacred task of raising your children to know, love and serve Jesus. The Lord has raised up someone very special to help. Page Patnode and her husband, Gene, have been members of the Northland family for well over a decade. For the last four years, they have called the Mount Dora site their home church. As small group hosts and Children’s Ministries servants, the Patnodes have made wonderful contributions to the Mount Dora congregation. And now we are blessed to have Page as our Children’s Ministries coordinator! God has ministered to children through Page for many years. Page and Gene raised two wonderful daughters to adulthood. She also has cared for children in her home and as a nanny in the service

Some of the students are working on dubbing a new Palestinian-accent version of the Jesus film.

Children’s Ministries Volunteer training

Heaven-filled Children BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

Mr. Mansour serves as a member of the advisory committee for the leading Arabic-Evangelical website in Israel. He is a member of the advisory board for Musalaha (a reconciliation ministry) and is a member of the global council for a network of lawyers, judges and national leaders from all around the world called Advocates International, which emphasizes issues revolving around religious liberty, reconciliation and ethics. Mr. Mansour joined the staff of NBS in 2003 as a part-time assistant to the general director, and became general director in 2004. He is a graduate of NBS, and his three children are currently students there. His wife, A’bir, is an educational counselor at NBS. Hear Botrus Mansour on Saturday, May 1, after the evening service at 6:30 p.m. in Longwood. For more information, contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183).

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. –Jesus, Mark 10:14 (NIV) >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

Sunday, May 2, 2 to 4 p.m., Chapman home. Join site Minister Bill Chapman and his wife, Sheryl, and learn what it takes to serve in the Children’s Ministries. Child care provided with registration. Details, RSVP and registration: Page Patnode (407538-6662 or pagepatnode@hotmail.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Draw Near to God:

• Umatilla Home Study Group — Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Moore home. Details: Hugh and Carole (352-669-2851 or hughandcarole@embarqmail.com) • Sorrento/Mount Dora Group — Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Williams home. Details: Brent and Melanie (352-383-6415 or melanie@sdccfl.com) • CREW352 Youth Group (middle and high school) — Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., sanctuary; and Sundays, 9 a.m., youth room. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352-978-7004 or lyndsey.coyle@northlandchurch.net) • Women’s Bible Studies — Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., conference room. Details: Frances Merritt (407554-0076 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net) or Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or marilynrfaber@yahoo.com) • Men’s Bible Studies — Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., conference room. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@ goldinart.com) • The Gathering — Third Wednesday each month, 6 p.m., fellowship hall. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net) • Adult Bible Fellowship — Sundays, 9 a.m., conference room. Details: Jason Merritt (407-697-9803 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.


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Parenting in the Family of God JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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e are called the body of Christ, the family of God, sons and daughters of the King, and each other’s brothers and sisters. There is so much family language in Scripture from beginning to end that you could say it is one of the major themes of our faith. We are told that because of Christ’s completed work, we have been adopted and made heirs according to the promise, sharing in His suffering and His glory, having the hope of eternal life (Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; Titus 3:17). Family is key! I come from an Italian family and dominant part of the country, upstate New York. One of the things I grew up appreciating was the incredible emphasis placed on family in the Italian subculture. “La familia” is the statement I would hear spoken from parent to child in my friends’ homes, reminding them that it was their family that would always be there for them, and that they would always need to be there for. Not all of us have great family memories, and that can make this concept very challenging to accept. Remember that things are not always as they ought to be here; everything is affected by sin and the fall. But there is a place and a family that is perfect, and Christ has invited you and me into it, forever!

One of the toughest roles one can have in a family is that of a parent. I always thought it was tough being a kid, but wow, being a parent is so much harder. Now I am not only trying to live this life and glorify God as I do it, but I am also trying to lead, inspire and develop others to do the same. I already felt inadequate, unprepared and incapable of completing the task set before me, and guess what? I am. But “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV). Paul explains to us in Romans 5 that it is Christ who has done all the work necessary; we are simply to respond out of that reality, letting the Holy Spirit work through us in all things. Remember that we will never do it perfectly this side of heaven. As a parent now of three kids under age 5, I realize that teaching them is so much more about the lessons being caught than taught. My words are not nearly as effective as my behaviors. That being so, I am better off, as Paul says to the Ephesians and Thessalonians both, being an “imitator of Christ,” living a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I must live with the fruits of the Spirit evident in my own life, displaying to my children the rewards of the promise that God gave: “Honor your father and mother … that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3, NIV). He gave this instruction and corresponding promise time and time again to the Israelites, and we are reminded of it in this week’s focus verse on parenting, Ephesians 6:1-4. Obey, that you may enjoy; and remember, it is He who is in us, who will give us what we need when we need it to be obedient and thus enjoy.

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THIS WEEK! 2nd- to 5th-Grade Bible Study Making Friends for Jesus, Part 2

Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Cox home. The key focus of this Bible study is on helping children to learn how to witness through sharing their testimony and by presenting the plan of salvation. Details and RSVP: Michelle Smith (407951-5691 or michelle.smith@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Northland at Oviedo family lunch Sunday, May 2, after the 11 a.m. service. Let’s enjoy a meal together and grow closer as a family. Join in this time of food, fun, family and fellowship. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (407-6833566 or rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Family Beach Day and Baptisms!

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m., 27th Avenue Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Fellowship and fun begin at 11 a.m. Baptisms will take place at noon. Bring a picnic lunch, and come enjoy a day in the sun with your Northland at Oviedo family. Are you or your child interested in being baptized? Details: Rebecca Sheahan (407-683-3566 or rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.

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westoaksnews A New Beginning for Matthew’s Hope TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

are without a home, for whatever reason. So with these new people needing help, they have run out of many supplies. Here is a list of things this ministry needs immediately. And this is a call-out to all of us at Northland if this kind of ministry tugs at our hearts. • Men’s sneakers (new or slightly used; sizes 9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½ and 12) he facility is finished, and the ministry has its nonprofit • Men’s jeans (sizes 30, 32 and 34) status and is in full swing, caring for and loving the • Men’s work boots (same shoe sizes as above) least of these. So now what? I would like to invite you • Bike lights to join the staff and volunteers of Matthew’s Hope, along • Bug spray with their “friends from the woods,” at their first open house • Citronella candles (mosquitoes are getting bad now to let the community see who they are and how they are in the woods) impacting our community. The If you would like to open house, set for Saturday, donate any of these items May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., over the next few weeks, “For we are God’s workmanship, will include lunch from Uncle I will be collecting these created in Christ Jesus to do good Kenny’s BBQ. If you are going from the Longwood site to check out this ministry, to on Mondays, and at the works, which God prepared in see what kind of facility it has West Oaks site on Mondays advance for us to do.” and how you might be able and Wednesdays. Please to help and/or serve, please mark them “Matthew’s –Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) RSVP to Scott (pastorscott@ Hope,” c/o Tommy Novak. NextCommunityChurch.com) or As we are being the church Karen Gowing (matthewshopevolunteers@yahoo.com or 407everywhere, every day, how you respond to the needs 461-2625). Also, if you have any questions or would like more around you is what is making a difference. I have gathered information, you can contact Karen, and she will be glad to with quite a few people over the last month or so who help you. see clearly how Northlanders continue to serve and give Since the ministry has moved into its new home to serve sacrificially. And for that reason, and many others, I am so the homeless, staff and volunteers have met 30 new men grateful to serve alongside all of you. It is Christ in you that and women (all 30 are new to Matthew’s Hope) who are people see, and because of that, they see how much God is currently living in the woods. This is exactly what they were in love with them. Thank you for being the church and for hoping would happen. Scott and his team of volunteers, being “Jesus with skin on” to those who need to see Him. including some of our own from West Oaks, have been praying to make a difference in the lives of all those who >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

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volunteers needed

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

Opportunities for students on page 7.


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Serving at Northland … and Beyond! Serve Team Projects — May 8 . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve dinner May 8 . . . Coalition for the Homeless, serve dinner May 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry May 15-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clothes Drive May 29 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner May 29 . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch 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.

Serve On Site — Special Events at Longwood site • FRIDAY, April 30 — Serve team needed to meet and greet guests attending the International Ballet Gala. To register, visit Northland’s website (www. northlandchurch.net) and select the “Serve Others” tab. Then choose “Serve at Northland” to find project times, age requirements, locations and other information.

Like to meet new people? Become an usher or greeter, and welcome fellow worshipers.

Serve On Site —

Serve Beyond —

Ongoing Needs at Longwood site

In the Community!

• Teachers and helpers needed during Children’s Church. No experience is necessary. All lessons and materials are prepared for you, and training and hugs are provided. Details: Debbie Blahnik (debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7162) • Setup and takedown assistance needed for classes and events during the week and weekends. Details: Gary Moss (gary.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1808) • Parking lot attendants needed to direct traffic at all services. Details: James Li (james.li@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4003) • Volunteers needed to help children with special needs, giving them one-on-one attention and a little extra TLC. Training provided. Details: Debbie Blahnik (debbie. blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162) • Volunteers needed to serve Communion once a month at Longwood. Details: Lori Holton (communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000) • Weekday phone attendants needed during the weekdays or evenings in Longwood. Details: Lori Holton (lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000) • Ushers and greeters needed in Longwood during any service. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)

• Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to noon Stand4LIFE — A CALL TO ACTION (www.stand4life.info) is seeking several individuals to help coordinate volunteers for this important event, where thousands will gather in silent prayer, covering 67 abortion centers in Florida. We will lay aside our denominational differences and preferences to be the demonstration of justice for those who have no voice. We will come as a silent force with one message: life! Details: Stephanie Kahn (407-244-6304)

Phone attendants are needed during the week. There are multiple time shifts to fit your schedule.

Like to be in the sunshine? Being a parking lot attendant would be right up your alley.

• July 16 to 18 The National Down Syndrome Convention is coming to Orlando and is in need of many hands and hearts to serve the expected 2,000 to 3,000 families! Visit www. ndsccenter.org for more information. Details: Laura Lee Wright (lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net or 407-9370549)

Care for, Comfort Orphans in Sri Lanka

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s a result of more than two decades of Civil War, tens of thousands of Sri Lankan children have been orphaned having lost parents in the bloody battle. To help support this war-torn country, a Distributed Journey is planned for June 4 to 14 and it costs $2,800. During this mission trip — in partnership with Pastor Adrian de Visser and Kithu Sevana Church — team members will work directly with orphans in a fun Vacation Bible School atmosphere at a camp just outside Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. The goal is to bring the hope and joy of Jesus Christ to these orphans. The ability to give hugs, share of yourself and love on these precious children is the only requirement. For more information and to fill out an application, go to www. somedayistoday.net.

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

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

Egypt —

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

Haiti —

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

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


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LW Servant Leadership Ministry

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

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(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

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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 shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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

Middle School Ministry

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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!

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

LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

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

College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)

LW FUSION

Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@northlandchurch.net)

WO = Northland at west oaks

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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

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The Bible teaches us how to love God and one another. A great way to love your parent or the person who takes care of you is to obey. The Bible says, “Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do.” A great way for parents to love their children is to teach them about the Lord. The Bible tells fathers to train their children and teach them the ways of the Lord. Parents who love the Lord try to help children do their best to use all their gifts to love the Lord and one another well.

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Family Worship

Building a Firm Foundation Together An interview with Debbie Blahnik

reach age 13. We do not want to miss the opportunity to teach children who God is and what He has done, while they are young.

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or the next several weeks, Pastor Joel will preach about how to build great families. Consider the importance of worshiping together as a family. If your children are young, consider involving them in online worship for a part of a service each week. It can be a great way to introduce them to corporate worship. In addition, there will be an article here each week to give you more ideas on how you can worship as a family. Each week, your family at Northland invests vast amounts of time and resources into the spiritual growth of its children — your children. Northland intentionally works to provide Bible-centered children’s activities and events at the highest level of excellence. Read what Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries at the Longwood site, has to say about this: Q: Why does Northland focus on providing excellent ministry to children? A: We believe that children who are introduced to Jesus and given biblical training early in life have a much higher chance of forming a relationship with Him. Barna Group’s research states that almost half of all Christians, 43 percent, accept Christ before they

Q: Sometimes parents can feel overwhelmed or not equipped to talk with their children about accepting Christ and to provide their spiritual training. What resources do you recommend? A: We would love to assist parents and answer their questions! Our Children’s Ministry team is always here for them. We also provide an excellent, very simple guide they can use to lead their children through the salvation process. They can access the New Believers Guide at this link: (www.nacdweb. org/files/warehouse/OtherResources/NewBelieversGuide. pdf) or request a copy from a Children’s Ministries leader or volunteer.

Joy Johnson is a dedicated volunteer in our early childhood ministry.

Q: Since a high percentage of Christians accept Christ as children, should parents be the ones to talk with their children about that relationship? A: Absolutely! It is very important that parents take on the role of spiritual leadership in their families. Barna research also shows that half of children who accept Christ are led to Him by their parents. Although we strive to bring the Word of God to children in the most creative and resourceful ways, the church should not replace the parents as the primary spiritual teachers and role models. To assist parents in feeling confident in teaching their children at home, we provide many opportunities and resources. These resources include Children’s Church, Intergenerational Family Worship Services, Young Believers classes that involve both parents and children, and daily family devotions, which are given to each child every week for the purpose of encouraging parental involvement and guidance.

Mike Sheffey volunteers as a 5th grade teacher in our grade school ministry.

Debbie Blahnik, Director of Children’s Ministries

Drawing Families Together

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y family needs help! I can’t believe it was only a few years ago that I found myself thinking that. My name is Jill Kimball, and my husband, Neal, and I were desperately trying to raise our four children in the midst of our hectic daily lives. Neal was working just as hard as he could to make sure we had everything we needed, and I was working just as hard as I could to run the house and the kids in an efficient and loving manner, but it just kept on getting harder and harder … and no matter how hard we were working at keeping it all together, it felt like we were all slowly but surely drifting apart. Does any of this sound familiar? Dad and/or Mom works hard every day, and some nights and weekends, your kids go off to school and all their after-school activities, and their soccer games on the weekends – and you’re all trying to manage a household, trying to get your work done, and trying to keep the whole thing together. Meanwhile, the pressure of all the things that you need to do seem like they’re combining and piling up and keeping you from doing the things you want to do. And I’m talking about the most basic wants, what you wanted to do when you decided to have kids, and that was that you wanted to be a family. — Jill Kimball, Drawing Families Together Jill Kimball is not only the author of the book Drawing Families Together, but along with her husband, Neal, is the creator of the Family Table Time system. Family Table Time is all about valuing the family table again

and reconnecting the family. Family Table Time is a product designed to bring families together to build strong family values. Simply stated, the Family Table Time kit is an interactive tool to make mealtime fun and ultimately help bring families closer together. It is a weekly family meeting kit that is practical, simple and fun! The Family Table Time System includes a Family Meeting Recipe Planner and a Family Table Time place mat for each week, which makes the completion of the week’s exercise easy and fun. These kits are available at the Northland Bookstore. Details: www.familytabletime.com

Get Away and Come Together!

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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. 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 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.


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.

CONNECTION GROUPS

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

LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY

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

CARE GROUPS

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

LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL

Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com).

LW Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or mmannen@cfl.rr.com) LW 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, beginning May 11, 6:45 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13-week 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 at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Details and registration: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

LW Parents of the Prodigals

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

LW PRAXIS (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 STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

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

LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED Tuesdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) LW Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (womenofpride@gmail.com) MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter

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

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com) LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month, beginners group starting March 27. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (bicyclingforchrist@gmail.com or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK 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 and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net) 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

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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. Guest speakers: Becky Hunter, April 24; James Li, May 3; Steve Bruton, May 10; John James (former NewsBoy), May 17; Sean Cooper, May 24. Child care available upon request. Details: Carissa Curran (commonground@northlandchurch.net or 407-221-1241)

LW Covering Care Blanket Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; or first Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals and people in need in the community. Details and donations: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575) LW Divine Reflection Art Group

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

LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP Last Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5105. Discuss modern science discovery in light of God’s word. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent.cofoid@gmail.com) LW FLAG FOOTBALL Saturdays, through May, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@ magicwebhosting.com) LW GOLF — links fellowship • Friday, May 14, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $35 • Saturday, May 15, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $35 • Friday, May 28, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food optional — costs extra). Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com) LW Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, starting May 20, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join the Kingdom Advisors lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Details: Philip van Staden (407-339-9090) 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 (Age 60 and up) 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 (singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com) LW SOCCER – ACHE Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191) LW softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: www.nlsoftball.com or northlandsoftball@gmail.com LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP

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

WO LADIES NIGHT OUT

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

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

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. ferreira@northlandchurch.net) LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)


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PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7180)

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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 (ron@creativele.com)

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 (407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl. rr.com)

MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

LW Distributed Group Leader Training

Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)

Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2-3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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LW PRAYER GROUP

Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net 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)

LW Ephesians Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Learn that the church is the body of Christ and how we are equipped, empowered and matured to express Christ’s fullness on earth. Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822) LW Gospel of Mark

Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Also available via e-learning (www.northland church.net) with an online pastor/advocate at 9 and 11 a.m. The message of the Gospel of Mark is to present Christ as a servant. This yearlong study focuses on the ministry years of Christ, beginning with His baptism. Taught by Pastor Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832)

LW Revelation Part 3 Mondays, through April 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Through careful observation of the text, discover exactly what God says in this book of the Bible. Prerequisite: completed previous Revelation classes. Child care is available with advanced registration. Details: Melody Ringenberg (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com) 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

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Psalms

Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Chronological study of some of the Psalms written by King David in association with historical events that contributed to their composition. Details: Bob Shoemaker (bobshoemaker@mindspring.com or 407-599-3132)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW The Joy of Living Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A 27-week interdenominational study of the book of Genesis, with daily study questions, group discussion and a lecture time. Study guide: $30 for the year. Details: Carolyn Robinson (407-260-9653 or crobins@cfl.rr.com) LW Living Beyond Yourself Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit — Beth Moore Study • Mondays, through June 28, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Tuesdays, through June 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This new, 11-week study will focus on the fruit of the Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Details: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@aol.com or 407 322 6850) LW Third Verse

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

Saturday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, rooms 4213-15. Join Pastor Dan Lacich, who will be training people who desire to worship and serve by gathering in smaller venues (i.e., house or community room) in order to be distributed into our communities for more intimate times of serving and encouraging one another to love and do good deeds. Child care available with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)

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 Stepparenting 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)

OV 48 Days to the Work You Love

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 (admin@redema.us or 407365-2332)

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

OV ADULT SMALL GROUP

OV Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 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 svenska77kh@aol.com)

OV ADULT SMALL GROUP

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

ADULTS LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY:

LIVING DEBT-FREE Thursdays, through July 15, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Developed by Dave Ramsey, this 13-week, biblically based video course teaches management of money

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

Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Study: Defining Moments, by Andy Stanley. This study will introduce some perplexing truths to those who have grown comfortable with misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. Details: Paul and Pam Wiest (407-977-5295 or wiestpj@earthlink.net)

CHILDREN LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 11 to May 2. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction.

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• STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: April 11 to May 16. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: April 11 to May 23. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-2273072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net) LW Great Dads Seminar Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. to noon, Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Discover the Scripture-based basics of being a great dad — the most challenging, complex and rewarding job a man can ever have. Guest speaker is Bob Keiderling, founder and past executive director of the United Men of Faith. Cost $35. Details and registration: Dave Keys (407-256-5576 or pilotdak1@embarqmail.com) LW Men’s Fraternity — The Quest for Authentic Manhood Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4210. Join a journey to understand your masculine identity and learn to pursue authentic manhood as a lifelong priority. Topics include seasons of a man’s life, uncovering wounds, marriage, fatherhood and a plan for manhood. Registration and details: Bob Keiderling (407618-3183 or bobk226@hotmail.com) LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@tomhorvath.com) OV Men’s Fraternity Group (Years 1, 2, 3) Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., NOCC. Includes three one-year-long studies beginning with The Quest for Authentic Manhood, followed by Winning at Work and Home and ending with The Great Adventure. Studies provide men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy.jobson@ northlandchurch.net or 407-929-3053) OV The Quest for Authentic Manhood

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

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 jerry.murphy@ieee.org)

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


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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 phone ASSISTANCE

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)

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

OV He Speaks to Me Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. This study: based on the book He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God, by Priscilla Evans Shirer, covers life lessons from the account of God’s speaking to the boy Samuel. By learning to listen to God’s voice and obeying Him, we will enter into a closer relationship with God and have a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742) OV Lord Change My Attitude Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. What does God think about attitudes? This study uses examples from the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, of how attitudes can affect whether someone stays in the wilderness or enjoys the blessings of the Promised Land. Details: Linda McGrath (lmcgr2033@cfl.rr.com or 407-574-3249)

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

Longwood:

serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-473-4537

LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY MUSICIANS

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

LW communion servers

Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)

LW Computer repairs/maintenance

Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte (jon.marte@northlandchurch.net)

LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

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

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

LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS

WO = Northland at west oaks

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

LW PETPALS Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903)

MD photographer

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

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)

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

LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

LW BLOOD DRIVE

Saturday, May 1, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, May 3, 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 mamaquad@earthlink.net)

LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS

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

LW

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. Details: Linda Moedinger (jhvolunteer@gmail.com)

LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN

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

LW JAIL MINISTRY

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

LW RECOVERY MINISTRY

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

OV International Friendship Ministries

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

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) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, May 9, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally, and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with

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homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (www. exchangeministries.org or 407-514-4356) • support group First Monday of each month, 7 p.m, First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Here they encourage parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-3226850 or cherbear100@aol.com) Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 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) National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 6, all day, several locations. Join Community United Methodist Church for their prayer breakfast, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church Chapel, Casselberry, will be open all day for prayer. Details: Elaine Harland (elaine.harland@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4002) Purity Conference Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m., First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. This conference is about empowering parents to teach children of all ages to embrace purity. Breakfast provided. Guest speaker: Jennie Bishop, best-selling author of The Princess and the Kiss. Cost: $25 ages 13 and up; $20 ages 3-12. Details and registration: Gloria Shaw (407-923-0779 or www.purityconference.com) READERS MINISTRY Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Experience is not necessary. Additional opportunities through this multigenerational ministry — Nanas, Papas and Reading Buddies — include tutoring Goldsboro’s second- and third-graders. Details: Elaine Gritter (egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433) Retracing Apostle Paul’s Footsteps January 4 to 17, 2011. Dr. Bob Tuttle, a faculty member at Asbury Theological Seminary, will lead and teach a group as it retraces the footsteps of the apostle Paul. Join this journey, which will give you a new appreciation of all that God has shared with you through His Word as written by the apostle Paul. Details: Bill Tillmann (407-482-7585 or bill.tillmann@asburyseminary.edu) 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)


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

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

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 is $7; it is available at the class or in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cindy Price (cindy@pricecrew.com or 407-221-3981) Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 1792, Casselberry. Study: The Divided Kingdom (1 & 2 Kings and Minor Prophets). Children’s classes are available for infants through preschoolers. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407342-4765 or sandimclaughlin@yahoo.com) 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

MD = Northland at Mount dora

with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or sandylisaacs@yahoo.com) 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 godsgirl0202@yahoo.com) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

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

donations

Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).

OV = Northland at Oviedo

WO = Northland at west oaks

LW

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

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LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541)

Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com)

LW

Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: 407-949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net)

MD LOVE COLLECTION

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

OV

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

OV Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)

Work with Faith Neighborhood Center of Clermont in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@aol.com).

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

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

Got News? Recently married or engaged? Have a new addition

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

Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Offered Pastor Joel has a new website

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he Joel C. Hunter Scholarship, in an amount up to $5,000, was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Northland’s True North Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010 award. Completed application packets must be received by Friday, May 21, for consideration. Recipients will be notified by Friday, June 18. Northland News will provide bios of this year’s scholarship recipients in an upcoming issue. At your request, an application will be e-mailed to you that will provide all the details. Details and to receive an application: Stephen Thomas (stephen.thomas@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7185)

Topics include peace, immigration, creation care, and becoming completely pro-life.

www.pastorjoelhunter.com Also includes a teaching series about how to approach today’s issues biblically, respectfully and effectively.

“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)

FINANCIAL REPORT As of APRIL 19, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch. net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) .......................................................................................................................

THIS WEEK

Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget

THIS YEAR

Surplus/ Need Received (Deficit) Need Received 225,101 34,890

Surplus/ (Deficit)

224,116

(985)

3,601,616

3,458,035

(143,581)

25,615

(9,275)

558,240

383,424

(174,816)

259,991 249,731 (10,260)

LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,081,667

4,159,856 3,841,459 (318,397) *

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

ATTENDANCE: Weekend of April 17 to 19, 2010 7,695 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 206 Northland at Oviedo 406 Northland at West Oaks 112 Evangelical Council for Northland online 2,026 at 1,196 sites Financial Accountability Total 10,445 at 2,000 sites ..................................................................................................................

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

(twila.roberts@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7181)


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

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

LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Donna Duckhorn, Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . STUDENT Ministries Shaylynn Stoner, Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

OVIEDO SITE

Whom do I contact if:

Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Hagerty High School is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads.

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Elaine Harland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . 407-949-7189 Diane Jones (infants–grade school) . 407-949-7188 I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 I need information about Children’s Ministries? Longwood: Debbie Blahnik . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Michelle Smith . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 I want to help at Northland? Longwood: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I want to get involved in a local servE Day serve@northlandchurch.net, 407-949-4000 or visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net Rebecca Sheahan, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 erica.emler@northlandchurch.net Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 michelle.smith@northlandchurch.net Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or mgrindstaff@topps.com Josh Smith, 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 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Bill Chapman, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 tdufrene@aimhealth.com Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 lauramartin32778@gmail.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 debbiesdoorstep@mac.com

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

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

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

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

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GOVERNING ELDERS


FAMILIES 16

BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES

Preaching the message this weekend: Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor

Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.

THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:

Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ How to Be a Heaven-sent Parent Scripture focus:

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NASB)

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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your Father and Mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

NOTES:

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

Worship Christ today for His boundless love. He welcomes us as His children.

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

Dear Father, We cherish Your love and mercy to us. We need it just as we need Your instruction and discipline. Use our relationships with our parents and children to teach us about our relationship with You, and help us to reflect Your nature in those relationships. Amen.

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Happy Together … growing together as we grow in Christ | Expanding Your Family | Exodus 2:1-10

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Northland News Vol 11/Iss 17  

April 24 to May 1, 2010

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