NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
MAY 1 - 8, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 18
... growing together as we grow in Christ
Expanding Your Family A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER
A little child enters your life and fills a special place in your heart. A place you never even knew was empty! Author unknown
What’s Happening This Week? MOUNT DORA SITE
LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, may 1
4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Nazareth Baptist School Presentation
SUNday, may 2
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 6:00 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 Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 True North Foundation Will Seminar Fusion College Ministry
Monday, may 3 9:45 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 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 Buddy Training 101 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 Sanctuary 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 4204 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC 4213-15 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, may 4
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 Assessment (cc) 4205 Financial Peace University (cc) 5100/CWW AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives and Mothers Group 1111/SMCC Brazil DJ Info Meeting 5106-7 Mobile Medical Team Plannning 4213-15 Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
WEDNEsday, may 5 6:30 pm 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm
Doulos Divorce Care Assessment (cc) Marriage 911 (cc) Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, may 6
6:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Financial Peace University Crown Study His Way (cc) Authentic Manhood
Friday, may 7
7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)
Saturday, may 8
8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Word Weavers Buddy Break Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Community Based Care Orientation
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (sp) Spanish interpretation
The Rink/SMCC 4209 4206-7 1111/SMCC 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC 4210 CWW Parking Lot 9
F.Hall/SMCC CWW Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7
Sunday, may 2
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 6:30 pm
Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Fellowship Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry Umatilla Home Group
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Youth Room Conference Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Moore home
TUESday, may 4 6:30 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)
WEDNEsday, may 5 9:00 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Women’s Bible Fellowship
Friday, may 7 7:00 pm
Mount Dora 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
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Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel
Rooms 2-3 Sanctuary Conference Room
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OVIEDO SITE SUNday, may 2
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 5:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry NOCC 6:30 pm Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study Wiest home
Monday, may 3 7:00 pm
He Speaks To Me (Women)
Tuesday, may 4
6:30 am 6:30 pm
Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group
NOCC Welday home
Friday, may 7 9:30 am
Lord, Change My Attitude (Women)
Saturday, may 8 7:15 am
The Quest for Authentic Manhood (Men)
WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, may 2 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am
Monday, may 3 7:00 pm
One Thing (Middle/High School students)
Saturday, may 8 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
Men in the Word
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Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m.; Mondays, 7 p.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
ABOUT Northland Our Vision
To see people coming to Christ and growing in Him as we link local and global communities for ministry and worship everywhere, every day.
To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.
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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
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www.northlandchurch.net during any of these worship times! Spanish interpretation available online Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. Children’s Church (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Infant and Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Sunday School for Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELONG 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes
What does it mean to STARTS THIS WEEKEND!
Sundays, beginning May 2 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.
Saturday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
NEXT rooms 4206-7 WEEK- Longwood site END! More info on page 10 or visit the display in the foyer at the Longwood or Oviedo sites
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
More info on page 13.
Foster and Adoption Information Session
Leave bags of clothes behind your car that weekend.
Welcome to Northland on Sunday Nights! sean cooper Northland on Sunday Nights Site Minister
ur aim is to make the weekly Sunday night community a place where relationships are built for the purpose of loving and serving others. Every week participate in worship and hearing God’s Word, and then stay afterward for a way to respond together. These are informal ways to gather for a few minutes or as long as you like.
Each week you can view upcoming opportunities through the following ways: • Northland News (This section right here!) • Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/sunday nights) • E-mail (Receive a weekly update. Sign up by e-mailing email@example.com.) • Upcoming responses
This past Sunday, many gathered after the 6 p.m. service to help assemble food packages for Haiti with Kids Against Hunger.
Kids colored and decorated the boxes into which the meals were loaded.
02 May — Dessert Potluck Night
Call it a dessert extravaganza! Or call it a potluck of sweets. Either way, join us after the worship gathering for some sweets. Here’s the deal: Bring your favorite dessert and drop it off in the foyer (no sneaking it into the sanctuary for mid-worship fuel). Space will be provided to refrigerate any necessary treats. After service, stick around. Meet some people. Load up on sugar.
09 May — Generous Living Challenge
We’re keeping details on this response to worship on the down low. You’ll have to come out and just see what happens … >>> www.facebook.com/sundaynights
Together the teams assembled 25,000 meals to go directly to Haiti. This is just one of the many events planned for the Sunday 6 p.m. congregation.
The Power of Encouragement BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
Barnabas’ encouragement came at a critical time in Mark’s life, and we know that it made all the difference. Many years later, Paul, while imprisoned and awaiting trial in Rome, wrote to Timothy: “Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry” (2 Timothy 4:11, NIV). With encouragement, the one who was a “deserter” became the one who was “helpful.” have the privilege of coaching my son’s Mount Dora, I am so proud of you. The Tres Dias team baseball team. Christopher and the rest of has once again gone above and beyond the call of God these first- and second-grade boys are growing to serve the latest crop of Tres Dias candidates. The in their ability to hit, Children’s Ministries volunteers catch and throw the We have different gifts, according have faithfully taught our kids the ball. I and the other Word of God. The CREW352 youth to the grace given us. If a man’s three coaches make it a group has consistently welcomed gift is prophesying, let him use it point to encourage each new students into the fold. The of these young men. in proportion to his faith. … If it is Sunday morning serving teams have But we also are training repeatedly demonstrated the love encouraging, let him encourage. them to encourage of God in their words and actions. each other. When one The Mount Dora staff has faithfully –Romans 12:6, 8 (NIV) is at bat, the rest are executed the work of equipping our shouting encouraging remarks at him: “Here congregation members for their ministry. Again, I am proud we go, Christopher, here we go.” When one boy of you! makes a great play, the others acknowledge it. Who needs your encouragement? People all around await When a boy tries his best, his teammates cheer a kind word or deed from you. We live and move in a world him on. This is how a team is built. that wears and tears us down. When was the last time you We all need encouragement. One of the early encouraged your spouse, or child, or coworker, or brother church leaders was a man named Joseph, from the in Christ? A job well done, an action diligently attempted, a island of Cyprus. He was so filled with kind words quality quietly displayed — all call for an encouraging word. and actions that the apostles nicknamed him Even in failure, a “good try” and a pat on the shoulder go Barnabas, or “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36, a long way toward building others up in their life and faith. NIV). Barnabas encouraged a young man named Because you’re a Christian, the Spirit of God lives in you. Mark by inviting him to go on a missionary journey. He is a Spirit of encouragement, who longs to extend the This invitation was critical for Mark’s development encouraging love of God through you to others in your life. as a leader, for on an earlier mission trip, Mark I encourage you to pray for opportunities to encourage had deserted Barnabas and Paul (Acts 15:36-39). others. God will speak through you when you do!
Online Minister Nathan Clark and his son, Sebastian, helped weigh the ingredients.
Draw Near to God: • Umatilla Home Study Group — Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Moore home. Details: Hugh and Carole (352-669-2851 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • Sorrento/Mount Dora Group — Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Williams home. Details: Brent and Melanie (352-383-6415 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) • Women’s Bible Studies — Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., conference room. Details: Frances Merritt (407554-0076 or email@example.com) or Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • Men’s Bible Studies — Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., conference room. Details: Richie Kluesener (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 email@example.com) • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
Expand Your Family JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
ou may be here alone, with your spouse, your kids, neighbors or some friends. It doesn’t really matter because you are here, right now! If you are a believer or you are someone checking this “church thing” out, again, it doesn’t matter because you are here, right now! So the question is, What are you going to do with that reality, that somehow you ended up right here, right now? We talk about the importance of community here a lot. We try to create as many possible entry points for people to enter into relationship with one another and with Christ in some new and deeper way. From the space and environment of the Sunday worship experience to the many smaller connections that occur each week around town (i.e., classes, small groups, neighborhood gatherings, prayer groups, outreach), there is always intentionality and purpose, and that is Christ and you and others getting to know one another better. Why? We know from the study of the early church and some of the most vibrant church movements
THIS WEEKend! Northland at Oviedo family lunch around the world right now that relationships (us to Christ and to one another) + service + time = transformed lives. Transformed lives make transformed communities. We want to create as many opportunities for that to happen as possible, each and every week, in here on Sundays and out there throughout the week. That brings us to today. Since the dawn of the church, sharing a meal has held a very special place in the formation of those relationships to one another and to Him. That’s what we are going to do today, eat together right here, right now! But let’s take another look at the why behind the why. Paul says it two different ways. First, in Romans 12:2, he says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will” (NIV). Then, in 2 Corinthians 3:18, he says it this way: “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (NIV). We are transformed by the renewing of our minds, which comes from the Lord, and being together in relationship and community as that happens is almost as essential and primary as the eating of the meal is to our faith. There were people at the Last Supper eating with Christ. The togetherness and the meal were a vital part of the transforming that would take place that only comes from the Lord! So, eat and be transformed!
GO EAT AND BE TRANSFORMED!
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 email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
westoaksnews Thank You, Derika and Dan!
Derika Hacker is moving after nearly 2 years as West Oaks Children’s coordinator. TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister
fter almost two years of serving as the West Oaks Children’s Ministries coordinator, Derika Hacker is moving to Colorado with her family because of Dan’s new job. So this will be Derika’s last week with us, as she is preparing their house for the move. I know I speak for all of us here at West Oaks when I say Derika has made a difference in this community, to those with and without kids. I am so grateful to have had a leader in our Children’s Ministries who truly loves the work she does and is very gifted at making it happen. I know it has not been an easy thing to manage volunteers, create a welcoming environment for kids and families, and make sure every week happens without a glitch, but Derika has done all of this and much, much more! On behalf of the Leadership Team, we want to thank Derika for filling many roles on a weekly basis. In many ways, she filled the role of site coordinator, which goes above and beyond her job description. But because of who she is and her desire to serve Christ, she was willing to do what was necessary to allow all of us the opportunity to worship our heavenly Father with minimal distractions. And for that, I am truly grateful! As far as the Children’s Ministries go, many of you have called or e-mailed me to let me know how much your children
not only are learning about Jesus, but also are applying what they are learning on Sundays to everyday stuff. From praying together with their families to reading their Bibles on their own, our kids are truly growing into true followers of Christ. And because of this, we are so grateful for Derika and the way she served our West Oaks community. And I also will say that her husband, Dan, whom some of you may not know very well, or may not have met, has played a huge role in our Children’s Ministries. Dan has totally supported his wife as she was led to Children’s Ministries. Dan has been our number one volunteer tech and maintenance guy since they have been a part of the West Oaks community. Dan, thank you for how you selflessly gave yourself away to the families that worship with us each week! Both of you have had a strong commitment to our families, and we will all miss you very much. And we will all miss the boys! When you think of boys from here on out, I am sure this is the image you will see. It has been a joy to see them show up with dad and mom early each week and to hear them say to me, “Pastor Tommy” every time they saw me. Dan and Derika, thank you for sharing your family with us as you served your Savior. You have made a difference in the lives of many of us. Whether it was through your small group, a service project, or teaching our children, or just in relationship with so many, you have touched our lives in a powerful way. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And may God continue to use you wherever you go, and bless you as you faithfully love Him first and then love those He puts around you. You will be missed! >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
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.
Children Serving Children
Local students form relationships in Swaziland. By Courtney Walmer
they are loved and being prayed for, so they sent me off with the sweetest letters to hand out. ICS helped to make the Second Annual Kingdom Noise Soccer Tournament possible through its prayer and support. The soccer tournament serves to bring together the community, as six schools attended this year to enjoy a game they love.
uring the first week of April, elder Thom Willis, Sean Cooper, Jeremiah Shaw, Rachael Spangenberg and I traveled to Swaziland to continue Northland’s five-year relationship with the village of Siteki. Mr. Willis continually reminded us, “We are more alike than we are different.” His words could not capture more clearly the surprising relationship we have found in Siteki. I have had the privilege of working with the students at International Community School (ICS) to serve those in Swaziland. These American elementary students are children of God with hearts for service. They collected shoes for children without them, held a bake sale to raise money for soccer cleats, wrote letters and prayed for children at a school The winning team members each received a chicken as their prize. thousands of miles away called Global Revival Primary School. The ICS students’ acts of service are proof for The first-place team was awarded a people of any age that they can make glorious trophy, medals, a framed team picture noise for God’s Kingdom. and 16 chickens. That night the winners Ironically named, the International school and would feast on their chickens and feed Global school have built a relationship because of their families. who Christ is in these young people’s lives. The Also that day, Swazi students would elementary students at ICS understand that we are write letters back to students their more alike than we are different. They know that age in the United States. These letters across the world, there are children like them, will serve to build an ongoing, mutual children with basic needs, children who have been relationship between young people in blessed by a Father whose love is unconditional. both countries. The relationship is one After the ICS students learned that many of that will resemble how we will live the children in Swaziland were acquiring diseases when the Kingdom has come to earth. because they did not have shoes, they decided to These students have shown us that the help in all the ways they could. More importantly, beauty in serving is that everyone has a they wanted the children at Global school to know part to play.
Courtney Walmer presented chickens to each member on the winning team.
The younger Swazi students wrote letters to their counterparts in the US.
Serving at Northland … and Beyond! BY dana kobosky Director of LifeService
• Ushers and greeters needed in Longwood during any service. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)
Serve Beyond — Serve On Site — Ongoing Needs at Longwood site • 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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com or 407-949-7162) • Volunteers needed to serve Communion once a month at Longwood. Details: Lori Holton (firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
In the Community! • 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 (email@example.com or 407-9370549)
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.
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
Sports Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-12 Mercy Ministry. . . . . . . . End of September
Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-19 Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10-17
Sri Lanka — Orphan Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4-14 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
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)
Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Mount Dora site sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Novak home. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or email@example.com)
Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)
Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGRox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
High School Ministry LW LOT 9
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., parking lot 9 (located across the street from the church). Hang out, have fun, make friends, and build connections with our leaders, staff and church. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
LW Servant Leadership Ministry
The 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 use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9ththrough 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. Students meet weekly to be equipped, held accountable and encouraged. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
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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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Baccalaureate 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. In honor of the graduating class of 2010, Student Ministries will be hosting Baccalaureate for all graduating seniors and their families and friends. This is open to any graduating senior wanting to participate.
Needed from each senior: One baby picture and one graduation picture, and any other pictures of graduating seniors you may have from any of our retreats or events. Pictures must be submitted by Friday, May 14. Please e-mail your pictures to Addie (addie.cooper@northlandchurch. net). You may also place prints in an envelope clearly marked for Student Ministries with your name and phone number on them, and turn them in to the welcome desk in either Longwood building or at Lot 9 on Friday nights. They will be available for pickup after the Baccalaureate service. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or email@example.com)
College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Mike Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Middle & High School Students
MD = Northland at Mount dora
My name is: __________________________________________________
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
We worship God as our heavenly Father, who gives us our family. Families come in all shapes and sizes. God helps families grow closer to Him and to each other.
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To expand is to grow or make larger. God expands our families when He gives us more family members, or friends who are like family to us!
Today’s buzzword is FAMILY! I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
A-bbie is joining my family.
Is she abbie-bee?
Unscramble the letters below to discover the place Moses was found in a basket.
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The Story of Baby Moses Exodus 2:1-10
When Moses was born, God’s people were called Hebrews. The evil Pharaoh (the king of Egypt) was taking away all the Hebrew baby boys in Egypt. When Moses’ mother could hide him no longer, she put him into a basket and placed it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister watched to see what would happen to him. Later, Pharaoh’s daughter found the basket in the reeds. She opened it and saw baby Moses crying. She had pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” When Moses’ sister was told to get a nurse for her baby brother, she asked her mother to be his nurse. Baby Moses was now part of a bigger family. Pharaoh’s daughter kept him safe from the evil Pharaoh.
Draw a picture of Pharaoh’s daughter finding baby Moses in the basket.
I love babies!
Come serve in Children’s Ministries. You will bee blessed!
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
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This week look for a way you can show love to each family member. Then do it!
This picture, drawn by a child in Children’s Church, shows the miracle of Jesus quieting the storm.
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classroom, assisting kids who may typically struggle. Because of her willingness to assist kids in this manner, kids get to learn about Jesus, and families that normally do not get to attend worship together are now worshiping together. We are grateful for Heather’s willingness to give of herself and of her time! Thanks Heather!
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Search for and circle each word from Exodus 2:3: “She placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.”
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“He is risen, just as He said”. Matthew 28:6
Big Concepts and Young Minds
ver the past several weeks, Pastor Joel has been preaching 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. Apologetics. Catechism. Righteousness. You hardly noticed the big words used in sermons and songs until you started worshiping with your children. Now those same words seem almost foreign as you consider how they sound to your 7-year-old daughter or your 9-year-old son. You wonder, How can my children worship and learn in the same service where I am also being challenged as an adult? God’s Holy Spirit is the answer. The Holy Spirit helps each child, adult, seeking person, new believer and seasoned Christian understand and apply what he or she encounters in worship at the person’s own level. In a particular service, God may give you a deeper understanding of how to defend your faith. In that same service, He may show your children that He is worthy of their praise. Your children may not need to understand the big terms and themes to fully participate in
corporate worship, but God does want you to take advantage of them and create teaching moments for your children. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV, emphasis added) Try picking one basic concept from each family service you attend, and explore it together. For example, next week Pastor Joel will preach about raising children that connect to God and others. You could use these ideas to discuss baptism with your children: Before the service • Read the Scripture passage together: Mark 10:13-16. Discuss how Jesus’ words and actions showed that children are special to Him. During the service • Ask your children to listen for something new that they learn in the sermon, and then write about it or draw it in their worship folders. After the service • Talk about your own personal experience with the sermon theme. • Ask the children for their favorite illustration from the sermon, and how it applied. • If your second- to fifth-grade children show interest in how they can connect more to God, they can take the Steps for Young Believers class. Details: Teri Grayson (407949-7148 or email@example.com).
Parenting Books As parents, it is often helpful and motivating to acquire new tools for the job. Below is a list of resources carried in the Northland Bookstore that you or someone you love may find useful. The Five Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. Also available: The Five Love Languages of Teenagers. Available in English, Spanish and audio. Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay. Also available: Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood. Boundaries With Kids, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townswend. Also available: Boundaries With Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No.” Available in English, Spanish and audio Bringing Up Boys, by Dr. James Dobson Bringing Up Girls, by Dr. James Dobson
You Can Change a Child’s Life
Consider adopting, fostering, mentoring or volunteering. by Rhonda Murphy Community Based Care of Seminole
any of you plan to have children. Some of you have tried without success to have children. Maybe you are single, but want a child. No matter your situation, if you desire a child, there are many ways to fulfill this wish. And by doing so, you can help a child in our community have a bright future. Unfortunately, some children do not have their biological parents in their lives. Perhaps the children have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Whether that is for a short time or permanently, the nonprofit Community Based Care of Seminole County (CBC) helps these children grow up safe, healthy and fulfilled in families that love and nurture them. CBC accomplishes this by developing and managing a comprehensive, coordinated, communitybased system of care for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families. CBC, whose mission is to protect and inspire every child every day, offers many opportunities to help children in our community. So if you have the means and desire to parent, CBC needs you. So do the children. With the help of CBC, you can change the life of a child and help him or her overcome hardships and obstacles. Here’s how: • Become a foster parent. • Give a child or children their forever home through adoption. • Volunteer to teach life skills – such as banking, budgeting, interviewing, employment training and parenting skills – to foster teens. • Give your time for such things as clerical work, event organization, grant writing, partnership securing and sponsorships. • Donate or collect school supplies, backpacks, notebooks, paper, pens and so on. • Buy new clothing and personal items for teenage boys and girls. • Make a financial contribution.
CBC has been helping children and families in Seminole County since 2004. CBC’s formula of caring for and working with children and families in their own back yard, rather than managing and overseeing the program at a state or national level, has proved to be very effective. CBC of Seminole, recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent organizations for children and families, works with state and national agencies, but it is through partnerships within the community, with neighbors and in faith-based groups that CBC develops and offers programs that correlate with the needs of those it serves.
CBC of Seminole at Northland If you are interested in learning how to help children in our community, a representative from CBC of Seminole will be in the foyer after every service from Saturday, May 1 to Monday, May 3, and from Saturday, May 8 to Monday, May 10 at the Longwood and Oviedo sites. Also, CBC of Seminole will hold a Foster and Adoption Information Session on
Marty would love to find his forever family.
May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in room 4206-07 at the Longwood site. Experts in fostering and adoption will discuss the process to foster and adopt in Florida and will answer commonly asked questions. For those interested in beginning the foster or adoption process, CBC of Seminole will hold a Foster and Adoption Course (PRIDE) from May 19 through August 4 at Northland. This 30-hour course is required by the state of Florida to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent. Details, and information sessions or orientation sign-up: Rhonda Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-90-CHILD) CBC of Seminole is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.
Kaitlyn needs a family that will love and nurture her.
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.
Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group online (www. northlandchurch.net), or contact Barbara Olsen (email@example.com or 407 949 7183).
LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY
Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin May 2. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.
LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.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 and costs $5; 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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: 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 (email@example.com or 407221-1241)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-622-6873)
LW Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (email@example.com)
Saturdays, through May, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@ magicwebhosting.com)
MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter
LW GOLF — links fellowship
Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 or lauramartin32778@gmail. com)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or email@example.com) LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month, beginners group starting March 27. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK
Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com)
LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship
WO = Northland at west oaks
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW FLAG FOOTBALL
• 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 email@example.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)
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) Fourth Sunday of each month, 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. Attend or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Details: Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW SOCCER – ACHE Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191) LW softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: www.nlsoftball.com or email@example.com LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP
Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
WO LADIES NIGHT OUT
Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (email@example.com or 407-473-4537)
Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.
BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org) LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. email@example.com or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (email@example.com or 407949-7180) LW PRAYER GROUP
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)
OV Prayer Team
Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566)
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW Alpha Course: Is There More to Life than This? Sundays, through May 9, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. Ask and discover answers to essential questions of life and get a practical introduction to the Christian faith. For the churched and unchurched alike. Join anytime. Lunch is provided. Registration is $10 per individual or $15 for two! Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1832) 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)
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. email@example.com)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW The Joy of Living Wednesdays, May 19 to June 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A six-week interdenominational Bible study of the books of John and Jude. Details: Dianne Brennan (407-310-8378) 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 (email@example.com or 407 322 6850) LW Third Verse
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. For women 55 and over. Study the book of Esther, pray and have fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)
LW Gospel of Mark
MD women’s bible STUDY Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., conference room. Study: book of Acts. Christian women come together for support, prayer and study. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD Adult Bible Fellowship
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 email@example.com)
Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Also available via e-learning (www.northland church.net) with an online pastor/advocate at 9 and 11 a.m. The message of the Gospel of Mark is to present Christ as a servant. This yearlong study focuses on the ministry years of Christ, beginning with His baptism. Taught by Pastor Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407937-1832)
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 (email@example.com or 407-599-3132)
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
ADULTS LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 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)
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LW Distributed Group Leader Training
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2-3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie
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
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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 (email@example.com 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 PEACESEEKERS Sundays, through May 30, 9 a.m., room 4209. Learn practical and effective biblical methods of approaching life’s conflicts, methods that honor God, help us get the log out of our own eye, and restore relationships. Details: Gary Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com or 407365-2332)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Read through the book of Ephesians, a short, but powerful, book in the New Testament that has so much to say about our relationships — our relationship with God, and with those people all around us. Children are welcome, but there is no child care. Details: Ruth Linares (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-227-0970)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Study: Defining Moments, by Andy Stanley. This study will introduce some perplexing truths to those who have grown comfortable with misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. Details: Paul and Pam Wiest (407-977-5295 or email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 11 to May 2. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: April 11 to May 16. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) LW Men’s Fraternity — The Quest for Authentic Manhood Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4210. Join a journey to understand your masculine identity and learn to pursue authentic manhood as a lifelong priority. Topics include seasons of a man’s life, uncovering wounds, marriage, fatherhood and a plan for manhood. Registration and details: Bob Keiderling (407618-3183 or email@example.com) LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@tomhorvath.com) OV Men’s Fraternity Group (Years 1, 2, 3) Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., NOCC. Includes three one-year-long studies beginning with The Quest for Authentic Manhood, followed by Winning at Work and Home and ending with The Great Adventure. Studies provide men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy.jobson@ northlandchurch.net or 407-929-3053) OV The Quest for Authentic Manhood
Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Study focuses on men’s core identity, and helps them embrace a biblical definition of manhood. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Saturdays, 8 a.m., Northland at West Oaks conference room. Study: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, by Frances Chan. Details: Jerry Murphy (407522-1672 or email@example.com)
WOMEN LW A Woman God Can Use Mondays, through May 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Learn how to make good choices in your everyday life. See how Old Testament women made tough choices as they failed and triumphed, and how biblical principles make the answers we seek clearer. The book is available at
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the Northland Bookstore for $8.25. Child care is provided. Details: Beverly Bailey (bwbailey113@ earthlink.net or 407-416-0309)
LW Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol. com) OV He Speaks to Me
Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. This study: based on the book He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God, by Priscilla Evans Shirer, covers life lessons from the account of God’s speaking to the boy Samuel. By learning to listen to God’s voice and obeying Him, we will enter into a closer relationship with God and have a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-977-6742)
OV Lord Change My Attitude Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. What does God think about attitudes? This study uses examples from the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, of how attitudes can affect whether someone stays in the wilderness or enjoys the blessings of the Promised Land. Details: Linda McGrath (email@example.com or 407-574-3249)
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman email@example.com or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker email@example.com or 407-473-4537
LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY MUSICIANS
Vocalists and musicians needed for the newly forming Celebrate Recovery Band. Details: Celebrate Recovery Ministry leader Mary Ann Mannen (407-913-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW communion servers
Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)
LW Computer repairs/maintenance Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte (email@example.com) LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS
During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW phone ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. email@example.com)
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LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Ushers and greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for two and a half hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544) MD photographer
Take photos of regular activities and special events at the Mount Dora site for use in the newspaper, on the blog or website. Must have your own camera and be able to shoot in large format. Details: Dede Caruso (newspaper@ northlandchurch.net)
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
LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@embarqmail.com) LW PETPALS Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (email@example.com or 407-699-4903) LW RECOVERY MINISTRY
Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (407-977-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com)
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407683-3566)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
OV International Friendship Ministries
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 (email@example.com)
LW COVERING CARE BLANKET
First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS
Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. email@example.com)
HELP WOMEN TRANSITIONING FROM JAIL to Community Christian women are needed to befriend and support other Christian women who have decided to follow Christ and start a new life. Details: Linda Moedinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN
Men needed to come alongside incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or email@example.com)
LW JAIL MINISTRY Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 19, 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 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 email@example.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 its prayer breakfast, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.; Ascension Lutheran Church Chapel, Casselberry, will be open all day for prayer; City of Maitland prayer gathering at Lake Lily, 7 p.m. (www. visionorlando.org). Details: Elaine Harland (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407949-4002) 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 (email@example.com or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com) Stand4LIFE — A CALL TO ACTION Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to noon, locations listed at www.stand4life.info. Thousands will gather in silent prayer, covering 67 abortion centers in Florida. Lay aside denominational differences and preferences, and be a demonstration of justice for those who have no voice. The goal is to change public opinion about abortion in this region. Details: Stephanie Kahn (407-244-6304)
men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that
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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
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Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
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Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (email@example.com)
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)
DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW 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. email@example.com or 407-937-0541)
Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 1792, Casselberry. Study: The Divided Kingdom (1 & 2 Kings and Minor Prophets). Children’s classes are available for infants through preschoolers. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407342-4765 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hope, Joy and Confidence Event Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heathrow Country Club, 1200 Bridgewater Drive, Heathrow. For those going through separation or divorce, the topics will include hope and coping strategies. Event cost: $20 (includes light refreshments). Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-2727522 or email@example.com)
Community Fellowship Group Third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive, DeBary. Enjoy interesting speakers and Christian fellowship. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries (www.stonecroft.org). Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ aol.com or 386-753-1191)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
As of APRIL 26, 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) .......................................................................................................................
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Surplus/ Need Received (Deficit) Need Received
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (email@example.com or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl. rr.com)
OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Offered
“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)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
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: email@example.com or 407-302-5220
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).
Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: 407-949-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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).
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 (email@example.com or 407-949-7185)
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)
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-221-3981)
WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: email@example.com or 407-522-4797
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204,854 (20,247) 25,817
259,991 230,670 (29,321)
LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,081,667
4,419,847 4,072,129 (347,718) *
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
ATTENDANCE: Weekend of April 17 to 19, 2010 7,348 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 199 Northland at Oviedo 321 Northland at West Oaks 71 Evangelical Council for Northland online 1,949 at 1,127 sites Financial Accountability Total 9,888 at 1,131 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
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7181)
Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 / email@example.com Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Donna Duckhorn, Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . STUDENT Ministries Shaylynn Stoner, Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . .
407-949-7162 407-949-4014 407-949-7153 407-949-7179
Whom do I contact if:
Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Hagerty High School is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads.
I am in crisis? Northland’s main line . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Elaine Harland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . 407-949-7189 Diane Jones (infants–grade school) . 407-949-7188 I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 I need information about Children’s Ministries? Longwood: Debbie Blahnik . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Michelle Smith . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 I want to help at Northland? Longwood: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I want to get involved in a local servE Day firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Sheahan, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-683-3566 email@example.com Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 email@example.com Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 email@example.com Bill Chapman, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 firstname.lastname@example.org Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 email@example.com Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 email@example.com Lou Amadori, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 firstname.lastname@example.org John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 email@example.com Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold . . . 407-358-9603 or firstname.lastname@example.org Jerry Murphy . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or email@example.com Zack Fulmer . . . . 407-656-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rod Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-256-7577 or rmoss@zkslawfirm Larry Szrom . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.
ACCESS MINISTRIES While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee. email@example.com). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs. Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.
BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES
Preaching the message this weekend: Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor
Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Expanding Your Family Scripture focus:
Exodus 2:1-10 (NASB)
Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him. The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?” Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
Worship Christ today for His boundless love. He welcomes us as His children, giving us the inheritance of eternal life.
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All glorious God, we give you thanks: in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. You chose us, before the world was made, to be your holy people, without fault in your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; you have forgiven our sins. You have made known to us your secret purpose, to bring heaven and earth into unity in Christ. You have given us your Holy Spirit, the seal and pledge of our inheritance. All praise and glory be yours, O God, for the richness of your grace, for the splendor of your gifts, for the wonder of your love. —based on Ephesians 1:3-18 (Worship Sourcebook, pg. 63)
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ | Raising Children Who Connect With God and Others | Mark 10:13-16
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