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MAY 29 - JUNE 5, 2010



Happy Together

... growing together as we grow in Christ


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What’s Happening This Week? MOUNT DORA SITE

LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, may 29

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Lot 9

SUNday, may 30

7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 PeaceSeekers Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW Parking Lot 9

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4204 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

MONDAY, MAY 31 MEMORIAL DAY 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

— Offices closed — Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group

Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC


6:45 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 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 4205, 4209-10, 4213, 15, 17 AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives and Mothers Group 1111/SMCC Namibia Missions Report F.Hall/SMCC Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, JUNE 2 9:00 am 6:15 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Joy of Living Study CBC Pride Class Dundees Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, JUNE 3

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, JUNE 4

7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)

Saturday, JUNE 5

3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

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

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

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

SUNday, may 30

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

CWW Parking Lot 9


4217 Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW

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, JUNE 1 6:15 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

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

Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Luke and Acts Bible Study

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SUNday, may 30

9:00 am Worship* (cc) 9:00 am Infants 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 9:00 am Grade School 11:00 am Worship* (cc) 11:00 am Infants 11:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 11:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 11:00 am Grade School 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Ministry 6:30 pm Defining Moments - Andy Stanley Study

Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway Wiest home

Tuesday, JUNE 1

Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group

NOCC Welday home


Northland at Oviedo Prayer Time


Saturday, JUNE 5 7:15 am

Men’s Small Group


SUNday, may 30

7:00 pm

memorial day

One Thing (Middle/High School students)

Saturday, JUNE 5 8:00 am

Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall

Worship* (cc) Infant Care Crawler Care Class for 2’s – 3’s Class for 4’s – 5’s Class for K’s – 1st graders Class for 2nd – 5th graders

Monday, may 31

Men in the Word

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JOIN any of these worship sites:

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6:30 am 6:30 pm

What’s on the Web?

Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel


8:00 pm 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC 4210

Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Fellowship Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry Umatilla Home Group

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

Novak home

Conference room

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. Hines home, 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or

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

ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

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Worship Times

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

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer! INFO

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

Join us for LIVE online worship at 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

BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, June 5 . . . 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

NEXT Sunday, June 6 . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; WEEK5:30 to 8:30 p.m. END! Monday, June 7 . . . . 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

To reduce your waiting time, . you may schedule a time slot . at

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 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes


BELONG to Christ?

Sundays, beginning June 6 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.

Come to the Water

Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)


Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to:


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

This summer, all of us will have an opportunity to read through Pastor Joel’s book Inner State 80 ... together!

Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Bob Wegner, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Everett Montiel, Photographer Robb Richardson, Photographer

What does it mean to

This optional TRAVEL LOG is just $3, or get it FREE when you purchase I-80. The 80-day journey begins June 6! Available in the Northland Bookstore or online at More info on page 10.

Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m.

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More info on page 11.




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, 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 these ways: • Northland News (this section right here!) • Facebook fan page ( nights) • E-mail (Receive a weekly update. Sign up by e-mailing

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UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: May 30 — Memorial Day Weekend Pray for Our Troops

After the worship service, come to the Welcome Center (located behind the main welcome booth in the foyer) and pray for those serving in the military overseas. We will break into groups of three or four people and spend a few minutes praying for a number of families serving our country.

JUNE 6 — Potluck Dinner

It’s that time! Pull out your favorite recipes, or hit up some takeout, and bring your appetite! We had so much fun at our first potluck, we want to make this a regular gathering. This dinner takes place before the worship service in The Rink and begins at 5 p.m. Stop by the Info Kiosks to sign up to help us know who is bringing what dishes. This is a great way to sit around a table, share a meal and meet some new people. If you have questions, e-mail Sarah (sarah.mattingly@

What a great time to socialize with fellow Christians.


Ice cream seems to be very popular. Who knew?

You can never have too many toppings.

Stories From the Field: God’s Work Through Ordinary People John and Brenda McBride reach out on their night out BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

work. He used his connections in the automotive industry to help A.J. get an interview, and he got the job! The only problem was A.J. didn’t have the tools necessary to do the job. Some months earlier, his home had been broken into, and his tools were stolen. Then God did another amazing thing. A.J.’s father just happened to reach out to him, even though they had not been orthlanders at Mount Dora are ministering on very good terms. When he learned that his son had secured a in our community in amazing ways. Over job but didn’t have the required tools, he took him to Sears and the next few Sundays, I want to share just purchased $1,000 worth of tools for him! A.J. was blown away a few stories with you about the work of the Holy by the goodness of God. Within about six weeks’ time, A.J. Spirit through ordinary believers like us. found Christ, found a church family, found employment, and John and Brenda McBride are committed to Jesus found a stronger relationship with his daughter and father – all and to their church because the Holy Spirit sent the family at Northland at McBrides out to eat that night. “Well done, good and faithful servant! Mount Dora. One evening This story becomes even they went out for a bite more powerful when you You have been faithful with a few to eat at their favorite consider John and Brenda’s things; I will put you in charge of establishment. While current situation. Brenda there they met a young is facing her second battle many things. Come and share your man named A.J. A.J. cancer, this time in her master’s happiness!” –Matthew 25:21 (NIV) with seemed distraught, and shoulder. She has a rare form of John and Brenda opened the disease, and doctors have their hearts to hear his story. As A.J. poured out his had difficulty identifying it. Last year she completed rounds struggles, they listened with care and concern. Later of chemotherapy and radiation, and the Lord eliminated that they exchanged phone numbers with him and invited earlier tumor. Now they face the same trial again. Though in him to church. A few days later, they followed up many ways their world is turning upside down, they are pressing their invitation and picked A.J. up and brought him on and serving the Lord in any way they can. They reached out to a Northland worship service! While he was with us, to A.J. despite their own struggles. A.J. received God’s love through the worship service Their ministry in the lives of A.J. and Ashley reminds me of and through several caring Northland congregants. Paul and his thorn. In 2 Corinthians 12:7, Paul writes, “There The next week the McBrides reached out to A.J. was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to and invited him and his young daughter, Ashley, torment me” (NIV). The Spirit of Jesus had used Paul to bring over to their home. They brought A.J. and Ashley thousands of unbelievers to faith in Christ and in the process to church again. In the course of their relationship, to birth many churches in the Roman Empire. Yet the Lord John learned that A.J. was a mechanic and out of permitted Paul to be afflicted by a “thorn.” We don’t know


Brenda and John McBride, with Ashly and A.J. Stricker.

exactly what his thorn was; we only know that it hurt. “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me,” wrote Paul (v. 8). But the Holy Spirit responded to Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (v. 9a). Paul’s conclusion: “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9b-10, NIV). John and Brenda have not allowed the thorn of cancer to destroy their witness. Are they scared? Yes. Are they hardpressed? Yes. Are they weak? Yes. Are they backing down from serving Jesus? No way. They know that in their very weakness, Christ is strong and powerful. They know that God will deliver them through their trial and that He will use them for the deliverance of others. A few Sundays ago, we gathered around Brenda to pray for her. And guess who was with us? A.J. How fitting for this young man to pray for the healing of the one who reached out to him in his hour of need! Indeed, this is a story from the field! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET


Form Follows Function, Right? JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister


few weeks back, Pastor Joel shared a story with us about this ongoing discussion in the world of architecture: Does form have to follow function, or can function be defined by form? In the illustration, a cab driver spoke about a postmodern art museum that had staircases that went nowhere, columns that held nothing up and doors that opened to nowhere. But the cab driver explained, the foundation must be solid for the building to exist at all. This struck me deeply, as we have been wrestling with necessary and immediate staff transitions here at Northland at Oviedo. We were all surprised and blessed by the arrival of Charlotte Grace to the Smith family and knew that we needed to have a quick exit strategy for Michelle, our Children’s Ministries coordinator, who has always said that when God blessed them with a child, she would want to be home with him or her full time. But do we want to just “fill” that position, or is God calling us to do something else? When Amanda Hartley, our site coordinator, was quickly called to Tampa with her family, we were not sure what would happen. But quickly, God brought Rebecca Sheahan and her husband into our congregation through a small group, and she has not missed a beat. But what if God wanted to do something else? We have had the structure of our staff around making the event of Sunday worship happen each week. This is because that is a huge part of a church. But is it the essential function of the church? Has our form been shaped by our function, or have we slipped into a function of our form? When we launched our site, one of our measuring

questions was, “If we disappear, will the community notice?” If our worship gathering at Hagerty High School disappears, I am not sure anyone will notice except those who come. But if the people who worship God there – the people who serve in our community, the people who are seeking to know Christ and make Him known by loving Him and loving others – disappear, I think the community will notice. We gather on Sundays to worship God for who He is and what He has done, and then we (the leadership and staff) are given the job (function) of engaging each and every one of you in response to that call. This is called the Christian life – living out what has been accomplished within by Christ. Throughout our faith history, that has looked many different ways, but transformed lives and surroundings were always results. What if that function redefined our form? I think that is exactly what God has done right here, right now. He has created the perfect time for us to evolve, to realign our form around this function of seeing people come to Christ and grow in Him by knowing and following Him! Instead of putting people in spots that only have the time and space to make the events of Sundays happen, He has allowed us to place people in positions that will focus on you and your faith in Christ, seven days a week, so we can further be transformed by Him and thus continue to transform our community and the world, ensuring they would notice if we were to disappear! Rebecca Sheahan, our new media/communications coordinator, is focused on developing a team or volunteers in photo/video to help capture the story of Northland at Oviedo from events and groups to service and testimonies. She also will continue to blow us away with her media advertising (fliers, ads/slides, e-mails and Facebook, as well as the new website. Cyndi Lott, our new Christian life coordinator, is working with each ministry leader on how to best engage all congregants in the Christian life through fellowship, prayer, groups, events, service to one another, outreach to our community and so on. She will work with and develop our Sunday volunteers as an essential part of that response to the call for all of us, so hurry up and get plugged in now! Patty Sattler will replace Michelle Smith as the Children’s Ministries coordinator, with oversight for all of the ministry, focusing on volunteer development and care as well as family


Crazy Cards! (Adults only, please) Saturday, June 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., NOCC. Join us for a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. Details and RSVP: Tim Brown ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Greeting Card Ministry

Thursday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m., Susie Brown’s home, Oviedo. No craft skills needed. Cost: $5 per person for five cards (four for ministry and one for you). Details and RSVP by June 14: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or susiebrown@cfl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Photographers Wanted

Northland at Oviedo is searching for photographers to capture and supply high-resolution digital images of our Oviedo family life. Details: Rebecca Sheahan ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7. engagement in the Christian life. She has been a part of the Longwood Children’s Ministries team in various leadership roles for five years. She lives with her husband, Greg, and two girls, Elizabeth, 9, and Rachel, 6, in Winter Springs. Her vision and excitement for the opportunity God has given us are contagious! Courtney McCarthy, our new administrative assistant, is focusing in on the Early Childhood volunteers and families with Patty. Courtney has been around since early on, and we are blessed to have her step up into this role and help round out the growing Children’s Ministries. Praise God! All of this is within our current budget structure, but that’s not even the best part. The best part is this: You are invited to be a part of it! Don’t let your faith be a spectator sport from the Sunday sideline. Instead, may it be an active faith that has called you into the Christian life with those around you, everywhere, every day, bringing glory to God all along the way! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

westoaksnews Celebrating the Heroes TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister


his is the one weekend out of the year that we as Americans commemorate all Americans who have died in the U.S. military. We understand how much they gave so that we could have the freedoms we have today. So for every person who gave his or her life for me, I say thank you! I also thank your families, who lost someone they loved for the sake of our freedom. For this we are forever grateful. In addition to these heroes who literally gave their lives for each one of us, I also want to acknowledge those people who give of themselves continually so that we can be free to worship God on a weekly basis. I also understand the time it takes, the effort it takes, the selflessness it takes, and the heart it takes to serve and care for all of us in the West Oaks body. There are many ways of serving at the West Oaks site, so I thought it would be appropriate to thank all of you who have served faithfully over the past year. As you see these people after the service or over the next few weeks, please give them a hug and say thanks for serving and giving themselves away to our body. In the Children’s Ministries: Carlos and Melanie Rodriguez, Larry and Joni Szrom, Steve and Ronna Arnold, Larry and Kathy Black, Chad and Sara Sundermeyer, Pete

and Valerie McKenna, Jae and Cynthia Im, Selby and Amy Weeks, Jane Shugart, Sophie Shugart, Kahley Novak, Nikki Novak, Coryn Novak, Bryce Swaim, Alex Benitez, Bridget Murphy, Zack and Kimberly Fulmer, Jeff and Liz Johnson, Sue Ross, Ben and Jenny Fauser, Pam Johnston, Katelyn Johnston, Andee and Terry Fay, and Dan and Derika Hacker. In hospitality: Doug and Christie Freemeyer, Todd and Marilee Foreman, Rod and Rachel Moss, Rafael and Ana Benitez, Larry and Kathy Black, Jon and Maxine Hammerstein, Patrick and Susan Hartnett and Patti Novak. On the leadership and setup teams: Steve Arnold, Tim Baker, Zack Fulmer, Rod Moss, Jerry Murphy, Larry Szrom, Sandy Shugart, Lou and Sharon Amadori, Richard and Deloris Connell, Pat Francoforte, Ben and Jenny Fauser, Chad Sundermeyer, Patrick Hartnett, Pete McKenna, Rafael Benitez, Rob Ross and Mark Johnston. In Student Ministries: Ana Benitez, Marilee Foreman, Jon and Maxine Hammerstein, Kaylee Lane, Fabian Tomayo and Patti Novak. In worship, special events and local service: Heddy Frank, Derika Hacker, Bridget Murphy, Tom and Mary Smith, Larry and Kathy Black, Brian Kraus, Betty McCoy, Todd Herrbach and Sandy Shugart. I am sure there are many, many more of you who serve faithfully every day. For your service and your unconditional love for others, thank you! Thank you for reflecting Christ in all the many ways you serve. You are also the heroes we get to know personally every day! I am proud to serve alongside all of you as you serve your Savior! >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

volunteers needed

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

Opportunities for students on page 7.



Please Pray for Our June Distributed Journeys! BY pattI harshey Northland Distributed Journeys Administrator, Service

Gabriel Santos, Austin Smith, Kat Steele, Buzz Vincent, Jacqueline Vincent, Janie Williams, Janis Williams, John Williams and Andrew Willis.

Partner Spotlight: The Sharing Center BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service

Pray … • for safe travels and success in spreading the Gospel in Brazil. ......


orthland has several journeys distributing around the globe this month. We ask that you keep them in your prayers. Also, there are openings in the distributed journeys scheduled for the rest of the year. Visit for more details. ......

Ukraine — June 27 to July 11 This team will serve at an orphan camp in Kiev, Ukraine, with our partner Hope for Orphans. This camp ministry goes to orphanages and sets up a Christian camp program that includes Bible lessons, crafts, games, sports, skits, worship and a whole lot of fun. The majority of these orphans have never heard about Jesus and that they have a heavenly Father that loves them. These team members will show the love of Christ as they build relationships and work alongside the Ukrainian team. Team Members Arden Boss, Karen Boss, Leigha Corso, Tess DePalma, Shayna Kott, Kelly Mack, Angie Martinez, David Martinez, Avery McMurrin, Cody McMurrin, Sharilyn McMurrin, Taylor McMurrin, David Mills, Anya Mykoliuk, Cassie Paszkiewicz, Bethany Projahn, Diane Ridley, Matt Snyder, Anthony Stockbridge, Lyle Thompson, Colleen Trusler and Jason Trusler. Pray … • for the team’s adaptability to very basic living conditions, and that lack of comfort would not be a distraction. • that the children will be receptive to the love of Jesus and that He is watching over them. ......

Ukraine — June 27 to July 11 This team will serve at an English camp in Kiev, Ukraine, with our partner InterVarsity Fellowship. This campus ministry reaches university students in Ukraine, and the emersion English camp draws university students seeking to know more about God and the English language. This camp will host 100 university students, with the majority of them not knowing Christ. Team Members Suzan Chick, John Copeland, Paul DePalma, Sam Goff, Jana Haussmann, Richard Haussmann, Senny Luu, David McLaughlin, Sandi McLaughlin, Marc McMurrin and Abby Mills. Pray … • for the team’s daily small group time with the students, which discusses Christian topics and finding the meaning of life. • that the students would be open to the Gospel and the role they have in God’s story. ......

Brazil — June 12 to 20 This team will spread the Gospel and serve the people in villages along the Amazon by painting their homes, teaching Vacation Bible School, providing haircuts and beauty services for women, doing construction and providing medical care. Team Members Dana Aman, Joanne Aman, Kala Boss, Jennifer Cavaretta, Mckenzie Collard, Melinda Geer, Richard Geer, Harry Hewitt, Emily Jones, Brian Katauskas, Amy Lord, Danielle Lord, Reilly Lord, Jessica Malki, Cody McMurrin, Taryn Moorhead, Felipe Santos,

Dominican Republic — June 12 to 19 This team will share the love of Christ by building a chapel in a small village in the Dominican Republic for a pastor and his congregation, which does not have a place to worship. They also will share the Gospel message through children’s ministry and invite them to accept Christ, and encourage the Dominican Christians who will follow up with them. Team Members Carol Boldman, Daniel Dey, JoJo Dey, Karl Droppers, Lori Droppers, Danny Gordon, Grayson Gordon, Joy Johnson, Molly Johnson, Dallas Kaviani, Lisa Kaviani, Dave Konkol, Lauren Konkol, Jesse Mingalone, Stephanie Mingalone, Gwen Popaditch, Michelle Popaditch, Scott Popaditch, Thomas Popaditch, James Price, Matt Price, Deana Scott, Emilee Scott, Lisa Shaw, Melinda Shaw, Mike Shaw, Ray Shaw, Leah Truckenbrod, Trent Truckenbrod, Skye Wiggins, Daniel Williams, Destiny Williams, Keith Williams and Stephanie Williams. Pray … • that God prepares the team members’ hearts to serve Him and the people of the Dominican Republic in specific ways only He knows. • for the team members to receive the financial support they need, to continue to bond as they already have, and to prepare a great ministry time for the children to clearly hear the Gospel message. • that God will prepare the hearts of the people this team is going to serve, that they will be soil that receives the Gospel and believes and has life change because of the truth. ......


orthland partners with a number of local organizations that work to meet the needs of the local community. This week we would like to highlight The Sharing Center in Longwood. The Sharing Center works to prevent homelessness in Seminole County by assisting low-income families with meeting needs during financial emergencies caused by job loss and health problems. Assistance for families is given according to individual need, The Sharing Center resources and the network of working relationships with other local organizations. Help may include food, toiletries, clothing, financial aid for rent or a mortgage, utilities, transportation costs, medical prescriptions and other help specific to an individual in order to assist in meeting physical as well as spiritual needs. To help meet these needs, many volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis, including receptionists, data entry workers, thrift store attendants, furniture movers, hair stylists and electricians. If you are interested in serving on a one-time, monthly or weekly basis, contact The Sharing Center (407-260-9155, ext. 14). For more information, visit its website ( On June 12, Northland will be sending a team of about 35 people to assist with landscaping and cleanup around The Sharing Center facility. We need you! To learn more about the project and to sign up, visit the Northland serve website ( Hope to see you all there!

Serve Team Projects

Haiti — June 12 to 19 This team is a group of Northlanders and folks from West Palm Beach working together. They will do construction and children’s ministry, and build relationships in Cite Soleil, Haiti. Team Members Ingrid Anzadli, Micah Gott, Sally Gott, Cindy Hall, Stephen Michael Hallett, Lauri Marvin, Cristin Naumoff, Paul Naumoff, Scott Sims, Cynthia Vidal and Jose Vidal. Pray … • for the safety of the team members. • for open doors for ministry.

JUNE 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry june 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY/NiceServe June 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch june 19 . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner juLY 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY/NiceServe To register or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website ( local/). There you can view the projects, times, locations and other information on these service opportunities. Details: Dana Kobosky (407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@

Serve at Northland


Khayelitsha, South Africa — June 13 to 26 This team will work with grades 11 and 12 at the local high school during winter holiday in Khayelitsha teaching math, science and accounting. They also will work with the students and community members, focusing on interviewing, business skills, leadership principles and more. Team Members Jared Billings, Juan Ramirez and Marianne Testa. Pray … • for the health of the team members before and during the trip. • that the team members would form Christlike relationships. • for opportunities to share Christ using God’s words. • for open communication between the team members and those they are serving. • for a connection that leads to the place where the team can truly serve and share effectively. • that Christ’s joy, grace and light would abound in the team members. • that the team members will be contagious Christians. • for travel mercies. ...... (Continued on page 14.)

It takes hundreds of servant’s hearts to operate Northland. Whether you are interested in becoming an usher, greeter or parking attendant, serving in Children’s Church, assisting at a concert or conference, or answering and making phone calls, there are many ways that you can give of your time and talents through Northland. Many serve on a regular basis; others serve when opportunities arise. Listed below are just a few of the ongoing needs at Northland.

Ongoing Needs at Longwood site

• Direct traffic as a parking lot attendant. The need is for all services. Details: James Li ( • Serve Communion once a month. Details: Lori Holton ( • Serve as an usher or greeter during any service. Details: Susan Cholewa ( • Set up classrooms on Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings. Details: Gary Moss ( • Be a teacher or helper during Children’s Church. No experience is necessary. All lessons and materials are prepared for you; training and hugs are provided. Details: Debbie Blahnik ( For additional ongoing service opportunities at Longwood, visit

Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

High School Ministry

Sundays, 9 to 10:15 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Mount Dora site sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., parking lot 9 (located across the street from the church). Hang out, have fun, make friends, and build connections with our leaders, staff and church. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or

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LW Servant Leadership Ministry

(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Novak home. Details: Tommy Novak (352-989-7378 or

The primary goal of Northland Student 20 Ministries is to lead students to a deeper Sch 10-11 understanding of their God-given, Applicaool Year t ns N Availio unique strengths and spiritual gifting able! ow so that they use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9th- through 12th-graders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Servant Leadership Ministry. For freshmen, we have LUGRox Setup Crew, and for sophomores, juniors and seniors, we have middle school Area Bible Study trainer and LUGRox captain positions. Students meet weekly to be equipped, held accountable and encouraged. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407949-7194 or

OV AXIS: Beach Day

Friday, June 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2750 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. Bring your own lunch and beach toys. (Girls, wear one-piece or tankini). Come enjoy a day in the sun with your friends from AXIS! We will be leaving from the NOCC. RSVP by Sunday, June 6. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or

Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) SEE CALENDAR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM

Sunday, June 13, Northland at Oviedo. Are you a graduating senior, or do you have a child who will graduate this June? If so, we want to celebrate with you! Just send us your name, high school name, where you are headed next, and a senior picture or a picture from your senior year. Deadline for submissions is May 30. We will honor all graduating seniors, and we want to make sure we recognize everyone! Send your information to Rebecca Sheahan (


OV AXIS: HSM summer days

Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or

OV AXIS: MSM Summer days

Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Join AXIS as we seek to serve each other and our community this summer! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.

Wednesday, June 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Bring a friend and join in friendly competition to win prizes and have fun! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@




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HIGH School Lot 9 7-9 p.m. Doulos Retreat* HIGH School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.




(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 (mike.burke@

LW summer session begins Summer programs for middle school are for incoming 6th- through 8th-graders. High school programs are for incoming 9th- through 12th-graders. All activities will start in The Rink in the Student Ministries and Care Center at Northland at Longwood, and are free unless otherwise noted.












High School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.


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Contact Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or for the next scheduled class.

OV AXIS: HSM Tijuana flats


Summer Program Summer Program Summer LUG noon-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.


Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or

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ATTENTION: TEENS! volunteer to serve at capernaum

Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Browns’ home, 100 Ellington Place, Oviedo. Connect to God and others in a way that is relevant in our everyday lives. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or

Sunday, June 27, 5 to 7 p.m., Tijuana Flats, 1016 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. Bring a friend and enjoy chips, salsa and conversation Mexican-style. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or

OV AXIS: MSM Wii tournament


Last Friday of each month (next gathering: May 28), 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@

OV Graduation Sunday!

MS LOT 9: Saturday, May 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., parking lot 9. ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK! Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@


WO = Northland at west oaks

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OV = Northland at Oviedo


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

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*Fees apply. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.



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Draw a line leading the bees to the wedding in Cana.

My name is: __________________________________________________

We worship God for showing us who He is. He did miracles to make sure we know who Jesus is so that we can believe in Him.

Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!

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A miraculous sign is an amazing act that only God can do. It is called a sign because it shows us what God wants us to know.

Bzzz. Bzzz.

Who’s there?


Today’s buzzword is PARENT. I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________



Water who?

Water you waiting for?

A funny joke.

Unscramble the letters below to see what the servants saw when they obeyed Jesus.


__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: MIRACULOUS SIGN

Jesus’ first miracle John 2:1-11

Jesus, His disciples and His mother went to a wedding in Cana. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to Him, “They have no more wine.” Jesus said, “Dear woman, why do you bring me into this? My time has not yet come.” His mother told the servants, “Do what He tells you.” Six stone water jars stood nearby. Each jar could hold 20 to 30 gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” Then the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. This was the first of His miraculous signs. The disciples saw this and put their faith in Him.


Draw the six large stone jars. Each jar held enough water to fill 20 large milk jugs!


Come serve in Children’s Ministries. You will bee blessed!

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

7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949net) ch. debbie.blahnik@northlandchur

Have you ever seen or heard about a miracle? This week, think about the ways that miracle might help people believe in Jesus.


Induction Ceremony Saturday, June 12, 6:45 p.m. Northland at Longwood, Sanctuary Come and encourage the children preparing to enter sixth grade as we welcome them to worship in the main sanctuary. To register your fifth-grade, soon to be sixth-grade, child, contact Julie Meeker ( or 407-949-7153).

You’re Invited!


Search for and circle the words from John 2:8-9: “They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.”


It is time for our kindergarteners to leave the Early Childhood Ministry and move to the Grade School Ministry!

To help with this transition, come to the first-grade orientation for parents and children. You and your child will get a tour of the classrooms and worship room, and meet the first-grade teachers and leaders. You will also get an overview of what your child can expect at Children’s Church, followed by a time for questions and answers.


Details: Teri Grayson (407-949-401

4 or teri.grayson@northlandchurch.n et)

Summer Road Trip? Take Inner State 80



BY Dr. MARGI McCOMBS Executive Director of Equipping


oing on a road trip? Making friends with orphans on a Distributed Journey? Digging your toes into the sand at New Smyrna Beach? Summer’s almost here! It’s the time for many of us to get away, out of the ordinary routine. Wherever you go, even if it’s your own backyard to sip coffee and listen to the birds, Pastor Joel’s devotional book Inner State 80 is the perfect take-along to keep you engaged on your spiritual journey, too. And hot off the press is its companion, the Inner State 80 “travel log,” a tool to track where you’ve been each day and where you’ve seen God. The travel log corresponds with the daily devotions you’ll enjoy in the book, and at the end of each chapter, there’s a bonus page in the travel log to help you stop and reflect on the big picture of what God is doing in your life. Pick up a copy of the Inner State 80 travel log in the Northland Bookstore for only $3, or receive a free copy of the travel log for each Inner State 80 book you buy. The book costs $12, $20 for two copies or $25 for three copies. Join the rest of the Northland family and start reading right away. We’ll come to the end of this special spiritual journey, having traveled together while apart, making some memories, writing them down and, in the process, discovering what God has been doing along the way. Enjoy your journey!

Sign up for Marriage


rom marriage preparation to the wedding ceremony to your ongoing life together, Northland values marriage. To that end, we invite any couple, engaged, not engaged but seriously considering engagement, or married without the benefit of premarital counseling to participate in the Marriage Preparation Class. To get the most out of marriage preparation, we recommend you begin this process at least six months before your wedding. This 13-week class is offered twice each year beginning in January and August.

Preparation Class The next available class will be held Sundays beginning August 8 from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Northland at Longwood in the Student Ministries and Care Center in the Rink. To sign up, submit an application on Northland’s website (www. The registration deadline is August 1. The cost: $120 per couple. Details: Marriage Class info line (407-949-4000, ext. 1762) or Chris Kingsley (407628-5769)

Your Time-Starved Marriage

How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life Thursdays, June 17 to August 5 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7, Longwood site


arriage is one of those things in life that thrive when given priority and focus. Your Time-Starved Marriage, by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, gives you tools to feed your time-starved relationship, to help you maximize the moments you have together and enjoy them more than you ever imagined. Regardless of your situation in life, your marriage will benefit from this popular class. Topics Include: • Loving on Borrowed Time (Busyness Is an Enemy of Your Marriage) • Maximizing Your Time Together • Setting Priorities That Will Strengthen Your Marriage • Having Fun Together • Leveraging Your Time-Styles to Enhance Your Marriage • Beating Time Bandits • Increasing the Quality Time You Invest in Your Marriage

Space is limited for this popular class, so register soon by contacting Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or or Jamila Millette (407-937-1832 or jamila. millette@northlandchurch. net). Registration fee: $5 per couple. The cost is $25 for the book and two workbooks, one for women and one for men (the Northland Bookstore offers a bundle discount). Child care is provided for children age 10 and under with registration.

Conference for Married Couples Get Away and Be Together


ife has a way of taking a toll on relationships, maybe especially marriages. Couples start out fully focused on each other. But as the years go by, the time for relaxing together and enjoying one another gives way to responsibilities and busy schedules. Before you know it, checking e-mail on Saturday is more important than date night. Family Life’s Weekend to Remember conference provides a chance for you to get away from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with your spouse. Cell phones are shut off. To-do lists are temporarily forgotten. It’s a time to slow down and reconnect. Each conference provides a warm, engaging atmosphere and a focus on making progress rather than placing blame. The insightful speakers teach how to work through differences, improve communication and rekindle romance. The June conferences are scheduled for: • June 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Augustine, Renaissance Resort World Golf Village • June 18-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress • June 25-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Mary Marriott Register for any of the June conference weekends at

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., or contact Barbara Olsen ( or 407 949 7183).


Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin June 6. 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@ 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 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@ or 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, 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 ( 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, 8 to 10 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: David (407-937-1793)

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

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


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

LW Access Ministries for Adults Sundays, starting June 6, 4:30 p.m., room 4204. A weekly devotion and welcoming social connection opportunity for adult living with disabilities, their friends, family or caregivers to join together and celebrate the fact that we are all friends and followers of Christ! Join us afterward as we worship together at the 6 p.m. service. Details and registration: Heather Subbert (321-442-2028 or hsubbert@gmail. com) 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 or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi ( or 321-746-9588)


WO = Northland at west oaks

LW BUDDY BREAK Saturday, June 19, 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 LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Carissa Curran ( or 407-221-1241) LW Covering Care Blanket Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; or first Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals and people in need in the community. Details and donations: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575) LW 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 ( LW GOLF — links fellowship • Friday, June 11, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $34 • Friday, June 19, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $30 • Friday, June 25, 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 LW Kingdom Advisors

Third Thursday of each month, 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 (407-3399090)

LW Moms4moms

Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. • Once a month, Mondays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Child care provided with registration for infants to 5-year-olds. • Once a month, Sundays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. No child care provided. Registration required. Details and specific dates:

LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Cooper (407-333-2612) • The Carpenter’s House for Children Ride Saturday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. and departing at 9 a.m. sharp. Ride to the children’s home near Leesburg and share Christian motorcycle stories and show the kids the bikes. Call for details and start location. 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: Cassie Small (407-834-5203)

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 ( LW SOCCER – ACHE On break June 1 through July 16 due to field maintenance. Details: Mike Cannavo (407359-0191) LW softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: or LW SUMMER CONNECTION GROUP Second and fourth Thursdays of June, July and August, 7 p.m. This group is for fostering supportive, caring relationships and encouraging Christian growth. Details: Judy Ann Mumford (386-753-9376 or jamumford@ 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: WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP

Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or


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

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

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, June 13, 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. 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. or 407-9497188).


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LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, July 17, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or

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 ( 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 CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss ( 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 ( or 407-683-3566)

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23

Sundays, June 6 to August 22, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. A study and group discussion on the book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, by Phillip Keller, who draws from his experience as a professional sheep rancher, as he leads readers verse by verse through this portion of Scripture. Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822)

MD Adult Bible Fellowship

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

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


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

LW Buddy Training 101 Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. Details and registration: Teri Grayson (407-9494014 or


LW New Life Ministry Lose It for Life

LW James, 1 and 2 Peter

Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Learn the biblical application of these three life changing books. Details: Bob Shoemaker (bob or 407-599-3132)

LW 1 SAMUEL Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of 1 Samuel: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris ( MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2-3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.


Saturdays, beginning June 19, 4:45 to 6:15 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Get biblical hope and direction to change the way you think about weight, eating habits and your selfimage. Come any week, and if you decide to continue, purchase materials in the Northland Bookstore for $55. Child care is available with a reservation. Registration fee: $5. Details and registration: Mary Lou or Keith Caskey ( or 407-792-1636)

LW No Greater Love Free Movie Night Friday, June 11, 7 p.m., sanctuary. No Greater Love is the dramatic story of faith, forgiveness and the sovereignty of God. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Child care available, registration is required. $5 per child ($10 max per family). To register your child, click on “Purchase Tickets” at www.northlandchurch. net/calendar/details/no_greater_love_ movie_night/ link. Details: Jamila Millette (

LW The Joy of Living Wednesdays, through 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 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@

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

LW Your Time-Starved Marriage Thursdays, June 17 to August 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4206-7. Enjoy this video series by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott that will help deepen your marriage and learn how to better manage

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your time and maximize the moments you have together. Registration fee: $5 per couple; $25 for the book and two workbooks one for women and one for men (special bundle discount at the Northland Bookstore). Child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or


48 Days to the Work You Love — Dan Miller Study Sundays, 2:30 p.m., NOCC. 48 Days to the Work You Love is not about finding a new job. It is about finding out what you are going to be. According to Dan Miller, failing to make that fundamental discovery is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. In this 4 to 6 week study, Dan Miller will help you make successful career and job decisions by understanding your God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams and passions. Details: Karen and Ben Kim ( or 407-365-2332)


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 ( or 407-227-0970)

OV Adult Small Group Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Study: Twisting the Truth, by Andy Stanley. This study teaches how to be discerning in a culture of deception and exposes four destructive lies about authority, pain, sex and sin. Details: Paul and Pam Wiest at 407-9775295 or

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 • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 27 to July 25. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June 27 to August 1. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: TBD. 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 or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ LW Great Dads Class

Sundays, June 13 to July 25, 9 a.m., room 4210. Topics include showing unconditional love, spending time, communicating, partnering with mom, and instilling moral and spiritual values. Details: Bob Keiderling (407-618-3183 or

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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 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 ( 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@ or 407-929-3053) OV Men’s Small Group Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence.wachter@ WO MEN IN THE WORD

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

WOMEN 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 (520631-0886 or 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 ( or 407-977-6742) OV

When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back In the Box Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. Using games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, learn what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s Kingdom. Using humor, terrific stories, and a focus on winning “the right trophies,” John Ortberg paints a vivid picture of the priorities all Christians will want to embrace. Details: Linda McGrath ( or 407574-3249)

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

Longwood: or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Rebecca Sheahan or 407-683-3566 West Oaks: Derika Hacker or 407-473-4537

LW communion servers

Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland 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 ( 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


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


Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or

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@ 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 and website. Must have your own digital camera and supply hi-resolution images. Details: Dede Caruso (newspaper@

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


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

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Saturday, June 5, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, June 7, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. To reduce your waiting time you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters. org. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@


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


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.


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 (


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


Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)

LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or 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 ( 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

LW Voice Talent Needed

Do you or anyone you know have a quality recording voice who may be interested in volunteering to learn and retell a 3-minute Bible story as part of a test product for Campus Crusade for Christ? Details: Dale.


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 Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@


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This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca. or 407-683-3566)

OV International Friendship Ministries

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

Find other ways to serve in your community at

Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.

(Children 5 and under prohibited.) Details and ticket reservation: JCAA (407-365-5531) 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 ( or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey ( or 407-323-9433)

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 ( that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or Larrie Kitchen (407-462-4828)



ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404)

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

Central Florida’s Job Fair ( Wednesday, July 14, 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 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. 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 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) Joy Christian Arts Academy Showcase Production Friday, June 18, 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m., Winter Springs High School auditorium. “The Reign Of Grace” is the theme of this year’s showcase production. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

women Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). Cost for the book of the same name, by Sharon Jaynes is $7; it is available at the class or in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cindy Price ( or 407-221-3981) 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 ( Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ or 386-753-1191) 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 DIVORCED AND WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255) DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or 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


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WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, ( an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham ( or 407-522-4797)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 ( 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 (

bed sheets and pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list ( Details: or 407-302-5220 BLANKETS, SOCKS AND WARM CLOTHING are needed at Coalition for the Homeless. Details on drop-off location: Joy Morris (407-949-0151)


New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@

Jamaica, June 13 – 20 The purpose of this trip is to work side by side with the Jamaicans, building a new community center in Seville Heights and hosting a soccer tournament to bring the Jamaican men together, to show Christ’s love, and to spread His love to the Jamaican children with Vacation Bible School activities. Team Members Nana-Yaa Oforiwa Amaning, Jason Curtis Bell, Sarah Elizabeth Bogdon, Zackary George Borthwick, Melanie Carlson, Alexandra Lee Combs, Schuyler Rose Victoria Costro, Robin Lee Coulantes, Emily Elizabeth Davis, Danielle Raleigh Durango, Dustin Fletcher, Sarah Elizabeth Gibson, David Lee Gordon, Caroline Elizabeth Gray, Jack Gritter, Joshua Michael Gritter, Liz Gritter, Jess Haussmann, Cheyenne Haley Hoffman, Kristen Katherine Jones, Jacob Alan Kingsford, Rachelle Lassonde, Stacey Miller, Elizabeth Danielle Moore, Madison Cameron Morgan, William Gene Morgan Jr., Taylor Brianna Morris, Michelle Kristine Moyer, Steven Musacchio, Elisabeth Mary Niemetschek, Ashley Elizabeth Niro, Caitlyn Marie Niro, Lauren Alexandra Noriega Gina Marie Petitto, Gabrielle Leigh Sallee, Olivia Shaheen, Julia Grace Simpson, Francine Brooke Smith, Eric James Smithson, Orlando Rene Thillet, Benjamin Tyler Truckenbrod, Isaac Kevin Urichko, Kristen Lynn Urichko, Kayla Wainscott, Margaret Anne Weisblat and Michael Taylor Zielke. Pray … • for the Jamaicans to see Christ in these team members. • for our students’ hearts to be impacted in a mighty way as they witness to and are witnessed to by His people!

Birth Announcement Henry Joseph Bradshaw


Brazil, June 12 – 28 This team will travel to the capital of the Amazon to engage with Northland’s partner in Brazil to care for the at-risk youth of Manaus through soccer-based ministry.

Born on May 24 to Joey and Lauren Bradshaw. This is their first child. Henry’s proud grandfather is Rick Bradshaw on Northland’s security team.

FINANCIAL REPORT As of may 24, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch. net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) .......................................................................................................................


Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget


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






259,991 207,043 (52,948)

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,992,500

4,727,121 732,690


Surplus/ (Deficit)

Team Members Dimitri Aurelius, Fabien Berru, Kasey Brennan, Nathan Clark, Christian Eissele, Nader Emil, Skip Gardner, Catherine Hauck, Amber Holt, Michael Kaplan, Aaron Martin, Ricky Nave, Spencer Postans, Malcolm Rosario and Andrew Williams. Pray … • for protection from soccer injuries.

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Ukraine, June 16 – 29 This team will travel to an orphanage in Ukraine and will love on the orphans and share Jesus with them. They also will do crafts and skits, lead worship, play games and sports, teach classes and give their testimonies alongside the Ukrainian team. Team Members Hannah Bosgraaf, Michelle Bosgraaf, Liz Collard, Erika Cooper, Laurie Copeland, Leigha Corso, Rhonda Cross, Brian Hale, Kristi Hale, Pauline Hale, Sarah Hauman, Shayna Kott, Senny Luu, Andrew McAuliff, Rodney Moore, Erin Parker, Cassie Paszkiewicz, Matt Snyder and Matt Travers. Pray … • that the children will understand Jesus’ love and come to know Him in a personal way that stays with them for their lifetime. • for the team’s health, safety in travel and unity among the American and Ukrainian teams. • that the unsaved teachers and administration will understand why this team is there and will be in agreement with the team’s presence and message. • that this team will love one another, and learn and grow in the Lord through this experience. ......

Clarkston, Georgia, June 19 – 25 This team will work alongside Friends of Refugees, a summer camp ministry with 100 refugee children, and build relationships for future work with the full-time missionaries who minister there. Team Members Paige Baldocchi, Matt Biondi, Luke Butto, Christopher Chew, Erin Chew, Megan Demint, Daren Dorminy, Kate Dorminy, Alyssa Gantt, Nicholas Grandchamps, Carlin Johnson, Caitlin Lindberg, Janice Lindberg, Heather McKenna, Beth Moore, William Morawa, Jazmine Morgan, Maria Penzes, Tamra Rich, Brittany Roberts, Lauren Roberts, Gabrielle Sallee, Melyssa Schmid, William Segrest, Corey Self, Elizabeth Sostre, Alayna Strickland, Orlando Thillet, Sarah Ulmer and Irene Williamson. Pray … • for safe travel. • for stamina. • for servant’s hearts. • that the children would see Jesus in the team members’ actions and that those members would love the children well. • for group cohesiveness.


ATTENDANCE: Weekend of May 22 to 24, 2010 7,242 Northland at Longwood Northland at Mount Dora 174 Northland at Oviedo 269 Northland at West Oaks 100 Evangelical Council for Northland online 1,829 at 1,050 sites Financial Accountability Total 9,614 at 1,054 sites ..................................................................................................................


516,473 (216,217)

5,459,811 4,990,965 (468,846) *

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

Total offerings for Haiti to date: $141,527.26

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

( or 407-949-7181)


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

407-937-1809 407-949-4000 407-949-7169 407-937-1797 407-937-1766 407-949-4000 407-937-1804 407-949-7168 407-937-1794

LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 / Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Join the Northland Church Bookstore community on Facebook 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: Patty Sattler . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4010 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, 407-949-4000 or visit 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

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 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@ or 407-683-3566) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ or 407-683-3566)



407-949-4035 407-949-4402

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.

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

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 . . . . . General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355


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

West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 Lou Amadori, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold . . . 407-358-9603 or Jerry Murphy . . . . . . 407-522-1672 or Zack Fulmer . . . . 407-656-3008 or Rod Moss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-256-7577 or rmoss@zkslawfirm Larry Szrom . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 or Tim Baker . . . . . . 407-376-0521 or

LIFEHOPE LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151 or LifeHope 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. We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or 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.





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.


Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Post-Parenting Scripture focus:

John 2:1-5 (NASB)

Worship focus:



“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

Worship God today for His sovereignty. He is in control of all the seasons of our lives.

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

Father, thank You that You are the Author of seasons. You, who are the same yesterday, today and forever, walk with us through all the changes in our lives. You are in control of all the changes in the world and the changes in our lives. We don’t need to fear. All the seasons we experience are bringing us to You.

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Happy Together | Becoming Adults That Connect with God and Others | Ecclesiastes 3:9-12

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Northland News Vol 11/Iss 22  

May 29 to June 5, 2010

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