NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
JUNE 5 - 12, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 23
... growing together as we grow in Christ
Becoming Adults Who Connect with God and Others A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER
â€“ G.A. Studdert Kennedy, The Wicket Gate
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE SATURDAY, JUNE 5 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 Family Barbecue (Middle School)
SUNDAY, JUNE 6 7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 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 Stepparenting Class A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 Transformers WORSHIP* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Access Adult Ministry Kindergarten Promotion/Orientation Sunday Night Pot Luck WORSHIP (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry
MONDAY, JUNE 7 9:45 am 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Living Beyond Yourself/Beth Moore (cc) GriefShare Common Ground WORSHIP (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group
Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW Parking Lot 9
COMMUNION Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW 4210 4206-7 1116-18/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW CWW 4209 4204 CWW The Rink/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
COMMUNION The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 The Rink/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC
TUESDAY, JUNE 8 6:45 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 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 Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
Joy of Living Study CBC Pride Class Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURSDAY, JUNE 10 6:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Financial Peace University Crown Study His Way (cc)
FRIDAY, JUNE 11 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
No Greater Love Free Movie Night Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)
SATURDAY, JUNE 12 8:30 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Word Weavers Prayer Meeting WORSHIP (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Lot 9 (Middle School)
SUNDAY, JUNE 6 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
4209-10 4206-7 1111/SMCC
1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC
Sanctuary CWW Parking Lot 9
F.Hall/SMCC Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW Parking Lot 9
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
COMMUNION 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 8 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
OVIEDO SITE SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Secrets of the Vine
COMMUNION AUDITORIUM 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 AUDITORIUM 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway Wiest home
Men’s Fraternity Groups Adult Small Group
NOCC Welday home
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
Summer Prayer Service
FRIDAY, JUNE 11 8:00 am
AXIS: Beach Day
Meet at NOCC
SATURDAY, JUNE 12 7:15 am
Men’s Small Group
WEST OAKS SITE SUNDAY, JUNE 6 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am
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, JUNE 7 7:00 pm
CHAPEL 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall
One Thing (Middle/High School students)
SATURDAY, JUNE 12 Men in the Word
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TUESDAY, JUNE 8
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Rooms 2-3 F.Hall Sanctuary
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
MONDAY, JUNE 7
(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
Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
6:30 am 6:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 9:00 am 6:15 pm 7:00 pm
MOUNT DORA SITE
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (sp) Spanish interpretation
Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!
Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online Sundays at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services!
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DISTRIBUTED SITES @ HOME
Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or email@example.com).
JOIN any of these worship sites:
KISSIMMEE/ST. CLOUD First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) NEW SMYRNA BEACH Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: SEMINOLE COUNTY John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m.; Mondays, 7 p.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) ORANGE COUNTY 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
ABOUT NORTHLAND OUR VISION
To see people coming to Christ and growing in Him as we link local and global communities for ministry and worship everywhere, every day.
To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.
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Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*(hi)(sp), 11 a.m.**(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available
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Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online, Sundays at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services! Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea, durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.! CHILDREN’S CHURCH (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. INFANT AND TODDLER CARE (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (Age 3 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
JOIN THE JOURNEY! This summer, we’re going to read through Pastor Joel’s book Inner State 80 together! The 80-day journey begins this week — June 6!
STARTS THI WEEKSEND!
Get the book and the optional TRAVEL LOG in the Northland Bookstore or online at innerstate80.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELONG 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEWARDSHIP 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes
Free Movie Night
Friday, June 11, 7 p.m. Sanctuary, Longwood site
CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE WITH REGISTRATION: $5 per child ($10 max per family). To register your children, select the “Events” tab, find “No Greater Love” and select the “Purchase Tickets” link. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. millette@ northlandchurch. net)
Enter at the Northland Bookstore. Must be present at the movie to win.
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Come to the Water Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m. NEXT
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More info on page 12.
Family Update on Northland at West Oaks By Tommy Novak, Site Minister
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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 (www.facebook.com/sundaynights) • E-mail (Receive a weekly update. Sign up by e-mailing sean. email@example.com.)
UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES:
Needed: Hygiene Kit Items! We are collecting the items listed below on Sunday nights. Can you help? Let’s join forces and bring these items over the next three Sundays. Just drop them off in our collection boxes in the foyer. On June 27, we will have a special assembling project after the worship service, where everyone can join together to put these kits together. Our goal is to make 1,000 hygiene kits! Donate as little or as much as you are able. Items needed: • Socks • Disposable razors • Deodorant • Toothpaste • Toothbrushes • Soap • Small plastic combs or brushes • Travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer
But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great
JUNE 13 — Wooden Schoolhouse Project
Check out some great artwork that one of our local talents is utilizing to raise awareness and scholarships for kids in Africa. Who is this mystery artist? Come and see. Stay for a few minutes after church to hear about an opportunity to support 13 seventh-grade children needing scholarships to attend high school. Hear more details in service June 13.
STARTS THIS WEEK! SUMMER PRAYER SERVICES
Wednesdays, 8 p.m., NOCC. You are invited to come spend an hour in focused prayer for our Northland body, our Oviedo community, our nation and our world. Child care is not available. Details: Cyndi Lott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Connect With God and Others
he last few weeks, we have been moving through this sermon series and focusing in on the connection among God, others and us. We honed in on children, then teens, and this week we focus on adults who connect with God and others. Why is this connecting with God and others so important? I think Matthew 22:34-40 (NASB) tells us clearly the answer:
Stop by the Welcome Center (located behind the main welcome booth in the foyer) to meet the Student Ministries summer interns. Northland’s high school minister, Brian Katauskas, will host this informal time of refreshments and introduce you to three college interns serving over the summer. Come make them feel welcome!
oviedonews JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
JUNE 6 — Meet the Interns
commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Jesus basically says, “Love God, and love each other; all of it hangs on this!” To love something or someone, there has to be a relationship, a connection of some kind. It has to cost something. It takes time and investment. It takes a connection. The Pharisees and the Sadducees knew these words very well; they were not new. This was not some newfangled hippie(Continued on page 14.)
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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 (email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. rr.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
mountdoranews Stories From the Field: God’s Work Through Ordinary People Sharon Simmons leads her team to The Carpenter’s House for Children BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
The Lord recently added a new facet to Northland’s relationship with The Carpenter’s House. Sharon Simmons, a tennis coach at a local Christian school who began attending Northland at Mount Dora several months ago, desired to teach her team to serve the Lord as well as to play the sport. When
ore than 30 years ago, God inspired Pat and Linda Manfredi to begin taking orphans into their home. Today, this family has raised more than 140 kids to adulthood. They currently have 16 children in their home. Their ministry, The Carpenter’s House for Children, has become near and dear to Northlanders in Lake County. The Mount Dora congregants have thrown many birthday parties for the kids; participated in numerous Helping Hands serving days for them; mowed their lawn scores of times; helped with cooking, laundry and computers; and donated food, clothing and money to them.
she heard about The Carpenter’s House for Children, she began arranging a serving and fellowship day for the tennis players and The Carpenter’s House kids. This gathering took place in late April and included games, food and fellowship among the kids. Other children from Sharon’s school donated (Continued on page 14.)
Mount Dora Bible Study
Luke and Acts: Becoming Fishers of Men Wednesdays, through July 21 (except June 16) 7 to 8:15 p.m., Mount Dora site, sanctuary Sharon Simmons (top left) with The Carpenter’s House children and the Christian Home and Bible tennis team.
Child care available. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serve Others Through Alpha BY GUS DAVIES Pastor
e invite you to participate in the upcoming Alpha small group leader training to explore ways you can use your gifts, talents and passion for evangelism and discipleship to serve, guide and lead others who are investigating Christianity or are new to the Christian faith. The training is set for Sundays, June 6, 13 and 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Northland at Longwood’s Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1111. Child care will be provided. As you may remember, last October Northland hosted Alpha’s National Conference, at which Bear Grylls shared how Alpha influenced his life. This invitation to you to serve on our Alpha team is an intentional next step to building a strong foundation of leaders who will carry out Northland’s vision and mission and, of course, the Great Commission we have as believers. To become more familiar with Alpha, visit www. alphausa.org.
For these three weeks in June, we will discover how together we can: • Help nonbelievers explore Christianity. • Help new believers be grounded in their faith. • Reignite and refresh believers’ passion and faith. • Guide people into a deeper experience of God’s love and church community. • Embrace those who “slip through the cracks.” We will do this each week by: • Eating and fellowshiping together. • Viewing and discussing the Alpha training DVD that will equip us to host a small group, provide pastoral care and pray for others. • Dialoguing to identify one another’s gifts and matching them with the needed individual and group roles and responsibilities. • Praying for one another and for guests at our next Alpha course, August 22 to November 14. Alpha facilitators from our most recent course each played a role in the experiences of participants, who have expressed: “I saw the love of God in action through our facilitators. They not only shared the Word of God, but the love of Christ by always serving, caring and reaching out.” “I learned so much from the women in my group.”
“My understanding of the Bible increased, and ways to apply it to my everyday life were reinforced.” “I loved the small group time.” “I met some wonderful, spiritual and interesting friends, who were all so motivated.” “Alpha helped me to encourage others on their search and to pray for them more intentionally and specifically.” “I feel I have reached the starting point for a new beginning.” To discover how you too can influence the lives of others in similar ways, we invite you to attend this upcoming Alpha small group leader training; RSVP to Laura (407-949-7165 or email@example.com).
Join any of the following trips. For more information and to fill out an application, go to www.somedayistoday.net. CUBA:
Develop Training Center. . . . . . . August 6-13
Amazon River 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . August 7-15 Amazon Fishing/Construction. . . October 16-24
Sports Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-12 Mercy Ministry. . . . . . . . . End of September
Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 12-19 Rebuilding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10-17
UKRAINE: Youth Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 16-30 UNITED STATES: Georgia Construction. . . . . . . . . . July 10-17 Alabama Construction. . . . . . . . October 1-8 Bear Grylls was interviewed by Nicky Gumbel at the Alpha National Conference held at Northland in October.
Use your gifts and talents to lead an Alpha small group. Pastor Gus will teach you how. You can do this!
Make your someday, TODAY! www.somedayistoday.net
Local Serve Day: Saturday, June 12 Clothes for a Cause Recap
JUNE 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry JUNE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY JUNE 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch JUNE 19 . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner JULY 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY/NiceServe
From May 15 to 17, we held our annual Clothes for a Cause collection. During the weekend, we donated 21,497 pounds of clothing. That’s a little more than 10 tons! Thank you for your generosity and your willingness to serve others. A special thank you also goes out to all of the amazing volunteers who collected and loaded all of those donations over the weekend. It was truly a great weekend of serving with friends!
To register or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net/serve/ 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@ northlandchurch.net)
More than 10 tons of clothes were collected.
Volunteers helped load the truck to the top with your donations.
You can make a difference! BY DANA KOBOSKY Director of Life Service
n Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 a.m., Northland will have a Local Serve Day. The Local Serve Day is a time when we gather as the church to be distributed into the community with the goal of sharing God’s love with others through service. This is a great opportunity for you, your family and friends to “be the church” in our community! This month we will serve at Harvest Time International, The Sharing Center and at Northland’s Longwood site. There are projects geared toward all ages and abilities. We will landscape, paint, and sort and pack items for distribution around the globe. Here’s the catch: We need you to sign up! For more information about the projects, times and locations, and to register, visit www.northlandchurch. net/serve/local/, then click on the link for one of the projects with “Local Serve Day” in the title. Get ready for a great day of service with family and friends. Register today! Hope to see you June 12!
Serve Team Projects
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High School Ministry
LW YOUNG LIFE CAPERNAUM
LW LOT 9
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@ northlandchurch.net)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 students.oviedo@northlandchurch. net)
Middle School Ministry
OV AXIS: HSM SUMMER DAYS
LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) SEE CALENDAR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
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 email@example.com)
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OV AXIS: HSM TIJUANA FLATS
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
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 students. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Friday of each month (next gathering: June 25), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with mental and physical disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships, and to challenge their limits while building selfesteem through clubs, camps and other exciting activities. This includes dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! If you are a teen with special needs, please join us. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ northlandchurch.net)
ATTENTION: TEENS! VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AT CAPERNAUM
Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
College Ministry (FOR STUDENTS AGES 18-25)
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@ northlandchurch.net)
Expand Your Family
by Mentoring If you have been considering mentoring, NOW IS THE TIME!
ATTENTION STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS! Do you play an instrument? Do you love to sing? Do you have a heart for worship? Would you like to be involved in leading worship for middle and high school students on a consistent basis?
OV AXIS: MSM Wii TOURNAMENT
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 students.oviedo@ northlandchurch.net)
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Middle & High School Students
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We have identified many young men within Northland waiting to be matched with a male role model.
START THE APPLICATION PROCESS!
Take the first step.
Contact Shaylynn Stoner (shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch. net) to get an application.
Contact the Mentoring Ministry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Let’s see where God will take you!
THURSDAY 1 MIDDLE
SCHOOL Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Summer Program Summer Program Summer LUG 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Summer Program Summer Program Summer LUG 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
SCHOOL Summer Program Summer Program Summer LUG 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Summer Program Summer Program Summer LUG 1-5 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HIGH 2 SCHOOL Service Proj. noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m. HIGH 9 SCHOOL Service Proj. noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m. 16 HIGH SCHOOL Service Proj. noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m. 23 HIGH SCHOOL Service Proj. noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m. 30 HIGH SCHOOL Service Proj. noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
Communion and Commissioning
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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Family BBQ Lot 9 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Lot 9 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Service Project noon-5 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
Servant Leadership Retreat*
HIGH 7 SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL Service Proj. 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.
HIGH SCHOOL Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
SCHOOL Family BBQ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
16 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
Retreat* MS — LOT 9 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
SCHOOL LUGROX 6:30-8:30 p.m.
27 Middle School Fall Retreat* — September 24-26
*Fees apply. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn. email@example.com)
29 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
23 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
30 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
24 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Service Project noon-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
Draw a line leading the bees to the heart.
My name is: __________________________________________________
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to THE BEEHIVE! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
We worship God as the Maker of the universe. He has made everything beautiful. He even made our hearts want to be close with Him forever.
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Eternity means forever. Eternity has no beginning and no end. Anyone who believes in Jesus gets to spend eternity with Him, now on earth and later in Heaven.
Today’s buzzword is HEART.
I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
Winnie’s eternity over?
I don’t know.
Unscramble the letters below to see what the servants saw when they obeyed Jesus.
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ETERNITY IN YOUR HEART Ecclesiastes 3:9-12
A wise person wrote this in the Bible: “What does the worker get for his hard work? I’ve seen the heavy load God has put on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” That means God has given people a sense of what He’s been doing down through the ages. But they can’t completely figure out what God’s done from the beginning to the end. They should be happy and do good while they live. There’s nothing better for them to do than that.
Wait and see.
Draw a picture of your heart with a clock inside it to stand for eternity in your heart.
Come serve in Children’s Ministries. You will bee blessed!
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
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Think about ways you can be closer to Jesus and to others. How can you be a better follower of Jesus? How can you be a better friend to others?
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 NEXT to worship in the main sanctuary. K-
Search for and circle the words from Ecclesiastes 3:11a: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men.”
To register your fifth-grade, soon to be sixth-grade, child, contact Julie Meeker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-7153).
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Details: Teri Grayson (407-949-401
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Be the Church
Responding to Christ for the benefit of others
Engage in a conversation with God. BY SEAN COOPER Minister of Service and Equipping
s a church staff, we are always grappling with what it means to be the church. As His people, what are those things that most clearly reflect Christ to the world? As His pure and spotless bride, what are the responses that indicate our devotion to Christ? Reading the Old Testament has opened my eyes to being the church. Spending time in the Pentateuch has made me realize that the church is simply the people of God watching and responding to their Creator. So much of the stories in the Old Testament, especially the poets’ and prophets’, are about these two actions. God loves extravagantly and faithfully, and we can witness this every day. By seeing God in action, the church is motivated to action. By seeing God love, the church is motivated to love. So for me, being the church is watching an amazing Creator and responding in similar ways. Knowing the character of God shapes our own character, so it’s important that we look at the ways God’s people have watched and responded to God throughout history. In the Scriptures, we can see patterns of how the children of God loved others the same way our Creator showed love. Part of the reason I love the Scriptures and love learning from other cultures today is so that I can participate in an eternal, transcultural response to who God is and what He has done. In other words, though we are free to respond to God in many
Professing Faith Through Baptism
t Northland, we believe that Christ ordained certain holy rituals for the church to observe, through which His Spirit uniquely acts. These holy rituals are symbolic of spiritual events. They are baptism and the Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or the holy Eucharist. Baptism is a public sacrament that requires a one-time observance. It is an outward sign, a public statement of belonging to Christ. Baptism is not for the purpose of forgiveness. Rather, it symbolizes repentance, which is necessary for forgiveness. As it is the Holy Spirit who baptizes each believer into the body of Christ, we extend liberty of conscience in the mode of water baptism. Some in our congregation prefer immersion, which symbolizes the believer’s death, burial and resurrection with Christ. Others in our fellowship prefer pouring or sprinkling, which symbolizes the Holy Spirit’s work of uniting us to Christ, cleansing us from sin and regenerating us. If you would like to publicly profess your faith in Jesus Christ through baptism, sign up to participate in the next scheduled baptismal service by calling Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The next baptismal service is scheduled for Sunday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins. Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. 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 (email@example.com or 407949-7188).
creative ways, there are a number of ways that are similar in all places and times. A lot of guesswork is eliminated from the Christian life when we look at the ways that people around the world and throughout history have worshiped God and reflected His love. We serve a God of grace. Salvation is a work that only Christ could accomplish. There is nothing we can add or take away, and this very act of God is the catalyst for why we want to respond to Him. God is the master initiator, and we are given this incredible life to witness His amazing work in action in the world. We cannot earn our salvation, nor can we emulate God’s work, yet we are placed in this exact time and space to show others what God has shown us. For me personally, there are basic responses to God that I realize are key to my growth as a believer. These are by no means a way to increase my spirituality, nor do these actions earn any credit toward my salvation. The more I know God’s character, the more I realize how sinful I am. Responding in these seven ways is not for the purpose of making us feel better about ourselves; rather, we can respond in these ways as a result of being amazed at the God we serve. You will begin to see the responses listed below often. They are going to be used by Northland’s leadership as a sort of template to provide clear pathways to spiritual maturity as we continue to learn together what it means to “be the church.”
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.” — Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:12, NIV)
Serve Others Meet the needs of the people around you. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” — Jesus (Matthew 25:40, NIV)
Be in Community Foster environments for relationship. “All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” — Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV)
Share Your Story Tell others what God is doing in your life. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” — Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:15, NIV)
Live Generously Give what God’s given you.
“You are the light of the world.” — Matthew 5:14 (NIV)
Worship God Glorify God for Who He is and what He has done.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21, NASB)
Read the Bible Study God’s message to you often.
“The time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.” — Jesus Christ (John 4:23, NIV)
“I am watching over My word to perform it.” — God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB)
Third Millennium Ministries
hird Millennium Ministries is quickly becoming a key partner for Northland. Like Northland, its goal is to give away its resources to anyone who wants them. Janie Pillow envisioned Third Millennium when she realized that Christian leaders around the world need to be trained in their own countries. With the help of Dr. Richard Pratt and a number of others who share her vision, Third Millennium was launched in 1997 to create multimedia curriculum for the world for free. Most pastors in other countries have little or no theological education, and no way to obtain one. Third Millennium Ministries is working to meet this need by creating and distributing a high-quality multimedia seminary curriculum in the major languages of underprivileged nations: English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian. Today Third Millennium has a team of more than 20 full-time employees and more than 16 translators from around the world. Located in Longwood, they focus on the five languages above, which cover 42 percent of the world’s population. Third Millennium’s materials also are translated into other languages, including Farsi (Iran), Turkish, French, Mongolian, several African Arabic dialects, Amharic (Ethiopia), Hindi and several other languages of India. To learn more, visit Third Millennium’s website (www.thirdmill.org). To use its resources yourself, go to video resources and then click on free downloads. The resources can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.
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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 or Class online (www.northlandchurch.net/getequipped), or contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407 949 7183).
LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY
Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin 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@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.
LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
LW CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or email@example.com) • WOMEN’S STEP STUDY Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4128. Using the tools of Celebrate Recovery, work through the 12 steps and eight principles. Workbook is $20.25 and available at the Northland Bookstore. Child care is available upon request. Details: Paula Gillon (firstname.lastname@example.org) • MEN’S STEP STUDY Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 7 to 9 p.m., room 1113, Student Ministries and Care Center. Using the tools of Celebrate Recovery, work through the 12 steps and eight principles. Workbook is $20.25 and available at the Northland Bookstore. Child care is available upon request. Details: Pat Gillon (Patrickgillon51@gmail.com)
LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)
Tuesdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13-week session in which individuals who
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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)
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 email@example.com)
Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. No child care provided. Registration required. Details and specific dates: www.northlandmoms4moms.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or email@example.com)
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.
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)
LW PARENTS OF THE PRODIGALS
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 977 6742)
LW PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety)
Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)
LW SEXUAL INTEGRITY (MEN)
Thursdays, beginning June 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at the Northland Bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Brian Dugdale (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD CELEBRATE RECOVERY LOCAL CHAPTER
Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-408-2640 or lauramartin32778@gmail. com)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES FOR ADULTS
Sundays, 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
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 (email@example.com or 321-746-9588)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY
(Age 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Carissa Curran (email@example.com or 407-221-1241)
LW 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW GOLF — LINKS FELLOWSHIP
LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP
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 (email@example.com)
LW SOCCER – ACHE
On break June 1 through July 16 due to field maintenance. Details: Mike Cannavo (407359-0191)
Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: www.nlsoftball.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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@ gmail.com)
Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)
• Friday, June 11, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $34 • Saturday, 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 email@example.com)
LW WORD WEAVERS
LW KINGDOM ADVISORS
Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-473-4537)
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)
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.,
Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com
WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP
Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or email@example.com)
WO LADIES NIGHT OUT
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW CHILD BAPTISMS
Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. email@example.com or 407-9497188).
LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS
Saturday, July 17, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM
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LW 1 SAMUEL
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of 1 Samuel: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris (email@example.com)
MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Tuesdays, 6:15 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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
WOMEN’S 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 (available at the Northland Bookstore), 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
Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join this ongoing Bible study on the Gospel of John. Child care is available. Details: Jason Merritt (407-697-9803
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW 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 email@example.com or 407-599-3132)
LW STEPPARENTING CLASS
LW YOUR TIME-STARVED MARRIAGE
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT — BETH MOORE STUDY • Mondays, through June 28, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. • Tuesdays, through June 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This new, 11-week study will focus on the fruit of the Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Details: Cherrie Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 322 6850)
LW THIRD VERSE
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ADULT BIBLE STUDIES
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 (email@example.com)
LW LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF EXPLORING THE
LW PRAYER GROUP
Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566)
LW NO GREATER LOVE FREE MOVIE NIGHT
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)
Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (email@example.com or 407949-7180)
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and registration: Mary Lou or Keith Caskey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-792-1636)
Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4210. Discover biblical methods and practical tools for nurturing stepfamilies and providing hope and skills for conquering the challenges of stepfamily life and interaction. Details and registration: Doug Hubbard (407-695-5100 or dougghubbard@ gmail.com)
LW THE JOY OF LIVING
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)
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)
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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 email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
ADULTS 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 email@example.com)
LW NEW LIFE MINISTRY LOSE IT FOR LIFE
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com or 407-365-2332)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. Read through the book of Ephesians, a short, but powerful, book in the New Testament that has so much to say about our relationships — our relationship with God, and with those people all around us. Children are welcome, but there is no child care. Details: Ruth Linares (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-227-0970)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Study: 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 email@example.com
CHILDREN LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS
(GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 27 to July 25. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June
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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 email@example.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW WINNING AT WORK AND HOME
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@tomhorvath.com)
OV MEN’S GATHERING
Tuesdays, 6:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. During the summer, they will be reflecting on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy. email@example.com or 407-929-3053)
OV MEN’S SMALL GROUP
Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Join them as they explore the book of Proverbs. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence.wachter@ gmail.com)
WO MEN IN THE WORD
Saturdays, 8 a.m., Northland at West Oaks conference room. Study: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, by Frances Chan. Details: Jerry Murphy (407522-1672 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
OV HE SPEAKS TO ME
Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. This study: based on the book He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God, by Priscilla Evans Shirer, covers life lessons from the account of God’s speaking to the boy Samuel. By learning to listen to God’s voice and obeying Him, we will enter into a closer relationship with God and have a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-977-6742)
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
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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 (email@example.com or 407574-3249)
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-4000 MOUNT DORA: BILL CHAPMAN email@example.com or 352-434-4116 OVIEDO: REBECCA SHEAHAN firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-683-3566 WEST OAKS: DERIKA HACKER email@example.com or 407-473-4537
LW COMMUNION SERVERS
Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)
LW COMPUTER REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE
Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
LW PHONE ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com)
LW USHERS AND GREETERS
Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for two and a half hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)
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@ northlandchurch.net)
Opportunities to serve in the community LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
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LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
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@ northlandchurch.net)
LW COVERING CARE BLANKET
First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or email@example.com)
LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS
Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN
Men needed to come alongside incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW JAIL MINISTRY
Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER
Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@embarqmail.com)
Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (email@example.com or 407-699-4903)
LW RECOVERY MINISTRY
Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (407-977-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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. Smith@ccci.org
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This home in Lake County is a Christ-centered residence to 16 abandoned, displaced,
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underprivileged and medically needy children. They are supported by churches and individuals with a heart for children. Details on how you can help support them visit www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net)
OV GOOD SAMARITAN
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.
ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) CENTRAL FLORIDA’S JOB FAIR (CFEC.ORG) Wednesday, 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 www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (www. exchangeministries.org or 407-514-4356) • SUPPORT GROUP First Monday of each month, 7 p.m, First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Here they encourage parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-3226850 or email@example.com) GRIPPED BY THE GREATNESS OF GOD Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Details and directions: Luis Rodriguez (407-687-7173) HEALING GRACE Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628)
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TODAY’S CHURCH SHOULD RESPOND TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES Wednesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. Summit Church, 735 Herndon Ave., Orlando. This strategic event will facilitate conversation among church leaders, thinkers, pastors, authors, musicians, advocates, artists, social entrepreneurs and you. Orlando has been chosen as one of 12 cities in the United States for gathering the thoughts of Christians to take to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization that will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, this October. Presenters include Doug Birdsall, executive chairman of the Lausanne Committee; Andy Crouch, senior editor of Christianity Today; Stephen Douglass, president of Campus Crusade for Christ; Brad Lomenick, director of Catalyst; Jesse Miranda, president of the Hispanic Leadership Center; and Don Sweeting, president of Orlando’s Reformed Theological Seminary. Come to learn and to share your ideas on how to resolve some of the biggest issues the world faces today. Details: Pastor Gus Davies (407-949-4000) or www.12cities12conversations.com 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. (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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (email@example.com 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 (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or Larrie Kitchen (407-462-4828) MULLIGAN — EVERYONE NEEDS A SECOND CHANCE STUDY Wednesdays, June 16 to July 21, 1 to 2 p.m., Einstein Bros. Bagels, Maitland. Study Ken Blanchard and golf pro Wally Armstrong’s DVD and group study as they walk you through a life and game-changing perspective on true success and significance. Details: Don Purcell (Don@PurcellCPA.com or 407-539-1272)
PARENTS NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com
WOMEN BECOMING A WOMAN WHO LISTENS TO GOD Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). Cost for the book of the same name, by Sharon Jaynes
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Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
is $7; it is available at the class or in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Cindy Price (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (www.stonecroft.org). Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ aol.com 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 email@example.com) DIVORCED/WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255) DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or email@example.com) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, (www.J4Leaders.org) an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham (info@J4Leaders.org 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).
CHRISTIAN AND CLASSIC CHILDREN’S BOOKS as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-0541)
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 email@example.com)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678)
HOPE FOUNDATION & SONSHINE THRIFT has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Cyndi Lott (407-579-5908 or cyndi. email@example.com)
WORK WITH FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER OF CLERMONT in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@aol.com). BACKPACKS, BLANKETS, TENNIS SHOES, HYGIENIC SUPPLIES, AND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CASUAL CLOTHES are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FINANCIAL REPORT AS OF MAY 31, 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 Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability boxes. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) .......................................................................................................................
Ministry/Operations Mortgage Payment Total Budget
Surplus/ Need Received (Deficit) Need Received 225,101 34,890
151,256 (73,845) 18,317 (16,573)
259,991 169,573 (90,418)
5,719,802 5,160,538 (559,264)*
LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,992,500 *Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve. ....................................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE: Weekend of May 29 to 31, 2010 Northland at Longwood 5,743 Northland at Mount Dora 169 Northland at Oviedo 347 Northland at West Oaks 55 Northland online 1,636 at 950 sites TOTAL 7,950 at 954 sites
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Worship in the Arts Camp Available at Northland
he Worship in the Arts Camp will create an encouraging environment for one week of instruction in the disciplines of song, dance, visual art and spiritual growth. At the camp, to be held July 12 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for kids in third through eighth grades, instruction and mentoring will be provided by mature artists working alongside young adult artists, including worship interns. In keeping with the mission of equipping young artists for a lifetime of worship, the week will culminate in an evening of celebration and service for families in our community. The evening will begin with a young artist musical using Scripture, visual art, dance and song to express the story of who God is and what He has done. After the program, the performers, their families and the Northland community will gather in the foyer to pack meals for the children of Haiti, in conjunction with Kids Against Hunger. Goals of the camp include developing each child’s talent, engaging children in reflecting upon their own part in God’s story, and encouraging the children to express their stories more effectively and authentically. The evening will provide an opportunity for us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves. The registration fee for participants is $90 and $45 for each additional child in the family. You also can purchase tickets for the Friday night event, “The Story,” at the time of registration. The tickets are $10 per person, and proceeds go directly to Change This World Inc. in support of the Kids Against Hunger service project. For more information or to register for the camp, visit www.northlandchurch.net/events and click on the “Worship in the Arts” link. Details: Sarah Mattingly (email@example.com or 407-949-7170)
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to The Carpenter’s House food and books, which the tennis team brought over the day of their gathering. Sharon shared that she and all of her players had their hearts filled by God through their service to the Manfredi family. “This experience was wonderful, but you should know that these girls don’t have any intention of letting it rest there,” the mom of one of the tennis players said. The girls have collected clothing, shoes, videos and games for the children. “As a mother, I am so blessed to have children with hearts for others.” Great job, girls! As you continue to reach out to the Manfredi family, God will continue to fill your hearts up with joy. Jesus spoke of Himself, saying, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45, NIV). As Christians, our role in this world is to be ambassadors for Jesus, and these ambassadorial doors open up as we step out and commit to serve other people. How can you step out and serve Jesus? Take the inspiring example of Sharon and her tennis team, and ask the Lord what He would have you do for Him! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
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Judaism that Jesus was describing all about love. It came from the Law, of which they were so knowledgeable. The first part came from Deuteronomy 6:5, in which God is giving the Israelites the lowdown on how to follow Him, some of the most sacred instructions in all of the Old Testament and some of my personal favorite Old Testament verses. In fact, do me a favor; go read all of Deuteronomy 6. It is amazing, I promise – not to mention, it too looks to address the connections necessary between God and man, and man and one another. The second verse comes from a different text in the Old Testament, Leviticus 19:18, which is in the midst of the “sundry” laws, called such because they are a bit of a hodgepodge of do’s and don’ts given by the Lord to Moses. In the middle of this listing, the Lord simply states, “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (NASB), and then, not in Jesus’ statement, maybe because He knew they at least knew this, the Lord reminds Moses of the why behind it all: “I am the Lord.” Just in case the Israelites missed it, he reminds them at the end of this section of teaching to Moses, in verse 37, “You shall thus observe all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the LORD” (NASB). See, these verses are so important to correctly understand the power of connection, the power of love. The gospel call is to follow and glorify Him, so we have to be connected to Him and to one another in love. First John 4:8 tells us that God is love, so connection to Him is essential! In fact, He tells His disciples that we will be marked as His by the love we have for one another (John 13:35). He says if we say we love Him, we will obey Him (John 14:15). If we are called to love Him and one another, we must be connected to Him and to one another! We connect to Him in many different ways, but some important ways are through the study of His Word, prayer, fellowship, service, worship and giving! If you are not experiencing this in your own life, or you know in your heart and spirit that there is more of it out there for you, I am here to say there is, there always is. Be a part of it with us. Get connected to a Neighborhood Gathering or small group. Come to the Wednesday night prayer gatherings. Serve on Sundays in Children’s Ministries, with the setup/takedown team or as a greeter. There are many ways to be involved and only one way not to be – by your choosing not to be. Don’t let the enemy cause you to miss out on the connection to God and one another that is essential to the Christian life! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET
Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . Owusu Amaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
407-937-1809 407-949-4000 407-949-7169 407-937-1797 407-937-1766 407-949-4000 407-937-1804 407-949-7168
LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / firstname.lastname@example.org Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net BOOKSTORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 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 407-949-7194 407-949-4035 407-949-4402 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.
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: Cyndi Lott . . . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN A LOCAL SERVE DAY email@example.com, 407-949-4000 or visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve I AM GETTING MARRIED? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I NEED TO PLAN A FUNERAL? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER CDS, DVDS, TAPES AND/OR NEWSPAPERS? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 email@example.com Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or email@example.com Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or email@example.com Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch. net or 407-683-3566) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)
WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Dora Blog Website . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 email@example.com Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 email@example.com Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 email@example.com Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 email@example.com
Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. • DISCOVERY COUNSELING Darby Blanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 www.discoveryorlando.org • OVIEDO COUNSELING CLINIC (at Reformed Theological Seminary) Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) SPECIAL NEEDS/CRY ROOM: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. PARKING: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs.
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 email@example.com) 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.
SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. LYRICS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. SUNDAY SCHOOL: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. BUDDY BREAKS: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.
BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES
Preaching the message this weekend: Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor
Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
HAPPY TOGETHER … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Becoming Adults Who Connect With God and Others SCRIPTURE FOCUS:
Ecclesiastes 3:9-12 (NASB)
What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime.
Worship God today as the Author of joy. The joy that comes from knowing Him is our strength.
SUMMARY PRAYER: ....................................................................
“Come, O Lord, in much mercy down into my soul and take possession and dwell there. A poor dwelling, I confess, for so glorious a Person as You. Yet, I am preparing for a fitting reception of You, by holy and fervent desires of Your own inspiring. Enter then, and adorn my soul, and make it a worthy place for You to inhabit, since it is the work of Your own hands. Give me Yourself, without which, even if You should give me all that You ever have made, yet this would not satisfy my desires. Let my soul ever seek You, and let me persist in seeking, until I have found, and am in full possession of You. Amen.” — Brother John Raymond
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | HAPPY TOGETHER | Building Spiritual Relationships | 1 Peter 2:1-5
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