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JUNE 26 - JULY 3, 2010



Happy Together

... growing together as we grow in Christ

Refining Relationships With Your Spouse or Friends A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER

The Christian life is the life of sons and daughters; it is not the life of slaves. It is freedom, not bondage. Of course, we are slaves of God, of Christ, and one another. We belong to God, to Christ, to one another, and we love to

But this kind of service is freedom.

serve those to whom we belong.

— Galatians: A Commentary by John Stott (accessed February 2009 at


What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, JUNE 26

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

Prayer Meeting Lose it For Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5

SUNday, June 27

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 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Great Dads Class A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 Transformers Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Single Purpose Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 2 Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry

MONDAY, june 28 9:45 am 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Living Beyond Yourself/Beth Moore (cc) Egypt DJ Meeting GriefShare Common Ground Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group

MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW

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

The Rink/SMCC 4209-10 4206-7 The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC

TUESday, JUNE 29

6:45 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

Men’s Bible Study 1118/SMCC Summer Program (Middle School) 5100/SMCC Divine Reflections Art Group 4208 DivorceCare 4205, 4209-10, 4213, 15, 17 AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives and Mothers Group 1111/SMCC Faith and Science Group 5105/CWW Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, JUNE 30 1:00 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

Summer Program (Middle School) CBC Pride Class Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, JULY 1

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

Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Summer LUG (Middle School) Financial Peace University Crown Study His Way (cc) Your Time Starved Marriage

Friday, JULY 2

1:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Serve Project (High School) Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)

Saturday, JULY 3

3:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

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

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

The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111/SMCC

SUNday, June 27

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

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

TUESday, JUNE 29 6:15 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, JUNE 30 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

CREW352 Luke and Acts Bible Study

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

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 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 5:00 pm AXIS: HSM Tijuana Flats

MONDAY, june 28

12:00 pm Grade School Bowling Party 7:00 pm Secrets of the Vine

Tuesday, JUNE 29

6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Gathering Adult Small Group


5:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

AXIS: MSM Summer Days AXIS: HSM Summer Days Summer Prayer Service

Connect instantly to your favorite social networks ... and more! Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway Tijuana Flats

Oviedo Bowling Center Harrington Home

NOCC Welday home

NOCC Brown home NOCC

Men’s Small Group


1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 5100/CWW 4213-15 F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7

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

JOIN any of these worship sites: florida

OCOEE (WEST OAKS) Sundays, 9 a.m. St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee Details: Larry Szrom (407-491-2245 or lszrom@yahoo. com) or Mary Ann Young (407-443-0079 or dreamdog@ PONCE INLET Sundays, 9 a.m. Harbour Village CSA Bldg. 4622 Links Village Drive, Ponce Inlet Details: Joe Leonardo (386-236-8871) VERO BEACH Saturdays, 5 p.m. Vero Beach/Sebastian area. Call for exact location. Details: Dennis and Cindy Heinz (772-538-5707 or


SALISBURY Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or

The Rink/SMCC CWW Parking Lot 9

4217 Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW

www. northlandchurch . net

Coyle home Sanctuary

Saturday, JULY 3 7:15 am

What’s on the Web?

Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel


(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

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently:

¿Habla español? 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.!

Speak Spanish? Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online Sundays at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services!


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

ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

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Worship Times

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

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer! INFO

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

Join us for LIVE online worship at during any of our worship times!

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

Communion servers needed next weekend. You can do this!

What does it mean to STARTS NEXT WEEKEND!

Details: Lori Holton (407-949-4000 or


to Christ?

Sundays, beginning July 4 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.

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



Saturday, JuLY 3 . . . 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, JuLY 4 . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, JuLY 5 . . . . 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

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


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



Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m.,

Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink More info on page 11.

Friday, July 23, 7 p.m., The Rink, Longwood Popcorn, drinks and candy will be available for a nominal fee. Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949-7162 or

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Welcome to Northland on Sunday Nights! sean cooper Northland on Sunday Nights Site Minister

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UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: JUNE 27 — Service Project: Assemble Hygiene Kits


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 (

We’ve spent the last several weeks collecting hygiene kit items, and now we will assemble them! Along with packaging these kits, which will go to various organizations in our community, bring your kids to help make bookmarks. Yes, adults, you can make bookmarks, too. Look for instructions after the worship service that night. We want to package 1,000 kits!

JULY 4 — Live Music at Nature’s Table Café

Stick around after the worship service, grab some friends or make some new ones, and enjoy eating at Nature’s Table Café and hearing live music! >>>

Chris and Conrad got to hang out with Z88.3 Morning Show Host, Ellis Feaster and Z88.3 Music Director, Jeff Cruz before doors opened for the concert!

Chris and Conrad perform on stage in the Rink for a free concert during their last stop on the Listener Appreciation Tour.

mountdoranews Stories From the Field: God’s Work Through Ordinary People Northlanders at Mount Dora go to the ends of the earth.

Though few people are called “to the ends of the earth” in a career, many receive an invitation from the Lord at least once or twice in their lives to go and serve and learn and listen and love people who are vastly different from them, for a week, or two, or a month. At Northland, we call these trips Distributed Journeys. Three Mount Dora congregants — Shawn Lundberg, her daughter Rachel and Steven Kluesener — are responding to Jesus’ invitation to go on a Distributed Journey. They are setting aside time to go and be God’s witnesses to rural peoples in Brazil. They ust before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He gave His small all feel a very strong pull from the Lord to go. Steven said, “Why band of followers this promise and command: “You will be should I stay around here all summer when I can go [to Brazil] my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and help others?” and to the ends of the earth” (Acts They will join 1:8). The promise is that God will Northlanders from other use His people to evangelize every sites and travel by boat to nation, people group and family. The small villages in remote command is that His people willingly parts of the country. While serve as His witnesses. “Jerusalem” there they will serve the stands for the people you interact people by providing medical with on a regular basis – your family, care, playing games and close friends, coworkers and so sports with the children, on. “Judea and Samaria” refer helping with work projects, to relationships that are readily praying with them, and available to you if you go and seek sharing the Word of God them out. And “the ends of the with them. In all these earth” means, well, the ends of the ways, the Holy Spirit will use earth! These people would not be in them to be His “witnesses” your sphere of influence unless you (L to r): Rachel Lundberg, Steven Kluesener and Shawn Lundberg. to people with whom they went out to them with purpose. It would otherwise never cross paths. This trip will cost them; they will cost you something to go to these people, but you will gain will lose time at work, lose time with their families, and lose so much more when you do. BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister


time doing summer activities they would otherwise be doing — not to mention the garage sales, car washes and letter-writing they are doing to raise financial support. However, they are gaining so much more. They are joining Jesus in His work, to make His love and His ways known to the nations of the earth. They have the privilege of being used by the Lord to serve people that He deeply wants to be in His family. They have the joy of sacrificing for the God who loved them and gave His Son for them! Is God calling you to take a short-term mission trip? Northland has many Distributed Journeys for you to choose from. I invite you to visit and view the opportunities. We would love to help you follow God’s call to the ends of the earth! I also invite you to join Shawn, Rachel and Steven by praying for them. Prayer is the key that opens doors that are shut and invites protection from evil. Pray that God uses them in mighty ways and speaks to them in close whispers. Pray that He shows these three more about Himself and more about themselves. Pray that many come to the Lord and many grow in the Lord through their ministry. And pray that God provides the resources to get there. If you would like to support them financially, you can give at any Northland worship site. Make your check out to “Northland Church” and put “Brazil — Lundberg and Kluesener” in the memo section of the check. Or you can mail your check to Patti Harshey, Northland’s administrator of Distributed Journeys, at the Longwood site. Let’s join these three Mount Adorables as they become His witnesses to the ends of the earth! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET



The Importance of Prayer JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister


e have been meeting on Wednesday nights for about a month now, and it has been amazing! Why wouldn’t it be? This is the body of Christ in communion with each other and with God; is there anything better? Well, rather than your taking my word for it, for two more weeks, I simply will list some verses on the importance of prayer for us, His people! (All are taken from the NIV.) Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:11: “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 21:22: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Mark 9:28-29: “After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’ He replied, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer.’” Mark 11:17: “And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations”?’”

Mark 11:22-25: “‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.’” Luke 6:12: “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” Luke 11:1-13: “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”’ Then he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.” Then the one inside answers, “Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.” I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you

then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’” Luke 18:1-10: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: ‘In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, “Grant me justice against my adversary.” For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, “Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!”’ And the Lord said, ‘Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?’” Luke 18:1, 9-14: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. … To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men – robbers, evildoers, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.” But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.’” >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

aroundnorthland Learn to Provide Initial Assistance in Emergencies BY John Tardonia Minister, Pastoral Care


was northbound on I-95 this past Memorial Day weekend when I suddenly saw brake lights. I noticed a man standing in the middle of the road, waving traffic to stop. I pulled safely over to the shoulder and caught a glimpse of someone lying in the middle of I-95. I knew instantly that a serious accident had taken place, and I was about to be one of the first responders on the scene. I carefully got out of my car and approached the vehicle and a gentleman who was standing next to a victim of the crash. He identified himself as a retired fire rescue worker, and I told him that I was CERT-trained (Community Emergency Response Teams) and did crisis counseling. Someone else showed up with a box of rubber gloves that we put on to assess the victims. I immediately approached a young woman who was lying on her back against a guardrail. She was unconscious and bleeding extensively from the back of her head. I reached for her wrist to see if I could find a pulse, but I could not find one. Her breathing had slowed down to an occasional gasp. Within a few minutes, her breathing had stopped, and I knew that I had lost her. I immediately checked in with the fireman and discovered that the victim he had been working with had died as well. Together we focused on two other victims. One was a man pinned under the overturned vehicle, and the other was a woman lying

on her side across the center line of the highway. We quickly condolences to this 42-year-old woman from Honduras, who determined that both had a pulse and were breathing. At about stood in shock over what had just taken place. this time, rescue workers began to arrive. We reported our For days after the incident, I found it difficult to deal with assessment of the two fatalities, and they began to work on the the images of those victims, whose lives came abruptly to an two survivors. end. I learned later that the two taken to the hospital did not As the scene filled with additional rescue workers, I noticed survive. Looking back, I am grateful for the Disaster Response a woman standing just off to the side of the road who appeared Training I had received through Northland. It allowed me to to be frantic and in shock. I approached her and noticed she confidently respond and move into a situation to offer some had a small cut on her hand and was shaking. I quickly learned initial assistance and care for someone whose life will never be that she was the driver of the vehicle and had escaped without the same. You just never know when God is going to call on you serious injuries. She reported that she, her two daughters, to be present and provide care. See page 6 for details on how to her husband and her daughter’s boyfriend were traveling from become trained to assist in emergencies. Hollywood to Daytona for the holiday weekend. She hit her brakes after a rear tire blew out, which sent the vehicle end over end. I stood beside her as she made calls to relatives and watched rescue workers surround her family members. She cried out, “These are my baby girls.” Several times she reached out to grab my arm. I assured her that I was there for her. I noticed that she was standing on hot pavement without shoes and asked a rescue worker to retrieve her sandals from the car and bring some bottled water. For an hour and a half, we watched as two helicopters landed on I-95 and her loved ones were taken to nearby trauma units. Highway patrol informed me that a victims’ advocate was on the way to You never know when you may be the first responder at the scene of an accident. Consider getting CERT take over from there. I expressed my deep training. More info on page 6.



Help Serve During Disasters

Come to the Disaster Response Weekend to learn how. BY GRETCHEN KERR Director of Life Crossroads


urricane season is here. June 1 marked the beginning of the 2010 season, and the important question is, Are you prepared? Do you have a Family Disaster Plan? Do you know how to prepare? Do you want to help serve others during a disaster? This weekend we want to raise awareness of the hurricane season as well as many other potential disasters we could encounter, and also educate Northlanders on the many opportunities to serve during disasters. The Northland Disaster Response Team (DRT) has been working together forming specialty subgroups, providing opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. We are looking for people interested in leading these teams. When a disaster hits, many leaders are necessary to organize, strategize and execute the necessary plans. Each of Northland’s DRTs has a specific plan, including required training necessary during deployment or local community outreach. Some of the team assignments require you to simply show up, while others have specific training requirements. On June 26, 27 and 28, the Northland DRT will hold a Disaster Response Weekend to provide information on how you can join a team if you’re interested, leadership opportunities, necessary training and how to prepare a Family Disaster Plan. We also will register individuals with special needs who are Seminole County residents with our local Emergency Operations Center. The Haiti earthquakes are an example of how we can take our local training and serve others in times of need. Currently, 110 Northlanders have been trained in CERTs (Community Emergency Response Teams), and we have hundreds of congregation members registered to serve in the future. It’s time to take the commitment and turn that into action. The DRT has very specific areas where you can serve. You can join any of the teams at the Northland disaster-response website by going to and clicking on the “Serve Others” link, then clicking “Disaster Response.” Below is a summary of each of the teams and the teams’ responsibilities.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT TEAM The Behavioral Health Assessment Team travels with all other DRTs and provides emotional assessment and support to disaster survivors as well as the team members. The Behavioral Health Assessment Team may be called upon to help in the following ways: • Identify emotional and physiological symptoms of survivors. • Offer prayer and comfort to survivors. • Request and manage additional resources as needed (through local ESF-8, Emergency Support Functions). • Provide immediate intervention, if appropriate. • Act as a liaison with all disaster behavioral health responders. • Act as a liaison between the state and local EOC (Emergency Operations Center) on behavioral health issues. • Make coping information and self-care guidelines available to all responders. • Establish prayer lines and give counseling, spiritual guidance and stress management to survivors and first responders. COMMUNITY CARE TEAM The Community Care Team members have general disasterrelated duties. They perform a variety of tasks for local areas in need. They may be called upon to: • Distribute food, water, ice, diapers or other goods. • Register and coordinate unaffiliated/affiliated volunteers within the impacted areas. • Help remove debris or sheet rock, at times utilizing a chain saw. • Provide carpentry services, such as roof repairs, or help with construction for short- and long-term housing. • Establish the call center and a “telephone tree” when a disaster hits. • Act as a liaison with the ICS (Incident Command System) team and staff. ANIMAL CARE TEAM The Animal Care Team performs a variety of tasks for local pet owners in need and may be called upon to establish transitional pet shelters. KITCHEN AND FOOD PREP TEAM This team staffs the 18-wheel mobile kitchen trailers. There are several smaller teams necessary within this group. Food-service professionals as well as unskilled volunteers are welcome and needed on this team. The Kitchen and Food Prep Team may be called upon to:

Partner Spotlight Frontline Outreach BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service


hroughout the year, Northland partners with a number of organizations in the community. The goal is to share God’s love with others through service and to provide for the needs of our local community. This week we would like to highlight one of those partners, Frontline Outreach. Frontline Outreach is Orlando’s oldest outreach to urban children. In the heart of Orlando’s west side and surrounded by more than 1,000 housing units, Frontline Outreach offers educational and leadership programs for youths and families in urban Orlando. Frontline Outreach’s vision is to prepare young people to become world-class leaders through early childhood and character-development programs. The organization’s ministry initiatives include the Early Childhood Center, Orange County Head Start, after-school programs, recreational programs and more. Some of the many volunteer opportunities are for classroom moms, tutors, sports coaches, clerical workers/receptionists, and reading and book club mentors. Also, for the summer, certified lifeguards are needed.

For more information about Frontline Outreach or to learn about opportunities to serve, contact volunteer coordinator Stephanie Lutz ( or 407-2933000), visit, or go to its location at 3000 C.R. Smith St., Orlando.

Serve Team Projects juLY 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY/NiceServe July 10 . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve dinner juLY 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry July 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas in July, clean up To register or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website ( local/). There you can view the projects, times, locations and other information on these service opportunities. Details: Dana Kobosky (407949-7156 or dana.kobosky@

• Prepare and cook hot and cold meals for survivors and first responders within self-contained mobile-disaster professional kitchens of various sizes and capacities. • Set up and serve from food distribution lines. • Clean up all operations (this is separate from the prep and cook team). • Oversee safety and security of the team as well as those being served. MEDICAL CARE TEAM The Medical Care Team staffs the 18-wheel mobile medical units. There are several smaller teams necessary within this group, and a range of helpers, from medical professionals to unskilled volunteers, is needed. Medical Care Team members may be called upon to: • Set up community outreach in the field (including a clinic for underserved people). • Provide inoculations, medical support and firstresponse health care in dedicated mobile medical semitrailers and canvas shelters during a disaster. • Work as intake and triage personnel. TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE CARE TEAM The Transportation and Maintenance Care Team is responsible for the transportation, delivery and setup of the disaster-response equipment. Drivers must have a CDL class license. The team has a variety of needs, including maintenance staff able to repair equipment, logistics support and a multitude of other skills. The Transportation and Maintenance Care Team may be called upon to: • Transport the response vehicles to impacted areas (licensed CDL drivers only). • Help raise disaster-relief tents. • Repair equipment as necessary. • Provide maintenance on equipment to keep it in a good state of repair. • Drive forklift equipment as necessary. • Assemble and construct portable shelters. • Set up and take down mobile kitchen units. • Take down all operations when the team is done. • Ensure safety of operation. SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM The Search and Rescue Team is responsible for deploying search-and-rescue (SAR) efforts as directed by our partner, state-sponsored FLA-3 SAR. This team has openings for all levels of team members, including those with limited experience as well as those who can handle search dogs. This is the newest of the DRTs, and many people are able to participate in searches from all over the state.

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

Ongoing Needs at Longwood site

• Direct traffic as a parking lot attendant. The need is for all services. Details: James Li ( • Serve Communion once a month. Details: Lori Holton (lori. • Serve as an usher or greeter during any service. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan. • Set up classrooms on Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings. Details: Gary Moss (gary.moss@ For additional ongoing service opportunities at Longwood, visit serve/northland/.

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Servant Leadership Retreat*




Communion and Commissioning


Sundays, 9 to 10:15 a.m., room 13. For 6th– to 12thgraders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.

Lot 9 7-9 p.m.


MD CREW352 Four-week study


Wednesdays, through August 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Coyle home, 32312 Avington Road, Sorrento. Join us as we study Paul in Rome: Ancient Truth for Today’s Culture. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352-978-7004 or lyndsey.coyle@

High School Service Project 1-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.


OV AXIS: HSM & MSM Slip ’N’ slide


Wednesday, July 7, 5 to 8 p.m., location TBD. Bring a friend and a towel, wear your bathing suit (girls, one-piece or tankini), and come ready to get wet on our giant slip ’n’ slide! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students.

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Middle School Ministry

High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.


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Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@



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

High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.

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Lot 9 7-9 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 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.oviedo@



High School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.

Middle School Family BBQ 6:30-8:30 p.m.



Servant Leadership Retreat*

Middle School Lot 9 6:30-8:30 p.m.



High School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.

Middle School LUGRox 6:30-8:30 p.m.

31 Middle School Fall Retreat* — September 24-26

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

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?

Take the first step. Contact Shaylynn Stoner ( to get an application. Let’s see where God will take you!

College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)


LW Young Life Capernaum

Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. If you are a teen with special needs, join us. This includes dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or TEENS, volunteer to serve at capernaum. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.

MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)


High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.

Servant Leadership Retreat*



Middle & High School MINISTRIES

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 (


Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@

LW Service Projects

Fridays, through August 6, 1 to 5 p.m., meet in The Rink. Contact Jen Beres ( to find out what the weekly project is and what forms need to be completed prior.


The primary goal of the Student Ministries is to lead students to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique strengths and spiritual gifting so that they use those gifts and strengths to serve others. Students meet weekly to be equipped, held accountable and encouraged. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or

OV AXIS: HSM summer days

Wednesdays, June 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

OV AXIS: HSM Tijuana flats

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 (407-6878570 or



Northland at Longwood 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.

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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 Jesus as our loving Savior. He loved us so much that He gave up His life so we could be forgiven. When we show Him our love, that’s worship!



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A neighbor is anyone whom God puts in your life. Your neighbor can live in your home, in your town or in a country far away.

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Who’s there?


Today’s buzzword is LOVE.

I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________

Seagull who?

Sea-gullatians 5.

In the Bible?

Unscramble the letters below to spell the name of some of Paul’s neighbors.


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That’s Love

Galatians 5:13-14

Jesus loved us so much that He gave His life to free us from having to pay for our sins. Paul says to use that freedom to serve one another in love. He wrote, “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Paul explained, “Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud. It is not rude. It does not look out for its own interests. It does not easily become angry. It does not keep track of other people’s wrongs. Love is not happy with evil. But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken. It always protects, trusts, and hopes. It never gives up.” God will help you love your family and friends with that kind of love!


Draw a picture of one way you can love your neighbor. A “neighbor” is anyone you know or meet.

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

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

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This week love your neighbor as yourself. Your neighbor is anyone God places in your life. Think of a way you can love and serve your neighbors. Then do it.

Hey there! Why did you draw that?

V A child in grade school learned Jesus is in control of everything, even healing the centurion’s servant.

Search for and circle the words you find from Galatians 5:14: The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”


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to serving in Children’s Church as a check-in host and hall monitor at the 11 a.m. service. For the past two years, she has greeted children and their families lovingly as she assigns them to a classroom. She is caring and attentive to those in her presence. Patricia, we are honored to have you serving in Children’s Church, and thank you for your dedication!

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Children’s Ministries Prayer Team By Carol Moss Volunteer, Prayer Team Leader


n spring 2007, I felt the Lord impressing on me His desire for our children to learn early that He’s interested in their concerns and that He hears and answers their prayers. I am a grandmother, and little ones are very close to my heart. One day as I was coming home from church, God showed me clearly how to set up a team of people who would pray weekly for these children’s requests and be able to pray from home, without having to attend a prayer meeting. It was already my job to send to Joel, Vernon and the prayer team members copies of all the prayer cards each week. I already had a large database of intercessors whom I could contact who might want to be a part of this new team. After I shared the idea with the Children’s Ministries team, we began to plan. It took a couple of months to get everything up and running, but now each week the preschool and grade school teachers turn in all their children’s prayer requests, along with their own. These are e-mailed to a team of 24 people who pray for them. The team is small, but mighty. God has handpicked this team, and these team members are faithful to pray for these little ones. I’m amazed at how often the children ask for prayer for their friends or someone other than themselves. One of our team members called to tell me that she’s moving up north to her old hometown and

her previous church, but that she was already in touch with the pastor, telling him all about the Children’s Prayer Team. He wants her to help the children’s department set up the same thing at their church. What a way to be distributed! We hate to lose her, but in one week, God has brought another woman on board who wants to be a part of the team. Student Ministries is in the process of setting up a similar team. So the children’s team is praying now for the formation of the youth team. If you are interested in participating with one of these prayer teams, contact Carol Moss (carol.moss@ to set up a phone interview.

Children’s and Family Library


orthland’s children’s library was started with a donation from Janet Whiteside and her daughters, in honor of her husband and their father, H. Custer Whiteside. Custer was a teacher for more than thirty years, and the Whiteside family served the 2-year-olds during Northland’s Sunday morning services. The library is located in the early childhood wing, just past the bookstore, and is open before and after services as well as weekdays. It provides books to encourage, edify and equip children and their parents. One step inside its doors, and you’ll find a fun environment that will encourage families to enjoy reading together. Among the titles available are popular books children and young people enjoy, as well as classic books children have been enjoying for generations. The library of about 2,500 books has something for beginning readers to young teens. Stop by and check out a book for summer reading!

Favorite Reads For preschool and early elementary: • Veggie Tales books: God Made You Special and Three Pirates and a Duck • Max Lucado book: God’s Great Big Love for Me • Picture book biographies: A Picture Book of George Washington and A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. For ages 9-12: • The Young Women of Faith “Lily” series. Begin with book 1, Here’s Lily!, and read on through book 14, Lily’s Passport to Paris.

Carol Moss knows the power of prayer.

Details: Bethany Durys (407-937-0541 or bethany.

Northland’s Resource Library Has Tools to Help You Grow in Faith


id you know that Northland has a Resource Library? It is available to any family, group or individual who wants to grow in the faith through Christ-centered studies. Below is information to assist you as you check out the library.

help you continue to grow in these areas, consider the group resources listed below. Instructions for attaining these free resources are on this page, in the Resource Library article.

What can I find in the Resource Library?

• The Body: What It Means to Be God’s People (three weeks, workbook plus video), by Charles Colson

Relevant group and individual Bible studies, Christ-centered topical studies, and DVD and video formats.

In this new video series, based on his Christian Book of the Year, Colson addresses the growing discontent with

What topics are available? The topics include growing in faith, apologetics, social issues, prayer, teachings of Jesus, Christian living themes, basic Christian concepts, family and marriage themes, spiritual disciplines and many others.

• Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down (eight weeks, workbook plus video), by Dr. Kevin Leman Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down is packed with tools you need to underwrite your kids’ lives with a solid sense of self-worth and confidence. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find steps to follow in your own family, plus self-evaluating questions that help you gain insight into your own parenting style. Also included is a question-and-answer section to quickly reference specific problem areas.

• Better Together: 40 Days of Community (six weeks, video series with workbook), by Rick Warren

What authors’ resources are in the library?

40 Days of Community will help move your congregation toward spiritual maturity and a meaningful life on earth, revealing how God uses other people for your good and growth. From the beginning, God’s plan has been that you will fulfill His purposes in community with other people – people in your church family, in your small group and in the world around you. The Bible says we were formed for fellowship, and it’s only in community that we learn life’s most important lesson – how to love.

Authors include Lee Strobel, Rick Warren, Henry Blackaby, Beth Moore, Larry Crabb, Dennis Miller, Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, John Piper and many more. A complete list of titles and authors is available in the Northland Bookstore.

How can I check out materials from the Resource Library? Call Suzanne McCutchen, Resource Library coordinator (407-971-2050) for details. Items that are reserved can be picked up and returned at the Student Ministries and Care Center reception desk.

increasingly hostile world, there is a deepening hunger among believers for a real faith, unbound by culture and free to change lives and society.

Utilize the Resource Library to start your own in-home small group study. There are hundreds of topics to choose from and all the studies come with instructions.

What group resources are available that relate to Pastor Joel’s recent sermons? This year Pastor Joel has been preaching about building healthy families. This summer he is continuing to focus on relationships. If your family, friends or small group is looking for resources to

the superficial views of the body of Christ. He offers a fresh vision of the church and its role in the world today, providing practical answers as to how the church can reassert its biblical identity and become, once again, light in the darkness. As Christianity faces an

• 40 Days of Love (six weeks, video series with workbook), by Rick Warren Unearth the core of Jesus’ ministry in how we show love to the people God has placed in our lives here on earth. How can we communicate more like Jesus? How do we love our Creator, our neighbors and ourselves? Let’s discover together a love that is patient, kind, forgiving and unselfish, and always speaks the truth, all during this journey into the very heart of the matter.

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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 (, or contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ or 407 949 7183).


Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin JULY 4. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ or 407-937-1832)


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


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

LW Celebrate Recovery

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ or • Women’s Step Study Tuesdays, 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 ( • Men’s Step Study Tuesdays, 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@

LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770) LW GriefShare

Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of


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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)

caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or

and ride up the coast to Port Canaveral for lunch on the inlet. The ride will be at highway speeds and will be weather permitting. Call for meeting location.

LW Parents of the Prodigals

LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Carissa Curran ( or 407-221-1241)

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)

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

LW PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety)

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)


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 Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer ( MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter

Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Eustis. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-4082640 or


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 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 LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi ( or 321-746-9588) 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

LW Covering Care Blanket Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; or first Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals and people in need in the community. Details and donations: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575) LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP Last Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5105. Discuss modern science discovery in light of God’s word. Details: Kent Cofoid ( LW Financial peace university

alumni banquet Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Connect with other FPU graduates and hear testimonies of changed lives. Members of Dave Ramsey’s team are flying in to celebrate with you and encourage you along your journey to financial freedom. Buffet and beverages will be provided. This event is free, but tickets are required. Child care is available. Visit for tickets. Details: Jo-Anne Holleran (407-937-1772 or

LW GOLF — links fellowship • Friday, July 9, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $34 • Saturday, July 17, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $30 • Friday, July 23, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food optional — costs extra). Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407880-9932 or LW Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join the Kingdom Advisors lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Details: Philip van Staden (407-339-9090) LW Moms4moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. • Once a month, Mondays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Child care provided with registration for infants to 5-year-olds. • Once a month, Sundays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. No child care provided. Registration required. Details and specific dates: LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Landers (407-333-2612) • Cruise to the Cape Sunday, July 11, 9 a.m., and departing at 9:30. Cross the St. Johns and Indian rivers

LW SINGLE PURPOSE (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Study John Ortberg’s new book and DVD series, The Me I Want To Be. Learn how it’s not about you becoming a new or different you, but becoming the best you that God meant you to be. Attend or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Details: Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen ( LW SOCCER – ACHE On break June 1 through July 16 due to field maintenance. Details: Mike Cannavo (407359-0191) LW softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. Details: or LW SUMMER CONNECTION GROUP Second and fourth Thursdays of June, July and August, 7 p.m. This group is for fostering supportive, caring relationships and encouraging Christian growth. Details: Judy Ann Mumford (386-753-9376 or jamumford@ LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details:

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

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, July 11, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. or 407-9497188). 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


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Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss ( or 407949-7180)

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

Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Rebecca Sheahan ( or 407-683-3566)

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23

Sundays, through 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)

LW New Life Ministry Lose It for Life

Saturdays, 4:45 to 6:15 p.m., rooms 420910. Get biblical hope and direction to change the way you think about weight, eating habits and your self-image. Come any week, and if you decide to continue, purchase materials in the Northland Bookstore for $55 (no returns on prepaid material). Child care is available with a reservation. Registration fee: $5. Details and registration: Mary Lou or Keith Caskey ( or 407-792-1636)

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


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. In this four- to six-week study, Dan Miller will help you make successful career and job decisions by understanding your God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams and passions. Details: Karen and Ben Kim ( or 407-365-2332)

LW James, 1 and 2 Peter


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

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

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

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW The Joy of Living Wednesdays, through June 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. A six-week interdenominational Bible study of the books of John and Jude. Details: Dianne Brennan (407-310-8378)

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

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

CHILDREN LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 27 to July 25. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June 27 to August 1. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: TBD. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.


Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-2273072 or or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@

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LW Great Dads Class

Sundays, through 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

LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath ( OV Men’s 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. 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@

WOMEN LW Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or OV He Speaks to Me Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. This study: based on the book He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God, by Priscilla Evans Shirer, covers life lessons from the account of God’s speaking to the boy Samuel. By learning to listen to God’s voice and obeying Him, we will enter into a closer relationship with God and have a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington ( or 407977-6742) OV

When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back In the Box Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. Using games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, learn what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s Kingdom. Using humor, terrific stories, and a focus on winning “the right trophies,” John Ortberg paints a vivid picture of the priorities all Christians will want to embrace. Details: Linda McGrath ( or 407-574-3249)

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

Longwood: or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Cyndi Lott or 407-579-5908

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LW communion servers

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

LW Computer repairs/maintenance Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte ( LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

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


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


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

LW Ushers and greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@northland or 407-937-0544) MD photographer

Take photos of regular activities and special events at the Mount Dora site for use in the newspaper, and on the blog and website. Must have your own digital camera and supply high-resolution images. Details: Dede Caruso (

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


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


Saturday, July 3, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, July 5, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. To reduce your waiting time you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters. org. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@


First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or

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


HELP WOMEN TRANSITIONING FROM JAIL to Community Christian women are needed to befriend and support other Christian women who have decided to follow Christ and start a new life. Details: Linda Moedinger (


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


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

LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or LW PETPALS Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager ( or 407-6994903) 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


This home in Lake County is a Christ-centered residence to 16 abandoned, displaced, underprivileged and medically needy children. They are supported by churches and individuals with a heart for children. Details on how you can help support them visit Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@


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

OV International Friendship Ministries

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

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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 ( Wednesday, July 14, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally, and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (www. or 407-514-4356) • support group First Monday of each month, 7 p.m, First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Here they encourage parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-3226850 or Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Details and directions: Luis Rodriguez (407-687-7173) HEALING GRACE Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628) READERS MINISTRY Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Experience is not necessary. Additional opportunities through this multigenerational ministry — Nanas, Papas and Reading Buddies — include tutoring Goldsboro’s second- and third-graders. Details: Elaine Gritter ( or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey ( or 407-323-9433) Smart Marriages, Happy Families Conference Thursday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 11, noon, Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando. Choose to learn from among 200 experts who will present the latest marriage and relationship tools and innovations in this interactive conference. Browse more than 100 helpful exhibits. The conference is sponsored by The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education. Full conference cost is approximately $415; partial conference cost is $195. Details and registration: www.

men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years ( that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or Larrie Kitchen (407-462-4828) Mulligan — Everyone Needs a Second Chance Study Wednesdays, through 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 ( or 407-539-1272) 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 (

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 WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, ( an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham ( or 407-522-4797) Wounded Heart Group Mondays, beginning July 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join this 15-week study with other sexual abuse survivors. Embark on an honest, hopeful and healing exploration of the damage that childhood sexual abuse causes, utilizing the book Wounded Heart, by Dan Allender, and its companion workbook. Details: Elizabeth Pennock ( or 407-9494000, ext. 1748)

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

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

women Community Fellowship Group Third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive, DeBary. Enjoy interesting speakers and Christian fellowship. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries ( Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ or 386-753-1191) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or DIVORCED/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 JESUS, CEO Fridays, through August 27, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). A summer study of the national bestseller by Laurie Beth Jones, Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership, using ancient wisdom for visionary leadership, a practical, step-by-step guide to communicating with and motivating people. Books will be available at the study, online and at local bookstores. Details: Cindy Price ( or 407-221-3981)


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).

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

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


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

OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ or 407-415-7678) OV Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Cyndi Lott (407-579-5908 or cyndi. Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen ( bed sheets and pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list ( Details: or 407-302-5220


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vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida ( It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or

Looking for local job listings? You can find them at

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Great Ministry Opportunity in China BY DR. DON PEDERSON Northland Elder

Come to the Water


wo people were baptized recently at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins, with Minister Tommy Novak officiating. You, too, may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of your personal faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life (Matthew 28:19). The next baptism is Sunday, July 11. See page 11 for details.


ow would you like to experience life on a vibrant university campus in Beijing? As a facilitator in the Total Immersion Program (TIP) at Peking University, you could. If you are a native speaker of English, you are qualified, and it is even possible to receive free lodging and a monthly stipend.

What is TIP? TIP is an English-only program designed to improve students’ oral English in only 17 days. A unique feature of TIP is that it uses a right-brained, student-centered, childlike approach to learning. TIP students are elementary school English teachers who come from the most impoverished corners of China to improve their language skills. They accomplish this by participating in different activities throughout the day, such as class time, game time, morning motivational time, meals and so on. By surrounding themselves in a totally English environment, students improve their English quickly. By attacking their limitations, building their confidence and committing themselves, students are successful in their personal and professional learning.

What are the options? TIP needs both short-term and long-term facilitators (teachers) for the following programs: Kevin Hinkle

Vivian Moomey

And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also — not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. –1 Peter 3:21 (NIV)

Got News?

1 year (or more!): • Monthly stipend of 3,000 RMB (about $450). • Free housing. • Round trip international economy class airfare provided (up to $1,200). • Health insurance in China provided. • Free TESOL training given. • Free Mandarin version of TIP available to you. • Bachelor’s degree required, but no teaching experience needed. • Health permitting, no age limit. • Any 10 months plus training duration. Summer session (about four weeks): • No degree or teaching experience required. • Health permitting, no age limit (children are welcome). • Includes teaching methodology training. • Room and board cost is $200 per week plus travel costs. • Summer session dates: June 23 to July 28 and/or July 23 to August 29.

Recently married or engaged? Have a new addition to the family? Send your wedding and newborn pictures plus details to the Northland News (newspaper@

Benefits You will have the opportunity to develop friendships and share the love of Christ with Chinese teachers who have the potential to impact many in their communities. In addition, you will be able to attend Haidien Church, the only Chinese church with an English language worship service.

Next Steps For more information, e-mail Don Pederson ( or go to www.esec. org. If you are ready to take the next step, e-mail to start the application process!

FINANCIAL REPORT As of june 21, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at 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

211,674 (13,427) 23,682 (11,208)

259,991 235,356 (24,635)

Surplus/ (Deficit)







6,499,775 5,894,066 (605,709)*

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,903,333 *Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve. ....................................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE: Weekend of June 19 to 21, 2010 Northland at Longwood 6,259 Northland at Mount Dora 203 Northland at Oviedo 292 Northland online 1,445 at 833 sites Total 8,199 at 836 sites

Be a Missionary in Your Own Home Host a Japanese student in August By Warren Griffith


ission To Japan, a Northland-supported ministry, is bringing a group of Japanese high school and college students to Orlando to study English, learn about the Bible and go sightseeing August 2 to 31. The program allows Mission To Japan to share the Gospel with Japanese students who know little about Christianity. Host families are needed to make a student a part of their family for the month (students will be away on a beach retreat August 9 to 13). Mission To Japan will take care of the students during the day by providing English and Bible classes, and by taking the students sightseeing. Host families are needed to provide a room, some meals and a loving Christian home. Host families simply drop their student off at Northland by 9:15 a.m. each weekday, and pick up their student in the early evenings. A host family orientation is provided to help you have a great experience. Why not take a step of faith and allow your whole family to be part of a mission opportunity to share the love of Christ with a student from Japan? Details: Warren Griffith (407-273-4454 or info@



Whom do I contact if:

Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809

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 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 I want to get involved in a local servE Day, 407-949-4000 or visit I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or

Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . 407-949-7169 Owusu Amaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168

LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 / Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Join the Northland Church Bookstore community on Facebook Donna Duckhorn, Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch. net or 407-683-3566) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ or 407-683-3566) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ or 407-683-3566)

STUDENT Ministries Shaylynn Stoner, Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194


Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4402 Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . 407-949-4039 Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0544 Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-328-4785

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is on the left side of the highway. Look for the “Northland” sign. Mount Dora Blog Website . . . . . General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 Lyndsey Coyle, CREW352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-978-7004 Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355

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

While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee. We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs. Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center.


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

Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.





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

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


Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Refining Relationships With Your Spouse or Friends Scripture focus:

Galatians 5:13-14 (NASB)

Worship focus:


For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”


Worship Christ today for the freedom He gives. His salvation frees us to truly love and serve one another.

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

Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before His passion prayed for His disciples that they might be one, as You and He are one; Grant that Your church, being bound together in love and obedience to You, may be united in one body by the one spirit, that the world may believe in Him whom You have sent, Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP)

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter


Happy Together


Growing Together as We Grow in Christ


Repairing Broken Necessary Relationships


Luke 15:20-32

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Northland News Vol 11/Iss 26  

June 26 to July 3, 2010