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JULY 3 - 10, 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 rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.”

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE


Saturday, JULY 3

4:00 pm 4:45 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

Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW

SUNday, July 4

7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4209 4204 Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC

MONDAY, july 5 HOLIDAY 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

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

4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC

TUESday, JUly 6

6:45 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:45 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 Nature’s Table Café Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

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

The Rink/SMCC 4205 4206-7 1111/SMCC

THURsday, JULY 8

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

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

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

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

Saturday, JULY 10

8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

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

The Rink/SMCC CWW Parking Lot 9


Word Weavers Buddy Break Prayer Meeting Lose it For Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Free Disney Concert with Britt Nicole

F.Hall/SMCC CWW Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

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

TUESday, JUly 6 6:15 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

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

CREW352 Luke and Acts Bible Study

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2-3 Moore home

SUNday, July 4

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

MONDAY, july 5

Secrets of the Vine

Tuesday, JUly 6

6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Gathering Adult Small Group

WEDNESDAY, JUly 7 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

AXIS: HSM & MSM Slip n’ Slide Summer Prayer Service

Friday, July 9

10:00 am Grade School Splash Day

Saturday, JULY 10

Men’s Small Group

9:00 am

Worship* (cc)

WEDNESDAY, JUly 7 9:30 am

Women’s Bible Study

Saturday, JULY 10 9:30 am

Men in the Word

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JOIN any of these worship sites: florida

Harrington Home

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Oviedo Aquatic Center



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

Rooms 2-3 Calvary Chapel


7:15 am

Friday, JULY 9

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

SUNday, July 4

7:00 pm

WEDNEsday, JUly 7 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

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

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

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: SANCTUARY


Upstairs FLC


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)

¿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!

ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

About God, Northland or anything else

Worship Times

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

Details: Lori Holton (407-949-4000 or



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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 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., Lot 9 Cost: $10 (includes t-shirt). All proceeds go to Rapha House, a Christian safe house for the victims of human trafficking. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or

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

world. Alan Chantelau, Northland’s director of Missionary Care and Development, will share stories of ministry taking place around the world. Through your tithes and offerings, Northland supports a variety of Kingdom efforts. Come hear about a few of them and pray specifically for the work God is doing in other countries.


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.


The children made cards to go in the to help encourage the hygiene kit recipients.

Each week you can view upcoming opportunities through these ways: • Northland News (this section right here!) • Facebook fan page ( • E-mail (Receive a weekly update. Sign up by e-mailing sean.


With the holiday this weekend, we know it’s a great time to spend with family and friends celebrating this time of year. Though there is not an organized gathering after the service this week, consider grabbing some friends and enjoying a meal at Nature’s Table Café!

JULY 11 — Pray for Our Missionaries

After the worship service this week, we invite you to stay for a few minutes and pray for various missionaries serving around the

Sunday night congregants assembled hundreds of hygiene kits.

The kits will be shared by several Northland partners that minister to local homeless people.

mountdoranews Hungry for More of Him BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

“The seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” — Luke 8:15 (NIV)


n “The Parable of the Sower” of Luke 8:4-15, Jesus reveals the different responses humans have to the Word of God. Some people hear the Truth and flatly reject it. Others show some spiritual interest but quickly fall away. Still others embrace the Truth of God and become Christians. But Jesus drills down, drawing a distinction among believers. Here’s what He says: “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” — Luke 8:14-15 (NIV) The “seed” is the Word of God. One man believes but chronically stumbles in suffering and sin and never reaches his full potential as a Christian. The other man believes and, despite the same obstacles, perseveres through them and lives a fruitful life in Christ. What marks the difference? The answer lies in their hunger for God.

King David was a man who was hungry for more of God in his life. Nothing filled him up like the Lord. He wrote, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple” (Psalm 27:4, NIV). David had great power, a prosperous family, tremendous wealth and widespread influence. Yet he considered all that secondary to knowing, loving, seeking and worshiping God. How did he do it? The poem gives the answer. He committed to “dwell in,” “gaze upon” and “seek him” every day of his life. Even when he fell into adultery, deception and murder, and even though these sins brought trouble for the rest of his days (read it in 2 Samuel 11-20), he retained the love of God and persevered to the end of his life. Are you hungry for more of God in your life? Are you struggling but want to be hungry for God? He sees your heart for Him and desires to fill it. Here are a few ways that you can stir up a hunger for more of God in your life: • Read His Word. Spend time in the Bible every day. It is truly the words of God, written for your encouragement, direction and growth. Read one to two chapters a day. I suggest starting in Luke or John, then moving on to Acts or Romans. • Pray, pray, pray. Build a continual conversation with the Holy Spirit. Spend as much time praying about an issue as you do thinking about that issue. • Worship Him. Pay Jesus homage, respect and honor. Tell Him how awesome He is. The psalms are a great assistant in your worship time. • Repent regularly. Be quick to confess your sins to the Lord as they come up. Tell Him the faulty thoughts and feelings you have, too, and ask Him to heal you of those. • Think God’s thoughts. Strive in every circumstance to ask the Lord how He views the situation, what His will and

desire would be. This includes your own self-talk. • Find godly friends. No one is an island. Hungry Christians need to be around hungry Christians, for encouragement, accountability and challenge. • Serve and give. Don’t store up your time, talent and wealth for yourself. Serve others and give liberally to God’s causes. Build a lifestyle like this. As a minister of the Gospel, my great desire is to see you become hungry for more of God in your life. Please receive this prayer as God’s invitation to a deeper walk with Him:

“Holy Spirit, I ask You to give the reader

of this column a deep hunger for more of You in his or her life. I ask You to speak to this person through Your Word and in prayer. I ask You to fill this person’s heart with worshipfulness and repentance. I ask You to change this person’s thoughts to become increasingly like Yours. I ask You to bring God-hungry people into this person’s life who can help in his or her journey with You. And I ask You to fill this person’s mind with a desire to serve others and to give to Your causes, and then bring the opportunities to do so. And I pray this, for my brother or sister in Christ, in Jesus’ name.




1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

The Importance of Prayer JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister


e have been meeting on Wednesday nights for several weeks 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? Rather than your taking my word for it, for the last few weeks, I simply have been listing some verses on the importance of prayer for us, His people! (All are taken from the NIV.) Luke 22:40: “On reaching the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’” John 14:13-14: “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 15:7: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” John 16:23: “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” Romans 8:26: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

1 Corinthians 14:15: “So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.” Ephesians 6:18-19: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Colossians 1:9-15: “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:8: “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.” Hebrews 4:16: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” James 1:6-7: “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord.” 1 Peter 3:7: “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7: “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 3:21-22: “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.”

Colossians 4:2: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”


alrededordenorthland El ministerio está esparciendo las noticias de su bondad – en Español Por Mike Fernández Líder del Ministerio Hispano


esde hace tres meses, Northland tiene servicios religiosos traducidos al español los domingos a las 9 am y 11 am. Una de las cosas más interesantes de conocer personas de diferentes culturas, especialmente cristianos, es que aprendemos más acerca de Dios desde sus perpectivas, lo que enriquece el cuerpo de Cristo de otras culturas. Las culturas aprenden de otras, y esto nos ayuda a servirles mejor, y aprendemos de ellas. El pastor Joel recientemente nos recordó que estamos unidos en la sangre de Jesucristo. Un aspecto maravilloso de las escrituras es que nuestra unidad está en la persona y trabajo de Jesucristo, y que Él está en todas las culturas y trasciende todas las culturas. Desde que Northland comenzó a ofrecer el servicio traducido al español en línea y en su sede en Longwood, ha sido un placer conocer más hispanoparlantes provenientes de diversas culturas hispanas, como Clara de Colombia y su esposo José de Puerto Rico. El disfruta oyendo al pastor Joel en inglés mientras ella lo hace en español a través del intérprete. Ambos adoran la predicación centrada en Cristo y la alabanza. Con ese amor, Clara aprecia y agradece al Señor y ahora está solicitando ser voluntaria de los ministerios de niños de Northland. Las escrituras nos dicen que somos un cuerpo, una iglesia, con muchas partes. Gálatas 3:26-28 dice: “Todos ustedes son

hijos de Dios a través de la fé en Cristo Jesús, todos los que han sido bautizados en Cristo se han revestido con Cristo. No hay ni judío, ni griego, ni esclavo o libre, ni hombre o mujer, sino que todos son uno solo en Cristo Jesús” (NVI) Es de gran estímulo (reconfortante) ver el cuerpo de la iglesia trabajando juntos y honrando a Dios por lo que Él es y por lo que Él ha hecho por medio de Cristo. Con esto como base, y a la medida que el ministerio hispano se revela como un regalo importante para otros (de la manera como el ministerio hispano se revela como un regalo importante para otros), estamos satisfaciendo la ley real de amar a Dios y a nuestros hermanos. El caso del voluntariado de Clara es un gran ejemplo de esto. A medida que crecemos juntos tomando clases bíblicas, alabando juntos en la iglesia o a través del Internet, sirviendo a los otros, reconfortándonos unos a otros a madurar en Cristo, recordemos que la sangre, que es más espesa que el agua, fué la que fué derramada “por” nosotros en la cruz. Jesús nos une a todos, Él está en todas las culturas y las trasciende. Será maravilloso ver como Dios le da forma a este ministerio para su gloria. Hago un llamado a aquellos voluntarios con diferentes aptitudes para que sirvan en este ministerio. Que el Señor nos use a todos a espacir las buenas nuevas de su bondad. Invite a sus vecinos a unirse a nosotros a escuchar el servicio en español ya sea en la iglesia o a través del Internet. >>>

(English translation on page 14.)

Culto Tiempos

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.! Cuando el lugar de culto, recoger a los auriculares de interpretación en el Centro de Bienvenida. Detalles: Ruth Sapp (407949-4039 or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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¿Necesitas una Biblia?

Canciones de Biblias en español están disponibles en el Centro de Bienvenida. Detalles: Ruth Sapp (407949-4039 or



Northland Family Celebrate & Serve Night The next step in serving … are you ready for this? BY MICHAEL VAN HUIS Northland Executive Director, Service


he service here has ended. Your service has just begun.” Pastor Vernon Rainwater often closes Northland’s worship services with these words of benediction. God has called Northland to worship everywhere, every day. Thousands answer that call each week by gathering locally and online around the world to worship together, and then living out each day of the week in a life of worship. God also has called Northland to serve in the local and global community. Thousands are answering that call as well. So what does the next step look like for us as we find ways to worship God and serve others everywhere, every day? Are you ready for this?

Why Do We Serve? BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service


hether it’s within the church or out in the general community, there is a lot of talk these days about service and doing something for others. Many groups focus on doing something for others because it’s the right thing to do or because it makes you feel like you’ve done something worthwhile. Both of those are definitely true about service and are certainly valid reasons for serving others. However, as Christians, we have a Christ-centered approach to service. For us, service means so much more. It is not about making ourselves feel good or just doing something nice for others. Instead, service is another area of our lives in which we are brought to God in worship! Think about most of the stories of Jesus in the Bible. He’s usually involved in serving others. Jesus, the Son of God, Creator of the universe, is out in the community, getting His hands dirty and meeting the basic needs of the people around Him so that His Father in Heaven would be glorified through it. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve....” (Mark 10:45). Therefore, as sons and daughters of God, service is not just something we do; it’s part of who we are. It’s not about us; rather, it’s about what God is doing in us and through us to glorify Him. Jesus showed us that service is worship! I want to encourage you today to worship God. Worship Him in song and praise here in the sanctuary or online, but don’t forget to take your worship outside of the building. Worship Him in your dayto-day work, in your interactions with others, and through serving those around you. Serve by finding a need in the community that you can meet, and let God take care of the rest!

In an effort to bring our worlds of worship and service together, Northland Family Celebrate & Serve Night will begin with worship as young artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp present The Story, a celebration of who God is and what He has done. After this time of worship, everyone will gather in the foyer to pack more than 15,000 meals to serve the needs of the children of Haiti. All ages can help! One hundred percent of admission proceeds will be used to purchase meal supplies for Kids Against Hunger. Your ticket cost will purchase supplies to pay for more than 40 meals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12; children under age 3 are admitted free. Tickets are available online. Visit www. and select the “Events” tab. Then select the Northland Family Celebrate & Serve Night listing. That will provide you with more information and instructions on purchasing tickets. How might God move in the hearts of friends and family members you invite? How might He speak to you? How might this evening affect the mind-set of future generations? Come and see. (Continued on page 14.)

Four Ways You Can Serve Today We know it can be difficult to find one service project that fits everyone’s schedule and talents. That’s why we try to provide a variety of opportunities for you to serve others! Here are a few ideas that can help you incorporate service into your families, your small groups and your lives. 1. Sign up for a Local Serve Day. Approximately one Saturday a month, Northland has a church-wide service day. A number of projects are available on these days, and they are geared toward all abilities and ages. Projects start at 8 a.m. and are typically completed by noon. Local Serve Days are an easy way to get you, your family and friends involved in a day of service together! Our next Local Serve Day is July 10. You can find out more about the projects and sign up by visiting

Bring friends, family ... even the kids ... to a Local Serve Day.

2. Volunteer at Northland. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make our weekend worship services complete. Northland needs many types of volunteers, including children’s teachers and helpers, greeters, Communion servers and parking attendants, among others. Serve before or after the service you regularly attend, or even another day. (Continued on page 14.)

There’s nothing like being greeted with a smile and being handed your favorite newspaper, the Northland News.

Pray for Our July Distributed Journeys BY pattI harshey Northland Distributed Journeys Administrator, Service


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

Egypt: July 1 to 12

— The purpose of this trip is to demonstrate God’s love to youths in a sports camp so they will come into a personal relationship with Christ. Team members will do this by building relationships, serving and sacrificing, and being one of the youths. Team members: Jerry Biuso, Jeanne Brennan, Chris Charon, Chuck Corso, Nick Grandchamp, Jon Howard, Brittany Hutchison, JT Lacich, Jeremy Meyer, Ivan Portillo, Josh Smith, Brent Tallman, Travis Wade, Scott Watt and Tony Weremeichik. Please pray: • that God will prepare the hearts and minds of the team members, and that they will have true servant’s hearts. • that God will touch the lives of the campers and many will come to know Him. • that the team members can be a blessing and encouragement to the Egyptian staff that they will be serving alongside. • for health and safety.

Haiti (IsleGO Mission trip): July 10 to 17 —

This team will fly into Port-au-Prince and then travel to Jacmel, Haiti. The team members will do construction, food distribution, children’s ministry and evangelism with the people of that country. Team members: Jack Gritter, Fred Johnson, Josh Loomis, Linda McGrath, James Miller, Andre Pilipchuck, Charlene Rivera, Theresa Roy, Robert Slezak and Katie Wagner. Please pray: • for travel safety and good health. • that the team members would be “the church,” one body, serving Christ everywhere.

Ukraine: July 16 to 30 — This team will support New Life Church in running a summer camp and building relationships with the students there through sports and other activities. In building the relationships, this team will have the opportunity to share Christ with them. Team members: Leigha Corso, Tim Icardi, Shayna Kott, James Li, Katie McCombs, Cody McMurrin, Taylor McMurrin, Anya Mikolyuk, Cassie Paszkiewicz, Matt Snyder, Anthony Stockbridge and Austin Taylor. Please pray: • for safe travel for the team. • that the Ukrainian students would be open to the Gospel. Dominican Republic: July 17 to 24 — This team will support the work of the New Missions missionaries by showing Christ’s love through service to the community. This team, consisting of a wide range of ages starting at age 4, will assist with Vacation Bible School as well as community outreach with families and repainting a mission school. Team members: Lisa and Jacqueline Gailey; John Lawless; John, Becky, Wesley, Emma and Maggie Madonna; Rick, Lucee, Ciera and Ryanna Price; Morgan Ratledge; Ryan, Jen, Abby and Hannah Raymond; Steve and Becky Weldon; and Bill, Michelle, Alex and Jacob Young. Please pray: • that God will be glorified through the team’s actions and words. • that the hearts of the children will be open to God’s message. • that the team members will recognize and act appropriately on the needs around them. • for safe travels. • for the remainder of the team’s needed funds to be raised and needed supplies to be gathered.

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Middle & High School MINISTRIES LW Young Life Capernaum

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.







TUE 6 Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.

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Middle School Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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Middle School Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.







Servant Leadership Retreat*




Communion and Commissioning




High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.

(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

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.

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



Middle School Ministry

High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.


Lot 9 7-9 p.m.


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



High School Service Project 1-5 p.m.

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

Lot 9 7-9 p.m.

OV AXIS: MSM Summer days



High School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.

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



Servant Leadership Retreat*



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)


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.

Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or

Wednesdays, July 14 and 21, 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.


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



Northland at Longwood Summer programs

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Wednesdays, July 14 and 21, 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 students.oviedo@


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We worship Jesus as the Peacemaker. He made a way for God the Father to forgive us. He brought peace between God and all people.

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




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Prodigal means wasteful. The prodigal son wasted all the money his father gave him.

Bzzz. Bzzz.


Who’s there?

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



Luke who?

Luke and see.

Luke and see who?

Unscramble the letters below to spell the name of the parable of the wasteful son.



Luke 15:20-32

In the parable of the Prodigal Son, the younger son left home to spend his inheritance money foolishly on wild living. When he finally returned, his father was filled with tender love for his son. He ran to him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him. When the son explained how sorry he was, the father forgave him and had a big celebration. When the older son heard the music and dancing, he became angry. He refused to go in, even when his father begged him. He had always worked very hard for his father, but had never been given a celebration. Yet, when his brother, who had wasted his father’s money, came home, everyone celebrated. The older son was jealous. How would you make peace in this family?


__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer:

The Prodigal Son

Luke and see a happy family.

Draw a picture of the father hugging his son when he came home.



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

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

Hey there! Why did you draw that?

Katie drew a picture of God parting the Red Sea.

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r of the week e e nt Sebrina has answered u ol the call for being a summer


This week, pray for your own family. Forgive your family members and ask for them to forgive you when you have sinned against them.

substitute in Children’s Church for the past two years. She has faithfully served as a secondgrade teacher at the 9 a.m. service. She loves teaching the children who God is and what He has done, and is energetic, kind and considerate to all who come in contact with her. Thank you, Sebrina, for sharing your time and talents with us in Children’s Ministries.

Search for and circle the words the father told the older son in Luke 15:32: “We had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”


7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949net) ch. hur ndc thla nor nik@ blah debbie.



Summer Reads From Pastor Gus


hile summer can be a difficult time to participate in a class or join a group, with all the unpredictable schedules and occasional travels, it is the perfect time to catch up on reading. Here are some personal recommendations from Pastor Gus that you’ll enjoy, available in the Northland Bookstore.

Conversational Evangelism: How to Listen and Speak So You Can Be Heard, by Norman Geisler and David Geisler This refreshing, practical resource is ideal for both individuals and churches. Readers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters to accomplish great things when they switch from trying to witness effectively to trying to communicate effectively and show His compassion. A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, by Paul E. Miller Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of life and allow prayer (even when poorly delivered) to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World, by Richard Stearns The former CEO of Lenox, an American tableware company, describes his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and passionately calls for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang World Relief staffers Soerens and Hwang move beyond rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths about immigration, show the limits of the current immigration system, and offer concrete ways for you to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors. The Story Factor: Secrets of Influence from the Art of Storytelling, by Annette Simmons This modern classic, revised and expanded, tells how the age-old art of storytelling can transform the way we communicate – and the way we do business. Fresh Vision for the Muslim World, by Mike Kuhn “The stakes are high because the church is commissioned to make disciples of the nations” (p. 160). Because of this commission, Kuhn raises a number of interesting, challenging and sometimes troubling questions and offers insights gained after 22 years of working among Muslims in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He challenges believers to “accept the call to live the gospel in the world and among Muslims.”

Pastor Gus Davies.

Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus, by Steve Sjogren The real-life stories contained in this book illuminate how every follower of Christ can become an effective evangelist through unassuming acts of kindness – simple behaviors that communicate the love of God more persuasively than words.

PeaceSeekers Teaches Biblical Approach to Handling Conflict


t was one of those husband-and-wife spats – you know, the kind that start out as a simple disagreement and then get heated. The wife was a teacher and had developed a tone and volume that could control a class of 30. The husband was an attorney, well-versed in how to argue and set a trap with leading questions. As the discussion grew into an argument, each side used his or her best skills to “win” the debate. As things were getting rough, the wife excused herself to use the restroom, and then returned to the verbal boxing event. It was as if both sides returned to their corners, planning their strategy for the next round. But this was no ordinary couple. The husband in this story was Ken Sande, president of Peacemaker Ministries and author of The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict (available in the Northland Bookstore), and his wife, one of the ministry’s best writers. Just as Corlette returned to the room, Ken heard a clear, convicting voice in his heart that said, “And how will those comments glorify God?”

Instantly, he lost all energy for the argument, and instead of attacking, he apologized. Instead of delivering a knockout punch, he confessed his sinful attitude, and what could easily have been a trying and difficult day became a day of joy and forgiveness, a day in which God was glorified. As Christians, we still so easily get tangled up in handling our differences the way the world does — where there is a winner and a loser. God’s Word teaches us to live in a radically different way from the rest of the world. Scripture teaches us that we can and should be handling conflict in a way that honors God and maintains positive relationships. Only then does anyone win. Learn the biblical approach to handling conflict and making a difference in your relationships by attending the PeaceSeekers class coming to Northland at Longwood September 5 to October 21. Study key verses and gain insights that you can use in everyday situations, and help others as well.

Getting Married?


rom the marriage proposal to the wedding ceremony to your ongoing life together, Northland values marriage. To that end, couples are invited to participate in one of the marriage course options offered this fall. Northland’s traditional Marriage Preparation Class, a 13-week course that is offered twice each year, begins August 8. To sign up for this course, submit an online application from Northland’s website at main/needcare/weddings/. When: S undays, beginning August 8, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Where: Student Ministries and Care Center, the Rink Registration deadline: August 1 Cost: $120 per couple Details: Marriage class info line (407949-4000, ext. 1762) or Chris Kingsley (407-628-5769)

Already Married?

Get away and come together.


f you missed the summer Family Life conferences, there are other opportunities coming this fall for you to participate in conferences in the Central Florida area. Family Life conferences are a chance to get away from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with each other. Cell phones are shut off. To-do lists are temporarily forgotten. It’s a time to slow down and reconnect. Each conference provides a warm, engaging atmosphere and a focus on making progress, rather than placing blame. The insightful speakers teach how to work through differences, improve communication and rekindle romance. Upcoming conferences are scheduled in Delray Beach from September 10 to 12, in the Fort Myers/Sanibel area from September 24 to 26, and in Tampa from September 17 to 19. Obtain our group discount by registering with the group name NORTHLAND2010FALL at www.familylife. com/groups/northland2010 Details: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@

What does it mean to


to Christ? Sundays, beginning July 4 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 Longwood site Join the next four-week Belong session and study what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ, as well as Northland’s path to membership. (Child care is available.) Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ or 407-937-1832)

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MD = Northland at Mount dora

Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.


Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group 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., Nature’s Table Café. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (womenofpride@ 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, July 18, 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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PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss ( or 407949-7180)

for the book and two workbooks one for women and one for men (special bundle discount when you order at the Northland Bookstore). Child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@



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)

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)


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)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW James, 1 and 2 Peter

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


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 (


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.

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

ADULTS 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. Child care is available with a reservation. Registration fee: $5 (plus materials). Details and registration: Mary Lou or Keith Caskey ( or 407-792-1636)

LW Your Time-Starved Marriage Thursdays, through 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

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

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

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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

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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 (

OV Secrets of the Vine Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. Explore what Jesus told His best friends in a vineyard the night He was betrayed. Using the vine as an illustration, He talked about abiding in Him and bearing fruit for God. Delve more deeply into the meaning of fruitfulness and discover how God is at work in your life today. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington ( or 407977-6742)

LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. More info on page 6.



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

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 (


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

Opportunities to serve in the community

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


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. Details: Susan Cholewa (


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


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


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

LW JAIL MINISTRY Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or

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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 www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty. com. Details: Tina Dufrene (615-642-8963 or


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


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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 (

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

women Community Outreach 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

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


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)

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)

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.

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

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

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)

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 (

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

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(English translation from page 5.)

Ministry Spreading the News of His Goodness – in Spanish BY Mike Fernández Spanish Ministry Leader


hree months ago, Northland had its first Spanish-interpreted worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. One of the exciting things about meeting people of different cultures, particularly Christians, is that we learn more about God from their perspective, which enriches the body of Christ of other cultures. Cultures learn from other cultures, and this helps us serve them better, and we learn from them. Pastor Joel recently reminded us that we are united in the blood of Jesus Christ. One wonderful aspect about Scripture is that our unity is in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and He is in and transcends all cultures. Since Northland began offering Spanish interpretation online and on site at Northland at Longwood, it’s been a delight to meet more Spanish-speaking people from various Spanish cultures, such as Clara from Colombia, and her husband, Jose, from Puerto Rico. He enjoys listening to Pastor Joel in English as she listens to him in Spanish via an interpreter. They both love the Christ-centered preaching and worship. With that love, Clara has an appreciation and gratitude to the Lord and is now applying to volunteer with Northland’s Children’s Ministries. Scripture says we are one body, one church, with many parts. Galatians 3:26-28 says, “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (NIV). It is an encouragement to see the church body working together and honoring God for who He is and what He has done because of Christ. With this as the foundation, and as the Spanish ministry unfolds as an important gift for others, we fulfill the royal law to love God and love others. Clara’s example of volunteering is a great example of that. As we grow together by taking Bible classes, worshiping together at church or online, serving others, and encouraging each other to mature in Christ, let’s remember that the blood that is thicker than water is that which was shed for us on the cross. Jesus unites us all and is in all cultures while transcending them. It will be exciting to see how God will shape this ministry for His glory. I look forward to those who are volunteering in different capacities to serve this ministry. May He use all of us to spread the news of His goodness. Invite your neighbors to join us on site or online to listen to the service in Spanish.

Birth Announcement!

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Serve (Continued from page 6.) We also need help with special events, such as concerts and conferences. You can find out more ways to serve at Northland by visiting northland. 3. Sign up for other Serve projects. In addition to the monthly Local Serve Day, there are plenty of opportunities to serve in the community throughout the month. There are groups that cook meals, minister to the homeless and assist at special events. These projects take place both on weekends and weekdays, so there are a variety of days and times available. To find out more about other service opportunities, visit

Serving others is rewarding work.

4. Serve with our local partners. Northland partners with a number of organizations that seek to meet the basic needs of individuals in our community. Our partners are often in need of assistance in their food pantries, thrift shops and offices. By sorting items, answering phones and giving of your time to these organizations, you are helping them do what they do best — serve our community. Opportunities to serve with our partners are available seven days a week and at various times throughout the day. Find out more about who our partners are and how you can serve them by visiting www. and clicking on the “Local Partners” button to the left.

Upcoming Serve Team Projects juLY 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry juLY 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOCAL SERVE DAY/NiceServe July 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve dinner July 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas in July, clean up juLY 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner July 31-August 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church-wide Backpack Drive To register or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website (www. There you can view the projects, times, locations and other information on these service opportunities. Details: Dana Kobosky (407-949-7156 or

Celebrate & Serve

Caelen Tenioluwa Murnane was born June 7 to Sean and Mofoluso (Mo) Murnane. This is their first child. Both parents serve on Northland’s the video team, and Mom also sings with the worship biggie choir.

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In Matthew 25:34-35, 40 (NIV), Jesus’ story shows us the relationship between worship and service: “The King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink’ …. ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

Financial Report As of june 28, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at Evangelical Council for Offering envelopes are available at all giving Financial Accountability boxes. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) ....................................................................................................................... Surplus/ THIS WEEK Need Received (Deficit) ATTENDANCE June 19 to 21, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 541,173 316,072 Mortgage Payment Total Budget

34,890 259,991

36,600 577,774

1,710 317,783

THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 5,852,626 Mortgage Payment 907,140 Total Budget 6,759,766

5,821,094 650,745 6,471,840

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,903,333

(31,532) (256,395) (287,926)*

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at Longwood . . . 6,885 at Mount Dora . . . . 168 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 315 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 35 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,911 (1,134 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 131 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,480 (1,140 sites)

Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed God’s starving children throughout the world.



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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Teri Grayson, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . 407-949-4014 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179 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 Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355


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

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)

WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . Larry Szrom, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 Mary Ann Young, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-443-0079 Larry Black, Matthew’s Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-4951

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

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.

Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.





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

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


Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ 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 27  

July 3 to 10, 2010