NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
JULY 10 - 17, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 28
... growing together as we grow in Christ
Reconcilable Differences A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR VERNON RAINWATER
As people reconciled
to God by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we believe that we are called to respond to conflict
in a way that is remarkably different from the way the world deals with conflict. We also believe that conflict
provides opportunities to glorify God, serve other people, and
grow to be like Christ.
â€“Excerpt from The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, JULY 10
4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
7:30 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 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 Transformers A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 2 Access Adult Ministry Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry
MONDAY, july 12
6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
MOUNT DORA SITE communion
Prayer Meeting Lose It for Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Free Disney Concert with Britt Nicole
SUNday, July 11
Common Ground GriefShare Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group
Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
communion Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 1116-18/SMCC 4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4209 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 4204 Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC
communion The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 Sanctuary ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, JUly 13
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) The Rink/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
WEDNEsday, JUly 14 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Summer Program (Middle School) Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, JULY 15
6:30 am 6:30 am 12:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Kingdom Advisors Summer LUG (Middle School) Financial Peace University His Way (cc) Your Time-Starved Marriage Blanket Ministry
Friday, JULY 16 1:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Serve Project (High School) Worship in the Arts Camp Celebrate Recovery Lot 9 (High School)
Saturday, JULY 17
9:00 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Crown Central Florida Workshop Prayer Meeting Lose It for Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class
*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation (sp) Spanish interpretation
The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC
1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC 4209-10 The Rink/SMCC 5100/CWW F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7 4217
The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary CWW Parking Lot 9
SUNday, July 11
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
TUESday, JUly 13
6:15 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)
WEDNEsday, JUly 14 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
SUNday, July 11
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 12 7:00 pm
Secrets of the Vine
Tuesday, JUly 13
6:30 am 9:30 am 6:30 pm
Men’s Gathering Free Kids Movie Adult Small Group
WEDNESDAY, JUly 14
2:00 pm 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
20-Somethings AXIS: HSM & MSM Slip ’n’ Slide Summer Prayer Service
Thursday, July 15
9:30 am 7:00 pm
Greeting Card Ministry Greeting Card Ministry
Saturday, JULY 17
7:15 am 6:30 pm
Men’s Small Group Crazy Cards!
WEDNESDAY, JUly 14 9:30 am
Women’s Bible Study
Saturday, JULY 17 9:30 am
Men in the Word
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Coyle Home Sanctuary
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NOCC Regal Cinemas Oviedo Welday Home
NOCC TBD NOCC
Brown Home Brown Home
WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, July 11
What’s on the Web?
Youth Room Calvary Chapel
9:00 am 4209-10 Prayer Room 4209 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4206-7
Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry
(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
Distributed Sites @ Home Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or email@example.com).
JOIN any of these worship sites: florida
PONCE INLET Sundays, 9 a.m. Harbour Village CSA Bldg. 4622 Links Village Drive, Ponce Inlet Details: Joe Leonardo (386-236-8871) VEnice Sundays, 6 p.m. Join us at 5 p.m. for supper. Burth home, 1556 Quail Lake Drive, Venice Details: Ron and Marcy Burth (941-493-6965) VERO BEACH Saturdays, 5 p.m. Vero Beach/Sebastian area. Call for exact location. Details: Dennis and Cindy Heinz (772-538-5707 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
SALISBURY Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or email@example.com)
PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: florida
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.
To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.
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Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*(hi)(sp), 11 a.m.**(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available; Traducción simultánea al español
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Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online, Sundays at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services! Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea, durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!
Children’s Church (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Infant and Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Sunday School for Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) Sundays, 11 a.m. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: email@example.com 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
Friday, July 23, 7 p.m., Lot 9
More info on page 11.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome to Northland on Sunday Nights! sean cooper Northland on Sunday Nights Site Minister
ur aim is to make the weekly Sunday night community a place where relationships are built for the purpose of loving and serving others. Every week participate in worship and hearing God’s Word, then stay afterward for a way to respond together. These are informal ways to gather for a few minutes or as long as you like.
JULY 18 — Ice Cream Social
Someone is screaming for ice scream, so it’s time. Stay after church for everyone’s favorite summer treat. Grab the kids, head to the playground area, and enjoy some dessert while meeting new people and catching up with some friends. Is there a catch? Only that you need to bring your favorite ice cream and topping, and drop it off in the foyer. Sarah Mattingly will keep them in our freezers and promises not to sample them all before service ends. >>> www.facebook.com/sundaynights
The hygiene kits were created from your donations. Thank you!
Each week you can view upcoming opportunities through these ways: • Northland News (this section right here!) • Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/sundaynights) • E-mail (Receive a weekly update. Sign up by e-mailing sean. email@example.com.)
UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: 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 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.
It’s easy to take things like soap for granted when you are fortunate enough to have a home. The hygiene kits will help many of the homeless people in our area. Say a prayer for those in need.
You are never too young to learn that God wants us to serve our neighbors.
mountdoranews Your Northland at Mount Dora Family BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister Kathy, Lisa and Sharon pause for a photo after worship rehearsal.
orthland at Mount Dora is an awesome place to worship, serve and grow in the Lord. It is also a great place to connect with brothers and sisters in Christ. Since pictures tell wonderful stories, let these photos give you a taste of the family of God at Northland.
The Velezes and Navarros take a quick break from serving refreshments.
Zach and Jonathan set the environment with sound and lights.
Mount Dora Bible Study
Luke and Acts: Becoming Fishers of Men Wednesdays, through July 21 7 to 8:15 p.m., Mount Dora site, sanctuary
Northland at Mount Dora is a welcoming place for the whole family.
Mount Dora kids love coming together to learn about Jesus.
Child care available. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
THIS WEEK! Greeting Card Ministry
His Holiness, Our Togetherness JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
e have had such an amazing first half of the year at Northland at Oviedo, from the double-digit baptisms to the 16 people who went on a combined eight mission trips around the world, to Haiti; Jamaica; Ukraine; Swaziland; Khayelitsha, South Africa; Egypt; Sierra Leone; and Atlanta. We have experienced lots of community building, including neighborhood gatherings, small groups, classes at the NOCC, vibrant student ministry life, and lots of service and outreach to the surrounding community and one another. Recently, the Northland at Oviedo staff, elders and leadership team came together for a retreat at one of our homes to thank the Lord for all of this, get to know one another better, and pray over the rest of the year and on. We fasted and then ate together. We worshiped, prayed, listened to Scripture and shared some life stories. It was a sweet time of fellowship and connection. Many of you are leaders in our community and could have been there too, like when we gathered more than a year ago at the Live Oak clubhouse for our Vision Summit. We hope more and more of you will be involved in these kinds of gatherings in the near future as we look to grow our faith family through various community settings … stay tuned! The theme of our retreat was simple: His Holiness and Our Togetherness! We spent time in the Word looking at the incredible picture of who God really is (read all of Book 4 of the Psalms, chapters 90 to 106; Exodus 19:16-18; Isaiah 6:1-6; Ezekiel 1:22-28; and Revelation 4). We talked about how this
picture of God is so huge, yet He chose to make it so personal by sending His Son here as a baby, to know our temptations and to save us from our sins. We thought about how that accurate picture should impact us and how we live our lives, especially how we accomplish His will here together! Then we looked at that call of us on mission for Him and His glory, together! We read through John 17, Romans 15:5, Ephesians 4, Colossians 3:12-15, John 13:35 and Matthew 28:18-20. We talked about this Great Commission at the end of Matthew and how it accurately starts with a picture of who He is: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18, NIV). Then he calls us to live life on life together, becoming learners of who He (Christ) was, over a long period of time (I mean God Himself in the form of man chose to spend three years with His disciples, not six weeks), and while we are doing that, we would teach one another how to obey all that He commanded. We discussed how there are no shortcuts to this thing called the Christian life and how it is not optional; it is necessary! We look forward to continuing on in this adventure with all of you and bringing glory to God as we do it! I pray you will join in with us and be a part of it! >>> www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo
Thursday, July 15, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m., Susie Brown’s home, Oviedo. No craft skills needed. Cost: $5 per person for five cards (four for ministry and one for you). Details and RSVP by March 15: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THIS WEEK! Kids movie TIME (FREE!)
Tuesday, July 13, 9:30 a.m., Regal Oviedo Marketplace 22, 1500 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd. Join other families from Northland at Oviedo and watch The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. Details: Patty Sattler (firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NEXT WEEKEND! Crazy Cards! (Adults only, please)
Saturday, July 17, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., NOCC. Join us for a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. Details and RSVP: Tim Brown (email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. to noon., 522 S. Econ Circle, Suite 120, Oviedo. Have fun at one of the largest indoor inflatable adventure centers. They have huge inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, moonwalks, mazes and the largest slide in Central Florida. Cost: $8 per person. Details: Patty Sattler (firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grade School Pool Party! Summer Prayer Services
Wednesdays, 8 p.m., NOCC. You are invited to come spend an hour in focused prayer for our Northland body, our Oviedo community, our nation and our world. Child care is not available. Details: Cyndi Lott (email@example.com)
Monday, July 26, 2 to 5 p.m., Susie Brown’s home, 100 Ellington Place, Oviedo. Bring a friend and a towel, wear your bathing suit (girls, one-piece or tankini) and come make a splash! Details: Patty Sattler (firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
aroundnorthland Ministering to Seminole, Orange County Inmates BY GRETCHEN KERR Director of Life Crossroads
eing involved in the lives of hundreds of inmates from Seminole and Orange counties is a tremendous privilege. Each weekend our teams are blessed by the men and women worshiping together Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. Typically, more than 130 to 150 inmates worship along with us every weekend. The Prison and Jail Ministry also leads weekly mentoring classes and Celebrate Recovery inside the jail for both men and women, creating a pathway to a Christian 12-step connection when they are released. Oftentimes the inmates are inspired by a worship service, a comment that a mentor has made to them, or a breakthrough that happens during a Celebrate Recovery personal sharing time. In each of these instances, it is clear God is working through them, and we want to share some of these precious moments with the entire congregation. The women in Orange County were so moved by the news of Dr. Hunter’s granddaughter Ava that they got on their
knees and prayed together. They also created a beautiful handmade card offering their thoughts and prayers. Creating an environment that is safe, nonjudgmental and open is the challenge our teams have faced. We work at building trust in a setting where lack of trust is the norm. We suggest to the inmates that they attend a house of worship that is welcoming to those who have been incarcerated. They tell us stories about how they are watched, followed and judged, and feel they don’t have a lot in common with others within the congregation. During several focus groups we held within the jails, they went on to tell us that no one will ever trust them again, they felt like they were in a pit, and the expectation is that you should have learned all you need to know from being in jail. Finally, the most touching comment came from a young man who had tried to go back to his home church. He said, “I feel more shame when my church does not accept me.” How do we meet the inmates where they are? We have mentors who don’t see what they have done; instead, they see what God has planned for them. We listen to their pain, and encourage them with Scripture and the need to build an intimate relationship with God. The
inmates often ask us, “Why do you do this?” Our answer is, “Because that is what Jesus did.” Also, to help the inmates, Northland is participating in a community-wide initiative known as the Healing and Transition (HAT) program. Churches are gathering together to commit to becoming a Station of Hope. Each house of worship will be identified as a welcoming place for those who have been incarcerated, their families and victims of crimes. Each Station of Hope will commit to supporting families and the “returning citizens,” the new term used for inmates, helping to reduce the shame and pain associated with (Continued on page 14.)
All Aboard for Houseboat Evangelism
Brazil Distributed Journey team also painted, ran Vacation Bible School and ... a beauty parlor. BY Emiley Jones Northland Public Relations Intern and Distributed Journey participant
his summer I had the incredible opportunity to go on a Distributed Journey to Brazil with 25 other Northlanders. The friendships and relationships that developed were enough to inspire me to want to return and encourage others to experience God at work in the Amazon. I grew up watching my older brother and sister travel to various countries on Northland mission trips, always eager to experience my own journeys. I dreamed of going to Germany like they had, and starting right when I reached high school. Once I was finally old enough, though, and summers repeatedly presented me with Distributed Journey opportunities, I felt no pull to sign up for an international trip. It may have been because Germany was no longer an option or because I doubted my fundraising capabilities. Regardless of my reasoning, I made tepid excuses. At the end of last summer, my dad announced that he thought our family should go on the “Amazon boat trip,” but we laughed the idea off, saying it would be too rustic. As a result, it was quite ironic when I was invited to attend a Brazil Distributed Journey meeting the next summer. What was even more surprising was the irresistible pull I felt toward the trip. Even as I heard things like “at least four shots” and “raise more than
The Brazil Distributed Journey team’s new home was a river boat named J.J. Mesquita-Mackenzie.
$2,000,” I trusted that God would come through. And He certainly did — I received a scholarship that helped pay for the trip, and I did not pass out from the shots! The soccer team and my boat team flew from Miami to Manaus, Brazil, on Saturday, June 12. We stayed in Manaus until Sunday evening, when we boarded our new home, the J.J. Mesquita-Mackenzie. Throughout the week, our team visited five different villages along the Black River, an acidic, tea-colored tributary of the Amazon. Every day began with breakfast at 7 a.m., kitchen duty, worship and devotions. Then we would split up into multiple groups to evangelize, paint, and run a beauty parlor and Vacation Bible School. While the American team worked in the village of the day with designated translators, villagers were able to board the boat for medical and dental attention. After returning to the boat for lunch, we would work a few more hours, occasionally watch the World Cup, and play a game of soccer with the local Brazilians. Every night after dinner on the boat, we attended a worship service in the village’s local church. I went on this trip mainly expecting to be humbled by our village visits. I did not anticipate, however, to be most impacted by the Brazilian crew members. Many of them live in Manaus and spend all of their vacation time serving on the boat; some even attend college as well. It is incredible how genuine and caring they are in everything they do. Whether it was in worship, sharing their testimonies or translating for us, they exemplified patience, compassion, sincerity and love that encouraged our team immensely. I was told that extraordinary relationships would be built, with both my team and the Brazilians, and I had not been misinformed. The marvel of Facebook allows us to continue to communicate with our Northland and Brazilian (Continued on page 14.)
Northland Family Celebrate & Serve Night
he entire Northland family is invited to join us as we celebrate who God is and what He has done with a musical presentation by young artists (third- through eighth-graders) from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp and as we serve together with the Northland family to pack more than 15,000 Kids Against Hunger meals for the children of Haiti. All are welcome, and all ages can help! Our presentation of The Story will begin at 7 p.m. July 16 in the main sanctuary. Afterward we’ll move to the foyer to pack meals with the help of one of our partner organizations, Change This World Inc. Bring your family and friends. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against world hunger! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under age 3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net/events). One hundred percent of admission proceeds will go directly to Change This World Inc. in support of the Kids Against Hunger service project. Details: Sarah Mattingly (407-949-7170 orsarah. email@example.com)
Ease Someone’s Burden With a Backpack BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service
e are rapidly approaching that time of year when Northland has its church-wide backpack drive. This year, in addition to contributing to the church’s local partners, we will be working with one of our online worshipers, Terri Goulette. Terri lives in an area of Louisiana that has been affected tremendously by the recent oil spill. Seeing the need in her own community, she and a few others have decided to serve the families affected by working to provide new backpacks and school supplies to those in need. Terri and those working with her have set a goal to raise 1,000 backpacks and school supplies for the local fishermen and other families directly affected by the oil spill. Those affected include shrimpers, oystermen, commercial fishermen, those who work in ice factories and seafood packinghouses, and even truck drivers who deliver seafood. “They were expecting a plentiful season this year, but just two weeks before the fishing season opened, the oil spill happened, which has closed all of our fishing beds, and they have remained closed,” Terri says. “It is very hard riding down the bayous and seeing all the shrimp boats and oyster boats just lined up when they should be out harvesting seafood.” Since taking on this project a few weeks ago, Terri has decided to focus primarily on two of the hardest hit parishes, Lafourche and Terrebonne. She already has arranged four different drop-off spots in these areas and is rallying nearby communities for their help. In addition, she is asking her home church, Northland, to join in and consider donating some of the backpacks from our yearly backpack drive to the people of Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. Northland’s church-wide backpack drive is July 31 through August 2. Backpacks are needed for grade school, middle school and high school students. As you prepare your backpacks, consider the grade level of the student for whom you wish to prepare a pack. Supplies needed include: Age-appropriate backpacks Notebooks Folders Crayons (grade and middle school only) Markers Notebook paper Rulers Blue and black ink pens* Colored pencils* Composition notebooks* Protractors* (*For middle and high school students. Other items are suggested for all grade levels.)
Upcoming Serve Team Projects 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 for or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website (www. northlandchurch. net/serve/local/). There you can view the projects, times, locations and other information on these service opportunities. Details: Dana Kobosky (407-9497156 or dana.kobosky@ northlandchurch.net)
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LW MD OV WO Mission Interact July 25 through July 31
If you are a student in 6th through 12th grade and are ready to make a difference in your own community, you’re not going to want to miss it! Enjoy awesome friends, crazy fun, intentional service and powerful worship — all packed into one week of summer that you’ll never forget! The purpose behind Mission Interact is to break down church walls to come together to be the church that God calls us to be, to serve our community, and to know Him more deeply! Register now to secure your spot! Go to www. missioninteract.com to register or to volunteer. Cost: $110 per person. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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! TEENS, volunteer to serve at capernaum. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or email@example.com)
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.
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@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: HSM & MSM Slip ’N’ slide
Wednesday, July 14, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
TUE 13 Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
20 Middle School Summer Program 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. email@example.com)
27 Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
THU FRI 15
Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
Middle School Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
Middle School Islands of Adventure Day*
Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
Middle School Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Middle School Summer Program 1-5 p.m.
Middle School Summer LUG 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) SEE CALENDAR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
Visit www.northlandchurch.net/main/ministries/middle_ school_ministries/ to see latest information and register your student. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or email@example.com)
Servant Leadership Retreat*
High School Ministry LW LOT 9
SEE CALENDAR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM
Visit www.northlandchurch.net/main/ministries/high_ school_ministries/ to see latest information and register your student. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Service Projects
Fridays, through August 6, 1 to 5 p.m., meet in The Rink. Contact Jen Beres (email@example.com) to find out what the weekly project is and what forms need to be completed prior.
Communion and Commissioning
High School Service Project 1-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
High School Service Project 1-5 p.m. Lot 9 Food Fight 7-9 p.m.
High School Service Project 1-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
High School Service Project 1-5 p.m. Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
High School Lot 9 7-9 p.m.
Middle & High School Family BBQ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Servant Leadership Retreat*
Servant Leadership Retreat*
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
OV AXIS: MSM Summer days
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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
*Fees apply. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or email@example.com)
LW Servant Leadership Ministry APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
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 shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: HSM summer days
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)
Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)
Middle & High School MINISTRIES
MD = Northland at Mount dora
My name is: __________________________________________________
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
We worship Jesus as the One who made a way for us to be at peace with God and with each other.
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Romans is the name of the book in the Bible where you’ll find Paul wrote to believers in the city of Rome.
Today’s buzzword is PEACE.
I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
Bees be with you.
Peace be with you too.
Unscramble the letters below to spell the word for all of the people who are related to you. .
EV S IT A R L E
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All My Relatives Romans 12:18
God cares about all of your relatives. A relative is someone who is related to you. A relative can be as nearby as a brother in your home or as far away as a cousin living in a different country. We are very close with some of our relatives. Others we may not know very well, and sometimes we may have relatives we do not get along with. God loves all your relatives, including cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. He loves them all the same. He wants us to care for and get along with each other. The Bible says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
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 www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
adult puppeteers needed! 7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949net) ch. debbie.blahnik@northlandchur
This week make a list of all your relatives. Think of ways you can care for each one of them. One great way to care for those you are not close to is to pray for them.
r of the week e e nt Access Children’s u Ministries gives a big shout out to olKendall McDonald as this week’s volunteer.
In Children’s Church, Michael drew a picture of Jesus calming the storm.
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Draw a line leading the bee to his relatives at a family reunion.
Kendall has served as part of the Access team weekly for the past year and is great at building relationships with our kids who have special needs. It is obvious they love her. She also serves on a monthly basis with Buddy Break, which is a half-day respite care program for families with children who have special needs. Thank you, Kendall, for sharing your time, gifts and talents. You make a difference!
Search for and circle the words found in Romans 12:18: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
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E Y T A W R A V P O S S I B L E E U B I T J I R N C D I H D V Y D G P E A C E O S R M R J I O N C F A R Y F S E Word Bank: IF, IT, IS, POSSIBLE, AS, FAR, DEPENDS, ON, YOU, LIVE, AT, PEACE, WITH, EVERYONE
7162 or Details: Debbie Blahnik (407-949net) ch. hur ndc thla nor nik@ blah debbie.
Ministry Connects Moms, Celebrates Motherhood By Derika Hacker Evening Meeting Coordinator
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together … but let us encourage one another.” — Hebrews 10:24
little more than four years ago, my adventure in motherhood began. While the journey looked appealing, my initiation was less desirable. My world soon became consumed with feeding, diapering, wiping spit-up, feeding again, diapering again and so on. Every once in a while, I would get some sleep. What had once seemed it would be a magical season of my life soon became a reality that often felt lonely. Yes, my precious newborn son was there, and even my spouse on most occasions, but I knew I needed someone I could connect with, someone who could empathize with the physical and emotional pain and frustration of raising a little one. Thankfully, God knew my need. Through a series of dinner groups, I met two other mothers with
sons the same age as my son’s. And although I was working, they continued to communicate with me and orchestrate gettogethers for us all, both with and without children. We were able to share tips on what to feed our boys, how to handle the temper tantrums (the children’s and the mommies’), how to find alone time with God even with small children at our heels, and how to rekindle romance with our spouses after having a child. As our sons grew, so did our relationship. Because of the need within Northland, the Moms4Moms ministry was born two years ago. We knew that other mothers could benefit from the same type of relationship that we were experiencing and receive vital support in their new role as mom. Modeled after many other moms ministries, Moms4Moms seeks to help mothers connect with one another, celebrate motherhood, meet the needs of those around them, and experience God’s love together through relationships and resources. Moms4Moms meets once a month in the fellowship hall at Northland at Longwood, either on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m., with child care provided, or Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning in September. Registration for the fall programs will be held at the Longwood site and online August 17 for the Monday groups and August 23 for the Sunday groups. Connect with us immediately and join our weekly playgroups. Details: the Moms4Moms website (www.northlandmoms4 moms.com)
Summer Recommended Reads While 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 all-time favorites from Pastor Vernon Rainwater. They are available for purchase at the Northland Bookstore: The Magnificent Defeat, by Frederick Buechner “In The Magnificent Defeat, Buechner examines what it means to follow Christ, and the ‘magnificent defeat’ of the human soul by God. Here is prose so beautifully written that it verges on poetry. Yet it wrestles with sweaty contemporary problems, like those who can’t believe.” (United Press International) The Alphabet of Grace, by Frederick Buechner “A book by an experienced writer, a novelist, a poet, a clergyman … a small but beautiful whole ….” (Madeleine L’Engle) A Royal “Waste” of Time, by Marva J. Dawn “Dawn is working at the exact center of what concerns us all, whether we know it or not – God and the worship of God. This is a passionate book, its passion informed by accurate analysis of the culture and a disciplined following of Jesus.” (Eugene H. Peterson) Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton Chesterton’s timeless explanations of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief (more than 750,000 copies sold) is a must-read for all thinking Christians.
Time together with other moms who understand the trials, tribulations and celebrations of motherhood is invaluable.
Belong Study Provides Sense of Connection Join the next study, beginning August 1.
ver the last two years, approximately 2,000 people have completed Northland’s Belong class. Belong is a small group study about what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. It is also Northland’s pathway to membership. The most common feedback received from participants is that as a result of this four-week course, led by Pastor Dr. Kevin Urichko, participants experience a new sense of connection to one another and to this body. Read these comments from recent participants: “The Belong study allowed me to interact with others in different stages of developing their relationship with Christ and Northland church. Through the sharing of stories and experiences, I was able to get a better understanding of … what my journey should be as a new believer.” — Sequoya “The best part about our Belong class was the camaraderie and sharing of experiences. Never will you meet such a tight-knit group bond upon completion of the course. It was awesome!” — Nora “Northland church for me is the best place in Seminole County. I have had a wonderful opportunity with the Belong group to know great people. Pastor Kevin is a great teacher, but the best is to feel these people are my family. Thanks to all of you! And Dr. Hunter, thank you so much for the book Inner State 80. It is amazing. I enjoy it. (Also, I am improving my English!) Thanks, and God bless all of you!” — Lesli
“Any preconceived assumptions were channeled in a positive, real way.” — Edie “The fellowship with others on the same journey was invaluable.” — Bill Pastor Joel C. Hunter and his wife, Becky, share their thoughts with the class.
“[The study] increased my sensitivity … to individuals and groups within the church.” — Brian “The relationships that have been formed through the Belong study have given me a more solid feeling of being connected to the church.” — Maureen “[The study] explained the church — its philosophies, its people, how groups interact, how I can expand my relationship with God and others.” — Rick “[The study provided] new Christian friends and a great sense of belonging — part of a family!” — Margaret “It had me thinking and believing, and gave me confidence to volunteer [for the] church and community.” — Barbara Join the next four-week Belong session, which begins Sunday, August 1 from 11 a.m. to noon in room 4209 at Northland at Longwood. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1832)
Pastor Kevin Urichko leads the Belong study.
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.
Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group or Class online (www.northlandchurch.net/getequipped), or contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407 949 7183).
LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY
Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin AUGUST 1. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.
LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or email@example.com).
LW Celebrate Recovery
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or firstname.lastname@example.org) • 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 (email@example.com) • 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@ gmail.com)
LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770) LW GriefShare
Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 977 6742)
LW PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety)
Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)
LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)
Wednesdays, 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@ gmail.com) 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 email@example.com)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW Access Ministries for Adults Sundays, 4:30 p.m., room 4204. A weekly devotion and welcoming social connection opportunity for adult living with disabilities, their friends, family or caregivers to join 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or firstname.lastname@example.org) LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (email@example.com or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK
Saturday, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 northlandchurch.net/events for tickets. Details: Jo-Anne Holleran (407-937-1772 or email@example.com)
LW GOLF — links fellowship • Saturday, July 17, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $30 • Friday, July 23, 7:45 a.m., Alaqua Country Club, cost $43 • Friday, August 13, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $34 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: www.northlandmoms4moms.com 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 (email@example.com) 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: www.nlsoftball.com or firstname.lastname@example.org LW SUMMER CONNECTION GROUP Second and fourth Thursdays of July and August, 7 p.m. This group is for fostering supportive, caring relationships and encouraging Christian growth. Details: Judy Ann Mumford (386-753-9376 or jamumford@ gmail.com) LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com
Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.
BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, August 8, 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. email@example.com) 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ northlandchurch.net)
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 (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-365-2332)
OV ADULT SMALL GROUP
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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Tuesdays, 6:15 to 7:45 a.m., Youth Room. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 27 to July 25. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: 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 email@example.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net) LW Winning at Work and Home Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. This 8-week study by Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity explores how men can enjoy and engage in work and relate at home. Details: Tom Horvath (Tom@tomhorvath.com) OV Men’s Gathering Tuesdays, 6:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. During the summer, they will be reflecting on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Details: Jeremy Jobson (jeremy. firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ gmail.com)
WOMEN LW Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or email@example.com)
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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 church.net or 407-937-0544) MD photographer
Take photos of regular activities and special events at the Mount Dora site for use in the newspaper, and on the blog and website. Must have your own digital camera and supply high-resolution images. Details: Dede Caruso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com or 407977-6742)
LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-574-3249)
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
email@example.com or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Cyndi Lott cyndi.Lott@northlandchurch.net or 407-579-5908
LW communion servers
Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)
LW Computer repairs/maintenance Basic troubleshooters of PCs needed, including Windows XP, Windows 7, Office 2003 and 2007, in-house applications, Tier 1 support. Must be patient, customer service-oriented and able to give a few hours a week. Details: Jon Marte (email@example.com) LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS
During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW phone ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-937-0544 or susan. email@example.com)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, August 7, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, August 9, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW COVERING CARE BLANKET
First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4217. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575 or email@example.com)
LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS
Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN
Men needed to come alongside incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or email@example.com)
LW JAIL MINISTRY Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@embarqmail.com)
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com)
MD THE CARPENTER’S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN
This home in Lake County is a Christ-centered residence to 16 abandoned, displaced, underprivileged and medically needy children. They are supported by churches and individuals with a heart for children. Details on how you can help support them visit www.thecarpentershouseoflakecounty. com. Details: Tina Dufrene (615-642-8963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OV GOOD SAMARITAN
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca. email@example.com or 407-683-3566)
OV International Friendship Ministries
Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.
ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, July 14, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally, and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (www. exchangeministries.org or 407-514-4356) • support group First Monday of each month, 7 p.m, First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Here they encourage parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-3226850 or email@example.com)
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (email@example.com or 407-323-9433) THE VIBRANT DANCE BETWEEN FAITH AND SCIENCE Tuesday, October 26 through Thursday, October 28, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas. A symposium for skeptics, pastors, scientists and Christian leaders on how science supports Christianity and Christianity explains science. Speakers include Andy Crouch, Christianity Today (also culture-making.com); Ross Hastings, Regent College; Hugh Ross, author, Reasons to Believe; Dinesh D’Souza, author, What’s So Great About Christianity; and Alister McGrath, King’s College, London. Registration costs range from $103 for pre-July 31 student admission to $351 for post-October 22 general admission. Details and registration: www.vibrantdance.org
men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or Larrie Kitchen (407-462-4828) Mulligan — Everyone Needs a Second Chance Study Wednesdays, 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 (Don@PurcellCPA.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
parentS NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com
Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
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 (www.stonecroft.org). Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ aol.com or 386-753-1191) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or email@example.com) DIVORCED/WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255) DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com or 407-221-3981) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or firstname.lastname@example.org) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, (www.J4Leaders.org) an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham (info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797) 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 (email@example.com or 407-9494000, ext. 1748)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678) 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. email@example.com) Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) bed sheets and pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list (www.safehouseofseminole.org). Details: email@example.com or 407-302-5220 vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc.org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at northlandchurch.net/blogs.
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Be a Missionary in Your Own Home Host a Japanese student in August
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Inmates (Continued from page 5).
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 (407Northlanders Kevin and Melissa Chow and their family hosted 273-4454 or info@MissionToJapan.org
prior labels. Each church will train congregation members as “advocates.” Northland is in need of 15 to 20 new mentor advocates. Training is provided. The first training will be delivered here at Northland by The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College on July 24. Registration is available on Northland’s website under “Events.” The Northland Prison and Jail Ministry has serving opportunities inside as well as outside the jail. Worship hosts for each service welcome the inmates, set up the equipment, hand out the newspapers and collect the prayer requests. If you have a heart for people, this is an amazing area in which to serve. We would need a minimum commitment of every other weekend on Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m. or Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Each week we receive numerous letters for men and women looking for pen pals. This area of service provides an opportunity to share your faith with someone who may not have any family, is alone and might never receive mail. Your letters can provide inspiration and hope and might change a life. Details about the Prison and Jail Ministry: Gretchen Kerr (gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7190) Christine Runner’s drawing from her heart to yours. Meanings behind the imagery in the drawing:
HEART: Speaks of your love and how deep your feelings are in and with the Lord. BRICKS/BARS: These are the walls/bars we are behind right now. Some have these all their life. Yes, there are many reasons why some are in and out of prison. One can be in prison even if they are not behind bars/walls. SWORD PIERCING THE HEART: The reality of our sins to the Lord’s heart every time we choose to sin. He shed His blood for all the sins of the world. THE CROSS: Jesus died on the cross for all. DREAM CATCHER: To catch the bad dreams and release the good ones. DRUM: Peace between wars and conflict inwardly and outwardly. FIRE: Signifies the lower part of hell, fire and brimstone. SHADOW OF THE WOLF/MOON: Lonely, crying out to the world to be heard. GIRL CRYING: She is crying because she is hurting, lost and scared behind all these walls and bars. The place is so cold, damp and very lonely. Outwardly it appears she has lost her freedom, but inwardly she is free indeed in God. “He who the Son sets free is free indeed!” FLOWERS: Signifies our freedom soon and very soon.
Japanese student Ayumi Koshino in March.
Live Worship on Northland’s live services are now accessible on Facebook, Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m. EST. Invite your Facebook friends to go to church with you online! Plus, even when live worship isn’t happening, the opportunity for worship is readily available because the previous week’s service is available for viewing 24 hours a day.
Recently married or engaged? Have a new addition to the family? Send your wedding and newborn pictures plus details to the Northland News (newspaper@ northlandchurch.net).
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Financial Report As of juLY 5, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at Evangelical Council for www.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving Financial Accountability boxes. Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) ....................................................................................................................... Surplus/ THIS WEEK Need Received (Deficit) ATTENDANCE July 3 to 5, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 259,984 34,883 Mortgage Payment Total Budget
Ministry/Operations 6,077,727 Mortgage Payment 942,012 Total Budget 7,019,739
6,081,079 677,662 6,758,740
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,814,167.
3,352 (264,350) (260,999)*
Northland Northland Northland Northland Northland
at Longwood . . . 5,666 at Mount Dora . . . . 163 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 308 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 37 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,905 (1,066 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 108 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,218 (1,072 sites)
teammates. Even the language barrier did not keep friendships from forming. Deba is the enthusiastic captain of the boat and only speaks Portuguese, but he still made an effort to converse with our team. One morning I heard him teaching one of the Americans Portuguese names for various objects. Another day I was feeling ill, and he moved my chair in front of the fan. On the last morning, as we were leaving the boat, Deba grinned, took off the necklace he always wore and gave it to one of the girls on our team. All the Brazilian team members showed this natural kind of thoughtfulness, and I strive to follow their selfless examples. While I did not experience an eyeopening “spiritual high,” as many people do on mission trips, I realized many practical things to integrate into my life and relationships. By being out of my comfortable, scheduled and far too busy life, I learned how to be The kids participated in Vacation Bible School. flexible and spontaneous, share my testimony after only a few minutes of preparation, and even drink my coffee black! I am grateful that God blessed me with the opportunity to serve with others in Brazil, and I look forward to future Distributed Journeys.
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 email@example.com, 407-949-4000 or visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.northlandchurch.net / email@example.com Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 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 . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 firstname.lastname@example.org John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 email@example.com Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndsey Coyle, CREW352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-978-7004 email@example.com Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 email@example.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. • Discovery Counseling Darby Blanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 www.discoveryorlando.org • Oviedo Counseling Clinic (at Reformed Theological Seminary) Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 email@example.com Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or email@example.com Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or email@example.com Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch. net or 407-683-3566) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)
WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks Blog Website . . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net Larry Szrom, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Ann Young, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-443-0079 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs.
LIFEHOPE LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151 or email@example.com) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.
Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.
BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES
Preaching the message this weekend: Vernon Rainwater, Pastor
“Thank you for bringing the church into these rooms. We have a reason for being together. It is to worship God for who He is and what He has done.” — Pastor Vernon Pastor Vernon Rainwater leads Northland in worship when we gather together for church “in these rooms.” A native of Wilmore, Kentucky, Vernon has been a part of the worship leadership at Northland for 20 years. While distributed ministry and worship are the two primary areas of his focus, his desire is to motivate each generation to live a life of worship everywhere, every day. Vernon has been a musician since he was 17, but he has worked in social work, law enforcement and served in the military as well. With a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, he also holds graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky in social work and from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in biblical studies. Vernon and his wife, Connie, have two daughters: Claire and Mandy. Mandy and her husband, Chad Turnbull, live in Casselberry, Florida, and have blessed the Rainwaters with three grandchildren. Claire and her husband, Aaron Reed, live in New York City, where Claire attends Columbia University. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT PASTOR VERNON, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:
Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Reconcilable Differences Scripture focus:
John 8:3-5 (ESV)
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”
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Worship Christ today as our Reconciliation, for while we were still enemies, we were reconciled to God through His death and Resurrection, and having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
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Father, You have given us life through Your Son. Through His sacrifice You made a way for us to have relationship with You. In turn, You send us into the world to tell others what You are doing and to demonstrate Your grace. Help me to be a living example of Your grace in who I am and what I do.
NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Happy Together | Growing Together as We Grow in Christ | Redefining Secondary Relationships | Romans 12:18
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