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JULY 17 - 24, 2010

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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 29

Happy Together

... growing together as we grow in Christ

Redefining Secondary Relationships A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER

“ Peacemakers are people who breathe grace. They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they bring his love, mercy, forgiveness, strength, and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life. God delights to breathe His grace through peacemakers and use them to dissipate anger, improve understanding, promote justice, and

encourage repentance and reconciliation …”

–Excerpt from The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, JULY 17

4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Prayer Meeting Lose It for Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class

SUNday, July 18

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 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Transformers A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study Baby Dedication 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 19

6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

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

MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW 4206-7

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

The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 SANCTUARY ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC

TUESday, JUly 20

6:45 am 10:00 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 Page Turners 4128 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 21

11:45 am Helping Hearts 1:00 pm Summer Program (Middle School) 7:00 pm Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, JULY 22

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

Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study FPU Alumni Banquet His Way (cc) Your Time-Starved Marriage

F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC

Serve Project (High School) The Rink/SMCC Celebrate Recovery CWW Food Fight for Freedom (High School) Parking Lot 9 Free Movie Night — Up The Rink/SMCC

Saturday, JULY 24

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

Word Weavers Prayer Meeting Lose It for Life Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5

SUNday, July 18

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

F.Hall/SMCC Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW

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

TUESday, JUly 20

6:15 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, JUly 21

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

The Gathering CREW352 Luke and Acts Bible Study

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2

SUNday, July 18

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 19 7:00 pm

Secrets of the Vine

Tuesday, JUly 20 6:30 am

Men’s Gathering

WEDNESDAY, JUly 21

2:00 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

20-Somethings AXIS: MSM Summer Days AXIS: HSM Summer Days Summer Prayer Service

Saturday, JULY 24

Men’s Small Group

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

What’s on the Web?

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Youth Room Calvary Chapel

F.Hall Coyle Home Sanctuary

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OVIEDO SITE

7:15 am 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC 4206-7

Friday, JULY 23

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

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

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

Harrington Home

NOCC

NOCC NOCC Brown Home NOCC

NOCC

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 dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net).

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 heinzfamily57@comcast.net)

NORTH CAROLINA

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

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, July 18 9:00 am

Worship* (cc)

WEDNESDAY, JUly 21 9:30 am

Women’s Bible Study

Saturday, JULY 24 9:30 am

Men in the Word

SANCTUARY

K-1 FLC

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: florida

Upstairs FLC

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

¿Habla español? Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.! Speak Spanish? Spanish interpretation is available in Longwood and online Sundays at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services!


ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

About God, Northland or anything else

Worship Times

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer!

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

INFO

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

Join us for LIVE online worship at

www.northlandchurch.net during any of our worship times!

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

TH WEEIKS!

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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

TH WEEIKS! 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 shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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

NEXT WEEKEND!

NORTHLAND NEWS

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

What does it mean to

BELONG

to Christ? Sundays, beginning August 1 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209 More info on page 11.

Come to the Water

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

Sunday, August 8, 2 p.m.

Sign up today!

More info on page 11.


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

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ur aim is to make the weekly Sunday night community a place where relationships are built for the purpose of loving and serving others. Every week participate in worship and hearing God’s Word, then stay afterward for a way to respond together. These are informal ways to gather for a few minutes or as long as you like.

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

UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: July 18 — Ice Cream Social

Now and then, we like to pull out some tables and chairs and enjoy some tasty ice cream after church. If you forgot to bring some, that’s OK! We have some extra just for you. Head over to the playground area (near The Rink), and spend a few minutes meeting new people. If you have children, pick them up and let them enjoy the treats as well as time with other kids. After the festivities, we could use some extra hands to pack up the tables and chairs, so stick around if you are able.

JULY 25 — Meet Our Summer Interns!

Every summer, God blesses us with amazing students from around the country to visit us and spend time at Northland. This year there are 15 interns serving in three departments, and we are very grateful for their lives and contribution to our community. Stay after service to enjoy a few minutes with the interns. More details in next week’s paper!

AUGUST 1 — Potluck and Service Project

On the first Sunday of the month, Northland generally celebrates the sacrament of Communion together in all the services. On these weekends, the Sunday night community also enjoys taking time to share a meal around the table, and this time is a great way to remember all of God’s provision and goodness to us. On Sunday, August 1, join us at 4:30 p.m., before service begins, in The Rink for this special time of fellowship and eating together. There are sign-up sheets at all the kiosks where you can write down what you are making and bringing, or you can e-mail Sarah Mattingly (sarah.mattingly@northlandchurch.net). In addition to eating together, we also will help with the Backpack Drive by organizing each backpack with the appropriate school tools. Stick around after service and help put the right items into each pack that will go out to children in elementary, middle and high school. This effort is helping both those in need right here in our local community and a special initiative taking place for those in need on Florida’s Gulf Coast. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Above: Alan Chantelau, Northland’s director of Missionary Care and Development, and Longwood site Minister Sean Cooper lead congregants in a time of prayer for missionaries. Below: Many gathered after service to hear about and pray for Northland missionaries.

>>> www.facebook.com/sundaynights

mountdoranews Join The Gathering! BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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e in Mount Dora have a long-standing tradition: The Gathering. On the third Wednesday of each month, we come together as brothers and sisters in Christ to share a meal, to fellowship and to hear from the Lord. You are invited to come on July 21 at 6 p.m. for The Gathering! Bring your favorite dish to share, and build relationship with your church family. This is a great time for adults to interact with other adults and for kids to play with other kids. Youths can connect with their friends whom they haven’t seen since school let out. And the fellowship can all take place around and with the Lord Jesus. After dinner, we will gather in the sanctuary for teaching from the Word of God. We are wrapping up the summer Bible study series “Luke and Acts: Becoming Fishers of Men.” Come and join your church family at The Gathering!

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another— and all the more as you see the Day approaching. — Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)

Scott Sherrer joins Brad, Lyric and Kelly Verkaik for food and fellowship at The Gathering.

Serving Opportunities at Northland at Mount Dora: Mount Dora Children’s Ministries Team Do you have a heart for kids? Do you want to help them grow in their faith? Join the Mount Dora Children’s Ministries team. Details: Page Patnode (pagepatnode@hotmail.com or 407-538-6662)

Griffin Hines and James Coyle hang out with friends at The Gathering.

Mount Dora Crew352 Youth Ministry Team Would you like to help teenagers become followers of Christ? Do you want to invest in a young person? Join the Mount Dora CREW352 youth ministry. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (lyndsey.coyle@northlandchurch.net or 352-978-7004)


oviedonews Summer of Fun! JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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Right: Family bowling event. Below left: Student Ministries truck washing service project. Below right: Fun at the Oviedo Aquatic Center.

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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. It has huge inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, moonwalks, mazes and the largest slide in Central Florida. Cost: $8 per person. Details: Patty Sattler (childrens.oviedo@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NEXT WEEK! Grade School Pool Party!

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 (childrens.oviedo@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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he best part of summer is that it is only half over! The Northland at Oviedo congregants have been gathering all summer long to live, laugh, love, and serve one another, others and Christ! Make sure you are in the know of all that is happening at Northland at Oviedo by getting on our e-mail list (contact oviedo@northlandchurch.net) or by going to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo). You also could be there Sunday mornings at 9 or 11 a.m. to worship God with us, then meet some people in the foyer, and get connected to our small groups, or Neighborhood Gatherings! Whatever you do, engage in the Christian life with us. Be a part of it!

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 (oviedo@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Opportunities for students on page 7.

>>> www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo

Fishing tournament at the Cox home.

Leadership/staff retreat.

alrededordenorthland Relacionémonos, mantengámonos conectados.

Horario de Servicios

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.! Recoja a los auriculares de interpetacion en el Centro de Beinvenida. Detalles: Ruth Sapp (407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net)

Por Mike Fernández Líder del Ministerio Hispano

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odos anhelamos relacionarnos. Este anhelo refleja que llevamos la imagen de Dios, que se relaciona con todos. Dios existe en tres personas, todas se relacionan perfectamente entre ellas y para ellas. Que privilegio hemos tenido que, antes del comienzo del mundo, Dios haya querido compartir el gozo íntimo con cada uno de nosotros. A medida que Dios construye su Reino con cada uno de nosotros, disfrutemos y entendamos el don de alabar y relacionarnos, junto con el trabajo que Él ha preparado y nos está preparando para hacer. Isaías 43:19 nos dice: “ Contemplad, estoy haciendo algo nuevo... ¿no lo perciben? Haré un camino en la selva y ríos en el desierto. Dios está renovando, redimiendo y restaurando. Ve lo que Él esta haciendo que es nuevo en tu vida y en nuestra comunidad. Tenemos más medios que nunca para relacionarnos y mantenernos conectados. Continuemos con la labor de conocernos unos a otros, no sólo en la iglesia, sino a través de las redes sociales como Facebook y Twitter. Quiero agradecer a los que ya se han unido a la página de Northland en Español de Facebook para mantenerse conectados, y ver qué es “lo nuevo” que Él está haciendo con nosotros. Comparte tu historia con nosotros. (English translation on page 14.) >>> www.facebook.com/northlandespanol

FACEBOOK

Únete a la comunidad hispana de Northland en Facebook.

Demian de Orzco y su madre Luly Rojas de Orozco están disfrutando el servicio de adoración en español.

http://bit.ly/northlandespanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TWITTER

Siga la comunidad hispana Northland en Twitter.

http://twitter.com/northlandaqui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

¿Necesitas una Biblia?

Biblias en español están disponibles en el Centro de Bienvenida. Detalles: Ruth Sapp (407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net) Tammy Barnes y su hija Gera planea a invitar a sus amigos que hablan español.


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Hear What God Has Done!

Recaps from recent Distributed Journeys

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hrough Northland’s Distributed Journeys, folks have traveled to all corners of the world showing the love of Christ to adults and children alike. But the trip participants often find they are the ones who felt God’s love in a strong way. Below some past Distributed Journey participants share how God worked in them too! “They say we go on mission trips to minister to the children there, but I often find them ministering to us, the Americans, just as much. The atmosphere there is so happy, even in their poverty they’re singing His praise. They have truly inspired me in my relationship with Christ as well as many other members of my team. I may have to leave the Dominican Republic physically, but I will never, ever leave it emotionally.” — Emilee Scott (ninth grade, Dominican Republic Distributed Journey) “God worked in me by showing me that people don’t dress the same as we do, and don’t have the same things as we do, but their passion for God is enormous. Also, by being a servant for God, I was able to help build a church for a community that needed it, and so that others who don’t know Christ can come and learn about Him.” — Jesse Mingalone (11 years old, Dominican Republic Distributed Journey)

“If I were to summarize the Brazil trip into a few sentences, I’d have to say that the trip was life-changing in many ways. It was amazing to see how content people were with so little. It puts it into perspective that to have a happy life, material things don’t really matter; it’s your relationship with Jesus that makes all the difference. I returned to the United States feeling privileged to have spent time with such wonderful people.” — Harry Hewett (Brazil Distributed Journey) “It was beautiful to look into these eyes of many adorable children and see so many colors, cultures, stories, languages and faiths in one place. Their ability to open up their hearts and love our team so well demonstrated to me Christ’s unstoppable love. They are precious and beautiful, and need someone to communicate that to them constantly.” — Tamra J. Rich (Georgia Refugee Camp Distributed Journey) “I saw God work in that place. He’s more alive there than the plants and animals themselves. A rusty 90-foot medical boat carried us with His Spirit to people with little more than the shirts on their backs. The plans He has for His Kingdom are so uplifting and humbling.” — Andrew Willis (Brazil Distributed Journey) “Brazil taught me a lot about faith – to trust God to shine through me when I don’t feel equipped or prepared, to have faith that He can do miraculous things with ease. God used one woman’s testimony to encourage me to try to go on another Distributed Journey, even though it was last minute. It was tough having nothing I could do to bring the money in, but God brought it in within eight days and showed me He can do things I think are impossible.” — Taryn Moorhead (Brazil Distributed Journey) “As co-leader of this team, God stretched me as a person. I do not consider myself gifted in administration, and I learned new things and was pushed out of my comfort zone. What was so cool about the Clarkston experience is that we were serving in a multicultural community with 20 nations being represented. We were to share the love of Christ through action. Watching our team form bonds and share the love of Jesus unfolded each day. New friendships were made that will last a lifetime!” — Irene Williamson (Georgia, Refugee Camp Distributed Journey)

Juan Ramirez teaches interviewing skills and how to create a resume to twelthgrade students at Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha, South Africa.

(Continued on page 14).

Partner Spotlight: Pathways to Care BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service

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hroughout the year, Northland partners with a number of organizations in the community. The goal is to share God’s love with others through service and to provide for the needs of our local community. This week we highlight one of those partners, Pathways to Care. Pathways to Care is a 40-bed not-for-profit respite center dedicated to providing health, housing and hope to Central Florida’s most vulnerable homeless. The center provides short-term recuperative care and support services for homeless adults in need of temporary housing in order to recover from an acute medical illness or injury. Pathways to Care’s overall goal is to support its residents to achieve greater health, self-sufficiency and housing stability. The many volunteer opportunities include administrative/clerical work (including data entry, mailing, copying, etc.), event coordination/assistance, financial planning, job training, painting and gardening. In addition, Northland sends a group of volunteers once a month to cook meals at the facility. For more information about Pathways to Care or to learn about opportunities to serve there, visit the center at 430 Plumosa Ave., Casselberry, or www. pathwaystocare.org, or contact its volunteer coordinator (407-388-0245). For more information about volunteering with the Northland Serve Team that visits the center monthly to cook meals, visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve/local. Our next serve date there is July 24, so sign up now!

Upcoming Serve Team Projects July 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas in July, clean up July 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch juLY 31 . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner July 31-August 2 . . . . . . Church-wide Backpack Drive august 14 . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve lunch 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 (407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@northlandchurch.net)

A Northland Serve team served lunch at the Ronald McDonald House recently. Next chance to serve there is August 14. Sign up today.

Game time with the orphans in Ukraine. Team member Andrew McAuliff in background, celebrating the win!

Sarah Gibson played with Jamaican children at the first community center (Grace Community Center) we participated in building there.


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

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. oviedo@northlandchurch.net)

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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 lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

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

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

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)

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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 shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or students.oviedo@northlandchurch.net)

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*Fees apply. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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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 shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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

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)

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Wednesday, July 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.oviedo@ northlandchurch.net)

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Wednesday, July 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Browns’ home, 100 Ellington Place, Oviedo. Connect to God and others in a way that is relevant in our everyday lives. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students.oviedo@northlandchurch.net)

College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25)

LW FUSION

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)

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My name is: __________________________________________________

We worship God the Father for sending us the Peacemaker — Jesus.

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!

+ “O”+ R = F___ ___ ___O___ ___ ___ A follower of Jesus is someone who believes Jesus is the Lord. He or she follows Jesus’ way of doing things.

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Bees.

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Following Christ Matthew 16:24

What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? To answer that, we must know who Jesus is and what He has done. Jesus is God. God left His perfect throne in Heaven to be born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. Jesus ministered to huge crowds in Galilee. Later, He died on a cross in Jerusalem to take the punishment for our sins, so that whoever believes in Him will have life forever close with God. Jesus made peace between God and man. Three days after He died on the cross, Jesus rose from the dead, and now sits upon His throne in Heaven. One day He will return to earth to gather all who believe in Him as their Savior to be close with God.

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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

Make a list of ways you can follow Jesus this week.

Search for and circle the words found in Micah 6:8: To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

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Megan is here faithfully to help set up, teach a lesson, or do whatever is needed to make Sunday mornings a great time for our 3-year-olds as well as our volunteers. She has a great desire to see the little ones hear and learn the truth of God’s Word in ways they can understand and remember. Seeing her friendly smile each week brightens all of our mornings. We thank God for you and the example you model, Megan!

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Hey there! Why did you make that?

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er of the w e t un Exhibiting a genuine l o servant’s heart week after week,

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. … And God said, ‘Let there be light’” (Genesis 1:1, 3, NIV).

THIS WEEK!

K H M H A N D W J U S T L Y V A W M S A O O E L I B G T V U A K T L O M E R C Y H Y D A C E T O Word Bank: TO, ACT, JUSTLY, AND, LOVE, MERCY, WALK, HUMBLY, WITH, YOUR, GOD

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Co-op Encourages Kids to Explore, Learn, Grow By PAM ANDERSON Director of Northland’s Early Learning Center

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he Northland Early Learning Center is a weekday school that has been a part of Northland for more than 25 years. Begun by a group of mothers with young children who were looking for connection, support and child care, the program has grown into a state-licensed preschool/ kindergarten program. Serving nearly 100 families, the Co-op, as it is affectionately called, offers a hands-on, discovery-based environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn and grow. The Co-op’s curriculum is centered on Scripture, and its teachers love what they do! Children as young as 18 months can participate in our Mother’s Morning Out, a one-morning-perweek class for our littlest friends. Two-year-olds can attend two mornings per week, and 3-yearolds have the option of attending two or three days each week. The prekindergarten classes meet either three or four days each week. All classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the exception of kindergarten classes. Parents of 2-year-olds through kids in prekindergarten are required to serve as the

helper mom or dad in a classroom one time per month. Each parent has the opportunity to work alongside one of our teachers and provide a great experience for the children in the classroom. All parents agree that this is one of the best parts of our program. Educators have long known that parent participation in children’s education pays dividends not only in student achievement, but in so many other ways. By helping in the classroom, parents really get to know their child’s teacher, the curriculum and the other children in the class. The children look forward to the day it is their mother or father’s turn to help. We would love to have your family join us this fall. Don’t delay; give Pam Anderson a call this week (407-949-7179) or check out the Co-op website (www.northlandcoop.net). There are only a few spots left.

Great explorers, Sarah and Austin.

Summer Reading from Pastor Dan Lacich 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 recommendations from Pastor Dan Lacich, available in the Northland Bookstore, that you might check out:

Pure Pleasure: Why Do Christians Feel So Bad About Feeling Good?, by Gary Thomas Discover the power of guilt-free pleasure. Pleasure is a good thing. It’s a powerful force that feeds your relationships, helps protect your spiritual integrity and brings delight to our heavenly Father. Pleasure isn’t something Christians should fear, shun or disparage; it’s something we should learn to cultivate in our lives. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, by N.T. Wright Wright, one of the greatest, and certainly most prolific, Bible scholars in the world, will touch a nerve with this book. What happens when we die? How should we think about heaven, hell, purgatory and eternal life? Wright critiques the views of heaven that have become regnant in Western culture. Free Book, by Brian Tome Maybe you’re not as free as you think you are. Even worse, maybe you have been duped into believing that a “balanced” life is the key to happiness, or that a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions. Tome is fanatical about freedom. Let this book help you find what is holding you back from the full-on freedom God intends for you.

Girls will be girls.

The hallways and classrooms are decorated to help the children remember their Bible stories.

Senior Fellowship

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orthland’s seniors have a reputation … for serving faithfully, knowing how to have fun, and for consistently collecting the most delicious fare ever found in one place at their monthly luncheons! Following Acts 2:42, Northland’s seniors meet monthly for food, fellowship and prayer. Group responsibilities and costs are shared, from the official roles to the decorating, monthly phone calls and setup. When gathering to eat together, each participant also brings a contribution of a nonperishable food item for Northland’s food pantry, which they keep organized. Jack Kaufman, the current leader, has been involved in leadership with the seniors group for more than 17 years. He recalls coming in one day to help stock the food pantry. A woman came in requesting food and brought her dog. Someone had told her Northland might be able to help her. He talked with her, and they prayed. When he went to the pantry to find some groceries to send with her, he saw something he had never seen in the four years he had been working with the pantry. It was a can of dog food, provided for just an occasion.

If you are 60 or older, join this charming group for one of these upcoming events in the fellowship hall of the Student Ministries and Care Center at the Longwood site: • Sing-along — July 21, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. • Old Time Radio — August 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Details: Cassie Small (407-834-5203 or Cassandra.543@ juno.com)

The seniors group knows how to have a good time serving the Lord.

Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship, by Alan Hirsch and Debra Hirsch Discipleship is costly. Are we willing to critique and even challenge much we’ve been taught for the sake of the Kingdom? For this is the radical nature of the discipleship to which Jesus calls us. In this provocative and compelling book, internationally known missiologists Alan and Debra Hirsch overthrow culturized understandings of theology and culture, and cast a vision for a distinctly mission-shaped way of living the Christian life. The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice, by Mark Labberton Worship is the dangerous act of waking up to God and God’s purposes in the world. But something has gone wrong with our worship. Too often worship has become a place of safety and complacency, a narrowly private experience in which solitary individuals express their personal adoration. Even when we gather corporately, we often close our eyes to those around us, focusing on God but ignoring our neighbor. But true biblical worship does not merely point us upward — it should turn us outward as well. In this prophetic wakeup call for the contemporary church, Pastor Labberton reconnects Christian worship with biblical justice.


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Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.

CONNECTION GROUPS

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)

CARE GROUPS

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 susandb@yahoo.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 mmannen@cfl.rr.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

If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Registration is required. Details and registration: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)

LW Parents of the Prodigals

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407 977 6742)

LW PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety)

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical

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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 lauramartin32778@gmail.com)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

LW Access Ministries for Adults Sundays, 4:30 p.m., room 4204. A weekly devotion and welcoming social connection opportunity for adult living with disabilities, their friends, family or caregivers to join together and celebrate the fact that we are all friends and followers of Christ! Join us afterward as we worship together at the 6 p.m. service. Details and registration: Heather Subbert (321-442-2028 or hsubbert@gmail.com) LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com) 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 (bicyclingforchrist@gmail.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 caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net) 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 (commonground@northlandchurch.net or 407-221-1241)

LW Covering Care Blanket Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; or first Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m., room 4217. For those who can knit or sew, this group makes blankets for local hospitals and people in need in the community. Details and donations: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575)

Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com)

LW Financial peace university

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 northlandsoftball@gmail.com

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 jo-anne.holleran@northlandchurch.net)

LW GOLF — links fellowship • 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 • Saturday, August 21, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $32 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 linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com) 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) • Potluck Dinner and Swim Saturday, August 15, 3 p.m., Lori’s home. This will be a summer fun fellowship event with dinner and swimming. Bring a dish to share or grill for the potluck meal. We encourage you to bring your spouse, a towel and a swimsuit. You may ride your bike over, but there will not be a regular organized ride due to the unpredictable summer weather. LW SENIORS GROUP (Age 60 and up)

Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Cassie Small (407-834-5203)

LW SINGLE PURPOSE (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Study John Ortberg’s new book and DVD series, The Me I Want To Be. Learn how it’s not about you becoming a new or different you, but becoming the best you that God meant you to be. Attend or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Details:

LW SOCCER – ACHE On break June 1 through July 16 due to field maintenance. Details: Mike Cannavo (407359-0191)

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. ferreira@northlandchurch.net) 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. jones@northlandchurch.net 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 diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)

PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7180) LW PRAYER GROUP Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705) OV Prayer Team

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


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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 shoemaker@mindspring.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 (ron@creativele.com)

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. chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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

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48 Days to the Work You Love — Dan Miller Study Preview class, Sunday, July 25 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 (admin@redema.us or 407-365-2332)

OV ADULT SMALL GROUP

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

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LW Mentor Training

Saturday, August 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. The focus is to find appropriate male mentors for fatherless boys, but the training is open to men and women. Cost: $10 for materials and lunch. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7194) or David Keys (NLMentoring@gmail. com or 407-256-5576)

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 brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)

LW New Life Ministry Lose It for Life

LW Winning at Work and Home

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 (maryloucaskey@gmail.com 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 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)

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. jobson@northlandchurch.net or 407-929-3053)

OV Men’s Small Group

Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Join them as they explore the book of Proverbs. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence.wachter@ gmail.com)

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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 celebratelife3@aol.com) 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 (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407977-6742) OV

When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back In the Box Fridays, 9:30 a.m., NOCC. Using games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, learn what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s Kingdom. Using humor, terrific stories, and a focus on winning “the right trophies,” John Ortberg paints a vivid picture of the priorities all Christians will want to embrace. Details: Linda McGrath (lmcgr2033@cfl.rr.com or 407-574-3249)

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

Longwood:

serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net 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 (jon.marte@northlandchurch.net) 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 susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW phone ASSISTANCE

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

LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS

Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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 (newspaper@northlandchurch.net)

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

LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

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

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 (susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

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

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. kerr@northlandchurch.net)

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 gpkerr@mindspring.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)


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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 (leahyeager@aol.com or 407-6994903)

FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP Last Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., David McCoy’s home, 5035 Bruce Lane, Oviedo Discuss modern science discovery in light of God’s word. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent.cofoid@ gmail.com)

LW RECOVERY MINISTRY

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)

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 lauriejean2@bellsouth.net)

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: Tara Dufrene (615-642-8963 or tdufrene@aimhealth.com

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. sheahan@northlandchurch.net 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 sailingfan2@hotmail.com)

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 cherbear100@aol.com)

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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 (egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (cwgrfg@aol.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 (briandugdale@hotmail.com)

parentS ACYS SOCCER Registration Registration for Association of Christian Youth Sports (ACYS) fall soccer is under way! If you plan on joining your school, church or neighborhood team this fall, you need to register in the next three weeks! Early registration ends August 1; register early and save $15. Details and registration: www.acys.org

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 (epennock2@gmail.com or 407-9494000, ext. 1748)

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 sandylisaacs@yahoo.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 godsgirl0202@yahoo.com) 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 (cindy@pricecrew.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 congagirl@earthlink.net) 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)

donations

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. durys@northlandchurch.net 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 serve@northlandchurch.net)

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 (shollingsworth2@cfl.rr.com)

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. lott@northlandchurch.net) 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 (dmull77@yahoo.com) 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: admin@safehouseofseminole.org 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 erikrhcf@yahoo.com)

Looking for local job listings? You can find them at northlandchurch.net/blogs.


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(English translation from page 5.)

Getting, Staying Connected BY Mike Fernández Spanish Ministry Leader

W

e all have a longing for relationships. This longing reflects that we bear the image of God, who is relational. There is one God in three persons, all in perfect relationship to one another and in one another. What a privilege that before the foundation of the world, God wanted to share intimate joy with each of us. As God builds His Kingdom with each of us, let’s enjoy and be aware of the gift of fellowship and relationships along with the good work He has prepared and is preparing us to do. Isaiah 43:19 says, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; … do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (ESV). God is in the business of renewing, redeeming and restoring. See what He is doing that is new in your life and in our community together. We have more ways than ever to be connected and stay connected. Let’s continue to get to know one another by meeting at church, but also through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. I want to thank those who have already joined the Facebook page Northland Espanol to stay connected, and see what “new thing” He is doing with us. Share your story with us. >>> www.facebook.com/northlandespanol

Kickin’ It for Jesus

MD = Northland at Mount dora

OV = Northland at Oviedo

Hear … (Continued from page 6).

“I saw the power of our prayers evident in our children’s hearts as they opened up to us and to Jesus. This journey showed me the importance of specific prayer, which will now be a scheduled event in my daily life. There are very few things that will take precedence over my prayer time.” — Sarah Huaman (Ukraine Distributed Journey)

Senny Luu with five orphans after a chalk war!

“My Distributed Journey experience transformed my everyday life! I now do devotions and read my Bible daily, which I never did before! I saw God working through me and my teammates during the time we were with the kids, and I saw this new light shine through the kids when they realized that God is their hope!” — Hannah Bosgraaf (Ukraine Distributed Journey) “It’s one of the best experiences in the world when you know God is using you! The day before we left, I laid the Gospel out to a few of the orphans to whom I became close. As we were discussing Pasha’s doubts, he then laughed and said, “Last night, I was praying, ‘Please help me believe in You.’ I believe this is an answer to my prayer, and now, I believe.” Ahh. There is nothing like this feeling, knowing there is another person you love who is now a member of God’s Kingdom! (Please pray for Pasha, a new Christian; Olesya; Tolic; Leeanna, a new Christian; Sasha; Vova; Natasha; Victoria; Nina; Bogdan; Marina; Yuroslava; and many more.) — Laurie Copeland (Ukraine Distributed Journey)

The winning team of the soccer tournament put on in Jamaica was wearing Northland t-shirts!

Laurie Copeland with some of the sweet orphans she got to share the Gospel with.

If you feel called to go on a Distributed Journey, several trips to Haiti, Brazil, Egypt and Alabama this August through October have openings. Details: www.somedayistoday.net

James Li, Northland’s director of student ministries, recently competed in the International Sport Karate Association World Championships. He went on to win the 2010 self-defense title — he also worked to win hearts for Christ, passing out testimony cards and sharing his faith with fans and other competitors. Read James’ testimony at www.northlandchurch.net/staff/james_li.

Financial Report As of juLY 12, 2010 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online Evangelical Council for at 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 10 to 12, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 247,010 21,909 Mortgage Payment Total Budget

34,872 259,973

20,609 267,619

(14,263) 7,646

THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 6,302,828 Mortgage Payment 976,884 Total Budget 7,279,712

6,328,089 698,271 7,026,360

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,814,167.

25,261 (278,613) (253,352)*

Northland Northland Northland Northland Northland

at Longwood . . . 6,576 at Mount Dora . . . . 193 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 363 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 33 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,756 (1,078 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 109 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,053 (1,084 sites)

BRAZIL

DISTRIBUTED JOURNEY INFORMATION MEETING Tuesday, July 27 7 p.m., room 5110 Children’s Worship Wing Longwood site Help out with construction projects, and the fishing will be spectacular! Details: Patti Harshey (407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net)

Make your someday, TODAY!

www.somedayistoday.net


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OVIEDO SITE

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 serve@northlandchurch.net, 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 northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

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 / info@northlandchurch.net 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 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 pagepatnode@hotmail.com Lyndsey Coyle, CREW352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-978-7004 lyndsey.coyle@northlandchurch.net Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 tdufrene@aimhealth.com Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 lauramartin32778@gmail.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 debbiesdoorstep@mac.com

COUNSELING

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 jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch.net Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 students.oviedo@northlandchurch.net Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 childrens.oviedo@northlandchurch.net Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or courtney.mccarthy@northlandchurch.net Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 cyndi.lott@northlandchurch.net Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or mgrindstaff@topps.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 lszrom@yahoo.com Mary Ann Young, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-443-0079 dreamdog@mac.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. wright@northlandchurch.net). 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: Rachel Ballantyne (407-949-7151 or lifehope@northlandchurch.net) 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.

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GOVERNING ELDERS


FAMILIES 16

BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES

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

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

NOTES:

THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:

Happy Together … Growing Together as We Grow in Christ Redefining Secondary Relationships Scripture focus: Romans 12:18 (NASB) If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Worship focus: Worship Christ today as the Author of peace. summary prayer: “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” — Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV)

NEXT WEEKEND’S MESSAGE: We’ve spent the last several weeks talking about growing together as a people who love God. In this new sermon series, “Love One and Others,” Pastor Hunter urges us to look even beyond our Christian family to discover who we are called to love and to serve.

A Message from Dr. Joel C. Hunter SERIES TITLE: LOVE ONE AND OTHERS SERMON TITLE: Babel: When We Became Them SCRIPTURE FOCUS: Genesis 11:1-9

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