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JULY 24 - 31, 2010

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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 30

God is the Lord of the plethora, the God of the diverse, the redeemer of the plural ‌ Cultures are not infinite. No single one can hold the wholeness of praise and worship or the fullness of the counsel of God.

- Dr Harold Best, Dean Emeritus, Wheaton College


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, JULY 24

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:45 pm

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

SUNday, July 25

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

MONDAY, july 26

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

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

MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW 4209

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

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

TUESday, JUly 27

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 (cc) 4205, 4209-10, 4213, 15, 17 AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives & Mothers Group (cc) Nature’s Table Café Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, JUly 28 1:00 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

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

THURsday, JULY 29

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

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

Friday, JULY 30

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

Capernaum Celebrate Recovery (cc) Lot 9 (High School)

Saturday, JULY 31

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:45 pm

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

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

SUNday, July 25

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 27

6:15 am 7:00 pm

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

6:30 pm

CREW352

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

SUNday, July 25

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 26 7:00 pm

Secrets of the Vine

Tuesday, JUly 27 6:30 am

Men’s Gathering

WEDNESDAY, JUly 28

20-Somethings Summer Prayer Service

Saturday, JULY 31 7:15 am

Men’s Small Group

Worship* (cc)

WEDNESDAY, JUly 28 9:30 am

Women’s Bible Study

Saturday, JULY 31 8:00 am

Men in the Word

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Distributed Sites @ Home Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net).

JOIN any of these worship sites: florida

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NOCC NOCC

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WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, July 25

What’s on the Web?

Youth Room Calvary Chapel

OVIEDO SITE

9:00 am F.Hall/SMCC CWW The Rink/SMCC

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, JUly 28

2:00 pm 8:00 pm The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 1111/SMCC

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

SANCTUARY

K-1 FLC

Conference Room

Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW 4209

marco island church Saturdays, 5 p.m. Join us for fellowship and supper afterward. 685 N. Barfield Drive, Marco Island Details: Sam (407-310-1719) 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)

PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: florida

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

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


ABOUT Northland Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

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!

NEXT WEEKEND!

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 lauralee.wright@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

What does it mean to STARTS NEXT WEEKEND!

BELONG

to Christ?

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

Marriage Preparation Class

Sundays, starting August 8 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center, Longwood site. A 13-week class for any couple engaged, seriously considering engagement or married without the benefit of premarital counseling.

Register by August 1. More info on page 10.

SIGN UP FOR Mentor Training Saturday, August 7 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center, Longwood site MORE INFO ON PAGE 12.

NORTHLAND NEWS

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT)

BLOOD DRIVE

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

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.

Saturday, AUGUST 7 . 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, AUGUST 8 . . . 8 :30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 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.


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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:

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 next weekend.

• 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.)

>>> www.facebook.com/sundaynights

Harper Clark favors chocolate syrup and multi-colored sprinkles with her ice cream.

UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: 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 14 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.

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

Choclate or vanilla, chocolate or vanilla. Decisions, decisions.

You can never have enough whipped cream.

mountdoranews Deep Relationships BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

Aaron and Hur held his arms up — and the Israelites “overcame the Amalekite army with the sword” (verse 13). Who is holding your arms up? Isolation is one of the devil’s potent schemes. We feel too busy, too shy, or too choosy to move closer to other believers. And yet our very isolation dampens the power and love with which the Spirit desires to move in our lives. Do you long for friendships with people who will hold your arms up in the battles of life? Consider joining one of Northland aul’s letter to the Romans is a Spirit-inspired masterpiece. at Mount Dora’s Distributed Groups. These are small groups of In it God teaches us about salvation, the Holy Spirit, Christians gathering in homes or other places to to pray for one service, and much more. The final chapter of Paul’s great another, worship the Lord, share Scripture, partake in a meal, work culminates with personal greetings to 27 named individuals and possibly even celebrate the Lord’s Supper. and scores of others that go unnamed. They serve together, too. Kids Paul demonstrates that his profound play, adults bond, and the Kingdom theology is worked out in the context of God grows as His people deepen of relationships. Many on this list were in relationship with Him and one deeply impacted by Paul — and Paul by another. them. It just goes to show that the Truth Do you long for these kinds of of God becomes so powerful when it is friendships? Can you see yourself worked out amid abiding relationships in deep relationship with other with other Christians. believers? Several Northlanders How connected are you to other at Mount Dora are training right believers? Do you have some godly now to become Distributed Group –Romans 16:3, 5 (NIV) brothers or sisters in your life right leaders and hosts. Perhaps God is now? In Exodus 17:8, Moses leads the Israelites in their defense calling you to take part in a small group gathering. If you would against the vicious Amalekites. Moses’ job was to raise the staff like to explore Distributed Groups at Northland, email me or of God high in the air during the battle, and as long as he did so call (bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-434-4116). This the Israelites were winning. But when his shoulders grew tired could be your opportunity to take your faith to the next level.

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“Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus … Greet also the church that meets at their house.”

Mount Dora ladies take a break from Bible study for a group photo.

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) 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)


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THIS WEEK! SPLASH DAY! (formerly called pool party)

Hospitality JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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s we continue to unpack what it means to love God and others, I am reminded of the power of hospitality. Hospitality is a gesture of love to others—more important, though, it is our response to God ... being obedient to Him by being known as men and women of love. And loving others is only possible because He loved us first! We have had a team of people come together recently to think about the gift of hospitality, led by our own Cyndi Lott. Wow! They are right on track. Their first meeting was not too long ago, and during that meeting they remembered that this is not just about bagels, decorations or crafts. This is about something much more important. Their mission statement as a ministry makes it all very clear: “Lovingly serve our neighbors, our community and our church family by connecting them to Christ and to one another through acts of hospitality.” That night Cyndi read from an article published online through Revive Our Hearts Ministry, taken from an interview with Leslie Basham and Nancy Leigh De Moss that aired on December 3, 2002, called “The Heart of Hospitality: Jesus the Ultimate Host.” This week’s and next week’s articles will be from that interview because they really say it best. Here’s what Leslie Basham had to say about hospitality: “As you read the Book of Romans, you realize that the first several chapters are Paul talking about some pretty heavy doctrinal matters. He’s talking about the Gospel of Christ.

“Then as he comes to the second half of the Book of Romans he starts saying, ‘How does this affect the way that we live?’ When we come to chapter 12 of Romans, Paul gives many practical exhortations about what it means to live out the Gospel of Christ. In verse 10 of Romans 12, Paul says, ‘Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, having received what you have in Christ, now love one another.’ Then he goes on to say ‘pursuing hospitality.’” “What does it mean to be hospitable? The word hospitality in the New Testament comes from two Greek words. The first word means love and the second word means strangers. It’s a word that means love of strangers. “The dictionary talks about hospitality as giving a friendly welcome and kind or generous treatment offered to guests or strangers. Another dictionary defines hospitality this way, ‘The act of receiving and entertaining strangers or guests without reward and with kind and generous liberality, to be friendly, welcoming, kind and generous to guests or strangers.’ “Now when I think of the word hospitality there are some other similar words that come to mind, words like hospital. And I wonder, did these words have anything in common?” Next week we will look at the rest of the article and some other words that will shed light on our better understanding of what it means to us to be hospitable. If you would like to be a part of the Northland at Oviedo hospitality team, seeking to impact all of our Oviedo community for Christ, contact Cyndi Lott (cyndi.lott@northlandchurch.net).

Monday, July 26, 2 to 5 p.m., Oviedo Aquatic center, 148 Oviedo Blvd., Oviedo. Bring a friend and a towel, wear your bathing suit (girls, one-piece or tankini) and come make a splash! Cost: $4 per person for Oviedo residents; $9 per person for nonOviedo residents. Details: Patty Sattler (childrens. oviedo@northlandchurch.net)

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next WEEK! Meet Us At The Movies!

Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 a.m. for Jonah: A Veggie Tale Movie, Regal Oviedo Marketplace 22, 1500 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo. Join your grade school friends from Northland at Oviedo for free kids movies this summer! Details: Patty Sattler (childrens. oviedo@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

End of the Summer Children’s Pool Party!

Saturday, August 7, 2 to 5 p.m., Cox home, 489 Carolyn Drive, Oviedo. Come celebrate the last days of summer before going back to school with your friends from Northland at 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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.

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aroundnorthland Meet the Northland Summer Interns By PETE GEIGER Creative Producer, Worship

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his summer, Northland has the privilege of hosting 14 student interns in the areas of worship, service and student ministries. In line with Northland’s core value of intergenerational leadership, this program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable skills and ministry experience as they serve alongside Northland staff and volunteers. The unique gifts and perspectives that each student brings to his or her daily tasks is a vibrant reflection of the distributed church in action. Join us in welcoming the following students to our church body. Each student was asked: “What do you hope to learn from this internship experience at Northland?”

Colin Campbell >>>

School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Major: Political Science; Minor: English Literature I want to give back to the programs that were instrumental in my own spiritual development, and gain insight for what I am going to do with my career. I want to grow and learn from the people (kids) that Jesus felt were so important.

<<< Michael Casey

School: University of Mobile Major: Worship Leadership This summer I hope to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to serve full time in a Church.

Jen Beres >>>

School: Columbia International University Major: Bible, Youth Ministry, Outdoor Leadership, Missions It has been great to see God work in the lives of students that I have been able to build relationships with and the desire they have to know God in a deeper way. It’s great working with students and speaking the truth of the Gospel into their souls.

Jazmine Cox >>>

School: Lee University Major: Church Music/Music Business What do I hope to get from this internship at Northland? … Well, in one word —

wisdom! This is a great opportunity for me to learn so much about anything from my own personality to lighting to music ministry. With so many new experiences, I’m hoping to learn all that I can.

Janelle Gore >>>

School: Asbury University Double major: Theatre and Cinema Performance; Media Communications I feel like a sponge here just soaking up everything I can learn. I hope to gain a better understanding of my faith and how to use my skills as a result of this internship, as well as develop new and lasting relationships with those who are on this journey with me.

<<< Kimberly Gray

School: Columbia International University Major: Youth Ministry and Bible I hope to learn a different way of doing ministry from Northland and I also want to learn more about youth ministry and how to better impact students for Christ.

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Building a Community of Care

Online tool helps Northland, others meet needs. BY EMILY TALLMAN Resource Point Community Connector, Service

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esource Point began as a vision to help bring people in our community together and to allow for each individual in need to have a chance to gain self-sufficiency in their lives. This vision cannot be approached without understanding that we need each other to understand and deploy such a venture. For the past few years, Northland, A Church Distributed has worked with the community to build Resource Point, a web-based tool which uses technology to provide case management and a resource directory for local government, non-profit and faith-based organizations and churches. Resource Point is a webbased tool that will allow its partners to take a holistic approach to meeting the needs of its community and beyond. Wherever you are, you will be able to connect resources to those in need and have the ability to meet those needs through connected collaborating agencies and organizations. This network of organizations and agencies will essentially work hand-in-hand in the process of providing for those in need.

Slyvia D. Izquierdo, administrative assistant at Rescue Outreach Mission, knows who to thank for recent donations.

God has used this tool to help reach people in their time of need and to match that need with resources and services in our community to help change lives. Recently we were able to see this as a hotel struggled with what to do with their surplus of new bed linens. Searching online through Resource Point, the connection was made with four organizations that desperately needed bed linens. A local mission even spoke of how they had been faithfully praying for God to provide sheets for their transitional home. Through this donation, homeless families now have beautiful new sheets for their beds. It isn’t only about resources. Resource Point is also a case management tool that allows local churches and organizations to collaborate and care for individuals in need together. A family that had no place to stay for Christmas found funding for a hotel stay from a church while awaiting the process of receiving rental assistance with another non-profit organization. This teamwork of community to care for individuals in need is a perfect example of how Resource Point can be used to advocate and serve those who need help. God has brought so many wonderful opportunities to Resource Point. Northland’s LifeHope team uses Resource Point each and every day to serve people in need and to help identify resources in our area to assist them. A Seminole County pilot program called Pathways to Home is using Resource Point to collaborate in our community to help homeless families to become self-sufficient and provide a home for their families. Currently, churches in our community are working together to become Stations of Hope for those returning to society from incarceration. Using Resource Point, mentors will help to care and assist these individuals in their transition. By visiting the website (www.resourcepoint.org) our community at large can begin to explore these opportunities to serve by volunteering at various organizations, giving donations or finding resources for yourself or your family. Do you have a heart for this ministry? You can also volunteer with us at Resource Point. We have many needs including data entry of local providers and resources in our area. As a Researcher/Explorer you can help build our database of social service organizations. Details: Emily Tallman (emily.tallman@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4017)

The Rescue Outreach Mission in Sanford received a large donation of bed linens to share with those in need.

Partner Spotlight: HOPE Foundation BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service

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hroughout the year Northland partners with several local organizations to serve our local community. This week I would like to feature one specific organization, HOPE Foundation. HOPE Foundation’s mission is to reduce and end the tragedy of homelessness among families throughout all of Central Florida. They strive to address the problems of the working poor and homeless in a comprehensive, coordinated, and strategic fashion and to educate and change the way people think about the poor and homelessness in a way that compels them to action. Some of the initiatives that they are working to make accessible to families in crisis are: basic shelter, access to food and other basic human needs, life skills training and educational programs that include apprenticeships and job placement so that people can successfully reenter the workforce, transportation, health services, medical and dental services, and many others. Many volunteer opportunities are available at HOPE Foundation including working in the food pantry or thrift store and picking up various donations. For more information about the HOPE Foundation and to find out more about volunteer opportunities, e-mail Karol Ludaescher (volunteer@helpforthehomeless.net) or visit their website (www.helpforthehomeless.net).

A Reminder About the Backpack Drive

Just a reminder about our backpack drive next weekend July 31 through August 2. We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies throughout that weekend which will be distributed to children in need in our local community as well as to those children in Louisiana who’s families have been affected by the oil spill. To participate, simply fill an age appropriate backpack with items from the list below. If you prefer to just purchase supplies we will gladly accept those donations as well. Then, at the Longwood site, bring your backpack and/or supplies with you to church during the collection weekend and drop them off in the welcome center which is located within the main sanctuary lobby. There will be a team of volunteers there to collect your donations. At the distributed sites, you will be instructed on what to do at your respective sites. Supplies needed include: [ ] Loose leaf paper (both wide- and college-ruled) [ ] Spiral notebooks [ ] No. 2 pencils [ ] Composition notebooks [ ] Folders [ ] Crayons [ ] Washable markers [ ] Rulers [ ] Scissors

Other Upcoming Serve Team Projects

BRAZIL DISTRIBUTED JOURNEY INFORMATION MEETING

Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m., room 5110 Children’s Worship Wing, Longwood site Information about the trip is avaialble at: www.somedayistoday.net Details: Patti Harshey (407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net)

juLY 31 . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner July 31-August 2 . . . . . . Church-wide Backpack Drive august 14 . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve lunch AUGUST 21 . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner AUGUST 28 . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch AUGUST 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day 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)


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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)

MD CREW352

(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. chapman@northlandchurch.net)

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: Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, August 4, 5 to 8 p.m., starts and ends at the NOCC. Come on out to our giant Scavenger Hunt! You’ll need transportation for this—it’s nothing like your normal, traditional scavenger hunt! You’ll be taking pictures, asking people to do some funny things (singing, dancing, etc.) with you, and more! Don’t miss out on this one and invite a friend! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students.oviedo@ northlandchurch.net)

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)

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

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

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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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OV AXIS: MSM Summer days

Wednesday, August 11, 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)

*Fees apply. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net) or Middle School (www. northlandchurch.net/main/ministries/middle_school_ministries/); High School (www.northlandchurch.net/main/ministries/ high_school_ministries/)

High School Ministry

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(For students ageS 18-25)

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)

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)

SEE CALENDAR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM

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

Wednesday, August 11, 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)

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My name is: __________________________________________________

We worship the God of the nations. He is the God over all people. He wants us to join with worshipers everywhere.

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

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Babel is the name of a city in which the people tried to unite to do something for themselves instead of for God.

Bzzz. Bzzz.

Bob.

Who’s there?

Today’s buzzword is THEM.

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

Bob who?

Bob-el.

I thought it was Babel.

Unscramble the letters below to spell a word that means followers.

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The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9

Long ago, the whole earth used the same language and the same words. But one day, some of them said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. He said, “Come, let us go down and confuse their language, so they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them all over the world; and they stopped building the city. It was named Babel because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth.

That’s what I said!

Draw a picture of the tall tower of Babel.

I’m so confused.


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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

We can learn from the mistakes made in building the tower of Babel. This week think of ways you can learn from your mistakes.

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Cindy Poore. She’s been faithfully dedicated to Children’s Ministries for more than three years, serving in multiple rolls. Whether checking the children in or teaching a class, Cindy always has a cheerful smile and is kind, caring and loving to all. She’s a great team member, and is willing to fill in wherever needed, and is fantastic at really connecting with the children and their families. We love and thank you, Cindy, for your servant’s heart!

Emily drew a picture of Jesus appearing to Thomas so he would believe that He was the Son of God.

Hey there! Why did you draw that?

Search for and circle the words found in Genesis 11:4a: “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven…”

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Word Bank: COME LET US BUILD FOR OURSELVES A CITY AND TOWER WHOSE TOP WILL REACH INTO HEAVEN

We learn to work together with our friends as we grow in Christ!


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Marriage Resources Wanting to add some spark to your marriage, but have no time to take a class? Check out the marriage resources in Northland’s bookstore. Here are a few recommended reads: Surprise guests may stop by.

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way to impress your wife, have fun, see friends and learn — all at the same time? The Marriage Show is a late show-inspired event that brings just the right amount of humor, entertainment and wisdom. The host will be James Raffenaud, accompanied by members of Northland’s worship musicians. Dr. Joel and Becky Hunter will be special guests. The evening will focus on sound fundamentals for healthy marriage, bringing you and your spouse (or future spouse) biblical truths that will feed your relationship. Join them August 27 at 7 p.m. in The Rink at the Student Ministries and Care Center at Northland at Longwood. The cost: $7.50 per person. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Child care is available for $5 per child with a family maximum of $10. Register at www.northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/the_marriage_show/. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832)

There will be challenges to meet.

Dr. Joel and Becky Hunter will be interviewed.

Bringing Out the Best in Your Wife: Encourage Your Spouse and Experience the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted and Bringing Out the Best in Your Husband: Encourage Your Spouse and Experience the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, by Norman Wright “Bringing Out the Best in Your Husband” and “Bringing Out the Best in Your Wife” deliver biblical, practical, and proven ways to enhance marriages. Every principle is presented with a true-to-life story so that wives and husbands can see the effects of encouragement, prayer, romance, and inspiration. For Husbands: Bookstore shelves are crammed with claims about how you can get what you want out of your man … but affectionate, long-lasting relationships thrive when the tables are turned: when each spouse focuses on giving, not getting! In the pages of Bringing Out the Best in Your Husband, you’ll find biblical and practical, proven ways to make your marriage a safe haven of encouragement, respect, and love. For Wives: If you’re like a lot of men, you want to build a satisfying, loving relationship with your wife … but just aren’t sure how. In Bringing Out the Best in Your Wife, Wright reveals the secret: encouragement. Supporting, respecting and affirming your wife is the key to a long-lasting marriage.

Audience participation included.

Get Away and Come Together

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amily Life conferences are a chance to get away from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with each other. Cell phones are shut off. To-do lists are temporarily forgotten. It’s a time to slow down and reconnect. Each conference provides a warm, engaging atmosphere and a focus on making progress, rather than placing blame. The insightful speakers teach how to work through differences, improve communication and rekindle romance. If you missed the summer Family Life conferences, there are other opportunities coming this fall for you to participate in conferences in the Central Florida area.Upcoming conferences are scheduled in Delray Beach from September 10 to 12, in the Fort Myers/Sanibel area from September 24 to 26, and in Tampa from September 17 to 19. Cost $79/person. Obtain our group discount by registering with the group name NORTHLAND2010FALL at www.familylife. com/groups/northland2010. Details: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net)

The evening promises humor, entertainment and wisdom.

Northland’s Marriage Preparation Class Is a wedding in your very near future?

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orthland’s Care Ministry offers a 13-week class that begins each August and January. The course covers such topics as the roles and responsibilities of marriage partners, finances, God’s plan and purpose for marriage, and blended families. This class is required for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at one of our sites. The class will be offered for all couples – engaged, not yet engaged or married without the benefit of premarital counseling – Sundays from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Northland at Longwood in the Student Ministries and Care Center. The class cost is $120 per couple. Register by August 1. The application for the class is available at w w w. n o r t h l a n d c h u r c h . n e t / ministries/marriage-ministries/. Scroll down to the Marriage Preparation Class listing and select the “register here” link. It is also available at the Northland Bookstore. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net)

Alpha Course Coming Soon! Sundays, August 22 through November 14 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4206-7, Longwood site

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ou are invited to come to the Alpha course and explore the deeper meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, where you also may enjoy great food and laughter. No question about life or God will be seen as too simple or too hostile. You will have the opportunity to explore questions like “Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?” People from all kinds of backgrounds, religions and viewpoints attend Alpha. Some people come to get beyond religion and find a real relationship with God that changes their lives. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. The course runs from August 22 to November 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Northland at Longwood, room 4206-07. Details, registration and child care: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832l; details about Alpha (www.alphausa.org)


Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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. Details and required registration before attending the class: 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 principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)

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LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

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 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 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)

LW GOLF — links fellowship • 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 TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)

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)

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

Friday, August 13, 6:30 to 9:30 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 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)

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, September 18, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)

PRAYER

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 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 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 (singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com)

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

LW SOCCER – ACHE On break through AUgust 9 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 northlandsoftball@gmail.com

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.

ADULTS LW Marriage Preparation Class

Sundays, starting August 8, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. A 13-week class for any couple engaged, seriously considering engagement or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. This class is recommended for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at a Northland facility. Cost: $120 per couple. Register by August 1. Link for the application is at www.northlandchurch. net/ministries/marriage-ministries/. Scroll down to the Marriage Preparation Class listing and select the “register here” link. It is also available at the Northland Bookstore. Details: Chris Kingsley (407-949-7193)

LW The Marriage Show

Friday, August 27, 7 to 9 p.m., Sanctuary. Join this late-show inspired event that brings humor, entertainment and wisdom to marriage or engagement! Pastor Joel and Becky Hunter will be the featured guests and James Raffenaud is the hilarious host for this special evening. Cost: $7.50 per person. Child care is available for children age 12 and under: $5 per child with a family maximum of $10. Tickets are available at www.northlandchurch. net/calendar/details/the_marriage_show/. Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)

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 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 (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) OV

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.

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

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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. 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)

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 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)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

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)

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 = Northland at LONGWOOD

MD = Northland at Mount dora

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 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)

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 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) 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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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) 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 (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) Sexual Integrity (MEN) Thursdays, 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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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) Wounded Heart Group Mondays, 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)

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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OV = Northland at Oviedo

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even people were baptized recently at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins, with Pastor Dan Lacich officiating. You, too, may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of your personal faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life (Matthew 28:19). The next baptism is Sunday, August 8. See page 11 for details. And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also — not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. –1 Peter 3:21 (NIV)

<<< Clarissa Jamison

School: University of Mobile Major: Worship Leadership I hope to take away new ideas and thoughts of how the church can use technology and other resources to advance the Kingdom of God. I want to see what all He can do!

Sevarrest Allen

TJ Krusinski >>>

School: Full Sail Major: Show Production During my internship at Northland, I hope to use my abilities to further God’s Kingdom through technology and in worship. God has assembled an amazing group of individuals at Northland and I feel blessed to be able to work and learn from them.

<<< Kirsten Loftus Candace Creavalle

School: University of Central Florida Major: Health Science — Physician Assistant track; Minor: World Comparative Studies I hope to spread Gods love by helping and serving others and growing spiritually.

Ashley Martin

Kaitlyn Mast >>>

School: Belmont University Major: Commercial Voice I am very open to learn more about myself, others and God, through this experience. I hope to discover more about the gifts God has given me to serve Him while I’m here at Northland. Minh Persaud

Brittany Thomas

<<< Natalie McDonald

School: Belmont University Major: Commercial voice with a Music Business emphasis My desire is for this internship to be a time for me to better understand what it means to serve daily in a church, and from these lessons and experiences draw closer to the One who has blessed me with this amazing opportunity!

Jimmy Thomas

Anya Pospisil >>>

Tyler Thomas

School: Florida State University (FSU) Major: Human Resource Management To learn to work with various personalities and understand how a ministry operates.

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 17 to 19, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 189,582 (35,519) Mortgage Payment Total Budget

34,872 259,973

33,845 223,427

(1,027) (36,546)

THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 6,527,929 Mortgage Payment 1,011,756 Total Budget 7,539,685

6,517,671 732,116 7,249,787

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,814,167.

(10,258) (279,640) (289,898)*

Northland Northland Northland Northland Northland

at Longwood . . . 6,885 at Mount Dora . . . . 203 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 306 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 34 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,829 (1,015 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 100 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,380 (1,021 sites)

<<< Jennifer Robertson

School: Lee University Major: Music Business During my time at Northland, I hope to grow as a musician and to most importantly mature in my spiritual walk with Christ. I hope that I will be able to use the gifts that the Lord has given me to bring His people into the presence of God in the most effective way to further His Kingdom.

Bryan Royals >>>

School: University of Mobile Major: Worship Leadership and Church Music Interning at Northland for a second time has been such an awesome privilege and blessing. This summer, I am learning more and more about how the distributed church is leading and engaging His people around the world in creative ways to worship God “for who He is and what He has done,” and I hope that I can go and one day do the same.


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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.

THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:

LOVE ONE AND OTHERS Babel: When We Became Them Scripture focus: Genesis 11:1-9 (NASB)

Worship focus:

Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. The LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad

Worship Christ today as the One Who is Worthy of our adoration. Only He is holy and perfect, worthy of all glory and power and honor and blessing. (Revelation 5:12) Through faith in Him we are brought together as one body.

summary prayer: God of our lives, by the power of your Holy Spirit we have been drawn together by one baptism into one faith, serving one Lord and Savior. Do not let us tear away from one another through division or bad argument. May your peace embrace our differences, preserving us in unity, as one body of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (Worship Sourcebook)

over the face of the whole earth.

NEXT WEEKEND: A Message from Elder Fayez Ishak

| Kasr El Dobara Church, Cairo, Egypt | John 15:16

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