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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

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AUGUST 21 - 28, 2010

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VOLUME 11, ISSUE 34

This matter of “salvation” is, when seen intuitively, a very simple thing. But when we analyze it, it turns into a complex tangle of paradoxes. We become ourselves by dying to ourselves. We gain only what we give up, and if we give up everything we gain everything. We cannot find ourselves within ourselves, but only in others … – Thomas Merton (1915-1968), No Man Is an Island [1955]


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, AUGUST 21

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

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

SUNday, AUGUST 22

7:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Marriage Prep Class Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Transformers (cc) A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 (cc) Financial Peace University Middle School Bible Study Worship* (cc) (sp) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Belong Study (cc) Grade School Baptism Infant Baptism Young Believers Step 2 Single Purpose Access Adult Ministry Alpha Course Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Fusion College Ministry

MONDAY, AUGUST 23 9:45 am 10:00 am 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Beth Moore Bible Study (cc) Precepts (Women) (cc) Disaster Training Common Ground (cc) GriefShare Potluck (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group

MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW

Prayer Room The Rink/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW 1116-18/SMCC 4206-7 4210 1104/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW CWW 4209 5100/CWW Sanctuary 5106-7/CWW 4209-10 4204 4206-7 SANCTUARY ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC

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

TUESday, AUGUST 24

6:45 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

Men’s Bible Study 1118/SMCC Divine Reflections Art Group 4208 Beth Moore Bible Study (cc) The Rink/SMCC Crown Bible Study (cc) 4205 AMEN (cc) 4206-7 Military Wives & Mothers Group (cc) Nature’s Table Café Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204

WEDNEsday, AUGUST 25 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

Disaster Training i-3 Youth Group (High School) Women’s Healing and Recovery

THURsday, AUGUST 26

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

Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Financial Peace University (cc) His Way (cc)

Friday, AUGUST 27

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

Capernaum The Marriage Show (cc-fees apply) Celebrate Recovery (cc) Lot 9 (High School)

Saturday, AUGUST 28

8:30 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Word Weavers Prayer Meeting Lose it For Life (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Youth Group (Middle School)

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

4209 The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC

SUNday, AUGUST 22

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, AUGUST 24

6:15 am 7:00 pm

6:30 pm 7:00 pm

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

CREW352 Prayer Gathering

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

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Youth Room Calvary Chapel

Sanctuary Youth Room

OVIEDO SITE SUNday, AUGUST 22

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, AUGUST 23 7:00 pm

Prayer of Jabez - Bible Study (Women)

Tuesday, AUGUST 24

6:30 am 6:30 pm

Men’s Gathering Adult Small Group

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

2:00 pm 8:00 pm

20-Somethings Summer Prayer Service

Saturday, AUGUST 28 7:15 am

Men’s Small Group

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

Harrington Home

NOCC Welday Home

NOCC NOCC

NOCC

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, AUGUST 22 Worship* (cc)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 9:30 am

Women’s Bible Study

Saturday, AUGUST 28 8:00 am

F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, AUGUST 25

9:00 am 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC 5100/CWW F.Hall/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

Men in the Word

SANCTUARY

K-1 FLC

Conference Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORTHLAND NEWS

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

Join us at an Info Kiosk in the foyer! INFO

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


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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.

AUGUST 29 — Rapha House Update

Did you catch the Rapha House video at the services August 7 to 9 (www.northlandchurch.net/media/students_supporting_ rapha_house/)? If so, you might remember Pastor Joel referencing an amazing project that some students at Northland are undertaking. Rapha House “exists to extend unconditional love to girls who have been rescued out of slavery and sexual exploitation” (www.raphahouse.org). Stay after service to see the short video on this project and hear from these students on ways you can get involved. Meet in the Welcome Center directly after service August 29 for a 15- to 20-minute presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

The Fusion college ministry, for students ages 18 to 25, meets Sundays at 7:15 p.m. in The Rink at the Student Ministries and Care Center.

>>> www.facebook.com, Northland on sunday nights

Each week you can view upcoming opportunities through these ways: • Northland News (this section right here!) • Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/sundaynights)

UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: AUGUST 22 — Dessert Night

After service tonight, meet in the Welcome Center to enjoy a time of catching up with everyone. Our hope for these gatherings is to create some space to share stories of life and how God is working in our community. This is informal, so come for a few minutes or stay as long as you like! Remember to get your children and bring them along. Sunday evening site Minister Sean Cooper opens the discussion for the college ministry that gathered after service last weekend.

After food and fellowship, spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures.

mountdoranews Have You Heard From Jesus? BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

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ave you heard from Jesus lately? He wants to speak to you. Does that sound mystical? It’s quite simple, really. Just open up His Word. When I came to Christ at age 27, I hungered to hear from God. I was in outside sales at the time and continually had to fight the urge to stay at home and devour the Word of God. Do you hunger to hear from Jesus?

A friend of mine shared an excellent way to study the Bible: Step 1: Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the Word. Trust that He will do it. Step 2: Read a passage of Scripture, one verse at a time. Step 3: In your journal, make three columns. Title the first “I don’t understand this”; the second “I never thought of it that way”; and the third “How does this apply to me?” Step 4: Group the verses under each category and look for wisdom from the Spirit of God. Take those verses that really spoke to you and figure out how God wants you to apply them in your life. Step 5: Go about your day intent on applying the Word you just received. Step 6: Come back tomorrow and repeat the process. This is a fantastic way to come to know Scripture. You will find things in the Word of God that you don’t understand. But you also will receive Truth that you do understand and that you can begin to walk out in your life. One more thing: Go the next step and begin to study the Bible with friends. We have several great venues at the Mount Dora site where you can come together with fellow believers and grow in your understanding of God’s Word. Groups like this are an awesome place to share all three “categories” of verses. Many times God has shown me the meaning of a Scripture as I see it walked out in the life of another Christian. For more info on groups of believers where you can grow in your understanding of the Word, just give me a call or send me an e-mail. We also have plenty of free Bibles and devotional books at the Welcome Center in the foyer. Feel free to take these resources to help you discover God’s Word. I look forward to helping you hear from Jesus!

“Let scripture be put in the hands of everybody; let everyone interpret them himself according to the light he has; let there be private judgment, let spiritual liberty be received as in Apostolic days. Then only will the people be ‘free’ and arise in their power and majesty and obey the voice of enlightened conscience and be true to their convictions and practice the virtues which Christianity commands and obey God rather than men.” — Martin Luther >>> www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora

Mount Dora Prayer Group Seeking the Lord together. Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Youth Room Child care provided. Details: Jonathan and Melony Bailey (352-516-7190 or Digitaljonnyart@yahoo.com)


oviedonews Sunday Serve JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

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e spent last week talking about the power of living in community toward Christ. We looked at the early church and the Great Commission and thought about what it means to us today, here and now. We also talked at length about love and the mark of the disciples of Christ. We came to the conclusion that if we are to call ourselves Christians, there must be something about us that agrees with that self-diagnosis. Love is the key. We must be marked by love for Him and for one another, and to love someone, you must know him or her, and to know that person, you have to spend time with him or her. We want to make that as easy as possible in this busy world, so we are launching gatherings throughout Oviedo and East Orlando this fall to study God’s Word, so we can know Him by spending time with Him, which will allow us to love Him better and deeper. While doing that, we will gather with other believers, allowing us to get to know them better by spending time with them, and thus we’ll be capable of loving them better

NEXT WEEKEND! Family fifth Sunday Serve Day!

and deeper as well. Easy-peasy, so sign up to host or attend, whatever God is calling you to do. Get started, and be a part of it with us! Since we are making it that easy for the first part of this effort, we thought we would help out and make it just as easy for the second part. One of the end results of loving better and deeper is living a life of worship to God by serving others in His name. This is glorifying the Father in heaven, as it says in 1 Peter 2:12: “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us” (NIV). James covers this in length as well in chapter 2 on his treatment of faith and works and their interdependent parts. Also, in Radical, by David Platt, it is said this way: “The means of our salvation is faith in Christ alone, and the basis of our salvation is the work of Christ alone. We are not saved by (works,) but caring of the poor (among other things) is evidence of our salvation. The faith in Christ that saves us from our sins involves an internal transformation that has external implications.” To glorify God by serving others seems simple enough, yet I hear time and time again from people, “I would love to, but I am just not sure how (or when, where and so on).” Since the verse we landed on last week as motivation for all of this discussion was John 13:35, where Jesus tells his disciples, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (NASB), we thought we would start there, by your loving service to one another.

Love is the key. We must be marked by love for Him and for one another. ... One of the end results of loving better and deeper is living a life of worship to God by serving others in His name.

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Sunday, August 29, Northland at Oviedo. This is an opportunity for parents to disciple their children by spending a Sunday morning together in worship, learning the Word, and serving as a family! Student and Children’s Ministries will not meet, as we are encouraging our families to worship and serve together. The nursery will be available for age 2 and under. There will be service opportunities for the whole family before each service. The sign-up for these opportunities will be at Children’s Ministries check-in. Details: Patty Sattler (407-627-6265 or 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. Starting in September, we are calling every single one of you to serve everyone else at least once this fall. We want you to come and serve from start to finish, serve all day, meet the 9 o’clock crowd, the 11 o’clock crowd, serve them all. We know this will be a challenge for some with kids, and so on, so the other option is to come and serve at one service and attend the other, but if this is your best option, then do it twice this fall. Why? Because we need the help? NO! Because this is how community is formed in deeper ways, this is how you get to know someone, which allows you to love them, and, like it or not, that is what He told us to do and what would bring Him the greatest glory … our love for one another! So get signed up right now, and who knows, you might even like it and want to do it more! >>> www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo

aroundnorthland Come to the Water

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ix people were baptized recently at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins, with Pastor Kevin Urichko 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, September 12. See page 11 for details.

Jonathan Dunn

Casey Geer

Ruth Lipinski

Jerral Miranda

Josue Linares

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. Jermaine T. Mitchell

–1 Peter 3:21 (NIV)


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Life Crossroads Helps Those Currently, Formerly Incarcerated BY GRETCHEN KERR Director of Life Crossroads

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t has been a busy month for the Life Crossroads teams. The Prison and Jail Ministry teams have been involved in the preparation of the Healing and Transition (HAT) program, and Northland will become what is known as a Station of Hope (SOH), along with other congregations throughout Central Florida. As a Station of Hope, Northland has committed to be a welcoming congregation and community to those who have been incarcerated as well as support their families. The team is looking for mentors/coaches to walk alongside a returning citizen and guide that person through his or her Individual Transition Plan, which was created based on his or her needs. It might be that the person needs a ride to the probation office, or help with completing an application. Serving the returning citizens might be as simple as being willing to meet someone new during his or her first time coming to the sanctuary for a worship service. Maybe going into the jail or serving as a mentor/ coach is not your gifting, but you may like helping with data entry, scheduling appointments, or even doing research on the Web for new programs and opportunities for the program participants. We want to be able to reach out and show the love of Christ in many different ways, bring light into the very dark spaces of their lives. The HAT program will officially begin September 1, and we are looking for volunteers to support this outreach activity. A pastors luncheon was held August 11, and 81 pastors and ministry leaders gathered to hear

about how they could become a Station of Hope. Pastor ministry is looking for rural property within an hour’s drive Perez-Aponte opened the gathering in prayer. After a brief of Orlando with outbuildings. We would like to move the presentation of the HAT program, Sheriff Don Eslinger men away from the distractions, temptations and pressures shared his heart and thoughts on the challenges of reentry, of the city and into an environment where they can work on public safety and the good work that is currently being property, study, learn and grow in God’s Word while residing accomplished within the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. in a safe environment for growth. Please join us in prayer Lee Isbell, representing Chief Michael Tidwell from Orange for this need. County Corrections, shared the importance of reentry and the Celebrate Recovery Inside, the program that is taken faith community to their facility. Chaplain Bob Gregory with behind bars, is growing and is in need of men and women to Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, which serves John E. Polk serve as leaders. The classes currently serve the men’s and Correctional Facility, brought a moving message to the group. women’s Christian dorms at the Orange County Correctional The gathering ended with a prayer for the group from Imam Facility. With additional leaders, we can bring this needed Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida. program into the general population, to many who may not Helping connect families of incarcerated individuals is have a relationship with Jesus Christ and may not be aware a new area of ministry for us. If you have experienced the of the unconditional love, forgiveness and healing that can pain, shame, stigma and all the other feelings associated come from that relationship. with a family member who has been incarcerated, or the If any of the needs listed above are tugging at your heart, great joy that surrounds reconnection and reconciliation, we contact me (gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net or 407-949need your experience on our Healing and Transition family 7190), and let’s talk about how to connect you for service. ministry team. Young men 18 to 26 years old who have gotten caught in the trap of addiction or who are experiencing a rebellious attitude and are looking for a change in their lives can be served through the regeneration initiative and transitional housing program Breaking Free Orlando (BFO). BFO is a 13-month residential program for young men who want to make a change in their lives. Because of our partnership connection to Breaking Free Inc., the options are much wider for the type of program setting that is needed for each young man. Breaking Free has facilities in Georgia and Texas with a vision of locations in several other states. The goal is to bring the residents into a closer relationship with God, walk them through the hurts in their lives, often the cause for the lapse into addiction. This Seminole County Sheriff Donald F. Eslinger shares his thoughts on the program.

Local Serve Day: Next Weekend! BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service

your skills to serve others in the community, contact Dana Kobosky (serve@northlandchurch.net) and let her know you want to learn more about serving others through assisting with local home repairs.

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ur next Local Serve Day is set for Saturday, August 28. Local Serve Day is a once-a-month event when we distribute the church into the local community to serve others. It’s a great way to “be the church everywhere” and to show God’s love to others in a tangible way. Projects are available for all ages and abilities, and are perfect for families, small groups or just a group of friends. This month’s projects include: — Landscaping and beautification projects at Milwee Middle School. — Assisting in the Samaritan’s Village resale shop with rearranging the boutique floor, sorting clothing and doing other small projects, such as tiling floors and building shelving. — Sorting/stacking items, and packing them for distribution through Harvest Time International to local organizations in need as well as mission efforts in Third World countries.

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

Ongoing Needs at Longwood Site

Wanted: Skilled Volunteers

• Direct traffic as a parking lot attendant. The need is for all services. Details: James Li (james.li@northlandchurch. net) • Serve Communion once a month. Details: Lori Holton (lori.holton@northlandchurch.net) • Serve as an usher or greeter during any service. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net) • Set up classrooms on Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings. Details: Gary Moss (gary. moss@northlandchurch.net) • Be a teacher or helper during Children’s Church. No experience is necessary. All lessons and materials are prepared for you; training and hugs are provided. Details: Debbie Blahnik (debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net)

Northland is looking for volunteers that are licensed contractors or have previous experience in the areas of roofing, plumbing, A/C repair and general construction work. If you are interested in using

For additional ongoing service opportunities at Longwood, visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve/northland/.

We will meet at 8 a.m. in front of The Rink for check-in and a short time to socialize and fuel up on coffee and snacks, and for a few announcements. Please be sure to visit www.northlandchurch. net/serve/local to find out more about projects and to register before August 27.

Northland Serve on Facebook! Northland’s Life Service is now on Facebook. View pictures from recent events, and find out about opportunities to serve locally and at Northland on our Facebook page! Just search for Northland Serve!

Upcoming Serve Team Projects AUGUST 28 . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch AUGUST 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day AUGUST 29 . . . . . . . . Special Olympics Family Fun Day September 1 . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry, downtown September 11 . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve dinner September 15 . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry, downtown September 25 . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner September 25 . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch To register for or to find out more about these projects, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net/ serve/local/). There you can view the projects, times, locations and other information on these service opportunities. Details: Dana Kobosky (407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@northlandchurch.net)


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Activating StudentS to Make Kingdom Noise. What is Making Kingdom Noise? It’s the Love of Jesus in Action.

James Li, Director Welcome to the 2010-11 Student Ministries school year!

Brian Katauskas, High School Minister Love in action. That’s what we’re about. Let’s continue it this fall!

Addie Cooper, Program Assistant Get ready for some crazy retreat stuff! Tweet me your favorite shirt design thus far.

Rudy Tamez, Middle School Minister Let’s partner together to activate this generation to be the church.

Shaylynn Stoner, Administrative Assistant Looking forward to a year of assisting the Student Ministries teams, students and parents.

Lauren Roberts, Coordinator Hey, I’m super pumped to rock out this school year with you!

Jenny Shaw, Worship Coordinator Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this next semester as we worship and serve together!

Erica Emler, Oviedo Student Ministries Coordinator I’m excited to see how God continues to develop you into followers of Him!

Middle School Ministry

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed information, visit www.northlandchurch.net/ main/ministries/middle_school_ministries/. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!)

Youth Group

Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Free to attend; optional $3 dinner. A typical gathering consists of worship, teaching and small groups.

LW firm foundations class

Sundays, starting August 15, 10:45 a.m. to noon, meet in the foyer of the Student Ministries and Care Center. Study: Firm Foundations. Bring your Bible, a pen, and a notebook or journal.

LW ABS (Area Bible Studies)

High School Ministry

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed information, visit www.northlandchurch. net/main/ministries/high_school_ministries/. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

LW i-3 (I am third) Youth Group

Wednesdays, beginning September 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Free to attend. Food available for purchase.

LW Lot 9 Outreach

SERVANT LEADERSHIP MINISTRIES LW HIGH SCHOOL Servant Leadership Ministry

We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12thgraders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). Details and registration: www.northlandchurch.net/main/ministries/high_school_ ministries/

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Lot 9 (or The Rink, depending on weather). Free to attend (includes food).

LW Noise groups / community groups

Date, time and costs vary by location. A typical gathering consists of fellowship and peer accountability.

Date, time and costs vary by location. Teams are formed by gender. A typical ABS night consists of fellowship, Bible study and peer accountability.

distributed sites’ student MINISTRIES MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352-978-7004 or lyndsey.coyle@ northlandchurch.net)

MD CREW352: Youth bible study

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

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students.oviedo@northlandchurch.net)

access MINISTRIES FOR STUDENTS LW Young Life Capernaum

Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. If you are a teen with special needs, join us. This includes worship, 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)

Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD MD = Northland at Mount dora OV = Northland at Oviedo

WANTED: ADULT VOLUNTEERS

Interested in volunteering with Student Ministries? Current opportunities include administrative support, small group leaders and mentors. Visit the Student Ministries page at www.northlandchurch.net and click on the “Adult Volunteer Application” link at the bottom to complete an application.


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My name is: __________________________________________________

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

We worship the Lord, who is over all nations. When we point others in our nation to Jesus, that’s worship!

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+ “L” + “O” + “G” = ___ ___ ___ ___A___O___ ___

Genealogy is family history. Your genealogy begins with Adam and Eve, and continues all the way to your grandparents, then your parents and finally, to you!

Bzzz. Bzzz.

Who’s there?

Jeanie.

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

Jeanie who?

Jeanieology. What’s that?

Unscramble the letters below to spell the name of the land where God sent Abram.

NACANA

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Answer: CANAAN

God’s Promise to Abram Genesis 12:1-3

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country and your people. Leave your father’s family. Go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. You will be a blessing to others.” By faith, Abram believed God’s promise. Today, we can see God has kept His promise to bless all nations through Abram. God did this in many ways, including through Abram’s two sons. His oldest son, Ishmael, became the father of the Arab nations. His younger son, Isaac, became the father of the Jewish (Hebrew) nation. Each of these nations has been a blessing to the world in some way.

It’s the study of family history.

Draw a picture of the land where you live.

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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.

Join us for Buddy Training 101

Draw a line leading the bees to a new hive.

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Search for and circle the words from Genesis 12:1 that the Lord said to Abram: “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”

T S T L S E E T H E V R H A V X O U E H O E A N U W O L W T E H S D I Y P Q L O E T C L I O Z E H D N A L K E Y O U R B B F E P L Y R T N U O C D Y A Q I E M F B Word Bank: Leave, your, country, people, and, fathers, household, the, land, will, show, you

created d o G t a th d e n r a le e w , At Buddy Break od made me. “God saw all the animals and G , and it was very good!” that He had made – Genesis 1:31


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NEW now. (Northland on Wednesdays)

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he new NOW! will kick off Wednesday, September 8 with an evening of extended worship by Northland’s worship team, followed by an introduction to this season’s featured class by Dr. Joel C. Hunter. Come and hear answers to questions about the Holy Spirit, such as: • Can you be a Christian without having the Holy Spirit? • Is the Holy Spirit a person or a force? • What is the Holy Spirit’s role in the Trinity? The four-week NOW class will be offered Wednesdays, through September 29 at 7 p.m. at Northland at Longwood. Drs. Joel C. Hunter and Dan Lacich will teach the class, The Holy Spirit and You.

NOW provides something for every age group. For preschoolers, child care is available, and no preregistration is required. In NOW! WOW! grade school children will more fully explore the Bible stories they heard on the weekend, with new games and crafts. The Firm Foundations study will be available for middle school students in the Student Ministries and Care Center fellowship hall. These students will study the stories of God, from creation to Christ. For high school students, i-3 (I am third) is offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in The Rink. Join in for an evening of community, awesome worship and learning. Details: Barb Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183) or Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

Pastor Joel and Becky Hunter share a laugh with some of last sessions participants.

Marriage: Built to Last

Thursdays, starting September 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood, rooms 4206-7.

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ll marriages require focus and energy to stay healthy. This class focuses on how to use biblical principles to improve the way we love one another deeply in our marriages. Throughout the series, you’ll watch 24 real-life couples from across the country share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, sexual intimacy, expectations and more. You will hear the story of Dave Ramsey and his wife, Sharon, as they share how they recovered from financial stress and hardship. You will hear the story of Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, as they share candidly about expectations, trust issues and how they adjusted to a blended family.

 Marriage: Built to Last includes biblical and practical teaching from Chip Ingram on video covering these six critical topics:

• Adjusting to Expectations • Learning to Communicate Clearly • Breaking Down Walls • Resolving Conflict • Restoring Sex and Intimacy • Striving for a Christ-Centered Marriage Whether you’re newly married, remarried or wanting to improve your relationships, this class, which James and Cindy Price will facilitate, provides biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love biblically. Registration is required, and child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. The cost: $5 registration per family and $7 for the workbook, available in the Northland Bookstore. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)

I Love You More

Thursdays, starting September 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood, rooms 4213-15.

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ere is great news for your marriage: Even the best marriages have problems! The question isn’t whether struggles will arise, but how we, as husbands and wives, will handle them when they come. Surprisingly, our struggles can become the tipping point for a deeper love and intimacy. In fact, everyday problems can compel us to say, “I love you more.”
 
 Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, in the six-week class on I Love You More: How Everyday Problems Can Strengthen Your Marriage, show how the same forces that can chip away at marriage can become a catalyst for new relational depth and richness – provided we make wise choices. Whether the problem is major or mild, we’ll learn how to transform nettlesome issues into loving opportunities. Additionally, we’ll learn how everyday problems,

when handled correctly, can actually strengthen our marriages. After this class, you’ll never look at everyday problems and struggles in your marriage the same way again! Topics include: • Love is not enough. • Tackle this problem first ... and all others get easier. • The subtle saboteurs of every marriage • How to solve any problem in five (not-so-easy) steps • Joining your spirits like never before • The good that comes from a problem-solving marriage
 Tom and Cathy DeWitt will facilitate this class. Registration is required. Child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. The cost: $5 registration per couple and $22 for one book and two workbooks, available in the Northland Bookstore. Details and registration: Barbara Olsen (407-9497183 or barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net)

Parenting in the Early Years

10 Biblical traits your kids will remember you for.

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lot of times, parents need help, but it can be hard to ask for help. Many parents wonder, Do I have what it takes to be a good parent? The six-week (plus one week intro) study Parenting: The Early Years, with video guides by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, goes deeper than simply getting kids to eat their broccoli and clean their rooms. It takes a biblical approach into the traits parents want their children to have, and the traits parents want their children to see modeled in them. The study will take place Sundays, September 19 to October 31 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Northland at Longwood, rooms 4213-15. Everyone is welcome, whether married, single or in a blended family. Registration is required. Class size is limited, so register today. Cost: $5 per family and $7 for the workbook, available at the Northland Bookstore. Child care is available for children 10 and under. Details and registration for class and child care: (DawnOrtiz@AGMCreativeServices.com or 407-687-1438)

Creation-Healthy 100

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ould you like to learn how you can live to be a healthy 100 years old? Attend the CreationHealthy 100 class, and learn God’s eight principles for living life to the fullest and to set reasonable goals to improve your life emotionally, physically and spiritually. The class will be held Tuesdays, September 21 to November 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Topics will include: • Making the power of choice work for you • Resting your mind, body and soul • Creating an empowering environment • Making activity an exciting part of your life • Trusting God and learning dynamic benefits of faith • Strengthening your interpersonal relationships • Developing a positive, energetic outlook • Designing a diet for great health and nutrition Child care is available with reservation. Workbook cost: $20 (available for purchase in class). Details and registration: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)


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 SEPTEMBER 5. 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 DivorceCare Tuesdays, beginning September 7. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care registration: Linda Campbell (linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net); Details, assessment and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) 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: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)

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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) LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

Wednesdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same sex attraction and/or same sex attraction feelings that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: David (407-937-1793)

LW Support for the Separated Tuesdays, beginning September 7. This support group walks alongside those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care registration: Linda Campbell (linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net); Details, assessment and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) LW Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nature’s Table Café. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (womenofpride@gmail.com) MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter

Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Eustis. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-4082640 or lauramartin32778@gmail.com)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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

LW Access Ministries for Adults Sundays, 4:30 p.m., room 4204. A weekly devotion and welcoming social connection opportunity for adult living with disabilities, their friends, family or caregivers to join together and celebrate the fact that we are all friends and followers of Christ! Join us afterward as we worship together at the 6 p.m. service. Details and registration: Heather Subbert (321-442-2028 or hsubbert@gmail.com)

LW BUDDY BREAK Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net) LW COMMON GROUND ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-45) Mondays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Susan Perry (commonground@northlandchurch.net or 407-401-8960) LW Covering Care Blanket Ministry 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 Divine Reflection Art Group Second Thursday of each month, beginning September 9, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Join other artists to reflect God’s truth and beauty through the visual arts. This year’s focus: Unity in Diversity: The Body of Christ, discussion on Redeeming the Arts by RZIM and Art & the Bible, by Francis A. Schaeffer. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873) LW FUSION College Ministry

(For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 7:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

LW GOLF — links fellowship • Saturday, September 18, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $32 • Friday, September 24, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $34 Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Golf, prizes, guest speakers (food optional — costs extra). Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com) LW Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join the Kingdom Advisors lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Details: Philip van Staden (407-339-9090)

LW 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 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 BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women)

LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP

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)

All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Landers (407-333-2612) • Feed the Firefighters Run Sunday, September 12, 9 a.m., call for

meeting location. Ride to Seminole County Fire Station, fellowship and serve them lunch. Donation: $10 per person. Register by Thursday, September 9. Details: Lori Landers (407-333-2612) • Teen Challenge Ride Saturday, September 18, 5 p.m., call for meeting location. Enjoy worship service. Lori will be delivering the message on faithfulness, and some testimonies will be shared by the group. Details: Lori Landers (407-333-2612)

LW SENIORS GROUP (Age 60 and up) Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details: Cassie Small (407-834-5203) LW SINGLE PURPOSE (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Study John Ortberg’s new book and DVD series, The Me I Want To Be. Learn how it’s not about you becoming a new or different you, but becoming the best you that God meant you to be. Attend or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Details: Yvonne Lutz, Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com) LW SOCCER – ACHE Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191) 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 LW SUMMER CONNECTION GROUP Second and fourth Thursdays in August, 7 p.m. This group is for fostering supportive, caring relationships and encouraging Christian growth. Details: Judy Ann Mumford (386-7539376 or jamumford@gmail.com) LW TENNIS Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096) LW WORD WEAVERS Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com

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

BAPTISMS LW ADULT BAPTISMS Sunday, September 12, 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.


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

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

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW The Alpha Course

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Beth Moore Study

Study: The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Returning members please advise your former table leader. New members, please register. Workbook available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. • Mondays, August 23 through November 15, 9:45 a.m to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850) or Ann Clark (407-8045282 or ann@clarkmail.us) • Tuesdays, August 24 through November 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850) or Marlene Ross (407833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com)

LW Precepts — Revelation, Part 4 Mondays, through November 22, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Through careful observation of the text, discover what God says in the Bible concerning the end-time by especially interpreting Revelation in the light of Old Testament prophecy. Prerequisite: completed previous Revelation classes. Workbook cost: approximately $33, available in class. Child care is available with advanced registration. Details: Melody Ringenberg (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com) LW Third Verse

Second and fourth Wednesdays, starting September 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. For women 55 and over. Study Scripture together, pray and have fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)

Sundays, August 22 through November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4206. Alpha is a course that gives anyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life from a Christian perspective. Relaxed, nonthreatening, lowkey and fun, Alpha is a place to ask anything. Enjoy complimentary dinners, a video series and small group discussions. Registration: $10 per individual or $15 for two; child care is available upon registration. Child care details: Diane Jones (diane.jones@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7188); class details: Jamila Millette (407-937-1832 or jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net)

ADULTS

LW A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23

LW BUDDY TRAINING 101

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

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)

Wednesday, September 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4213-14. Buddy Break is a free respite program designed to give parents and caregivers of kids with special needs a threehour break one Saturday per month. If you are interested in becoming a buddy, please join us. No experience is needed, but if you have skills in the field of special education, organization or nursing, we have places for you to serve. Details: Teri Grayson (407-9494014 or teri.grayson@northlandchurch.net)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

LW CREATION-HEALTHY 100 CLASS

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 PHILIPPIANS Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Leo Carrier (leo@carrierinsurance.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)

Tuesdays, September 21 through November 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Learn God’s eight principles for living life to the fullest and to set reasonable goals to improve your life emotionally, physically and spiritually! Child care available with registration. Workbook cost: $20 (available for purchase in class). Class size is limited, so register early. Registration and details: Jamila Millette (407-937-1832 or jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net)

LW CROWN MONEY MAP SEMINAR

Saturday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., room 4206-7. At this Seminar you’ll learn practical steps for eliminating debt and develop confidence in your financial decisions. Best of all, you’ll walk away from this event with a personalized plan for managing your finances and your life. Cost: $25 per person. Purchase tickets at www.northlandchurch. net/events. Details: Jo-Anne Holleran (jo-

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anne.holleran@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1772)

Dawn Ortiz (DawnOrtiz@AGMCreativeServices. com or 407-687-1438)

LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY LIVING DEBT-FREE Financial Peace University (FPU), developed by Dave Ramsey, is a 13-week biblically based video course that teaches management of money, and explains how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. Cost for materials (available at Northland’s bookstore): $111. • Preview class for all sessions: —Sunday, August 15, 10:45 a.m., room 4210 • FPU classes: —Thursdays, August 26 through November 18, 7 p.m., room 5100, Children Worship Wing —Sundays, August 22 through November 14, 10:45 a.m., room 4210 Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl. rr.com)

LW PeaceSeekers

LW I LOVE YOU MORE Thursdays, September 16 to October 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott show how to transform everyday problems and struggles our marriages face into opportunities to love one another more. Registration fee: $5 per couple; $22 for the book and two workbooks, one for women, and one for men (special bundle discount when you order at the Northland Bookstore). Child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net) LW Marriage: Built to Last

Thursdays, September 23 to October 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Focus on biblical principles and find out practical ways to love one another biblically and strengthen marriages. Registration fee: $5 per couple and $7 for the workbook, available at the Northland bookstore. Child care is provided for children 10 and under with registration. Details and registration: Barb Olsen (407-9497183 or barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net)

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 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 Parenting: the Early Years

Sundays, September 19 to October 31, 4 to 5:45 p.m., room 4213-15. Learn 10 biblical traits you want your children to have and how to model them effectively as parents. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott teach this video study, geared for married couples, single parents, and blended families with young children. Cost: $5 registration and $7 for the workbook, available in the Northland Bookstore. Child care for children age 10 and under provided with registration. Details and registration:

Sundays, September 5 through October 10, 9 a.m., room 4209. Six-week class to learn practical and effective biblical methods to approach someone with whom you are in conflict with a purpose of honoring God and restoring relationships. Details: Gary Wright (lanaharrison@cfl.rr.com)

OV 48 Days to the Work You Love

Sundays, beginning September 12, 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: September 12 to October 3. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: August 8 to September 12 (skip Sept. 5); or October 10 to November 7. 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: October 10 to November 14. 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) 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)


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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 Prayer of Jabez Bible Study

Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. The Prayer of Jabez Bible study reveals how to make praying the Jabez prayer a lifetime habit. Readers will broaden their understanding of the four components of the Jabez prayer by investigating key scriptural passages and learning how to apply them to their lives. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742)

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)

LW Musicians Needed

Common Ground Adult Ministry is looking for a guitarist, keyboard player and percussionist for its worship team. Details: Susan Perry (commonground@northlandchurch.net or 407401-8960)

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)

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

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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)

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.

LW BLOOD DRIVE

Saturday, September 4, 4:30 to to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, September 6, 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 DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS

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

LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN

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

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

Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or pgrannan@yahoo.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

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) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, September 8, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally, and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) 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 $103 to $351 for postOctober 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)

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

women Beautiful Me Wednesdays, September 1 through November 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. A small group sponsored by Oviedo Counseling Clinic and designed to bring together women from all walks of life to discuss women’s issues, with a particular focus on biblical/Christian self-image and maintaining balance. Details and reservation: Tracy Veligdan (407-949-4000, ext. 1743, or tveligdan@rts.edu) Community Outreach Fellowship Group Third Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive, DeBary. Enjoy interesting speakers and Christian fellowship. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries (www.stonecroft.org). Cost: $15 (includes admission and lunch). Details and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ aol.com or 386-753-1191) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or sandylisaacs@yahoo.com) DIVORCED/WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255) DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com)


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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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).

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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

OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678) OV Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Cyndi Lott (407-579-5908 or cyndi. lott@northlandchurch.net) Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com) bed sheets and pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list (www.safehouseofseminole.org). Details: admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407-302-5220 vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc.org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com)

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

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OV = Northland at Oviedo

Danny Gordon Presented for Elder Role at Northland By ROBERT ANDRESCIK Director of Public Relations

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ongtime Northlander Danny Gordon is being presented to join Northland’s elder board. Northland’s elders are volunteers who serve six-year terms. They meet together every week for prayer and every other week to discuss the church’s business, set policy, make major personnel and financial decisions, and provide wisdom and oversight to our leaders and staff. The Gordon family (l to r): Nichole, Grayson, Ashton They also provide spiritual help to the and Danny congregation, caring for people through prayer and providing a listening ear and advice where needed. “It is not a position that we seek to fill as much as we look for people who are already doing the work of an elder and then affirming them in that role,” explains Northland’s senior pastor, Dr. Joel C. Hunter. You can learn more about Danny by reading the interview below. Details: Peter Katauskas (407-937-1809 or peter.katauskas@northlandchurch.net) Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your work, your calling, your passion for ministry ... I am an architect ... a partner at HuntonBrady Architects, located in downtown Orlando. I am called first and foremost to worship God and serve my family, but I also have a passion for community, which has led me to volunteer in various organizations. I have just finished my seventh year serving on the board at Delaney Park Little League — which my father played in when he was a kid, I played in when I was a kid, and my son, Grayson, is now playing in. This past year, I started volunteering on the advisory board of the Salvation Army, which my grandfather served on for decades. My wife, Nichole, and I have been teaching a student Bible study for the students at our kids’ public school, Blankner, on Wednesday mornings for the past two years. I love to involve myself in the students’ lives enough for them to know that I care about them so that when I present the Word to them, they know it is from the heart. I also have a deep passion for worship through music and love to lead worship in a small group setting. Let’s talk about your involvement with Northland. How long have you been here, and how have you been involved? My wife, Nichole, introduced me to Northland in 1991, when we started dating. She had been attending Northland since the English Estates days (she started attending when she was 5 years old). I knew Pastor Vernon Rainwater through his time with Youth for Christ, so I feel like I’ve been attending longer than 19 years. I have been involved with Northland primarily through the now-concluded Married Young Adults Ministry, leading worship and organizing home groups. It was a real blessing seeing people get connected to the larger body of Northland through a smaller, more intimate setting. ... That is one of the passions that I hope to bring to my role as an elder, connecting God’s people together through personal relationships. Looking back, how has God prepared you for your role with Northland’s Governing Elder Board? For me, becoming an elder isn’t something that I set as a long-range goal. ... In fact, it came as a surprise and an honor when I learned I was being considered for the role! I think God has been preparing me to serve in a shepherding capacity by connecting me to MYAM, where I was able to help get people connected to the church; I was prepared for the overseer function of being an elder through becoming a partner at my firm and learning to deal with the organizational and financial aspects of running an organization.

Financial Report As of august 16, 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 August 14 to 16, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 187,303 (37,798) Mortgage Payment Total Budget

34,872 259,973

18,991 206,294

(15,881) (53,679)

THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 7,428,333 Mortgage Payment 1,151,244 Total Budget 8,579,577

7,332,185 809,330 8,141,515

*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,725,000.

(96,148) (341,914) (438,062)*

Northland Northland Northland Northland Northland

at Longwood . . . 6,993 at Mount Dora . . . . 193 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 331 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 28 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,740 (1,027 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 120 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,425 (1,033) sites)

What excites you most about your new role? Serving such an awesome, forward-thinking church as Northland and seeing how we can make an eternal impact on people’s lives by pointing them toward Jesus as the strength for their everyday lives and equipping them for service to a world that desperately needs them. On a personal level, I look forward to the fellowship time I will be able to spend with the godly people whom I will be serving with. Please tell us about your family. Nichole and I have been married for 15 years. She has a passion for worship through dance, as well as an incredible magnetism to kids. My son, Grayson, is 13 and has a God-given talent for the guitar and sports as well as a natural instinct for leadership. He is a believer and attends LUGRox on a regular basis. My daughter, Ashton, is 12 and has a grace, balance and technique that is wonderful to watch on the dance floor. Her heart is huge, and she loves on other people before she thinks of herself. She, also, has accepted Christ and tells me she looks forward to going to camp every year because she knows she will strengthen her relationship to God there. How can we be praying for you as you are considered for this new role? Pray that I might glorify God in my daily walk so that I can follow Him more closely and discern His perfect will more clearly. Pray that the elder team would know what God has for our church throughout the next couple of decades and beyond. I believe that partnerships, both local and global, will be important to our continued maturity as a church as well as our impact on the world. We need to follow God where He is leading us, using the resources that we have been entrusted with, to further our impact in our own community and through the relationships we have forged with people around the world.


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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 . . . . . . www.northlandchurch.net/blogs Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandchurch Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Facebook.com . . . . . . . . . . Search Northland Church Bookstore 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.

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo 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. 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

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)

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)

Facebook.com . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora 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

ACCESS MINISTRIES

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 Origins: Family Histories Are Key to Relating to Them Scripture focus: Genesis 12:1 (NASB) Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you…”

Worship focus: Worship God today as the Author of salvation. Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. Through His Son, He has brought His salvation to every nation, tribe, people and language. (Revelation 7)

summary prayer: Father, we sing to You a new song; to You who have worked wonders; to You whose right hand and holy arm have brought salvation. You have made Your salvation known to all the earth. You have shown justice to the nations. All the ends of the earth have seen Your salvation. (Based on Psalm 98:1-6)

NEXT WEEKEND: A Message from Dr. Joel C. Hunter | LOVE ONE AND OTHERS | Loving “The Arguer” | Genesis 18:22-33

DOWNLOADS At Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net), you can download today’s message and sign up to receive the Here@Northland weekly e-newsletter!


Northland News Vol 11/Iss 34  

August 21 to 28, 2010

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