NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
SEPTEMBER 4 – 11, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 36
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. – Thomas Moore
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, SEPTEMBER 4
4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Youth Group (Middle School)
MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room SANCTUARY ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
SUNday, SEPTEMBER 5
7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 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 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Prayer Room Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) SANCTUARY Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW PeaceSeekers (cc) 4209 Transformers (cc) 1116-18/SMCC Financial Peace University 4210 Firm Foundations Study (Middle School) F.Hall/SMCC Worship* (cc) (sp) SANCTUARY Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Special Needs Class CWW Belong Study (cc) 4209 Access Adult Ministry 4204 Alpha Course 4206-7 Worship (cc) SANCTUARY Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Fusion College Ministry F.Hall/SMCC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
— Offices Closed — 6:45 pm GriefShare Potluck (cc) 7:00 pm Worship (cc) 7:00 pm Infant/Walker – K’s 7:00 pm Grades 1–5 7:30 pm Faithful and True Men’s Group
labor day 4206-7 SANCTUARY ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, SEPTEMBER 7
6:45 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 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 DivorceCare 4206-7 Crown Bible Study (cc) 4205 AMEN (cc) 5108-9/CWW Military Wives & Mothers Group (cc) Nature’s Table Café Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
WEDNEsday, SEPTEMBER 8
1:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Third Verse i-3 Youth Group (High School) Firm Foundations (Middle School) NOW. WOW! NOW (cc) Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, SEPTEMBER 9
6:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study Divine Reflections Art Group Financial Peace University (cc) His Way (cc)
Friday, SEPTEMBER 10
7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery (cc) Lot 9 (High School)
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 11
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Disaster Training Word Weavers Buddy Break 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
1116-18/SMCC The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC CWW Sanctuary 1111/SMCC
1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC 5108-9/CWW 5100/CWW F.Hall/SMCC
F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC
4204 F.Hall/SMCC CWW Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
SUNday, SEPTEMBER 5
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
Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry
TUESday, SEPTEMBER 7
6:15 am 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)
WEDNEsday, SEPTEMBER 8
9:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Prayer Gathering
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2
(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
Visit our website for more info.
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Youth Room Calvary Chapel
Youth Room Sanctuary Youth Room
OVIEDO SITE SUNday, SEPTEMBER 5
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
Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 7
6:30 am 6:30 pm
Men’s Gathering Adult Small Group
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
2:00 pm 8:00 pm
20-Somethings Prayer Service
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 11 7:15 am
Men’s Small Group
Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 9:30 am
Women’s Bible Study
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 11 8:00 am
Men in the Word
Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
JOIN any of these worship sites: florida
NOCC Welday Home
WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, SEPTEMBER 5
Distributed Sites @ Home
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 email@example.com)
NORTH CAROLINA Conference Room
SALISBURY Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.
About God, Northland or anything else
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 email@example.com)
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELONG 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELIEVE 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECOME 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BE SENT 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEYOND 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist, Media Design Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Public Relations Tracy Bardwell, Multimedia Designer, Media Design Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Bob Wegner, Photographer James Ferngren, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Sandra Richards, 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.
Welcome to Northland on Sunday Nights! sean cooper Northland on Sunday Nights Site Minister
helping to meet their basic needs. The nonprofit organization provides relief to disaster, hunger and refugee victims in Central Florida and around the world. Details: www.harvest-time.org >>> www.facebook.com, Northland on sunday nights Sarah Hall (r) explains the global problem of women being bought and sold into slavery.
ur aim is to make the weekly Sunday night community a place where relationships are built for the purpose of loving and serving others. Every week participate in worship and hearing God’s Word, then stay afterward for a way to respond together. These are informal ways to gather for a few minutes or as long as you like.
Each week you can view upcoming opportunities through these ways: • Northland News (this section right here!) • Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/sundaynights)
UPCOMING WORSHIP RESPONSES: SEPTEMBER 5 — Labor Day Weekend
Stop by Nature’s Table Café after service tonight, and enjoy a tasty meal and time with friends. There is no formally organized gathering after service tonight, so grab a few people and spend time together over dinner.
SEPTEMBER 12 — Serve Night!
Stick around after service and help serve one of Northland’s local partners. Since 1991, Harvest Time International has assisted low-income and financially distressed families by
Raising awareness and funds for Rapha House, a safehouse that exists to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued out of slavery and sexual exploitation.
mountdoranews Iron Sharpens Iron BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister
very Tuesday morning, before many people have even gotten out of bed, men gather at Northland at Mount Dora for worship and the Word of God. Each week the Holy Spirit shows up and proves once again that “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17, NIV). This small band of brothers in Christ is learning to serve God and one another as we journey together through life. One man recently shared that he awoke around 5 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep, no matter how hard he tried. Then the Holy Spirit said, “Go to Bible study if you want to know my Word.” We pray for one another, we encourage one another, and we serve one another. We support a missionary in eastern Europe. And we experience loving community, the way Christ intends it to be. Do you have a band of brothers (or sisters) in your life? Jesus made us for relationships with Him and with one another. It gets pretty lonely out there if you are trying to walk alone. If you have a need for close Christian relationships, let me invite you to visit a Northland group at the Mount Dora site. Here is a partial list of these gatherings: Men’s Bible study Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., Youth Room Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517)
Women’s Bible study Beth Moore — Jesus, The One And Only Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Youth Room Details: Sandy McDade Motyka (352-288-5460 or email@example.com) Mount Dora prayer group Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Youth Room Details: Jonathan Bailey (352-516-7190) >>> www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora
An awesome band of brothers in Mount Dora. Front row (l to r): Tim Coyle, Todd Ochsner, Scott Sherrer, Fred Chambers, John McBride and Richie Kluesener; Back row: Cooper Wise
Diving into the Word together.
Greeting Card Ministry
Family 5th Sunday Serve Day JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
Thursday, September 16, 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m., Susie Brown’s home, Oviedo. No craft skills needed. Cost: $5 per person for five cards (four for ministry and one for you). Details and RSVP by September 14: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
We look forward to another Family 5th Sunday Serve Day in October. Be a part of it with us by signing up to serve somewhere! It’s a great way to build community toward Christ!
Crazy Cards! (Adults only, please) Saturday, September 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., NOCC. Join us for a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. Details and RSVP: Tim Brown (email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
e celebrated Family 5th Sunday Serve Day last weekend! We shut down the children’s wing, except for the nursery, and families signed up ahead of time to come and serve at “big” church with their parents. More than 30 parents and kids participated at both services by handing out newspapers, welcoming congregants, manning the refreshment tables and creating excitement in the foyer. We also enjoyed having 250 people in the main sanctuary at 11 a.m., with 50 kids enjoying worship with their parents and listening to Pastor Joel’s message. There may have been a few cries and some extra bustling, but a fuller expression of the body of Christ was enjoyed, and it was an awesome experience for everyone present. A big thanks in the form of a loud round of applause was given to all the kids at both services.
The volunteer prayer circle was full of families.
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Opportunities for students on page 7.
The Kims greet everyone with a smile and the Northland News.
The Miksells get ready to welcome our faith family.
The Kohene family serves (eats?) at the refreshment table.
aroundnorthland New Mentoring Program Helps Inmates Find Freedom By ROBERT ANDRESCIK Director of Public Relations
his Wednesday, Northland’s Healing and Transition program (HAT) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at John E. Polk Correctional Facility to mark the beginning of a new mentoring program aimed at helping inmates successfully transition back to their families and into their communities. The goal of the HAT program is to transform hearts and minds — to create a sense of inclusion, reducing the stigma and shame that are associated with incarceration and criminal records ... thus reducing recidivism. Through the HAT program, inmates work with mentors to create an individual transition plan. Upon their release, these individuals are connected to a “station of hope,” a house of
worship that has committed to welcoming individuals who have been incarcerated. Additionally, participants undertake a twoweek program at Harvest Time International, which includes life-skills training and job shadowing. Northland is partnering with several local churches and faith-based organizations to make the HAT program a reality. “Faith communities can offer a healing environment where non-judgmental acceptance, caring and redemption can occur,” says Gretchen Kerr, director of Northland’s LifeHope program. “We want to build networks of support that start in welcoming houses of worship and expand to the community at large.” Northland plans to extend the program to other correctional facilities. Learn more at www.hatprogram.org. Want to serve as a mentor? Contact Gretchen Kerr (gretchen.kerr@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7190).
Gretchen Kerr, Northland’s director of LifeHope, helps inmates successfully transition back into the community.
The HAT team reviews the program with some inmates. LEFT: Seminole Co. Sheriff Don Eslinger cuts the ribbon at John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
Local Serve Day
An Easy Way to Get Involved
Hear What God Has Done!
BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service
Recaps from recent Distributed Journeys
BY pattI harshey Northland Distributed Journeys Administrator, Service
hrough Northland’s Distributed Journeys, folks have traveled to all corners of the world showing the love of Christ to adults and children alike. But the trip participants often find they are the ones who felt God’s love in a strong way. Below some past Distributed Journey participants share how God worked in them too. “It was a wonderful experience to serve in another country. At the camp, there was one simple phrase that was used that appeared on T-shirts and signs: I’M THIRD. It means God, others and then me. That really sums up the message I took away from the experience for my life.” – Jerry Biuso (Egypt) “It was a trying experience physically and spiritually to minister to the kids at the camp. God really showed His amazing presence just to get me there physically. I didn’t go expecting to find God or receive a new and fresh revelation. I went out of obedience and was rewarded with the gift of seeing others grow in Him, both on the team of coaches and within the youth we worked with. It was a blessing and a richly deep experience to see us all loving the same Savior, but in a place so removed from my comfort zone. God promised to be there, and He was. The Lord is good.” – Josh Smith (Egypt)
Suzan Chick and her small group (l to r): Suzan, Maryna, Oksana, Pasha, Lilia, Alonya, Tanya and Levi.
“This summer I helped lead the Northland middle school trip to the Dominican Republic. We had an awesome team of 34 people go, and it was an amazing week. We built a chapel in a village called Pica Pica, a poor village in which the people are rich with the presence of the Lord. It was a wonderful feeling to know we could provide this chapel for them, but they gave us so much more in love and joy — and cookies! We met one boy who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. He just sat in a chair unless one of our middle school kids carried him. I went again to Pica Pica later in the summer, leading a group of 16 kids from Winter Park High School FCA. We visited Pica Pica to lead them in worship one night, and we brought a walker for the boy, hoping it would be the right size and could help him walk. He got up and walked right away with the walker, joining us to worship at the new chapel the Northland team had built a month before. I never sensed such worship from someone in my life. He was full of joy, and the presence of the Lord was all around as he stood with his walker in church and praised the Lord. What an amazing gift it was to me to participate in God’s work. I felt so loved by God to be given this privilege.” – Lori Droppers (Dominican Republic) “After a few days of pre-camp training, 150 university students arrived, and English Camp 2010: Identity began. We led the students through inductive Bible studies on a different passage of Scripture each morning, encouraging them to observe what is said and what is meant, and how they can personally relate to it. I was surprised how seriously they observed each passage, and by the insights they would share. In a conversation about Jesus and His relationship with the woman who washed His feet (Luke 7:37-50), Kateryna, a girl in my study group, commented, ‘She did this to Him because the only response to love is love.’ I was blown away.” – Abby Mills (Ukraine)
Taylor McMurrin (front row, fourth from the left).
“Our team had the privilege of working with the youth of Kiev and New Life Church. It was so encouraging to see God at work in the camp and in the hearts of these students. We had the opportunity to guide some of the students into a relationship with Christ and encourage others to continue to pursue Him every day.” – Taylor McMurrin (Ukraine) “We were told in our weekly Northland team meetings prior to the trip that it was not our responsibility to convert any of the students. We were only to sow some seeds, and God and the Holy Spirit would do the rest. Someone asked me when I returned if the trip was a lightning bolt experience. It was not. It was sharing my experiences and my faith in a subtle way with the hope that I might make a small difference in at least one student’s life. If that happened, the trip would be an overwhelming success for me. I got much more from the trip than I felt I gave.” – Suzan Chick (Ukraine)
n Saturday, August 28, more than 100 people took part in Northland’s Local Serve Day at the Longwood and Mount Dora sites. Local Serve Day is a monthly event where we gather together on a Saturday morning to distribute the church into the local community to serve others. As many of you found out that day, it’s an easy, fun way to serve with others and make a difference in our community. Last weekend Northlanders served in several locations. At Harvest Time International, we sorted and packed items to later be distributed to those in need locally and around the globe. At Milwee Middle School, we did landscaping and beautification projects around campus so that kids would have a beautiful, welcoming environment in which to learn. At Samaritan’s Village Resale Shop, we assisted with setting up the boutique floor. And at Storehouse Assistance Center, we grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for more than 250 people waiting for assistance from the food pantry there. Teams from Mount Dora served at Debbie’s Doorstep and at the home of a Mount Dora family. Overall, it was a great day of serving others and sharing God’s love for them in a practical, tangible way! Are you looking to get involved with serving in the local community? Why not sign up for our next Local Serve Day on September 18? It’s a fun way to meet others and meet the basic needs of those around us. For project details and to register, visit www.northlandchurch.net, and click on “Get Involved” and then “Serving Opportunities.” There you will find plenty of information about ways to serve here at Northland, in the community and abroad!
At Storehouse Assistance Center, we grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for more than 250 people waiting for assistance from the food pantry.
“On the fourth night, we put on a movie for the orphans. I sat with one who was about my age, 15. We simply talked about things like cars, movies and a little about our family. I found out that he had parents, but was at the orphanage because they couldn’t provide for him. That got me a little, but we moved on and began talking about other things. I was so tired I could hardly move my hand to swat the mosquitoes that had been trying to get at me the whole time. I so wanted to go to bed, but couldn’t just interrupt the guy talking to me. I waited till there was a pause, and I was just about to tell At Milwee Middle School, we did landscaping and beautification projects.
Upcoming Serve Team Projects September 11 . . . . . Ronald McDonald House, serve dinner September 11 . . . Coalition for the Homeless, serve dinner September 16 . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry, downtown september 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day September 25 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner September 25 . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch Ukraine Youth Camp Team.
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To register for or to find out more about these and other projects, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch. net/serve). Details: Dana Kobosky (407-949-7156 or dana. email@example.com)
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, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. •Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Study: Firm Foundations. Bring your Bible, a pen, and a notebook or journal.
LW ABS (Area Bible Studies)
Date, time and costs vary by location. Teams are formed by gender. A typical ABS night consists of fellowship, Bible study and peer accountability.
“DO SOMETHING CRAZY” MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL RETREAT Theme: “If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.” — 2 Corinthians 5:13 (NIV) Who: All middle school students (6th to 8th grade) When: September 24 through 26 Where: Southwind, Young Life Camp Registration: $150 if received with payment by September 15 $170 if received with payment after September 15 No registration will be accepted after September 20. You can find the registration form at www. northlandchurch.net. Scroll to the bottom, and under “Youth,” select “Middle School.” Check-in: Friday, September 24, 4:30 p.m., The Rink (Pizza will be served at check-in for dinner.) Departure: Friday, September 24, 5:30 p.m., via Holiday Coach Lines Return: Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m., The Rink
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, 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
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. .........................................................................
SERVANT LEADERSHIP MINISTRY
distributed sites’ student MINISTRIES MD CREW352
(Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary. For 6th– to 12thgraders. Details: Lyndsey Coyle (352-978-7004 or lyndsey. firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD CREW352: Youth bible study
Sundays, 9 to 10:15 a.m., room 13. For 6th– to 12thgraders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. email@example.com)
OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OV AXIS: MSM on Sunday Nights
Sundays, starting September 12, 5 to 7 p.m., NOCC. Come on out for crazy games, genuine leaders, and a conversation about what it looks like to pursue a relationship with God and others where you are, right now! Details: Erica Emler (407687-8570 or email@example.com)
OV AXIS: HSM Sunday Brunch
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/
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.
Sundays, September 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m., Northland at Oviedo. If you’re in high school, come eat with us and talk about what it looks like to pursue a relationship with God where you are, right now! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org) .........................................................................
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 email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD MD = Northland at Mount dora OV = Northland at Oviedo
My name is: __________________________________________________
We worship the God of strength who loves everyone He has made. When we love the people He has made, that’s worship!
Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!
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Ishmael was the son of Hagar and Abraham. He made fun of his younger stepbrother, Isaac, so Sarah sent him away with his mother, Hagar. God made a great nation from Ishmael.
Today’s buzzword is PEOPLE. I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________
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Sounds like a special delivery!
Unscramble the letters below to spell the name of Hagar and Abraham’s son.
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God Cares for Hagar and Ishmael Genesis 21:9-21
God promised to care for Hagar and her son, Ishmael. After they ran out of water in the desert, Hagar sat down to cry. Then an angel said, “What’s the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” Then God opened Hagar’s eyes. She saw a well of water. So she went and filled the bottle with water, and she gave the boy a drink. God kept His promise to care for Ishmael. Later, God did make Ishmael into a great nation through his children and grandchildren. The Bible says, “The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving to all He has made.” We too can be loving to everyone the Lord has made.
Draw a picture of the angel talking to Hagar.
Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.
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a wonderful asset to our Children’s Ministries team at the 9 a.m. service. Karen is kinhearted and sweet in nature. She is passionate about teaching the children in her class Who God is and what He has done, and for that she is our volunteer of the week. Thank you, Karen, for your obedience to His calling in your life as you teach the children each weekend.
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NEW now. (Northland on Wednesdays) Let’s break it down: family Night of worship kickoff: Wednesday, September 8, 7 p.m., sanctuary, Longwood site
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?
Wednesdays, September 15 through 29, 7 p.m., sanctuary, Longwood site
The Holy Spirit and You, taught by Drs. Joel C. Hunter and Dan Lacich
Something for every age group: Wednesdays, September 8 through 29
• For preschoolers: Child care is available. No registration required. Check in at the Ealy Childhood Wing. • For middle school students: Participate in the Firm Foundations study in the Student Ministries and Care Center fellowship hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • For high school students: i-3 (I am third) is offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in The Rink of the Student Ministries and Care Center. Join in for an evening of community, awesome worship and learning.
Wednesdays, September 15 through 29 • For grade school children: NOW! WOW! The children will more fully explore the Bible stories they heard on the weekend, with new games and crafts. Check in at the Children’s Worship Wing. Details: Barb Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7183) or Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
PeaceSeekers Class Starts This Weekend
e all experience conflict in our lives. Conflict is a difference in opinion or purpose that frustrates someone’s goals or desires. And when two or more gather together, there will eventually be conflict. How we respond to conflict can significantly impact our life, and the lives of those around us. We may seek the advice of family, friends, the church, and professional counselors to assist in resolving conflict. We must be careful to seek advice from folks who are willing to engage into our lives, are full of mercy and grace, and will uphold scriptural principles as the basis of truth. Come and learn the biblical approach to handling conflict and making a difference in your relationships. Study key verses and gain insights that you can use in everyday situations, and help others as well. Sundays, September 5 through October 10, 9 a.m., room 4209, Northland at Longwood. Details: Gary Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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oin Pastor Gus Davies and Patty Sattler for an engaging one-day seminar Saturday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Northland at Longwood in rooms 4206-7. This workshop will help you learn to use your own natural style to tell the stories of God through your own life stories. When asked what was most fulfilling about this seminar, recent participants responded: This is the first time I’ve ever written my story. I realized I was still carrying some baggage that I needed to give to Christ. Learning I have a story, but not in the traditional sense. Christ was always in the car of my life, but I had Him locked in the trunk for several years. It’s a story I can now tell with practice. Upon taking this material, the most fulfilling was the recognition of what type of storyteller-evangelist I am, and then knowing how to apply this. To register, go to www.northlandchurch.net. Select “Calendar,” and then select “October 2.” Then select “Sharing Life Stories.” Then click on the “Register” ticket and then “Join the Group.” After that, just follow the onscreen instructions to register. Details: Laura Young (laura. email@example.com or 407-949-7165)
1 Corinthians Precepts Study
Guest Speakers from Fresh Start, Asbury UMC, Northland
Don’t Miss It!
New Bible Studies for Adults
His Way 12-Step Program is Way, a Christ-centered addiction recovery ministry, has been serving the community and Northland for 20plus years and changing lives. To help support this ministry, in September and October, guest speakers are planned for three meetings at the fellowship hall in the Student Ministries and Care Center at Northland at Longwood. The speakers are: • Joe and Kelly Cordovano, founders of Fresh Start Ministries, September 23. • Dr. Brian Pikalow, pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church, September 30. • Pastor Dr. Kevin and Linda Urichko, October 14. Below, one woman shares how the ministry has impacted her life.
Sharing Life Stories
an environment where I receive encouragement, love, truth and acceptance with grace. It wasn’t easy to commit to coming every week five years ago. I originally committed to every other week, but when I saw the peace in my life that I experienced because of His Way, I decided to go every week. On the nights that I did not want to attend His Way, my daughter would beg me to go. She said it helped me to be a better mom to her! God is clearly turning my weaknesses into His strengths through His Way. It’s hard work, it’s fun, and it lightens my burdens. Come join us, and you, too, can get the help and support that you need now. You’ll find family here. The group meets Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Student Ministries and Care Center. Child care is available for kids up to fifth grade. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)
recepts Ministries is a Bible study method that uses a straightforward investigative approach to open the Bible and build the context for each statement it contains. Skills in observing and interpreting the Bible are taught and practiced. The fundamental principle of inductive Bible study is to study the text of Scripture first and refer to the work of others second. In this approach, individual time spent observing Scripture to know what the Bible says and using sound principles of interpretation to understand what it means should culminate in personal application. Join this eight-week inductive Bible study on the book of 1 Corinthians, and learn about our firm foundation of faith, which is Jesus Christ. The study is Thursdays beginning September 16 at 7 p.m. at Northland at Longwood, rooms 4209-10. Homework is required every week. Workbooks, which cost about $16, will be available on the first night of class. Child care is available upon request. Details: Geri Anderson (2Geri@cfl.rr.com or 407-331-6760)
Corinthians Bible Study
orinth was a large, wealthy port city known for its debauchery. The church there was being seduced by the culture. As a result, Paul spent more than a year there helping to establish these believers. He wrote to them about how to live a lifestyle worthy of our calling as Christians. Needless to say, there is a lot we can learn and apply to our lives from this rich book. Join this study, and explore how to follow God’s wisdom rather than man’s. The study will be held Sundays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 at Northland at Longwood, rooms 4206-7. Come early for coffee, doughnuts and fellowship! Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.
Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group or Class online (www.northlandchurch.net/getequipped), or contact Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407 949 7183).
LW MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY/ BELONG STUDY
Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4209. The next session of this four-week class will begin 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)
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) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407 977 6742)
LW PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158) LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)
Wednesdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same sex attraction and/or same sex attraction feelings that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: David (407-937-1793)
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 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 BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
LW Military Wives and Mothers
Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or email@example.com).
LW Celebrate Recovery
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men and Women’s Chemical Dependency, Women’s Co-Dependency, and Parents of Prodigals. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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. Guest speakers: September 23, Joe and Kelly Cordovano, founders of Fresh Start Ministries; September 30, Dr. Brian Pikalow, family pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church; and October 14, Pastor Dr. Kevin Urichko and his wife, Linda. 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)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Buzz Vincent (407-463-9398 or email@example.com)
LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-746-9588) 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 email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com) LW Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join the Kingdom Advisors lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Details: Philip van Staden (407-339-9090) LW Moms4moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. • Once a month, Mondays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Child care provided with registration for infants to 5-year-olds. • Once a month, Sundays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center,
fellowship hall. No child care provided. Registration required. Details and specific dates: www.northlandmoms4moms.com
LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Landers (407-333-2612) • 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. email@example.com)
LW CHILD BAPTISMS
Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-9497188).
LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS
Saturday, September 18, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or email@example.com)
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407949-7180) LW PRAYER GROUP
Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-796-4705)
MD PRAYER GROUP Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Youth Room. Child care provided. Details: Jonathan and Melony Bailey (352-516-7190 or Digitaljonnyart@yahoo.com) OV Prayer Team
Receive weekly prayer requests via e-mail for our Oviedo congregation and community. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (email@example.com or 407-683-3566)
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES LW The Alpha Course Sundays, 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, low-key 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) LW Corinthians Bible Study Sundays, starting September 12, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Learn to follow God’s wisdom instead of man’s knowledge as we study 1 and 2 Corinthians. Come early for coffee, doughnuts and fellowship! Details: John and Carolyn Jones (407-831-5822) LW Precepts — 1 Corinthians
Thursdays, starting September 16, 7 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Join this eight-week inductive Bible study on the book of 1 Corinthians, and learn about our firm foundation of faith, which is Jesus Christ. Homework is required every week. The workbook, approximately $16, is provided the first night of class. Child care is available upon request. Details: Geri Anderson (2Geri@cfl.rr.com or 407-331-6760)
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW James, 1 and 2 Peter
Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Learn the biblical application of these three life changing books. Details: Bob Shoemaker (bob firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, 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 (407-804- 5282 or email@example.com) • Tuesdays, 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 (407-8330094 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.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)
MD Women’s Bible study
Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Youth Room. Study: Jesus, The One And Only, by Beth Moore. Details: Sandy McDade Motyka (352-288-5460 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
ADULTS LW CREATION-HEALTHY 100 CLASS
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
MD = Northland at Mount dora
emotionally, physically and spiritually! Child care available with registration. Workbook cost: $20 (available for purchase in class). Class size is limited, so register early. To register, visit www.northlandchurch.net and do a search for “Healthy 100,” then follow instructions. Details: Jamila Millette (407-9371832 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-anne.holleran@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1772)
LW FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY LIVING DEBT-FREE Thursdays, through November 18, 7 p.m., room 5100, Children Worship Wing. 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. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl. rr.com) 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)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
Dawn Ortiz (DawnOrtiz@AGMCreativeServices. com or 407-687-1438)
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 (email@example.com)
LW Sharing Life Stories
Saturday, October 2, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, rooms 4206-07. This engaging one-day seminar focuses on learning how to tell the stories of God through your own life story. Pastor Gus Davies and Patty Sattler lead this workshop and will help you discover how to use your natural styles, gifts and abilities to take Christ into the world every day. To register, go to www. northlandchurch.net. Select “Calendar,” and then select “October 2.” Then select “Sharing Life Stories.” Then click on the “Register” ticket and then “Join the Group.” After that, just follow the on-screen instructions to register. Details: Laura Young (laura.young@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7165)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com or 407-227-0970)
LW Marriage: Built to Last
LW New Life Ministry Lose It for Life
LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: 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.
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 email@example.com)
Saturdays, 4:45 to 6:15 p.m., rooms 420910. Get biblical hope and direction to change the way you think about weight, eating habits and your self-image. Child care is available with a reservation. Registration fee: $5 (plus materials). Details and registration: Mary Lou or Keith Caskey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-792-1636)
LW 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:
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 (407-227-
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3072 or email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-929-3053) OV Men’s Small Group
Saturdays, 7:15 a.m., NOCC. Gather for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Join them as they explore the book of Proverbs. Details: Lawrence Wachter (407-430-2835 or lawrence.wachter@ gmail.com)
WOMEN LW Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or email@example.com)
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman email@example.com 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: Ruth Sapp (ruth.sapp@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)
LW Musicians Needed
Common Ground Adult Ministry is looking for a guitarist, keyboard player and percussionist for its worship team. Details: Susan Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407401-8960)
LW phone ASSISTANCE
Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Ruth Sapp (ruth.sapp@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0544)
LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS
Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or email@example.com)
LW Ushers and greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Ruth Sapp (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-0544)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
Opportunities to serve in the community
OV GOOD SAMARITAN
LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
This ministry connects members of the church family in need with those who can meet those needs. Various immediate needs include meal deliveries, rides to doctor’s appointments, help with post-operative care, and grocery shopping for the elderly. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca. email@example.com or 407-683-3566)
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
OV International Friendship Ministries
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, September 4, 4:30 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: Ruth Sapp (email@example.com or 407-9370544)
LW DISASTER RESPONSE TEAMS
Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-949-7190 or gretchen. firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW HELP INCARCERATED MEN
Men needed to come alongside incarcerated man. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Details: Greg Kerr (407-770-8503 or email@example.com)
LW JAIL MINISTRY
Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; Assist women with long-term planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)
LW LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com
Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch.net/blogs/ serve_beyond/
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) C.I.P.E. Back to School Prayer Breakfast Saturday, September 25, 9 to 11 a.m., Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary. Speaker: Dr. Larry Linkous, senior pastor at New Life Christian Fellowship in Titusville. Donation: $20. Details: www.christiansinpubliceducation.org EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (www. exchangeministries.org or 407-514-4356) • support group First Monday of each month, 7 p.m, First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Here they encourage parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-3226850 or email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-3271474) or Candy Guernsey (email@example.com or 407-323-9433) THE VIBRANT DANCE BETWEEN FAITH AND SCIENCE Tuesday, October 26 through Thursday, October 28, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas. A symposium for skeptics, pastors, scientists and Christian leaders on how science supports Christianity and Christianity explains science. Speakers include Andy Crouch, Christianity Today (also culture-making.com); Ross Hastings, Regent College; Hugh Ross, author, Reasons to Believe; Dinesh D’Souza, author, What’s So Great About Christianity; and Alister McGrath, King’s College, London. Registration costs range $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, 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 (407949-4000, ext. 1743, or firstname.lastname@example.org) Community Bible Study Wednesdays, September 1 through May 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist Church, Casselberry. Study: 1 and 2 Peter, Daniel and Colossians. Children’s program available. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407-342-4765) or www.OrlandoCBS.org 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
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and reservations: Bev Sullivan (BevSullivan02@ aol.com or 386-753-1191) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407-272-7522 or email@example.com) DIVORCED/WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (321-972-2255) DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org) JESUS, CEO Fridays, through August 27, noon to 1 p.m., Cravings (corner of State Road 434 by Interstate 4). A summer study of the national bestseller by Laurie Beth Jones, Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership, using ancient wisdom for visionary leadership, a practical, step-by-step guide to communicating with and motivating people. Books will be available at the study, online and at local bookstores. Details: Cindy Price (email@example.com or 407-221-3981) MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or firstname.lastname@example.org) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, (www.J4Leaders.org) an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham (info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797)
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at www.northlandchurch.net/ blogs/jobs/
Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).
LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. email@example.com or 407-937-0541) LW
Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: 407-949-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
MD LOVE COLLECTION
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (email@example.com)
OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-415-7678) OV Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Cyndi Lott (407-579-5908 or cyndi. firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com)
Financial Report As of august 30, 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 28 to 30, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 211,909 (13,192) Mortgage Payment Total Budget
THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 7,878,535 Mortgage Payment 1,220,988 Total Budget 9,099,523
7,715,517 849,250 8,564,767
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,725,000.
(163,018) (371,738) (534,756)*
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at Longwood . . . 7,697 at Mount Dora . . . . 211 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 348 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 25 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,071 (1,154 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 122 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,494 (1,160 sites)
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OV = Northland at Oviedo
Distributed Journeys (Continued from page 6.)
him I was heading for bed when he told me both his parents ‘drank vodka.’ Just like that, out of the blue, he said it, and I knew I wasn’t going to bed anytime soon. I told him about my parents and how they grew up in horrible circumstances, but how they then became Christians, and God saved them from their ways. I said there was hope for his parents and that he, too, could become a follower of God and be changed. He didn’t get saved on the spot, but later he told me he believed.” – David Mills (Ukraine) “I was raised in the Christian church as a preacher’s daughter and grew up hearing stories from the missionaries I met from around the world. I have spent most of my adult life saying, ‘Someday I’ll go on a mission trip,’ but I always had a long list of reasons why the time wasn’t right. This summer something happened. I could hear God very clearly calling me to go serve the orphans in Ukraine. Although my ‘list’ was still full, I decided to trust the Lord and go where He was sending me. It was Rhonda Cross with some new friends she met in Ukraine. an amazing journey, which reminded me how awesome our God truly is! The Lord provided all that I needed financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually to make the trip and has provided me with a ministry to tell others that their ‘someday is today’!” – Rhonda Cross (Ukraine) “South Africa is an amazing country with amazing godly people! We had the opportunity to help out with a soccer outreach alongside our partner churches, Vredelust and Way of Life, in the township of Khayelitsha. Everyone was very driven to make this a great way to help the community come together and connect. It was truly God’s working in all of us to really make this happen!” – Heather Ferraro (South Africa) “To say that a trip overseas changes your life would be an understatement. Yes, it has changed my perspective, but it’s changed so many more lives than just mine, from that of my 10-year-old niece, who tells her friends how she wants to go to Africa, to the life of a Swaziland woman blessed by a room full of white people with only prayers and a collection of snacks from our backpacks to offer. Our God is so much bigger than we can imagine. The more we acknowledge that it’s always about Him and others, and never about us, the more His name is lifted high and glorified, and that is simply the point.” – Amy Ferraro (South Africa) “I participated in the Distributed Journey to Ukraine for Orphan Camp, and my husband, Paul, went at the same time to English Camp. We had two distinctly different experiences, but were both impressed by our Northland teammates, mission partners MMK and CCX, and the children whose lives we were blessed to touch. It is impossible to communicate the challenges and triumphs of two weeks in just a few sentences. To say that the experience was amazing accurately sums it up and is an understatement at the same time. Because we live in the electronic age, we are able to keep in touch with our team members, the Ukrainian team members, and some of the children we met … so that we can continue to build on the relationships we began this summer.” – Tess DePalma (Ukraine)
Tess DePalma and her new little buddy, Anton.
“I was reminded that happiness comes from the most simple joys and not from all the stuff we accumulate or find ourselves surrounded by. These children were able to embrace every moment we shared with them and make of it the kind of happiness that is accompanied by butterflies in your stomach and tears of joy. These are moments we’ll never forget.” – Michelle Bosgraaf (Ukraine) I was thrilled to be able to take my 12-year-old granddaughter, Skye Wiggins, on Northland’s middle school trip to the Dominican Republic. My prayer for Skye and the other kids on the trip was that their spiritual eyes would be open to the things of God and that their physical eyes would be open to what life is like outside the United States. God answered that prayer and more. I was so blessed to see Skye working hard with hammers and drills during the construction time, and making friends with the DR kids during the ministry time. She wants to go again next year! – Carol Boldman Skye Wiggins learns the art of using power tools.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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 / firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Facebook.com . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 email@example.com Sandra Motyka, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-288-5460 firstname.lastname@example.org John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 email@example.com Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndsey Coyle, CREW352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-978-7004 email@example.com Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 email@example.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. • Discovery Counseling Darby Blanchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 www.discoveryorlando.org • Oviedo Counseling Clinic (at Reformed Theological Seminary) Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)
Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 email@example.com Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 email@example.com Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or email@example.com Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or email@example.com Josh Smith, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-739-8602 JoshuaMSmith1@yahoo.com Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@northlandchurch. net or 407-683-3566) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Rebecca Sheahan (rebecca.sheahan@ northlandchurch.net or 407-683-3566)
WEST OAKS SITE St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. Larry Szrom, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-491-2245 firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Ann Young, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-443-0079 email@example.com Larry Black, Matthew’s Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-4951
ACCESS MINISTRIES While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee. firstname.lastname@example.org). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs.
LIFEHOPE LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Rachel Ballantyne (407-949-7151 or email@example.com) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.
Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.
BUILDING HEAVEN-LIKE FAMILIES
Preaching the message this weekend: 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 Loving “The Guarded”
Worship God today as our Refuge and Strength. His power is made perfect in weakness. We don’t need to rely on our own ability, or occupy ourselves with our own protection. He is our Protector.
Scripture focus: Genesis 21:9-21 (NASB) Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. Therefore she said to Abraham, “Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac.” The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son. But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named. And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba. When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me see the boy die.” And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept. God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him.” Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink. God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer. He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
Are you curious as to how you can better love those who are different from you? Today, following the sermon, you can ask Pastor Joel questions about how to best interact with your friends, co-workers and fellow students! Jot your question below in preparation for a Q&A:
summary prayer: I love You, O LORD, my Strength! You are my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge; My Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold. I call upon You. You are worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. I cried to You for help, And You heard my voice, And my cry for help came to Your ears. You delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity. For who is God, but You? And who is a rock, except You, Lord? You are the God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless. You make my feet like hinds’ feet, And set me upon my high places. You have given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; Your gentleness makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me. Let all who take refuge in You be glad; Let them ever sing for joy, And may You shelter them. Let those who love Your name exult in You. (Taken from Psalm 18:2-6, 18, 31-36; Psalm 5:11)
NEXT WEEKEND: Sample questions: “How do I talk to my friend who is (Muslim, Jewish, Hindu) in a way that I can learn the most and offend the least?;” How can I work with someone who is different in religion or cultural perspective without being “unequally yoked?;” or “How can I explain my views or beliefs without being pushy?”
A Message from Dr. Joel C. Hunter LOVE ONE AND OTHERS Loving Other Christians, Galatians 3:16, 26-29