NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
OCTOBER 2 – 9, 2010
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 40
It is not that we keep His commandments first, and that then He loves; but that He loves us, and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace, which is revealed to the humble, but hidden from the proud. – St. Augustine (354-430)
What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE Saturday, OctoBER 2
4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Prayer Meeting Lose It for Life (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 LUGRox Youth Group (Middle School)
MOUNT DORA SITE Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
SUNday, OctoBER 3
7:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting (cc) Prayer Room Marriage Prep The Rink/SMCC Worship* (cc) (hi) (sp) SANCTUARY Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW PeaceSeekers (cc) 4209 Corinthians Study 4206-7 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 Young Believers Step 1 5108-9/CWW Parenting-The Early Years (cc) 4209-10 DJ Haiti Info Meeting 1111/SMCC Alpha Course 4206-7 Worship (cc) SANCTUARY Infant/Walker – K’s ECW Grades 1–5 CWW Moms4Moms Meeting F.Hall/SMCC Fusion College Ministry 1115-18/SMCC
MONDAY, OctoBER 4
9:00 am 9:45 am 10:00 am 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Moms4Moms Meeting Beth Moore Study (cc) Precepts—Revelation, Part 4 (cc) GriefShare Common Ground (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Faithful and True Men’s Group
F.Hall/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4209-10 4206-7 The Rink/SMCC SANCTUARY ECW CWW F.Hall/SMCC
TUESday, OctoBER 5
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 AMEN (cc) 5108-9/CWW Military Wives & Mothers Group (cc) Nature’s Table Café Creation—Healthy 100 (cc) F.Hall/SMCC Conquering Fear, Anger and Anxiety (cc) 4204
WEDNEsday, OctoBER 6 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
i-3 Youth Group (High School) Women’s Healing and Recovery
THURsday, OctoBER 7
6:30 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Fraternity Group (Semester 1) Women’s Prayer Men’s Bible Study I Love You More Marriage Class (cc) Marriage Built to Last (cc) Precepts—1 Corinthians (cc) Financial Peace University (cc) His Way (cc)
Friday, OctoBER 8
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery (cc) Lot 9 (High School) Young Adult Coffee Talk
Saturday, OctoBER 9
8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
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
The Rink/SMCC 1111/SMCC 1111/SMCC 1116/SMCC 1118/SMCC 4213-17 4206-7 4209-10 5100/CWW F.Hall/SMCC 5100/CWW The Rink/SMCC 1116-18/SMCC
SUNday, OctoBER 3
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am
TUESday, OctoBER 5
6:15 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Men’s Bible Fellowship Women’s Bible Study Celebrate Recovery (cc)
WEDNEsday, OctoBER 6
9:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Women’s Bible Study CREW352 Prayer Group
Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2
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Youth Room Fera Home Calvary Chapel Youth Room Sanctuary Youth Room
OVIEDO SITE SUNday, OctoBER 3
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: Evolve (Middle School) 12:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry Lunch 4:00 pm Secret Church Bible Study 6:00 pm Secret Church Bible Study 6:00 pm Secret Church Bible Study 6:00 pm AXIS: Immerse (Middle School) 7:00 pm Secret Church Bible Study
Monday, OctoBER 4
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study
Tuesday, OctoBER 5
6:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Men’s Gathering Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study
Thursday, OctoBER 7
11:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study Secret Church Bible Study
Saturday, OctoBER 9
7:15 am 6:00 pm
Men’s Small Group Secret Church Bible Study
Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway TBD McCoy Home Cluxton Home McGrath Home NOCC Zielke Home Harrington Home Cox Home Burns Home NOCC Welday Home Strohecker Home Brown Home Mikesell Home Nasby Home Cintron Home Tinsley Home Jobson Home
SUNday, OctoBER 3 Worship* (cc)
WEDNESDAY, OctoBER 6 9:30 am
Women’s Bible Study
Saturday, OctoBER 9 8:00 am
Men in the Word
Distributed Sites @ Home Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
JOIN any of these worship sites: florida
marco island church Saturdays, 5 p.m. Join us for fellowship and supper afterward. 685 N. Barfield Drive, Marco Island Details: Sam (407-310-1719) PONCE INLET Sundays, 9 a.m. Harbour Village CSA Bldg. 4622 Links Village Drive, Ponce Inlet Details: Joe Leonardo (386-236-8871) VEnice Sundays, 6 p.m. Join us at 5 p.m. for supper. Burth home, 1556 Quail Lake Drive, Venice Details: Ron and Marcy Burth (941-493-6965) VERO BEACH Saturdays, 5 p.m. Vero Beach/Sebastian area. Call for exact location. Details: Dennis and Cindy Heinz (772-538-5707 or email@example.com)
NOCC Davis Home
PRAY FOR the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently:
WEST OAKS SITE 9:00 am
F.Hall/SMCC 5100/CWW Prayer Room 4209 SANCTUARY ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC
Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship* (cc) Infants/Walkers Classes for 2’s Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry
(ECW) Early Childhood Wing (CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center (F.Hall) Fellowship Hall (NOCC) Northland at Oviedo Community Center
K-1 FLC 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)
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.
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Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*(hi)(sp), 11 a.m.**(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available; Traducción simultánea al español 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.
Responding to God Sunday Nights sean cooper Northland on Sunday Nights Site Minister
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ext Sunday is the launch of a brand new preaching series by Pastor Joel, and I want you to know how significant his teaching is for us as a Sunday night community. The series, titled “Respond to God,” will lead us right up to the season of Advent. What’s so special about this series? First, as God’s creation, we acknowledge that our Creator is an initiator. From Genesis to Revelation, we know Yahweh as One who is involved with His Kingdom, guiding His people and shaping our lives as we interact with Him. God did not create and walk away, but rather is immanent and initiating the advancement of His Kingdom all around the world. God did this thousands of years ago, and He does so today. Second, we take our cue from the Creator. The model we have in Scripture is one that shows God sending His Son, Jesus, to redeem and engage creation. Our High Priest walked this earth and lived out a life of submission and abiding with the Father. The Gospels give us great stories of the Messiah interacting with humanity, and our interaction with Jesus compels us to serve and love in the same manner. That leads to the final point. Every weekend we gather to worship God for who He is and what He has done. When we experience the holiness and goodness of God together, we are in
awe of an endless list of reasons to celebrate God. Throughout history, those who have encountered Yahweh have responded to Him in numerous ways, many of which are similar. Pastor Joel will lead us in identifying seven responses that we can share together in loving God and serving others. The responses: Worship God Serve Others Read Your Bible Be in Community Pray Live Generously Share Your Story Along with Pastor Joel’s preaching, a new portion of Northland’s website will showcase each week a means for living out these responses. I want to encourage everyone to commit to these next seven weeks, to remember God’s greatness and the beauty of His holiness, and to discover new (and old) ways of hearing from God and, in turn, loving others better. Stay tuned each week for more information on ways we can respond together on Sunday nights after each service. >>> www.facebook.com, Northland on sunday nights
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” OK, maybe not scream, but everyone likes the ice cream social.
mountdoranews Are You in Position?
Question 1: How can I get in position to follow Christ?
A MESSAGE FROM BILL CHAPMAN Northland at Mount Dora site minister
Question 2: To where is Christ leading me?
“But thanks be to God, who made us his captives and leads us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now wherever we go he uses us to tell others about the Lord and to spread the Good News like a sweet perfume.”
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Question 3: Who is making the journey with me?
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Empty Bowls Fall Harvest Soup Supper
–2 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)
re you in position to follow Jesus? He has saved us from our sins, promised us heaven when we die, and He is leading us day by day to build a Kingdom that will last forever. How can we get in position to follow Christ through life? Where is Christ leading us to? And who is making the journey with us? Join in as God answers these questions, and learn how to be in position to follow Jesus.
Bring donations to the Mount Dora site each week. The months of September and October will benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora. Food requests: juice, pancake mix, syrup, soups, canned tomatoes, toilet paper, pasta, sauce, cereal, tuna and peanut butter. Details: Ann South (email@example.com), Diane Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (email@example.com)
Some helpful Scriptures:
Getting in position: John 8:31-36; Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 6:10-18. Leading us to His Kingdom: Luke 17:20-21; Matthew 16:13-19; Revelation 7:9-17. We are following along together: John 15:12; Matthew 5:43-47; James 2:8-11. >>> www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora
Monday, October 18, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Donnelly Park, Mount Dora. Tickets available at the Welcome Center. Cost: $10 donation for soup, bread and water. All proceeds benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry. Details: Ann South (firstname.lastname@example.org), Diane Brooks (email@example.com) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opportunities for students on page 7.
Greeting Card Ministry
Welcome to Northland at Oviedo! JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister
am Jeremy Jobson, the site minister of Northland at Oviedo, and all of us here who consider this our faith family are so glad you decided to join us this week! Each week we gather here on Sunday to worship God for who He is and what He has done, and then we seek to respond to the call on our lives throughout the rest of the week in the context of Christian community. We do that in many ways, including small groups and Bible studies, as well as classes and prayer meetings. We have lots of fun fellowship gatherings, as well as lots of people actively serving in our community in many ways. On Sundays, we have a full array of worship and ministry experiences for you and your entire family, from the main worship experience in the auditorium to all the options for your kids: nursery, early childhood, grade school, middle school and high school! Your kids will be loved, taught about God and challenged to bring glory to His name in their lives … and we hope each of you are too! Each week there are lots of easy ways to stay connected. Check out this page in the newspaper, especially the columns on the right with stuff happening right now; pick up the Monthor Week-at-a-Glance fliers available every Sunday with your paper; check out our Northland website (www.northlandchurch. net/locations/Oviedo); or check out our vibrant and active Facebook Page (facebook.com/northlandoviedo), where you
Thursday, October 21, 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 October 19: Susie Brown (407-359-5023 or susiebrown@cfl. rr.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
can find our most up-to-date fliers and media, plus many people post pictures, thoughts, prayers and more for one another. The best part: You do not have to join Facebook to view all this useful stuff! If you are new, be sure to say hi to someone on our team. If you are already a part of our regular faith family, hello! We really appreciate each and every one of you and want to be sure we are not only serving you well, but, more importantly, challenging you to live for the glory of God! We know that best happens for all of us in the context of relationships, not moments passing one another by. So get connected! Join a small group or neighborhood gathering, serve on Sundays or in the community, come out to a fellowship or prayer event, or just simply say hi to the person next to you right now, and maybe even ask that person to pray with or for you! Our hope is that no one will ever come in and leave here alone, unconnected or unsure about what’s next! As we say around here, “Be a part of it with us.”
Saturday, November 6 through late Sunday morning, November 7, 2656 Mt. Royal Place, Chuluota. (Spending the night is optional, but encouraged.) Fathers, bring your daughters age 4 and up for a fun camping experience! Your daughter can look forward to a cookout, bonfire, pony rides, swimming (if warm enough) and many other fun activities! Cost: $15 per family. Sign-up and details: John Nasby (407-574-2617 or email@example.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secret Church Marathon
Friday, October 29, 6 p.m., NOCC. If you’re unable to commit to a Secret Church group, here is a chance to cover all four sessions of Secret Church in one evening! Join us for a Secret Church marathon at NOCC. Come learn what makes the Bible worth risking your life for! Details: Jeremy Jobson (oviedo@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”
First Wednesday each month, 7:30 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
–Hebrews 12:28 (NIV)
Opportunities for students on page 7. >>> www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo
aroundnorthland Three Receive Joel C. Hunter Scholarship
he Joel C. Hunter Scholarship has been awarded to three Northlanders this year: William Owen McAuliff IV of Altamonte Springs, Brock Terwilleger of Sanford, and Courtney N. Walmer of Oviedo. Each received $1,700. The scholarship was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Read about this year’s recipients below.
Sports Ministry. William has participated in two Distributed Journeys to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where the teams helped with relief and reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Katrina. “Interacting with those survivors has shaped … how I perceive tough situations in my personal life,” he says. “If a person can continue to trust God even as their world is literally being blown apart, then how much sense does it make for me to complain about the trivial troubles that I encounter?”
William Owen McAuliff IV
Brock graduated from International Community School in June. Throughout high school, he served Saturday nights at Northland in Servant Leadership with the setup crew and LUGRox. Each year he mentored a group of 15 middle school boys on Saturday nights, also helping on the two retreats each year. He volunteered more than 500 hours. Brock has made four two-week trips to Egypt to use his martial arts gift to serve as a coach at the Wadi Sports Camp in Cairo. He also traveled to Beijing, China, where he visited Chinese schools, serving as an ambassador for the International Community School and sharing the gospel with Chinese students. Also, he has helped low-income families provide Christmas for their family through Harvest Time International, and has helped monthly for the past four years with the FAME2K Karate Tournaments, among other things. His educational plans include pursuing a political science degree, then a law degree at the University of Florida. He would like to work with International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. An IJM representative visited Northland, and he says, “The Lord has used this to create a passion in me to want to help others
William graduated from Altamonte Christian School this June and was accepted at Columbia University in New York, where he hopes God will use him “as a light.” He is interested in the field of sustainable development, which he feels would allow him to help communities in practical ways and to work with likeminded groups to better care for God’s creation and its people. He is open to God’s leading to help him serve others. At Northland, he was involved with the high school Servant Leadership, helping the setup crew for LUGRox. For three years, he served as a LUGRox captain Saturday nights, in charge of planning and presenting a lesson and discussion for a small group of middle school boys. “Billy has committed, and demonstrated for all those around him, to live a life above reproach as an example for Christ to all those he comes in contact with,” Rudy Tamez, Northland minister to students, said in a letter of recommendation. As a freshman, he learned to play guitar, and he says, “God has opened up several opportunities for me to use the talents that He has given me.” Those opportunities include leading worship for ministries at Northland, Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church, Altamonte Christian School and the Wantok
and help those who cannot help themselves.” Margi McCombs, Northland’s executive director of Equipping and International Community School founder, said in a recommendation letter, “It is his determination to focus on a course of action, influence and lead those around him, and follow through on his intended objective that convinces me of his potential for success.”
Courtney N. Walmer
Courtney is a University of Central Florida student majoring in political science, pursuing a minor in nonprofit management. She co-founded the nonprofit Kingdom Noise Inc., which serves to offer hope and inspiration to the vulnerable through education and mentorship. For Kingdom Noise, she raised more than $8,000 from the first 5K Run for Hope in May 2009, and held two large soccer tournaments in Swaziland, Africa, among other things. Courtney’s goal is to receive a master’s degree in social science education from UCF. She wants to become a teacher of social science to broaden students’ perspective on the world in which they live, and mentor to students. She would like to remain with Kingdom Noise as president. Courtney has been treasurer of the American Humanics Student Association, community service chair of Sigma Phi Lambda, and founder of Hoppy Easter, which assembled and delivered more than 3,000 Easter baskets to children in area hospitals and homeless shelters. “Like John, I would like to be [Christ’s] follower, a voice of one calling in the desert,” she says. “I want to further His Kingdom. I want to be a small part of bringing Heaven to Earth.” Sean Cooper, Northland’s Sunday night minister, said in a recommendation letter, “Courtney … demonstrates true servant leadership with her family, in her community involvement and in building up those around her. … Courtney continues to pursue her education while also applying her skills and experience to the needs of homeless in Central Florida as well as expanding her influence around the Kingdom.”
An Opportunity for Random Acts of Kindness BY dana kobosky Director of Life Service
n any given day, we have a number of congregants and people in the community who call asking for assistance with a variety of things that are usually needed within a relatively short time period. While many of these needs can be met during a Local Serve Day or other large serving event, sometimes we need the help of volunteers who are available on a much shorter notice. Requests have included things such as assistance with moving/packing, transportation to church and help with learning to write a resume. New, and sometimes unique, requests for help come up all the time. We realize you will not be available to help every time a need arises, but with enough willing hearts, we will be able to meet the needs of those who call upon us, thereby physically “being the church” in a very practical way for those around us. If you are willing to be contacted regarding opportunities to serve others on a somewhat “on-call” basis, e-mail your name, e-mail address and phone number to Dana Kobosky, director of Life Service (email@example.com). Requests for help usually will be sent out via e-mail, and it will be up to you to respond if you are able to meet that particular need. If we had a list of a hundred or more volunteers to contact, we expect to be able to easily meet the needs of most everyone who asks! What a great way to “be the church” not only for those within the Northland community, but also for those who may not know Christ yet! Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve those around you!
Sign Up for Local Serve Day October 23! Clean and dust.
Local Serve Day is a once-a-month event where we distribute the church into the local community to serve others. It’s a great way to “be the church everywhere” and to show God’s love to others in a very tangible way. Projects are available for all ages and abilities, and are perfect for families, small groups or individuals. Local Serve Days are also a great way to meet new people and build stronger relationships within the Northland community. Do you want to be a part of bringing God’s Kingdom here on earth through service? Then sign up and serve at the next Local Serve Day, Saturday, October 23! To sign up and find out more about opportunities to serve in the community, visit www. northlandchurch.net/ministries/local_serving.
Upcoming Serve Team Projects OCTOBER 16 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve dinner OCTOBER 22 . . . . . . . . . Northland Family Fall Festival OCTOBER 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day October 29-november 6 . . . . . . . World Vision Exhibit To register for or to find out more about these and other projects, visit Northland’s website (www. northlandchurch.net/serve/local/). Details: Dana Kobosky (407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@ northlandchurch.net) Clean and decorate.
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Northland’s Life Service is now on Facebook. View pictures from recent events, and find out about opportunities to serve locally and at Northland on our Facebook page! Just search for Northland Serve!
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Activating StudentS to Make Kingdom Noise. What is Making Kingdom Noise? It’s the Love of Jesus in Action.
Middle School Fall Retreat
hank you so much for praying for the staff, servant leaders and middle schoolers who attended the Fall Retreat last weekend. It was an awesome time of building relationships with one another and with Christ. The theme for this year’s retreat was “Do Something Crazy,” which refers to 2 Corinthians 5:13 (NIV): “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.” Check back next week for some great testimonies from the retreat.
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. 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.
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 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/
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., Youth Room. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. email@example.com)
OV AXIS: evolve (Middle School)
Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. New name, same time, same place! This is a gathering of middle school students to study God’s Word together and learn how it applies to everyday life! Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or students.oviedo@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: immerse (Middle School)
Sundays, 6 to 8 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 (407-687-8570 or students.oviedo@ northlandchurch.net)
OV AXIS: Sunday Lunch (High School)
Sundays, after the 11 a.m. service, 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 students. 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)
My name is: __________________________________________________ We worship Jesus as the One who deserves all praise. When we sing and play our instruments for Him, 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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Today’s buzzword is MUSIC.
I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because
Key-iv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is here.
R E P A S I H ET D R O L !
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___! Answer: PRAISE THE LORD!
Today you will hear the musicians of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus praise God with their instruments and voices. As we listen, our hearts can unite with them to praise God together. The musicians come from the beautiful city of Kiev in a country called Ukraine. They travel all over the world helping people in many lands to praise the Lord with powerful music. They show us how to follow Psalm 150, which says, “Praise God in His sanctuary … praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals... Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
Unscramble the letters below to see something God wants us to do with musical instruments.
Praise the Lord!
Draw a picture of yourself playing your favorite musical instrument.
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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Mothers Find Fellowship, Support Through Moms4Moms By Derika Hacker
little more than four years ago, my adventure in motherhood began. While the journey looked appealing, my initiation was less desirable. My world soon became consumed with feeding, diapering, wiping spit-up, feeding again, diapering again and so on. Every once in a while, I would get some sleep. What had once seemed it would be a magical season of my life soon became a reality that often felt lonely. Yes, my precious newborn son was there, and even my spouse on most occasions — but I knew I needed someone with whom I could connect, someone who could sympathize with the physical and emotional pain and the frustration of raising a little one. Thankfully, God knew my need. Through a series of dinner groups, I met two other mothers with sons the ages of mine. And, although I was working, they continued to communicate with me and orchestrate get-togethers for us all, both with and without children. We were able to share tips on what to feed our boys, how to handle the temper tantrums (the children’s and the mommies’), how to find alone time with God even with small children at your heels, and even how to rekindle romance with our spouses after having a child. As our sons grew, so did our relationship. Because of the need within Northland, the ministry of Moms4Moms was born two years ago. We knew that other mothers could benefit from the same type of relationship that we were
experiencing, and receive vital support in their new role as mom. Modeled after many other moms ministries, Moms4Moms seeks to help mothers connect with one another, celebrate motherhood, meet the needs of those around them, and experience God’s love together through relationships and resources. Moms4Moms meets once a month in the fellowship hall at Northland at Longwood, either on Mondays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. (child care provided), or Sundays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Connect with us immediately, and join our weekly playgroups. Details: Moms4Moms website –Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) (www.northlandmoms4moms.com)
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together …, but let us encourage one another.”
Connect with other moms. Grow. Pray. Share.
Ongoing Opportunities for Women
Looking for a way to get into the Bible in a deeper way now that the kids are back in school? Try These. BIBLE STUDY
Join this women’s Bible study, with options for meeting on Mondays morning or Tuesday evenings. • Mondays through November 15 from 9:45 a.m to 12:15 p.m. meet in the Rink of the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850) or Ann Clark (407-8045282 or firstname.lastname@example.org) • Tuesdays through November 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. meet in the Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. New members, please register. The workbook for this study is available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850) or Marlene Ross (407-833- 0094 or rossduo@ cfl.rr.com)
Many times parents need help, but it can be hard to ask for it. So often parents are left wondering, Do I really have what it takes to be a good parent? The six-week study, with video guides by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, goes deeper than simply getting kids to eat their broccoli and clean their rooms. It takes a biblical approach to the traits parents want their children to have, and the traits parents want to model for their children. The class is Sundays through October 29, 4 to 5:45 p.m. at Northland at Longwood, rooms 4213-15. Registration is required. The cost: $5 per family and $7 for the workbook, available in the Northland Bookstore. Details and registration: DawnOrtiz@ AGMCreativeServices.com or 407-687-1438
Beth Moore Study — The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Parenting the Early Years 10 Biblical Traits Your Kids will Remember You For
Reads For Moms Do you feel like you have too many things to do to take time to read? Sometimes spending a few minutes connecting with God and letting Him rejuvenate your spirit is just what you need! Below are just a few of the books just for moms that are available in the Northland Bookstore. Quiet Moments for Moms, by Joyce Williams Finding time to be still and rest in God’s presence can be challenging for busy moms. Crying babies, curious toddlers, active elementary students and demanding teenagers often leave little time for spending a few moments alone with God. This book offers busy mothers short devotionals to help them focus on God in the midst of their hectic schedules and spend a few quiet moments resting in Him.
Women Who Do Too Much: How To Stop Doing It All And Start Enjoying Your Life, by Patricia Sprinkle You have 1,001 things to do, and there aren’t enough hours in the day. Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed? Get a handle on your out-of-control life with this updated edition of Sprinkle’s bestseller! Her insights on practicing God’s presence, determining your priorities and applying practical organizational principles will make your life a lot easier. Includes discussion questions.
Moms Mentors Needed
he Moms4Moms ministry, which celebrates a woman’s role as a mother – meeting needs, making connections, and experiencing God’s love through relationships and resources, wants you to know about the opportunity it has for experienced mothers to serve in a mentor role, walking alongside younger mothers. Moms4Moms mentors offer voices of perspective on mothering, womanhood and relationships based on biblical principles and their own experiences. They offer wisdom, hope and encouragement. They share with moms currently serving on the front lines of family life. By talking, laughing and crying with these moms, and listening to them, the mentors create the personal relationships that women need and desire. By praying with and for them, the mentors lift these women and their families to the Lord. The Moms4Moms mentor group meets monthly on a Monday morning or a Sunday evening at Northland at Longwood. A mentor’s responsibility is a commitment to the meeting, and anything above and beyond that is up to the Lord and His leading for you. If you would like to talk about this ministry, contact Claire Campbell (407-7390145 or email@example.com). Details: www. northlandmoms4moms.com
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 OCTOBER 3. Participate in the Belong study, Northland’s path to membership as well as a study of what it means to belong to Christ and to the body of Christ. Child care is available. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)
These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss.
LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (407-488-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com) LW COPING WITH ADDICTIONS/CODEPENDENCY
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. 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 7, Pastor Dr. Kevin Urichko and his wife, Linda. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)
LW DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for location. 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 available. Details, assessment and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
LW GriefShare Starting September 20, call for location. 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 or jansten2@ bellsouth.net) 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)
Thursdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same sex attraction and/or same sex attraction feelings that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: David (407-937-1793)
LW Support for the Separated Tuesdays. 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. email@example.com); Details, assessment and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) LW Military Wives and Mothers Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nature’s Table Café. Join us for Bible study, using the devotional Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and support as we biblically address the hardships and sadness of separation from a loved one serving in the U.S. military. The cost for the book, available at the Northland Bookstore, is $7.50. Details: Meghan Raymer (firstname.lastname@example.org) MD Celebrate Recovery Local Chapter
Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Eustis. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Laura Martin (352-4082640 or email@example.com)
God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407463-9398 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW BICYCLING FOR CHRIST (Women) First and third Saturdays of the month. Fellowship with women to connect, ride the trails, enjoy nature and win souls for Christ. Details: Naomi (email@example.com or 321-746-9588) LW BUDDY BREAK Saturday, November 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com 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, 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 (available in the Northland Bookstore). Details: Laura Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.
LW GOLF — links fellowship • Friday, October 9, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Club, cost $33 • Saturday, October 16, 7:45 a.m., Eastwood Golf Club, cost $32 Linking golfers (professionals and amatuers) 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 (407-8809932 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW Access Ministries for Adults
LW Kingdom Advisors
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., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply
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) 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 Dr. Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages. Learn how people express and receive love in different ways. Attend or call to find out more about weekly small groups. Details: Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) LW SOCCER – ACHE Fridays, through November 19, 8 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park, Casselberry. 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 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, October 10, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. firstname.lastname@example.org) LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade school aged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Details: Diane Jones (email@example.com or 407-949-7188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS Saturday, November 20, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM
Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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, 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 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
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fera Home. Study: Breaking Free, by Beth Moore. Details and directions: Cindy Fera (407-547-5325)
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 (407-808-2413 or email@example.com)
OV Look for Oviedo bible studies online at www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo
Thursdays, 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)
LW sermon on the mount
LW BUILDING A GENEROUS LIFE: WILL SEMINAR
Sundays, starting October 17, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7; or Tuesdays, starting October 19, 7 p.m., rooms 5108-9. Join Pastor Dan Lacich as he leads us through one of the best collections of Jesus’ teachings, found in the Sermon on the Mount, in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5 through 7. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-9371832)
MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW James, 1 and 2 Peter
Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Learn the biblical application of these three life changing books. Details: Bob Shoemaker (bob email@example.com or 407-599-3132)
Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.
Sunday, October 17, 6 p.m., rooms 42067. Have you made the financial or custodial arrangements for your loved ones, should they outlive you? It is the True North Foundation’s desire to have all congregants’ estate planning in order, protecting their children and the resources God has provided to their families. This is important whether you are a single parent, a young married couple or retirement age. Child care is available. Registration is required. Details and registration: Jo-Anne Holleran (jo-anne.holleran@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1772)
MD = Northland at Mount dora
LW Disaster Response Team Leaders informational meeting Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn more about opportunities to serve others during times of crisis at this informational meeting. Details: Kirsten Loftus (kirsten.loftus@ northlandchurch.net) LW Mentor Training
Saturday, October 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rooms 1116-18, Student Ministries and Care Center. The focus is to find appropriate male mentors for fatherless boys, but the training is open to men and women. Cost: $5 for materials. If possible, fill out an application form at www.northlandchurch.net. Scroll to the bottom, and under “Youth,” select “Middle School.” Then scroll down and select the “Mentor Application” link. Details: David Keys (NLMentoring@gmail.com or 407-256-5576)
LW Parenting: the Early Years Sundays, through 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: Dawn Ortiz (DawnOrtiz@AGMCreativeServices. com or 407-687-1438) LW PeaceSeekers
Sundays, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHILDREN LW STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or email@example.com) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Dates TBD. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: October 10 to November 7. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: October 10 to November 14. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.
MEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-2273072 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)
OV = Northland at Oviedo
LW Men’s Fraternity Group (Semester 1) Thursdays, September 23 to December 9, 6:30 a.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. The first 11-session study puts the roof on the house of masculinity and creates a vision for a man’s future and destiny. It will help men rediscover the adventure in life through a greater understanding of who they are. Cost: $10 for workbook (for both semesters) Details: Andy Corley (corleyman@ gmail.com or 407-415-4744)
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 (520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol. com) OV
Look for Oviedo classes online at www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo
Opportunities to serve at Northland. Questions about serving at a Northland Distributed site?
email@example.com or 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Cyndi Lott cyndi.Lott@northlandchurch.net or 407-579-5908
LW communion servers
Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Lori Holton (communion@northland church.net or 407-949-4000)
LW 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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com or 407-937-0544)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD = Northland at Mount dora
Opportunities to serve in the community LIFE SERVICE For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net/serve. More info on page 6.
LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE
Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
LW BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, October 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, October 4, 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
OV Look for Oviedo serve opportunities at www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo
OV = Northland at Oviedo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) Extremely Great Relationships Seminar with Dr. John Trent Friday, October 8, 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Sweetwater, 3800 Wekiva Springs Road, Longwood. Couples, singles, and families are invited to gather for a fun-filled, laugh heavy event designed to help you strengthen your most important relationships and to help you and your family move toward greater closeness, caring and commitment. Cost: $45 per person (includes lunch provided by Chickfil-A. Child care is not available. For more information, to register/pay on-line: www. fbsweetwater.org. Details: Amy Bailey (407862-3893 or email@example.com) Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, November 10, 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 post-October 22 general admission. Details and registration: www.vibrantdance.org Wounded Heart Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., chapel, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join other sexual abuse survivors as they embark on an honest, hopeful and healing exploration using the book The Wounded Heart and its workbook, by Dan Allender. Details: Mindy Bales (MindyBales@gmail.com or 407-9494000, ext. 1702)
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 (407-290-5642)
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 (407-949-4000, 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 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) 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 email@example.com) WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, (www.J4Leaders.org) an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details: Pam Oldham (info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797)
Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).
Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).
LW Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany. firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-0541) LW
Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: 407-949-4000 or email@example.com)
Lw = Northland at LONGWOOD
MD LOVE COLLECTION
New collection each month. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (firstname.lastname@example.org), Diane Brooks (diane. email@example.com) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Look for Oviedo stewardship opportunities at www.facebook.com/ northlandoviedo
Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and menâ€™s and womenâ€™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)
Looking for local job listings? You can find them at www.northlandchurch.net/ blogs/jobs/
MD = Northland at Mount dora
OV = Northland at Oviedo
CHRISTIAN STORE DAYS at the Northland Bookstore OCTOBER 23-25
(during regular Northland Bookstore hours)
Help with Haiti Relief efforts by purchasing an enhanced CD that includes songs from chart-topping recording artists for only $5! Look for great deals, discounts, drawings and free give-aways all weekend!
Altar Call More than 280 folks came forward to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in response to the altar calls the last weekend of September.
WORLD VISION EXPERIENCE: AIDS OCTOBER 30 THROUGH NOVEMBER 6 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Walk through a full-scale 2,500-square-foot interactive replica of an African village that features a stirring audio tour combined with captivating photography that will transport you to the heart of Africa. Immerse yourself in the story of a real child whose life has been affected by AIDS and experience the effects of this pandemic in a personal way. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved for both individuals and groups at
www.worldvisionexperience.org/northlandchurch. Tickets are not required but highly recommended, especially for large groups (ticketed participants are given priority access to the exhibit). Many volunteers are needed to work at the exhibit. Want to help? Call the exhibit hotline at 407-949-4028 or visit the website listed above.
Financial Report As of september 27, 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 September 25 to 27, 2010 Ministry/Operations 225,101 239,608 14,507 Mortgage Payment Total Budget
THIS YEAR Ministry/Operations 8,778,939 Mortgage Payment 1,360,476 Total Budget 10,139,415
8,655,100 939,314 9,594,414
*Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.
LOAN BALANCE is currently $18,635,833.
(123,839) (421,162) (545,001)*
Northland Northland Northland Northland Northland
at Longwood . . . 7,300 at Mount Dora . . . . 192 at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . 315 at West Oaks . . . . . . . 38 Online . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,197 (1,337 sites) Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . 113 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,175 (1,343 sites)
Dental professionals needed for the CENTRAL FLORIDA DENTAL OUTREACH Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7 Details: Julie Kestler (407-898-1525 or DCAF@bellsouth.net) or Dr. Andy Greenberg (407-772-5120 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Or visit this website to volunteer: centralfloridadentaloutreach.com
Whom do I contact if:
Peter Katauskas, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809
Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Hagerty High School is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads.
I am in crisis? Northland’s main line . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Elaine Harland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . 407-949-7189 Diane Jones (infants–grade school) . 407-949-7188 I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 I need information about Children’s Ministries? Longwood: Debbie Blahnik . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Patty Sattler . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4010 I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 I want to help at Northland? Longwood: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Cyndi Lott . . . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 I want to get involved in a local servE Day email@example.com, 407-949-4000 or visit www.northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom Willis, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer . . . 407-949-7169 Owusu Amaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168
LONGWOOD SITE 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / email@example.com Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 Longwood Blog Website . . . . . . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Motyka, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-808-2413 email@example.com John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 firstname.lastname@example.org Page Patnode, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . 407-538-6662 email@example.com Lyndsey Coyle, CREW352 Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 352-978-7004 firstname.lastname@example.org Tara Dufrene, The Carpenter’s House for Children . . 615-642-8963 email@example.com Laura Martin, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-408-2640 firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Sheahan, Media/Communications Coordinator 407-683-3566 or email@example.com Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 firstname.lastname@example.org Patty Sattler, Children’s Ministries Coordinator . . . 407-949-4010 email@example.com Courtney McCarthy, Children’s Ministries Administrative Assistant 407-432-5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cyndi Lott, Christian Life Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-579-5908 email@example.com Mike Grindstaff, Small Group and Bible Study Connections Lay Leader . . . . . . . . . 917-716-1362 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Mary Ann Young, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-443-0079 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Scott Billue of Next Community Church Matthew’s Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-654-9661 email@example.com
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: Anatoly Kalyuzhny, Senior Pastor, New Life Church – Kiev, Ukraine Pastor Anatoly Kalyuzhny is a third-generation Christian. His family was part of the underground church during the iron fist rule of the Soviet Union era. His father was a pastor. Anatoly, one of 12 children, studied music and philosophy, but after two years of study, he was kicked out of the university because of his refusal to become a communist. Anatoly spent the next 15 years as part of the underground church, leading youth ministry efforts throughout the Soviet Republics. He connected with various ministries in the United States, Canada and Europe to help produce materials for the underground church. He faced many difficulties with the KGB due to his dedication to his ministry. Anatoly started New Life Church after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Starting with 50 members, it has become the largest evangelical church in Ukraine. New Life Church is part of the Independent Evangelical Churches of Ukraine, which unites more than 120 churches in 17 regions of Ukraine. Pastor Anatoly was trained in theology at Ukraine Biblical Seminary, established in Kiev by Dr. Richard Watson, former dean of Reformed Theological Seminary. He also is involved in the leadership of the World Evangelical Alliance for Ukraine.
Joining us in worship this weekend: The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus was established by Roger McMurrin in 1993. His goal was to introduce the Ukrainian audience to the great sacred masterpieces of Western classical music, especially those that were forbidden in this country during the 70 years of Soviet rule. Since 1993, the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has grown into the largest private orchestra-choral group in Ukraine. It comprises 100 singers and 65 orchestra players. The instrumentalists are the best master players among the six state orchestras; these individuals were handpicked to make up this dynamic symphony. “Many people ask me, ‘You work with musicians around the world – what do you think of Ukrainian musicians?’” Roger McMurrin says. “Ukraine has some of the finest instrumental and vocal talent in the world. The land of Horowitz, Prokofiev and Isaac Stern is still producing the premiere talent for the world stage.” Music Mission Kiev is the nonprofit organization through which the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus operates, primarily in Kiev, Ukraine, but also in the United States. In addition to the ministry of music, Music Mission Kiev also operates a variety of care ministries to orphans, widows and the people of the former Soviet Union.
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE: The
Scripture focus: 1 John 4:18 (NIV)
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Worship focus: Worship God today because He is love. This is how God showed His love to us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. If we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. (Adapted from 1 John 4:7-12)
summary prayer: O God, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen. (From The Worship Sourcebook, page 39—based on Ephesians 3:18-19)
NEXT WEEKEND: A Message from Dr. Joel C. Hunter | RESPOND TO GOD | Worship God | John 4:23
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