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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MARCH 5-7, 2011

Life Without Limbs

From No Limbs to No Limits A MESSAGE FROM NICK VUJICIC

(Read about Nick and his life in ministry at lifewithoutlimbs.org)

This weekend we are privileged to have Nick Vujicic speak to us. Nick is a preacher and motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder known as tetra-amelia. He struggled throughout his childhood to come to terms with his disability, and at 17 began his own nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs. He regularly preaches and gives speeches on subjects such as disability, hope and finding meaning in life.

NOTES

What’s Current Baptisms

New to Northland? Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve joined us today! Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you! Name(s)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

COME TO THE WATER

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19) Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

worship.northlandchurch.net

New to Christianity?

Grab a Respond. Newspaper Looking for opportunities to connect? Pick up a Respond. newspaper every weekend in the lobby. It is your gateway to practical ways to respond to God in worship everywhere, every day!

FIRST STEPS FOR NEW BELIEVERS

Learn the next steps with Pastor Gus Davies and other Northland leaders. Two opportunities! Choose the day and time that works best for you. Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

Proclaim It!

E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________

I DON’T DO CRAZY ANYMORE Pastor Joel’s new book!

February 22 to 28, 2011

This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 2,254,545 Received. . . . . . 247,349 Received . . . . . . 2,002,708 Difference. . . . . . (3,156) Difference. . . . . . (251,837)

Pastor Joel C. Hunter’s new book will be available at the Northland Bookstore next weekend. Info at the bookstore or at northlandchurch.net/blogs/crazy

Beginning of Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

[ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland.

Commemorate Christ’s sacrifice by attending this special service Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. Join in at the sanctuary at Longwood or online at northlandchurch.net.

Talk about it:

• When you see someone less fortunate than yourself, how does it change the way you see God’s goodness to you? • Can you think of a time in your life that was exceedingly difficult, but also exceedingly good for you? • If so, what did you learn from that experience?

03/05-07/2011


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MARCH 5-7, 2011

Life Without Limbs

From No Limbs to No Limits A MESSAGE FROM NICK VUJICIC

(Read about Nick and his life in ministry at lifewithoutlimbs.org)

This weekend we are privileged to have Nick Vujicic speak to us. Nick is a preacher and motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder known as tetra-amelia. He struggled throughout his childhood to come to terms with his disability, and at 17 began his own nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs. He regularly preaches and gives speeches on subjects

NOTES

such as disability, hope and finding meaning in life.

What’s Current Baptisms

New to Northland? Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve joined us today! Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

COME TO THE WATER

Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

worship.northlandchurch.net

New to Christianity?

Grab a Respond. Newspaper

Name(s)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Looking for opportunities to connect? Pick up a Respond. newspaper every weekend in the lobby. It is your gateway to practical ways to respond to God in worship everywhere, every day!

FIRST STEPS FOR NEW BELIEVERS

Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________

Proclaim It!

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — Which site are you attending?  [ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________ [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 03/05-07/2011

Learn the next steps with Pastor Gus Davies and other Northland leaders. Two opportunities! Choose the day and time that works best for you. Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

E-mail___________________________________________________________________

[ ] Longwood

Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19) Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.

I DON’T DO CRAZY ANYMORE Pastor Joel’s new book!

February 22 to 28, 2011

This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 2,254,545 Received. . . . . . 247,349 Received . . . . . . 2,002,708 Difference. . . . . . (3,156) Difference. . . . . . (251,837)

Pastor Joel C. Hunter’s new book will be available at the Northland Bookstore next weekend. Info at the bookstore or at northlandchurch.net/blogs/crazy

Beginning of Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Commemorate Christ’s sacrifice by attending this special service Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. Join in at the sanctuary at Longwood or online at northlandchurch.net.

Talk about it:

• When you see someone less fortunate than yourself, how does it change the way you see God’s goodness to you? • Can you think of a time in your life that was exceedingly difficult, but also exceedingly good for you? • If so, what did you learn from that experience?


“Where a God who is totally purposive and totally foreseeing acts upon a Nature which is totally interlocked, there can be no accidents or loose ends, nothing whatever of which we can safely use the world merely. Nothing is ‘merely a by-product’ of anything else.”

Worship focus:

Worship Christ today as our sovereign Lord. He has called us according to His purpose, by His power. He has raised us up, that His name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

–C.S. Lewis

Everlasting God,

in whom we live and move and have our being: You have made us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Give us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your no weakness keep us from doing it; that in your light we may see light clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. —The Worship Sourcebook

will,

MINISTRIES HIGHLIGHT:

Access Ministries This ministry of Northland exists to create a welcoming environment that encourages people with disabilities and their families to respond to God for the benefit of others everywhere, every day. Contact Laura Lee Wright at LauraLee.Wright@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0549 (or visit northlandchurch.net/ministries/access-ministries/) to find out more about how you can get involved.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MARCH 5-7, 2011

Life Without Limbs

From No Limbs to No Limits A MESSAGE FROM NICK VUJICIC

(Read about Nick and his life in ministry at lifewithoutlimbs.org)

This weekend we are privileged to have Nick Vujicic speak to us. Nick is a preacher and motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder known as tetra-amelia. He struggled throughout his childhood to come to terms with his disability, and at 17 began his own nonprofit organization, Life Without Limbs. He regularly preaches and gives speeches on subjects

NOTES

such as disability, hope and finding meaning in life.

What’s Current Baptisms

New to Northland? Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve joined us today! Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

COME TO THE WATER

Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

worship.northlandchurch.net

New to Christianity?

Grab a Respond. Newspaper

Name(s)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Looking for opportunities to connect? Pick up a Respond. newspaper every weekend in the lobby. It is your gateway to practical ways to respond to God in worship everywhere, every day!

FIRST STEPS FOR NEW BELIEVERS

Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________

Proclaim It!

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions.

Financial Report — Which site are you attending?  [ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________ [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 03/05-07/2011

Learn the next steps with Pastor Gus Davies and other Northland leaders. Two opportunities! Choose the day and time that works best for you. Info on page 5 in Respond. or at northlandchurch.net/calendar

E-mail___________________________________________________________________

[ ] Longwood

Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19) Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.

I DON’T DO CRAZY ANYMORE Pastor Joel’s new book!

February 22 to 28, 2011

This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 2,254,545 Received. . . . . . 247,349 Received . . . . . . 2,002,708 Difference. . . . . . (3,156) Difference. . . . . . (251,837)

Pastor Joel C. Hunter’s new book will be available at the Northland Bookstore next weekend. Info at the bookstore or at northlandchurch.net/blogs/crazy

Beginning of Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Commemorate Christ’s sacrifice by attending this special service Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. Join in at the sanctuary at Longwood or online at northlandchurch.net.

Talk about it:

• When you see someone less fortunate than yourself, how does it change the way you see God’s goodness to you? • Can you think of a time in your life that was exceedingly difficult, but also exceedingly good for you? • If so, what did you learn from that experience?


March 5-12, 2011

NORTHLAND A C H U R C H DISTRIBUTED www.northlandchurch.net

Respond. Be the Church.

COME TO THE WATER Baptisms, Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.

Get baptized as a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19) More info on page 5 or at northlandchurch.net/ calendar

every where. every day.

first steps for new believers

I DON’T DO crazy anymore

Two opportunities! Choose the day and time that works best for you.

Pastor Joel C. Hunter’s new book will be available at the bookstore next weekend.

More info on page 5 or at northlandchurch.net/ calendar

More info at the bookstore or northlandchurch.net/ blogs/crazy/

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE March 9, 7 p.m., Sanctuary You may also watch it live at northlandchurch.net.


Respond to God …

FOSTER ENVIRONMENTS FOR RELATIONSHIP.

Worship God: Glorify God for Who He is and what He has done. “A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.”

– Jesus Christ (John 4:23, NIV)

worship.northlandchurch.net

Read the Bible: Study God’s message to you often. “I am watching over My word to perform it.”

– God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB)

bible.northlandchurch.net

Pray: Engage in a conversation with God. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.”

– Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:12, NIV)

pray.northlandchurch.net

Serve Others: Meet the needs of the people around you. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

serve.northlandchurch.net

Live Generously: Give what God’s given to you. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21, NASB)

generous.northlandchurch.net

Be In Community: Foster environments for relationship.

How could you respond in a better way to your biggest challenges in life?

“All men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

– Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV)

community.northlandchurch.net

Share Your Story: Tell others what God is doing in your life. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” – Peter, an eyewitness (1 Peter 3:15, NIV) share.northlandchurch.net


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Serving Special Families By Eleanor Tracey

S

ome families jump in the car and head to church in a matter of minutes. For families that have a member with a significant disability, such an outing requires hours of planning and a level of energy and trust that would stop many parents in their tracks. Every disability has a set of completely unique challenges to be met. Going to church as a family can range from packing up medical equipment or mobility devices, to spending hours coaching a child to be ready for the many potential scenarios encountered in a new church environment. Once the car is loaded, another challenge begins—battling the fear of entrusting your child to others. Will she be safe? Will other children accept him? Will there be an elevator? Will the bathroom be big enough? Will the music be too loud? Will he make a friend? Will they love my child? Will I be called out of the service? Is it really worth it? Now imagine finally arriving at church, only to discover that the Sunday school is not equipped to “handle” your child’s needs. Sadly, this scenario is all too common. Northland wants to be the place where no one is turned away. But the vision goes deeper than this. Under the leadership of Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries supports a vision to create a welcoming environment that encourages people with disabilities and their families to worship, serve and fellowship everywhere, every day. The Bible tells us we all have access to the Father; here at Northland, we want to help remove barriers people with disabilities and their families may encounter regarding the welcome and inclusion within our church family. We hope to encourage families regardless of where they are in their journey.

God has sprinkled the body of Christ with people who have a heart to respond to the needs of others by serving wherever they are with whatever they have. In Malachi 3:17-18, God calls them His treasured possession. Among them is a team of individuals whose service may go unnoticed—they are serving with children, teens and adults with disabilities throughout our community. In a Northland worship service, you may be seated next to a Buddy-on-Duty. When her pager goes off during service, she slips out of the sanctuary to connect with a child who has arrived and needs assistance in class. Once a month, you’ll find Buddies serving on Saturday mornings during “Buddy Break,” when Northland partners with Nathaniel’s Hope to provide a fun morning of activities, including music, crafts and games, for children with disabilities and their siblings. This allows their parents to enjoy a break from their daily routine. Northland also partners with Young Life Capernaum, a youth ministry that offers a place for teenagers and young adults to meet new friends, play some crazy games and worship together. The success of this program comes through the interaction of young people with and without disabilities. Many of these young people have had their lives changed because of the relationships they have built together. Every week during worship services, classroom teachers and Buddies serve children with disabilities of any kind. Their level of commitment is inspiring, but if you asked them, they would rather tell you about a child’s latest breakthrough, a mother who found encouragement, or a story about the picture of God that they have received in getting to know the child for whom they are caring. As God continues to increase the number of individuals with disabilities He is sending to Northland, we are in need of many more volunteers. No prior training is required. Just bring your willingness to serve, and be ready to be blessed beyond what you can ask or imagine!

RESPOND. For more information about serving alongside teens and adults with disabilities, contact Laura Lee Wright at lauralee. wright@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0549. For information on being a Buddy with children, contact Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162.


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Mark Your Calendar!

Student Ministries

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

Parent Forum

Saturday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. rooms 4213-17

Join the discussion on parenting a teen. Help us choose the specific topic by voting for the topics you are most interested in at northlandchurch.wufoo.com/forms/ parent-forum-topics/.

The Bunny Cup

SUNday, MARCH 13, 3-5:30 p.m. at the field behind lot 3

High schoolers are invited to play soccer, but all are welcome. Free barbecue for the whole family, but bring a dessert to share. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on to enjoy the game. PRACTICE TIMES: March 5 and 12, 10 a.m. to noon on the field.

Middle School Spring Retreat APRIL 1-3 Southwind Young Life Camp

Theme: Famous Last Words (Luke 23:46) $175 — If registration and payment are received by March 14 $200 — If registration and payment are received after March 14 Deposit and payments will be refundable until March 5. No registration will be accepted after March 25. Check-in: 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, The Rink (Pizza will be served for dinner at check-in.) Departure: 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, via Holiday Coach Lines Return: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, The Rink Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net

Mark Your Calendar! Change This World Family Food Packing

NEXT WEEKEND!

Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon, parking lot near the playground. Join Northland’s Children’s Ministries in an opportunity for families to pack meals together to serve the hungry. All ages are welcome! Register at northlandchurch.net/ calendar/details/change_this_world_-_family_food_packing/ Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@ northlandchurch.net

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

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

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

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.

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.

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. 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.

Noise Groups / Community Groups Date, time and costs vary by location. A typical gathering consists of fellowship and peer accountability. Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). www.northlandchurch.net/ ministries/high_school_ministries

Access Ministries for Students 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. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

Children’s Ministries

how can they call on him to save them … how can they believe … unless someone tells them? —Romans 10:14 (NLT)

Children’s Church

Northland Early Learning Center

Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries, at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) A variety of options are available. Laura Lee Wright at lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0549

A weekday cooperative learning environment The Northland Early Learning Center will enroll children who have reached the age of 2, 3 or 4 by September 1 into the 2-, 3- or 4-year-olds class, respectively. As classes fill up, children will be placed on a waiting list and put in a class on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your child’s spot in a class, there is a $65 nonrefundable registration fee. Pam Anderson at 407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@ northlandchurch.net

Volunteer of the Week: Brenda McDonald Brenda has a great desire for the 4-year-olds in her class to hear and learn the truth of God’s Word each week in such a way that it might become a part of their everyday lives and remain with them for a lifetime. She expresses her passion and love for Christ with a calm and gentle spirit that welcomes and engages every child. Additionally, she serves as a Buddy to our special needs families at Buddy Break. We thank God for you, Brenda! 

Why did you draw that? Lauren in Children’s Church drew a picture of Jesus being baptized. God told Jesus He loved Him and was pleased with Him.


Ways to Respond Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies & Prayer Groups

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There are limitless opportunities to grow in God and connect with others in and through Northland. Here are some great places to start!

woMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Beth Moore Study Study: Jesus, the One and Only. Child care is available with registration. Workbook available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. • Mondays, through March 21, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Ann Clark at 407-804-5282 or ann@ clarkmail.us • Tuesdays, through March 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com Precepts – Lord, I Want to Know You Mondays, February 28 to May 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 4213. These topical teachings are straight from the Bible, yet presented in an intimate, day-to-day devotional format. Purchase the book at the Northland Bookstore for $14.99. Child care is provided with advanced registration. Melody Ringenberg at rringenberg@cfl.rr.com

adult bible studies

PRAYER groups

2 Corinthians Bible Study Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Join this open bible study and learn how to turn troubles into triumph. John and Carolyn Jones at 407-831-5822

Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7180

The Forgotten Prophets of the Bible Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7; or Tuesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. Join Pastor Dan Lacich each week as he leads us in an in-depth look at the life, message and relevance of a different Old Testament prophet. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1832 Community Bible Experience Sundays, March 13 through April 17, 11 a.m., room 4210. Join governing elder Dan Hardaway for a discussion during Lent of how truth is revealed in holy Scriptures as we see how our individual stories intersect with the power of the New Testament as God’s story. Dan Hardaway at dan.hardaway@ uscm.org or 407-376-1047

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Men’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Bob Shoemaker at bobshoemaker@ mindspring.com or 407-599-3132 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. Leo Carrier at leo@carrierinsurance.com

Prayer Group Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Jean Sherwood at 407-796-4705

Classes & Training ADULTS Belong/Membership Opportunities • Six-week class: Sundays, starting May 15, 11 a.m., room 4209. Hear Pastor Kevin Urichko and other Northland leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832 • One-day seminar: Saturday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Pastor Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039 • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong.study Buddy Break Training 101 Monday, March 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4213-15. Train to learn how to give parents/ caregivers of children with special needs a break for just a few hours one Saturday a month. Teri Grayson at 407-949-4014 or teri.grayson@northlandchurch.net

Financial Peace University Starting the beginning of February. Find financial peace and learn ways to be free from financial bondage. Join one of hundreds of groups at fpu.northlandchurch.net. Barb Olsen at 407-949-7183 or fpuclass@ northlandchurch.net First Steps for New Believers • Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m., Welcome Center • Monday, March 14, 7 p.m., Welcome Center (best child care option) Join Pastor Gus Davies and other Northland leaders as they engage, encourage and teach new believers after they make the life commitment to follow Christ. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1832 Marriage 911 Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Attend this 13-week class to rescue your marriage. Men and women participate separately. Books and materials available in the Northland Bookstore (Broken Heart on Hold: $9.75; Marriage 911 workbook: $30). and registration for class: Linda Rooks at lindarooks@embarqmail.com; child care registration: Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net Parent Forum Saturday, March 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4213-17. Join the discussion on parenting a teen. Help us choose the specific topic by voting for the topics you are most interested in at northlandchurch.wufoo.com/forms/ parent-forum-topics/. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net

children 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: $5. Registration is required. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane. jones@northlandchurch.net • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 3 to May 1 (skipping April 24). Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June 3-July 10 (skipping July 3). 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: June 3July 17 (skipping July 3). Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN 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. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s Bryce Hagedorn at 407bookstore. 227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net

Care Groups adults 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’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency and Women’s CoDependency. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net Coping with Addictions/Codependency Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. His Way at 407-599-9770 DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for time and 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 $19 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Donna Delzingaro at 407937-1749 or divorcecare@northlandchurch.net GriefShare Call for time and location. New session started February 21. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Skye Engel at 407-834-3158 Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for location. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Cost: $5, and $16 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Assessment required. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749

MEN Struggling with Homosexuality? 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 who want to live a life pleasing to God. David at 407-937-1793


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woMEN Bcause—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com. 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 that keep you in bondage. Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com

Special Interest Groups AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com, or Buzz Vincent at 407-463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com Buddy Break Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child Laura Lee with our trained volunteers. Wright at 407-937-0549 or buddybreak@ northlandchurch.net

Motorcycle Group Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m., call for start location. Ride to Daytona Car & Bike show. Lori Landers Ride is weather permitting. at 407-333-2612 Seniors Group (Age 60 and up) Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Cassie Small at 407-834-5203 Single Purpose (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Attend, or e-mail to find out more about weekly small groups. Liza Johnson or Dave Mullen at singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com Softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. www.nlsoftball. com or northlandsoftball@gmail.com Spanish Ministry Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish interpretation is avaliable online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Center. Join the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/northlandespanol. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096

Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Build authentic Christian community, grow spiritually mature and affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Susan Perry at commonground@ northlandchurch.net or 407-401-8960

Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

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. Laura Bates at carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873

Questions about serving at Northland? serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-9494000 or serve.northlandchurch.net

Fusion College Ministry (For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 7:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net Kingdom Advisors Third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join this lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Philip van Staden at 407-339-9090 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. and specific dates: www.northlandmoms4moms.com

Serve at Northland

Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Lori Holton at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Serve with Northland

Local Service Projects To register for or to find out more about these and other serve projects, visit serve.northlandchurch.net. March 12.................. Change the World-Family March 17..............................Homeless Ministry March 18..................... Boston Pops Orchestra March 26.................Harvest Time International March 26............................Give Kids the World March 26...............................Pathways to Care Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana. kobosky@northlandchurch.net

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. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

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 at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pgrannan@yahoo.com

Blood Drive Sunday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Monday, March 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In January, 41 people donated 33 units, and as a result 99 lives were saved. To reduce your waiting time, you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039

Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com

Change This World Family Food Packing Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon, parking lot near the playground. Join Northland’s Children’s Ministries in an opportunity for families to pack meals together to serve the hungry All ages are welcome! Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/change_this_world_-_family_food_ packing/ Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@northlandchurch.net 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. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net Help Incarcerated Men Men needed to come alongside incarcerated men. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Greg Kerr at 407-770-8503 or gpkerr@mindspring.com Host a Student—Mission to Japan March 1 through March 29. Be a missionary by hosting a Japanese student and making him or her a part of your family by providing a room, some meals, and transportation to and from Northland. Orientation provided. Warren Griffith at info@MissiontoJapan. org or 407-243-8867 Jail Ministry Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during the Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; assist women with long-term planning; prayer team; pen pals. Training provided. Jail Ministry voice mail at 407-949-4007

PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903 Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Laurie Jean Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net

Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/serve_beyond/

Special Events Festival of Orchestras MAR 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boston Pops 7:30 p.m., Longwood sanctuary. and to purchase tickets: Festival of Orchestras box office at 407-539-0245 or festivaloforchestras.org

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, March 23, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022


7 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 Christcentered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. John Westcott at 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. For parents, friends and family members who have loved ones struggling with sexual identity. Inquiries are confidential. Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850 or cherbear100@aol.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! Luis Rodriguez at 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. Coorie Moore at 407-292-7628 Readers Ministry Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Elaine Gritter at egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474, or Candy Guernsey at cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433

men Christian Businessmen’s Connection 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. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@ aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642 Faithful and True Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., room 3-215, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Brian Dugdale at briandugdale@ hotmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1739

parentS NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home. www.nearhim.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. Nancy Petitto at 321972-2255 Divorced Women’s Small Group Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Lisa Edwards at 407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com From Bondage to Bonding Mondays, starting March 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oviedo Counseling Clinic, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join this 18-week look at Nancy Groom’s book From Bondage to Bonding: Escaping Codependency, Embracing Biblical Love. Book cost: $15 at the Northland Bookstore. Kathy O’Keefe at kajokeefe@aol.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1775 On the Threshold of Hope Thursdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m, beginning March 3, Oviedo Counseling Clinic at Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. For women who desire group support on sexual abuse recovery through Diane Langberg’s book On the Threshold of Hope. Details: Kim Shepherd at 407-949-7193, ext. 1788, or kimjshep@gmail.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. Pam Oldham at info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797 Women’s Outreach Luncheon Third Wednesday of each month, noon to 2 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. Enjoy interesting speakers, connect with others, and enjoy Christian fellowship within our community (affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries). Cost: $15 (includes served lunch). and reservations: Bev Sullivan at BevSullivan02@ aol.com or 386-753-1191. Wounded Heart Thursdays, beginning March 21, 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. Mindy Bales at MindyBales@gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1702

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Community Bible Study Wednesdays, 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. Sandi McLaughlin at 407-3424765 or www.OrlandoCBS.org

Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch. net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes. Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Donations

Access Ministries

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood. 407-260-9155 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. 407949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541 Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220

We have programs and services for individuals with disabilities. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net. Find out more at northlandchurch.net/ blogs/category/access_ministries/

LIFEHOPE

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center. 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 to, 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. LifeHope at 407-949-7151 or lifehope@ northlandchurch.net Find out more at northlandchurch.net/ ministries/financial_help/

Other Services Marriage Ceremonies and Funeral Arrangements: Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net Counseling: Scotty Alderman at 407-949-7204 or scotty.alderman@northlandchurch.net

Looking for ministry-related jobs in Central Florida? Need to hire at your ministry?

Find and post paid positions at jobs.northlandchurch.net.

February 22 to 28, 2011

Ministry/Operations/ Mortgage Need Received

THIS WEEK THIS YEAR

Surplus/ (Deficit)

250,505

247,349

(3,156)

2,254,545

2,002,708

*(251,837)

Attendance February 26 to 28, 2011 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . 7,675 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . 267 Seminole County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Orange County Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

MORTGAGE BALANCE is currently $18,190,000 *Deficit currently being covered by operating reserve.

Online Live (1,385 sites) . . . . . . 3,597 Archived (online) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,002 Total (1,390 sites) . . . . . . . . . . 13,001


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About Northland, A Church Distributed What We Believe The Bible

— We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)

God

— The Trinity — We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8) Jesus Christ — We believe by miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. He is the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3) Holy Spirit — We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and converts sinners, and baptizes them into the church, which is the body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each one. We believe that the believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the body of Christ. The practice of any gift in any gathered body shall be in keeping with the Scripture. (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

The Means of Salvation

— We believe that salvation from the guilt and condemnation of sin is possible only as the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by good resolutions, sincere efforts, or submission to the rules, regulations or ordinances of any church, but is freely bestowed on all who put their faith in Christ and trust in the work that Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All who so trust the Savior pass from death unto life, and are forgiven of their sins, accepted by the Father, and born into His family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. (John 5:24; Ephesians 1:67; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23)

Security, Assurance and Responsibility

— We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. However, this assurance must not be the occasion for sin, for God in His holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:2729; Romans 8:19-39; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

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

What is a “church distributed”? Put simply: It means that church isn’t a building ... it’s people “being the church,” everywhere, every day — responding to God for who He is and what He has done. It also means that, in recognition of how God distributes different gifts among people (1 Corinthians 12:11), we connect with individuals and organizations outside our four walls for long-term support and effectiveness — without blurring distinctions. Pastor Hunter puts it this way: “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish kingdom purposes.” “There are many parts, yet one body,” the Bible says (1 Corinthians 12:20, ESV). Parts of Northland meet as Distributed churches in Central Florida (Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo) and online throughout the world for worship, fellowship and to be regularly distributed in service to their local communities.

contact info

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net | info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net

Worship Times Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . 9 (hi)(sp), 11 a.m.(sp); 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation available (sp) Spanish interpretation available

Live Concurrent Worship Northland at Oviedo and Northland at Mount Dora worship with us concurrently at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship times.

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— We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. We believe that man is subject to the power of the devil and has within himself no possible means of recovery or salvation. (Genesis 1:26; 1 John 1:8-10; Romans 6:23)

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— We believe that the true church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that those who are members of the true church will be eligible for membership in the local church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed by the church during the present age. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are acts of obedience to the Lord. Participation in them, though, is not to be regarded in any sense as a means of salvation. (Acts 2)

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The Christian’s Walk

— We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit of God. The flesh (our natural desire), which in this life is never fully eradicated, must be kept by the Spirit (through our walk of faith), constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives, to the dishonor of our Lord. (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:16)

The Eternal State

— We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming for the church, when soul and glorified body, reunited, will be associated with Him forever in glory. We believe that unbelievers will be punished with everlasting separation from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power. (John 3:15-16; Hebrews 9:28; Matthew 25:41-46)

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