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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 28-30, 2011

what’s current

Pick up June’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities. There is something there for singles, married couples, parents, young adults, kids and senior citizens. Enjoy the inspiring articles about the people and happenings in our congregation. The June issue is available in the lobby at the info stations and the large-screen kiosks. Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

Next Weekend!

CLOTHING DRIVE

June 4-6 Bring a bag of gently used clothes with you to worship. Leave them behind your car and volunteers will pick them up for donation to those in need!

For you or someone you know ... All of the resources listed below are suggestions. Utilizing the services of a mental health professional is generally the best option for treating addictions.

NORTHLAND RESOURCES FOR SENSUALITY AND SEXUAL ADDICTIONS: • Faithful and True (for Men) Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com, or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@northlandchurch.net

• His Way

New to Northland?

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

worship.northlandchurch.net

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)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/28-30/2011

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 — May 17 to 23, 2011 This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,260,605 Received. . . . . . 226,374 Received . . . . . . 5,172,423 Difference. . . . . (24,131) Difference. . . . . . (88,182)

Attendance May 21 to 23, 2011 Northland at Longwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,825 Northland at Oviedo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Northland at Mount Dora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Online Live (1,358 sites) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,526 Archived (online). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734 Total (1,361 sites). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,681

Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. A Christ-centered, 12-step program dealing with issues related to such things as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or hiswaycf.com

• Celebrate Recovery (celebraterecovery.com.au) Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, Northland at Longwood. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups with this group over weekly dinner, worship and share groups. Child care is available. Laurie Jean Harrington at lauriejean2@bellsouth.net • Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Northland at Longwood. 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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: • L.I.F.E. Ministries International Sexual addiction recovery for women, men and couples. freedomeveryday.com

• Covenant Eyes A reporting system where you choose an accountability partner and the person gets an actual report of the sites visited to hold you accountable. CovenantEyes.com

• xxxchurch.com • x3pure.com

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUMMER

New Classes and Studies! Parenting classes, family dinners, marriage help and more — it all starts this month and next. Info on pages 6 through 9 in Respond.

children’s ministries

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

middle school ministry northlandchurch.net/middleschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • T-n-T begins June 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • A  BS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis MS Evolve Sundays, during 9 a.m. service. • Emmerse 6 p.m., NOCC.

high school ministry northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • SUMMER i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays beginning June 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • 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).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

For a more thorough listing of related resources, visit northlandchurch.net/blogs/purity/.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis HS Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR SUMMER SCHEDULES.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 28-30, 2011

what’s current

Pick up June’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities. There is something there for singles, married couples, parents, young adults, kids and senior citizens. Enjoy the inspiring articles about the people and happenings in our congregation. The June issue is available in the lobby at the info stations and the large-screen kiosks. Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

Next Weekend!

CLOTHING DRIVE

June 4-6 Bring a bag of gently used clothes with you to worship. Leave them behind your car and volunteers will pick them up for donation to those in need!

All of the resources listed below are suggestions. Utilizing the services of a mental health professional is generally the best option for treating addictions.

Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com, or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@northlandchurch.net

• His Way

worship.northlandchurch.net

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)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/28-30/2011

Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. A Christ-centered, 12-step program dealing with issues related to such things as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or hiswaycf.com

• Celebrate Recovery (celebraterecovery.com.au)

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 — May 17 to 23, 2011 This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,260,605 Received. . . . . . 226,374 Received . . . . . . 5,172,423 Difference. . . . . (24,131) Difference. . . . . . (88,182)

Attendance May 21 to 23, 2011 Northland at Longwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,825 Northland at Oviedo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Northland at Mount Dora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Online Live (1,358 sites) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,526 Archived (online). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734 Total (1,361 sites). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,681

Info on pages 6 through 9 in Respond.

children’s ministries

• Faithful and True (for Men)

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

Parenting classes, family dinners, marriage help and more — it all starts this month and next.

For you or someone you know ... NORTHLAND RESOURCES FOR SENSUALITY AND SEXUAL ADDICTIONS:

New to Northland?

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUMMER

New Classes and Studies!

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, Northland at Longwood. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups with this group over weekly dinner, worship and share groups. Child care is available. Laurie Jean Harrington at lauriejean2@bellsouth.net

• Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Northland at Longwood. 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

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

middle school ministry northlandchurch.net/middleschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • T-n-T begins June 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis MS Evolve Sundays, during 9 a.m. service. • Emmerse 6 p.m., NOCC.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

high school ministry

• L.I.F.E. Ministries International

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Sexual addiction recovery for women, men and couples. freedomeveryday.com

• Covenant Eyes A reporting system where you choose an accountability partner and the person gets an actual report of the sites visited to hold you accountable. CovenantEyes.com

• xxxchurch.com • x3pure.com For a more thorough listing of related resources, visit northlandchurch.net/blogs/purity/.

northlandchurch.net/highschool

• S  UMMER i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays beginning June 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • 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).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis HS Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR SUMMER SCHEDULES.


STRONGHOLD OF LUST A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR

(Read about Northland’s senior pastor, Dr. Hunter, and his life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter.)

James 1:14-15 (NASB) But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Worship Focus Worship Christ today for His perfect love. His perfect love casts out our fear of intimacy with Him. He has removed our shame and given us the freedom that comes from following Him. He fully knows us and loves us as we are and for who we are.

NOTES

The things I don’t want to do, I just keep doing The things I want to do, I can’t do What a wretched man I am becoming What a wretched man I have become Who will save me from this body of death that is looming? From this funeral parlor I keep on seeing In the corner of my eye, while pointing my gun In the corner of my mind, while ignoring the sun It’s coming for me, it’s coming for me But what you ask just cannot be done A spineless heart is what I’ve become This weight on my back is just too heavy A holy life just wasn’t for me I keep smearing my heart all over my sleeve Someone comes and wipes it off and takes it from me What’s left is hardly mine, but just a shadow of myself For I find that I’m entwined in a battle over my health And I can’t win, and I can’t win What you ask just cannot be done A spineless heart is what I’ve become This weight on my back is just too heavy A holy life just wasn’t for me A holy life just wasn’t for me But what you ask just cannot be done A spineless heart is what I’ve become This weight on my back is just too heavy You say a holy life still waits for me You say a holy life still waits for me You say a holy life still waits for me

TALK ABOUT IT: • All of our addictions are counterfeits for the pure desires that God put into each of us. How is a stronghold of lust a cheap imitation of what God wants for each of our lives?  • How are all our sins, including our addictions, like fatal attractions - that promise to satisfy but only lead to our demise? • Read 1 Corinthians 6:19. What connection do you see between this verse and the temptations that ensnare us?

Wretched Man, by Mumford & Sons

You say the holy life still waits for me


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

MAY 28-30, 2011

what’s current

Pick up June’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities. There is something there for singles, married couples, parents, young adults, kids and senior citizens. Enjoy the inspiring articles about the people and happenings in our congregation. The June issue is available in the lobby at the info stations and the large-screen kiosks. Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

Next Weekend!

CLOTHING DRIVE

June 4-6 Bring a bag of gently used clothes with you to worship. Leave them behind your car and volunteers will pick them up for donation to those in need!

All of the resources listed below are suggestions. Utilizing the services of a mental health professional is generally the best option for treating addictions.

Children’s Church during all worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5)

Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com, or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@northlandchurch.net

• His Way

worship.northlandchurch.net

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)_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

E-mail___________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________________________________ Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ______________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 5/28-30/2011

Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center, Northland at Longwood. A Christ-centered, 12-step program dealing with issues related to such things as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or hiswaycf.com

• Celebrate Recovery (celebraterecovery.com.au)

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 — May 17 to 23, 2011 This Week This Year Need. . . . . . . . . 250,505 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,260,605 Received. . . . . . 226,374 Received . . . . . . 5,172,423 Difference. . . . . (24,131) Difference. . . . . . (88,182)

Attendance May 21 to 23, 2011 Northland at Longwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,825 Northland at Oviedo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Northland at Mount Dora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Online Live (1,358 sites) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,526 Archived (online). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734 Total (1,361 sites). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,681

Info on pages 6 through 9 in Respond.

children’s ministries

• Faithful and True (for Men)

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

Parenting classes, family dinners, marriage help and more — it all starts this month and next.

For you or someone you know ... NORTHLAND RESOURCES FOR SENSUALITY AND SEXUAL ADDICTIONS:

New to Northland?

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY SUMMER

New Classes and Studies!

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, Northland at Longwood. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups with this group over weekly dinner, worship and share groups. Child care is available. Laurie Jean Harrington at lauriejean2@bellsouth.net

• Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Northland at Longwood. 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

northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services: • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) during 11 a.m. service • Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and 11 a.m. services • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

middle school ministry northlandchurch.net/middleschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • T-n-T begins June 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis MS Evolve Sundays, during 9 a.m. service. • Emmerse 6 p.m., NOCC.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

high school ministry

• L.I.F.E. Ministries International

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Sexual addiction recovery for women, men and couples. freedomeveryday.com

• Covenant Eyes A reporting system where you choose an accountability partner and the person gets an actual report of the sites visited to hold you accountable. CovenantEyes.com

• xxxchurch.com • x3pure.com For a more thorough listing of related resources, visit northlandchurch.net/blogs/purity/.

northlandchurch.net/highschool

• S  UMMER i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays beginning June 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • 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).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • C  REW352 Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis HS Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR SUMMER SCHEDULES.


june 2011 NORTHLAND A C H U R C H DISTRIBUTED www.northlandchurch.net

Respond. Be the Church.

Marriage and Family Summer! Parenting classes, family dinners, marriage help and more — it all starts this month and next.

More info on pages 6-9

every where. every day.

PRAY Engage in 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)

Post a prayer request and pray for others daily at pray. northlandchurch.net.

distributed journeys 2011 Start planning to take a trip this Fall. We’re headed to Egypt, Cuba and Brazil! More info on page 4 or at somedayistoday.net


RESPOND TO GOD

GLORIFY GOD FOR WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE HAS DONE.

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

WORSHIP GOD 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.

All of our addictions are counterfeits of the pure desires that God put in each of us. How is a stronghold of lust a cheap imitation of what God wants for each of our lives?

“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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Things You Should Know About Northland

So far this year, Northlanders have put in more than 2,895 volunteer hours in the community. “We are on track to exceed our total volunteer hours for last year by approximately 1,000 hours and will likely do more than that!” says Dana Kobosky, Northland’s director of local service. Many opportunities to serve are listed on the church’s website, including Local Serve Days. Hundreds of people come out for this quarterly event, which is coming up July 16. Learn more at northlandchurch.net/serve.

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We want to be a catalyst to help start 1 million churches worldwide. According to Dr. Dan “Coach” Lacich, Northland’s pastor for distributed sites, most of these churches will not be affiliated with Northland. Instead, we want to come alongside them, assisting them with technology and ministry training. “We’re already doing this in Africa, China, India and the Middle East,” he explains. “Being in partnership means we don’t care about getting credit or expanding our organization. Rather, we focus on what we can do together to reach an audacious goal for God’s glory.” We have 31 teams going out to serve in other countries in 2011. These teams serve in a variety of ways, including ministering to orphans and widows in Ukraine, building chapels in the Dominican Republic, working on a community center in Cuba, and planting house churches in Zambia. “This is an opportunity to build relationships and to build the Kingdom ... to be the hands and feet of Jesus,” explains Patti Harshey, Northland’s administrator of Distributed Journeys, who also lends her alto vocal talents during weekend worship. “People who go on these Distributed Journeys get an opportunity to see that God is at work everywhere, not just here in the U.S.” Learn more at somedayistoday.net. Northland’s LifeHope benevolence team recently “adopted” 15 homeless families in Seminole County—a growing problem that was highlighted recently by “60 Minutes.” Each year LifeHope helps hundreds of people in need. LifeHope assisted 364 families last year alone. Rachel Ballantyne, director of LifeHope, adds: “Our desire is to empower people to live the life God has for them and guide them toward next steps that will help them do exactly that.” Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries/lifehope.

Our mobile kitchen rolls out during national emergencies and can feed up to 30,000 people per day. Northland’s Disaster Response Team was initiated in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina and was recently mobilized after the devastating tornadoes that swept through Alabama. The team assists with everything from providing medical and emotional care, to distributing food, to setting up temporary pet shelters. More than 500 Northlanders have been trained as emergency responders, and many more are needed, says Gretchen Kerr, director of the church’s Life Crossroads ministries. “What if what happened in Alabama happened here? We need to be prepared. Moreover, serving others is what Jesus commanded us to do. We’re supposed to get our hands dirty and help out when things get messy. And when you do, you become heart-connected to people in ways you can only imagine.” Learn more at northlandchurch.net/disasterteam.

Northland’s online missionaries responded to 76,189 people last year who had either made a first-time decision for Christ, rededicated their lives to Him, or asked for more information on following Jesus. Global Media Outreach (GMO), one of Northland’s partner ministries, has created dozens of sites—the modern-day equivalent of Gospel tracts—in every major language on a wide variety of topics, from TalesofNarnia.com to GodLovesMarines. com to WhoIsJesus-Really.com. Pastor Dan Lacich says: “The Distributed Church is not about getting people and resources closer to your ministry; it is about getting your ministry and resources closer to people. An Internet-based ministry like GMO allows us to do that in ways never before dreamed possible.” Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries/ global_media_outreach. We have transitional programs for men and women getting out of jail. “It begins by building trust and developing relationships with the inmates while they are still incarcerated through the weekly mentoring classes,” Gretchen Kerr explains. “Upon release, they are invited to join a program known as Nehemiah for men and Esther for women. This step begins the transitioning process as well as the healing.” This is in addition to the worship webstreamed into John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County and the Orange County correctional facility in Orlando, along with Celebrate Recovery and aftercare programs. Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries/jail_and_prison_ transition. Northland’s bookstore carries more than 13,000 titles, including Bibles, cards and gifts. Last year the bookstore sold more than 1,100 Bibles and gave away hundreds more to those in the congregation, visitors and inmates. Donna Duckhorn, our bookstore manager, adds: “We also help schools, ministries and other churches to get their resources at the best price possible. So we’re supporting ministry that happens outside of Northland, too.”


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Serve GLOBaLly Spreading the Gospel in Brazil Visit somedayistoday.net for complete information on each trip. Ukraine — June 1-13 Orphanage Trip One: Care for and comfort orphans. Brazil — June 4-12 Boat Trip One: Serve the villages along the Amazon.

Ukraine — June 14-25 Orphanage Trip Two: Care for and comfort orphans. FLORIDA–Southwind — June 23-27 Assist families with disabilities in a camp-like atmosphere. Ukraine — June 28-July 11 English Camp: Help facilitate an English Camp for college students. Ukraine — June 28-July 11 Orphanage Trip Three: Care for and comfort orphans. FLORIDA–Breakaway — July 6-10 Assist families with disabilities in a camp-like atmosphere. Brazil — July 9-19 Soccer Trip: Participate in soccer camps. Arizona — July 11-25 Build relationships with Navajo families through service projects. Jamaica — July 16-23 Family Trip: Build a community center. Zambia — July 17-26 Participate in church planting in at least two unreached villages in Western Zambia. Ukraine — July 17-30 Youth Camp: Facilitate a youth camp. Egypt — July 27–August 10 Provide sports ministry for Egyptian youths. Brazil — July 30-August 7 Youth Trip: Ministr in Manaus and serve villages along the Amazon.

By Dr. Dan Lacich

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ecently, Dr. Hunter and I spent time with our church partner in Brazil, The Presbyterian Church of Manaus. The city of Manaus sits near the confluence of the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers. For years the church has had a ministry of sending large boats up and down the rivers to do outreach in small villages. The ministry includes providing medical and dental care, food, clothing and education, and sharing the gospel. As people come to faith in Christ in these small villages, a church starts and a person from the village is trained to lead the church in his or her home village. It is a ministry that looks and feels a great deal like what Paul did in the book of Acts. People took the gospel from place to place, serving, healing and preaching. When people came to Christ in that new town, they would train leaders and then move on to the next town. During our time in Manaus, we were blessed with the opportunity to help train some of these local leaders. They traveled many miles to get to the training. Some paddled in canoes for hours to get to a motorboat to get them to a bigger boat to eventually take them to a bus. The dedication of these leaders was humbling to behold. Once they arrived at the training Dr. Hunter helped train center, they soaked up many while in Manaus. everything we gave them. These leaders understood they were being equipped to go back to their village and pass on to others the things they were learning. Many people from Northland have gone on Distributed Journeys to Brazil. They have traveled up and down the

Sri Lanka — July 30-August 13 Minister to orphans and widows plus provide agricultural and technical training. Dominican Republic — August 14-21 Family Trip: Conduct a Vacation Bible School program. Egypt — Late September, early October Provide mercy ministry to the poor and sick. Cuba — October 14-21 Partner with IsleGO Missions. Brazil — October 15-23 Construction and Some Fishing: Fish in the Amazon and help villagers with construction projects.

A church on the river and the people who were trained.

rivers on boats, taking the gospel to the people of the villages. It is wonderful to realize that some Northlanders have shared the gospel with people who are now leaders in their little village Elder Felipe Santos (second from church, and we left) and Dr. Dan Lacich (second had the privilege of from right) with new friends. giving them further training in ministry. In addition, Northland has been a major partner in the funding of the boats, making it possible for the gospel to be preached and demonstrated through ministries of service. The spread of the gospel is not limited to the rivers and the boats. As a result of our time in Manaus, the church there will begin to stream its services live on the Internet, just as we do. In September, two of our technicians will travel to Manaus, bringing along some equipment, to work alongside techs from the church. As a result, a live evangelical worship service and preaching will be made available around the world in Portuguese. This is all part of our vision to have at least one such church doing webstream worship in each of the 20 largest languages in the world by 2020. We already have helped churches speaking Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Ukrainian and Afrikaans to webstream. You need to know that your giving toward service at Northland is making a huge impact all over the world. Manaus and the Amazon River system is just one of those places. Continue to pray for the ministry there, that those leaders will be further equipped to preach the Word and advance the Kingdom of God here on earth.


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Serve LocaLly

MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. Inspired to Serve By Dana Kobosky

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ver the past few weeks, I have followed the journey I was particularly struck by one team member, who said: and experiences of Northland’s Disaster Relief Team “It is so obvious to me that the Lord gives each of us our while in Alabama. As I read through related blogs, I own special gifts, and combined we do make the body of found stories of survival and glimmers of hope in the midst Christ. That has never been clearer to me than in these last of a dark time. 10 days. I know sometimes we have the tendency to feel I was excited to see the same mobile kitchen and team members that have served hundreds of Northland volunteers breakfast at our Local Serve Days now helping to lighten the burden of those in crisis by providing warm meals and a smile. I thought to myself, They were willing to serve at a moment’s notice! Disaster struck, and they just jumped right in there and got it done! But then I remembered that they didn’t just do this on a whim; they have trained for this all along. Now, it’s not that I am unimpressed with the fact that they dropped everything and rushed to serve those in need. At April’s Local Serve Day, Northlanders filled up with a healthy breakfast before I am absolutely impressed heading out to serve in the community. with their dedication and willingness to sacrifice in that regard! However, what inspires like some of the jobs we do are not so important, but none me is the team’s willingness to prepare for these times of of us could have done this alone. It took all of us, with God epic service by, well, serving all along. leading the way.” That’s right, they “practice” serving regularly! They My prayer for myself and for Northland is that we realize volunteer to make breakfast for Local Serve Days, they run that together we make the body of Christ, and each person drills throughout the year, and many are regularly involved has some part of service that is his or hers. I pray we with local service projects. Most of the time when serving, remember that when it comes to service, there is no job that no one is really watching, and no one is writing a story about is unimportant and that we are to be faithful with the time, them. Usually, they aren’t jumping in to save the day in a talents and abilities God has given to us. major disaster. Instead, they are serving in what are often I want to encourage you to “practice” serving regularly! the simplest ways because they know there are people and Visit serve.northlandchurch.net, and sign up for a service organizations that need our help every day. I would venture project this month; take part in our next Local Serve Day, in to guess that they also view it as being “faithful with a July; or find an organization that you are passionate about, few things” so they are prepared to be “in charge of many and volunteer with it. things” (Matthew 25:21, NIV). Be inspired! Get involved with local service!

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

UPCOMING PROJECTS June 4 . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare dinner and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

June 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clothes for a Cause Volunteers needed to help collect clothing donations during the worship services that weekend.

June 9 . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry  Provide food, clothing and other items to the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

June 11 . . . . . . . Harvest Time International Help sort, stack, pack and organize supplies for local families in need and for shipping packages internationally during times of need.

June 18 . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare lunch and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

June 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Create magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by serving breakfast to them.

June 23 . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry  Provide food, clothing and other items to the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

July 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day A church-wide service day for the whole family. Multiple projects going on that day. Projects and the opportunity to register for them will be posted online by June 16. Check serve.northlandchurch.net and click on “serve locally” on June 16 to find out more!

To register for or to find out more about these and other serve projects, visit

serve.northlandchurch.net. Dana Kobosky at 407-949-7156 or dana.kobosky@ northlandchurch.net


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Mark Your Calendar! Kara Powell Presents “Sticky Faith”

Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Don’t miss nationally sought-after speaker Dr. Kara Powell (Fuller Institute) as she teaches how to live out the gospel in a dynamic way to help your teen stick with his or her faith. This event is open to parents, grandparents, and anyone who loves and works with teens. Register for FREE at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ karapowell/.

Family Barbecue

Saturday, June 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Hear more about the fantastic summer Student Ministries has planned for students and their families. Bring a dish to share and drinks for your family.

Next Steps: Discipling Your Teen

Saturdays, June 18 through August 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Student Ministries will be hosting a series for parents of teens featuring Joel C. and Becky Hunter, along with other outstanding guest speakers. Bring your whole family for a light dinner, game time, teaching and break-out discussions by age group. Child care will be provided during break-out time. We are anticipating an incredible summer of community, challenges and growth! We hope you and your family will participate.

Student Ministries

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

Middle School Ministry To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-9497194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net T-n-T Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 14, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Open to all incoming middle school students. Come and hang out at The RINK with the summer interns and Student Ministries Staff for a summer of awesome fun and some solid teaching. 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 info, visit northlandchurch.net/highschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net Summer i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, beginning June 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. An evening of worship and teaching. Join us at 5 p.m. for GAME HOUR! 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). 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

COLLEGE Ministry Fusion (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 College Summer Symposium You are invited to a special summer lecture series taking place every week, 9 a.m. to noon in room 4206. Thursday, June 9 . . . Vernon Rainwater, Worship Thursday, June 16 . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Lacich, Hell Tuesday, June 21 . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Bass, Story Thursday, June 30 . . . . . Loyd Boldman, Culture Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/college_summer_symposium1/. Sarah Mattingly at sarah.mattingly@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7170

Mark Your Calendar!

Children’s Ministries

Promotion Weekend

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

June 4-6

All children move up to the next age group and grade level.

Fifth-Grade Induction

Saturday, June 4, 6:45 p.m., Sanctuary Come and encourage the children preparing to enter sixth grade as we welcome them to worship in the main sanctuary. To register your fifth-grade, soon-to-be-sixthgrade, child, contact Julie Meeker at julie.meeker@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153.

Camp Venture!

Children’s Church during the summer weekends becomes Camp Venture. Beginning June 4, children will enjoy church in a camp-like atmosphere, with games and fun for first- through fifth-graders!

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

Volunteer of the Month: Paige Molitz Paige began volunteering with our 3- and 4-year-olds as an Apprentice Crew member. She has continued to serve faithfully for the past four years. It has been amazing to watch God grow and transform Paige while using her as a godly role model and teacher in the lives of our little ones. It is a joy to see her bright smile and fun spirit as she welcomes the children.  What a privilege to serve with you, Paige, and see God at work! We love you!

Why did you draw that? Riley in grade school drew a picture of Jesus calling His disciples. She learned that Jesus calls ordinary people and does extraordinary things through them.  


Ways to Respond Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, June 12, 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, July 16, 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 adult bible studies 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 The Provocative God: Radical Things God Has Said and Done Sundays, through June 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Join Pastor Dan Lacich each week as you explore some of the difficult and uncomfortable passages of the Bible. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832

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

woMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed A seven-week study with Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore. Child care is available with registration. Workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $14.95. • Mondays, June 6 through July 25, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie

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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!

Rowe at 407-322-6850 • Tuesdays, June 7 through July 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407-833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com

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

Classes & Training Check the Northland website (northlandchurch.net/classes/) for the most up to date information on all classes.

ADULTS The Art of Marriage, by FamilyLife Fridays, June 24 to July 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Class books available at the Bookstore ($36.99 until June 4, $46.99 after). Registration fee: $5 per couple. Class size is limited. Registrater at northlandchurch. net/calendar/details/the_art_of_ marriagesummer_/. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Jerry and Sarah Biuso at jerry@strongbondsmm.com Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, September 17, 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 Effective Parenting in a Defective World, by Chip Ingram Sundays, June 19 to August 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Practical biblical principles for life-changing child rearing. Book is available in the Bookstore ($10.99). Registration fee: $5. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Registration required. Dawn Ortiz at 407-687-1438 or ParentsTrainToo@yahoo.com Growing Kids God’s Way Tuesdays, June 21 to July 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Learn to speak to the heart and mind of your child through biblical and practical teaching for parents. Book is available in the Bookstore ($22). Registration fee: $5. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@northlandchurch.

Kim or Rob net. Registration required. Andrescik at kimandrescik@gmail.com or 407-921-5621 Leadership Training — Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard Sundays, through June 19, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Discover how to become a more effective leader. Led by Pastor Dan Lacich. The book is available in the Northland Bookstore for $12. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/leadership_lead_like_jesus. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183 Made to Crave, by Lysa TerKeurst Thursdays, June 23 to August 4, 7 to 8 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn to biblically satisfy your deepest desire with God, not food or other cravings. Cost for book $18 in the Bookstore. Registration fee: $5. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/made_to_crave_class/. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Bring your dinner, and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., before class starts. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832 Marriage: Built to Last, by Chip Ingram Wednesdays, June 8 to July 13, 7 to 9 p.m., Northland Oviedo Community Center. Discover godly principles to build your marriage to last forever as you learn to communicate, break down walls and lovingly resolve conflict. Workbook available in the Bookstore ($7). Registration fee: $5. Jolene Burns at 407-462-5130 or jburns@ mycbfl.com Resolving Everyday Conflicts, by Peacemakers Ministries Thursdays, June 23 to August 4, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Book ($12) and workbook ($10.50) are available in the Northland Bookstore. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ peacemakers. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@northlandchurch. net. Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832 The Secret to the Marriage You Want, by Les and Leslie Parrott Thursdays, June 23 to July 14, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Learn biblical secrets to short-circuit conflict, eliminate nagging, and infuse your marriage with grace. Get the workbook at the Bookstore ($11.95). Registration fee: $5. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ the_secret_to_the_marriage_you/. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Tom and Cathy DeWitt at thomashdewitt@gmail.com or 407924-4398 Sharing Life Stories Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. This relational evangelism course, led by Pastor Gus Davies and Patty Sattler, will help you learn to tell the stories of God through your own life stories. The environment will allow you to ask questions,

receive some answers, be encouraged and engage others in ways that will position you in your daily journey of living for Christ. Register: northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/sharing_ life_stories. Patty Sattler at patty.sattler@ northlandchurch.net or 407-687-6265

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: July 10 to 31. 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.

SINGLES Boundaries, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Sundays, through July 24, 4 to 5:30 p.m., room 4204. Learn when and how to say yes and how to say no following biblical models and principles. Book is available in the Bookstore ($11.25). No child care. Debbie Miller at orlandodeb@hotmail.com

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, Frank Turner 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


8 required. Cost: $5, and $19 for the book (available in the Bookstore). Child care available. Donna Delzingaro at 407-9371749 or divorcecare@northlandchurch.net

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

GriefShare Call for time and location. 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

Special Interest Groups

Ken Miller – Care Ministry Event Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Hear Ken Miller’s inspiring journey of recovery from sexual addiction. Child care is available with reservation by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Elaine Harland at elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4002 PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical Skye principles. Child care is available. Engel at 407-834-3158 PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict and making a difference in relationships. Mediation and biblical conflict coaching are available. Rich Arndt at 407-221-8955 or volvoom@gmail.com 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 $19 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Assessment required. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749

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 bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net 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 Jim at 407-949-4000, pleasing to God. ext. 1754

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

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 Bicycling for Christ (Women) First and third Saturday of each month. Registration for spring and summer for beginners and intermediate riders. Naomi James at BicyclingforChrist@gmail.com Buddy Break Saturday, June 11, 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 with our trained volunteers. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or buddybreak@ northlandchurch.net 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 Susan Perry at commonground@ request. northlandchurch.net or 407-401-8960 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 Kingdom Advisors Fourth 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. and specific dates: Registration required. www.northlandmoms4moms.com Motorcycle Group Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m., call for start location. Ride for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Ride through Seminole and Volusia counties. After the ride, there will be a pool party and barbecue. Lori Landers at 407333-2612 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 4206-07. Join us for the our new study The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond, by Bill Hybels. Workbook ($7.50) available at the Bookstore. Attend, or e-mail to find out more about weekly small groups. Dave Mullen at singlepurpose35andup@gmail.com Summer Groups Is your current home group study, such as FPU, finishing up soon? Gather a few of your friends and continue your group or start a new group this summer! If you need suggestions for resources, a list is available on the “Be in Community” Web page at northlandchurch. net/respond/beincommunity/. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch. net or Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net Northland en Español Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends. Northland en Español Reunión Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan. portillo@northlandchurch.net 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 Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care www.wordweaversonline.com Center.

Serve at Northland Questions about serving at Northland? serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-9494000 or serve.northlandchurch.net 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 Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 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 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 Blood Drive Sunday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Monday, June 6, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In May, 59 people donated 53 units, and as a result 159 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 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 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


9 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 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 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/

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, July 13, 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 Desire Street Northland’s ministry partner Desire Street is transforming impoverished neighborhoods throughout the United States. Learn more atdesirestreet.org, and check out its upcoming golf outing in Heathrow at desirestreet.org/771624 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 Luis Rodriguez at 407-687-7173 to God! Healing Grace Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 2992 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Coorie Moore at 407-244-5527

Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17, 2012. Sail with other Northland couples on Norwegian Cruise Line from Miami on this four-day FamilyLife cruise for fun and practical biblical ways to enrich your marriage. Save $200 on all bookings if you register now! Jolene Burns, group leader, at 407-462-5130 or jburns@mycbfl.com One-Day Conference for Seniors June 10 or 11, Cantebury Retreat & Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail (SR 434) Oviedo. Features services for senior citizens by presenters from key organizations in Central Florida. The information provided at the conference will be most helpful to people ages 40 to 65 who are worried about an elderly parent, relative or friend and perhaps themselves. Cost:$40. Register at http:// events.SignUp4.com/JourneyforLongLife 407-365-5571 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 Visit Israel with Pastor Gus Davies November 17 to 27, 2011. Join this spiritual pilgrimage to Israel to see where many of the Bible events took place. Felipe Santos of Universal Travel at 407-831-0062 or info@ universaltravelisrael.com

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. Matt Casada at briandugdale@ hotmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1770

parentS NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home. www.nearhim.com

TEENS Do Hard Things Conference Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Calvary Assembly, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park. Featuring Brett and Alex Harris, authors of Do Hard Things. A call to teenagers to rebel against the low expectations of our culture and do hard things for the glory of God. Preregistration ends June 4 at $35 per person, Standard ends June 18 at $40 per person. Information is available at therebelution.com/conference. Jennifer Mae Sullivan at jennifer.mae.sullivan@gmail. com or 352-988-3673

women 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, 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, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m, 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 Women’s Connection Luncheon Monthly Third Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Drive. Friends, food and fun! Cost: $15, which includes lunch. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@gmail.com or 386753-9376 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 Wounded Heart Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 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. Belinda Thrift at belindathrift@ yahoo.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1799

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood. See page 11 for a list of specific needed items. 407-260-9155

Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the 407Student Ministries and Care Center. 949-4000 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

Access Ministries 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/

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

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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. If you wish to learn more about the church distributed, you may purchase the book Church Distributed, by Dr. Joel C. Hunter, at the Northland Bookstore or Amazon.com. All proceeds go to Northland.

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)

Join us for LIVE online worship at during any of our worship times!

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.!

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Man

— 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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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 Northland Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net

GOVERNING ELDERS Peter Katauskas, Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 peter.katauskas@northlandchurch.net Thom Willis, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . . . 407-949-7169 marcus.mennenga@northlandchurch.net Owusu Amaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Fred Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 fred.franz@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Dr. Don Pederson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 don.pederson@northlandchurch.net Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe@travel2brazil.com

DISTRIBUTED SITES

Whom do I contact if:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The 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 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net OVIEDO SITE Hagerty High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 The school is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads. 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 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000

HOME CHURCHES Bridgewater, NJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Jorge De La Rosa: j_master18@hotmail.com or 407-748-2421 Cape Canaveral, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mondays, 7 p.m. David Heck: corso64@gmail.com or 407-385-0108

PASTOR’S BIO

Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764

Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as Northland’s senior pastor since 1985. During Pastor Hunter’s tenure, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a community of 15,000 that worships around the globe. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues” found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is a frequent consultant to U.S. agencies and served during the inaugural year on the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven.

DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746

Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter.

Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Ocoee, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Marty McCoy: mmccoy@kostoandrotella.com or 407-733-5989 Ponce Inlet, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Joe and Donna Leonardo: josephleonardo@sprintmail.com or 386-236-8871 Salisbury, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966 Tyngsboro, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Debbie Miller: NorthlandTyngsboro@gmail.com or 978-649-6115

I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 or pray.northlandchurch.net I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net Diane Jones (infants–grade school). . . . . 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net I want to help at Northland? Lori Holton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 lori.holton@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Dana Kobosky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or serve@northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net

Utica, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Terri McDowell: terrilee.mcdowell@gmail.com or 845-332-6762

I want to learn more about your Spanish Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio en Español. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net

Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 6 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965

I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Laura Lee Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

Help The Sharing Center’s Summer Lunch Program The Goal: To feed 200 children in households that have been designated as “very low income” and face a “summer of hunger.”

Please take donations to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood. 407-260-9155 Monday thru Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whole wheat bread Peanut butter Jelly Raisins Low-fat milk Cereal bars Sliced cheese Lunch meat Trail mix

Juice Cheese sticks Crackers Carrots Grapes Corn dogs Apple sauce Eggs Oranges

Tortillas Fresh spinach Cream cheese Bananas Apples Cereal Granola bars Yogurt Macaroni & cheese

Baked beans Celery Canned tuna Pickle relish Mayonnaise Spaghetti sauce Pasta English muffins Mozzarella cheese



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