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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED JUNE 21-23, 2014

What’s Current FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PASTOR JOEL

YOUNG BELIEVERS STEP 1

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS

To learn more and to register for a cookout in your area, drop by The Hub after service or visit northlandchurch.net/neighbors. You also can call The Hub at 407-949-7178.

Wednesdays, June 25 through July 23, 6:15 to 8 p.m. in room 5107.

Come out and celebrate the summer season with Northlanders who live near you. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship as you get to know your Northland neighbors. If you missed our Easter gatherings, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with your Northland neighbors.

Step 1 of Young Believers navigates through biblical principles to help children understand salvation and Communion in a fun and intimate way. An adult is required to attend the classes with the child. This fourweek study ends in the celebration of First Communion on July 16. A one-time $5 fee is appreciated.

Guys! Join Pastor Joel as he teaches us that becoming and being a spiritual leader is a calling for every man, and discover how to impact your world living out that calling to the fullest. This men-only event is open to any guy age 16 and up.

Begins Wednesday, June 25

Q&A for Men Only ...

THIS SUNDAY! Sunday, June 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Summer Cookouts

Details and registration at northlandchurch.net.

WORSHIP IN THE ARTS

New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you … PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Want to know who’s preaching each week? Want to be notified about new classes and events happening at the church?

Performed by our young artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp, “The Light” is a free concert that celebrates Jesus as the Light of the world as described in John 8:12. After the performance, everyone is invited to view the Young Artists’ Art Gallery.

Delivered to Your Inbox Saturday Mornings!

Presented by Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp

Sign up for This Week @NorthlandChurch at northlandchurch.net/newsletter.

Friday, June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Participate & Connect:

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________ I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

6/21-23/2014

More info at northlandchurch.net.

STOP BY THE HUB

​NEW! Opportunities to Serve. ​“Ladies ... It has been said that caring brings courage. And I am inviting you to care enough to take Northland’s worship services into the largest women’s prison in the free world! training is happening very soon at Northland on Saturday, June 28. Join me?” — Becky Hunter ​Also in The Hub this weekend ... ​learn how you can serve people in need in a way that preserves dignity of both parties. Register for Dignity Serves training, July 18 (evening) and July 19 (all day).

​Go to The Hub for details​and signup or visit northlandchurch.net.

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

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — June 10 to 16, 2014 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 235,424 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,650,176 Received. . . . . . . 198,766 Received. . . . . . 5,294,214 Difference. . . . . . (36,658) Difference. . . . . (355,962)


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED JUNE 21-23, 2014

What’s Current FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PASTOR JOEL

YOUNG BELIEVERS STEP 1

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS

Q&A for Men Only ...

Begins Wednesday, June 25

Summer Cookouts

Guys! Join Pastor Joel as he teaches us that becoming and being a spiritual leader is a calling for every man, and discover how to impact your world living out that calling to the fullest. This men-only event is open to any guy age 16 and up.

Step 1 of Young Believers navigates through biblical principles to help children understand salvation and Communion in a fun and intimate way. An adult is required to attend the classes with the child. This fourweek study ends in the celebration of First Communion on July 16. A one-time $5 fee is appreciated.

Come out and celebrate the summer season with Northlanders who live near you. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship as you get to know your Northland neighbors. If you missed our Easter gatherings, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with your Northland neighbors.

Wednesdays, June 25 through July 23, 6:15 to 8 p.m. in room 5107.

To learn more and to register for a cookout in your area, drop by The Hub after service or visit northlandchurch.net/neighbors. You also can call The Hub at 407-949-7178.

THIS SUNDAY! Sunday, June 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Details and registration at northlandchurch.net.

WORSHIP IN THE ARTS

New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you … PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________

Participate & Connect:

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

6/21-23/2014

Presented by Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp

Delivered to Your Inbox Saturday Mornings!

Performed by our young artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp, “The Light” is a free concert that celebrates Jesus as the Light of the world as described in John 8:12. After the performance, everyone is invited to view the Young Artists’ Art Gallery.

Want to know who’s preaching each week? Want to be notified about new classes and events happening at the church? Sign up for This Week @NorthlandChurch at northlandchurch.net/newsletter.

Friday, June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

More info at northlandchurch.net.

STOP BY THE HUB

​NEW! Opportunities to Serve. “​ Ladies ... It has been said that caring brings courage. And I am inviting you to care enough to take Northland’s worship services into the largest women’s prison in the free world! training is happening very soon at Northland on Saturday, June 28. Join me?” — Becky Hunter ​ lso in The Hub this weekend ... ​learn how A you can serve people in need in a way that preserves dignity of both parties. Register for Dignity Serves training, July 18 (evening) and July 19 (all day).

​ o to The Hub for details​and signup or visit G northlandchurch.net.

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

Financial Report — June 10 to 16, 2014

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . (36,658) Difference. . . . . (355,962)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 235,424 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,650,176 Received. . . . . . . 198,766 Received. . . . . . 5,294,214


A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR (Read about Pastor Joel at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at pastorjoelhunter.com.)

T H E G O S P EL I N A STO RY John 4:7-10, 28-30 (NASB)

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.

“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and unchangeable object; in other words by God himself.” — Blaise Pascal (1623-62), Pensees 10.148

Worship Focus

Worship Christ today as the Living Water. He invites us all to come and be filled. When we are filled, we will overflow into the lives of others. Prayer

Most merciful God whose Son, Jesus Christ, was tempted in every way, yet was without sin, we confess before you our own sinfulness; we have thirsted after that which does not satisfy; we have compromised with evil; we have doubted your power to save us. Forgive our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness. Restore in us such trust and love that we may walk in your ways and delight in doing your will. Amen.

Let Us Know!

How can we help? Need to update your contact information, or want more information about a particular ministry or opportunity? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________

— Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Notes

Address ________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Weeks:

Week 26: June 28-30 SERMON: The Gospel of John — Spirit-Fueled Life: The Second Sign, John 4:46-54 with Dr. Joel C. Hunter Week 27: July 5-7 SERMON: Illuminate — Walk This Way: Life in the Way of Jesus, 1 John 1:5-7; 2:3-6 with Pastor Jeff Bell

[ ] The above is an update. I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. Prayer request: ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

I’d like more information about: ____________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED JUNE 21-23, 2014

What’s Current FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PASTOR JOEL

YOUNG BELIEVERS STEP 1

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS

Q&A for Men Only ...

Begins Wednesday, June 25

Summer Cookouts

Guys! Join Pastor Joel as he teaches us that becoming and being a spiritual leader is a calling for every man, and discover how to impact your world living out that calling to the fullest. This men-only event is open to any guy age 16 and up.

Step 1 of Young Believers navigates through biblical principles to help children understand salvation and Communion in a fun and intimate way. An adult is required to attend the classes with the child. This fourweek study ends in the celebration of First Communion on July 16. A one-time $5 fee is appreciated.

Come out and celebrate the summer season with Northlanders who live near you. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship as you get to know your Northland neighbors. If you missed our Easter gatherings, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with your Northland neighbors.

Wednesdays, June 25 through July 23, 6:15 to 8 p.m. in room 5107.

To learn more and to register for a cookout in your area, drop by The Hub after service or visit northlandchurch.net/neighbors. You also can call The Hub at 407-949-7178.

THIS SUNDAY! Sunday, June 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Details and registration at northlandchurch.net.

WORSHIP IN THE ARTS

New to Northland? Tell us a little about yourself! Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by The Hub or an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we want to get to know you … PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together! The mission of Northland, A Church Distributed is to Respond to God for the Benefit of Others. Our Vision is to see people coming to Christ and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day. Join us!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood [ ] Mount Dora [ ] Oviedo [ ] Other_____________________________________

Participate & Connect:

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

6/21-23/2014

Presented by Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp

Delivered to Your Inbox Saturday Mornings!

Performed by our young artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp, “The Light” is a free concert that celebrates Jesus as the Light of the world as described in John 8:12. After the performance, everyone is invited to view the Young Artists’ Art Gallery.

Want to know who’s preaching each week? Want to be notified about new classes and events happening at the church? Sign up for This Week @NorthlandChurch at northlandchurch.net/newsletter.

Friday, June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, Longwood site.

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch Visit an Info Kiosk in the foyer or The Hub. Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

More info at northlandchurch.net.

STOP BY THE HUB

​NEW! Opportunities to Serve. “​ Ladies ... It has been said that caring brings courage. And I am inviting you to care enough to take Northland’s worship services into the largest women’s prison in the free world! training is happening very soon at Northland on Saturday, June 28. Join me?” — Becky Hunter ​ lso in The Hub this weekend ... ​learn how A you can serve people in need in a way that preserves dignity of both parties. Register for Dignity Serves training, July 18 (evening) and July 19 (all day).

​ o to The Hub for details​and signup or visit G northlandchurch.net.

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

Financial Report — June 10 to 16, 2014

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . (36,658) Difference. . . . . (355,962)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 235,424 Need. . . . . . . . . 5,650,176 Received. . . . . . . 198,766 Received. . . . . . 5,294,214


JUNE 2014

www.northlandchurch.net

BE THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY

BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS YOU!

Saturdays, beginning June 14 It’s dinner and discipleship — fun and fellowship — for the WHOLE family!

If you have a heart for children, please partner with us in teaching the next generation all about God! No experience is required, and training is provided!

Details on pages 9 and 10.

Visit northlandchurch.net/ministry/ childrens_church.

BAPTISM OPPORTUNITY COME TO THE WATER! If you haven’t taken this important step as a disciple of Jesus Christ, now is the time! Find more info on pages 3 and 11, OR visit northlandchurch.net/ baptism.


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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)

Man

— 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)

OUR PURPOSE: WHY WE ARE HERE From its inception in 1972, Northland has been unwavering in its purpose: To bring people to maturity in Christ.

OUR VISION: WHAT WE SEE

A vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable future. It sees the future through the eyes of faith. It shares the perspective of the biblical writer when he wrote the following words: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1, NASB). Northland’s vision is to see people coming to Christ, and to be transformed together as we link locally and globally to worship and serve everywhere, every day.

OUR MISSION: WHAT WE DO

At Northland, we believe God’s call to us as a body of believers is to respond to Him for the benefit of others. There are countless ways that one can respond to God’s grace and goodness. We have identified the following ways that we, as a church, regularly want to respond together: Worship God — John 4:21 Glorify God for who He is and what He has done. Read the Bible — Jeremiah 1:12 Study God’s message to you often. Share your story — 1 Peter 3:15 Tell others what God is doing in your life. Be in community — John 13:35 Foster environments for relationship. Pray — 1 Peter 3:12 Engage in conversation with God. Serve others — Matthew 25:40 Meet the needs of the people around you. Live generously — Matthew 6:21 Give what God’s given you.

We believe that as we respond to God together we will be transformed into the image of Christ.

LONGWOOD WORSHIP TIMES Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m.

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

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

NOT LOCAL? Join us for LIVE online worship at

northlandchurch.net

¿Habla español? 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.!

during any of our worship times!

The Church

— 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)

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)

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

facebook.com/northlandchurch

twitter.com/northlandchurch

NEW TO NORTHLAND? Do you have questions … about God, Northland or anything else? Look for this icon above our INFO KIOSKS located throughout the foyer during worship times! A host will be there to connect with you. Or visit northlandchurch.net/new.


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Taking Next Steps After Baptism W

e’re so excited about the upcoming Baptism Celebration Weekend, June 7 to 9! Baptism is a beginning, and it’s a community act. Once you’ve been baptized, there are next steps to be taken. What are those steps? We sat down with Dr. Dan Lacich, one of our pastors and our resident “Bible coach,” to talk about what to do after you’ve been baptized. And what you can do for the person sitting next to you who has gotten baptized. Q: How is baptism a beginning? A: Think of baptism as a marker, a stake in the ground, if you will. It is a public declaration that you are identifying yourself as a follower of Jesus and one who trusts Him alone for your salvation. That identification is also with the body of Christ, the church. Baptism is not just about you and Jesus, but also about you starting new with Jesus and the family of Christ’s followers, called the church. So you are starting a new life with Jesus and with a new family. It is also a symbolic way of saying you acknowledge that you are washed clean by Christ and that your sins are forgiven by Him – that your future is not what it was, but is now guaranteed by Jesus. Q: What are the effects of baptism? How will my life be different afterward? A: This is different for everyone. How you are different is in large part up to you as you yield or don’t yield to the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. If you approach baptism as a religious box to check or as an insurance policy for heaven, then I suspect not much will change in your life. If, however, you approach it as a new beginning, as a significant step along the road of your journey with Jesus, then potentially everything will be different. Your view of yourself as someone dedicated to Jesus should become clearer. Your commitment to obedience to Christ and love of Him should grow. All of that should come not from a sense of duty, but from a sense of gratitude for all He has done for you. In baptism, you are welcomed formally into the covenant family of Jesus’ followers. How your life is different in that family can be as glorious as you want it to be. Q: What if I don’t feel any different? A: One of the things the Bible acknowledges is that sometimes we forget, doubt, or just don’t feel inspired or faithful. We wonder, Was it real? Did God really do that? Did He even show up? To help in those times, throughout history, God gave His people tangible things to reinforce their faith. The Ark of the Covenant, the Passover, a pillar of 12 stones at the Jordan River, even letting Thomas touch His wounded hands and side all were designed for His people to be able to look back and remember and have that memory strengthen their faith, no matter how they were feeling at the moment. Baptism does that same thing for us. There is no promise or expectation of feeling different, certainly not as a lasting experience. You may feel euphoric in the moment or even for a few days, but life has a way of impacting our feelings. That’s okay! Just remind yourself that your baptism was real, and Jesus promises to be with you always, no matter what. Feelings will come and go, but Jesus never does. Q: So, what are some practical next steps to take after baptism? A: First, get a towel, and dry off. Then, tell somebody. Let someone know that you have been baptized. Of course, there will be people with you who know about it. But there will also be people who love Christ and love you and would be encouraged to know that you took this step in your journey with Jesus. You can also use it as a

way to let others know about your faith in Jesus. It is, after all, a public statement that you are a follower of Jesus. It can be as simple as responding to someone asking, “What did you do this weekend?” or “What’s new?” It can also be that you start a conversation by saying, “I did something really important this weekend that I want to tell you about. I got baptized at church.” Q: This isn’t the first time I’ve been baptized (i.e., baptized as an infant, faith recommitment, etc.). Does that change my next steps? A: It really does not change your next steps. However, I would say that if you have been baptized previously as a teenager or adult and are recommitting yourself to Christ through this baptism, you need to look back on what you did right and wrong the first time. Unless you make some definite and specific changes, and have some people around you to help live out those changes, you can easily slip back into the same things that caused you to have a need to rededicate yourself to Jesus through baptism this time. Having God’s people around you is crucial. Baptism is a community event, not a private thing between you and God. By being baptized, you are saying you want to be part of Jesus and His people. To fulfill that, you need to invite some of His followers into your life to help you grow stronger. Q: How can I help my children take next steps after they’re baptized? A: Parents are to be the first and most important spiritual influence on their children. Regularly praying with and for your child, teaching your child the Scriptures by reading the Bible with him or her and talking about its truths, worshiping with your child and serving others alongside your child are all things that parents should and must do with their children. Make sure they are involved in a consistent program, such as our Children’s Ministries or Student Ministries, and don’t just drop them off and pick them up – engage them in what they learned that day. Make that lesson a part of your prayer life together as a family during the week. By far, the best thing you can do for them is walk as closely with Jesus as you can and bring them along with you. Q: Someone I know was just baptized. What’s my role? A: Celebrate! It is a big deal to publicly identify yourself as a follower of Jesus. Welcome that person into the family. Tell that person how happy you are for him or her. Have a conversation by asking such questions as, “What prompted your decision to get baptized? How was God nudging you to do that? What do you hope to see changed in the future, and how can I help you get there? Did anything really unusual happen? Did you sense God’s presence in a different way? If not, that is OK.” Support the person as a follower of Jesus, a member of the family, your brother or sister in Christ. Got other questions about baptism? Connect with Dr. Dan at dan.lacich@ northlandchurch.net. Sign up for Baptism Weekend in The Hub or at northlandchurch.net/ baptismweekend. Can’t make baptism weekend? Find other baptism opportunities at northlandchurch.net/baptism.


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his summer, we have 19 interns from throughout the country participating in the True North Academy, a short-term program designed to “train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work” (Ephesians 4:12, The Message). Northland is privileged to host such an amazing and diverse group of individuals!

Danielle Bitikofer INTERNSHIP: Access Ministries SCHOOL: Moody Bible Institute CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Children’s ministries HOMETOWN: Orlando LONGEST I’VE STAYED AWAKE DURING FINALS: Three days ABOUT ME: Since early childhood, I have always been involved in the disability community—both as a member and as a volunteer. Children facing the challenge of disability need someone to invest in them, someone to affirm their value in Christ and to push them to discover how much they really are capable of doing.

Victoria Brinkley INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: Belmont University CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Commercial music HOMETOWN: Williamsburg, Va. BEST DANCE MOVE: The Q-tip ABOUT ME: I was a band geek all through middle and high school, and I played saxophone in every available ensemble at school. I started learning guitar in 10th grade, and I’ve started writing songs recently. Whenever God and music collide is when I’m the most joyful!

Brendan Da Silva INTERNSHIP: Student Ministries SCHOOL: Nyack College CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Pastoral ministry HOMETOWN: Rutherford, N.J. FAVORITE LATE-NIGHT STUDY FOOD: Double Dunker ice cream with Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos ABOUT ME: I have been following Christ for the past two and a half years. It has been the adventure of a lifetime, and I am excited for this next step.

Amber Dove INTERNSHIP: Social Justice SCHOOL: Nyack College CLASSIFICATION: Sophomore DEGREE PROGRAM: Business administration HOMETOWN: Queens, N.Y. PERSON YOU’D MOST LIKE TO MEET ON EARTH: The queen of England ABOUT ME: I love helping people see their potential, encouraging them to move their life forward ... and pay it forward. In a few years, I see myself running a nonprofit organization for the homeless and for women with insecurities.

David Gordon INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: Florida Atlantic University CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Commercial music HOMETOWN: Orlando BEST / WORST SUBJECT: Sound recording / Spanish ABOUT ME: I always feel closest to God when I’m playing or creating music. Through the music that I make and help others to make, I want to bring light to the world.

Lucas Johnson INTERNSHIP: Student Ministries SCHOOL: Hope College CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Special education HOMETOWN: Coopersville, Mich. UGLIEST THING I’VE EVER WORN: Dad’s high school sweater vest ABOUT ME: I love food, dislike homework, and my biggest pet peeve is when people complain. I feel God calling me to ministry, possibly opening an orphanage for people with developmental disabilities someplace abroad.

Sara Kicinski INTERNSHIP: Children’s Ministries SCHOOL: Taylor University CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Christian educational ministries HOMETOWN: Carmel, Ind. UGLIEST THING I’VE EVER WORN: Beaver suit in a homeschool production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” ABOUT ME: My closet is organized according to the colors of the rainbow. I’m told this is obnoxious, but it’s a trait I’ve learned to accept in myself. I’m really excited to start putting my education into practice and learn more about what God is doing in and through Northland!

Ashton Lewis INTERNSHIP: Children’s Ministries SCHOOL: University of Mobile CLASSIFICATION: Sophomore DEGREE PROGRAM: Worship leadership / communications HOMETOWN: Silas, Ala. FAVORITE APP: Candy Crush ABOUT ME: I’m a health nut, so I love sports and am very active. I have heard of Northland and how great it is! I want to learn from the best how children’s ministry works.

Kayla Litton INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: University of Mobile CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Business administration HOMETOWN: Mobile, Ala. BEST DANCE MOVE: Awkward dance (regular dancing with uncomfortable facial expressions) ABOUT ME: I am a cellist, vocalist, little sister, pastor’s daughter and dreamer. I love the beach, and I love to surf. I am just honored to serve a God who cares for me.


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Daniella Maestre INTERNSHIP: Social Justice SCHOOL: Hope College CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Communications HOMETOWN: Glencoe, Ill. FAVORITE BOARD GAME: Settlers of Catan ABOUT ME: I have been dreaming of working through a large church on social justice issues since God called me to ministry. I am excited to spend two months doing the exact job I wish to pursue after college.

Cody McMurrin INTERNSHIP: Student Ministries SCHOOL: University of Florida CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Applied physiology and kinesiology HOMETOWN: Sanford, Fla. DREAM JOB: Superman ABOUT ME: I love Florida Gator sports — in all kinds of weather. I grew up around Northland and the youth group. I want to see the world impacted by the compelling love of Christ, and I see discipling students as an incredible opportunity to do just that.

Jared Mitchell INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: Belmont University CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Commercial music HOMETOWN: Norris City, Ill. FAVORITE BEATLES SONG: “All You Need Is Love” ABOUT ME: My heart is in ministry, and my goal is to make it in the music business so that I can go mainstream with my music ministry. I love to worship, I’m in love with Jesus, and the local church is one of my favorite places to be.

Nico Ramos INTERNSHIP: Web Design SCHOOL: Taylor University CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Web communications HOMETOWN: Wheeling, Ill. WEIRDEST PLACE I’VE EVER PRAYED: Tunnels under Magic Kingdom ABOUT ME: I like to spend my time outside climbing or enjoying nature. Music is big in my life, and my taste in music ranges greatly. If an opportunity comes up to go to a concert, I am all for it.

Austin Smith INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: Valencia College CLASSIFICATION: Junior DEGREE PROGRAM: Jazz performance HOMETOWN: Orlando FAVORITE AUTHOR: Khaled Hosseini ABOUT ME: To me, music’s one of the most powerful things in existence because It can communicate much more than words alone. I want to create something others can connect to in a positive way and hopefully point them toward our Creator.

Rodolfo Soto INTERNSHIP: Student Ministries SCHOOL: Nyack College CLASSIFICATION: Sophomore DEGREE PROGRAM: Pastoral ministry HOMETOWN: Bronx, N.Y. FAVORITE SONG: “Shallow,” by Andy Mineo ABOUT ME: I feel called to church planting back in my hometown of Yonkers. I have a vision to build a community where people can feel safe, and be able to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Kent Van Kley INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: Belmont University CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Commercial music HOMETOWN: New Lenox, Ill. PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO MEET IN HEAVEN: Ronald Reagan ABOUT ME: I am a huge comic book fan, and I collect video game systems. I feel that the greatest use of my life is to teach others how to use music as a way to preach the gospel.

Mayra Perez INTERNSHIP: Social Justice SCHOOL: Nyack College CLASSIFICATION: Sophomore DEGREE PROGRAM: Psychology HOMETOWN: Queens, N.Y. WEIRDEST PLACE I’VE EVER PRAYED: In New York, everywhere is weird! ABOUT ME: People always come to me for advice or to share their thoughts and feelings. If I could, I would also pursue photography because I enjoy it so much.

Jessica Phillips INTERNSHIP: Worship SCHOOL: University of Mobile CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Worship leadership HOMETOWN: Crestview, Fla. WEIRDEST PLACE I’VE EVER PRAYED: Acrophobia at Six Flags over Georgia ABOUT ME: I have four sisters, one of whom is my twin ... and we’re not identical. I have an almost obsessive love for sloths (I even have a sloth calendar in my room). I travel with an ensemble from my school called IMPACT, and I love it.

Callie Willoughby INTERNSHIP: Student Ministries SCHOOL: Taylor University CLASSIFICATION: Senior DEGREE PROGRAM: Christian educational ministries HOMETOWN: Clinton, Iowa MY DREAM JOB: Dolphin training ABOUT ME: God has given me new passion to work with middle school students. I love this age group! I love that they are old enough to have real conversations, but still young enough to be goofy and not look at me like I am stupid.

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A Beautiful Sight The Eyeglass Project shows Christ’s love to others BY LIZZY HUNTER

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s members of the body of Christ, we are given a Journeys, the result was one of the most beautiful. More unique opportunity to become the hands and feet of than 250 patients walked through the doors of the church Jesus. Through our individual gifts and resources, that day. Many of them may not have entered to attend a we are called to share the love of Christ. In John 9, we church service but would enter to attend a medical clinic. read of Jesus healing a blind man. While our call to serve The clinics provide a means of outreach for the churches may not appear as miraculous as Jesus giving sight to a served. Patients are able to experience Christ, often for man “blind from birth” (v. 1, NIV), we are able to apply the the first time, because they are warmly cared for by local human aspect of His most supernatural example. Jesus, in pastors, congregants and Eyeglass Project team members. that moment, used the tools accessible to Him (in this case, While the Eyeglass Project teams do include mud) to reveal His nature. ophthalmologists and optometrists, the foundation is Jesus’ perfect made of volunteers who step example serves as out in faith to serve in a new the inspiration for The capacity. Team members Eyeglass Project. The have included people from project, started by Hunter various vocations, such as Vision in 2011, is an pilots, construction workers, effort to leverage Godpolice officers, musicians and Where: Santo Domingo, given resources to show students. The commonality lies Dominican Republic Christ’s love to others. not in a particular skill set, but Those resources are in their desire to allow God to When: August 30 to September 3 simple: a whole bunch of work through them. Cost: $885 glasses and some basic, With three mission trips transportable equipment. completed and another in After determining what the planning stages, what resources could be becomes increasingly evident brought to the table, bringing clearer vision to those in is that the most powerful ministry tool in this mission is the need became the goal. Hunter Vision was able to partner work Christ does in each and every team member. Without with Northland and TIME Ministries, which saw the fail, the endeavor to bless others results in a greater endeavor to fruition. blessing to those who give (Acts 20:35). Purposing to follow After several donation drives for glasses, months of Christ’s example always leads to having life and having it planning and even more praying, The Eyeglass Project abundantly, just as Jesus said it would (John 10:10). Jesus embarked on its first Distributed Journey in May 2012. lived His ministry not by remaining in one place, but by Armed with 1,500 pairs of donated eyeglasses, a team of going to meet people where they were – His plan always 10 volunteers traveled to TIME Center in Santo Domingo, being that someday we would do the same as His hands Dominican Republic. There they held clinics in local and feet. That someday is today. churches and in five days were able to test vision and fit If you would like to join The Eyeglass Project Distributed 400 patients with glasses. Patients were able to read God’s Journey team August 30 to September 3, email Kari Ryanwritten Word, see the face of a loved one, and work in a Rodriguez (theeyeglassproject@gmail.com) for details on capacity they may not have been able to in years. More your next right step. significantly, they were shown Christ’s love because a volunteer met them where they were and showed them they matter to God. Since its inaugural trip in 2012, The Eyeglass Project has returned annually to hold vision clinics in the Dominican Republic, most recently this May. During that trip, a team of 15 people served more than 400 patients in three days of clinics. The clinics were held in TIME Ministries’ partner churches, in villages within and just outside of Santo Domingo. The final clinic was held in one of the most impoverished, underserved communities in Santo Domingo – a village well-hidden behind the mansions of the richest citizens. While the conditions and climate were the harshest of all clinics in three years of Distributed

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SERVE LOCALLY Prison and Jail Ministry Serve our congregation behind bars BY DALE COWART

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hank you for hearing the call to serve in the prisons and jails! So far, we have cleared 64 new volunteers for the Department of Corrections to serve in the prisons. In addition, 32 of the 64 volunteers also were cleared for the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, the jail in Seminole County. Starting in July, teams of men will travel to correctional institutions throughout Central

Florida and have the opportunity to disciple our Northland congregation behind bars. This is a huge victory! But … we’re still 86 volunteers away from reaching our 150 volunteer goal. Will you be one of them? If God has laid it on your heart to serve our congregation behind bars, contact Dale Cowart at 407-949-7165 or dale.cowart@ northlandchurch.net.

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ucee has been serving with the Prison and Jail Ministry for more than two years. In that time, she has brought live worship services to countless women at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, the jail in Seminole County. In addition, she has served at two local Department of Corrections prisons. She is a certified Thinking for a Change instructor and teaches that class both inside the Seminole County jail and at Northland. Recently, Lucee felt a tug on her heart to do more with prison and jail ministry. She now manages more than 100 volunteer schedules for the Seminole County jail, Tomoka Correctional Institution, Polk Correctional Institution (in Polk City) and Bridges of America. Lucee, we thank you for all your service!

Local Serve Opportunities Dignity Serves

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alling all Northland Connectors, ministry leaders and congregants who serve at Northland! Mark your calendar for special training designed to equip us to serve to empower others well, Friday, July 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dignity Serves training is designed to experientially instruct us to serve others in a way that honors God, preserves the dignity of both parties, and fosters the type of interdependence that is characteristic of authentic and healthy relationships. Phil Hissom of the Polis Institute will deliver the training, based on biblical principles and research from the Central Florida community. The $10 cost includes materials and lunch Saturday.

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alling all chefs, food safety managers and food operations enthusiasts! If your passion is in the kitchen, we need your help. Did you know Northland has a mobile kitchen? We do! And we need you! We’d like to begin bringing this kitchen into our community to fellowship and serve our brothers and sisters with the love of Christ. If you would like to hear more about this new opportunity, join us for our first roundtable discussion Tuesday, June 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Judy Head at judy.head@ northlandchurch.net

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ne of the most practical ways to “Be the Church” everywhere, every day is by serving locally in the community. Use your time, talents and gifts that God has given you by serving here at Northland, or with one of our local partners or outreach projects. Ronald McDonald House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 7 Harvest Time International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 14 Downtown Homeless Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 14 Downtown Homeless Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28 Pathways to Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28 To register for or find out more about these Serve projects, visit serve.northlandchurch.net. Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net or 407388-5798

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VOLUNTEER at Northland Purpose in Your Service BY REBECCA LANG

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ecently we’ve added two new leaders to our Congregational Services team, and we’re excited to “introduce” them to you! Brittani Doss is the director, and Barbara Hornreich, the manager of Congregational Services. These two ladies have been busy training and making new connections over the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming and praying for them as they work to serve the congregation well. Northland: Welcome to the team, Brittani and Barbara! We are so excited that you will be leading our Congregational Services team. Can you tell us how you came to be part of the Northland family? Brittani: My family and I came to Northland eight years ago, looking for a place of hope and healing, and thankfully that’s what we found with Pastor Joel, his preaching of the gospel and the Northland congregation.

Northland: You guys have been around for a few weeks now. What are some of your initial observations, and where can folks plug in to help build the kingdom with you? Barbara: One thing I’ve recognized over the past few weeks is there is no menial task in God’s eyes. If our team has anything to say about it, every task will engage your talents and foster community, and you’ll have a blast doing it! Brittani: Wow! What amazing volunteers! It has been inspiring to see the people who are already serving. My challenge to you is, if you aren’t currently serving, make this the year you give your gifts and talents to the Lord by serving our congregation.

Volunteer Needs: Be sure to check out some of our pressing needs. We’d love to help connect you! Give Jordan a call, or visit him in The Hub! Jordan at 407-949-7178 or jordan.gritter@northlandchurch.net Ushers: It can be hard to find the perfect seat right before and during the beginning of service. Help our congregation by serving as an usher during one of our services. Brittani Doss at brittani.doss@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1777

Barbara: I came to Northland 15 years ago in middle school. After being part of that program, in high school, I was adopted into a family of families by the Gritters, the Willises and many others. They kept me connected here, and my life is the product of the community they provided me. … It is woven deep into my spirit and why I have stayed here with this church family. Northland: What are you looking forward to as you start your new role?

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Greeters: Be a friendly face welcoming our congregation and guests arriving for weekend worship. Hand out worship guides, answer questions and help make their experience a great one. Brittani Doss at brittani.doss@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1777 Info kiosk hosts: Be available to answer questions, direct guests or simply show hospitality to our congregants before and after service at one of our info kiosks in the foyer. We’ll provide you with the training and resources you’ll need to assist our guests and congregants in an effective and meaningful way. Terry Wenner at infohosts@northlandchurch.net or 407-833-0360

Meet Brittani Doss (left) and Barbara Hornreich, new members of our Congregational Services leadership team.

Barbara: I’m most excited about journeying with the members of the CS team and the Northland staff family, and engaging with our amazing volunteers. I’m looking forward to impacting the church the way it has impacted me along the way. Jesus doesn’t need us to build the church, but we are invited to be part of it, and that is what I am most passionate about. Brittani: After finding my passion in ministry, I’m excited to help others find their place to serve. I believe Jesus has given each of us gifts and talents that are useful for building the kingdom. Whether you’re a greeter, an usher, the janitor or the preacher, God has a purpose in your service. If that happens to be on our team, we’ll have a lot of fun along the way!

Brittani and Barbara: We’ve enjoyed serving Communion, greeting the congregation and answering the phones. If you’re looking for a place to serve, Congregational Services is a great place to start! Check out just a few of the volunteer opportunities with Congregational Services on this page. If you’d like to take a look at all of the ways you can volunteer at Longwood, visit our volunteer website at northlandchurch.net/volunteer, call The Hub at 407-949-7178, or drop by The Hub after service and chat with one of our Hub hosts. We’d love for you to join us!

“Fifth wheels”: Volunteers are needed to bring elderly residents from the Longwood Health Care Center, right behind Northland. If you attend the 9 a.m. service, this is a great fit! A walkway connects Northland and the center; we just need people to be the “fifth wheel” and push these wonderful residents to the sanctuary. Patsy Grannan at pjgrannan@yahoo.com or 407-538-5209 Communion servers: Help our congregants experience the Lord’s Supper in a special way by preparing, serving and/or assisting with Communion. Karen Hays at communion@northlandchurch.net or 407-257-7009 Welcome desk attendants: Be the friendly face people see when they visit Northland. Answer questions or help folks find their way to classes or meetings, and answer calls to our main line and route them as needed. Brittani Doss at brittani.doss@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1777


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STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY

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

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

T-n-T Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10 to July 24, 1 to 5 p.m., The Rink. Looking for something to do with your middle schooler (incoming 6thto 8th-grader) over the summer? Send him or her to T-n-T. The summer interns will have crazy games and all sorts of fun planned for the students … and, of course, ways for them to build their relationships with others and God. There is no charge for this event. Students who have previously attended LUGrox or T-n-T do not need to preregister. Students who have not previously attended are encouraged to complete the middle school profile online before attending, or at the door.

Summer IAMTHIRD Wednesdays, June 11 to July 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Incoming 9th- to 12th-graders are invited to an evening of large group discipleship, worship and community. There is food available for purchase from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the program kicking off at 7 p.m. Students who GOD FIRST, Northland othersStudentsecond Ministries have previously attended a Student Ministries program (IAMTHIRD, LUGrox, etc.) do not need to preregister. Firsttime attendees are encouraged to complete the high school profile at northlandchurch.net/highschool before attending.

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Mark Your Calendar! For more info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool or northlandchurch.net/highschool

The Landing

Fridays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Do you know of a hurting or struggling teen? Are you a teen who feels like life is out of control? The Landing is a 52-week program that is based on the beatitudes, is geared specifically toward teens in grades 6 through 12, is student-driven, and runs concurrently with Celebrate Recovery. The Landing is a safe place where struggling teens can acquire tools to live a Christcentered life. No registration is required. Suzanne Long at slong27@gmail.com

Come Together Family Event

Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Rink This high-energy, interactive presentation, designed for parents, middle and high school students, and grandparents, is all about bringing the family back together! Join us as we use popular culture as a medium for evaluating wisdom, the good life and Jesus’ vision of the Kingdom of God. By the end of the day, families will: • Have a draft of their family action plans. • Have a draft of their family vision. • Feel closer than ever. • Have a lot of fun! Register at northlandchurch.net. Shaylynn Stoner at 407949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net

Nick @ Nite PAINT WAR 2.0

Friday, June 13, 6 p.m., The Rink This is a fundraising event that will consist of an all-out PAINT WAR and other types of fun! The cost is $10 and can be paid at the door. Please wear ALL WHITE. Goggles are recommended, and shoes must be worn. Get ready to have a blast! Connect with us on Facebook at Nick at Nite at Northland and on Twitter at @ NLNickatNite. More events will be announced soon! Nick Grandchamps at nick.grandchamps@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7100

Building Strong Families

Saturdays, June 14 through July 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink Families of preschool, grade school, middle school and high school students are invited to an evening for the whole family! Come and connect with other families as we learn and grow together. and registration: northlandchurch.net/middleschool and northlandchurch.net/highschool

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES 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. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

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 Month: Julie Mount

Why did you make that? We learned how Jesus showed some of His friends He was alive. Cleopas and his friend didn’t know He was Jesus until He gave the bread to them, and then their eyes were opened. They saw and believed!

Julie Mount has faithfully served as a second-grade teacher in Children’s Ministries for the past two years. We are so thankful to Julie for sharing her gifts and talents as she teaches the children who God is and what He has done. She nurtures as a mother, with a calm and gentle spirit that engages every child. Thank you, Julie. You are a blessing to our children and their families in Children’s Church!

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV) In preparation for The Light, each class and activity in the camp relates in some way to Jesus’ words in John 8:12, or to passages throughout the Bible that connect the character of God with the attributes of light. In keeping with the focus on being the light of the world, an offering will be collected during the performance for the purchase of KIDStory visual materials designed to help children all over the world learn the stories of the Bible.  After the performance, view the Young Artists’ Art Gallery in the foyer to see works created by rendering light on canvas, using light as a medium, and sculpting representational forms depicting Matthew 5:14: “You are the light of the world” (NIV).

Sunday, June 1, 3 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. It’s time for our kindergarteners to leave the Early Childhood Ministry and move to the Grade School Ministry! To help with this transition, come to the first-grade orientation for parents and children. You and your child will get a tour of the classrooms and worship room, and meet the first-grade teachers and leaders. You also will get an overview of what your child can expect at Children’s Church, followed by a questionand-answer time. Michelle Filippelli at 407-937-1770 or michelle.filippelli@northlandchurch.net  

Promotion Weekend The weekend of June 7 to 9, all services. All children age 2 and up will be promoted to the next age/grade level this weekend. Michelle Filippelli at michelle.filippelli@ northlandchurch.net

Saturday, June 7, 6:45 p.m., sanctuary. Graduating fifthgraders are invited to attend the 5 p.m. Children’s Church service on Saturday, June 7, followed by the fifth-grade induction ceremony in the main sanctuary at 6:45 p.m. To register your child for the induction ceremony, visit https:// northlandchurch.wufoo.com/forms/5th-grade-inductionceremony/ or contact Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net.

Step 1 Young Believers Class: BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY Wednesdays, June 25 through July 16. The focus is salvation and assurance, and the class includes Communion instruction and experience. A parent must attend the classes with his or her child. The class fee: $5. Register at northlandchurch.net. Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

Building Strong Families

Presented by Young Artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp 2014.

The Light is a celebration of Jesus as the Light of the world. This performance is the expression of what the young artists in grades four through eight will have learned throughout the Worship in the Arts Camp in the disciplines of dance, music, acting, visual arts and technical production.

1st-Grade Orientation

5th-Grade Induction Ceremony

The Light Friday, June 27, 7 p.m., sanctuary, Longwood site Admission: Free

Mark Your Calendar!

Northland is thankful for the dedicated artists, True North interns, and many others who volunteer their time and talents to create an environment in which the next generation is inspired to pursue worship in the arts.

Light the

Saturdays, June 14 through July 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Families of preschool, grade school, middle school and high school students are invited to an evening for the whole family! Come and connect with other families as we learn and grow together. and registration: northlandchurch.net/middleschool and northlandchurch.net/ highschool


WAYS TO RESPOND Baptisms Baptism Celebration Weekend June 7 through 9, at each service, sanctuary. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sarah Mattingly at 407-949-7170 or sarah.mattingly@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 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 ADULTS Acts Bible Study Sundays through December 28, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4206. Learn from Dr. Dan Lacich how the first-century church in the book of Acts relates to us today as we become disciples and establish and plant churches that will impact the world with the gospel. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net FaithAbility Third Friday of the month, 6:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Monthly Bible study and connection group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members and friends. Bring your Bible. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828 FaithAbility Bible Retreat Friday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northland at Longwood. This day of fun, fellowship and Bible-based learning activities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will introduce participants to the God who created the universe, yet knows and loves each of us as individuals! The cost: $6. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@ northlandchurch.net or 321-277-7232 Hispanic Ministry - Bible Study Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5105. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 Ministerio Hispano - Estuido Biblico Semanal Todos los miércoles de 7 a 8:30 p.m. en el aula 5105. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Laura Capizzano a laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net o 407-937-1824 Letters of Paul Wednesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m., room 2211, Administration Wing. Study the teachings of Paul chronologically, using a splash of history to give the Bible better context. At times we approach Paul’s letters from 40,000 feet, other times we delve deep into the Word. Robert Johnson at 407-937-1765 or robert.johnson@northlandchurch.net

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

Luke (The Life and Times of Jesus) Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Come early for refreshments, and make new friends. Investigate Luke’s historical documentation of events that surround the life and teaching of Jesus. Hosted by John Jones. Taught by Dr. Wayne Lukens. Wayne Lukens at wlukens@cfl.rr.com or 407-365-4735

Classes & Training

Transformers — Young married couples (mid-20s to -40s) Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Our goal is to build relationships and grow in our marriages by studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Tim and Michelle Kutcher at tim.kutcher@gmail.com

Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Dr. Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch. Registration on-line or email to: belong@northlandchurch.net Ruth Sapp at 407-949-4039 or ruth. sapp@northlandchurch.net  • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ • DVD: Anytime and sold in the Northland bookstore at Longwood.

MEN 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@ adullamroad.com Man in the Mirror Men’s Bible Study, by Pat Morley Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bob Shoemaker at bshoemaker@ compass1.org or 407-599-3132 Men of Honor Thursdays, 7:15 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5102. This weekly meeting of men consists of fun and watching a DVD, followed by a group discussion, family and business topics, prayer and praise reports. All topics revolve around the biblical definition of “manhood,” raising men as family leaders and being disciples of Christ. Vito Fera at vito@networksoundinc.com or 407-923-5115 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 Book of Jonah Study Mondays, July 7 through August 18, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; or Tuesdays, July 8 through August 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Dive into Priscilla Shirer’s exciting study on the book of Jonah, a book packed full of truths that we can apply to our lives. Studying the Bible is fun as well as life-changing! Workbooks are available at the Northland Bookstore. Child care is provided; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. and registration: northlandchurch.net/bethmoore or Cherrie Rowe at cherrierowe@aol.com

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

ADULTS

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Seminar Mondays, June 2 to 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4213. This seminar is for all teachers, parents, volunteers and others interested in serving elementary-age children in their homes, churches, schools and communities. You are welcome to invite your friends and family to the training sessions. and registration: Debbie Longstaff at 407-9482680 or crossroadsunlimited@att.net Dignity Serves Training Friday, July 18, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Rink. Calling all Northland Connectors, ministry leaders and congregants who serve at Northland. Mark your calendar for a special training designed to equip us to “serve to empower” others well. Dignity Serves training is designed to experientially instruct us to serve others in a way that honors God, preserves the dignity of both parties, and fosters the type of interdependence that is characteristic of authentic and healthy relationships. Phil Hissom of the Polis Institute will deliver the training, based on biblical principles and research from the Central Florida community. The $10 cost includes materials and lunch Saturday. Child care is available for $5. Maria Penzes at maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net or 407227-0991, or servingtoempower.net When Helping Hurts Wednesday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., sanctuary. “When Helping Hurts,” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, articulates a biblically based approach to poverty alleviation, a framework that already has shaped 250,000 church and ministry leaders. Discover how to effectively help people, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change. Learn how to walk with others in humble relationships, rather than providing them with temporary handouts. The cost: $10 for the whole day, which includes lunch. It is free to those who stream from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Maria Penzes at maria.penzes@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0554

CHILDREN Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Materials cost: $5. Registration

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is required. Debbie Blahnik at debbie. blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162 • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Wednesdays, June 25 through July 23, 6:15 to 8 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Sundays, May 18 through June 22, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE BIBLE: TBD Focus: This course will answer questions that we have about the Bible, such as these: What’s in the Old and New Testament? How do we use the Bible? Why did God give us the Bible? Why translate it? How can we understand it? How can we share it with others? Pizza will be served at 6 p.m. for a small charge.

WOMEN Wife Life Sunday, June 1, 9 to 10:15 a.m., The Rink. Join Becky Hunter for encouragement as she focuses on the dignity, strength and joy that God provides every woman called to the important role of being a wife. Child care is available; email the names and ages of your kids to yahzone@northlandchurch.net. Register for the event at northlandchurch. wufoo.com/forms/wife-life. Barbara Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net

Groups CARE GROUPS ADULTS Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5207-8. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or Carol Sorensen at 407-617-0449 Al-Anon Support Group Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 5209. Alcoholism affects families, and can affect our emotional well-being, for better or worse. Problem drinking can make life extremely difficult for the non-drinking family member. Al‑Anon members share their experience, strength and hope in coping with an intimate relationship that is affected by alcoholism or drug abuse. Nancy Cook 407-484-3069 Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Sanctuary. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include CR 101, Men’s and Women’s Addiction, Men’s and Women’s Co-dependency, Mom’s of Addicts, Men’s Anger, Men’s Sexual Addiction, Women’s Relationship Addiction, Women’s Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders for Women. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1799


12 COSA Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cosa is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. In Cosa, people find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in their lives. With the humble act of reaching out, they begin the process of recovery. Child care available. Dixie at LongwoodCOSA@aol. com or 407-312-3494, or cosa-recovery.org Divorce Recovery 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. Child care is available. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749 GriefShare Mondays, through June 10 (no meeting May 26), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 420607. (New session starts August 18.) If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry helps walk you through the steps toward healing. The journal is available for $19 in the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. and registration: Dale Colter at 407739-0702 Heaven – Grief Group Mondays, June 16 through July 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4205. Have you ever lost a loved one and had questions about what heaven will be like, or whether you will recognize your loved one? These and more questions will be addressed in this DVD study, written by Randy Alcorn. Child care is available. Dale Colter at jdalecolter@ gmail.com or 407-739-0702 His Way Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery support program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. A. Jay Fowinkle at Hisway@northlandchurch.net or 407-416-6630 PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-07, CWW. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Skye Engel at 407834-3158 PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict. From classes in PeaceMaker to conflict coaching and mediation, this ministry makes a difference in all relationships. Nita Zelenak at nita_zelenak@ntm.org (regarding class), or Rich Arndt at volvoom@gmail.com (regarding mediation and conflict coaching) RCA – Recovering Couples Anonymous Mondays, 7:45 to 9 p.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. RCA is a 12-step program and fellowship of recovering couples. They suffer from many different addictions, and they share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationships. The primary purpose is to stay committed in loving and intimate relationships, and to help other

couples achieve freedom from addictive and destructive relationships. Child care is available. David at dtaylor197@cfl.rr.com or 407-687-5390, Dixie at RecoveryHealing@ aol.com, or recovering-couples.org Stephen Ministry The Stephen Ministry equips laypeople to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties. Opportunities are in getting training and having a Stephen Minister. Lynda D.W.D. Mason at lynda.mason@ northlandchurch.net or Elaine Harland-Colter at 407-949-4002 Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for time and location. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Registration and assessment required. Child care is available. 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 SAA for Men Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 1115, Student Ministries and Care Center. As a fellowship of recovering addicts, Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction. The basic principles of recovery practiced by SAA are found in the Twelve Steps, and they can apply the Steps and Traditions to sex addiction, making recovery possible. Child care is provided. David at dtaylor197@cfl. rr.com or 407-687-5390, or saa-recovery.org

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 Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction Group Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. This group support provides confidential care and recovery from fantasy, romance, love and sex/pornography addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Suzanne Rucker at 407-967-9313 or LifeCounselingSolutions@gmail.com Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4218. 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

COMMUNITY GROUPS What is a community group? It’s a small group — a gathering of you and your Christian community hinged on a mission of responding to God TOGETHER for the benefit of others! Find or form a group of your own at community.northlandchurch.net.

Dwell Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., connect for location, as it will change every week. This small group of creative and artistic young professionals ranging from age 20 to 30 years old seeks to dwell in community, both with one another and with Christ, through building authentic relationships, serving the local community, and engaging in worship and Scripture. twitter @northland_dwell or dwell.northland@gmail.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 Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room 4108. You are invited to join us for intercessory prayers. We intercede for the weekly personal prayer requests submitted. We pray for our elders, our pastors, the staff, congregants and communities. We pray for the Distributed churches, local and global partners, missionaries, ministries and much more. You can pray for requests and submit prayer requests at pray.northlandchurch.net. Our the prayer request voicemail is 407-9494025. Gus Davies at 407-949-4008 or gus.davies@northlandchurch.net Hispanic Ministry - Friday Prayer Fridays, (except for the third Friday of the month) 7 to 8:30 p.m, room 4108 (prayer room). Gather for a short devotional and prayer. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce at mrsclasdearce@gmail.com or 407242-3642 Ministerio Hispano - Viernes de Oración Los viernes excepto el tercer viernes del mes. 7 a 8:30pm en la sala 4108 (sala de oración). Nos reuniremos para hacer un pequeno devocional y oración. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce a mrsclasdearce@gmail.com o 407-242-3642

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Adoption/Foster Care Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., room 4213. Are you interested or experienced in adoption or foster care? This group provides information, community and enrichment. Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Dale.Cowart at dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7165 Arabic Speakers Fellowship Sundays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., room 4213-15. This group meets for Bible study, fellowship, prayer and praise in the Arabic language. The class targets those who need to worship in Arabic. Child care is available. Mamdouh Nasr at 407-385-5772 or mamdmata@gmail.com Classical Conversations Info Meeting Monday, June 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m., foyer near The Hub. Considering homeschooling? Come and learn more! Classical Conversations is a classical academic community for grade and middle school families that meets regularly at Northland at Longwood. and registration: Diane Lauritsen at diane.lauritsen1@gmail. com or 407-607-1391; about Classical Conversations: ClassicalConversations.com

Holy Land Info Meeting Tuesday, June 18, 7 to 8 p.m., room 421315. Explore and discover the opportunity to journey in the Holy Land with Pastor Gus Davies and Dr. Dan Lacich. The trip is from November 29 to December 10. See places from the Old and New Testament Bible stories come alive before your eyes! Be inspired as you learn on location the roots of our Christian faith. Worship and partake of the Lord’s Supper together in the Garden Tomb, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, sail across the Sea of Galilee, and visit many other holy sites in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. This is a fantastic occasion to celebrate our Christian heritage and expand your educational experiences with your family and friends. Invite others to come and see! info@universaltravelisrael.com or 407831-0062 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 Knit and Chat Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Foyer by Information Desk. This group is for those who knit (or crochet) or want to learn how to knit. Knit and Chat is intended for fellowship while sharing the joy of knitting. Contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net for child care for children 10 and under. www.facebook.com/ knitandchat. Nitza at milliesnow009@ yahoo.com Men’s Racquetball Group Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. After game time, the group members sit on benches and fellowship by telling life’s stories and praying for one another’s needs. This is great for exercise and fellowship. No experience is required. Alex Crane at alexmcrane@live. com or 321-303-0831 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. Alexis Krogman at alexiskrogman@yahoo.com Moms4Moms: The Next Chapter Last Sunday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m., room 1117, Student Ministries and Care Center. We look forward to building relationships as we seek God’s wisdom in parenting. This will be a great opportunity to discuss many books that will help us navigate the winding road of parenthood. We hope to see you each month as we get to know each other better by sharing both God’s Word and our life experiences. Upcoming book list and meeting dates are August 31: Parenting with Love & Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay; September 28: The Pursuit of God, by A. W. Tozer; October 26: Sticky Faith, by Kara E. Powell, Chap Clark, John Ortberg and Jim Candy. Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net Motorcycle Ministry June Ride Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m., call for location. The group will be meeting for a morning ride through some natural habitats in Seminole and Volusia counties, and stopping for lunch. Meet at 9:30, and depart at 10. The ride is weather permitting. Lori Landers at 352-729-6912 Northland Veterans for Christ Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5110, CWW. Christian brothers and sisters who are veterans of the Armed Forces gathering to grow in


Christ, share common experiences, support each other and eventually reach out to the greater community of veterans in the Orlando area. Randy Mixon at 808-343-4391 or rmixon75@gmail.com or Peter Grace at 407575-1360 or petergrace73@yahoo.com. Sew and Serve First Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., room 1104, the Rink. They are currently sewing pillowcase (or sheet) dresses which will be distributed by various Northland mission teams. Bring your portable machines and materials (if you have them) to the gatherings. Joan Siegel at siegeljk@aol.com Single Purpose (Singles age 30 and up) Second and fourth Sunday of each month, 3 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Class series will be Living Beyond Yourself, by Beth Moore. This is a study on having the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Teri Long at 407-4703431, Sue Hemphill at 407-314-5817, or meetup.com/OACS08  Hispanic Ministry - Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends . Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce at 407242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com. Ministerio Hispano - Reunion Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 7 p.m., Fellowhip Hall. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Anita Arce a 407-242-3642 o mrsclasdearce@gmail.com Hispanic Ministry - Spanish Translation Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish translation is available online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Desk. Join the Facebook page at www.facebook. com/northlandhispano. Anita Arce at 407-242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com Ministerio Hispano - Traducción a Español Domingos, en los servicios de las 9 y 11 a.m. Traducción a español esta disponible en línea. Los auriculares para escuchar el servicio estan disponibles en el Mostrador de Bienvenida o “Welcome Desk”. Información en nuestra página de Facebook en www.facebook.com/ northlandhispano. Anita Arce a 407-2423642 o mrsclasdearce@gmail.com 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 Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

Serve at Northland For additional ways to serve at Northland, visit northlandchurch.net/ volunteer. Children’s Ministries There are plenty of ways to serve in Children’s Ministries. Whether it is through preparing the weekly take-home resources, teaching or helping in a classroom on the weekends, or manning the children’s library during the week, volunteers make a difference. Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162

Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Karen Hays at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0575 Info Desk Hosts Needed Answer questions and direct newcomers before and after the worship services. Five service choices each weekend. Stop by the Info Kiosk (with the big question mark) and find out how you can get started or contact Terry Wenner at tbardwen@aol.com. Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Ivan Portillo at ivan.portillo@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. Ivan Portillo at ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Sermon interpreter If you can fluently interpret Spanish, we could use your help. Mike Fernandez at mike.fernandez@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1753 Traducción del Sermón Nos encantaría trabajar con usted de forma voluntaria si usted puede interpretar Español. Mike Fernandez at mike. fernandez@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371753 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Heather Subbert at 407-9371828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Ivan Portillo at ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Welcome Team Believers are needed to make phone calls, welcoming first-time visitors and connecting with interested attendees regarding various ministry projects. Training provided, flexible hours. Brian King at brian.king@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0567

Serve With Northland Blood Drive Sunday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In May, 45 people donated 35 units, and as a result 102 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 Celebrate Recovery – Inside Co-facilitate weekly classes in the Seminole County jail. A workbook, a DVD and materials are available. Must have one or more years of recovery. Minimum commitment: twice a month. Susan Lumb at susan.lumb@ northlandchurch.net

Child Advocates Become a Guardian ad Litem. In an ideal situation, a child has a parent or caregiver paying attention, but for many children, there is no one. Will you give some of your time and compassion to such a child? As a GAL volunteer, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, you would be there to speak in the child’s best interest. Ellizabeth McAdams at 407-6655386 or elizabeth.mcadams@gal.fl.gov Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Weekly Good News Clubs are held in elementary schools in the area. They need volunteers from the schools, churches and the community with love for children and various skills set to serve and reach out to the children and families. Jeneba Davies at 407-435-4673 or Jenesther1@bellsouth.net, or www.cefcenfl.org Disaster Response Teams Train and prepare for serving during times of disaster and local outreach field exercises. All levels of experience are needed, from professionals to those who want to be trained. Judy Head at judy.head@ northlandchurch.net or 407-388-5798 Co-facilitate Classes in the Jail Men, women or couples are needed to share their faith and knowledge with Seminole County inmates who desire a change in their lives. Training and workbooks are provided. Thisis a twice-a-month commitment. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416 or susan.lumb@ northlandchurch.net Family Advocacy Office Couples or individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of more than 900 homeless families with school-aged children in Seminole County are needed. Commitment: about 10 hours a month to help one family for a 90-day window to connect to resources within SCPS and other community resources. Training is provided. Maria Penzes at maria. penzes@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0554 Free Clinic Volunteers Needed Harvest Time International’s Medical Care Center is currently looking for volunteers who would like to commit to serve at least once a month. It needs doctors, nurses, dentists, dental assistants and other medical staff as well as clerical volunteers to qualify the families (does require one-time training). The clinic will serve needy families without health insurance in our community. The hours are Monday through Saturday. Ami Staggs at 407-8785495 or ami@harvesttime.org Healing and Transition (HAT) Program Seeking men and women who can walk alongside men and women in the process of changing and building a Christ-centered life. No experience is needed. We will train; just bring your heart for serving others. Servant leaders are needed inside and outside the jail. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416, susan. lumb@northlandchurch.net or susan.lumb@ hatprogram.org Help at Bethany Christian Services Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical and office duties and to support the exchange of pictures/letters between birth families and adoptive families. Christina at Bethany Christian Services at 407-8774006 or cmcgee@bethany.org Host Families Needed for Child in Crisis Loving Christian mentors and volunteer host homes are needed to temporarily house children through our Safe Families for Children ministry. Training is provided. Background checks are required. Maria Penzes at 407937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net

Live Worship With Inmates Servant leaders are needed to attend worship in the jail and connect with the inmates. Opportunities exist at all worship service times. No experience is necessary. Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@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 pjgrannan@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 Mentors and Classroom Assistants Needed Mentors and classroom assistants are needed for Milwee Middle School students in Longwood. Need to be 18 years old or older and available at least one hour per week until the end of the school year. Must complete SCPS Dividend process. Buzz Vincent, Milwee Middle School at 407-746-3802 or buzz_vincent@scps.k12.fl.us The Mercy Drive Achievers Club This is an after-school program of 51 children who gather weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 for homework help, Bible lessons, interactive learning, fellowship and fun. The club needs more volunteers to ensure that its achievers get the individual attention they need to be successful students in a community where this is desperately needed. Would you like to share in the vision of a transformed community to the greater glory of God? Check out Mercy Drive Ministries on Facebook. 407-293-7784 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 Reading/Tutoring Ministry Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary and Magnet School, Sanford. Adults through seniors, especially retirees, read as “Nanas” and “Papas” to kindergarteners and/or tutor second graders in reading or math for one, two, or three hours. Tutoring may be done on alternate days. Mary Weeks at marykweeks@gmail. com or 407-977-0724. Reading and Math Buddies Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School. Help make a difference for a child struggling with reading or math by volunteering one hour a week. Rebekah_richey@scps.k12. fl.us or 407-252-7009 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 Serve as a Worship Facilitator at the Orlando Bridge We are looking for a few good men! This position is responsible for greeting the inmates for service, handing out prayer cards and worship guides, and hosting the live feed for the Northland worship service through a ROKU box. Training is provided, and most serve one or two times per month. Paula

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14 Gillon at 904-610-5492 or paula.gillon@ northlandchurch.net The Sharing Center Volunteers are needed at the Longwood and Sanford sites. Some positions include working at the client services offices or the thrift store, and picking up food from businesses. Volunteers also are needed in the Center’s Oasis, where homeless kids and adults can take a shower, get clothes washed, and use computers for homework and job searches. 407-260-9155 or www.thesharingcenter.org/volunteer Find other ways to serve in your community at northlandchurch.net/ blogs/serve_beyond/

Special Events Come Together Family Event Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Rink. Come Together is an interactive, media-filled, meaningful and fun presentation designed to help bring families closer to each other and Jesus. Axis interviews different worldviews and narratives by peering through the lens of media and asking, “Does the gospel of Jesus stand firm when compared to other counterfeit gospels presented in the world?” The speaking teams are relational and exist to awaken the next generation and resource their parents to follow Jesus. Parents, students and grandparents should join the Axis team at this event as they work together to enliven the gospel in ourselves, our family and our community. Register at northlandchurch. wufoo.com/forms/come-together-familyevent. Shaylynn Stoner at shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7194 The Light Friday, June 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. Performed by the young artists from Northland’s Worship in the Arts Camp, The Light is a free concert celebrating Jesus as the Light of the World, as described in John 8:12. After this brief concert, combining elements of dance, theater, music and visual arts, everyone is invited to view the Young Artists’ Art Gallery in the foyer. Also, a love offering will be taken. Bethany Durys at bethany.durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541

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 Abortion Recovery and Healing Daria Monroe at dmonroe@truelifechoice. com or 407-244-5529 or 407-929-6932 Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, July 9, 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 or christianhelp.org Community Bible Study Wednesdays, starting September 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United

Methodist on 17-92. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study Mark & Christian Living (Philemon,1-3, John and Jude). Children’s program is available. On-going registration. Olga Lizardo at 407-415-9578 or visit Orlando.CBSclass.org Healing Grace Tuesdays, 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 Interfaith Opportunities • Building US: Youth: Summer Leadership in Inter-Diversity August 4 to 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open to middle school students, this fun-filled program is designed to engage, inspire, educate and excite young leaders in our community by equipping them with the tools necessary to celebrate and engage with an ever-diversifying culture. To nominate a middle school-age youth, email buildingus@ buildingus.org (subject: “Youth Summer Program”). • Interfaith Discussion Wednesday, June 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Adventist University of Health Services, Main Campus, Florida Hospital, 671 Winyah Drive, Orlando. Do opening prayers at governmental meetings constitute an endorsement of a particular religion? • Friends Talking Faith Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7 p.m., 90.7-FM radio. “The Three Wise Guys” – Rabbi Steven Engel, Rev. Bryan Fulwider and Imam Muhammed Musri – discuss topics from the perspective of the different religions they represent. Upcoming topics: June 3 – “Faith & Society: Being Homeless”; June 10 – “Faith & Society: Homelessness”; June 17 – “Faith & Society: Domestic Violence”; and June 24 – “Faith & Politics: Conversation with Dr. James Armstrong.” Robert Ray at 407-415-8528 or Robert.Ray@nrmafla.com Larger Story Bootcamp 8 p.m. Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26, Warren Willis Camp, Fruitland Park, Fla. Men, go on a four-day quest to recover your masculine soul and discover your role in The Larger Story, based on John Eldredge’s book “Wild at Heart.” The cost: $185. Register at TheLargerStory.com. Kirk Solberg at KirkSolberg@Smileartists. com or 321-277-6801 Parent Practicum: Cultivating the Conversation – The Art of Rhetoric Tuesday through Thursday, July 15 through 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Metro Life Church, 910 S. Winter Park Drive, Casselberry. Join veteran homeschooling parents for encouragement and inspiration as they seek to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it to Christian homeschooling. This year they will dig deeper into understanding the art of rhetoric. Join them as they figure out what rhetoric really is and how children can become masters of it rather than slaves to it. You will be encouraged and inspired in your parenting journey. The practicum is free for parents, and student camps are available for $35 to $39 for the three days. Register at classicalconversations.com Kelley Li at ksplitter_classicalconversations@yahoo.com or parentpracticum.com Provide Free Short-Term Housing to Asbury Students The Florida Dunnam Campus of Asbury Seminary serves many students who commute a great distance to attend classes. As the campus does not offer housing onsite, it is seeking Central Florida families to

host students to help alleviate their financial burden of commuting. Consider serving seminary students in this very meaningful way! Debi Andrews at 407-482-7550 or debi.andrews@asburyseminary.edu Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) BSF will provide an interdenominational, in-depth study of the life of Moses beginning the week of September 8. Day and evening classes are available for men and women, and classes are offered for children of all ages. For details about BSF International, visit bsfinternational.org. and registration: Gina Horton at vhorton827@aol.com (Orlando evening women’s class), Yvonne Zavada at yvonnezavada@gmail.com (Southwest day women’s class), Mimi Certo at mimi@ websolvers.com (Northwest day women’s class), Jill Read at jillread@aol.com (Oviedo day women’s class), or garykleinbsf@gmail. com (Orlando evening men’s class)

MEN Christian Businessmen’s Connection 7 to 8 a.m.: Tuesdays, Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4; Wednesdays, First Watch, 2425 West 434, Longwood; Thursdays, Perkins, University & Forsyth. A worldwide men’s ministry for 83 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407221-3114 or adauplaise@aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-462-4828, or Steve Doerr at 321-274-7072, or Pat Leupold at 407-5386026 Faithful and True Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Josh Bales at 407-949-4000, xt. 1703

PARENTS NearHim Home Educators Supports and encourages families that God has called to teach their children at home. www.nearhim.com Parents Group for Moms and Dads Impacted by Homosexuality Second Monday each month, 7 p.m., Altamonte Springs ministry location. Join this group where you can share your feelings, and learn how to respond to your gay loved one in a Godly way. For confidential information Cherrie at cherrierowe@aol.com or 407-322-6850

WOMEN Women’s Connection Luncheon Third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Drive. All women are invited to the monthly luncheon, designed to connect women with God, their community, and each other. Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@ gmail.com or 386-753-9376 Women of Faith 2014: From Survival to Revival Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, Amway Center, Orlando. Tickets: $109. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 30. Stephanie Marks at 407-227-7964 or stepha. marks@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

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood. 407-260-9155 or www. thesharingcenter.org 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. Rita Divver at 407-920-3907 or jrdivver@cfl.rr.com Vehicles Needed at LifeHope. Many families working with the LifeHope ministry are able to obtain a job and begin the process of getting back on their feet, but transportation becomes a barrier. Vehicles must be safe and in good working condition. Bud Abt at 407-415-0036 or bud.abt@ northlandchurch.net to donate your vehicle Men’s casual clothes, backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes and hygienic supplies, 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 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 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 407-302-5220 Men’s neckties and dress shirts are needed to support the dress code for participants in the Healing and Transition (HAT) Program. HAT is a program for men and women looking for life transformation following incarceration. Donated cars assist with transportation to work. Susan Lumb at 321-297-2416 or susan.lumb@hatprogram.org Bibles are needed for the Downtown Homeless Ministry. Donate new or used Bibles at the Northland Bookstore. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com

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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 Owusu Amaning, Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Tim Wright, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@northlandchurch.net Dale Burket, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@northlandchurch.net JT Almon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7169 jt.almon@northlandchurch.net Sam Certo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 sam.certo@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Thom Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Bill Wolfe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1803 bill.wolfe@northlandchurch.net

PASTOR’S BIO 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 20,000 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. The Hunters are parents to three sons: Joshua, Joel and Isaac (1977-2013), and are in-laws to Lisa, Lizzy and Rhonda. The Hunters have six grandchildren: Noah, Jada, Ella, Lincoln, Luke and Ava (2004-2010). Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at www.pastorjoelhunter.com.

ACCESS MINISTRIES We have programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Find out more at northlandchurch.net/blogs/category/ access_ministries/. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

DISTRIBUTED SITES

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The church is on the south side of Highway 441. Look for the “Northland” sign. Northland at Mount Dora HUB 17943 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 Facebook.com . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeff Bell, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 or jeff.bell@northlandchurch.net

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

OVIEDO SITE Reformed Theological Seminary. . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 The Seminary is located at the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Woods Boulevard, just east of State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail). 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 interested in a Care Ministry? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

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? Judy Tillman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or hospitalvisits@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

HOUSE CHURCHES Even though Northland is what could be called a “megachurch,” we are committed to helping others do church on as small a scale as a few people in a home. That means we want to bring resources and encouragement, and training for ministry to people where they live, and work and play. The house church allows that to happen anywhere in the world. Visit northlandchurch.net/housechurch for an introductory video from Dr. Hunter which will help you learn more about starting a house church. For more videos on how to build a simple church, so that you can effectively gather with others to transform your community, visit www. doingchurchsimply.com.

Austin, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 8 a.m. CT Brian and Anne Hankey: 512-379-0005 DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746 Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Naples, 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, 4:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966 San Luis, CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. MT Kim Patterson: mesadwellers@gmail.com or 719-672-0227 Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965 Waynesville, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Patrick and Shelley Porter: shelleyannporter@gmail.com or 828-550-2293

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? The Hub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7178 or volunteer@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Judy Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-388-5798 or judy.head@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 I want to learn more about your Hispanic Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio Hispano. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1753 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net Anita Arce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Heather Subbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net I am facing an unforeseen/unexpected financial crisis and need guidance and resources? LifeHope Info Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7151 Visit us online to submit an application: northlandchurch.net/lifehope Computer’s available in care center Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I need information on jail/prison transition ministries? Dale Cowart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7165 or dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net I need the Resource Advocate or FAO (Family Advocacy Office)? Maria Penzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net



Worship Guide-Respond 25, 2014