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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 …

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2013

What’s Current Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

Created by Northlanders Raymond Randall and Bob Giguere, an Emmy and Telly award winner, this extraordinary documentary will inspire Central Floridians to answer God’s call to care for creation.

Join Pastor Joel and other Northland leaders for a time of sharing what it means to belong to Christ and this body of believers! Child care is available.

Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. at Northland at Longwood

Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. at Northland at Longwood

Our Father’s World

Next Weekend!

CREATION CARE: SPECIAL SCREENING

THE BELONG SEMINAR

Register at northlandchurch.net. More info at northlandchurch.net/calendar.

Let’s worship God together!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________

FIRM FOUNDATIONS

Led by Northland’s Elders Sundays, starting September 22 at 9 and 10:45 a.m., room 4209 at Northland at Longwood The Bible is the living and dynamic Word of God. It is one story ... HIS story. If you find the Bible confusing, you need to study it—starting at the beginning. • Are you curious about what God is really like? • Wonder how the God of the Old Testament can be the same as the God revealed in the New Testament? • Wonder if Satan is real? • Puzzled about why Jesus had to die on the cross? Come join us as we explore these and other questions together! Register at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! 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!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

CHECK OUT THE HUB

New Classes for Fall! Teachers and leaders of various classes and Bible studies will be available to answer your questions. So many to choose from ... you might want to pick two! Letters of Paul, Luke (The Life & Times of Jesus), Digging Even Deeper, Ephesians, Truth Project, Beth Moore’s Deep in Spirit, Shallow in the Word, FPU, Grow in Peace, Blended Family class, Sacred Marriage, Love & Respect, just to name a few. Interested? Come to The Hub after any service to learn more!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

Participate & Connect:

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

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______________________________________________________________________________________

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

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 — August 27 to September 2, 2013 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . . 7,875,000 Received. . . . . . . 180,658 Received. . . . . . 7,422,911 Difference. . . . . . (44,342) Difference. . . . . (452,089)

9/7-9/2013


What’s Current

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2013

Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

THE BELONG SEMINAR

CREATION CARE: SPECIAL SCREENING

Next Weekend!

Our Father’s World

Led by Northland’s Elders

Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. at Northland at Longwood

Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. at Northland at Longwood

Join Pastor Joel and other Northland leaders for a time of sharing what it means to belong to Christ and this body of believers! Child care is available.

Created by Northlanders Raymond Randall and Bob Giguere, an Emmy and Telly award winner, this extraordinary documentary will inspire Central Floridians to answer God’s call to care for creation.

Sundays, starting September 22 at 9 and 10:45 a.m., room 4209 at Northland at Longwood

Register at northlandchurch.net. More info at northlandchurch.net/calendar.

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)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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!

The Bible is the living and dynamic Word of God. It is one story ... HIS story. If you find the Bible confusing, you need to study it—starting at the beginning. • Are you curious about what God is really like? • Wonder how the God of the Old Testament can be the same as the God revealed in the New Testament? • Wonder if Satan is real? • Puzzled about why Jesus had to die on the cross? Come join us as we explore these and other questions together! Register at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together!

FIRM FOUNDATIONS

CHECK OUT THE HUB

New Classes for Fall! Teachers and leaders of various classes and Bible studies will be available to answer your questions. So many to choose from ... you might want to pick two! Letters of Paul, Luke (The Life & Times of Jesus), Digging Even Deeper, Ephesians, Truth Project, Beth Moore’s Deep in Spirit, Shallow in the Word, FPU, Grow in Peace, Blended Family class, Sacred Marriage, Love & Respect, just to name a few. Interested? Come to The Hub after any service to learn more!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

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:

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

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.

9/7-9/2013

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

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 — August 27 to September 2, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . (44,342) Difference. . . . . (452,089)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . . 7,875,000 Received. . . . . . . 180,658 Received. . . . . . 7,422,911


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.)

“... a very small rudder ...” James 3:2-5a (NASB) For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

Worship Focus We worship Christ today as the Word who is full of grace and truth (John 1:14). The same Word that brought the universe into existence is the One who speaks life into our hearts so that our words might be a blessing to others.

Notes

Want to spark conversation in your group this week? Use the week’s daily devotional content!

Find the entire week’s devotionals online at

worship.northlandchurch.net!

Devotional Thought

Words, as James reminds us, are powerful instruments. Like a bit in a horse’s mouth, or a rudder on a ship, the words we utter steer us in a particular direction. They reveal the course of our thoughts, overflowing from the good or evil we have stored up in our hearts (Matthew 12:34-35). Whether we realize it or not, as we interact with others, we are laying down streams of words like paths, leading either to life and light, or death and darkness. Our words, like our deeds, have eternal significance (Matthew 12:36-37). Yet in a world where words are everywhere, it’s easy to lose sight of this. We speak, Tweet, blog and text with such speed that the quality of our words is often diluted by our haste. We forget that words are highly flammable, capable of setting a great forest ablaze (James 3:5). Unless we soak our words in God’s Word, we risk throwing sparks that confuse and distract. As disciples of Jesus, we have a responsibility to communicate, by our words and our actions, the reality of God’s love and the wonders of His grace. What do your words reveal about you? What path do they uncover? Would you benefit from greater discretion, or greater boldness? Commit your words to God. Continue to study His words to you, and let His truth and love infuse your daily speech.

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!

Prayer May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14, NIV)

DIG DEEPER

Be in Community:

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Words which do not increase the light of Christ increase the darkness. — Mother Teresa

Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________ [ ] 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.


What’s Current

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2013

Here’s a sampling of the many upcoming opportunities to respond to God:

THE BELONG SEMINAR

CREATION CARE: SPECIAL SCREENING

Next Weekend!

Our Father’s World

Led by Northland’s Elders

Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. at Northland at Longwood

Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. at Northland at Longwood

Join Pastor Joel and other Northland leaders for a time of sharing what it means to belong to Christ and this body of believers! Child care is available.

Created by Northlanders Raymond Randall and Bob Giguere, an Emmy and Telly award winner, this extraordinary documentary will inspire Central Floridians to answer God’s call to care for creation.

Sundays, starting September 22 at 9 and 10:45 a.m., room 4209 at Northland at Longwood

Register at northlandchurch.net. More info at northlandchurch.net/calendar.

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)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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!

The Bible is the living and dynamic Word of God. It is one story ... HIS story. If you find the Bible confusing, you need to study it—starting at the beginning. • Are you curious about what God is really like? • Wonder how the God of the Old Testament can be the same as the God revealed in the New Testament? • Wonder if Satan is real? • Puzzled about why Jesus had to die on the cross? Come join us as we explore these and other questions together! Register at northlandchurch.net.

WELCOME! Let’s worship God together!

FIRM FOUNDATIONS

CHECK OUT THE HUB

New Classes for Fall! Teachers and leaders of various classes and Bible studies will be available to answer your questions. So many to choose from ... you might want to pick two! Letters of Paul, Luke (The Life & Times of Jesus), Digging Even Deeper, Ephesians, Truth Project, Beth Moore’s Deep in Spirit, Shallow in the Word, FPU, Grow in Peace, Blended Family class, Sacred Marriage, Love & Respect, just to name a few. Interested? Come to The Hub after any service to learn more!

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

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:

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

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.

9/7-9/2013

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

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 — August 27 to September 2, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . (44,342) Difference. . . . . (452,089)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . . 7,875,000 Received. . . . . . . 180,658 Received. . . . . . 7,422,911


SEPTEMBER 2013

www.northlandchurch.net

BE THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY

BELONG MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR

September 14 in The Rink Join Dr. Hunter and other leaders to talk about what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland! Child care is available. Details on page 8.

GO CHECK OUT THE HUB

FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Looking to get connected? Find more information? Grab some coffee and conversation?

Practical ways to make a difference and bring justice!

The Hub is a good place to start!

More info on pages 5 and 6.


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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)

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My Journey to Edinburgh BY TERESA McCASKILL

Dear Northland family,

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Changing, Saving Children’s Lives in Swaziland BY DR. DAN LACICH

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ormally people do not consider Africa to be the ideal location for their first ever mission trip. Visions of dark jungles, deadly animals and strange diseases all come to mind, not to mention concerns about food, language and climate. Yet a team of Northlanders, many on their first Distributed Journey, had a completely different experience in Siteki, a small town in the very small country of Swaziland. The team of 14 people, primarily made up of members of the Common Ground young adult fellowship, was able to have the experience of a lifetime serving orphaned and vulnerable children. Far from being overwhelmed by hardship and personal discomfort, the members of this team saw God stretch them, use them, bless them, beyond measure. Northlanders have been traveling to Siteki for nearly eight years. The work there revolves around a school that began under a tree. At the time, there had been an extended famine and drought, and the children were being fed as part of a World Food Program effort. The program was managed by a local church, and the women preparing the food decided to do something with the children who waited around all morning for their noon meal. Over the years, we have helped build multiple classroom buildings and a kitchen, provided medical care, given scholarships to high school students, supported the creation of small businesses and community gardens, and shared the gospel. Travel to Siteki is not simple. A 15-hour flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg, South Africa, is followed by a sixhour van ride to Siteki, complete with border crossing. Yet even that drive had its moments. Who would ever expect to stop for lunch and be able to sit and watch rhinos, water buffalo and a host of other native animals just yards away. Arrival in Siteki meant finally getting a chance to sleep and relax because come morning, we would have a week of fullon work in an unfamiliar environment. There were three main areas of focus for the team: home visits of prayer and evangelism in the village and countryside, construction of a storage room and kitchen, and, most meaningful, the showering of 300 orphaned and vulnerable children with all the love you could muster in Christ. Those kids made it easy, as they showered us with love from the very beginning. In many cases, it was heartbreakingly obvious that these children have had very little in the way of adult care and love. They hungered for attention from us. That’s not surprising when one considers that the HIV infection rate in Swaziland approaches 50 percent. As a result, some of these 11- and 12-year-olds are the heads of their households, raising their younger siblings. There has been a tremendous benefit in going back time and time again. We have been able to change the lives of hundreds of children, and have seen many of them grow to young adulthood and begin to become leaders in their world. We have seen lives saved, literally. There are children we know would be dead today if not for the work God has allowed Northland to be a part of in Siteki. Who knows what the next eight or 10 years will reveal, but we know that God is at work and is doing exceedingly more than we could ever ask or imagine.

The team gets good advice from that sign.

Working hard mixing cement for a new kitchen.

Eva McConnell and some new friends.

Lauren Bender at the Global Primary School.

The work we do gives these guys hope for the future.


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SERVE LOCALLY Crock-Pot Ministry to Bless Local Homeless Families BY MARIA PENZES

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here are approximately 1,000 homeless families with school-aged children in Seminole County. It is safe to say all of these families are most likely on food stamps, and many of these homeless families live in extended-stay motels with little to no means of having a healthy meal. Many are forced to have a steady diet of fast foods purchased usually at gas stations or convenience stores, with their means of cooking limited to a microwave. The Family Advocacy Office (FAO) and Resource Advocates, together with you, would like to make an impact on this problem by starting a Crock-Pot Ministry. The seed for this ministry was planted by one of the FAO Resource Advocates, Elaine Maxwell. It was researched further by the FAO Americorps VISTAs, who connected with

the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to obtain an understanding of its Crock-Pot program and the materials used in it. At the June educational training meeting of the FAO Resource Advocates, Maria Ali from Second Harvest Food Bank trained the FAO Resource Advocates on how to equip their families to be better stewards with their food stamp funds and how to have healthier meals. The purpose of the FAO Crock-Pot Ministry will be threefold. The first will be to provide every homeless family with school-aged children in Seminole County with a CrockPot, which will provide a means to cook healthy meals for the family. The second will be to educate these families on the use of the Crock-Pot and healthy choices together with recipes that

will jump-start their new means of cooking. Lastly, the ministry will provide the means to have these families stretch their food stamp dollar through the purchase of healthier foods at a lower cost than one would pay at a gas station/convenience store. In order to get this ministry off the ground, we are seeking your help, to provide a new Crock-Pot, five-quart or larger capacity, which could be given to one of these 1,000 homeless families with school-aged children. FAO also is seeking endorsements by retailers and appliance manufacturers to match one for one each new Crock-Pot collected by Northland. Please share with us in this dream and enlist the assistance of your friends, neighbors and coworkers to place 1,000 new Crock-Pots into the hands of these homeless families. New Crock-Pots will be collected at Northland (in the main foyer) throughout the weekend of October 5 through 7. Thank you for your contribution to healthier living by these families. Distribution of these new Crock-Pots and healthy recipes is scheduled for the annual Families in Transition event November 16, along with the 30-minute Healthy Eating class. To date, we have collected 30 Crock-Pots from St. Dorothy’s Catholic Community for this effort.

Parents, Help Fight Human Trafficking

Students, Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Local Serve Opportunities

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orthland’s anti-human trafficking movement is growing. Northland and more than 30 other area churches make up the Faith Alliance (FA) subcommittee of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force (GOHTTF). Last month the young adult leaders from the FA expressed a desire to establish a studentled working group. As part of this ministry expansion, we would like to invite you, the Northland community, to the September meeting, to be held at Northland. Come and hear what is happening throughout your community, how you can protect your children, and how they can be involved in the fight against human trafficking. Join us Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in The Rink auditorium. Shaylynn Stoner at shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net or northlandchurch.net/humantrafficking

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s part of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force (GOHTTF), a student-led working group is forming. The October Faith Alliance (FA) meeting will focus on hearing from you. Come ready to share what connects you to this cause and how you would like to be involved. Too shy to share out loud? Write it down, bring it with you and hand it in. Bring your friends on Thursday, October 3 to the meeting at Florida Hospital Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Transportation and Shaylynn Stoner at shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net or northlandchurch.net/humantrafficking

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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. September 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry September 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International September 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry September 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care September 28 . . . . . . . Lake Jesup Restoration and Cleanup October 5. . . . . . Sweetwater Lakes Restoration and Cleanup 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 James Li Shares His Observations After Trip to Sri Lanka J

ames Li, Northland’s director of Mobilization, recently traveled to Sri Lanka to visit Pastor Adrian de Visser of Kithu Sevana church, attend a pastors conference and teach self-defense for Sri Lanka Unites. Here he shares the highlights of his trip.

Northland: Welcome back, James, from Sri Lanka! Please share with us your recent journey to Kithu Sevana church, led by Pastor Adrian de Visser.

James: I think the thing that stands out is how God is using young people to make a difference. Pastor Adrian’s invitation to the pastors conference was intentional in introducing us to two young adults from Cambodia who were fighting human trafficking. One of the young adults he introduced us to shared with us how his sister was taken at a young age and trafficked through the sex slave industry. His family needed $200 to get her out, but did not have the funds to do so. Years of trying to raise money, searching to find her in the sex slave industry, and eventually bringing her home ended very sadly, with her dying only months later from HIV.

James: Years ago a friend of mine named Casey invited me to Northland. He said, “James, you gotta check Northland: That is this place out. There is this heartbreaking and great guy named Pastor intense. What does Joel, who tells amazing someone do with that? stories and walks all over the stage, and get this, James: You’re right, it is they even have a band!” intense. In fact, I was at Needless to say, a simple a loss for what to do with invitation by my friend this young man’s story. would begin the greatest I prayed and read God’s journey of my life in Word, and came across knowing Christ and making the verse from Psalm Him known. I had no idea 7:9: “O righteous God, that years later I would who searches minds and travel with Pastor John hearts, bring to an end Tardonia from Northland’s the violence of the wicked Care and Counseling and make the righteous to visit Pastor Adrian secure” (NIV). I personally in Colombo, Sri Lanka, have committed to praying [and attend] a pastors daily for Cambodia, and conference, and personally for human trafficking and be invited as a guest the sex slave industry to the youth movement worldwide to come to an Sri Lanka Unites, led end. I am also excited to by Pastor Adrian’s son, help host a 5K run with Prashan de Visser. Pastor the Mobilization team at John encouraged pastors Northland at Longwood to and shared on the topic connect the congregation of self-care, and I taught to the social justice issue self-defense for Sri Lanka of human trafficking. Unites’ female leadership for the new “SHOW Northland: This is great! You Care” campaign. How do we get involved? Pastor Adrian shows James a few moves. (“SHOW” stands for “stop harassment of women.” In James: I invite you to Sri Lanka, 80 percent of women are harassed daily.) invite your friends to participate in the Northland 5K run/ walk to fight human trafficking. Register at northlandchurch. Northland: Wow, this sounds like a great trip! With all of net/calendar by September 26 [for the September 28 at 7:30 that said, do you have one thing that stands out? a.m. 5K], or register at the race site, put on your running shoes, and let’s run/walk together!

Did you know … … the UN estimates that nearly 27,000,000 individuals are trafficked each year? … it’s estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are tricked, kidnapped or extorted each year, and taken across international borders and sold into bondage or service? … of the nearly 800,000 people trafficked each year, 70 percent are estimated to be women and 50 percent are children, with a large percentage of those being forced into the sex trade? … the United States alone will have between 14,500 and 17,500 individuals trafficked across its borders each year, according to the Department of Justice, and nearly 200,000 U.S. citizens trafficked within its own borders – mostly children being bought and sold in the sex industry? To learn more about human trafficking and what you can do to get involved, go to ijm.org.

Volunteer Opportunities! Northland 5K and Ministry Fair (September 28): Lots of hands will be needed both on and off the course. We could use your help with setup and takedown, at the water stations along the course, or at one of our family activity stations or ministry booths. Sign up at northlandchurch.net/volunteer. Rebecca Lang at volunteer@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1807. Family Fall Festival (October 18): The Family Fall Festival is one of our biggest family events every year. Our Children’s Ministries team provides an amazing opportunity for families to connect with one another through food, fun and games, but we need your help. Krystal Rivera at krystal.rivera@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153

Come run with us September 28.


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STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY 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 LUGrox Saturdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGrox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Optional dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Register by completing the profile, linked at the top of the northlandchurch.net/middleschool. MIDDLE SCHOOL DOULOS Sundays, 11 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Middle School Doulos will help students connect what they experience in worship service to their daily lives and was designed for parents who are serving during the 11 a.m. service.

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/highschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net I AM THIRD Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. 9th- to 12th-graders are invited to an evening of small and large group discipleship, worship and community. Small groups meet from 6 to 6:50 p.m., food and games are available from 6:50 to 7:15 p.m. with the everyone coming together at 7:15 p.m.. Firsttime attendees are encouraged to complete the high school profile at northlandchurch.net/highschool before attending.

ACCESS MINISTRIES FOR STUDENTS Young Life Capernaum Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. An evening for teens with special needs that includes worship, dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! TEENS, volunteer to serve at Capernaum. Heather Subbert at 407-937-1828 or heather. subbert@northlandchurch.net

COLLEGE MINISTRY Fusion (For students ages 18 to 25) Sundays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Dinner ($2 donation), Bible study and small group connection. Michael Walker at michael.walker@ northlandchurch.net

Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to 12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews). northlandchurch.net/highschool

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

LUGrox Olympics Saturday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Come out and show your team spirit in a night of epic competition. Registration and details online.

Middle School Fall Retreat Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13 Southwind, Ocklawaha, FL Registration now available online.

Christmas Camp 2013 December 28, 2013 to January 1, 2014 SharpTop, Jasper, GA Registration now available online.

Area Flag Football September 19 to November 21 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rink Open to ages 13 and up (including adults!), so bring out your family and friends to play some flag football! Details and registration online.

Fall Beach Baptism Sunday, October 27; details online.

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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: Natalie Allan Teaching second grade on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings is where you’ll find the exquisite Natalie Allan. Natalie has devoted her talents and spiritual gifts to our team for more than a year now, and we are blessed to have her. The children and staff love Natalie’s spunk, charisma and dedication. She recently graduated from Seminole High School and plans to attend the University of Florida in the spring. We love you and thank you, Natalie, for your willingness to serve!

Why did you draw that? One of our grade school children shows us through this picture God’s unlimited creativity in creating the heavens and the earth, the land and sea, and all living things.

Mark Your Calendar! Family Fall Festival Friday, October 18. Volunteers are needed. Sign up today. Michelle Filippelli at michelle.filippelli@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1770.

Steps for Young Believers classes Steps for Young Believers classes for Grades 2-5 and their parents starting for the fall. Check the Classes & Training section on page 8 for dates and information, or contact Krystal Rivera at 407-949-7153 or krystal.rivera@ northlandchurch.net.

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES. You can do this! Learn more and find an application at northlandchurch.net/ ministry/childrens_church.

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WAYS TO RESPOND Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, September 8, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, September 21, 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 Deep in Spirit, Shallow in the Word Sundays, October 27 to December 8, 9:40 to 10:45 a.m., rooms 4216-4218. Within seven weeks, this class will review the unfolding story of the entire Bible, so you’ll have a perspective for further study. The study is based on Max Anders’ book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. Register at northlandchurch.net/ classes. The book is available for $10.25 at the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. David McLaughlin at davidkmclaughlin@yahoo.com or 407-7975463, or Paul DePalma at pdepalma01@ gmail.com or 407-786-0687 Ephesians Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Join us for a Bible study on the book of Ephesians led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Barb Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183 Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net Firm Foundations Sundays, starting September 22, either 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study the Bible chronologically for one year to understand God’s overarching plan from creation to Christ. This class is for new adult believers and those who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of God, our relationship with Him, and the grace He has made freely available through the death of His Son. The study guide is available in the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Mike Sheffey at msheffey@cfl.rr.com Letters of Paul Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211, Administration Wing. Study the teachings of Paul chronologically, with an eye from history. The group study will approach this topic from the 40,000-foot level, with contextual history in mind, delving 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 and Carolyn Jones. Taught by Dr. Wayne Lukens. Wayne Lukens at wlukens@cfl.rr.com or 407-3654735 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

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@ trubromance.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’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 5100, CWW. This is an intensive, captivating journey that helps men: Resolve wounds from their past; embrace a biblical definition of manhood; and develop their own personal manhood plan. The required workbook can be ordered through the Northland Bookstore. Vito Fera at vito@networksoundinc.com or 407923-5115 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 The Patriarchs, by Beth Moore Ever wonder what Old Testament people have in common with us? The answer is, everything! Join them in this 11-week study as they encounter the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Workbooks are available in the Northland Bookstore for $16.95. Choose from two times: • Mondays, September 9 through November 18, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Space is limited. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Anne Sullivan at 407332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, September 10 through November 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Space is limited. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@

northlandchurch.net. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com

ministry for which God has equipped you. Child care is unavailable. Tom and Brenda Pete at petes121@cfl.rr.com or 407-620-5454

Classes & Training

Empowered to Connect Second and fourth Sundays of each month beginning September 8, 6:308:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. This interactive learning experience is designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The course equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The 10 sessions involve homework. Married couples must attend together; single parents are welcome. Class fee: $120, as books need to be purchased. northlandchurch.net/ calendar/details/EmpoweredtoConnect

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

ADULTS Adoption and Foster Care Training (PRIDE) Mondays, September 30 through December 16, 6:15 to 9:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This 30-hour training and preparation class is required to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent. Enhanced learning is offered by guest speakers presenting a Christian worldview on the topics during the optional pre-class gathering. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ PRIDETraining. You will be contacted by a representative from CBC to verify your eligibility, as walk-ins are not allowed. If you miss more than two classes, you must retake all the classes during another session. Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net Becoming a Disciple Wednesdays, 7 p.m., room 5100. Join participants as they study Becoming a Disciple and other studies in the “First Principles” series together. This study uses readings, personal reflection, group interaction and serving projects as they systematically learn biblical principles. The book is $6.99 in the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Judy Tillman at 407 760 8666 or judytillmann@cfl. rr.com Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, September 14, 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. Child care is available. Ruth Sapp at belong@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039 • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ • DVD: Anytime and sold in the Northland bookstore at Longwood. Blended Family Educational Series Sundays, October 6 through November 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4204. A blended family begins with losses and changes, and all members are affected and challenged. Come learn about how to build a healthy blended family in this Christian-based eight-week educational series. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. The book is $13.99 in the Northland Bookstore. Jeff Reinking at jfreinking@cfl. rr.com or 407-616-6658 Digging Even Deeper Saturdays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., room 4128 (cry room.) This is a time to examine the evening’s message through the Bible and how to apply it to our lives. Join in the opportunity to dig a little deeper and strengthen your walk with Jesus. It’s a great way to discover your gifts and passion for the

Financial Peace University Sundays, through October 27, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join us for this awesome 13-week study by Dave Ramsey, which, in a biblical and entertaining way everyone can understand, will provide you with the nuts and bolts of how to manage money, eliminate debt, and live on a budget! The Participant’s Kit is in the Northland bookstore for $49 while supplies last. Val Brown at val.brown@ northlandchurch.net Grow in Peace Tuesdays, September 3 through October 22, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4216. Do you care about someone struggling with conflict? Do you want more peace in your own relationships? This class is for you! Learn to biblically solve conflicts in personal relationships. Grow in God’s peace! The study is based on The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande, available in the Northland Bookstore at a discounted price of $12.95. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Nita Zelenak at nita_zelenak@ntm.org  Love and Respect Event Friday, September 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northland at Oviedo, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo. This DVD event, based on the principles of the book Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, provides resources to the married, divorced, separated, dating and single. Men and women will learn how to resolve conflict, dealing with the negative reactions, as well as how to motivate each other by meeting each other’s need. Even those who feel hopeless in their relationships will gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner. Workbooks and continental breakfast and lunch Saturday are included in the registration fee of $45 per couple.  and registration: loveandrespectevent.eventbrite.com, or Rick or Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@outlook. com or 407-462-5130 Love and Respect Class Wednesdays, October 9 through November 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms 4213-15. This six-week “Building Blocks” DVD series features five key principles of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’ Love and Respect conference. Each session provides an opportunity for couples to go deeper into life-changing principles: Pink and Blue – Not Wrong, Just Different; Hollywood or Holy Word?; Not Communication, but Mutual


Understanding; and My Response Is My Responsibility. The cost: $20 per couple for the Love and Respect class, which includes the workbooks. Register at northlandchurch. net/classes. Child care is available by reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Rick or Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@outlook.com or 407-462-5130 Navigating Your Finances God’s Way Orientation and Class Orientation: Thursday, September 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4205. Class: October 3 through December 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4205. This small group study teaches individuals God’s way of handling money and possessions. Subjects include “God’s Part and Our Part,” “Debt,” “Generosity,” “Work,” “Honesty and Counsel,” “Crisis and Perspective,” and “Eternity.” Cost for materials, available in the Northland Bookstore: $39 per person, or $49 per couple. and registration: Bob Shoemaker at 407-599-3132 or bshoemaker@compass1.org “Set Your House in Order” Seminar Sunday, September 29, 5 to 6:30 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Have you made financial or custodial arrangements for your loved one, should he or she outlive you? This free seminar, sponsored by the True North Foundation, will provide you with knowledge on how to plan for the present and the future. Child care is available with registration.  and registration: Julie Meeker at julie. meeker@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371772 The Truth Project, by Focus on the Family Sundays, through November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., room 4204. Join us for 13 one-hour life-changing sessions taught by Dr . Del Tackett as we learn together to look at various aspects of living life from a biblical perspective. Learn ways God continues to call ordinary people like us to make an eternal difference in our world! Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. Chris and Teri Toadvine at fivetoadvines@gmail.com

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 is required. Krystal Rivera at krystal. rivera@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153 • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Sundays, September 8 through 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: October 6 through November 10, 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: Wednesdays, September 11 through October 23, 6 to 7:45 p.m. 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. .

Groups CARE GROUPS ADULTS Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, 7 to 8 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 Al-Anon Support Group Tuesdays, 7 to 8 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. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 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 Children of Elderly Parents Support Group First Thursday of every month starting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Longwood Health Care Center, 5120 S. Grant St., Longwood. This support group is to encourage children who are or will be providing care for elderly parents. Bob Keiderling at bob.keiderling@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-1789 Coping with Addictions/Codependency His Way Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. A Christcentered, 12-step 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. His Way, Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 GriefShare Call for time and location. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net Divorce Recovery Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session to begin September 3. 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

PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 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

PRAYER GROUPS

PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict and making a difference in relationships. Mediation and biblical conflict coaching are available. Rich Arndt at 407-221-8955 or volvoom@gmail.com

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session to begin September 3. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. 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

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

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

Active and Retired Law Enforcement Officers Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Currently studying John Eldredge’s Beautiful Outlaw. Paul Griffith at 407-557-7678 or paulgfl02@aol.com Adoption/Foster Care Ministry Meeting 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. Also, meet the ministry leaders in The HUB July 6 to 8 after worship services. Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net Arabic-speaking Community Sundays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., room 4213. Join in for worship, prayer, fellowship and a cup of coffee. Mamdouh Nasr at 407385-5772 or mamdmata@gmail.com Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., room 1101, Student Ministries and Care Center. Come make some friends and grow in Christ with us through fellowship, worship, and scripture. Child care is available with registration by contacting Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Susan Lapp at commonground@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0558 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. Nitza at milliesnow009@ yahoo.com Men’s Racquetball Group Wednesdays, 5 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. Join in and discuss many books that will help navigate the winding road

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10 of parenthood. Book list: September 29, Forgotten God, by Francis Chan; October 27, Unglued, by Lysa Terkeurst; November 24, The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson. Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net Motorcycle Group Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m., call for start location. This will be a meeting and briefing for the Motorcycles for Monica event in November. After the meeting we will be riding the beautiful event route through Seminole, Lake and Marion counties. 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. Join the SinglePurpose ministry as they study Changes that Heal, by Henry Cloud. meetup.com/oacs08, Sue at 407-314-5817 or pinkrosehalo@yahoo.com, or Teri at alwaysgone_us@yahoo.com or 407-4703431 Spanish 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. Dr. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 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. Dr. Laura Capizzano at laura. capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371824 Spanish Ministry - Spanish Interpretation Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish interpretation is available online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Desk. Join the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/northlandespanol. Dr. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 Ministerio Hispano - Interpretacion en Espanol Domingos, en los servicios de las 9 y 11 a.m. Interpretación en español esta disponible en línea y los aparatos de escucha buscarlos en el Welcome Desk. Busque en la página de Facebook enwww.facebook.com/ northlandespanol. Dr. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 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 With Northland

Serve at Northland

Blood Drive Sunday, September 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.; Monday, September 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In August, 61 people donated 46 units, and as a result 136 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

For additional ways to serve at Northland, visit northlandchurch.net/ volunteer. Call and Connect 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 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. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000 Minister to Teens Do you have a heart for hurting teens? We are looking for people to help with an exciting new ministry for students 6th- to 12th-graders. All training and materials will be provided. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Heather Subbert at 407-9371828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

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. Paula Gillon at paula.gillon@ 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. Melissa Fernandez at 407-665-5386 or melissa.fernandez@gal.fl.gov 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 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. Paula Gillon at paula.gillon@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 Public Elementary School Bible Clubs Held on a weekly basis in a number of Seminole and Orange County schools (30 clubs last school year). Across the USA, 4,385 Good News Clubs were held by churches. YOU can volunteer in a school! Training and visual literature is available. See children and families come to Christ! 407896-7288 or cefcenfl@earthlink.net or go to the website: www.cefcenfl.org. 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 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/

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 Be a Bridge – Connect With People of Diverse Faith Traditions See below for upcoming ways you can engage and serve with people of many faiths in our Central Florida community. Pastor Gus Davies at 407-949-4008 or gus.davies@ northlandchurch.net, or Robert Ray at 407415-8528 or Robert.Ray@nrmafla.com • Harmony House – Work with other faith traditions to build a better community.  This is Northland’s partnership with the Interfaith Council of Central Florida and Habitat for Humanity’s second “Harmony House” build. Work side by side with other faith traditions. Skills? No Skills? It makes no difference. You can make a difference in someone’s life. Robert Ray at 407-4158528 or Robert.Ray@nrmafla.com Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, September 4, 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 C.I.P.E. Back to School Prayer Breakfast September 28, 9 to 11a.m., Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary. Christians in Public Education present inspirational speaker Linda Urichko. RSVP and pay at this website:http:// cipebreakfast.eventbrite.com. Cheryl Eller at 407 579 9831 or Rebekah Richey at 407 252 7009

Community Bible Study Wednesdays, 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 the books of Amos & Isaiah. Children’s program is available. New Spanish group. Fall registration is now open. Olga Lizardo at 407-415-9578 or visit Orlando.CBSclass.org Gospel Crusade September 27 and 28, 7 p.m., Amway Ccenter. International Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is hosting a free Gospel Crusade at the Amway center. Bring a friend and share the good news. Whatgoodnews.com Healing For Sexual Abuse Survivors Tuesdays, starting September 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Parlor Room at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. Sponsored by the Oviedo Counseling Clinic, this is a group for women where you will have a safe, compassionate place to heal with others who have experienced sexual abuse. They will be working through the book, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Dianne Langberg available in the Northland bookstore. Alina Marshall 407-949-4000, ext. 1775 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 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 Holy Land Pilgrimage Visit to Israel Informational meeting Explore the opportunity to journey to the Holy Land with Pastor’s Gus Davies and Kevin Urichko November 30 to December 10, 2013 where we will see the people, places and Bible events of our Lord’s home, come alive before our eyes. We will be inspired as we 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. We also will visit Nazareth Baptist Church and School on a Serve Day. This is a fantastic occasion to celebrate our spiritual heritage with your family or friends. Please contact Donna Snyder about our next monthly meeting. Donna Snyder at 407-421-3213 or donnaflamm@hotmail.com; Gus Davies at Gus.Davies@northlandchurch.net Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise February 10 to 14, 2014. Go on the only fully chartered Christian marriage cruise! This is a retreat for married couples looking for romance and rejuvenation. The cruise, hosted by FamilyLife, sails from Miami to Grand Turk Island and features Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with fantastic speakers and Christian entertainment. Guests can look forward to refreshing words on marriage, great concerts, fun with fellow couples, and quality time with their spouses while sailing on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Use NORTHLAND as your group code to get the best rates! Rick and Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@outlook.com or 407-4625130

Study of Matthew through Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) BSF begins September 9 and is providing an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study of the book of Matthew. Day and evening classes are available for women, evenings for men and there are age-appropriate classes for children of all ages. For additional information about BSF International www. bsfinternational.org. For class details and/ or registration information: Orlando Evening Women’s Class - Gina Horton at vhorton827@aol.com; Southwest Orlando Day Women’s Class - Edie Chambers at ebie948@gmail.com; Northwest  Orlando Day Women’s Class - Mimi Certo at Mimi@ websolvers.com; Oviedo Day Women’s Class - Jill Read at jillread@aol.com; Orlando Evening Men’s Class - Gary Klein at garykleinbsf@gmail.com Thanksgiving Serve Project November 27 to December 1, Live Oak, FL. Serve and deliver more than 500 meals to a community on Thanksgiving day. You will be support on projects such as helping residents to gift-wrap, decorate trees, string lights, construction projects, cooking, landscaping, painting and more. Perfect for families, youth and friends. Journey Fee: $99 per person. Register by November 1. For more deatila and to register, visit: www.led2serve.org

MEN Christian Businessmen’s Connection 7 to 8 a.m.: Tuesdays, Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4; Wednesdays, First Watch, 249 West 436, Altamonte Springs; Thursdays, Perkins, University & Forsyth. A worldwide men’s ministry for 81 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 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 The Larger Story Boot Camp Thursday, October 3, 8 p.m. to Sunday, October 6, Young Life’s Southwind camp. Join this 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 is $185. You can find more information, as well as register, at TheLargerStory.com. Kirk Solberg at KirkSolberg@Smileartists.com or 321-2776801

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 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 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 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 Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220 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 Thom Willis, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Owusu Amaning, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . . . 407-949-7169 marcus.mennenga@northlandchurch.net Dale Burket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@northlandchurch.net Fred Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 fred.franz@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe.santos@northlandchurch.net Tim Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@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 15,000 that worships around the globe. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues” found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is a frequent consultant to U.S. agencies and served during the inaugural year on the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven. 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? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net Diane Jones (infants–grade school). . . . . 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net I need information on Student Ministries? Shaylynn Stoner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net

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.

Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764 DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746 Naples, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Ocoee, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Marty McCoy: mmccoy@kostoandrotella.com or 407-733-5989 Ponce Inlet, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Joe and Donna Leonardo: josephleonardo@sprintmail.com or 386-236-8871 Salisbury, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966 Tyngsboro, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Debbie Miller: NorthlandTyngsboro@gmail.com or 978-649-6115 Utica, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Terri McDowell: terrilee.mcdowell@gmail.com or 845-332-6762 Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965

I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net I want to help at Northland? Rebecca Lang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1807 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 Spanish Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio en Español. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net Lider Dr. Laura Capizzano. . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1824 or laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net Ministro Mike Fernandez. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1753 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? Paula Gillon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 904-610-5492 or paula.gillon@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 36, 2013  

September 7 to 14, 2013

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