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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2011

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED WORSHIP TIMES: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 | 407-949-4000 | info@northlandchurch.net

Children’s Ministries northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

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

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Children’s Church during 9 and 11 a.m. worship services:

Get the SEPTEMBER issue today! Pick up this month’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities. Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

• Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2)

worship.northlandchurch.net

• Early Childhood Classes (Age 2 – Kindergarten) during 9 and

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

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

Student Ministries CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES.

MIDDLE SCHOOL northlandchurch.net/middleschool

New to Northland? Welcome!

Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

Thanks for gathering with us in worship today — we’re so glad you’re here!

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

HIGH SCHOOL northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training

leaders and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group

• ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

• Kinect Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. Name(s)______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

E-mail________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________

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

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ___________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland.

The heartbeat 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 growing in Him. Our Mission is to equip the church to worship and serve together.

Please join us.

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — August 30 to September 5, 2011 This Week

This Year

Difference. . . . . . (331,773)

Difference. . . . . . (40,748)

Received. . . . . . 8,686,407

Received. . . . . . . 209,756

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,018,180

Need. . . . . . . . . . 250,505

9/10-12/2011


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2011

WORSHIP TIMES: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 | 407-949-4000 | info@northlandchurch.net

Children’s Ministries northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

Get the SEPTEMBER issue today!

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Pick up this month’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities.

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

Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

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

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

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

worship.northlandchurch.net

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

Student Ministries

HIGH SCHOOL

CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES.

northlandchurch.net/highschool

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.,

northlandchurch.net/middleschool

New to Northland?

Thanks for gathering with us in worship today — we’re so glad you’re here!

Welcome!

Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to

• ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

_______________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ___________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 9/10-12/2011

The heartbeat 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 growing in Him. Our Mission is to equip the church to worship and serve together.

Please join us.

• Kinect Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

E-mail________________________________________________________________________

Want to know more about Northland?

leaders and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service.

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

Name(s)______________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — August 30 to September 5, 2011 This Week

This Year

Need. . . . . . . . . . 250,505

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,018,180

Received. . . . . . . 209,756

Received. . . . . . 8,686,407

Difference. . . . . . (40,748)

Difference. . . . . . (331,773)


The American Dream: Having It All

What’s Current

(The trap of the next desire)

A MESSAGE FROM DR. JOEL C. HUNTER, SENIOR PASTOR (Read about Northland’s senior pastor, Dr. Hunter, and his life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter.)

SCRIPTURE FOCUS:

MEMBERSHIP BELONG SEMINAR

WORSHIP FOCUS:

TRUTH TOUR

LOCAL SERVE DAY

Psalm 42:1-5 (NASB)

Worship Christ today for the freedom He “As the deer pants for the water brooks, gives. It was for freedom that Christ came. So my soul pants for You, O God. Because of what He paid, we can be truly free My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; to live out His good purposes. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’ These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a How would you define the multitude keeping festival. Why are you in despair, O my soul? American dream? How has that And why have you become disturbed within me? concept changed over your Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him lifetime? For the help of His presence.”

Think About It!

One-Day Workshop!

Registration Now Open!

Saturday, September 17 at 8:30 a.m. in The Rink

Leading Us in Worship!

October 8 at 8:30 a.m.

September 17-19

Gather for food, music and fellowship before heading out with other Northlanders to various service projects throughout the community!

Legendary Christian music group TRUTH will be leading us in worship during all services! Find out more about TRUTH and its anniversary tour at www.truth40.com.

Join Pastor Hunter and others to discuss what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Register online at northlandchurch.net.

Sign up to serve at northlandchurch.net!

Let Us Know! NOTES: 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 an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out!

Name(s) _____________________________________________________________________

Talk About It!

E-mail _______________________________________________________________________

Use these questions in your community group this week to get things started.

Address _ ____________________________________________________________________

• Describe your idea of a perfect life. Is that life selffocused or other-focused? • We have the freedom to pursue all the best things in America. What things get in our way and prevent us from finding the best things? • As Americans, we depend on our own ingenuity and work ethic. How does that affect our dependence on God? Our prayer life?

_______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________ [ ] The above is an update. Prayer request: ____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

I’d like more information about: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

[ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2011

WORSHIP TIMES: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Monday at 7 p.m. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 | 407-949-4000 | info@northlandchurch.net

Children’s Ministries northlandchurch.net/ministries/category/children/

Get the SEPTEMBER issue today!

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Pick up this month’s issue of Respond to get details on classes, care groups, and local and global service opportunities.

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

Prefer to get your information online? Northlandchurch.net connects you with all this information and more.

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

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

Prepare for Next Week’s Worship:

worship.northlandchurch.net

• Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) during 9 and 11 a.m. services

Student Ministries

HIGH SCHOOL

CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES.

northlandchurch.net/highschool

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.,

northlandchurch.net/middleschool

New to Northland?

Thanks for gathering with us in worship today — we’re so glad you’re here!

Welcome!

Please tell us a little about yourself. Just drop this card in an offering box or stop by an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out — we’d love to get to know you!

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to

• ABS (Area Bible Studies) Date, time and costs vary by location.

12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

_______________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

Which site are you attending?  [ ] Longwood

[ ] Mount Dora

[ ] Oviedo

[ ] Other_ ___________________________________________________________________ [ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to receive more information about Northland. 9/10-12/2011

The heartbeat 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 growing in Him. Our Mission is to equip the church to worship and serve together.

Please join us.

• Kinect Youth Group (Middle and High School) Sundays, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

E-mail________________________________________________________________________

Want to know more about Northland?

leaders and work crews).

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service.

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training

• LUGRox Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, SMCC.

Name(s)______________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Tithes & Offerings Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the lobby or online at generous.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are at all giving boxes. Contact Twila Roberts at 407-949-4000 with questions. Financial Report — August 30 to September 5, 2011 This Week

This Year

Need. . . . . . . . . . 250,505

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,018,180

Received. . . . . . . 209,756

Received. . . . . . 8,686,407

Difference. . . . . . (40,748)

Difference. . . . . . (331,773)


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

Respond. Be the Church.

every where. every day.

MEMBERSHIP BELONG Seminar

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS YOU!

Join Pastor Hunter and others to discuss what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland.

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

Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m., The Rink

More info on page 7. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/belong_one_day_seminar/

Learn more on page 6.

WORSHIP GOD

Glorify God for who He is and what He has done. Prepare for worship, engage in the current preaching series, and go behind the scenes of worship design at Northland by visiting worship.northlandchurch.net. Read more on page 3.


RESPOND TO GOD

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

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

– Jesus Christ (John 4:23, NIV)

worship.northlandchurch.net

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

– God (Jeremiah 1:12, NASB)

bible.northlandchurch.net

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

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

pray.northlandchurch.net

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

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

serve.northlandchurch.net

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

– Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21, NASB)

generous.northlandchurch.net

Be In Community: Foster environments for relationship.

How is your life a daily worship of who God is and what He has done?

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

– Jesus Christ (John 13:35, NIV)

community.northlandchurch.net

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


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RESPOND TO GOD by Dr. Joel C. Hunter Part 1: Worship God

Northland’s mission statement reads, in part: “We believe God’s call to us as a body of believers is to respond to Him for the benefit of others.” Following is the first in a series of teachings from Dr. Hunter on what it means to respond to God through corporate worship. Explore responding to God at northlandchurch.net/respond.

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orship: It’s what we’re going to be doing for an eternity. It is so important because it absolutely reorients our lives. Worship is a way to say: “God, You created all this; You’re sovereign in all this. Help us to consider Your perspective. Help us to understand that all things are under Your power and control, and everything that’s happening is for our good.” Jesus says in John 4:23: “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth” (NASB). There are two components to worship. One is emotional and relational, and one is intellectual and propositional. When we worship Him in spirit, there’s an affective connection with a God who is very connected to us. The Greek word that is used here for “worship” is proskuneo. It literally means to prostrate ourselves so we can be closer to kiss. But there’s also worshiping in truth ... There are times when we just aren’t feeling it. What do we do in those times? Worship in truth, the Bible says. When we worship God, it is not to seek His hand, but to seek His face.

We worship God not so we can get what we want, but so we can give Him what He wants. We worship Him not so we can move higher in the rankings, but so we can rank Him where He belongs. We worship God for who He is, not only for what He has done. Richard Cook wrote this: “Worshiping a God of truth is more difficult because the truth is that God is the healer, but it’s more difficult when He has not healed yet. The truth is God is the provider, but it’s more difficult when He has not provided yet. The truth is God is able, but it’s more difficult when He has been unwilling so far. Nonetheless, I will worship God for who He is because that is what is true.” He is calling us to worship in spirit and in truth. In John 4:23, Jesus goes on to say, “for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers” (emphasis added). Everything that happens is at God’s leading, for His purposes and His glory. It’s not something we came up with; it’s something He has arranged and we’ve responded to. Do we know why we are here today? It wasn’t our idea; it’s because the Father has sought us out. First John 4:19 says, “We love, because He first loved us.” We’re chosen by design. When I was young, I lived in a small town, and often the YMCA or some organization would sponsor dances to give the kids something healthy to do. We’d go to a dance, and all the boys would be on one side, and the girls would be on the other. The music would play, and the girls would dance with one another. We guys didn’t really dance because we thought we would look stupid. But every once in a while, the DJ would call out, “Ladies’ choice.” That’s when the girls would come over and ask the guys if they would like to dance. You could just feel the tension in the guys because they didn’t know who was coming for them to do the Mashed Potato. But some of us knew who would be asking us. We had a “prearranged relationship,” and we looked forward to being chosen. Brothers and sisters, we have a prearranged relationship. We’ve been chosen by the God who has loved us since the beginning of time. There’s nothing in our flesh that wants this. We’re here because God has put it into our hearts to glorify Him, to do the right thing, to worship God together. Gathering together is important whether or not we feel like we’re getting much out of it because we are doing what Christ showed us to do. In Luke 4:16, we read, “And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath.” If Jesus needed to go to church, don’t we? Seriously, here’s the Son of God, and He could have just said, “Got it,” because He did ... He was it! But He chose to be with other believers. There is something we get in corporate worship that we can’t get in personal worship. The more often we find ourselves in the company of other Christians, the surer we are of our own identity and the more strength we have to live according to God’s ways. I heard a story about an old guy who went to a little church and sat in the same pew every Sunday. His hearing started to go, and pretty soon he couldn’t hear anything. But he was in that pew every Sunday. Finally, someone wrote him a note: “Harold, we know you are stone-cold deaf. You can’t hear a thing that’s going on! Why do you keep coming?” He wrote back, “I just want to show the devil whose side I’m on.” It matters that we gather together and worship God.

WORSHIP.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET PREPARE for worship with Pete Geiger, Creative Producer of Worship. ENGAGE with the current preaching series. GO BEHIND THE SCENES of worship design.


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Serve GLOBaLly Opposite Sides of the World, One Purpose By Laurie Barker Copeland

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t was after midnight, and I was leaving for a Northland Distributed Journey to Ukraine that morning. While finishing up the final packing, I was struck with the idea to give the girls at the orphanage the message of Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV): “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” I wrote down the Scripture, translated it into Russian using my phone app, and made and decorated enough copies for approximately 40 orphan girls. I had no idea how I was going to distribute the verses, except to simply hand them out once I got there. Our team arrived in Ukraine, which used to be part of the former Soviet Union. The orphanage isn’t Christianbased, but the folks there allowed us to hold evening programs and Bible lessons, teach crafts, play games and simply love the kids. We worked side by side with a hardworking Christian Ukrainian team. During morning announcements on the fourth day, the program director, Ula, announced that we were going to hold a girls get-together that afternoon, and they would like an American to do the speaking. I have spoken to groups before, but not without preparing for days! This idea scared the living daylights out of me, but I knew this was what God

had prepared me for. I thought about Nellie, an orphan who spoke of committing suicide. She needed to know she was not a mistake, but part of God’s plan. The weather was perfect. We set up under a big shady tree, laying out bedspreads to sit on. Olesya was trying to convince Nellie to attend, but she refused. I said a quick prayer that she would change her mind. About 50 mostly teenage girls showed up. I shared, through a translator, my own insecurities and how I have to plant my security on Him each day, not on my inadequate self. We passed out the verses and had a question-and-answer time, when lots of questions were asked. Then we followed up with spa time, with makeup and nail polish that another team member, Marylee, brought. Afterward, a member from the Ukrainian team, who knew I had written these verses ahead of time, said: “It’s funny how God spoke to us before camp, telling us to have a special girls get-together. But we had no idea what would be said or what we would do. Then God spoke to you all with what to say and do. Isn’t it amazing how God can arrange for people from two countries on opposite sides of the world to come together with one purpose?” It’s amazing indeed. I don’t know the direct outcome of that get-together, but I know we planted seeds. The girls were receptive, attentive and inquisitive. Later in the week, quite a few orphans came to know Jesus as their personal Savior! God still speaks. It’s our job to listen. Are you part of God’s plan for these orphans? These children are in desperate need of our prayers. The Christian Ukrainian team, in Kiev, does a fantastic job, but doesn’t live locally to provide the daily discipleship. This was our second year visiting this orphanage. Some of the orphans who became Christians last year fell away, perhaps due to a lack of fellowship. As one orphan said, “Our faith leaves when you leave.” This sobering comment drives our team to pray for these orphans daily. Just like God led the Ukrainian and American teams in a common direction, we pray you will join your faith with ours in praying for these orphans. First, you can pray for those who have made commitments to Jesus: Pasha, Olesya, Nina, Tolic, Yulia, Yanik, Marianna, Yura, Leanna, Natasha, Misha, Julia, Renada and Nazar. Pray that they will continue to trust in God, placing their

At the airport, ready to go! security on Him and Him alone. Other children who are not Christians who need our prayers are: Nellie, Nadia, Natasha, Victoria, Vova, Kolya, Yulya, Zaryana, Lyosha, Sasha, Vitalik, Lena, Ivan, Oleg, Kristina, Maryana, Liana, Veronica, Leyona, Tanya, Ruslan, Bogdan, Yura, Max, Gena and Dima. Pray also for a local Christian leader to rise up among this group, and for Laura, an administrator who was especially open to our Christian presence. I remember the eyes of these orphans, and then I think about my own daughter here in the States. I’m reminded how the orphans are just like my daughter, except for a few things that keep them worlds apart. By going on Distributed Journeys, we see how God works our two worlds together, and we see their (and our) desperate need. Please join us in prayer for these incredible children. Then, consider joining us on a journey next year! What ever happened to Nellie? After telling me she wouldn’t come to the girls get-together, she showed up! I don’t know what was happening in her heart, but she started to smile a lot more. God’s Word doesn’t return void, and I believe God’s love is working on her. That’s all the more reason to pray. Laurie and Nellie.

Visit somedayistoday.net for complete information on each trip. Egypt — October 14-24 Provide mercy ministry to the poor and sick. Cuba — October 14-21 Partner with IsleGO Missions.

Girls get-together.

Northland’s team worked with the Ukraine team.

Brazil — October 15-23 Construction and Some Fishing: Help villagers with construction projects and fish in the Amazon.


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Serve LocaLly

MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. Backpacks Benefit Kids in Need

Participate in October Local Serve Day By Dana Kobosky

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ast month Northland held its yearly backpack and school supply drive. The Longwood, Oviedo and Mount Dora sites all took part! Once again, I was blown away by the way our church family pulled together for this opportunity to serve our community. At a time when so many families are struggling and in need, Northlanders gave more than 1,180 backpacks! It was truly a blessing to see all of your smiling faces bring in your donations over the weekend. The backpacks collected at Longwood went to three local organizations: Christian HELP, Harvest Time International and A Gift for Teaching Seminole County. These organizations then worked within Seminole County to get the supplies into the hands of kids in need. The Oviedo and Mount Dora sites also gave their backpacks to organizations serving kids in need in their respective areas. I had the opportunity to deliver most of those backpacks to our partners, and I can’t begin to express their gratitude toward everyone who donated.

Thank you, Northland, for meeting the needs of so many people in our community. Thank you for reaching beyond the walls of the building and going the extra mile to share God’s love with your neighbors. The next Local Serve Day is Saturday, October 8. If you’re looking for a place to start serving the local community, this quarterly event is the perfect starting point! Local Serve Day starts bright and early in the morning with breakfast and live music at Longwood before everyone heads out in teams to various service projects. Project registration opens Saturday, September 10. Projects fill up fast, so get your friends and family on board early! Register at serve.northlandchurch.net.

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

Upcoming Service Opportunities September 1 . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items to the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

September 3 . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare dinner and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

September 15 . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry Provide food, clothing and other items to the needy in Orlando. Participate in worship, devotion and ministering to the homeless.

September 17 . . . . . . Harvest Time International Help sort, stack, pack and organize supplies for local families in need and for shipping packages internationally during times of need.

September 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Create magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by serving breakfast to them.

October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day Project list and registration will be available the second week in September. Visit serve.northlandchurch.net to sign up at that time. Sorting and organizing at Mount Dora.

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

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

Volunteers and backpacks from Mount Dora.

Northland Serve is now on Twitter. Follow us and get the latest on the upcoming projects! twitter.com/#!/northlandserve Backpacks collected at Oviedo.

Backpacks collected at Longwood.


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Mark Your Calendar! Middle School Fall Retreat Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1

All middle school students (6th-8th grade) are welcome! Where: Girls, Daytona Beach; Guys, New Smyrna Beach Cost: $50 if registration and payment are received by September 4; $65 after September 4 Deadline: September 25 (Payments are not refundable after September 14) Check-in: 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, The Rink (Please eat beforehand) Departure: 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, via Holiday Coach Lines Return: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1 for LUGRox! Dinner will be provided. Pick-up: 8:30 p.m. Saturday October 1, The Rink Register at northlandchurch.net/middleschool

Student Ministries

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

Middle School Ministry

High 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

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

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.

i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. An evening of worship and teaching for high school students.

Access Ministries for Students

COLLEGE Ministry

Young Life Capernaum Last Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. If you are a teen with special needs, join us. This includes worship, dinner, fun and an opportunity to grow in faith! TEENS, volunteer to serve at Capernaum. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

Fusion (For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 6:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net

Father’s Blessing

Sunday, September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink For fathers and their sons (13 years and older). Imparting a father’s blessing is a privilege and duty given to every father by God, bringing a child into a closer relationship with his or her earthly father and the heavenly Father. Registration and pre-meeting required. Register at northlandchurch.net/middleschool

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

Children’s Ministries

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

Mark Your Calendar! Buddy Training 101

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211. Train to learn how to give parents/caregivers of children with special needs a break for just a few hours one Saturday a month. Debbie Grindstaff at 407-9371828 or debbie.grindstaff@northlandchurch.net

Young Believers Classes Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Step 1: September 7 - September 28 Step 2: September 7 - October 5 Step 2: October 12 - November 9 Step 3: October 5 - November 9 More details on page 8. To register, contact Diane Jones at diane.jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188.

Teacher Training

Monday, October 3, 6 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. With back to school come many new faces to Northland. We will be opening every classroom to accommodate the growing number, but we need more teachers and helpers! All the materials are provided, and no experience is needed. Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

Children’s Church

Northland Early Learning Center

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

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

Volunteer of the Month: Jane Browning A teacher by profession, Jane brings a wide range of teaching experience and expertise to our 4-year-olds each week. Her passion and desire to see the children not only learn about God’s Word, but experience His love for them is a blessing beyond measure. We thank God for your faithfulness to Him and His Word, Jane! We love you!

Why did you draw that? Addie drew a picture of Jesus speaking with the woman at the well about eternal life and who He is. We too are to tell others about Jesus.


Ways to Respond Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, September 11, 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 10, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies & Prayer Groups adult bible studies Daniel Part I (Precept Study) Thursdays, beginning September 15, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. We know more about the personal life of Daniel than any other prophet in the Bible. Child care provided upon request. To order workbook, call Precept Ministries at 1-800-763-8280 and ask for Daniel workbook Part 1 #70402. Cost of book: $18. Registration and Geri Anderson at 407-331-6760 or 2geri@cfl.rr.com Gospel of John Bible Study Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Discover more about the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and learn more about who God is. Come early for refreshments and fellowship. John and Carolyn Jones at 407-831-5822 Hebrews Sundays, through December 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Join Pastor Dan as you take a verse-by-verse look at one of the most theologically rich books in the Bible. Jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832 Discipleship Group Wednesdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Welcome Center. Study for new believers and those who want to grow in their faith using the book of John. Bob Ek at bobpatek30@aol.com

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES The Coolest Guys in the Bible Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join us for this study of: The Man In the Mirror, by Patrick Morley. Bob Shoemaker at bobshoemaker@mindspring.com or 407599-3132

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

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 Leo Carrier at minutes of prayer. leo@carrierinsurance.com

woMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Ephesians (Precept Study) Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. (No class Labor Day.) Learn who and what you are in Christ, and you’ll want to walk God’s way the rest of your life! Workbook: about $24. Child care provided with advanced registration. Registration and Melody Ringenberg at rringenberg@cfl. rr.com Revelation—Here and Now … There and Then, by Beth Moore An 11-week class of discovery on the book of Revelation. Child care is available with registration. Workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $11. • Mondays, September 12 through November 21, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, September 13 through November 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850, or Marlene Ross at 407-833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com

PRAYER groups Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7180 Prayer Group Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., room 1116, Student Ministries and Care Center. Jean Sherwood at 407-796-4705

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

ADULTS Alpha Course Thursdays, through October 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4204. Alpha is a course for everyone. Tackle questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Registration: $10 per individual or $15 for two. Child care available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/alpha_ coursefall_2011_. Jamila Millette at 407937-1832 or jamila.millette@northlandchurch. net

The Art of Marriage, by FamilyLife Saturdays, September 10 through October 8, 5 to 6:15 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Understand the beauty of God’s design for your marriage. Cost for two workbooks: $48.99 if ordered at the Northland Bookstore. Registration fee: $5 per couple. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ art_of_marriagefall_. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@northlandchurch. net. Jerry and Sarah Biuso at jerry@ strongbondsmm.com Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Pastor Joel and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-4039 • Six-week class: Sundays, starting October 16, 11 a.m., room 4209. Hear Pastor Kevin Urichko and other Northland leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. Child care is available. Jamila Millette at jamila. millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-9371832 • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ Buddy Break Training 101 Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211. Train to learn how to give parents/caregivers of children with special needs a break for just a few hours one Saturday a month. Debbie Grindstaff at 407-937-1828 or debbie.grindstaff@ northlandchurch.net Financial Peace University This 13-week study provides you with the “nuts and bolts” of how to manage money, eliminate debt and live on a budget in an entertaining way everyone can understand. Child care is available by contacting Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Cost for materials: $99. and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann at 407-688-2182 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com • Thursdays, through November 17, 7 to 9 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Led by Jana and Rich Haussmann. • Sundays, through November 20, 5 to 7 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Led by Valerie and Paul Brown. College/Young Adults • Tuesdays, through November 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Led by Jessica Haussmann. Growing Kids God’s Way Tuesdays, September 13 through October 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Learn to speak to the heart and mind of your child through biblical and practical teaching for parents. Book is available in the Northland Bookstore ($22). Registration fee: $5. Child care is available by contacting linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Registration required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/growing_kids_god_s_wayfall_.

Kim or Rob Andrescik at kimandrescik@ gmail.com or 407-921-5621 Leadership Training — Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard Sundays, through September 25, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Discover how to become a more effective leader. Led by Pastor Dan Lacich. The book is available Barb in the Northland Bookstore for $12. Olsen at barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183 Life’s Healing Choices Sundays, September 11 through October 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4204-05. Gain freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation for eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Materials cost: $8.50. Registration fee: $5. and registration: Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net or 407-927-4393 Made to Crave, by Lysa TerKeurst Preview class: Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Wednesdays, September 21 through October 26, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Learn to biblically satisfy your deepest desire with God, not food or other cravings. Cost for book: $18 in the Northland Bookstore. Registration fee: $5. Registration is required at northlandchurch.net/calendar/ details/made_to_cravefall_/. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@ northlandchurch.net. Mary Lou Caskey at maryloucaskey@gmail.com, or Jamila Millette at 407-937-1832 or jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net Marriage Oneness — Class for Struggling Marriages (FamilyLife) Wednesdays, September 7 through October 26, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Learn and practice practical ways to love better, connect better and be better—together in your marriage. Cost for workbook: $43 for two workbooks in the Northland Bookstore if you pre-order by September 1. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ marriage_onenessfor_struggling_marriages. Child care is available by contacting linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. Rick and Jolene Burns at jburns@mycbfl.com or 407462-5130 Money and Marriage God’s Way (Compass) Wednesdays, through September 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. This six-week small group study will show you how to discover God’s approach to managing your finances and strengthening your marital relationship. Cost for materials, available at the Northland Bookstore: $39. Chris and Terri Toadvine at toadvines@gmail.com Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (Compass) Thursdays, through October 20, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. This nine-week small group study provides a deep understanding of what Scripture says about managing money and

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8 possessions. Cost for materials, available in the Northland Bookstore: $39 single/$49 couple. Doug Allen at dsallen97@hotmail. com Resolving Everyday Conflicts, by Peacemakers Ministries Thursdays, through October 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5100. Workbook ($10.50) is available in the Northland Bookstore. Registration fee is $5. Registration is required at northlandchurch. net/calendar/details/resolving_everday_ conflictsfall_. Child care is available by contacting linda.campbell@northlandchurch. net. Gary Wright at lanaharrison@cfl. rr.com or 386-753-0280 Sacred Marriage, by Gary Thomas Thursdays, October 6 through November 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Discover God’s plan for enriching and making your marriage sacred! Optional: Bring your dinner at 6:15 p.m. Cost for workbook is $7.50. Registration fee is $5 per couple. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ sacred_marriage_by_gary_thomas. To register for child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda. campbell@northlandchurch.net. James Price at james.price@northlandchurch.net

children God’s Amazing Creation, by Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt Wednesdays, starting October 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., room 5110, CWW. Join this six-week Bible study for kids on Genesis 1 and 2. Dig up evidence about how heaven and earth, people and animals all began. Workbook is available in the Northland Debbie Blahnik at Bookstore for $10. debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7162 Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Materials cost: $5. Registration is required. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane. jones@northlandchurch.net • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: September 7 to 28. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: September 7 to October 5 and October 12 to November 9. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: October 5 to November 9). Focus: to develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN Great Dad Class Wednesdays, September 28 through November 2, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Welcome Center. Discover the six elements of effective fathering as you learn to build relationships with children from toddler to teen, from adolescent to adult. To register for child care, contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@

northlandchurch.net. Bob Keiderling at bob.keiderling@northlandchurch.net

WOMEN First Steps for New Believers Mondays, September 12 through October 3, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., 4209. Class to engage, encourage and teach new believers after they make their life commitment to follow Christ or for those who want to grow their faith. Kari Maggard at klmaggard@aol.com Living Supernaturally in Christ, by Bill Bright Thursdays, September 22 through November 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn to experience the supernatural life Jesus promises instead of a life of worries, fears and difficult circumstances that rule our emotions and diminish our hopes and dreams. Study books available at the Northland Bookstore for $12.75. No child care provided. and registration: Cherrie Rowe at 407-3226850 or cherrierowe@aol.com

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 Stephen Ministry Fourth Sunday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4213. Next meeting September 25. For all formally trained and commissioned Stephen Ministers. Elaine Harland at 407949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch. net Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for location. New session begins September 6. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Cost: $5, and $19 for the book (available in the Northland Bookstore). Child care available. Assessment required. Donna Delzingaro at 407-937-1749

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Care Groups adults Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency and Women’s CoLaurie Jean Harrington at Dependency. celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net 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. Child care is available. His Way, Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 DivorceCare Tuesdays, call for time and location. New session begins September 6. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Cost: $5, and $19 for the book (available in the Donna Bookstore). Child care available. Delzingaro at 407-937-1749 or divorcecare@ northlandchurch.net GriefShare Call for time and location. New session began August 22. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@northlandchurch.net PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 1111, Student Ministries and Care Center. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Skye Engel at 407-834-3158

Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net Struggling with Same-sex Attraction? Thursdays, 8 to 10 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group that provides a safe and caring environment for Christian men who are struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction. Jim at 407-949-4000, ext. 1754

woMEN Bcause—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com. Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 1111. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that Vicki M. Wotring at keep you in bondage. 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com

Special Interest Groups AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ trubromance.com Bicycling for Christ (Women) First and third Saturday of each month. Registration for fall for beginners and

intermediate riders. Naomi James at BicyclingforChrist@gmail.com Buddy Break Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Debbie Grindstaff at 407-937-1828 or debbie. grindstaff@northlandchurch.net Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Build authentic Christian community, grow spiritually mature and affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Susan Perry at commonground@ northlandchurch.net or 407-878-5599 Divine Reflection Art Group Second Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Join other artists to reflect God’s truth and beauty through the visual arts. Laura Bates at carpearte@aol.com or 407-622-6873 Kingdom Advisors Fourth Thursday of each month, noon to 1:15 p.m., room 4209. Financial professionals, join this lunch study group to learn how to build your practice on biblical principles. Philip van Staden at 407-339-9090 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Tiana Bouley Registration required. at tiana.bouley@gmail.com or visit northlandmoms4moms.com • Book Club Meeting Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Join the discussion on I Don’t Do Crazy Anymore, by Dr. Joel C. Hunter. Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net or visit northlandmoms4moms.com Motorcycle Group Sunday, September 18, 9:30 a.m., call for start location. Depart at 10 a.m. for Ride for the Cure. ride with other biker groups and a few stops before the final location. Prizes, raffles, and lunch will be provided at the final destination. Lori Landers at 407-333-2612 Single Purpose (Singles age 35 and up) Fourth Sunday of each month, 3 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Join us for the our new study The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond, by Bill Hybels. Workbook ($7.50) available at the Bookstore. Attend, or e-mail to find out more about Dave Mullen at weekly small groups. Singlepurpose7@gmail.com Northland en Español Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends. Child care is available by contacting ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net or by calling Ivan at 407949-4000


9 Northland en Español Reunión Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Cuidado de niños está disponible contactando ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net o llamando Ivan al 407949-4000 Softball Join other Christian men and women on this adult coed team or the men’s team to compete in local leagues. www.nlsoftball. com or northlandsoftball@gmail.com Spanish Ministry Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish interpretation is avaliable online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Center. Join the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/northlandespanol. Ivan Portillo at 407-937-0549 or ivan.portillo@ northlandchurch.net Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Wantok Sports Ministry Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Championship. $80 per team. Register online at www. wantoksports.org. brent@wantoksports.org Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care www.wordweaversonline.com Center.

Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Laura Lee Wright at 407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for 2 1/2 hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Serve with Northland Access Ministries Steering Committee Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering Laura Lee Wright at 407-937committee. 0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net

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

Blood Drive Sunday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Monday, September 12, 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In August, 80 people donated 69 units, and as a result 207 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

Congregational Care Call Center Weekday volunteers are needed for this teleministry. No prior phone experience necessary, just a passion to connect with God’s people. You will be trained. Flexible hours. Donna Thornton at donna.thornton@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0567

Dentists and Dental Assistants Needed November 5 and 6 for the Central Florida Dental Outreach. Help put smiles on more than 200 faces of people in need! Learn more at centralfloridadentaloutreach.com. Dr. Andy Greenberg at andy@Katsur.com or 407772-5120

Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training Lori Holton at communion@ provided. northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Disaster Response Teams Medical professionals, licensed CDL drivers, culinary professionals, veterinarians or vet techs, licensed mental health counselors and those interested in providing mental health services needed. Training provided. Gretchen Kerr at 407-949-7190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net

Serve at Northland

Musicians Needed Celebrate Recovery is looking for a keyboard player, guitarist and bass player to join its worship team. Must be willing to join groups and studies as required by leaders, which is approximately two hours a week, every Friday night. Trina at 407-808-4586 or trinakoehler@gmail.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

Free Clinic Volunteers Needed Harvest Time International’s Medical Care Center will open this fall. It is currently looking for volunteers who would like to commit to serve at least once a month. It needs doctors, nurses 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. lena@ harvesttime.org or 407-328-9900, ext. 135

Help Incarcerated Men Men needed to come alongside incarcerated men. No experience necessary. Minimum commitment: one hour per week. Greg Kerr at 407-770-8503 or gpkerr@mindspring.com

Desire Street Northland’s ministry partner Desire Street is transforming impoverished neighborhoods throughout the United States. Learn more at desirestreet.org.

Jail Ministry Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during the Sunday 9 a.m. worship; Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons; assist women with long-term planning; prayer team; pen pals. Training provided. Jail Ministry voice mail at 407-949-4007

Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Luis Rodriguez at 407-687-7173

Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pgrannan@yahoo.com Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com

Healing Grace Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 2992 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Coorie Moore at 407-244-5527 Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17, 2012. Sail with other Northland couples on Norwegian Cruise Line from Miami on this four-day FamilyLife cruise for fun and practical biblical ways to enrich your marriage. Save $200 on all bookings if you register now! Jolene Burns, group leader, at 407-462-5130 or jburns@mycbfl.com

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

Readers Ministry Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Elaine Gritter at egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474, or Candy Guernsey at cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433

Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed Laurie Jean to help with a ministry. Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net

Visit Israel with Pastor Gus Davies November 17 to 27, 2011. Join this spiritual pilgrimage to Israel to see where many of the Felipe Santos Bible events took place. of Universal Travel at 407-831-0062 or info@ universaltravelisrael.com

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

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Beyond Northland

Christian Businessmen’s Connection Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@ aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642

ADULTS 9/11: An American Moment Ballet Sunday, September 11, 2 to 3 p.m., Longwood Sanctuary. Presented by the Central Florida Ballet, this free performance is a 10th anniversary tribute to the victims of 9/11. Reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended to ensure seating. and to reserve your seats, call the Central Florida Ballet Box Office at 407-849-9948.

Faithful and True Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., room 3-215, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual Matt Casada at Mattcasada@ integrity. gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1770

Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404

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

Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, September 7, 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

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women Community Bible Study Wednesdays, September 7 through May 2, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 17-92. Registration is open for our fall class. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge


10 to study Genesis. A children’s program is Karen available from nursery to primary. at 407-679-7072 or www.OrlandoCBS.org Divorced/Widowed Women’s Fellowship Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children welcome. Nancy Petitto at 321972-2255 Divorced Women’s Small Group Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Lisa Edwards at 407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com On the Threshold of Hope Thursdays, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m, Oviedo Counseling Clinic at Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. For women who desire group support on sexual abuse recovery through Diane Langberg’s book On the Threshold of Hope. Details: Kim Shepherd at 407-949-7193, ext. 1788, or kimjshep@gmail. com Women’s Connection Luncheon 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 Pam Oldham at with a biblical worldview. info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797 Wounded Heart Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., chapel, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join other sexual abuse survivors as they

embark on an honest, hopeful and healing exploration using the book The Wounded Heart and its workbook, by Dan Allender. Belinda Thrift at belindathrift@yahoo.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1799

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood. See page 11 for a list of specific needed items. 407-260-9155 Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. 407949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541 Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com

Student Calendar Continued from page 6.

Christmas Camp

December 29 through January 1 All high school students (9th-12th grade) Where: Sharp Top Cove, Young Life Camp (Jasper, GA) Cost: See registration online. (Discount if you register by 9/14) Deadline: December 14 Balance: Due at check-in if it is not paid beforehand Refunds: Until December 7 Check-in: 6:30 a.m., Thursday, December 29, The Rink Departure: 7 a.m., Thursday, December 29, via Coach Buses Return: 10-10:30 p.m., Sunday, January 1, The Rink Register at northlandchurch.net/ highschool

Rival of the Verse Friday, October 14, 7 p.m., The Rink

Singer/songwriter competition for high school soloists, duets or trios. It is not a Battle of the Bands (we have one of those in the spring). Participants will perform two original songs for a panel of judges in hopes of winning the grand prize of $300. Judging will be based on vocal ability, song originality and stage presence. Register at northlandchurch.net/ highschool

Student Ministries’ Legacy

Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Rink Designed to give parents and volunteers a behind-the-scenes look at the philosophy, history and future direction of Student Ministries at Northland. It’s designed for anyone who would like to volunteer with Student Ministries. It will go more in depth about specific roles, functions and commitment levels. Register at northlandchurch.net/ highschool

Next Steps

(Now Available Online) We had an awesome summer with all of the parents who came out for Next Steps. We have posted all of the talks with homework companions online, so if you missed a night (or the whole series), you will be able to hear and apply the great teaching from the summer. These are posted on both the northlandchurch.net/highschool and northlandchurch.net/middleschool pages. After Labor Day, we will begin to offer practical tools for discipling your teen that will connect to weekend services and LUGRox.

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

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

Why Her? The perfect gift for every woman who would like to have a good relationship with her husband’s mother and/or her son’s wife!

$10

A Kindle version is available at amazon.com.

At the Northland Bookstore, if you buy Why Her? you get Being Good to Your Husband on Purpose, by Becky Hunter, for only $2 a copy (no limit).

By Becky, Lisa, Rhonda and Elizabeth Hunter


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contact info

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net | info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Northland Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net.

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

DISTRIBUTED SITES

Whom do I contact if:

MOUNT DORA SITE The Seventh-Day Adventist Church. . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The church is on the south side of Highway 441. Look for the “Northland” sign. Facebook.com . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandmountdora General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net OVIEDO SITE Hagerty High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 The school is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads. Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300, Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website. . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net

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

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

PASTOR’S BIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venice, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 5 p.m. Ron and Marcy Burth: marciabedford@yahoo.com or 941-493-6965

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

LIFEHOPE Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center. LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen to, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. LifeHope at 407-949-7151 or lifehope@northlandchurch.net Find out more at northlandchurch.net/ministries/financial_help/.


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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)

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: Worshiping God — John 4:21 Glorify God for who He is and what He has done. Reading the Bible — Jeremiah 1:12 Study God’s message to you often. Sharing our stories — 1 Peter 3:15 Tell others what God is doing in your life. Being in community — John 13:35 Foster environments for relationship. Praying — 1 Peter 3:12 Engage in conversation with God. Serving others — Matthew 25:40 Meet the needs of the people around you. Living 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.

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

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

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

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Traducción simultánea al español en nuestra sede en Longwood y en linea durante los servicios de adoracion los domingos a las 9 y 11 a.m.!

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

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The Christian’s Walk

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

The Eternal State

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

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Worship Guide-Respond 37  

September 10 to 17, 2011

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