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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 1-3, 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 WORSHIP GOD

READ THE BIBLE

PRAY

SERVE OTHERS

LIVE GENEROUSLY

BE IN COMMUNITY

SHARE YOUR STORY

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 OCTOBER 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.

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!

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

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

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

northlandchurch.net/highschool

northlandchurch.net/middleschool

HIGH SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps (Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

The Rink, SMCC. • Servant Leadership Ministry We offer servant leadership training and opportunities to serve for 9th-graders (setup crew), 10th- to leaders and work crews).

• Kinect (Middle and High School) Sundays,

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

MOUNT DORA WEEKLY HAPPENINGS 9 to 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Name(s)______________________________________________________________________

• Evolve Sundays, during 11 a.m. service. • Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS • Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

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 — September 20 to 26, 2011 This Week

This Year

Difference. . . . . (393,936)

Difference. . . . . . (43,290)

Received. . . . . . 9,375,759

Received. . . . . . . . 207,215

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,769,695

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

10/01-03/2011


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 1-3, 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 OCTOBER 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:

WORSHIP GOD

READ THE BIBLE

PRAY

SERVE OTHERS

LIVE GENEROUSLY

BE IN COMMUNITY

SHARE YOUR STORY

• 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 CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES.

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!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

northlandchurch.net/middleschool

northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

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

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps (Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Name(s)______________________________________________________________________

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

Address______________________________________________________________________

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. 10/01-03/2011

12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews).

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

E-mail________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

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 — September 20 to 26, 2011 This Week

This Year

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

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,769,695

Received. . . . . . . . 207,215

Received. . . . . . 9,375,759

Difference. . . . . . (43,290)

Difference. . . . . (393,936)


Responding to God

What’s Current

A MESSAGE FROM SEAN COOPER, MINISTER (Read about Northland’s minister of service and equipping at northlandchurch.net/staff/sean_cooper/.)

SCRIPTURE FOCUS:

John 1:1-5 (NIV)

THINK ABOUT IT.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

How many ways can you think of that we respond to who God is and what He has done? How is our response to Him both a one-time decision and an ongoing pattern? How do our responses benefit those around us?

WORSHIP FOCUS:

Worship Christ today as the great I Am. He has revealed Himself to us through nature, through His Word, and through our own lives. When we see His nature we must respond. Our response is a life of worship in which we decrease as He increases.

NOTES:

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

• Read the story in Luke 24. How did Jesus share His story with His two traveling companions? How did He open up Scripture? • How did the two men in the story respond to Him initially? Eventually? • How did their response benefit others? • How will you respond to what you see of Christ in this story?

How will you respond?

LOCAL SERVE DAY

HEALTHY 100 CHURCH SIMULCAST

Join the Movement!

FREE Health Event!

Saturday, October 8, 8 a.m., Longwood.

Friday, October 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Longwood.

Encourage your friends and family to join you for this community service event, and remind them to bring a hygiene item for donation!

If all of life is worship ... your HEALTH matters! Come hear information and inspiration from a lineup of best-selling authors and speakers! Bring a friend AND a bag of food.

BE IN COMMUNITY

We’re on Facebook and Twitter! Are you? If so, let’s connect! Get the latest in ministry news and opportunities, and encourage one another! Find us at twitter.com/northlandchurch and facebook.com/northlandchurch.

Sign up to serve at northlandchurch.net! Details at northlandchurch.net.

Make this your prayer and your song this week: I give you praise, O Great Invisible God, for the moon in the space of the dark night, for the smile on a face in the sunlight. I give you praise, O Great Invisible God, for the sound of the storm on the window, for the morning adorned with a new snow, for the tears on the face of the old man made clean by the grace of the good Lamb.

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 an Info Kiosk in the foyer on your way out!

And oh, I long to see your face, Invisible God. All the works that you have made are clearly seen and plain as day, so mighty and tender. O Lord, let me remember that I see you everywhere, Invisible God, in the seed that descends to the old earth and arises again with a new birth; in the sinner who sinks in the river and emerges again, delivered.

Name(s) _____________________________________________________________________

And oh, I long to see your face, Invisible God. All the works that you have made are clearly seen and plain as day, so mighty and tender. O Lord, let me remember your power eternal, your nature divine. All creation tells the tale that Love is real and so alive. I feel you, I hear you, Great God Unseen, I see you in the long, cold death that the winter brings and the sweet resurrection Spring.

[ ] The above is an update.

E-mail _______________________________________________________________________ Address _ ____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________

Prayer request: ____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

I’d like more information about: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

(Lyrics from Invisible God, by Andrew Peterson)

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


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 1-3, 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 OCTOBER 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:

WORSHIP GOD

READ THE BIBLE

PRAY

SERVE OTHERS

LIVE GENEROUSLY

BE IN COMMUNITY

SHARE YOUR STORY

• 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 CHECK THE STUDENT WEBSITES FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES.

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!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

northlandchurch.net/middleschool

northlandchurch.net/highschool

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

LONGWOOD WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

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

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

• Connect with your middle school student: Check out Next Steps (Sermon Companion) at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. You’ll find a short video and conversation starter to use with your student.

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS Name(s)______________________________________________________________________

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

Address______________________________________________________________________

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. 10/01-03/2011

12th-graders (LUGRox captains) and college students (small group leaders and work crews).

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

E-mail________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________

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

OVIEDO WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

• Axis Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC.

_______________________________________________________________________________

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

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 — September 20 to 26, 2011 This Week

This Year

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

Need. . . . . . . . . 9,769,695

Received. . . . . . . . 207,215

Received. . . . . . 9,375,759

Difference. . . . . . (43,290)

Difference. . . . . (393,936)


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

Respond. Be the Church.

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)

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

every where. every day.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEEDS YOU! 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!

Learn more on page 6.

serve LOCALLY Take worship out into the community! Service opportunities abound at, with and beyond Northland.

Find your fit on pages 5 and 9 or at serve.northlandchurch.net


RESPOND TO GOD

ENGAGE IN A CONVERSATION WITH GOD.

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

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.

Who needs prayer in your life? Create a prayer list here:

“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 2: PRAY TO GOD

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esus said in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (NASB). Prayer is not our idea; it’s His. Don’t ever say, “I don’t wanna bother God.” In the Greek, the original language the New Testament was written in, there is a present imperative. Jesus is saying, “Keep on asking until it’s answered; keep on seeking until you find; keep on knocking until the door is opened” (emphasis added). We are to be persistent. That’s what God expects, and that’s what He wants. When we pray, we need to remember that it’s God who’s answering, and it’s God who loves us. As verse 11 says, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” We pray in order to entrust ourselves to the One who knows best. Will He always give us exactly what we’re praying for? No, not unless it’s the very best thing. We are His children, and we can entrust ourselves to the perfection and the completion of God. Now, how do we pray? Constantly. First Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” Don’t save up your prayers for when you really “need” them. John Stafford tells of growing up on a farm that had been passed down from generation to generation. There was a well on the farm that gave the best, coolest, purest water he’d ever tasted. It didn’t matter

how hot it was in the summer; he could depend on that water being cold. It didn’t matter how long a drought would last; he could always depend on that well never running dry. Eventually, the farm was modernized, and they put in running water. It was decided they wouldn’t need the well anymore, so they boarded it up. As an adult, John went back to visit the farm. Remembering his boyhood, he wanted one more drink from that well. So he pried the boards off and lowered the pail. And he could tell from the thud it was dry. He was so surprised because in all of those droughts, it had never dried up. He asked the neighbors, some of those old farmers who knew how things worked, and they said, “Well, of course it is! There are hundreds of little rivulets that feed into a well, rushing through and purifying. But when it’s no longer being used, the rivulets get clogged up, and it goes dry.” Friends, the refreshment we can find in always turning to Him can be difficult to access if we haven’t drawn on Him for a long, long time. “Pray without ceasing,” the Bible says. Formal times of deep, holy prayer are fine. But spontaneous prayer is just as valuable. Ninety-eight percent of my prayers aren’t more than a sentence or two. They don’t start out with “Our Father,” and they don’t end with “Amen.” They’re just a running stream of communication, and all day long, I never feel outside of the presence of God simply because I’m praying without ceasing. Remember, the essence of prayer isn’t trying to overcome the distance between us and God. There is no distance. The essence of prayer is grasping the nearness of God that is already there. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” How much of an effort is that? None. He’s closer to us than our very breath. James 4:2 says, “You do not have because you do not ask.” It’s very important to ask, but it’s very important in the midst of asking to remember that God has three basic answers: yes, no and not yet. Prayer is not about changing God’s mind. God’s purposes are perfect just like they are. Prayer is not about changing God. It’s about changing us. Pray with me ... Lord, thank You for this moment in which we can consider coming further into Your realm and more eagerly into Your presence. We pray, Lord God, that as we make our requests known to You by prayer, You will give us not just Your answers, but Yourself ... not just what we hope to see, but what we could never have anticipated. Give us intimacy with You. Amen.

PRAY.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET ENGAGE in prayer for others. SHARE your prayer requests. TRACK your prayers and post updates.


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Serve GLOBaLly Serving in Sri Lanka By Sean Cooper

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s the alarm sounded at 3 a.m. Friday, September 5, my mind woke up to the reality of a very long flight itinerary: Orlando to New York, New York to Dubai, Dubai to Male, and Male to Colombo. Some 26 hours later, our group landed in Sri Lanka on Saturday evening, the weather feeling much like in Orlando: warm and humid. The 9 ½-hour time difference reminded me just how alive the world is at every hour of the day. The taxi ride to our accommodations opened our eyes to the amazing vitality of Sri Lankan culture, filled with busy nightlife, Asian food vendors on the streets, and a friendly culture of people. Five of us from Northland went to Sri Lanka to serve alongside an organization that is helping to rebuild the chasm between two ethnic groups: the Tamils and the Sinhalese. Over the course of eight days, we would meet with other international delegates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, the United States, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. As part of this trip, we also would serve at a conference where more than 800 student leaders were gathering to discuss issues of reconciliation between the people groups. At this conference, students, volunteers and staff consist of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Christians. Everyone there is asking difficult questions about uniting young people around the efforts of building a better nation. The hope is to never return to the 39 years of civil war that ripped the country apart and only ended three years ago. The work that is taking place in Sri Lanka is through a variety of people. Our first connection to Sri Lanka was through Adrian De Visser, a pastor who is doing amazing works of justice through incredible acts of service. Over the last several years, that relationship has grown to include others who are helping in unique ways to reach out and unite young people to build a new Sri Lanka. This particular conference had tremendous challenges before the first session began. Security concerns the day before the conference was to begin caused the location of the conference to change. The massive team of volunteers pulled together and recreated the new venue to match the previous one. A conference for 800 to 900 people is massive in any building, but this conference was taking place outdoors on a cricket field under a large tent. Sound, lighting and video equipment was crammed into tight spaces. A television station set up camp in a nearby locker room and streamed all the sessions live through the Internet. Students were formed into teams, met in small groups, mixed with others from different parts of the island, and learned how to become friends with someone who was once labeled their enemy. The generation before them had grown up divided, hating one another, and literally creating a nation that lived in terror of suicide bombings, random shootings and other violent acts of retribution. This conference brought together a massive group of diverse young people to explore what it means to respect the other person, understand others’ values and perspective, and treat one another with dignity rather than hatred. This endeavor was a challenge. Yet over the five days together, students made new friends, students

experienced the opposite of what they were taught from the other ethnic group, and lifelong relationships were established. In addition, these student leaders are trained and given resources to return to their schools and begin reconciliation clubs. They are given tools, including curriculum and other resource materials, to lead a club for an entire year. The club is launched by selecting a place or people in their community that need service. After three years, more than 5,000 of these students are serving in clubs and making a visible difference in their neighborhoods and schools. So how does God fit into all of this? We know from Scriptures that our Creator is one of peace, and one who heals and restores that which is broken. We are called to love one another, to serve together for the good of our communities, and to bring good news into every situation. In Sri Lanka, we have a great gift in coming alongside others, learning from one another, and living out the gospel in a way that reflects the great character of God. Please continue to pray for Sri Lanka and our friends serving there. For security and confidentiality reasons, no names of people or organizations (with the exception of our partnering pastor, Adrian De Visser) are mentioned in this article.

International panel members discuss specific issues of reconciliation in their own country. Pastor Xola Skosana, one of Northland’s partners in South Africa, shares about similar struggles faced in his own country.

Yes, 800 to 900 actually did fit underneath that tent!

Students rally at one of the large group sessions.

Sew and Serve By Patti Harshey

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erving globally. Those words conjure up images of one joining a Distributed Journey team, flying to a foreign land around the world, ministering to the people there and making your someday today. While that is certainly true, and Northlanders will have many exciting opportunities in the coming year to do just that, serving globally doesn’t necessarily involve a passport. A new ministry is beginning that gives Northlanders a chance to serve globally without leaving their backyard. In Sew and Serve, a project being spearheaded by our Service Team and Northlander Joan Siegel, pillowcase dresses are sewn by hand and distributed to little girls in countries all over the world where Northland has ministry partners. What a beautiful way to serve a very practical need! Pastor Vernon Rainwater and Alan Chantelau, director of Missionary Care and Development, recently traveled to Sri Lanka to meet with our partners at Kithu Sevana. While there, they were able to distribute hundreds of dresses to little girls in need. Our hope is to send these dresses with every Distributed Journey team in 2012. If you are a seamstress and have an interest in this ministry, contact Patti Harshey at patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net for more information.

Girls from Kithu Sevana show their adorable pillowcase dresses!


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Serve LocaLly

MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. Beyond Our Walls A

Adopt a School — In response to the rising numbers of homeless children in Seminole County, Northland and other churches and organizations are working together to “adopt” the schools that have some of the highest percentages of homeless kids in attendance. By supporting these schools with food, clothing, school supplies and hygiene items, the schools not only can identify kids in need, but also will have resources to meet their needs where they are. In the coming months, many Seminole County schools will be opening food pantries and “resource closets” that will allow teachers to connect kids and families at their school directly with the resources they need. As part of this effort, Northland will adopt both Hamilton and Idyllwilde elementary schools. Our first opportunity to

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By Dana Kobosky t Northland, we talk a lot about taking worship “beyond these walls.” We know worship is not just something we do in the sanctuary, but it’s also something we can take into our community. Recently, Northland has been blessed with ample opportunities to reach beyond our walls and connect with schools, businesses and organizations in the community with the focus of impacting our local community for the better. Below are just a couple of examples of what we’re doing and how you can become involved!

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serve these schools is on our Local Serve Day, October 8. We ask that everyone who comes on Local Serve Day consider bringing a hygiene item to donate. We will have collection bins at check-in that morning, and items collected will be given to our adopted schools and put directly into the hands of the kids who need them. Visit Northland’s calendar page for more information on Local Serve Day and a list of items to donate. In the coming weeks and months, look for information from Northland about other opportunities to support these schools through donating, volunteering at the schools and more! ocal Serve Day — Local Serve Day has always been L a great opportunity to gather with our Northland family to serve the local community. Now, thanks to our friends at Z88.3, we have been able to extend an invitation to all of Central Florida to be part of Local Serve Day! Z88.3 has started sharing with its listeners details about Local Serve Days and how listeners can sign up. We are excited about the opportunity to have people from various parts of the community join us in a morning full of fun, fellowship and serving others! So be sure to let your friends and family know that Local Serve Day is not just for Northlanders, and invite them to join you!

Upcoming Service Opportunities October 1 . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare dinner and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serve Day Visit serve.northlandchurch.net to sign up. • Harvest Time International • ECO-Garden Planting • Love Grows Seed Packing • Playground Remodeling • Red Bug Lake Park Cleanup • Lake Mills Restoration

October 15 . . . . . . . . . . Ronald McDonald House Prepare lunch and serve it to families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World Create magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by serving dinner to them.

October 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care Prepare lunch and serve it to recovering residents. Minister and pray with the residents.

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

serve.northlandchurch.net. Look for the “Check-in” flag on Local Serve Day.

Helping with the cleanup at Sylvan Lake. Everyone can get involved in serving!

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


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Mark Your Calendar! Christmas Camp

Student Ministries

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

December 29 through January 1 All high school students (9th to 12th grade) Where: Sharp Top Cove, Young Life Camp (Jasper, Georgia) Cost: See registration online. (Discount if you register and make payment by November 1) 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 to 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. This 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

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! Students will 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. MIDDLE SCHOOL DOULOS Do you take a class or volunteer during the 11 a.m. service? If so, there is a new class for your sixth- or seventhgrader in The Rink (meet the leaders in the foyer) during the 11 a.m. service. Middle School Doulos will help students connect what they experience in worship service to their daily lives. TAKE IT HOME At Northland, we believe that parents are designed to be the primary spiritual leaders in their student’s life. We are honored to serve alongside parents with some awesome supplemental programs.

Center. An evening of worship and teaching for high school students.

We are always looking for ways to encourage parents in their role. There are a couple of tools on our middle school website we would like to make parents aware of: Message in a Minute (LUGRox Companion Series) Looking for a way to connect with your student regarding what was covered at LUGRox? Check out the Message in a Minute weekly video, along with the parents conversation starter (designed for parents to help deepen their relationship with their student and encourage spiritual growth) and the full message shared at LUG. Next Steps (Sermon Companion Series) Looking for a way to connect with your middle school student regarding this weekend’s message? Check out the Next Steps weekly video and the parents conversation starter to use with your student.

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. Laura Lee Wright at 407-937-0549 or lauralee. wright@northlandchurch.net

High School Ministry

COLLEGE 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

Fusion (For students ages 18-25) Sundays, 6:30 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/ministries/ high_school_ministries

Access Ministries for Students

i-3 (I am third) Youth Group Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care

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! Teacher Training

Monday, October 10, 6 to 9 p.m., rooms 4213-15. With back to school come many new faces to Northland. We have opened 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

Family Fall Festival — Western Night

Friday, October 28, 6 to 9 p.m. Northland at Longwood Children’s Worship Wing and parking lot $5 per person (age 2 and under free). Tickets available in the Northland Bookstore. Games, snow cones, bounce houses, petting zoo, cotton candy, pony rides, entertainment, popcorn. Other food (burgers, hotdogs, drinks) may be purchased for an additional fee. 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: Heather Haines On Sunday morning serving in Children’s Church is where you’ll find Heather Haines. Heather has been teaching fourth grade for more than a year, and is a wonderful asset to our team. She is kind and caring, while also fun, energetic and personable. Heather, we love and thank you for your faithfulness and dedication to teaching the children each weekend who God is and what He has done.

Why did you make that? Jesus taught Nicodemus that God loves the world so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to us.


Ways to Respond Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, October 9, 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, November 12, 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 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 Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 or elaine. harland@northlandchurch.net

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Hanging Out With Jesus Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. Men’s Bible study on Man in the Mirror, by Patrick Morley. Bob Shoemaker at bobshoemaker@mindspring.com or 407599-3132 Philippians Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Leo Carrier at leo@carrierinsurance.com

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

woMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES 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, through November 21, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl.rr.com • Tuesdays, through November 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cherrie Rowe at 407-322-6850, or Marlene Ross at 407833-0094 or rossduo@cfl.rr.com

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 Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, January 28, 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, October 26, 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 Growing Kids God’s Way Tuesdays, 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

Life’s Healing Choices Sundays, 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 Wednesdays, 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, 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 407-462-5130

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 possessions. Cost for materials, available in the Northland Bookstore: $39 single/$49 couple. Doug Allen at dsallen97@hotmail. com 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 Bookstore for $10. Debbie Blahnik at 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: TBA. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: 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, 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

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WOMEN Boundaries Mondays, October 17 through December 5, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 1116-18, Student Ministries and Care Center. Cost of materials: $11.25 in the Northland Bookstore. Child care registration: Linda.Campbell@ northlandchurch.net. and registration: Debby Smith at 407-830-1123 or Tdsmithiii@ aol.com Living Supernaturally in Christ, by Bill Bright Thursdays, 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 407-322-6850 or cherrierowe@aol.com

Care Groups adults Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include Newcomers 101, Men’s and Women’s Chemical Dependency and Women’s 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. 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 Bookstore). Child care Donna Delzingaro at 407-937available. 1749 or divorcecare@northlandchurch.net GriefShare Call for time and location. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net GriefShare – Surviving the Holidays Monday, October 31, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-07. If you have lost a loved one and the coming holidays are a struggle, come hear new methods of coping and creating new memories, and receiving healing support. Jan Stenstrom at 407-949-7152

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 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

MEN Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net Struggling with 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, October 8, 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. Registration required. Tiana Bouley at tiana.bouley@gmail.com or visit northlandmoms4moms.com Motorcycle Group Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m., call for start location. Feed the Firefighters Run. There will be a short ride before they head to an Orlando fire station. The group will fellowship with the firefighters before making and serving them lunch (and eating with them). Come and serve those who selflessly serve others every day. The ride donation is $10 per person to cover the cost of the food (please bring cash). Register by October 20 to give us a Lori head count so we have enough food. 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 weekly small groups. Dave Mullen at 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 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. brent@wantoksports.org wantoksports.org. Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

Serve at Northland Questions about serving at Northland? serve@northlandchurch.net or 407-9494000 or serve.northlandchurch.net 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 Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training Lori Holton at communion@ provided. northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 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,


9 especially EMTs, are needed. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000

health insurance in our community. The hours are Monday through Saturday. lena@ harvesttime.org or 407-328-9900, ext. 135

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

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

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 Blood Drive Sunday, October 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Monday, October 3, 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In September, 113 people donated 97 units, and as a result 285 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 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 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 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

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 Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pgrannan@yahoo.com Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903 Recovery Ministry Volunteers with a heart for the hurting, and recovery or 12-step experience needed to help with a ministry. Laurie Jean Harrington at 407-977-6742 or lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net Find other ways to serve in your community at www.northlandchurch. net/blogs/serve_beyond/

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, November 9, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022 or christianhelp.org Desire Street Northland’s ministry partner Desire Street is transforming impoverished neighborhoods throughout the United States. Learn more at desirestreet.org.

Gripped by the Greatness of God Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Rodriguez home, Lake Mary. Rediscover the wonder of God’s attributes and spur your spiritual walk into a consistent life pattern of worship and service to God! Luis Rodriguez at 407-687-7173 Healing Grace 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 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 Readers Ministry Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School in Sanford. Read to kindergarteners and first-graders. Elaine Gritter at egritter@bellsouth.net or 407-3271474, or Candy Guernsey at cwgrfg@aol.com or 407-323-9433 Visit Israel with Pastor Gus Davies March 22 to April 1, 2012. Join this spiritual pilgrimage to Israel to see where many of the Bible events took place. Felipe Santos of Universal Travel at 407-831-0062 or info@ universaltravelisrael.com • Informational Meeting Thursday, October 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. rooms 4213-17.

men Christian Businessmen’s Connection Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4. A worldwide men’s ministry for 78 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@ aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-290-5642 Faithful and True Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., room 3-215, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Matt Casada at Mattcasada@ gmail.com or 407-949-4000, ext. 1770

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

women Community Bible Study Wednesdays, through May 2, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., hosted at Community United Methodist on 17-92. Registration is open for our fall class. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study Genesis. A children’s program is available from nursery to primary. Karen

Cunningham at 407-679-7072 or Orlando. CBSclass.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 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 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 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. 407949-4000 or serve@northlandchurch.net Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541 Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc. org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools and hand tools. Erik Robinson at 407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com Bed sheets, pillowcases and other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Complete needs list at www.safehouseofseminole.org. admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407302-5220


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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)

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

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

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Man

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

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The Christian’s Walk

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

The Eternal State

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

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

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


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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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October 1 to 8, 2011

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