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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 22-24, 2016

WHAT’S CURRENT WHEN HELPING HURTS 2-DAY SEMINAR

WELCOME!

LET US KNOW!

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

Get info and sign up at northlandchurch.net, or visit the Connect Tent.

YOUNG DISCIPLES STEP 2

Young Disciples Step 2 teaches children in grades two through five what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Children, alongside their parent or mentor, will explore the seven ways we respond to God for the benefit of others. This six-week study concludes with the celebration of Communion. Sundays starting October 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m., rooms 5108-09.

But how do you go about making sure your work is actually helping the poor, and not hurting? Come and learn how to properly walk with the poor in humble relationships rather than gifting them temporary handouts. Friday, October 28 to Saturday, October 29, rooms 4206-07.

Is your child ready for First Communion?

Chances are your intentions are good …

SEARCH: when helping hurts

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL Let’s have fun, Western style!

Let’s worship God together!

New to Northland? Need prayer? Want to get connected? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by The Tent on your way out! PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

Rain or shine, this is an event for the entire family, with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Other food, such as hot dogs and sodas, can be purchased for a minimal additional cost. We are collecting new or gently used tennis shoes for children in La Montagne, Haiti. In exchange for your shoe donation, you will receive a free treat! Tickets are available for $8 at the bookstore or at calendar.northlandchurch.net. Friday, November 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Longwood site. SEARCH: fall festival

SEARCH: young disciples

RANDOM BITS OF WISDOM FOR WIVES Join Becky Hunter as she explains wife life. Becky Hunter’s email address is joelswife@ hotmail.com. If that’s not a hint at the value she places on her wife life, I don’t know what is. If you are thinking about getting married, are engaged, or have been married awhile, join her for an encouraging look at the biblical principles that can inspire you to see wife life as a valuable ministry. Sunday, November 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-7.

SEARCH: life lab

FOUNDATIONS BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN Ladies, get started here! Do you want to be more confident and empowered in your Christian life and to grow closer to the Lord? Are you tired of living a roller-coaster Christian experience? Or have you recently made a commitment to Christ? Then this Bible study, led by Kari Maggard, is perfect for you! Plus, it’s a great way to get to know other women from Northland. Wednesdays starting November 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216. SEARCH: foundations

TRANSFORMING SPACES Could you use a guide to forming Kingdom-shaped communities? This course is designed to guide young adults (18- to 35-year-olds) into Kingdomshaped communities. We will explore what it means to follow Jesus as the church together in a post-Christian world. We will dialogue each week about what God has done to prepare us for this moment, what He is currently doing in our world, and where we think He is taking us next. Sunday, November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Hub. SEARCH: transforming spaces

Tithes & Offerings: THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

northlandchurch.net

Tipping Point Goal 2016-17: 2016

2017

Received to Date: $10,697,569*

$32M

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

Prayer request: _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Participate & Connect: Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch instagram.com/northlandchurch youtube.com/user/northlandchurch soundcloud.com/northlandchurch Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Expected to Date: $11,000,867*

Did you know there are many ways to bring your tithes and offerings? At the kiosks in the lobby, at northlandchurch.net or via text. Text any amount, followed by the word “northland,” to 45777 to get started (e.g. $50 northland). Contact April Guenther at 407-949-4000 with questions. Thank you!

Building Payoff: 2004 $43M 2006 $23.9M

INITIAL $20M OFFERING BY CONGREGATION

Debt Remaining: $11,861,323

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 10/22-24/2016

2009 $19.4M

2012 2015 $15.7M $13.5M

DEBT PAID TO DATE

$0 Debt Free

DEBT REMAINING

Principal Paid 2016: $1,662,955

*

All tithes and offerings go into one fund to resource ongoing ministry, eliminate our building debt and fund church network expansion. Learn more: tippingpoint.northlandchurch.net.


A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR REGGIE WHITE Read about Pastor Reggie at northlandchurch.net/team/reggie_white.

B UIL DIN G B RID GE S : GOD GOE S BE F ORE US

QUOTE

“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” — Frederick Buechner, “The Hungering Dark”

WORSHIP FOCUS

Worship Christ today for His perfect purposes. He has been arranging the world in such a way that He will use the very people and circumstances that He has called us to invest in to build us up. MATTHEW 8:5-13 (ESV)

When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.

PRAYER

O gracious God and most merciful Father, You have given us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy Word. Assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own image, to build us up into the perfect building of Christ. Use us to build bridges for Your Kingdom, and bring those to us Who will build into us as we show Your love to the world. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen. — Adapted from “The Worship Sourcebook”

NOTES

UPCOMING WEEKENDS

Week 44: October 29-31 SERMON: The Stories That Bind Us: Encountering Ephesians, with Stephen Trafton. Week 45: November 5-7 SERMON: The Stories That Bind Us: A Teachable Spirit for a Broad Competency (Colossians 1:13-20), with Dr. Joel C. Hunter.


WHAT’S CURRENT

Get info and sign up at northlandchurch.net, or visit the Connect Tent.

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 22-24, 2016

WHEN HELPING HURTS 2-DAY SEMINAR

YOUNG DISCIPLES STEP 2

Chances are your intentions are good …

Is your child ready for First Communion?

But how do you go about making sure your work is actually helping the poor, and not hurting? Come and learn how to properly walk with the poor in humble relationships rather than gifting them temporary handouts. Friday, October 28 to Saturday, October 29, rooms 4206-07.

Young Disciples Step 2 teaches children in grades two through five what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Children, alongside their parent or mentor, will explore the seven ways we respond to God for the benefit of others. This six-week study concludes with the celebration of Communion. Sundays starting October 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m., rooms 5108-09.

SEARCH: when helping hurts

RANDOM BITS OF WISDOM FOR WIVES Join Becky Hunter as she explains wife life.

Let’s have fun, Western style!

WELCOME!

New to Northland? Need prayer? Want to get connected? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by The Tent on your way out!

Let’s worship God together!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________

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

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

Rain or shine, this is an event for the entire family, with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Other food, such as hot dogs and sodas, can be purchased for a minimal additional cost. We are collecting new or gently used tennis shoes for children in La Montagne, Haiti. In exchange for your shoe donation, you will receive a free treat! Tickets are available for $8 at the bookstore or at calendar.northlandchurch.net. Friday, November 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Longwood site.

Becky Hunter’s email address is joelswife@ hotmail.com. If that’s not a hint at the value she places on her wife life, I don’t know what is. If you are thinking about getting married, are engaged, or have been married awhile, join her for an encouraging look at the biblical principles that can inspire you to see wife life as a valuable ministry. Sunday, November 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-7.

SEARCH: life lab

SEARCH: fall festival

[ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

Prayer request: _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 10/22-24/2016

Do you want to be more confident and empowered in your Christian life and to grow closer to the Lord? Are you tired of living a roller-coaster Christian experience? Or have you recently made a commitment to Christ? Then this Bible study, led by Kari Maggard, is perfect for you! Plus, it’s a great way to get to know other women from Northland. Wednesdays starting November 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216.

TRANSFORMING SPACES Could you use a guide to forming Kingdom-shaped communities? This course is designed to guide young adults (18- to 35-year-olds) into Kingdomshaped communities. We will explore what it means to follow Jesus as the church together in a post-Christian world. We will dialogue each week about what God has done to prepare us for this moment, what He is currently doing in our world, and where we think He is taking us next. Sunday, November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Hub. SEARCH: transforming spaces

Tithes & Offerings: THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Tipping Point Goal 2016-17: 2016

2017

northlandchurch.net

Received to Date: $10,697,569*

Participate & Connect:

Expected to Date: $11,000,867*

$32M

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am new to Northland.

Ladies, get started here!

SEARCH: foundations

SEARCH: young disciples

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

LET US KNOW!

FOUNDATIONS BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch instagram.com/northlandchurch youtube.com/user/northlandchurch soundcloud.com/northlandchurch Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Did you know there are many ways to bring your tithes and offerings? At the kiosks in the lobby, at northlandchurch.net or via text. Text any amount, followed by the word “northland,” to 45777 to get started (e.g. $50 northland). Contact April Guenther at 407-949-4000 with questions. Thank you!

Building Payoff: 2004 $43M 2006 $23.9M

INITIAL $20M OFFERING BY CONGREGATION

Debt Remaining: $11,861,323

2009 $19.4M

2012 2015 $15.7M $13.5M

DEBT PAID TO DATE

Principal Paid 2016: $1,662,955

DEBT REMAINING

$0 Debt Free

*All tithes and offerings go into one fund to

resource ongoing ministry, eliminate our building debt and fund church network expansion. Learn more: tippingpoint.northlandchurch.net.


WHAT’S CURRENT

Get info and sign up at northlandchurch.net, or visit the Connect Tent.

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

OCTOBER 22-24, 2016

WHEN HELPING HURTS 2-DAY SEMINAR

YOUNG DISCIPLES STEP 2

Chances are your intentions are good …

Is your child ready for First Communion?

But how do you go about making sure your work is actually helping the poor, and not hurting? Come and learn how to properly walk with the poor in humble relationships rather than gifting them temporary handouts. Friday, October 28 to Saturday, October 29, rooms 4206-07.

Young Disciples Step 2 teaches children in grades two through five what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Children, alongside their parent or mentor, will explore the seven ways we respond to God for the benefit of others. This six-week study concludes with the celebration of Communion. Sundays starting October 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m., rooms 5108-09.

SEARCH: when helping hurts

RANDOM BITS OF WISDOM FOR WIVES Join Becky Hunter as she explains wife life.

Let’s have fun, Western style!

WELCOME!

New to Northland? Need prayer? Want to get connected? Let us know — just drop this card in an offering box, or stop by The Tent on your way out!

Let’s worship God together!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________

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

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

Rain or shine, this is an event for the entire family, with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Other food, such as hot dogs and sodas, can be purchased for a minimal additional cost. We are collecting new or gently used tennis shoes for children in La Montagne, Haiti. In exchange for your shoe donation, you will receive a free treat! Tickets are available for $8 at the bookstore or at calendar.northlandchurch.net. Friday, November 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Longwood site.

Becky Hunter’s email address is joelswife@ hotmail.com. If that’s not a hint at the value she places on her wife life, I don’t know what is. If you are thinking about getting married, are engaged, or have been married awhile, join her for an encouraging look at the biblical principles that can inspire you to see wife life as a valuable ministry. Sunday, November 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-7.

SEARCH: life lab

SEARCH: fall festival

[ ] I am a new believer. I recently trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. [ ] I would like to know more about how to get connected.

Prayer request: _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 10/22-24/2016

Do you want to be more confident and empowered in your Christian life and to grow closer to the Lord? Are you tired of living a roller-coaster Christian experience? Or have you recently made a commitment to Christ? Then this Bible study, led by Kari Maggard, is perfect for you! Plus, it’s a great way to get to know other women from Northland. Wednesdays starting November 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216.

TRANSFORMING SPACES Could you use a guide to forming Kingdom-shaped communities? This course is designed to guide young adults (18- to 35-year-olds) into Kingdomshaped communities. We will explore what it means to follow Jesus as the church together in a post-Christian world. We will dialogue each week about what God has done to prepare us for this moment, what He is currently doing in our world, and where we think He is taking us next. Sunday, November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Hub. SEARCH: transforming spaces

Tithes & Offerings: THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 Our website has hundreds of archived worship services, stories about the great work God is doing and ways for YOU to Be the Church Everywhere, Every Day.

Tipping Point Goal 2016-17: 2016

2017

northlandchurch.net

Received to Date: $10,697,569*

Participate & Connect:

Expected to Date: $11,000,867*

$32M

I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult. [ ] I am new to Northland.

Ladies, get started here!

SEARCH: foundations

SEARCH: young disciples

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

LET US KNOW!

FOUNDATIONS BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN

Get “What’s Current”: northlandchurch.net/resources/newsletter facebook.com/northlandchurch twitter.com/northlandchurch instagram.com/northlandchurch youtube.com/user/northlandchurch soundcloud.com/northlandchurch Call 407-949-4000. 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750

Did you know there are many ways to bring your tithes and offerings? At the kiosks in the lobby, at northlandchurch.net or via text. Text any amount, followed by the word “northland,” to 45777 to get started (e.g. $50 northland). Contact April Guenther at 407-949-4000 with questions. Thank you!

Building Payoff: 2004 $43M 2006 $23.9M

INITIAL $20M OFFERING BY CONGREGATION

Debt Remaining: $11,861,323

2009 $19.4M

2012 2015 $15.7M $13.5M

DEBT PAID TO DATE

Principal Paid 2016: $1,662,955

DEBT REMAINING

$0 Debt Free

*All tithes and offerings go into one fund to

resource ongoing ministry, eliminate our building debt and fund church network expansion. Learn more: tippingpoint.northlandchurch.net.


NORTHL AND A Church Distributed

OCTOBER 2016

Respond … to God BE THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY PHOTO: Some Northland staff members had the honor of spending a few days with leaders of the Great Commission Church in Choluteca, Honduras, learning about their ministries and church.

BAPTISM OPPORTUNITY COME TO THE WATER! If you haven’t taken this important step as a disciple of Jesus Christ, now is the time!

Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m., Watkins’ home. Learn more on page 8.

LIFE LABS These workshops are designed to fit into your busy schedule. Life Labs are one-session workshops that will help you go deeper without a long-term commitment.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY HEALING FROM HURTS, HABITS AND HANG-UPS! Join others in discovering the loving power of Jesus Christ through a 12-step recovery process.

Try one or two ... or more!

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., The Rink.

Learn more on page 9.

Learn more on page 9.


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Northland, A Church Distributed northlandchurch.net/about 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 10:27-29; Romans 8:1939; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

Man

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

The Church

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

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

OUR VISION: WHAT WE SEE

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

OUR MISSION: WHAT WE DO

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

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

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

facebook.com/northlandchurch

twitter.com/northlandchurch

Sundays . . . . 9 (sp), 11 a.m. (di) (sp); 5 p.m. Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. (di) Deaf/hard of hearing interpretation available

instagram.com/northlandchurch

(sp) Spanish interpretation available

NOT LOCAL?

youtube.com/user/northlandchurch

Join us for LIVE online worship at

northlandchurch.net

during any of our worship times!

soundcloud.com/northlandchurch

Live Concurrent Worship

¿Habla español?

Northland at Oviedo worships with us concurrently at the 9 and 11 a.m. 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.!

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)

NEW TO NORTHLAND?

The Eternal State

Do you have questions … about God, Northland or anything else?

— 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)

Visit the tent to meet with a member of our Connect Team. Look for the team members in the blue shirts. They are there to answer questions, help get you involved, invite you to next steps, sign you up to volunteer or just to give you a hug.

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

Or visit northlandchurch.net/new.


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What’s Your Next Step?

PRAY. GIVE. LIVE.

BY MARC MCMURRIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

I

t was a year ago, last October, when Northland launched the Tipping Point Initiative! We made a commitment to take the next step to PRAY, GIVE and LIVE out the church in a very personal way. “A tipping point is the idea that small actions contribute to big results. For us at Northland, it is a coming-of-age culmination of the vision that God gave this congregation in its earliest days. God is introducing a new way, and with us the new way is the fulfillment of the ancient way. Now more than ever, we’ve got to have a heart and an outreach to those who are outside the institutional church. As we continue forming the church outside our walls, while strengthening ministry inside our walls, we’re becoming part of something bigger than ourselves. This isn’t a program. This isn’t even a process. It is a matter of prayer and reinvesting our lives in a fuller way in the winning of the whole world to Jesus. Just as individuals are not replaceable, Northland is not replaceable. God has given us a unique place in the future of the church. And the best is yet to come.” – Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor

What are we asking each member of the congregation to do? 1. PRAY: Pray for the vision, asking the Holy Spirit what He is asking you to do in your commitment to Him and to His church. 2. GIVE: Take the next step in your giving journey. • Start. If you are not currently giving to Northland, we are asking you to start. For first-time givers, the amount is not nearly as important as the act of trusting God with your finances. • Be consistent. If you are giving occasionally, we are asking you to give consistently in proportion to your income. • Tithe. If you are giving consistently, we are asking you to start tithing (10 percent of your income), putting God first before meeting personal needs. • Give extravagantly. If you are tithing, we are asking you to give extravagantly as the tithe in Scripture was never intended to be the finish line and perhaps the Lord wants you to excel further in your giving. • Finally, consider a resource gift, asking God if He is asking you to sell possessions or assets to propel this movement forward. 3. LIVE: Pursue this vision in your own life and the relationships around you.

What’s the goal? We have a financial goal of $40 million over two years (2016-2017), but that is not the measure of success. The measure of success will be identified in two areas. The first is the number of people in the congregation taking the next step in their giving journey to see this movement of God realized, resulting in the spiritual growth of our people because of their sacrifice. The second is the number of changed lives through the sharing of the gospel and the discipleship of believers in a growing network of distributed churches locally and globally. What are some highlighted results so far? • $1,596,659 in mortgage principal has been paid. • More than 500 network leaders have received church multiplication training in such countries as Cuba, Egypt, Haiti, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Honduras, South Africa and Uganda. Through the collaborative efforts of these leaders, hundreds of churches have been planted in these countries this year alone. • Northland has been integrally involved in community engagement and development projects. One example is the opening of a piñata factory in Costa Rica that provides alternative employment to prostitutes. • Establishing a network of churches and faith-based communities in Central Florida to work in connection with the government toward “housing first” methods of fighting homelessness. • An expanded Prison and Jail Ministry to reach new correctional facilities and a special focus on youth offenders charged as adults. • Established Northland’s anti-human trafficking task force collaborating with the MBI (Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation) to assist in the rescue, healing and restoration of the most vulnerable in our community. • The expansion of our local network of personal churches, which are the visible presence of Christ’s family in their neighborhoods, workplaces and networks of relationships. • The establishment of personal churches on school campuses, including Lyman, Lake Brantley, Milwee, Seminole State College and more. What’s next? Watch for stories celebrating this halfway mark in what God has done in this first year of the Tipping Point. There also will be an opportunity for those who were unable to make a two-year commitment last year to join us in the movement with a one-year commitment. Want to learn more? Go to tippingpoint.northlandchurch.net.


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Serve Globally somedayistoday.net

The Treasure in the Chest: The Face of an Orphan BY JANET LECLAIR

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Northland team recently returned from a trip to Ukraine to work with Hope for Orphans, a Ukrainian team that ministers to orphans in their country. The Northland team was struck by this statistic: Only 1 out of 10 16-year-olds who “age out” of an orphanage in Ukraine becomes a healthy member of society. The other 9? Oftentimes they are at a high risk of being trafficked immediately after “graduating” out of the orphanage at age 16. The Hope for Orphans team seeks to teach orphans that God values and loves them, and to give them a sense of purpose by the time they go out into the world. This summer, the team hosted a treasure-themed camp, teaching each child “You are God’s treasure.” At the end of the week, a locked treasure chest was opened, and each child was invited to look inside at God’s treasure — only to be greeted with his or her own face reflected off the mirror at the bottom. Janet LeClair, one of the Northland team members, reflects: “I’m not asking [people] to get angry; I don’t expect [anyone] to take on a new concern, and I am definitely not asking for financial support. Instead, I’m begging you to go — go to Ukraine and love on these kids, go and tell them that God loves them and that Jesus is the only One who will never leave them.”

Global Missions at Northland, A Church Distributed “For increasing God’s glory over all the earth.” READ NEW STORIES!

PARTNER CHURCH HIGHLIGHT

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Miracle Centre Kawempe (Uganda) — Located in Kampala, Miracle Centre Kawempe was established in 2005. Gatherings began in a muddy parking lot, but over time, the church plant grew into what it is today. In addition to holding five weekly services, Miracle Centre Kawempe hosts leader and youth conferences, pioneers free community medical outreaches, runs a nursery and primary school, hosts outreaches for girls and women, oversees a radio ministry, and ministers to local police and inmates. It is a church that is living and fulfilling its mission to reach the world with God’s love in action!

Follow us! Facebook: Northland Global Missions Twitter: @NorthlandGlobal

Contact us: globalmissions@northlandchurch.net Or Sarah Mattingly at sarah.mattingly@northlandchurch.net

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for: • Ophelia DeVisser from our partner church in Sri Lanka. She is experiencing health problems. Join her family in prayer for healing. • The church in the Middle East.

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n 2015, Northland decided to serve families during the Christmas season a little bit differently. Last year’s Christmas House was such a success, Northland has decided to bring it back. By embracing the “When Helping Hurts” model, we are changing the way we help those in need in our community while serving them with dignity. We realize that although we have good intentions in serving those in need around us, sometimes we end up hurting them by disempowering them. Keeping this in mind, we decided to engage in helping others in a more empowering and dignified way. Preselected needy families will pay a small fee to purchase various Christmas gifts — including large, medium-sized and small gifts — for each child. Parents will have the opportunity to wrap the presents at the Christmas House, and enjoy refreshments and crafts, if they bring their children. Imagine the sense of dignity parents will have knowing they were able to buy gifts for their children! The Christmas House will be not only an opportunity for the parents to get gifts for their children, but also a way they can connect with our church body, other ministries and one another.

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he interns are here! Every year the CARE Center hosts a few University of Central Florida master’s of social work students to complete their internship. This year we have seven master’s-level students completing their internship. During the internship, the students manage and serve in a number of ministries, including the LifeHope, Family Advocacy, anti-human trafficking, Disaster Response/Local Serve, and Prison and Jail ministries. We look forward to seeing them learn and grow in the next 10 to 12 months. We look forward to seeing their professional, personal and spiritual growth during their time with us.

How to Get Involved You can help in two ways: 1. You can donate gifts to the Christmas House. We need gifts for children from toddler age to age 17. The Christmas House structure will appear in the foyer in midNovember, and fliers will be available with gift ideas. Gift drop-off will begin starting the weekend of November 26 through 28.

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overty Simulation is a guided experience designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family, trying to survive. During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their selfsufficiency on Social Security. During the simulation, the task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers. Although it uses play money, props, fictional scenarios and time limits, this is not a game. It is a simulation tool that enables participants to view poverty from different angles in an experiential setting, while empowering low-income volunteers by allowing them an opportunity to interact with leaders from their community. Join us for the Poverty Simulation on Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in The Rink. Register at northlandchurch.net/calendar. For more information, contact Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net.

2. You can volunteer. We need volunteers to set up the Christmas House, help families purchase gifts for their children, wrap presents, and engage and serve families with refreshments and crafts. If you or a family are in need of Christmas present assistance, go to the LifeHope website, calendar. northlandchurch.net/group/lifehope, and fill out an application. For details about the Christmas House, contact Matt Shiles at matt.shiles@northlandchurch.net. To learn more about serving others with dignity, check out the book “When Helping Hurts,” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, in our bookstore. Also, you may join us for a two-day seminar that teaches how to effectively help people in need, moving beyond good intentions to lasting change. The seminar will be held in The Hub on Friday, October 28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at calendar. northlandchurch.net. For more information, contact Jim Dess at jimdees@vermeersoutheast.com.

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y name is Ajoa, and I’m pleased to be joining the CARE Center team at Northland. I will work with the Bawili family as it continues its resettlement process in the United States. I have had the pleasure of volunteering in different ministries before officially joining the CARE team, and I’m proud to continue to serve alongside such a wonderful, dynamic group of people. I’m looking forward to growing and learning here while serving those in the community. My family and I have been attending Northland since 2007 and love it. We’ve built great friendships and relationships, and it never ceases to amaze me just how God can work through you to reach others.

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LIFE INSIDE A STORY BY THOMAS BLEVINS, MINISTER OF MOBILIZATION

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ne of my family’s favorite shows right now is NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.” It’s a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the Japanese television series “Sasuke.” If you tune in to watch the show, you’ll see hundreds of competitors attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty to make it to the national finals on the Las Vegas Strip, in hopes of becoming an “American Ninja Warrior.” My 7-year-old daughter, Ella Jay, is so infatuated with this show that her birthday party had an “American Ninja Warrior” theme. We had flying nunchakus, floating boards and even a makeshift balance beam built by yours truly. Guided by Pinterest and The Home Depot, we created a course on which no one was injured, and everyone made it through. Shortly after the party ended, we were cleaning up, and I asked Ella Jay why she loved the show so much. Her answer floored me. Instead of going on about the Spider Wall or Cannonball Alley, she said, “It’s because of the people’s stories and what they’ve overcome. And it makes me want to be like them.” Isn’t that true for all of us? When we hear a story that moves us, we are inspired to do the same. Stories give to us the gift of understanding someone’s beginnings and struggles. They have within them the power to move us from being overcome to overcomers. Every one of us has a story, but sometimes our story is so hard to share. Like Adam and Eve, we find ourselves hiding because some part of our story seems less than impressive. We’re not left in this, although sometimes we can feel like this is the end of our story. But it’s not. Jesus chose to come into this world to have a relationship with imperfect people, just like you and me. Jesus was born into poverty and later surrounded himself with fetid-smelling fishermen, prostitutes, tax collectors and liars. He was threatened with hardship and even knew doubt and fear. He didn’t have a mind-blowing house or even the best of friends. Yet He overcame the obstacle of the cross that the Romans created as an instrument of destruction so our story might not end in hopelessness. That’s the gospel, and that’s our story too. When we fix our eyes on the story of Jesus, we’re freed to live inside that same story with abandon because it doesn’t end with the fall; it just leads back to the Hero who’s authored a story of relationship, redemption and restoration. Not one of us is perfect! We’re all just fumbling toward faithfulness. But when we share our story, we move out of the basement of fear and into the family room of the Kingdom of God. That’s a story that inspires others, not because of who we are and what we’ve done, but because of whom we know and what He’ll never stop doing. And that makes us want to be like Him and just start throwing parties everywhere and every day. If you want to learn more about how your story can help others, come by the Tent or email me at thomas.blevins@northlandchurch.net.


Children’s Ministries northlandchurch.net/children Children’s Church

Debbie Blahnik, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 407949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) A variety of options are available. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

Volunteer of the Month: Insook Drinan Insook Drinan is faithful in serving every Sunday morning with Access Ministries. It is evident that she has a special gift when working with our children with special needs. She connects so well with the children and the volunteers. Insook is a blessing to the Access team and Children’s Ministries.

Cooperative School

A weekday cooperative learning environment The Cooperative School at Northland is enrolling children who will reach the age of 2, 3 or 4 by September 1 into the weekday 2-, 3- or 4-year-old classes, respectively, for the 201617 school year. As classes fill up, children will be placed on a waiting list. Registration fees are collected to ensure your spot. Pam Anderson at 407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@northlandchurch.net

Why did you make that? We learned about Adam and Eve’s sons, Cain and Abel. God was pleased with Abel’s offering; we can love one another and give God our best.

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What’s Up!

Debbie Blahnik at 407-949-7162 or debbie .blahnik@ northlandchurch .net

Family Fall Festival ~ Western-Style Friday, November 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Longwood parking lot. Come and enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones — all included in the cost of the event, which is $8 per person, or free for kids age 2 and under . You may purchase food for a minimal additional cost .

Young Disciples Step 2 Sundays, October 30 through December 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m., rooms 5108-09. Is your child ready to take First Communion? More information on page 9 . Register at yd2-fall-2016 . eventbrite .com . Details: Lindsay Johnson at lindsay .johnson@ northlandchurch .net

Game Night Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Add some active fun to your week . Come play board games, video games gamenight@ and sports with us . All ages are welcome . northlandchurch .net or 407-949-4036

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During the month of August, children collected an offering to send to Military BibleStick, which provides Bible sticks (God’s Word in audio) to military personnel who are stationed overseas. The children collected $1,148 and also gave an offering of art and cards of encouragement to send to the men and women serving.

Student Ministries northlandchurch.net/middleschool • northlandchurch.net/highschool Middle School Ministry To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool. Jenna Blankespoor at 407-949-7194 or jenna. blankespoor@northlandchurch.net

LUGrox Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. LUGrox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friendconnecting small groups. An optional cafe meal is available for $3. If you’ve never been to a Student Ministries program before, register at northlandchurch.net/middleschool. SAVE THE DATE: Middle School Fall Retreat October 7 through 9 at Southwind, A Young Life Camp, in Ocklawaha, Florida.

High School Ministry

To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/highschool. Jenna Blankespoor at 407-949-7194 or jenna.blankespoor@ northlandchurch.net I3 (I Am Third) Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Rink. Ninth- to 12thgraders are invited to an evening of small and large group discipleship, worship and community. Chick-fil-A food is available for $3. If you’ve never attended a Student Ministries program before, sign up at northlandchurch.net/highschool. Senior Life Prep October 23rd, November 20, December 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Gritter home, 101 Caspian Cove, Sanford. Senior Life Prep is a gathering for current high school seniors. They meet one Sunday afternoon per month through December 11 and then beginning January 15 they meet every Sunday afternoon for nine-weeks for fellowship and teaching. This gathering is intended to help these students prepare for the phase of life after high school no matter what that looks like. Although most of the students will be entering college, the topics covered will not be college student-specific. Food will be provided. SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Camp December 28 through January 1 at SharpTop Cove, A Young Life Camp, in Jasper, Georgia.

What’s Up!

Jenna Blankespoor at 407-949-7194 or jenna. blankespoor@northlandchurch.net

Game Night

Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Add some active fun to your week. Come play board games, video games and sports with us. All ages are welcome. gamenight@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4036

The Upper Room

Sundays, 11 a.m., room 4218. This weekly Bible study is designed for teens with intellectual disabilities. Join us to learn more about who God is and what He has done. Marty Tracey at marty.tracey@northlandchurch.net

Interested in volunteering with Student Ministries?

Just want to see what all the buzz is about? Come and check it out! Email Zach Young at zach.young@ northlandchurch.net to get connected.

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Ways to RESPOND Baptism 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). To sign up, visit calendar. northlandchurch.net. Details: Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Young Disciples course for grade school-aged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Details: Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies ADULTS Bible Boot Camp Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, rooms 11151117. Originally for men only, the 2016 Bible Boot Camp is a co-ed, 40-week overview of the entire Bible that will help Christian men and women explore the main themes, people, places, and events in the redemptive Living Word of God in order to understand who God is and what he has done throughout the history of his creation. Details: John Small at smalljhsd@embarqmail.com or (352) 8755254. Churches of Revelation Tuesdays starting October 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5110. Study the churches of Revelation with a view toward how the church today can prosper from this important Scripture. This study, which Veterans for Christ sponsors, will use a combination of video and study guide to enable a discussion on the topic. The study is open to all Northlanders. Details: Benjamin Mixon at rmixon75@gmail.com or 808-343-4391 Community Life – Romans Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 421315. Community Life class is focused on studying God’s Word and building stronger relationships by prayer, encouragement, outreach and service together. Details: Jim Patrick at jpatrick77.j@gmail.com or 321-3565944, or Linda Patrick at gingerlkp@gmail. com or 321-439-3148 FaithAbility Sundays, 9 a.m., room 4218. This is a weekly Bible study for adults with intellectual disabilities. Join them as they learn about who God is and what He has done according to His Word. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the group at faithability@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828. New Testament Survey: 27 Documents About Jesus Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, rooms 4206-07. The New Testament is a collection of 27 documents that talk about Jesus: who He is, and what He said and did, and why knowing that is so important. In this yearlong adventure, we’ll talk about why

Register at calendar.northlandchurch.net

each of these writings was selected to be in the New Testament and why others were left out. Each book has its own author, theme, historical environment and purpose, and combined, the books provide one of history’s most rewarding, diverse and fascinating texts. Learn, make new friends, and deepen relationships with old friends. Details: Wayne Lukens at wlukens@cfl.rr.com or 407-365-4735 Online Bible Study — Old Testament Tuesdays through December 6, 7 to 8:15 p.m., online. This exciting disciple Bible study provides a 12-week study, which will immerse us in the Old Testament. We will read a manageable three to five chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for our weekly online discussion sessions. The workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $18.99. Details: Barbara Olsen at barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183 Transformers — Young married couples (mid-20s to -50s) Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Our goal is to build relationships and grow in our marriages by studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. For child care, contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@ northlandchurch.net. Details: Alex and Brani Crane at Alex Crane at Transformers. northland@gmail.com or 321-303-0831

MEN Act Like Men Boot Camp Tuesdays starting October 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5205. This 40-day study uses James MacDonald’s book “Act Like Men: 40 Days to Biblical Manhood,” and is for regular guys who believe it’s time for things to be different in their lives, for guys who are looking to get some traction in a better direction, for guys who are seeking a path forward to becoming the men God created them to be. Details: John Small at smalljhsd@ embarqmail.com or 352-875-5254 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. Details: Mike Long at 407-625-3015 or mlong@ brewerlong.com Authentic Manhood – A Man and His Work Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4209. In these six sessions, explore and learn what God’s plan is for the work we do as men. Details: Tom Horvath at tom@tomhorvath. com or 407-557-8903 The Discipleship Lifestyle Men’s Bible Study Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118. Study the Bible to grow closer to Christ. Following Christ leads us to the discipleship lifestyle — disciples who are making disciples, who are making disciples. Details: Bob Shoemaker at bshoemaker@compass1.org or 407-5993132 Men of Honor Thursdays, 7:15 to 9 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5102. This weekly meeting of men consists of fun and watching a DVD, followed by a group discussion, family and business topics, prayer and praise reports. All topics revolve around the biblical definition of “manhood,” raising men as family leaders and being disciples of Christ.

Details: Vito Fera at vito@networksoundinc. com or 407-923-5115

WOMEN Foundations Bible Study (for Women) Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216. Want to be confident and empowered, and grow closer to the Lord? Are you tired of living a roller coaster Christian experience? Or have you recently made a commitment to Christ? Then this Bible study is perfect for you! Plus, it’s a nice way to get to know other women from Northland. For child care, contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@ northlandchurch.net. Details: Kari Maggard at Karimaggard@gmail.com or 407-592-3001 Foundations 2 Bible Study (for Women) Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 420910. Would you like your Christian life to be lived out moment by moment, every day? We have been learning from Pastors Joel and Matt how crucial it is to live and grow in community. Foundations 2 is all about how to live in victory, how to walk consistently and how to be the church outside the walls of the church building. If you have been through Foundations 1 and desire to keep growing, or if you are simply looking for practical steps to integrating your faith in every area of your life, Foundations 2 is for you. For child care, contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@ northlandchurch.net. Details: Kari Maggard at Karimaggard@gmail.com or 407-592-3001 Women’s Community Bible Study Mondays through November 21, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Rink and Tuesdays through November 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Join this dynamic class, Living Beyond Yourself, by well-known author and speaker Beth Moore. Throughout this study on the book of Galatians, we will be reminded that God’s Spirit lives in us and of what blessings we receive from living the Spirit-filled life! The workbook is available in the Northland Bookstore for $17.99. Details: Barbara Montgomery at biblestudy777@cfl. rr.com

Classes & Training ADULTS Belong/Membership Opportunities One-day seminar: Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to noon, The Hub. Hear Dr. Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. For child care, contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@northlandchurch.net. Register at calendar.northlandchurch.net or email to: belong@northlandchurch.net. Details: Barbara Gritter at 407-937-0557 or barbara.gritter@northlandchurch.net Blended Family Educational Series Sundays starting October 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4204. A blended family begins with changes and losses, and all family members are affected and challenged. Come learn about how to build a healthy blended family in this Christian-based eight-week educational series. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@northlandchurch.net. The Smart Step-Family workbook (second edition, $10.99) is required, but the book ($15.99) is optional. They are available in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Jeff Reinking at jfreinking@cfl.rr.com or 407-616-6658

Godly Wisdom in Business Thursdays through November 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4216-18. Want advice on how to grow your career, or how to make your organization more successful? This course focuses on how to become wiser business leaders by integrating biblical and business principles. Such wisdom enhances both career and organizational success. The course presents powerful biblical advice focusing on such topics as trust, anger, pride, discipline and justice. The class contains practical, easy-to-apply ideas for leaders or aspiring leaders in business as well as nonprofit organizations. Dr. Samuel C. Certo, past dean and current Steinmetz professor of management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, teaches the course. The cost: $125. Details: Sam Certo at scerto@rollins.edu or 407-6876363 Marriage Oneness Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4209-10. God’s goal for marriage is for two to become one. This eight-week class is designed to help you and your mate work toward greater oneness of heart, soul and mind. This entertaining video series and discussion make a perfect date night! The cost is $35 for books and assessment. Child care is available with registration at calendar. northlandchurch.net. Details: Melelani Frumer at smoothieteam@yahoo.com or 407-5909885 Stephen Minister Training Thursdays, February 2 through May 11, 2017 (skip May 4), 6:30 to 8 p.m., rooms 4216-18. Do you have a compassionate heart? Do you want to serve the Lord by walking alongside a hurting heart experiencing loss? You may be the perfect candidate to become a Stephen Minister. The cost: $65 for books, available at the Northland Bookstore. Learn more at The Hub October 6, November 3 or January 12 at 7p.m. The registration and application process applies. Details: Lynda D.W. Mason at lynda.mason@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4013 Transforming Spaces: A Guide to Forming Kingdom-Shaped Communities Sundays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Hub; Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Hub. The goal of this course is to guide young adults (18- to 35-year-olds) into Kingdom-shaped communities. We will explore what it means to follow Jesus as the church together in a post-Christian world. We will dialogue each week about what God has done to prepare us for this moment, what He is doing in our world, and where we think He is taking us next. The course is free and includes dinner. Details: Jeremy Penn at jeremy.penn@ northlandchurch.net or Thomas Blevins at thomas.blevins@northlandchurch.net When Helping Hurts 2-Day Seminar Friday, October 28, 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Hub. What if poverty isn’t just about a lack of food, money or clothing? If you have ever asked yourself that question, join Northland elder Jim Dees and his team as they host a two-day DVD seminar that Dr. Brian Fikkert, coauthor of “When Helping Hurts,” teaches. Together we’ll learn how to effectively help people in need — moving beyond good intentions to lasting change. Details: Rebecca Lang at rebecca.lang@northlandchurch.net


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Register at calendar.northlandchurch.net CHILDREN Young Disciples Step 2 Sundays, October 30 through December 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m., rooms 5108-09, Children’s Worship Wing. Is your child ready to take First Communion? Young Disciples Step 2 teaches children in grades two through five what it means to live as disciples of Christ. Children, alongside their parent or mentor, will explore the seven ways we respond to God for the benefit of others: by worshiping, reading the Bible, sharing our story, being in community, praying, serving and living generously. The study concludes with the celebration of Communion on December 11 at 3 p.m. in the Children’s Worship Wing. A parent or adult must attend classes with the child. The one-time fee to participate is $5 per child, which you may pay at the first class. Details: Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

MEN Man in the Mirror Men’s Group: “Discipleship Life” Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118. Following Christ leads us to the discipleship lifestyle: disciples who are making disciples ... who are making disciples. Details: Bob Shoemaker at bshoemaker@compass1.org or 407-599-3132 Men’s Life in Community Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4128. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Held during the Women’s Community Bible study, this is an opportunity for men to study and work out the scriptural implications for life. Details: JT Almon II at jalmon18@cfl.rr.com or 321-2774505

Life Labs Effective Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners Thursday, October 13, 7 to 8:45 p.m., room 4205. God has handcrafted each of us with unique strengths and gifts. But when a child has a special need, disability or behavior challenge, it can sometimes be difficult to focus on those gifts. Learn practical ways to create a nurturing environment at home and/or how to include every child in the classroom. Explore proactive strategies you can implement to improve behavior. Child care for kids through grade five is available. Register for childcare when you sign up for the workshop. Details: Bethany Durys at bethany.durys@northlandchurch.net Random Bits of Wisdom Sunday, October 2, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Becky Hunter has been on an adventure with Jesus for more than 50 years, and while she doesn’t have all the answers, neither does she still have all the questions. You are invited to join her for this download of random bits of wisdom. And because she doesn’t have all the answers, she’d love for you to email her a bit of wisdom that she could add to her own and pass along to others at the Life Lab — credited to you, of course! Don’t forget to bring your Bible! Details: Becky Hunter at becky.hunter@ northlandchurch.net

Random Bits of Wisdom for Wives Sunday, November 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Becky Hunter’s email address is joelswife@hotmail.com. If that’s not a hint at the value she places on her wife-life, I don’t know what is. If you are thinking about getting married, are engaged or have been married awhile, join her for an encouraging look at the biblical principles that can inspire you to see wife-life as a valuable ministry. Details: Becky Hunter at becky.hunter@ northlandchurch.net Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) — Attachment Thursday, October 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn about your own attachment style and how it will facilitate healing for the children in your care. Explore the attachment of children in relation to their growth and development. Details: Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net TBRI — Brain Development and Behavior Change Thursday, November 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Learn about the developing brain, and practical advice and tips for leading children of all ages, including teens. This class helps caregivers and parents understand a child’s brain chemistry and discuss interventions for at-risk children. Details: Jamila Millette at jamila.millette@ northlandchurch.net

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CARE GROUPS ADULTS Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5207-8. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Details: Frank at 407-599-9770 or Carol at 407-617-0449 or Doug at idougs@ aol.com Al-Anon Support Group Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., room 5209. Alcoholism affects families, and can affect our emotional well-being, for better or worse. Problem drinking can make life extremely difficult for the non-drinking family member. Al‑Anon members share their experience, strength and hope in coping with an intimate relationship that is affected by alcoholism or drug abuse. Details: Nancy Cook 407-4843069 Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., The Rink. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Join them each week for teachings, testimonies, praise and worship, and share groups, which include CR 101; men’s chemical addiction, codependency, anger and sexual addiction; and women’s chemical addiction, codependency, love and relationship addiction, eating disorders, codependent moms, anxiety and depression, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They also offer programs for children and teens. This is recovery for the entire family. Dinner is available from 5:45 to 6:30 for $3; children eat free. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington or John Williams at celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1799

COSA Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 4213. Cosa is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. Child care available. Details: Dixie at LongwoodCOSA@aol.com or 407-312-3494, or cosa-recovery.org GriefShare Mondays through December 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 4206. GriefShare is a ministry to walk alongside those who are grieving due to the death of a loved one. The cost: $22 for the GriefShare journal, available at the Northland Bookstore. Details: griefshare@ northlandchurch.net The Landing Fridays, 7 to 9:10 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Do you know of a hurting or struggling teen? Are you a teen who feels like life is out of control? This ongoing 52-week program, based on the beatitudes, is geared specifically toward teens in grades 6 through 12, is student-driven and runs concurrently with Celebrate Recovery. The Landing is a safe place where struggling teens can acquire tools to live a Christ-centered life. Details: Suzanne Long at slong27@gmail. com PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-07, CWW. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. For child care, contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@ northlandchurch.net. Details: Skye Engel at 407-834-3158 RCA – Recovering Couples Anonymous Thursdays, 7:45 to 9 p.m., room 4215. RCA is a 12-step program and fellowship of recovering couples. They suffer from many different addictions, and they share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problems and help other recovering couples restore their relationships. The primary purpose is to stay committed in loving and intimate relationships, and to help other couples achieve freedom from addictive and destructive relationships. Child care is available. Details: David at dbt197@gmail.com or 407-687-5390, Dixie at RecoveryHealing@ aol.com, or recovering-couples.org Shoulder to Shoulder Every other Sunday, 2 p.m., Winter Springs. This is a Christian healing support group for divorced or separated women. Call or email for specific location. Details: Fenella Padrino at 407-308-9186 or fenellapadrino@gmail. com Stephen Ministers Need a Stephen Minister? If you are in our congregation and are going through a difficult time and need a Stephen Minister, who can walk alongside you for a season, contact Lynda Mason at 407-949-4013.

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: $19.95 at Northland’s bookstore. Details: Bryan at 816206-4167, Jim at 407-701-7796, or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net

SAA for Men Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 1115, Student Ministries and Care Center and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., room 5104. As a fellowship of recovering addicts, Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from sex addiction. The basic principles of recovery practiced by SAA are found in the Twelve Steps, and they can apply the Steps and Traditions to sex addiction, making recovery possible. Child care is provided. Details: David at dbt197@gmail.com or 407-687-5390, or saa-recovery.org Sexual Integrity Process Group Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., parlor, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. This group is for any man who wishes to grow in sexual integrity and wholeness. It is designed to help those who struggle with any form of compulsive sexual behavior. The group provides the opportunity to engage in a more deeply relational process of growth. We welcome all men who seek to grow in sexual integrity and to live in greater freedom. Details: Nathan Bennett at nathan.bennett@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

WOMEN Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4218. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that keep you in bondage. Details: Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@ aol.com

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Adoption/Foster Care Ministry Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Are you interested or experienced in adoption or foster care? This group provides information, community and enrichment. Child care is available; contact Pauline Hale at pauline.hale@northlandchurch. net. Details: Dale.Cowart at dale.cowart@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7165 Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry Meeting Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall. If you have a passion for anti-trafficking, join other Northland members to take action through specific roles needed to end trafficking in our community. Details: Abi Mills at abi.mills@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0547 Arabic Distributed Church Sundays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Rink. This group meets for Bible study, fellowship, prayer and praise in the Arabic language. The class targets those who need to worship in Arabic. Child care is available. Details: 407-949-4018, ext. 1712 or arabic@ northlandchurch.net


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Register at calendar.northlandchurch.net Creative Bible Journaling Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Hub. We will share a short devotional on the passage of choice, show the page and techniques, and encourage creativity. Looking forward to a fun time sharing and creating together? This blends a Bible study and an expression of worship. Every page is an amazing work of art. Details: Donna Kannon at donna.kannon@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7199 Co-ed Flag Football Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Sunnytown Park, Casselberry. Join us for adult coed flag football for 6 on 6 with halftime devotionals. No skills required. Just looking for fun and fellowship. Details: Dan Brown at 269-5996537 or Chris Curran at 407-687-6537 or tbbuc40@netzero.com Game Night Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink. Add some active fun to your week. Come play board games, video games and sports with us. All ages are welcome. Details: gamenight@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4036 The Gathering (Young Adults Ministry) Third Thursday every month, 7 p.m., The Rink. A gathering of young adults (whether or not students, married or professionals) who desire to be in community with one another. There will be worship and discussion, and they will discover ways to be the church together. Details: youngadults@northlandchurch.net Golf Ministry - Links Fellowship of Central Florida Second Friday of each month, various locations. Links is a nondenominational Christian ministry whose mission is to link golfers around the world with other Christian golfers. Each month they have a different speaker and golf format. The cost is reasonable and includes golf, a cart, range balls, tax and prizes. Details: and reservations: Parks Reinhardt at 407-335-4223 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com Hispanic Gathering Sundays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 1102. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1, KJV). Join them for a joyful time of worship and going deeper in studying God’s Word in Spanish. Details: Leonardo Mateus at leonardo.mateus@northlandchurch.net or 407-459-3650 Reunión Dominical Hispana Domingos Domingos, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 1102. “Mirad cuan Bueno y cuan delicioso es habitar los hermanos juntos en armonía!” (Sal. 133:1). Únete a ellos para un hermoso tiempo de alabanza y adoración profundizando en el estudio de la palabra de Dios en español. Details: Leonardo Mateus a leonardo.mateus@northlandchurch.net or 407-459-3650 JOY (Just Older Youths) Connection (Age 55 and above) The second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning October 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon, fellowship hall, Student Ministries and CARE Center. Come join our group as we fellowship and encourage one another. Our first meeting will be an introduction of friends and a view of where we will start our friendship. Our theme will be “finishing strong.” With this in mind, we will spend our first nine meetings learning about our spiritual gifts. We will discover our own personal spiritual gifts and how these gifts benefit

others and the church as a whole. Details: Brian King at brian.king@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0567 Knit and Chat Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Foyer by Information Desk. This group is for those who knit (or crochet) or want to learn how to knit. Knit and Chat is intended for fellowship while sharing the joy of knitting. Contact Pauline Hale at pauline. hale@northlandchurch.net for child care for children 10 and under. www.facebook. com/knitandchat. Details: Cassie Small at cassandra.543@juno.com or 407-834-5203 Life in Community Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4209-10. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded and awesome relationships. Details: Jeremy Jobson at jeremy.jobson@ northlandchurch.net Life in Community Sundays starting September 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4209. Personal churches, home groups, small groups, spiritual families. You hear about them a lot. Looking to participate in one, or even start one, but not sure where to start? This is for you! Gather with others as we explore what it looks like to be part of a spiritual family that follows Jesus together. We’ll discuss challenges to building community, attributes that can help it form and grow, and ways you can begin to live out the mission of Jesus with others in your everyday life. The cost: $14 for the book, available in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Jeff Bell at jeff.bell@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7182 Men’s Racquetball Group Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. After game time, the group members sit on benches and fellowship by telling life’s stories and praying for one another’s needs. No experience is required. Details: Alex Crane at alexmcrane@ live.com or 321-303-0831 Moms4Moms Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. Details: Stephanie Ball at stephanieball1@yahoo.com and Katie Justice at katiejustice5@gmail.com Motorcycle Ministry Ride to Yalaha Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m., call for meeting location. This will be a fun fellowship ride through Orlando, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Montverde, Howey-inthe-Hills and Yalaha, and riders will stop at the Yalaha Bakery for lunch. On the way back, they will travel by Little Lake Harris and alongside beautiful Lake Dora. All rides are weather-permitting. You must own a motorcycle and be an experienced rider to participate. Details: Lori Landers at 352589-7710 Sew and Serve First Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., room 1117, the Rink. They sew various easyto-make items for charitable donation. Bring your portable machine (if you have one), basic sewing tools, ideas for projects and a giving heart! Details: Joan Siegel at siegeljk@aol.com

Signing Choir Sundays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Using American Sign Language and physical movement, the choir’s goal is to lead members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in worship in an environment where they can express the lyrics and “see the beat.” Adults and teens are welcome; participants must attend, but they do not need experience. Details: northlandchurch.net/signingchoir or Eleanor Tracey at eleanor.tracey@ northlandchurch.net Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Thursday Evening Prayer Meeting Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., room 4128. You are invited to join us for the intercessory prayer time. We intercede for the weekly prayer requests submitted online. We also pray for the elders, pastors, staff, congregations and communities. We pray for the distributed churches, local and global partners, missionaries, ministries and much more. Details: Gus Davies at gus.davies@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4008 Hispanic Ministry - Spanish Translation Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish translation is available online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Desk. Join the Facebook page at www. facebook.com/northlandhispano. Details: Leonardo Mateus at leonardo.mateus@ northlandchurch.net or 407-459-3650 Ministerio Hispano - Traducción a Español Domingos, en los servicios de las 9 y 11 a.m. Traducción a español esta disponible en línea. Los auriculares para escuchar el servicio estan disponibles en el Mostrador de Bienvenida o “Welcome Desk”. Información en nuestra página de Facebook en www. facebook.com/northlandhispano. Details: Leonardo Mateus at leonardo.mateus@ northlandchurch.net or 407-459-3650

Serve at Northland For additional ways to serve at Northland, visit northlandchurch.net/ volunteer. Children’s Ministries There are plenty of ways to serve in Children’s Ministries. Whether it is through preparing the weekly take-home resources, teaching or helping in a classroom on the weekends, or manning the children’s library during the week, volunteers make a difference. Details: Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162 Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Details: Karen Hays at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0575 Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Heather Subbert at 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@ northlandchurch.net

Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Details: Barbara Gritter at barbara.gritter@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Weekday Welcome Desk Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Barbara Gritter at barbara.gritter@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Welcome Team Believers are needed to make phone calls, welcoming first-time visitors and connecting with interested attendees regarding various ministry projects. Training provided, flexible hours. Details: Brian King at brian.king@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0567

Serve With Northland Blood Drive Sunday, October 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. To reduce your waiting time, you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Details: Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039 Celebrate Recovery – Inside Co-facilitate weekly classes in the Seminole County jail. A workbook, a DVD and materials are available. Must have one or more years of recovery. Minimum commitment: twice a month. Details: Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@ northlandchurch.net Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Florida Needs Volunteers Serve in Good News Clubs in public elementary schools after school. They provide orientation and training. Details: Jeneba Davies at 407-435-4673 or jenesthe1@bellsouth.net Christians in Public Education CIPE inspires Christians to embrace their God-ordained role as missionaries in public education, whether as teachers, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers or administrators, helping them to recognize how their walk as Christians impacts everyone around them. Details: Nan Parker at 352-6029200 or nancparker@gmail.com, Gracia Miller at 407-415-1461 or millergracia@gmail.com, christiansinpubliceducation.org or ceai.org Co-facilitate Classes in the Jail Men, women or couples are needed to share their faith and knowledge with Seminole County inmates who desire a change in their lives. Training and workbooks are provided. This is a twice-a-month commitment. Details: Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@ northlandchurch.net Disaster Response Teams Train and prepare for serving during times of disaster and local outreach field exercises. All levels of experience are needed, from professionals to those who want to be trained. Details: Judy Head at judy.head@ northlandchurch.net or 407-388-5798 Financial Allies Needed Financial Allies are needed for Faith and Finances, a biblically integrated financial curriculum designed for low-income people. Allies provide encouragement, advocacy and supportive friendship as a class participant


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Register at calendar.northlandchurch.net strives to become economically self-sufficient. Details: Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@ Northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7165 Harvest Time International needs volunteers. This mission ministry needs volunteers to check in clients; help with office work, fundraising and social media; stock shelves; and sort relief products Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ministry also accepts community service volunteers. Learn more at harvesttime. org. Details: 407-878-5526 or volunteer@ harvesttime.org Hospice of the Comforter Volunteers provide patient and family support, as well as crucial administrative assistance, community outreach, fundraising and help with special projects. Free training is provided. Details: Volunteer Services Department at 407-379-2254, or hospiceofthecomforter.org/ volunteers Host Families Needed Over the Christmas Holiday Mission to Japan, a Northland-supported ministry, is bringing several Japanese college students to Orlando to experience American culture and practice English. The program helps Mission to Japan spread the gospel in Japan, where less than 1 percent are Christian. Mission to Japan takes care of the students during the day with English and Bible classes at Northland, as well as sightseeing trips. From December 16 through January 4, host families are needed to receive students in the evenings, and provide meals, a room and Christian friendship. This is a great way for the whole family to share the love of Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. Details: Warren Griffith at 407-2438867 or info@MissionToJapan.org Live Worship With Inmates Servant leaders are needed to attend worship in the jail and connect with the inmates. Opportunities exist at all worship service times. No experience is necessary. Details: Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@ northlandchurch.net Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Details: Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pjgrannan@yahoo.com Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Details: David Keys at nlmentoring@gmail.com Mentors and Classroom Assistants Mentors and classroom assistants are needed for Milwee Middle School students in Longwood. Need to be 18 years old or older and available at least one hour per week until the end of the school year. Must complete SCPS Dividend process. Details: Buzz Vincent, Milwee Middle School at 407-4639398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com Summer Mission Trip to Japan (College Students) Mission to Japan, a Northland-supported ministry, is planning a four-week mission trip to Japan for college students (ages 18 through 22) May 3 through 29. Details: Warren Griffith at 407-243-8867 or info@ MissionToJapan.org

PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and more. Details: Ann Clark at ann@clarkmail.us or 407-808-7892

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. Details: admin@safehouseofseminole.org or 407-302-5220

Monthly Community Prayer Time Second Friday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 17-92, Casselberry. Details: Kay Johnson at 321-277-8358 or Nancy Allen at 407-327-5077

Reading/Tutoring Ministry Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School, Sanford. Adults through seniors, especially retirees, read as Nanas and Papas to kindergarteners and/or tutor first- or secondgraders in reading or math for one, two or three hours. Tutoring may be done on alternate days. Details: Rebekah Richey at handr527@aol.com or 407-252-7009

Recovery House of Central Florida needs donations to help support its men’s residential peer-run and peer-driven ninemonth program dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism. The house needs donations of vehicles to transport the men to church, items for 12-step meetings and work, lawn equipment, tools and appliances. Details: 407-323-5857

Post Abortive Counseling These post-abortion ministries share the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. • Choices Women’s Clinic 2992 Edgewater Dr., Orlando. Details: Stella King at truelifechoice.org, 407-244-5529 or SKing@truelifechoice.org • Sanford & Oviedo Crisis Pregnancy Center 1002 S. French Ave., Sanford. Details: Andrea Krazeise at sanfordcpc.com or 407323-3384 • Cornerstone Pregnancy Center 2025 Culver Rd., Orlando. Details: Michelle Lewis at 407-208-9058 or directorofcpc@ gmail.com

Special Events Passion Conference 2017 Monday, January 2. Register before October 31. Are you between 18 and 25 years old? Want to worship God with 75,000 other 18- to 25-year-olds? The Passion Conference is a gathering of college students and young adults from across the nation, and around the world, to worship God with such artists as Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Christy Nockels, Hillsong United and Kristian Stanfill, and hear from such speakers as Louie Giglio, Ravi Zacharias, John Piper, Christine Caine and others. This three-day event is in Atlanta, and Northland is taking a group! However, there are only 75 spots, so register ASAP. The cost: $325. Details: Jordan Gritter at jordan.gritter@ northlandchurch.net

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. Details: 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. Details: Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net Vehicles Needed at LifeHope. Many families working with the LifeHope ministry are able to obtain a job and begin the process of getting back on their feet, but transportation becomes a barrier. Vehicles must be safe and in good working condition. Details: Bud Abt at 407-415-0036 or bud.abt@ northlandchurch.net to donate your vehicle Men’s casual clothes, backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes and hygienic supplies, are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Details: Bethany Durys at bethany.durys@northlandchurch.net or 407937-0541 Bibles are needed for the Downtown Homeless Ministry. Donate new or used Bibles at the Northland Bookstore. Details: Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Community Bible Study Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist Church, 4921 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Casselberry. Join them in studying the Gospel of Matthew. They are an interdenominational women’s Bible study serving Orlando and the surrounding area, and they offer effective teaching, small group discussion, genuine fellowship and a children’s program. Women from all backgrounds and with all levels of Bible knowledge are welcome. Registration is always open. Details: Paula Porter at 407325-3154 or communitybiblestudy.org Meals on Wheels, Etc. Meals on Wheels, Etc. provides homedelivered meals, transportation services and other services to vulnerable seniors in Seminole County. Details: Marci Carter at 407-333-8877, ext.103, or mcarter@ mealsetc.org.

MEN Christian Businessmen’s Connection 7 to 8 a.m.: Tuesdays, IHOP Restaurant, 1345 Lee Road, Orlando; Thursdays, Perkins, University & Forsyth, Winter Park. A worldwide men’s ministry for 85 years (www. cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer, and discussion of God’s principles for business. Details: Armand Dauplaise at 407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol.com; Pat Leupold at 407-5386026 or huskerball1956@gmail.com.

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

WOMEN Women’s Connection Luncheon Third Thursday 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. Details: Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@gmail.com or 386-753-9376

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DID YOU KNOW? Do you know we have a prayer ministry here at Northland that is available to you Monday through Friday? This is true! Ministers on Duty (MODs) are at the church daily and available to meet with you for prayer, biblical guidance or encouragement as you seek the Lord and His will in your life. We believe Matthew 18:20, where Jesus says, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst” (NASB). MODs are spiritually mature Christians who love God and love people. We do not try to take the place of counselors or Stephen Ministers, but we do desire to encourage you through prayer and the Scriptures. If you would like prayer or a listening ear, you are welcome to come into the church between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one of the MODs will meet with you. If you can’t come in, you can call the church at 407-949-4000, and a MOD will pray with you over the phone.


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WHOM DO I CONTACT IF:

530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net | hello@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4020 Northland Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I would like to talk to a minister? Minister on Duty (MOD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204

Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net.

I have a prayer request? Prayer request line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 or pray.northlandchurch.net

GOVERNING ELDERS Owusu Amaning, Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Tim Wright, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@northlandchurch.net Dale Burket, Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@northlandchurch.net JT Almon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7169 jt.almon@northlandchurch.net Sam Certo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 sam.certo@northlandchurch.net Gilbert Kingsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0540 gilbert.kingsley@northlandchurch.net Bill Wolfe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1803 bill.wolfe@northlandchurch.net Jim Dees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1827 jim.dees@northlandchurch.net

PASTOR’S BIO During Dr. Hunter’s tenure, which began in 1985, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a Floridabased congregation of 20,000 that worships worldwide via the web. Before accepting the pastorate at Northland, he served as a United Methodist minister for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. Becky is the former president of the Global Pastors Wives Network and is the author of “Being Good to Your Husband On Purpose” (Creation House). The Hunters raised three sons and have seven grandchildren. Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at www.pastorjoelhunter.com.

I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Chris Nielsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or hospitalvisits@northlandchurch.net Northland is becoming a church of distributed churches, a family of spiritual families. More and more, the larger congregation of Northland is also comprised of smaller, distributed churches – spiritual families that form outside the walls of the building as they follow Jesus together and live out the mission of Jesus in their everyday lives. All of Northland will continue to gather together for weekend worship services, whether in person or online, but being the church isn’t limited to the worship service. The distributed churches also form the church right where people live, as they get together in homes, in offices, on campuses or in coffee shops for meals, fellowship, the study of Scripture, prayer, service and reaching out to those not yet included (Acts 2:42-47).

I am interested in a Care Ministry? Barbara Olsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net I want to become a member? Barbara Gritter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0557 or barbara.gritter@northlandchurch.net I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Diane Jones (infants–grade school). . . . . 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need information on Student Ministries? Jenna Blankespoor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 or jenna.blankespoor@northlandchurch.net

Are you interested in learning more? We would love to help you. Together we can form the church outside the walls of a building and bring God’s love to the world.

I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

Start the journey toward being the church at one of the Intro to Distributing the Church sessions. Sign up for a session at The Hub or at distributedchurch.com.

I am interested in Short-term Mission Trips? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net

DISTRIBUTED HUBS LAKE COUNTY Northland, A Church Distributed: Lake County Service times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 2828 S. Bay St., Eustis In Lake Hills Plaza behind RaceTrac Facebook.com . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandlakecounty Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . twitter.com/northlandlc General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Bell, Site Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 or jeremy.bell@northlandchurch.net OVIEDO Reformed Theological Seminary Service time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 10 a.m. 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 The Seminary is located at the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Woods Boulevard, just east of State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail). Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300, Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website. . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Dr. Dan Lacich, Site Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1815 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net

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

I want to help at Northland? The Hub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7178 or hub@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Judy Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-388-5798 or judy.head@northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I want to learn more about your Hispanic Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio Hispano. Leonardo Mateus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1824 or leonardo.mateus@northlandchurch.net I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Heather Subbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net I am facing an unforeseen/unexpected financial crisis and need guidance and resources? LifeHope Info Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7151 Visit us online to submit an application: northlandchurch.net/lifehope Computer’s available in care center Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I need information on jail/prison transition ministries? Dale Cowart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7165 or dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net I need information on 121Hope Anti-Trafficking Ministry? Abi Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0547 or abi.mills@northlandchurch.net

Worship Guide-Respond 43, 2016  

October 22 to 29, 2016

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