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

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED DECEMBER 23-24, 2013

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

PRAY

Let’s worship God together!

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________

READ THE BIBLE

Engage in a Conversation With God. Did you know we have an entire Web page dedicated to prayer? You’ll find prayer requests from other Northlanders, as well as an opportunity to easily leave YOUR prayer requests. Visit pray.northlandchurch.net.

LIVE GENEROUSLY

Study God’s Message to You Often. Take a step toward growing in wisdom with God! On our website, you’ll find daily readings, Scripture references from the weekend, online Bibles and a bevy of resources to help you engage His Word!

Merry Christmas! We’re so glad you joined us for worship today! Before you rush out to your car, stop by The Hub for some cookies and hot chocolate ... and community with your friends and family.

CARE GROUPS

Hurting? Struggling? In the Process of Healing? • Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 p.m., Sanctuary • Divorce Recovery Call 407-937-1749 • GriefShare Call 407-949-7152

• PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 5106-07 • Support for the Separated Call 407-937-1749 Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries.

It’s the Season of Giving ... In the busyness of the season, don’t forget to give back to God in celebration of what He has given you! All year-end contributions need to be in by December 31. Details at northlandchurch.net.

northlandchurch.net

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

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

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

Visit bible.northlandchurch.net.

• His Way (12-Step Recovery) Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall

CHECK OUT THE HUB

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

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

Participate & Connect:

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

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

This week’s Stewardship Report was not available at press time due to the Christmas holiday. You may find the latest reports at northlandchurch.net/about.

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

generous.northlandchurch.net

Financial Report — December 10 to 16, 2013 This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 11,250,000 Received. . . . . . . 304,345 Received. . . . . 10,985,122 Difference. . . . . . . 79,345 Difference. . . . . (264,878)

12/23-24/2013


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED DECEMBER 23-24, 2013

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

PRAY

Engage in a Conversation With God. Did you know we have an entire Web page dedicated to prayer? You’ll find prayer requests from other Northlanders, as well as an opportunity to easily leave YOUR prayer requests. Visit pray.northlandchurch.net.

READ THE BIBLE

CARE GROUPS

Study God’s Message to You Often.

Hurting? Struggling? In the Process of Healing?

Take a step toward growing in wisdom with God! On our website, you’ll find daily readings, Scripture references from the weekend, online Bibles and a bevy of resources to help you engage His Word!

• Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Visit bible.northlandchurch.net.

• GriefShare Call 407-949-7152

• Divorce Recovery Call 407-937-1749

• His Way (12-Step Recovery) Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall

CHECK OUT THE HUB

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

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME!

Merry Christmas!

• PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 5106-07

We’re so glad you joined us for worship today!

• Support for the Separated Call 407-937-1749

Before you rush out to your car, stop by The Hub for some cookies and hot chocolate ... and community with your friends and family.

Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries.

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

LIVE GENEROUSLY

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

It’s the Season of Giving ... In the busyness of the season, don’t forget to give back to God in celebration of what He has given you! All year-end contributions need to be in by December 31. Details at northlandchurch.net.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

This week’s Stewardship Report was not available at press time due to the Christmas holiday. You may find the latest reports at northlandchurch.net/about.

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

Participate & Connect:

Tithes & Offerings

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

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

12/23-24/2013

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

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

Financial Report — December 10 to 16, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . . 79,345 Difference. . . . . (264,878)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 11,250,000 Received. . . . . . . 304,345 Received. . . . . 10,985,122


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

THE SAVIOR IN MY PERSONAL LIFE Luke 2:6-7 (NASB) While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Worship Focus Worship Christ today as the Light of the world, that true Light that shines into the darkness. Prayer Lord, surely our eyes have seen Your Salvation, whom You have prepared for all the world: a Light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of Your people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen. – The Worship Sourcebook

Notes

Let Us Know!

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

“We are talking about the birth of a child, not the revolutionary act of a strong man, not the breathtaking discovery of a sage, not the pious act of a saint.

Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________

It really passes all understanding: The birth of a child

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

is to bring the great turning around of all things,

Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________

is to bring salvation and redemption to the whole human race.

[ ] The above is an update. I am [ ] a child [ ] a middle school student [ ] a high school student [ ] an adult.

What kings and statesmen, philosophers and artists, founders of religions and moral teachers vainly strive for, now comes about through a newborn child.” — DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Prayer request: ________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

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


NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED DECEMBER 23-24, 2013

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

PRAY

Engage in a Conversation With God. Did you know we have an entire Web page dedicated to prayer? You’ll find prayer requests from other Northlanders, as well as an opportunity to easily leave YOUR prayer requests. Visit pray.northlandchurch.net.

READ THE BIBLE

CARE GROUPS

Study God’s Message to You Often.

Hurting? Struggling? In the Process of Healing?

Take a step toward growing in wisdom with God! On our website, you’ll find daily readings, Scripture references from the weekend, online Bibles and a bevy of resources to help you engage His Word!

• Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 p.m., Sanctuary

Visit bible.northlandchurch.net.

• GriefShare Call 407-949-7152

• Divorce Recovery Call 407-937-1749

• His Way (12-Step Recovery) Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall

CHECK OUT THE HUB

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

Name(s)_____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME!

Merry Christmas!

• PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 5106-07

We’re so glad you joined us for worship today!

• Support for the Separated Call 407-937-1749

Before you rush out to your car, stop by The Hub for some cookies and hot chocolate ... and community with your friends and family.

Learn more at northlandchurch.net/ministries.

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

LIVE GENEROUSLY

Email_________________________________________________________________________________________

It’s the Season of Giving ... In the busyness of the season, don’t forget to give back to God in celebration of what He has given you! All year-end contributions need to be in by December 31. Details at northlandchurch.net.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________

northlandchurch.net

This week’s Stewardship Report was not available at press time due to the Christmas holiday. You may find the latest reports at northlandchurch.net/about.

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

Participate & Connect:

Tithes & Offerings

Address______________________________________________________________________________________

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

12/23-24/2013

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

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

Financial Report — December 10 to 16, 2013

generous.northlandchurch.net

Difference. . . . . . . 79,345 Difference. . . . . (264,878)

This Week

This Year to Date

Need. . . . . . . . . . 225,000 Need. . . . . . . . 11,250,000 Received. . . . . . . 304,345 Received. . . . . 10,985,122


JANUARY 2014

www.northlandchurch.net

BE THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY

BELONG MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

January 18 in The Rink

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Sanctuary, Longwood site

Join Dr. Hunter and other leaders to talk about what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland! Child care is available.

Gain freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups with this group over weekly dinner, worship and share groups.

Details on page 10.

More info on page 11.

CHECK OUT THE HUB Looking to get connected? Need more information? Want some coffee and conversation?

The Hub is a good place to start!


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About Northland, A Church Distributed WHAT WE BELIEVE The Bible

— We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)

God

— The Trinity — We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8) Jesus Christ — We believe by miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. He is the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead for our justification. He is now exalted at the right hand of God, Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3) Holy Spirit — We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and converts sinners, and baptizes them into the church, which is the body of Christ. We believe that He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service, and that He seals and keeps him until the Lord comes. We believe that He bestows spiritual gifts upon each one. We believe that the believer has received one or more spiritual gifts so that he might exercise them for the strengthening and outreach of the body of Christ. The practice of any gift in any gathered body shall be in keeping with the Scripture. (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7)

The Means of Salvation

— We believe that salvation from the guilt and condemnation of sin is possible only as the gift of God’s grace. It cannot be gained by good resolutions, sincere efforts, or submission to the rules, regulations or ordinances of any church, but is freely bestowed on all who put their faith in Christ and trust in the work that Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All who so trust the Savior pass from death unto life, and are forgiven of their sins, accepted by the Father, and born into His family by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. (John 5:24; Ephesians 1:67; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23)

Security, Assurance and Responsibility

— We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation. However, this assurance must not be the occasion for sin, for God in His holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:2729; Romans 8:19-39; 1 John 5:13; Hebrews 12:6; Matthew 7:20; James 2:20)

Man

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

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

OUR VISION: WHAT WE SEE

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

OUR MISSION: WHAT WE DO

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

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

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

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

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

NOT LOCAL? Join us for LIVE online worship at

northlandchurch.net

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

during any of our worship times!

The Church

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

The Christian’s Walk

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

The Eternal State

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

Find out more at northlandchurch.net/about.

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twitter.com/northlandchurch

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


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EPIPHANY* Although the scribes could explain where the Messiah should be born, they remained quite unperturbed in Jerusalem. They did not accompany the Wise Men to seek him. Similarly, we may be able to explain every article of our faith, yet remain spiritually motionless. The power that moved heaven and earth leaves us completely unmoved. What a contrast! The magi had only a rumor to go by. But it spurred them to set out a long, hard journey. The scribes, meanwhile, were much better informed, much better versed. They had sat and studied the scriptures for years, like so many dons. But it didn’t make any difference. Who had the more truth? Those who followed a rumor, or those who remained sitting, satisfied with all their knowledge? What a vexation it must have been for the Wise Men, that the scribes who gave them the news they wanted remained quiet in Jerusalem! We are being mocked, the magi might have thought. For indeed what an atrocious self-contradiction that the scribes should have the knowledge and yet remain still. This is as bad as if a person knows all about Christ and his teachings and his own life expresses the opposite. We are tempted to suppose that such a person wished to fool us, unless we admit that he is only fooling himself. – Soren Kierkegaard, “Only a Rumor”

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In traditional Christian churches, Christmas and Easter are celebrated as periods of time, or as seasons of the church year, rather than as single days. In Western Church Christian tradition, January 6, known as Epiphany, is the climax of Advent and the beginning of the season that leads up to Lent. Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the magi to worship the Christ child.


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SNAPSHOTS

A look back at 2013 in pictures and words.

6,600 meals were served by our Mobile Kitchen — including 2,100 meals in Moore, Okla., where Northland’s Disaster Response Team was deployed for eight days last May when tornadoes devastated the region.

Together we worshiped God for who He is and what He has done at 250-plus live worship services. More than 32,000 people from 125 countries joined us for online worship.

different

Half a million different people

visited northlandchurch.net from 182 countries, including 71 people from Benin. All told, people spent more than 3 million minutes on Northland’s website. More than 100,000 people from 171 different countries — including Iran, Pakistan and Guernsey — visited Resourcewell.org, where we give away a free threeyear children’s curriculum.

1,476 lives were saved as a result of blood drives held at Longwood. We saw more than 120,000 interactions — Twitter mentions, Retweets and Facebook stories — from 81,000 unique users.

We baptized nearly 900 people this year, including 660 people during our big

1,215 volunteers from Northland and throughout the community packaged 159,000 meals for Typhoon Haiyan survivors.

The Disaster Response Team members overhauled their equipment trailer and added an on-board freezer. Now they can be self-contained and self-sufficient for seven or more days when they arrive at a disaster site.

347 people of all ages participated in 22 Distributed Journeys to other countries, including Swaziland, Egypt, Ukraine, Brazil and Cuba. Projects included helping with construction of a new church, and serving at orphanages, schools, feeding centers and medical/dental centers, along with providing AIDS care, education and ministry training. Attendance at Celebrate Recovery (CR) meetings totaled more than 7,000 for the year, including more than 500 newcomers. 60 people either accepted Christ or rededicated their lives to Him.

Baptism Weekend, 94 inmates at the local jail and 25 people at the beach with Student Ministries.

We welcomed and followed up with more than 3,000 first-time visitors at Longwood—including 1,800 kids at children’s church. A team from CR traveled to Scotland to work with heroin addicts. A church there is now starting up its own Celebrate Recovery ministry.

More than 100 “returning citizens” transitioning out of jail have been helped by the Healing and Transition (HAT) program, a reentry ministry birthed by Northland. 80 percent of those who graduated from HAT have stayed out of jail, and 70 percent were employed prior to graduation.

We started worshiping with the Ojibway Correctional Facility, a correctional facility located in Michigan that houses 1,200 men. This is the first time Northland has streamed live worship to a correctional facility outside the state of Florida.

22,377 pounds of groceries came during the Red Bag project, resulting in 3,834 meals that were distributed among food pantries in Seminole County schools to help feed homeless students and their families. More than 595 volunteers helped sort and package donations.

21,590 gift-filled shoe boxes were collected for Operation Christmas Child to be distributed to needy children around the globe.

369 people ran in our Northland 5K, helping to raise awareness of human trafficking. More than 1,200 people have engaged in practical ministry through our volunteer website.

Student Ministries discipled more than 220 high school students through SETup Crew (for freshmen), Servant


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Leadership (for students in grades 10 to 12) and Wednesday night Discipleship Groups.

Northland’s Family Advocacy Office collected 655 CrockPots for Seminole County’s homeless families and taught classes on nutritional Crock-Pot cooking on a budget. 35 homeless families have been referred to Northland’s Family Advocacy Office. Volunteers have put in more than 1,000 hours walking alongside these families and connecting them with resources to attain self-sufficiency.

In middle school, each of the 350 students involved are matched with a high school leader so that discipleship can happen. 93 kids met the 10 Commandments Challenge by memorizing and individually reciting all of the commandments!

We have 27 church planters working in a major refugee camp in Sudan, who have planted more than 30 churches among Sudanese refugees.

Care Ministries helped hundreds of congregants in their healing journey through GriefShare, DivorceCare and other support groups.

Hundreds of kids accepted Jesus into their hearts at Children’s Church, and many children and babies were baptized and dedicated. The average weekly attendance for Children’s Church at Longwood was 877, with 375 volunteers serving each week.

70 leaders at New Life Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, were trained and are beginning to transition their small groups into distributed churches.

40 Northland counseling interns studying at the Reformed Theological Seminary conducted more than 7,000 hours of service, counseling people and helping them through life’s issues through a partnership with Oviedo Counseling Clinic.

Children’s Church offerings exceeded $12,000, supporting local and global missions.

80 Muslim students from 32 countries visiting Orlando to learn about other cultures and belief systems stopped by Northland to participate in a Q&A with Dr. Dan Lacich about the Christian faith. The bookstore began featuring products from such groups as Market Colors, The Latitude Store, Claro Candles, Ragamuffin and Work of Our Hands, organizations that emphasize fair wages and treat their artisans with dignity and respect.

More than 2,002 dads and daughters bonded at the daddy-daughter dance, with 150 volunteers serving at this annual event.

35 children monthly attended Buddy Break, a free respite program designed to give caregivers of kids with special needs a break from their caregiving responsibilities. FaithAbility, a Bible study and fellowship group for adults living with disabilities and their families and friends, kicked off in July, growing quickly to more than 40 members. A new sensory-friendly classroom was renovated in the grade school wing, allowing us to better serve our elementary students with disabilities and their families. We now offer three classrooms specifically designed for children with special needs and have Buddies available to help children learn about Jesus in an environment that best meets their educational needs. We trained more than 800 pastors and leaders from 17 countries, and helped plant 4,000 new churches around the world.

A partnership was established with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Eurasian Region, to train leaders in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Russia that will result in training in all of those countries in 2014.

served at the Central Florida Dental Outreach, organized by Greenberg Dental, and treated 283 patients, performing nearly $200,000 in free dental services.

Pastor Joel took a well-deserved sabbatical, during which the Lord “restored my soul and revealed a vision for Northland’s future.” During his absence, we considered what it means to reach out to our neighbors, asking God to make His character shine in us and to be people after His own heart during the “ZIP Code” preaching series.

1,665 folks from the church and throughout the community came out to the Family Fall Festival. 102 students attended Worship in the Arts Camp and put on an amazing program benefiting children and families in Haiti through the I Am Hope Club.

117 volunteers, many of them Northlanders,

We hosted a student group from Mission to Japan, which met at Longwood to study English.

Longtime Northlanders Paul and Teresa McCaskill were distributed to Scotland, where Teresa is pursuing a Ph.D. in practical theology at The University of Edinburgh.

Hundreds of Bibles were collected by the bookstore for the homeless. We also purchased Bibles to send over to students in Ghana.

A team of doctors, physician assistants and nurses from Northland traveled to Ukraine to provide basic care for pastors and their spouses.

The Hub was launched in March, providing countless opportunities to connect to one another and to various opportunities to serve at Northland and in the community.

During the month of April, there was an emphasis on orphans, which marked the beginning of a new ministry at the church focused on adoption and fostering (northlandchurch.net/orphans). Many families have since signed up to be foster parents, and many others are exploring adoption as a result.

Great strides were taken to assist couples with their marriages. Hundreds of couples were impacted by marriage classes, including the Marriage Preparation Class, The Art of Marriage, Marriage Oneness and Marriage 911. The first cohort of the Antioch School was piloted for development of leaders who desire to continue their ministry and leadership education, focusing on discipleship and distributed church planting. Northland at Oviedo hosted a Change This World foodpacking event, where 80 people packed more than 17,000 meals. The Oviedo site also participated in the annual Christmas in the City outreach, which blesses more than 250 families with food, gifts, clothes and more. Northland at Mount Dora nearly doubled in weekly attendance year over year, with almost four times as many serving on volunteer teams. The site also launched new worship arts, tech, congregational care and guest services teams. More than $164,000 in financial assistance was provided through LifeHope, which serves people in need for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God. Recipients attend budget classes and participate in weekly worship and Local Serve projects. As of this year, a total of 9,947 people have been registered in the Resource Point database, which connects people in need with resources that can help.

Five ministers who have been serving the Northland community in various roles were ordained as pastors: Jeff Bell, who shepherds our Mount Dora congregation; Sean Cooper, who leads us in local and global service and equipping areas; Jeremy Jobson, who cares for our Oviedo congregation; Brian Katauskas, who leads Student Ministries; and John Tardonia, a licensed counselor and pastoral care minister who is shaping the development of our healing communities at Northland. Northland volunteers completed a documentary on Creation Care called “Our Father’s World” (ourfathersworldfilm.com). This resource is now being used by churches and groups throughout the country.


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Witness How God Is Touching Lives in Egypt

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gypt – the land where God instructed Joseph to take his family to protect Jesus from Herod’s massacre, and a country that was once predominantly Christian. Now only 10 percent of its people are Christians. Despite that, Egypt is considered by believers worldwide to be central to the mission of breaking the stronghold Islam has on the Middle East and, in turn, on the rest of the Muslim populations throughout the world. Could God use you to be part of His perfect plan regarding Egypt? Yes, He could – if you choose to serve on our 2014 Distributed Journey (DJ) to Egypt. This DJ is about strengthening and sustaining relationships both with Kasr el Dobara (KDEC), our partner church in Cairo, and with Christians in Egypt. We will be accompanied by members of KDEC throughout our trip and will serve with them in various ways. This year two serve days with KDEC’s Mercy Ministry team in Cairo are planned. While in Cairo, we may visit an orphanage, a children’s hospital and a facility for people with special needs. In the villages of Upper Egypt, we will spend time with Christians. We’ll visit them in their homes and possibly in

their churches and preschools. We’ll give them food and other practical items, hang out with them and pray with them. If we serve at a children’s retreat, we’ll share a Bible story, sing praise songs and do crafts with the children. We’ll teach them some health fundamentals, such as handwashing and teeth-brushing, and we’ll provide them with school supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and other items for the children and their families. Flexibility is a key component of this DJ. We won’t know exactly what we’ll be doing until a couple of months before the trip; even then it could change. This trip is truly an adventure. A major component of this DJ is the privilege of witnessing how God is touching the lives of many Christians in Egypt through KDEC’s Healing Grace Child Sponsorship and Village Transformation Ministry. This ministry is dedicated to transforming villages by teaching the children about Jesus, ensuring that they attend school and get the help they need, promoting health, providing for families in need, and offering classes and retreats for children, mothers and families.

An especially unique aspect of this Egypt DJ is associated directly with the Healing Grace ministry. Many past Egypt DJ team members and other Northland families sponsor Christian children in Upper Egypt. We will visit those children and their families. Some sponsors will send along small gifts for their Egyptian families. We truly and very personally connect with them. Our 2014 team members also may decide to sponsor children and would get to meet them. In addition to our time of service, we’ll also do a little sightseeing and perhaps end the trip with a couple of days of relaxation and debriefing prior to flying home. We will only make this trip if KDEC and Northland believe it is safe to do so. Know, too, that if God wants you on this (or any) DJ, He will open doors to make it happen. If you feel called to serve with the 2014 Egypt DJ team, fill out the application at somedayistoday.net by January 19. Contact team leader Betsy Dasse at bsdasse@gmail.com (put “Egypt DJ” as the subject) or 407-886-0131 if you have questions.

Make Your Someday, Today! Distributed Journeys 2014

Ever thought or said, “Someday — when things slow down or the money is available — I’ll answer God’s call to GO …”? Well, make your “someday” TODAY! There are many opportunities to serve on a global scale by joining one of the short-term mission teams Northland has to offer. Listed here is a sampling of the trips available to you. More trips will be added to our calendar, so check our website regularly for updates. Visit our website, at somedayistoday.net, for trip descriptions, team leader contact information and application links. LOCATION DATES Ukraine Winter Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 2 – 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brazil – IsleGO Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 22 – 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Egypt Mercy Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29 – April 12. . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic – Eyeglass Project 1 . . . . . . May 3 – 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alabama 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4 – 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brazil – Amazon Boat Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 24 – 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamaica College – IsleGO Missions . . . . . . . . . . June 7 – 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Homeless Work Camp in D.C. . . . . . . . . June 8 – 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic (Middle School) . . . . . . . . . June 13 – 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic (High School) . . . . . . . . . . . . June 13 – 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamaica High School – IsleGO Missions . . . . . . . June 14 – 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ukraine Orphan Camp 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 15 – 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19 – 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swaziland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22 – 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ukraine Orphan Camp 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 29 – July 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic (9th-Grade Trip) . . . . . . . . . . July 4 – 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costa Rica – IsleGO Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5 – 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic (Family Trip) . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 5 – 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamaica – IsleGO Missions (Family Trip) . . . . . . . July 12 – 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haiti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 – 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ukraine Adventure Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 – 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic (High School) . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 – August 2. . . . . . . . . . . . Kenya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 – August 3. . . . . . . . . . . . South Africa 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1 – 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brazil – Amazon Boat Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 23 – 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominican Republic – Eyeglass Project 2 . . . . . . August 30 – September 3 . . . . . . Ukraine Widows/Helping Hands . . . . . . . . . . . . . August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cuba – IsleGO Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 13 – 20 . . . . . . . . . . . Guatemala – IsleGO Missons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 18 – 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alabama 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 26 – 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MISSION Winter Orphan Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ministry to villages along river . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercy Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eyeglass Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camp ToknowHim – construction . . . . . . . . . . . Ministry to villages along river . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VBS, home visits, clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a chapel and VBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VBS, community work projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . High school students run a VBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . Orphanage ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celebrate Recovery ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Global Primary School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orphanage ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a chapel and VBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discipleship, VBS, evangelism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . VBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VBS and building a home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VBS and work projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a chapel and VBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIDS Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leadership training and mentoring. . . . . . . . . . . Ministry to villages along river . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eyeglass Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistance to widows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discipleship and construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various ministry projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camp ToknowHim – construction . . . . . . . . . . .

AGE REQUIREMENT 16-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Families with high school students/adult . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High school seniors and college students . . . . . . . . 15-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . students going into 6th/9th with parent . . . . . . . . . . High school students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th-grade and above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 with parent and adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 with parent and adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Families and adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-plus with parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-plus with parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-plus with parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th grade and above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 with parent and adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-plus with family/adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TRIP COST $2,000 $2,200 $3,400 $885 $200 $2,180 $1,475 $1,170 $1,400 $1,100 $1,475 $2,600 $1,765 $3,100 $2,600 $1,500 $1,355 $1,400 $1,475 $1,425 $2,600 $1,600 $3,400 Approx. $3,000 $2,180 $885 $2,800 $2,300 $1,723 $200


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SERVE LOCALLY Join the Prayer to End Slavery, Trafficking J

anuary 10 through 12 is National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery and Trafficking. On January 11, Northland will be hosting the second annual Prayer Breakfast for community and church leaders. The National Weekend of Prayer exists to bring awareness to the issues of human trafficking in America and inspire people of faith to stand unified in prayer that leads to action. The National Weekend of Prayer started in 2011 when a group of abolitionists from around the country wanted to respond to the Congressappointed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, on January 11. Early in 2012, such abolitionists as Tomas Lares, founder of Florida Abolitionist, and Dai Sup Han from Prayer Surge Now were inspired to launch the first National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery and Trafficking. Since that time, they have partnered with organizations and denominations throughout the nation to educate the public and inspire prayer that’s focused on ending modern-day slavery. Through the unified efforts of mobilizers throughout the country, they have been able to bring considerable exposure to this injustice, witnessing the power of prayer as incredible testimonies of prevention, rescue and restoration come forth. With the annual weekend activities at the heart of who they are, the National Weekend of Prayer participants seek to place a year-round emphasis on the

issues related to human trafficking. Through empowering existing organizations, providing resources and training, and uniting the efforts of others in one collaborative grassroots movement, the National Weekend of Prayer is a nonstop effort to end slavery in America. Human trafficking is among the largest and fastestgrowing criminal enterprises in the world. Today, more than 20 million people are enslaved in the world. Trafficking exists in every state in our nation, in every major city and in many rural communities. In the last 10 years, efforts to eliminate or reduce trafficking have intensified on both a federal and state level, yet trafficking continues to increase. It’s morally intolerable that slavery still exists in America in the 21st century. The groups and individuals this effort represents believe that it can best fight this scourge of evil through prayer and wisdom from God. It’s fitting that people of faith exercise leadership in taking a stand against human trafficking. The participants in this initiative are asking congregations, businesses and organizations in every community in our nation to join together in this nationwide prayer initiative. They hope you will be led to participate, putting the power of prayer into action and helping free modern-day slaves, and even to offer redemption to the traffickers. If you would like more information or to get involved, visit nwoprayer.org. They need your prayers!

Inmates in Daytona, Polk City Joining Online Worship. Volunteers Needed!

Servant Leader of the Month: Diana Ludwig

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iana Ludwig is a servant leader who has been faithfully serving on multiple projects with the Family Advocacy Office (FAO) since its inception, in March 2012. Her passion for children and helping others led her to serve with FAO. She is at home serving families that are in crisis, coordinating outreach events and helping out with administrative tasks of the office. She hopes the positive difference in the families that are served and the joy of giving help and hope to families in need will encourage others to serve. Thank you, Diana, for your dedication and leadership. 

Local Serve Opportunities

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ne of the most practical ways to “Be the Church” everywhere, every day is by serving locally in the community. Use your time, talents and gifts that God has given you by serving here at Northland, or with one of our local partners or outreach projects. January 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International January 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry January 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care January 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Homeless Ministry To register for or find out more about these Serve projects, visit serve.northlandchurch.net. Judy Head at judy.head@northlandchurch.net or 407388-5798

BY GRETCHEN KERR

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xciting news! We’re bringing two new prisons online for worship — Tomoka Correctional Institution, in Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Polk Correctional Institution, in Polk City, Fla. Fact: Of the eight prisons within a two-hour drive of our Longwood site, there are 11,000 prisoners. We would love for them to consider Northland their home church! Can you help? If you are located near (within an hour’s drive or so of) a Florida state prison, and you’re looking for a way to serve and see lives changed, then we’d LOVE to talk to you. This is a great opportunity for online worshipers to engage in ministry to other members of the online community. And couples are encouraged to serve together.

Responsibilities include setting up some equipment, welcoming the inmates, praying with them and caring for them as we would any other members of our church family. We also hope to get word to their families that they can worship online with their incarcerated loved ones. That way, they can discuss during visitations what they’re learning about God! Don’t live near Longwood? No problem! We can arrange for you to receive the training from a local correctional facility. Also, if you live near a jail or prison we’re not currently serving, and you’d like to help us bring worship to that facility, please let us know! Want to learn more? Details are at northlandchurch.net.

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

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VOLUNTEER at Northland Volunteers Use Their Gifts to Make an Impact BY REBECCA LANG

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ure, I’d love to join the team!” I excitedly responded when asked. I knew what mobilization meant, but not in the context of God’s purpose for my life and expanding His Kingdom. I wasn’t even sure why God had called me to this role. I’d spent 17 years working for Gap. During that time, I led as few as two people as a product specialist to hundreds as a district manager. Along the way, God was using the interactions with customers and employees to hone my skills around finding what “needs” they had. Be it the best-fitting pair of jeans or the need to be challenged in their work, these conversations were building the foundation of my ability to effectively Sausage, anyone? identify what people were really saying. I was learning to truly listen, to “see the people” as Pastor Hunter mentioned in worship recently. Of course, at the time, I did not realize the path God was paving for me, and I certainly never thought that selling jeans and leading people was setting me up to work with an amazing team whose primary goal is to help others fulfill their call from the Lord through practical ministry. Coming off Dr. Hunter’s teachings about the church in Acts 2, we started off the year knowing we needed to create a platform that easily allowed folks to get involved through volunteering. So I spent the next few weeks meeting with ministry leaders and cataloging all the volunteer opportunities available at the Longwood site. We felt that for the congregation members to easily answer the call to get involved using their individual talents, giftings and strengths for God’s purposes, we needed to highlight as many opportunities as possible, and in one simple way. With that,

Dr. Hunter encourages our volunteers and thanks them for serving the Northland congregation.

we launched the volunteer website January 26, 2013. In the first month, 400 congregants signed up to volunteer through the site. We were off to a great start! We spent time promoting the site in the foyer and The Hub. It was a blast seeing how excited congregants were when they realized how easy the site was to navigate and how many roles there were … more than 200, and nearly 1,500 opportunities to connect. We spent weeks explaining that opportunities to volunteer go well beyond the needs for our children, Communion or greeter roles. We built the site with the capability to filter by ministry or interest. Even if someone wasn’t sure where he or she wanted to volunteer, the person could find a role based on what he or she was passionate and gifted around. Throughout the year, we’ve seen more than 1,000 people connect through the volunteer website, and we are so thankful for every single one of them! One of our primary focuses has always been recognition. Let’s face it, volunteers give freely of their time to help Northland, many of them in addition to working full time or leading their families, or both. We wanted a simple way to show our gratitude. In June, we held our first volunteer appreciation breakfast. More than 500 folks came out for food, fun and fellowship. I was amazed by the generosity of so many individuals who donated food, time and amazing raffle prizes for the event – tickets to Disney and Universal, golf packages and more! We also tried to raffle off a pan of leftover sausage, but no one was biting. Ha! Our single biggest endeavor this year was the Northland 5K. I think God knew this was going to be a powerful connection for those in our congregation and our greater community. The 5K was a mix of our very own Northland family, runners from Longwood and the surrounding cities, and even folks from the extended community. In fact, we welcomed 22 UCF students from Delta Epsilon Mu, a professional pre-health fraternity, who volunteered with all aspects of the race. Seventy-five volunteers in all helped facilitate the run and Ministry fair, where 700-plus people participated in the morning’s events. Not only was it a time of connection and community; proceeds from the run supported the anti-human trafficking efforts of our local partner Florida Abolitionist. Our team still hears from folks who loved all that the 5K represented ... family, fellowship, connection and care for others. (But I’m not sure how many really liked the running part.) As the year winds down, we’re still in high gear! Our team has been diligently working on organizing Northland Christmas parties all over Central Florida. We are thrilled to see how God works in these gatherings, connecting Northlanders in their very own communities. Looking back, I couldn’t be more excited about all the ways God used mobilization to engage our congregation, encourage family and community life, and support our

church across all ministries. My favorite memories are of the moments when I sat down with new friends for coffee, listening to their stories. Maybe that’s part of what mobilization is – listening to people, hearing their stories and connecting them to their next chapter. We know God will continue to reveal that to us over time. I am humbled to help our Northland family in this way and can’t wait to do it again in 2014! Be sure to check out some of the needs we have going into next year. I’d love to help connect you! Give me a call, or visit me in The Hub! ? Rebecca at 407-937-1807 or volunteer@northlandchurch.net

We’ve had an awesome time connecting with you this past year!

Looking ahead to 2014, here are some immediate needs: Hub hosts: Are you a connector? Do you love talking to people and helping them find their next step? If so, we could use you! Come hang out in The Hub after the service you regularly attend, and welcome our guests and congregants. Rebecca Lang at rebecca.lang@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1807 Ushers: Help our congregation find the best seat in the house. Volunteer as an usher during weekend worship. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407937-1762 Children’s Ministries teachers and helpers: Help bring the message of the gospel to our children each week as a Children’s Church teacher or assistant. We will train and equip you. Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162 Public safety workers: The safety of our children and congregation is a top priority. There are several ways you can connect with this team. Opportunities include joining our parking, security and/or law enforcement teams. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1827 Hospitality volunteers: Be a part of our team that provides hospitality for visiting pastoral guests, special events and the greater volunteer team at the Longwood site. This is a simple way to share your love of cooking, baking and caring for others. Rebecca Lang at rebecca.lang@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1807


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STUDENT MINISTRIES MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY To register for any of these activities and for more detailed info, visit northlandchurch.net/middleschool. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net LUGrox Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. (Off January 4) LUGrox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! You’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Optional dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Register by completing the profile, linked at the top of northlandchurch.net/ middleschool. MIDDLE SCHOOL DOULOS Sundays, 11 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Middle School Doulos will help students connect what they experience in worship service to their daily lives and was designed for parents who are serving during the 11 a.m. service.

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY

COLLEGE MINISTRY

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

Fusion (For students ages 18 to 25) Sundays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Dinner ($3 donation), Bible study and small group connection. Holly Christian at 407-883-1891 or pursuedbychrist@gmail.com

I AM THIRD Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. (Off January 1) 9th- to 12thgraders are invited to an evening of small and large group discipleship, worship and community. Small groups meet from 6 to 6:50 p.m., food and games are available from 6:50 to 7:15 p.m., with everyone coming together at 7:15 p.m. First-time attendees are encouraged to complete the high school profile at northlandchurch. net/highschool before attending.

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

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

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Children’s Church

Northland Early Learning Center

Debbie Blahnik, director of Children’s Ministries, at 407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net • Grade School Classes (Grades 1 – 5) During all worship services in the Children’s Worship Wing. Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church. • Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Infant & Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) During all worship services in the Early Childhood Wing. • Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Grade 5) A variety of options are available. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828

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

Volunteer of the Month: Laura Czerkies Laura Czerkies has served faithfully over the past several years greeting the children with her warm smile and fun personality. She shares the truth of the Bible and her love for Christ with our kindergarten students in Children’s Ministries each week. Laura is a recent UCF graduate who is a great mentor to our crew volunteers. Thank you, Laura, for your commitment and your example of a loving servant.

Mark Your Calendar! Daddy-Daughter Dance: A Lil Bit Country Friday, February 28, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost: $18 for dads and $9 per daughter. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 10 at northlandchurch.net. Desserts and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Julie Meeker at 407-937-1772 or julie. meeker@northlandchurch.net

Calling All Fifth-Graders and Their Parents! Let’s get a jump start on transitioning into middle school. Our JumpStart event for fifth-grade students begins Saturday, January 25. JumpStart is designed for students to get to know other fifth-graders and middle school leaders. Parents, we have something for you at the same time that you won’t want to miss. You will be able to meet the Student Ministries leaders and parents who have already been through the program. It will be a great time to ask all the questions you want and experience what the middle school program looks like. Krystal at krystal.rivera@northlandchurch.net or Debbie at debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net

This Year in Children’s Church This year in Children’s Ministries, our children will be learning about the Kings & Kingdoms from the Bible. We will begin the year by learning about the life of King Jesus and the stories that Jesus told about the Kingdom of God. Join us each weekend as we worship the King of Kings for who He is and what He has done!

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WAYS TO RESPOND Baptisms Adult Baptisms Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Get baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Call to sign up. Sharon Ferreira at 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net Child Baptisms Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for grade schoolaged children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. Diane Jones at diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7188 Infant Baptism/Dedication Class Saturday, January 18, 7 p.m., room 4206. Child care is available upon request. Diane Jones at 407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net

Bible Studies ADULTS FaithAbility Third Friday of the month, 6:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Monthly Bible study and connection group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members and friends. Bring your Bible. Heather Subbert at heather.subbert@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1828 Firm Foundations Sundays, either 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study the Bible chronologically for one year to understand God’s overarching plan from creation to Christ. This class is for new adult believers and those who are seeking to gain a clear understanding of God, our relationship with Him, and the grace He has made freely available through the death of His Son. The study guide is available in the Northland Bookstore. Register at northlandchurch.net/classes. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Mike Sheffey at msheffey@cfl.rr.com Hispanic Ministry - Bible Study Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 5100. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Laura Capizzano at laura.capizzano@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1824 Ministerio Hispano - Estuido Biblico Semanal Todos los miércoles de 7 a 8:30 p.m. en el aula 5100. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Laura Capizzano a laura.capizzano@ northlandchurch.net o 407-937-1824 Letters of Paul Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 2211, Administration Wing. Study the teachings of Paul chronologically, with an eye from history. The group study will approach this topic from the 40,000-foot level, with contextual history in mind, delving deep into the Word. Robert Johnson at 407-937-1765 or robert. johnson@northlandchurch.net Luke (The Life and Times of Jesus) Sundays, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Come early for refreshments, and make new friends. Investigate Luke’s historical documentation

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

of events that surround the life and teaching of Jesus. Hosted by John and Carolyn Jones. Taught by Dr. Wayne Lukens. Wayne Lukens at wlukens@cfl.rr.com or 407-3654735 Transformers — Young married couples (mid-20s to -40s) Sundays, 10:45 a.m. to noon, Fellowship Hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. Our goal is to build relationships and grow in our marriages by studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Tim and Michelle Kutcher at tim.kutcher@gmail.com

MEN AMEN (A Meeting of Men) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5108-9, Children’s Worship Wing. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Dan Bogdan at 407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ adullamroad.com Man in the Mirror Men’s Bible Study, by Pat Morley Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8 a.m., room 1118, Student Ministries and Care Center. Bob Shoemaker at bshoemaker@ compass1.org or 407-599-3132 Philippians Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Philippians: 45 minutes of study and 15 minutes of prayer. Leo Carrier at leo@carrierinsurance.com

WOMEN Gideon Bible Study Mondays, January 12 through March 3, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., or Tuesdays, January 14 through March 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. Sign up for Priscilla Shirer’s seven-week Bible study on the fascinating biblical character Gideon. The study includes videos and is sure to be fun and life-changing! Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Workbooks are available at the Northland Bookstore for $15.95. and registration: Mondays, Anne Sullivan at 407-332-8318 or annesullivan@cfl. rr.com, or Cherrie Rowe at cherrierowe@aol. com; Tuesdays, Tracie Theune at 407-4022417 or theunemom@aol.com, or Cherrie Rowe at cherrierowe@aol.com

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

ADULTS Art of Marriage Two-Day Event Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 22, 3 p.m., The Rink. Marriage is truly an art, whether you’re just beginning or have been working on your canvas for years. If you would like to make your marriage a masterpiece, join us for The Art of Marriage weekend, a DVD-based event that includes expert teaching, engaging stories and humorous vignettes to help strengthen your relationship. It’s designed

for every marriage! The cost: $50 per couple, which includes two workbooks, a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Child care is not provided. Register at eventbrite.com/e/ art-of-marriage-event-tickets-9733024739. Rick or Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@ outlook.com or 407-462-5130 Belong/Membership Opportunities • One-day seminar: Saturday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Rink. Hear Dr. Joel C. Hunter and other senior leaders describe what it means to belong to Christ and to Northland. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch. Registration on-line or email to: belong@northlandchurch.net Ruth Sapp at 407-949-4039 or ruth. sapp@northlandchurch.net • Online: Anytime at northlandchurch.net/ series/belong_study/ • DVD: Anytime and sold in the Northland bookstore at Longwood. Blended Family Educational Series Sundays, March 2 through April 20, 9 to 10:30 a.m., room 4204. Find support with other families experiencing similar blended family struggles and challenges. Learn how to build a healthy blended family in this Christian-based eight-week series. The book (optional) is $13.99 in the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Jeff Reinking at jfreinking@cfl.rr.com or 407-616-6658 Child Evangelism Fellowship Conference  Saturday, January 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rooms 4205-07. This powerpacked one-day conference is for children’s church workers, homeschoolers, Sunday school teachers, parents and volunteers. Sessions include “Leading a Child to Christ,” “Teaching Memory Verse,” “Child Protection Policies” and more. The cost: $75; Northlanders get 50 percent off. Jeneba Davies at 407-435-4673 or Jenesther1@bellsouth.net, or ceffl.org Classical Conversations Info Meeting and Open House Monday, January 13, 9:30 a.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Classical Conversations is a classical academic community for grade school and middle school families that meets regularly at Northland at Longwood. The info meeting and open house are for those considering homeschooling classically. and registration: Jennie Li at LiLongwoodCC@gmail.com Digging Even Deeper Saturdays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., room 4128 (cry room.) This is a time to examine the evening’s message through the Bible and how to apply it to our lives. Join in the opportunity to dig a little deeper and strengthen your walk with Jesus. It’s a great way to discover your gifts and passion for the ministry for which God has equipped you. Child care is unavailable. Shirley Todd at shirleytodd325@aol.com Empowered to Connect Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. This interactive learning experience is designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The course equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to meet those needs, build trust, and help their child

heal and grow. The 10 sessions involve homework. Married couples must attend together; single parents are welcome. Class fee: $120, as books need to be purchased. northlandchurch.net/calendar/details/ EmpoweredtoConnect Jamaica Family Trip Info Meeting Saturday, February 1, 6:30 p.m., rooms 4213/4215. Primarily a mission trip for families, this team will help build two homes (cement mixing by hand, block laying, trench digging, rock hauling). Children will be able to serve during a children’s Bible time, when stories, crafts, games and songs will be shared with Jamaican children. Purchasing and delivering baskets of food to the most vulnerable and needy will be part of this trip. Also, this team will facilitate women’s, men’s and youth Bible study classes. Come to the info meeting to learn how your family (children 5 and up are welcome!) can join this team! Margie Harshey at margie@ guignardcompany.com or 407-234-8689 Marriage 911 Wednesdays, February 5 through April 30, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Is your marriage in crisis? Are you separated? Are problems in your marriage escalating? Marriage 911 provides answers that can heal and mend your marriage. As men and women participate separately, you may attend with or without your spouse. The course is led by Linda Rooks, author of Broken Heart on Hold, and her husband, Marv, as well as other leaders who have triumphantly walked through difficult valleys in their marriages. The cost: $9.75 for Broken Heart on Hold and $30 for the Marriage 911 workbook, to be used in class. Both are available in the Northland Bookstore. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. and registration: Linda at 407-644-8619 or lindarooks@ embarqmail.com Marriage Preparation Class Sundays, January 19 through April 13, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Rink, Student Ministries and Care Center. This 13-week class is for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. The cost: $120 per couple. Registration is required by January 19 at northlandchurch .net/calendar/details/Marriage_Prep_Course. A paper application is available at the Northland Bookstore. Chris Kingsley at 407-937-1791 No App for That Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m., The Rink. Learn the importance of connecting our children to the wonders of nature and of setting boundaries for digital devices in the home. With digital connectivity in every aspect of our lives, we invite you take time out with us to evaluate the impact it’s having on our families. The event will include speakers and videos. Topics will include why it’s important for kids to spend time outdoors, how to set healthy boundaries for use of screened devices, the top 10 Florida outdoor activities, and understanding the relationship between our Creator and His creation. The cost: $20. The first 300 to register will receive a free book and DVD. Chad Crawford at chad@crawfordgroup.tv or 407-416-8360 Peace With Food Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Join Mary Lou Caskey during this one-evening class to discover simple and practical ways to gain peace with


food. The book, Show Your Food Who’s Boss, is optional and available in the Northland Bookstore for $9.75. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. No registration required. Mary Lou Caskey at maryloucaskey@gmail.com

CHILDREN Steps for Young Believers (Grades 2-5) and Their Parents These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Materials cost: $5. Registration is required. Krystal Rivera at krystal. rivera@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7153 • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: Sundays, January 26 through February 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Sundays, March 2 through April 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE BIBLE: Wednesdays, January 22 through April 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Focus: This course will answer questions that we have about the Bible, such as these: What’s in the Old and New Testament? How do we use the Bible? Why did God give us the Bible? Why translate it? How can we understand it? How can we share it with others? Pizza will be served at 6 p.m. for a small charge.

WOMEN Fight Fear, Awaken Hope Mondays, January 13 to February 24, 7 p.m., room 4218. Gain true hope and freedom in Christ, finding power to tackle the pain and fear that keeps you from abundant life, at this free seven-week therapeutic group, which uses Paula Rinehart’s Strong Women, Soft Hearts and other literature as a catalyst to healing discussion and renewed hope. Come ready to navigate your disappointments, hurts and fears in a way that leads to a new, abundant and lasting joy. Child care is available with a reservation; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch.net. and registration: Tracy Weiss at tracy.weiss@ northlandchurch.net Foundations Wednesdays, January 15 through February 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., room 4216. In this sixweek Bible study, you will discover answers to questions such as these: How do I know I’ll go to heaven when I die? What do I do with feelings of guilt and shame? Where do I find the power to live a victorious Christian life? What are clear key steps for spiritual growth? Kari Maggard at karimaggard@ gmail.com or 407-592-3001

membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Frank Turner at 407-599-9770 or Carol Sorensen at 407-617-6449 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. Nancy Cook 407-484-3069 Celebrate Recovery Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m., Sanctuary. Gain freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits over dinner, fellowship and share groups, which include CR 101, Men’s and Women’s Addiction, Men’s and Women’s Co-dependency, Mom’s of Addicts, Men’s Anger, Men’s Sexual Addiction, Women’s Relationship Addiction, Women’s Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders for Women. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Laurie Jean Harrington at celebraterecovery@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1799 Divorce Recovery Tuesdays, call for time and location. This support group walks alongside individuals who have been through a divorce and helps them to experience personal growth and healing. Registration and assessment are required. Child care is available. 407-9371749 GriefShare Mondays, call for time and location. New session starting February 3. This healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $19. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. GriefShare voiceline at 407-949-7152 or griefshare@ northlandchurch.net Help! I Am Single Again! Saturday, February 8, 8:30 a.m., The Rink. This workshop is for anyone navigating the complex journey back into the single life after marriage. Laura Petherbridge, a wellknown Divorce Recovery spokeswoman, will share such things as how to recognize the unique issues and emotions “single again” people face, how to overcome the fear and uncertainty of the future, and how to tackle the loneliness of single living, among other things. The cost: $12 before February 7 or $20 at the door. and registration: Elaine Harland-Colter at 407-949-4002 or elaine. harland-colter@northlandchurch.net

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His Way Thursdays, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. A Christcentered, 12-step recovery support program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. A. Jay Fowinkle at Hisway@northlandchurch.net or 407-4166630

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., rooms 5207-8. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for

PRAXIS (Conquering Fear, Anger, Anxiety) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-07, CWW. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Skye Engel at 407834-3158

Groups CARE GROUPS

PeaceSeekers This ministry takes the biblical approach to handling all levels and types of conflict. From classes in PeaceMaker to conflict coaching and mediation, this ministry makes a difference in all relationships. Nita Zelenak at nita_zelenak@ntm.org (regarding class), or Rich Arndt at volvoom@gmail.com (regarding mediation and conflict coaching) Stephen Ministry What is a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister feels God’s call to walk alongside the congregation, providing one-to-one care to members of our Northland family and community beyond who are experiencing life difficulties, such as the loss of a job, family member or illness and more. We have training due to begin in late January. This training incorporates 50 training hours and a commitment to serve for two years. If this sounds like you, you would need to fill out an application and interview. For an application, contact Elaine Harland-Colter at elaine. harland-colter@northlandchurch.net Support for the Separated Tuesdays, call for time and location. Support group for those who are separated with court papers pending, for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord. Registration and assessment required. Child care is available. 407-937-1749

MEN Faithful and True Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbook cost: $17 at Northland’s bookstore. Bryce Hagedorn at 407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com; or Kevin Urichko at 407-949-7166 or kevin. urichko@northlandchurch.net

WOMEN BCAUSE—Breast Cancer Survival Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando at 407-488-5941 or susandb@yahoo.com. Women Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction Group Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 5106-7, Children’s Worship Wing. This group support provides confidential care and recovery from fantasy, romance, love and sex/pornography addiction. For child care, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Suzanne Rucker at 407-967-9313 or LifeCounselingSolutions@gmail.com Women’s Healing Ministry Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4218. This group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception and lies of secrecy that keep you in bondage. Vicki M. Wotring at 520-631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com

COMMUNITY GROUPS What is a community group? It’s a small group — a gathering of you and your Christian community hinged on a mission of responding to God TOGETHER for the benefit of others! Find or form a group of your own at community.northlandchurch.net. Dwell Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., connect for location, as it will change every week. This small group of creative and artistic young

professionals ranging from age 20 to 30 years old seeks to dwell in community, both with one another and with Christ, through building authentic relationships, serving the local community, and engaging in worship and Scripture. twitter @northland_dwell or dwell.northland@gmail.com

PRAYER GROUPS Children’s Ministries Prayer Team Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Carol Moss at carol. moss@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7180 Evening Prayer Group Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., prayer room. Elaine Harland at 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net Hispanic Ministry - Friday Prayer Fridays, (except for the third Friday of the month) 7 to 8:30 p.m, room 4108 (prayer room). Gather for a short devotional and prayer. Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura. pinckard@northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce at mrsclasdearce@gmail.com or 407242-3642 Ministerio Hispano - Viernes de Oración Los viernes excepto el tercer viernes del mes. 7 a 8:30pm en la sala 4108 (sala de oración). Nos reuniremos para hacer un pequeno devocional y oración. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce a mrsclasdearce@gmail.com o 407-242-3642

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Active and Retired Law Enforcement Officers Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., room 5100, Children’s Worship Wing. Currently studying John Eldredge’s Beautiful Outlaw. Paul Griffith at 407-557-7678 or paulgfl02@aol.com Adoption/Foster Care Ministry Meeting Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., room 4213. Are you interested or experienced in adoption or foster care? This group provides information, community and enrichment. Child care is available; contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Shaylynn Stoner at 407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net Arabic-speaking Community Sundays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., room 4213. Join in for worship, prayer, fellowship and a cup of coffee. Mamdouh Nasr at 407385-5772 or mamdmata@gmail.com Bookstore Book Club Thursday, January 23, 7 p.m., rooms 420910. This month the Northland Book Club members will be reading Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller, before meeting and discussing their thoughts. The book, which has inspired a major motion picture, brings a fresh and original perspective on life, love and redemption. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God. Elizabeth Klunk at elizabeth. klunk@northlandchurch.net or 407-446-1734 Common Ground Adult Ministry (Ages 25-45) 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., room 1101, Student Ministries and Care Center. Come make some friends and grow

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room 1104, the Rink. They are currently sewing pillowcase (or sheet) dresses which will be distributed by various Northland mission teams. Bring your portable machines and materials (if you have them) to the gatherings. Joan Siegel at siegeljk@aol.com Single Purpose (Singles age 30 and up) Second and fourth Sunday of each month, 3 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Class series will be Life At Full Capacity, by Gene Mims. A study of the beatitudes of Matthew 5 and how they can be applied to our relationships enabling us to further become a reflection of God s love. Single parents are welcome. Bring a covered dish to share. Teri Long at 407-470-3431, Sue Hemphill at 407-3145817, or meetup.com/OACS08  Hispanic Ministry - Monthly Gathering Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and any Spanish-speaking family and friends . Child care is available - for reservation, contact Laura Pinckard at laura.pinckard@ northlandchurch.net. Anita Arce at 407242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com. Ministerio Hispano - Reunion Mensual Nos reunimos el tercer viernes de cada mes, 7 p.m., Fellowhip Hall. Traiga un plato para compartir y traiga su familia y amigos que hablan español. Cuidado de niños está disponible - póngase en contacto con Laura Pinckard a laura.pinckard@northlandchurch. net. Anita Arce a 407-242-3642 o mrsclasdearce@gmail.com Hispanic Ministry - Spanish Translation Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Spanish translation is available online and listening devices are available at the Welcome Desk. Join the Facebook page at www.facebook. com/northlandhispano. Anita Arce at 407-242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com Ministerio Hispano - Traducción a Español Domingos, en los servicios de las 9 y 11 a.m. Traducción a español esta disponible en línea. Los auriculares para escuchar el servicio estan disponibles en el Mostrador de Bienvenida o “Welcome Desk”. Información en nuestra página de Facebook en www.facebook.com/ northlandhispano. Anita Arce a 407-2423642 o mrsclasdearce@gmail.com Tennis Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Jeff Rossmeissl at 407-489-6096 Word Weavers Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., fellowship hall, Student Ministries and Care Center. www.wordweaversonline.com

Serve at Northland For additional ways to serve at Northland, visit northlandchurch.net/ volunteer. Call and Connect Believers are needed to make phone calls, welcoming first-time visitors and connecting with interested attendees regarding various ministry projects. Training provided, flexible hours. Brian King at brian.king@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0567 Children’s Ministries There are plenty of ways to serve in Children’s Ministries. Whether it is through preparing the weekly take-home resources, teaching or helping in a classroom on the weekends, or manning the children’s library during the week, volunteers make a difference.

Debbie Blahnik at debbie.blahnik@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7162 Communion Servers Communion servers are needed the first weekend of each month. Training provided. Karen Hays at communion@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0575 Info Desk Hosts Needed Answer questions and direct newcomers before and after the worship services. Five service choices each weekend. Stop by the Info Kiosk (with the big question mark) and find out how you can get started or contact Terry Wenner at tbardwen@aol.com. Medical First Responders During worship services and special events. BLS-trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4000 Parking and Traffic Attendants Weekend volunteers are needed to help control traffic on Northland property before and after services. Help out as often or as little as you want. Jeff Hess at jeff.hess@ northlandchurch.net or 407-272-9111 Phone Assistance Weekday volunteers are needed to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Lori Holton at lori.holton@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000 Sermon interpreter and translator Northland has a diverse congregation. We want to make our sermons and materials available in many languages to reach all of our congregants and more. If you can fluently interpret or translate in any of these languages, we could use your help: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Sinhalese, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese and German. Mike Fernandez at mike.fernandez@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1753 Traducción del Sermón en Diversos Idiomas Northland tiene una congregación diversa. Deseamos hacer disponible nuestros sermones y materiales en diversas lenguas para poder alcanzar a nuestros congregantes de otros lenguajes  Nos encantaría trabajar con usted de forma voluntaria si usted puede interpretar o traducir con fluidez en los siguientes idiomas: Portugués (Brasil), Español, Singalés, Hindú, Árabe, Japonés y Alemán. Mike Fernandez at mike.fernandez@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1753. Special Needs Children and Teens Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Heather Subbert at 407-9371828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net Ushers and Greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. No experience necessary. Lori Holton at lori.holton@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000

Serve With Northland Blood Drive Sunday, January 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., and Monday, January 6, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Northland at Longwood. In December, 42 people donated 32 units, and as a result 94 lives were saved. To reduce your waiting time, you may schedule a time slot at www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Ruth Sapp at ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4039

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


Host Families Needed for Child in Crisis Loving Christian mentors and volunteer host homes are needed to temporarily house children through our Safe Families for Children ministry. Training is provided. Background checks are required. Maria Penzes at 407937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net Live Worship With Inmates Servant leaders are needed to attend worship in the jail and connect with the inmates. Opportunities exist at all worship service times. No experience is necessary. Dale Cowart at dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net Longwood Health Care Center Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. People are needed to bring the residents to the Sunday 9 a.m. service at Northland at Longwood. Patsy Grannan at 407-538-5209 or pjgrannan@yahoo.com Mission Trip to Japan June 2 through 24. Mission to Japan is looking for college students who have a heart for mission trips to join a mission trip to Japan. Warren Griffith at 407-243-8867 or info@ MissionToJapan.org Men Mentoring Fatherless Boys No age limit or experience required. Must be able to devote at least one hour per week. Take the challenge, and build a life-changing relationship. David Keys at nlmentoring@ gmail.com Mentors and Classroom Assistants Needed Mentors and classroom assistants are needed for Milwee Middle School students in Longwood. Need to be 18 years old or older and available at least one hour per week until the end of the school year. Must complete SCPS Dividend process. Buzz Vincent, Milwee Middle School at 407-746-3802 or buzz_vincent@scps.k12.fl.us The Mercy Drive Achievers Club This is an after-school program of 51 children who gather weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 for homework help, Bible lessons, interactive learning, fellowship and fun. The club needs more volunteers to ensure that its achievers get the individual attention they need to be successful students in a community where this is desperately needed. Would you like to share in the vision of a transformed community to the greater glory of God? Check out Mercy Drive Ministries on Facebook. 407-293-7784 PetPals Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Becky Yeager at leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903 Reading/Tutoring Ministry Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary and Magnet School, Sanford. Adults through seniors, especially retirees, read as “Nanas” and “Papas” to kindergarteners and/or tutor second graders in reading or math for one, two, or three hours. Tutoring may be done on alternate days. Mary Weeks at marykweeks@gmail. com or 407-977-0724. Reading and Math Buddies Mondays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goldsboro Elementary School. Help make a difference for a child struggling with reading or math by volunteering one hour a week. Rebekah_richey@scps.k12. fl.us or 407-252-7009

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

Healing Grace Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 2992 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Coorie Moore at 407-244-5527

Serve as a Worship Facilitator at the Orlando Bridge We are looking for a few good men! This position is responsible for greeting the inmates for service, handing out prayer cards and worship guides, and hosting the live feed for the Northland worship service through a ROKU box. Training is provided, and most serve one or two times per month. Paula Gillon at 904-610-5492 or paula.gillon@ northlandchurch.net

Interfaith Opportunities Celebrate with other faith traditions your humanity, spirituality and religious beliefs that are common to all. Learn about and respect our differences. Work to make “earth as it is in heaven.” Interested? Upcoming activities ( Robert Ray at 407-415-8528 or Robert. Ray@nrmafla.com): • Interfaith Discussion Wednesday, January 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Adventist University of Health Services, main campus, Florida Hospital. •  Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil, March, Interfaith/Multicultural Service  Sunday, January 12, 6 p.m., Orlando City Hall. Mayor Buddy Dyer will lead the march from City Hall. This annual event, sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the Mayor’s MLK Holiday Commission, is a great opportunity to show solidarity with our diverse community and to build on Dr. King’s legacy of justice for all. • Religion 201  Tuesday, January 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Holocaust Center in Maitland. The Interfaith Council of Central Florida presents “What form of judgment –if any – does your faith tradition teach that humans will face in the afterlife? This lecture with a Q&A will feature representatives from the Unitarian Universalism, Sikhism and Islam faith traditions.

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

Beyond Northland ADULTS Abortion Recovery Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Reveille Ministries at 407-333-0404 Bishop Greg Brewer Appearance Tuesday, January 14, 6 p.m. Healing Service, and Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m., Thomas Center, All Saints Church, 338 E. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. The Glennon House at 407-647-8925 or kirstena@allsaintswp.com Central Florida’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, January 22, noon to 4 p.m., Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Christian HELP at 407-834-4022 or christianhelp.org Community Bible Study Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community United Methodist on 17-92. Please join women from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge to study the books of Amos & Isaiah. Children’s program is available. New Spanish group. On-going registration. Olga Lizardo at 407-4159578 or visit Orlando.CBSclass.org Healing For Sexual Abuse Survivors Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Parlor Room at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. Sponsored by the Oviedo Counseling Clinic, this is a group for women where you will have a safe, compassionate place to heal with others who have experienced sexual abuse. They will be working through the book, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Dianne Langberg available in the Northland bookstore. Alina Marshall 407-949-4000, ext. 1775

Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise February 10 to 14, 2014. Go on the only fully chartered Christian marriage cruise! This is a retreat for married couples looking for romance and rejuvenation. The cruise, hosted by FamilyLife, sails from Miami to Grand Turk Island and features Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with fantastic speakers and Christian entertainment. Guests can look forward to refreshing words on marriage, great concerts, fun with fellow couples, and quality time with their spouses while sailing on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Use NORTHLAND as your group code to get the best rates! Rick and Jolene Burns at rickandjolene@outlook.com or 407-462-5130 Study of Matthew through Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) BSF is providing an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study of the book of Matthew. Day and evening classes are available for women, evenings for men and there are age-appropriate classes for children of all ages. For additional information about BSF International www.bsfinternational. org. For class details and/or registration information: Orlando Evening Women’s Class - Gina Horton at vhorton827@aol.com; Southwest Orlando Day Women’s Class - Edie Chambers at ebie948@gmail.com; Northwest  Orlando Day Women’s Class Mimi Certo at Mimi@websolvers.com; Oviedo Day Women’s Class - Jill Read at jillread@aol. com; Orlando Evening Men’s Class - Gary Klein at garykleinbsf@gmail.com

MEN Christian Businessmen’s Connection 7 to 8 a.m.: Tuesdays, Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4; Wednesdays, First Watch, 249 West 436, Altamonte Springs; Thursdays, Perkins, University & Forsyth. A worldwide men’s ministry for 83 years (www.cbmc.com) that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles

13 for business. Armand Dauplaise at 407221-3114 or adauplaise@aol.com, or Larrie Kitchen at 407-462-4828, or Steve Doerr at 321-274-7072 Faithful and True Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Josh Bales at 407-949-4000, xt. 1703

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

WOMEN Women’s Connection Luncheon Third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Drive. All women are invited to the monthly luncheon, designed to connect women with God, their community, and each other. Judy Ann Mumford at jamumford@ gmail.com or 386-753-9376 Workplace Ministry First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders (www.J4Leaders.org), an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Pam Oldham at info@J4Leaders.org or 407-522-4797

Donations

Please take clean, usable clothing, toys, household items, nonperishable food items and supplies to The Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood. 407-260-9155 or www. thesharingcenter.org Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby of the Worship Center and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Rita Divver at 407-920-3907 or jrdivver@cfl.rr.com Vehicles Needed at LifeHope. Many families working with the LifeHope ministry are able to obtain a job and begin the process of getting back on their feet, but transportation becomes a barrier. Vehicles must be safe and in good working condition. Bud Abt at 407-415-0036 or bud.abt@northlandchurch. net to donate your vehicle Men’s casual clothes, backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes and hygienic supplies, are needed by Downtown Homeless ministry at St. George’s Orthodox Church, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Dave Mullen at dmull77@yahoo.com Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Bethany Durys at bethany. durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541


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In Honor and Memory of Our Loved Ones In Honor of: Gordon, Sue and Terri Cobb by their daughter and sister Dot Cump by Andree, Rob, Hannah and Lindsay Dolly Daniell by Alan Daniell Debra Dobbs by Ann Holstein Mellisa Dobbs by Ann Holstein Our grandsons Connor, Carson, Curtis and Collin Dowling by Bob and Donna Castaldi Nancy and Kenny Drinan by InSook and Kevin Drinan The Fetherolf family by Anna Fetherolf My parents, Jerry and Beth Huber, by Jason Huber Mildred Kasper by Mary Kay Conner Jane W. Langston by Linda and Richard Tubbs Ellen Loller by the Katauskas family Helen Marie by Ann Holstein Presley Pace by your loving family Ernesto Ramirez by his daughter Maritza Ramirez Nes’e Scanlon by Larry Antonelli Joane Schmidt, wife and mother, by the Schmidt family Enrique Diaz Soto by Donald J. and Irma J. Stephens Dorothy J. Stephens by Donald J. and Irma J. Stephens

In Memory of: Anthony and Theresa Adamo by George and Drusiana Mansfield Ray and Marjorie Andersen by Dave and Nancy Andersen Thomas Andersen by Dave and Nancy Andersen Barbara, Dory and Donna Maria Andres by Carol Biery Claude Anger by Gail Johnson and Linda Larson Louis and Dora Biery by Carol Biery Pam Bradshaw by the B’s Pam Bradshaw by The Ladies That Count Concetta Bruno by Ralph and Sharon Spano Emerson and Jane Burley by the Crossman family Donna Carr by Bruce Carr Nicholas and Angie Castaldi by Bob and Donna Castaldi Gordon, Sue and Terri Cobb by their daughter and sister Connie and Shorty by Leana Marlette Uncle Bud and Aunt Vera Cook by Jerry and Martha Posey


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Jason A. Copeland, our son, by Joni and Larry Szrom Bob Corsie by the Stram family Betty Crossman by the Crossman family Frank and Marilynn Daly by Bob and Donna Castaldi Bea Davis, mother, by Sunny Judy

Brandon Marlette by Leana Marlette

Albert and Dorothy DeNola by Allan and Kathy DeNola

Jim Marlette by Leana Marlette

Paula DiBari by Ralph and Dawn DiBari

LaVerne and Raymond Mauro by Denise Mauro

Richard DiNino by Joni and Larry Szrom

Alfred J. McCabe by the McCabe family

Paul and Clyde Divver by Joe and Rita Divver

James McCabe by the McCabe family

Richard Divver by Joe and Rita Divver

Rob McLaughlin by Leana Marlette

Kenny and Bunny Drinan by InSook and Kevin Drinan

John and Lorena Meyer by John and Laura Meyer

Dominic and Yolondo Durso by the Durso and DeNolo families

Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller by Gary, Stacey, Griff, Sam and Colby

Ralph Durso by the Durso and DeNolo families

Kaliegh Nicole Ottis by Ken, Kim and Kelsey Ottis

Bud and Helen Dyrland by John and Laura Meyer

Rachael Pace by Ralph and Sharon Spano

Kathy Fetherolf by Anna Fetherolf

Ann Perry by Cassandra and Jim Tubbs

Mr. Norman Fletcher by Emma, Dean, Charlotte and Barbara

Juanita Plaugher by her six grandkids

Victoria Fletter by Aunt Lorenna and Uncle Bill

Hugh and Ophie Posey by Jerry and Martha Posey and grandkids

Jack and Bea Gavigan by Jennifer and Pat Gavigan

Dolly Ramirez by her daughter Maritza Ramirez

James and Argie Godfrey by Ann Godfrey Pickering

Donald Paul Schmidt by the Schmidt family

Mark Godfrey by Ann Godfrey Pickering

Henriette Schutte by Maia Menendez and family

Virginia Griffith by the Kline family

John Seesock by Nancy M. Shaffer

Phillip Guilfoil by Terry Aycrigg

Bill Siegrist Sr. by Bill, Lorenna, Lauren and Matthew

Jack and Todd Hansen by Brock, Shari and Will

Bill Siegrist Sr. by Shari, Brock and Will

Bill and Jean Harwood, mom and dad, by Bill Harwood

Bill Siegrist Sr. by Margaret

Judith Hernandez by Donald J. and Irma J. Stephens

Jacob Siegrist by Mommy and Daddy

Clara and Tyrus Hicks by Mike and Pam Schreffler and family

Jacob Siegrist by Auntie, Uncle Brock and Will

Jennielyn Hodge by the Muzzy family

Jacob Siegrist by Grammy

Uncle David, Uncle B and Uncle Horlis by Lori Dolphus

John Silvia by Bill and Diane Silvia

Bob Huffman and Ray Huffman by Diann Huffman

Judy Smithers by Bob and Donna Castaldi

Ava Belle Hunter by Ralph and Dawn DiBari

Mom, Dad and Martin by Phillip Sowinski

Adam Januszkiewicz by Kathie Deisz

Maria Connie Spano by Ralph and Sharon Spano

Rita Januszkiewicz by Kathie Deisz

Michael Anthony Spano by Ralph and Sharon Spano

Arthur and Edith Jelliman by Fay Harger and family

Donald R. Stephens by Donald J. and Irma J. Stephens

Ruth Katauskas by the Katauskas family

Dennis Stewart by Debbie and Joe Leonardo

Uncle Eugene and Aunt Goldie King by Jerry and Martha Posey

Fred Stram by the Stram family

Ronald Krueger by Dave and Nancy Andersen

Marge Stram by the Stram family

Mitzie Lang by the Stram family

Richard Straw, friend, by Sunny Judy

James M. Langston Jr. by Linda and Richard Tubbs

Miriam and George Taylor by Denise Mauro

James M. Langston III by Linda and Richard Tubbs

Tammy Lynn Temoshchuk by Bob and Donna Castaldi

Pamela Ledford by Bob and Ashley Ledford

Big Mama—Mae Thompson by the Guzman and Thompson family

Robert Ledford Sr. by Bob and Ashley Ledford

Toby and Elizabeth Thompson by Jerry and Martha Posey and grandkids

MongRyong Lee and Danyae Hong by InSook and Kevin Drinan

Fred Tucciarone by Bob and Donna Castaldi

Park and Sooshim Lee by InSook and Kevin Drinan

Rosina Tucciarone by Bob and Donna Castaldi

Warren Loller by the Katauskas family

Tony Tucciarone by Bob and Donna Castaldi

Melba Lorah by Joe and Rita Divver

Henry and Ida Udouj by Jennifer and Pat Gavigan

Terry Lorah by Joe and Rita Divver

Joseph Ulanoski by Barbara and Joselle Ulanoski

Charlotte Lucie by Mark and Cindy Losso

Amy VandeStreek, our beloved daughter, by Paul and Pamala VandeStreek

Beulah Mackey by the Katauskas family

Phil Vogel by Liz Hartnett

Jean Magee by Margaret

Charles and Ruth Weigle by the Larry Lewis family

Jean “Tootie” Magee by Bill, Lorenna, Lauren and Matthew

Victoria and Kevin Wright by Lauren Combs

Jean “Tootie” Magee by Shari, Brock and Will

Dena Young by Bill and Diane Silvia

Anna Marinello by Ralph and Dawn DiBari

Our dear family members now with our beloved Lord by the Robinson family


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CONTACT INFO

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

GOVERNING ELDERS Thom Willis, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 thom.willis@northlandchurch.net Owusu Amaning, Vice Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1797 owusu.amaning@northlandchurch.net Marcus Mennenga, Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . . . 407-949-7169 marcus.mennenga@northlandchurch.net Dale Burket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 dale.burket@northlandchurch.net Fred Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 fred.franz@northlandchurch.net Danny Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1763 danny.gordon@northlandchurch.net Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 dan.hardaway@northlandchurch.net Felipe Santos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 felipe.santos@northlandchurch.net Tim Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 tim.wright@northlandchurch.net

PASTOR’S BIO Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as Northland’s senior pastor since 1985. During Pastor Hunter’s tenure, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a community of 20,000 that worships around the globe. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of “Compassion Issues” found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 420 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is a frequent consultant to U.S. agencies and served during the inaugural year on the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Becky, since 1972. They have three married sons and six grandchildren, including one in heaven. Learn more about Pastor Hunter’s life in ministry at northlandchurch.net/joelhunter. Stay informed about his involvement with current events at www.pastorjoelhunter.com.

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

DISTRIBUTED SITES

WHOM DO I CONTACT IF:

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

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

OVIEDO SITE Reformed Theological Seminary. . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. 1231 Reformation Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765 The Seminary is located at the corner of Mitchell Hammock Road and Alafaya Woods Boulevard, just east of State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail). Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300, Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website. . . . . . . . . . . northlandchurch.net/oviedo Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/northlandoviedo General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 or jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net

I am interested in a Care Ministry? Elaine Harland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net

I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 or pray.northlandchurch.net I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Judy Tillman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 or hospitalvisits@northlandchurch.net

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

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

Crystal River, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Tom and Alice Austin: aaustin@qahomes.com or 352-270-8764 DeLand, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 11 a.m. Jeff and Cindy Reinertsen: jsrein1@gmail.com or 386-736-9746 Naples, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Marco Island, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sam Lewis: samllewis@aol.com or 407-310-1719 Ocoee, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Marty McCoy: mmccoy@kostoandrotella.com or 407-733-5989 Ponce Inlet, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 9 a.m. Joe and Donna Leonardo: josephleonardo@sprintmail.com or 386-236-8871

I need information about Children’s Ministries? Debbie Blahnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407-949-7162 or debbie.blahnik@northlandchurch.net I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net; or visit SomedayIsToday.net I want to help at Northland? Rebecca Lang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1807 volunteer@northlandchurch.net I want to get involved in a serve project? Judy Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-388-5798 or judy.head@northlandchurch.net; or visit northlandchurch.net/serve I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net I want to learn more about your Hispanic Ministry? Quiero aprender más acerca de su Ministerio Hispano. Ivan Portillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1753 or ivan.portillo@northlandchurch.net Anita Arce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-242-3642 or mrsclasdearce@gmail.com I have a special needs child or if I have special needs? Heather Subbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1828 or heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net

Salisbury, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Laurie and Tim Klaus: pianolauriek@yahoo.com or 704-636-5966

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.

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

I need information on jail/prison transition ministries? Dale Cowart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7165 or dale.cowart@northlandchurch.net

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

I need the Resource Advocate or FAO (Family Advocacy Office)? Maria Penzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0554 or maria.penzes@northlandchurch.net

Worship Guide-Respond 51b, 2013  

December 23 to 24, 2013

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