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Prayer, Care, Share

A message from
Dan Hardaway
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Matthew 9:35-38(NIV)

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Matthew 9:35-38(NIV)

35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Prayer Focus

“Thank you, Lord for being great. Lord, we acknowledge Your supremacy. We know that You know what is better for us than we know for ourselves. We pray now Father that we would get out of Your way, and let You give us a pastor who is after Your own heart. Someone who brings stability, humility, and congeniality. Bring Lord, a pastor with a servant’s heart. One who lines up with your word in every way. Someone who will be a blessing. Let him be like the apostle that brings no guile. May they continually operate in love. In Jesus name. Amen.”
-Vince Taylor, Succession Planning Committee Member

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
- Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Worship Focus

Worship Jesus as the Mediator between sinful human beings and a holy God. By giving His life, Jesus made the way for human beings to be in relationship with God. As His sons and daughters, we are called to welcome others and share our stories of God's love.

Digging Deeper

THIS WEEK'S Bible study

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About This Sermon Series

One of the most striking components of being a human being is the desire to belong. People of all ages practice a kind of do-si-do with one another, moving toward and away in a search for love and significance.

We reflect our Maker in how important relationships are to us, but unlike God, we bear the burden and marks of sin. Instead of trust, gratefulness, and welcome, we fight for power, keep records of wrongs, and tend toward “othering” people who are different from us...


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One of the most striking components of being a human being is the desire to belong. People of all ages practice a kind of do-si-do with one another, moving toward and away in a search for love and significance. 

We reflect our Maker in how important relationships are to us, but unlike God, we bear the burden and marks of sin. Instead of trust, gratefulness, and welcome, we fight for power, keep records of wrongs, and tend toward “othering” people who are different from us. And yet, we can never seem to quit trying to form and maintain communities. If one group fails us, we move on, taking our battle scars with us to a new place destined to repeat the same scenario with new faces.  

Simply stated: we need God. Otherwise, we will not be able to come together with others and form the bonds that our souls deeply desire. When asked the most important commandment, Jesus answered, “Love God and love others.” This sums it all up. And yet, we struggle to keep it.  

This is where the concept of practices comes into play. Being in community is not an abstract endeavor; it is practical and happens “on the ground.” The qualities of a healthy community are many, but during this series we’re going to focus on and share stories about four: (1) making and keeping promises, (2) gratitude, (3) truth-telling, and (4) hospitality. It’s helpful to view these aspects of a good community as practices, because practices can be practiced! No one expects a musician to gain skill without practicing. People who do yoga view it as a lifelong practice. Even multi-millionaire NFL players still practice drills and plays. Christians can work on promise-keeping, gratitude, truth-telling, and hospitality. Habits like these undergird and sustain robust communities.  

When we incorporate such qualities into our daily lives, we will find that we are investing in the welfare and health of our communities. As we hone these practices and follow Christ, our Head and ideal example of all healthy qualities, miracle of miracles, our deepest desire will be satisfied: we’ll know we belong and each will have a story to share of God’s love.

Upcoming Weekends

» NOVEMBER 27-28
LIFT YOUR GAZE | Glimpse Hope |
Interim Senior Pastor Gus Davies

» DECEMBER 4-5
LIFT YOUR GAZE
| Notice Peace | Student Pastor Rob Hemphill


Upcoming Worship Services

» NOVEMBER 27-28
LIFT YOUR GAZE | Glimpse Hope |
Interim Senior Pastor Gus Davies

» DECEMBER 4-5
LIFT YOUR GAZE
| Notice Peace | Student Pastor Rob Hemphill


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What's Current

Christmas House

Bring your gifts to the foyer anytime between November 6 through December 1

This Christmas, we have the privilege of coming alongside families in need, serving them in an empowering way and helping them take the next steps on their journey. On December 7th we will host our seventh annual Christmas House, a fun and festive shopping experience for parents facing financial challenges.

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Deck the Halls

Tuesday, November 23 at 9 a.m.

Come deck the halls at Northland to help us prepare for the Christmas season. We will be setting up Christmas Trees in the foyer, making decorations for our children's areas, setting up garland, and many more projects around the building. Children of all ages are welcome!


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#GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 30

Save the date for the global generosity movement! Join us on November 30 where we will be raising money for our benevolence fund to help those in need in our community!

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Baptism Opportunity

Sunday, December 5 directly following the 11 a.m. service

Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith, a declaration to the world that we've chosen to follow Jesus Christ, a washing away of the old life, committing ourselves completely as followers of Jesus Christ. If you have never been baptized before this is your chance to take this step of obedience in Christ!

Make a public declaration of your faith

Sharing Your Hope With Others

Sunday, December 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Did you know that, if you are a Christian, you are an ambassador of Jesus Christ? You may not feel qualified to do this because you feel you lack certain character traits or the right personality. This class will give you confidence and practical tools to share your hope with others in a simple, conversational, effective way.



Share your hope

Stewardship Update

Budget for Fiscal (7/1/21-6/30/22) : $7.5M
As of 11/17/2021
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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Last Sunday’s Financial Forum

In case you were not able to attend last week’s forum, I thought I would share a few highlights.

Mike Kemp, one of our governing elders and...


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Last Sunday’s Financial Forum

In case you were not able to attend last week’s forum, I thought I would share a few highlights.

Mike Kemp, one of our governing elders and Northland’s finance committee chairman began by reminding us of Northland’s mission. According to our by-laws, our leadership is committed to “operating a church to glorify God through worship, to develop growth and fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to communicate the Gospel to the world.” Mike also explained the financial controls we have set in place. This accountability structure includes the Budget Authorities who approve expenditures and staying in budget, our payables review process, the Finance director review, and oversight by the finance committee.  

The meeting progressed with a review of the audited financial statements for the 2020-21 fiscal year. These materials were distributed to all attendees and are available to anyone upon request. We also went through the financials for Q1 of the fiscal year. Revenue was 5% below budget and expenses were 4.8% below budget. As of November, debt is now at $7.8M. We reviewed the terms of the new mortgage and noted our ability to reduce our principal payment if needed. We laid out the long-term capital plan - 7 to 10 years out - and explained the possibility of increasing our reserve which is currently set aside at $320k per year up towards $500k per year, depending on the timing of needed replacements of capital items.

Student Pastor Rob Hemphill gave an update from his ministry where he highlighted the student retreat schedules and recent baptisms, Children’s director Bethany Druys gave an encouraging report about the many children coming to faith in Jesus and some fun family events like the well-attended skate night. Missions director Matt Shiles presented the many opportunities we have to meet needs in the community. Earlier in November, God blessed 121Hope, a ministry that addresses human trafficking with an amazing retreat. Matt reminded us that Giving Tuesday is coming up on Dec 5th. This is an initiative where we intend to replenish Northland’s benevolence fund.

We also took some questions from attendees, which were graciously fielded by Danny Gordon, Chairman of the governing elder board, Vince Taylor, governing elder and co-chair, and several members of the finance committee. Thanks to all who were able to attend.

We will be scheduling another financial forum after we close the 2nd quarter in February 2022.

In Matthew 25:21 Jesus tells the parable of the talents. This parable teaches that the one who manages their finances well will hear the master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Know that your financial team is working to be found faithful in stewarding what God provides.

As always, I thank you for supporting Northland Church. If you have any questions, please drop me an email. 

Stewarship report by:

Glenn Garton

Finance Director

Stewardship Update

Northland Tithes & Offerings
Need for Fiscal (7/1/20-6/30/21) $9.5M
As of 11/17/2021
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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