Join us for our Replenish! women's event on Saturday, October 10th at NCA! The theme of this event is the replenishing of our hearts, as God's word promises, "I have replenished every sorrowful soul." (Jeremiah 31:25) Ladies, this promises to be a day of joy, energetic worship, powerful messages by some wonderful guest speakers, and a lot of fun. Register for this event here. Cost is $15, which includes a catered lunch. We will have childcare available. We also will provide a sanitary and healthy environment for this event, including plenty of space for social distancing and individualized lunches. Come and expect great things from the Lord! (The event begins at 9:30 am and will conclude by 2:30 pm.)
About our guests:
Lavon Reep is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, and has traveled the world in global missions, ministering in music evangelism with Global Training Ministries in more than 35 nations. She also is an appointed elder with the Arizona Ministry Network, for which she coaches and counsels credentialed women leaders within the state. Lavon founded Savant, Inc., whose mission is to awaken, inspire, energize, and mobilize women leaders into their mission destiny for Christ! Perhaps more powerful than her ministry experience is her personal testimony of God's restorative power, following seasons of devastating loss and sorrow. Lavon understands what it means to be "replenished" through the power of God's freeing Spirit.
Sue Rockwell is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and she and her husband, Ron, serve as the Assistant Superintendents for the Arizona Ministry Network. Sue has pastored for more than 30 years along with her husband, and also fulfilled a calling to world missions in Latin America during that time. She has spoken extensively to women's gatherings through the years, in settings ranging from churches to maximum security prisons, and she consistently challenges women to step into the fullness of their calling in Christ Jesus. Sue is passionate about the word of God, and believes the prophetic nature of God's word is meant to build up and encourage women for such a time as this.
Lisa Lopez has led worship for many years, and it is her passion to lead others into Christ-adoring, Spirit-filled worship. Lisa currently helps lead worship at Harvest Church in Peoria, AZ, and has helped lead worship with the likes of Rita Springer and Matthew Ward. She believes corporate worship should be a powerful experience, and that transformative ministry often takes place during that time.
Lunch with our Pastors!
If you are newer to Northland this year, we invite you to join us for lunch hosted by Pastors Mark and Barb Swee. The lunch will take place immediately after our second service on Sunday, September 27th, in the courtyard outside the front glass doors. We'd enjoy getting to know you better and providing an opportunity for you to learn more about Northland's ministries and vision. Lunch is on us, but please register for planning purposes by clicking here.
Grow your faith on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm, as Pastors Mark and Barb are leading our adult Bible study, currently on the book of Galatians. Our children's and youth ministries have resumed as well on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We have prepared our facility to accommodate social distancing, and have implemented thorough sanitizing measures to ensure a healthy and safe environment. Your health and well being are our utmost priority! You can also attend online via NCA's Facebook page or Youtube Channel.
Do you need a boost in your spiritual life? Perhaps you haven’t made it back inside the church doors yet and are missing the strength and encouragement that comes from gathering with other believers? We invite you to step back into fellowship during a churchwide endeavor to spend time together studying the word of God and being with other Christians.
Beginning the week of Sunday, September 6th, we invite each individual and family of NCA to join us in a 6-week study of the book of Galatians. On the Sunday preceding each chapter study, Pastor Mark will be preaching a message related to that chapter in our Sunday morning services. Then you will consider that chapter more fully as you meet with others that week.
So what does this look like, you might ask? Here’s what to do:
Commit to meeting once a week for 6 weeks to read the specific chapter in Galatians for each week. (There is an easy-to-access brief video for each teaching, and a handout that you can access online or print out, which contains some discussion points and questions.)
Invite someone in your church family to do this with you. You can do this in a home or away from a home (but you will need internet access to play the video).
If you are a family with children, you might invite another family with kids. If you are a couple, you might invite another couple. If you are an individual, you might invite one or several individuals to join you.
YOU decide the day of the week and time to get together.
You can feel free to limit your time together to an hour or less.
If you haven’t already, set up your FREE login to RightNow Media, which will enable you to access the videos and the discussion handout for each week. You can set up your login by clicking here.
If you don’t know who to invite, let us know and we will make sure you will be included!
Begin meeting the week of September 6th and enjoy the fellowship!
Jesus will be honored and we will see a corresponding increase in our faith and zeal for the Lord. Would you be willing to give an hour of your week for six weeks to help build and strengthen our community during this time?
We're Back Inside!
As we continue to work toward fully resuming the ministries of Northland, we have resumed our Sunday morning worship services inside our church sanctuary. However, to ensure the safest environment possible for everyone and provide the recommended distancing, we will be offering TWO WORSHIP SERVICES - 9:00 am and 10:30 am. To help facilitate and plan properly, we ask you to click here to "SAVE YOUR SEAT" to let us know which service you would like to attend. Each service will be "capped" with a maximum number permitted into the sanctuary.
We will have CHILDREN'S MINISTRY at our 10:30 am SERVICE which will include toddler (1 through pre-K) and children (K-5th). Our 9:00 am service will NOT include children's ministries for the present time; however, children are welcome to attend and sit with their parents in the sanctuary for that service. Our nursery will be sanitized and available for parents to use during both services; however, it will not be staffed during this time!
Here are some important details about our Sunday gatherings:
· If you are sick or symptomatic, please stay home and participate in our LIVE ONLINE SERVICE.
· If you are “at risk,” have been exposed to COVID-19, or have underlying health conditions, please stay home and participate in our LIVE ONLINE SERVICE.
· We will have TWO services—one at 9:00 am and one at 10:30 am.
· We WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING. Our sanctuary seating has been reduced and spaced to accommodate a limited number of attendees. Households are asked to sit and stand at least 6 feet apart.
· We will NOT BE SERVING COFFEE OR REFRESHMENTS.
· We WILL HAVE AVAILABLE hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves available for anyone who wants them. You are not required to wear a mask, but may do so if you prefer.
What you should bring, if possible:
· Your own coffee, water, or any other refreshments for yourself.
· Masks, if you desire to wear one. You will not be required to wear a mask, but we will have masks available if you would like one.
Friends, we are excited to return to church, but let us continue walking in grace, love and patience during this time. Some will be back to church in person this Sunday, while others may not be back for some time to come. Each of us will make that decision for our families, and that decision does not reflect either superiority or spirituality in any sense. May the Lord bless and protect each of our NCA family and their loved ones.
With love, Pastors Mark and Barb