Posts by Jamie Fillman

Spiritual Endurance: Sermon Recap

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Did you make any New Years’ Resolutions for 2018?  If you’re like me, chances are those resolutions have already been broken and abandoned.  It’s easy to fall back into old patterns and habits – endurance takes work. This past Sunday, Matt Simpson preached on the topic of spiritual endurance.  He pointed to the passage in Mark 14:26-42 as an example …

All Things ARE New – Sermon Recap

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Jeff preached out of Isaiah 42:5-9 and took us phrase by phrase through the passage: “This is what God, the Lord, says–who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it–‘I am the Lord. I have …

HMO Spotlight: Rebecca Lansford

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Rebecca Lansford has been a member of Northstar Church for six and a half years and is involved in the GAP ministry, serves as the GAP small group leader coach, serves in children’s ministry, and is currently being discipled by another Northstar member. Rebecca works with Cru, a campus ministry present at Virginia Tech. I’ve asked her to share a …

Be Thankfuel – Recap

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On Sunday, November 19, Jeff Noble brought us a sermon called “Be Thankfuel.” He began by stating that “Thanksgiving is the heart posture of every follower of Jesus Christ that’s necessary for us to combat fear and to combat stress in a lack of relational peace in our hearts… [it’s] that posture that we must have to enter into right …

Meet Jessica Yalung

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Though Pastor Appreciation Month is technically over, we still want to take time to appreciate and get to know our church staff. Today we get to know Jessica Yalung! Jessica Yalung is one of our fabulous Children’s Ministry workers here at Northstar! She prepares curriculum and activities for the toddler and preschool classes and also volunteers in Jumpstart. She is …

Meet Megan Evans

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Though Pastor Appreciation Month is technically over, we still want to take time to appreciate and get to know our church staff. Today we get to know Megan Evans! Megan Evans currently serves as the church secretary. Her work is mostly behind the scenes, and every time I have encountered her, she has met me with a smile and an …

Meet Evin Gladin

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Evin Gladin, one of the awesome interns at Northstar, has a BS in Wildlife Conservation Science, which she earned from Virginia Tech in 2016. She also works part-time for the state of Virginia doing research as a field technician. This work includes tracking and trapping Eastern Spotted Skunks! She spends her weekends helping out at a farm-to-table restaurant and brewery …

Meet Julie Jewell

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Julie Jewell – Children’s Ministry Director and mama to Claire – has been the Children’s Ministry Director since 2013 and, in her own words, “…it has been the best job I’ve ever had. It is truly a blessing I thank God for every day. I love working with the volunteers, families, and kids, and hearing about how Jesus is changing …