Easter Bags for the NRV

Julie Jewell News

Everything has been so crazy with COVID-19. We’ve been looking for something fun and creative to serve our community since we can’t gather and have a community Easter Egg Hunt. Bags of Joy are back for Easter! This Easter we want to bring a little joy to foster children and the elderly throughout Montgomery County. Our goal is to pack …

CANCELED: Drive-Thru Easter Egging

Julie Jewell News

After the governor’s orders on Monday to stay home we have decided to cancel the drive thru egging. We are so sorry to make this change, but feel that it is the right and honoring thing to do. We will miss seeing you all!

Stuff Kids Say: Baby Theology

Julie Jewell Blog

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Stuff Kids Say

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus says “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” The innocence of childhood can reveal the type of heart that we are all supposed to have as we approach Jesus. In this new blog series, we will be noticing and celebrating how we see God working …

You’ve Been Egged! An Invitation to Easter

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News

Update (3/31-2020): Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 realities and Governor Northram’s Executive Order #55, we have canceled the Drive-Thru Egging. Easter is a great opportunity to be invitational to church. Why not be invitational in a fun way? Usually getting “egged” isn’t a good thing, but this time it is! As a way to reach out, have fun, and invite friends/neighbors/classmates/coworkers/families/internationals …

Child Protection and New Children’s Ministry Volunteer Training

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News

If you are a current children’s ministry volunteer we are asking that each of you go through a child protection training which will enable you to identify issues and help protect children from harm. Every children’s ministry volunteer will be required to go through this training to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our children at church. This …

Children’s Move Up Sunday!

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News

It’s time to move on up! On Sunday, January 26, children in the Bloom ministry (babies, toddlers and preschoolers) will move up to their new classrooms (see guidelines below). We will celebrate with a warm welcome from their new teachers as well as a bubble party for Buds and Sprouts and Blossoms. Here are the guidelines to help you know …

Baby Dedication 2020

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News

If you are a Northstar member and a parent of an infant or toddler, we invite you to join in the celebration and dedication of raising your child to know Christ with our church family! The baby dedication will take place Sunday, January 12. We will have a Baby Dedication Orientation on Saturday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Northstar …

Blacksburg to Bethlehem: Family Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Julie Jewell Children's Ministry, News

With Christmas soon approaching we want to help families make Jesus the center of this season! Meet us at the Reserve Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. for a walking scavenger hunt around downtown Blacksburg. It’s all been designed to help you and your children find the true meaning of Christmas! Afterwards we will meet back at the Reserve to …