New Member Spotlight: Carli Rau

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We are excited to welcome Carli Rau to the family! Carli came to the New River Valley in 2014 where she began studying engineering at Virginia Tech. If you haven’t yet met Carli, make sure you introduce yourself to her at church on Sunday morning. Tell us a little about yourself: Carli is from Warrenton Virginia, which is about an …

Slanket Sermon – December 9, 2018

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Snow days mean slanket sermons around Northstar. The tradition began several years ago when snow prevented us from meeting for worship services. Jeff preached a message – in his slanket – and uploaded it for all to share in a message that day. Whether it was the slanket or the snow, everyone loved it, and now the Slanket Sermon has …

New Member Spotlight: Erika Gresh

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This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series New Member Spotlight

We are excited to welcome Erika Gresh into our Northstar family! If you haven’t had a chance to meet her yet, look for her on Sunday morning! Erika was introduced to Northstar through Adelyn Noble a few years ago and recently became a member in September! Tell the church a little about yourself. I’m a nursing student at Radford University. …

GAP Christmas Challenge

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The season of Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people, with a chance to take a break, relax, spend time with family and friends, and reflect on the wondrous birth of Jesus. It can be so easy for Christmas to fly by as we focus on parties, sales, gifts, family get-togethers and more. The GAP ministry wants …

Parenting is Ministry

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I recently had the privilege of getting away for a weekend to attend the Lifeway Women’s Leadership Forum. It was a conference geared toward women in leadership in the church. It was an amazing time of refreshment and truth. Although it was geared towards leadership and ministry in the church, there are several things that I heard that I feel …

GAP Fall Ministry Recap

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The fall semester of ministry has been a great one for GAP! We’ve been blessed with a great group of graduate students and young professionals and hopefully you’ll be encouraged by reading a little about what God is doing in the GAP ministry at Northstar! Our Vision Without a clear vision, we recognize that GAP can easily just become another …

Giddyup

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When someone mentions “Nashville” one may think of country music and cowboy boots and may even give a little Yeehaw because, come on, who does NOT like country music? Well, I do NOT like country music or anything that goes along with it, but Nashville, on the other hand does bring about a smile to my face. Some of the …