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 …

Photos: Harvest Hoedown 2018

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Our annual Harvest Hoedown at Sinkland Farms continues to be a big hit. It’s a fun afternoon/evening for families and friends. Northstar continues to host it in order to meet new people, and have an opportunity to show that “being the church” is fun, relational and intentional. Here are a few of the pictures we took. If you have more …

New Member Spotlight: Jacob & Stephanie Cordray

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series New Member Spotlight

We are excited to welcome Jacob and Stephanie Cordray (with Rowan and Josie) into our Northstar family! If you haven’t had a chance to meet them yet, look for them on Sunday morning! They began visiting in August 2017 and joined in August 2018. What are your vocations? Stephanie teaches 3rd grade for Montgomery County Public Schools and Jacob co-owns …

New Member Spotlight: Taylor & Maddie Young

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series New Member Spotlight

We are excited to welcome Taylor and Maddie Young (with Halee) into our Northstar family! If you haven’t had a chance to meet them yet, look for them on Sunday morning! They began visiting in July 2017 and joined in September 2018. Tell us a little about yourselves: Taylor is a second year veterinary student at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary …

When Jesus Asks Us to Follow Him

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This past week, I spent time reading over the story of Philip and Nathanael in John 1:43-51. This must’ve been a passage I skimmed through in the past, because it really sank in this go around. For those of you not familiar with this story, let me set the stage. Jesus has begun his ministry by first selecting men to follow …

Marketing missions and New Hope

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I was recently fortunate to travel to the Dominican Republic on a marketing missions trip. It was a truly organic trip– just my dad and me, going to support New Hope Girls, a ministry organization I came in contact with a year prior. On this trip I sat down with women and girls from the barrio who have been affected …

Reflections on Fear and Faith

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On Sunday, October 14, Matt Simpson preached on Genesis 12:10-20. [Podcast here] The message encouraged us to examine decision-making in light of fear versus faith. Due to the discussion generated, Matt followed up with four points for biblical decision-making: