College ministry in COVID

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Welcome to college…ish. Shirt, shoes, mask required. Classes largely online, even from your dorms. Townies told to report you if they see you with too many friends.  Are you feeling the love, students?  What a weird college experience you must be having. It’s undoubtedly one that looks so different from what you had last year, or what you were pumped …

An Open Letter to New College Students

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Dear College Freshman,  In these first few weeks of freedom, you will have a seemingly endless amount of choices to make. Some will be small, like which dining hall to go to for dinner, or whether or not to loft your bed (the extra space will be worth it I promise!). On the other hand, some of these decisions matter …

The Power of Prayer

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Determining whether someone is going through a challenging season or not is difficult when the only time we see them is on a Sunday morning. The battles they endured Monday through Saturday are almost invisible when they walk into the church building with a wide grin on their face, telling other members of the Church that “God is Good.” However, …

Baptism Celebration: May 31, 2020

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On Sunday, May 31, 2020, we celebrated Katie’s baptism! We are so excited that she has placed her faith in Jesus and was ready to profess her love for Him to our congregation!    

Stuff Kids Say: Drive Time

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

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you …

Sunday morning prayer reflections #unity #breathe

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Northstar has a prayer group that meets on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. They have traditionally prayed for our morning services (and most recently our livestreams). This past Sunday, they focused their prayers around the tumult and chaos in our nation surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd.  Here are some of the thoughts from the team that they …