A Thrill of Hope

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. Fa la la la la la la la la. There are lights and laughter, there are songs, there are gifts, and there is SANTA. There are many things to look forward to around Christmas and HOPEfully they exceed all expectations. And then there is the countless hours spent this year praying, believing, trusting and …

New Member Spotlight: Stephanie Lomeli

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This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series New Member Spotlight

In this Member Spotlight, we are introducing Stephanie Lomeli. She attended our Discovering Northstar Dinner in October and turned in her member covenant that evening. Tell us about yourself. I’m a Navy military brat (mom and dad) so I grew up all over the United States and was fortunate enough to live overseas in Japan and Guam. Though moving every …

Obedience despite Dangers

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What is it in your life that could be a potential danger? Have you actually thought through that? What even is a danger? Is danger confined to your life being threatened or could it go deeper than that? In Matthew 2:13-18, we see Joseph faced an extreme danger. When Herod heard that there was a child that was born (Jesus) …

New Member Spotlight: Jocelyn Rathbone

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This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series New Member Spotlight

We don’t know about you, but we never get tired of recognizing our members! This spotlight will help you get to know Jocelyn Rathbone, a Virginia Tech graduate and Physicians Assistant at the Giles Family Medicine walk-in clinic. Tell us about yourself: I grew up in Culpeper, VA and then came to Virginia Tech to get my undergrad degree in …

New Member Spotlight: Carli Rau

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This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series New Member Spotlight

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 …