Worship Wars

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Jeff’s sermon on Genesis 4 left me asking myself: Who do I worship? Am I like Cain, wanting to apathetically offer some of what I have, with an un-submitted heart and lack of commitment to God? Is God an after thought? Am I holding back? That sounds self-serving, not God serving, doesn’t it? Or am I like Abel, who purposely …

Holly Lemons – Caught in the Act

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Hey Northstar Family! Did you catch the May 9 issue of The Burgs? The front page featured a photo of Northstar’s own Holly Lemons! The article is about Blacksburg’s Citizens Police Academy, of which Jeff & Holly Lemons are graduates. It’s a seven week program that the town’s police department holds each spring for Montgomery County residents. If you would …

Youth Leader Spotlight – Autumn Halsey

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Hi Northstar family! I am Autumn Halsey! I am from a small town known as Independence in Grayson County, Virginia. I love the mountains and the small-town feel so Blacksburg was a perfect place for me to call “Home” for undergrad. I will graduate in December from Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting and a degree in Business Management. …

Youth Leader Spotlight – Adelyn Noble

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Hello Northstar family! I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and spent my childhood in a small town near there until I moved to Blacksburg, VA at the start of middle school! I consider Blacksburg home and am thankful that the Lord brought me to such a special place! I just finished my freshman year at Christopher Newport University where …

Youth Intern Spotlight – Bobby Murray

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In addition to being one of our volunteer leaders, Bobby Murray will be interning with us! I knew Bobby from my time as a Young Life leader in college and I am excited that he will be helping out this summer! Bobby just graduated this past spring with a double major in Public Relations and Religion and is originally from …

Northstar’s DNA

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Every church has a unique personality and style. It’s what differentiates one church from the next. Some of what distinguishes a church is the intentional choices a church makes in its worship or preaching style. Other factors are more intangible. Over the years, our leadership has consistently identified core values that we want to preserve and uplift as a church. …

2018 Be N Go Sunday

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There have been so many great stories from our first Be N Go event in 2018.  We need to be grateful for God’s favor as we sought to do something out of the box as a church. The gratefulness (and surprise) of the neighbors that were invited to a meal, a neighborhood event, or taken donuts and other gifts by …

Sermon Recap: The Creation of Man and Woman

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On Sunday, May 13, Jeff preached on Genesis 2 which revisits the creation of man and woman in intimate detail. We learned about the gift of marriage, gender, and mission as man’s aloneness is solved through God’s gracious provision. You can listen to the message here. Here are the slides that were shared and can be viewed in conjunction with …

Serious Rest, Enjoyable Rest

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We’re all friends here, right? I hope that means that it’s okay for me to be honest as I write this blog post. I definitely needed to hear this sermon this week. If you missed it, click the link to check out the podcast. In it, Jeff continued the Created & Called sermon series by moving into the first three …