Men’s Ministry Event

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Men, Join us on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 a.m. at the site of our future Northstar church building to pray for its completion/continued financial support, as well as for Jeff and the Northstar staff during his sabbatical. We, as a church family, have been waiting a very long time for a building to call home and we get a …

Family Bike Day

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Family Bike Day is a day for families to come together (socially distanced), bring bikes, scooters, skates or whatever other form of riding fun and enjoy time outside! We will block off a portion of the Northstar Ministry Center office parking lot for riding. Parents may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. The Kona Ice truck will …

Help Support our Local VA Hospital!

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Our church was recently contacted by our local Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Salem, Virginia requesting our help! The security guards at the VAMC work twelve-hour shifts in the blazing hot sun every single day and often go through an entire case of water bottles each day. Unfortunately, the VAMC recently announced they can no longer supply free water …

Jeff’s summer sabbatical

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At our worship service Sunday evening June 14, we announced the launching of Jeff’s sabbatical, beginning next week! Jeff has served Northstar since July 2009 – that’s 11 years! We are excited for him to spend the summer in rest and refreshment, and we invite you to be praying for him as he embraces some needed down time. As we …

Together: Livestream Marriage Conference (and date night!)

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Does “date night” in quarantine seem impossible? Well, it’s not. Grab food from a local restaraunt (#dontgoeat), snuggle on the couch and livestream this: Together: A Livestream Marriage Conference During this quarantine time we have all spent a lot of time together. We have all probably had our fair share of ups and downs. If you have kids at home, …

Northstar’s Public Worship Re-entry Plan

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When Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced last week that churches would be allowed to begin gathering for public worship, we were excited and eager to begin the process in a safe, wise and worshipful manner. The last time we met together for worship was Sunday, March 8! Throughout COVID-19, our staff team has taken counsel and studied carefully from a …

Small Group Study: The Chosen

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Who was Jesus? We read about Jesus in the Bible, who he was, what he did, and who he continues to be today. We study his teachings and believe that he was God who came and lived on earth and died to save us. But as we read the stories of Jesus’ life, can we easily forget that they really …

Men’s Ministry Gathering

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On May 2, the men of Northstar will be gathering together in a unique way! The event has been adjusted to fit within the guidelines that are in existence due to the COVID-19 crisis. The vision is encourage men to get together on May 2, but to limit groups to 3 or less. Some ideas would be: Get outside and …

GAP Online Trivia Night

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GAP will be hosting an online trivia night on April 25 at 7:00 p.m.! Just because we are physically separated from each other due to COVID-19 does NOT mean we can’t still have some fun together and test our wits in a trivia competition. This will be a team competition, not individual, and we will divide the teams up that evening. In …