Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

As they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” (Matthew 17:22-23) Weeks before Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final week, He had been repetitively predicting His betrayal, arrest, death and resurrection. …

Baptism Celebration: Daniel Graves

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We celebrated on Sunday, March 31 as we baptized Daniel Graves. Daniel attended Discovering Northstar last year and realized he had never embraced believer’s baptism. As he prayed and processed, he made the decision to be baptized and share his story with us.

International Men’s Seminar

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We are delighted to invite men who are in Blacksburg from other nations to a seven-week early morning seminar entitled, Seven Steps to Your Success. This special event started on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 AM.  It is held at The Reserve in downtown Blacksburg at 204 Draper Road NW.  A lite breakfast along with hot drinks will be provided. …

PRC Walk for Life 2019

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WALK FOR LIFE AMPLIFIED 2019 WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 AT BISSET PARK! Walk for Life Amplified is a family-friendly fundraising event that benefits the work of the Pregnancy Resource Center of the New River Valley. This year the Walk is amplified again! Participants can choose from 3 events The traditional walk Zumba Dodgeball tournament! We can’t …

Celebrate Easter with Northstar Church

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“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” (Luke 24:6) Easter is the glory of Christianity. On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and reflect upon His betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and death. We cannot emphasize enough how important this time of year is for OUR …

Alumni Spotlight: The Millers

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Northstar Magazine. Flipping back through the pages of great memories with Northstar, there are many incredible people that jump off of the pages of my mind but Paul and Allie Miller are deeply special to me. Paul and Allie came to Virginia Tech in 2009 and became involved in Northstar as …

Faith Story: Ellen Cianelli

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On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Ellen Cianelli shared her faith story with our church family in both services. Ellen is a co-leader in two significant ministries in our church: Stephen Ministry and Grand Connect. She and her husband Dave, have been members since 2017, and they were both baptized that August. Here’s the Cianelli’s faith story/baptism video from 2017:

RIP to Offering Buckets

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You know how it is. Ideas are like fragile, beautiful butterflies. They come fluttering into view and capture your vision. You don’t want to dump cold water on someone else’s idea. It destroys its innocence and appeal. You want the occasional, random idea to spark life and perhaps even generate new ideas. Such was a staff meeting in early February. …

Shockleys enriched through volunteering

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This entry is part of 1 in the series Northstar Magazine

The following story was published in the Northstar Magazine in the Spring 2014 issue.  The Shockley family wears many hats. John is an engineer, Sharon works for Lewis-Gale Hospital and their daughter, Ashley, is an early childhood teacher. Yet the picture of this family wouldn’t be complete without their service to Northstar. Sharon helps to coordinate the café each Sunday, while John …