Palm Sunday Timelapse

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What goes into a livestream? As churches all over the world are converting to an online format for their church services, there is a lot of work happening behind the scenes by super talented individuals that are committed to serving the body of Christ even during this tumultuous time. Northstar is no exception! Ezra Richards, along with Ethan and Sarah …

Passion Week Devotional: Palm Sunday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2020

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord …

Digital Church Updates 2020

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Here is where you can see all of our digital church updates for 2020! We have been putting out daily videos encouraging our church members during the COVID-19 crisis, and you can check them all out here. Watch the latest one and then click the upper right corner of the video to take a look back over the rest! The …

Theology of Work

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Ah, social distancing. An introvert’s dream and an extrovert’s purgatory. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, all of our lives have been drastically changed by the realities of the first global pandemic since 1912. Likely for most of us, one of the areas that has been affected is our work. Many of us have now shifted to working …

GAP Hike – CANCELED

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Governor Northam has asked Virginians to keep and sort of gathering to 10 people or less. In light of that and other concerns, and in the interest of obeying our leaders and being a good witness, we have decided to cancel the hike scheduled for this Saturday, March 21. These next couple of weeks are going to be a strange …

Missions Team Interest Meeting

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John Piper once said, “Missions exists because worship does not.” What he meant is that the distinctive purpose of missions is to introduce people around the world to Jesus Christ and help them grow as disciples. Worship of the one true God is the end result of every genuine mission effort. Our heartbeat at Northstar is to “be the church.” …

Tributes: Karly Vittetoe

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Tributes

When I moved to Virginia Tech in the fall of 2016, I did not know anyone or anything about the area. I spent the first two years trying to find my place in a large university but failed to get it right time and time again. In 2018, I began thinking that what needed to change for me to fit …

GAP Spring Retreat

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For the first time ever, GAP will be hosting a Spring Retreat the weekend of April 17-19! The GAP Fall Retreat is one of the most significant events GAP does during the year, and this year we have decided to try a retreat during the spring semester as well! This retreat will be in Princeton, WV in a beautiful, large …

GAP Spring Big Group

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GAP is excited to announce the Big Group dates for the spring semester! Big Group is one of GAP’s favorite recurring events, where we get all the small groups together to share some snacks, listen to some teaching, and spend some time getting to know each other! Small groups are amazing, but we never want to get to the point …