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Summer. Sweet, Sweet Summer. Kids look at summer like sleeping in, pool days and NO SCHOOL. What happens when the first four day’s of summer consisted of rain…RAIN, RAIN, RAIN! It is now the first Monday of summer vacation and after 4 days of a lot of TV and no schedule, mama bear is about to put her good intentions …

Highlights from Trout Camp 2019

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Trout Camp 2019 (May 17-18) was so much fun – a great time for dads and their kids. Moms seemed especially grateful for a little quiet. Twenty men and 18 kids from Northstar spent a Friday evening and most of the day Saturday at Douthat State Park in Millboro. We fished (and a few actually caught something), swam, hiked and …

Creating Space

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I would say the majority of humans are “busy people.” Now, sometimes we make ourselves busy when we don’t need to or we make ourselves busy with things that don’t really matter. But, in some way, shape, or form, we are busy people. We live in a fast-paced culture. If you’re reading this and you live in Blacksburg, VA, then …

Construction Updates – An Introduction

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If you have driven past our plot of land on Prices Fork recently, you may have noticed something… We have finally started this whole construction thing! As it turns out, this building is actually going to happen, and we want you, the people of Northstar, to stay up to date on our progress. There is a reason that a video …

New Members Spotlight

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This entry is part 33 of 36 in the series New Member Spotlight

Welcome those who have joined Northstar recently! Steve and Amy Lavinder Steve and Amy relocated from the Atlanta area and are excited to be back in Blacksburg where they met at Virginia Tech over 30 years ago. They look forward to investing in the community, meeting new friends and enjoying all that Virginia Tech, Blacksburg and the New River valley …

The In-Between

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Perhaps you remember, as I do, being a young child and having such a strong desire for some toy or trinket that in my young mind it quite easily passed over from a want to a more immediate and dire need. As a birthday or Christmas drew close, my anticipation grew for what I would hopefully find beneath layers of wrapping …

WWW: Why we web

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If our staff has heard me once, they’ve heard me 1000 times: “We need blog entries!” The strategic importance of web ministry: go where they are I am a firm believer in web ministry. I’ve been a personal blogger since 1997. When I was a pastor and church planter in Monticello, Arkansas, I was bivocational for several years, creating and …