One Thursday…

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It all started one Thursday evening… My husband just left for four days, and I got all three kids in bed. Finally I get into my bed. I pull out my book and get three pages in when the dreaded call came… “Hi, this is Brenda with Montgomery County Schools, and you can turn off your alarm clocks because school …

New Member Spotlight: Matthew Mills

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This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

We want to introduce you to Matthew Mills. Matthew joined Northstar last October. Tell us about yourself (where you’re from, what you’re currently doing) My name is Matthew Mills. I am from Mechanicsville where I have lived my whole life. I grew up an only child with my two loving parents, and I am currently a fifth year at Virginia Tech …

Dave Cianelli – Caught in the Act

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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Caught in the Act

Last weekend, the Hokie Men’s Track & Field team won the ACC championship under the leadership of Coach Dave Cianelli. We thankful for Dave as he models servant leadership and humility in his role as coach.! From HokieSports.com: The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Friday afternoon that Virginia Tech director of track and …

New Member Spotlight: Christian Jones

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This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

Christian was helping with youth even before he became a member. We are really grateful for college students like Christian who are ready and willing to serve. Thanks, Christian!  Learn a little about Christian below, and then make him feel welcome, especially you parents with kids in Northstar Youth. Hey, Northstar Family! My name is Christian, and I’m a sophomore …

New Member Spotlight: Ben & Sarah Price

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This entry is part 34 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

We are excited to welcome the Prices to Northstar. Their excitement for Jesus and the church is contagious. After you learn a little more about them by reading over their spotlight be on the look out to welcome them before or after service on Sundays. Tell the church little about yourself and  your family: I was born and raised in …

New Member Spotlight: Gabrielle Wentling

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This entry is part 33 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

Gabrielle recently attended our February Discovering Northstar Dinner. You may recognize her since she has been a part of the worship team. How encouraging is it that she was already serving the church before she became a member? She will encourage you again when you read her answers below. Tell the church a little about yourself. I love baking and …

Psalm 130- Out of the Depths We Cry

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The beautiful thing about the Psalms is that you read about every type of emotion that we experience as humans. This past week, I’ve been reflecting daily upon Psalm 130. “Out of the depths I call to you, Lord! Lord, listen to my voice; let your ears be attentive to my cry for help. Lord, if you kept an account …

The Discipleship Initiative

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I wasn’t “discipled” I have been incredibly blessed to have had several men our into my life as spiritual shepherds. First was my dad who led our family to church without fail, week after week. Though my sister and I often hoped my parents would miraculously forget about church on Sunday nights (so we could stay home and watch The …