The Beauty of Baby Dedication

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Last month, babies, children and families lined up in front of the stage during our worship service. It was a beautiful picture of love. Love parents have for their children and love the church has for each other through Jesus. “So in Christ, we though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:5) Throughout …

New Member Spotlight: Jackson Smith

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This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

Welcome Jackson Smith as a new member! Jackson is involved in one of Northstar’s D28 groups (our discipleship ministry). Tell us a little about yourself (and your family if applicable). I am from Ashburn, Virginia. I am a sophomore at Tech, and I am in Navy ROTC. I’m the baby of my family, but I still stand almost a head …

New Member Spotlight: Rachel Wilson

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This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

Rachel is from Abingdon, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in Spring 2013. She moved to the Blacksburg area in August 2016 and currently works at a local IT company, 1901 Group, Inc. What or who brought you to Northstar? I happened to run into a high school friend when I first moved to the area and she …

The Secret to Contentment

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“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to …

New Member Spotlight: Rob Swearingin

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This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series New Member Spotlight

“What happened to the green house?” was a question John Shockley asked me before a leadership meeting.  My response was to ask him what he meant. He then told me that he had driven past it on the way to the meeting, and someone had mowed, weed-eated, and generally cleaned up the property which had been looking unkept and uncared …

The Green House comes down

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On Tuesday, January 15, the beloved Green House on the Northstar land was demolished to make way for construction vehicles and site development for Northstar’s ministry center. Grading permits are on their way, and the long-awaited activity will commence! Watch the time-lapse video of the demo:   Before the demolition, some of our members spent a few weekends cleaning up …