Announcement: Interested in the New River Valley Justice Initiative?


On Monday, September 16 at 7:00 pm the New River Valley Justice Initiative will speak with Senator John Edwards about human trafficking at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church.   About the NRVJI: “After a sermon delivered during the Blacksburg churches’ shared Lenten services in 2012, New River Valley Justice Initiative formed with persons from churches and other area and VA Tech organizations.  …

Photos: Back to School Bash 2013


Back to School Bash, a set by nicksmirni on Flickr. Check out some of the great pictures that Nick Smirniotopoulous took at the Back to School Bash on September 8. There are also more pictures on the Northstar Picasa page.

Small Group Leader Application

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Sunday, July 21st, officially marks the start of small group leader recruitment season at Northstar! We are looking for passionate, qualified leaders who are willing to lead a weekly small group for any demographic they choose. Potential leaders only need to fill out a brief online application to log their interest. Applications will be due on August 12th and small …

Lancaster House Spring Cleaning

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The Lancaster House needs some love! When: Saturday, May 4th, 10a-2p The Bait: Pizza @noon.  You read that right; pizza.  Pick a chore from this list, drop-in anytime between 10am & 2pm this Saturday, and get some pizza at noon! Need more info?  Contact Vanessa Tegenkamp at or 540.381.3720

Noodles for Newborns

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Noodles for Newborns is a way for us as a church to show Christ’s love to NRV. Every family leaving The Birth Place at Montgomery Regional Hospital will get a bag with a box of noddles, sauce and a box of brownies. The bag will also have all of Northstars information. This is a simple yet effective way for us …

Christmas Parade Opportunities

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Last year, Northstar put a float in two local Christmas Parades, which was not only an absolute blast for those who were a part of it, but it also drew folks from the community in who are now a part of our Northstar family.  This year we will be participating in three local parades: Pulaski Christmas Parade – Thursday December …

Bible for Life checkup

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By Jeff Noble Our small group is mid-way through the Bible for Life workbook, and we are enjoying the journey of learning how to read scripture with the right heart. The material written by George Guthrie has been immensely practical for all of us. It’s like a condensed seminary-level class on biblical interpretation. It has been a consistent encouragement for …

Deny, Take, Follow

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By Phil Cumbia In reading through Day 2, week 2 of the Bible for Life (BFL) study, I found myself in an all too familar bible study position; I was skimming to complete a task. Luckily the Lord had other plans. As I breezed across Luke 9:23-24 (take up your cross daily), I landed on one of George’s commentaries about …