Discovering Northstar

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Have you ever thought about becoming a member of Northstar Church? Now is your chance to attend our ONLINE Discovering Northstar class on Tuesday, July 21 from the comfort of your own home! You can take this opportunity to learn more about Northstar’s doctrine, what it means to be a member, as well as ask any questions you may have! …

Picnic at the Park

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Ladies of Northstar: We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, July 12th at 11:00am at the Blacksburg Municipal Park Shelter for a casual picnic!  To adhere to social distancing guidelines and precautions, we ask that instead of bringing food to share, just bring food for yourself.  There is no real structure to the picnic- this will simply be a time for …

Men’s Ministry Event

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Men, Join us on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 a.m. at the site of our future Northstar church building to pray for its completion/continued financial support, as well as for Jeff and the Northstar staff during his sabbatical. We, as a church family, have been waiting a very long time for a building to call home and we get a …

Family Bike Day

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Family Bike Day is a day for families to come together (socially distanced), bring bikes, scooters, skates or whatever other form of riding fun and enjoy time outside! We will block off a portion of the Northstar Ministry Center office parking lot for riding. Parents may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. The Kona Ice truck will …

Help Support our Local VA Hospital!

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Our church was recently contacted by our local Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Salem, Virginia requesting our help! The security guards at the VAMC work twelve-hour shifts in the blazing hot sun every single day and often go through an entire case of water bottles each day. Unfortunately, the VAMC recently announced they can no longer supply free water …

Jeff’s summer sabbatical

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At our worship service Sunday evening June 14, we announced the launching of Jeff’s sabbatical, beginning next week! Jeff has served Northstar since July 2009 – that’s 11 years! We are excited for him to spend the summer in rest and refreshment, and we invite you to be praying for him as he embraces some needed down time. As we …

Together: Livestream Marriage Conference (and date night!)

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Does “date night” in quarantine seem impossible? Well, it’s not. Grab food from a local restaraunt (#dontgoeat), snuggle on the couch and livestream this: Together: A Livestream Marriage Conference During this quarantine time we have all spent a lot of time together. We have all probably had our fair share of ups and downs. If you have kids at home, …

Northstar’s Public Worship Re-entry Plan – May 31

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When Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced last week that churches would be allowed to begin gathering for public worship, we were excited and eager to begin the process in a safe, wise and worshipful manner. The last time we met together for worship was Sunday, March 8! Throughout COVID-19, our staff team has taken counsel and studied carefully from a …

Small Group Study: The Chosen

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Who was Jesus? We read about Jesus in the Bible, who he was, what he did, and who he continues to be today. We study his teachings and believe that he was God who came and lived on earth and died to save us. But as we read the stories of Jesus’ life, can we easily forget that they really …