Community Outreach

Our Small Groups are an integral way that we serve the community as a church.
Check with your Small Group Leader for service ideas this semester.

Bringing Northstar to the Community, and the Community to Northstar

Community Outreach at Northstar seeks to share the news of Jesus and care for others as Christ has called us. We are blessed with many wonderful organizations in the Blacksburg/ New River Valley area that benefit from the donation of our time and resources as individuals, groups, and families.

Supporting our Community

Bags of Joy

Bags of Joy is a ministry to reach children in Foster Care within Montgomery, Giles, and Pulaski Counties. Our hope is to show them the love of Christ by providing a bag of gifts for Christmas. This simple act is a way to show these children that the church cares about them. Last year we provided 150+ bags to children in Foster Care. In addition, we are able to provide Bags of Joy for adults in the foster system as well!

Details coming soon!!

Montgomery County Christmas Store

The Montgomery County Christmas Store (MCCS) is a non-denominational, all-volunteer, community-wide, non-profit organization that assists eligible low-income individuals and families in Montgomery County during the Christmas Season by providing a shopping experience characterized by choice and dignity.

The Montgomery County Christmas store uses Signup Genius for our hours during December to cover the store when we open for shopping. Watch for our 2021 season open sign-up to start in September 2021. Each year a calendar is created based on our needs and in consideration of  safety guidelines.

Volunteer Policy
Since the Christmas Store does not have meaningful tasks or supervisory staff for children, we are unable to accommodate children younger than high school age as volunteers. Groups are welcome to deliver projects they have made or collected by coordinating a time with us ahead of delivery.

In the Burgs

Local Events and Highlights

Contact Our Community Outreach Team

Whether you are looking for ways to serve, need ideas, or are an organization wanting to partner with Northstar, we’d love to hear from you!