Care center Tax Services

Since 2015, The Care Center has been providing critical tax services to families from Northstar and the larger community. This free program helps lower-income taxpayers take advantage of all available tax credits and avoid paying preparation and e-filing fees. With over 300 families served and just last season more than $150,000 in refunds and tax prep fees saved, the program is making a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of families. The number of families served last season is more than double the initial season. This year, The Care Center will expand its services and open an additional tax preparation session to meet the growing demand. This is where we need your help! We currently need additional volunteer tax preparers to serve on Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings (February through April).  No experience in tax prep is needed - just a willingness to learn!  Requirements for serving include attending any needed training sessions, becoming a certified preparer, and serving at the Care Center throughout the tax season. Support volunteers are also needed to field phone calls and to act as greeters. Contact Jim at for more information.

Christmas services

Join us for one of our two Christmas Eve Eve celebrations on Saturday, December 23rd at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. There will be no children's ministry that night as we're inviting families to celebrate together. And unlike last year, we will not be having a party afterwards, but please still feel free to bring a plate of cookies to share with others before and after the celebrations. We will not be gathering for Sunday morning celebrations on December 24th and December 31st. We see this as a time of refreshing for our many volunteers who make the Sunday experience happen week after week.  

kairos groups

Join us in February for a 7-week church-wide small group experience by hosting or joining a Kairos Group. This will provide a chance to meet others and learn to hear from God. Contact Adam Kasel at for more information.



In 2018, Northstar will be offering five international mission trips through Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan care ministry. Northstar mission teams will support local orphanages in practical and relational ways, investing in the lives of children.  Visit our missions page to learn more. 

Next level freedom class

If you feel stuck in relationship patterns that don’t work, stuck in emotions like anger and depression that are preventing you from enjoying life or stuck in habits that are controlling your life, Next Level Freedom is the place for you. For more info, contact Greg Williams at