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Our Mission outreach is accomplished both corporately by member groups and by individuals and their personal commitment to efforts to serve the Lord locally and globally.  Northside tithes (that is, gives approximately 11%) of its operating budget to mission projects each year.


The Mission Committee, which leads a significant amount of the mission work at Northside, is responsible to:

  • seek out the needs of our local, regional and world community
  • develop approaches and mobilize the resources of the church to help meet needs
  • help the congregation develop its concept of ministry
  • disburse funds designated for outreach

The Mission Committee meets the second Sunday of each month and encourages the congregation to contact committee members at any time to share possible mission outreach opportunities. You are also invited to attend our meetings and volunteer to be a part of the committee or to support any of its projects.

Joann Pearson and Sylvia Connor


The Mission Committee, which administers the Northside scholarship fund, has awarded $1,000 to Sylvia Conner. The award is to help fund her airfare to Nepal, where she will work with Service Without
Borders for two weeks between her semesters at Virginia Tech.

Mission Projects We Support:

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Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry
We have an on-going food collection for Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry. Northside volunteers are responsible for the food pantry operation two days each month.  Using the Kroger Community Rewards Program allows you to use your Kroger Plus card to help us raise monry for milk purchases at the Food Pantry.

But first you need to enroll your new or existing Kroger Plus card to Northside's Community Rewards account. To do so, follow these instructions…..Go to www.kroger.com/communityrewards  to enroll. You will have to sign in or create an account. Once you have done that you can enroll your card with Northside. Northside's account number is 83566.


Continuing Education Scholarship for Christian Education/Ministerial Studies

Northside Presbyterian Church can award one or more scholarships annually for continuing education in Christian Education or ministerial studies that began in 2010. Total funds available will be $1000 annually. Priority for the award(s) will be given to members of Northside Presbyterian Church and those with financial need from other churches in Peaks Presbytery. There will be a rolling application process, with money available on a calendar basis.

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The most recent recipient of this scholarship was awarded by the Northside Scholarship Committee to Ms. Rebecca Coryell.  Rebecca, a senior at Virginia Tech, spent two weeks at the beginning of March in the Dominican Republic serving with Medical Ministry International.

cub scouts logoCub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 56 is sponsored by and chartered to Northside.  We provide a meeting place, leadership, and some financial support to the scouts.


ethiopia porjectEthiopian Rural Education Project

The focus of EREP is to bring educational opportunity to remote areas that do not have a school within walking distance of small children.  Contact Ms. Mary Rhodes for more information.


guatemalaProtestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA)

CEDEPCA is an educational institution that contributes to the transformation of lives and contexts by providing training and accompaniment, and by offering spaces for reflection to women and men from diverse Christian traditions, communities, and contexts. 



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Micha's Backpack program addresses children’s hunger issues by partnering with local schools, corporations, Virginia Tech, and churches to provide direct assistance to students and families who qualify for the free lunch program. Each week during the school year, the identified students receive a backpack filled with enough food for the weekend.


Mont Co Xmas Store logoMontgomery County Christmas Store

As has been the case for many years, Northside was the collection point in Blacksburg for new and used goods for the Montgomery County Christmas Store. Numerous church members contribute time accepting items at the church and delivering them to the Store.


MCEAPMontgomery Couny Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP)

The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program assists families and individuals in immediate, temporary, and emergency situations. Their efforts are coordinated with the major local social service agencies and with area civic and religious groups in serving those who do not qualify for other public assistance or have exhausted their benefits.


cooper house oldUkirik Ministry at Viginia Tech (Cooper House)
Northside members volunteer to serve on the Ukirk Board.  We also recruit volunteers to provide a home cooked meal ("Feed The Flock") to the Ukirk Ministry students at Cooper House once each month during the fall and spring semesters.


pres child homePresbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands in Wytheville

PCHH is a residential childcare provider. They provide an atmosphere of love and concern that enables the child to grow and mature physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and socially. They also understand that the child’s ties to his or her family are strong and therefore work to form and strengthen a bridge between the two so that hopefully the family can eventually assume its rightful place in the child’s life. Since 1919, the Home has been caring for abused, neglected, and battered children in the Appalachian Region of Virginia.



to our houseTo Our House

To Our House (TOH) is a group comprised of interested citizens, human and social service providers, and interfaith ministers and congregations working to provide winter shelter for single adult men.

valley-interfaith-child-care-center-virginia-day-care-centers-vaValley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC)

VICCC’s goal is to create high-quality, affordable, educational, and nurturing care for very young children (ages 0 -5) of income-eligible working families in the New River Valley.

NRV Cares

NRV Cares is a private non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and strengthening families through education, advocacy, and community partnetships.

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