April 24-26, 2020*

UPDATE: 4/17/20: Even though our in-person gathering has been postponed, we still want to celebrate “together” during our online Sunday gathering on April 26. We encourage all friends and alumni to join us on Facebook Live or our Youtube Channel as we dedicate part of the service towards celebrating 30 years of NLCF!

UPDATE 3/18/20: We know that we are all navigating uncharted territory as the world tries to stop COVID-19 from further spreading.

Locally, with Virginia Tech’s announcement to move to online classes the rest of the semester and canceling on-campus reservations until May 6th, in addition to recommendations from the CDC, we have decided that it is best to postpone NLCF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for the end of April.

As we work to address present day needs, we will also be working to determine a new date and get that posted as soon as possible. If you paid, we will be emailing you directly over the next week or so to determine how you would like that to be handled. If hotel reservations have been made, please remember to cancel those as soon as possible. We don’t believe there will be any penalty. If you run into any issues, please let us know.

Praying for you and your family as you navigate this season.

803 — Zach’s Place — Colonial Hall — Center St. — Apex — HomeGroups — Christmas Party Talent Shows — EngageGroups — 707

Any of these bring back memories for you?! Needless to say, there are many many more words and images that bring us back to the fun and fruitful time at NLCF. God has shaped us and this church over the past 30 years and WE ARE PUMPED! This spring, we want to invite YOU to return to your NLCF roots – back to the ‘burg – to celebrate the story God has written for the last 30 years and join together as we look toward the next 30 years. 

Over the next few months, this is the hub to discover and account for all that will be planned for the Celebration Weekend.


Friday Evening
4:00-7:00pm – Arrival/Registration in Blacksburg!
We will have registration on Friday evening with a welcome-back-mixer at Tillerman Coffee Company. We encourage you to connect with friends and reminisce over dinner!

– Cascades Hike (Middle School & High Schoolers)
– Fun & Games (Elementary Schoolers)
– Campus Tours* (Alumni)

11:30am – On-Campus Cookout

1:30pm – THROWBACK Fall Retreat-Style Games

6:00pm – Celebration Dinner @ Owens Banquet Hall
(Childcare will be available to kids age 10 & Under, kids age 11-15 will have an alternative hangout option)

*Campus Tour may also be offered on Sunday

10:00am – Coffee & Continental Breakfast Hour

11:00am – NLCF Sunday Gathering

~12:30pm – Optional Downtown Events
For those not leaving town yet, we encourage everyone to join in with various Downtown Blacksburg events going on that day, including the International Street Fair and the Chocolate Festival.


Cost will include a cookout on Saturday afternoon and banquet dinner on Saturday evening. T-shirts are available for an additional $10/shirt.

COUPLE: $100
CHILDREN: $15 for the first, $10 for each additional child


[Blacksburg Options]

Residence by Marriott Inn
850 Prices Fork Road (Blacksburg)
$129/night + tax
Room block available thru March 25th
Online Link

Courtyard by Marriott Inn
105 Southpark Drive (Blacksburg)
$119/night + tax
Room block available thru March 24th
Online Link

[Christiansburg Options]

Hampton Inn
380 Arbor Drive (Christiansburg)
$109/night + tax
Room block available thru March 24th
Online Link

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndam
135 Ponderosa Drive (Christiansburg)
$59-69/night + tax
Room block available thru April 10th
Online Link

Beyond 30 Years…

This Spring and beyond, we want to connect with you and stay up-to-date! Please fill out this Alumni Survey so we can learn more about how you are doing and where you call home these days.