November Grand Connect Gathering: Endurance

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At the November gathering of the Grand Connect, Virginia Tech track coach Dave Cianelli led an interactive and thought-provoking session on the topic of endurance. The discussion was based on carefully chosen scripture verses which prompted heartfelt questions and honest reflection by each of our Grand Connect attenders. Dave began his talk with the definition of the word “endurance”. He …

Reflections on Endurance

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I was blessed to be a part of the conversation by Dave Cianelli on ENDURANCE from our November gathering. I asked him to talk about endurance because he is head coach of a D-1 university and has gotten voted best coach for 15 years!!!! He must do something significant to motivate these college students to excel like they have for …

October Grand Connect: Praying the Scriptures for your Adult Children

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At the October Grand Connect gathering, Donna Padis shared with us some principles about praying for our adult children. The following were some of her points: God has given each of us the opportunity to partner with Him in the destiny he has for our children…through prayer. Our efforts to solve, worry about, or ”fix” our children’s problems leaves little …

Not Your Grandparents’ Adult Ministry

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Where do you find Veronica “Ronnie” Bluey and Ellen Cianelli on a Friday morning? Typically, outside. That’s when the two of them get together to walk and talk and pray about ideas and dreams for a new ministry that they are spearheading at Northstar Church. “I was asking God what would be a good way to get refocused on what …

The Grand Connect – Game Night!

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The Grand Connect is a meeting of mature believers living in the last trimester of life on earth. We are a fellowship of Christians, 50 and above, who support one another in ministry of love and good works as we fix our eyes on our Savior, Jesus Christ. Through personal testimonies, small group discussion, and prayer we will explore shared …

The Grand Connect

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There’s a new ministry getting off the ground here at Northstar Church! The Grand Connect is a meeting of mature believers living in the last trimester of life on earth. We are a fellowship of Christians, 50 and above, who support one another in ministry of love and good works as we fix our eyes on our Savior, Jesus Christ. …