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  • November Grand Connect Gathering: Endurance November 15, 2018
    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 […]
  • Reflections on Endurance November 15, 2018
    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 […]
  • October Grand Connect: Praying the Scriptures for your Adult Children October 30, 2018
    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” […]
  • Not Your Grandparents’ Adult Ministry October 28, 2018
    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 […]
  • Grand Connect Spotlight – Nolan Schmidt September 13, 2018
    In the spring of this year, a new ministry was born at Northstar Church: The Grand Connect. The idea was to provide a space for believers over the age of 50 to meet together and encourage, pray for, and challenge one another, as well as reach out to those who do not know Jesus. Under the […]
  • The Grand Connect – Game Night! July 9, 2018
    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 […]
  • The Grand Connect March 5, 2018
    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 […]