canoe trip & picnic

Save the date for Sunday, August 18th, to join us on our yearly canoe trip. We will meet at the Loveland Canoe Rental at 1:30pm for a 2pm departure on the river. Not able to canoe? Please feel free to come to the picnic at 4pm at Nisbet Park in the amphitheater. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. Please bring drinks and a side to share. Questions? Contact Shelly at

Care Center

If you’re looking to have a lasting impact in the life of another person, mentoring relationships are the key to lifelong success. Looking for a place to plug-in? We currently have these open opportunities to serve through the Care Center:

• A Spark Coach is a positive role model, problem-solver and helps adult participants set goals in the areas of family, work, personal and spiritual life.
• A Pathfinders mentor is a positive role model, that encourages life-long learning, and reminds boys and girls that they have what it takes to stay on a successful path in life.
Both of these opportunities are twelve-month commitments and training is provided. Take the next step by contacting Greg at, or by going to Connecting Point after the service on Sunday.

friday worship

We’re creating a space for worship and rest this summer. Join us every Friday at 1pm in the Auditorium for an acoustic worship set—lean into the heart of Jesus, hear what He has to say, and worship who He is. Questions? Email Abbey at

micro churches

Micro Churches are small groups that meet one Sunday morning each month in homes all around the Greater Cincinnati area for a deeper community experience of our normal Sunday celebration. We watch the live video of the Sunday service in a small group setting (10-30 people) while offering creative ways to worship, discuss, and invest in our children. We also meet one other time per month (non-Sunday) to dive deeper into relationships, Bible Study material, and serving opportunities. Sign up here. Questions? Email Cody at


Registration for MomLife 2019-202 is open! Mothers of all ages and stages are invited to join MomLife at Northstar.  MomLife is a community of moms who meet throughout the school year for honest conversation, deeper relationships and engaging topics that will challenge and equip us as moms.  Both morning and evening groups are available and childcare is provided. We encourage you to register soon, as the group reached capacity quickly last year and we had to move to a wait list. Visit to register and for more info.  

Next level freedom

The next quarter of Next Level Freedom begins this Tuesday, July 9th, from 7-9pm here at Northstar. If you find yourself stuck in relationship patterns that don’t work, or stuck in emotions like anger or 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. To get more information contact Greg Williams at or stop by Connecting Point.

pause for prayer

Just like last summer, we will be offering everyone a chance to pause and receive prayer from the Northstar leadership. We'll be offering these 30 minute prayer sessions during the week. Send an email to to set up a time!

interfaith hospitality

Interfaith Hospitality Network supports homeless families who are trying to become reestablished by housing these families at host congregations throughout the city. Northstar will be partnering for our third year with St. Columban Church to host IHN guests the week of July 21st-July 28th. Volunteer opportunities include spending time with guests, preparing a meal, playing with younger guests, and shopping for supplies. To sign up, contact Shelly at