Sunday Services at 10:00am
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Community Groups

At NewLife, we recognize the importance of community in our walk with Jesus. Community Groups are gospel-centered environments where people can connect, serve, grow, and be transformed by the Gospel of Christ. Below is a list of groups, both short-term and ongoing, that are currently running at NewLife. If you are interested in any of the following Community Groups, please sign up by visiting our online signup page, or contact the group leader. If you would like more information about any of the following Community Groups, or future Community Groups, please speak to one of the elders or contact us.


Short-term Groups

How to Read the Bible

 How do you know how to apply the things you read in the Bible? How do you know if what you are hearing or reading is really what the Bible says? Over this four session course, you’ll learn how to read, understand, and apply the Bible to your life today.

Where: NewLife Fellowship Room

When: October 11th, 18th, 25th and November 8th from 7:00-8:30 PM  

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Nothing to buy; packet provided

Childcare offered: Possibly, speak to Eric if needed

Group limits: Open to all, no size limit


Is the Bible Reliable?

A 5 session DVD-based course by world class scholar and teacher Dr. Stephen Meyer that will examine the arguments against the reliability of the Bible and present archaeological and documentary evidence that will increase your trust that the Bible is God’s Word. A study guide summarizing the main points of the course will be given out.

Where: NewLife Fellowship room

When: Mondays, 7-8:30 from Sept 25th-Oct 23rd    

Leader: Jim Scrobko 

Materials: None; packet provided

Childcare offered: No Group limits: No limits; open to all


Martin Luther movie night 

Discover the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago as we watch Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer. Told through a seamless combination of live-action storytelling and artistic animation, Martin Luther’s daring life is presented in extensive detail while still making the film relevant, provocative, and accessible.

Where: NewLife Fellowship Room

When: Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm

Leader: Brian Montanari 

Materials: None

Childcare offered: No Group limits: No limit


Parenting teens & pre-teens 

Come together with other parents of teens and pre-teens for 3 sessions to talk about issues related to parenting that age group, using questions and ideas based on the book Sticky Faith by Kara Powell. This group will meet during the NewLife youth group on Sundays after church, making it convenient for parents of that age group.

Where: NewLife 4th-5th grade classroom

When: Every first Sunday from 11:30-1:00 

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Sticky Faith by Kara Powell (optional)

Childcare offered: Yes

Group limits: No limit


Worship & Prayer night

Join with others for an evening of worship interspersed with prayer, with each evening focused on a different name or attribute of God..

Where: NewLife Conference Room

When: Every first Thursday from 7-8:30 

Leader: Rich & Barbara Lacoss 

Materials: None

Childcare offered: Possibly, speak to Barbara if interested

Group limits: No limit


Ongoing Groups

Tuesday Prayer

Join together every Tuesday for a time of sharing requests and prayer for each other, the church, and whatever else God lays on your heart. If you can not physically make the meetings, you are welcome to pray from home or work or wherever you find yourself.

Where: NewLife sanctuary (or from wherever you are)
When: Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 12-1; every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 7:00-8:00
Leader: Eric Stillman  and Ray Johnson 
Materials: Bible
Childcare offered: No
Group limits: Open to all, no size limit


Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study 

If you have Wednesdays free and are looking to connect with some women at NewLife, study the Bible, share about your life, and pray for each other, come to the Wednesday Morning Bible Study at Gloria Wu’s house. The group is using materials from a DVD series called Day of Discovery (

Where: Gloria Wu’s house, 5 Holly Lane, Glastonbury
When: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 9:30-11
Leader: Gloria Wu 
Materials: Bible
Childcare offered: No
Group limits: Women only, Limit of 11


Fight Club

Are you looking for a few good men committed to fighting alongside you as you strive to become the man you want to be? Whatever challenges you’re facing, Fight Club is a welcoming and non-judgmental place for you to share your life experiences, struggles, and hopes.

Where: NewLife Conference Room
When: Every Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM
Leaders: John Campbell, Paul Joss, Don Plante, and Eric Stillman
Materials: Bible; Evenings includes brief study of Philippians plus open forum sharing
Childcare offered: No
Group limits: Open to men only, No size limit


The Connect

This group is for women who are looking to foster relationships with other women, grow in their knowledge of God, deepen their faith in Jesus, and increase their connection with the Holy Spirit. Come join for a time of study, fellowship, and caring. The group will begin by studying 1 Peter in a study by Jen Wilkin.

Where: NewLife Fellowship room

When: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 7-8:30, beginning October 3rd 

Leader: Stephanie Johnson

Materials: Bible & participant book

Childcare offered: No   

Group limits: All women 18 and over