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 that are currently running at NewLife. New short-term groups will start up in the fall. 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

Celebration of Discipline Email Discussion Group

Read this classic book by Richard Foster this summer and grow in your relationship with God.  

Where: Online email discussion 

When: Weekly from June 23rd - August 11th, ending with a lunch discussion on August 11th (post once/week)

Leader: Eric Stillman

Materials: Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: No limit

 

Parenting teens & pre-teens 

Come together with other parents of teens and pre-teens 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 from February - June

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Sticky Faith by Kara Powell (optional)

Childcare offered: Yes

Group limits: No limit

 

Sharing Sunday's Sermon

Come together to discuss the day's sermon, explore practical application of the message, share testimonies, and ask questions. Bring your lunch or food to share.

Where: NewLife 6th-8th grade classroom

When: Sundays beginning 15 minutes after the service ends from Apr 28th - June 16th 

Leader: Tim Cote 

Materials: Bible, sermon notes

Childcare offered: No, but kids are welcome

Group limits: No limit

   

"What Love Is" Video & Discussion

This 7-session video series on 1, 2 & 3 John by Kelly Minter will help you better know Jesus and remain faithful to him. 

Where: NewLife 

When: Every other Wednesday evening from 7-8:30, June 5th - August 28th

Leader: Gina Kelley

Materials: Bible, optional What Love Is" Bible study book (buy at https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/what-love-is)

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: 10 women 

  

Ongoing Groups

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, Don Plante, Eric Stillman, and Jim Tagg

Materials: Bible; Evenings includes brief study of Mark plus open forum sharing

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Open to men only, No size limit

 

Men's Romans Study

This group is for guys that want to experience deeper community, fellowship, and Bible study. We start with a time to talk about our lives and struggles, spend time in prayer, and then slowly study through the book of Romans. 

Where: Eric's home in Manchester

When: Thursdays from 7-9 PM

Leader: Eric Hesselbach

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: 10  men

 

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 is currently studying the book of Romans.

Where: NewLife Fellowship room

When: Every  1st & 3rd Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 

Leader: Stephanie Johnson 

Materials: Bible 

Childcare offered: No   

Group limits: All women 18 and over

 

Tuesday Men's Study

This group meets weekly to discuss our lives, struggles, and to study through a book of the Bible or a book of interest. If you're an early bird, drink Starbucks, and want to find community with other men, join us!

Where: Starbucks, 185 Spencer St., Manchester

When: Tuesdays at 6 am

Leader: Eric Hesselbach

Materials: Bible, book TBD

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: 10  men

 

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

Leader: Eric Stillman 

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 (www.dod.org).

Where: Gloria Wu’s house in 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

 

Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study II

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 NewLife. The group is using materials from a DVD series called Day of Discovery (www.dod.org).

Where: NewLife

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30-11

Leader: Lynn Dillon

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Women only, no limit