Sunday Services at 10:00am
1155 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

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. 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


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 Fellowship Room

When: Every Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM

Leader: Eric Stillman

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

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Open to men only, No size limit


Friday Night Women's Bible Study & Discussion

All women are welcome to join us as we gather for a casual yet fruitful time of reading Scripture together, with guided study, group discussion, and prayer.

Where: NewLife fellowship room

When: Fridays from 6:30-8:00 PM 

Leader: Amy Swanson

Materials: Bible 

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Women only ages 12+


Philippians 4:4 - Rejoice in the Lord

All are welcome to come into the sanctuary for a time of prayer and praise. Bring your prayer requests, praises, songs, Scripture, or just come ready to meet with the Lord. 

Where: NewLife sanctuary or via Zoom 

When: Mondays 5:15-6:15 PM beginning September 18th

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Men & women, no size limit


Thursday Men's Bible Study

This group is for guys who 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 a book of the Bible, which this fall will be Daniel. 

Where: NewLife Fellowship room

When: Thursdays 6:00-7:00 PM

Leader: Eric Hesselbach

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Men, no limit


Tuesday Prayer

Join together every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday for a time of sharing requests and prayer for each other, the church, and whatever else God lays on your heart. 

Where: NewLife sanctuary or via Zoom 

When: Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 12-1

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Men & women, no size limit


Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Connect with women, study the Bible, share about your life, and pray for each other. The group will watch and discuss various video Bible study series by reputable Christian speakers. This fall will include a study on strongholds called "Truly Free," followed by a Max Lucado study called "Because of Bethlehem." 

Where: NewLife fellowship room

When: 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays from 9:30-11 AM

Leaders: Lynn Goracy

Materials: Bible

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Women only



Short-term Groups

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

In 8 weeks, you'll learn how to slow down your life and develop depth in your relationship with Jesus, growing into a more emotionally healthy follower of Jesus. 

Where: NewLife Conference Room

When: Sundays after church from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM from September 17th - November 5th (8 weeks)

Leaders: Jon & Andrea Beaty

Materials: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Book, Workbook & Devotional

Childcare offered: Contact Eric Stillman by Sun, Sept 10th if needed

Group limits: Open to men & women, limit of 12 people


NewLife Children's Book Club

Encourage your kids in their faith and friendships by joining a book club! Kids will read or listen to Adventures in Odyssey stories that exemplify Biblical principles on their own and then meet once/month for a 10-15 min. discussion and 30-45 min. theme-related activities and crafts. Adults may stay or drop off. 

Where: Christina Hare’s home in South Glastonbury

When: Oct 17th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 13th, Mar 12th from 6:30-7:30 PM 

Leaders: Christina Hare

Materials: Adventures in Odyssey Book 1: Voyage with the Vikings (books and audiobooks available)

Childcare offered: No but children are welcome

Group limits: Open to ages 5-10; must RSVP to Christina


The Cost of Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor during Hitler’s reign who was killed for opposing him. During his life, he wrote one of the most powerful and enduring Christian books of all time, The Cost of Discipleship. In this group, we will read the profound first section, “Grace and Discipleship” (61 pages) and consider its implications for our lives. 

Where: Zoom

When: Tuesday, October 10th, 17th, 24th, Nov 7th, 14th from 7:00-8:15 PM 

Leaders: Eric Stillman

Materials: The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Open to all, no size limit