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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

Essentials of the Faith

Come and carefully consider the core doctrines of the Christian faith, so that you might plant your feet firmly in the Word of God and live your lives to honor Him. We’ll apply sound biblical practices in order to look at what the Bible actually says about each topic, and also consider erroneous views that are prevalent in the church today. The goal is not just to know more about God but to know Him more, so that we might love Him more.

Where: Bob & Karleen Wilson's house, East Hartford

When: Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00 from Jan 24th-Feb 28th   

Leader: Bob & Karleen Wilson 

Materials: Nothing to buy; handouts & access to free resources provided

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Open to all, no size limit


Financial Peace University

FPU is a 9 part DVD series and small group discussion designed to provide you with the financial tools and community support you need to get out of debt and build long-term financial health. FPU is designed by Dave Ramsey; more information can be found at

Where: NewLife conference room

When: Sundays after church (11:45-1:30) from Jan 14th-Mar 11th

Leader: Duane & Marcia Mackey

Materials: FPU member kit ($97, financial help available if needed); BYO lunch

Childcare offered: Yes 

Group limits: 25


Men's Bible Study Group

Join together with other men for a 12 week study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Discover the richness of God’s Word and how it applies to your life today.

Where: NewLife Fellowship Room

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays beginning Jan 23rd from 10-11:30 AM

Leader: Gordon Lawrence

Materials: Ryan Kelly's 12 week of study of Philippians (Crossway)

Childcare offered: No

Group limits: Open to all men


Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family

Join us to read and discuss Paul Tripp’s life-giving book on parenting. Tripp offers much more than a to-do list, outlining instead 14 foundational principles centered on the gospel. Discover how the rescuing grace of God has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Where: NewLife 1st-3rd grade classroom

When: Sundays from 11:45-1:15, January 28th-March 18th

Leader: Brian & Christine Montanari 

Materials: Parenting by Paul David Tripp

Childcare offered: Yes

Group limits: Open to all, no size 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 (except Easter Sunday) from 11:30-1:00 

Leader: Eric Stillman 

Materials: Sticky Faith by Kara Powell (optional)

Childcare offered: Yes

Group limits: No limit



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, Paul Joss, Don Plante, and Eric Stillman

Materials: Bible; Evenings includes brief study of Psalms 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


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