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. 

Emotionally Healthy RElationships

This 8-week course will equip you with practical tools to really love people in difficult situations and become a more mature follower of Jesus.
Where: NewLife confererence room
When: Sundays after church from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Apr 7th, 14th, 21st, May 12th & 19th, June 2nd, 9th & 16th
Leaders: Jon & Andrea Beaty
Materials: Emotionally Healthy Relationships workbook & Day by Day Devotional (available at
Childcare offered: Contact Eric Stillman by Sun, Mar 31st if needed
Group limits: Open to men & women who have already gone through the Emotionally Health Spirituality class


We are all afflicted by fear. While there may not be a fear vaccine, God’s encouraging Word and ever-faithful promises provide all we need to overcome our fears. In this group, we will use Max Lucado’s book Fearless to understand how we can apply God’s Word to our lives so that we might embrace hope and courage instead of worry and fear.
Where: NewLife pre-K–2nd grade room
When: Sundays from 11:30AM - 12:45PM, Apr 7th, 14th, 21st, May 5th, 19th, 26th, June 2nd & 9th
Leaders: Joe Barone
Materials: Bible; Fearless by Max Lucado (optional)
Childcare offered: Possibly, contact Eric by Mar 31st if needed
Group limits: Open to all, no size limit

Knowing GOd

If you want to read a modern classic on who God is and what it means to know and follow Him, but might not have time to meet in person, this group is for you. We will read two chapters every week and email the group with something we have learned or been challenged about.
Where: Email discussion group with occasional Zoom meetups
When: Apr 7th – June 22nd
Leaders: Eric Stillman
Materials: Bible; Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Childcare offered: No
Group limits: Open to all, no size limit

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.
Where: Christina Hare’s home in South Glastonbury
When: 2nd Tuesdays of the month beginning May 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM
Leaders: Christina Hare
Materials: Adventures in Odyssey (books and audiobooks available)
Childcare offered: No but children are welcome
Group limits: Open to ages 5-10; must RSVP to Christina