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 Spirituality

Over these 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 confererence room
When: Sundays after church from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM from Jan 28th – Mar 14th (8 weeks)
Leaders: Jon & Andrea Beaty
Materials: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Book, Workbook & Devotional (available to buy at NewLife or to download)
Childcare offered: Contact Eric Stillman by Sun, Jan 14th if needed
Group limits: Open to men & women, limited to those who fit in the room

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: Feb 7th & 21st, March 6th & 20th from 5:30-7:00 PM with optional dinner from 5:00-5:30 PM
Leaders: Eric Stillman
Materials: Bible; packet provided
Childcare offered: Possibly, speak to Eric if needed
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. Adults may stay or drop off.
Where: Christina Hare’s home in South Glastonbury
When: Jan 9th, Feb 13th, Mar 12th and possibly more 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

Reliability of the gospels & acts

Increase your trust in the reliability of the New Testament. We will go through internal & external evidence for the reliability of the Gospels and Acts, consider alleged contradictions and how to think through them, and consider a case for the historicity of the resurrection.
Where: NewLife 6th-12th grade room
When: Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 10th, Mar 24th from 11:30 - 1:00
Leaders: Rich Porter
Materials: Bible
Childcare offered: Contact Eric Stillman by Sun., Jan 14th if needed
Group limits: Open to men and women ages 12+