CLASSES and Groups*

Wayne Luman

860.529.1575 x203 | Email
Diane Galloway, Assistant

860.529.1575 x210 | Email

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19, most of these Classes and Groups are being reworked and done virtually.

Please keep checking for updates and always feel free to contact us with questions.


The Bible is God’s love letter to us. It is centered on the great news of abundant life found in Jesus Christ, His Son.

It provides trustworthy direction for our journey of faith—for a lifetime. And when we respond in love and obedience to God, we discover the purpose, blessing, joy, hope, love and peace we’ve been looking for.


SUNDAYS

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

6:30 PM, ZOOM CLASS | CLICK HERE FOR CLASS LINK

Led by Rev. Dr. Glenn Sunshine

Christians throughout history have proclaimed that Jesus is Lord, but all too often we have focused on His birth and

His death and resurrection and have paid little attention to the 33 years between the two. Glenn Sunshine is teaching an in-depth class on the Gospel of Matthew, taking a fresh and detailed look at Jesus’ life and teachings and exploring what they mean for us today.


NEWINGTON LIFE GROUP

6:00 PM, Meets OUTSIDE, in person, every other Sunday night.

(When the weather requires meeting indoors, the groups will look for the best solution.)

ONGOING

For more information please contact Pastor Wayne at waynel@firstchurch.or


TUESDAYS

MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

6:45–8:00 AM, via ZOOM.

ZOOM LINK HERE

MEETING ID: 875 5656 2890

Ongoing

The sessions run simultaneously every week, so if you need to miss one, you can attend the other instead.

To inquire about joining, materials and other details, please contact Anton Hertle at antonhertle@cox.net.

or Marilyn Danielson at 860.529.1575 x213 or at marilynd@firstchurch.org.


FOREVER YOUNG SENIORS’ STUDY

10:00–11:00 AM, via ZOOM

ZOOM LINK HERE

MEETING ID: 869 5170 6506

Led by our First Church pastors

Begins September 16

The Forever Young Seniors’ Bible Study meets weekly on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Zoom.
Our pastors alternate in leading this valuable class. Welcome!


PASTOR WAYNE'S LIFE GROUP

(OPEN TO ANYONE)

We will be using the Tuesday Devotional as our study guide.

Meets twice a month on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of the month.

7:00—8:00 PM, via ZOOM

ZOOM LINK HERE

MEETING ID: 396 802 3338

Begins September 22

For more information please contact Pastor Wayne at waynel@firstchurch.org.


WEDNESDAYS

WEDNESDAY MORNING DISCUSSION GROUP

We will be using the Tuesday Devotional to guide our discussions.

10:00—11:00 AM, via ZOOM

ZOOM LINK HERE

September 16–September 30

For more information please contact Pastor Wayne at waynel@firstchurch.org.


DIVORCECARE

Weekly video series and support group.

6:30–8:00 PM - In person in the Wells Fellowship Area in the Main Building

(Social Distancing and Masks are required.)

Led by Patti Sicord

A new 13-week cycle will began on September 9.

All participants will be guided through the DivorceCare online program.

Frequently, divorce is described as one of the most painful and stressful experiences in life. 

DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  

For more information or to register contact: care@firstchurch.org.  

Please provide your name, and contact information or call Caring Ministries 860.529.1575 ext. 117


EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY

Weekly video series meeting virtually.

7:00–8:30 PM - via Zoom.

A new cycle begins meeting on Wednesday, September 23.

For class description and Registration click HERE. Class is limited to 20 participants.

There is a $20.00 material cost for the book, workbook, and daily office book.

Any questions can be directed to Pastor Todd at toddw@firstchurch.org.


THURSDAYS

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

THE WAY HOME
God’s Invitation to New Beginnings

A study for women of all ages
Beginning September 24

7:00–8:15 PM | Virtual Webinar Study with Tessa Afshar

Discover how the grace of God can turn pain and loss into hope and redemption.  During this seven-week virtual webinar study Tessa will share the story of Ruth’s remarkable tale of courage, calling and divine provisions. Participants will interact with this beloved Bible story, uncover timeless principles. Learn to trust God as Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz did, and embark on a journey that unlocks the door to the future. It is a journey to healing—a journey to a new life. The workbook The Way Home by Tessa Afshar is required and can be ordered on Amazon. 

To register contact Marilyn Danielson at 860.529.1575 x213 or marilynd@firstchurch.org.


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

6:00–7:00 PM

Led by Pastor Wayne

ZOOM LINK HERE

MEETING ID: 345 077 054

Begins September 24

For more information please contact Pastor Wayne at waynel@firstchurch.org.


SATURDAYS

MEN’S PRAYER "BREAKFAST"

With discussion of Scripture

7:30–9:00 AM in the Fireside Room (Mask and social distancing required) or via Zoom

ZOOM LINK HERE

MEETING ID: 883 0234 7668—Passcode: 167127

~Ongoing~

All men are invited to gather either virtually or in the Fireside Room from 7:30–9:00 AM

for prayer, discussion of Scripture, fellowship.

Due to COVID-19, there is currently no breakfast being prepared and served.

For more information, please call Bud Reading at 860.794.2733.