GROUPS and LIFE GROUPS

At First Church, one of our Focus Values is community.

Groups and Life Groups are a few of the ways that we can focus and grow together as a community.


A First Church Life Group is a small community of roughly twelve people who meet regularly for an informal time of fellowship and learning. They encourage one another in spiritual growth through study, discussion, and sharing together God's Word. Prayer, mutual concern, and acceptance are also key components.


There are many different groups, meeting in different locations; surely there is a place for you!
Other ministry departments also offer groups formed around special interests: men's, women’s, couples, singles, 
mothers of preschoolers, youth, or those suffering from addictions.


If you are interested in becoming a part of a Life Group, OR interested in starting one,

please contact Pastor Wayne at waynel@firstchurch.org, or 860 529 1575 ext.203.

Groups

Please click on the +, next to the group name and time for more information about the group, or to

either join via Zoom or connect with the contact person for an in-person meeting.

  • Meeting In-Person at the Church in the Prayer Room.

    Beginning Monday, October 4, 2021.

    This caregiver support group is designed for family members of individuals suffering from dementia. The focus is on caregiving challenges, issues, needs (with possible solutions), ways of coping and information about community resources.


    For more information or the register, please contact Diane Galloway at 860.529.1575 ext. 117 or care@firstchurch.org.

  • Wayne Luman and Diane Galloway will cohost Understanding Your Grief: 
    Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart


    The 10-week cohort will meet on Mondays, from 1:30–3:00 PM in the Morgan House Drawing Room, beginning October 18, 2021

    To order your books online from Amazon, please click HERE.


    For more information, Click HERE.

    Questions, or to register, please call Diane Galloway at: 860.529.1575 ext. 117.


  • Meeting In Person in M107 (Marsh Building)

    Beginning Tuesday, September 14—December 14.

    ZOOM LINK

    Meeting ID: 883 6475 1175

    Passcode: 358327

    Ongoing

    To inquire about joining, materials and other details, please contact Jon Vining at jonrvining@gmail.com.

  • Led by our First Church pastors. 

    Beginning, October 21.

    If you have questions or wish to join us, please contact: John Wieder at jwiederiii@gmail.com.

  • ZOOM LINK HERE

    Led by our First Church pastors. Beginning October 28.

    If you have questions or wish to join us, please contact: John Wieder at jwiederiii@gmail.com.

  • Meeting In-Person in the church Parlor.

    Beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND TO ORDER MATERIALS.

  • ZOOM LINK

    ONGOING

    Led by Bruce David Smith

    For information or to join us please contact Bruce David Smith at bdsmith946@gmail.com.

  • Meeting In-Person at the church.

    Beginning, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in the Parlor.

    For more information, please contact Diane Galloway at 860.529.1575 ext. 117.

    The one prayer Christ calls us all to pray requires us to let go of our momentary agendas and take up his eternal one. It requires us to surrender our disoriented sense of need to his perfect sense of what is best. We wait with expectant hearts to see When Women Pray. All are welcome to join in this prayer time.

  • Meeting In-Person in M106 at the church.

    Taught by Paul Marks and Al Phillips

    Beginning Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

    To Sign-up, please see Paul or Al, or call Paul at 860.841.7148.

    The Christian classic by John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, makes the startling argument that it’s our duty to find pleasure and joy in following Jesus. Saying that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him,” Piper contends that pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Drawing extensively on the Psalms, the letters of St. Paul, and the writings of Jonathan Edwards and C.S. Lewis, Piper invites us to find a hedonist’s delight in discipleship. 

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Meeting in-person in Keith Jones Hall (Masks are required.)

    Fall Sesson begins on SEPTEMBER 23, 2021.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    You need to register to receive all the information for the Fall session.

    Invite friends who might also be interested we will have childcare!


    If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pastor Todd at: toddw@firstchurch.org or 860.529.1575 ext. 120.

  • MEETING IN-PERSON EVERY THURSDAY (weather permitting)

    7:00 AM In Conference Room 1, beginning October 14, 2021.

    Led by Pastor Wayne

    We are studying the book of 1 Peter. 

    The starting time for the meeting has returned to 7:00 am  and will be meeting in the conference room behind the Reception Desk. (Same room as Pre-COVID) As long as the group can meet and have 6 ft distance, it has been ok’d by the town that masks may be removed.


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

  • Meets in the Fireside Room for In-Person (Social Distancing and Masks are required.)

    or via Zoom

    ZOOM LINK HERE

    MEETING ID: 894 2418 8677

    Passcode: 913552

    Ongoing

    All men are invited to gather either virtually or in person for prayer, discussion of Scripture, fellowship.

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

    For more information, please contact Bud Reading at 860.794.2733 or at budreading@gmail.com.