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, or 860 529 1575 ext.203.


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.

    Continues on Monday, January 3, 2022.

    MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED for this meeting by the Alzheimer's Association.

    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

  • 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 February 28, 2021

    For more information, Click HERE.

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

    Pastor Wayne Luman at: 860.529.1575 ext. 116.

  • Meeting In Person in M107 (Marsh Building)


    Meeting ID: 883 6475 1175

    Passcode: 358327


    To inquire about joining, materials and other details, please contact Jon Vining at

  • Led by our First Church pastors. 

    Meets VIA ZOOM, Weekly.

    If you have questions or wish to join us, please contact: John Wieder at

  • Meeting In-Person in the church Parlor.

    Five-Week Study, Begins Wednesday, March 9, 2022.


  • Meeting In-Person in Prayer Room.

    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.



    Led by Bruce David Smith

    For information or to join us please contact Bruce David Smith at

  • 6:30–8:00 PM— Beginning, February 16.

    Led by Pastor Wayne

    For more information please contact Pastor Wayne at

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

    Spring Sesson begins on FEBRURAY 10, 2022.


    You will need to register to receive all the information for the Spring 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: or 860.529.1575 ext. 120.


    7:00–8:00 AM In Conference Room 1.

    Led by Pastor Deryk

    For more information please contact Pastor Deryk at

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

    or via Zoom


    MEETING ID: 894 2418 8677

    Passcode: 913552

    Ongoing—(NO MEETING, DECEMBER 25, 2021)

    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 Ron Vliet at 860.490.5614 or at