Wayne Luman | 860.529.1575 x203 | Email

Diane Galloway | 860.529.1575 x210 | Email

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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.

Education and Discipleship Ministries offers a variety of Bible studies and small-group gatherings. There is something for you, no matter where you are on your faith journey. Come—be in community with others as you learn and grow in faith and knowledge. Here you will find, revealed in His Word, God’s purpose and plan for your life.

Life Groups

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.

Please consider joining a Life Group to experience the unique fellowship and spiritual growth that authentic Christian community can provide. Call Diane at 860.529.1575 x210, to sign up.

The Alpha Experience

Is Jesus relevant to life today?  • . Why do I need God in my life?  •  I think religion is created by people and just leads to strife—how is Christianity any different?

Periodically, we offer the life-changing program known as the Alpha Course. Alpha addresses the questions above and many more that seekers and even new Christians might have. Those who are mature in their faith will also be richly rewarded.

The Community Dinner, served on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:15, is part of First Church’s Midweek Connect evening and is FREE to Alpha participants.

Terry Shook is the Alpha Director, and he would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. You can reach him by email or at 860.539.4535. For other details, or to register, please call Marilyn Danielson at 860.529.1575, x213.

Millions have come to Christ around the world through Alpha, including many right here at First Church, because it is intellectually rigorous, emotionally honest, and spiritually powerful. Guests really experience how great is the love the Father has lavished on us, and it changes their attitudes. Alpha provides an opportunity for people to feel loved right where they are.