Sunday Services: 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Life Groups

A life group is a group of 3-12 people that meet regularly in homes or at church for friendship, encouragement, Bible study and prayer. Life groups help ground people in gospel-centered living by together applying Scripture to daily life. They also provide a place to build spiritual friendships with others (community) and give a context for mission to each other as well as comrades for mission outward to others.  


A Life Group gathering is with anywhere from 3 to 12 people who want to invest deeper. A Life group is a strategic yet practical step in which you engage with one another. There are three different types of Life groups: Ongoing life groups (group of people sharing meals, doing studies together and growing/living life together), Short term life groups (specific topics for specific periods of time) and Mentoring relationship life groups (a more direct discipleship track that will help move you along in your growth). Topics can be anything from a book of the Bible, a discipline, a theme or another relevant book. The goal is to relationally engage with people as you move toward a deeper connection of loving God and loving others.

As you look through the different options we have at this time, please feel free to contact the organizer of each Life Group, or contact Pastor Sam if you have interest in attending a Life Group or starting a Life Group.


Grief life group

Grief Life Group (led by Pastor Bill McCaskill) is a gathering of people who walk alongside one another through the grief and loss of a loved one. Any questions please reach out to Pastor Aaron Martell

Open to: Anyone struggling with grief and loss
Where: New Life
When: May 21st, June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th, August 13th, August 27th, September 10th, September 24th, October 8th, October 22nd
Signup/Questions Contact: Aaron Martell,

Emotional Health and Recovery Life Group

We believe we are designed to be in community together, and as we surround ourselves with other believers, we have the opportunity to create a safe environment to share openly of life’s hurts and struggles. Our desire is to support one another through this journey while growing into who God has designed us to be and learning how to be loved and how to love.  We will use many resources such as the Bible, RightNow Media and books to lead our discussions together.

Open to: Men and women; new participants are always welcome
Where: New Life
When: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6 pm
Childcare is not available
Signup/Questions Contact: Sam Scharinger,

Date night

Join us for fun and fellowship as you enjoy a night out as a couple! Various activities include board games, trivia, food, movies, discussion and other activities to encourage growth in your relationship. Laughter is always involved!

Open to: Married couples, engaged couples, dating couples; new couples are always welcome
Where: New Life
When: Second Saturday, every other month:  see events for more info
Childcare is available
Signup/Questions Contact: Sam Scharinger,

let's eat

This group exists to create a safe place where we can develop healthy ways to read Gods word, journal about it and share how God is speaking to us through his word. Currently studying the book of Philippians. If attending on Wednesday, feel free to bring your lunch! Thursday attenders are welcome to bring a snack or your dinner.

Open to: Everyone
Where: New Life
When: Two meeting options available: Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm or Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
Questions? Pastor Sam -

mommies & munchkins playgroup

We believe that children are a gift, and as mothers, we have an important role, given to us by Christ, in the upbringing of our children.  We believe we are called to connect, support, lift up and love each other while walking through this journey together.
This group exists to create a safe, nurturing environment for moms and their young children where they can learn to play and grow in Christ’s love together.

Open to: Moms attending with their children ages 0-12
Where: Meet at Plymouth City Park (backup plan is the Plymouth library)
When: Every Thursday from 10 - 11 am
For more information: Rachel Searl – or Keston Heinen – 

Men's breakfast

We want to come alongside men as they walk through the life with God at the center. We do this through encouragement, challenge and fun. We have a variety of day/time options available.

Open to: All men; new men are always welcome
Where: New Life Community Church
When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 8 am
For more information: Pastor Sam Scharinger,

Open to: All men; new men are always welcome
Where: Plymouth Cafe
When: 6:00 am
Discussion: Men creating an opportunity to care for one another as well as talking further about Sunday's message.
For more information: Pastor Sam Scharinger,

Open to: All men; new men are always welcome
Where: Whispering Orchards
When: 8:00 am
Discussion: Men getting together to get to know one another as we learn how to care for each other.
For more information: Pastor Sam Scharinger,

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