Life Groups

LifeGroups are for every Christian, including those new to Christianity or individuals who have been Christians for a long time. All Christians need the support of a Christian community and that’s the purpose of the LifeGroup! LifeGroups are a great way to build relationships with other Christians so that you can grow in your faith, as well as support, care and encourage one another.
Being in a LifeGroup can transform your life:
 
“I was going through a difficult time in my life, and I don’t know what I would have done without the prayers and support of my LifeGroup. I learned what it was like to be supported, and now I want to do the same for others who may be going through a similar experience.”
LifeGroups typically meet on a weekly basis in a home or at one of our three campuses. LifeGroups are either interest or study-based. For example, an interest-based LifeGroup can be most any interest from creative writing to outdoor activities. Study-based LifeGroups range from groups that dive deeper into a Sunday sermon topic to those groups who study a Book of the Bible or a particular Biblical topic. Whatever type of LifeGroup you choose, it’s all about coming together with other Christians to enjoy a common interest, build relationships, and grow together in your faith.
 
Got questions?, Visit our FAQ page. For more information, guidance on the LifeGroup that is right for you, or how to start a LifeGroup, please contact one of our LifeGroup Directors, Sherry Lucia or Ed Lucia.
Sundays
 
Amesbury Sunday Morning Breakfast & LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Sundays at 9:00-10:00 Breakfast & LifeGroup
Location: Rock Church Amesbury 146 Main Street, Amesbury, MA
Hosts/Leaders: Pastors Rachel & Jon Howard
Description: Breakfast, fellowship and digging deeper into Sunday sermon message.
 
Study of Ephesians
Day/Time: Sundays, at 9:45 a.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Doug Little
Description: This is an advanced study on topics such as what Christ has accomplished for us; authority of the believer; nature of spiritual warfare; plus more.
 
St. Matts Sunday Morning Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Sundays at 10 a.m.
Location: St. Matthews UMC 328 Main Street, Sandown, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Kathy Kowaleski
Description: Expand your Sunday morning worship experience with fellowship and Bible study.
 
 
Relentless Millennials Men (Ages 16-25) Plaistow LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Dan Elliott
 and Mitch Grew
Description: Build relationships with other young men and dig deeper into the Bible and sermon message.
 
Creative Writing LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Rachel Archibald
Description: Express yourself through creative writing and connect with others who have a passion for writing.
 
Experiencing God’s Dream for your Marriage-OPEN
Day/Time:  Sundays 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Home of Don and Kathy Kowaleski, Chester, NH
Hosts/Leaders:  Don and Kathy Kowaleski 
Description:    Dinner, teaching, discussion.  Would you like a fresh breeze to blow in your marriage? Do you long for a marriage where intimacy and communication are a reality instead of a dream? This is a 12-part series examining God’s design for marriage, with practical instruction to help you make your marriage what God desires it to be.
 
Young Adult LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Sundays at 6 p.m. (21+)  & 8 p.m. (18-25) 
Location: The Howards’ Homestead, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Pastors Rachel & Jon Howard
Description: Gather together with Young Adults to share, enjoy and do life together.
 

Mondays

 
Monday Night Plaistow Men’s Work Party & Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Chuck Greene and Bob Lang
Description: Help with facility projects, enjoy fellowship, and study the Book of Jeremiah.
 
Monday Night Amesbury Men’s LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Mondays at 7 p.m.
Location: Rock Church-Yada Cafe 140 Main Street, Amesbury MA 01913
Hosts/Leaders: Louis Stuart and Pastor Jon Howard
Description: Build relationships and dig deeper into the sermon message.
 
Monday Night Sandown Men’s Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Matthews UMC 328 Main Street, Sandown, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Jim Connors and Jack Norton
Description: Connect with other men and dig deeper into the sermon message.
 
 

Tuesdays

 
Tuesday Night Amesbury Adult LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rock Church Amesbury 146 Main Street, Amesbury, MA
Hosts/Leaders: Ronda Hodge and Joyce Briggs
Description: Build relationships and dig deeper into the sermon message.
 
Tuesday Night Sandown Women’s Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Location: St. Matthews UMC 328 Main Street, Sandown, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Sue Dupouy
Description: New study on Psalms from Max Lucado.
 
Tuesday Night Women’s LifeGroup-Full
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Location: Cindy’s Home
Hosts/Leaders:
Description: John Paul Jackson
 
Healthy Relationships LifeGroup (Women’s Group 20+)-OPEN
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Kathy Jones
Description: Join other women to explore God’s plan for healthy relationships, and the integral shaping that each of our roles plays in fulfilling His purpose for our lives. This is a confidential group.
 
DivorceCare LifeGroup Plaistow-OPEN
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Ray Clermont and Sue Trembly
Description: Confidential help and healing. Learn steps to help you through a very difficult time.
 

Wednesdays

 
Wednesday Morning Sandown Women’s Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Location: St. Matthews UMC 328 Main Street, Sandown, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Kathy Kowaleski
Description: Dig deep into the Bible and grow in your faith with other women. Studying Max on Life
 
Wednesday Morning Plaistow Women’s Bible Study-FULL
Day/Time:  Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Peabody Homestead, Plaistow NH
Hosts/Leaders:  Mary Peabody
Description:   Studying Sermon Notes
 
DivorceCare LifeGroup Sandown-OPEN
Day/Time: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Elaine Davis
Description: Confidential help and healing. Learn steps to help you through a very difficult time.
 
Wednesday Night Adult LifeGroup-FULL
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 7 p.m.
Location: Kingston NH
Hosts/Leaders: Martha Temple
Description: Studying John Paul Jackson teachings
 
Wednesday Night Plaistow Adult LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Steve Case
Description: How the Bible affirms the Good News of Jesus Christ
 
Wednesday Night Plaistow Men’s LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Steve Goodwin
Description: Wild at Heart 8-week study. Are you a MAN that wonders why GOD has made you WILD at HEART.  Learn with other men how GOD can transform your life.
 

Thursdays

 
Thursday Morning Plaistow Adult Bible Study-FULL
Day/Time:  Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders:  Ray Clermont
Description:    Comparison of Christianity with Other Religions
 
 
Thursday Night 45s Card Night Plaistow LifeGroup-OPEN 
Day/Time: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Bob Lang
Description: New Group! Have fellowship and fun playing 45s with others who love the game.
 
Single Women (Age 40+) LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Location: St. Matthews UMC 328 Main Street, Sandown, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Christine Comeau
Description: Connect with other single women to build relationships and grow in your faith. Studying Serendipity Bible.
 
Military Veterans Plaistow Men’s LifeGroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Thursdays (2nd and 4th Thursdays) at 7 p.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Dave Tuttle
Description: Connect with other male veterans and study the Bible together.
 
 

Fridays

 
Women’s Lifegroup-OPEN
Day/Time: Fridays, at 9:30 a.m.
Location: YADA Café, Rock Church Amesbury 146 Main Street, Amesbury, MA
Hosts/Leaders: Deb Haggstrom
Description: Great discussion around the Book of Daniel.  Breakfast is provided. 
 
 

Saturdays

Mom’s in Prayer-OPEN
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rock Church Plaistow 90 Newton Rd
Hosts/Leaders: Lisa Fowler
Description: Join us for a life-changing six-week Bible study on prayer. Experience a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper prayer as we examine the Four Steps of Prayer: praise, silent confession, thanksgiving and intercession.  Open to all women
 
Step into Freedom-OPEN
Day/Time: Saturdays, at 9 a.m.
Location: YADA Café, Rock Church Amesbury 146 Main Street, Amesbury, MA
Hosts/Leaders: Diana Teel
Description: Study Max Lucado’s “Grace”  with others who want to experience the love and hope of Jesus Christ.  If you are or loved one have a current or past struggle with addiction, come join the Step Into Freedom LifeGroup for fellowship and support.
 
Discipleship Evangelism Bible Study-OPEN
Day/Time: Saturdays, at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Rockingham Church 90 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH
Hosts/Leaders: Kim Naimo
Description: Deepen your understanding of God’s unconditional love for you.
 
Marriage Lifegroup Age 40+-OPEN
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: Rock Church Plaistow 90 Newton Rd
Hosts/Leaders: Hardave and Sue Dhaliwal
Description:  If you are a married couple, age 40+, join other Christian couples to celebrate God’s gift of marriage.  There will be a time filled with Bible study and discussion, praise, prayer, encouragement, support and fellowship.