Small Groups

We have a variety of small groups that meet regularly to study scripture, discuss current events, and share in Christian fellowship. All are welcome to join these groups – if you have questions or need more information, please contact the church office at 985.785.6868 or email office@newlifeluling.com.

WOMEN UNITED

  • Day: 2nd Sunday of each month
  • Time: 5 – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Church parlor (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • Women United offer a wonderful opportunity for women of the church to get involved in missions. Some of the outreach project of this group include Thanksgiving baskets for families in need, Christmas gifts for children in Dulac, feeding the homeless at St. Mark’s UMC, local church missions, and more.

MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 10 – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Church parlor (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • The focus of this group is to become better acquainted with scripture. Some topics we will study include stress, finding joy, marriage, friendship, and bringing others to Christ. We have coffee together, prayer and dive into the scripture.

MEN’S SMALL GROUP

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 7 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Church parlor (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • The men’s group will begin studying “Why?” by Adam Hamilton. When the ground shakes, and a poor nation’s economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community’s hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? “Why?” brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, author Adam Hamilton lays out core ideas for comprehending God’s plan for the world, including: God will not take away our free will, even when we use it to grieve him. God will never abandon us, especially in the midst of our suffering. While God is not the author of suffering, God will bring blessing out of tragedy.   
  • An optional dinner gathering is held each week at 5:30 PM El Paso Mexican Restaurant in Boutte.

DAYTIME WOMEN’S CIRCLE

  • Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Church parlor (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • Begins Wednesday, September 9
  • This group will study Adam Hamilton’s “Making Sense of the Bible” this Fall. Each month, we will gather to discuss often misunderstood biblical themes as we seek to develop to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 7 – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Call church office
  • This Spring, the women’s small group is reading “Stuck” by Jennie Allen. Women are hurting. A lot of us feel stuck. This is not a novel perception- this is human. We are stuck trying to be perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can’t even name. And most of our stuck places are invisible to the world, which keeps us from dealing with them. However, our stuck places are the very places that make us ache for God, leading us to Him and His freedom. God’s never been one to tie up our problems with little pretty bows and send us on our way. We wrestle and as we wrestle on this journey, we depend entirely on him. We are inadequate to fix our lives…. and we have a relationship building God who likes to move in and settle in holes within us that hurt. Join with us as we band together as women and grow and live and experience God.

BOOK CLUB

  • Day: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
  • Time: 9:30 – 10:45 AM
  • Location: Iron Gate Restaurant
  • Begins Thursday, September 10
  • Twice a month, we will join together for to discuss a book. Selections include:
    • March: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    • January: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
    • December: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    • November: And the Mountains Echoed by KhaledHosseini
    • October: Eve: A Novel by WM Paul Young
    • September: Small Victories by Anne Lamott

NEW LIFE KIDS

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6 – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Fellowship hall/classroom (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • Begins Tuesday, September 1
  • Children in 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades are invited to join us for a 10-week bible study on “Learning to Use My Bible”. Kids dive into God’s Word and grow stronger in faith each week as we gather together to enjoy snacks, games, a bible lesson, and more.

NEW LIFE YOUTH

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Fellowship hall/youth room (134 Lakewood Drive)
  • Begins Tuesday, September 1
  • Youth in 6th grade and up are invited to join us in the Youth Room every Tuesday night from 6 – 8:00 PM for food, fun, games, and bible study. We’ll discuss relevant topics of interest to teenagers to help them develop a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

  • Every Sunday
  • Breakfast @ 9:00 AM
  • Classes @ 9:30 AM
  • Classes include: Infants & Toddlers; Preschool & Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd Grades; 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades; Youth (6th – 12th); and several adult classes
    • Children’s classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall classrooms and will use Deep Blue curriculum, which  includes adventure,  exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, videos, storytelling and games all combined into a living -faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple  of Jesus today.
    • Youth will meet in the youth room (at the back of the Fellowship Hall) to discuss choices that help in everyday living, what prayer is and why it is an expression of love for God and how to lead and respond to leaders.
    • There are a variety of classes for adults and everyone can attend any class of their choice.
      • The Aldersgate class is a Bible based study group which studies scripture in depth and discusses how it affects them in their Christian walk and relationship with others. This group will meet the pastor’s office beginning Sept. 6.
      • Another adult class meets in the parlor.  This group will study specific books of the Bible and uses books from various Christian authors to guide their study & discussion.
      • An additional adult class meets in Room 5 of Fellowship Hall and focuses on needs and interests of the younger adults and parents. The Bible and other materials are used to direct studying and discussions.

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