What Is a Small/Connection Group?

Ever since the early Church, Christians have gathered together regularly in small groups for worship, friendship, and discipleship.  At Stanwich, we continue this tradition.  Our small/connection groups are a great forum for building trusting relationships.  As we aim to know, love and worship God in a personal way, we also strive to know, love and support one another. You do not need to be a Stanwich Church member to join a group - all are welcome.

If you would like to join a group or get more information, please contact the group leader.  For privacy, addresses of private homes are not posted online.  

If you are interested in beginning a new small group, please contact Heather Wright, Pastor of Care and Connection. 

Lenten Small/Connection Group 

In the Christian tradition, Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer (through prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial) for the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus.


Each year at Stanwich, we conduct church-wide weekly Bible studies during the season of Lent,  which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 6) and leads to Holy Week.  All small groups study the same material each week. This year we have chosen the sermon series entitled  Meals with Jesus. Jesus enjoyed breaking bread with all kinds of people.  From scandalous dinner parties with tax collectors and prostitutes, to breakfast on the beach with his disciples after his resurrection, we can learn a lot about Jesus by joining him at these meals. We invite you to come along side us in our Lenten sermon series this season entitled Meals with Jesus. We also invite you to take a look at other events we host during Holy Week.