We invite you to prayerfully consider diving deeper into God's word through sharing in life with other believers. We have different classes and studies for you to dive into. If you have questions about a group please reach out to the group leader, or if you have general questions or ideas please reach out to our SDMI President, Crystal Howell-Burke.

Understanding and Applying the Bible

Leaders: Dan Parker (
Jeff Elmore (

Time:      Sundays 9-10am
Where:  6715 Lasalle St

We are using the book, "Journey Into God's Word," and discovering how the process of reading and understanding the Bible is not only a process, but also an interpretive journey. We are addressing the skills and insights we need in order to read through the Scripture in an accurate and responsible manner. We will close the class with how to read and apply the Old and New Testaments.

Youth Group

Leaders: Pastor Jeremy Arruda (
Time:      Sundays 6-7:30pm
Where:   9303 Maple Ave SW, Lakewood

At New Hope Youth, we desire to create an atmosphere where students feel safe and accepted, have fun, make new friends, and encounter the real loving Person of Jesus. We accomplish this through Bible study, mentoring, and various events throughout the year! Everyone in grades 6-12 welcome! We hope you'll join us!

Healing for Damaged Emotions

Leaders: Iona Parker (
Time:      Mondays 6pm-8:30pm
Where:   1105 Union Avenue, Steilacoom, WA

"Events in our lives, both good and bad, form rings in us like the rings in a tree. Each ring records memories that affect our feelings, our relationships, and our thoughts about God.  In this classic work, David Seamands encourages us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives—such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism—he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.”

This class will help you find and heal those memories which are continuing to negatively affect your entire life. 

Tuesday Small Group

Leaders: Pastor Jeremy Arruda (
Crystal Howell-Burke (

Time:      Tuesdays at 2pm
Where:   Howell-Burke Residence

This small group is open to everyone! We want to be a people who are walking through life together, and hope you join us.


The book “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God” by Henry and Richard Blackaby will be our focus for the first 14 weeks! Every week we will spend time in prayer and fellowship with one another, watch Biblical messages from the authors, and unpack and discuss what we have read and heard God saying to us. 

Living Connections

Leaders: Pastor Lloyd Tremain (
Time:       Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
Where:    9303 Maple Ave SW, Lakewood

Do you want to be connected in God's Word with Pastor after Sunday's sermon? Do you have questions you want answered and a desire to grow closer to God? Then come and join with us in fellowship as everyone brings snacks to share and do a short study following up on Sunday's sermon. We make this quality time available for God's love to flow in and through us together.

Church-Wide Zoom Prayer

Leaders: Iona Parker (
Time:       Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
Where:    Zoom Online (Message Iona for meeting details)

If your heart is set in God's Presence and you care about His work among us and the people around us, then come join us as we team up in united prayer and thanksgiving for all God can do.

Friday Night
Men's Group

Leaders: Dan Roberts
Time:      1st & 3rd Fridays @ 6pm
Where:   Roberts' House (6819 52nd Ave W, University Place, 98467)

Come join us as with learn how to apply the Word to our lives in order to experience growth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We are also studying John Maxwell's book Partners in Prayer. Meals provided!