Small groups are a gathering of people who meet regularly with common interests to develop closer relationships and to strengthen their faith in Christ. Each group is unique in offering a way for individuals to connect by sharing stories of life together, growing together in Christ, and finding ways to serve one another.

Why Participate?
Small groups make it possible for us to connect with others, making a special place by creating strong bonds of friendship, and sharing our faith life together. Christians grow spiritually when we regularly encounter God’s grace through conversation and shared life’s stories that can’t be accomplished in larger settings. Group participants help one another grow through encouragement and trusting God completely.

Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10

The groups listed below are active and open to everyone. Check the weekly announcements for new group postings.

Don’t see a group that fits your need or want to start a new group and don’t know where to start? Contact the church office at  or 919-851-7248.

Bagel Bunch for Men

A group of men that meet Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 am in the back room at IHOP Cary (1301 Kildaire Farm Road) for coffee and breakfast, devotions, and fellowship. All men are welcome, come when you can.

CONTACT: Lyle Malotky

College Crew

The idea is for our college crew to keep rooted in faith, connected to RLC, and continue with that next step on the path that God has put before you. Whether you are in town or out, join us to connect. Check our Instagram for current offerings @rlc_college_crew.

CONTACT: Jenny Piontek

Emmaus Way - Walking and Talking

Time for individuals and couples of all ages to connect with one another through gentle exercise and fellowship. We meet in the Java Jive parking lot on Wednesdays, 9:00 am.

CONTACT: Lyle Malotky

Ladies Fellowship Lunch

Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am at IHOP Cary, 1301 Kildaire Farm Road.

CONTACT: Melinda Stephani


H.E.R.O.E.S | Military and Veterans

This group supports veterans and active military at RLC.

CONTACT: Faith Shaw

Men's Ministry

RLC’s Men’s Ministry meets weekly on Mondays, 7:00 pm in Room 240, Family Life Center, for a faith-based video, small table discussion, and fellowship. Monthly breakfasts are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month (September-May) in the Fellowship Hall from 8:00-9:30 am.

CONTACT: Tom Gebbia or 

Monday Evening Women's Bible Study

This Bible study offers a time to share everyday life issues and let Scripture shed light on you and your pathway. Prayer support is part of this gathering that meets on Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm in Room 151, Family Life Center (September-May).

CONTACT: Jamee Thieme

The Piecemakers

The Piecemakers, RLC's quilting group, creates hand-tied quilts that will be blessed and then shipped to Lutheran World Relief (LWR).

Quilts are valuable tools in LWR’s relief work to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering. To recipients, they are a symbol of God’s love and compassion. Quilts can be used as warm bedding, room dividers, simple tents, or floor coverings.

If you are interested in sewing a quilt top, there are simple quilt kits available in the church office or feel free to join The Piecemakers every Tuesday, 1:00 pm in Room 151, Family Life Center.

CONTACT: Linda Merrill

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Make shawls to give to people in need of comfort. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner who would like to learn, all are welcome. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 240, Family Life Center, for fun, fellowship, and crafting.

Interested, but don’t know how to knit or crochet? We will teach you! We have yarn and patterns, knitting needles and crochet hooks that you can borrow.

We donate items to WakeMed (mostly baby hats and blankets, but take all sizes, larger ones go to the cancer unit), Neighbor to Neighbor (hats, scarves, and cowls of all sizes), and Christmas at Sea (hats, scarves, cowls, and ditty bags for adults, both men and women).

Do you know someone who would benefit from being wrapped in God’s love? We can meet, so that you can select a shawl for them.

CONTACT: Betsy Moll

Adult Game Night

Looking for a night of fun and fellowship? Like to play board and card games? We gather the 2nd Sunday of the month from 5:00-9:30 pm in Room 240, Family Life Center. Games provided. Bring a friend! Bring something to share for a simple potluck, if you can, and join us for all or part of the time.

CONTACT: Sandy Wuori

Veterans Lunch Crew

Share your first-hand experiences regarding service, benefits, healthcare, or anything else of mutual interest. It will bond us together and build each other up to pray for and help other Veterans. We meet for fellowship, encouragement, and support on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12:00 pm at the IHOP Cary, 1301 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary.

CONTACT: Faith Shaw

Visual Faith

Visual Faith incorporates a multitude of practices for all ages that include visual prayer and Bible journaling. It considers prayer as the foundation and umbrella for all time spent in God’s Word. They also send cards to members who need encouragement and support. Sharing personal notes is a special way to reach out and share the love of Jesus.

CONTACT: Jamee Thieme

Women’s Book Club - Sunday

Sunday book club meets year-round at RLC on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm. Small group of 12 members, all of whom have young adult children. Members discuss Christian, inspirational, fiction, and non-fiction books, many of which are available through the public library.

CONTACT: Terri Nance