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.
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.
If you have an interest or a suggestion for a small group, whether recreational, social, fellowship, or spiritual, or would like to be connected with a small group, contact Deb Oesterling, Connections Coordinator at .
Be devoted to one another in love.Romans 12:10
Honor one another above yourselves.
The groups listed below are active and open to everyone. Check the weekly announcement sheet for new group postings and be sure to review the Christian Education Booklet for Bible study groups.
Don’t see a group that fits your need or want to start a new group and don’t know where to start? Contact Deb Oesterling.
Bagel Bunch for Men
The Bagel Bunch is a group of mostly retired men that meet every Tuesday from 7:30-9:00 am at Bruegger's Bagels, 122 SW Maynard Road, Cary, for an hour of fellowship and conversation. Tell stories, share concerns, joke around, and generally solve our and the world's problems. All men are welcome, come when you can.
Contact: Lyle Malotky
Emmaus Way Walkers
A time for couples and individuals of all ages to connect with one another through gentle exercise and fellowship. The group will make plans for a rich variety of events and activities they can do together to support one another.
Ladies Fellowship Luncheon
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am at O'Charley's, 101 Ashville Avenue, Cary for food, fellowship, and free pie.
Contact: Emmy Cullen
H.E.R.O.E.S | Military and Veterans
This group supports veterans and active military at RLC.
Contact: Faith Shaw
Just for Fun!
A group of men and women who gather together to attend events and just have fun together.
Contact: Rosie Creasy
Ladies Out and About
Small group of women who gather to attend local events, enjoy one another's company, and just have fun!
Contact: Teresa Gresham
Loch Lochmond Ladies of the Lake
The ladies meet every morning to walk and pray between 6:00 and 8:00 am at the little lake on Lochmere Drive in Cary.
Contact: Susan Collins
Men's Ministry Weekly Fellowship
Men’s Ministry meets each week for a brief, faith-based video relevant to men's issues, followed by small table discussion, and fellowship. Men are invited to join any and all weeks as their schedule permits. Friends and neighbors welcome!
Contact: Tom Gebbia
Monday Evening Women's Bible Study
This study offers a time to share every day life issues and let Scripture shed light on you and your pathway. Prayer support is part of this gathering that meets in Room 151.
Contact: Cheryl Bipes
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. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening from 4:30-6:00 pm (September-May) in Room 133.
Thank you to all knitters, hookers, and quilters who participated in the Operation InAsMuch Knit-a-Thon to benefit WakeMed NICU, Maternity, Pediatric Trauma, Heart Center and Rehab Center. 158 hats of various colors and sizes, 53 crocheted blankets, and 6 lap quilts were contributed by 11 knitters/hookers/quilters. This represents a 21% increase in our response from last year! WakeMed Volunteer Services was especially thankful for the blankets during the summer. They reminded me that their recipients sometimes return many years later with the items given to them still in their possession as memories of the comfort they provided at a stressful time in their lives.
If you are working from home, please be sure to return items by November 4 for mailing to the Christmas at Sea project office.
Let us know if you need patterns and/or supplies for baby hats for WakeMed, prayer shawls, or Fall’s Knit-a-Thon.
Quilters and Crafters
In October, we are meeting every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm in Room 133 to make Lutheran World Relief Quilts. All skill levels are welcome to drop by anytime and help cut fabric, lay out patterns, do some tying or sewing, etc. We will take a break from meeting in November and December so everyone can enjoy the holidays. In November, we will have a blessing of the quilts at the church services. We will start back up again sewing in January!
Quilters usually meet 3rd Tuesday from 1:00-9:00 pm in Room 133 of Family Life Center. During the summer months, quilters meet earlier from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Crafters meet the 3rd Tuesday from 6:00-9:00 pm in Room 151 of the Family Life Center to work on various personal crafts.
Drop in to any of these meetings at any time!
Contact: Diane Hoffmeister
Veteran's Lunch Crew
Meets at Noon on the 2nd Thursday of every month at McAlister’s Deli, 1601 Pine Plaza Drive, Apex (near Costco). Share your first-hand experiences regarding service, benefits, healthcare, or anything else. Bond together, build each other up to pray for and help other Veterans.
Contact: Gary Brown
Women’s Book Club - Sunday
Sunday book club meets year round at RLC on the 4th Sunday at 6:30 pm. Small group of 12 members, all of whom have young adult (20’s) children. Members discuss Christian, inspirational, fiction, and non-fiction books, many of which are available through the public library.
Contact: Terri Nance
Women's Inspirational Book Club - Tuesday
Tuesday book club meets monthly on Tuesdays for fellowship and discussion of Christian and secular fiction books. Meets at RLC from 6:15-7:30 pm. New readers welcome!
Contact: Teresa Gresham
Young Families Bible Study
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at the home of David and Leah Robison in Apex. The group consists of families with young children, birth-5th grade. Babysitting provided.
Contact: David Robison