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

The Bagel Bunch is a group of men that meet Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 am. Meet for an hour of fellowship and conversation -- tell stories, share concerns, and joke around! All men are welcome, come when you can.

Cold weather is moving us indoors (back room) to the IHOP at 1301 Kildare Farm Rd., Cary, starting Tuesday, October 26.

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. So  whether you are in town or out, join us to connect. Check our Instagram for current offerings @rlc_college_crew.

CONTACT: Jenny Piontek


A young professionals (20 or 30-something) group with a focus on Bible study and growing friendships that meets on Monday evenings at the home of Matt and Lauren Bowling in Fuquay-Varina.

CONTACT: Lauren Bowling

Emmaus Way - Walking and Talking

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.

CONTACT: Lyle Malotky

First Wednesday Luncheon for Ladies

Meets at 11:30 am at O'Charley's, 101 Ashville Avenue, Cary.

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 at 7:00 pm in Room 240 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 

Moms Together

September 3, 2021 is the first date, then the first and third Fridays of every month from 9:30-11:30 am. Mark your calendar to remember to join in this amazing group of moms for Bible studies, as well as social events. It is a great support system and a wonderful way to meet new women friends. Childcare is available for the regular meetings for a nominal cost. All moms are welcome, most have babies through middle school kids. Feel free to invite a friend! Questions can be directed to Angela York or Katie Riccitello through RCB.

CONTACT: MaryAnn Unger

Monday Evening Women's Bible Study

This Bible 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 on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm in Room 151 of the Family Life Center (September-May). 

CONTACT: Jamee Thieme

The Piecemakers

Blessing of the Quilts for 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.

Last year, Lutheran congregations across the nation made over 330,000 quilts which were sent all over the world. The 89 quilts made by our quilters were sent to South America. This year, the quilters accomplished their goal of 100 quilts. They may have been one of the few church groups that actually benefitted from COVID. Ladies who were staying at home were looking for a worthwhile project to do and got to work! Over 15 ladies put together a whopping 152 quilts! Needless to say, The Piecemakers are thrilled they exceeded their goal and pray these quilts will be a blessing for each and every recipient.

Join The Piecemakers every Tuesday at 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. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening (September-May) from 4:30-6:00 pm in Room 133 of the Family Life Center. This group is currently not meeting.

CONTACT: Betsy Moll

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.


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 the second Wednesday of each month at O'Charley's, 101 Ashville Avenue, Cary.
Please note new day!

CONTACT: Martin Stephani

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 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

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. This group is currently not meeting.

CONTACT: David Robison