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.
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 Tuesdays 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, and joke around. All men are welcome, come when you can.
CONTACT: Lyle Malotky
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: Emmy Cullen
H.E.R.O.E.S | Military and Veterans
This group supports veterans and active military at RLC.
CONTACT: Faith Shaw
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
RLC’s Men’s Ministry meets weekly on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Room 240 for a faith-based video, small table discussion, fellowship. Potlucks are at 6:30 pm. Monthly breakfasts are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month (September-May) in the Fellowship Hall from 7:30-9:00 am.
CONTACT: Tom Gebbia
Moms Together ~ Growing Faith and Friendships
Join other moms for food, fun, and fellowship on the 1st and 3rd Fridays (September-May) from 9:30-11:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Childcare available at minimal cost. New members welcome!
CONTACT: MaryAnn Unger
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 from 7:00-8:00 pm in Room 151 of the Family Life Center.
CONTACT: Dawn Leister
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.
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.
Thank you to all the RLC Quilters for participating
in the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt Project!
Quilters meet every Tuesday from 11:30 am-3:00 pm in Room 151 of the Family Life Center.
Veteran's Lunch Crew
Meets at Noon on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Cary Towne Center Food Court. 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
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.
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.
CONTACT: David Robison