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.

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.
Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10

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.


A new, young professionals small group with a focus on Bible study and growing friendships for anyone who categorizes themselves as a 20-something or 30-something. Learn and grow together with a study of Psalm 119, written by Matt Chandler. Meets Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the home of Matt and Lauren Bowling in Fuquay-Varina.

Contact: Lauren Bowling

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.

Contact: Lyle Malotky or Jamee Thieme

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

Moms Together

Growing Faith and Friendships! Join other moms for food, fun, and fellowship. We enjoy a Bible study twice a month (schedule below) and monthly mom's night out. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30-11:30 am. Childcare available at minimal cost. Contact MaryAnn Unger with questions. Find us on Facebook: Moms Together - RLC

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.


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.

Contacts: Betsy Moll or Gail Rasdorf

Quilters and Crafters

Thank you to all the RLC Quilters for participating
in the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt Project!

Quilters meet every Tuesday from 12:30-5:00 pm in Room 133 of Family Life Center. Feel free to drop in anytime!

Crafters are currently not meeting regularly.

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