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.
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 announcements for new group postings.
Bagel Bunch for Men
The Bagel Bunch is a group of men that meet Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 am at Java Jive, 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, (across from RLC). Meet 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
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
RLC’s Men’s Ministry usually meets weekly on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Room 240 for a faith-based video, small table discussion, and 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 or
Starting in September! September 3rd 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 meet every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 pm in Room 151 of the Family Life Center for quilting and fellowship. They are working on quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
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.
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
Join us for our monthly lunch meet up! Share your first-hand experiences regarding service, benefits, and 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 first Thursday of each month at O'Charley's, 101 Ashville Avenue, Cary.
CONTACT: Martin Stephani
Creative Faith Gathering
Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, July 29
from 9:30-11:30 am!
We'll start each session with a short Bible study (15-20 min.) and then spend the rest of the time as "creative time."
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.
CONTACT: David Robison