What Are Small Groups?
They are a gathering of people who meet regularly, with common interests, to develop closer relationships with one another and build up our faith in Christ. Each group is somewhat unique in offering a way for individuals to connect with one another sharing the stories of life together, growing together in Christ and finding ways of serving others also.
Why Consider Participating?
Small groups make it possible for persons to connect personally with others, making a special place by creating strong bonds of friendship, and sharing their faith life together. Christians grow spiritually when they regularly encounter God's grace through conversation and shared life's stories that can't be accomplished in large settings. Group participants help one another grow by encouraging one another, trusting God completely.
If you have an interest or a suggestion for a small group to be developed, whether recreational, social, fellowship or spiritual in nature, please contact Pastor Jim Knuth .
SMALL GROUP OFFERINGS
Building One Another Up in Prayer
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in their home. Time to share life's stories and needs, praise music, prayer, and plans for periodic social events.
Contact Bill Xenakis or Fran Xenakis
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 or Susanne Malotky
High school age gathering around a variety of activities (ie. basketball, music, cards, movies etc.) and time for study and conversation. Activities and studies determined by group consensus.
Contact Elizabeth Drengler
Life After Divorce
Time and place to be determined by participant interest. A reflective and caring opportunity to grow in peace and healing after experiencing heartbreak in divorce. A video series and interactive conversation will be followed through Divorce Care curriculum. Discussion and support will provide helpful growth and healing.
Contact Megan Mantey
Men's Ministry Weekly Fellowship
Men's Ministry weekly fellowship is open fellowship, 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. Firends and neighbors welcome. For more information and special events, visit RLC's Men's Fellowship webpage at www.rlcary.org/men or email .
Contact Tom Gebbia
Monday Evening Women's Bible Study
Offers a time to share every day life's issues and let Scripture shed light on you and your pathway. Prayer support is part of this gathering that meets in the home.
Contact Cynthia Wyse
Parents with Young Children
Team together with parents and children to create children's exposure to the great stories of the Bible and time for fellowship and study, sharing support and ideas in raising children in the life of the church with Christian values.
Contact Ian Justice or Derica Justice
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Make shawls to give to people in need of comfort. If you knit or crochet come and join this small group. If you want to learn to knit or crochet prayer shawls please come. Help will be gladly given. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
Contact Gail Rasdorf or Betsy Moll
Special Needs Moms
Sharing our unique challenges and triumphs while strengthening our trust in God. As the group forms we will plan casual get-togethers, fun activities, and time for prayer and reflection.
Contact Shellie Stow
Supper for 8
Gathering Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 pm beginining in January. Time for a meal together, sharing life experiences and Bible study with time for discussion and prayer. This is not just for couples but for single adults too.
Contact Martin Stephani or Melinda Stephani
Woman's Christian Book Club
Meets monthly on Tuesdays for fellowship and discussion of Christian and secular fiction books. We meet in the church parlor at 6:15 pm and are finished at 7:30 pm. New readers are welcome.
Contact Teresa Gresham