Small Groups





What Are Small Groups?
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 and be sure to review the Christian Education Booklet for Bible study groups.


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, joke around, and generally solve our and the world's problems. All men are welcome, come when you can.


Contact: Lyle Malotky 



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 



Ladies Fellowship Luncheon

Meet 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! For more information and special events, visit the Men's Ministry web page.


Contact: Tom Gebbia



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.


Contact: Cheryl Bipes



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.


Contact: Besty Moll



Quilters and Crafters

Quilters meet 3rd Tuesday from 1:00-9:00 pm. Crafters meet the 3rd Tuesday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Both groups meet in Room 151.


Contact: Diane Hoffmeister



Veteran's Lunch Crew

Meets at Noon on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at McAllister’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