Fellowship & Small Groups
Church Groups at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian are often a blend of bible study, fellowship and missions.
We enjoy each other’s company while having a core purpose of each group.
Find the Group that Interests You and Join In!
Book Discussion Group
7:30 pm on the 3rd Friday each month except July.
All adults are welcome — first-timers, those who can only come occasionally, singles, couples.
The Kirk’s Book Discussion Group meets for lively discussions of a wide variety of books.
In December we watch a movie instead of reading a book.
Although Book Group occasionally reads books on religious subjects the slate of titles always ranges widely, in both fiction and non-fiction, and is determined solely by the interests of its members.
Book Group is not a study group; its purpose is to enjoy good books, good company, and good food.
Dessert and coffee are served by the host.
Centering Prayer Group
6:30 to 7:30 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
In the Library at the Kirk (across from the office)
All adults are welcome
At the Kirk, we meet as a group to pray in Centering Prayer as a way of encouragement and support
Centering Prayer is one way of praying. It is meant to lead those praying to a deeper relationship with God. Centering Prayer is an ancient Christian practice and is both spiritually and psychologically sound.
The practice of Centering Prayer involves silently and quietly sitting and responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. By the use of a sacred word, the person praying gently lets go of thoughts to make space in his/her heart for God.
Centering Prayer is one form of contemplation and is nurtured by regular worship and regular meditation on Scripture.
See also: www.centeringprayer.com
Request information or meeting reminders.
Eat With Eight/Supper with Seven
Each group sets their own dates, times, and places to meet.
Interested individuals and couples sign up in September.
We enjoy dinner and conversation with the same group of people once a month from October to May.
Opens annually in September
EPIC (Enneagram Pathways In Christ)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm – 2nd Thursday of every month from Sept – May. During the summer months our meeting days vary.
The group is open to everyone. Some prior familiarity with the Enneagram is recommended (though not required) because the group is not a class or systematic introduction to the basics of Enneagram theory.
The Enneagram is a rich tool for understanding the relationships between personality, spirituality, and personal and spiritual growth. In this small group we use the Enneagram as a framework for sharing and deepening our personal journeys.
Some good introductory resources:
- Easiest intro: The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele.
- Deepest intro: The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson.
- Broadest intro: Nine Lenses on the World by Jerome Wagner
- Online intros: www.enneagraminstitute.com www.enneagramworldwide.com
Gentle Yoga Class
9:30 – 10:30 am
Wednesdays & Fridays
Room C215, Kirk of Kildaire Church, Cary, NC
All adults are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or Towel.
Practice basic yoga poses that increase flexibility and develop strength and balance. Breathing techniques for stress reduction, emotional balance and overall well-being are incorporated into each class.
No experience is needed, but continuing students can also benefit from ongoing practice, as well.
$10 per class
Kirk Classics 55+
3rd Thursday of each month
Folks 55+ years
They often enjoy a potluck dinner and special program though day/evening trips are offered too.
Potluck dinner, at times.
Info Coming Soon!
Kirk Outing Group
2nd Saturday of each month
September – May
Each August we hold a planning meeting where we decide the outings for the coming year
Do you like hiking, kayaking, or canoeing?
Do you know some great day trips around the Triangle area?
The Kirk Outing Group is for you!
We have a few guidelines for outings:
- The group member who suggests an outing plans and leads it.
- Outings are day trips: we can get there, complete an activity, and get home roughly during daylight hours.
- Outings involve minimal cost: any admissions fees or equipment rental fees are less than $20.
- Outings often involve 5-8 miles of walking or hiking on moderate trails.
Less than $20.
Men’s Breakfast Group
2nd Saturday each month
IHOP, across the street from the church
Adult men at The Kirk
The Kirk men’s group meets for breakfast, fellowship and a short program.
Breakfast at IHOP.
Paper Arts – Cards for Caregivers
Contact Kim Allen for updated location
All adults are welcome.
The group creates cards for caregivers and staff use with Kirk joys and concerns.
There are many music groups at the Kirk that provide fellowship and fun activities.
Visit the Music and Arts page under “Join Us in Worship” to find your area of interest.
Dr. Larry Abernathy
Director of Music & Arts
Book Discussion Group
Circles meet at the same time on the designated day of the month from September through May; meetings last about two hours.
Kirk fellowship hall or members’ homes
Open to all women from The Kirk. We would love to have you join a group!
Presbyterian Women (PW) at the Kirk is part of a church-wide organization whose membership is open to all women. When a woman joins the Kirk she is automatically a member of PW. PW offers leadership and service opportunities, women’s circles as well as salad supper in August and a Christmas brunch.
Learn more about Presbyterian Women within the PC (USA).
Circles at the Kirk
A Circle is a group of women who meet for warm, small group fellowship, Bible study, and service.
What Happens During a Typical Circle Meeting?
Members meet and greet each other, catch up with each other’s lives, and enjoy refreshments. The group takes care of business — this might include hearing news from the PW Coordinating team or planning a service project such as serving a dinner at the Helen Wright Center for Women in Raleigh. Someone leads a Bible study lesson. The Least Coin offering and pledges are collected. Members share good news, sad news, and prayers.
A variety of circles are offered at the Kirk, some during the day, some at night
- Martha Circle – 2nd Mondays at 9:30 am in homes of members
- Joy-Ruth Circle – 2nd Thursdays at 9:30 am in the Kirk Fellowship Hall
- Lydia Circle – 2nd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the Kirk Session Room
- Affiliate Circle – Does not meet but prepares meals twice per year for the Helen Wright Center for Women in Raleigh
Contact The Kirk office
The Kirk hosts several different levels of Spanish classes. Learning the Spanish language is helpful during volunteer service in faith community outreach programs offered to Latino neighbors, but that is not a requirement to take the classes.
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian
Open to participants in the church mission trips to Spanish speaking countries
The classes are offered for a fee. Contact us for details.
Contact us to be placed on the waiting list for a new class
We have other small groups that meet outside of the normal Sunday School time. We often have church-wide events. Check our calendar for upcoming activities, such as potluck and catered dinners, short-term studies, and fellowship and mission opportunities.
There are other groups to become involved in which are detailed on other pages, linked below: