Support Groups

Does your journey feel lonely?  Are you going through something that you feel no one else can understand?  We are hear to tell you that there is a place for you.  Whether it’s mental health, divorce, addiction, or chronic illness there is a group of people navigating the same things you are.  Connect with a group of people who can journey with you.

Adventures in ADD

This is a support group for those who grew up with ADD but never knew it had a name.  The group also welcomes friends and family members of those affected by ADD/ ADHD.  Professionals in the field of ADD/HD address each gathering.  Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

We have two groups that meet per week.  The men’s group meets on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.. The general group meets on Thursdays from 8-9 p.m..  Both groups meet in the Compassion Ministry area on the Lower Level.

Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group

This is a small group where those with IBD, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative colitis and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. Meets 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. (no meetings in August).  Reach out to Emma Tilley for more information.

Divorce Recovery

This group provides a safe place for people suffering the pain of divorce. This 8-week course is held on Sundays in the fall.  It is followed up with support groups and special events. Learn about upcoming programming or email Kim McIntosh.

Grief Support

This group meets on the 4th Sunday of every month from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the church’s library. Facilitated by Dr. Roberta Damon, it provides support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 

RVA’s Survivors of Suicide Loss

This peer-facilitated group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. to provide community and support for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Both in-person and virtual participation is available.  Contact Shirley Ramsey.

Under His Wings

This support group and Bible study is for men and women who have experienced a life-altering health diagnosis. It meets on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. Contact Patsy Parkinson.

Widows and Women (caregivers) Alone

This is an outreach of the Women’s Ministry.  It is designed for women who are widowed or are caring for spouses who are terminally/ chronically ill.  Its purpose is to support and encourage those who are experiencing this “alone” time.  We hold meetings on the third Tuesday of the month and include luncheons, dinners, major community events, and other activities as they may be of interest to the group.  For more information reach out to Anne Cary Allen.