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.
If you attend our Deaf Mission, you will meet a variety of pre-lingual deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, and hearing individuals meeting for worship. We believe that deaf people can and should be the leaders of their own church and church programs. That’s why we have separate worship services from “hearing church.” We worship in the Chapel on Sundays at 11 a.m. You can also worship with us live on our Facebook page. We also offer Bible Study throughout the week. Contact our pastor, Reverend Dirk Hill for more information.
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.
Hope After Loss, Grief Support
This group meets on the first 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.
Hope (Hanging On with Purpose Everyday), Depression Support
A support group for those dealing with depression or seasonal depression. Starts Winter 2023. Contact Steve Blanchard for more details.
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 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 and other activities as they may be of interest to the group. For more information reach out to Anne Cary Allen or Donna Fetrow.