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 ADHD

This is a support group for those who have ADHD (all three types: Inattentive type ADHD (formerly known as ADD), Hyperactive and impulsive type ADHD, and Combined type ADHD) as well as friends, family, and parents of ADHDers. Our meetings aim to help us learn ways to better manage our ADHD; most meetings are led by group members who pick a topic to research and present, while some meetings feature a guest speaker. The group also hosts occasional social gatherings. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Please see the group’s MeetUp page for contact info and current meeting location:

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 Youth Suite.

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.

Deaf Mission

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.

Depression Peer Support Group

Richmond’s First Baptist Church is hosting a peer support group for those with a clinical diagnosis of depression.  This group will listen, observe, validate, and encourage.   Starting back Sept 2024 after renovations, this will take place the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m.

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.

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. 

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.