Floris UMC offers many different support groups for those struggling with life’s challenges. The following is a list of resources that we offer along with a short description of each. For more information about any of these groups, please contact Carol Benson.
The following are groups that meet regularly throughout the year.
- Adoption/Foster Care Ministry: Support and education for those who are exploring adoption and/or foster care. Assistance and resources provided for adoptive and foster parents, birth parents and adoptees. For more information, please contact Mary Chamberlain.
- Alcoholics Anonymous: The only requirement for membership of AA is a desire to stop drinking. This free group allows men and women to share their experiences, strength and hopes in order to stay sober. Meetings take place on Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in room 202.
- Caron Support Group: A support group designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones who are in treatment and/or using alcohol or drugs in a problematic manner.
- Celebrate Recovery: This Christ-centered group helps members face and overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Open meetings are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (dinner beginning at 6:15 p.m.), and gender-specific step groups are on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit our Celebrate Recovery page.
- Caregiver Support Group: A support group for family and friends of those with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group: A year-round support group for family members, partners, and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition. The support group is facilitated by two NAMI-trained facilitators. Meetings take place the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 204.
Some groups don’t meet regularly but hold series or events at different times during the year.
- DivorceCare: DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside those going through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This group holds 13-week-long series throughout the year with expert seminars and focused support groups.
- Reboot Combat Recovery: To help Veterans in Northern Virginia struggling with the aftermath of combat service, to give hope to the families affected by loved ones struggling with the effects of Post-traumatic Stress by bringing them back into
communitywith fellow believers and guiding them to find purpose in serving the community for Christ. For more information, visit our Reboot Combat Recovery page.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI offers; Basics, a free, six-session educational course for parents and caregivers of children and teenagers (under age 18) with behavioral, mental or emotional challenges. These classes are offered sporadically and require registration ahead of time.
If you have questions about any of these groups, contact Carol Benson.