Support Groups

Floris UMC offers many different support groups for those struggling with life’s challenges. The following is a list of groups that we offer along with a short description of each. For more information about any of these groups, please contact Barbara Miner.

Ongoing Groups

The following are groups that meet regularly throughout the year.

  • Adoption Ministry: This group supports and educates those who are exploring adoption. The group meets several times a year and supports each other as they navigate the maze of adoption. For more details 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.
  • Cancer Support Group: This group provides a caring Christian community for individuals facing the challenges of cancer with personal support, regular educational opportunities and connections to helpful resources. For more details or to join, please contact Barbara Miner.
  • 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.
  • Reboot Combat RecoveryTo 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 community with fellow believers and guiding them to find purpose in serving the community for Christ. For more information, visit our Reboot Combat Recovery page. 
  • Support Group for Caregivers of those with Dementia: A support group for family and friends of those with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia, this group allows caregivers to share experiences and gain insight from others. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Short-term Groups

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.
  • 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 Barbara Miner.

Upcoming Events

Where: Check hall monitors for room assignments  Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to...
Where: Check hall monitors for room assignments Childcare: You may drop your children off in our nursery located on the second floor. You will need to fill out forms before so please come a little earlier than your event. Do you feel...
This caregiver support group is for family and friends of those who have Alzheimer’s disease or any related dementia. The group is a wonderful way to share experiences and gain care giving insight from those who are on a similar journey...
Are you feeling the pain of a divorce or separation? DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. A new 13-week group starts Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m. Child...
Contact: Terry Stultz or call 703-283-4180 Join us the first and third Monday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. for The Caron Parent and Family Support Group, specifically designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones who are currently in...