Support Groups

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.

Ongoing Groups

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.

Short-term Groups

Some groups don’t meet regularly but hold series or events at different times during the year. 

  • DivorceCare: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. Meetings are Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Next group meeting.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Where: Check hall monitors for room assignments Child care: 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...
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...
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...
This caregiver support group is for family and friends of those who have dementia, including Alzheimer's. The group is a wonderful way to share experiences and gain care giving insight from those who are on a similar journey. The meetings will be...
Contacts: Anne at   or Carla at    Join us the first Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. for the NAMI Family Support Group, specifically designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones living with a mental...