FirstPlace is a Christ-centered health program which emphasizes Bible study, scripture memory, prayer and exercise, while following a healthy eating plan. The program is designed to help participants focus on giving Christ “first place” in every area of life.

The ultimate goal of FirstPlace is for members to experience a more abundant life, as Christ becomes Lord of the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical areas of their lives. Weekly meetings offer instruction, encouragement and support to help accomplish this goal.

For additional information, contact the Director, Lois Householder (972-4063) to receive information about upcoming sessions and orientation.

Go to the FirstPlace national ministry Web site.


GriefShare, your journey from mourning to joy. GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. The GriefShare support group meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Lynn Shutts (972-7714). This is a weekly, ongoing and year-round support group. All sessions are held at the Lake of the Woods Church.

Go to the GriefShare Homepage for connection with this national ministry.


Divorce Care:  Inactive at this time.

Chronic Care Support Group:  Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Founders Room. Contact Pat Ericksen at 972-4033, Joyce Hite at 972-4023 or Pat Arntson at 972-7465.

Early Memory Loss Support Group:  Information goes here.

Al-Anon Support Group: Meets  weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Founders Room. Contact Betty Collins at (540) 661-2174.

Community Alzheimers Support Group: Meets the third Wednesday of each week at 10 a.m. in Room 210. Contact Norma Ervin at 972-0652 or Zolia Ortega at 972-3040.