Crisis and Recovery Support Programs

See our various programs of support below. Click on the underlined name for more information.


*Al-Anon is not currently meeting but plans to resume as soon as possible*

When and Where:   Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Library.

Brief Description: Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a loved one. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by offering understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. This fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics shares their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe that alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Newcomers are welcome to join Al-Anon at any time; with the understanding confidentiality will be observed.


When and Where:   Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in Room 110.

Brief Description: DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. This 12-week study, features “stand alone” sessions, and the study is repeated so you are able to pick up missed lessons.


When and Where:   Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Room 102.

Brief Description: GriefShare is a special class and support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. The group offers comfort and encouragement during this difficult time and is led by others who understand the many emotions you are experiencing. Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion. A workbook is also provided to assist with note taking, journaling, and grief study. Though it is a 13-week program, each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. No matter when you begin, you will find the encouragement and help you need.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is provided by the Pastoral Care Minister, Susanne Wampler, with the assistance of relevant LakeRidge UMC ministry volunteers who offer spiritual support and encouragement. Care is provided for a number of situations. Continual Pastoral Care ministries include:

  • Friends Ministry: Contacting those who have lost a loved one
  • Hospital Visitation: Time with those in the hospital to offer encouragement and prayer
  • Shut-in Ministry: Visit church members and provide recordings of sermons to those who are unable to attend church services.

If you or someone you know needs care, contact Susanne Wampler at (806) 773-4430

Prayer Ministries

Prayer resonates in every aspect of LakeRidge UMC and is essential to achieving its Mission and Vision. Communication with God is key to growing toward maturity in your walk with Jesus. Actively share your doubts, burdens, praises, and thankfulness with God. LakeRidge UMC believes in the power of prayer and has several ministries prayerfully supporting the church, its members, the community, and beyond.

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Healing Room

This room is for anyone seeking to connect with God for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. Jesus came to restore wholeness to every area of our lives. His touch through the prayers of others is powerful: bringing comfort, hope, and renewed life. During this time, someone will silently pray over you as you soak in the atmosphere of worship in the Wesley Chapel before joining a healing minister in the healing prayer room for Communion, anointing with oil, and prayer. No pre-registration is required. Open Thursdays (except holidays), come and go from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Wesley Chapel.

Prayer Rooms

LakeRidge UMC has two Prayer Rooms that provide a quiet, relaxing place for you to spend time in communion with God.

The John Burk Prayer Room is located inside the main building near the Sanctuary and is open from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday-Thursday & Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM

The Wesley Chapel Prayer Room is located in a separate building next to the chapel and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a special access code. Please contact us at (806) 794-4015 to receive the special access code for this prayer room.

Prayer Teams

Please contact us at (806) 794-4015 to join one of these LakeRidge UMC prayer teams:

  • Covenant Prayer Partners
  • Intercessors
  • Pastor’s Prayer Partners
  • Prayer Chain
  • Prayer Grams
  • Youth & Children’s Prayer

Special Focus Prayer Groups

LakeRidge UMC has many prayer groups focused on specific areas, including weekly prayer requests, men’s and women’s groups, addiction recovery, and moms in touch. To find out more about these groups, please contact us at (806) 794-4015.

Life Events

Below is information about baptisms and wedding resources and accommodations.


LakeRidge UMC welcomes the opportunity to visit with you about either your own baptism or that of your child. Please contact us at (806) 794-4015 to sign up for the next Baptism class.


LakeRidge UMC is excited to share in this celebration of love and commitment to one another and God. Members and non-members are welcome to secure a venue at LakeRidge UMC. More information on ministers, venues, and investments download the download the LakeRidge UMC Wedding Manual.