Welcome to PWOC
If you are new to the area, we hope to have the opportunity to meet you! PWOC at Fort Belvoir is a diverse group of women at different places in their personal and spiritual lives. We are excited about what God is doing in our midst through corporate praise and worship, fellowship and Bible study.
2014 Spring Retreat
PWOC Spring Bible Studies
Find out more about the spring Bible studies here and on the Fort Belvoir PWOC Facebook page.
Weekly Bible Studies
Unless noted in the "News Flash" section, weekly Bible studies are held at the Fort Belvoir Chapel & REC, 5950 12th Street, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Parking at the REC
Parking locations for the REC are by the library, the Venondale housing area (behind the chapel), and behind Starbucks. We request that attendees try to leave the parking spots in front of the REC for women with small children and others with needs.Updated Feb. 26, 2014
Who We Are Protestant Women of the Chapel is bigger than Ft. Belvoir...
Ways to Connect We offer Bible Study AND...
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Romans 15:5-7 ESV
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
PWOC participants can be proud of their international and national PWOC heritage. This chapel-based ministry for women was formed to help chaplains carry out their religious programs, and to bring Christian fellowship and spiritual growth to U.S. military communities around the globe.
Shortly after family members of U.S. Armed Forces began arriving in Europe in the mid-1950’s, women formed chapel support groups to assist their chaplains and to seek Christian fellowship. Initially, these groups had no ties to other chapel or women’s groups. In October 1955, 250 women from across Europe attended a convention in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Here a U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) PWOC Council was established and guidelines for area and local chapters were prepared. In May 1956, 500 women gathered again in Berchtesgaden for the first PWOC Training Conference. There were speakers and workshops to train the delegates and to offer spiritual enrichment. This conference proved to be so successful that it has become an annual PWOC-Europe event. All chapters of the U.S. Forces Europe were united into one organization in 1960 and the USAREUR Council became the European Council.
“We Are Workers Together for Christ,” the theme of the first PWOC training conference, has become the official motto for PWOC worldwide.