Welcome to PWOC 

at Fort Belvoir!

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.
 
Weekly Bible Studies
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.



WATCH CARE!!

We are thrilled to inform you that PWOC now has enough certified Watchcare workers to offer REGULAR Watchcare for ALL children. Now when you arrive at PWOC, take your children directly to the Watch Care Rooms and drop them off in the appropriate age-range room.  Then go enjoy some time with fellow sisters in Christ!
 
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:
  • Watchcare is available from 9:15 - 12:15 on Thursdays and is appropriate for all children ages 6 weeks to 11 years.
 
  • Please provide a diaper bag with diapers, wipes, change of clothes, bottles/cups, formula/milk and food for any child who needs them.  Please make sure all items are labeled.

 

  • A light snack is provided for the children, however, you may provide a NUT-FREE snack/lunch for your child.

 

  • Providers will return a child to the parent if the child has been crying for 15 minutes.  The child may return to Watch Care after calming down, but if he becomes upset again and cannot be calmed down after another 15 minutes he must leave for the day.

 

  • Children in the Homeschool Room should bring study materials to work on.  A light snack will be provided, however, you may provide a NUT-FREE snack/lunch for your child.   Bible Worksheets and crafts will be provided once school work has been completed.  These activities are designed for children ages 11 and under.  If you have an older child, please contact Tammy Callan at watchcare@pwocfortbelvoir.org

 

Sick Policy: Children who have had a fever within the past 24 hours, show signs of an infection or who have diarrhea should not be brought to Watch Care or the Homeschool Room.  Children who become ill while attending will be returned to their mother/guardian.



Updated January 12, 2015

 

    

More Information
Who We Are Protestant Women of the Chapel is bigger than Ft. Belvoir... 
 
Ways to Connect  We offer Bible Study AND...
 
Watchcare & Homeschoolers We know that if you have children you just might need a break...
 
When & Where to find us  Meeting times, locations and directions...

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Theme Verse
Ephesians 4:32-5:2 
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Therefor be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. 




Our PWOC Heritage

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.