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 Kick Off
Date: Thursday, September 4th
Time: 9:30- 12:00
Place: Woodlawn Chapel, Ft Belvoir
You are invited to attend Fort Belvoir's PWOC Fall Kick Off & Open House on September 4th at Woodlawn Chapel! Come have lunch, fellowship & check out our Fall Bible studies!
Due to increased requirements with background checks for childcare workers, childcare will not be provided for this program. However, your children are welcome to attend the program with you from 9:30-10:45 and/or Open House & Lunch at 10:45-12:00. A kid-friendly lunch will also be served. We look forward to seeing you!
Fort Belvoir PWOC Board
President- Georgeann Rabb
1st Vice President- Jennifer Jacobs
2nd Vice President- Stephanie Lloyd
Financial Liaison- Jane Baer
Administrative Coordinator -
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.Updated May 6, 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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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.
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.