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.
Theme Verse 2015-2016
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Welcome to the new board!!
Parking at the REC
It is such a privilege to serve your children each week in the Homeschool Room! We work hard to provide an environment that is both engaging and safe for your children. Here are a couple of tips to ensure everyone has a positive experience.
T The Homeschool Room provides care for children ages 6-11 years on a first come, first served basis. The space can safely accommodate 20 children, and it is important that we reserve these spaces for children in this age range. We offer care for younger children in other rooms.
· Please send in 1 hour of work for your child. The first hour each week is devoted to work brought from home. If your child does not have enough work to stay occupied, he or she may be directed to another room to play, and will remain there until pick-up.
· The Chapel provides snacks each week, but if your child prefers a different snack, you are welcome to send one from home. -Thank you very much for your help!
PWOC provides Watchcare! When you arrive at PWOC, take your children directly to the Watch Care Rooms at the REC 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:
Updated 6 April 2016
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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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.