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.
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.
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 2 Oct 2015
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...
Get Connected To stay updated on events, classes, and announcements sign up to receive our e-mails...
Cancellation Policy There's no PWOC if...
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Fort Belvoir PWOC Board
Connie Oh firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Metzel email@example.com
Susan Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosalie Huntington email@example.com
Ice Mahoney firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Wysocki email@example.com
Stephanie Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochelle Wheeler email@example.com
Shelby Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Brown email@example.com
Audrey Bigelow firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Hudson email@example.com
Lisa Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
April Hoffman email@example.com
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.