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Spring 2019 Retreat


We would love for you to join us for a weekend away in the beautiful foothills of the Allegheny Mountains where we will reflect on this year's PWOC Theme: My Heart/God's Garden. We have the opportunity to ask the Lord to take us deeper in relationship with Him our Master Gardener. In one weekend, we can: be sown into, watered by the Living Water, abide in His “Son”light, and work on our weeds…enabling us to bloom where He has planted us.

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Retreat Guest Speaker: Brenda Pace

Brenda Pace is a popular conference speaker and author with a passion to bring encouragement and hope to women. Her journey has taken her from small-town beginnings in Tennessee, around the world as a military wife and back again as an author, speaker, and military ministry consultant. Learn more at 

Praise & Worship Leader: Rachel Zello

Rachel Zello is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her debut single, “Set Me Free,” (released on August 10, 2018), is inspired by her personal story and Psalms 34:18. Rachel says, “I don’t want others to just be entertained and observe when I sing. I also want them to participate and encounter a personal, loving God who identifies with them in every way, and who cares about every detail of their lives.” Learn more at:

Who is invited to attend this retreat?

The Chaplain's office has graciously paid for this retreat; therefore, registration priority will be given to ladies who attend Fort Belvoir PWOC, MOPS, Fort Belvoir Chapel Services, and/or have participated in chapel ministry this year. Nursing babies under 6 months are welcome. Waitlist options are available. If you are interested in bringing a guest, please contact Amber Christensen at for further instructions.

Registration and ticket reservation will take place February 14th through March 7th.

When do I need to arrive?

Check-in will occur between 4:00-6:00pm on Friday with dinner promptly at 6:00pm. Please let the retreat team know if you will not be able to attend dinner at 6pm. Please allow time for Friday DC traffic when planning your trip (Leaving the Ft. Belvoir area around noon on Friday is recommended).

What is the cost of this retreat?

This event is funded by the Fort Belvoir Chapel Offerings & Tithes Fund. A suggested donation of $40.00 can be placed into the offering during Chapel or PWOC. Please make checks payable to FBCTOF. The retreat committee canNOT accept donations.

How many roommates will I have?

We will be sleeping 3 to a room so please indicate your roommate preferences on the registration form. We will do our best to accommodate this request. We may have a few ladies in the bunk rooms.

What will I be doing at the retreat?

The retreat will consist of daily sessions with the speaker & praise leader. Meals are at set times in the WSS dining room (Meals provided are Friday dinner through Sunday lunch). Early Saturday afternoon will have station rotations where you will have the opportunity to further explore the 5 points of our Theme. After 3:30, there will be free time.

What are my transportation options getting to the event?

The Chapel does not provide transportation to WSS. Enjoy the ride alone or carpool with friends. Need a ride? We can facilitate carpooling if you are having trouble connecting with someone. When you register, please let us know your transportation plans.