After nearly six months of being closed, we are sure you are just as excited as we are! We do have many COVID-19 mitigation measures in place to keep us all healthy as we come back together again, including:
- Face masks are required.
- Social distancing and maximum attendance is in place. Check the Facebook page of the chapel service you would like to attend for reservation information.
- Childcare is not currently available. Religious Education classes and Auuxiliary groups are not currently meeting.
- Hand shaking and fellowship times is not currently taking place.
We ask that if you are feeling ill, have a fever, or have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, please stay home. It may sound like a lot of restrictions, but these measures will allow us to continue meeting safely in person.
For those not ready to return to in-person services just yet, we will be live streaming many of chapel worship services and continuing to provide other virtual opportunities for personal worship. Visit our ⚠ Facebook page, as well as our ⚠ YouTube Page [jblmchap] where you will find a diverse library of sermons, music, prayer and other resources to support your personal faith practices.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH - #JoinForcesToEndDomesticAbuse
The 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign is designed to promote the idea that preventing domestic abuse is a shared community responsibility that starts with a message of support for victims. This campaign introduces simple but safe and effective ways for family, friends and concerned community members to help individuals who are at risk for domestic abuse during a time of heightened isolation.
Getting help for an abusive relationship is difficult, especially during a global crisis. The public health measures designed to slow coronavirus disease 2019 have created conditions that may contribute to domestic abuse. Stay-at-home orders increase risk factors for victims by keeping them in quarantine with their abuser and may cut them off from friends, relatives and safe havens, such as crisis shelters. This year’s campaign is focused on informing family and friends of victims about how they can help, and reminding victims that assistance is always available.
Check back here and our Facebook page throughout the month for more information, tools, and resources so that you can #JoinForcesToEndDomesticAbuse!
All service members stationed at JBLM and their family members have an assigned chaplain. Please contact them first when you are in need of chaplain support. If you do not know who your chaplain is, please call the Religious Support Office at 253-967-3718 or e-mail us for assistance.
If you are in immediate need of chaplain support and unable to reach your chaplain, or if you're dealing with an emergency outside regular duty hours, you can reach the On-Call Duty Chaplain by calling 253-967-0015.
The JBLM RSO oversees and operates nine chapels, including three on Lewis Main, three on McChord Field and one on Lewis North. For a complete list of JBLM chapels and directions to each location, please visit the chapels page.
JBLM provides diverse religious services for Soldiers, Airmen, families and veterans - including a variety of Protestant worship services (liturgical, contemporary, traditional, and gospel), Roman Catholic mass, confession and other programs, as well as services for the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Wiccan faith traditions. For a complete list of chapel services, please visit the worship service schedule page.
All chapel worship services host Bible studies and/or Sunday school classes, as well as regular and special mid-week events, prayer breakfasts and luncheons. In addition to these programs, the RSO has many auxiliary programs such as Protestant Women of the Chapel, Catholic Women of the Chapel, Awana (children/youth), Mothers of Preschoolers, and Officers Christian Fellowship. There is something to meet the spiritual and religious needs of everyone. Please contact us to let us get you connected to what you are looking for!
CHAPLAIN FAMILY LIFE CENTER
The pastoral counseling team at the Chaplain Family Life Center provides a variety of free services to help develop and strengthen your most important relationships in life. Counseling is free with no referral needed and is open to active duty of all branches, retirees, family members and DOD civilians. Counseling staff members are trained and experienced in dealing with a multitude of counseling topics such as: anger, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, pornography or other sexual addictions, infidelity, childhood sexual abuse, parenting issues, deployment related issues, EMDR therapy, PTSD and other traumatic life events and spiritual issues.
Check out our brochure to see the services we provide and our contact information. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 253-967-1723.