The I Corps Commanding General and JBLM Garrison commander have approved re-opening our chapels for in-person services beginning Sept. 27. After nearly six months of being closed, we are sure you are just as excited as we are! However, as we have previously said, we will have many COVID-19 mitigation measures in place as we come back together again. Face masks will be required. Social distancing and maximum attendance will also be in place. We will post more information here on our webpage as soon as possible. Check back soon and plan to join us on the 27th!
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 and developing library of sermons, music, prayer and other resources to support your personal faith practices.
SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH - "Connect to Protect"
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and during this month, the Army elevates the conversation of suicide prevention to bring into focus the dynamic, complex and challenging issue of suicide, resources available to identify and assist personnel in need of help dealing with life issues along with the tremendous impact it can have on those family members, friends and teammates left behind and its impact on readiness.
This year’s DoD Suicide Prevention Month theme, Connectedness, illuminates the incredibly important role and support each of us play within our family units, organizations and our communities. In support of this theme, the Suicide Prevention Month 2020 slogan is “Connect to Protect.” The slogan emphasizes the important role we all play in taking care of one another. By staying connected, we can continue to support one another through difficult times, provide comfort and strengthen when confronted with difficult life issues, and be an ever steady and ready advocate for one another.
A key component of all our chapel services and programs is community. Even during this time of quarantine, face masks, and social distancing, we hope you are able to find ways to connect to the JBLM Religious community. If you need help finding the place for you, let us know so we can support you!
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND AUXILIARY MINISTRIES
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.