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Scott AFB Chapel—developing and caring for Airmen and their families

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  • 375th Air Mobility Wing Chapel

The Scott AFB Chapel is here for Airmen.

For the month of September, the 375th Air Mobility Wing commander’s focus is “Develop and Care for Airmen and Their Families.” At the Chapel, developing and caring for Airmen and families is our specialty. Spiritual fitness is the chapel’s primary domain, and they offer programs from a variety of faith perspectives, as well as general guidance in the spiritual domain.

Here are some of the things they are doing this month for Airmen and their families. All events are free and are held at the Chapel unless otherwise stated. Please contact the Chapel at 256-4060 to RSVP or for more information about any of their programs.

·         On Sept. 24, the Chapel will offer a Redeployer Spiritual Resiliency event. This is for service members who have deployed in the past six months and their dependent spouses. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast, and Chaplain (Maj.) Travis Sears will brief how spiritual resiliency can help Airmen reconnect after deployment. The group will then travel by van to Meramec Caverns for a time of reflection. Lunch will be provided on site. RSVP required.

·         For Commanders, Superintendents, and First Sergeants the Chapel is hosting a breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Scott Event Center. The focus will be on religious accommodation, and the role of faith in resiliency development. RSVP required.

·         For those of the Roman Catholic Faith, the Catholic Community has many events kicking off this month. Religious Education for all ages resumes Sept. 11 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Chapel’s Priest, Father Carlos Bohorquez, leads a weekly family Bible study at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Catholic Women of the Chapel meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday monthly and the Knights of Columbus meet at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday. Daily Mass is offered at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, and weekend Mass is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to stay after Sunday Mass for a fellowship meal in the annex.

·         The Protestant community offers a Traditional Service at 8 a.m., led by Chaplain (Capt.) Brent Mulder. This service follows a liturgical style, familiar to those from a Mainline Protestant tradition. Following the service, congregants enjoy a light fellowship meal in the annex. The Gospel Service, which takes place at 11 a.m. Sundays, features upbeat music, and a welcoming community led by Wing Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Richey. Beginning Sept. 11, the Chapel will add a Community Worship Service at 5:30 p.m. Sundays led by Chaplain (Capt.) Eli Dowell. Beginning with a fellowship meal, this service will be geared toward the whole family and feature a blended style of worship music. Children’s Church is available during the Gospel and Community service.

·         On Sept. 14, the Protestant Community will kick off a new Religious Education program for all ages, including a teen Youth Group. The children will follow the Gospel Project curriculum and the adults will have a variety of courses to choose from for women, men, and couples. This program will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner is provided. Additionally, the Chapel offer men’s and women’s Bible studies. Protestant Women of the Chapel meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays (children’s classes available). Protestant Men of the Chapel meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays.

The Scott AFB Chapel exists to develop and care for Airmen and their families. If a spiritual need not addressed in this article, please let the Chapel know. They are in contact with a wide variety of local faith communities in order to connect people with the resources they need. Airmen should feel free to visit any of their programs, and, in turn, let the Chapel know how they can best serve the Airmen and their family