FORT HOOD


Chapels & Congregations

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Chapels & Congregations

Fort Hood is one of the most diverse and exciting places in the United States Army. As such, our chapels offer a variety of worship opportunities to fulfill the spiritual needs of our Soldiers and their Families. For information about Chapel services and programs on Fort Hood, contact the Fort Hood Garrison Chaplain’s Office at (254) 288-6545.

The chaplain’s program and ministries at Fort Hood have many dimensions. In addition to those described within this guide, there are prayer breakfasts, retreats, Bible studies, social events and special worship activities offered throughout the year. The Fort Hood Sentinel, the official newspaper of Fort Hood, features “Chapel Notes” regularly, listing the various chapel activities. If you are new to Fort Hood, or if you are looking for a spiritual home, we invite you to one of our chapel congregations.

Awana

Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, AWANA, meets Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Comanche Chapel. AWANA is open to youth ages 3 to 18. For more details, call (254) 288-6545.

Cadence International

In the Killeen/Fort Hood area, Cadence International sponsors the Soldier’s Hospitality House and the Fort Hood Hospitality House. The Soldier’s Hospitality House, (254) 634-0822, is located at 3981 Chaparral Road in Killeen. The Fort Hood Retreat Center and Hospitality House is located at 485 County Road 4492, Kempner and is available for group retreats, call (512) 932-2318. These groups are approved to meet on post and are supervised by the Installation Chaplain or designee.

Chapel Services

Fort Hood is home to many chapels sprinkled throughout unit areas. There are a variety of worship services available. During unit deployments, some chapels close. Check out the Fort Hood Sentinel for services, times and chapel locations, or call the Garrison Chaplain’s Office at (254) 288-6545.

Buddhist Services

Buddhist Temple Sungpulsal, (254) 628-5595, is located at 4600 Old Florence Road, Killeen. A Buddhist seminar is held every Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the 19th Street Chapel.

Catholic Services

All Catholic Services are held at the 58th Street Chapel at the corner of 58th Street and Battalion Avenue.

Daily Mass

Noon – Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Saturday

5 p.m. – Mass

Sunday

8 a.m. – Mass

9:45 a.m. – Spanish Mass

11:30 a.m. – English Mass

2:30 p.m. – Mass

Specifically for the benefit of mobilized Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. Held at the North Fort Hood Chapel on Highway 36 across from the North Fort Hood PX, service time is subject to change due to training requirements.

Confession

Saturday, 4 to 4:45 p.m., 58th Street Chapel (58th Street and Battalion Avenue) or by appointment, (254) 288-6548.

Fort Hood is blessed by the presence of a large number of volunteer organizations specializing in ministry to Soldiers and their Families. Inclusion in this context in no way constitutes endorsement by the Army.

Fort Hood Open Circle (Wicca)

The Fort Hood Open Circle meets at Camp Finlayson on West Fort Hood on Tuesday,
7:30 p.m.

Islamic Services

Services are held Friday, 1 p.m. at the 76th Street Chapel. A dedicated prayer room is available during normal business hours for daily prayers. The chapel can be contacted at (254) 288-7607 for more information.

Islamic services are also available in the local community at the Islamic Center of Killeen, 5600 Highway 195 in Killeen, (254) 634-8799.

Jewish Services

The Jewish Congregation meets at West Fort Hood Chapel on Friday, 7 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

Protestant Services

Sunday Schedule

General Protestant

7 p.m. – Specifically for the benefit of mobilized Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. Held at the North Fort Hood Chapel on Highway 36 across from the North Fort Hood PX, service time is subject to change due to training requirements.

Liturgical

9 a.m. – 13 ESC Chapel
(67th Street and Support Avenue)

Lutheran

9 a.m. – Old Post Chapel

Contemporary

10:30 a.m. – West Fort Hood Chapel
(Clarke Road and Headquarters Avenue)

11 a.m. – 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel (73rd Street and Battalion Avenue)

5:30 p.m. – 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel (73rd Street and Battalion Avenue)

Gospel Services

11 a.m. – Comanche Chapel

Evangelical

9 a.m. – Ironhorse Chapel
(76th Street and Battalion Avenue)

Protestant

10 a.m. – 4th Infantry Division Memorial
Chapel (25th Street and Battalion Avenue)

Samoan Christian Worship

2 p.m. – 1st Cavalry Division Memorial
Chapel (73rd Street and Battalion Avenue

Traditional

9 a.m. – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical
Center Chapel (In the basement across
from the dining facility)

11 a.m. – 13 ESC Chapel
(67th Street and Support Avenue)

Protestant Women of the Chapel

Monday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Child care opens at 9 a.m. and the program runs 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Free child care for ages 5 and under).

All women are invited. Meetings are held at Comanche Chapel. Protestant Women of the Chapel offers the Fort Hood community a variety of group activities. Join PWOC for:

Bible Studies: Apply God’s word to your life and learn more about Him and His will. Programs: Evangelical sessions that equip women for discipleship and fellowship.

Worship, Praise and Prayer: Music that glorifies God, strengthens our relationship with Christ and uplifts the need of others.

Outreach: Show the love of Jesus in a practical way.

Family Ministry

The Family Life Chaplain Training Center is a resource agency for chaplain-led family ministry. The primary responsibility of the center is to offer training opportunities and resources to chaplains regarding marriage and family counseling and enrichment programs. The center houses a book and video library addressing a variety of family issues. The center offers pastoral counseling on a limited basis by referral from unit chaplains. For more information, visit the center located in Building 21007 at the corner of 53rd Street and Old Ironsides Avenue. For more information, call (254) 288-1757/1913.

Training conducted by the Family Life Chaplain includes:

Children-in-the-Middle: The second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 8 a.m. to noon. It is a four-hour program that teaches divorced or separating parents how to help their children cope with divorce. This course, or one like it, is mandatory for all those pursuing divorce in the State of Texas.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): ASIST is a two-day suicide intervention training program featuring basic intervention skills. It is designed to be the next step in the growth of the military’s prevention and intervention program. Participants attend two full days of training, which includes modules on suicide facts, caregiver attitudes, risk estimation, suicide intervention skills exercises and suicide resources in the community. More information about this training is available at the website of this internationally recognized program. www.livingworks.net.

Chaplain Crisis Line: (254) 287-CHAP (2427). The crisis hotline is an emergency service available 24 hours a day, every day. A chaplain is available to assist people in extreme emergencies. The chaplain on duty can help with spousal abuse, death of a Soldier or Family member, serious illness and suicide intervention.

Counseling: The FLCTRC provides individual, couple, married and Family counseling to the Fort Hood Community. They are a training center focused on providing the best possible, most up-to-date and professional care in a confidential and safe environment.

Family Wellness: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program concentrates on developing skills in parenting, Family communication, change management and values in the Family. It is open to and appropriate for both single and dual-parent Families. Lunch is provided.

Marriage 101: First Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program provides committed couples specific communications skills and strategies to help them understand one another and strengthen or rekindle their friendship. Completion of this course is required to use a Fort Hood chapel for weddings. Lunch is provided.

Pastoral Counseling: Fort Hood chaplains provide personal, marital and family counseling. As members of the clergy, counseling is offered within the context of religious and spiritual values. Appointments are arranged by calling your unit chaplain’s office. Counseling is considered as privileged information and is kept confidential.

Referrals: Chaplains often work in conjunction with other installation agencies, including Army Community Services, health care professionals, Social Work Services and the Staff Judge Advocate attorneys. A chaplain can provide a critical link between a Soldier or Family member and these agencies.

Military Council of Catholic Women

The Fort Hood Military Council of Catholic Women is dedicated to bringing women of the community closer to the Church and Christ through prayer, fellowship, Bible and book studies, ministering to the needs of the Fort Hood community and supporting parish programs. MCCW holds weekly meetings, beginning with the Rosary, every Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Comanche Chapel. All women of the community are invited to join us. Free child care is provided for children 5 and under. Additionally, they meet Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 58th Street Chapel (58th Street and Battalion Avenue). There is no child care available for evening meetings.

Navigators

The Navigators sponsor a weekly Bible study at the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel on Thursday, 7 p.m.

Officer’s Christian Fellowship

Officer’s Christian Fellowship is very active in the Fort Hood area. Their flagship Bible study takes place in the III Corps Headquarters Room E335.

Soldier Ministry

Unique to the Army is the availability of religious ministry at unit level. Every Soldier has a Unit Ministry Team (UMT), composed of a chaplain and a chaplain assistant, which provide counseling, religious activities and spiritual care. UMTs go where the Soldiers go. They accompany their units to the field, PT formations, eat in the dining facility and visit work areas. UMTs care about Soldiers. UMTs share Army and life experience with Soldiers: the heat, cold, hunger, weariness, mud — they are all part of the UMT’s job.

Sunday School

Post-wide Sunday school meets at Comanche Chapel (on Tank Destroyer Boulevard west of Clear Creek Road) every Sunday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (254) 288-6545.

Weddings

Fort Hood chapels are available for weddings and can be used by Soldiers and other authorized members of the Army Family at no cost. All weddings must have a sponsoring military chaplain and all individuals are responsible for confirming reservations with the respective chapel NCOIC. Fort Hood chapel policy requires all couples marrying in a Fort Hood chapel to complete a pre-marital workshop provided by the Family Life Chaplain Training Center. Wedding licenses may be obtained from the Bell County extension office or the Coryell County extension office.


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