Welcome to the Community! Worship Schedule In the Scriptures, the Church is presented as the Family of God united in worship and service. As a family, we reach out to meet other’s needs in a multitude of services. One of life’s greatest joys is experienced in “belonging”. The Protestant and Catholic communities invite you to belong to our family as we worship and serve at Shaw AFB. Catholic Confession (Sun) Sunday Mass Daily Mass (M-Th) Holy Day Mass 0800-0845 0900/1700 1130 1130/1700 Palmetto Chapel Palmetto Chapel Palmetto Chapel Palmetto Chapel Glorifying God Serving Airmen Pursuing Excellence Protestant The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide information about worship, spiritual growth and opportunities for service. We invite you to learn from God’s Word in order to experience personal spiritual growth; discover your spiritual gifts and how to best use them as God leads you; and become excited with the joy of serving in various chapel ministries in order to touch and change people’s lives now and forever! Welcome We invite you to become a member of God’s Family here at the Shaw Air Force Base Chapel. Sunday 1100 Palmetto Chapel Chaplains/Civilian Clergy Ch, Lt Col David Kelley……………………… Southern Baptist Ch, Maj, Richard Holmes…………… ……. Free Will Baptist Ch, Capt, Curt Cizek………........... .Lutheran Church-Mo Synod Rev, Fr Peter Sousa .............................................Roman Catholic Support Personnel MSgt Nicholas Cataldi……...................................Superintendent TSgt Aimee Roth………………………..Training and Readiness SSgt Jamyal Lett ....................................... Program Management SSgt Kimberly Swanagan ......................... Resource Management Mrs. Susan Armstrong.......................... Wing Chaplain Secretary Mrs. Denise Rickabaugh ............... Catholic Pastoral Coordinator Ms. Valerie Brown………. ................... CTOF Account Manager If you need a Chaplain or priest during duty hours call 895-1106; after duty hours, weekends, or holidays call the Command Post at 895-5850 and ask for the Duty Chaplain. SHAW AFB CHAPEL 433 SHAW DRIVE, SUITE 1 SHAW AFB, SC 29152 (803) 895-1106 www.shawchapel.org Protestant Community Serving the Wing at Large Worship Shaw Chapel Singles The Protestant Community offers a worship experience with a blended music style. The purpose of the Sunday, 1100 Protestant Worship Service is to provide an exciting, friendly, worship environment for Airmen and their families while building a healthy worship community. Children’s church is also provided at this service. Focused on single, college age through young career Airmen, this program promotes relationships, networking, and spiritual growth. Activities include dorm dinners, regularly scheduled retreats, service projects and trips to various regional activities. Under the guidance of the chapel staff, this outreach is led by Airmen with a heart for ministry to their fellow Airmen. Protestant Men of the Chapel (PMOC) You are invited to join the men of the chapel on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 0830 for breakfast, fellowship and study at the Carolina Skies Golf Course. PMOC has a two-fold focus of spiritual growth through issue-specific Bible study and equipping men to be great leaders in our community. Deployed/Remote Family & Welcome Home Dinner 4th Monday, 1800 – Carolina Skies Club. All family members of deployed/remote service members, and all who recently returned/reunited from deployment are invited for a great time of encouragement, eating, and fellowship. Best thing – it’s absolutely free! Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) PWOC offers three opportunities for women to grow spiritually and build community relationships. One study is conducted on the 1st /3rd Tuesdays @ 1830. A study is also offered every Tuesday night at 1830. If daytime is better, we invite you to join the study on Wednesdays @ 0930-at the Shaw Community Center. PWOC is open to all women in the Shaw AFB community. PWOC emphasizes building women of faith through themed Bible studies and rewarding fellowship opportunities. Marriage Preparation Marriage is a solemn covenant and requires dedicated preparation. Couples requesting premarital instruction must contact a Protestant Chaplain a minimum of 3 months prior to their planned wedding date. Use of chapel facilities for weddings is authorized for all DoD ID holders and must be requested at least 6 months in advance. Call the chapel at 895-1106 for information. Baptism Baptism is a significant step in the journey of faith. Our diverse staff of Protestant Chaplains offers baptismal preparation and baptism for infants as well as adults. If you or a family member are interested in experiencing the rite/ordinance of baptism, please contact the chapel and ask to speak with a Protestant chaplain. Other Worship/Faith Opportunities (Call for referrals) Jewish Islam Buddhist (803) 773-2122 (803) 254-7242 (803) 772-7552 Catholic Community Worship Catholic Mass is offered on Sunday at 0900 and 1700. Daily Mass is at 1130, Monday –Thursday. Confession is available Sunday 0815 or by appointment. Check the bulletin or the Shaw Chapel WEB site for Holy Day or other scheduled Seasonal prayer services and events. Baptismal Preparation Baptism is the first Sacrament of Christian initiation. Preparation is essential. Parents and Godparents must attend a Baptismal preparation class before having their child baptized. Classes are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 1300. Marriage Preparation Marriage is a sacrament by which a man and a woman enter into a sacred covenant blessed by God. Couples planning a marriage should contact the Catholic Chaplain/Priest 6 months prior to the wedding. This allows sufficient time for preparation. Catholic couples who are civilly married should also contact the Catholic Chaplain/Priest to have their marriage blessed so they can fully participate in their Catholic faith. Religious Education (RE) RE is for children in grades K-9th grade. Classes are held at 1030 Sunday morning at the Education Center from September to May. There is a Sunday afternoon youth group for those in high school. Rite of Christian Initiate of Adults (RCIA) The RCIA prepares adults who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church. Primarily for those who are unbaptized, it can assist baptized nonCatholics and returning Catholics in learning about Catholicism and preparing for Confirmation. Meetings are on Wednesday nights from August to May. Ministries/Parish Organizations Parishioners are invited to participate in the ministries/organizations of Our Lady of the Skies: Altar Servers, Youth Group, Council of Catholic Women, the Knights of Columbus, prison ministry, and ministry to the homeless.