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CWOC begins fall session

September 30, 2014 — The Catholic Women of the Churchstarted its fall session with prayer, breakfast and fellowship Sept. 3 at St.Mary’s Chapel. The group meets from 9 to11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free child care is available for those in attendance.“We have lots of relaxingtime for fellowship and to get to know other women. It’s a great way to meetpeople if you’re new MORE
CWOC members enjoy fellowship with each other during the official start of the CWOC fall session Sept. 3 at St. Mary’s Chapel.

Protestant Women of the Chapel strive to reflect love in coming year

September 15, 2014 — It was a scene from “Wizard of Oz” as Protestant Women of theChapel board members introduced themselves during the fall 2014 kick-off eventAug. 19 at Victory Chapel. The theme forthe 2014 to 2015 board year is, “Living a Life That Reflects Christ’s Love.” The Fort RileyPWOC meets for praise, worship, prayer, fellowship and Bible study from 8:45 MORE
Stacy Myers, president, PWOC, prepares a table of food for the evening PWOC kick-off event Aug. 19 at Victory Chapel. The event was offered in the morning and evening, and allowed for an opportunity for new members to join and introduce themselves. The upcoming Bible studies were introduced and the new board members introduced themselves with a “Wizard of Oz” skit during the morning session.

Army Chaplain Corps celebrates 239 years

July 29, 2014 — For Fort Riley chaplainsand chaplain assistants, the morning of July 16 started out with a run throughMain Post. Afterwards the group, theirfamilies and a few civilians who work in Religious Support Services celebratedthe 239th anniversary of the Army Chaplain’s Corps with an organizational day. “We are there during allphases of Soldiers’ and MORE
Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Harry Rauch, left, cuts the cake with Pvt. Whitney Ruffin, chaplains assistant, HHC, USAG Fort Riley, right, during Fort Riley’s Chaplain Corps 239th Anniversary Celebration July 17 at Moon Lake. Rauch is the oldest current member of the Chaplain Corps at Fort Riley while Ruffin is the youngest.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Prayer breakfast, chapel opening to feature deputy chief of chaplains

March 19, 2014 — Chaplains andchaplain-led programs at Fort Riley provide an opportunity for Soldiers andfamily members to build resiliency and to strengthen their faith in God. Fort Riley isexcited to announce two upcoming events that will assist chaplains in helpingto strengthen the community through spiritual resiliency – the opening of theVictory Chapel in the MORE

Fort Riley dedicates chapel during ceremony, Deputy chief of chaplains visits post

February 21, 2014 — Victory Chapel came one step closer to opening, with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 13 in the chapel sanctuary. The chapel is located near the Forsyth Community at 2560 Trooper Drive. Keynote speakers for the event were Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for readiness, and Chap. (Brig. Gen.) MORE
Fort Riley community members sing together Feb. 13 in the sanctuary of the new Victory Chapel during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the chapel. The chapel is located near the Forsyth Community at 2560 Trooper Drive. Chapel services are set to begin March 9.

Ministries offer marriage counseling

November 5, 2013 — The last Friday of every month, Family Life Ministries offers a marriage counseling class. The class usually takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch provided. There were three couples present for October's course. "We're here to help work out some issues we have and to prevent future ones," said Pfc. Matt Keeler, 701st Brigade Support MORE

CWOC kicks off fall session

September 19, 2013 — The Catholic Women of the Church kicked off its new fall session Sept. 4 at St. Mary's Chapel, located next to the Main Post Chapel on Barry Avenue on Main Post. The group will meet for 11 sessions, on most Wednesdays through the beginning of December. Child care is provided, and a light breakfast, usually potluck, will be served. "The No. 1 goal MORE
Catholic Women of the Church members socialize while sharing a light breakfast at the CWOC fall kick off on Sept. 4 at St. Mary’s Chapel.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

PWOC gets new year rolling

September 19, 2013 — The Protestant Women of the Chapel kicked off its new year Aug. 27. The organization will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Morris Hill Chapel, 5315 Ewell St., on Custer Hill. Along with the PWOC meeting each Tuesday morning, Bible study groups also will be offered on Tuesday evenings, starting at about 6:15 p.m. at Morris Hill Chapel. The MORE
PWOC members ask each other questions for an ice breaker activity during the PWOC kick off Aug. 27 at Morris Hill Chapel.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

Bible Lunch Tuesday offers area kids lunch, messages of faith

September 5, 2013 — Youth from Junction City High School had the opportunity to attend Bible Lunch Tuesday Aug. 20 at First Southern Baptist Church. BLT offers free lunches and a positive faith-based message for students. "It's really about building the Christian community within our youth," said Don Ericson, director, Religious Education Services. JCHS is an open MORE
From left to right, Daniel Ericson, Jake Atkins and Alex Long grab their lunch on the way into Bible Lunch Tuesday Aug. 20 at First Southern Baptist Church, Junction City.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

New chapel to include merged congregations

August 15, 2013 — Protestant congregations from Kapaun and Main Post chapels met July 31 at Morris Hill Chapel for a first combined information meeting and fellowship. The new chapel, opening in October, will be located near the Forsyth neighborhood and will feature Protestant services that will combine the two congregations. This meeting and fellowship was the MORE
Protestant service members fill up the church pews July 31 at Morris Hill Chapel to learn more about merging the protestant congregations when the new chapel in the Forsyth area opens.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

Deltufo becomes new division chaplain during ceremony

July 31, 2013 — Humble service and leadership are the best two examples of what humankind can have, the 1st Infantry Division's chief of staff said July 15, and chaplains have both those qualities. They hold the responsibility that comes with leadership and have a sense of true service from leadership, said Col. Danny Miller, the division's chief of staff. MORE
Col. Danny Miller places the 1st Inf. Div. chaplain’s stole around Lt. Col. Louis Deltufo during a July 15 ceremony at Kapaun Chapel. Lt. Col. David Lockhart, right, relinquished the duties as the division’s chief spiritual adviser to Deltufo during the ceremony.  Photo by: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1ST INF. DIV.

New chapel to host combined services in October

June 3, 2013 — A new chapel center on post is scheduled to open in October 2013. The center will be located on Trooper Drive, across from the Forsyth Child Development Center. It will seat about 600 people, which is double the amount of the largest chapel on post – Morris Hill, said garrison Chaplain (Col.) Harry A. Rauch. Morris Hill Chapel seats about 300 MORE

BLTs see attendance increase

January 16, 2013 — A little encouragement may go a long way when trying to make a positive impact in the lives of youth. Volunteers of Bible Lunch Tuesdays received an anonymous thank you card from a teacher at a local school expressing gratitude for the ministry. A thank you card may not seem like much, but a simple gesture can make the difference, said Don Ericson, MORE

Local youth have opportunity to participate in RSO programs

August 14, 2012 — This fall, local youth will have the opportunity to participate in several upcoming programs, including Bible Lunch Tuesdays, Spiritual Rangers and Club Beyond. The programs are supported by the Religious Support Office. BIBLE LUNCH TUESDAYS Bible Lunch Tuesdays are for Junction City High School students to enjoy free food, fellowship and a short MORE

New chaplain hopes to bring Soldiers to God, God to Soldiers

July 13, 2012 — The goal of a chaplain is to bring Soldiers to God and God to Soldiers, said Garrison Chap. (Col.) Harry A. Rauch III. Rauch has been in his new role as the garrison chaplain for only a few weeks, but he said he is looking forward to working with the people of Fort Riley. "I came on active duty as an Army chaplain in 1988, so I've been in right MORE
Garrison Chap. (Col.) Harry A. Rauch III, poses for a photo June 22 in his office. Rauch has served as an active-duty Army chaplain since 1988.  Photo by:  Calun Reece, POST.

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