Faith-based women’s ministries welcome Stuttgart area women in 2019

Mothers of Preschoolers Sarah Krawczyk (Panzer MOPS), left, and Carol Espique (Patch MOPS), offer  complimentary coffee and breakfast goodies to parents and students passing by the Panzer Chapel on the first day of school, Aug. 27. MOPS is a USAG-Stuttgart RSO-sponsored organization. Photo by John Reese, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

By Charlette McInnis, PWOC Outreach Coordinator, Suzanna Hinzman, CWOC Secretary, and Stephanie Shepherd, MOPS Liaison
USAG Stuttgart RSO

Has moving from OCONUS left you searching for friendships and a sense of belonging?

Three women’s ministries, sponsored by the USAG Religious Support Office, support moms of preschoolers to grandmothers and everyone in between, with or without children. All four Stuttgart residential installations offer opportunities for getting to know other women and learning new life tools.

The Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) is an organization where women can seek God and connect with each other through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

“PWOC is a blessing in my life”, says Hillary Baggett, who has attended Bible studies for 11 years. “Participating presents opportunities for deep-water faith to grow, women to become braver, and to see the Lord working in their lives.”

Baggett encourages those who are considering attending for the first time.

“PWOC is a place for people, not perfection,” she said. “Come broken, come weary and leave grateful and transformed.”

Kickoff for Spring Bible Studies takes place at 9-11:30 a.m., at the Panzer Chapel. Childcare will be provided. Bible studies are being offered on all four Stuttgart installations, including a lunchtime study on Kelley Barracks and an evening study at Robinson Barracks.

The Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC) is continuing in 2019 with weekly Bible Studies, monthly mini-retreats and monthly evening events. The Winter Study is Lectio Eucharist by Dr. Brant Pitre and the Spring Study is Bishop Robert Barron’s Conversion Video Series. The first Tuesday of every month is a mini-retreat and the themes are as follows: The Sanctity of Life (January); Learning More about the Latin Mass (February); Lent, Last Things, and Divine Mercy (March); and The Vocation of Motherhood and the Blessed Mother (May). Childcare will be provided for Bible Study and the mini-retreats.

Mark your calendars for the evening events such as Ask a Priest/wine and cheese night Jan. 23; CWOC Dinner Out (February 27th), Night Fever Eucharistic Adoration (March 16th), Rosary Making Craft Night and Potluck (8 May). Even if you cannot attend every Tuesday, you are always welcome to come to any event!

Moms love company. If you are looking to connect with other moms of young children, then Stuttgart MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is where you should be! MOPS is a Christian-based organization, rallying women to come together and help one another through this thing called motherhood. This years’ “Find Your Fire” theme has charged MOPS to empower mothers to find and tend their God-given fire!

MOPS meets on select Wednesdays at Robinson, Patch, and Panzer. Meetings will run through May 2019. We look forward to seeing you.

“Never let the fire go out…” Romans 12:11-13

Panzer Chapel

 Want to know more?

For more information or questions, find us on Facebook at “CWOC Stuttgart” or email

A full PWOC schedule of details will be posted on the Facebook page “PWOC Stuttgart,” or contact

For more information about MOPS, membership price and schedule, you can reach out to each location via the following emails:, or