Chaplain Hotline – 719-387-1574: A chaplain is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Chaplains and religious affairs specialists and NCOs are the only ones who offer complete confidentiality.
One of the first things many Soldiers and Families look for when they arrive at a new Army post is a place of worship. We hope you will find what you need here on Fort Carson to care for your spiritual well-being.
Here at Fort Carson we aim to meet your spiritual and religious needs. In addition to chaplains and religious affairs specialists/NCOs serving every unit, we have various religious services and programs hosted in our five chapels and other locations across the installation, offering religious services and programs with your “spiritual needs” in mind. Whatever your religious background, you can grow and flourish spiritually during your assignment here at the Mountain Post, the “Best Hometown in the Army.”
If you have special religious needs or questions about Religious Support, call the Fort Carson Garrison Chaplain’s Office at 719-526-5279.
To provide broad based comprehensive Religious Support to the Fort Carson Community ensuring the free exercise of religion in order to enhance the community’s well-being and to facilitate the moral, spiritual and ethical development of the Soldiers, Families and Department of the Army civilians of Fort Carson.
To be the preferred and most trusted place for religious support. Offering premiere services that enhance home, family and spiritual life. A place where faith and real life intersect.
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The Chaplain Family Life Center is a facility where trained pastoral counselors with masters degrees in Clinical Family Counseling work to help individuals, married Soldiers, Family members, and retirees. We are trained in the most up to date counseling techniques.
Areas of Special Focus
- Preparation for marriage
- Marriage and family
- Divorce and separation
- Conflict resolution in families
- Blended family support
- Sexuality and gender issues
- Coping with grief and loss
- Deployment cycle adjustment
- Extended family relationships
- Recovery from infidelity
- Parent-child relationships
- Spiritual, mental, and behavioral concerns
- Addiction recovery
- Life transitions
- Coping with injury and illness
The Garrison Religious Support Office provides a variety of Religious Education opportunities for more information contact one of our Religious Education Directors.
- Catholic Director of Religious Education: 719-524-2458
- Protestant Director of Religious Education: 719-526-5744
For service days and times see above, under Soldier Memorial or Healer Chapel.
Catholic Women of the Chapel
- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Soldiers' Memorial Chapel
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The Protestant community consists of members or followers of any of the Western Christian churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church and follow the principles of the Reformation, to include, but is not limited to the Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostals, nondenominational and Lutheran churches.
Fort Carson offers many opportunities to participate in Christian services and programs.
Contemporary Worship: Agape Carson
- 6 p.m. Saturday – Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel
- As a community that gathers together, our central aim is to make much of Christ and enjoy him. We hope to be authentic, genuine people who live in community and on mission because of who Jesus is and what he did.
- 9 a.m. Sunday — Healer Chapel
- 11 a.m. Sunday — Provider Chapel
- The Traditional Protestant Service embraces the longstanding traditions of most mainline denominations (Baptist, Methodist, etc.). Worship is a blend of traditional hymns and modern songs and we offer adult Bible studies, midweek programs and traditional seasonal events.
- 10 a.m. Sunday - Prussman Chapel
- The Fort Carson Gospel Service at Prussman Chapel is a vibrant and active congregation, with longstanding traditions and long-term members. Our worship is in the “Gospel tradition” and we have a strong sense of community and fellowship. The Gospel Service excels at loving service to the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs communities through annual events such as Thanksgiving Food Baskets and Back-to-School Backpack distribution.
Wednesday Night Family Night
- 5 p.m. Wednesday – Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel
- Dinner provided
- Wednesday Night Family Night offers something for just about everyone: AWANAs for kids, Financial Peace University, Adult Bible Study, youth group Catholic Study, LDS Study, Navigators, etc.
Protestant Women of the Chapel:
- Our combined Protestant women’s ministry meets Tuesdays throughout the school year at Soldiers' Memorial Chapel from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The four primary aims of PWOC are to lead women to Christ, to teach women God’s word, to develop women’s spiritual gifts, and to involve women in chapel ministries. This religious education for women includes a selection of Bible studies, as well as fellowship times and service opportunities. We also offer religious education for children who accompany their mothers to PWOC. Come join this amazing group of women who are “Rooted in the Love of Christ.” Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PWOCfortcarson
Latter-Day Saints: Fort Carson Military Branch
- 1 p.m. Sunday
- 325 Putnam Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911-3574
Other Faith Groups
Buddhist: Fort Carson does not offer Buddhist services on post at this time. Please contact Thai Buddhist Temple at 719-327-0035.
Jewish: Noon Tuesdays – Veterans’ Chapel
Islamic: Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post at this time. Please contact the Islamic Society at 719-632-3364 for more information.
Eastern Orthodox: Fort Carson does not offer Eastern Orthodox services on post at this time. Please contact off post churches for more information.
- Many Native American Indian tribes have age old ceremonies in which the Inipi or Sweat Lodge is used for purification, cleansing and prayer. This Sweat Lodge is a traditional Lakota ceremony sponsored by the Fort Carson Religious Support Office. All nations are welcome.
- Inipi meets once or twice a month and anytime for special requests. Call for times and directions: 719-285-5240 or 405-313-8049.
Wicca: Fort Carson does not offer Wicca services on post at this time.
Please contact off post organizations for more information.
Weddings at Fort Carson
Chaplains at Fort Carson are committed to serving you in providing the context for faith based weddings.
Soldiers who desire to be married in a chapel on post by a chaplain should contact their unit chaplain in order to determine the requirement for premarital counseling.
Chapel reservation must be made. Contact the Chapel NCOIC for the reservation form. This should be done after meeting with your chaplain. The chaplain and his religious affairs specialist will be your sponsors for arrangements at the chapel in which you will be married.
If an outside pastor/priest is desired, a sponsoring chaplain is still required.
If sabers are desired, contact the NCOIC at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel to request and reserve.
Most couples will benefit from a rehearsal the day prior to the wedding. With these steps and good communication, Soldiers can look forward to a positive beginning for their marriage. It is an exciting and special time for you and the chaplain. Start early and plan for your special day!
Catholic Marriage Requiremements and Process:
- Contact the Parish Office at 526-5769.
- Contact must be made 6 months in advance.
- Marriage Preparation (pre-Cana) is required
Protestant Marriage Requirements and Process:
- Contact your unit Chaplain.
- If applicable, check your denomination for their requirements
- Contact must be made 6 months in advance
- Each chaplain sets the pre-marriage counseling requirements.
Requirements and process for infant baptism (newborn to 6 years of age)
- Parent(s) are active duty.
- Parent(s) practicing faith by regular church attendance, and must register as members of the Fort Carson Catholic community.
- Contact chaplain Maj. Sean Magnuson for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-526-3888
Whether it is adult or baby baptisms, requirements and processes vary by chaplain and denomination. Please contact your unit chaplain or a chaplain at the chapel service you attend for assistance.
Seasonal Chapel Events – Check out the Religious Support Office or any of the other program or religious service Facebook pages.