Chaplain

Purpose: “To express, by word and action, our founding principle of service to God and country and encourage all to celebrate diversity among people and faiths. They provide spiritual and emotional guidance when needed or requested, always sending dignity and respect to the occasion.”

 Current Department Chaplain

 What do Chaplains do?

  1. Pray for the American Legion Auxiliary, its members and leaders, for success in carrying out our mission
  2. Guide members through prayer experiences that are appropriate for the situation
  3. Act as spiritual ambassador of the organization

What should a Chaplain do?

  1. Provide and promote emotional and spiritual support the The American Legion Family by sending emails, prayers, etc. to members throughout the administrative year
  2. Reconnect with the heart of God, the master of might, and promote our founding fathers’ desire to create one nation under God
  3. Responsible for all invocations, benedictions, and memorial services for deceased members at official meetings
  4. Recommend educational materials that promote spirit of unity and love
  5. Schedule spiritual, fun events throughout the year that provide fellowship time and spiritual growth
Practical Service:
Writing spiritual reflections, offering prayers at events, and sending words of encouragement for spiritual stamina to our ALA Presidents
  • The Chaplain is the spiritual leader of the Unit
  • Should open and close meetings in prayer
  • Is responsible for the Memorial Service

Department Chaplain Project:

  • Please send prayers and inspirational readings for the Dept. President’s prayer book to be presented at the end of her administrative year.
  • Unit Chaplain can also do this for their Unit President.

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