Chaplaincy Program Expanding along with the Airport. Additional Chaplain Volunteers Needed.

We help travelers and employees

 

Our Chaplains enjoying a night at a German Restaurant


Chaplain Volunteers

We are expanding and seeking caring individuals who would enjoy serving the traveling public as well as airport and airline employees. Lay people, Ministers, Rabbis, Iman, and Priests are welcome to join our team. Parking is provided and you receive discounts from the food and merchandise vendors. Chaplains cover the airport on 4 hours shifts the same day and time each week. Shifts begins as early as 6 am and ends around midnight 7 days a week.

Contact the Rev. Mr. David Reiser at reiserd@hotmail.com if you are interested in exploring joining the team

THE REQUIREMENTS ◾Be secure in their own faith and able to respect the faith or lack of it in others. ◾Pass a background check by the Transportation Security Administration plus fingerprint background check. ◾Accept that we do not engage in proselytization of any type and there will be times when using the name of Jesus in prayer may not be acceptable to the person you are reaching out to support. ◾Able to physically walk throughout the terminal and ramp areas plus provide their own transportation to and from the airport. ◾Attend occasional weekend training programs. ◾Like to minister in an environment that is undefined and unstructured.

Contact the Rev. Mr. David Reiser at reiserd@hotmail.com if you are interested in exploring joining the team. Tell us a little about yourself, we will email you additional information along with an application.

Directions to the Chapel

 

Once through Security, proceed to the Main Terminal Atrium (Food Court) and take the stairs to the 3rd floor (elevator access available).  Head to the hallway to your left (away from the USO) and the entrance to the Auditorium will be the 2nd door on the right.

Airport Chapel

Photo courtesy of Deacon Patrick Devine.

Contact Us

To reach the chaplain present at the airport call 704-488-9699.

 To reach the Director or Assistant Director call or email:

Rev. Mr. George Szalony –  Director

Rev. Alice White – ,Assistant Director

Rev. Mr. David Reiser, Assistant Director

mailto:gszalony@msn.com

 

Some of the many ways we Help

Provide:

  • Spiritual and/or emotional support to enable you to complete your trip or finish your day.
  • Companionship by staying with you until you board the plane or are ready to return to work.
  • Support in times of grief due to the death or pending death of a family member or friend.
  • Healing prayer for your personal burdens affecting your trip or work day.
  • Support for mature adults deplaning and needing to move to their next gate or needing help from curb-side to deplaning gate.
  • Offering travelers financial help for meals or other airport fees.
  • Friendship in a very busy, stressful environment.
  • A quiet, secure place to be with your God.
  • Prayer request.

Chapel Service Times

Getting ready for Sunday Services

Chapel Service Times

Sunday can be a particularly busy day at the airport — families coming home from vacations and business people getting a head start on their travel for the week.  That’s why those scheduled to travel on a Sunday may arrive at the airport even earlier than usual to get through Security.

If the change in routine forces you to miss attending your normal Sunday service, we invite you to attend one of three services we offer every Sunday:

Catholic Mass:                             8:30 a.m

Prayer and Worship Service:      9:30 a.m.

Catholic Mass:                            10:30 a.m.

(All services last approximately 30 minutes)

All Sunday Services are held in the Airport Auditorium.

Once through Security, proceed to the Main Terminal Atrium (Food Court) and take the stairs to the 3rd floor (elevator access available).  Head to the hallway to your left (away from the USO) and the entrance to the Auditorium will be the 2nd door on the right.

Map

 

 

 

Visiting the Chapel

 

The Airport Chapel provides a space for quiet reflection away from the constant activity that is the norm for this very busy airport.  The Chapel is open every day from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.  Both travelers and those working at the airport – anyone in need of a few moments of calm are welcomed and encouraged to visit.

For deeper reflection and prayer, the Chapel offers holy books for Christians, Muslims and Jews. There is a kneeler, small altar, and one corner is filled with prayer rugs and a compass to direct Muslims toward Mecca.


Directions to the Airport Chapel:

The Airport Chapel is located in the Main Terminal.  To reach the Chapel you must first go through Airport Security on the upper (ticketing) level of the terminal.  Once through Security, head to the main Atrium (Food Court Area).  From there, take the set of stairs up to the 3rd floor (elevator access is also available).  At the top of the stairs, head to the hallway to the left (away from the USO) and the Airport Chapel will be the first room on the right.


Airport Main Terminal Map
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Map

IMG_0927Please take a moment to sign the Guestbook so the organization is able to record the number of those visiting the Chapel each year.  Thank you!