Professionally converted for accurate e-book format reproduction, this ebook reproduces two U.S. Coast Guard chaplain corps and religious support documents: the USCG Chaplains Orientation Manual and Lay Reader Handbook. Contents include: Coast Guard Chaplains, History of Coast Guard Chaplains, Mission, Organizational Structure, Role, Administration, Reporting Aboard Active Duty and Reserves, Uniforms, Chaplain Reports, Fitness Reports, System Specific Requirements, Toolbox and Professional Development, Professional Development Requirements, To-Go Bag, Disaster Ministry, Resources, Presentations, Plan of Ministry, Lay Reader Overview, Factors in a Success Lay Program, Religious Services, Considerations, Prayers, LEM (Lay Eucharistic Minister), Meditations and The Rosary, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Liturgical Resources for Christian Lay Readers, Practical Guides and Checklists, How to Do Outreach, Prepare a Devotional Message, Divine Services During Port Visits, Worship Service Checklist, Publicity and Program Checklists, Bible Study Checklist, Sample Letters, Ministry Resource Information, and much more.
Navy chaplains have long cared for the religious needs of the personnel of the United States Coast Guard. Chaplain Roy L. Lewis in 1929 was ordered to the submarine base at Groton, Connecticut, with primary duties to the base and additional duties to the Coast Guard Academy. A Roman Catholic priest, Chaplain Raymond F. McManus, was the first Navy chaplain assigned full-time to the Coast Guard in April 1942. In 1952, the Coast Memorial Chapel at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut was the first chapel to be constructed for Coast Guard use. The Coast Guard, by a joint service agreement, reimburse the Navy for pay and allowances for chaplains detailed to the Coast Guard for duty. This was made official by COMMANDANT NOTICE 7301 of 19 November 1975 authorizing Coast Guard funding for the ministry of chaplains to the Coast Guard. Commander Eli Takesian became the first Chaplain Coordinator of the Coast Guard in 1976. The first Chaplain of the Coast Guard was Captain Eddy Moran in 1983. There has been a constant growth in the number of chaplains serving with the Coast Guard. To effectively accomplish the mission of the Coast Guard, the USCG Commandant outlines his vision. Based on this vision, the Chaplain of the Coast Guard outlines the mission of the Coast Guard Chaplains specific to their role in carrying out the Commandant s vision. The Chaplain of the Coast Guard is part of the Commandant s Headquarters Staff. The Chaplain of the Coast Guard reports directly to the Commandant and is the primary advisor on matters pertaining to religion. Together with the Headquarters & HQ Unit Chaplain, responsibilities include providing for the free exercise of religion for all in the Coast Guard. Each Area (Atlantic and Pacific) has a command chaplain responsible for supervising religious ministry in that area. Each district is assigned a District Chaplain and Sector Chaplains are located strategically in some of the districts.