The chaplain and you, the chaplain assistant, are the facilitators, managers, and leaders of the
programs. Your roles are to ensure the best possible environment for religious practices is available to
This concludes the discussions on how the chapel is used. We mentioned specific areas of use such
as worship services and Bible studies. Your role as a facilitator and manager which is to ensure the
best possible use of the chapel in support of the community's religious needs was also covered. We
will now move to neutralizing the chapel worship area.
PART C - IDENTIFY HOW TO NEUTRALIZE A GARRISON CHAPEL'S WORSHIP
AREA AFTER SERVICES
Neutralize Worship Area.
A neutral setting is required when there is no service scheduled to follow the last service of the day.
The chapel then becomes a place where people of any faith can come to meditate or pray silently. To
neutralize the worship area you:
Remove all items from the altar.
Remove all distinct faith group literature, publications, and bulletins from pews. Bibles and
hymnals will remain in the pews.
Cover all fixed distinct faith group symbols.
Remove distinct faith group items from the worship area (stations of the cross, icons,
Cover stained glass windows that have distinct faith group symbols, with curtains, cloth, or
Remove antependium from pulpit and lectern.
To neutralize the worship area between services you:
Remove all items from the altar except the items that can be used by the service that is to
Store items removed from the altar in the appropriate place.