What is a Chaplain?

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“A Chaplain is many things to many people. He is a mediator, a peace maker, a go-between heaven and earth. He has the trust of a child, the kindness of a best friend, and the strength of a Man of God. He works hard; his hours are the longest; his salary is the smallest; his Boss is the best. It’s no wonder God loves him; he speaks to God for us and to us for God.”

Anonymous

Resurrection House is now so blessed to have our own Chaplain, Michael Hales, who speaks to God for us. He also speaks to all of us about God. His presence every week at Resurrection House speaks to
all of us, but his quiet demeanor speaks most clearly to our homeless clients who are struggling with all the challenges they face every day. He brings them hope and helps to restore their faith.

Chaplain Michael comes in every Tuesday morning. He acknowledges all of us, but pauses to interact with each client. He asks them questions; he listens to them; he hears them; he counsels them; he prays with them.

Chaplain Michael then invites our clients to worship in The Rev. Dr. Fredrick A. Robinson Chapel at Resurrection House. All are welcome to join our Chaplain: to sing hymns, to say prayers, to study scripture
and to share in communion. At the close of his service, Chaplain Michael invites our clients to share their own thoughts and needs with the group or to privately meet with him after the service.

Resurrection House has been truly blessed by Chaplain Michael Hales because he is a Man of God. And he is keenly aware of the differences in each and every client. He listens, empathizes and shows them respect. And we are so grateful that he has joined our team!

Resurrection House, Inc.
P.O. Box 398
507 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236

941-365-3759
Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 2pm
Fri: 8:30am - Noon
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Resurrection House, Inc., a day resource center for homeless of Sarasota County

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