This article is 3 years old. It was published on March 20, 2019.
The St. Louis Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy (SLAIC) will be open its newly relocated Terminal 2 Chapel at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) on Friday, March 22 with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new location is located just beyond gate E40 at the west end of Terminal 2, accessible by all passengers who have cleared the security checkpoint.
The chapel will hold an open house for passengers and airport staff starting at 11:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting and dedication will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
"The St. Louis Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy in partnership with the Airport are excited to provide spiritual care to travelers and employees of the airport in both terminals and hope that the need will grow as the airport grows,” said Rodrick K. Burton, President of SLAIC and Pastor at the New Northside Missionary Baptist Church.
The St. Louis Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy has been serving the spiritual needs of visitors and employees of the Airport for more than 33 years. Ordained clergy of faith organizations offer prayer, religious services, spiritual guidance, empathetic listening, relational guidance, sick calls, and presence to the passengers and staff at STL.
SLAIC also serves the airport community with a chapel in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim. The original Terminal 2 chapel location was closed in December 2018 for the development of a new food venue. Airport staff has been working with the SLAIC since the beginning of the year to relocate and re-open the Terminal 2 Chapel.