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VEIL Latino Ministry

VEIL is a Congregation Under Development in partnership with the ELCA Churchwide Office and the Southern Ohio Synod.

The VEIL community is a diverse, bilingual, Christian Latino community, open to all people. Our mission is to be a witness of God’s unconditional love — striving to empower a worshiping environment, fostering love for our neighbor through teaching, caring relationships — welcoming the creativity of the Holy Spirit in conversation and action.

Somos una comunidad de Latinos Cristianos – diversos, bilingüe, abierta a todas las personas. Nuestra misión es ser un testigo del amor incondicional de Dios, intentando a potenciar un ambiente de alabanza a Dios, fomentando el amor por nuestro prójimo a través de relaciones bondadosas y estudiosos, dando la bienvenida a la creatividad del Espíritu Santo a través de la conversación y la acción.

It is under the leadership of Deaconess Carmen Colón-Brown.

LORD OF LIFE has offered a “home” to Pastora Carmen Colón-Brown for this program and has pledged to offer her support in a variety of ways. Program support includes but is not limited to:

  • Moms program that supports pregnant women and moms with children. 
  • Sunday tutoring program is a bridge program that allows students to continue reading and learning during the summer.
  • Interns from Miami University engage with students in the community.
  • Citizenship programs.
  • VEIL Summer Reading Program

     summer reading

    Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm
    Sundays, 2 pm - 4 pm
    through August 5
    in the Fellowship Hall

    The summer reading program provides an opportunity for students to keep their skills sharp over the summer as well as providing enrichment in a topic. Research established that, without enrichment, during the summer months, children lose 50% - 85% of what they learned the previous academic year. This summer’s theme is the Human Body! The lessons will be introduced on Wednesdays. Sundays will provide an enrichment lesson. Please consider volunteering during the summer. Are all welcome, including high school and college students. No Spanish required. Join us as you are able.

    The program includes lunch on Wednesdays. We also need volunteers to host the Wednesday lunches. Can you provide lunch for the children on Wednesdays? You can sign up online to provide lunch.

    photo courtesy of Ben White, unsplash.com

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  • VEIL Ministry Needs

    Summer is a difficult time for many of the VEIL families. As VEIL Programming continues throughout the summer, VEIL will continue to need healthy snacks. Would you help us stock our shelves with some staples?

    - applesauce

    - healthy granola bars

    - goldfish crackers

    - pretzel

    - 100% juice boxes/pouches

    Please place your items in the VEIL Office.

    A very easy way to help support VEIL: If you shop at Kroger, please sign up with their Community Rewards program & choose VEIL as the group you’d like to support. Our number is 29572. A percentage of all that you spend at Kroger is given to the mission church. Last quarter, VEIL received almost $100 from this program. Please consider signing up.

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