The Rocky Mountain Synod Veteran Servant Corps Project partners with ELCA faith communities to recognize and support veterans.
In 2007, at the Tenth Biennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), the assemblage approved a Memorial that stated “All congregations of this church will support military personnel and their families. The ELCA will provide a welcoming and supportive environment for returning military personnel, and it recommended that the ELCA Conference of Bishops and ELCA Bureau of Federal Chaplaincy Ministries explore ways that the ELCA ‘might effectively provide healing ministries to military veterans and their families.’”
Veteran Servant Corps Project (VSCP) was approved by the Rocky Mountain Synod (RMS) Council on May 1, 2020. The idea for this ministry, though, has been years in the making. One of the tenets of Rocky Mountain Synod Veteran Servant Corps Project is to provide training for ELCA clergy and pastoral care support staff to understand veteran issues.
- VSCP provides no-cost retreats at ELCA camps for veterans and their families
- VSCP provides training for ELCA clergy and pastoral care support staff to understand veteran issues
- VSCP provides ideas and materials for veteran awareness and celebrations in ELCA communities
We hope you will find these resources helpful in your efforts to support our veterans.
Retreats: No-cost retreats will be for Military Couples/Veteran Couples.
Download your copy of the new VSCP brochure!
Calendar of Events
October 17, 2021 at 8:15 a.m. (Traditional Worship) and 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary Worship) – Vicky Daub (Executive Director) will be preaching at Zion Lutheran, Loveland, Colorado. To watch online, the Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81007308575?pwd=NC9VZ1czZFZ0VkVwT1EyRGxhSGFGdz09 (Meeting ID: 810 0730 8575 Passcode: 331760).
November 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. – Bethany Lutheran in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Concert in their sanctuary. This concert will be free, and will be offered both live at Bethany, or via livestream at bethanylive.org.
November 14, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. - Saint Peter (Greenwood Village) Vicky Daub will be guest preaching and facilitating Adult Forum that follows the 9:30 worship service.
April 22-24, 2022 – VSCP first Veterans Couples retreat at Rainbow Trail Lutheran camp. This retreat is free for any/all Veteran couples. Interested in participating? Contact Vicky Daub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have Veterans events at your church/community that you would like to publicize? Send all pertinent information to Vicky Daub at email@example.com.
Want Vicky or another VSCP Board Member to visit your church/community? You guessed it! Contact Vicky Daub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect With Us
Contact: Executive Director VIckie Daub, email@example.com.
Share: Please share with us what other resources and tools we can provide, and what you are doing to support our veterans.
Give: Click the button below to make a donation to the VSCP. Select the General Fund Gift option and enter "Veteran Servant Corps Project" in the note/memo line.