• Coming Home for Christmas: Advent Celebration 2017

    And what a wonderful night it was! With nearly 100 people of all ages, the Advent Celebration for 2017 was a great success! A lovely ham dinner with home-made side dishes, salad, and home made desserts made for a lovely start.  Following dinner was a magnificent presentation by St. Nick (Fr.

  • Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan and Community Thanksgiving 2017

    And just like that, the holidays have begun. But first, we celebrated the age-old tradition of Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan on Sunday, November 19! Blessing our family plaids, or family traditions or memories, is one of Transfiguration’s favorite non-holiday events.                    

  • Quest Youth Ministry Retreat 2017

    Hello all! This past weekend, our church was privileged to bring 11 youth to the fall Quest youth retreat hosted by the Episcopal Church in Colorado. We had an amazing time at the retreat playing Gaga Ball and ping pong, eating food prepared by our fantastic work crew members, and

  • October Radio: Service and Giving Back

    Father Brooks focuses on service for the month of October – giving of ourselves to benefit others. Be it time, talent or treasure, just a little bit of giving in service can make a massive difference to those with less. October 2017, Week 2:  Time October 2017, Week 3: Talent

  • September Radio on KZYR: The Storms of Our Lives

    Father Brooks focuses on the storms in our lives this month on KZYR True Local Radio 97.7FM. Not just storms like Irma and Harvey, but the personal storms – domestic violence, thoughts of suicide, anger, and more.   Week 1, September 2017 Focus on keeping yourself safe by contacting loved

  • Father Brooks Keith: Las Vegas Tragedy

    Dear Transfiguration Parish Family and Friends,   Once again, a peaceful morning is shattered by heartbreaking breaking news.  Once again it’s not the news which breaks, but we who receive it.  Once again innocent citizens are executed, wounded and terrorized for reasons beyond human comprehension.  Once again we are starkly

  • August Radio Messages: Back at It

    Getting back at it – a routine, inner peace, school, jobs, healthy habits. August is a time to finish up our summer projects and bad habits from vacations and get back to – whatever “to it” is for you. Father Brooks reflects on childhood memories and times of renewal and

  • 2017 Mountain Top Service / Installation of Mother Emily

    Our annual Mountain Top Worship Service took place this past Sunday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the top of Vail Mountain. Our 43rd year, we celebrated where we live by holding this annual event atop one of the highest locations on the mountain.  Our Father Lord God provided perfect weather

  • Commissioning of the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford

    The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Vail, CO and the Vail Valley in general, was represented by our own Father Brooks Keith and Deacon Steve Baird at the commissioning of the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford on Saturday, July 22, 2017. READ FULL STORY IN THE VAIL DAILY JULY 28,

  • Living the Resort Life: Meet Dan Riley, USMC and Vail Skier

    As Father Brooks explores liberty and freedom for the month of July, he interviews his long time friend Daniel Riley, USMC. Dan discusses his upbringing, education and service in the Marine Corps and Iraq.   Listen to their riveting interview on KZYR 97.7 FM True Local Radio on our monthly

  • July 4, 2017 Pancake Breakfast

    With over 175 people joining us for a wonderful and delicious pancake breakfast, ECOT hit this one out of the park! Many thanks to Sara Fisher and Rebecca Cotton for their direction and leadership to make this work so well.    

  • Annual Sylvan Lake Campout 2017

    And a grand time was had by all! Another amazing weekend at Sylvan Lake June 30 – July 2 included about 25 members of our church community – outstanding!  We enjoyed campfires, ghost stories, beautiful weather with sunny days and warm temps, s’mores, and a deepening of our friendships.

  • Radio Message, Week 4 June 2017

    House blessings are another way that ECOT serves our church community as well as the Vail Valley. As you celebrate moving into your new house, apartment or condominiums, we’d love to help you make your home a sacred place. Listen to Father Brooks and Mother Emily daily at 5 pm

  • Radio Message, Week 3 June, 2017

    Father Brooks discusses the Episcopal Church’s service to our Vail Valley community through Christian memorial services, funerals, and celebrations of life. One need not be a regular worshiper or Christian to experience these events in any of our interfaith chapels.  If ECOT can serve your family or friends in the honor

  • Radio Message: Week 2, June – Weddings

    How does ECOT serve its community? The sacrament of marriage is a beautiful expression of one’s commitment to another, but also to God. Transfiguration performs weddings at the Vail Chapel, Beaver Creek Chapel, Edwards Interfaith Chapel, and outdoors. We’d love to be a part of yours. MORE INFORMATION  

  • Radio Message: Week 1, June – Baptism

    This month we are focusing on worship and care of our community. One of the most important times in a person’s life is their baptism, and we’d love to host you in this special time and your little ones enter the kingdom of God. Listen to Father Brooks’ description: More

  • This Week’s Radio Message: Transitions in the Church

    Mother Emily looks at transitions this month – with various transitions in the church as well as in nature.  This includes moving from celebrating the Easter season to the Feast of the Pentecost on June 4, where ECOT will start to offer a 5:00 p.m. service on Sunday evenings.  Learn

  • Living The Resort Life: Transitions and Graduating Seniors

    Mother Emily was joined by three of our local graduating high school seniors to discuss transitions in their lives as they leave one stage of life and enter a new realm of continuing their lives as adults in our society. What is important to them, what are their values? What

  • This Week’s Radio Message: Transitions

    Mother Emily discusses the transitions of spring – honoring our high school graduates, Mothers all over the world, and the natural changes of the season. Join us every week on KZYR True Local Radio 97.7 FM for messages from our Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration leaders, as well as every

  • Rebecca Cotton Joins ECOT Staff as Youth Minister

    Rejoice with us!  I am pleased to announce that Miss Rebecca Cotton has accepted my call to serve as the next Youth Minister for the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Vail Valley.  Rebecca will join our staff in a full-time capacity on or before July 1st.   Rebecca was born and