• Radio Message, January 2017, Week 4: Winter Is a Feeling

    This week Father Brooks talks about how winter is a feeling inside of us, not just a season of the year. Sometimes that feeling brings joy and happiness to those who love to ski, snowshoe, be cozy by a fire. For others, it’s a feeling of frustration, coldness of heart,

  • Radio Message: This Is Not An Act of War

    Sanctuaries have traditionally been a place of respite – a place of refuge, of sacred ground, where no violence could happen. As we embark on the inauguration of a new president, we remember this – our nation has not declared war only elected a president. Transfiguration will remain a place

  • Father Brooks’ Message – This Week at Transfiguration January 12, 2017

    Dear Parish Family and Friends, Well, we all prayed for snow back in late November….. Old Man Winter may be a’visiting our valley to cover us with his white blanket, but how much more does our Heavenly Father wish to wrap our lives with a blazing love to warm the

  • This Week’s Radio Message: Keeping Your Resolutions

    Listen to Father Brooks Keith every week on KZYR, True Local radio, 97.7 FM. As we head into week 2 of the new year, he asks us to keep our new year’s resolutions – but not just physical health goals or professional goals.  He reminds us that spiritual health is a

  • January, 2017 Week 1 Radio Message: Follow Your Star

    This week Father Brooks talks about how we look for a bright star in the sky, and perhaps that star is a bright light in your life, to guide your daily life.  As we celebrate the 12th Night of Christmas, and the Feast of the Epiphany to close out the

  • This Week’s Radio Snippet: Give the Gift of You

    Listen to Father Brooks this week on KZYR, True Local Radio, 97.7 FM. What is the gift you can give this holiday season? Perhaps you are the gift that someone desperately needs to receive – your time, your presence, your thoughtfulness, your peace, your smile. Join us through the 12

  • Fr. Brooks’ Christmas Message

    Dear ECOT Parish Family and Friends,   I loved the recent Christmas card I received which proclaimed on the cover, “The time which makes all other time possible!!”  For Christians this literally is the God’s honest truth!  The birth of the Savior of the world re-aligns both time and space,

  • This Week’s Radio Snippet: Bedlam vs Bethlehem

    Father Brooks’ special message on KZYR, True Local Radio 97.7 FM, this week asks us whether our Christmas season will be filled with “bedlam” or “Bethlehem”. The origin of the meaning of the word “bedlam” originates from an asylum in London, founded in 1247 as the Priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem.

  • Fr. Brooks’ Message – December 15, 2016

    I cannot believe that we are lighting the 4th and final candle on the Advent Wreath!  Christmas is almost upon us!  I very much appreciate Pastors Carl Walker and Mark Huggenvik taking worship for us this past Sunday, as I exercised the “Saint Olaf audible!”  Thank you Carl and Mark!  

  • Mother Emily Lukanich Arrives in the Vail Valley with the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

    The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration announced this morning that the Reverend Emily Lukanich will join the clergy on December 18, succeeding Father Mark Huggenvick, who retired in August 2016, as Assistant Rector. She will assist the current rector, Father Brooks Keith, in celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent at

  • Who Are You Going To Be?

    Father Brooks’ radio snippet on KZYR this week asks us who we want to be: Grinch vs. St. Nick? He encourages us to reach out to others, to give gifts, and lift up others. Listen to our new radio show, “Living the Resort Life,” on KZYR every second Wednesday of the month,

  • Swords to Plowshares – KZYR Radio, Living the Resort Life

    We’re on the radio! In partnership with KZYR True Local Radio 97.7, Father Brooks Keith can be heard every second Tuesday of the month discussing topics related to “Living the Resort Life”.  We cover topics related to faith in our happy Vail Valley, as well as economic, diversity, education, professional

  • Fr. Brooks Message, 12/1/16

    Dear Parish Family and Friends, As we move deeper into the season of Advent, I continue to appreciate both our church traditions as well as new and fresh experiences of Christ coming towards us here and now.  My “Lent in Advent” strategy of staying away from entertainment and distraction screens

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Fr. Brooks

    A very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us at Transfiguration.  I am so aware this year of our need to hold tight to traditions which provide such critical perspective, history and comfort.  Few such traditions top sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. 

  • Message from Father Brooks November 17, 2016

    Dear Parish Family and Friends, As we eagerly await the arrival of snow, we gather together this weekend to not only ask the Lord’s blessings, as the familiar Thanksgiving hymn goes, but to give and receive God’s abundant provisions in deepest gratitude!!  What a great weekend to come worship and

  • 2016 Animal Blessing

    ECOT’s annual pet blessing was a great success, with over 20 animals blessed and 30+ people attending. Held at a private home in Gypsum, dogs and cats and pets of all kinds are welcome. No snakes or lizards this year, though. This is one of our favorite fall community events

  • Women’s Retreat 2016

    The women’s retreat held October 7-8 was a great success!  12 women gathered for this reflective, relaxing weekend of prayer, hiking, good food, and friendship.  Held at the Shrine Mountain Inn / Jay’s Cabin at the top of Vail Pass, we gathered for prayer and discussion, hiking, lovely meals, and to listen

  • Father Brooks Star Dancing Gala Debut

    The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration’s fearless leader helped YouthPower365 raise over $1 million for its youth programs that touch over 4,000 children throughout the Vail Valley each year.  Whether it’s early childhood education, afterschool programming, Girl PowHER, Pwr Hrs, Dollars for Scholars, or any of the more than 15 programs YouthPower365 offers

  • Senior Day 2016

    What a wonderful celebration of our young adults! Many young local graduating seniors in high school were recognized on Sunday, May 15, 2016.