• ECOT Youth Participate on Stage and Slopes

    ECOT Youth Stand Out on Local, Regional and National Levels On the Snow While youth sometimes get a bad rap for being lazy, the youth at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration are anything but that. With several youth taking the stage or taking medals on the slopes, one could

  • Father Brooks Keith Appears on TV8 in Vail

    Father Brooks Keith survived the snowstorm on March 13 to appear on Vail’s own TV8 with Rick Messmer in support of the Trotter and Mutter families, each of whom will be celebrating the lives of loved ones this Friday, March 15. The Trotter memorial service takes place at the Edwards

  • Youth Ministry Vestry – What, Who and Why

    ECOT Now Has a Youth Ministry Vestry! by Rebecca Cotton, Youth Minister I am thrilled to share that we have formed our first ever Youth Ministry Vestry (YMV) to provide a sustainable structure and support to our youth ministry program. Please join me in thanking Holly Graves, John Raichart, Kim

  • Congratulations, Confirmands!

    On December 2, 2018, the First Sunday of Advent, Transfiguration had the honor of gathering candidates from across the Western Slope of Colorado for Confirmation. With Bishop Robert J. ONeill presiding, 27 members of our parish experienced Confirmation, Reaffirmation or Reception. This beautiful ceremony was the Bishop’s last public appearance

  • Congratulations, Graduating Seniors!

    Youth Minister Rebecca Cotton put together this wonderful recap video from last weekend’s Senior Sunday. All graduates participated in their respective high school graduation ceremonies on May 26, 2018.   Congratulations to Hallie Bradford, VCHS – Colorado State University Belle Carlson, VCHS Ricky Cuny, VCHS Anna Gongaware, BMHS – Colorado

  • Our Beloved The Reverend Stephen Earl Baird, 1943-2018

    Steve Baird, 75, of Edwards, Colorado passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 10th, 2018.  Born in Richmond, Indiana, on February 1st, 1943 to the late Robert and Dorothy Baird, Steve graduated from the University of Michigan in 1964. Steve never shied away from hard or detailed work.  His

  • Ashes to Go 2018

    Our fearless leaders took to the streets on Wednesday, February 14  – not to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but to distribute Ashes to Christians from the Vail Valley and the world! Father Brooks was stationed in the center of Vail Village, at the cross roads of Pepi’s, Gorsuch, and Fall Line

  • Christmas Pageant 2017

    With 58 children and youth participating in this year’s Christmas Pageant, Transfiguration celebrated the birth of Christ with an amazing display of talent. Many thanks to Colin Meiring and Melinda Carlson of Vail Performing Arts Academy for their amazing vision for this performance, and bringing it to life! Thanks also

  • 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.