Dear Friend of the Chapel,
As a long-time visitor, then part-time resident, and now a local and President of the Board of Trustees, I’m writing to you today on behalf of Snowmass Chapel. Whether your connection with the Chapel is long term, growing, new, or even virtual, thank you for being part of our Chapel family. We could do nothing without you.
Snowmass Chapel has been described as a “different kind of place.” And indeed, it is. It is Christ-centered, engaging, inclusive, giving, and focused on LOVE – love of God, of Others and Yourself. It reaches out in numerous ways: to serve, to counsel, to teach, to give to people in need, to enrich us with beautiful music, to create community, to support people through their most challenging times, to share in people’s celebrations of their best times, to worship, and to spread God’s love.
Robert, Charla and the entire staff have been working creatively and extremely hard during this difficult and unusual year. It has taken the resolve of many people to not only continue, but to increase and reinvent the ways that the Chapel serves people and our community. To their great credit, they have continued programs, changed programs, and created new programs and ways of doing things as dictated by the frequently changing COVID-19 regulations — a task much more difficult than the already consuming work they have done in the past.
We are currently in a very joyous moment as the pandemic threat has lessened, as vaccinations have been developed and put into arms, and as the country and our Village here in the Roaring Fork Valley have returned to a more “normal” way of being. We are seeing the “light” at the end of a period of darkness. The Chapel has weathered this difficult period extremely well — people have stepped up with time, talent and treasure. The Chapel currently offers two summer services (indoor and outdoor) plus livestreaming, and our attendance has increased since the pandemic began! While creating difficulties, the pandemic also opened up opportunities. We don’t know what the future will bring, but we want to celebrate where we are now, learn from the past year, and move forward to make the Chapel and God’s love even yet more meaningful to more people in more ways.
The purpose of this letter is to invite you to join me in supporting the Chapel financially so that it can continue its good work in our lives. Our annual campaign for giving starts now, and I invite you to help the Chapel continue to serve the people of the Snowmass Village community, the Roaring Valley and beyond. Please consider making a pledge online or by returning the enclosed pledge card by August 30 to help us budget for our upcoming fiscal year (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022). If you currently give but haven’t previously pledged, a pledge will help us plan our budget for the coming year, so I ask you to fill out a pledge card if you are comfortable doing so.
Thank you for your generosity and being a person who makes a difference for a place that makes a difference.
With blessings and prayers,
Bonnie Daniels, President, Snowmass Chapel Board of Trustees
Giving is an expression of gratitude for all that God has abundantly given to us.
Our giving makes it possible to have a home for worship, education, connection, and peaceful contemplation.
Our giving allows us to reach out and partner with others to practice love and compassion.
When we give, we participate in God’s work both inside and outside of our Chapel walls.
- Tap one of the buttons above
- Text “Give” to (970)644-6891
- Mail a check to PO Box 17169, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
- Please contact Julie Ressler, Administrative Director to discuss other ways to give at Julie@snowmasschapel.org or (970)300-1200.
Thank you! Every gift is important and greatly appreciated.