TouchPoints with the Holy Spirit

Welcome to Snowmass Chapel

 

Dear Friend,

Hello and Welcome to Snowmass Chapel! We’re so glad you’re here, sharing in this little slice of heaven at the base of Snowmass’s magnificent Mt. Daly! Whoever you are, wherever you are in your journey of faith, we invite you to join the Snowmass Chapel Community on a walk through these sacred gardens and grounds in Daly Breath: TouchPoints with the Holy Spirit.

A “TouchPoint”  is an opportunity to ‘Touch’ into this present-moment ‘Point’ where God’s’ Holy Spirit resides. The “Present” is a gift that nourishes us and offers rest. It is always available to us, but can often be muffled by the “squeakier wheels” of our lives. Our prayer is that ‘The Great I Am’ will walk with you today and nourish you through the meditations of prayer, worship, music, nature, and silence.

Welcome Dear Friend, to TouchPoints.

My Name is I Am 

by Helen Mallicoat

 

I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly You were speaking:

“My name is I Am.” You paused. I waited.

You continued. “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there” 

“My name is not I Was.” 

“When you live in the future, with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there.”

“My name is not I Will Be.”

“When you live in this moment, it is not hard. I am here.”

“My name is I Am.”

Chapel sign and bridge across the river

Some Things to Know Before you Go

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

The “theme” of the TouchPoints aligns with the weekly message from our pastors, Robert and Charla. The invitation is to slowly, more deeply meditate on the  prayers, scripture,  music and silence. 

Though the actual timing of your meditations today may be different from other participants, we are all contemplating this message and these prayers together as a community this week. May this gathering of community be a source of support for you.

Each TouchPoint station has printed material as an offering for you to meditate upon. Some of these materials are drawn from our Sunday Worship service, and some are drawn from various Ministries the Chapel offers. You may reflect on printed materials alone, or if you like, you can supplement with the additional resources (links, videos, connection points) offered alongside the writings.

TouchPoints is intended to be experienced through a sober lens of mindfulness; The use of intoxicants is prohibited on the Chapel grounds.

Supplies you will want to bring with you: Sturdy walking shoes and a bottle of water; you may also like to bring a journal/pen (we will have Daly Breath journals here if you’d like) and something portable to sit on (camp chair, blanket, yoga mat or prayer cushion).

COVID Safety Information

We are closely following all recommendations put forth by Pitkin County and the CDC to minimize spread of COVID-19 infection.  COVID Guidelines for the TouchPoints pathway are:

There is NO DISTANCE between you and God.

You may be in close proximity to members of your own household.

All others, please maintain a physical distance of 6’ or more. 

Please wear a mask in public spaces, including the TouchPoints walk at Snowmass Chapel..

Hand Sanitizer is available at the Welcome Wagon and inside the Yurt.

Bathrooms and Playgrounds are CLOSED, as we cannot adequately sanitize and disinfect them for Public Use per CDC regulations.

Outdoor seating is also NOT sanitized; Alternatives are to stand, use a blanket, yoga mat, prayer cushion or your own chair along the TouchPoints walk.

May the implementation of these guidelines be expressions of Love: 

Love of the Sanctity of Life, 

Love for one another and 

Love for ourselves. 

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