Jan. 15th OFS Roundtable features
local faith community dialog
January 15, 2009
A Meeting of Faith-Based Communities
Moderator Mark Hill
(Roll Call and Introductions)
Approximately 65 Attendees
individual churches are doing today to
contribute to the well-being of the community
the community like to see in the future
faith-based groups partner together
Current on-going projects:
Synagogue of the Summit
Scholarships, Backstage Theatre
Ron Bristol, Dillon
Benevolence Group (help for living situations, money
for subsistence), Food Bank, Scholarships
Kathy, St. Mary’s/Our
Lady of Peace Catholic Church
Transportation, Al Anon
Ann, Lord of the
FIRC, CASA, Food Bank, Legal Aid, West African
Involvement & Financial Support, Schools
Don Parsons, High Country
Scholarships, Social Impact
St John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Monthly Community Dinner (transients, unemployed,
young adults), Food Pantry/Staples
Tracy Hausman, Father
Dyer United Methodist Church
Jail Ministry, Special Assistance, Mental Health,
Food Bank, Arts Programs, Children’s Programs
Brian Moon, Youth
Ministries, Dillon Community Church
Assist & Help
Parents, Healthy Alternatives, Snowboard Ministry
Deb White, Domus Pacis
Retreat-Get-Aways for Cancer Patients and their
Rita Knapf, Sister from
Summit Hospital, Pastoral Provider
Food/Clothing to (transient) Patients
Oumar Niang from Muslim -
Started Summit County Mosque 4
years ago; community service directed toward their
own community; monetary contributions to support
extended families in Africa, to include when a
member is unemployed.
White-Petteruti, Duck –
Domus Pacis Family Respite
Provides Summit County homes as a week-long retreat
in the mountains for those suffering from serious
illness or trauma.
Faith-Based Groups Do? What Does Community Need
in the Future?
of outreach information in one place
Hill, Asst County Mgr, participates in Care
Council: to develop strategy to identify and
meet community needs. Government cannot do
Rob Murphy: suggests religious communities
meet on regular basis to discuss sharing
resources and programs and to identify needs.
Russell, Executive Director Summit County
Chamber of Commerce: sees a need for faith-based
grief support groups.
Care Clinic: in extreme need of help;
organization is stretched.
Hagan of Rotary & Lord of the Mountains:
suggests a joint venture of weekly or monthly
community meals at a non-faith-based meeting
place like Elks Lodge.
Minor, Sheriff’s Office: comments on
duplication of services; would like to see more
partnerships between the County and faith-based
housing partnership with faith-based community?
Cook: suggests a community-wide resource
database, website, a shared space to
Helmke, leader of Alzheimer support group at
Community/Senior Center: would offer educational
presentation to community groups.
Greenhut: would like Hispanic community to
Wardrop of Vail Medical Clinic: need for
more mental health counseling and compassion.
Parsons: opportunity for children to visit
and understand other religious groups.
resources be connected? Form a group? Does it
have to be on a pastoral level?
David Allen, St. Mary’s Our Lady of Peace:
wants to expand Youth Ministries.
critical to identify specific projects and
programs. Because there are diverse beliefs and
dogmas, a specific course of action would
benefit the goal of aiding the community. Unite
by active endeavor like community meal.
Summit survey – to identify needs of community
Kermode will gather names and help provide
communication between groups wanting to
participate in faith-based community service.
Hallman: Our Future Summit could be used as
a model, for good and bad. Have presented and
implemented any number of initiatives.
build a platform of service.
necessary to understand/comprehend one another’s
Our Future Summit is a “quality
of life” institution dedicated to creating a better Summit County by providing monthly opportunities
for informed discussion on topics of community