Worship on The Land begins at 10 am every Saturday under The Land’s outdoor canopy sanctuary. You are welcome to park in the parking lot and walk to the canopies or park right next to the canopies by driving all the way up the driveway.
Wooden folding chairs for seating, a sound system to ensure everyone can hear, printed programs so people know what to expect, and optional pronoun pins to wear are just a few of the ways we work to make everyone comfortable.
In the Winter months, the walls of the canopy roll down and patio heaters warm the space to a temperature between 65 and 70 degrees. Hot chocolate, coffee and yummy snacks are a regular part of our winter gatherings.
Gatherings last around an hour and include music, a message, a time for discussion and a time to wander. We sing both secular songs and traditional hymns depending on the musician of the day. At most gatherings, there are 15 to 40 people present. Friendly dogs are very welcome to join us in worship.
Children are invited to wander around during worship or to meet other children in our Prairie School program that takes place during worship. Prairie school includes crafts, stories and songs that connect children to the beauty of Creation and the unique gifts of the Prairie ecosystem.
We strive to create an environment that is affirming of all people just as they are without exception. As a community, we believe that all people are created in the image of God and deserve authentic belonging in a supportive and hospitable community. We understand that cultivating such a community is a process of humility. As such, we gather each week committed to listening, learning, and adjusting our practices to reflect these fresh lessons of love in the community.
How to Get to The Land
If this is your first time driving out to The Land, click on directions on the map on this page
What to Bring to The Land
Noisy children. Friendly dogs. Friends and family who may or may not like traditional Church.
For now, we ask that if you are unvaccinated you continue to wear a mask. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chair if you would like as well as a water bottle. (We do not have running water at The Land). Weather on the prairie can change quickly. Dressing in layers, wearing work/hiking boots, and bringing blankies/sun hats are all helpful hints to make sure you stay comfortable.
What to Expect at The Land
Each gathering is designed with the intention to eliminate the pressure to participate in things that may make someone feel uncomfortable, such as communion, singing, offering, or even interacting with others. There is a port-a-potty on the property and parking next to the canopy sanctuary.
While we do not require registration, completing the RSVP form will let us know that you plan to come and place you on the email and text distribution list for any information that might be sent out regarding the upcoming worship service.