It takes a Village! Each week worship happens because generous participants and dependable donors make it happen. With so much going on at The Land, there will be weeks when we don’t have the necessary volunteer base to gather. Holding any gathering at The Land is the result of people bringing snacks, setting up and tearing down, running sound, playing music, reading scripture, and teaching prairie school. So much goes into each gathering! Services are planned a week in advance, so volunteering to help a week prior to the gathering will help us determine whether or not we have the support needed to make worship happen that week.
If you aren’t able to attend gatherings but you’d like to keep gatherings up and running for the people who enjoy having a place to worship when they have the time, donations ensure that The Land has staff present to prevent the burnout of our regular volunteers. For those of you who give monthly or anytime throughout the year, you are giving the gift of worship!
One of our fastest-growing areas on Saturday mornings is also our greatest volunteer need at this moment. From now until May 21st, Pastor Stephanie is creating pre-packaged lesson plans for anyone who is able to volunteer on a Saturday to teach Prairie School. On May 21st, Emily Morton will be joining the staff and taking on the Prairie School program to ensure that the volunteers have the support they need and the kids have a teacher every week. If you can volunteer to teach Prairie School any Saturday between now and May 21st, please click on the button below. If we don’t have a teacher signed up by the Monday prior to Saturday’s gathering, we will not be able to offer Prairie School that week. This is only an interim situation until we welcome Emily.
Additionally, you can help support worship gatherings by RSVP’ing a few days in advance to the gatherings you plan to attend. Knowing who is planning to attend (particularly when it includes children and prairie school) is essential to keeping our gatherings running.
This is a shame-free zone so please know you are loved, you are welcome, and you belong at The Land. We understand that we are all torn in so many directions. This is why our goal is to keep things up and running so people have a place to fill their buckets when the world around them empties it out.