What is The Land
The Land is a project of the United Methodist Church that envisions a community that nourishes sacred relationships between the Creator and all of Creation. Our mission is to integrate agricultural practice and spiritual disciplines to facilitate individual and communal transformation. Through worship, small group engagement, and missional activities, The Land exists to collectively answer the question, “What does Holy Living look like in the 21st century?” Just as John Wesley sought to inspire people toward a practical theology, “The Land” invites people to experience discipleship as they care for the earth, harvest God’s gifts, and fill the souls and stomachs of their neighbors.
Plans for the Physical Development of The Land
1.5 Acres/5ft wide, crushed granite, handicap accessible pathway to central large gathering space/over a half mile of pathway/.8 acres of in-ground growing beds
Seating for up to 200 people/fire pit and platform/Handicap accessible paths
4,000-9,500 SF/multi-functional space for worship services and year-round growing of produce
6,000-8,000SF/2-story bldg. w/ commercial kitchen/seating for 250 with tables/accommodations for groups of up to 20 people to stay overnight
Plans for Programming at The Land
A community gathering place for walking, gardening, concerts, and celebrations.
A denominational resource that functions as a laboratory for spiritual growth in the garden.
A progressive, outdoor worshiping community that gathers weekly.
A partner with community organizations seeking to create spaces of belonging for all people.