Welcome to The Land!

Gathering at 10am at The Land with Sunday Facebook broadcast at facebook.com/landaurora/live
emergency information

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

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All Week: Volunteer at The Land!

There are still projects waiting to get done at The Land! Sign up to offer a helping hand anytime between 9am and 12pm Tuesday through Friday.

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Next Sunday: Back to School Blessing on Zoom

Join us on Zoom from 6:30pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, August 16th for a time of sharing and blessing for our parents and kids returning to school in this tumultous time of pandemic.

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No Book Study Next Saturday, August 15th

Beginning Saturday, August 22nd we will begin a six-week book discussion on, “Making Peace with The Land” by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba. Books are $15 for purchase on Amazon. Pastor Stephanie will facilitate the first gathering for this book study and then we will alternate facilitation between other participants each week.

Gather and Grow Campaign

A special thanks to everyone who has been able to donate to our Gather and Grow Campaign. So far, we have raised $2200 toward our $5000 goal. Typically, it wouldn’t make sense to run another online fundraiser considering that we just finished our Garden Fundraiser in early June. If we are honest, it feels like there isn’t much that makes sense right now, is there?

The Gather and Grow campaign is a response to the costs of meeting again in-person but also to the technological needs required to launch our Livestream and new podcast channel. We may not have planned for this expansion but we are thankful that the community of The Land now spreads across many mediums and welcomes many people virtually to participate in a movement to connect with and care for creation.

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Land Face Masks!

Land face masks will be available for $10 beginning Saturday, August 8th. Please email Stephanie if you would like to reserve on as quantites are very limited.

The Land is an outdoor faith community dedicated to connecting with and caring for all of Creation!

Our community is open ALL! The labels and distinctions of society tend to divide us, at The Land we call on God’s love to unite us.

This is holy ground, we’re standing on holy ground
For our God is present and where God is is holy.
This is holy ground, we’re standing on holy ground
For our God is present and where God is is holy.

These are holy hands, God’s given us holy hands
God works through us and so these hands are holy
These are holy hands, God’s given us holy hands
God works through us and so these hands are holy

These are holy lips, God’s given us holy lips
God speaks through us and so these lips are holy.
These are holy lips, God’s given us holy lips
God speaks through us and so these lips are holy.

These are holy times, we’re living in holy times
God loves through us and so these times are holy
These are holy times, we’re living in holy times
God loves through us and so these times are holy

When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” He said, “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.”

Steve Kennedy and Tony Edelblute

In all the earth, O Yahweh God,
how glorious is your name!
For you have set above the heavens
your glory and your fame.

From infants’ and from children’s lips
you ordered praise to sound,
To silence all your enemies,
the wicked to confound.

When I regard the heavens you made,
your fingers’ work I trace;
I see the moon and shining stars
which you have set in place.

I ask myself, “What then are we
that you should give us thought—
Our children, that you to them
such gracious care have brought?”

You made us little less than those
who dwell in heaven above,
And you have crowned and honored us
with glory and with love.

You gave us charge of all the works
created by your hand,
And everything that you had made
you gave us to command—

All flocks and herds, and birds and fish,
all beasts both wild and tame.

In all the earth, O Yahweh God,
how glorious is your name!

This time of Offering at The Land is an invitation to remain present to the Divine.

You are welcome to bring compost, coffee grounds, and financial gifts to place in the buckets. We also welcome your help with any of the following tasks:
  1. Turn the compost from bin 1 to bin 2 or back.
  2. Cut a few thistles.
  3. Pick a few weeds in the common areas of the garden.
  4. Transport just one wheelbarrow of dirt from next to the garden to one of the many low spots.

Take a prayer walk, spend quiet time in meditation, try poetry writing, walking the labyrinth, and or pastel painting. Any activity done with an attentive heart is an offering in this space. Stay as long as you like or leave as soon as you need to. This is your time.

Morning Discussion (join us at The Land at 8:30am).

In Case of Emergency

Rattlesnake Bites

If you are bitten, remain calm and call 911.
Say you are at 840 S. Powhatan Road, Aurora.
If for any reason that does not work go to:
UC Health Emergency Care at Anschutz Medical Campus
12505 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045
720 848 9111

General Emergencies

UCHealth Urgent Care – Quincy,
16951 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015
303-752-5480

Pet Emergencies

Seven Hills Vet Hospital
18325 E Girard Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
303-669-1600

Rattlesnakes may be found in this area. They are important members of the natural community. They will not attack, but if disturbed or cornered, they will defend themselves. Give them distance and respect.

Important Points:
  • Rattlesnakes only bite people in self-defense.
  • Rattlesnakes don’t have to be coiled to bite.
  • Rattlesnakes don’t always rattle before biting.
  • Snakes prefer 70˚F to 90˚F but may be out in the sun at 60˚F.
  • Less than 0.1% of bites are fatal. Get help quickly.
  • Never intentionally approach a rattlesnake. 56% of bites occur when people pursue the snake.
Bottom Line:
  • Wear high boots to walk through the grass.
  • Watch the ground as you walk.
  • If you can’t see the ground in grass or weeds, move slowly.
  • Do not run on ground you cannot see.
  • When you see or hear a snake leave the area immediately and warn others.
  • Make sure the area is safe before taking a pet off-leash.