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COVID Safety Review for Worship on The Land
I want to reiterate that no matter how stringently we follow our protocols, we cannot guarantee safety. We will do our best but in a time of pandemic we should be transparent that gathering always bring with it a level of risk and so we will continue to offer ways to participate online via Facebook Live.
• Please pre-register for Worship! This is a vital practice whether you come every week or once a year as it assists us in contract tracing if necessary but also allows us to prepare appropriately for the number of participants who plan to come. If you have not pre-registered, it is imperative that you check in using the online worship program found on our website at thelandaurora.org.
• Please bundle up. We will be keeping at least two walls up throughout the seasons, so please dress warmly if you plan to participate in-person on a day that is predicted to be windy and/or cold.
• If you have been exposed by someone you have been in close contact with for 20 minutes or more, please plan to participate online for two weeks. Participating online for two weeks will also be required if you exhibit signs of COVID such as a cough, fever, chills, body aches and/or upset stomach as well as if you have traveled out of the state or out of the country.
**The rule of thumb must be, when in doubt, participate online.
I want us to prepare for a rough winter that could easily result in online participation being our only option for gathering. If this decision is made, the community will be given a five-day notice prior to this change. It is imperative that we all do our best to keep up with communications coming out of The Land. An email from The Land is sent out on the weekend and then on Thursday of each week. Our Facebook page, Instagram page, website and text messaging system are all ways to stay informed.
In order for us to continue the pacing of launching a new organization while carrying the weight and reality of a pandemic, staying informed as a participant of this community and doing your part by pre-registering, participating online when you need to and supporting the safety protocols is essential.
Thank you for all you do to support the safety of our community during this time of tumult and trauma. Whether we are meeting in-person or online, I hope you always remember that you are not alone. We are all doing the best we can in a overwhelmingly difficult situation…and, whether it feels true or not, your best is always enough.
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.
What the World Needs Now
This time of Offering at The Land is an invitation to remain present to the Divine.
- Turn the compost from bin 1 to bin 2 or back.
- Cut a few thistles.
- Pick a few weeds in the common areas of the garden.
- 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.
In Case of Emergency
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
UCHealth Urgent Care – Quincy,
16951 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015
Seven Hills Vet Hospital
18325 E Girard Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
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.
- 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.
- 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.