Shenandoah Valley Church of the Wild is an emerging expression of community among the human and non-human inhabitants of the Shenandoah River and North River watersheds, a church without walls on the edges of wilderness and civilization. Our teachers include the Black Oak and the Eastern Cottonwood, the Cardinals and Finches, the ancient lichen and the black stone, our own Soul, and each other. Recognizing the sacred in all of creation, we listen into what David Whyte calls the "conversational nature of reality," as a gateway to personal wholeness and cultural transformation. We gather to re-member ourselves as kin with all beings, re-connect with Divine presence, and re-kindle our Soul as necessary practice in a culture of ecological destruction and social unmooring. We meet once a month at different locations within 30-60 minutes from the Harrisonburg area.
All are welcome, from any or no faith tradition.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is locally governed and operated, affiliated with The Association for the Integration of the Whole Person. AIWP, founded in 1979, is committed to supporting spiritual persons to serve their communities in ways that assure psychological and educational self-empowerment, leading to peace and goodwill.
tending to the world of soul
and the soul of the world
"Ecology and spirituality are
fundamentally connected because deep
ecological awareness, ultimately, is
~ Fritjov Capra