Bellingham Wild Church, Rev. Victoria Loorz
Bellingham Wild Church
The Bellingham Wild Church is part of an experimental Lutheran church called Echoes that employs four pastors, each of whom lead different approaches to church. Wild Church expands the notion of beloved community beyond our species to include the creatures and trees and all the natural world as inherently valuable and sacred co-congregants. We're developing practices of sacred reciprocity for deepening relationship with the Holy, with the our watershed, with our own souls. The readings come from the first Book of Revelation imprinted in all of nature as well as the insights of mystics, poets, visionaries of our Christ tradition....and one another. We meet monthly at the edges of waterfalls, among cedars and invasive blackberries, or at the shoreline of the Salish Sea to deepen intimacy with the the more-than-human Others whose home we share and whom are both inherently worthy of our respect and mirror back to us our own sacred inner reality as well. Church is a place where Mystery is experienced, not explained.
— Rev. Victoria Loorz