Welcome to Holden Village
Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry, nestled in a forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. The Village welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting.
Beautification & Education Project
Photo by Lindsey Scheid
The new Beautification & Education Project will provide a financial foundation for fire-related Village improvements and educational programming for guests returning next summer, focused on fire ecology, climate change, water conservation, and healing stewardship for our planet. Please consider making a contribution.
BAER REPORT RELEASED: The US Forest Service has issued the BAER report (Burned Area Emergency Response) for the Wolverine Fire. First and foremost, there is nothing in the report of which we were not aware. We have been working with the Forest Service and Rio Tinto on increased safety precautions and early warnings. Secondly, we have purposely established a smaller resident community for this fall and winter, members of which understand the risks and can be flexible. We will carefully watch and be with Holden in its first winter since the fire.
FALL 2015 HOLDEN VILLAGE VOICE: This latest issue contains several articles exploring the Wolverine Creek Fire experience, musings on art and theology, updates and interviews, and memories from the last few seasons. You’ll also find our newest feature: Called, Equipped, & Sent. This info-packed magazine has been totally redesigned, and is a visual incarnation of Holden’s post-fire, post-remediation era. Look for it in your mailbox or download it from our website. Read, share, enjoy!
2016 ARTIST RESIDENCY: Calling professional artists in all media! Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Holden Village Artist Residency in Community, Ecology, and Spirituality. Share your vision and creativity, be an essential part of a dynamic and fun community, and get loads of time to focus on your art. Applications are due December 4.
BOARD ELECTIONS NOTICE: At its July 2016 meeting, the Board of Directors of Holden Village will be electing several new members, each to serve a four-year term. The Board is committed to reflecting the full diversity of the church, including representation from Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Board members are asked to invest their personal energy and skills in the purposes and mission of Holden Village, to seek opportunities to apply those individual skills and abilities, and to demonstrate support for the Village. The complete application packet provides information about the Holden Village mission, vision and core values, and a description of board member responsibilities and benefits. To request an application packet, please contact Linda Kingery. Applications are due May 15, 2016.