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, races, faiths and backgrounds, offering modest yet comfortable amenities in a wilderness setting.
2013-14: Under Construction
The Village operated as a mining town from 1937-1957. It is now the site of a massive remediation project to clean up environmental problems left from those mining days. During this disruption, village infrastructure and facilities are also being upgraded. The village continues to operate year-round, welcoming volunteer workers from May through November. Guest visits are still possible December-April.
A new era dawned for Holden Village on May Day 2013 with full construction of the long-awaited mine remediation officially underway. This new website is designed to keep Holden Villagers and friends closely connected as we seek and experience God’s grace through the challenges ahead.
Whether or not you can come to the Village during this era, your virtual presence through electronic media as well as your real presence in prayer, is essential. You can find frequent updates and share in village life through Facebook and our email newsletter, Be-Holden. For those of us who still love the feel of paper in our hands, rest assured that the Village Voice will arrive in your mailbox with every new season—four times a year.