Welcome to Holden Village

Over the course of 50 years now, Holden Village has been transformed from a copper mining town to a vibrant place of education, programming, and worship. It has been a rich journey of faith. Holden welcomes all who seek contemplation and community in the remote wilderness of the beautiful Cascade Mountains. We invite people of all ages to come and experience our rhythms, which inspire and equip travelers for a sustainable life of faith outside the Village. And we continue to listen to and reflect on our story and history as we seek to discover our place in God’s creative mission in our world. 

2016 Fall Work Weeks

Come to Holden Village for a week of work, relaxation and worship. Whether this will be your first visit or your fiftieth, we invite you to join the community, practice the daily rhythms and help prepare the Village for winter. Volunteers arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday.  The Village will be busy with Rio Tinto still on site completing major construction for the mine remediation. Our focus will be preparing the Village for the official guest opening, anticipated for Christmas 2016.

2016 Fall Work Weeks*

Week 1: Sept. 11-17
Week 2: Oct. 9-15
Week 3: Oct. 23-29

Click here for more information and application.

*Note because of requirements and restrictions, all arrivals will be on Sunday with departures on Saturday with no exceptions. Space is limited.

An Autumn Sojourn


There is a season under heaven. Pause during this season of your life. Gather by Railroad Creek to ponder the wellbeing of the waters of Creation. Listen for Scripture’s wisdom about our lives in time. Learn from the art of the church, and create art together. Worship, reflect, and rejoice in community with others.  Click here to learn more.  

Registration is filled.  Contact the Registrar to be added to the waitlist.


Photo by Lindsey Scheid

Each guest and staff bed in the Village is covered with a handmade quilt made by Holdenites near and far. Every quilt in the Village tells a story and is a piece of Holden history in its own right. Find out more on the Quilts page.


20151021_JumpingforJoy_DibbleFB.jpgPhoto by Abbey Dibble

Looking for a great way to spend some time at Holden? We have need for energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, and fun-loving volunteers! Positions available for Mavericks, Housekeepers, Carpenters, Painters, Landscapers, Lawns and gardens crews, Electricians, and other longer term positions. For a more extensive list of positions and links to applications check out Short-Term Volunteers or Long-Term Volunteers. Come join us!

Coming Events


Come to the Village for a week of glorious fall weather and help get us situated for winter. 

  • September 11-17
  • October 9-15
  • October 23-29


    • September 19-23

Holden Voices

A poem using words from Holden Evening Prayer - written 6/28/16 at Sunrise on Ten Mile Trail.
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Audio Archive

Listen to recordings of teaching sessions, discussions and seminars.