Holden’s community includes all who care for Holden through their labor, gifts and prayers. Villagers of all kinds form a community of worship, learning, hospitality, celebration and service. Holden welcomes all of God’s children, regardless of faith denomination, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or political opinion. In work, play and conversation—in disagreement and agreement—we offer ourselves to each other in mutual forgiveness and respect. As many have discovered and declared for Holden’s 50-plus years of operation, the Village offers new and deeper friendships, introduction to new ideas and issues, spiritual and personal growth, joy in service, participation in Holden’s excellent program, interaction with a diverse variety of staff and guests, and the chance to experience God’s creation in the mountain wilderness.