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. Rooted in Lutheran traditions, Holden welcomes all people of good will 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. 

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.

Quilts

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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.

Volunteer/Work

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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

FALL WORK WEEKS 

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

AUTUMN SOJOURN

  • September 19-23 (registration filled)

Village Voice

Read thought-provoking articles from our quarterly magazine. Available online.

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.

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