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May Youth Weekend

May 17 - May 19

Youth in 8th to 12th grade are invited to join us for May Youth Weekend at Holden Village. Experience faith, music, and hilarity, with opportunities to participate in service projects, have fun in the Pool Hall, and experience spiritual growth in community!
The theme of May Youth Weekend 2024 is All Creation Groans Together: Love, Lament, and Action in a Climate Emergency. How can we live faithful lives when we are overloaded with climate grief and anxiety? How can we find motivation for meaningful action when the future is uncertain? Together we’ll dive deep into our love for God’s beloved creation, and learn how to find our way through the ruins. 
The weekend’s speaker is Talitha Amadea Aho, author of In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis. Talitha has worked with children and youth for many years as a Presbyterian minister in Oakland, California, and now serves as a chaplain at a children’s hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has witnessed first-hand the spiritual crisis that climate chaos has laid on young people. 
The featured musician is Lacey Brown. Brown is a singer/songwriter, music leader, liturgist, percussionist, and recording artist from Seattle, WA. Passionate in the liturgical arts, Lacey has been working in ministry for over 20 years directing music and liturgy in congregations, the Northwest Washington Synod, the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, and church-wide conferences and events. As a composer in the church, she writes liturgical settings and songs for congregational singing and heads up a band called Poor Clare, performing original music and poetry inspired by the mysteries of God and life.
To learn more and register, visit the event page or ‘like’ the Facebook page. For questions about the May Youth Weekend registration process, please contact Nicole Meyer at HoldenMYW17@gmail.com.


May 17
May 19


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.