Friends of L'Arche Central Virginia
Spirituality...Relationships...Servant Leadership...Intentional Community...Celebration
2014 Friend of the Year
In September 2014, Friends of L’Arche Central Virginia awarded the “Friend of the Year” award to Bryan Lacy.
Bryan is a licensed attorney who graduated from Catholic University Law School. He worked for several years in the disability community, advocating for a better world. Bryan is a Board member of the disAbility Law Center and Vice President of the Board for Friends of L’Arche Central Virginia. We are blessed by Bryan’s friendship and all he does for us. He provides legal counsel, leading us through a plethora of critical legal and research topics. He has been with us since we began in 2007 – eternally optimistic and patiently guiding us. Bryan does huge amounts of work on our behalf, and is a constant advocate to help us pursue the right course. He is a true treasure. Amazingly, Bryan realized early in his life that whatever he did with his life had to be done with his mind, and what a beautiful mind it is – Mission Accomplished!
Two Reasons to Celebrate!
L'Arche turns 50 and Friends of L'Arche CVA in now a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Charity.
We don't need a reason to celebrate, but this year we have two big reasons. First, founded in 1964, L'Arche is turning 50. We congratulate L'Arche as they celebrate their Jubilee Anniversary. Second, Friends of L'Arche Central VA is now a 501(c)3 Not for Profit public charity! Thanks to all who helped. Your generous support makes a significant difference for persons with disabilities.
Now we can do so much more. You can now make tax deductible donations in our own name, "Friends of L'Arche Central Virginia."
You are invited!
Tuesday, January 26, 7PM (4th Tuesday of each month)
Community Life Group Meeting
You are invited. We welcome your ideas, your viewpoints, and your friendship. We meet to plan events and strengthen our community and our spirituality. Some are very involved and others attend when they can. You can join in at whatever level you feel called. If persons with disabilities are part of your family, they are invited. All are welcome.
Where: Columbian Center - 2324 Pump Henrico 23233
RSVP: Email email@example.com
We'll continue our study of the Gospel of John, using Jean Vanier's Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John. We will discuss John 15 which corresponds with Chapter 20 in Vanier's book. The basis for our discussion is John 15, so if you don't have Vanier's book, reading this scripture will suffice. You can join this discussion whether or not you've read the earlier scripture passages and/or chapters.
Sunday, February 8, 12:30 PM
Second Sunday Luncheon
No RSVP is required; the food is great; & the company is terrific. Your friends & family are welcome. This is our longest running social event and perhaps our most loved social activity.
Where: Padow's Deli
4120 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Corner of Cox & Broad near Hondo's
Why is L'Arche special?
For a hint, watch this video from L'Arche en France. Wishing L'Arche a happy 50th birthday as we work (and play) to bring L'Arche to the Richmond area.
Founded in 2009 by a dedicated group of parents of children with disabilities, Friends of L'Arche Central VA (FoLCVA) grew from a dream of our children living together in family-like homes as a sign of hope and inspiration in our community.
FoLCVA is an emerging L'Arche community. We are incorporated by the Virginia State Corporation and we are a 501(c)3 not for profit public charity.
Our "Community Life Group" (CLG) is our main group. The CLG builds our community of friends through celebrations, events, prayer, and relationship-building activities.
Our Board of Directors is in a strategic planning process to ensure that we will be prepared to accomplish our mission.
We invite you to join us in prayer and celebration as we move toward our dream of providing family-like homes for persons with intellectual disabilities!