Friends of L'Arche Central VA
Spirituality...Relationships...Servant Leadership... Community...Celebration
For upcoming events, please scroll down. You are invited.
What is Friends of L'Arche?
We are an emerging L'Arche community with a vibrant community of friends. We are a not for profit charity and we look forward to building L'Arche homes in Metro Richmond. YOU are invited to to join us as we celebrate, worship, play, and build relationships and community.
Friends of L'Arche enhances lives today with celebrations, gatherings, worship, and outreach projects to give back to our larger community - activities that nurture relationships, build community, provide a sense of purpose, and reveal the gifts and talents of persons with disabilities.
We are working diligently towards founding L'Arche homes where persons with and without intellectual disabilities share life with spirituality, celebration, and dignity.
What is L'Arche?
L'Arche, French for "The Ark" (from the Bible story of Noah and the Ark), is a global community of faith that celebrates the gifts of all persons. L'Arche creates communities and inclusive family-like homes for persons with disabilities and those who share lives with them.
Founded by Jean Vanier in France in 1964, today hundreds of L'Arche communities flourish around the world, 17 in the USA. L'Arche is a community of faith, welcoming persons of all faiths or no faith. L'Arche communities reveal and honor the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities - gifts of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship.
Assistants come from around the world to live in L'Arche. All in the home are like family. Assistants accompany (not supervise) and share lives of love and respect with core members. As assistants discover the gifts core members offer, they grow in friendship, respect, and personal awareness. Beyond the home, a community of friends shares in celebrations and prayer.
L'Arche welcomes all and is a sign to the world of the significant gifts of persons with disabilities. Communities around the world enjoy a bond of solidarity; they pray for each other, help each other, and gather for wonderful celebrations.
L'Arche communities revere the dignity of every human being. They strengthen our local communities, engage in advocacy, and raise awareness of the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities. L'Arche is a sign of hope.
Learn more about L'Arche USA and the International L'Arche Community here.
Pizza with the Pastor - Monday, September 28, 6 PM
You are invited to join us for our first monthly "Pizza with the Pastor."
After our Pizza Party, Pastor Mike Hamilton, a Director on our Board and Chaplain of The Virginia Home, will lead us in prayer, song, drama, games, and conversation as we enjoy each other and celebrate God's love.
|When||Monday, September 28, 6 PM (or shortly after)|
2324 Pump Road
FUNdraiser at Pie Five Pizza - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4PM - 10PM
Second Sunday Luncheon - Sunday, Oct. 11, 12:30 PM
Our longest running and among our most loved social events
No RSVP is required; the food is great; & the company is terrific. Come as you are. Your friends & family are welcome.
|When||Sunday, October 11, 12:30 - 2:00 (Arrive anytime)|
|Where||Padow's Hams & Deli - 4120 Cox Road, Glen Allen 23060 - The Shoppes at Innsbrook, near Cox & Broad, next to Hondo's & Cartridge World|
Community Life Group Meeting
You are invited. We welcome your ideas, your viewpoints, and your friendship. We plan events and strengthen our community and spirituality. Some are very involved and others attend when they can. Join in at whatever level you want. All persons, with & without disabilities are welcome.
|When||Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 PM|
|Where||2234 Pump Road, Henrico 23233|