MEDIA RELEASE L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years The L’Arche Genesaret community in Canberra, one of the first co-residential groups for people with and without an intellectual disability in Australia, celebrated its 40th anniversary in Woden on 9 March. More than 190 guests, including L’Arche representatives from across Australia, gathered for an evening of stories and songs at the Canberra Southern Cross Club to celebrate the milestone, which also marks the foundation of L’Arche in Australia. Since its beginning, L’Arche has been at the forefront of radical social change spanning the past four decades. From the dismantling of institutional living, […]
Dear Friends, Sometimes we are tempted to look back and regret the good old days as if “before it was better”! I have often thought that the best way to pay tribute to our founders, to those to whom we owe our presence today, is not to copy them, but to be inspired by their vision and willingness to create something new. In short, not to copy the past, but to transform the present, to make it flourish. On your 40th anniversary, the 40th anniversary of L’Arche in Australia, it is this energy that I hope you will find […]
Dear Friends in l’Arche, Jean Vanier, our Founder, sent a message through myself to acknowledge and celebrate our 40th Birthday party held by L’Arche Genesaret on March 9. I would like to share his message with you: Best wishes David Treanor National Leader _____ Peace and love to you all, I rejoice for these wonderful 40 years of the birth and growth of l’Arche in Australia and New Zeeland. I thank each one of you and especially Eileen. I remember when we met at an international meeting near Toronto. She asked when would I come to Australia I said […]
On Sunday 4th March the L’Arche Adelaide community will be gathering to honour, remember and celebrate the life of one of our loved founding members, Colin Zschech, who recently died. A shared lunch at 12:30pm at Highgate Park Chapel, 103 Fisher St, Fullarton will be followed by a time of sharing our thoughts, feelings, memories, and thankfulness for Colin’s life, love, faith and service to others. All welcome to attend. Our prayers are with Yvonne and their family (including their son, James) at this time.
Community Weekend L’Arche Adelaide is thrilled to have John Coleman, singer/songwriter join us for our annual community weekend. The theme of the weekend is ‘Discovering our Song’. It promises to be an excellent time of sharing, discussion, creativity, music, worship, fun, and great food! When: Saturday 20th (9am-9pm) & Sunday 21st (9:30-2pm) January 2018 Where: Highgate Park Chapel, 103 Fisher St, Fullarton RSVP: Email ltwhitneyatadam.com.au by 12th January You’re welcome to join us for part or all of the weekend. Email us to obtain the weekend’s programme. See our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/201809873703642/ John Coleman in Concert Come and share this special evening with singer/songwriter, John […]
You’re invited to our Christmas Service at 10am on Sunday 3rd December at Highgate Park Chapel (in the grounds of Highgate Park Disability Services,103 Fisher St, Fullarton). If you are able to arrive a little early (anytime from 9:15am) to greet residents and sign the Christmas cards we’ll be giving to residents, that would be great! There will be a shared brunch in the Chapel starting at 11am. Please bring a savoury or sweet dish to share. We aim to finish by 2pm at the latest. If you can’t come to the service, feel free to come at 11am for […]