L’Arche in Vermont? An Exploratory Gathering, August 25

BRATTLEBORO, VT – On Sunday, August 25, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro, will be hosting a gathering with members of the L’Arche Boston community and with Vermonters of all interests and abilities. The goal will be to better understand L’Arche, to imagine what is possible in this state, and to discuss next steps. The journey to start a L’Arche community takes years; this is an exploratory first step.

As explained on the organization’s US website, L’Arche communities “provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries.” L’Arche communities welcome people of all faiths and those who are not religiously affiliated. Today, there are 147 member communities of L’Arche in 35 countries.

RSVP is helpful but not required. Write to the Rev. Duncan Hilton, duncan@stmichaelsvermont.org, to express your interest in attending the August 25 gathering.

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