A key part of L'Arche Atlanta's mission is our work to create events and experiences that gather people of all abilities together to imagine. community. differently. Stay in touch with us through our Facebook page to see photos of our latest experiences.
If you are interested in hosting a community event or helping plan one, please let us know!
July 10, 2018 - Jean Vanier Summer Movie Experience
Do you need a lift for your heart, mind, and soul? L'Arche Atlanta and the Emory Aquinas Center are co-hosting a screening of an amazing documentary on the incredible life of Jean Vanier who started the first L'Arche community. in Trosley, France. Summer in the Forest, directed Randall Wright, involves us in the lives of some of L'Arche's residents, both in France and in one of its offshoots in Bethlehem. Their humanity, their foibles,and their endearing friendship are all demonstrated powerfully throughout the documentary. Vanier's philosophy that love, peace, and friendship will drive out fear pervades the whole film. The small movement Jean Vanier began has become a world wide movement of love, joy, and solidarity.
This is the only showing of this movie in Georgia, so this is the place and time to see it! When: Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm Where: Emory Center for Ethics, Room 102 1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 Parking on campus is free; park in the Peavine Parking lot and walk up Dickey Drive to the Center for Ethics.
The event is FREE, but please register in advance. Perfect for people ages 12+. Popcorn and soda provided!
On Saturday, August 11, L'Arche Atlanta is going to the ball park! We've got 100 tickets in the Homerun Porch (Section 145). We are also being treated to a pre-game catered reception in the Terrace Garden (behind the Hank Aaron Terrace)!
When: Saturday, August 11 Pre-game catered reception at 5:30pm Game starts at 7:10pm
Cost: $30/ticket or a Family 4-pack for $115 (the pre-game catered reception is a gift from one of our generous donors) The Braves are donating a portion of each of the 100 tickets for sale to L'Arche Atlanta.
We would like to make this event affordable for any of our community members with disabilities to be able to attend. You can also click on the link below to make a donation.
PAST COMMUNITY EVENTS
We've had some fun times in the past year! Scroll down to see pictures from previous community events!
April 21, 2018 - Talent Show
We had a great time at our talent show on Saturday, April 21, hosted by First Christian Church of Decatur! About a dozen people and/or duos performed, as well as a special performance by the Tucker Community Choir. Thank you to everyone who attended -- to those who shared their talents, and to those who cheered them on!
February 17, 2018 - Valentine's Dance
Our annual Valentine's Dance is one of our favorite events of the year! On February 17, over 100 people came together at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to eat and dance. Our DJ had everyone dancing and it was a fun evening for all!
December 2, 2017 - Holiday Party
On December 2, 2017, the L'Arche Atlanta community came together for our annual Holiday Party. We had a potluck dinner, caroling , BINGO (with awesome raffle prizes!), a holiday photo booth, and a hot cocoa bar! It was a festive evening full of fun, and we are thankful to all who joined us!
August 12, 2017 - David King Album Release Party
On August 12, David Robert King performed selections from his new album, Sun & Bones: Come By Here, a L'Arche Inspired Project. Members of the CRHP group at Christ the King Cathedral provided a barbecue dinner, the First Christian Church of Decatur provided space, and 100 people joined us to hear David's music. David was joined by longtime L'Arche friend, Jas Ingram, in the performance. David is donating the proceeds from this album to L'Arche Atlanta. If you would like to purchase one please email Tim Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4, 2017 - A Night of Song
A Night of Song with Woodward Academy Choir On May 4, 2017, over 80 people joined with members from the First Christian Church of Decatur and the First Christian Church of Atlanta to hear the Woodward Academy Choir perform a selection of songs that expressed the vision of love and hope that are central to the vision of L'Arche. L'Arche Atlanta Core Member, Corbin McKinnon, made a guest appearance and performed on his bagpipes.
The Woodward Academy Adult Community Choir was chartered to promote diversity and inclusion among all employees and to showcase their talents and gifts. This choir serves as ambassadors of Woodward Academy and beyond. This choir consists of faculty, staff, dining service, and parent community as well. Not only does this choir give two concerts within Woodward Academy, but also performs in places such as local nursing homes, children’s hospitals, and shelters for the homeless throughout the year. This choir will present songs to express peace, love, and community. We were so blessed by their performance.
A special thanks to Ann Edmondson, the Choir's Director, and to James Brewer-Calvert and the volunteers at the First Christian Church of Decatur for their hospitality.