Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, has written, “Community discernment is essentially a way of enabling people in a group to come to a common decision where each one has internalized the decision and made it their own.” (Community and Growth, p. 292.)
Ten members of the Leadership Team gathered on March 4th to review the accomplishments for 2017 and discern the goals for 2018.
During the meditative, goal-setting time, we pondered on which of two paths we should focus: to build a L’Arche home near a farm or look for an existing house to become our first L’Arche home.
The Team also brainstormed specific tasks for each goal and people signed up for each task. Please consider how you would like to assist or who you know that might be able to help out.
Contact Tammy Breeding (970-999-5184) or Jennifer Pfiester (970-493-4942) to let us know how you would like to join in.
Friends of L’Arche Fort Collins
- Explore existing houses in Fort Collins that would be available through the City of Fort Collins or another non-profit organization for collaboration with FOLFC in the next one to two years.
- Determine the availability of Happy Heart Farm, the cost, possible conservation easement and timeline for possible acquisition.
- Add board members who have skills in finance, fundraising, and programming for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Regularly schedule Community Gatherings to build community and invite newcomers to find out about L’Arche.