L'Arche in Portland
Ben Miller and Ilana Weber talk about Sharing the Journey. Ben reminds us to slow done and pay attention to each other.

Associate Member Frances Sexton helps bless our core supporters at our annual Supporters' Appreciation Day.

Doug Westberg shares some thoughts on Vulnerability and how the L'Arche Portland community has nourished him.

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Thank you for being a part of our extended family and for working with us to create home and build community to support people with and without intellectual disabilities.

Upcoming Events, Birthdays and Anniversaries
Please join us at an upcoming event.  Please RSVP for all celebrations and events at RSVP@larche-portland.org or by calling 503-251-6901.

Dessert with L'Arche Events
Thursdays, March 10 and April 14, 6:45 PM
Neahkahnie House (Mar), Nehalem House (Apr)

Taize Prayer Nights
Thursdays, March 17 and April 21, 6:45 PM
Nehalem House

Foot Washing Liturgy
Thursday, March 24, 4 PM
Neahkahnie House

Easter Potluck
Sunday, March 27, 1 PM
Neahkahnie House

Simple Supper and Prayer Night
April 6, 5 PM
Neahkahnie House

Heart of L'Arche Society Wine Tasting
April 8, 7-9 PM
(for major donors making a 3-year commitment of $1,000 or more per year)
To learn more, call Tamara Yates at 503-381-4281

Community Birthdays
3/12 Ilana Weber
3/24 Moss Kane
4/26 Ben Luginbuhl
4/29 Cindy Leonard

Community Anniversaries
2/1 Matt Weisensee
2/17 Rodney Gabriel
3/1 Faythe Aiken, Beth Barsotti, 
Matt Casey  and Jerry Deas
3/6 Katie Shaw
4/29 Robyn Dowell

L'Arche Around the USA
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  "This is a gonna be my room," Elbert said decisively... "Here's where I want to live now. I like everything in this house."

L'Arche USA Welcomes Two New Projects!  L'Arche Long Island and L'Arche Metro Richmond  are one step closer to opening their doors as L'Arche communities.

L'Arche Across the Globe

L'Arche International's #AsIAm series is an invitation to imagine the world differently. In this episode, Musa travels from Kenya to Paris where dogs dress like humans and humans eat like goats.

In the third film of the #AsIAm series, Bogdan Senyk, from L'Arche Ukraine, grew up under a government that denied his existence. He explains his method of civil resistance: JOY.

Geophysicist Xavier Le Pichon, raised his family within L'Arche and now resides at a retreat for families struggling with mental illness. In this interview, Xavier shares how our response to fragility is key to our evolution.

How to Support L'Arche Portland

Help L'Arche Portland better meet ongoing needs by  signing up to make your gift monthly.  We now offer  electronic fund transfer to making supporting our mission even simpler. 
  • $25/month ($300/year) feeds 4 core members and 4 assistants for a week.
  • $50/month ($600/year) provides assistant support of 2 core members to attend a L'Arche retreat.
  • $100/month ($1200/year) helps provide assistant formation, training and accompaniment.

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to L'Arche Portland, and Fred Meyer will donate a percentage of their quarterly profits to our mission. You can search for us by name or by non-profit number (#92137). Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping L'Arche Portland earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. 

Every time you shop with Amazon from  our Amazon Smile link,  you can support L'Arche Portland and receive the same products, prices, and service as on the main Amazon site. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase. 

Visit  smile.amazon.com   and choose L'Arche Portland as your charity of choice.