Category Archives: Delegations

Youth, religion and the impromptu: Our visit to Potrerillos

Seven delegates from Decorah, Iowa visited Potrerillos, El Salvador from July 7-17, 2017.  Rev. John Caldwell, of First United Methodist Church of Decorah, reflects on their experiences below. I suppose that most delegations have a theme or two that seem … Continue reading

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Who isn’t our neighbor?

Seven delegates from Danville Congregational Church visited their partner community San Antonio in April 2017.    After the delegates returned, the church held a Sister Parish-themed service  to share the experience and the relationship with the wider church.  Reverend Eric … Continue reading

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Learning the art of resistance

Feb 8, 2017 by Rita Nohner Our final few hours in Tierra Nueva were spent in retreat with the SP Committee with a picnic lunch prepared by the women of TNI afterward. There were lots of tears as we said … Continue reading

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We came like Paul

Español by Karin Grosscup Delegate from St. Joan of Arc visiting Tierra Nueva II in 2017.  Read more delegate reflections and see photos of the delegation.  Readings referenced below are from February 5, 2017:  1 Corinthians 2:1-5 and Matthew 5:13-16. … Continue reading

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Loving encounters

by Nancy Wiens I, along with seven fellow travelers, recently participated in the Open Delegation to Guatemala and El Salvador. It was a joyful and educational trip that exposed me to people and experiences that would not have been open … Continue reading

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Open to the living spirit – 2016 as the Year of Encounter

by Tom Pouliot Nancy Wiens, the chair of the board of Sister Parish, brought a meditation to our fall board meeting in 2015.  In the meditation she offered the following quote from Pope Francis: “When God comes, he always calls … Continue reading

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Trinity Episcopal Church Welcomes San José La Montaña

Every January at Trinity Episcopal Church (Newtown, CT) each committee contributes a summary of the previous year’s activities to the Church’s Annual Report.  This summary of our first south-to-north delegation from San José La Montaña, in the department of Chalatenango, … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva I delegation to North Dakota

Tierra Nueva I Delegation to West Fargo, North Dakota – Dec 1-8, 2016 by Peggy Bernard See photo album We welcomed Brian Tyler, Aura Lemus Lorenzana, Aura Esquivel Gomez and Cynthia Trujillo Waight de Rodriguez to West Fargo/Fargo, North Dakota … Continue reading

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Life has to have many ingredients

Español From September 27-October 6, 2016, three women from San Antonio Los Ranchos, El Salvador traveled to visit their partner church First Lutheran Church in Duluth.  Marcela Murcía shared these words during the worship service. See more photos on our … Continue reading

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Opening minds, transforming hearts

Originally published in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi bulletin. As part of our “Summer of Mission and Mercy,” five parishioners took time out of their summer last month to journey to Guatemala to bring good tidings to … Continue reading

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