Category Archives: Delegations

A new “travel” experience this Advent / Una experiencia de “viaje” diferente en el Adviento

Español abajo As we all know, throughout the world, in the last two years we have had to adapt our lives to a different way of life. Among other things, this has meant creating a different way to build community … Continue reading

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Virtual Posada / Posada Virtual

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Sister Parish members were blessed to be able to gather virtually as brothers and sisters, north and south, from numerous communities and churches, to participate in a virtual posada. The posadas are a Christmas tradition, … Continue reading

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Conversation about Coco and Day of the Dead/ Conversación sobre Coco y Día de los muertos.

Day of the Dead conversation with Duluth and Los Ranchos/ Conversación sobre Día de los muertos con Duluth y Los Ranchos Continue reading

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St Joan of Arc – Tierra Nueva 2 Virtual Delegation 2021 – Delegación Virtual 2021

St Joan of Arc and Tierra Nueva 2 organized a virtual delegation in August of 2021. Johana and Pedro from Tierra Nueva 2 read the following words at the closing mass in Guatemala. First of all, we want to thank … Continue reading

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2020-A Sister Parish Year Like No Other / El año en Iglesias Hermanas como ningún otro

Español abajo Message from Sister Parish Inc. Board member Cathy Burrell The Sister Parish, Inc. Board and staff began January excited about the new year. Most of the Board participated in the Open Delegation in November 2019 and were energized … Continue reading

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Sister Parish Virtual Delegation / Delegación Virtual de Iglesias Hermanas

Español abajo Our first ever Virtual Delegation was a huge success. From November 15-21, we had 8 live calls to reflect spiritually, share holiday traditions and favorite recipes, and even learn zumba. Every day, we shared written reflections, music videos, … Continue reading

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Wallingford and Guarjila celebrate 20-year anniversary / Seattle y Guarjila celebran 20 años

(español abajo) In February, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the relationship between Wallingford United Methodist Church and the community of Guarjila. During our delegation, we joined in festivities for the community’s patron saint, we worshiped, we learned about the … Continue reading

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Video from our Open Delegation 2019

Thank you to Memo Lab Productions for this video about our delegation to El Salvador and Guatemala in 2019.  Our delegation focused on fellowship with Sister Parish communities in Central America and also learned about the push-pull factors of migration.

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Open Delegation Stories 7: Learning more about migration

by Cathy Burrell We began our day visiting Antigua, a beautiful colonial city. There we had free time to explore and walk along the cobblestone streets. Some of us explored museums or art galleries. Others looked at jade stores, walked … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 6: Visiting the U.S. Embassy and Tierra Nueva 1,2

by Nancy Wiens This morning we met with Bryce Jordan from the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. His portfolio includes many human rights issues, including migration. He provided an interesting perspective as we learn more about the realities of life here. … Continue reading

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