Category Archives: Delegations

Fryeburg Academy visits Guatemala with Sister Parish

From May 24-June 2, a group of 8 students and 2 teachers from Fryeburg Academy visited Guatemala with Sister Parish.  Long-time Sister Parish member and former Board member Greg Huang-Dale facilitated the connection and participated in the delegation. The students … Continue reading

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The joy of connecting: San Andres Itzapa visits Christ Church

This post was written by members of Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, for publication in their church newsletter to share the delegation with the wider congregation and invite more people to join Sister Parish. A great big thank you … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Lutheran Church visits Chichipate

We were thrilled to accompany St. Thomas Lutheran Church on their visit to Chichipate in eastern Guatemala March 10-18.  The delegation was a powerful time to reconnect and spend time together in a truly beautiful place. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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“Each experience was new for us” – Tierra Nueva II delegates on their visit to St. Joan of Arc

Español Interview with Olga Alegria and Pedro Uz Delegates to St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Minnesota February 9-19, 2018 Interview By Carrie Stengel What did you like about the delegation? Olga: I liked everything.  I hold everything in my … Continue reading

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Give us hearts of flesh – Tierra Nueva II visits St. Joan of Arc

Give us hearts of flesh is the theme for Lent and we certainly grew our hearts during the delegation with Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community and Tierra Nueva II. From February 9-19, 2018, Olga and Pedro from Tierra Nueva … Continue reading

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Holy moments and tortillas

Originally posted on First United Methodist Church Downers Grove site. by Greta McDonald Wednesday of this week was the last full day that the team of women from the UPAVIM Cooperative in Guatemala City were going to be with us. … Continue reading

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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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