Category Archives: General

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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Venimos como Pablo

English Por Karin Grosscup Delegada de Sta. Juana de Arco que visitó a Tierra Nueva II en 2017.  Se puede leer más reflexiones en inglés en el sitio de Sta. Juana de Arco y ver fotos de la delegación en … 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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La vida tiene que tener muchos ingredientes

English Del 27 de septiembre al 6 de octubre, tres personas de San Antonio Los Ranchos visitaron su hermanamiento, la Primera Iglesia Luterana de Duluth.  Marcela Murcia compartió estas palabras con la congregación de Duluth.  Ver más fotos de la … 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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Why I serve on the Sister Parish Inc. Board of Directors

by Mike Spellman In a world that seems to be spinning out of control with so many people engaging in ethnic, cultural, religious or national hatreds, one special group is doing what it can to engage in the active pursuit … Continue reading

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The message of Sister Parish…

Originally posted on the St. Joan of Arc blog. Last summer, we hosted a delegation from our Sister Parish in Tierra Nueva II in Guatemala. We spend ten days together sharing our journey of faith and friendship, and one of … Continue reading

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Sister Parish changed the direction of my life… What has changed yours?

by Alejandro Alfaro and Maria Van Der Maaten Alejandro “This experience changed my life” or “It’s a life changing experience” are common phrases that I do believe are overused. However, I do not hesitate to say that Sister Parish changed … Continue reading

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