Category Archives: General

Día Internacional de la Mujer – un año para conmemoraciones

English En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer este año, con la Pastoral de la Mujer de Tierra Nueva 1 y 2 y la Mesa Multisectorial, asistimos a una misa y otras actividades para conmemorar el primer aniversario … Continue reading

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Member churches called to migration ministries

A number of Sister Parish member churches have recently responded to calls for action on migration and U.S. policy. Wallingford UMC has organized a trip to the border with Opening Borders and coordinated visits to a local detention center. St. … 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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Mining in Izabal, Guatemala

The El Estor mine (located in El Estor, Izabal, four miles away from the Sister Parish community Chichipate) is the largest nickel mine in Guatemala. The mine is operated by Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel S.A., a Guatemalan subsidiary historically owned … 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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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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