Tag Archives: fundraising and awareness activities

St Thomas organizes community breakfast fundraiser for Sister Parish

The Sister Parish committee at St Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana is fundraising for the next South to North delegation. They hope to invite members from Chichipate, Guatemala to visit in 2020. The group has found successful ways to … Continue reading

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Nurturing Relationship from Afar

by Danville Congregational Church Sister Parish Committee, originally published in  church newsletters. The Sister Parish Committee continues to nurture our relationship with The Catholic Community of San Antonio in the Quiche region of Guatemala. While a challenging political climate in … Continue reading

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To be seen

by Katharine Malaga The aroma of fresh tamales and apple pie filled St Joan of Arc’s Hospitality Hall for the annual Sister Parish dinner and fund raiser. “Its so good to see you!” said many of our fellow travelers to … Continue reading

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Tamales and Solidarity – St Joan of Arc activities between delegations

St Joan of Arc Catholic Community hosts a number of events each year between delegations to involve more people in the Sister Parish relationship.  The focus is on reflection, fun and family-friendly activities. Tamalada – October 5 A tamalada is … Continue reading

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Greetings from Guarjila

The video below tells the story of the relationship between the community of Guarjila and Wallingford United Methodist Church. The video was made by WUMC and shared at an event to raise both awareness of the relationship and funds for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lent and Easter with beautiful sawdust carpets

A number of Sister Parish faith communities marked Lent and Easter this year by making colorful sawdust carpets and participating in processions.  The tradition is widely practiced in Guatemala, as well as other Latin American countries and Spain. We’ve posted … Continue reading

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Create an alfombra (sawdust carpet) in your community

by Greg Huang-Dale This project was inspired by the community of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the community creates an Easter alfombra (or sawdust carpet) every year.  Their partner community in Tierra Nueva II creates one as … Continue reading

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