Christ Church, Newton, Assists the Diocese of Panama


Christ Church, Newton, has partnered with the Diocese of Panama with the goal of creating mutual understanding, and assisting each other with achieving our shared mission of being Christ's presence in our respective communities.

The support provided by Christ Church, Newton, has helped the Diocese of Panama to build a new church in the village of Lajas Lisas, add a new roof and purchase pews for the church in San Jose in La Chorerra, and assist with other construction projects in the diocese. Recently, a group of parishioners constructed a new home for a disabled member of the Embera tribe. Watch a video about this visit by clicking here.

The Right Reverend Julio Murray, Bishop of the Diocese of Panama.
This new church constructed for the mission of Santiago was completed on time and under budget, with funding provided by Christ Church, Newton. Parishioners in the village of Lajas Lisas and the surrounding area provided all of the labor.

The Reverend Robert Griner, Rector of Christ Church Newton, was on hand to consecrate the new church building in January, 2011.

The Reverends Robert Griner and Eladio Rodriguez process at the Church of San Jose in La Chorerra, Panama

The church of San Jose in La Chorerra has established a companion relationship with Christ Church, Newton. Boasting about 100 active parishioners, the church is located in a small city, about 45 minutes to the west of Panama City. The congregation is one of several led by Father Eliadio Rodriguez.

To contribute to the outreach currently underway within the Diocese of Panama, write out a check to "Christ Church", and note "Diocese of Panama" on the memo portion. All donations are tax deductible.

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