Not Your Average Bridal Shower

Aug 15, 2009

Mujeres de Virtud meets monthly to share stories and Jesus with a growing group of Latina women, many of whom do not attend church or profess a relationship with the Lord. Emily Snyder has been a large part of getting this group started here in Alexandria and inviting our neighbors to take part. With Emily’s upcoming wedding, it was decided to have a wedding shower for her at the August meeting.

The shower was complete with a potluck of delicious food, cake, and goofy games. Friends of Casa Chirilagua volunteered their time to provide rides to the church and to watch the children while the women relaxed together.

This wedding shower was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a Christ centered marriage and to share a little more about the importance of the institution designed to demonstrate the Lord’s relationship with his Church. Our prayer is that the women in attendance were able to see once again just how much Jesus loves each of us, and how His laws and institutions are designed to protect and benefit His children.

We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.