God's Call Guides Young Leader

God's Call Guides Young Leader

The Reformed Church in Hungary congratulates and encourages Katalin Szalai as she begins her term as an intern for the WCRC.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

Take a Selfie without Makeup

Kép: Take a Selfie without Makeup

The heads and mentors of the institutions participating in the joint program of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS) met for the first time on January 10-11, 2019. The main goal of the two-day workshop was for the pilot institutions to get to know one another, and to share good practices.

Mission of Reconciliation in Hungary

In Rwanda, reconciliation work has helped to heal the wounds of those who had been affected during the Genocide in 1994. After participating in various reconciliation workshops, the RCH Roma Mission has adopted the work of Dr. Rhiannon Lloyd to help reconciliation between Roma and non-Roma people in Hungary.

You cannot say “I’m not a racist but Roma people…”

Over the past three and a half years, Ágnes Nyeső has become the face of the National Roma Ministry of RCH as its mission coordinator, but now she takes on a new role as school chaplain at three institutions.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Arson at Ráday Reformed Dormitory

Kép: Arson at Ráday Reformed Dormitory
The joint investigation of the Budapest Police Headquarters and the Budapest Disaster Management Directorates concluded that the fire, which had claimed the life of one person, was caused by arson.

Migrants in Hungary

Christmas with Refugees

Kép: Christmas with Refugees

This past Thursday friends, family and beneficiaries of Kalunba came together and celebrated the holiday season with lots of laughter, good food and great company.

HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

A few Saturdays ago, on 17 November, Kalunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA).


News

Her vocation: Police officer and Pastor

Kép: Her vocation: Police officer and Pastor

Staff Sergeant Andrea Pallagi works at the Children and Youth Protection Detective Department of the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK). She is a detective, but she also leads an at-home bible study group at Budapest-Káposztásmegyer Reformed Congregation and preaches from time to time.

HEKS Conference on Church Cooperation

In January, HEKS held a conference in Zurich, focusing on the cooperative work with the FMEEC. Representing the RCH, Rev. Balázs Ódor led a workshop detailing the partnership and cooperation between the RCH and the churches in the Middle East through HEKS.

General Secretaries visit Budapest

Kép: General Secretaries visit Budapest

Leaders of nearly fifty Bible Societies visited the capital of Hungary on 15-17 January 2019.

Application Call for Scholarship for Christian Young People

Kép: Application Call for Scholarship for Christian Young People

Once again, the Hungarian Government invites students from the Middle East to apply for the Scholarship for Christian Young People. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year open online at the end of January 2019.

Ambulance Bear Steps In

Kép: Ambulance Bear Steps In

“Many will get this teddy bear at the most critical moment in their lives, our hearts are grateful when we think about the comfort and help we can give through these bears,” emphasized Pál Győrfi, spokesman for the NAS, about the Ambulance Bear project.

Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.