Her vocation: Police officer and Pastor

2019. február 11., tags: interview

“In the police profession, I was attracted to being able to help, that I can support people – and it is also present in my vocation as a 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. She carries a service weapon and likes to shoot, but only for target practice. Her dream is to establish a police chaplaincy unit modeled by the military chaplaincy service.

Take a Selfie without Makeup

2019. február 06., tags: roma ministry

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 at the RCH Synod office. The main goal of the two-day workshop was for the pilot institutions to get to know one another, and to share good practices of their institutional cultures. Although the institutions have been using the Index for Inclusion methodological guide since the start of the pilot program, on the second day of the workshop, they worked with the Index in detail.

Arson at Ráday Reformed Dormitory

2019. február 05., tags: fire, rch, reformed dormintory

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.

God's Call Guides Young Leader

2019. február 04., tags: rch, wolrd communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

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

HEKS Conference on Church Cooperation

2019. január 31., tags: church cooperation, national evangelical synod of syria and leabnon (nessl), syria, HEKS, armenian evangelical communities in syria, heks, fellowship of evangelical churches in the middle east (fmeec), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

In January, HEKS/EPER, the aid organization of the Swiss Protestant Churches, held a conference in Zurich, Switzerland, 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.

Call for Prayers and Support after Devastating Seminary Fire

2019. január 25., tags: fire, rch, Reformed Dormitory

The World Communion of Reformed Churches has also expressed its solidarity and shared a call for prayer after the devastating seminary fire.

General Secretaries visit Budapest

2019. január 24., tags: hungarian bible society, Bible Society

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

Fire broke out at Reformed Dormitory

2019. január 24., tags: Reformed Dormitory, rch, fire

On the evening of Wednesday, 23, January, fire broke out at the Reformed dormitory on Ráday street in Budapest. The fire took the life of one person.

Application Call for Scholarship for Christian Young People

2019. január 15., tags: scholarship

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

2019. január 14., tags: hungarian reformed church aid

“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. The HRCA launched its newest joint project with the NAS under the slogan: “a teddy bear for every ambulance,” to brighten the mood of the 45 thousand children who are in need of ambulance care yearly.

Reformed by Blood

2019. január 07., tags: reformed church in transcarpathia, Ukraine, ukraine, hungarian reformed church

“Drafts are no longer being sent out, but compulsory military enlistment is reintroduced and our youth is dealing with great difficulties marching to war among Ukrainians,” stated Rev. Géza Kacsó on the current situation in Transcarpathia.

5+1 Things you should know about Starpoint’s new coordinator

2018. december 31., tags: interview, Starpoint, starpoint

We introduce you to Edina Prikryl, the coordinator of the Starpoint Festival 2019. The colleague of the RCH National Youth Office talks about her journey that has led her to the Reformed Church.

Christmas with Refugees

2018. december 22., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, christmas

This past Thursday, December 20, friends, family and beneficiaries of Kalunba came together and celebrated the holiday season with lots of laughter, good food and great company.

Christmas Message from the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church

2018. december 17., tags: christmas, general convent, hungarian reformed church, General Convent

Christmas circular letter to all congregations and institutions of the Hungarian Reformed Church

WCRC welcomes new intern from RCH

2018. december 12., tags: wcrc, WCRC

WCRC welcomes new intern, Ms. Katalin Szalai, from the RCH, to serve in their offices in Hannover, Germany.  

Mission of Reconciliation in Hungary

2018. december 12., tags: reconciliation, roma ministry

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.

Hope for Peace and Renewal

2018. december 11., tags: Middle East, middle east, syria, armenian evangelical community in syria, union of armenian evangelical churchesin the near east (uaecne)

In celebration of the completion of major restoration, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church held a rededication service on 2 December 2018 in Aleppo, Syria. Hundreds of worshippers were present, as well as high-ranking religious, community, and state leaders. The RCH also shares this joyous celebration in spirit.

Transylvanian Reformed Church District Denied Restitution of Székely Mikó High School

2018. december 06., tags: székely miko high school, miko, reformed church in romania, székely mikó high school, románia, transylvanian reformed church district, romania, Romania, Transylvanian Reformed Church District

Six years ago, the Reformed high school was renationalized by the Romanian state, after which the Transylvanian Reformed Church District appealed to the Romanian Supreme Court. On 22 November 2018, the Court rejected the appeal to rightfully reclaim the school.

Let Us Open the Church’s Kitchen!

2018. december 05., tags: diaconia

One of the Country’s most modern kitchens and day-care for people living with disabilities is moving in January 2019 to a new building that was built from a contribution from the Reformed Church in Hungary, without foreign or government support, out of their own resources in Baja. Six hundred meals are made, daily, in the kitchen, and given to those who are sick, homeless and/or disabled. The day-care for people with disabilities provides for forty young people who cannot attend school anymore. All of this is a service which is not self-serving, but is for the glory of God was emphasized at the opening ceremony.

RCH journeys with PCT

2018. december 01., tags: Taiwan Ecumenical Forum, Presbyterian Church of Taiwan

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, long-standing partner of RCH, issued a prophetic call to journey together in pursuit of justice and peace for Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. RCH echoed the call positively.

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