We Share an Active Faith

2017. június 20., tags: presbyterian church in canada, partnership

The PCC and RCH have a long standing relationship, one which has lately focused on the development of youth in the church and the shared experiences of lay women in leadership. Two lay women from the RCH recently visited the PCC to continue building the relationship between the two churches. 

In Unity With God, In Community With Each Other

2017. június 20., tags: youth, Starpoint, festival, starpoint

With the Starpoint reformed youth festival coming up soon, organizers of the event gathered recently to hold a press conference. In this venue, staff discussed the events theme of Reformation, how Starpoint will be organized, and some of the musical artists who will be performing.

High-level Support for Young Persecuted Christians

2017. június 14., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

The Hungarian government has recently launched a scholarship program to support young persecuted Christians in reaching their educational goals in Hungary. The program will begin in the fall and will be open to youth from countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. 

You Must be a Change to Make a Change

2017. június 14., tags: youth ministry

The RCH’s Youth Assembly recently met on April 28-29 and discussed the building and formation of congregations. Calvinist youth from across Hungary came together for two days of fellowship, community, discussions, and spiritual growth. 

Reformation Inspiration Underfoot

2017. június 09., tags: reformation jubilee

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a permanent installation has been created at Kalvin square in Budapest. 95 new paver stones have been added to the busy pedestrian area, paying tribute both to early reformers and prominent Hungarians. 

WCRC Takes a Stand for the Transylvanian Reformed Church District

2017. június 09., tags: reformed church district in transylvania, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc), hungarian reformed church (hrc), partnership, wold communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

Jerry Pillay, President of the WCRC, recently made a solidarity visit to the Reformed Church District in Transylvania. During this visit, Pillay met with Bishop Béla Kató to discuss the plight of Hungarians living in Romania and offer his support to strengthen the church through acts of solidarity

Guard the Fortress!

2017. június 06., tags: unity day, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc), hungarian reformed church (hrc), rch

Guard the Fortress! was the motto for the celebration of the Hungarian Reformed Church Unity Day this year, held on May 20 in Oradea (Nagyvárad) in a recently renovated fortress. Thousands of people from the Carpathian Basin took part in the event and the pastors spoke about how the survival of the Hungarian Reformed Community is dependent on guarding the castle as the Word of God, the Truth of Christ.

Hungary Signs Accord to Support Iraqi Clinic

2017. május 31., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

The government of Hungary recently signed an accord with the Archbishop of Erbil to donate a large sum of money to a hospital in Iraq that serves mainly Christian refugees. The gift is meant to cover the clinic’s medicinal supplies for the next six months. 

Cherish Your Young People

2017. május 30., tags: starpoint, festival, Starpoint, youth

Glynis Williams, of the PCC, has a message for the RCH in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation – young people are vital to the life of the church. The PCC and RCH have a long standing relationship, and one that has recently focused on the youth of the church as last year a group of HRC youth attended the Canada Youth gathering last summer. These same young people are now helping to run Starpoint – the RCH’s biannual youth festival.

Word of Life

2017. május 29., tags: partnership, Church of Scotland (cofs), Church of Scotland (CofS), church of scotland (cofs)

The Church of Scotland recently held its annual General Assembly and five delegates from the Scottish Mission in Budapest were in attendance for the event. The meeting was held in Edinburgh and lasted from May 20-26, 2017.

Faith Communities and Environmental Activism

2017. május 24., tags: európai egyházak konferenciája (cec), european christian enviromental network (ecen)

ECEN Consultation to take place in Edinburgh. Rev Tamás Kodácsy, Head of the Eco-Congregation Council of RCH and member of the CEC ThematicReference Group on Economic and Environmental Justice attended on behalf of RCH the consultation.

The Trinity of Past, Present, and Future

2017. május 17., tags: reformation jubilee

The exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum titled „Ige-idők”, celebrating the anniversary of the Reformation, opened April 26th in Budapest. The exhibition gives us a thorough look at the past 500 years of Reformation, showing that the Reformation has not reached its end – it is an ongoing process, developing in our congregations.

Reflecting on the Power of One

2017. május 17., tags: partnership, united church of christ (ucc)

Rev. Dave Long-Higgins reflects on his recent trip to Budapest to visit the RCH’s Global Mission Intern. A group of six church members from the GMI’s local UCC congregation in the US visited her from May 5-12 and wrote daily theological reflections about their experiences. The RCH is happy to share these gems of information from our partners in the US. 

Re:form!

2017. május 17., tags: Starpoint, youth festival, starpoint

Preparations are well underway for Starpoint, a biannual gathering for Reformed youth in the Carpathian Basin that will take place this summer. Over 3,000 youth will be in attendance, with 50 guests coming from international churches, for the festival discussing the topic of the Reformation.

God Sees Under the Surface

2017. május 17., tags: roma ministry

On April 8, 2017, International Roma Day, many people gathered together in the Reformed Church in Káposztásmegyer for a day of common prayer– a mixture of 360 congregation members, pastors, experts, and volunteers. The participants came from 36 different congregations, as well as from the Reformed Roma Collegium and Debrecen Reformed Theological University.

More Than Just a Game

2017. május 15., tags: accessible church

The Rácz siblings have been volunteering at the Immanuel Home, a ministry to people with disabilities, in Debrecen since they can remember. For the children, their peers at the home are just that – peers. The Rácz siblings help the kids in the home with games, learning activities, and even events at summer camp. Kindness and a sense of open curiosity come naturally to them.

The Scripture on the Road

2017. május 05., tags: reformation jubilee

On the first day of 2017, the congregation of the Great Church in Debrecen read a section of the Bible and afterwards they carried it over to the next church in town. This will continue through the year as the Bible is eventually passed through all the congregations in the Transtibiscan Church District.

Working Among Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities

2017. április 27., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

Martina Wasserloos-Strunk, a German political scientist and member of many WCRC groups, lead participants in Budapest in a seminar about human migration. Participants came from a variety of backgrounds and bonded in a day-long seminar about the challenges and opportunities that come with refugee integration in Europe.

Bringing Home the Spark

2017. április 27., tags: youth ministry

Participants at a meeting for reformed university students were recently reminded that they are not alone in their faith and that God has a plan for all of us. Students came from all over the Carpathian Basin to ÁrAdás to be in fellowship with one another.

Closing the Gap

2017. április 18., tags: roma ministry, interview

Schools with a reformed religious tradition can be found throughout the country, where people help especially disadvantaged students close the educational gap with their peers. The pastors and elders of the congregations take part in the work too, and there are also schools where reformed Roma students help. We talked to the leader of the closing the gap program of the RCH, Krisztina Nagy. 

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