Together in the Body of Christ

2019. szeptember 20., tags: presbyterian church in canada (pcc), rch, partnership

“We are looking forward to learning and connecting,” said Rev. Amanda Currie, the Moderator of the PCC. From 16-19 September, Rev. Currie, accompanied by Nicholas Jesson and Rev. Glynis Williams, visited the RCH as part of the mission trip to Hungary and Romania.

The Kingdom of God is Among You

2019. szeptember 12., tags: youth ministry, starpoint, youth mission, rch, Starpoint

The 2019 Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival took place in Debrecen from 23 July to 27 July. This year, the festival focused on the theme of Unity and Community: The Kingdom of God Surrounds Us.

Even to read we must perish is dreadful

2019. szeptember 11., tags: roma ministry, roma mission

It was 75 years ago, on the night between 2 and 3 August, 1944 that Nazi Germany closed down the Gypsy camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, exterminating some three thousand Roma men, women and children – since 1972, this day has been the International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. Initiated by the founder and artistic director of Madách Dance and Theatre Secondary School and Primary School of Arts, a physical theatre performance was created in the spring that deals with the tragedy of the Roma Holocaust. The piece has recently been performed at Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival. We sat down with Gyula Sárközi to discuss the background of the performance, the title of which roughly translates as ‘The Lurking Plague of the Past’, as well as the still relevant legacy of the past events.

Issues of Fundamental Significance

2019. szeptember 10., tags: eco cognregation, eco movement

After an unfortunate veto of Hungary, Czech republic, Poland and Estonia at European Council Summit in June, the environment organizations of the Reformed and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary wrote a letter to the President of Hungary.  The letter has been answered positively by the Office of the President.

In Need of More Esthers

2019. szeptember 05., tags: starpoint, youth mission, youth festival, Starpoint

Ecumenical guests journeyed to Starpoint from 11 countries and 16 partner churches of the RCH. Some expected a conference while others were surprised that, here, youthful songs were being sung. They said that because of the free space and informality, young people are able to turn to God the way it feels good to them. We spoke with eight out of the 31 guests, and we also asked them of their favorite Bible verse that gives them strength.

RCH at Summer School on Human Rights

2019. augusztus 02., tags: vem, VEM, united evangelical mission (vem/uem)

Thanks to the generous support of the Protestant Church in Rhinland (EKiR) and UEM, RCH was able to send a young participant to the training in Wuppertal. The Hungarian participant, Nóra Kozák, will be able to implement the knowledge and skills achieved during the Summer School as a volunteer of the Refugee Intergation Ministry of RCH.

Christian Values in Public Life

2019. augusztus 16., tags: Conference of Reformed Intellectuals, interview

“This upcoming conference is recommended for those who are interested in public life and what Reformed thinking, with its Protestant roots and Christian values, can add to it,” says Gábor Zila, Secretary of the Reformed Culture and Public Life Foundation, which organises the Conference of Reformed Intellectuals in Balatonszárszó. As he explains, they are trying to involve the younger generations in the discussions about our future – this year’s theme to be discussed is Christian democracy.

God does not Want a Boring Church

2019. augusztus 08., tags: church planting, reformed church in america (rca), interview

Debrecen’s newest Reformed community, the congregation of Úrrét, just turned one year old. The community, dynamically expanding and always looking for new possibilities, gathers on Sundays in the hall of one of the local primary schools – maybe they will have a church in the years to come.

Starpoint 2019: Unity and Community

2019. augusztus 02., tags: starpoint2019, youth mission, starpoint, youth ministry, Starpoint

This past week the Reformed Church of Hungray hosted 31 internationals from 11 different countries and from 17 different partner church’s, many of whom are members of the World Communion of Reformed Church.

Calming the Storm

2019. augusztus 02., tags: youth ministry, Starpoint, starpoint2019, starpoint, youth mission, rch

„Let your ears hear and get into the boat of each other’s life, because we fulfill our mission when we do not walk by the others” – said Péter Pál Czeglédi to the participants during the closing worship of the ninth Starpoint Festival. The festival ended with a communion.

Let’s Help Each Other Come to Faith!

2019. augusztus 02., tags: Starpoint, starpoint2019, starpoint, youth mission, youth ministry, rch

“Feel Kingdom of God surround you as you look for Him in the middle,” said István Szabó, Presiding Bishop of the RCH, who encouraged the participants of the Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival. On July 23rd, the ninth Starpoint kicked off in Debrecen with more than two thousand participants.

Vision Trip to Ukraine

2019. július 22., tags: ukraine, Ukraine, reformed church in sub-carpathia, Reformed Church in Sub-Carpathia

This summer marked the third consecutive year that the Korean Presbyterian Church in Minnesota paid a solidarity visit in Ukraine, and served among the reformed communities in Sub-Carpathia. Read a personal testimony about the vision trip written by one of the young members of the mission team, Lee Jeena.    

Starpoint Youth Festival

2019. július 22., tags: rch

God Surrounds You

2019. július 22., tags: rch, starpoint2019, youth festival, youth mission

At this year's Starpoint, we want to show you how we are all surrounded by God’s love, even if we don't feel it or we haven't recognized it yet. In 2019, Debrecen will, again, host the meeting of the Reformed young people of the Carpathian Basin. This time, the theme will be unity and community.

Hungarian Protestants expressed commitment for climate-neutral Europe

2019. július 19., tags: eco-congregation movement, eco-congregation

Reformed and Lutheran Churches’ environmental organisations sent a letter to the President in Hungary in support of the EU long-term climate strategy for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050. Below you can read the letter signed by the Presidents of the Eco-Congregation Movement of Reformed Church in Hungary and the Ararat Creation Protection Working Group of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. 

Friends in Need

2019. július 15., tags: presbyterian church of korea(pck), partnership, korea, Korea

“We have received so much love and support from you amid our numerous crises, and now wanted to return the favour and express our friendship also through raising funds,” said Bishop István Bogárdi Szabó on Sunday, during the worship service of the Korean-speaking Reformed Congregation in Budapest. During the service, the Ministerial President of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) handed over the 11,000 USD donation raised for the support of the survivors of the May boat tragedy, as well as of the bereaved families and orphaned children.

Application Call for ThM program in English

2019. július 09., tags: Master's program, Karoli Gáspár Reformed University, Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Károli Gáspár University, károli gáspár university

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is offering a new Master of Theology program in English. The application deadline has been extended.

Mission through Music

2019. július 08., tags: presbyterian church of korea (pck), music

The choir of the Women’s Association of the PCK started their mission tour at the Reformed congregation in Slovakia, continued through Hungary, and concluded in Croatia.

Committed to Children’s Education

2019. július 04., tags: interview, learning material

The Development Team of Learning Materials for Reformed Schools is not simply producing traditional textbooks, they are developing modern, customisable digital teaching materials, as well as amplifying forward-thinking initiatives. We asked Zoltán Pompor, who is in charge of the team, what he considers to be the strengths of Reformed education.

More than a Festival

2019. június 28., tags: youth, Starpoint, youth mission, starpoint

“We can also experience at Starpoint that the Christian faith is not outdated, but God’s Kingdom is present and all around us,” emphasized Péter Bedekovics. At this year’s Reformed Youth Festival, we encourage young people to think about how they can shape the world to resemble God’s Kingdom more and more. Besides this, more than 100 cultural, public, scientific, psychological, musical and sports programs are waiting for those who are interested.

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