We are in the same boat as we navigate the unprecedented crisis due to the Pandemic. Like many of our partner churches around the world, RCH extended its pastoral care presence on phone and online, both regarding timeframe and the number of the volunteers.
Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is cooperating with civic partners to support vulnerable children in need of mentoring. Matching voluntary mentors and children, with professional support, is key of the program.
It is not possible to reduce the chance of the coronavirus penetrate into social institutions to zero, says András Beszterczey, head of the Diaconal Office. However, he is sure that nurses in Reformed social institutions would never leave their patients alone.
Pastoral letter of the Presidium of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church in the days of the COVID-19 epidemic, to the Hungarian reformed congregations in Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
Photo Report about the first drive-in Church worship in Hungary that was held by the city congregation of Buda in an emptied parking lot of the capital. Socially distanced, still physically close, the congregation celebrated Sunday worship in true fellowship.
The Presbyterian organisation Tehillim Pakistan has started a food supply campaign for day labourers and marginalized poor Christian families amidst of COVID-19 lockdown in Karachi. Also Muslim families in need received food packages and support.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) has set up an emergency fund to support the families and elderly people affected by the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. The present article reveals how the emergency fund works.
We are cutting the branch we sit on. The epidemic reveals our fragility. And urges us to think in new structures and with new imagination, promoting a circular and ethical economy that respects the basic principles of nature.
The Presidency of the Synod sent an open letter to the staff of the diaconal institutions and healtcare workers of RCH expressing gratitude and appreciation for their restless work in times of the pandemic.
"There is no greater joy than to know that life has conquered death," even in the shadow of the pandemic, reminds the Joint Easter message of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary.
“Christianity is the religion of joy”, even against sadness and depression we are facing in these days. Bishops and Lay Presidents of the Hungarian Reformed Church sent out their Easter message to the congregations in seven countries embracing the joy that flows from the miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection.
After seven years of observing the International Roma Day on April 4 as a festive gathering and a day of joint prayer of Roma and non-Roma alike, RCH’s Roma Ministry invited congregation to a virtual pilgrimage of prayer and praise.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid launched a donation campaign to meet needs of people mostly affected by the novel corona virus and at the same time invited congregations to support the Sunday School project of Reformed congregations in Syria, an initiative which RCH has been supporting since 2018.
Bishop Dr. István Szabó addressed a pastoral letter of acknowledgment and encouragement to the ministers serving in RCH’s congregations. In the letter below, he expresses his gratitude for the persistence, creativity and care of local ministers.