RCH Synod met on 16-17th November and discussed the importance of welcoming people with disabilities into the church, appointing new members to the HRCA Board of Trustees, the upcoming Reformation Jubilee, as well as the Starpoint Youth Festival.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
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.
For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.
Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."
The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
The RCH has recently published an English translation of a popular interview series done highlighting the work of Roma youth, mission workers, pastors, and artists within the RCH.
An After School project managed by the Reformed Church in Pilisvörösvár relies on the funds raised by selling soup and sweets at the Szimpla market to support their summer camp for disadvantaged children.
Church and Society
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.
The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)
The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
The Scottish Mission in Budapest recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and members of the RCH and the Church of Scotland participated in the Jubilee.
Erasmus+, the European Union program that supports education, training, youth, and sports in Europe, is beginning an exciting new project that the RCH is partnering with – the Train the Unknown Trainer project.
RCH Ecumenical Officer recently attended a conference in Lebanon with the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches.
The unprecedented flood of refugees prompted WCRC Europe to create a “Task Force on Migration” to explore appropriate responses.
The Conference of European Churches has named Szabolcs Lörincz as Assembly Coordinator for its upcoming General Assembly.
The Church of Scotland has created an online Advent calendar with daily videos from the CofS ministries team. One day will even feature St. Columba’s congregation in Budapest.
‘A man of great kindness and gentleness’, friend and colleague who contributed significantly to the life and work of the Reformed Church in Hungary, died early morning, 17 November.
Lajos Gulácsy passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. He was laid to rest on November 8 in Munkács, a town in Subcarpathia.
Visitors from HEKS recently traveled to Transcarpathia with members of the RCH to attend a consultation in coordination with the Diaconal Coordination Center (DCO) of the Transcarpathian Reformed Church (TRC).
The RCH thanks Pál Sándor as he finishes ten years of exemplary voluntary service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the HRCA Foundation.