Global Ministries Pray for Hungary

2018. április 26., tags: global ministries, partnership

This week the congregations of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offer prayers for Hungary.

RCH attends Third Partners’ Consultation

2018. április 25., tags: Middle East, middle east, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), partnership, national evangelical synod in lebanon and syria (nessl)

Responding to the invitation of NESSL, the RCH attended the Third Partners’ Consultation in Lebanon. At the conclusion of the Consultation, the partners issued a memorandum.

A Light of Hope and Peace

2018. április 19., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), Middle East, middle east, rch, partnership

WCRC President, Rev. Najla Kassab visited Hungary for the first time to attend the WCRC Europe Area Council meeting. During her stay in Hungary, Rev. Kassab attended various meetings and met with officials of the government, as well as leadership of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC).

CTS group visiting Central Europe

2018. február 01., tags: Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS), partnership, refugee ministry, columbia theological seminary (cts), refugee

On 11 January 2018, a student group from Columbia Theological Seminary visited the Synod Office. The group was introduced to the various ministries of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian-Korean Theological Conference in Sárospatak

2018. január 30., tags: partnership

The Hungarian-Korean Reformed Theological Forum held its third conference between 8-12 January 2018 in Sárospatak, Hungary.

Scholarship for Syrian School Kids

2018. január 23., tags: syria, rch, partnership, middle east, Middle East

RCH continues in partnership with HEKS/EPER to support the work of Reformed churches in the Middle East.

Looking Back at 2017

2018. január 15., tags: partnership

As we welcome the New Year 2018, we reflect on the events of 2017 and give thanks for the things that happened within the Reformed Church in Hungary.

In Solidarity with Syria

2017. december 14., tags: syria, partnership, middle east, Middle East, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

A delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary recently paid a solidarity visit to Reformed Churches in Lebanon and Syria. Read the reflection from Diana Erdélyi, member of the delegation and RCH ecumenical secretary.

Witnessing Together to the Power of God’s Love

2017. október 03., tags: partnership

Bishop Dr Gusztáv Bölcskei, on behalf of the RCH, recently attended the Global Forum for the Future of World Christianity’s 2nd International Forum in Seoul, Korea. The event gathered church leaders from around the world to identify new, creative and deeply spiritual (dynamic) alternatives for promoting common witness in the areas of unity and mission; diaconia and education; and promoting justice and peace.

Reformation Travels Rejuvenate Partnerships

2017. szeptember 19., tags: ucc, reformation, partnership, united church of christ (ucc), UCC

The RCH was pleased to host a high-level delegation from the UCC from September 16-19 as they explored Europe to expand their understanding of their Reformed heritage. The RCH has partnered with the UCC on many projects in the last years, including mission co-worker placements and mission projects.

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. 

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

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.

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. 

Historic Support from Switzerland

2017. január 24., tags: partnership, HEKS, heks

Dr. István Szabó, Presiding Bishop of RCH, recently traveled to Switzerland to celebrate HEKS’ 29th annual Eastern Europe Day. Bishop Szabó gave the keynote speech, discussing social responsibility in light of the Reformation. 

New Focus, Same Commitment

2016. szeptember 05., tags: partnership, HEKS, heks

Following a June meeting with Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), HEKS and RCH have signed a memorandum of commitment for another three-year country program (CP) in Hungary. This CP will focus on continued Roma outreach as well as on the integration and inclusion of refugees.

God is the Same Around the World

2016. július 15., tags: partnership, youth mission, presbyterian church in canada

A youth delegation from the HRC, including members from Romania, Ukraine, and Hungary, recently participated in the Canada Youth International Visitor Program of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The group of eight youth spend one week touring Canada and learning about its history, followed by one week at the Canada Youth 2016 gathering. 

Renewed Commitment for Cooperation

2016. június 24., tags: partnership, HEKS, heks

The historic partnership between Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS) and the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) continues as members of both organizations gathered in Budapest June 23-24 to discuss their ongoing partnership work in the region. The meeting focused on the wildly successful three-year Country Program (CP) in Hungary and the future priorities for continuing it for the next four years.

Courage and Hope at the Reformed Table

2016. június 07., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, partnership

As a follow-up consultation to the January meeting in Rhineland, partner churches continue the discussion surrounding common responsibility in the current migration situation. Representatives from fourteen countries and many churches and faith-based organizations took part in this meaningful dialogue regarding migration in Europe.

People of the Way

2016. június 01., tags: partnership, church of scotland(cofs)

Our partner church, the Church of Scotland, recently held its yearly General Assembly in Edinburgh. Delegates from the RCH and the Scottish Mission were represented at this historic GA, where discussions and debates ranged from creating more accessible hymn books to formalizing an ecumenical partnership with the Church of England. 

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PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

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We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.