The Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival saw 3,000 Reformed Christian youth from all over the world gather in Tata, Hungary, the third week of July to share their love for life, music, fellowship and God. Duncan MacLean, intern at the WCRC, reported on the event.
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."
Nurturing future generations of pastors is an important task for any church denomination. In the RCH, one way this is realized is through a scholarship program where students have the opportunity to study abroad for a year.
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.
Claude Ruey, President of the Board of Trustees of HEKS paid a short visit in Hungary on June 6 and met colleagues of the Roma Ministry and Pál Huszár, Lay President of the Synod of RCH.
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 development of our faith is never straightforward. Trust leads us to a bright space but we have to walk through dark tunnels.
- The Charm of Three
- Where is God? Where is He not?
- A God Moment
- Prayer In Time of Heat
- Can we live without Trust in God?
- From Word To Water
- Day 1 at The Starpoint 2015
- Genuine Life- Genuine Message
- Starpoint 2015- Interview with The Organizers
- The Building Stones of Trust
- (Much) More Than a Festival
The Presidium of RCH appointed András László Gér as interim General Secretary as of 1th July. The appointment expires on 31th December.
There are people, who want to discriminate them, who want to misuse them and there are those people, who want to help them. So did the Hungarian Youth together with more volunteers from other countries in Europe and Middle East.
More than seventeen thousand volunteers carried out tasks for more than one hundred thousand work-hours on the last weekend of May at the Bridge of Love, organized by the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.
For about nine years now, I’ve been minister of a church dedicated to serving people from other countries. I hope a few lessons I’ve learned can help your congregation show kindness to strangers.
For World Refugee Day 2015, the Refugee Ministry of the RCH is encouraging anyone available to join in the UNHCR Celebrations and events organised by the ministry. To mark this day we share Sophie’s story, a benefactor of the Refugee Ministry and featured in the poster stories for UNHCR.
The Transylvanian Reformed Church District turned to the Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights in the case of the Reformed Székely Mikó High School’s renationalization in Sfantu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania.
On 31 May 2015, in the framework of a festive outdoor worship, a memorial stone was unveiled on the site of a former wooden church of the Budapest Baross Square Reformed congregation, which worships in the Synod Building of RCH.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid was among those Charities which coordinated the shipping to Sub-Carpathia, Ukraine.
Guest of honour this year is Sándor Zán-Fábián Bishop of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia/Ukraine.