Newsletter of the Reformed Church in Hungary-July 2014Written by the Reformed Church in Hungary
July 10, 2014
The director of Kálvin Publishing House emphasized that the newly published revized version of the Bible is not a new translation, but it is a process within the new translation of 1975 and its 1990 revised version deepened into a revised work. Besides paying attention to the text itself, the main factors to take care of were correcting recognised errors and continuity. Thanks to this, continuity and modernization prevail in this version, as well.
In Debrecen on 24 May the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) held an event celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Reformed Church’s unity. Church leaders and thousands of people gathered in order to remember the historical moment when the Hungarian communities became united.
In a secularized European society, reaching out and making meaningful contact with society is one of the Church’s most difficult challenges and one of its greatest concerns.The RCH and two of its partner churches, the Protestant Church in the Netherlands and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren met in Amsterdam on 21-23 May to lay the groundwork for a three-year project focused on that issue.
The Church Revision Committee recently submitted a progress report to the Synod of the RCH in order to update the church leaders on the committee’s work since the submission of its working plan in November 2013.
Focusing on “Reconciliation – Wholeness – and Hope,” several hundred people gathered from across Hungary and from Subcarpathia for a national Roma mission Day of Prayer and sharing. Most of the attendees were Roma, with some non-Roma Hungarians and a few foreign volunteers present. The daylong event was held at the Káposztásmegyeri Reformed Church, Budapest and was hosted by the RCH Roma Mission team.
What do you think when you hear the word “partnership?” It’s a word with different meanings and connotations for different people. In the last days of April, a group of Americans from Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in Montague, Michigan demonstrated what “partnership” means for them as they traveled Hungary to meet with two of their sister churches and develop some new relationships along the way.
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