Newsletter of the Reformed Church in Hungary – December 2018

Newsletter of the Reformed Church in Hungary – December 2018

RCH_logo.pngChristmas Message from the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church

Christmas circular letter to all congregations and institutions of the Hungarian Reformed Church

Mission of Reconciliation in Hungary

In Rwanda, reconciliation work has helped to heal the wounds of those who had been affected during the Genocide in 1994. After participating in various reconciliation workshops, the RCH Roma Mission has adopted the work of Dr. Rhiannon Lloyd to help reconciliation between Roma and non-Roma people in Hungary. 

Transylvanian Reformed Church District Denied Restitution of Székely Mikó High School 

Six years ago, the Reformed high school was renationalized by the Romanian state, after which the Transylvanian Reformed Church District appealed to the Romanian Supreme Court. On 22 November 2018, the Court rejected the appeal to rightfully reclaim the school

Staying True amidst Changing Context 

The General Secretary of the Dutsch Reformed Church (DRC), Gustav Claassen visited Hungary. In his speech at the RCH Synod he emphasized: similarly to the Reformed Church in Hungary DRC is also continously trying to find the answer to the question of what it means to stay true to the Reformed confessional basis amidst changing contexts. The South African church leader mentioned three practical examples. 

HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba 

In November, Klaunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) and offered free health check for Kalunba beneficiaries.

Hope for Peace and Renewal 

In celebration of the completion of major restoration, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church held a rededication service on 2 December 2018 in Aleppo, Syria. Hundreds of worshippers were present, as well as high-ranking religious, community, and state leaders. The RCH also shares this joyous celebration in spirit.