Our Partners in Romania

 

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY with the Reformed Church in the Ukraine

The believers of the Reformed Church in Romania, Királyhágómellék District, stand in prayers by our sisters and brothers of the Reformed Church in the Ukraine. We feel deep solidarity with our Hungarian minority brethren in the Carpatho-Ukrainian region, and we pray for the coexisting peoples who aspire for peace.

We are all concerned about the tension and turmoil in the neighboring Ukraine. During the recent Ecumenical Week of Prayer, our hearts were touched by the command for Christian Unity by our Lord (John 17:21). In this spirit of unity, we reaffirm: “If one member suffers, all suffer together” (1 Corinthians 12:26).

We therefore pray for our brethren whose faith and hope is again challenged amidst new torments. In this transition period, we pray for those humiliated, persecuted and discriminated against. In the bondage of peace, we are ready to inform the European and global forums about the sorrows of our brethren, and ask for protection and support on their behalf.

The above statement was issued on 1 March 2014 by Bishop István Csűry and First Elder Attila Varga.

 

 

Lehigh Presbytery has a covenant with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Romania in both the Oradea and Transylvania Districts.

 

 


Covenant Signing

May 10-25, 2010

Mission Trip to Sign a Covenant Between the Lehigh Presbytery
and
Királyhágómellék Reformed Church District
of the Hungarian Reformed Church
and
Transylvanian Reformed Church District
of the Hungarian Reformed Church in the Carpathian Basin

Covenant Signing

Lehigh Presbytery commissioned a delegation on April 27, 2010 to represent them at the Covenant signing in Romania during their visit on May 10-25, 2010. The delegation consists of Pat Noga, Jack Ferlino, Austin Sullivan, Joel Scheirer, Joe Manzek, Geraldine Reynolds, and Jennifer Smalling.

Covenant Signing

The Moderator, Rev. Matilda Chase, and Stated Clerk, Robert Nickels, sign the Covenant at the Lehigh Presbytery meeting on April 27, 2010. Pictured also are Pat Noga, Jan Marsh, Geraldine Reynolds, Austin Sullivan, Joel Scheirer and Jack Ferlino.

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Transylvanian Monitor

 

Transylvanian MonitorThe Transylvanian Monitor a newsletter on Minority and Human Rights in the Transylvania District edited by the Hungarian National Council of Transylvania. Editor: János Antal, RO-410095-Oradea, str. J. Calvin 1, fax: +40 259 431091, e-mail: antaljanos@partium.ro.

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2010 Young Adult Mission Trip to Romania

August 3-15, 2010

Dalton, Kim, Amanda, and Brandon

Four young adults participated a mission trip to Romania. They went to work at a summer camp in Romania as part of Lehigh Presbytery’s ongoing partnership with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Romania. This trip will introduce these young adults to church-to-church partnerships and partnership-based mission experiences.

Participants are Kim Ward (leader) from the Olivet United Presbyterian Church in Easton; Brandon Semerod from the United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville; Amanda Hebard of the Presbyterian Church of East Stroudsburg; and Dalton McGary of the Olivet United Presbyterian Church in Easton.

Enjoy their devotional, experiences, and reflections in our blog!

If you wish to have Kim or Dalton speak at your church about their mission trip, please contact Kim Ward at kimberlydward@hotmail.com or the Presbytery office at 610-391-9020 or office@lehighpresbytery.org.

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