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.
- Revs. Szilard & Ingrid Szatmari visit Lehigh Presbytery (July 2012)
- Covenant Signing (May 2010)
- Young Adult Mission Trip (August 2010)
May 10-25, 2010
Mission Trip to Sign a Covenant Between the Lehigh Presbytery
Királyhágómellék Reformed Church District
of the Hungarian Reformed Church
Transylvanian Reformed Church District
of the Hungarian Reformed Church in the Carpathian Basin
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.
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.
- Lehigh Presbytery-Hungarian Reformed Church Transylvania District-Covenant 5.2010
- Lehigh Presbytery-Hungarian Reformed Church Oradea District – Covenant 5.2010
2010 Young Adult Mission Trip to Romania
August 3-15, 2010
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.