Calvin Synod Herald March – April 2014

  • March 11, 2014 00:27

Download: Calvin Synod Herald March April 2014

Index:

Congregational and Synod News …………………….. 2

The Mystery and Reward of the
Death of Jesus – Rt. Rev. Bela Poznan ……………… 3

The Day of The Cross – SMT ……………………….. 4

Meditation for Easter – Rev. Alexander Jalso ……….. 5

Order Blank …………………………………….. 5

Reformation 500th Anniversary Hungary Planning

Underway – Rev. Albert W. Kovacs …………………… 6

The Little Man – Rev. Stefan Torok …………………. 6

Christ our only Mediator – Prayer by John Calvin …….. 7

Hungary Got It Right! – Rev. Albert W. Kovacs ……….. 8

Calvin Synod Homeland and Overseas Mission …………. 10

Jézus halálának titka

és jutalma – Rt. Rev. Poznán Béla püspök …………….11

Gyülekezeti hírek ……………………………….. 12

Lelkipásztori jelentés – Nt. Vásárhelyi József ……….13

Feltámadás – Patakfalvi Anna ……………………… 14

Képek Passaic NJ-b?l …………………………….. 14

KMCSSZ Sajtótájékoztató ………………………….. 15

Az én Megváltóm él – Ravasz László…………………. 15

Change of address form …………………………… 16

A Magyar Himnusz ………………………………… 16

Vajúdó id?k küszöbén – Sipos Domokos ………………. 17

Hirdetések ………………………………….18-19-20

Calvin Synod Herald January-February 2014

  • January 14, 2014 07:24

JAN FEB 2014 CALVIN SYNOD HERALD

Boldog újévet! – Happy New Year!

Contents:

Chief Elder’s Report – Arlene Csoman…………………………………2                                      
A Prayer of David – Rt. Rev. Bela Poznan……………………………..3
Telling The Story – Rev. Albert W. Kovacs…………………………….4
Calvin Synod School Fund – Gabriella Nadas……………………………4
By a Different Road – SMT…………………………………………..5
3rd Ave Calvin Reformed Church Beaver Falls
105th Year Celebration – Wilburn A. Roby, Jr………………………….6
Spreading the Word – David B. Bowman…………………………………7
New Commitments for the New Year – JP………………………………..8
Change of Address form……………………………………………..9
Calvin Synod Homeland and Overseas Mission…………………………..10
Utunk nehéz lesz – Rt. Rev. Poznán Béla………………………………11
Gyülekezeti hírek………………………………………………….12
Kálvin Zsinat bel- és külmisszió…………………………………….12
Újévi kérés – Túrmezei Erzsébet (vers)……………………………….13
A Jó Pásztor – Ravasz László………………………………………..16
Téli hegyek – Nagy Bálint (vers)…………………………………….16
Order Blank – Megrendel?lap…………………………………………16
Vajúdó id?k küszöbén – Sipos Domokos…………………………………17
Hirdetések…………………………………………………..18-19-20

November-December 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

  • November 1, 2013 00:35

November-December 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

In this issue:

Congregational and Calvin Synod News ……………………….. 2
Change of address – Címváltozás ………………………………. 2
Christmas 2013 – Rt. Rev. Bela Poznan ……………………….. 3
Heidelberg Catechism – Rev. Albert W. Kovacs ……………… 4
Plan of Action – Guideline for starting and
conducting a prayer group in your church …………………….. 5
Prayer by John Calvin ……………………………………………… 5
Installation Service of the Calvin Synod Officers
– Rev. Stefan Torok ……………………………………………….. 6
The Wise Still Seek Him – SMT …………………………………. 7
Like a Thief in the Night – Rev. David B. Bowman …………… 8
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Horton elected to Bridgeport, CT
– Claudia Margitay-Balogh ……………………………………….. 9
Christmas Gifts for Retired Ministers and Ministers’
widows – Rt. Rev. Dr. Csaba G. Krasznai …………………….. 9
In Memoriam: Arved Teleki – The NY Times ……………….. 10
2013 Karácsony – Rt. Rev. Poznán Béla ……………………….11
Gyülekezeti hírek ……………………………………………………12
Kálvin Zsinat bel- és külmisszió…………………………………. 12
Order Blank – Megrendel?lap……………………………………. 12
Az Úr csodásan m?ködik – Rt.Rev.Dr.Csaba Krasznai ……… 13
Akcióterv – Imacsoport szolgálat ………………………………. 13
Adventi Ima – Közli: Rev. Dr. Király Zoltán ………………….. .14
In Memoriam: Teleki Árvéd …………………………………….. 14
Az Igaz élet – Vásáhelyi Boldizsár ref. lelkész ………………. 15
Order Blank – Megrendel? lap…………………………………… 16
Karácsonyra (vers) – Szemlér Ferenc ………………………… 16
Calvin Synod Homeland and Overseas Missions……………… 17
Pál apostol nyomában – H.V. Morton ………………………….. 18
Hirdetések …………………………………………………………….19-20
November – December 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

September-October 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

  • August 30, 2013 01:04

September October 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

In This Issue:

Congregational and Calvin Synod News……………2
The Sign of Jonah – Rt. Rev. Bela Poznan………..3
Stoning Mary – Joseph’s Nightmare
– Rev. Albert W. Kovacs………………………………….4
Called to Be Agents of Reconciliation
– Rev. David B. Bowman ………………………………..5
Have Hope – Jill Pongracz Murrell …………………..6
For the Son of Man came – komp ……………………7
Temptation – Rt. Rev. Dr. Zoltan Kiraly……………..8
Gospel Message – Rev. Zsolt A. Jakabffy………..10
Jónás jele – Rt. Rev. Poznán Béla………………….11
Camp 2013 – photos…………………………………….13
Gyülekezeti hírek………………………………………….14
Kálvin Zsinat bel- és külmisszió……………………..14
Magyarországról árvizi segélykérés………………..14
Order Blank – Megrendel?lap………………………..14
Change of address – Címváltozás………………….15
Igehirdetés a Zsinaton – Rev. Jakabffy Zsolt…….15
Esteledik – Rt. Rev. Dr. Király Zoltán……………..18
Pál apostol nyomában – H.V. Morton………………18
Hirdetések………………………………………………19-20

Recommendations from the American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association

  • August 28, 2013 07:01

AHRMA Recommendations – Approved 28 August 2013- Ligonier, Pennsylvania

I. Romanian Confiscation:
The American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association expresses its gratitude to the twenty members of the Congress of the United States who submitted a letter to Mr. John Kerry, Secretary of State, to urge the government of Romania to return to its churches and synagogues the churches, schools, and other buildings and properties unjustly confiscated by the Communist government, and further to dismiss the discriminatory charges against its three citizens who endeavored to promote their return, so that they might not be unjustly imprisoned.
We urge the members of our congregations to join in this expression of gratitude also, and invite them to urge other members of Congress and the Senate in their states to join in support of this effort to affirm justice and to urge the government of Romania to cease its discriminatory practices with urgency and expedition, righting the wrongs of Communist errors and reestablishing the human rights of all Romanian citizens.
We acknowledge and appreciate the current efforts of Mr. Kerry and the State Department and we urge their continued assistance in the speedy resolution of this ongoing abuse of religious freedom and human rights.

2. Reformation 500th Anniversary:
The American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association is pleased that the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Great Reformation will be celebrated by the worldwide community of the Hungarian Reformed Church in 2017 in Nagyvarad/Oradea, Romania. We urge the participation of the Hungarian Reformed churches in the United States and Canada, sending representative delegations to join with our kindred in faith, appropriately observing the benefits we all enjoy through our Calvinist roots due to the heroic witness and courage of the Reformers and Martyrs.
We urge the organization of a representative committee to implement this resolution. Further we would urge the committee to develop a concurrent celebration for the churches of North America. We also urge the development of tangible remembrances of this momentous event, for the occasion and for posterity, such as prayers and books dedicated to thanksgivings to God, and possibly including plaques and monuments marking the celebration.
We urge that until that time that our congregations and members be constantly reminded and encouraged to participate with programs, prayers and services for the joyful observance of the Reformation and to commit themselves to the ongoing reformation of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world that we may be indeed one in the Spirit and one in the Lord. Soli deo Gloria!

3. Hungary’s Constitution:
The American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association expresses its gratitude to the people of Hungary for their new constitution, The Fundamental Law, as it turns respectfully to the role of their Christian heritage in the evolution of the nation’s culture and rule of law, with due respect for all citizens and the human rights due to every religious and ethnic group community. We support this effort as an example and challenge to other nations, as well as our own, who enjoy the fruits of this same heritage.

4. Sanctity of Life:
The American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association affirms the biblical teaching that all life is created by God and good in his sight. We affirm that there is no life not worth living and we join our voices with Calvin, Luther, and faithful Christian teachers throughout the ages in opposition to abortion of the lives he has created, and further to killing of the newborn, the deliberate murder of the developmentally disabled, and the euthanizing of the infirm and elderly. We urge every member of our churches to support the right to a good life and to aid with the necessities for life’s enjoyment, recognizing that all God’s children are our sisters and brothers.

5. Felvidek Choir:
The American Hungarian Reformed Ministerial Association urges all congregation in the United States and Canada to welcome the Hungarian Teachers’ Choir from Slovakia in its forthcoming goodwill tour, opening doors and hearts as an expression of our gratitude for the rich heritage we enjoy because of our Hungarian roots and our continuing ties to the people of the nations of our families and ancestors.

Recommendations from the American Hungarian Reformed Presbyters Association

  • August 28, 2013 06:57

AHRPA RECOMMENDATIONS COMMITTEE RERPORT 2013
1. It is recommended that a copy of these recommendations be mailed to all churches (Attention to the Secretary of the Consistory) to be read to the congregations. Further we request that these recommendations be published in the Calvin Synod Herald and the Magyar Egyhaz.
2. It is recommended that the Officers of the Presbyter’s Association and the Officers of the Ministerial Association meet before next year’s conference to share ideas and concerns.
3. It is recommended that the Vice Presidents of each district collect an updated list of all church chief elders, Consistory secretary and/or a designated contact person’s addresses or email from each congregation and forward them to the Secretary of the Presbyter’s to collate and distribute. The President should receive the list so that information about the conference can be sent to each chief elder as well as ministers of the church.
4. It is recommended that the District Vice Presidents have a meeting in their districts during the year in order to include the concerns of more lay people.
5. It is recommended that the Presbyter’s Association make a donation of $100 to the Youth Camp.
6. It is recommended that every church do whatever they can to support the Bethlen Communities annually.
7. It is recommended that all churches support activities for youth including Youth Fellowship, Youth Camp and mission projects.
8. It is recommended that all churches that are a part of the association attend the conference and pay their dues annually.
9. It is recommended that all churches support each other by inviting, attending, and participating in their Hungarian cultural activities.
10. It is recommended that lay leadership in all churches attend their classis meetings, synod conferences and workshops to grow in their faith journey to better prepare all to serve the Lord.
11. It is recommended that all churches reach out to their communities for service and mission to God.
12. It is recommended that all churches try to communicate their events with sister churches.
13. It is recommended that the topic for next year be Church Growth and Revitalization.
14. It is recommended that the guest speaker for the 2014 AHRPA Conference be secured by May and announced at the joint meeting of the Calvin Synod of the UCC and the Hungarian Reformed Churches of America Quadrennial Meeting.
15. It is recommended that the Hungarian Reformed Churches Uniting Task Force should continue to work together during the ne next year and report their progress at the 2014 Conference.

67th Annual American Hungarian Reformed Presbyter’s Association Augs 24-25 Ligonier PA

  • August 15, 2013 21:18

imageThe American Hungarian Reformed Presbyter’s Association 2013

Bethlen Home Conference Room

67th Annual Conference

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

AGENDA

Saturday, August 24, 2013

9:00 am Registration for Conference

10:00 am Bible Study with Rev. Walter Goss

11:00 am Call to Order and Opening Devotion

11:15 am Roll Call

11:25 am Secretary’s Reporthungarianrca

11:35 am Treasurer’s Report

11:45 am President’s Report

11:55 am Regional Vice-Presidents’ Reports

12:15 pm Reports from the Floor: Congregational Activities

1:00 pm LUNCH

2:00 pm Discussion Topic – Uniting Task Force discussion of

3:00 pm Input, Discussion, Questions and Answers

3:15 pm Miscellaneous Reports

3:30 pm Open Discussion

4:00 pm BREAK

4:10 pm Youth Group Camp & Hungary Mission Presentation

4:45 pm Bethlen Home Report

5:15 pm Memorial Prayer

5:30 pm Announcements

5:45 pm ADJOURNMENT

9:00 pm Committee Meetings

Sunday, August 25, 2013

9:00 am Call to Order and Opening Devotion

9:15 am Committee Reports

9:45 am Nomination Committee Report / Election of Officers

10:15 am Announcements

10:30 am Open Discussion

11:00 am Official Closing of Meeting

11:30 am Divine Worship Service with Communion

progress on uniting of Calvin Synod & HRCA.

July Aug 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

  • June 29, 2013 23:51

IN THIS ISSUE

Frank Kiraly AHRPA President: 67th Annual Conference……….2
Artur Bartfay: Upcoming Hungarian Events…………………………2
Rt. Rev. Bela Poznan: Make Disciples of All Nations…………….3
Rev. Albert W. Kovacs: USA-Canada Diaspora……………………4
Rt. Rev, Karl K. Ludwig: Annual Meeting of Calvin Synod………5
Synod Re-elects Bishop – Conference Council Choosen………8
Rt.Rev.Dr. Csaba Krasznai: Tornado Relief Fund, Oklahoma..8
Rev. Viktor J. Toth: The Keys of the Kingdom………………………9
Poznán Béla püspök: Tegyetek tanítványokká minden népet..11
Closing Statement of the North-American Hungarian
Reformed Diaspora Conference……………………………………….12
Észak-Amerikai Magyar Református Diaszpóra
Konferencia Zárónyilatkozat…………………………………………….13
Dancs Rózsa: Magyar Református Diaszpóra Konferencia….15
Megrendel? lap – Order Blank…………………………………………15
komp: Na, majd én megmondom……………………………………..16
Bocskai Rádió……………………………………………………………….17
KMCSSZ Sajtótájékoztató……………………………………………….17
H.V. Morton: Pál apostol nyomában………………………………….18
Change of address – Címváltozás……………………………………18
Hirdetések………………………………………………………………..19-20

July August 2013 Calvin Synod Herald

105th Anniversary Third Avenue Calvin Reformed Church, Beaver Falls, PA

  • June 26, 2013 23:24

Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Christ!

By the Grace of God, Third Avenue Calvin Reformed Church, Beaver Falls, PA, is preparing to celebrate its 105th year of worship, ministry, fellowship and mission, in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Our Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2013. Please come and join our congregation in giving thanks to God for the past and in dedicating ourselves to new ministries for the future.

More detailed information will be sent to you in the weeks ahead, but for now, please mark the date in your calendars. We look forward to sharing with you a wonderful afternoon of worship and celebration!

In Christ,

Ms. Arlene Csoman, Chief Elder
724-846-4986

Rev. Imre A. Bertalan, Pastor
724-238-2235

„Te benned bíztunk eleit?l fogva!”

2013 Hungarian Reformed Youth Camp Forms – Zip File

  • May 28, 2013 04:39

The Hungarian Reformed Youth Camp is July 21-27, 2013.

Theme: There’s no place like home. this world is not our home. Philippians 3,20a and Hebrews 11,16.

Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, 941
Laurelville Lane, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666,
Phone 724-423-2056

Materials are due by June 15th.

Click the link below to download this year’s youth camp forms. They will download as a “ZIP” (or compressed) file you can “extract” on your computer.
2013 Hungarian Reformed Youth Camp Forms