WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE LIFE OF THE ANCIENT CHURCH?
19. 04. 2016
SUPERINTENDENT ISTVÁN CSERNÁK'S RECOGNITION
18. 04. 2016
Made by Gergő Sztupkai
POPE FRANCIS ADRESSES TO THE METHODISTS
07. 04. 2016
Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of the World Methodist Council, the Methodist Council of Europe, and the Methodist Church in Britain.
The representatives of the Methodist community are in Rome to mark the opening of the new Methodist Ecumenical Office in Rome.
Below, please find the full text of Pope Francis’ prepared remarks for the meeting:
Meeting of His Holiness Pope Francis
with Members of the World Methodist Council,
the Methodist Council of Europe, and
the Methodist Church in Britain
Bishop Francis Asbury died on March 31, 1816, and his efforts helped Methodism become the largest Protestant church body in America just 75 years after his death. Watch below!
INTERVIEW WITH THE ACTORS OF THE PASSION
30. 03. 2016
PASSION OF THE THEOLOGY STUDENTS 2016
24. 03. 2016
STATEMENT FROM BISHOP PATRICK STREIFF ON TERROR ATTACK IN BRUSSELS
22. 03. 2016
Terrorist attacks are shocking, in every place in the world whether far away or near, whether done in free democracies or in countries under dictatorial regimes, whether in traditionally Christian or Muslim countries. Our prayers are now with those in Brussels who have lost loved ones, with those wounded, and with those who bravely serve in emergency situations in rescuing and strengthening security. As those who follow Jesus, the crucified and resurrected One, we need to continue in doing good as much as we can, in building respectful community, in working for peace and justice, in being agents of reconciliation and never give up despite blind violence, hatred or paralyzing fear, wherever we
live. Let us continue to follow Christ in this week of Passion and Easter.
Bishop Patrick Streiff
PRAYERS TOPIC 2016/1.
17. 03. 2016
We are thankful to God
- for the 20 years of ministry Superintendent István Csernák in 1996-2016. During his ministry 2 new circuits and 10 new pastors grew in the church, with many new members and the younger generations. This year he will be retired, and dr. Laszlo Khaled follows him in his ministry.
- for a brand new city in western part of Hungary (Mosonmagyaróvár), where a group want to enter in the UMC in Hungary at Easter. In this part of the country the UMC had never mission places in the last 120 years! The leader of this group would like to be be pastor in the UMC, he has a special call to do mission in more places in our country.
- for the Forrai Middle School, where in this year about 170 students learn Biblical studies from a Methodist school pastor every week. In the next school year 2016/2017 about 90 new students would like to learn in this school in 3 classes! In 2016 Summer with the help of a US group will be an English camp here.
About 50 people from 12 countries participated in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe and in the Theme Day, which took place from March 10-13, 2016, in Mulhouse (France).
The Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe (CC CSE) is not just an abstract idea, but it can be experienced as an encouraging and inspiring reality. This shone through many reports and conversations. When people from different countries, for instance, have thorough theological discussions – also on quite controversial issues.
Bishop Franz Schäfer will celebrate his 95th birthday on March 10, 2016. From 1966 to 1989, he served as active bishop of The United Methodist Church in Central and Southern Europe. Today, he lives in Zürich-Wollishofen, Switzerland.
In our time, there is little interest to grapple with history. This is also true for The United Methodist Church. Nevertheless, we do not want to miss the traces and blessings, which our forerunners have left as faithful servants and witnesses for Jesus Christ. There are many memories that come back to life when writing this brief statement. As a young pastor, I had learned in conversations with Bishop Dr. Franz Schäfer to judge our times of great changes not only from the new «agendas in the world» but to hold first and last the «agenda of God» in the center of the ministry in the church and in this world. The agenda of God leads us to the true needs of the people in church and society.