Member Church News: Lent, Celebration, Appeal

Faith, prayer, and neighborly Love: Eri Yoon’s journey: Meet Eri Yoon, a passionate scholar from South Korea with a journey that intertwines faith, music, and an unwavering commitment to the principles of love and unity—who was also an intern with the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) and Reformed Church in America offer a variety of Lent worship resources, from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week.

Bonfire to mark 850 years of the Waldensian movement: On 16 February, the bonfire of the 850th anniversary celebrations of the Waldensian movement will be held on the lawn of the Unionist House in Torre Pellice (To). In attendance, in addition to the moderator of the Waldensian Table, Alessandra Trotta, will be various civil and religious authorities from the area. The event will be preceded by two torchlight processions and will include some musical moments.

United Church of Christ in the Philippines Urgently Appeals for Aid Following Disasters in Davao Region: United Church Aid and Relief Services is urgently seeking support for 11 municipalities in Davao Del Norte and Davao de Oro, heavily impacted by recent landslides, flash floods, and intense rainfall.

The Executive Committee of the General Assembly of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil sent a delegation to participate in the national meeting of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians in response to the invitation made by the American church.

Church leaders in Hungary prayed for persecuted Christians in a joint service at the opening of the Ecumenical Week of Prayer in St Stephen’s Basilica. At the event, Reformed Bishop József Steinbach stressed that Christ himself became the Good Samaritan, and on the cross, he “went to the very end for us” to show his boundless love.

One year after the earthquake and 13 years after the Syrian war, what are the circumstances of Syria today? On the first commemoration of the earthquake disaster, the video sheds light on the difficult conditions that Syria is still going through, in addition to the relief and field work of the Middle East Council of Churches to support the affected people and help them overcome this tragedy.

The first Protestant hymnbooks were printed in Germany 500 years ago, and thousands of editions were to follow. Over time, a treasure of immense impact on faith and culture was created.

Image: Pastor Kyungkyun Han, Presbyterian Church of Korea

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