On the foundation of the scriptures and through the power of the Holy Spirit, our purpose is to strengthen our faith in God and to lead people to Christ, in whom they may find answers to their problems, forgiveness of their sins, peace and eternal life.
As the power of the Holy Spirit raised in Jerusalem the first congregation where every people praised God in their own language so we too follow the word of the Holy Spirit in our mother tongue, praising God in the Hungarian language.
This practice is conveyed to all from the youngest to the oldest in our worship services and in all our other ministries. Our mission and ministry is founded on the first and second commandments: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” Luke 10:2728
John 13: 3-35
Our mission, passed down from our forebears, the founders of the Calgary Hungarian Reformed Church, within The Presbyterian Church in Canada, is to provide our Hungarian Reformed brothers and sisters with an opportunity to hear the Holy Word of God in worship services, Bible study, Sunday School, and community gatherings, and to take an active role in the work of the community, so that in the church may be found some small fragment of the home they have lost.
As Christian Education is important for our children and youth, indeed all ages, to the generation now growing up, we guarantee the opportunity to come to know the Word of God and the teachings of Jesus in their mother tongue. We provide a variety of opportunities to draw our children into church ministry.
We connect regularly with our brothers and sisters who are elderly and sick and those suffering in want. As it is needed, we extend help to enable our brothers and sisters to attend church services and by this means grow stronger in faith.
We seek out and strengthen connections with second, third and fourth generation Hungarian families, as well as embracing newly arrived immigrants with love.
As Calgary’s first organized Hungarian community, we honour also ties to our past. The Hungarian Reformed Church has always participated in the life of the Hungarian community, welcoming newcomers, supporting our heritage, our language, our culture. It is important to us to maintain strong relationships with the other communities and to be ready to extend help.
We would also like to welcome all Christians and reach out to the greater community.
As we are able, we hold out a helping hand to people in need.
Revised Feb. 2, 2012