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Ukraine Update from Presbytery

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Ukraine Flag As A Heart

Today as I write to you it is with a heavy heart, hearing the news and speaking directly to partners in

Ukraine about the dreadful situation there. It would be easy to feel powerless but there are several

things we can do to help. We have been in touch with partners in the region, and with the World

Communion of Reformed Churches, and others to ascertain the best way to offer help.

 

The Rev. Balázs Ódor, Ecumenical Officer for the Reformed Church in Hungary, has been in direct

contact with us and we have been able to contact the Bishop’s Office in the Reformed Church in

Carpathian Ukraine, and some congregations in Ukraine. It is good to take just a little time to do this

so that the right kind of help is given in a way in which it can be used on the ground where it is needed

most.

 

From these contacts, we suggest that you might share through Presbytery networks and with

congregations the opportunity to give, via the Church of Scotland, to Reformed Church in Hungary Aid

(RCHA), which is run by our partner, the Reformed Church of Hungary. The RCHA has access to the

Reformed church in Ukraine who are using their buildings to support the people moving from east to

west as they seek safety and sanctuary. They also are working in the border areas of Hungary,

Slovakia and Romania using the Reformed Church contacts and buildings there.

 

They are providing daily updates and you can see more Information here:

https://reformatus.hu/english/news/emergency-response-for-ukraine/

 

Though RCHA you can support those fleeing from the east and coming to the west of Ukraine where

they can be helped through the churches there; those in the west already who don’t have access to

their money when the banks run out and who will need food/help; and those who cross the borders

into Hungary, Slovakia or Romania.

 

Your donations can be directed to the following account:

 

Royal Bank of Scotland

Church of Scotland No 1 Account

Account no 00134859

Sort code 83 06 08

 

Reference RCHA donation

Please gift aid this if possible.

 

Prayer for Peace - Wednesday, March 2, 4-5pm UK Time

There is no doubt that we are all praying for the people who are caught up in the situation and for

peace in the region. You may like to join with the World Communion of Reformed Church for the

ecumenical peace prayer for Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 5-6 pm CET (4-5pm UK Time).

Please distribute the invitation as widely as possible and register using the following link:

http://wcrc.ch/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Ash_Wednesday_Peace_Service_Ukraine.pdf.

 

St Columba’s, Budapest

We have also heard from our Church of Scotland congregation in Budapest who have opened their

church and the mission centre up to give sanctuary and a place of rest to refuges as they journey

through. In the centre last night were woman and children and in the church were 15 Nigerian

students who had travelled solidly for 3 days to get to safety. Rev Aaron Steven and his congregation

are seeking to provide a 24hour service of love and care to those that need them also. Please keep

them in your prayers also.

 

The Reformed Church in Poland

The Reformed Church in Poland, while small, is doing what it can to support those arriving in Poland.

Some Parishes are hosting refugees. One is trying to create a retreat and recovery centre for

traumatised people. The congregation in Łódź, where there are already 250,000 Ukrainians living, is

cooperating with a Roman Catholic foundation, and seeking to support children and students living

and studying there.

 

We keep all in our prayers.

 

Please feel free to email Carol on cfinlay@churchofscotland.org.uk if you have any questions,

 

With best wishes

Very Rev Dr Susan Brown

Convener Faith Impact Forum

 

Reformed Church in Transcarpathia

https://reformatus.hu/english/news/circular-in-times-of-war-stay-where-you-are/

 

WCRC

http://wcrc.ch/news/communion-providing-relief-for-ukraine?fbclid=IwAR3TX_riIvZQpH-

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glasgow@cofscotland.org.uk

 

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