Partner Church Summer Trip
Summer Partner Church Pilgrimage
The Partner Church Committee is planning a trip to Budapest and Transylvania this summer, June 27-July 11. We will travel from Washington, D.C., to Cluj/Kolozsvar, the center of Unitarianism in Transylvania, and then to Torda (this is the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda), and Szentharomsag, our partner village, for 3 to 4 days. We will enjoy home stays with families, some local tours to neighboring villages, a visit to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Dracul and a walled medieval city and to Szekelyderz, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other potential stops include Sibiu, a fortified Saxon city; Alba Julia, burial place of the only Unitarian king; Deva, to visit the citadel where Francis David was imprisoned and later died as a martyr. The trip will end with a few days in lovely Budapest, Hungary. An optional pre-trip extension to visit the painted monasteries in Maramures is also a possibility. Interested? Please contact Lisa Gillispie 703-899-8070.
2017-2018 Educational Scholarships
This year we have 28 students in our partner church village in Szentharomsag, Transylvania who are attending a trade school, high school or university needing financial support. The village school only goes through the eighth grade, leaving students who want to continue their education having to travel to attend even high school. Scholarships range from $450 to $1050 and can be shared between sponsors. If you would