Advent has come, a time of waiting for His arrival, while banishing darkness with light. We wish that this would bring more peace to a troubled Europe. We look back at the past year and remember the things that were successful.
The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren commemorated an important event this year, accompanied by many activities, the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Master Jan Hus. We return to these events with more news about the collection, whose proceeds were donated to help needy refugees. The Synod elected a new Synodical Council for the next six years which will be led by a new Synodal Senior (clergy) and a new Synodical Curator (layman). Meet the new faces and names. There was also the joyous opening of a religious kindergartens in Cheb, reports on a camp and the Youth Meeting and preparations for the meeting of Christians in 2016 in Budapest.
The ECCB Diakonie is still developing their work. This time you can read about the opening of a Goodwill Shop in Vsetin, the use of money from the restitution compensation, and learn about the new members of the Diakonie Supervisory Board.
The Protestant Theological Faculty is involved in interesting international projects. We look into a new degree program in English for students from Eastern Europe and learn about the meeting of theological faculties of Central and Eastern Europe.
From the entire preparatory team, we wish all our supporters a Blessed Christmas and a peaceful Advent,
On behalf of the editorial team,
Daniela Ženatá, Bulletin Editor
Czech Protestant News
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