ALHAMBRA - ÉVKÖZI TALÁLKOZÓ -
March 27-30, 2003.
- Committee Meetings in
- By Klári Vereczky Mális
- Members of America's Hungarian Baptist Convention were
greeted by Southern California's balmy springtime as they convened in
Alhambra from places as far distant as Toronto, Florida, New York and
Detroit to formulate plans for the upcoming June convention in Toronto.
- They had an opportunity
to enjoy ideal California summer weather as members of the local
congregation hosted and dined the 17 guests who stayed with various church
- During the four-day
event, appetizing lunches and dinners, as well as delicious Hungarian
pastries, were served by members of the Women's Auxiliary, with President
Márta Szerényi in charge of the kitchen.
- A weekend of pleasant
fellowship and camaraderie began on Thursday, March 27, as leaders of
America's Hungarian Baptist congregations met to prepare plans and by-laws
for the Toronto convention.
- The Saturday evening
service, well attended by members of the local congregation, heard Dr.
Pintér Zoltán of Cleveland speak about Jeremiah the prophet who was a
small but dedicated man of God. The Rev. Vadász János of Santa Monica
opened the service with prayer.
- On Sunday, Dr. Herjeczki
Géza of Detroit taught the Sunday school, and the Rev. László Dán of
Toronto presented God's message during the Sunday morning worship service.
The General Secretary of the Convention, Bro. Szabó István of Chicago,
opened the worship with prayer.
Some of the many pictures taken at Alhambra (by Dr. János
Guests at the church parking lot.
Meeting; Lunch time
Adult Sunday school class; Children singing on the
worship service on Sunday morning.
And one more: the writer of this article: Klári
- The youthful Alhambra
Boys' Band, which performed before services on Saturday and Sunday, was very
well received. They have accepted an invitation to perform at the Chicago
Youth Convention in May, and the seven-member band is happily making plans
for this, their first such trip.
- Sunday afternoon weather
was also pleasant, and the Men's Circle prepared a tasty outdoor barbecue
for the guests. ("Borszéki water" was a specialty served to
- We regret that Convention President Dr. Kulcsár
Sándor had to return to New York early Sunday morning and could not
participate in the entire weekend's festivities.
- However, the weather and
fellowship were so enjoyable it was decided to meet again in Alhambra next
summer for another friendly weekend session of the Hungarian Baptist