A Look at MLUC’s Partnership with the Várfalva Unitarian Church

Monday, March 9, 2020  7pm

All MLUC members and friends are invited to hear about our thriving 28-year partnership with the Várfalva Unitarian Church in Transylvania, Romania, on Monday, March 9 at 7 pm in the Fireside Room.

MLUC member Barbara Weber will discuss the history of our partnership and introduce us to some of the members of our partner church congregation.

Roger Bertschausen, executive director of the UU Partner Church Council, reports that, like our partnership, “many currently existing Transylvania/US and Canadian partnerships started in the early 1990s after the fall of communism in Romania.” He describes our partnership as “consistently strong over the past nearly 30 years” and adds: “I consider Main Line to be truly a flagship partnership–in the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s, and now into the 2020s. This is of course entirely the result of dedicated, visionary, tireless work of laity and ministers at Main Line and in Várfalva.”

This presentation is part of an ongoing series of orientation sessions for potential travelers to Transylvania and our partner village next September. The trip will culminate in a celebration of the completion of renovation work on the 700-year-old building during the weekend of September 19 and 20. For questions about the pilgrimage, please contact Bonnie Marzolf, trip coordinator, at bonnie@marzolf.net.

This aerial view of the Várfalva Unitarian Church taken this past January hangs in the back of the sanctuary along with other photographs, an ancient map of Transylvania, and a wooden plaque with a carving of our chalice and the dove-and-serpent symbol of the Transylvania Unitarian Church that MLUC pilgrims received in 2008.