Photo from August 2016 pilgrimage to our Partner Church, the Unitarian Church of Beszterce.

August 2016 pilgrimage to our Partner Church, the Unitarian Church of Beszterce.

Transylvania to Magadan

Our partner church minister and friend, Zsolt Solymosi and a former student, who happens to be an ace mechanic, embarked on an overland trip from Cluj, Romania, to Magadan, in the far reaches of Siberia and then back. They covered thousands of miles in 77 days. Their vehicle was a refurbished and beefed up Toyota Land Cruiser to handle the sometimes primitive roads. They traveled over 4000 miles and are now back home. Zsolt posted daily on the Facebook page entitled Transylvania to Magadan. Go check it out and let him know how you enjoyed the travelogue. The hundreds of photos are amazing!


Highlights from Rev. Zsolt Solymosi’s 2016 visit 

The minister of our Partner Church in Beszterce, Rev. Zsolt Solymosi, was with us again for a full week beginning the Monday after Easter. Here are a few highlights from his visit.


    Rev. Zsolt speaking to children

Rev. Zsolt speaking to us from the podium.     



The Unitarian Church of Beszterce in the Transylvania Region of Romania


Since 1993, the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council (UUPCC) has encouraged and supported almost 200 congregational partnerships between American and Canadian Unitarian Universalists and Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists around the world. These relationships weave together the lives and stories of people who share our fundamental affirmations of freedom of conscience in matters of religion, tolerance for those with different beliefs, a reasoned approach to religious ideas, and a willingness to grow and change in our religious understandings. Read Rev. C. Leon Hopper’s history from 1998 for more on our beginnings.