On Sunday, February 3, the Federation offered the families of pastors, members of the Federation Committee, federal officials and retirerees a festive meal during the now traditional ‘New Year’s Reception’. The goal is twofold: both to thank all these people – but also their families – who, week after week, commit themselves and dedicate time for our Church and our Federation, but also to encourage exchanges and share a convivial moment around a good meal. And this was the case because the team gathered by Ghislaine Heinze-Vanrusselt really went to great lengths to offer a varied and delicious buffet.
In his words of welcome, Jeroen Tuinstra returned to three events that stayed with him during the year 2018, namely the congress for youth leaders in Kassel during the summer, the October spiritual congress and the Session of the Union last May. He also reaffirmed his hope that our Church will live in a concrete way the values transmitted by Christ throughout his ministry, especially in Matthew 7:12.
The hundred guests who made the trip to Hasselt have returned to the four corners of Belgium and Luxembourg with a smile on their faces, happy to have shared a pleasant moment and ready to recommit themselves to make our Federation a Church where everyone feels at home.