Posts by Ann Swardlick

Volunteers celebrate a completed renovation in Brassó (Brasov)

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Volunteers celebrate a completed renovation in Brassó (Brasov)

This winter, volunteers from Brassó and surrounding Unitarian villages marked the completion of the renovated Hall of Brotherhood with a ribbon cutting ceremony and community gathering. They feel ownership of this community space and are grateful for the grant from Unitarian Kaláka and First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, which made this successful project possible.

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Kaláka news from Városfalva and Brassó

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on Kaláka news from Városfalva and Brassó

A playground is taking shape…and a community hall is renewed! Here is news from Városfalva and Brassó, two Unitarian communities in Transylvania that received our Faithify matching funds for their kaláka projects.

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Why Unitarian Kaláka?

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on Why Unitarian Kaláka?

Curiosity about her partner church in Transylvania began a decade of experiential learning far deeper than Marge Titcomb of Yarmouth, ME, ever anticipated. What follows is a sampling of her experiences traveling in Transylvania that brought her to fully embrace the power of Unitarian Kaláka.

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For love of children everywhere

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on For love of children everywhere

Playgrounds are places where kids grow in healthy ways. So when the government closed the village school in Városfalva – and removed all of the playground equipment – parents, teachers and other volunteers began planning for a new playground. Now they need our help to raise the funds needed to build a playground and give their children a chance at a healthy life.

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What makes communities stronger?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on What makes communities stronger?

To survive as a community, people need a place to come together. It is the same around the world. In Brassó, the Hall of Brotherhood is where villagers in surrounding communities gather to celebrate and solidify their Unitarian Hungarian roots. Groups come together – 100 to 200 each week – to dance, sing, learn English, play music, make handicrafts, and share precious time with each other. Learn how to support this project at www.faithify.org.

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