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News from the Balazs Scholars program at SKSM
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The Balázs Scholars Program
A tangible connection to our Unitarian Heritage; A hope for its future


The 2015-2016 Balázs Scholar, Rev. Laszlo (Laci) Major and his wife Orsi and three year old daughter Bori had a grand time on their tour of the East Coast during their Christmas break. Laci thought the trip to was very well planned. The schedule allowed for both time to look around and time to rest. He preached three times. Orsi especially liked seeing the landscape of Maine, and visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and the churches where she sang some years ago when she came with her school choir in Kolozsvar. Bori liked the children's museum.

Laci ended his trip with a week intensive class in Arts and Aesthetics at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. It included a trip to the Chicago Art Museum, which he especially appreciated. He feels he chose wisely which class to take. The tuition for the Balázs Scholar to audit a week-long intensive class each January is provided from a scholarship to Meadville Lombard donated by de Forest Ralph.

Starr King student Andrew Chirch was chosen by the Balázs Committee to travel to Transylvania for three weeks this summer to stay with Balázs Scholars and learn from them about the Transylvanian Unitarian religion and culture.

We are saddened by the death on New Year’s Eve of our friend and Balázs supporter Dick Castile. His memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco on Sunday, February 28 at 1pm.

László still would very much like to have a Partner Church for his lively congregation in Datk, Transylvania. If you have suggestions please let us know at Balazs@ungar.us  (The family could come visit before the UU General Assembly in June.)

If you live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, plan to attend our Balázs Spring tea at Starr King School on April 3 at 2:30pm. The Balázs Scholar, Rev. László Major and Starr King School Dean of the Faculty Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini will speak.

Your financial help is needed to sustain this important  program. Please donate generously. Write a check to Starr King School, with the notation “Balázs.” Send to Starr King School, 2441 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. To donate on line see http://goo.gl/0n0OCD designate Francis Balázs Scholars Program
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