News (Page 9)

News (Page 9)

SEMINAR FOR PASTORS IN SAMARA UMC

Natalia Prokhorova Samara United Methodist Church hosted a three-day seminar (21-23 August, 2014) on the issue concerning church ministries organization in the framework of the educational program for UMC pastors in Eurasia. The topic of the seminar was “Pastoral Ministry” and it was held mainly by pastor Tim Walker who has been in pastoral service for over 40 years. The Volga District and Moscow pastors were the main participants at the seminar. We welcomed the Vnukovo Deacon CMC Lydia Rodionova…

IN NORWAY RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF UKRAINE AND RUSSIA BEGAN A DIALOG ON ACHIEVEMENT OF PEACE BETWEEN THE NATIONS

Sergey Pugachev Representatives of churches and religious organizations of Ukraine and Russia met for a dialogue on the current situation in the relationships between the two nations, search of the ways for achievement of peace and ceasing hatred. As the Institute for Religious Freedom informs the Round Table was opened September 10, 2014 in a conference-hall in the downtown of the Norway capital. “We have invited you not to a political event, but to a meeting of religious workers” – the Head…

TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE PSKOV UMC

Nataliya Chernova At April 26 Table Tennis Championship was held in the UMC of Pskov. It took place between the team of kids from the orphanage and Pskov Methodist Church team. The Championship satisfied all the rules of tennis including scoreboards. Team A plays against team B. Rewards and gifts were also prepared. Dmitri Parigin was a chief judge on our tournament. Luba Kalashnikova was glad to become a secretary of the chief judge and got an opportunity to find…

“BRINGING GOSPEL TO PEOPLE”: DYNAMIC WORK OF NORTH WEST RUSSIA AC

Yelena Kitayeva The North West Russia Annual Conference took place near Saint Petersburg in June. For two and a half days we were solving important issues of our congregations’ lives, worshiping God and praying together. It’s been a second year in a row, that we have a group discussion of ministers’ reports and other documents; that helps us spare more time for prayer gatherings, worship and personal talks. But, obviously, this way of doing things demands additional efforts and preparation…

PRESERVING TRADITIONS, WE TRANSFORM THE FUTURE…

125 years Methodism in Eurasia   S. Pugachev 90 years ago the deaconess of the Methodist church Anna Eklund, spending her efforts and health, did the unthinkable to arrange some help for the poor and the sick of Petrograd. Pastor Young Hah Kim refused to leave for Korea as long as a single Methodist remains in Vladivostok – some time later he was taken to the labour camp where he died. By that time Methodist movement had existed in Russia…