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METHODIST CONTRIBUTION TO A BIG PROBLEM DISCUSSED IN ITALY

Members of the European Methodist Council (EMC) discussed ecological problems at their annual meeting. The following statements came as a result as well as some others: – We pledge to be active in our own churches and countries with respect to climate change and to raise awareness in our local contexts. – We pledge to prefer the use of train/bus/local boat travel and only use a plane when necessary when travelling to EMC meetings. If it’s really necessary to take…

Therefore go and make disciples…!

The mission of United Methodist Church is to make disciples for the transformation of the world, just following the great commission of Jesus: «make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you» (Mathew 28:19-20). Jesus Christ spent three years teaching his disciples. His first disciples were making other disciples. All christians nowaday are the disciples making disciples.…

HOW PLEASANT!… FOR BRETHREN TO DWELL TOGETHER

The Methodist brothers spent several extreme days in the mountains and then had a seminar to continue the theme of the annual conferences “Good Stewards”. Unforgettable impressions of the beauty of nature, trials, fellowship and man-to-man talk on the theme of responsibility for himself, his family, his church. September 2 -6, 2019, the hosts of the event were the brothers from the Central Asian district – Dmitry Lysin, Anton Sharopin, Viktor Stukalov prepared the necessary equipment for the campaign –…

UNITY – XX Eurasian Consultation and Festival of the 130th Anniversary of Methodism in Eurasia

August 14 to 18, 2019, people called Methodists gathered in Uzhgorod (Ukraine) to share the joy of “Unity” in the ministry to God with brothers and sisters from other countries during the Eurasian Partnership Consultation (Initiative) and Celebrate the new date in their history – 130 years of Methodism in Eurasia.   “Our “likeness in being the Body of Christ.”  This is a Divine Likeness – that sets aside ALL DIFFERENCES and brings together people who don’t think alike, who don’t talk alike, who don’t look alike, who don’t act alike and UNITES them under the power of…

CRYSTAL’19

The fourth year of mission to Crystal. The official name is the Center of pilgrimage and catechesis of the RUMC in the village Ramon, Voronezh region.  Youth from different parts of Eurasia continue to come to this mission. Their goal is to make Crystal a better place for people with special needs and for everyone who comes here to work or relax.  This time the mission’s tasks were partial reconstruction and painting of wooden houses, landscape work in the territory, installation of a new playground. They tried to accomplish everything. Until sunset, the Moscow team had…

130 YEARS OF METHODISM

Today we celebrate the 130th anniversary of Methodism in Eurasia togetherwith brothers and sisters who came to the Eurasia Consultation to share thejoy of success and support each other in the ministry of the United MethodistChurches in Eurasia. The history of the People called Methodists in Eurasia began in the year1889, when Finnish mission started its work in Saint-Petersburg.In 1909 Episcopal Methodist Church in Eurasia was recognized officially inthe Russian Empire. In 1920 Methodists started their ministry in Harbin, Manchuria…

MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS

The name of the baby boy was Emmanuel which means God is with us – this is a great miracle of life – when God is with us. It fills us with faith and confidence, hope and love, it casts away from our hearts everything that is not pleasing to Holy God. Also, parents called the boy Jesus which means “Lord is salvation”. This is a miracle that God is now with us and saves our souls. By receiving this…

IN MEMORIAM: OUR FIRST BISHOP

Bishop Ruediger was our first bishop in the post-Soviet society. I remember my life in Moscow in early 1990s when I was a student. It was very difficult time. Imagine empty stores, crazy inflation, chaos and uncertainty about your future. God has been so gracious to send us bishop Ruediger. His love, wisdom and faith in us gave us wings to fly. I was always amazed how he as a German would speak Russian so well and know some words…

RENEWING RELATIONS WITH GOD ACADEMY FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2017 ISSYK-KUL LAKE (KYRGYZSTAN)

by: Eduard Khegai Renewing relations with GodAcademy for Spiritual Formation 2017Issyk-Kul Lake (Kyrgyzstan) Every Christian experiences periods of stagnation, spiritual “droughts” and devastation during the process of spiritual growth. We all need renewal. Jesus lived a full life. Almost every day of His ministry was intensive in communication with people. Some came to Him late at night. He was pleaded to help even when He wanted to have a little rest after a hard day. But Jesus showed us an…

CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONSHIPS

CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONSHIPS …. ……….Eduard Khegay “I’m deeply blessed working in this group which has representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, USA. Our world today as never before needs a new understanding of Christian unity and interreligious relationships. The Book of Disciple of the United Methodist Church calls us for unity. The very beginning of the Book of Discipline (Part I Constitution) says: “The church of Jesus Christ exists in and for the world, and its very dividedness…

RENEWAL. MISSION. MISSIONARY WORK.

Moving forwardBishop Eduard Khegay Renewal Spiritual renovation – is a natural wish of every Christian. It’s important for Christ’s disciples to constantly renew their relationships with God, both in the sphere of family, and in the church field, and in our service to the world. Many people, for example, speak of “semper reformanda” – a continuing reformation of the church. When I’m asked about the recipe of a spiritual renewal, I often relate it to the understanding of a personal…

REVIVAL MOVEMENT. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE EARLY METHODIST MOVEMENT AND THE BEGINNING OF WESLEYAN REVIVAL.

“Keeping traditions transforming the future”. Methodism has appeared not as a new church, but as a movement aimed at the spiritual renewal. John Wesley’s theology has appeared out of his personal strive for holiness and looked toward reaching and spreading of holiness among the people so, that it will end up in reformation of the Church and the nation. This is how he saw his own mission. What could we learn today from the history of Methodism in order to…