News (Page 3)

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POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSES METHODIST GUESTS

(Vatican Radio. Thursday, 7 April 2016) Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of the World Methodist Council, the Methodist Council of Europe, and the Methodist Church in Britain. . The representatives of the Methodist community are in Rome to mark the opening of the new Methodist Ecumenical Office in Rome. Below, please find the full text of Pope Francis’ prepared remarks for the meeting: “Dear brothers and sisters, I offer warm greetings to you in this Easter season, as…

PASTOR UMC “LIVING FAITH” ALEXANDER SHEVCHENKO: THE MINISTRY OF CHRISTIAN PHYSICIANS CONTINUES

The idea to organize a ministry of Christian physicians arose back in 2005. The Lord gave me and my friend, the doctor-urologist, brother in Christ from the Baptist Church, this desire. All these years we prayed, asked for God’s wisdom and revelation about the ministry. Also we are interested about how suchlike ministries were organized and implemented in other cities and countries. Parallel to this, we have preached to our patients in our work, gave medical recommendations to people in…

MUSLAB – MUSICAL LABORATORY

MusLab (musical laboratory) is the time and the opportunity for• The musical creativity• Worship God through your music and songs• The achievement of your potential• The development of musical skills for worship• Getting new knowledge in music• Communication with brothers and sisters – musicians from different parts of Eurasia. Worship members and songs writers from Bishkek, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Satka, Saint-Petersburg, Uzhgorog and Tallinn gathered together in Moscow at the end of November, 2015. . At first Project MusLab started in…

“PAJAMAS PARTY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF SAMARA UMC

When growing up children start to dedicate time to activities out of home and spend more time with their friends. Pajamas Parties are organized by Samara United Methodist Church for the children to meet each other, strengthen relations, speak and hear about God in a relaxed atmosphere. The meetings are held during school holidays; the age of the participants is from 9 to 13. . What should the children wear? Of course, as the name speaks for itself, pajamas! Just…

FESTIVAL OF THE MOSCOW DISTRICT OF ARTS “EVERY CHILD – STAR” IN THE FIRST UMC “SINGING CHRISTIANS”

January 7, 2016, in the new location of the First United Methodist Church “Singing Christians” long-awaited event: Charity Festival of Arts “Every child – a star.” It is impossible to convey in words the pure joy ringing angelic voices, which the children sang “Let Sing with Joy, the King of Kings was born” as tenderly sounded angelic hymn “Glory to God!” All the churches of our Moscow District of UMC are keeping in prayers this festival of art. . Hallelujah!…

UMC EURASIA SEMINAR ON THE PREVENTION OF DEPENDENCE “LIVE FREELY!”

Scripture says, ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’ (John 8:32, NIV). Sometimes we need a slightest understanding of who we are or the world around us – and it suddenly makes all the difference. We start to understand ourselves better, as well as other people and God. Discovering small truths. That’s exactly what happened at the leaders’ training for Eurasia UMC ministers in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment (November 23-26th,…

SEPTEMBER 14-16 THE EUROPEAN METHODIST COUNCIL MET IN RUSE, BULGARIA

Participants of the meeting were representatives from different European countries where there are Methodist Churches – Church ministers, leaders and bishops. Every year meetings take place in different countries. In 2015 beautiful Bulgaria was chosen as a meeting place for the Council. As usual each delegate shared about the life of his/her country and how the Methodist Church is carrying out its ministry and spreading the Gospel, what challenges, joys, plans and hopes they have for the future. The participants…

CHRISTIAN CAMP “WHAT’S UP?” FOR UKRAINIAN UMC YOUTH

Thanks to God, by His mercy, already for 4th year we were able to have youth camp for the youth and young adults from Ukraine and Moldova. Every year we do all possible to find resources for the camp, to make participation in the camp affordable for everyone. Everybody, including organization team and leaders, pay their contribution, all leaders serve at the camp as volunteers. During camp planning team do their best to pay major attention to the spiritual sphere…

RENOVATING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

This summer in the Pilgrimage Center “Crystal” (Voronezh) a new program “Academy for Spiritual Formation” has started. 40 participants, two leading speakers and the organizing team (11 people) have witnessed a wonderful God’s work, the one that is renewing, encouraging, strengthening and granting each person an opportunity to perceive the power of His never-ending love. Academy for Spiritual Formation program exists for more than 40 years and is held in different countries, effectively assisting pastors, lay people and other church…

FAMILY FESTIVAL OF UMC IN EURASIA “SAMARA-2015”

Family Festival of UMC in Eurasia took place in Samara from 27 to 31 of July 2015. Sixty participants from the churches of Samara, Ulyanovsk, Satka, Novokujbyshevsk and Kurgan attended lectures of a family psychologist, took part in worship services, competed in games and sport activities. We would like to thank the organization team from Samara UMC and especially Volga District superintendent Natalia Prokhorova! The Vononovs family: “But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family,…

ONE KOREA

A delegation of the National Council of Churches of the Republic of Korea visitedMoscow on June 25, 2019 Our brothers and sisters from Korea representedvarious Christian churches. They invited us to join them in prayer for theunification of Korea, to work together for organizing humanitarian aid to thepeople of North Korea and lifting the sanctions.The meeting was hosted by the Associated Russian Union of Christians ofEvangelical Faith. (Photo by the media-service of the Union). Representatives of our Protestant community expressed…

MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS

Miracle of Christmas The birth of baby Jesus was surrounded with many miracles. Virgin Mary conceived from the Holy Spirit – it is a miracle. Angel appeared to Joseph – it is a miracle. The prophecy from the Old Testament was fulfilled – it was also a miracle. ‘Look! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel which means “God with us.”’ (Matthew 1:23) The name of the baby boy was…