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Rebirth of a local church
The United Methodist Church in Estonia consists of 25 local churches with about 1'400 professing members. more

GROWING TOGETHER Festival in Eurasia
Each year, the Fund for Mission in Europe supports a number of very diverse projects all over Europe - for instance the Family Festival in Eurasia. more

Staunen! – A new European Methodist Festival
In 2003 and 2007, two European Methodist Festivals took place in Potsdam (DE) and Bratislava (SK). In 2018 a new festival will be organized – and it already takes shape. more

Changes in the Office of the Bishop
Thomas Rodemeyer, person responsible for Finances and Administration in the Bishop's Office in Zurich, will soon hand over his responsibility to André Töngi. more

Bishop Dr. Franz W. Schäfer has deceased
On July 14, 2016, Bishop Dr. Franz W. Schäfer has deceased in his 96th year. He was responsible for the UMC in Central and Southern Europe from 1966 to 1989. more

New hope for Roma in Sweden
Most of the United Methodist congregations in Sweden have become part of the new Equmeniakyrkan. But the small church in Östersund is still part of the UMC. more

The truth of the Lord wins
From June 3-5, 2016, the members of the Annual Conference Czech Republic-Slovakia of The United Methodist Church gathered in Prague. more

A new generation takes the lead
Hungary Provisional Annual Conference met from April 14-17, 2016, at Budapest-Obuda UMC. Rev. László A. Khaled succeeded Rev. István Csernák as Superintendent of the UMC in Hungary. more

First Albanian Local Pastor
The Annual Conference Serbia-Macedonia met from April 7 to 10, 2016, in Padina (Serbia). more

Multifaceted Unity
«Unity in Diversity» ran like a common thread through this year’s meeting of the Annual Conference Bulgaria-Romania, which took place from March 31 to April 3 in Varna. more

Terror Attacks in Brussels
A Statement of Bishop Patrick Streiff on the terror attacks in Brussels. more

Keeping the hearts warm for one’s neighbor
About 50 people from 12 countries participated in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe... more

On the occasion of Bishop Dr. Franz W. Schäfer’s 95th birthday
Bishop Franz Schäfer will celebrate his 95th birthday on March 10, 2016. more

Night of Churches – Light in the Darkness
The annual «Night of Churches» is a special event on the agenda of Czech Tourism... more

Joy and Hope for the UMC in Albania
The United Methodist Church is not only a growing but also a young church in Albania. more