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arrow icon. Nikolaev Heads United Methodist Seminary in Moscow 
The Rev. Sergei Nikolaev, President of Russia United Methodist Theological Seminary The Rev. Sergei V. Nikolaev has been elected president of the Russia United Methodist Theological Seminary in Moscow. The election by the seminary's board of trustees was effective Jan. 1. Nikolaev will continue to teach as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism as part of the seminary's Ruediger and Gerlinde Minor Chair.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Education | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Europe | Russia |
Date posted: Feb 12, 2008
arrow icon. Missionary Tends to International Congregations in Germany  
The Rev. Carol Ann Seckel, a United Methodist missionary, is blessed during her
Jan. 6 installation service in Berlin. A growing number of international United Methodist congregations now exist within Germany, where their members range from Americans to Africans, diplomats to asylum seekers, students to business people. All, according to Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of the Germany area, are welcome within the United Methodist Church in Germany. 
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Communities | Ecumenical | GBGM programs | International affairs | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Europe | Germany |
Date posted: Feb 05, 2008
arrow icon. Hallelujah Moment from Lithuania
 "Why are you here?"

Jonas with his beloved wife, Regina. "Andrius" sat alone Sunday after Sunday, praying for his wife, praying that she would one day come and sit beside him. He prayed that they might worship God together in the Panevezys United Methodist Church in Lithuania.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Advent | Christian love | Communities | Family | GBGM programs | Missionaries | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Europe | Lithuania |
Date posted: Jan 25, 2008
arrow icon. Church Hymn-singing Has Evolved over Centuries  
When Charles Wesley began penning his more than 7,000 hymns back in the 18th century, hymn- singing was not part of the worship life of Anglican congregations. In fact, until 1821, hymn- singing was illegal in the Church of England.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Communities | International affairs | Music | United Methodist Church | Europe | United Kingdom |
Date posted: Dec 19, 2007
arrow icon. Center Offers Hope for Young Mothers in Need 
The love of her mother helped Rigonda Verdenfelde endure a rough childhood. Today she is modeling that love for teen mothers with troubled backgrounds.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Women | Partners/partnerships | Europe | Latvia |
Date posted: Dec 12, 2007
arrow icon. Hallelujah Moment From Italy
 Who's at the Table?

The Methodist table in Milan, Italy. Potlucks can take on many forms. In some parts of Indiana in the United States, they're called "pitch-ins"; in many European Methodist churches, "bring and share." The Italian Protestants call such a meal "agape." 
Source: Mission Education
More about: Christian love | Ecumenical | GBGM programs | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Advance | Europe | Italy |
Date posted: Nov 16, 2007
arrow icon. Mission Partnership in Eastern Europe and The United States Energize Congregations
Eastern Europe and Balkans Consultation IV 2007
Johnson City, TN God is using mission partnerships to energize, invigorate, and transform United Methodist congregations in both the United States and the Eastern and Balkan region of Europe.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Evangelism | GBGM events | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Europe | United States |
Date posted: Nov 09, 2007
arrow icon. United Methodist Seminary in Germany
 Has New Dean and is Showing Growth

Left to right, Pastor Thomas Lessmann, chairman of the trustees of the United Methodist Seminary at Reutlingen, Germany; Dr. Joerge Barthel, the new dean, and Dr. Holger Eschmann, former dean. Dr. Joerg Barthel, a professor of Old Testament, is the new dean, or rector, of the United Methodist Theological Seminary in Reutlingen. He was elected earlier in the month by the trustees of the school.
Source: United Methodist Churches
More about: Education | United Methodist Church | Europe | Germany |
Date posted: Jul 16, 2007
arrow icon. New bishop Meets with United Methodist Churches in Eurasia  
Bishop Hans Vaxby residing bishop for The United Methodist Church's Eurasia Area. In the year since his election as the new bishop for the United Methodist Church's Eurasia Area, Hans Vaxby has established a goal of visiting every district. Vaxby has met with pastors and church leaders in five districts so far, conducting sessions "for teaching, inspiration and consultation," according to a Jan. 27 report. The Eurasia Area includes the Russia Annual (regional) Conference and four provisional conferences.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Europe | Russia |
Date posted: May 16, 2007
arrow icon. United Methodists Among Signers of German
 Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism

Retired Bishop Walter Klaiber of Germany. The United Methodist Church is one of 11 denominations in Germany that have agreed to mutual recognition of Christian baptism. The parties also include the Roman Catholic and Lutheran Churches. "The agreement is a big step forward in the ecumenical fellowship in Germany," said Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, the United Methodist bishop in Germany, who was reached at a meeting of the Council of Bishops in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She responded to questions by email.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Christian love | Communities | Ecumenical | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Europe | Germany |
Date posted: May 02, 2007
arrow icon. The United Methodist Church Ordains Lithuanian Pastors 
All the clergy appointed for 2007 -  starting from back left: The Revs. Terence Erbele, Evelyn Erbele, Walla Carlsson, Kingsley Halden, Remigijus 
Matulaitis, Vidas Micuta; front left: the Revs. Raimondas Piecia, Bishop Oystein Olsen, 
Viktorija Jablonskiene, Giedrius Jablonskis
 For the first time in almost 70 years, The United Methodist Church has ordained Lithuanian pastors. The newly ordained are The Revs. Giedrius Jablonskis, Viktorija Jablonskiene, and Raimondas Piecia.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Christian love | Communities | GBGM news | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Europe | Lithuania |
Date posted: Apr 18, 2007
arrow icon. Estonian United Methodist Church
 Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Kuressaare Methodist Church building,  the first Methodist church building in Estonia. A century of Methodism in Estonia is being observed this year, with a major celebration set for early June. Methodism came to the northern-most of the three Baltic countries with traveling lay preachers from Russia in 1907.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Communities | GBGM news | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Estonia | Europe |
Date posted: Mar 07, 2007
arrow icon. United Methodist Church Gets
 Official Recognition in Serbia

The United Methodist Church is now legally registered in Serbia, meaning that it is entitled to full religious freedom and broad ministry opportunities.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: International affairs | United Methodist Church | Advance | Europe | Serbia |
Date posted: Feb 15, 2007
arrow icon. Bishop Bolleter Will Take Post with World Methodist Council  
A United Methodist bishop who has provided leadership to church members in countries spanning from Algeria to Albania is the new Geneva secretary for the World Methodist Council. Bishop Heinrich Bolleter, who retired in May as episcopal leader of the Central and Southern European Conference of The United Methodist Church, will begin his part-time position Jan. 1.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Ecumenical | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Europe | World |
Date posted: Dec 08, 2006
arrow icon. European Clergywomen will Have Consultation Experience 
The experience of the United Methodist Church's international consultation for clergywomen will be transferred to Europe Feb. 25-28 to bring women pastors on that continent together for worship, support and affirmation.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Ecumenical | United Methodist Church | Women | Europe |
Date posted: Aug 22, 2006
arrow icon. United Methodist Mission Executive Dies While Visiting Missionaries in Nepal 
Mark Masters. Mark Allen Masters, a global ministries staff member, died suddenly of a heart attack on May 13 while visiting missionaries in Nepal. Masters, 48, was regional executive for mission personnel in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and South & Central Asia of the General Board of Global Ministries. His wife, the Rev. Kathleen Masters, also works for the mission board.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM news | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Europe | Middle East | Nepal | Solomon Islands | United States |
Date posted: May 15, 2006
arrow icon. New Pastoral Leadership Emerges in Lithuania and Latvia 
Dr. William K. Quick is the partner church coordinator for Latvia and Lithuania. The New pastoral leadership is emerging in the Baltic countries of Latvia and Lithuania, but help is needed in paying clergy salaries, according to supporters.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Communities | Finance | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Europe | Latvia | Lithuania |
Date posted: May 11, 2006
arrow icon. The UMCOR Hotline, April 25, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response In Today's Hotline: United States: Hurricane Hunter Cares for the Least and the Lost Eastern Europe: Floods Displace Thousands Eastern Africa: Drought Continues to Endanger Children and Families Resources: Visit Our New Web Site!
Source: UMCOR
More about: Christian love | Donations | Health | Hunger | Natural disasters | Poverty | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | United States | Africa | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2006
arrow icon. United Methodist Church-to-Church Mission Plan
 To Expand in Eastern Europe and Balkan Countries

Children from a state orphanage come to the United Methodist Church in Dobric, Bulgaria on Saturday for cooking lessons and Bible study. There was joy in the room one Saturday in March when they shared what they cooked with visitors.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Bulgaria | Europe | Serbia |
Date posted: Mar 23, 2006
arrow icon. Austria Honors United Methodist Bishop  
The Republic of Austria has honored a United Methodist bishop for being a "bridge builder" in Europe. Bishop Heinrich Bolleter, who is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and oversees 15 countries for the denomination, was honored in Vienna, particularly for his ability to build connections with Eastern European nations.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Education | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Austria | Europe |
Date posted: Mar 17, 2006
arrow icon. Financial Pressures Force European Seminaries to Get Creative 
Faced with tight funding, the United Methodist Church's theological schools in Europe are seeking new ways of educating future leaders on the continent.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Education | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Europe |
Date posted: Feb 21, 2006
arrow icon. The Erbele's Definition of Epiphany:
 The Magi, the Baptism of Christ, and Christmas

The Erbele's ministry includes congregations in Russia (top) and Lithuania (just above.) The Church in Eurasia Where else in the world and through what other type work can a Christian receive such a fresh affirmation of the manifestation of our Savior than with the re-emergent churches of Eastern Europe and Asia.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Christmas | GBGM programs | Jesus Christ | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Europe | Latvia | Lithuania |
Date posted: Jan 03, 2006
arrow icon. United Methodists Hold Second Consultation
 On Mission in Eastern Europe and Balkans

Bishop Patrick Streiff during “In Mission Together” Eastern Europe and Balkans Consultation II. Keller, Texas, November 27, 2005—The Central and North Texas Annual Conferences joined the General Board of Global Ministries in welcoming brothers and sisters in Christ to First United Methodist Church, Keller, Texas for a second “In Mission Together” consultation focused on Eastern European and Balkan countries. Ninety-five participants, including three bishops and people from 16 states and nine countries, took part in the November 17-20 event.
Source: UMC Annual Conferences/Jurisdictions
More about: Bible | Christian love | GBGM events | GBGM programs | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Europe | South Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Nov 29, 2005
arrow icon. Mission Initiatives Plan Fall, Early Winter Consultations 
Mission Initiatives are partnerships involving the General Board of Global Ministries of The Untied Methodist Church and self-selected annual conferences, districts, congregations, and individuals within the denomination. Of course, people and groups within the areas where the initiatives operate are also primary participants.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Central America | Europe |
Date posted: Sep 16, 2005
arrow icon. Responsively Yours: Rules of War, Prayers for Peace Response Magazine July-August issue
Jan Love
Deputy General Secretary 
Women's Division Torture is wrong. In 1982 the late John Paul II said, “The memory of Jesus stripped naked, beaten, derided, nailed to the cross” should make all Christians “reject, spontaneously and absolutely, any recourse to such means which nothing on earth can justify and which destroy the dignity of both the tortured and the torturer.”
Source: Women's Division
More about: Peace | Prayers | Water | Women | Angola | Cambodia | Central America | Europe | Korea | Mozambique | Philippines | Rwanda | South Africa | United States |
Date posted: Jul 01, 2005
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