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Dr. David W. Scott. Photo © Hector Amador.

Political context and the meaning of church

A pending separation and changing international composition find The United Methodist Church in a time of rethinking what it means to be a church, and a global church at that.
General Church
An excerpt from a map detailing the Central Conferences Europe shows the Central and Southern Europe Central Conference (in red), the Germany Central Conference (in green), and the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference, which contains the Eurasia Episcopal Area and the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area (in orange and blue respectively). Map courtesy of UMC.org.

Ukrainians may be moved from Russian bishop's area

Moscow-based Bishop Eduard Khegay strongly opposes an effort by some European United Methodists to move Ukraine-Moldova Provisional Annual Conference from his episcopal area.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Providing Ukrainian refugees ‘soul care’

United Methodists in countries near Ukraine continue to take care of the practical needs of Ukrainian refugees. They find them safe places to stay and provide food, clothes and other necessities. But those responsible also aim to help beyond concrete support.