Central and Southern Europe Central Conference

Local Church
Eurasia Area Bishop Eduard Khegay posts live greetings on his Facebook page to viewers in Russia and around the globe during the “stay home, stay safe” phase of the CORVID-19 social distancing. Photo courtesy of Bishop Eduard Khegay’s Facebook.

In Europe, closing church can mean opening to others

The coronavirus crisis brings far-flung United Methodists in Eurasia together for worship; stimulates community contact in Norway; allows for new ways to carry on old traditions in Germany and propels a home-bound mask-making venture in Slovakia.
Mission and Ministry
An employee from the Home Care Ministry of The United Methodist Church in Macedonia checks on the welfare of a client at her home in Strumica. The client’s face was blurred to protect her privacy in this photo provided by the Home Care Ministry. Photo courtesy of The United Methodist Church in Macedonia.

COVID-19 challenges programs in North Macedonia

A United Methodist-run social center in North Macedonia that operates several food programs is struggling to find food, supplies and funds to pay for them.
General Church
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plants mangrove shoots on Tarawa, the main atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Mangroves help to protect against the rising sea levels caused by climate change. Photo by Eskinder Debebe, United Nations

Creation care team brings global perspective

Organized by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, the team will share environmental concerns from their regions and engage with other church members on possible responses.

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