Europe

Mission and Ministry
The congregation of Finnsnes United Methodist Church in Finnsnes, Norway, joins passengers from the Hurtigruten commercial ferry in lighting candles in memory of loved ones to celebrate All Saints’ Day. Photo by Lise Løvland.

Norwegian church provides communion at the harbor

All Saints’ Day tradition connects congregation and community, offering people ‘a chance to see holiness in their own everyday lives.’
Evangelism
Presian Vlaiakov sings at the Sofia (Bulgaria) United Methodist Church. Vlaiakov, the son of a single mother, said his commitment to the church grew out of the love and help the church showed him as a child. Photo by the Rev. Mihail Stefanov.

Church provided family for Bulgarian boy

Presian Vlaiakov talks about how his commitment to the church grew out of the love and help the church showed him as a child.
Church Growth
Bishop Patrick Streiff preaches in Shumen, Buglaria. Under proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s Religious Denominations Act, Streiff — who leads the Central and Southern Europe Conference — would have to get government permission to preach in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian proposals would affect churches

Proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s Religious Denominations Act could affect financial support for United Methodist pastors, as well as who could serve.

Wesley’s Chapel makes history relevant today

The Methodist congregation at Bermondsey offers practical assistance and the spirit of Jesus to a diverse community.

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