Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference

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.
General Church
The three European central conferences of The United Methodist Church covering 32 countries and 10 time zones are making plans for a proposed denomination-wide split. Four bishops (clockwise from top left), Edward Khegay, Christian Alsted, Harald Rückert and Patrick Streiff, have drafted next steps should a separation plan win General Conference approval. Image courtesy of the bishops.

Europeans make plans for separation

Under a proposed separation plan, some European churchgoers expect to remain with The United Methodist Church while others join a new traditionalist denomination.
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.

Prison ministry in Bulgaria a ‘journey to another world’

An invitation to visit a prison, while initially uncomfortable, inspired one pastor to begin a now-thriving ministry to inmates that continues beyond prison walls.

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