We are pleased to share with you how the sixth session of the Women’s Education Center in Krasnodar took place under the “Growth” program, on June 26-27, 2020.
The association of UECB churches in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region are preparing documents to sue the owners of the Electro-appliance factory, to gain the right of unhindered access to their rightful dilapidated church building by establishing an easement. As it now stands, the territory is surrounded by a high fence. The four-story church, built in 1911 by Baptists on Vasilevskiy Island (St. Petersburg) will take at least $3 million to restore, which they are ready to collect and begin, but the believers simply cannot get to their building.
During the period of quarantine and self-isolation, a UECB church in Istra has been actively participating in social ministry, helping those who need support in this difficult time, led by pastor Vladislav Vovk. Here is a personal interview with him...
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II
On April 18, 2020, Moscow Central Church held a midnight Easter Eve worship service. As in most Christian churches, this year the service was held without anyone in attendance. Believers watched the live broadcast of the service while at home.
On behalf of the Russian fraternity of Baptist churches (UECB), Easter greetings to YOU! The news of the resurrection of our Lord gives us joy and hope, despite what is happening all around.
We heartily congratulate you with the resurrection of Christ resurrection! Christ is risen! Christ is truly risen!
Peace to you, dear brothers and sisters, members of the brotherhood of the RS ECB!
As new cases of the coronavirus infection are registered in Russia every day, our lead pastors have these words to share.
On March 14, 2020, a pastoral and youth retreat for the ECB churches organized by the Moscow Association of ECB Churches (MOC). It took place in the town of Oparino near Moscow.
The traditional annual brothers conference of the organized Association of Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (UECB) of Primorsky Territory, was held on February 22, 2020 in the city of Artem. The main subject of discussion was questions of practical evangelism in the realities of modern Russian society.
Each month we try to spend a couple minutes with a busy man with numerous responsibilities, one of which is the serving as the Russian Baptist Union president. Here Peter Mitskevich answers questions and shares his heart for Russia with the English-speaking world.
On February 11, 2020, a round table discussion on additional measures to protect the rights of believers was held at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
On January 19, 2020, Central Baptist Church of Moscow (UECB), held a special evening worship service dedicated to the Feast of Epiphany (the public baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist), during which new members of UECB churches were publically baptized. The following is a photo report of this special service.
Every month we like to spend a few minutes with a busy man with many responsibilities, one of which is the serving as the Russian Baptist Union president. Here Peter Mitskevich answers questions and shares his heart for Russia with the English-speaking world.
Congratulations on the feast of the Epiphany!
According to a tradition that has developed in recent years, young Christians of the Moscow Central Baptist Church celebrated the New Year 2020 at the Oparino Estate near Moscow.
Once a month we try to keep up on what’s happening at the Russian Baptist Union in an interview with President Peter Mitskevich. A man with many responsibilities and little free time, Peter gladly shares with us his heart for Russia to the English-speaking world.
Dear brothers and sisters!
On December 14, 2019, Kuban Evangelical Christian University held the Gideons International workshop, which brought together evangelists of the southern region of Russia.
The conference held in Rostov-on-Don had its conclusion today
Sverdlovsk Regional Court canceled a residence permit in Russia for 58-year-old German citizen Helmut Beringer, a farmer and pastor of the Baptist community in the small Ural city of Tavda.
On December 8, 2019, the consecration of the prayer house in Ryazan took place.
On December 5, 2019, a meeting of members of the Coordinating Council for Theological Education was held at the Moscow Theological Seminary.
On November 4, 2019, a regional youth conference was held in Georgievsk, bringing together more than 350 participants from churches in the Stavropol and Krasnodar Territories, the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, and Kabardino-Balkaria. The theme of the conference was: "Sing to the Lord all the earth, proclaim His salvation day after day." (1 Chronicles 16:23).
From November 3 to November 4, 2019, Ufa hosted festive events that united all the churches of the UECB in Bashkortostan.
UECB President Peter Mitskevich shares his impressions regarding his participation in the 6th Gathering of the Christian Interfaith Advisory Committee.
There is a terrible place in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, a place where the entire land is thoroughly saturated with blood ... Bloody battles did not take place here, soldiers did not die here protecting their homeland ...
On October 24-26, 2019, the conference “The Church Affecting Society” was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Many speakers, messages and Q&A sessions were given to stress the reality that the church has a role and voice to influence the world around us for good, and how to do it well. This is the report of the culmination day, Oct. 26, 2019.
On October 6, 2019, a worship service dedicated to consecrating this magnificent church included the blessing of UECB Vice President, Victor Ignatenkov, Krasoyarsk Regional Pastor Ivan Bulychev, Khakassia Regional Pastor Sergey Stalmakov, former Siberian regional head, Henry Adolfovich, as well as many supportive folks from neighboring churches.
On September 29, 2019, in the UECB Golgotha church, a free concert was held in order to bless the community and attract them to hear the truth of Christ.
UECB Vice President, Victor Ignatenko traveled to Yakutsk September 28-29, 2019 to meet with regional Far East Pastor, Victor Zaitsev, local church leaders and U.S. pastor, Eric Mock. The local pastors reported the state of affairs in the churches of the republic.
September 14-15, 2019, many women gathered in the town of Oktyabrsky, in the Moscow Region, for an international conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of UECB Women’s Training Program.
On September 13, 2019, a meeting of the Baptist Union leadership with representatives from the Russian and international scientific community was held at the UECB office.
From September 3 to September 11, 2019. the UECB President, Peter Mitskevich together with the Union Board traveled to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan for their leadership gatherings.
October 24 - 27, 2019 in St. Petersburg, a conference will be held with the theme: “The Church Affecting Society”, which is dedicated to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the prominent public and religious figure, the Gospel minister Ivan Prokhanov . The conference is being organized by the Russian UECB
The Jews memorized the phrase about God's promise to bless all nations through Abraham (Gen. 12:3), for millennia. But by the time Christ came to earth, they were still reluctant to extend salvation to the pagans, especially the invaders, those belonging to the dreaded Samaritans, who spoiled their reputation as a special people.
From July 28 to August 15, the UECB Youth Missionary Tour 2019, organized by the Christian movement “I AM YOUNG!” Over the 19 days of the Tour, this team visited 14 cities of Russia, in which meetings were held for the youth and their guests.
For the ninth consecutive year, from August 11 to August 14, the UECB church in Novocherkassk hosted a children’s festival, with everything you could imagine to excite children to attend.
From July 19 to July 21, 2019, a congress in Bryansk Russia was held with the theme of “Unity in Christ” at the Fir-tree Christian camp nearby. Here is a sample of what took place: VIP Guest Speakers, Special Choir and Orchestral Music, Congregational singing, Activities, Open market and lot and lots of encouragement! Everyone who attended was blessed as you will see from the photos.
On July 28, 2019, the Puppet Theater Festival ended in Oparino, Russia, which was the most attended festival to date.
On August 5, 2019, in the office of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists, a meeting was held between the leadership of the union and the team of Radio “Free Radio.” From the UECB, the meeting was attended by President Peter Mitskevich, Vice President Victor Ignatenkov, as well as writer Igor Popov, media specialist Denis Gostev, and former UECB President Yuri Sipko.
The Lipetsk regional Church of the UECB (Union of Evangelical Christians – Baptist) named “Consolation” has been waiting for this event for a long time. Several years of earnest praying, preparing a whole series of sermons on this topic, membership meetings and the selection of brothers for the very important ministry of the community ... And now this day has come.
The UECB Baptist leadership and countless believers of various denominations have expressed their shock and bewilderment over the actions of local Novorossiysk law enforcement authorities, which caused serious damage to the body of believers in the town of Verkhnebakansky, by sealing the house on July 7, where they held their worship services.
June 28- 30, 2019, a celebratory Conference was held, dedicated to the 100 year anniversary of Russian-Ukrainian Union Society in America.
Starting July 28, we will go on a Youth Missionary Tour throughout cities of Russia! We will drive to 14 cities in 19 days!
In May 2019, the Kirnev missionary trip to Africa took place. Sergey Kirnev is the general producer of the Kirnev organization, an evangelizer and organizer of evangelistic events in Europe, Asia Minor and the Middle East. The family organization was founded in 2006 in Chisinau, Moldova. This is the post-interview of their mission’s journey.
The Komi Republic Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of the Ukhta Christian - Baptists, to officially commission the newly constructed church building. City authorities denied permission to do this and the court recognized the actions of the municipal authorities as legitimate. Now the Baptists intend to appeal to the higher Constitutional Court of Russia.
On June 15, 2019, the traditional summer baptism in the river took place for Russian Baptist churches of Moscow. Eighteen people were baptized from seven churches, entering into a covenant with the Lord. Communion with the Lord was celebrated, as many friends, family and church family came to witness the event. Also nearby neighbors and boaters, which served to bring a testimony to the community.
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