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.
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.
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