The Provisional Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for Serbia-Macedonia was held at Padina UMC from 7th-10th April 2016. Delegates and guests from different countries were able to be in the newly furnished rooms of the Padina church. Bishop Dr. Patrick Streiff presided over the conference, together with both District Superintendents Rev. Ana Palik-Kunčak (District Serbia) and Rev. Wilfried Nausner (District Macedonia).
This year’s United Methodist Women’s meeting was held at „Katai“ near Mali Iđoš. At various lectures, conversations, games and handicrafts, the women had a blessed time at this beautiful spot in the Vojvodina plain. The photos and the video are available at the following links: photos video
The 81st session of the Provisional Annual Conference for Macedonia & Serbia was held at Monospitovo UMC in Macedonia from 16th-19th April 2015. Altogether there were about 50 delegates from all of the local UMC churches from Macedonia and Serbia and some guests from Albania and Germany. The theme that led us during these days was taken from Romans 15:7: “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
On February 28th 2015, we gathered at Padina UMC for a District Conference meeting. There were over 40 people present from almost all of our churches in Serbia. The theme for this gathering was based on the words from Psalm 40:11-12: „You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.“ From our churches, we were able to hear various testimonies about how God has changed sorrow into joy in our own lives.
Year 2014 was the 60th anniversary of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe and throughtout the year it was marked through various activities. The United Methodist Church in Serbia is a part of this Central Conference. Within this celebration, an Advent devotional booklet was published in multiple languages. The Advent and Christmas based thoughts were written by brothers and sister from our Central Conferences and in this way we could all be connected during that precious time of Advent.
Jabuka UMC was the host of this year’s men’s one day meeting. The theme was „Brother’s keeper“ and through it people were able to explore in depth how important it is to take care of each other. In the afternoon, a visit to the nearby stable was organized. There, the most courageous of the men were able to experience horse riding.
With the theme „Come near to God and he will come near to you“ a women’s retreat seminar was held at Fruška gora. Guest speaker at the meeting was Barbara Bünger from Switzerland who became the women’s ministry coordinator for the Central and Southern Europe. The women had a blessed time at the meeting.
At this meeting, about 50 attendants spent a blessed time together. Through games, songs and the theme „Questions and Answers“, the children had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of God´s word. The forest treasure quest, as well as camp fire with Christian songs will for sure stay as a wonderful memory for all of those who attended.
This three-day youth event started with an evening concert on Friday and a Methodist pastor from Switzerland, Peter von Känel, who came to this youth meeting with a group of young adults from Switzerland, spoke from the Word of God. Saturday was reserved for swimming at a nearby pool, which all of the youths welcomed gladly. The meeting, attended by roughly 50 people, ended after the Sunday Worship service.
The session of the 80th Annual Conference of the UMC in Serbia and Macedonia was held at Kisač UMC from 3rd to 6th April this year. „Be Holy“ was this year’s theme of the conference which was presided by Bishop Patrick Streiff. There were about 50 delegates from Macedonia and Serbia and also a few guests from Switzerland, Germany and Hungary.
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