The United Methodist Church in Central and Southern Europe consists of approximately 33.500 members and friends living in 16 countries (you can find a map here), celebrating worship services in more than 20 languages and share God’s love in even more languages and expressions.

On this website you will learn more about this unique part of the  worldwide family of The United Methodist Church.

Bishop Dr. Patrick Streiff

A change in context does not change the aim

The study group in the episcopal area of Bishop Patrick Streiff met for the fourth time. It looked at the possible changes in context with the upcoming General Conference in May 2020. And it continued working on the aim that the churches in the countries of the episcopal area may find a way to stay together as closely as possible for a common journey into the future.


What is the use of open doors if there are no eyes and hearts to perceive them?

Among the 23 local churches of the UMC in Czechia, there is also a Russian-speaking church. What does it mean for its Pastor to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world?

Ground-breaking ceremony for new church building in Bulgaria

The Turkish-speaking United Methodist congregation in Gorno Ezerovo has come one step closer to its dream of a new church building.


Change in the Leadership of the UMC in the Czech Republic

As Bishop Patrick Streiff has announced, the year 2021 will bring an important change for The United Methodist Church in the Czech Republic.


Worldwide UMC before respectful separation - Comment by Bishop Patrick Streiff

The controversial discussions within the worldwide United Methodist Church (UMC) on questions in regard to homosexuality led to a new development: an international working group, with the support of the Council of Bishops, published a proposal that includes a respectful separation of the worldwide church.