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

Hope and help in challenging times

The measures imposed in connection with the Corona crisis have a strong impact on life in the countries of Eastern Central Europe and the Balkans. However, the UMC cannot be dissuaded from continuing to give signs of hope and provide concrete assistance.


Difficult conditions and open questions

The Executive Committee of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe met from March 12-14, 2020, in Vienna, at the premises of Vienna-Fünfhaus UMC and English-Speaking UMC of Vienna.


A message to the UMC churches in central and southern Europe

Against the background of the Coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Patrick Streiff wrote a letter to all churches of the United Methodist Church in Central and Southern Europe.


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?