The United Methodist Church in Central and Southern Europe consists of about 33'500 members and friends living in 16 countries . The worship services are held in more than 20 languages, but there are many more languages and ways in which members of this Church share the love of God with their neighbors.

On this website you may learn more about this unique part of the global family called the United Methodist Church.

Bishop Dr. Patrick Streiff

At a crossroads: Executive Committee of the Central Conference meets in Macedonia

From March 6-10, 2019, about 40 members and guests of the Executive Committee of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe of the UMC gathered in Monospitovo (Macedonia) for their annual meeting. The preparation of the election of a new bishop and the further work after the decisions of the called session of General Conference in late February 2019 were among the main themes of the gathering.


Respect and trust in spite of differences

From January 11-13, 2019, the European and Eurasian delegates to the called session of General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis (USA) met in Braunfels (Germany).


Gasp of relief in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian parliament passed the final version of the new religious law – after having dropped the most prohibitive provisions. Methodists and adherents of other minority denominations expressed their thankfulness and relief. 


When a land of departure becomes a land of arrival

The very great uncertainty in Libya causes many migrants from countries to the south of the Sahara to go to Tunisia. Europe would be happy if these persons would stay in Tunisia and not even attempt to cross the Mediterranean in boats. However, implementing a European agenda is not necessarily one of Tunisia’s main priorities.


A closed door turns out to be a blessing

Where doors are shut, whether foreseeably or abruptly, unrealized plans and disappointment often result. However, sometimes it may be just those closed doors that widen horizons and turn out to be a blessing in a very special way.