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The UMC Latvia is a district conference within the Estonia Annual Conference, but in practice it functions as an annual conference. Methodism was introduced in Latvia by German missionaries in the early 20th century and was thriving until the Soviet occupation after World War II, where all church work was banned. The Methodist church had a new start in 1991 and managed to retrieve some of the confiscated buidings. Today there are a little over 500 professing members, 11 churches, and substantial missional work among children and youth and a home for single mothers, “The Hope Centre”. 

Head Office

Latvijas Apvienota Metodistu Baznica

Address: Akas iela 13, LV-1011, Riga, Latvia
Phone:  +371 67 311 442
Telefax: +371 67 311 442
E-mail: metodistu.birojs(at)gmail.com
Web-site: www.metodisti.lv

District Superintendent:

Edgars Šneiders
Ūdens iela 11-10, Liepāja, LV-3401, Letland
Phone: + 371 26 401 424
e-mail:esneiders@inbox.lv

 

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ABOUT US

mapThe Nordic and Baltic episcopal area covers 7 countries Denmark,Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We speak 9 official languages and use English as a common language.

Bishop Christian Alsted gives oversight to pastors, deacons, local churches, schools, hospitals, seminaries and diaconal institutions in the area.

Bishop emblemUnited Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We value the intellect and modern science, at the same time we see the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions and to wrestle with difficult issues, and we do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists emphasize personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

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