Prior to Perestroika – the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union – the United Methodist Church did not exist in Russia. Barely 25 years ago, the first United Methodist churches were founded in Russia, many times by pastors who were new not only to United Methodism, but also to the Christian faith. Concepts like lay leadership, personal Bible study, and tithing were virtually unheard of within the mainstream Russian Orthodox Church. Today, the West Ohio Conference partners with the Russia Volga District (southeast of Moscow) of The United Methodist Church to support children's camps, youth ministry, congregations, leadership development, seminary education, church building, and other initiatives.

Ways to Give

  1. Complete the form below to make an immediate gift via credit card, checking or savings account.

  2. Call the Council on Development at 614-844-6200 and make your gift over the phone.

  3. Mail your gift with a check made payable to Council on Development to:

    The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church
    Attn: Council on Development
    32 Wesley Boulevard
    Worthington, Ohio 43085

    Please mark the memo line on your check with Russia.

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