Ukraine & J.E.E.P.
GDP (Per Capita)
CREC Churches in Ukraine
Reformed Church of Christ the Savior
Weekly covenant-renewal worship, conferences, student meetings, help to needy people and refugees, organization of medical aid, mission churches, involvement in the Alliance of Reformed Churches, prayer meetings with other local churches, etc.
Economic and political situation. Medical problems.
Effectiveness and wisdom in service, especially during this time. Pastor San Sanych’ s organizational work and mentoring. Heating for their facility through the winter.
Sunday worship, Friday Bible studies, monthly picnics. Ministry to alcoholics and drug addicts and outreach to their children.
Discouraging mission field with addicts. Pastor Lishchinski works full-time to support his family and congregation and does not have enough time for ministry work.
Endurance in ministry. Peace in the country. Praise for the ordination of their deacon, Roman Savchuk, to help serve the church.
The Reformed Church of Ivano-Krankivsk
Mission Church of Rivne Biblical Church
Reformed Evangelical Church of St. Andrew is located in western Ukraine in the city of Pidhaichyky. This body has been a CREC candidate church since 2015. Pastor Volodymyr Yakubovsky serves as the church’s full-time pastor. along with two other elders.
Reformed Church of St Andrew
Sunday worship, visitations to the elderly, distribution of literature, Friday school for children, weekly Bible studies with adults and catechism classes with teenagers. Pastor Pavyluk is chairman of the Spiritual Board of the city (a council of ministers of different churches) and serves to help build good relationships with other Christians and government.
After several years of saving, the church was finally able to buy an office. Because they don’ t have a church building, it will be very helpful and cost effective, but it still needs repairs that they cannot afford.
Health for Andrew Mutz, a church deacon and father of two, who has multiple sclerosis and needs constant care. The possibility for the church to start making a TV program on local television.
Holy Trinity Reformed Church
God’s Covenant Reformed Evangelical Church
Pastor Terentiev serves God’s Covenant Reformed Evangelical Church, which joined the CREC in 2017. This congregation oversees a Christian school “Svitlo” (meaning “Light”), now in its second year. Serhii played a big role in starting the school, which is a cooperative effort between the two Rivne CREC churches. Serhii currently both teaches at Svitlo, and also serves as an administrative official. This is breaking new ground for the CREC in Eastern Europe, and JEEP is providing financial support for this work.
Since COVID restrictions were implemented in Ukraine, Svitlo classes have been moved to online only. Pastor Stuart Bryan’s daughter Julia has been working at/with the school since January, and reports that despite the lockdown, Svitlo’s virtual classes are going well, and students are progressing. Please pray for Serhii, Julia, and the other teachers, and for this ministry to thrive and grow.
News & Updates on Ukraine
Please pray for the newly-formed Hus Presbytery, as the churches may be hindered from meeting in person this fall, again due to Covid regulations. An alternate ad hoc meeting is being considered, similar to last year’s meeting. Not only this, but depending on Covid...
Nazareth House has just acquired a CNC machine! The CNC machine is a tool for Nazareth House in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. It works on professional software, but on a smaller scale. Any skills learned on this one are transferrable to larger professional CNC machines...
Hus Presbytery and Individual JEEP Ministries As most of you are probably aware, this summer the 2020 CREC ad hoc Council approved the Anselm Provisional Presbytery to convert to a permanent CREC member presbytery. The new presbytery named “Hus”, is composed of...
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