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KHABAROVSK (FAR EAST, RUSSIA) – On June 17 and 18, in Khabarovsk, Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko and his deputy Vassily Yevchik served at the annual regional conference of the churches of the Khabarovsk Territory. The Conference was attended by Bishop Peter Yarmolyuk, head of the Sakhalin Association, deputy head bishop in the Far Eastern Federal District, and the head of the association of Grace Churches in Irkutsk region Vladimir Savonov.

MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – On May 7-9, the annual conference of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith was held at the Congress Hall of the Moscow World Trade Center. This year it was dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and was called “Prepare the Way of the Lord”. Seven services and 13 workshops took place during the conference. The program included panel discussions on Mission and Reformation, led by the rector of the Moscow Theological Institute Sergei Yastrzhembsky.

MOSCOW (RUSSIA), May 7 – 2017 is declared, here at the Russian Church, the Year of Good News. It is also the year of 500 Years of Reformation. “Prepare the way for the Lord” is the theme of the Conference.

SOSNOGORSK (KOMI REPUBLIC, RUSSIA) - On February 4 and 5, the Source of Life Church of Sosnogorsk in northern Republic of Komi celebrated its first anniversary – 5 years.

ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) - In St. Petersburg, on December 10 the fifth annual Christmas Festival was held. It was organized by the North-West Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. Spacious convention center “Moscovsky” traditionally became the venue for the festival.

This year, the festival consisted of two parts: a matinee for children and a festive gathering for young people of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.

SAINT-PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) - On October 14-16, in the heart of Saint-Petersburg, in the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul temple an annual conference dedicated to the anniversary of the New Testament Church in Saint-Petersburg took place. Many friends and guests from Saint-Petersburg, Leningrad area and many other cities of Russia came to congratulate the church with the 9th anniversary.

SYKTYVKAR (RUSSIA) - Last weekend the Head bishop of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Edward Grabovenko and his son David were ministering to the congregation of the Source of Life Church in Syktyvkar.

On October15, young men and women came to the service, and the senior generation was there as well, as this evening a guest from Perm New Testament Church David Grabovenko was preaching at the service. The minister challenged the youth to devote their lives to God and would not be afraid that it will look “too spiritual”. “Guys, please, do not care about what other people will think of you, let them talk about you that you are too spiritual – be believers from Monday to Sunday. Be different. Bring Christ!” – said David to the youth.

KOSTROMA (RUSSIA) - A new church building of “Transfiguration” church was dedicated on September, 11. The construction was started in 2008. At first a part of the building was built and the church started to conduct church services in a small hall. Now the main hall of the building is finished. A great amount of work is done, and the church expresses gratitude to all people who donated finances, provided prayer support and worked at constructing the building.

ORENBURG (RUSSIA) - On September 23-25 an annual regional fall conference of Russian church of Evangelical Christians took place in Orenburg “Word of Life” church. Usually every conference has a name, a declared subject. This time God was giving the name to every participant, the Word was prepared for everyone.

OMSK (RUSSIA) - August 27, The Harvest Church of Omsk in Siberia held water baptism service. On this day, 32 people made a covenant with the Lord. For everyone who was baptized, and for those who came to support the brothers and sisters, this day was a great holiday. After baptism service, they listened to a brief inspiring message. It was about the importance of water baptism in the life of every believer, that from now on everyone, who received water baptism is in the covenant with God, and the covenant is immutable.

OMSK (RUSSIA) - On May 1, Nehemiah Church of Omsk celebrated Easter. Senior pastor Denis Malyutin addressed the congregation with a word of greeting and wished that on such a day all the needs would be met for those who praise the name of God. Children from Sunday school sang psalms, recited verses from the Bible, performed a skit about three trees. The youth and their teacher of art Kristina Bochineva presented a performance called “Jesus is risen! God of earth and heaven”.

NOVOSIBIRSK (RUSSIA) - Alpha Course for husbands and wives is a series of weekly seminars where people discuss important issues which are not much focused upon and easily overlooked in daily life. Two months ago eleven married couples decided to begin this course and spend one day a week getting to know their spouse better. Every couple had a real date which included a sincere talk over a table decorated with candles. They could open their hearts to each other without being distracted by anything.