"Leading people to Christ, Learning to be Disciples, Loving through service."
First United Methodist Church of Covington, TN
Saturday, September 21, 2019


Through the Russia Initiative, churches, districts and conferences establish supportive-congregation covenants to handle salary and program expenses for designated local United Methodist churches in and near Russia . Our congregation provides $6,000 annually to a church in Ukraine which provides a pastor with a monthly salary of $150 to $250, and allowances for housing, health care, pension and ministry site.
U.S. partnership churches also commit to sending mission teams to these churches to help with Bible study, leadership training and working with members of the Russian congregation at orphanages, prisons, hospitals and addiction rehabilitation centers.        
Russell Lindsey, a member of the NOW Sunday School class, initiated this ministry 8 years ago and has coordinated our fundraising efforts to support the Russia Initiative.  He has made several trips to the and has a real passion for the work being done there. 
For more information, contact: 

Russell Lindsey, Coordinator 

Phone:  901-476-8475




"Leading people to Christ, Learning to be Disciples, 
Loving through Service."

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