Keräys äänentoistolaitteiden hankkimiseksi

Aikoinaan käytettynä saamamme äänentoistojärjestelmä on lopullisesti tullut tiensä päähän. Musiikkiväkemme arvion mukaan tarvitsemme uusina ainakin 4 mikkiä johtoineen, 2 kaiutinta ja 2 kaiutinmonitoria. Näiden alustava kustannusarvio on noin 2000 euroa. Hankkeen toteuttamiseksi kerättiin 19.5. jumalanpalveluksessa kolehti, ja nyt on koossa jo noin 850 euroa; keräykseen voi osallistua myös maksamalla haluamansa summan tilillemme Nordea FI38 2058 1800 0108 08 (Helsingin metodistiseurakunta), viitenumerolla 5500. Kiitos lahjoituksestasi!

Collection for a new sound system

The offertory on Sunday 19th May went towards the new sound system. The estimated budget is 2,000 euros; it includes 4 microphones, 2 loudspeakers and 2 monitors. By now we have collected already 850 euros! You may also pay to our account Nordea FI38 2058 1800 0108 08 (Helsingin metodistiseurakunta) using the reference 5500. Many thanks for any donations!

Kevään nuortentapahtumat

Keväällä on vielä yksi nuortenilta 25.5. (yli 18-v.). Nuorten kesäleiriviikonloppu 14.-16.6. Asikkalan Koivurannassa. Lisätietoa myöhemmin. Tervetuloa mukaan!

Vuosikonferenssi 2019 Toivonlinnassa

Suomen Metodistikirkon vuosikonferenssi ja kesäjuhla järjestetään viime vuonna hyväksi havaitussa paikassa eli Piikkiön Toivonlinnassa 27.-30.6. 2019. Tämän sivustomme etusivulta voit ladata esitteet ohjelma- ja hintatietoineen sekä ilmoittautua linkin kautta.

Annual Conference 2019 in Toivonlinna

The UMC Finland-Finnish Annual Conference and Summer Festival will be held in Toivonlinna, Piikkiö, near Turku from June 27th to 30th. The Conference offers a good opportunity to meet with other Methodists and to enjoy the fellowship. The Conference schedule and price list can be downloaded in English from this site (bottom of the Etusivu page).


Punavuorenkatu 2,
00120 Helsinki

Bussit 14 ja 18 sekä raitiovaunut 1, 3 ja 10 pysähtyvät kirkon lähellä (Iso-Roobertinkadun pysäkki).

Tapahtumatiedot myös Facebookissa

Löydät sivumme Facebookista hakusanoilla "Metodistikirkko Helsinki". - We are in Facebook by the name 'Metodistikirkko Helsinki'.

Our English UMC in Facebook

Our English-speaking congregation has their own Facebook profile, which you can find by name "The Helsinki United Methodist Church English Service"

Today is the day of grace!

Hi!  We are part of the Methodist church and we invite you to our

International Sunday Service (in English)

which is currently held from 12.30 to 14.00 on most Sundays

(except on the first Sunday of each month and in summertime, but you are also very welcome to the bilingual or the Finnish Service; interpretation into English in bilingual services)

at Helsingin Metodistikirkko, Punavuorenkatu 2, the Fredrikintori Square.

Community fellowships (prayer and Bible study) in English bi-weekly in homes in Helsinki/Vantaa and Espoo (not in summertime).

Please check the upcoming events in Tapahtumakalenteri (for an English version, please scroll down to the bottom of the page).

For more information, please contact us in English (or Finnish): by email: (or by phone 045 6035943 (from abroad: +358 45 6035943)


Photo on the right: Worship service during Easter time 2019. (Photo by Tuula Siimes)


Jesus said: ... "the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (John 6:37)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Rom 8:1)

353A7344_welcome_new_members.JPGPhoto on the right:  Earlier pastor Timo Virtanen welcoming new members.  (Photo by Laura Helminen)

We celebrated the 5th Anniversary of our English Worship Services on May 17-19, 2019. 



UMC Finland (F) Annual Conference & Summer Festival in Toivonlinna, Piikkiö, near Turku, on June 27-30, 2019

The official sessions will be held from Thu to Fri; the programme and price list are downloadable here

The summer gathering will be held from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon; the programme and the price list are downloadable here.

One-day participation fee (incl. all meals except breakfast): 40 euros for adults, 25 euros for children aged 7 to 15. Younger children: no fee.  

The registration form will soon be published also is in English.

The Finnish-speaking United Methodist Church of Helsinki: a short introduction

 The Finnish Methodist church of Helsinki was founded in 1894. So far it is the only Finnish-speaking Methodist congregation in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Today, the membership of the church totals 200 members. Our new pastor from August 2018 is Veli Loponen. Our previous pastor, Timo R.A. Virtanen, who served in Helsinki from 2004, has now moved to Pori.

The church building is situated in the Punavuori quarter near the Helsinki city centre. It was designed by the renowned architect Lars Sonck and built in 1929.

We have a Worship service in Finnish every Sunday at 11 a.m, followed by church coffee. Since May 2014, an English-speaking worship service has taken place on on many Sundays at 12.30. If there is no English service, the Finnish worship service is usually interpreted into English.

 On the weekdays we meet for Bible study and prayer on several occasions (in Finnish and/or English). Meetings for prayer and Bible study in English, called 'community fellowships', are currently held biweekly in homes in Espoo and in Helsinki/Vantaa. During the summer there are fewer activities, but the Worship Services are still held on Sundays, except for one Sunday in end of June or beginning of July; on that weekend the Finnish Methodists gather for their Annual Conference.

In 2015 we started meetings for youth and young adults ("Nuortenilta").  These are usually held in Finnish but interpretation can be arranged as needed.

We want to reach more people with the gospel. This goal has been supported by various outreach activities over the years. Our church is active in the mission work: especially the Finnish-speaking congregation collects funds for a Christian School in India as well as for Christian summer camps and Christmas parties held in the Vepsian villages in north-west Russia (Vepsian is a Finno-Ugric language spoken as mother tongue by less than 10 000 people today). 

The English-speaking group started to support mission work in Thailand in 2015, after  Axel Barbette and Peter Willis from the Pori Methodist Church had visited our English service, telling about the H2O work among Burmese refugees in Thailand. For more information, please check the H20 website.

Today (2017) there are altogether 11 Finnish Methodist congregations in Finland (see a list here) and 14 Swedish-speaking congregations. (click here). Both the Finnish and the Swedish Methodist Churches in Finland have they own, separate organisations, but both are part of the worldwide United Methodist Church. They both belong to the UMC Nordic & Baltic Episcopal Area. The nearest Swedish-speaking Methodist congregation is situated in the Töölö quarter of Helsinki. In addition, a Russian Methodist congregation was founded in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in 2013.

 If you are looking for a place to worship the Lord, join us on Sunday! You are warmly welcome to both our Finnish-language or English-language services and other meetings, whatever your nationality or denominational background. You can check the upcoming events in Tapahtumakalenteri (in Finnish and English). The street address of our church is  Fredrikintori/ Punavuorenkatu 2, and it is served by the buses 14, 17 or 18 and tram number 3.

Currently there are Methodist activities in English, besides Helsinki, at least in the Finnish-speaking congregations of Tampere, Pori and most recently also Lahti, as well as in some Swedish-speaking congregations (at least in Turku/Åbo, Kokkola/Karleby, and in the middle of Espoo in the town of Kauniainen/Grankulla).

Also. the Swedish-speaking Methodist Church in Helsinki (Kristuskyrkan) has started to arrange some activities in English. 

For the meetings of other international free churches in the Helsinki area, please check the site. There you can browse through meetings in English (or in some other languages) by first choosing the "Events" page and then by clicking the words "Event categories" and then choosing "English" or another keyword from the list that appears.

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Cottage for rent: The youth organisation (MKU) of the Swedish-speaking United Methodist Church rents out a cottage at their camp centre in Central Finland, Jämsä, when MKU has no own activities in the camp centre. There are 4 bedrooms, a well-enough equipped kitchen, a toilet, a shower and a fireplace.

The cottage is by a small lake in the countryside (no public transport nearby) and is fit for winter habitation, too. The Himos ski resort is only 35 kilometres away. Other distances: Jämsä 25 km, Mänttä 22 km, Keuruu 48 km.

Lower prices for members of the United Methodist Church! You can rent the cottage e.g. for a weekend or a week. You have to have your own bed linen with you and clean up the cottage before you leave. If you are interested in renting the cottage, please contact Cata Ekman-Niemi-Kaija:
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