Keräys tulkkauslaitteiston hankkimiseksi

Englanninkielinen ryhmä on tehnyt aloitteen tulkkauslaitteiden hankkimiseksi. Tähän asti tulkkaus on hoidettu konsekutiivisesti (tulkki seisoo puhujan vierellä) mutta aiomme siirtyä simultaanitulkkaukseen (samanaikainen suomi-englanti tai englanti-suomi-tulkkaus kuulokkeisiin). Alustava kustannusarvio on noin 1500 euroa. Hankkeen toteuttamiseksi kerättiin 30.12. molemmissa jumalanpalveluksissa kolehti laitehankintoihin; nyt tavoite onkin jo lähes saavutettu! Koska lopullinen hankintahinta ei ole tiedossa, keräykseen voi silti vielä osallistua maksamalla haluamansa summan tilillemme Nordea FI38 2058 1800 0108 08 (Helsingin metodistiseurakunta), viitenumerolla 5500. Kiitos lahjoituksestasi!

Fundraising for interpretation gadgets

It has been decided that simultaneous interpretation equipment will be purchased to our church. The cost is expected to be around 1500 euros (preliminary estimate). To proceed with the purchase, the offering on Sunday 30th services was directed towards this purpose - and the target was almost reached! However, donations to our bank account are still welcome, as the exact cost of the purchase is not yet known. Account: Nordea FI38 2058 1800 0108 08 (Helsingin metodistiseurakunta), reference number for translation equipment: 5500. Warm thanks for all donations!

Lähetystyöstämme kerrotaan radiolähetyksessä

Radio Patmos on tehnyt suomalaisesta lähetystyöstä kertovan ohjelmasarjan. Metodistikirkon lähetystyöstä kertova jakso on kuunneltavissa sivujen kautta, (-> Metodistikirkon lähetystyön historia). Ohjelmassa esiintyvät Pirjo Pöllänen ja Aino Kallio.


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" ja nuorten oman Facebook-sivun sanoilla "Metodistinuoret 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 Finnish Service; interpretation into English at least partially)

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 1299009 (from abroad: +358 45 1299009)


The photo on the right: Pastor Timo Virtanen welcoming new members in spring 2015.


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)

Until 1st October 2018, you can watch a TV service from our congregation on the Internet via this link. The service is mostly in Finnish, but one song and one testimony are 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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