All-Ukraine Union of Christians of the Evangelical Faith-Pentecostals is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pentecostal movement in Ukraine
This is reported by the website of the All-Ukraine Union of Christians of the Evangelical Faith-Pentecostals.
The Annual Conference of the church, scheduled for May 20-21, will be preceded by a meeting of the International Assembly of Evangelical Christians (IAEC), which will be held in Kyiv on May 19. So, the heads of Pentecostal churches around the world will be able to join the festive Conference of the Ukrainian Brotherhood.
As it became known, the publication of a book, the printing of a commemorative coin and the shooting of a documentary are being prepared for the anniversary. Each of the departments will participate in the training as much as possible. This is primarily a collection of reference material, testimonies, and facts about various services that our brothers and sisters performed in the 20s of the last century. The purpose of the research is to look into the future of Pentecostal churches in Ukraine through the prism of the past and present.
The idea was to create an exhibition of archival documents. Such as the membership book of one of the churches of the beginning of the last century, which was shown to the participants of the meeting by the director of the family Department Volodymyr Brichka. It can also be old editions of the Bible, handwritten songbooks, and so on. That is, during the celebration period, we expect a lot of interesting and informative things.
The meeting leader, first deputy senior bishop Anatoly Kozachok introduced the new coordinator for work with public organizations Yaroslav Kotylko to the department directors. Yaroslav, in turn, introduced the meeting participants to the idea of creating an association of public organizations, membership in which will allow believers to join public councils in local self-government bodies. In other words, Churches will get yet another tool to resist the introduction of immoral and unfair decisions, and vice versa-to promote the introduction of social and charitable projects.
The fact that such an idea is relevant was confirmed by Vyacheslav Kogut, director of the social Department of the All-Ukraine Union of Christians of the Evangelical Faith-Pentecostals, who pointed out the specific areas of service in which the creation of public organizations and associations will help solve many open problems.
The meeting participants also discussed issues of popularizing books and printed publications prepared by the Brotherhood, issues related to alternative military service, and so on.