On February 24, 2023, the Lutheran Church of Kazan, Tatarstan, hosted a meeting of the ELCIR Uralic Deanery ministers. The meeting gathered guests from Cheboksary, Chuvashia; Gurez-Pudga, Udmurtia; Izhevsk, Udmurtia; Syktyvkar, Komi; Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El; and the warmly welcoming hosts from Kazan, Tatarstan.
Interim dean for the Uralic region Rev. Artur Semyonov taught a seminar on the topic “The Church and Education in the Historical and Modern Contexts.” Also, the participants shared their experience in teaching in their churches, relaying their thoughts, ideas and concerns.
Two thought-provoking discussions followed on whether or not it’s acceptable to do cultural & entertainment activities in the church and on how we can work with church members who have a mental illness.
Thanks be to God for all the participants who were able to attend the meeting and were blessed by the conversations and prayers together!
Information courtesy of Pastor Artur Semyonov, interim dean