Newsletter for the Russia Initiative
This occasional newsletter gives up-to-date information about the Russia Initiative, which includes the countries of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.
This newsletter brings to you the announcement of the new Russia Initiative Partnership Coordinator from Patrick Friday, Director of In Mission Together, Global Ministries.
With this newsletter I am announcing my retirement as Coordinator of the Russia Initiative effective December 31, 2011.
1. Retirement of Sabine Barnett, Program Assistant; 2. Central Asia Consultation – East Coast in Washington DC, October 6-7; 3. Mid-Atlantic Russia Initiative Mini-Consultation in Maryland, October 15.
1. An update of the Russia Initiative Consultation
2. A news release of the city closure of the Grace UMC Spring Center
1. Preparations for the Russia Initiative Consultation XV; 2. Partner support commitments requested for 2011
Features included in this newsletter: 1 - Bishop Växby's report on the 2010 Eurasia annual conferences; 2 - Observations from the Northwest and Central Russia Annual Conferences; 3 - Preliminary information about the next Russia Initiative Consultation in April 2011; 4 - The Moscow Theological Seminary; 5 - Russia Initiative Contribution Procedures.
To friends of the Russia Initiative. This newsletter pertains to the following items: 1 - An update on partnerships; 2 - The Eurasia UMC Road Map.