Tampere United Methodist Church

Tampere United Methodist Church is a vivid and warm church in the city centre of Tampere. We are here by the grace of God and exist for people just like you. Come and visit us! We provide interpretation into English at all our Sunday evening services, every Sunday at 5 p.m.

We are a revivalist and well­known independent Christian church which is part of the nationwide Finnish United Methodist Church. Globally, we belong to the worldwide United Methodist Church. The global UMC has over 12 million members, and it is currently growing strongly in Africa and Asia.

Our church is situated at a peaceful location in the city centre near the Tammerkoski rapids, at the street address Lapintie 4. The entrance is from the short crossing street Palokunnankatu, next to the central fire station. The church has been blessing our city with its operation since 1895. Particularly in the past few years we have been growing by the grace of God. The amount of members has more than doubled in the past seven years. We have over 150 members at the moment.

Please check out this new Presentation video of our church.

We have been operating at our current location since the end of the 1950’s. We gather together in a church which feels like home with its good and warm atmosphere. Our church is lively, and the members are of all ages. It is easy to come to our church; we have all kinds of events. We are happy for anyone who visits us, and everyone is welcome. Come and visit us, join and see!

We provide interpretation into English at all our Sunday evening services, every Sunday at 5 p.m. INTERNATIONAL EVENING SERVICE on the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. All are warmly welcome!

If you are interested to learn about the basics of Christianity, or would like to know about the membership of our church, please contact Anni, tel. 045-1415250, email anni.backman(ät)metodistikirkko.fi. Please ask also about our International Small Group.

FINNISH COURSE FOR BEGINNERS in the Fellowship Room at the rear of the church yard once a week on Tuesday evenings. Starting level 0, target level A1.1-1.2.

FINNISH CONVERSATION GROUP in the Fellowship Room at the rear of the church yard once a week on Tuesday evenings. Starting level A1.2-B2.2, target level A1.3-B2.2, to brush up your language skills and acquire new ones.

INTERNATIONAL COOKING COURSE OF FINNISH FOOD in the Fellowship Room at the rear of the church yard.

REGISTRATIONS & INQUIRIES to: Anni, tel. 045-1415250, e-mail anni.backman(ät)metodistikirkko.fi. You are cordially WELCOME to our courses!

The INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUSE in the centre of Hervanta. Address: Lindforsinkatu 2 (Viialan Leipomo bakery café). You are warmly WELCOME to attend and enjoy! Further information from Anni at tel. 045-1415250 or e-mail  anni.backman(ät)metodistikirkko.fi. See also www.ich.fi.

Sunday Services

The services are held every Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. At our church, the Lord’s Supper is open to everyone who either believes or would like to believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. For children there is a Sunday school group where they hear Bible stories, do art and crafts, play and meet friends. After the evening service we have coffee fellowship with various salty and sweet snacks, sometimes food. After the morning service we have lunch for 5 €; lunch profits go to missions. Everyone is cordially welcome to our church!

“Liekki” Evenings

The “Liekki” (Finnish for “a flame”) evenings are held every other Friday at 6 p.m. (except in the summer). We start with tea in the Fellowship Room, and at 6.30 p.m. we move over to the sanctuary for praise and prayer. During the evening we hear testimonies and teaching. At the end there is time for intercession and personal devotions. Everyone is warmly welcome!