Connecting Congregations enables churches in the United States and Estonia to share faith, vision, support and hope in Jesus Christ with one another. In Estonia, the Connecting Congregation program includes newer churches established since 1992 as well as congregations which survived over 40 years of Soviet occupation. These “survival” churches are called “Tuletorn Congregations” from the Estonian word for “fire-tower” or “lighthouse” because the “lights were never turned out, even on the darkest night.” Today, connecting congregations continue their active support of the growing churches and ministries across Estonia.


Estonia Congregation U.S. Partner
Aseri FUMC Morristown, TN
Haapsalu Swartz Creek UMC, MI>
Johvi Chapelwood UMC, Houston, TX
Karsa/Ahja FUMC Bartlesville, OK
Keila FUMC Peoria, IL
Kohtla-Jarva Mt. Bethel UMC, GA
Kunda Bradley Epworth UMC, Peoria, IL
Paide Emmanuel UMC, Memphis, TN
Paldiski FUMC, Ann Arbor, MI
Parnu Asbury UMC, OK
Ruusmae Calvary UMC, Nashville, TN
Sillamae Havre de Grace UMC, MD
Tallinn FUMC Pascagoula, MS
Tartu FUMC Dunwoody, GA
Viitka FUMC, Lexington, KY
Voru FUMC, Montgomery, AL
Voru Harvest Church, Byron, GA