International activities are available for everyone

Everyone is warmly welcome to join in the activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Membership of the church is not required for participation in parish activities.

We have bilingual (Finnish-English) worship services at Noljakka Church.  Other activities are also organized. Below you can see list of coming up events in English. You can also follow our Facebook-site, link below. You can reach church workers via phone, WhatsApp and email. You can find contact info for church workers if you scroll down this page, or you can use email: If you have questions, need help or just want to talk with someone; do not hesitate to contact us.

In Joensuu, there are activities also in Russian, mostly in the Rantakylä parish and there's a mass in German once a year, organized by Finnish-German Society.


Want to join the church?

A person becomes a member of the Christian church through Holy Baptism. Baptism is a sacrament of the church. If you would like to become a member of the church as an adult, you will need to take part in adult confirmation instruction. After completion, you will be confirmed and also baptized, if you have not been baptized earlier. If you're interested, please, take contact to local parish. If you have Finnish online banking codes or mobile certificate for identification you can also fill membership application online at Then your local parish will contact you about your membership process.