UKRAINIAN BAPTIST HERITAGE CENTRE

From UBHC TIMELINE section - June 2009

While reviewing his father's library and collection of Christian Herald magazines in June 2009, Peter read an article by Michael Podworniak in the January - February 1977 issue of The Christian Herald, page 16-17 (in Ukrainian),where Mr. Podworniak stressed the need for an All-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Fellowship Archives to preserve our history.  To date, this Archives Centre does not exist.

One sentence stood out. Mr. Podworniak received a letter in English from the children of one of our dear members, after he requested in writing if their father left any books or magazines behind. They replied " After our father died, he left many books and magazines that got in the way and were not needed, so we threw them out.  Too bad, that you didn't write to us sooner." Mr. Podworniak discovered prior to 1977, that much of our Ukrainian Baptist history has been lost because the children have thrown out their father's collections.  Peter is currently researching the history of what has become of the libraries of our Ukrainian Baptist ministers.

In the UBHC COLLECTION section, Peter will soon list his catalogue of Ukrainian Baptist publications, books, music (records, cassettes and CDs), videos and pictures which he has collected during the past thirty years.  Then, added to this collection, will be his father's collection preserved over the past sixty years.  A small section of Dr. Kostiw's library and treasures, including pictures, which he received from the Kostiw family will be catalogued and preserved.

Also listed will be all Ukrainian Baptist missing publications and books which were published and which are not in this collection.  If you have any of these missing items and want to donate them to the UBHC, you will assist us in enlarging our collection and providing additional history to our website viewers.

Please note, this is a private collection and contains many personal records, books, photos, and publications which have been collected by Peter during the past thirty years, and also includes his father's [Rev. Stefan Tymciw] personal collection which he collected during the past sixty years, starting in Germany when he became a Christian on November 4, 1947. 

The UKRAINIAN BAPTIST HERITAGE CENTRE is a ministry of PETER TYMCIW MINISTRIES [ www.PTM.camp7.org] and because this is a new undertaking and overwhelming project, it is currently personally financed by Peter Tymciw and his family.  It is currently not supported financially or associated with any Ukrainian Baptist Church, Association or Convention in Canada or in the United States. Peter's hope and prayer is, that after interested individuals and organizations view this website, that they will contact Peter by email PeterTymciwMinistries@gmail.com or by telephone 647-518-7323 (ministry office) to discuss how they can financially assist Peter in this important historical Ukrainian Baptist work.  Maybe some day, Ukrainian Baptists will also have their own Book Center, much like Aaron Lansky did in starting the National Yiddish Book Center www.yiddishbookcenter.org  [See OUTWITTING HISTORY section - top left].

As there are only a few remaining Ukrainian Baptist ministers alive in Canada today, Peter took it upon himself to preserve our Ukrainian Baptist history through this website and hopefully in the future, publish new works on Ukrainian Baptist history in the English language and also translate important Ukrainian books into English from writers such as Michael Podworniak and other individuals in the Ukrainian Baptist community.

Peter is currently in the process of registering PETER TYMCIW MINISTRIES as a charitable organization in order that it can issue income tax receipts.  This process might take up to nine months with Canada Revenue Agency.  In the meantime, if you wish to support this important work financially, your donation would be greatly appreciated as we launch this website and continue our research and work.  

PLEASE - LET'S NOT LOSE ANY MORE OF OUR UKRAINIAN BAPTIST HISTORY.  IF YOU KNOW OF ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY THAT HAS UKRAINIAN BAPTIST BOOKS THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERING THROWING OUT DUE TO A DEATH IN THE FAMILY OR DOWNSIZING LIVING ACCOMODATIONS, PLEASE CALL PETER IMMEDIATELY AT 647-518-7323 TO DISCUSS DONATING YOUR BOOKS TO THE UBHC.  YOUR DONATION WILL BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED AND ACKNOWLEDGED ON THIS WEBSITE.

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