The official news service of the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church



Newness and Resurrection

14 April 2017 | St Albans [tedNEWS] In a week when the BBC reports that a quarter of Christians no longer believe in a literal resurrection Victor Hulbert, TED Communication and Media director, takes a moment to reflect on why he finds resurrection to be an important and key message within the Easter story.

South Pacific Ministers explore creative mission in Europe

12 April 2017 | St Albans [Victor Hulbert]  Ten pastoral staff from the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) visited with Trans-European Division staff on Tuesday, 11 April with the aim of gaining an insight into how mission can be achieved within the secularised and diverse cultures of Europe.

Dr Emmanuel Osei to lead South England Conference

11 April 2017 | Watford, UK [Sam O Davies]  Dr Emmanuel Osei will serve as the new President of the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SEC). The decision, made at an extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee on Sunday, 9 April 2017, follows an earlier decision of the Committee to re-assign former president, Dr Richard de Lisser, following a prolonged absence from office due to ill health. Osei has been serving as acting president since June 2016.

Terrorist attack in Stockholm condemned

7 April 2017 | Stockholm [Rainer Refsbäck] Once again, Europe has suffered a cowardly terrorist attack in which innocent people have been mown down by a hijacked vehicle, this time in central Stockholm. The Union office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Stockholm Central Adventist Church is located only just over a block from Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s main pedestrian street, where the stolen truck hit and killed at least four and injured a number of others during the Friday afternoon attack on 7 April.

Positively Single

5 April 2017 | Binfield, UK [Angeline Tyrokomos] For many singles the idea of a ‘singles event’ fills them with horror – or at least apprehension. Yet singleness is an issue within the Adventist Church. Torben Bergland, Singles Ministries co-ordinator for the Trans-European Division has been involved with a number of recent events and was impressed by this report from a cautious attendee:

Reflections on Global Youth Day 2017

4 April 2017 | St Albans, UK [tedNEWS with Alastair Agbaje] This year is already on record as the most successful year for participation and community-led Global Youth Day (GYD); around the world, but especially in the Trans-European Division (TED).