Message for the New Year

Dear tedNEWS readers,

As another year is about to end, I’d like to thank God for his abundant blessings. Many people have found their Lord this year, and the church is becoming more and more mobilised for its mission to make God known to the world.

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United in the Essence of Worship

28 October 2014 | Bracknell, United Kingdom [Kärt Lazić, tedNEWS] On 17 October 2014, about 140 worship leaders from all over Europe gathered in Bracknell, England for the European Worship Conference, prepared to spend the next four days experiencing and exploring the essence of worship.

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"Connect to Escape" in Hungary

27 October 2014 | Budapest, Hungary [Christa Zarka, tedNEWS] Almost 13,000 viewers watched the programme “Connect to Escape” on LCTV (www.lctv.today) during the first two weekends in October 2014. The main presenter was Dr Miroslav Pujić who discussed different social issues and possible solutions found in the ancient book, The Holy Bible.

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"Come to the Spring" - TED Women Conference

6 October 2014 | Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Sandra Golding, tedNEWS] "Come to the Spring" was the motto for the first Trans-European Division (TED) Women’s Conference held in Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia, from 24-28 September 2014.  The conference brought together more than 200 women from 9 unions across the TED and also included attendees from Australia, Israel and the USA.

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Adventist Church President Calls for Day of Prayer for Ebola Victims

26 September 2014 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff] Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson issued the following statement today:

On behalf of the leadership and membership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in its 13 world divisions, and indeed the more than 18 million members in 215 countries, I would like to express my deep concern for the people in West Africa who are living under the threat of the Ebola virus—particularly in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria.

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Adventists Urged to Study Women’s Ordination for Themselves

24 September 2014 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Andrew McChesney/Adventist Review] Ted N. C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, appealed to church members worldwide to earnestly read what the Bible says about women’s ordination and to pray that he and other church leaders humbly follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance on the matter.

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Adventists Play Important roles in Ukrainian/Russian Dialogue

24 September 2014 | Oslo, Norway [Tor Tjeransen, tedNEWS] From 9-11 September 2014, religious leaders from Russia and Ukraine gathered in Oslo for dialogue to agree on a common communiqué regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine. Given the different perspectives of the two delegations, that was not the most likely outcome. Adventist leaders played important roles in the interreligious dialogue.

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Newbold’s memorable 1980’s Reunion

24 September 2014 | Bracknell, United Kingdom [Judith Makaniankhondo, tedNEWS] Newbold’s 1980’s Reunion was such a success that it has left many alumni, staff and guests asking the question – which decade will Newbold welcome home in 2015?

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'In Christ we Commit' – Youth Congress in Greece

18 September 2014 | Kalamos, Greece [Yiannis Samaras, tedNEWS] From 4-7 September 2014 at Kalamos Camping site in Greece, Greek Mission (GM) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church organised a Youth Congress entitled ‘In Christ we Commit’, inspiring their youth to not only share the good news of the Gospel, but to do a lot more.

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Dublin geared up for City of Hope Climax

11 September 2014 | Dublin, Republic of Ireland [Irish Mission Communications, BUC News] There is a sense of expectancy hanging over Dublin. After many months of preparation, pre-meetings, town centre witnessing, training and prayer, the three-week climax to the 'Dublin: City of Hope' programme launches on Sunday, 14 September at the downtown Ballsbridge Hotel.

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'Colourful Wardrobe' in Banja Luka

8 September 2014 | Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzagovina [ADRA BiH, tedNEWS] On 1 September 2014, a second-hand shop ‘Colourful Wardrobe’, founded by Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA) Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), was opened in Gundulićeva 8 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the first shop of this kind in the region where the profit of the shop is intended for socially vulnerable citizens.

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