Millions Visit Adventist Social Media

23 June 2015 St Albans, United Kingdom [Mirjana Tešanović, tedNEWS] We live in a time in which people’s lives are unavoidably dominated by the presence of media. A time in which reality can often seem veiled by social media and programmes broadcast on the Internet are both popular and commonplace.

In response to such a growing influence, the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (TED) has established a social media evangelism initiative known as LIFEconnect (www.lifeconnect.info). The purpose of this initiative is to connect with the millions of people who use the Internet on a regular basis.

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Newbold College of Higher Education’s 2015 Awards Ceremony

17 June 2015 Binfield, Berkshire [Judith Makaniankhondo] On Sunday 14 June, Newbold College of Higher Education welcomed guests from far and near to witness the academic success of 30 students at its 2015 Awards Ceremony. Other guests included the Deputy Mayor and a Councillor from Bracknell Forest Council, alumni, staff, family and friends of the graduands, and the Newbold community. The ceremony also involved the awarding of the rank of Principal Lecturer Emeritus to four retired lecturers.

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Messy Church in the Trans-European Division

17 June 2015 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Clair Sanches-Schutte/tedNEWS] Something amazing is happening within the Trans-European Division; we have discovered Messy Church. Messy Church is a concept that was created by a group of people in St Wilfrid’s near Portsmouth, UK number of years ago. As a church, they felt they were hardly reaching any children with God’s story.
They had wonderful buildings and facilities, which, unfortunately, weren’t being used to their full potential. The church had a wonderful group of creative people who wanted to reach out to the local community by creating something that would be for all ages. That is how a team came up with the idea of Messy Church.

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Relay: Smart Witnessing for 21st Century Youth

21 May 2015 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Paul Tompkins, tedNEWS] The Trans-European Division (TED) Relay Institute of Youth Evangelism has now been in operation for over 7 years and continues to encourage, enrich and equip Seventh-day Adventist youth for a life of sharing the saving power of Jesus.

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'The Last Empire' in Hungary

21 May 2015 | Satoraljaujhely, Hungary [Eric Kormos, tedNEWS] From 3-9 May 2015 an evangelistic series titled ‘The Last Empire’ was held in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary close to the Slovak border. The speaker for the series was Anthony Kent, Associate Secretary of the Adventist Ministerial Association at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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From Norway with love

11 May 2015 Røyse, Norway [Gry Haugen/tedNEWS] ADRA (Adventist Relief Agency) Norway has been allocated NOK 5 million (about GBP 500,000.00) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to erect 19 temporary school structures while renovating 19 schools in Nepal after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 7,675 people struck the country on Saturday 25 April 2015. Around 4,750 schoolchildren will thereby be able to return to school.

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Settling the Past and Building a Future in Hungary

29 April 2015 Pécel, Hungary [Róbert Csizmadia, tedNEWS] On Friday, 23 April 2015 a document entitled ‘Joint Declaration on Settling the Past and Building a Common Future’ was signed between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the KERAK Community in Hungary starting the process of healing the 40-year schism.

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Mission to the Cities in the Trans-European Division

28 April 2015 St Albans, United Kingdom [Ivan Milanov, Laszlo Gallusz, Deana Stojković/tedNEWS] At the Trans-European Division (TED), Mission is our top priority. Making God Known in Europe characterises almost all of the activities of our Division. Outreach is governed by the Adventist Mission and Evangelism Committee (AMEC), and monitors the Mission activities within our territories. In close consultation with the General Conference we endeavour to promote and implement the initiatives of the World Church and to foster new patterns and methods of outreach which are relevant to the European culture and mind-set. All TED Departments are joining together to help our Unions and Fields make a positive difference in their territory of influence.

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International Bible Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia

24 March 2015 | Novi Sad, Serbia [Marija Trajkovska, tedNEWS] More than 960 participants from the South-East European Union (SEEUC) and Adriatic Union (AUC) gathered together in the Master center of Novi Sad Fair in Serbia, to take part in the International Bible Conference, on March 15 – 16, 2015.

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