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Issue 758

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Issue 758

Message for the New Year

Dear Readers,
Coming to the end of 2012 fills my heart with gratitude to the Lord for His many blessings in the past -- personally and in the life of the Church. I think, for example, of our revised Strategic Mission Plan which has been updated for Europe since our reorganisation on January 1, our many advisories and seminars that... Read more


 

Holy Spirit Works in Albania

12 December 2012 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] On the Saturday of December 1st, Adventist believers and seekers from all churches and groups throughout Albania convened at the last Festival of Faith for the year, celebrating the wondrous works of the Holy Spirit. Pr. Leo N. España, Albanian Mission (ALM) President, in his year-end report exclaimed... Read more


 

Adventist HQ Holiday Outreach Celebrates Belief in Biblical Creation

30 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff] The auditorium darkened, lightening flashed across a projector screen, thunder roared over the loudspeaker and artificial rain fell on hundreds of school children this morning during a recreation of the biblical flood, eliciting laughter and screams from the students.The simulation was part of Celebration of Creation, a free community event held this... Read more


 

Church Responds to Media Inquiries over TV Sitcom Star’s Affiliation

28 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff] The Seventh-day Adventist Church emphasized its welcoming of converts in a response to media attention surrounding an American TV situation comedy actor’s comments about his religious affiliation and his personal thoughts about the show... Read more

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"I Believe" by Wintley Phipps


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Issue 757

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Issue 757

A Fresh Perspective to Making God Known in Europe

29 November 2011 St Albans, England [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Seventy-eight delegates from the eleven Unions and three attached Fields, which constitute the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European region (TED), met from 21 - 26 November in Becici, Montenegro. The theme of the annual council was “Making God Known, a fresh perspective.”... Read more


 

Adventist President Calls for December 1 Day of Prayer, Fasting to Support Falsely Accused Members

20 November 2012 [ANN staff, Adventist News Network] Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson today called for an International Day of Prayer and Fasting on December 1 to rally support for the release of two Adventists currently imprisoned in the West African country of Togo... Read more


 

12,000 ADRA Shoeboxes Head to Burkina Faso

23 November 2012 Watford, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert, BUC News] Mac couldn't be happier. "Most days I'm loading my truck to make rich people richer. Today, I'm transporting happiness," he beamed while carefully swinging a forty-foot container up from the ADRA compound on Stanborough Park, Watford, onto the back of his lorry... Read more


 

Wilson Urges Reconciliation in Ivory Coast, Meets with Ashanti King in Ghana

13 November 2012 Abidjan, Ivory Coast [Gilbert Weeh, Solace Asafo Hlordzi, and ANN staff] Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson is meeting with government, community and church leaders in West Africa during a visit to the region. In the Ivory Coast last week, Wilson called for... Read more


 

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"No Need to Fear" by Wintley Phipps

 

 


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Issue 756

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Issue 756

Adventist Church in the Netherlands on the Move

13 November 2012 Huis Ter Heide, the Netherlands [Wim Altink, tedNEWS] More than 200 delegates, representing 56 local Seventh-day Adventist Churches, met together for the Netherlands Union Conference (NUC) Session on three consecutive Sundays, ending 11 November 2012 at Congress Centre "De Breehoek" in Scherpenzeel, Netherlands. The theme of the Session was "An Involved Church.”... Read more


 

Adventist Church in the Netherlands on Women’s Ordination

13 November 2013, St Albans, United Kingdom [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Two hundred delegates representing 56 Adventist Churches across the Netherlands spent considerable time discussing a motion on the ordination of women, which eventually passed with a large majority. The action that was taken seeks to involve the Union in the current study process led by the Trans-European Division... Read more


 

The Great Hope Project Ready to Start

13 November 2013, St Albans, United Kingdom [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Trans-European Division (TED) is part of the Great Hope Project worldwide. The vision of this initiative is to engage members and pastors in witnessing to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This will be achieved by sharing printed resources for the purpose of bringing spiritual seekers into a better understanding that our only hope can be found in Jesus Christ... Read more


 

What Happens When You Light the Fuse?

14 November 2012 St Albans, United Kingdom [Audrey Andersson, LDN] People are like dynamite, the power is on the inside, nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. So it is with leaders. A leader can give inspiration, motivation and encouragement to move mountains; or leave a trail of destruction and despair producing inertia and stagnation... Read more


 

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'His Eye is on the Sparrow' - Wintley Phipps

 

 


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Issue 755

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Issue 755

Adventist Church President Offers Condolences in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

01 November 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN staff, with reporting by Nigel Coke, George Johnson, Mark A. Kellner and Libna Stevens] Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson this week offered a message of condolence to residents of the Northeastern United States and the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Sandy... Read more


 

Quit Now 7 Steps to Freedom

29 October 2012 Belgrade, Serbia [Zorica Plavšić, tedNEWS] The Health department of South-East European Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SEEUC) together with NGO Life and Health, organised a two-day educative seminar for pastors and instructors of Health clubs held on 30th of September and 1st of October 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia... Read more


 

Job Vacancy at Newbold College

29 October 2012 Bracknell, UK [NEWBOLD College] Newbold College seeks to appoint a full-time Business Development Manager from 1 January 2013 or as negotiated with the successful applicant.  This position is responsible to the Principal for managing new and existing real estate development projects and for the utilisation of all real estate assets in order to diversify the College’s revenue base and generate income to support the College’s operations... Read more


 

Is Now the Time to Give Up on Being Relevant?

25 October 2012 [Larry R Evans, LDJ] There are some things the Bible says that are difficult to understand.  I take it back.  There are many things that challenge me.  Take for example, You want to live? Die.You desire to be great. Become little.You aspire to rulership. Learn to be a servant.You want the riches of heaven. Become poor in spirit. Then leave it to Peter to cast in his share of strange insights... Read more


 

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'Knowing God through the Father' - EPC Drama III

 

 


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Issue 754

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Issue 754

Adventist Church President Wilson Calls for Renewed Medical Mission in Cities

13 October 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Edwin Manuel Garcia, ANN] Speaking to a packed auditorium at General Conference headquarters during Sabbath morning worship of the 2012 Annual Council, President Ted N. C. Wilson implored world church leaders to focus their evangelism efforts on health ministry, while also urging them to help the denomination remain united during difficult times... Read more


 

Communication Professionals Voice their Need for Greater Collaboration

16 October 2012 Alsbach-Hähnlein, Germany [Widar Ursett, tedNEWS] The desire for joint ventures and shared resources across the European divisions ranks high among media workers, but language barriers and financial limits represent real hurdles en route to that goal. At the ‘European Adventist Media Convention 2012’... Read more


 

Dublin: City of Hope for 2012

11 October 2012 Banbridge, Northern Ireland [Weiers Coetser, BUC NEWS] Dublin will be the British Union Conference 'City of Hope' for 2014. The announcement was made by Pastors Ian Sweeney and David Neal at the Irish Mission Day of Fellowship in Drogheda on Sabbath, 6 October. This heralds the beginning of a three-year evangelistic drive in the City of Dublin and across Ireland... Read more


 

After Debate, Annual Council Votes Statement on Church Polity

16 October 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Mark A. Kellner/Adventist Review, and Edwin Manuel Garcia/ANN] Following three hours of respectful study and discussion, leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist world church voted to approve a “Statement on Church Polity, Procedures and Resolution of Disagreements in the Light of Recent Union Actions on Ministerial Ordination” on October 16... Read more


 

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'Knowing God through the Lost Son' - EPC Drama II

 

 


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Issue 753

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Issue 753

Mission Conference in Montenegro

26 September 2012 Podgorica, Montenegro [Laszlo Gallusz, tedNEWS] The Adventist Mission department of South-East European Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SEEUC) has organised six regional weekend mission conferences in 2012 in cooperation with the local conferences with the last one being held on 8th and 9th September 2012 in Podgorica, Montenegro... Read more


 

'Faith Begins at Home' - Family Ministry Seminars in the SEEUC

02 October 2012 Belgrade, Serbia [Marija Trajkovska, tedNEWS] The Department for Family Ministries in the South-East European Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SEEUC) dedicated the second week in September to the family and marriage renewal and enrichment... Read more


 

Adventist Church Leaders Meet Albania's Prime Minister

02 October 2012 Tirana, Albania [Julian Kastrati, tedNEWS] A delegation from the Adriatic Union Conference headed by its President, Pastor Branko Bistrovic, held a courtesy meeting with Albania's Prime Minister, Prof Dr Sali Berisha. In this visit, Pr. Bistrovic was accompanied by Pr. Sretko Kuburic, AUC Executive Secretary, Dr Dragutin Matak, representing the Religious Liberty Association, Pr. Leo N. España... Read more


 

New Kid on the Block

05 October 2012 St. Albans, United Kingdom [Heather Haworth] 'Reflecting Jesus', a 32-lesson interactive Bible study series for teens and their parents, was launched at the TED Kids in Discipleship Refresher Weekend, 28 - 30 September. KID leaders from Croatia, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Netherlands, Scotland and England met at the Trans-European Division Headquarters of the Adventist Church in St Albans, to evaluate the KID ministry... Read more


 

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'Knowing God through the Prodigal Son' - EPC Drama I

 

 


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Issue 752

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Issue 752

In Togo, Cape Verdean Adventist Pastor Imprisoned on Dubious Charges

27 September 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN] Seventh-day Adventist lawyers and human rights advocates are calling for the immediate release of an Adventist pastor imprisoned in Togo on what they say are spurious chargesAntonio dos Anjos Monteiro was detained in March... Read more


 

A Call for Media Muscle behind the Adventist Message

28 September 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Tor Tjeransen, tedNEWS] Seventh-day Adventist media experts from around the world recommend greater cooperation between media professionals to maximise effectiveness in communicating the gospel. A group of eighty Adventist media professionals from all regions of the world were called together at the... Read more


 

Adventist Church Launches Committee to Study Theology of Ordination

9 September 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver, Mark A. Kellner, and Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN] Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders yesterday voted to establish a Theology of Ordination Study Committee, with a goal of delivering a report to the 2014 Annual Council, a yearly meeting of world church administrators. Four committee sessions... Read more


 

Re-Opening of Keough House at Newbold College

12 September 2012 Bracknell, United Kingdom [Newbold College] On Sunday afternoon 2 September Dr Bertil Wiklander (Chairman, Newbold College Board of Governors) and Dr Philip Brown (Principal, Newbold College) unveiled a plaque to celebrate the much anticipated official re-opening of Keough House (Men’s Hall of Residence) on the Newbold College campus.  Following this unveiling... Read more

 

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Issue 751

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Issue 751

Statement on Women’s Ordination to the Pastoral Ministry

25 August 2012 Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia [Bertil Wiklander, tedNEWS] The Trans-European Division is a division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It means that TED follows General Conference policy, except in cases where we request and are given permission to apply a variance to the common world-church policy. The 11 unions within the TED are all members of... Read more


 

Hope for Healing in Hungary

30 August 2012 Pécel, Hungary [tedNEWS] On Wednesday 29th August 2012, leaders from the Christian Advent Community (KERAK), Hungarian Union Conference (HUC) and the Trans-European Division (TED) met at the headquarters of the Adventist Church in Pécel, Hungary.  The meeting took place as a response to a request by  Pastor János Cserbik, the newly elected president of KERAK... Read more


 

The Meaning of Knowing God

21 August 2012 Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia [Bertil Wiklander] The London Olympic Games just ended. The whole world was watching . In British media, a phrase kept coming back, again and again: ‘This is what these Olympic Games are all about!’ And the phrase was used for many different things: It was said about the theme of the Games: ‘Inspiring a generation’... Read more


 

Our View of the Bible: Models of Understanding the Word of God

22 August 2012 Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia [Bertil Wiklander] The Seventh-day Adventist Church was born and grew up in a Scripture-based environment where the canonical writings of the Bible were the fundamental authority for life and faith. In the Fundamental Beliefs of the Church -- voted for the first time in 1980 -- the preamble and the first statement show that this is still our view. The first sentence... Read more


 

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Issue 750

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Issue 750

“Let us Make God Known in Europe”

25 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Victor Hulbert, tedNEWS] Five days, countless sermon, workshops and conversations.  Has it made a difference?  Are European pastors now more prepared for 'Making God known'? They were certainly positive about the five days of meetings, praising both the organisation and the varied content of the event.  In the extreme heat of the week... Read more


 

"Is there Bread in the House of Bread?"

25 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Julian Hibbert tedNEWS] A really good-sized crowd turned out to listen to Artur Stele, a General Conference vice-president, in spite of soaring Slovenian temperatures and a failing air-conditioning system in the auditorium... Read more


 

“Experiencing God’s Love”

25 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [John Surridge, tedNEWS] In contrast to the busyness of the discussion groups, dramatic performers and assorted platform party members who occupied the stage area for most of the morning, during the sermon time there was just … Wintley Phipps. On his own... Read more


 

"The Grace and the Change"

25 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [John Surridge, tedNEWS] Sabbath School morphed seamlessly into the divine service as the EPC organisers worked to bring the programme forward and spare the pastors and visitors in the packed marquee the discomfort of rapidly rising temperatures... Read more


 

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Issue 479

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Issue 479

"Welcome Back Home, You are Forgiven"

24 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Victor Hulbert tedNEWS] Friday night is always very special at an event like this.  1,200 ministers and their spouses, 22 countries, many languages, but all in communion together.  This was worship at its best.  Multi-media, music and the spoken word skillfully crafted together... Read more


 

Holiday from Stress?

24 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Julian Hibbert, tedNEWS] Friends and church members back home tease us that ministers are on holiday here in Slovenia, yet the overall results from the health tests run during the conference indicate that a holiday is just what they need. According to Elsie Staple, Health Ministries Director for the South England Conference... Read more


 

“The Message and Ministry of Reconciliation”

24 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [Kirsten Oster LundqvisttedNEWS] “It is a refreshing experience to be here” was the opening line of today’s worship by Lowell Cooper.  If he was referring the weather it was still cool, before temperature levels reached 34°C. Inside the tent the day had begun with prayer by Mariusz Adamczyk in polish, who thanked... Read more


 

“Getting Out of God’s Way”

24 August 2012, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia [John Surridge, tedNEWS] Pastor Chris Oberg was the first female speaker at the EPC’s plenary sessions. Despite her surname she is an American, though as she hastily pointed out, she feels very at home in Europe. “One day, if North America gets tired of me, I’m coming to you!” she said... Read more


 

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