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



Pastor Herman Smit, former TED Communication director, dies age 87

2 May 2021 | St Albans [tedNEWS with Bert Smit]  We are sad to announce the death of Pastor Herman Jan Smit on Saturday, 1 May 2021. As well as working in the Netherlands, Smit served as Communication director for what is now the Trans-European Division between 1980 – 1985 then moving on to become the first ADRA country director for Zambia before serving as Greek Mission President from 1988 until his retirement in 1997.

India COVID-19 Second Wave Emergency Appeal

30 April 2021 | Watford, UK [Catherine Boldeau]    COVID-19 is currently hitting India extremely hard. As of the 29 April there were 386,452 infections and 3,500 deaths reported in the previous 24 hours. The caseload has surged to 18.3 million cases.

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Don’t shush me, please!

29 April 2021 | St Albans, UK [Petar Popivanov]  “Pharaoh said: Have only men go and worship … Moses answered: We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters …, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.” Exodus 10:10, 9  Over the weekend of 16-18 April, three departments of the Trans-European Division collaborated to create an online Intergenerational Worship (IGW) workshop.

Trans-European Division votes strategic framework for a new era

28 April 2021 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]   Trans-European Division (TED) leaders are excited about a new strategic framework for the Division that was voted as working document on Sunday, 28 March. It focuses on plans for mission from now until the 2025 GC Session and beyond.

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Contemporary Theological Challenges Bible Conference at AUC

28 April 2021 | Zagreb, Croatia [Drago Mojzeš] From 16 - 18 April 2021, the Adriatic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (AUC) organised a Bible conference entitled 'Contemporary Theological Challenges'.

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European Adventist Communicators Discuss How to Adapt to Digital Challenges

27 April 2021 [Adventistische Pressedient, Adventist Review, with tedNEWS]  GAiN Europe 2021 event encourages professional development, networking for mission. From 19-21 April 2021, about 100 media professionals from the Seventh-day Adventist Church across Europe met for the annual Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Europe meeting, which was held online due to pandemic-related restrictions. This year, some participants also joined from Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

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Expanding God’s kingdom

27 April 2021 | St Albans, UK [David Neal, Messenger News Service] ‘Still the driving force – not holding on, not fitting in, but growing the people of God in Europe.’  A conversation about the emerging strategy of the Trans-European Division, with Pastor Raafat Kamal, president.

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TED devotional webinars – the wellbeing of the whole church

27 April 2021 | St. Albans, UK [Paul Lockham]  Continuing with the theme of Wellbeing, four new Devotional Webinars were shared during the Trans-European Division (TED) morning devotional time from 19-22 April.