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


Kirly-Sue receives an award for her cookbook

Stanborough Press author wins the Wise Women Award for Top Christian Book 2021

12 April 2021 London, UK [Messenger News Service]  One of the books published by the Stanborough Press was presented with the prestigious Wise Women Award on 14 March 2021 for outstanding Christian book. The Stanborough Press book, which won the hotly contested prize over many other nominees, was Cooking With Kids by Kirly-Sue (also known as Susanne Kirlew), from Walthamstow Church in London, UK.

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My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

31 March 2021 | Tallinn, Estonia [Mervi Kalmus]   I am a fourth-generation Adventist and a pastor’s kid; therefore the communion service has always been a natural part of my life. The words read from the Scripture, the solemn silence of the church, the stack of washing basins in the corner, the sweet taste of the grape juice and the texture of the communion bread – they have marked my Christian journey like little road posts, coming in regular intervals.

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Youth Matter

22 March 2021 | St Albans, UK [Paul Lockham] From 15-18 March, the third series of the TED Devotional Webinars on Wellbeing was focusing on youth and the office staff were yet again joined by colleagues from the unions and fields within the Trans-European Division and their Inter-European Division counterparts.


Adventist Church releases new Bible trivia game app

A brand-new digital evangelism tool aimed at reaching the world's 2.7 billion gamers18 March 2021 | Silver Springs, USA [GC Communications]  Heroes 2: The Bible Trivia Game is a free app developed by Hope Channel to share the Three Angels' Mes-sage with gamers and young people around the world. The app will be available on 25 March for Android and iOS on popular app stores.

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March Diversity Lecture – Good News for Women Leaders and their Countries

11 March 2021 | Binfield, UK [Helen Pearson]  The March Diversity Lecture at Newbold College brought good news for aspiring women leaders. Early in the pandemic, anecdotal media reports suggested that women-leaders were more successful than their male counterparts. These reports were the spur for further research by Newbold’s March Diversity Lecturer, Professor Uma Kambhampati, Head of School in the Economics Department at the University of Reading.

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Record ingathering amount for ADRA Norway

3 March 2021 | Mjøndalen, Norway [Tor Tjeransen]   Despite restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA) Norway raised a record amount for projects in developing countries during the annual ingathering programme. The total showed the equivalent of USD570,000.00. “We are both surprised and very happy with this result,” says Birgit Philipsen, Country Director for ADRA Norway.

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The journey to wellbeing continues

18 February 2021 | St Albans, UK [Paul Lockham]  This week the Trans-European Division staff were again joined by colleagues from the unions and fields across its territory as well as the Inter-European Division counterparts for more Devotional Webinars. Following the feedback from the January series of webinars, four more aspects of wellbeing have been considered.

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PowerUP – Inspire, Equip, Change

17 February 2021 | St Albans, UK [Paul Lockham]   If you are a local church leader, a youth leader, or someone who is interested in helping others on their faith journey, PowerUp, one of the Division’s best kept 'secrets' that recently surfaced in a committee discussion, is something you will want to get involved with.