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



The Power of 32,000

31 August 2011 Watford, United Kingdom [Eglan Brooks, BUC NEWS] On Sabbath 24 September 2011, Adventists across the UK and Ireland have the chance in every church and community, for every member to set aside sometime to reach their immediate community with a message of hope. We are asking that each member distributes just five pieces of literature on this day. To this end the British Union Conference has made available over 200,000 pieces of literature so that individuals can have a variety to give to their family, friends, neighbours or community. Available free resources include: Focus magazines, LIFE.info magazines, Steps to Christ, Reach out for Life, and a variety of Pocket Signs tracts. The Adventist Discovery Centre has a number of ADC cards which local churches can also use for distribution on the day. These can be purchased from the ADC by phoning 01923 672606 to place an order. Alternatively, you can email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244 = 'adc' + '@'; addy065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244 = addy065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244 + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk'; var addy_text065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244 = 'adc' + '@' + 'advenitst' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk';document.getElementById('cloak065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244').innerHTML += ''+addy_text065a45802be17ff4ab3ea98c30776244+''; >.

Financial Artwork

23 August 2011 St Albans, United Kingdom (Caroline Swain, tedNEWS] From the 15 – 17 August 2011, about seventy treasurers and accountants from almost all the Trans-European Division (TED) territories (sadly a few were denied visas), met for an intensive three days’ training on the new Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Accounting Manual. The charming, serene spa town, Rogaska Slatina in Slovenia, once again played host to a gathering from the Trans-European Division for this occasion. 

London Adventist Youth Leaders to Hold Two Peace Vigils amidst Widespread Looting

09 August 2011, London, United Kingdom [ANN/BUC/SEC staff] Seventh-day Adventist Youth leaders in London will hold two peace rallies this week in response to ongoing rampant looting, which began Saturday night following a community protest of a police shooting. Youth leaders will hold the rally in Tottenham at the Seven Sisters Station today, Tuesday, August 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and again tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Adventist Church in Hungary Loses Legal Status, Must Reapply under New Legislation

04 August 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN] Under controversial legislation passed last month, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary is one of 344 Christian churches and other faith groups that have lost their legal status and must apply to the Hungarian Parliament for registration. Only 14 religious organizations have retained their previous status under the new law, which human rights advocates around the world have decried as "draconian" and "oppressive."

Wilson Offers Condolences to People of Norway Following Attacks

04 August 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN] The president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church expressed condolences to the people of Norway, who continue to grieve the loss of friends and loved ones as a result of the July 22 attacks.

LIVE Day of Fellowship

26 July 2011 London, United Kingdom [Serene Allen, tedNEWS] The weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 marked a year until the London 2012 Olympics commences. The SEC Department, headed by Pastor Colin Stewart, took this opportunity to promote a noteworthy evangelistic event.

Adventist Leader Expresses Sorrow and Dismay over Norway Shootings and Bombing

23 July 2011, Norway [Tor Tjeransen/BUC News] Pastor Reidar Kvinge, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norway, stated on Friday that "Our thoughts are with relatives and friends of those who have been injured and killed on Utøya." At least 80 people died when a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on the island on Friday, 22 July and a 32 year old Norwegian man has been arrested. The Adventist Church has its headquarters and its Junior College just a few miles from the island in Lake Tyrifjord and Norwegian Communication Director, Torre Tjeransen states that while everyone is safe that "we have been emotionally affected by the national tragedy". A further seven people died in the bomb attack in the capital, Oslo. Pastor Kvinge adds, "The grave tragedy that has affected young, enthusiastic people gathered at Utøya must not lead us in Norway to let hatred prevail. We are appalled by the cruel disregard for human life these actions show."

Forty-six Awards for Newbold Graduates

22 July 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [Newbold Public Relations Dept./BUC News] The annual Newbold College Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday, 10 July in a packed church centre. Amongst the audience were a considerable gathering of local dignitaries including mayors, councillors, local politicians and police representatives. As the UK degrees are accredited by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, many students, staff and well-wishers had journeyed to Lampeter in North Wales for the Degree Ceremony on Friday, 8 July. As usual, Newbold College staff took part in the academic procession and were on the platform to witness various awards and degrees in Theology and Business Management being conferred on Newbold College students – in Welsh and in English!