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


This way to joy

Feeling good, doing good

Where do happiness and joy come from? 20 July 2020 | Brussels, Belgium [Maja Ahac]  One of the most important decisions you will make in your life is the decision about happiness and joy. What we usually hear is that each of us needs to pursue happiness because this is the true meaning and purpose of life.

Volunteers cooking for 'One Vision'

Volunteerism, history and perseverance: Words of Hope 14

16 July 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  Volunteerism and community have never been more important than in 2020. Trans-European Division President Raafat Kamal has been so inspired by one local project that, together with his wife, Heidi, he now spends his ‘out of office’ time there. We ask him why that inspires him.

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Everybody’s welcome!

Making newcomers feel at home in church means everything.  14 July 2020 | St Albans, UK [Karen Holford]  The sudden English rainfall was so heavy I couldn’t see where I was going. I finally arrived at the small guesthouse soaking wet, plastered in mud, and fighting back tears of exhaustion and frustration.

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Breaking Solidarity – Feeling we belong

13 July 2020 | Watford, UK [Jacques Venter]  Jacques Venter is a white South African who grew up during the apartheid era. He confesses that he has had much to learn as well as to unlearn, both from his time in South Africa, and since then as a pastor working in the United Kingdom. Pastor Venter currently serves as British Union Conference Associate Executive Secretary. This article is based on a BUC morning worship that he shared via live-stream on Friday, 10 July, 2020.

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Fear, Anxiety, and Mental Health

Familiar emotions—but how do we deal with them? 13 July 2020 | St Albans, UK [Helgi Jónsson]  “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).1

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New Strategic Focus “Reach the World: I Will Go” to launch this weekend

2 July 2020 | Silver Spring, USA [Beth Thomas / tedNEWS]   In a special live-streamed event, 3-4 July the Seventh-day Adventist Church will unveil its strategic focus for 2020-2025. Building on the Reach the World theme begun at the 2015 General Conference Session, the next five years will see a focus on mission through the Reach the World: I Will Go initiative.

HappyHand in Moss donates to a local Crisis Centre

HappyHand donates fifty thousand to shelter

2 July 2020 | Moss, Norway [Yngvar Børresen]  HappyHand promised NOK 30,000 to the Crisis Centre in Moss. They got NOK 50,000.

Vajlefjord church picnic

Happy reunion for Vejlefjord children

1 July 2020 | Vejlefjord, Denmark [Marion Bech Boilesen]  A three-month break from friends can be difficult – especially for children. This is equally true for church congregations as many have struggled to get the same intimacy and sense of worship from a live stream or video as they get from physically attending a place of worship.