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



A new sporting look for Newbold’s 23rd Annual General Meeting

24 May 2019 | Binfield, UK [Angeline Tyrokomos]   With scaffolding up to the roof, the sports hall auditorium is half-way through a significant upgrade. [Photos: Victor Hulbert]Sombrely dressed men and women headed towards a sports hall? That is not the traditional picture of the Newbold Annual General Meeting – a review of academic and financial progress over the past twelve months. Yet on Sunday, 19 May, that is exactly what happened. With the exciting refurbishment progress on the Sports Hall-Auditorium, members of the AGM were excited to see the transformation of what used to simply be called ‘the gym’.

Becoming European: The Trans-European Division at 90

23 May 2019 | Binfield, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert with Helen Pearson]  Audrey Andersson, Exec. Secretary; Raafat Kamal, President; & Nenad Jepuranovic, Treasurer. [All photos: Victor Hulbert]There are three essentials for a good party: guests, a cake and a good speech. Leaders of the Trans-European Division found they had all three aplenty when they gathered for a ninety-year celebration on Saturday afternoon, 18 May.

ASI Europe responds to ‘Macedonian call’

22 May 2019 | Paris, France [Christiane Theiss] “Five years ago, I received a ‘Letter from Macedonia’”, Christiane Theiss, ASI Europe president states. “It offered IT services, webhosting, web design and software development. At first glance I thought that this was a marketing letter like many others I received in the past, but then something caught my attention:

Trans-European Division Recommendations to Encourage Greater Participation of Women in Ministry and Leadership

21 May 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [TED Executive Committee] On Monday, 20 May, the Trans-European Division (TED) Executive Committee voted a series of recommendations to encourage the greater participation of women in ministry and leadership.

With time out of the office, TED aims for caring staff environment

20 May 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert]  Working together for better health outcomes, staff at the Trans-European Division (TED) office took two full days to focus on positive health in a comprehensive programme that reviewed stress, diet, exercise, mental health, and the work-life balance. Day one was theory as health specialists provided information and engaged in debate, while day two focused on the office family during an outing to the Isle of Wight.

Nurture, retention and renewal for pastors at the BUC Ministers' Council

23 May 2019 | Grantham, United Kingdom [Messenger News Service] As British Union Conference Ministerial Director Eglan Brooks and his team of association secretaries, pastors, George Kumi (NEC) and Ebenezer Jones-Lartey (SEC) planned the 2019 Ministerial Council, they designed it with a difference. ‘Our world needs strong leaders to nurture, retain and place opportunities for renewal, before our members,’ explained Pastor Brooks, believing that ‘such a process starts with the pastor and his/her family’. Continuing, he said, ‘This retreat is designed to leave pastors with skills to practise nurture, retention and renewal with members.’