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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.


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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.


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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.


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Cyprus, Norway and Serbia say ‘Thank you’

30 June 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  Three building projects across Europe aim to become Centres of Influence as a result of your generosity this last quarter. Your 13th Sabbath offerings will help build a Church Centre of Influence in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, develop another centre that is already a fledgling project in Norway, and allow a church plant to develop in an increasingly popular but secular suburb of Belgrade, Serbia.


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Lockdown, fanaticism, and holistic balance

30 June 2020 | St Albans, UK [tedNEWS / Marcos Paseggi]  It may be due to lockdown. With more time on our hands we scroll through YouTube or other platforms and sometimes find ourselves caught by ‘click-bait’ – the industry jargon for astonishing headlines that tempt you to click, watch, and buy-into some product, belief or service that may, or may not, be worthwhile.


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Norwegian Junior College gains best individual result in 30 years

30 June 2020 | Tyrifjord, Norway [Tor Tjeransen]   With a positive learning environment, Norway’s Adventist Junior College, Tyrifjord videregående skole, has always delivered good results. This year they were exceptional. One student received top grades in all 22 subjects listed on her diploma.


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