A fruitful collaboration between the Trans-European Division (TED) and Inter-European Division (EUD) Family Ministries departments.
Holford (TED) The following webinars was presented for the Children’s Ministry Department of the South England Conference: • Helping children to balance their emotions – Karen Holford • LovingFind out more
A call to be creative and support foreigners among us
in partnership with Children, Youth and Family Ministries of the Seventh-Day Adventists Church in Europe, launched an Art Contest ‘COMPASSION for ALL’ in order to encourages children, young people and family [...] sensitivity of the youngest. A teamwork headed by ADRA Europe organised the event inviting children and youth to use their talents and share the message where everyone deserves to be treated with [...] compassion and love – to live as God intended. And the result was not long in coming. Many children and youth sent their artworks, depicting the subject of refugees in their own style and cathegoryFind out more
There are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.
war, persecution, or natural disaster. Refugees are not statistics — but people, mothers, fathers, children, and the elderly, whose lives have been turned upside down by prejudice, conflict, violence, or [...] 7 million people) are hosted by the world’s poorest countries. Half of the world’s refugees are children, and more than a half of school-aged refugees do not attend school. Refugees are defined andFind out more
The Inter-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EUD) met for its mid-year Executive Committee decisions, at the Mid-Year Meeting (MYM), as regularly scheduled for May.
will continue to serve in the Family department and receives the responsibility of Children’s Ministries / Children’s Sabbath School, and Adventist Possibility Ministries. Rainer served before as presidentFind out more
The Executive Committee of the Inter-European Region presents new appointments for the term 2021-2025 and other relevant decisions.
Association , Vartuhi Panayotova, new in this position. Family Ministries, Children's Ministries & Children’s Sabbath School and Adventist Possibility Ministries , Rainer Wanitschek, confirmed [...] who are concluding their service for the Church in their offices: Elsa Cozzi, Children's Ministries & Children's Sabbath School. Elvira Wanitscheck, Ministerial Spouses Association. ValérieFind out more
This is a special day of prayer, established by the Adventist Church 25 years ago, scheduled annually on the last Sabbath of May.
including 2.2 billion children (aged 0-18) – amongst them millions of children and young people without parental care or at risk of losing it. There are an estimated 151 million children worldwide who have [...] poverty, discrimination or pregnancy. Children belong in families, not institutions In Uganda , 50,000 children are growing up in children’s homes, but only a minority are orphans. Poverty [...] countries, hurt and much more. Children at risk need to be protected and helped so that they can use their God-given talents to their fullest. They need our prayers. Children worldwide suffer insidiousFind out more
More than a week of conflict left hundreds dead.
There is an Adventist community in this city. The Semyonov family A family with two children, 5 and 10 years old, moved to live in Israel about a year ago. Following the protocol regarding [...] blast wave knocked out all the windows of their apartment, making the apartment unsafe to live. The children suffered a tremendous shock from the strong sound and horrible effect of the rocket. Thank God everyoneFind out more
"Those who are abused need people to advocate for them when they do not feel strong enough to do this for themselves".
the spiritual abuse of children. He pointed out how easy it is for adults to misapply their spiritual authority, by causing fear and shame, and using it to manipulate children’s behaviour. He invited us [...] countries gathered together online to learn how to listen, to believe, to care and to protect the children and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. The 'End it Now' conference was hosted by the [...] the Bible in our own times. Simple quoting of the biblical passages to justify violence towards children ignores the shift which can be seen when you compare the Bible with the contemporary literatureFind out more
"We live in a time when restoring relations in families are crucial"
community can support these parents. Karsten Stank from Germany spoke about parenthood, respect for children, and non-violent communication. He supported what he presented with many examples from his family [...] are crucial as we read in Luke 1:17 that this is a time "to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children". It is also the right time to redefine our attitude to evangelism and engage whole families in [...] the couples and share our experiences outside the church. 80% of baptised young people are children of parents who are actively involved in church ministry. We should change the mindset among theFind out more
ADRA currently involves more than 3000 volunteers within the Czech territory.
attending to those who need it. They visit elderly and sick people in hospitals for the mentally ill or children in orphanages. The pandemic At the beginning of the pandemic, the most necessary activity [...] with purchases and other necessary matters. In Příbram, volunteers also helped with tutoring children and, in Brno, they sent greetings to seniors and helped them use tablets. Another group thatFind out more