Not Tired but Energised!
 

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Church at its best will transform communities. In 'Not Tired but Energised', Pastor Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland shares just a few examples of how that is happening -- in a formerly derelict community hall, in the life of a former drug abuser and Satanist, in the lives of young people, and on the streets of London.

 
'Christmas is ruined'
 

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'Christmas is ruined' a Christmas message form Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland.

 
2014 year-end message - Pastor Ian Sweeney
 

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If you survived the craziness of the black Friday sales you did well. The financially restrained Pastor Ian Sweeney found himself astonished at how people were desperate to get their hands on televisions -even to the point that people began fighting and cursing one another. That hardly seems to be the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps there is a better way to share that spirit. In his year-end message, Pastor Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland, admires the desperation of the paralytic in the Mark 2 story and how he strived to get into Jesus presence. "Perhaps as Christians we ought to exhibit the same passion to be in the presence of Jesus and be desperate to share our testimony of Jesus."

 
Politics, Grace and Service
 

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With the UK general election just around the corner, and with two sets of elections in the Adventist Church this summer, Pastor Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland, reflects on politics, grace, and the how his vote should be primarily based on service to others.

 
Women In Ministry – what of the future?
 

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What is the role for women in ministry in the British Isles today? Pastor Ian Sweeney returned from the Adventist World Church General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas to give a reflection on both what happened in San Antonio regarding women in ministry, and on what the future is for women elders and pastors here.

 
Lay Bible Workers Convention
 

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Over 200 committed lay-people and pastors joined together with Pastor & Mrs Torres of Mission College of Evangelism, Dr Roy Adams, Associate Editor (Retired) Adventist Review, and a large group of trainers for a weekend when they made the choice that for them, church and life would no longer be 'business as usual'.

 
Syria - a Christian response.
 

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Pastor Ian Sweeney, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland, discusses the complex issues surrounding the Syrian crisis. How should a Christian respond?

 
The Irish Vision 2014
 

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Seasons greetings from Ireland! Meet the Irish Mission pastors and engage with their passion for Mission to the Cities 2014 - Dublin (and beyond).

 
Edward Vandi Ebola Interview
 

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Reading West church member, Edward Vandi, is heading back to Sierra Leone this week for a second stint as an NHS volunteer. He will be working both in an Ebola clinic as well as providing training and public awareness in the community.