2014 year-end message - Pastor Ian Sweeney
 

BUC News / 11 December 2014

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."

 
Lay Bible Workers Convention
 

BUC News / 24 November 2011

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'.

 
C S Lewis - 50th anniverary of his death
 

BUC News / 19 November 2013

Dr Debbie Higgens is not just a fan of CS Lewis, she is the on-site director of 'The Kilns', Lewis' former home. Fifty years on from his death on 22 November 1963, Debbie will be among the guests at a special Westminster Abbey service where his name will be added to those celebrated in the poet's corner. Debbie is both the first Adventist and the first academic to be on site warden at the Kilns. In this interview she shares how Lewis had a profound influence on her life… and the life of thousands of others.

 
Not Tired but Energised!
 

BUC News / 19 November 2013

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.

 
'The Rock' exhibition
 

BUC News / 31 October 2013

Taking traditional evangelism and showcasing it in a new environment led artist Laurent Grisel on a two year quest to mount an exhibition at Wimbledon Public library. For a full week, Monday, 21 – Sunday 27 October, library visitors could stroll around the gallery and discover how the 2,500 year old prophecy of 'The Rock' in Daniel chapter 2 is still relevant in their lives today.

 
BUC Review 2015
 

BUC News / 17 November 2015

Have the goals set out in 2011 been fulfilled? Is the Church growing? Are Adventists impacting the wider community? All of those questions and more were put to the BUC President, Pastor Ian Sweeney.

 
Syria - a Christian response.
 

BUC News / 4 September 2013

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?

 
God In A Recession
 

BUC News / 25 January 2012

Practical advice for an economic crunch time. "Worry actually changes nothing," Pastor Ian Sweeny, leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland, states. However, he doesn't just leave it there. He notes that as Christians, we have to be responsible. He then gives some very practical advice from his own experience as to how to make ends meet, even in difficult times.

 
Olympic Photographer
 

BUC News / 2 August 2012

What makes an Adventist a good Olympic photographer. Love of God and nature leads to a love of photography for Daryl Gungadoo.