Lithuania: Government recognizes Adventist Church

The Lithuanian government granted the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s application for state recognized status on July 15, qualifying the church for state subsidies and certain tax exemptions, as well as excusing theology students and clergy from military service. “State recognition for the Seventh-day Adventist church in Lithuania means that its contribution to public life and culture […]

Church In Lithuania Receives State-recognized Status

Vilnius, Lithuania. In 15th of July 2008 Lithuanian parliament granted to the Seventh-day Adventist church the state-recognized status of the religious community. Lithuanian law concerning the religious communities divides them into traditional, state-recognized and other registered religious communities. The Adventist Church applied to Lithuanian parliament for state-recognized status in 2003. The Lithuanian parliament considered the […]

Lithuania: Project for Kedainiai Town

Kedainiai, LITHUANIA [Mantas Kucinskas]. More than 40 young members of Adventist church from Northern Ireland, Wales and Lithuania took part in the project “The Christian Youth Days – Kedainiai 2004”. The project which lasted for one week attracted not only hundreds of young people who had an opportunity to feel the Christian power but it […]

Adventist Church in Latvia Signs Agreement with the State

RIGA, LATVIA [ANR] — June 2004 may become a crucial date for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Latvia. An agreement between the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Latvia and the Latvian government was made unexpectedly quickly and is already signed. Currently no one knows what will be its fate in the Latvian Parliament (Saeima), but within […]

Developing New Strategies for Church Planting

Riga, LATVIA. [BAUC News/ANR] — More than one hundred church planters met together in Riga, Latvia, to share their experiences and learn new ways of sharing their faith with secular people. These meetings were organised by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Baltic region and Peter Roennfeldt, Ministerial Association Secretary & Global Mission Coordinator for […]

The Blessings of the Year

Kaunas, LITHUANIA. In 2003. 11. 16 in Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis muzeum in Kaunas was an evening of religious poetry and music called “The Blessings of the Year”. Mr. William Downie, the secretary of an ambassador of USA, was also invited together with his wife. Mr. Downie also participated in the program and played religious songs […]

Lithuania: Adventist Church Moves Toward Recognition

First registered by the national government of Lithuania in 1926, some 76 years ago, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is moving toward official recognition by the Lithuanian Parliament, according to Bertold Hibner, secretary for the church in Lithuania. A decision by the state will expand the rights of the denomination and confirm its place in society. […]

Discussions About the Religious Communities in Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania. Representatives of all the denominations where invited to the meeting with the head of the Human Rights committee for the Lithuanian Republic, Mr. Dalinkevicius and other members of the government. Representatives from the Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Reformed, New Apostolic and Seventh-day Adventist churches where present. The Seventh Day Adventist church was represented by […]