From October 22. – Our church participates one more year in Operation Christmas Child, international project of Samaritan’s Purse, coordinated in Spain by Decisión, to send gifs to children of poor countries. As a novelty, this year they have proposed us as a place of collection and training.
Empty boxes are now available. They can be filled with school and hygiene supplies, toys, smocks, etc. They can not include any type of food, candy or toothpaste due to customs restrictions, nor war toys. Our coordinators Adriana and Patri can give more information.
There is a deadline until the end of November to bring the boxes to the church, because the national collection will take place between 1st and 5th of December. The objective is to collect 48,000 boxes all over Spain.
From October 17, 2017 to January 14, 2018. – Exhibition at CaixaForum in Barcelona: “500 years of Protestant Reformation”, to commemorate this event from a historical and cultural point of view. Tickets: 4 euros (50% discount for CaixaBank clients).
From October 25, 2017 to November 29, 2017. – The Consell Evangèlic de Catalunya organizes the Cycle of conferences “El llegat de la Reforma (The Legacy of the Reformation)” in the Centre Cívic Golferichs House (491, Gran Via) in Barcelona. Free entrance.
Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. – “La Reforma als Països Catalans (The Reformation in the Catalan Countries)”, by Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira.
Wednesday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. – “Protestantisme i Art (Protestantism and Art)”, by Daniel Giralt-Miracle.
Wednesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. – “Teòlegs i protestants del segle XX: La Teologia de Luter, avui (Theologians and Protestants of the 20th Century: Luther’s Theology, today)”, by David Estrada Herrero.
Wednesday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. – “Protestantisme i Economia (Protestantism and Economics)”, by Marc Correa Domènech.
From October 1 to November 2. – The City Council of Barcelona placed banners on 15 central streets to announce the events that took place in the city to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Monday, October 2. – The classes of the course 2017-2018 began in the Evangelical Center of Biblical Studies (CEEB, in Spanish).
Friday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. – A United Service of Prayer was held in our church for the situation of Catalunya.
Saturday, October 7 (POSTPONED). – The organizers of the 32nd Evangelical Olympic Games, that had to be held at the Joan Serrahima Stadium in Montjuïc (Barcelona), decided to postpone them on the recommendation of the competent authorities in citizen security. The sports day was moved to Saturday, November 11.
Wednesday, October 18, at 8:30 p.m. – “Protestant Reformation Concert (500 years of Protestantism)”, organized by the Alianza Evangélica Española, the Consell Evangèlic de Catalunya and the Grupos Bíblicos Unidos. It took place at the Hall 1 – Pau Casals, of the Barcelona Auditorium. It counted on the participation of the María de Bohórquez Symphonic Orchestra (Baroque orchestral group) and the Lancaster Bible College Choir from Pennsylvania (United States).
-Hymn “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is Our God)”, performed to four voices by soloists and camera group.
-Cantata “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is Our God)”, BWV 80, by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Maria de Bohórquez Symphonic Orchestra and the Lancaster Bible College Choir.
–“Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107”, known as the “Reformation”, by Felix Mendelssohn, peformed by the Maria de Bohórquez Symphonic Orchestra.
Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. – TVE broadcasted live by La2 the Reformation Service that was held at the General Lacy Evangelical Church in Madrid. Speakers included Raquel Molina (professor of Theology), Mario Escobar (historian), Andy Wickham (director of the RZ Foundation) and the musical participation of Ensemble Bohórquez.
For watching it, click here: Reformation Evangelical Service – 28/10/2017
Saturday, October 28, in the morning. – The organizers of Operation Christmas Child in Barcelona offered a class in our church to explain the project in schools to encourage them to collaborate.
Sunday, October 29, in the morning. – We received a group of brothers from the Romanian Baptist Church of Turó to celebrate a united fraternal Service. They returned the visit we gave to their church on February 12. They shared with us a time of praise and the biblical message was given by Pastor Yan Sysoev.
Tuesday, October 31, at noon. – TV3 offered in the Telenotícies migdia the report “500 anys d’esglésies protestants a Europa i a casa nostra (500 years of Protestant Churches in Europe and in Catalonia)”, recorded almost entirely in our church. In it, our pastor Benjamín López explained how evangelical churches express their faith today.
Tuesday, October 31, in the afternoon. – A cultural (non-religious) event led by Josep Lluís Carod-Rovira in commemoration of the Protestant Reformation was held in the CaixaFòrum auditorium in Barcelona. Several evangelical leaders and journalists read one by one the 95 theses that Martin Luther nailed, according to the tradition, in the door of the cathedral of Wittenberg 500 years ago.
Tuesday, October 31, at 7:00 p.m. – In the Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the evangelical churches of all Spain gave a joint testimony on this day through “500 solemn Services of Thanksgiving and Proclamation of the Gospel and the great values of the Reformation” in 500 Spanish cities. In Barcelona, the event took place at the Evangelical Church of Mistral Avenue, 85-87.
Tuesday, October 31. – We celebrated in our church the traditional brotherly Supper of the Castanyada, with a barbecue and soiree with games.
Sunday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m. – Before the morning Service, the sisters of the church met in their November “Desayuno con diamantes (Breakfast with diamonds)”. Loida gave the biblical message.
Saturday, November 11, all day. – Despite the postponement in October and after several unexpected events, the 32nd Evangelical Olympiad was finally held at the Joan Serrahima Stadium in Montjuïc (Barcelona), organized by the Pocket Testament League – Spain. 10 children were registered from our church.
Sunday, November 12, in the morning. – A part of the morning Service was dedicated to give a report about the participation the previous day in the Evangelical Olympiad, besides the parade of our young athletes and the delivery of diplomas.