Thursday, February 21, 2013
"HOWEVER, FORCE WITHOUT JUSTICE IS TYRANNICAL!" We came across this quote and we are presently trying to fathom its meaning and usefulness. Ang IGLESIA EVANGELICA UNIDA DE CRISTO ay isinilang nang 1932 subali't ang binhi nito ay umusbong bago pa umigtad ang bagong siglo nuong pinagpupunyagian ng mga bayani ng ating bayan na itaguyod ang kanilang PAGKALAHI. Pinagbuwisan nila ng sariling buhay ang pagkatanto ng kanilang lahi - PILIPINO. At sa ating mga ninuno sa Unida ito ay ipinahayag nila sa pamamagitan ng pagtatayo ng isang iglesiang taal na Pilipino. Self-sustaining, self-governing, self-propagating. Hindi sumandig kailanman sa salapi at ideyang dayuhan. NAGSASARILI. WALANG INAASAYAHAN KUNDI ANG DIOS LAMANG. Ang haba ng panahon ang PANDAYAN ng isang iglesia. Sinubok ng Dios ang iglesia sa loob ng WALONG DEKADA = DEKADA OTSO. At sinusubok at susubukin pa ito. Kaya ba nating panindigan ang tinitindigan nito? Ang tipan at pangako ay sa kanila binitiwan ng Dios, at anuman tayo ngayon ay dahil sa kanila. Sa ating mga ninuno na tumawag sa ating "MGA KAPILAS NG AMING KALULUWA" ay nais kong sabihing MARAMING SALAMAT PO!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ANOTHER STEP UP
Baclaran Unida Evangelical Church inaugurates another STEP UP through its Baclaran Unida Multimedia Arts for Christ: a podcast titled “Ang Tinig Ng Unida.”
And hey, it’s in iTunes! You must download iTunes and we are making that easier for you here. This news is our Gintong Butil 17. We are out there, as in out there! Modern technology has proffered a way and we are taking it. And we are now offering it to our Unida Internet Travelers. An Unida broadcast that you can listen to at your own pleasure, anytime you want and wherever needed. It is as if you are there and you are also here. We are going to reach the world without physically getting out of where we are. We will be there while we are still staying here. We will not be immobile because we now have the capacity to be mobile.
The world will know that there is IGLESIA EVANGELICA UNIDA DE CRISTO: A Church that brings the Gospel, yes the Good News, of the Saving Grace of Our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
We proclaim that there is only One God, there is only One Lord, there is only One Saviour, and there is only One Name given for man’s Salvation: JESUS!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
By Rev. Gamaliel B. Filio
UNIDA. Baclaran Unida Evangelical Church of the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo, 1932. We are, admittedly, a small church. That is, small in numbers but BIG in Faith. We do not play the numbers game but aim for Quality of Faith through Teaching and Preaching the True Gospel of the Saving Grace of Our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
We have reached our 8th decade. No small deal for a church initially ridiculed for being small and penniless at the start.
But this is a church that stood its ground on our faith that God will provide all our needs as He did the apostolic churches that sprouted in the first century of Christianity. UNIDA CHURCH was forged with the fire of Filipino Nationalism that raged at the turn of the 19th century FILIPINAS. This translated into a “Monument of Church Nationalism” that was awakened in the hearts of our forefathers in their struggle to free themselves from the fetters of the Church of Rome.
This “monument” is enshrined in the hearts of the pioneer Unida Pastors who served without remuneration during the first decades of the Church. “Naglingkod sa Dios at hindi sa Piso.” We have produced a Teleplay proclaiming this, titled “DEKADA OTSO” where we pried into the struggles of a Unida Pastor today. The fictional character Pastor Daniel Garcia embodies a composite of a current young Unida pastor.
Si Daniel Garcia. Isang bagong pastor. Inakala niya na ang
pagpapastoR ay ganun-ganun lang. Hanggang sumuong siya sa mga
pangyayaring sumubok sa tatag ng kaniyang pananampalataya sa
Panginoong Jesu-Cristo. At sa iglesiang kaniyang nilakhan at kung saan kinatagpo siya ng Dios. Tunghayan… Ang tele-dulang
ito ay batay sa kasaysayan ng Iglesia Evangelica Unida de
Baclaran Unida Evangelical Church, a “kapilya” where I grew up, is steeped in a tradition of Christmas Stage Plays, begun by my father, Pastor Genio, followed by Paying Garcia, then by this author, and today by my youngest son Lance. We begin practices in October and by December 23, we erect the stage at the side of the Kapilya. Even during those early years when I was one of the actors we already had musical scoring using long playing wax 45 rpm records played on turntables.
But now we have STEPPED UP from stage plays to Video Plays called nowadays Telenovela. When we produced our first Teleplay titled ‘ANG APAT” and our second one titled “SALVACION”, we used only one video camera. Today for our first full-length Telenovela titled “UNIDA, DEKADA OTSO”, we used five video cameras, have shoot a lot of footages and you can just imagine the post-production work that had to be done. And the cost skyrocketed. Because it has to be PROFESSINALY accomplished. Hindi basta-basta lang. This is for God!
Lance is making a limited copy of this Telenovela. Wait for it. It is worth it.
On January 8th 2012 our kapilya will celebrate its DEKADA OTSO. The theme is “MIGHTY AT EIGHTY” and permit me to add “FOR GOD ALMIGHTY”. Their shout is UNIDA AKO, PROTESTANTE, EBANGHELIKO, FILIPINO. We are self-sustaining, self-governing, and self-propagating. No foreign money and no foreign concept.
Plus, our Baclaran Unida Multi-Media Arts for Christ (BUMAC) is set to inaugurate its initial PODCAST of “ANG TINIG NG UNIDA” with this Intro:
Mula pa nuong 1932, pinag-isa ng Dios ang anim na iglesiang protestante, ebangheliko at pilipino at tinawag itong UNIDA. At humayo ang mga lalaki't babae nang kanilang panahon na hawak ang kanilang mga bukas na bibliya at wala silang ibang ipinakilala kundi ang ebanghelyo ni Kristo bilang tagapagligtas ng buong mundo. Ito ang tinig ng UNIDA na aming ipinapahayag ngayon: makasaysayang pananampalataya para sa nagbabagong mundo. Ito ang “TINIG NG UNIDA”. Pananampalatayang Unida para sa Mananampalatayang Unida.
We invite you to look at three videos, one at www.bagongunida.blogspot.com and two at our Youtube Channel, www.youtube.com/PastorGalying. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.