Mr. Michael Birley on behalf of Men's Fellowship invites you to the next MF Lunch (11 October 2019
Friday, 11 October, 2019 12:45pm - Friday, 11 October, 2019 2:00pm
Please join host Michael Birley and the Men’s Fellowship Luncheon on Friday, 11 October, 2019 at The Hong Kong Club as our special guest speaker, Hubie Lem shares his talk titled, “Why Men Don’t Sing at Church Anymore -- And Does It Matter?"
Born and raised in New York by parents from Hong Kong, Hubie was trained as an attorney before transferring to Hong Kong in 1996 with the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 1999 he joined the Legal Department at Morgan Stanley Asia where he remained until 2016. He is currently a Legal Manager at boutique law firm WS Chong & Co Solicitors.
Hubie first heard the Gospel in Catholic School and was baptized as a teen. Since 2001 his faith practice has been energized after attending and serving on ALPHA and The Walk to Emmaus. He and his wife Joyce and 3 children worshipped at International Christian Assembly and Island ECC before moving to St Anne’s Church in Stanley, where he served as piano accompanist. Hubie is a Board of Advisors member of International Care Ministries (ICM), and a Board of Directors member of The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and TENET Vocal Artists.
Talk Topic: Like many men, Hubie was usually uncomfortable singing in church. But in 2017 he signed up for a 3-day beginner workshop where he learned to sing bass part in 4-part acapella sacred choral pieces. This opened up a rich, unexplored dimension to his faith. He will share his experience of how chorale singing has deepened his connection with scripture and with God. He believes that churches should do better at creating conditions conducive for men to sing. In recent years many churches report steep declines in congregational singing, especially among men. Yet, Scripture urges us to “sing to the Lord” (Psalm 95:1) and sing "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" (Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19), and research shows that singing with others makes people happier, healthier and live longer.
Please join us as Hubie personally shares this special discussion topic for Men!
Date: Friday, 11 October, 2019
Venue: The Hong Kong Club – Michael Birley hosting*
Time: 12:45PM – 2:00PM
* Please look for the room booked in the name of Michael Birley on the 1st floor.
Kindly note that the Hong Kong Club has a strict dress code and does NOT allow jeans, trainers, sandals and white sole shoes.
Please register here.
Please Note: The deadline for registration is 12:00 noon Thursday, 10 October, 2019.
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The cost of the luncheon is HK$350, which will be collected at the HKC. We continue to welcome pastors and those in between jobs to attend the Luncheon as our guests.
Please note that registration is a commitment to attend. No shows will be billed as we must pay the Hong Kong Club based on bookings, not actual attendance.
(Please also note that bookings and cancellations should be made via this website and NOT via the HK Club.)
Thank you very much and we look forward to having you with us!
Men's Fellowship of Hong Kong