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Acts@22A - 03 Jul 2014

03.07.14 | Acts@22A

     

     
     
     

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    "Making mature followers in all nations for Jesus Christ"

     

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    U Matters

    This week Pastor Matthew and I had a farewell lunch with a Union family moving from Hong Kong after three years. I was sad, they were very sad, and Matthew was very, very, sad. Matthew mentioned that now that he has been here two years it is harder to say goodbye. Since this is my 19th year of international church ministry, I wished I could tell him it gets easier to say goodbye. That would have been a lie. It stays hard to bid farewell to friends with whom you have gone on mission trips, prayed with and for, and who have brought so much inspiration into your life.

    What a joy it is that for a very brief time we have the chance to work and grow together at Union. Next Sunday is the first "Left Behind" BBQ for those who are left in HK whilst everyone else is on holiday. What a great time to make new friends and catch up with old ones. And why not sign up for the September Union Cruise? God has brought some very interesting people together at Union and you owe it to yourself (and to them) to meet them.

     

    Pastor Greg

    Opportunities at Union

    Left Behind BBQ

    LEFT BEHIND? Family visiting the rellies without you? Come join others in the UC family who are in the same situation. When: Sunday, 13 Jul, 12:00PM BBQ on us. 

    Cruise into the Sunset and the Fall with the Union Church Family

    Where: Sanya, Halong Bay
    Costs: $3,365 -3,630 (depends on cabin category)
     
    Great opportunity to meet new Union Church friends. Interested, please see the flyer and sign-up form or contact Pastor Michele
     
    Summer Reflection Series: Church 

    You are invited to a four-part series of talk and discussion on "church." Willem Jan de Hek, an architect and urban planner for CITIC Capital Real Estate, will begin the series with a reflection on "Church: What?" Is it a building? A worship style? A set of beliefs? Willem Jan holds his architecture degree from Delft University of Technology and has been a part-time student of Theology since 2012. He is a member of Union Church and is involved in the design process of Building Union For the Future. Come and join us on 8 July (Tuesday) at the Fellowship Hall, 7:00PM to 8:30PM. A light dinner will be provided. For more information and registration please contact us at ting.guevarra@unionchurchhk.org or +2101 0414.

    2014 Church Directory Is Now Available! If you have provided us with information, please pick up a copy at church this Sunday.

    Oasis

    9 Jul, 8:00PM(Refreshments 7:30PM)

    Matthew Friedman, Chief Advisor to the Mekong Club on issues related to human trafficking, will speak on fighting the business of slavery.

    Kingdom Kids

    Summer Sunday School Lite Kingdom Kids invite children from 3 to 10 years old to join us in the Lower Annex after the family time worship at our 9:30AM and 11:00AM Services on 6 and 13 Jul. Each week we will go to the circus, meet interesting bible characters and learn how we can use our gifts in this video series called "Under the Big Top" from Elevate Pastors. 

    Vacation Bible School Summer Sunday School just got weird! Kingdom Kids invite all children from 3 to 9 years old to "WEIRD ANIMALS: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind." For five Sundays in the summer (20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug) at 9:30AM and 11:00AM, we will have songs, skits, bible story-telling, games, snacks and science experiments. Registration is required and volunteers from 10 years old and above are needed! For more information, contact children@unionchurchhk.org.

    Youth

    Youth and Sunday School Youth is out for the Summer! We will start again at the end of August. If you're in Town for Summer, watch your e-mail for fun summer events.

    Outreach & Missions

    Volunteers Needed in Hong Kong! Come and join the team as we serve meals prepared by a restaurant in Shim Shui Po to the homeless in the area. We had a wonderful turn out when Union served the homeless in Sham Shui Po in April/June.

    Date: Saturday, 26 Jul
    Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

    Please note participants will be limited to 25 team members. This is a wonderful ready made way to get involved in community outreach. Please email Peggy Toh ( ) / Teddy Li ( ) to sign up immediately.

    Family Trip to Beijing
    Fact: over 230 million people on the move in China. However, many families looking for a better life in the cities find discrimination, alcoholism, abuse and despair.
     
    Sunrise Ministriy is working among these groups to bring hope through schooling for the children, marriage counseling and the good news of Christ.
     
    Join a family-friendly trip to Beijing to experience this encouraging work
    Date: 8-10 August Price: HK$6500pp
     
    Sign up by 15 Jul. Contact May Tang (tangointhenight@netvigator.com) or Lee-Ann McFarlane (lee-ann.mcfarlane@unionchurchhk.org) for more info

    Last Week's Sermon

    Please click on the link below to download

    "Unbroken" by Pastor Greg Anderson

     

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