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Acts@22A - 10 Nov 2013

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    U Matters

    The Deacons met last night. In all my years of going to church committee meetings, I never laughed so much. It's not that we were witty, or flippant, or told jokes. Rather it was the joy and fellowship of a group of people doing the Lord's work together. We did discuss some difficult issues but found our way to agreement. The Deacons are indeed spiritual leaders and we are so fortunate that some very busy people have taken their time and devoted it to what God is doing at Union.

    We are in a month of Stewardship. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 9:7 that "God loves a cheerful giver." I praise God for cheerful Deacons and cheerful givers who make it possible for people to meet and follow Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. I wonder if the Lord chuckles and laughs with us as we do his work? We did feel his presence with the Deacons in a special way. Please prayerfully consider your part in the support of his work in this special congregation.

    Pastor Greg 

    The Well

    November 10, 12:30 pm

    Willem Jan de Hek is an architect and urban planner, who over the years became more and more fascinated with religious architecture. He will speak on the topic of ‘Contextualism and Church Architecture’. How do urban fabric, historical aspects and sociocultural context influence the design of a church? And what is the essence of a church building? His argument will be illustrated by three projects from his own portfolio: a mixed-use religious complex in Haarlem, a conceptual design for the first protestant church in Bhutan and the interior transformation of an early 20th century church in Amsterdam. Willem Jan currently works for CITIC Capital Real Estate Group. He holds his Architecture degree from Delft University of Technology and is a part-time student in Theology at the Protestant Theological University in the Netherlands.

    November 17, 12:30 pm

    Dr. Eunice Seng and Dr. Koon Wee will examine the integral relationship between architecture, the church and metropolitan development.  Eunice is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong famed for her tough love teaching approach; she earned her Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and holds degrees from Columbia University and the National University of Singapore.  Her husband and co-lecturer, Koon is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong; he earned his Masters of Architecture at Yale University.  Together they direct SKEW collaborative, an architectural studio based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Eunice and Koon have a beautiful girl Ella who attends Union Church every week with them.

    Oasis

    November 17 at 7:30 pm

    Oasis is Union Church's Young Adult fellowship for the ages of 18 and 39. All ages are welcome to attend. Refreshments are served from 7:30 to 8:00pm. From 8:00pm to 9:00pm the young adults gather for a talk, brief worship, and discussion circles. Lawrence Tuck, one of the Oasis founders, will speak on Christianity and consumerism this week.

    Thanksgiving Feast 

    We have so much to be thankful for! We invite you to join us for a family thanksgiving lunch on Sunday November 24 immediately following the 11:00 am service. Please sign up to bring a dish at the Table on the Green. The turkey and fix in’s provided, looking for sides and desserts. Also, if interested in cooking please see Sheri Witthoft or Pastor Michele.

    Save the Date

    Christmas Fun Fair on Sunday December 1 at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Invite a friend for Fair Trade shopping, crafts, games and much more. Pick up invitations at the Table on the Green.

    Union U'TH

    The Union Youth Christmas Banquet Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 10th after the 9:30am & 11:00am service. Get them while they last!

    Youth Christmas Banquet Meeting: Sunday November 10 at 12:15-12:45 pm

    Any adults who would like to help volunteer at the upcoming youth Banquet, please join us in the Youth Room for a quick information meeting right after the 11:00 service. Remember, many hands make light work! 

    Attention All Church Members! The youth are starting to collect donations for our Annual Christmas Banquet and Auction. We are looking for donations of items, services, vacation homes, etc. that can be auctioned off to support our upcoming youth mission trips.

    For questions or to make a donation, please contact Brenna at   or 9447 5950. Thank you for your generosity!

    Kingdom Kids

    CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

    We are rehearsing for our Christmas musical, "MTR to Bethlehem." Children from 3 to 10 years old, please proceed directly to the Lower Annex. Please pick up your songbook and CD at the Lawn, or download MP3 files, music sheets and lyrics from http://www.unionchurchhk.org/content/view/1267/.

    If you have any inquires, or would like to volunteer as adult cast, help in the props, costume and rehearsals, please contact us at   or +852 2101 0414.

    MUSIC MAKERS

    Music Makers is back! Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm at the Fellowship Hall. Children from 3 to 10 years old are welcome to join our music and voice coaching as we rehearse the chorus songs, main parts and solos from this year's Christmas musical. If you have any inquiries or would like to volunteer please contact   or +852 2101 0424.

    Missions

    "Crossing Boundaries" at Union Church

    Interested in missions or outreach opportunities? Below are several ways for you to engage. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    Keep the Date:

    Mali Hong from Sunrise Educational Fund will be interviewed during the services on Sunday November 24. Mali's organization works among migrant workers, and it is estimated that there are now 300 million migrant workers in China. Come and hear about the unique way that they are serving the community.

    Refugee Run Crossroads (Dec. 7 Saturday): There are approx. 7000 asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Come and experience their experience! Sign up at the Table on the Green.

    Last Week's Sermon

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    "The God Who Gives" by Pastor Greg

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