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Acts@22A - 11 July 2019

11.07.19 | Acts@22A

    U Matters

    It has been a joy to prepare and give thought to the series Church is. Through various speakers we heard messages on Church is... Missional, Family, Ministry, One, Reconciling, Diverse, Generous, Gathering, Alive and Hopeful. 

    There is still much to say about the church. Karl Barth stated that “the Church exists…to set up in the world a new sign which is radically dissimilar to (the world’s) own manner and which contradicts it in a way which is full of promise." We are people of promise and we are charged to live out an alternative society before a watching world, a world that is increasingly becoming more divisive. There is much work to be done. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “if possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 May God give us wisdom and grace for the journey.

    Please join us for Sunday worship with Anto Ficatier preaching for the next two Sunday’s.


    Pastor Michele

    175th Anniversary

    Logo Design Competition: We invite all the children and youth of Union Church to participate in Union Church's 175th anniversary logo design competition. The logo should reflect our origin and mission. Please submit your entry by the 31st of July, 2019 to The winners will be announced on Sunday 4th August.
    Hong Kong Bible Conference: Join us in the Sanctuary as we host a series of live-screenings from the 91st Hong Kong Bible Conference, every morning between 9.30am and 10.45am (excluding Sunday) from the 1st to the 10th of August. Guest speakers include Rev. Darrell Johnson. For more information visit 

    175th Anniversary Trip: We would like to invite you on a trip Friday August 9th - Sunday Aug 12th to Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province, China. Our preliminary plans are: Friday - travel; Saturday - mission activities; Sunday - fellowship; Monday - travelling back. Please note that this visit is for adults only. To sign up or obtain for more information, please email

    Worship and Celebration Service: Saturday, 19th Oct at Methodist International Church - all welcome.


    U-Family News!

    Anto and Jess's last Sunday is on 21 July
    If you missed the opportunity to say farewell to Anto and Jess, please sign the book in the foyer.

    Worship Ministry

    "Devotion by Art" Workshop, Wednesday, 24 July, 7:00PM-9:00PM, in the Sanctuary
    Join us for a night to encounter God through painting. No experience of art is needed. Light dinner will be provided. There are limited places left, so please register by contacting Joyce Wu.


    Prayer and Discernment for Union Church - Wednesdays, 7:00PM to 8:15PM

    Alpha Returns!
    Bring your friends, relatives and colleagues to the first session on Wednesday, 25 September at 7:00PM! Sign up at the Welcome Table. Reservation or info contact 
    Marriage Course is back after summer!!
    Build a marriage that lasts. Tuesday nights from 10 September to 5 November 2019. 7:00PM to 9:30PM. Fellowship Hall of Union Church
    Whether you are newly married or been married for years, this course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong. The course runs for 7 weeks + 1 further week if we have a social gathering (1 Oct will be a week off). It is based on Christian principles but is designed for ALL couples with or without a church background. The course is structured like a date night between each couple - there is no group sharing - just a romantic 3 course dinner which is served for you, a talk with videos and private discussions between yourselves as a couple.
    Cost $1,800/couple including course materials and all the dinners.
    For registration, please click or contact Joanna Yau at .
    Right Now Media
    We’re excited to give you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for all ages to help you develop and grow as both a disciple of Jesus and disciple-maker. Streaming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll find the online Bible Study Library includes relevant content for every age group or spiritual season. You can search by category, topic, or speaker. Additionally, many of the series have direct links to workbooks and leader guides. Parents, you’ll find that RightNow has a multitude of videos and resources for your kids. Utilise the link below to start using this resource today. (Introduction video HERE)
    Join the Union Team:
    We are looking for a Young Adults Director, Assistant Youth Director, Crèche Coordinator and two Administrators (graphic design skills and experience required for one, administrative and organisational skills for the other). Please contact stating which role you are interested in. We will contact you with more information about the role.

    Please note that there will be no U-CAFE during July and the first two Sundays of August. We will restart on 18 August.

    ReCharge will resume on 11 September.


    Adult Education

    Summer Lunch-time study of Revelation
    Join Yan Yu for an in-depth study of Revelation this summer, looking at Revelation's historical context, focusing on heavenly worship and trusting in God's control even in our darkest times. Participants should read in advance of each session, around half a chapter per day. Contact with any questions and go to Union website for the schedule. 

    Small Groups

    Small groups are one of the main ways we connect with each other and connect with God, learning what the Kingdom of God is all about. Interested in joining or starting a group? 
    Contact Monte Peterson


    Fertility & Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group - Struggling and could use some fellowship, friendship and support? Contact Sonia Lee.

    Baptism and Membership

    If you have been attending Union Church for a while and have never gone through the official process to become a member, now is your chance! Please collect a green form and make it official!
    If you have never been baptized and are interested, please see Pastor Michele.

    Young Adults

    New to Union?
    Are you a Young Adult? New to Union Church? Make sure you meet our Young Adults Director, Anto Ficatier, at the Welcome Table every Sunday. You can also email Anto for more information about Young Adults at Union!


    Youth Summer Program
    Starting in July, we will be having weekly events for Youth this summer.
    The next event is detailed below:
    What - Day Hike
    When - Friday, 12 July, 9:00AM-12:00NN
    Where - Wan Chai Gap to Repulse Bay (Please contact Anto @ for more information)

    Kingdom Kids

    Sunday School Lite, Sundays, 14, 21, 28 July at 9:45AM & 11:15AM
    For four Sundays in July, kids will learn from the book of wisdom, Proverbs and learn how to make wise choices. Children aged 3-11 years old will meet at Room 2&3 for both the 9:45AM and 11:15AM services. Youth aged children are welcome to join us.
    ‘ROAR’ VBS SUNDAY SCHOOL, 4, 11, 18, 25 August & 1 September, 9:45AM and 11:15AM
    At ROAR VBS Sunday School, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. For registration, please print/complete the Registration Form, and send us by email (CHILDREN) or submit in person at the Welcome Table on Sunday. Children are welcome to bring friends along too, VBS Sunday School is free for all.
    Sunday School 2019/2020 Registration 
    Sunday School Registration for academic year 2019/2020 is now open. We would appreciate it if you could kindly register your children HERE. Registration Forms are also available at the Welcome Table.

    Filipino Ministry

    1:00PM - 1:50PM     Congregational Prayer
    2:00PM - 2:50PM     Bible Study Groups
    3:00PM - 4:00PM     Worship Service
    Every 1st Sunday of the Month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM Outreach & Evangelism.

    Stephen's Ministry

    Are you Going Through a Difficult Time?
    A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. Please contact Pastor Michele if we can help ( ).

    Family in Need (FIN)

    If you would like to help support our family in need ministry, which helps people monthly with basic needs, please mark your envelope "FIN".

    Last Week's Sermons

    "Church is... Hopeful" by Pastor Michele