Acts@22A - 25 July 2019
Welcome, Velkommen, Welkom, Bienvenue, Willkommen, Benvenuto. These are familiar words when we travel. There are several people that we would like to welcome to the Union Church community. First, we welcome Liza Sumagaysay who joins the Union Church staff team and works in the area of administration. Please say hello and find her at the Welcome table each Sunday morning. We also welcome Jessika Dorcas, who just married Hunter Purvis, our youth director, last weekend in the States. Jessika will be teaching at a school in Kowloon Tong.
Union Church has always benefited from hearing speakers from various organisations and this Sunday is no exception. This Sunday we welcome our speaker Dr. David Swarr, President and CEO of the 4.2.20 Foundation. The goal of this organisation is to see the whole Word available in the 4000+ languages still requiring a translation of the Old Testament. This is an exciting work. Dr. David Swarr will be speaking at all the services and we will be taking up a special offering for this ministry.
Finally, we welcome peace in our city. Let’s continue to pray for wisdom and clarity for our leaders
Blessings and may we continue to be a welcoming community, reaching out with the love of Christ,
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Mt 25:35
175th Anniversary Trip: DATE CHANGE. We will now be going to Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province, China from 20th - 23rd September. 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.
In the light of the recent protests and their impact on Hong Kong, we need to ensure the safety of our congregation and staff. We will always try to hold our services as normal, but we will implement the following procedures for our Sunday services when needed:
• All services will proceed as normal as long as there is no protest planned for the area directly around Sunlight Tower.
• In case of spontaneous events that might impact our congregation coming to Church, then our staff will make a decision on whether to suspend services. An email will be sent to all of our members to inform them of which services will be suspended.
We will try wherever possible to give as much notice as possible should we feel the need to suspend any service. Please make sure that you check your email before setting off for Church. You can help us by ensuring that we have your most up to date contact information. If you think your information may be incorrect, please contact .
At this time, we would also like to remind you of our Typhoon/Severe Weather policy:
All Church activities remain unchanged when tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 or 3 is hoisted. They will also be unaffected by the amber or red rainstorm warning signals.
When the Hong Kong Observatory issues a ‘Pre No.8 Typhoon Warning Signal’ on a Sunday, we will complete any service taking place and ask people to leave the Church and make their way home. Services planned for after this will be suspended
When the black rainstorm warning signal or tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 or above is hoisted on a Sunday before 07:30am, all Church activities (Worship services, Classes, Youth and Children’s programs etc.) scheduled at 9:45am or before will be cancelled. If the signal is subsequently lowered 2 hours before the 11:15AM service, the 11:15AM service will be held as scheduled. If the signal is lowered after 1pm, the Church will remain closed for the rest of the day.
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 .
For registration, please click or contact Joanna Yau at .
Session 1: 9:30am to 12:30pm (for first time participants)
Session 2: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (for those interested in becoming trainers).
Please sign up with Aaron Tan at AaronTan@faithcomesbyhearing.
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.
Contact Monte Peterson.
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