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Acts@22A - 3 Nov 2013

03.11.13 | Acts@22A

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    U Matters

    The offering for Cambodian flood relief was $343,166! Thank you for your continued generosity! This is the latest example of how Union can make a difference when people get together to give. This month is Stewardship Month at Union. The theme is GIVING BACK. We hope each of you will consider how you can do your part to allow this amazing congregation to evangelize, equip, and encourage in Christ's name.

    This Sunday, we welcome a delegation from Calvin College (USA) and Jonathan Hu, Vice-Academic Dean of the East China Theological Seminary in Shanghai.

    Pastor Greg 

    Welcome Lunch

    If you have never had a chance to dine with pastoral staff and/or ministry leaders, we invite you to join us on this Sunday November 3 at 12:15pm in the back tent. Family Friendly.

    Sign up at the Table on the Green.

    The Well

    November 3, 12:30

    Dr. Ho Yin Lee is the Director of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) and the Founding Vice-President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists. He will present an hour long lecture on 'Chinese Renaissance Architecture: Architectural Origins of Chinese Style Christian Churches in Hong Kong.' Dr. Lee will examine the complex historical, social and political bases of the architecture in the Ho Tung Gardens, and reveal the exciting time of hope and aspiration among young architects in a newly established modern China.

    November 10, 12:30

    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

    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.

    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 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 1pm-5pm. Invite a friend for Fair Trade shopping, crafts, games and much more. Pick up invitations at the Table on the Green.

    Kingdom Kids

    CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

    This Sunday (November 3), we begin Sunday school rehearsals and casting call for our Christmas musical, "MTR to Bethlehem." Children from 3 to 5 years old proceed directly to the Upper Annex Right; children from 6 to 10 years old proceed directly to the Lower Annex. Please pick up your songbook and CD and sign up at the Lawn. 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 beginning November 6 from 4:00pm-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.

    Oasis 

    November 6 at 7:30pm

    Ashok Andrews will speak on the subject of Human Trafficking. Pastor Andrews serves at Carey Baptist Church in Kolkata. Kolkata, India is perhaps the most challenging human environment in the world for ministry. He speaks globally as a representative for Partners International.

    Union U'TH

    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 +852 9447 5950. Thank you for your generosity! 

    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.

    Vision Trip to Hangzhou on the weekend of November 1-3.  Hangzhou boasts the first Christian hospital established in China since 1949.  The trip will also include attending a service at one of China’s largest Christian churches, Chong-Yi Church, that seats more than 5,500. 

    Contact Dennis at +852 9831-8959 or E-mail:  .

    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

    Please click on the link below to download

    'God's Heart for the Fatherless' by Dr. Gary Stephens

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