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U Matters - 27 Apr 2017

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I am not a big user of apps—but that is changing.  One big reason is that Union Church now has its own app!  All you need to do is go to the App Store (or wherever or however you get app) and type in Union Church.  You will find it a ready source of information, encouragement, ...

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U Matters - 20 Apr 2017

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“ Up to 40% of the population suffers from some form of Internet-based addiction, whether to email, gaming or porn.”  So claims Adam Alter in his book, “Irresistible.” (So glad he didn’t mention Facebook.)  That is a staggering statistic. Jacklien Lee, our ...

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U Matters - 13 Apr 2017

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After dropping my son John off at Airport Express, I walked down towards the church, in sadness.  I must have had a forlorn face, for a wonderful member of Union yelled out my name and came over and gave me a hug.   It was a gesture of encouragement and care that meant more to me than ...

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U Matters - 06 Apr 2017

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This Sunday is a festive one with the Rugby 7's. For those of you without rugby tickets, Union will be festive as our children help celebrate Palm Sunday. We will not be as rowdy as the fans in the stands, but we celebrate the One who came in the name of the Lord to save us from our ...

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U Matters - 30 Mar 2017

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On Monday 27 March, the Joint Leadership (Deacons, CoM, Trustees) met and voted to authorise the BUFF committee to sign a contract for the redevelopment of Union. When we adjourned, we went into the sanctuary for an extended time of prayer. As one deacon put it, “A historical moment, ...

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U Matters - 23 Mar 2017

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Starting today and running until 11 April, there is an astonishing collection of Bibles, ancient manuscripts, and a working replica of the Gutenberg press on exhibit in Hong Kong. The International Pastor’s group, HK Christian Council, and the various Bible societies are hosting this display ...

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U Matters - 16 Mar 2017

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This week Pastor Matthew is going to preach on boasting at most services and I am going to preach at the U Cafe on pride. We didn’t consult each other—seems that great minds think alike.  We are team teaching a course on MERE CHRISTIANITY where C.S. Lewis claims that pride is ...

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U Matters - 9 Mar 2017

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Have you ever talked to someone who experienced a rescue from trouble that could only be explained by divine intervention? Have you ever experienced God acting in your life in surprising and spectacular fashion? Sometimes we are spoiled by the spectacular. When we get to heaven I think we will be ...

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U Matters - 02 Mar 2017

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Lent is a 40-day period of preparation and reflection. Traditionally people “give something up” for Lent. British Prime Minister May is giving up crisps. My suggestion is that we take something up for Lent. Union is joining other churches in HK to host a special “Inspired” ...

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U Matters - 23 Feb 2017

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Brenna Dykman joined Union’s staff in August 2013 and she leaves us at the end of this month. We will soon be saying, “We knew her when.” As her colleague, I watched her take a struggling youth program and with the help of her able volunteers, build it into the premiere program ...

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