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U Matters - 27 August 2015

Posted by Stewardship Team on

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” – Psalm 24:1 Stewardship begins and ends with the understanding of God’s ownership of all, including you and me. It is the Lord who entrusted us the management of the...

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U Matters - 20 August 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

"What's Cookin' at Union?" promises food, fun, and friendship (and the annual staff dress up day).  As we reunite with old friends, let's be on the lookout for new friends.  Paul writes in Romans 15:7, "Welcome each other as you have been welcomed by Christ."We welcome an old friend -...

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U Matters 13 August 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

The hazy, hot summer of 2015 is winding down.  On 23 August we kick off the new church year with "What's Cookin' at Union?"  There will be a spectacular BBQ, complete with our own Union Master Chef Potato Salad Contest. Please come and bring your friends and...

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U Matters - 06 August 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

I bought a pair of running shoes marked “final price” at a sale. Later that day I stopped by the store and found that they had reduced the price of the shoes in half. When I flew back to Hong Kong (economy class), I watched several people get upgraded to business. They were thrilled...

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U Matters - 31 Jul 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

Chris Brown defines stewardship as "managing God's blessings in God's way for God's glory." Over the next 17 weeks our Stewardship Committee will help us celebrate the joy of giving (and living) as we manage the resources the Lord has given us!

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U Matters - 23 Jul 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

This week I joined Holly in the US. My mother had hip-replacement surgery and we are in a rota with my two brothers and sister to help provide care for her as she recovers. Last Sunday, a top rehabilitation physician from NYC was worshiping with us. I couldn't resist asking her for advice on how...

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U Matters - 16 Jul 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

On 17 June 2015, Dylann Roof, shot and killed 9 members of a Bible study at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The response of the family and fellow-members of the church to this atrocity stunned the US. They, as individuals and and a group, said that they forgave...

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U Matters - 09 Jul 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

I write this in the calm before a possible storm. There is a T3 warning that threatens to go to T8. Or it might change directions and miss Hong Kong completely. Hong Kong has a history of massive storms. Back before Typhoons had names, the dates 21 September 1874, 18 September 1906 and 2...

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U Matters - 02 Jul 2015

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This week we were surf fishing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. While we were catching fish, a few hundred meters down the beach a shark caught a swimmer--actually a wader. The very water we were swimming and fishing in turned out to be shark infested.We think all is well but just below the...

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U Matters - 25 Jun 2015

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This week I reunited with a  wise friend who is a retired senior banker. He was part of the church I served in England and was a member of Union for several years. One of his friends had just died, with articles and obituaries in all the financial papers. I asked my friend what his friend...

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