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U Matters - 11 Sep 2014

Posted by Greg Anderson on

Sunday is U Connect Celebration. Pastor Matthew has recruited 19 organisations and ministries of Union that would love to show you how you can find support and serve at Union. Pastor Michele will be asking, "Where are you on your journey?" and share about such milestones as Alpha...

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U Matters - 04 Sep 2014

Posted by Greg Anderson on

It should be a great Sunday. Dr. Sam Tsang, an NT scholar will be preaching in the morning. Copies of his books will be available. He is speaking on "The Unexpected Story of Giving: the Widow's Mite." Every time I hear Sam preach I come away with an unexpected understanding of...

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U Matters - 28 Aug 2014

Posted by Greg Anderson on

This week I picked up a beer can off the front steps of Union, only to find that it was shaking and buzzing inside. Some sort of insect (I didn't hold the can long enough to establish bug taxonomy) was stuck inside. Last week, between the record numbers at Youth Group on Friday and the...

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U Matters - 21 Aug 2014

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It's Family Fiesta Sunday at Union!  As we meet new friends and reconnect with old, this Sunday promises to be a celebration of community. Our special speaker will be Gregory Slayton, the author of  "Be a Better Dad Today!" He is a diplomat, businessman...

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U Matters - 14 Aug 2014

Posted by Brenna Dykman on

One of my favorite Theologians Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, "God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world." Next Friday night we have our youth kick-off night. Our U'th Program is a place where young people...

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U Matters - 07 Aug 2014

Posted by Matthew Fredericks on

Greg McKeown, in Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, speaks of setting aside a few hours every quarter to reflect on what matters most. What matters most to you?  As the summer closes, is there something you look forward to doing with God this summer...

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U Matters - 31 Jul 2014

Posted by Greg Anderson on

I am sitting in suburban Chicago late at night watching fireflies. On a dark night every flicker of light is welcome.    Think of someone you know who is going through a time of spiritual, vocational, emotional, relational or physical darkness. How can you be Christ's light to them?...

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U Matters - 24 Jul 2014

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Tuesday night at Summer Reflection Series we discussed four distinctives of Union: Biblical/Transformational, Communal, Attractional, and Missional. Those present thought we were Communal first, Attractional (strong programs in youth, Sunday School, etc., to bring people...

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U Matters - 17 Jul 2014

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You guys are much better at sharing about Jesus Christ with your friends and colleagues than I am. Today I was at a lunch meeting where the guy next to me said a member of Union Church had a profound impact on him as he was searching for faith. Sunday someone pelted the pastor with...

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U Matters - 10 Jul 2014

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Tuesday night architect Willem Jan de Hek gave a brilliant presentation, interspersed with spirited small group discussion, on the church. He traced the evolution of church buildings from a focus on the altar (Eucharist) to the pulpit (Bible) to the auditorium (performance). This helpful...

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