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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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U Matters - 03 Jul 2014

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This week Pastor Matthew and I had a farewell lunch with a Union family moving from Hong Kong after three years. I was sad, they were very sad, and Matthew was very, very, sad. Matthew mentioned that now that he has been here two years it is harder to say goodbye. Since this is my 19th year of...

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U Matters - 26 Jun 2014

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I was walking down the sidewalk Tuesday in suburban Chicago, texting on my phone. Imagine my surprise when I found myself ankle deep in freshly poured cement. My new shoes, my favorite trousers, and my pride were ruined. The workers and Holly were amused rather than angry. I was fuming. Life is...

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U Matters - 19 Jun 2014

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This week we received a thank you letter from "Faith Comes by Hearing." Your generosity, and that of the matching donor, have provided audio Bibles for 40,000 people! Wow... Lives will be changed when illiterate people hear the good news of Jesus in their "heart...

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U Matters - 12 Jun 2014

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What a week it was! Attendance records shattered in worship, an all-church BBQ, and a baptism at Oasis! It felt like a church family reunion. Speaking of reunions, all six Andersons will meet up this week in the US and participate in a gathering of Holly's family. I look forward to fun...

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U Matters - 05 Jun 2014

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This week I was visited by the editors of the Hong Kong Christian Council's monthly magazine. They are doing an article on the history of Union Church. But when they left they said that they would like to change the focus to the current vitality of the church. This old church still has some...

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U Matters - 29 May 2014

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Youth ministry attendance is up 251% over last year. Ryan and Brenna are quick to blame God and their lay volunteers for the growth. I praise God for this growth and thank our youth directors for a job well done! Sunday we bid farewell to Ryan. As Jesus would say, “Well done. Good and...

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U Matters - 22 May 2014

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This week I have been the victim of an MTR door and a lift door closing on me. Twice in one week I have been thrown off balance by an unexpected blow. That's sort of how I feel when I consider the medical situations that our dear friends Nick Miller and Grover Dear are battling. I am off-balance...

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U Matters - 15 May 2014

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MISSION SUNDAY! Union was founded by missionaries and 170 years later we are still all about missions. This week's worship services will take you by surprise. Twenty-two local and international mission organizations we support will be involved. Stay after...

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U Matters - 08 May 2014

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This week I attended a pastor's conference. Bill Teng, a former Union Associate Pastor and I had a chance to catch up. He sends his greetings and congratulations for moving forward on rebuilding. Congratulations to Roy Huang, the new COM Chairman. He is a hero of mine and I can't wait to work...

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