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U Matters - 26 Jan 2017

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In 1 Kings 18:22, Elijah says, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left…” That is the way I feel about Chinese New Years as so much of the congregation takes off or focuses on their families. But for those of us around this week, there are some great opportunities...

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U Matters - 19 Jan 2017

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Monday I got to meet and hold and hug my grandson Carter. I experienced all sorts of new emotions. There was a feeling of love and sense of wonder that reduced me to tears.But my love for the lad pales in comparison to the love God has for him. Oh how we are loved--deeply...

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U Matters - 12 Jan 2017

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We all worry. Psychologists claim that only 8% of what we worry about is "legitimate anxiety." This week we will struggle with Paul's command in Philippians 4:6: "Don't worry about anything." Let's worship as well as worry together this week! This week we mourn the loss of Union’s oldest...

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U Matters - 05 Jan 2017

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Greetings from Greg Gung Gung. Our daughter Lindsey gave birth to a baby boy, Carter James Miller, on 1 January. Baby, mother, and father are doing great.  The grandfather is beside himself with joy and gratitude to God. Holly and I are thrilled to be grandparents and we ask for your...

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U Matters - 29 Dec 2016

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My favourite Christmas present was a piece of paper with two words: Internal Peace. This special person listened to my Christmas Eve sermon where I asked if people would like to receive the gift of peace - eternal, internal, and external.This gift of internal peace is helpful as I reflect...

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U Matters - 22 Dec 2016

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"Grim was the world and grey last night:The moon and stars were fled,The hall was dark without song or light,The fires were fallen dead." This is the first stanza of a J.R.R. Tolkien poem discovered recently, entitled “Noel.” That must be the way the three people felt...

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U Matters - 15 Dec 2016

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Holly and I got an anonymous Christmas card. It was wonderful, but someone in their haste forgot to sign it. There is so much hustle and bustle — and the themes of hope, joy, peace, and love get lost in the shuffle. This final Advent Sunday we put our focus on love. Paul tells us that love...

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U Matters - 08 Dec 2016

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To say that the congregation "enjoyed" the "Joy" cantata would be an understatement. Thank you choir!!!This week there will be two casts of kids as the Children's Ministry presents 'A Galactic Christmas Adventure.' Be prepared for a very unique perspective on the Christmas story.

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U Matters - 1 Dec 2016

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This Sunday we worship with our amazing choir as they perform the Christmas Cantata in the morning and at 5PM we hear the amazing story of Kenneth Bae, a missionary held in a North Korean prison. Worship and witness have been at the core of what Union is about. The Deacons have...

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U Matters - 24 Nov 2016

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,” writes the Psalmist (Psalm 107:1). As we reflect over last Sunday (Jazz Service, Thanksgiving Feast etc.) and look forward to this one (St. Andrew’s Day with tartans and pipes), we thank God for the chance to worship his goodness...

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