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U Matters - 10 Sept 2015

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U-Connect Sunday is upon us. The courtyard will be full of opportunities for growth, mission, and service. Union is an amazing place, “a beehive of activity” as one recent visitor put it. We want you to thrive spiritually and this Sunday is a way to find where Union might help you do...

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U Matters - 03 Sept 2015

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This week we invite Abdu Murray, who will share at 9:30AM and 11AM about his conversion to Christianity from a Moslem background. There will be a youth ministry sponsored BBQ after the 11AM service. At the kickoff of the 8:30AM service (brunch to follow) and 5PM (BBQ to follow), I start a new...

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U Matters - 31 Jul 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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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U Matters - 18 Jun 2015

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Last night, I was walking on the Prairie Path west of Chicago. I saw a portable toilet. The door wouldn't open. Then a drunk and very angry man screamed through the door, "Leave me alone!" On my way back an hour later I tried it again and he yelled, "What's wrong with you?" Since this is...

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U Matters - 11 Jun 2015

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Last week we witnessed the confirmation and baptism of an amazing group of young people. We sang along with a youth band and listened not only to Brenna but some of the young people share the sermon. We are so blessed! This weekend I am away, officiating at a wedding and attending a reunion of...

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