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U Matters - 06 Nov 2014

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Last Saturday, boatloads of children--and their parents-- enjoyed the Hallelujah Party. Thanks to Ting Guevarra-Small and her 42 volunteers who provided an example of Union at its best. I recently talked to a person who came to Union at a very troubled time in the church's history but...

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U Matters - 30 Oct 2014

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Sunday afternoon Holly and I were in a taxi that broke down on the motorway just short of Shatin. Tuesday evening a lost 40M bus crashed into the Peak Tram bridge over Kennedy, closing down the tram for a day. We expect the vehicles we take to get us to our destination...

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U Matters - 23 Oct 2014

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Tuesday the Union staff spent the day at Disneyland. It's always good to get away and great to spend time with colleagues outside of the normal workplace. Even now we are sharing stories (and compromising pictures). The time together has brought us closer.Church is like that. As the...

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U Matters - 16 Oct 2014

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Poverty is a massive problem. Union, along with other churches, participates in the 10/10/10 program where in October (10th month) we spend 10 minutes considering poverty and encourage you to give 10 dollars for poverty relief. It seems that the magical number for Union is 37, not 10. 37 of...

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U Matters - 09 Oct 2014

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Alpha's meal Wednesday night was a gourmet extravaganza prepared by Rebekah Nutland, fresh back from cooking school in England. Since not part of Alpha, I asked permission to join the feast. Someone said, “He is the pastor so we can trust him." Five Alpha and Union leaders...

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U Matters - 02 Oct 2014

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The political situation in Hong Kong has reduced me to prayer. The protesters, the police, the government, and people whose lives have been disrupted have been in my thoughts and prayers. These are exciting and anxious times, so I am also reduced to reading my Bible. One of my favorite verses is...

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U Matters - 25 Sep 2014

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This week the Committtee of Management brought the Union staff to lunch. We started our time with a brilliant Brenna "ice breaker." Now I know why youth group attendance is at an all time high, Brenna and her team make it a most enjoyable event. Then the COM had us play, "Here is my...

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U Matters - 18 Sep 2014

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The founder of Union Church, James Legge, turns 200 next year. I am in London, pouring through the archives at SOAS, where the Legge papers are kept. So far I have gone through eight boxes of his sermons, letters, and Union stuff. My admiration for the man knows no bounds.He wrote...

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U Matters - 11 Sep 2014

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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

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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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