The Grace of Giving

"And since you excel in everything....see that you also excel in this grace of giving."

2 Corinthians 8:7

The Lord is laying a new foundation in our lives and in the life of Union Church. He is increasing our faith as we prepare to return to our new church on Kennedy Road in early 2023, and equipping us for expanded ministries. As living stones, may we continue to share the Good News, reach out to those in need, and be the beacon of His light. We are indeed blessed to be a blessing. 

Part of our journey calls for a financial commitment to fund the fitting-out works of the new church building. The church is responsible for raising HK$32 million by end-2021. We are more than half-way there in terms of giving, in part through the church's matching fund.

Together we are excelling in the grace of giving.

Learn more about The Grace of Giving below. 

I am ready to give

Watch our videos

It's been an awesome season for community-building and fundraising. Check out our latest video showing the fun of The Grace Race and Union ReUnion. But we're not done yet! We're close to our target - only $7 million more to go. Together, let's close the gap! 

The Grace Race

This video explains the why, what, when, where and how of The Grace Race! Over 200 of us walked, ran or hiked over 8,200km, virtually the distance from Huntly, Scotland to 22A Kennedy Road, Hong Kong to benefit our new church. We will complete the remaining 1,618km in September. Watch this space for more information.

Learn all about the Grace Race and see more videos here

Union ReUnion

At our Union ReUnion family gathering and fundraiser in April 2021, Koon Wee described the features of the new church, the status of construction, and his passion for the church the Lord is building up. We are grateful to everyone for blessing Union Church in this fundraising year. 

Pastor Michele expresses excitement as we witness God building his people as well as the new church building. At Union ReUnion, she shared that we can use this new space at 22A Kennedy Road to continue to do the good work that God has called each of us to do for His glory. We are called to use all that we have to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

Sharon and Hyon - part of our Union Church family now residing in North America - describe a lifelong relationship based on the love of Christ, mentoring, prayer and Union Church community. 

Anson Wang is accustomed to raising money for the investment management industry. While studying the Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen, he realised something this time around was different. Fundraising for the new building at 22A Kennedy Road is not about closing the deal. Instead it's about forming relationships and creating community around the shared vision for Union Church. Listen in. 

The Lord is indeed laying a new foundation at Union Church. Pastor Michele and Youth Director Hunter Purvis describe the ongoing transformation.  

See links to additional videos below. 

Where we started

Union Church was founded in 1844 by Dr. James Legge, a member of the London Missionary Society who preached and taught in both Chinese and English. Dr. Legge laid the foundation for Union Church being an inclusive and welcoming community.

God's blessing

A New Church

When we return to 22A Kennedy Road, a spacious 5-level church will welcome everyone from across Hong Kong. The sanctuary will seat nearly 500 people.

Expanded ProgramMEs

Our new resources will allow us to grow our ministries to serve those in need of God’s love, hope and salvation here in our community of Hong Kong and beyond.

Our Community

A church home on a hill in the Mid-levels with reach across the city, Union Church is a warm, friendly and inclusive English-speaking church. You are welcome here.

The Grace of Giving

We have committed to raise HK$32 million by December 2021 as our contribution towards the total fit-out costs of the new church building. Our financial commitment and gracious giving will create inspiring spaces to be used by the church and the community.

To multiply the impact of your giving, Union Church has established a matching fund. The church will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to a total of HK$15 million.

People within and beyond Union Church have given generously. By end April 2021, we now have HK$7.1 million to go (excluding matching funds) until we reach our fundraising target. Praise the Lord! 

Giving

 

Will you be part of this significant opportunity at Union Church to build the Kingdom of God through transformed lives? To learn more or submit your pledge commitment in confidence, contact us at 

Prepared to give now? 

By transfer - kindly make your donation to Bank of East Asia Limited, Account No. 015-521-68-00975-1, SWIFT Code if needed is BEASHKHH.

By cheque - you may write a cheque to "Union Church", indicating on the back "The Grace of Giving". See our church address in the footer, below. American taxpayers may write a cheque to "Friends of Hong Kong Charities, Inc" with "The Grace of Giving" on the back and send it to Union Church. 

By credit card - you may donate via credit card using this online giving form. Thank you! 

Online Giving form

Construction progress

The building model completed in Spring 2021 illustrates the standalone church building welcoming people off Kennedy Road. The recessed podium houses Sunday School, classrooms, meeting spaces, Fellowship Hall, Chapel, intimate gardens, church offices and kitchen in a bright, refreshing environment adjacent to the Peak Tram. 

By early June 2021, the tower has surpassed the 20th floor. Topping out is approaching!

The structure is soaring skywards - April 2021

In the interior, the Youth space is taking shape - April 2021

December 2020 / January 2021: The concreting works are completed to the 6th floor. The transfer plate should be completed in January 2021. 

22A Kennedy Road - Site photo dated 26 January 2021

Construction progress at 22A Kennedy Road

22A Kennedy Road - Site overview at 23 December 2020

Construction progress at 22A Kennedy Road

22A Kennedy Road - Site photo dated 14 December 2020

Resources

Please view The Grace of Giving online brochure

Rosanna Chan describes the project and architectural renderings in this early 2021 video. 

The Grace of Giving video - God is on the Move! - Michael Birley - 17 January 2021

Agile Church video - Building and strengthening our community - 27 September 2020

The Grace of Giving AGM video - The Grace of Giving - 27 June 2020