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In an unpublished letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury dated 28 February,1942, C.S. Lewis mused on the subject of finding God's will.

"For that is the real difficulty- to decide when the 'bent' or the 'grain' is a leading or a temptation."  Our natural skills and desires can lead us from or to God's will.

This week I have been analyzing my activities to reset my priorities as I minister with you.  As we discuss Paul's priorities, I invite you to think about yours.  Are your actions leading you to or taking you from a closer walk with Christ?

Pastor Greg


But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” - 1 Timothy 6:6-7

For me, and perhaps others, a stumbling block to stewardship is my nagging, false feeling that what I have is “mine,” that I somehow “earned it.” Being the Lord’s steward means taking this verse from 1 Timothy to heart, understanding that I truly have no claim on my wealth, my talents, or my time. They are neither mine to hold, nor to distribute according to my own notions. They were merely delivered into my temporary care; my job is to be God’s earthly servant, helping Him to allocate these resources for His purposes.

Only through conscientious prayer can I truly become a God-centered – rather than self-centered – steward. Stewardship requires God’s close guidance and is an opportunity to grow closer to Him as I seek His will through prayer.

Frank Proctor


ALPHA COURSE has just begun, but it's not too late to join:

Wednesdays: 7 pm

Everyone’s welcome, especially your friends and colleagues who would benefit from asking their ‘Questions of Life’ on Alpha. A personal invitation is the most effective way of bringing a guest to Alpha. For more info and registration, please email. For info / registration, click here, or contact Patrick Wilson. See you there!

This Sunday, 20 Sept

"What's Cookin' at Union?" Lunch welcomes those who are new to the church, or looking to get connected to the Worship Ministry and Choir through singing or playing an instrument.  Join us this Sunday after the 11AM service. Contact Chris Yorks or Pastor Michele for details.

Opportunities at Union

Membership Amnesty Lunch 27 Sept 12:00 Noon.  Sign up at Table on the Green or talk to Pastor Michele.

Transitions: Caring for your aging parents home and abroad: Whether you are in HK caring from a distance, or your parents are here with you, it's sad and stressful watching the people who raised you getting older. There are issues and dynamics, as well as decisions and frustrations. Come hear Dr. Mark Gandolfi, director of St John's Counseling Center speak on this topic Sun, 11 Oct 5PM service. Q&A time to follow.

Save the Dates: 

Dr. Rev. Jerry Root is coming back to Union!  Hold the date for a Family Retreat, May 6-7, 2016

The Ladies of Union are invited to pause.  Take a break with us next January, 21-24, 2016 for a Union Ladies Retreat.

Oasis - Conversations with Atheism Series, Part IV

Wed, 23 Sept, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

Pastor Matthew will conclude the series on what Christians can learn from atheism using two books: Holy Bible-Best God Damned Version-Genesis: for atheists, agnostics, and fans of religious stupidity and I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.  The evening will include food, music, games, and discussion.


Join us this Friday at Youth group for our Fellowship Night, with Pizza and lots of games. Jr. High 6:30PM to 8:00PM and Sr. High From 7:30PM to 9:00PM. 

We Need Your Old Suitcases/Duffel Bags! We are looking for old suitcases or large bags to help us transport hundreds of T-shirts and supplies down to the Philippines for our Youth Fall Mission trip. If you have bags/suitcases (they will find a new home in Manila at the end of the trip), please let Brenna know! 

Still time to Sponsor students in the Philippines through KIM ministry. It only costs $100HKD for a week of school or $390 for a month of school, lunches, supplies, and uniforms! To donate, contact Brenna.

Kingdom Kids

Sunday School Teachers Needed  Kingdom Kids is looking for committed volunteers who will partner with us in the ministry of teaching our children God's Word. We are looking for LEAD TEACHERS for our 3 and 6 year old classes at 11.00AM and SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS for our 4 and 9 year old classes at 9.30AM. 

There will be Sunday School Teacher’s Workshop on Sat, 19 September from 9.30AM to 12.30PM in the Fellowship Hall. This workshop is meant to equip volunteer teachers for ministering to our growing Children’s Ministry. If you would like to help us as a lead teacher or as a substitute teacher, and would like to join the teacher’s workshop, please contact us at Children's Ministry or call  21010414 for more information.

Sunday School 2015-2016 Registration   All children joining our Sunday School classes for the year 2015-2016 must be registered by filling out and signing our Registration Form available from the Kingdom Kids Table (in front of the lower annex room), or click here. Registering your children will help us keep them safe, communicate well with you and plan our programs better. For more information, please contact Children's Ministry or 21010414

Hallelujah Party   Save the date, Saturday, 31 October from 3 to 5.30PM! Kingdom Kids invite families for a fun-filled afternoon with lots of games, face painting, bouncy castles, cotton candy and more. Invite your friends along and have fun with us. Volunteers from 11 years old and above are needed to make this event a memorable one for our community. If you would like to volunteer please contact us at Children's Ministry

Outreach & Missions

Wardrobe to Wardrobe gently used clothing drive

We will be collecting clothing donations over the Sundays, 27 Sept - 1 Nov. Please bring your unwanted, gently used adult's and children's clothing, toys, and other small accessories to the church and earmark it "Wardrobe to Wardrobe".  

On 15 Nov, in conjunction with the Filipino Fellowship, we will have an outreach to the HK Domestic Helpers community through a clothes sale. For more information, please contact Lee-Ann. Thank you for your support.

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"Embrace the Truth" by Sam Tsang


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