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U Matters

When I said porcupines don’t come to church so we have go to where they are, and that is the same for non-Christians--- I was wrong! All sorts of spiritual porcupines have come forward. One comes to Union because of caring people, one for meeting influential people, two because a spouse or friend does, etc.

One porcupine person suggests we pass out porcupine pins. But then we would have to pass out Christian pins.Would you wear a Christian pin to work or play?

Even without a pin, the porcupines in our lives are watching how we live. The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 3 that character counts. What a joy and challenge it is to represent Christ to those who don’t yet know him!

This week, over 50 youth and adults will be in the Philippines for mission trips. Those of us left behind have our own mission!

Pastor Greg


To whomever much is given, of him will be much required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48)

I have often struggled with the concept of giving away my hard earned income. Tithing is difficult, however, I have also come to realize that all has been entrusted to us by God and he wants us to use these gifts to further glorify his kingdom.

My understanding of this bible verse is that we are all held responsible for what we have. If we are blessed with talents, wealth, knowledge, time etc. it is expected that we use these well to honour God.

To part with money is a leap of faith but so liberating when you do so. You can trust God to take care of your finances in the full knowledge that you are doing what is required of you as a Christian.

Gus Henderson

Building Union for the Future

The BUFF team continues to work with the developer and various consultants to achieve a design for the new church which glorifies God and is user-friendly. The process is time-consuming because of the many government departments who have a say over the town planning and building approval process. Our last submission made progress on a number of fronts but there is still work to be done on others.  At this moment, the BUFF team continues to target a relocation from Kennedy Road to the temporary premises next summer. Please do continue to pray that God's will be done and that He guides all who work on this project.  Any question regarding this update may be directed to Kay Ian Ng or David Runciman.

Opportunities at Union

Harvest Brunch this Sunday, 04 Oct after 8:30AM service!   Enjoy fellowship with friends and family on the Green after the service. We also want to share our blessings with others by collecting canned foods, rice and pasta for a Food Pantry in Hong Kong. Please bring something to contribute to the Food Pantry.

Next Week 11 Oct: Missions Sunday: Please note we will be taking up a special offering for 10.10.10 antipoverty campaign to benefit Hong Kong's poor. Proceeds to be given to a local food bank. We will also be collecting non-perishable food: Bring oil, cans, rice, noodles, pasta to the front of the church before the services.

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, 6-7 May, 2016.
The Ladies of Union are invited to pause. Take a break with us next January 21-24, 2016 for aUnion Ladies Retreat.

Oasis The Journey of Faith: A Testimony from Finance

Wed, 07 Oct, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

Oasis, the young adult ministry, will gather for a talk and fellowship on Wednesday night at 8:00PM. Refreshments will starts at 7:30PM.


Advent Banquet Donations! This year's Youth Banquet Theme is Advent. Advent is a time of preparation and reflection on Christ. Our youth will host our banquet on 27 Nov, to help us prepare for another wonderful year of missions but we need your help. We are looking for both silent and live auction items for our banquet; things like services, gift Certificates, Restaurant Vouchers, Themed Baskets, Wine and other fun new items. Please contact Brenna for more information or to make a donation.
Pray for our Youth! 30 youth and adult volunteers are currently serving (1 - 4 Oct) in Manila with Kids International Ministry. Please pray the that our groups has a safe and joyful time with KIM. From all your generous donations at the Youth Banquet last year we have been able to bless three families with new home. Please prayer for these families and for the children, youth and young people we will be meeting.

Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party   Save the date, Sat, 31 Oct, 3 - 5:30PM! Join us for a fun adventure and explore what Jungle Kingdom has to offer this year's Hallelujah Party!! Games, Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Station, Bouncy Castles, Candy Floss, Entertainment and lots of PRIZES! Invite your friends along and have fun with us. Please rsvp at 
Volunteers Needed!!!  CALLING all the Face Painters, Game Station Leaders, Crafts Leaders, Bouncy Castles Supervisors, and lots more! If you are available on Sat, 31 Oct 3 - 5:30PM, please contact us at Children's Ministry. Have fun with us while helping our kids to have fun and stay safe. Let's make this Hallelujah Party a memorable event for our community. 
Book Fairs  Kingdom Kids will be hosting Book Fairs on 8 & 15 Nov, 9:30-12:30PM. Children's Bibles, Devotional and Prayers books, Veggie Tales DVDs and story books, Parenting books, Women, Men’s Devotional and Prayers books and lots more. Save the date and visit us on The GREEN (in front of lower annex). 
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 +2101-0414

Outreach & Missions

Wardrobe to Wardrobe gently used clothing drive
We will be collecting clothing donations over the Sundays, 04 Oct1 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".  Please leave all bags at the Table on the Green.
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.
Join a Family Hike for a Cause   International China Concern (ICC) ’s annual fundraising walkathonWalk the Wall (WtW) will take place on Sat, 31 Oct to raise funds for abandoned disabled orphans in China. Kick-off time: 9:30AM. The walk from Mount Parker Road Green Trail -> Tai Tam Country Park will take about two and a half hours. Individuals and families are welcomed to join. Visithere or email Marga.  Meeting Point: Quarry Bay Market and Cooked Food Centre

Last Week's Sermon

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"Paul on Prayer" by Pastor Greg Anderson


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