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Warm weather, blue skies and stars at night; the weather over CNY was magnificent.

The break from work and from the cold was most welcome. As I write this note we are back to work and it is cold, yet my whole attitude towards life is far more positive. My prayer is that Union is a place where we find refreshment and a sense of God's presence in our lives and that keeps us faithful to the call Christ has on each of our lives.

Pastor Greg

Building Union for the Future 

For almost two decades Union Church has considered the long term redevelopment of the current, aging church building. Now the time for decision is pressing upon us.

We believe that God has opened a door by providing a long term building plan that the church leadership (Deacons, Trustees, and Committee of Management) have unanimously endorsed. This endorsement came after prayer, deliberation, and consideration and re-consideration of multiple alternatives.

We believe that what God is providing with this plan is not just a new and exciting place of worship, but also a strong foundation for the warm, vibrant, compassionate community that Union aspires to be leading fruitful lives in Christ and doing Kingdom works in the community and beyond.

Please seek opportunities to engage a leadership member at the information table, attend a Town Hall session, join in prayer vigils as we approach a vote on the plan at the Annual General Meeting on 16 March. Your leadership is united in its desire to pass on an even better spiritual home to those who follow us and we look to you for support in achieving this.

Humbly in Him,
Geoff Lovegrove, Trustees
Don Kanak, Deacons Court
Steven Kim, Committee of Management

Town Hall Meetings

Sunday, 23 February 2014:

Sunday, 2 March 2014:

Come to get the answers you need to make an informed decision about Building Union for the Future before the Annual General Meeting. Due to time constraints, the Annual General Meeting will comprise of motions and members voting only. Learn about Building Union for the Future by visiting the table on The Green every Sunday, approaching leaders with questions and attending the town hall meetings. 

Annual General Meeting

The congregation is encouraged to attend Union’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 11AM on Sunday, March 16 in lieu of the 11AM service. Voting members will vote for church officers and the plan for Building Union for the Future will be presented for approval.

A Special Month of Prayer

Join Union Church as we launch a Special Month of Prayer in anticipation of the Annual General Meeting on 16 March.

Valentine's Day Evening: Friday, 14 February from 6 to 10:30PM
For Valentine's Day an intimate evening of prayer and worship will be held at Union Church. Why not bless your Valentine's Day celebrations by stopping by to pray for Union Church, even if just for a few minutes. The Youth Group will join in prayer that evening and the Youth will pray for anyone who attends. You will be pleasantly surprised by what awaits you. "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." Isaiah 49:16

Lighthouse Prayers: Saturday, 15 February from 9 AM to 11:30AM
This session will be an opportunity for people to join in fellowship, prayer, worship and discussion about Union Church's redevelopment. Listen to short talks on both prayer and Union Church. This event will be both informative and instructional to help you build a prayerful life. Join us as we visually build a wall of prayer for Union Church. “I am God. I have called you to live right and well. I have taken responsibility for you, kept you safe. I have set you among my people to bind them to me, and provided you as a lighthouse to the nations..." Isaiah 42:6


Next Sunday 16 February, 5PM Service - Guest Speaker: Mike Powers

 A three time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Pan-American champion, actor, pro-surfer, businessman, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor at Epic Gym in Central. Mike recently delivered a TEDx talk in Hong Kong on the four principles which have helped him to achieve success. Mike will give this talk again from a Christian perspective at the 5PM service.

Opportunities at Union

Welcome Lunch: February 16Sunday 12noon - 1:30PM

We would love to have you join us as our guest. Each month the staff and ministry leaders invite those who are new or feel new to Union Church for a casual lunch in the court yard. These are family friendly and casual events, so don’t be shy. RSVP to Pastor Michele.


Have you been baptized? You may want to consider it. Two classes: Mondays February 17 & 24,7:00-8:30PM. Baptism date TBC. Contact Pastor Michele for details.


New Year Party and Game Night: 7 FebruaryFriday 8:30PM

Oasis will gather for a New Year Party at the Hive. The Hive is located on the 21st Floor of the Phoenix Building at No. 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai. There is an optional $100 donation for refreshments. Please send an RSVP text to Pastor Matthew at +852 9247 4797 with your name and 'New Year Year'.

12 February Wednesday , 8PM
Pastor Matthew Fredricks will speak on C.S. Lewis’ book The Great Divorce followed by an open discussion on heaven and hell. Kendy Suen, a Cantonese pop performer, will sing for the worship.


Many people have asked, What is confirmation?  Union's Confirmation class is designed to teach youth about what it means to be a Christian and to help them accept the faith as their own! Youth are paired with mentors who walk them through the process and share with them about how to develop a vibrant spiritual life! There are also four Sunday sessions where the youth will learn about theology in interactive and engaging ways! This class is an important stepping stone in creating mature followers of Christ. The course ends with a public Confirmation of the youth faith at Church. This is also an opportunity for youth to be Baptised if they have not yet done so. We hope you will think about enrolling your youth! Our first class is Sunday, 23 February (open to all youth 13 and above). To register e-mail Brenna at

Last call for Youth Mission Trip Application! If you would like to be apart of our Youth Mission Trip to Cambodia (April 19th to 26th) please e-mail Ryan or Brenna ASAP. Join us as we go and serve God in our world!

Kindgom Kids

Bible And Book Bazaar Kingdom Kids will be having a book sale on 16 February, 2014, Sundayfrom 10:00AM to 12:00noon at The Lawn, featuring many bibles, children's story books, devotionals, etc. Please come by and check out the many engaging ways we can put God's Word into the hands of our children. For more information please contact us at   or call us at +852 2101 0414.

Sunday School Teachers Please prayerfully consider to volunteer in our Sunday School program. We are in need of committed teachers to join our team that teach 14 classes each Sunday. In particular, we are looking for lead and substitute teachers for our 6-10 years old, at 9:30am and 11:00am. For more information and sign up, please contact us at   or call us at +852 2101 0414

Easter Sunday Volunteers Are you around for Easter Sunday? We have an exciting one-time volunteer opportunity at Kingdom Kids! We are in need of Station Leaders and Crew Leaders to help children experience the story and gift of Easter through five interactive faith discovery stations designed for children between 3 to 10 years old. For more information and sign-up, please contact us at   or call us at +852 2101 0414.



Crossing Boundaries

Want to try something different this year? Plan your Calendar to include a Mission Trip!

April 11-15:
ICM Family Trip to the Philippines

June 20-22:
Family Trip to Cambodia

Mongolia – Flourishing Future with vulnerable city children

International China Concern, Hunan province
Myanmar – What is God continuing to do in this transitioning country?

Weekly Ministries


Christianity Explored Come study the Gospel of Mark. Tuesdays starting February 11, 7:30-9:00PM at Lower Annex. Contact: Alexander Mak   or Pastor Michele for details.

Experiencing God Biblical principles of this course will help you to know when God is speaking to you, recognize His activity around you, adjust your life to Him and His ways and learn how to respond to His activity in your life. Thursdays starting February 13, 7:30-9:00PM at Lower Annex. Contact: Alexander Mak   or Pastor Michele for details.

Tuesday Lunch Study 12:00-1:00PM in Central. Reading Tim Keller’s book "Every Good Endeavor". There is still room for you to join our faith and work study. Contact Pastor Michele for details.

Grief Share A four week opportunity to meet with those who have lost a loved one through death. Opportunities for discussion and DVD based talks on various topics on grief. A safe place to come together. Mondays March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7-9PM Contact Pastor Michele for details. Bring a friend.

Men’s Fraternity will kick off February 9Sunday8AM in Union Church at Youth Office, and a parallel session starting February 10Monday evenings at 7:30PM in the Lower Annex. We will be starting Year 1, The Quest for Authentic Manhood, so this is the perfect time to start whether or not you’ve done any Men’s Fraternity before. Men’s Fraternity is about helping men in today's world become the best husbands, fathers, friends and sons of God we can be in 3 key areas of our lives: at home, at work, and in the broader community and world around us. We learn about the unique gifts God has given each of us and how to use them, in the context of great fellowship and friendship. Come join us—you’ll be glad you did, and so will your family! For more information, please contact Charles Schmitt: 9406 8342.

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