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Thank you for your response to the “Simple Living Handbook” we passed out last Sunday. As we prepare to depart on holidays and mission trips (47 to youth trip to Manila,4 adults to Bawing in Philippines and 17 to Cambodia), I urge us to think about the poor of Hong Kong. Beginning on 16 October, there will be special envelopes for the 10/10/10 Offering. I have finished my “simple living day” and am now in the middle of my “simple living week.” The money that I save will go to my “simple living” giving. This week you will have a chance to sign up for the program and we will organise a way to support your commitment. My hope and prayer is that we take the biggest poverty offering in Union’s history! Please “simply live” so that you may “simply give.”


This Sunday

Come and visit the "Simple Living Day" table by the bell tower.


ICC's Walk the Wall Saturday 8 October
Registration at 8:30AM & Start Time at 9:30AM

It is not too late to sign up for a great cause! Join a healthy 9K morning walk through Tai Tam Reservoir to provide care and education for disabled and abandoned children in China.
Contact: Pastor Matthew

ALPHA starts this week! Wednesday evening course begins this week and Thursday mornings (ladies only) course begins today. Please sign up online or email Patrick Wilson at  . See you there!

Bible Series Talk and Discussion
John's Gospel: 'I AM a very different Jesus'
Sunday, 16 October 12:30PM – 1:30PM
for a simple lunch  

Why are there seven signs and seven 'I am' statements, but no Last Supper, no transfiguration, no parables, and no exorcisms in John's gospel? Why is John's gospel considered anti-semitic and anti-gnostic and yet 'the gospel of love'? Why is John focused on the individual believer rather than the whole church? Does the gospel of John establish two sacraments... or five!? Why do Matthew, Mark, and Luke portray Jesus' ministry happening in one year, while John suggests a three year ministry and a very different chronology for Jesus' life? Why does only John say Lazarus' resurrection caused Jesus' death? Why does only John call Jesus the logos? Join Pastor Matthew for a talk and discussion.

Please plan to join us for the Walk To Emmaus Men's Retreat, 20 – 23 October, at the Canossian Retreat Centre in Pokfulam. We'll spend three busy and very enjoyable days of singing, prayer, worship, and discussion. Discussion centers around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God’s grace, and how that grace comes alive and expresses itself through us, as we become more Christ-centered husbands, fathers, neighbours, executives, and leaders in our church. At Emmaus, we begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ in us and his body of believers. Come join us!

For more information, please contact Ray Warhola, or 9105-8211.

Masquerade Dinner Join us on Tuesday, 1 November, 7:00PM  9:00PM for our Women’s Fellowship Masquerade Dinner, a fun and festive evening of fellowship. E-mail , Pastor Michele or sign up at the Welcome Table this Sunday

Restored Lives — Recovery from Divorce and Separation Course is run over seven Thursdays, 20 October – 8 December, 7:00PM 9:30PM at Upper Annex. The course is both practical and supportive, giving any separated or divorced person the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively. The cost is HK$400 per person including dinner. Sign up online. For more information, please contact Anne or Michael Birley at RD&S.

Saturday Eve Couples’ Bible Study (CBS) The SAT Couple Bible Study group will study the “Couples of the Old Testament” by the LifeGuide Bible studies series this Fall. We meet twice a month. Good food — young children are welcome. Please contact & Linda Tan.

Looking to Serve in Hospitality? Please contact Pastor Michele if you are able to help. We have some upcoming events that could really use your support.

Prayer for Union Come lift up the needs of Union Church. Join us every Tuesday morning at 7:30AM for a time of prayer in the Sanctuary. 

Adult Education 

The 101 Series This fall Union Church will be launching the 101 Series. The 101 Series is designed to give you a basic and broad introduction to the pillars of the Christian faith. The 101 Series is for those who would like to dive deeper into what it means to be a Christian.

Theology 101  Tuesdays, 25 October, 1, 8 & 15 November, 7:30PM  8:30PM. To Register please e-mail .

Young Adult

Young Adults Worship & Fellowship Night The different groups of our Young Adults Ministry gather together for an evening of worship at 5:00PM on Sunday, 16 October, followed by a light dinner. Please .

Uni-On, the new University-Aged group at Union! Are you between 18 and 23? Studying or interning in Hong Kong? Please join us at Pier 7 Café on Thursdays at 6:00PM for a chance to relax and experience community with other University-aged young adults from Union. Great chance to decompress from the week, and to meet new people your age! Friends are more than welcome.  Contact: YOUNG ADULTS. 


No Friday Youth Group – Mission Trip
This coming Friday, 7 October, there is no youth group due to the Philippines Mission Trip.

No Youth Sunday Life – Mission trip
This coming Sunday, 9 October, there is no Sunday Life due to the Philippines Mission Trip.

Youth Fall Fair
On Friday, 28 October, the youth will have an Autumn themed Fall Fair. Games, food and treats will abound. Bring friends and have a fun time! 6:00PM  9:00PM, both Juniors and Seniors.

Questions? Email 

Kingdom Kids

Bread Run – Thursday, 13 October, 7:00PM – 10:00PM Kingdom Kids invite children age 8 to 10 years old to join us for a Bread Run with Feeding Hong Kong to collect surplus fresh bread and sandwiches from bakeries across Hong Kong and delivers them to a designated Feeding Hong Kong drop-off point. We required every child to be accompanied by a parent. If your child is interested in joining us for this Bread Run, please sign up  or at the Kingdom Kids Table at Lower Annex on or before 9 October. For more information about Feeding Hong Kong please visit their website at

Hallelujah Party – Saturday, 29 October, 2:30PM – 5:30 PM Kingdom Kids invite Union Church families and friends with children ages 1 to 11 years old to join us for our annual family event "Hallelujah Party”. There will be games, prizes, face paint, bouncy castles, cotton candy and snacks. Please sign up at CHILDREN MINISTRY or at the Kingdom Kids Table at the Lower Annex with the number of people coming and we would appreciate if you could bring baked goods or savoury to share (NUT Free). 

Christmas Musical – Sunday, 11 December Kingdom Kids is excited to announce the date for this year Children Christmas Musical which will take place on Sunday 11 December at 9:30AM & 11:00AM. All children are welcome to join us and we will start our weekly Musical rehearsals starting from Sunday 30 October to Sunday 4 December, with two Dress Rehearsals on Sunday 4 December and Saturday 10 December. For more details, please pick up the Children Ministry Event leaflet at the Welcome Table or at Kingdom Kids Table or click here.


We need your help! We have a wonderful opportunity in Cambodia to offer a one day VBS to over 100 kids! We are looking for people who might want to sponsor craft supplies and help share Jesus with these kids. If you can help, please e-mail

Last Week's Sermon 

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"Simplify" by Pastor Greg Anderson 

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