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U Matters

Last year Union members gave 8.8 million HK ($1,135,500 US) to world and local missions. Last week 50 of our young people and adults were involved in mission trips. Several of our members give their valuable time and insights as board members of Christian mission agencies and NGO's. Union is heavily invested in sharing the good news of Jesus throughout the world (but mostly Asia.)

Missions Director Lee-Ann McFarlane and her missions committee have planned a special Missions Sunday for us. We will take a 10/10/10 offering to combat poverty Hong Kong. You have the chance to make a real impact on our community as you continue to generously and sometimes sacrificially support Christ's work. Praise be to God and thank you for the part each of you is playing in fulfilling the Great Commission and Great Commandment of Christ!

Pastor Greg


'As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.' (Luke 21:1-4)

No matter much or little, all that we have is from God. We should give back all to serve His work as the poor widow did.

In God’s family, we are all brothers and sisters. How wonderful to share 10% of our blessings with our siblings, even give more to those who are under-privileged to help them live a better life. For you, maybe it’s just 10 percent, but for them, it would be like 10 thousand.

By sharing your blessings you are gaining more blessings.

Rennan Du

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.

This Sunday, 11 Oct

Missions Sunday In light of it being Missions Sunday, please do come in traditional attire.

Missions Lunch If you are involved in Missions and Outreach or would like to know more, please join us for lunch after 11AM service in Fellowship Hall.

Special Offering 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.

5PM Service: "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 speak on this topic. Q&A time to follow.

Dr Mark Gandolfi is the director of St John's Counseling Center, a growing and affordable counseling center in Hong Kong. Dr Mark sees clients, supervises students, and oversees an addiction center in Thailand.

Opportunities at Union

Celebrating Community at the 9:30AM service   Please consider staying behind on Sun, 18 Oct and enjoy a time of connecting and a light breakfast.

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 a Union Ladies Retreat.

Oasis The Journey of Faith: A Testimony from Finance


Wed, 14 Oct, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

Oasis leaders Alex Ting, Eunice Chan, Elizabeth Badolato, Jordan Wilkins, Judy Hon, John Anderson, Harry Mak, Mike Powers, and Wendy Hsu will lead four, separate small groups during the Oasis time for six weeks. Join a small group at any point in the six weeks, build friendships, and explore the Bible. Come with a friend, or meet new friends, or select a group based on topic.  The four group topics of investigation are 1) The Life of Paul, 2) Galatians, 3) The Life of David, and 4) Rob Bell's NOOMA video series (for university students). All groups will involve discussion, prayer, and fellowship.


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, 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. 

Walk The Wall  The youth will be joining others for Walk the Wall to raise money for International China Concern. If you want to join the youth team for an invigorating 10km walk on the morning of Sat, 31 Oct,  please email Brenna.

Kingdom Kids

Hallelujah Party   Save the date, Sat, 31 Oct from 3 to 5:30PM! Join us for a fun adventure and explore what Jungle Kingdom has to offer at 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 & Snacks Needed! We need Game Leaders, Face Painters, Crafts Leaders, Bouncy Castles Supervisors, and lots more. We also need to feed over 100 children. If you could bring or donate snacks or baked goods, that would be so wonderful. Please contact us at Children's Ministry.  

Book Fairs  Kingdom Kids will be hosting Book Fairs on 8 & 15 Nov from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Children's Bibles, Devotional and Prayers books, Veggie Tales DVDs, Parenting books, Women, Men’s Devotional and Prayers books and lots more. Save the date and visit us at The GREEN (in front of lower annex).  

Farewell to Our Crèche Manager  On Sun, 18 Oct, we will bid farewell to our most loved Crèche Manager, Michelle Borgeest, who has served God and our Children Ministry faithfully and lovingly for almost 2 years now. We will miss her and we wish her all the best in her move to Singapore. Do drop by the Crèche (Upper Annex) to wish her well with a big hug.

Outreach & Missions

Wardrobe to Wardrobe gently used clothing drive

We will be collecting clothing donations over the Sundays, 11 Oct - 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".  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 walkathon Walk 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. Visit here or email Marga.  Meeting Point: Quarry Bay Market and Cooked Food Centre

Last Week's Sermon

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"Character Counts" by Pastor Greg Anderson


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