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U Matters

When I landed in Seattle Monday morning I learned that Delta Airlines computer had crashed and my flight to Chicago was cancelled. They told me they booked me on a flight the next day. After much “persuasion” they scheduled me on a later flight the same day. But when I got to the gate I was denied boarding. Turns out the computer said I did not exist  The gate attendant was adamant. Two of us were in the same situation. My fellow non- passenger tried sobbing and swearing. I prayed and called the Delta hotline. They told me I existed and couldn’t figure out what was going on but didn’t know how to fix it. The already three-hour-delayed plane was delayed another 25 minutes while a supervisor argued with the gate attendant and finally ordered him to let us on.  Needless to say we were not real popular with angry passengers who were kept waiting by the two non-persons.  But I arrived in Chicago at 1:00AM and hope that my luggage will arrive some day soon.  Not a good start to a holiday. 

How do we do at customer service at Union?  Are there people looking for Christ and/or a church home who find us less than helpful? 

My big regret is that I will not be there Sunday to hear Dr. Michael Lindsay preach.  His book VIEW FROM THE TOP has received rave reviews.  He has a unique vantage point on the relational dimensions of leadership.  Praise God for a Delta employee who got me on the plane.  She affirmed my personhood and made me feel much better about the airline. May we each this week make someone feel better about Christ and his Church.

Pastor Greg


Baptism Would you like to be baptized? Join us on Monday 12, 19 and 26 September, from 7:30AM-9:00AM. Questions please contact Pastor Michele

Small Group Leader Training Sunday 18 September 12:15PM-2:00PM. If you are a small group leader please plan to join and Pastor Michele for the kick off of a new Small Group Season. 

UC....and all that Jazz! Union kicks off a new season Sunday on 28 August. Please join us for a jazzy service and plan to stick around for lunch. 

Baby Bash!  Are you expecting or have a baby 0 to 24months? Please join us after church to celebrate your new arrivals! Come for lunch and an opportunity to connect with other in this new and exciting season of life. Date: Sunday 11 September 12:15PM - 1:30PM.

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. 


8:30AM SUNDAY SERVICE is on summer break in July and August. It will resume on 4 September.  

Christian 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 7:30PM to 8:30PM25 October, 1,8 & 15 November.

Old Testament 101, Tuesdays 7:30PM to 8:30PM. 22, 29  November, 6 & 13 December.  


Oasis is on recess July and August. Stay tuned for announcements about summer socials and events.


Hang Out Friday Night, 12 August
Join this week’s Hang Out Night. We basically play different great indoor/outdoor games, have dinner, and a devotional all together. From 5:00PM to 9:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. Food provided. No need to RSVP, just show up! 

The Confirmation Plunge
What does it mean to be a Christian and publicly confirm your faith in Christ?
The Confirmation Plunge is a one-year journey for youth aged 12 and older. It is a meaningful opportunity to experience spiritual formation and forge deeper relationships inside and outside church. Open to teenage baptism. Please register now, deadline for registration will be 11 September.

Fall Kick-Off Night
You can already write down in your calendar that the Fall Kick-Off Night will be 2 September, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM for all ages! Get ready for a fun Poké-themed afternoon.

Questions? Email .

We need your help! We have 4 homes to build in Manila 7-10 October and are looking to put together a great crew of youth and adults who are not afraid to get dirty serving God and others. If you or your youth (ages 11 to 18) are interested in joining our team, please email Brenna to get more information or to register. Cost HK$3,500. Registration Ends 6 September!


Kingdom Kids

VBS Sunday School All children ages 3-10 years old are welcome to join us for a fun VBS Sunday School titled “ EGYPT - Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace”. This Sunday our children will learn the importance of family from the eye of Joseph and will be the last lesson in our VBS. A VBS Recap Sunday for those who have missed the entire lessons on Joseph’s journey will take place on  21 August at 9:30AM & 11:00AM. There will be worship, skit, bible story-telling, games, snacks and Egypt culture exploration. Walk-ins are welcome and please register your children at the Registration Tent by the Courtyard.  

Support VBS ABagpack4AChild Campaign Come and support our VBS A Bagpack for a Child Campaign. There are still 2 more Sundays to go, your chance to support the children under the care of FCOP International in Cambodia and with only HK$100 you will be able to donate towards the cost of a bag pack including stationeries for a child currently attending or is going to attend a school in Cambodia. Please visit us at the VBS Registration Table by the Courtyard. 

Sunday School 2016-2017 Registration Open Our Sunday School Kick-Off is on 28 August and children ages 0-10 year old joining our Crèche and Sunday School classes for the year 2016-2017 MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing our Registration Form available from the Kingdom Kids Table in front of the lower annex or you can register here or online through our church website. Registering your children will help us keep them safe, communicate well with you and plan our programs better. For more information, please contact  or 21010414.

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 teacher for the  5 year old class at the 11.00AM service. Please contact us at  or visit us at the Kingdom Kids Table in front of the Lower Annex. Thank you so much for those who have faithfully and prayerfully joined our team.  



Want to serve and get connected? A mission trip is a great way to do both 4-6 November, a group from Union Church will be traveling to Cambodia to spend the weekend working at F.C.O.P. orphan homes. For more information or to register for this trip, please email Brenna.

Two upcoming opportunities to support and see what the Church is doing in the Philippines. Union and many small groups support students from Bawing Alliance Evangelical Church and Shekinah Alliance Bible College. We want to invite congregation on two upcoming trips during 16-19 September and 14-21 October respectively to Sogod, Leyte and General Santos/Bawing Village to learn more and see what students are doing to spread God's word and care for God's people. For more information please email Marga or Brenna.

Job Opportunity

Crèche Manager We are looking for a committed person who loves to work with babies and children under 3 years old and is able to start in this month. For more information, please email

Last Week's Sermon

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"Facing Failure" by Pastor Greg Anderson 

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