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U Matters

Sunday is U Connect Celebration. Pastor Matthew has recruited 19 organisations and ministries of Union that would love to show you how you can find support and serve at Union. Pastor Michele will be asking, "Where are you on your journey?" and share about such milestones as Alpha, baptism, membership, small group and service opportunities. Ting, Brenna and Lee-Ann will be on hand to share about children's ministry, youth ministry and missions. As Chris Yorks says (and he wants me to quote him): "Step up and sign up."

Speaking of really stepping up, our amazing BUFF committee has been hard at work. Be sure to read the progress report in this Acts@22A. The Sunday bulletin will contain an insert on the journey toward redevelopment. God has raised up and is raising up a new generation to lead Union forward. We ask you to prayerfully consider what God would have you do. What an exciting time is in store for us!

Pastor Greg

Building Union for the Future - Update 

The Building Union for the Future team thanks you for your support of prayer, time and talents over the past six months as it is has moved towards implementing the decision to redevelop 22A Kennedy Road.

  • A competent and highly motivated team from the congregation has taken up the challenge to deliver a new church and temporary accommodation.
  • An inspiring church design has been prepared and approved by the Joint Leaders and Trustees.
  • An excellent design for the temporary church and office space has been prepared (see BUFF table).
  • Two submissions have been made seeking Government approvals, the second was rejected
  • The design of the new church will be shared with you once the necessary Government approvals have been obtained.
  • The church (Trustees) will fully control the redevelopment instead of a Special Purpose Vehicle.

As we continue to plan and work together towards redevelopment, we must remain mindful of the Lord’s plan for Union. 

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Your continued prayer support is essential for the Joint Leaders, Trustees and Building Union for the Future team to successfully accomplish the redevelopment.

Opportunities at Union


This Sunday 14 Sep,10:30-11:00AM & 12:00-12:30PM (following the 9:30AM & 11AM services) 

What happens apart from the morning services at Union? Join us if you would like to:

1) Learn about opportunities to serve, find companionship, or have fun at Union.
2) Speak with the leaders of the Children's, Youth, Deacons, Alpha, Trustees, Committee of Management, Greeting and Ushering, Missions, Women's Small Groups, Men's Fellowship, Men's Fraternity, Prayer Ministry, Worship, Small Groups, Table on the Green, and Young Adult/Oasis Ministries.
3) Eat egg tarts and sundry refreshments.

Baptism If you have never been baptized and want to know about baptism, please join Pastor Michele on Mon, 22 & 29 Sep from 7:00-9:00PM in the fellowship hall. Proposed baptism date: Sun, 12 Oct.

Membership This is an exciting time to become a member of Union Church. Aren't yet a member? Consider joining Pastor Michele for a class on Mon, 6 Oct, 7:00-9:00PM and get connected.

Next Sunday 5PM Service Senator Daktuk Paul Low, a Malaysian Cabinet Minister, will speak on Sun, 21 Sept at the 5PM service. His talk will be "Impacting Society Through Divine Authority and Power."

Family in Need works with people who need help within the UC family. This comes in varying forms. On this occasion we are looking for a rice cooker, single bunk bed (preferred) or single bed, and fridge. If you can help, please see Charles Schmitt or Pastor Michele.  

Thank you for the generous donations for Nick Miller, our friend, brother in Christ and U Cafe worship leader. Let's continue to pray for him and his family as they battle ALS.

Than ks so much to Evelyn and Ewen Copeland for feeding everyone at the Welcome Lunch (all 52 of us). Your ministry of hospitality is appreciated.

Oasis "Belief Blockers Series"

Wed, 17 Sep, 8:00-9:00PM (Refreshements at 7:30PM)

Session 1: Suffering--Why does God NOT stop evil?  Why does God LET good people suffer? 

Join the young adults for a 30 minute DVD featuring Oxford Philosopher Richard Swinburne, Duke Theologian Stanley Hauerwas, and Oxford Apologists Amy-Orr Ewing, Vince Vitale, and Sharon Dirckx.  Following the 30-minute video, we will hold a 20-minute group discussion.  

Kingdom Kids

New Sunday School  Due to increased attendance, we are opening a new class during the11:00AM Service. The Xtreme Servants, Jr. children born 2005 (9 year olds) will be meeting at the Youth Lounge; children born 2006 (8 year olds) will continue to meet at the Upper Courtyard (front tent). All our other classes remain in the same locations.

Sunday School 2014-2015 Registration  Thank you so much for your support! We have registered over 160 students so far, please continue to register your children (born 2004 to 2011) for classes by filling out forms found at our Children's Ministry Board or church website. Registering your children will help us keep them safe, communicate well with you and plan better. For more information, please contact us at   or +852 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 teachers for our 8-to-10-year-old at 9:30AM and 3-and-4-year-old at 11:00AM. If you would like to help us as lead teacher or assi stant, please contact   or call +852 21010414.


Sponsor A Hygiene Bag!  There is not a lot you can get with $100 HKD these days... maybe a set lunch in Central? For $100 you can also sponsor a Hygiene bag for a family in the Philippines full of Soap, new toothbrushes, and ot her basic but much needed supplies that we take for granted. Our fall Mission trip has the goal of bringing down 300 bags to hand out at our Christmas in October celebration when we travel to the Philippines in October. To sponsor a bag, you can email Brenna.

Sun 21 Sep - Come Jump with us!  Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to join us after the 11AM service for pizza and then we will be taking the MTR down to the new trampoline park. We will return to the church about 3:30PM. More information to come. Contact  .

Outreach & Missions

An alternative Christmas present for HK$100
Are you looking for something different to give to family and friends this year? Why not consider sponsoring a Hygiene Gift bag in their name? 

In October the Youth and their families will be travelling to Tacloban, Philippines, site of last year's super typhoon, to help& nbsp;Kids International Ministry. There is still great need for those who are rebuilding their homes and their lives. We are putting together 300 gift hygiene bags with shampoo, toothpaste and other essentials to bless 300 families. Each bag costs HK$100. From 31 Aug to 21 Sep, come and find us at the Christmas Tree on the green to sponsor a gift bag or find out more. Contact Brenna or Lee-Ann.

Local Service Opportunity - just around your corner...

Sun, 14 Sep, 5:00PM -8:30PM Come and join us as we serve the elderly poor at St. Barnabas. Volunteers can help serve evening meals, help with clearing up, and preparing the evening entertainment. All are welcome. Contact Teddy Li.   

ICC Walk-a-thon - HOLD THAT DATE Looking forward to the Fall? Not so hot and a great time to start walking. Especially for a good cause. International China Concern will be holding their annual Walk-a-thon on Sat, 11 Oct on the Peak. Last year close to 40 people took part. To register or find out more, contact Danielle Bradsher, or sign up this week at the missions table.


ALPHA will start again soon! The Introductory Dinner & Short Talk  will take place on Wed 24 Sept, 7:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone's welcome, especially your friends and colleagues who would benefit from asking their "Questions of Life" on Alpha. A personal invitation is the most effective way of bringing a guest to Alpha. For info and registration, please email   or clickhere. See you there!

Small Group/Course

New Season Friday Morning Mom's group kicks off the season with Tim Keller's Gospel in Life series. Join us for coffee and conversation and discover how the gospel is lived out in all of life - first in your heart, then in your community, and then out into the world. Come meet new friends. Fridays  10:00AM -11:30AM in the Upper Annex. Contact Ellen Demuynck or Pastor Michele.

Men's Fraternity will kick off on 28 Sep, Sunday, 8:00AM in Union Church at Youth Office, and a parallel session starting 29 Sep, Monday evenings at 7:30PM in the Lower Annex. We will be resuming The Quest for Authentic Manhood, so this would be a great time to start whether you've done any Men's Fraternity before or not. 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 at   or +94068342.

Recovering From Divorce and Separation Course  16 Oct - 20 Nov (Thursday), 7:00-9:30pm at Union Church, followed by a social dinner on 20 Nov. This 6-week course is an opportunity to move forward from the hurt of the past towards rebuilding life. Cost $400/person, includes supper each course evening and materials. For details and registration, visit here or pick up a flyer on Table on the Green.

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"The Unexpected Story on Giving: the Widow’s Mite" by Dr. Sam Tsang


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