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U Matters

I am sorry to hear it has been cold in Hong Kong. I am writing from International Falls, Minnesota, which is known as the coldest place in the U.S. The town has lived up to its reputation as it has been below -18 degrees C (0 F) for a record twenty-three days.

Some churches have a reputation for coldness and sometimes Christians are called "God's Frozen Chosen". For seventeen years Union has been frozen by competing visions for redevelopment of our facility; but there has been a thaw. Your leadership invites you to pray and prepare for an amazing future. Please plan to attend the town meeting next Sunday!

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.


Nominations for 2014 COM members are now open to the church. Members of 6 months and above, over 18 years of age and in good standing,  may nominate a candidate for the 2014 COM. Please fill out a nominations form available from the church office and submit to the office, addressed “attention the Honorary Secretary”. Nominations must be seconded by another voting member and have the agreement of the nominee.

The candidate will also need to be over 18 years old, a member of more than 6 months and in good standing. 

Nomination for COM members will be closed on 2rd March 2014.

A Special Month of Prayer

Beginning 14 February, Union Church will enter into a month of prayer. For 31 days we will pray for Union as we approach the Annual General Meeting on 16 March. We invite you to join us in prayer and watch what He can do. Jesus loves to hear from us! Please sign-up at the link below to let us know you are joining us in prayer. 


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

Mike Powers is 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: 16 February, This Sunday 12:00noon - 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 courtyard. 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 are being offered on Mondays 17 & 24 February, 7:00-8:30PM. Baptism date TBC. Contact Pastor Michele for details.


Wednesday, 19 February, 8:00 - 9:00PM

Andrew J. Toles is a lawyer from Seattle, Washington. He leads the estate planning practice for the firm Ellis, Li, and McKinstry. He has a passion for ministry in China and will speak about the Back to Jerusalem movement.


Youth Confirmation Class We are still registering youth, 13 and above for this year's confirmation class which starts Sunday, 23 February. To sign up or to get more information email Brenna at

Last Call for the Youth Cambodia Mission Trip! We have a dynamic and fun group of youth and adults who have signed up to head down to help at Four Square Children of Promise but we would love to have even more youth involved! For more information about this life changing opportunity contact Ryan or Brenna.

Kindgom Kids

Bible And Book Bazaar Kingdom Kids will be having a book sale on 16 February, Sunday from 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 volunteering in our Sunday School program. We are in need of committed teachers to join our team that teaches 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


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, 3, 10, 17 & 24 March, 7:00 - 9:00PM Contact Pastor Michele for details. Bring a friend.

Last Week's Sermon

Please click on the link below to download

"Becoming Christian: Bearing Fruit" by Pastor Matthew Fredericks

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