Scripture reminds us that we are to “rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15 Lately, it feels like we have been doing a lot of mourning - there are many who have lost a loved one, some have received a poor medical report, others are unemployed and discouraged. These are uncertain and unpredictable times. I am grateful that we have the body of Christ, people who will pray with us, share our burdens and walk with us during challenging times. We are not alone. We have Him - who is for us and not against us and we have one another.
Despite the challenges there have also been many glimpses of God at work and we have much to rejoice over. Thinking through these past several weeks, I rejoice and give thanks to the Lord for His faithfulness. God has answered prayer, a baby has been born, Hemyar Saad has been nominated for the Spirit of Hong Kong award for making a difference in the city, three people have come to faith in Jesus, someone has been baptised, new studies have begun and new leaders have been affirmed. There are great things happening in us and around us. May we all see glimpses of God at work in our lives, in our church and in our city.
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:1-3
Blessings, Pastor Michele
If you are unable to be online at the time of our worship services, you can watch our them later in the day, again via our website, app or Facebook page. Don't forget that you can still give your offering online via the giving page of our website, or by using the QR code below. You can also send us a cheque, made payable to "Union Church" or "Friends of Hong Kong Charities, Inc" if you are a US taxpayer. Please send them to: 18F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Inner City Ministries focuses on helping the ethnic minorities and their families in Hong Kong. One special group of people that Inner City Ministries help are recovering drug addicts. After a year of rehab, many of these individuals cannot find employment, and they quickly slip back into drug abuse. If you know of any job opportunities that are open to hiring rehabilitated individuals, please contact emmanuel@
Another exciting opportunity is to volunteer and help in their children’s program. Learn more about how to keep kids safe or to mentor them at innercityministries.org/
Sons & Daughters, our neighbours in Wan Chai, share God's love with the women and men of the red light districts throughout Hong Kong. Calling all bakers! Your baking skills can help open doors and transform lives in the red light districts. Email info@sonsanddaughters.
Pour out your love 傾福行動 - https://fundrazr.com/pouroutyourlove: We invite you to share the blessings and contribute one-tenth of your $10,000 government subsidy for the ICC children.
Annual Gala dinner: Circle of Hope - https://fundrazr.com/Circleofhope2020: Each year, ICCHK gathers new and old friends for a feast of love and grace to witness life-changing moments of the children and families under ICC’s care. It will be held on the 12th September 2020 at the Island Shangri- La.
The Marriage Course: please contact Joanna Yau for more details.
Pastoral Care Support, if you are looking for some support and prayer please let our staff know. Contact Ministry leaders directly or admin at: or call 6225 5042.
Meeting as a small group in this time is challenging, but the support from each other is more important than ever. There ARE online options - please reach out if you need help figuring this out! If you aren't currently in a group, we encourage you to try it out. There are groups for women, men, couples, day-time, night-time, etc. Interested? Contact Monte Peterson.
Friday Youth Group – July 17: Youth are invited to join us online for a watch party and discussion of The Chosen, a historical drama focusing on depicting Jesus’ life through the eyes of his disciples. Please see below for more details:
What: Watch Party and discussion
Where: Online Zoom - Link will be provided on the night
When: 6PM - 8PM
Details: Contact Hunter Purvis if you need any additional information.
Sunday Youth Group – July 19: We will be online at 12:30PM to discuss the sermon and play a few games. Zoom details will be shared on the day
Creche, Sunday School and Kids Summer Programs are SUSPENDED until further notice. In order to safeguard the health and safety of all of our families and staff and to help curb the spread of the Covid-19, we have SUSPENDED all of our Children’s Ministry Programs such as Creche, Veggie Tales Movies showing, Kids and Aunties (3-5 years old), Arts & Crafts (6 years old above) and U-Singers (9-13 years old) until further notice. We encourage the children to join our Online Sunday School Lessons. Thank you for your patience and kind understanding, we look forward to sending you all an update once we are able to meet in person again.
ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL:
3-5 years old students: Fruit of the Spirit Bible study, starting this Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.15 am.
6 years old and above students: Books of the Bible study, every Sunday via Zoom, from 10.45 am - 11.30 am.
Kingdom Kids Sunday edition, through Union Church website, app and Facebook, at the end of the 9.45 am and 11.15 am services.
Sunday School 2020/2021 Registration & Zoom Link to Online Sunday School: All children enrolling in our Sunday School and Creche Centre MUST BE REGISTERED by filling in and signing the Registration Form HERE. For safety reasons, only children officially registered in our Sunday School program will receive the Zoom link to our Online Bible Study. For more information, please visit Union Church's website or contact us at CHILDREN or 21010414.
A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. Please contact Pastor Michele if we can help ( )
Fertility & Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group - Struggling and could use some fellowship, friendship and support? Contact Sonia Lee.
Family in Need (FIN)
If you would like to help support our family in need ministry, which helps people monthly with basic needs, please mark your envelope "FIN".
"You Are All My Favourites" Pastor Michele.