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U Matters

This week I received a letter,

Good Day Pastor, "I am incarcerated...we don't even have people coming to see us...we are very hungry spiritually." What a contrast, to our Lenten smorgasbord of spiritual feasting. We have a lot going on - Wed Lenten Series, All Church Retreat, etc. If you are reading and interested in reaching out to a women's prison or serving in anyway please keep reading.

Pastor Michele

This Sunday, 21 Feb

Small Group Leaders Training  Are you a small group leader or thinking of becoming one? Join us for lunch and training on Sun, 21 Feb.
Time: 12:30PM-2:15PM (after church)
Three 20 minute Seminars:
  • Why do we do what we do? - a theology of small groups by Brenna Dykman
  • Teaching the Bible for Small Groups - Pastor Matthew
  • Small Group Dynamics - Pastor Michele

Name Brand Clothing Sale  Did you miss out on the winter sales!
This Sunday, 21 Feb 12:30PM-2:30PM, we will have an all church new clothes and shoes sale massive savings! Brands include Prada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emilio Pucci, Ralph Lauren, and many others. All proceeds will benefit Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor (HKCNP).

Peace Box 2016 Campaign  Please pick up a Peace Box at the Kingdom Kids Table (in front of Lower Annex) to benefit the Hong Kong Poor.

Opportunities at Union

Lenten Series: The Lord’s Prayer Join us Wed, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar & 16 Mar as we learn more about the Lord’s Prayer and its implications for our lives. A light dinner will be served from 7:30 to 8:00PM, and then our talk and small groups will go from 8:00 to 9:00PM. To register, or for more information, please contact Brenna.

Easter Baptisms Would you like to baptize your baby before Easter Sunday? Dedicate your child? Or would you like to be immersed? If interested in any of these options, please see Pastor Michele. Baptism classes for immersion will be Mondays Feb 29, March 7 and 14 at 7:30PM. Sign up at the Table on the Green.

The Challenge! Courageous Community All Church Retreat, 11-12 March 2016 
Dr. Rev. Jerry Root is coming back to Union! We will be housed at the beautiful Methodist Retreat Centre in Mui Wo. HKD400pp. Pick up an application form this Sunday at the Table on the Green. Youth and Children's ministries available. Contact Pastor Michele or Lee-Ann for more information.

Nominations for 2016 Committee of Management (CoM) are now open to the church. Members who wish to nominate a candidate for the 2016 CoM, please fill in a nominations form available from the church office and submit to the office, attention the Honorary Secretary. Nominations must be seconded by another voting member and have the agreement of the nominee.

Both candidate and nominee 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 Sun, 6 Mar 2016.


Wed, 24 Feb, 8:00PM (Refreshments at 7:30PM)

We will explore the book of Leviticus (in keeping with the 16-25 Feb readings of the Chronological Bible). Leviticus is famous as a book for lawyers and priests, or rather more ignominiously, as 'the most boring book of the Bible'. But is it all snooze? Are there any surprises for non-solicitors, or points of interest for non-seminarians? What can we learn about God from a list of laws? Are nonsensical rules such as 'do not boil a young goat in its mother's milk' or 'you shall not allow a witch to live' relevant today? We will discuss God's laws on a justice-mercy spectrum, and discover a spirit of celebration and freedom that seasons God's justice.


Last Call for Youth Spring Mission Trip with KIM. Youth (ages 11 to 18) are invited to join us 25-31 March to build homes and serve the community in Tacloban, Philippines. Cost HK$5,500. Registration ends 28 Feb. For more information or to register, please e-mail

24 Hour Prayer Night This Friday's youth group will be a special experiential night as we partner with the all-church 24hr prayer night. Come, learn and try out new ways to pray! Jr. High 6:30 to 8:00PM and Sr. High 7:30 to 9:00PM.


Youth Confirmation Class This year's confirmation class will start 28 Feb at 11:00AM with an introductory meeting. Youth ages 13 and older who want to explore the Christian faith are invited to register for this 8-class course. Please register before 21 Feb with Brenna.  

Kingdom Kids

Peace Box 2016 Campaign  We have 50 Peace Boxes left and we hope to reach our new target of 150 Peace Boxes from Union Church to bless under-privileged families in Hong Kong. Come and support this great cause by picking up a box or two at the Kingdom Kids Table (in front of Lower Annex). This Sunday, 21 Feb will be the last Sunday we will be distributing these Peace Boxes. Fill the box/es with stationery, toys, toiletries, clothing, household utensils and/or portable radio and return them back to us on or before the 28 Feb, and these boxes will be presented to the designated families. For more information, please visit us at the Kingdom Kids Table and pick up the information leaflet or email us at
Sunday School Classes After two weeks break from Chinese New Year, Kingdom Kids SundaySchool classes are back! This Sunday we will start our Spring Term Gospel Light Curriculum and we are all excited to learn about God’s words together with your children. Children ages 3 to 10 years old are all invited to join us for Children's Worship Time, Learning a Bible Memory Verses, Prayer and Games, before proceeding to their Sunday School classes.
Sunday School Registration  If you are new to our church and would like to enroll your children in our Sunday School Program, please sign up here or in person by filling out the form available at the Table on the Green or on the Kingdom Kids Table in front of the Lower Annex on any SundayIf you have any questions, please contact us at 


Outreach & Missions

Participate in a mission trip with your family!!

Mongolia  Want an opportunity to get out your jackets, boots and scarves this year?  We will be heading to chilly Mongolia over Easter (Fri, 25 Mar - Tue, 29 Mar) to enjoy warm fellowship with our friends, Troy and Shari Tvrdik, who head up Flourishing Future - an NGO which works with impoverished families in Ulaan Bataar.

Costs (includes flights, accommodation, meals, excursion to a national park, and ground transport) - +/- HK$7800 Adults or HK$6800 for children under 12. Please note price change. Please contact Lee-Ann if you have an interest or questions.

Philippines Our congregation has a longstanding friendship with the Bawing community in the Philippines, and generously sponsors students from the Shekinah Alliance Bible College. To celebrate their graduation, Marga Wulfgram has organized a trip​ from 29 Mar - 1 Apr.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet the students in the scholarship program, visit homes of church members from Bawing village, enjoy a memorable time at an ICM jumpstart pre-school and enjoy wonderful fellowship with each other over tasty Filipino meals. Approx cost: HK$5,500 (depending on airfare). ​Please contact Marga​ Wulfgram for more info.

Cambodia June trip (dates TBC)


Local Outreach Opportunities

1. Lantau Youth Development Program - "Youth-up2" Mentorship program 2016-2018:

We are looking for Cantonese speaking mentors forTung Chung youth.  Mentors will come alongside youth, helping them develop and teaching them how to transition into the marketplace.  Training will be provided for suitable mentors. The mentorship will last for 18 months (from Sep 2016 to Feb 2018), and each mentor will be matched with 2 mentees. For more information and application, please contact Crystal at

2. Yay Neighbours!

"Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth" -1 John 3:18

We are partnering with a local church in Tung Chung to have regular outreaches in Tung Chung to reach out to the ethnic minorities in the neighbourhood.  This will not be a one-off event or visit, rather we hope that we can build friendships with our neighbours so that we can share the love of Christ with them through our actions.  For more information, please contact Crystal at Crystal Lo.


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